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BMC Health Services Research

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

    In Australia’s Northern Territory, most Aboriginal people primarily speak an Aboriginal language. Poor communication between healthcare providers and Aboriginal people results in adverse outcomes including dea...

    Authors: Anna P. Ralph, Anne Lowell, Jean Murphy, Tara Dias, Deborah Butler, Brian Spain, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, Lauren Campbell, Barbara Bauert, Claire Salter, Kylie Tune and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:733

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    Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the largest of the seven emirates in terms of land mass and population. Abu Dhabi emirate has three different geographical regions: the Central Ca...

    Authors: Marília Silva Paulo, Tom Loney and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:725

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Osteopathy is an increasingly popular healthcare approach that uses a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to address pain and somatic dysfunction. In Quebec, Canada, osteopathy is the complementary m...

    Authors: Chantal Morin, Johanne Desrosiers and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:726

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is ...

    Authors: Jessica M. Lipschitz, Justin K. Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R. Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P. Post and James F. Burgess Jr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:691

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are often places where persons with complex health needs that cannot be met in a community setting, reside and are cared for until death. However, not all persons experience c...

    Authors: Shannon Freeman, Kristen Bishop, Lina Spirgiene, Erica Koopmans, Fernanda C. Botelho, Trina Fyfe, Beibei Xiong, Stacey Patchett and Martha MacLeod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:689

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:694

  6. Content type: Research article

    Despite the context of individualization of public policies and promotion of independent living, residential care facilities (RCFs) (called “établissements medico-sociaux” in France) still represent the main s...

    Authors: Noémie Rapegno and Jean-François Ravaud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:683

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In Norway, elder care is primarily a municipal responsibility. Municipal health services strive to offer the ‘lowest level of effective care,’ and home healthcare services are defined as the lowest level of ca...

    Authors: Solrun G. Holm, Terje A. Mathisen, Torill M. Sæterstrand and Berit S. Brinchmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:673

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Large mental health systems are increasingly using fiscal policies to encourage the implementation of multiple evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many implementation strategies have been identified, lit...

    Authors: Jennifer Regan, Anna S. Lau, Miya Barnett, Nicole Stadnick, Alison Hamilton, Keri Pesanti, Lillian Bando and Lauren Brookman-Frazee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:671

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to compare disease status and health care use 1 year before and 1 year after skilled nursing home (SNH) admission.

    Authors: A. Atramont, I. Bourdel-Marchasson, D. Bonnet-Zamponi, I. Tangre, A. Fagot-Campagna and P. Tuppin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:667

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centred care based on needs has been gaining momentum in health policy and the workforce. This creates new demand for interprofessional teams and redefining roles and tasks of professionals, yet little...

    Authors: Viola Burau, Kathrine Carstensen, Stina Lou and Ellen Kuhlmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:662

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    While, at its inception in 1993, the health care system in Colombia was publicized as a paradigm to be copied across the developing world, numerous problems in its implementation have led to, what is now, an i...

    Authors: María del Pilar Villamil, David Barrera, Nubia Velasco, Oscar Bernal, Esteban Fajardo, Carlos Urango and Sebastian Buitrago

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:654

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Re-defining the way in which care is delivered, to reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ needs and values, is essential for improving the accessibility of primary healthcare. This study focuse...

    Authors: Carol Davy, Elaine Kite, Leda Sivak, Alex Brown, Timena Ahmat, Gary Brahim, Anna Dowling, Shaun Jacobson, Tania Kelly, Kaylene Kemp, Fiona Mitchell, Tina Newman, Margaret O’Brien, Jason Pitt, Kesha Roesch, Christine Saddler…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:659

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although several risk assessment tools are in use, uncertainties on their accuracy in detecting fall risk already exist. Choosing the most accurate tool for hospital inpatient is still a challenge for the orga...

    Authors: Greta Castellini, Antonia Demarchi, Monica Lanzoni and Silvana Castaldi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:656

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is a distinct difference between what we know and what we do in healthcare: a gap that is impairing the quality of the care and increasing the costs. Quality improvement efforts have been made worldwide ...

    Authors: Aleidis Skard Brandrud, Bjørnar Nyen, Per Hjortdahl, Leiv Sandvik, Gro Sævil Helljesen Haldorsen, Maria Bergli, Eugene C. Nelson and Michael Bretthauer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:648

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  15. Content type: Editorial

    Health-based social enterprises are spun out of the NHS, yet continue to provide NHS-funded services. With the spin-out, however, formal processes for research governance were lost. Patients have a right to ta...

    Authors: Nat M. J. Wright, Philippa Hearty, Linda Harris, Andrew Burnell, Sue Pender, Chris Oxnard and George Charlesworth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:653

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the utilization of formal and informal home care among older patients with cancer (OCP) and to compare this with middle-aged patients with cancer (MCP) and older patient...

    Authors: Abdelbari Baitar, Frank Buntinx, Tine De Burghgraeve, Laura Deckx, Paul Bulens, Hans Wildiers and Marjan van den Akker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:644

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