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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

    Quality of working life includes elements such as autonomy, trust, ergonomics, participation, job complexity, and work-life balance. The overarching aim of this study was to investigate if and how quality of w...

    Authors: Gaia Cetrano, Federico Tedeschi, Laura Rabbi, Giorgio Gosetti, Antonio Lora, Dario Lamonaca, Jill Manthorpe and Francesco Amaddeo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:755

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  2. Content type: Research article

    eHealth has potential for supporting interdisciplinary care in contemporary traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation practice, yet little is known about whether this potential is being realised, or what nee...

    Authors: M. Hines, M. Brunner, S. Poon, M. Lam, V. Tran, D. Yu, L. Togher, T. Shaw and E. Power

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:757

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Primary care has a key role to play in the prevention and management of obesity, but there remain barriers to engagement in weight management by primary care practitioners. The aim of this study was to explore...

    Authors: David N. Blane, Sara Macdonald, David Morrison and Catherine A. O’Donnell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:764

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study is based on competitive dynamics theory, and discusses competitive actions (including their implementation requirements, strategic orientation, and action complexity) that influence hospitals’ perfo...

    Authors: Chuan-Hui Chang, Yu-Ching Chiao and Yafang Tsai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:756

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Stroke telemedicine can reduce healthcare inequities by increasing access to specialists. Successful telemedicine networks require specialists adapting clinical practice to provide remote consultations. Variat...

    Authors: Kathleen L. Bagot, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Christopher F. Bladin, Caroline L. Watkins, Michelle Vu, Geoffrey A. Donnan, Helen M. Dewey, Hedley C. A. Emsley, D. Paul Davies, Elaine Day, Gary A. Ford, Christopher I. Price, Carl R. May, Alison S. R. McLoughlin, Josephine M. E. Gibson and Catherine E. Lightbody

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:751

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to explore occupational rehabilitation clinicians’ experiences on how to approach their participants on long-term sick leave in order to facilitate return to work (RTW).

    Authors: M. Eftedal, A. M. Kvaal, E. Ree, I. Øyeflaten and S. Maeland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:744

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The organisation of health assessments by preventive health services focusing on children’s health and educational performance needs to be improved due to evolving health priorities such as mental health probl...

    Authors: Janine Bezem, Debbie Heinen, Ria Reis, Simone E. Buitendijk, Mattijs E. Numans and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:743

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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