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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

    Children with medical complexity (CMC) have a wide range of long term health problems and disabilities that have an adverse impact on their quality of life. They have high levels of family identified health ca...

    Authors: Lisa Altman, Yvonne Zurynski, Christie Breen, Tim Hoffmann and Susan Woolfenden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:70

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs) for disease self-management and prevention is a policy priority. It is challenging to implement EBPs offered in community settings and to integrate them with he...

    Authors: Aaron L. Leppin, Karen Schaepe, Jason Egginton, Sara Dick, Megan Branda, Lori Christiansen, Nicole M. Burow, Charlene Gaw and Victor M. Montori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:72

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Online health services are a rapidly growing aspect of public health provision, including testing for sexually transmitted and other blood-borne infections (STBBI). Generally, healthcare providers, policymaker...

    Authors: Cathy Chabot, Mark Gilbert, Devon Haag, Gina Ogilvie, Penelope Hawe, Vicky Bungay and Jean A. Shoveller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:57

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evidence supporting the effectiveness of care management programs for complex patients has been inconclusive. However, past reviews have not focused on complexity primarily defined by multimorbidity and health...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Baker, Richard W. Grant and Anjali Gopalan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:65

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In 2013–14, the evidence based care model Hospital-based Home Care for children newly diagnosed with diabetes was implemented at a large paediatric diabetes care facility in the south of Sweden. The first step...

    Authors: Gabriella Nilsson, Kristofer Hansson, Irén Tiberg and Inger Hallström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:61

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric providers are key players in the treatment of childhood obesity, yet rates of obesity management in the primary care setting are low. The goal of this study was to examine the views of pediatric prov...

    Authors: Kyung E. Rhee, Stephanie Kessl, Sarah Lindback, Marshall Littman and Robert E. El-Kareh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:55

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, has similar incidence in metropolitan and rural areas but poorer cardiovascular outcomes for residents living in rural and remote Austr...

    Authors: Sandra Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Shelley McRae and Sandra Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:64

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Newborn hearing screening programs aim to lower the ages at audiological intervention among hearing-impaired children. In Wallonia and Brussels (Belgium), audiological intervention data are not collected in th...

    Authors: Bénédicte Vos, Christelle Senterre, Michel Boutsen, Raphaël Lagasse and Alain Levêque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:56

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Implementing an accredited quality and patient safety management system is inevitable for hospitals. Even in the case of an obligatory rule system, different approaches to implement such a system can be used: ...

    Authors: Ulrike Weske, Paul Boselie, Elizabeth L. J. van Rensen and Margriet M. E. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:62

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence is higher among Veterans in the United States. Based on our prior research, primary care teams at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital do not feel well-equipped ...

    Authors: Katrina F. Mateo, Natalie B. Berner, Natalie L. Ricci, Pich Seekaew, Sandeep Sikerwar, Craig Tenner, Joanna Dognin, Scott E. Sherman, Adina Kalet and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:47

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a multidisciplinary, ongoing care strategy that can provide cost-effective, in-home treatment to meet the needs of the approximately four million homebound, medically complex ...

    Authors: Gregory J. Norman, Kristann Orton, Amy Wade, Andrea M. Morris and Jill C. Slaboda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    External change agents can play an essential role in healthcare organizational change efforts. This systematic review examines the role that external change agents have played within the context of multifacete...

    Authors: Esra Alagoz, Ming-Yuan Chih, Mary Hitchcock, Randall Brown and Andrew Quanbeck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:42

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have disagreed on whether patients who receive primary care from federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) have different utilization patterns than patients who receive care elsewhere. Our ob...

    Authors: Tara A. Lavelle, Adam J. Rose, Justin W. Timbie, Claude M. Setodji, Suzanne G. Wensky, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Mark W. Friedberg, Rosalie Malsberger and Katherine L. Kahn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:41

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is an increased interest in improving the physical health of people with mental illness. Little is known about implementing health promotion interventions in adult mental health organisations where many ...

    Authors: Viola Burau, Kathrine Carstensen, Mia Fredens and Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:36

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The treatment of somatosensory loss in the upper limb after stroke has been historically overshadowed by therapy focused on motor recovery. A double-blind randomized controlled trial has demonstrated the effec...

    Authors: Liana S. Cahill, Natasha A. Lannin, Yvonne Y. K. Mak-Yuen, Megan L. Turville and Leeanne M. Carey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Participation in regular physical activity holds key benefits for cancer survivors, yet few cancer survivors meet physical activity recommendations. This study aimed to develop and pilot test a mHealth app ref...

    Authors: Camille E. Short, Amy Finlay, Ilea Sanders and Carol Maher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:27

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although digital technologies can mitigate the burdens of home healthcare services caused by an ageing population that lives at home longer with complex health problems, research on the impacts and consequence...

    Authors: Sigrid Nakrem, Marit Solbjør, Ida Nilstad Pettersen and Hanne Hestvik Kleiven

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:26

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In childcare centres, temporary exclusion of ill children, if their illness poses a risk of spread of harmful diseases to others, is a central approach to fight disease transmission. However, not all ill child...

    Authors: Benjamin Sticher, Julia Bielicki and Christoph Berger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:25

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The amount of time spent living with disease greatly influences elderly people’s wellbeing, disability and healthcare costs, but differs by disease, age and sex.

    Authors: Riaan Botes, Karin M. Vermeulen, Janine Correia, Erik Buskens and Fanny Janssen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:24

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The length of stay (LOS) strongly influences anorexia nervosa (AN) inpatient weight outcomes. Hence, understanding the predictors of LOS is highly relevant. However, the existing evidence is inconsistent and t...

    Authors: D. Kästner, B. Löwe, A. Weigel, B. Osen, U. Voderholzer and A. Gumz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:22

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