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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

    The decision to obtain a computed tomography CT scan in the emergency department (ED) is complex, including a consideration of the risk posed by the test itself weighed against the importance of obtaining the ...

    Authors: M. Fernanda Bellolio, Shawna D. Bellew, Lindsey R. Sangaralingham, Ronna L. Campbell, Daniel Cabrera, Molly M. Jeffery, Nilay D. Shah and Erik P. Hess

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:154

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Data are scarce regarding real-world health care resource use (HCRU) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). An understanding of current clinical practices and HCRU is needed to provide a benchmark for rapidly...

    Authors: Dae Ho Lee, Hiroshi Isobe, Hubert Wirtz, Sabina Bandeira Aleixo, Phillip Parente, Filippo de Marinis, Min Huang, Ashwini Arunachalam, Smita Kothari, Xiting Cao, Nello Donnini, Ann-Marie Woodgate and Javier de Castro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:147

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare is increasingly delivered in a team-based format emphasizing interdisciplinary coordination. While recent reviews have investigated team-building interventions primarily in acute healthcare settings...

    Authors: Christopher J. Miller, Bo Kim, Allie Silverman and Mark S. Bauer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:146

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Community pharmacies provide a suitable setting to promote self-screening programs aimed at enhancing the early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). Developing and implementing novel community pharmacy servi...

    Authors: Daniel Sabater-Hernández, Jacqueline Tudball, Caleb Ferguson, Lucía Franco-Trigo, Lutfun N. Hossain and Shalom I. Benrimoj

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:145

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The failure of high-income countries, such as Ireland, to achieve a self-sufficient medical workforce has global implications, particularly for low-income, source countries. In the past decade, Ireland has dou...

    Authors: Niamh Humphries, Sophie Crowe and Ruairí Brugha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:144

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  6. Content type: Research article

    As inter-hospital alliances have become increasingly popular in the healthcare sector, it is important to understand the challenges and benefits that the interaction between representatives of different hospit...

    Authors: Julika Loss, Johannes Weigl, Antonio Ernstberger, Michael Nerlich, Michael Koller and Janina Curbach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:137

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Intra-arterial thrombectomy is the gold standard treatment for large artery occlusive stroke. However, the evidence of its benefits is almost entirely based on trials delivered by experienced neurointervention...

    Authors: Kristoffer Halvorsrud, Darren Flynn, Gary A. Ford, Peter McMeekin, Ajay Bhalla, Joyce Balami, Dawn Craig and Phil White

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:135

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There is no clear evidence as to whether the co-location of primary care professionals in the same facility positively influences their way of working and the quality of healthcare as perceived by patients. Th...

    Authors: M. Bonciani, W. Schäfer, S. Barsanti, S. Heinemann and P. P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:132

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    Measuring the working hours of general practitioners (GPs) is an important but complex task due to the effects of bias related to self-reporting, recall, and stress. In this paper we describe the deployment, f...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:131

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The present study examines the introduction of an innovation in intrapartum foetal monitoring practice in Australia. ST-Analysis (STan) is a technology that adds information to conventional fetal monitoring (c...

    Authors: M. E. Mayes, C. Wilkinson, S. Kuah, G. Matthews and D. Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:119

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The evidence on the extent to which stakeholders in different European countries agree with availability and importance of tobacco-control interventions is limited. This study assessed and compared stakeholder...

    Authors: Puttarin Kulchaitanaroaj, Zoltán Kaló, Robert West, Kei Long Cheung, Silvia Evers, Zoltán Vokó, Mickael Hiligsmann, Hein de Vries, Lesley Owen, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Reiner Leidl and Subhash Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:115

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tinnitus service provision in the United Kingdom has been investigated from the healthcare provider’s perspective demonstrating considerable regional variation particularly regarding availability of psychologi...

    Authors: Don McFerran, Derek J. Hoare, Simon Carr, Jaydip Ray and David Stockdale

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:110

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Most organizations invest in people for training to improve human capital and maximize profitability. Yet it is reported in industry and nursing as well that training effectiveness is constrained because of in...

    Authors: Yangjing Bai, Jiping Li, Yangjuan Bai, Weiguang Ma, Xiangyu Yang and Fang Ma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:107

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Whilst there is recognition that the global burden of disease associated with mental health disorders is significant, the economic resources available, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries, are partic...

    Authors: Lela Sulaberidze, Stuart Green, Ivdity Chikovani, Maia Uchaneishvili and George Gotsadze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:108

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Systems navigation provided by individuals or teams is emerging as a strategy to reduce barriers to care. Complex clients with health and social support needs in primary care experience fragmentation and gaps ...

    Authors: Nancy Carter, Ruta K. Valaitis, Annie Lam, Janice Feather, Jennifer Nicholl and Laura Cleghorn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:96

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Social Prescribing is a service in primary care that involves the referral of patients with non-clinical needs to local services and activities provided by the third sector (community, voluntary, and social en...

    Authors: Julia Vera Pescheny, Yannis Pappas and Gurch Randhawa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:86

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In general, patients with a cancer suspicion visit the hospital multiple times before diagnosis is completed. Using various “operations management” techniques a few fast track diagnostic services were implemen...

    Authors: W. H. van Harten, N. Goedbloed, A. H. Boekhout and S. Heintzbergen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:85

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Organizational change is inevitable in any workplace. Previous research has shown that leadership and a number of organizational climate and contextual variables can affect the adoption of change initiatives. ...

    Authors: Kathryn von Treuer, Gery Karantzas, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Anastasia Konis, Tanya E. Davison and Daniel O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:77

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