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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

    Public health and primary care are distinct sectors within western health care systems. Within each sector, work is carried out in the context of organizations, for example, public health units and primary car...

    Authors: Ruta Valaitis, Donna Meagher-Stewart, Ruth Martin-Misener, Sabrina T. Wong, Marjorie MacDonald and Linda O’Mara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:420

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown high rates of stress and dissatisfaction among allied health professionals, including physiotherapists, having an adverse impact on workforce retention rates. This study aimed to examine the...

    Authors: Othman Y. Alkassabi, Hana Al-Sobayel, Einas S. Al-Eisa, Syamala Buragadda, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Amir Iqbal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:422

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Foreign-born physicians fill in the shortage of physicians in many developed countries. Labour market theory and previous studies suggest that foreign-born physicians may be a disadvantaged group with a higher...

    Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Laura Hietapakka, Salla Lehtoaro and Anna-Mari Aalto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:418

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Concepts for the nursing and care of cancer patients through a “navigation service” have attracted much interest. However, there is still room for improvement in terms of their funding and coverage. The Saxon ...

    Authors: Ralf Porzig, Sina Neugebauer, Thomas Heckmann, Daniela Adolf, Peter Kaskel and Ursula G. Froster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:413

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Government of Turkey has initiated a series of major health reforms in 2003 with an objective of increasing access to health care services and improving efficiency of public and private hospitals. This stu...

    Authors: Mustafa S. Yildiz, Vahé Heboyan and M. Mahmud Khan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:401

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Change initiatives face many challenges, and only a few lead to long-term sustainability. One area in which the challenge of achieving long-term sustainability is particularly noticeable is integrated health a...

    Authors: Charlotte Klinga, Henna Hasson, Magna Andreen Sachs and Johan Hansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:400

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Extant literature suggested that positive organizational climate leads to higher levels of organizational commitment, which is an important concept in terms of employee attitudes, likewise, the concept of perc...

    Authors: Aysen Berberoglu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:399

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  8. Content type: Debate

    This is the final paper in a thematic series reporting a program of Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE Program was established to...

    Authors: Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Wayne Ramsey, Richard King and Sally Green

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:386

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The chronic care model (CCM) is an established framework for the management of patients with chronic illness at the individual and population level. Its application has been previously shown to improve clinica...

    Authors: Piercarlo Ballo, Francesco Profili, Laura Policardo, Lorenzo Roti, Paolo Francesconi and Alfredo Zuppiroli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:388

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    A common approach to enhance patient-centered care is training care professionals. Additional training of patients has been shown to significantly improve patient-centeredness of care. In this participatory de...

    Authors: Thomas W. Vijn, Hub Wollersheim, Marjan J. Faber, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit and Jan A. M. Kremer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:387

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The management of medical devices is crucial to safe, high-quality surgical care, but has received little attention in the medical literature. This study explored the effect of a sub-specialties management mod...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xuejiao Cai and Ping Cheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:385

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Prenatal education is a core component of perinatal care and services provided by health institutions. Whereas group prenatal education is the most common educational model, some health institutions have opted...

    Authors: Geneviève Roch, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Francine de Montigny, Holly O. Witteman, Tamarha Pierce, Sonia Semenic, Julie Poissant, André-Anne Parent, Deena White, Nils Chaillet, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Mathieu Ouimet, Geneviève Lapointe, Stéphane Turcotte, Alexandre Prud’homme, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:382

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Military Veterans in the United States are more likely than the general population to live in rural areas, and often have limited geographic access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. In an eff...

    Authors: Michael E. Ohl, Margaret Carrell, Andrew Thurman, Mark Vander Weg, Teresa Hudson Pharm, Michelle Mengeling and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:315

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The South Eastern Health Region in Norway serves approximately 2.8 million people, which is more than half of Norway’s population. Physical medicine and rehabilitation services are provided by 9 public hospita...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moore, Svein Friis, Ian D. Graham, Elisabeth Troøyen Gundersen and Jan E. Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:379

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Significant health inequities exist around maternal and infant health for Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand – and in particular around a premature (preterm) delivery. Māori babies are more l...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Angela Beard, Dalice Sim, Stacie Geller, Liza Edmonds, Bridget Robson and Beverley Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:374

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes presents a major morbidity and mortality burden in the United States. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an intervention associated with improved hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) and quality of ...

    Authors: Amy T. Cunningham, Denine R. Crittendon, Neva White, Geoffrey D. Mills, Victor Diaz and Marianna D. LaNoue

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:367

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Accelerating the implementation of new technology in healthcare is typically complex and multi-faceted. One strategy is to charge a national agency with the responsibility for facilitating implementation. This...

    Authors: Gill Harvey, Sue Llewellyn, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Alan Boyd and Rob Procter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:347

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:438

  18. Content type: Research article

    In 2003 the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced the District League Table (DLT) to track district performance. This review of the DLT is intended to add to the evidence base on Health Systems Performanc...

    Authors: Christine KirungaTashobya, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet Bataringaya, Jean Macq, Bruno Marchal, Timothy Musila and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:355

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Shenzhen has rapidly grown into a megacity in the recent decades. It is a challenging task for the Shenzhen government to provide sufficient healthcare services. The spatial configuration of healthcare service...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Zaoxing Yao, Hui Kong, Fei Duan and Guicai Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:345

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