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Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare

Section edited by  Stefano Bonacina, Marie Pierre Gagnon and Holly Lanham

This section aims to publish studies looking at how health care is planned, organized and structured, including in terms of relationships among personnel or departments, as well as research on the provision of healthcare to an individual, group, population or community.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Partnerships between clinicians and researchers could increase the generalizability of research findings and increase uptake of research results across populations. Yet engaging clinicians in research is chall...

    Authors: Kim M. Unertl, Alecia M. Fair, Jacquelyn S. Favours, Rowena J. Dolor, Duane Smoot and Consuelo H. Wilkins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:568

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    Complexity science has been introduced in healthcare as a theoretical framework to better understand complex situations. Interdisciplinary healthcare teams can be viewed as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) by fo...

    Authors: Peter Pype, Fien Mertens, Fleur Helewaut and Demi Krystallidou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:570

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Health Promoting Hospitals are among the major health promoters of the society. To acquire Health Promoting Hospital (HPH) status, a hospital must self-assess to know their inadequacies and then lay the founda...

    Authors: M.-H. Taghdisi, S. Poortaghi, V. Suri-J, T. Dehdari, M. Gojazadeh and M. Kheiri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:572

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Leadership has been identified as an influential factor in implementation processes in healthcare organizations. However, the processes through which leaders affect implementation outcomes are largely unknown....

    Authors: Håkan Uvhagen, Henna Hasson, Johan Hansson and Mia von Knorring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:562

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Investments in settings-based health interventions can include workplaces, however, engaging with businesses and convincing them to take a role can be difficult. Our research investigated the potential for tra...

    Authors: Geraldine Marsh, Virginia Lewis, Jenny Macmillan and Su Gruszin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:565

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Person-centred health care has widespread recognition, but there are few instruments aimed at measuring the provision of person-centred practice among health care professionals across a range of settings. The ...

    Authors: Pia Cecilie Bing-Jonsson, Paul Slater, Brendan McCormack and Lisbeth Fagerström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:555

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The effective adoption and use of digital and computerized systems and records in hospitals are crucial for increasing the overall quality, safety and outcomes of any national health community. Prior research ...

    Authors: Luigi Lepore, Concetta Metallo, Francesco Schiavone and Loris Landriani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:554

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Emergency departments handle a large proportion of acute patients. In 2007, it was recommended centralizing the Danish healthcare system and establishing emergency departments as the main common entrance for e...

    Authors: Morten Breinholt Søvsø, Sabina Bay Hermansen, Emil Færk, Tim Alex Lindskou, Marc Ludwig, Jørn Munkhof Møller, Jelena Jonciauskiene and Erika Frischknecht Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:548

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing body of evidence that supports the uses of telehealth to monitor and manage people with diabetes at a distance. Despite this, the uptake of telehealth has been low. The objective of this stu...

    Authors: Puikwan A. Lee, Geva Greenfield and Yannis Pappas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:549

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patient-reported outcome (PRO)-based follow-up is a new model of service delivery, where PRO measures are used as the very basis for demand-driven outpatient follow-up in patients with chronic diseases. Adopti...

    Authors: Caroline Trillingsgaard Mejdahl, Liv Marit Valen Schougaard, Niels Henrik Hjollund, Erik Riiskjær and Kirsten Lomborg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:546

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The standard 11-days IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) training course (standard IMCI) has faced barriers such as high cost to scale up. Distance learning IMCI training program was developed as...

    Authors: Lulu M. Muhe, Nemes Iriya, Felixambrose Bundala, Mary Azayo, Maryam Juma Bakari, Asia Hussein and Theopista John

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:547

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco smoking is extremely prevalent in people with severe mental illness (SMI) and has been recognised as the main contributor to widening health inequalities in this population. Historically, smoking has b...

    Authors: Lisa Huddlestone, Harpreet Sohal, Claire Paul and Elena Ratschen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:542

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Research on team effectiveness in healthcare has focussed on whether effective teams yield positive outcomes for patients and on the effectiveness of team interventions to improve performance. Limited understa...

    Authors: U. Cunningham, M. E. Ward, A. De Brún and E. McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:536

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition has been integrated within the health services in Bangladesh as it is an important issue for health and development. High penetration of mobile phones in the community and favourable policy and polit...

    Authors: Nazib Uz Zaman Khan, Sabrina Rasheed, Tamanna Sharmin, A. K. Siddique, Micheal Dibley and Ashraful Alam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:530

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Studies in the intensive care unit (ICU) suggest that better communication between families of critically ill patients and healthcare providers is needed; however, most randomized trials targeting intervention...

    Authors: Csilla Kalocsai, Andre Amaral, Dominique Piquette, Grace Walter, Shelly P. Dev, Paul Taylor, James Downar and Lesley Gotlib Conn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:533

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the association between the structural quality of care and patient satisfaction with care in individuals with disorders/ differences of sex development (DSD).

    Authors: Ute Thyen, Till Ittermann, Steffen Flessa, Holger Muehlan, Wiebke Birnbaum, Marion Rapp, Louise Marshall, Maria Szarras-Capnik, Claire Bouvattier, Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels, Anna Nordenstroem, Robert Roehle and Birgit Koehler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:527

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  17. Content type: Research article

    People in residential aged care facilities (RACF) are at very high risk of developing complex oral diseases and dental problems. A multidisciplinary approach incorporating oral health professionals and RACF st...

    Authors: Anna Tynan, Lisa Deeth and Debra McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:515

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In accordance the WHO framework of health system functions and by using the indicators collected within the EURO-HEALTHY project, this work aims to contribute to the discussion on the classification of EU heal...

    Authors: Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Aida Isabel Tavares, Carlota Quintal and Paula Santana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:511

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    In 2013 vocational rehabilitation programmes (VRP) were given official and legal approval under Danish law to assist occupationally marginalized citizens in gaining general life skills, building their work abi...

    Authors: Lotte Nygaard Andersen, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl and Kirsten Kaya Roessler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:517

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Greater interest is being shown in participatory approaches, especially in research on interventions that concern children and young people’s health and well-being. Although participatory approaches have user ...

    Authors: Ingrid Larsson, Carin Staland-Nyman, Petra Svedberg, Jens M. Nygren and Ing-Marie Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:507

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