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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

    Physician migration has been gaining attention worldwide. In Germany, physician migration became a topic of interest in the context of the discussion about a shortage of physicians, for which one contributing ...

    Authors: Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:341

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    Poor retention in care and suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) undermine its successful rollout in South Africa. The adherence club intervention was designed as an adherence-enhancing interv...

    Authors: Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Bruno Marchal, Sara Van Belle and Brian van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:343

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite an extensive body of knowledge exists on network outcomes and on how hospital network structures may contribute to the creation of outcomes at different levels of analysis, less attention has been paid...

    Authors: Fausto Di Vincenzo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:334

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We describe the way psychiatric issues are addressed by inpatient medical teams through analysis of discussions of patients with behavioral health concerns and examination of teams’ subsequent consultation pra...

    Authors: Carla Pezzia, Jacqueline A. Pugh, Holly J. Lanham and Luci K. Leykum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:336

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    There is wide variation in the overall one-year relative cancer survival rates across Europe, and this is thought to indicate national variations in stage of disease at diagnosis. However, there is little evid...

    Authors: Michael Harris and Gordon Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:338

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders is needed within programs that serve homeless Veterans to assist with increasing engagement in care and to prevent future housing loss. A specialized co-occu...

    Authors: David A. Smelson, Matthew Chinman, Gordon Hannah, Thomas Byrne and Sharon McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:332

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hospitals are confronted with increasing safety demands from a diverse set of stakeholders, including governmental organisations, professional associations, health insurance companies, patient associations and...

    Authors: Carien W. Alingh, Jeroen D. H. van Wijngaarden, Robbert Huijsman and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:313

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recently, New Zealand has taken a system wide approach providing the biggest reform to New Zealand community pharmacy for 70 years with the aim of providing more clinically orientated patient centred services ...

    Authors: Alesha J. Smith, Shane L. Scahill, Jeff Harrison, Tilley Carroll and Natalie J. Medlicott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:307

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The value of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) in reducing severe clinical outcomes from influenza is debated. A clinical trial to generate better evidence is desirable. However, it is unknown whether UK clinici...

    Authors: Naomi Bradbury, Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam and Wei Shen Lim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:311

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Accurate TNM stage information is essential for cancer health services research, but is often impractical and expensive to collect at the population-level. We evaluated algorithms using administrative healthca...

    Authors: Alyson L. Mahar, Yunni Jeong, Brandon Zagorski and Natalie Coburn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:309

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The perspectives of nursing professionals might differ from those of older adults when it comes to care for older people. This cross-sectional study compares the views of older adults with the views of nursing...

    Authors: Lisanne Marlieke Verweij, Rik Wehrens, Lieke Oldenhof, Roland Bal and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:321

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Facilitating return to work can be challenging due to the complexity of work disability. Few studies have examined rehabilitation programs based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that intend to support retu...

    Authors: Nina E. Klevanger, Marius S. Fimland, Roar Johnsen and Marit B. Rise

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:303

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In order to meet the future challenges posed by ageing populations, new technology, telemedicine and a more personalized healthcare system are needed. Earlier research has shown mobile radiography services to ...

    Authors: Elin Kjelle, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl, Hilde Merete Olerud and Aud Mette Myklebust

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:301

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:436

  19. 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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