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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

    Based on a growing body of epidemiological and biomedical studies, physical activity (PA) is considered a cornerstone in type 2 diabetes treatment. However, it is also a practice embedded in daily life and, as...

    Authors: Mirjam Stuij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:297

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    Community engagement is increasingly seen as crucial to achieving high quality, efficient and collaborative care. However, organisations are still searching for the best and most effective ways to engage citiz...

    Authors: E. De Weger, N. Van Vooren, K. G. Luijkx, C. A. Baan and H. W. Drewes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:285

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Among the important stress factors for physicians nowadays are poorly functioning, time consuming and inadequate information systems. The present study examined the predictors of physicians’ stress related to ...

    Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Hannele Hyppönen, Sari Kujala, Anna-Mari Aalto, Tuulikki Vehko, Jukka Vänskä and Marko Elovainio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:284

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To improve care, planners require accurate information about nursing home (NH) residents and their healthcare use. We evaluated how accurately measures of resident user status and healthcare use were captured ...

    Authors: Malcolm B. Doupe, Jeff Poss, Peter G. Norton, Allan Garland, Natalia Dik, Shauna Zinnick and Lisa M. Lix

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:279

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the current context of increasingly fragmented healthcare systems where patients are seen by multiple doctors in different settings, patients’ relational continuity with one doctor is regaining relevance; h...

    Authors: Sina Waibel, Ingrid Vargas, Jordi Coderch and María-Luisa Vázquez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:257

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children is the most serious form of malnutrition and is associated with very high rates of morbidity and mortality. For sustainable SAM management, United Nations recommends...

    Authors: Santhia Ireen, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, Nuzhat Choudhury, M. Munirul Islam, Md Iqbal Hossain, Ziaul Islam, S. M. Mustafizur Rahman and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:256

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    This paper explores Norwegian doctors’ use of and experiences with a national tool for sharing core patient health information. The summary care record (SCR; the Kjernejournal in Norwegian) is the first national ...

    Authors: Kari Dyb and Line Lundvoll Warth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:252

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Involuntary psychiatric care remains controversial. Geographic disparities in its use can challenge the appropriateness of the care provided when they do not result from different health needs of the populatio...

    Authors: Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Karine Chevreul

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:253

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Case review and discussion at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) have evolved into standard practice in cancer care with the aim to provide evidence-based treatment recommendations. As a basis for work to...

    Authors: Linn Rosell, Nathalie Alexandersson, Oskar Hagberg and Mef Nilbert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:249

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  10. Content type: Research article

    During the process of implementation of clinical pharmacy services, internal and external factors may favor or hinder the incorporation of care into the hospital routine. This study aimed to understand the per...

    Authors: Thaciana dos S. Alcântara, Thelma Onozato, Fernando de C. Araújo Neto, Aline S. Dosea, Luiza C. Cunha, Dyego C. S. A. de Araújo, Déborah Pimentel and Divaldo P. Lyra Junior

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:242

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The National Health Checks programme aims to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and health inequalities in England. We assessed equity of uptake and outcomes from NHS Health Checks in general prac...

    Authors: N. Coghill, L. Garside, A. A. Montgomery, G. Feder and J. Horwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:238

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of interventions concerning prevention and health promotion in health care has faced particular challenges resulting in a low frequency and quality of these services. In November 2011, the Swedi...

    Authors: Therese Kardakis, Lars Jerdén, Monica E. Nyström, Lars Weinehall and Helene Johansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:227

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Increased patient demand for healthcare services coupled with a shortage of general practitioners necessitates changes in professional roles and service delivery. In 2016, NHS England began a 3-year- pilot stu...

    Authors: Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel, Wing Man Lau, Hamza Abu-Elmagd, Graham Stretch and Helen Pinney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:234

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, the European Medicines Agency recommended withdrawal of dextropropoxyphene (DXP); in March 2011 it was withdrawn from the market in France. Up until that time the combination dextropropoxyphene-parace...

    Authors: E. Van Ganse, M. Belhassen, M. Ginoux, E. Chrétien, C. Cornu, C. Ecoffey and F. Aubrun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:231

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effect of a ‘supply on demand’-distribution strategy, compared to an ‘unsolicited supply’-distribution strategy, on the use of a care booklet and...

    Authors: Aniek A. O. M. Claassen, Cornelia H. M. van den Ende, Jorit J. L. Meesters, Sanne Pellegrom, Brigitte M. Kaarls-Ohms, Jacoba Vooijs, Gerardine E. M. P. Willemsen-de Mey and Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:211

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Home-based care is used in many countries to increase quality of life and limit hospital stay, particularly where public health services are overburdened. Home-based care objectives for HIV/AIDS can include me...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Wood, Babalwa Zani, Tonya M. Esterhuizen and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:219

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  17. Content type: Research article

    When a patient in a provider network seeks services outside of their community, the community experiences a leakage. Leakage is undesirable as it typically leads to higher out-of-network cost for patient and i...

    Authors: Yuchen Zheng, Kun Lin, Thomas White, Jeremy Pickreign and Gigi Yuen-Reed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:213

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