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Quality, performance, safety and outcomes

Section edited by Koustuv Dalal and Howard Degenholtz

This section aims to publish studies on healthcare quality practice and improving patient care and its safety. The section also accepts articles on changes in the health status of an individual, group or population resulting from interventions of the health care team.

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  1. Content type: Technical advance

    A discrete choice experiment (DCE) is a method used to elicit participants’ preferences and the relative importance of different attributes and levels within a decision-making process. DCEs have become popular...

    Authors: Aoife De Brún, Darren Flynn, Laura Ternent, Christopher I. Price, Helen Rodgers, Gary A. Ford, Matthew Rudd, Emily Lancsar, Stephen Simpson, John Teah and Richard G. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:483

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Despite continued policy and research emphasis to deliver culturally competent mental healthcare, there is: (1) limited evidence about what frontline practitioners consider to be culturally competent care and;...

    Authors: Tooba Noor Mollah, Josefine Antoniades, Fathima Ijaza Lafeer and Bianca Brijnath

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:480

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Person-Centered Integrated Care (PC-IC) is believed to improve outcomes and experience for persons with multiple long-term and complex conditions. No broad consensus exists regarding how to capture the patient...

    Authors: Gro Berntsen, Audhild Høyem, Idar Lettrem, Cornelia Ruland, Markus Rumpsfeld and Deede Gammon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:479

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Although death certificates (DCs) provide valuable health information which may help to guide local health policies and priorities, there is little information concerning their validity in Thailand. First-year...

    Authors: Chaiwat Washirasaksiri, Prateep Raksasagulwong, Charoen Chouriyagune, Pochamana Phisalprapa and Weerachai Srivanichakorn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:478

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, the Republic of Ireland has undertaken significant reconfiguration programmes to improve emergency services. During this time the public healthcare system experienced a large real decrease ...

    Authors: Brenda Lynch, Anthony P. Fitzgerald, Paul Corcoran, Orla Healy, Claire Buckley, Conor Foley and John Browne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:474

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The patient experience is a crucial part of the measurement of service quality. However, instruments to evaluate experiential quality in the community mental health care of older adults are lacking. Before des...

    Authors: Mark Wilberforce, Eric Batten, David Challis, Linda Davies, Michael P. Kelly and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:461

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Capacity development of health volunteers and text messaging to pregnant women through mobile phones have shown improved maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes and is associated with increased utilisation of...

    Authors: Jitendra Kumar Singh, Rajendra Kadel, Dilaram Acharya, Daniel Lombard, Saval Khanal and Shri Prakash Singh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:447

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to improve patient-centered care for persons with multimorbidity are in constant growth. To date, the emphasis has been on two separate kinds of interventions, those based on a patient-centered c...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Poitras, Marie-Eve Maltais, Louisa Bestard-Denommé, Moira Stewart and Martin Fortin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:446

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Psychosocial rehabilitation is a service that supports recovery from mental illness by providing opportunities for skill development, self-determination, and social interaction. One type of psychosocial rehabi...

    Authors: Christina Mutschler, Jen Rouse, Kelly McShane and Criss Habal-Brosek

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:442

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Access to integrated services for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders is a long-standing public health issue. Receiving integrated treatment services are both more effective...

    Authors: James H. Ford II, Eric L Osborne, Mehret T. Assefa, Amy M McIlvaine, Ahney M King, Kevin Campbell and Mark P McGovern

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:431

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this systematic review was to summarize and evaluate evidence about the effectiveness of knowledge translation (KT) interventions to improve the uptake and application of clinical practice gui...

    Authors: Fadi M. AL Zoubi, Anita Menon, Nancy E. Mayo and André E. Bussières

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:435

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Children born in families with non-medical risk factors, such as deprivation, have higher odds of preterm birth (< 37 weeks of gestation) or being born small for gestational age (birth weight < 10th percentile...

    Authors: M. R. C. van Minde, S. M. Hulst, H. Raat, E. A. P. Steegers and M. L. A. de Kroon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:432

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate identification and treatment of substance use (SU) and mental health (MH) disorders hinders retention in HIV care. The objective of this study was to elicit stakeholder input on integration of SU/MH...

    Authors: Anne K. Monroe, Sarah M. Jabour, Sebastian Peña, Jeanne C. Keruly, Richard D. Moore, Geetanjali Chander and Kristin A. Riekert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:419

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    People with serious mental illness (SMI) die many years prematurely, with rates of premature mortality two to three times greater than the general population. Most premature deaths are due to “natural causes,”...

    Authors: Alexander S. Young, Amy N. Cohen, Evelyn T. Chang, Anthony W. P. Flynn, Alison B. Hamilton, Rebecca Oberman and Merlyn Vinzon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:428

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Systematic implementation of guidelines for opioid therapy management in chronic non-cancer pain can reduce opioid-related harms. However, implementation of guideline-recommended practices in routine care is s...

    Authors: Aleksandra E. Zgierska, Regina M. Vidaver, Paul Smith, Mary W. Ales, Kate Nisbet, Deanne Boss, Wen-Jan Tuan and David L. Hahn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:415

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Many outcome studies capture the presence of mental health, drug and alcohol comorbidities from administrative datasets and medical records. How these sources compare as predictors of patient outcomes has not ...

    Authors: Tu Q. Nguyen, Pamela M. Simpson, Sandra C. Braaf, Peter A. Cameron, Rodney Judson and Belinda J. Gabbe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:408

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  17. Content type: Research article

    It has been shown that a recently defined stressor, ‘illegitimate tasks’, has negative effects on employees’ work motivation and health. Better understanding of the illegitimate tasks undertaken by physicians ...

    Authors: Sylvi Thun, Vidar Halsteinli and Lise Løvseth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:407

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To meet the challenges of the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, new approaches to healthcare delivery have been initiated; among these the influential Chronic Care Model (CCM). Va...

    Authors: Nina Simonsen, Anne M. Koponen and Sakari Suominen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:412

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Participatory health approaches are increasingly drawing attention among the scientific community, and could be used for health promotion programmes on diabetes through social media. The main aim of this proje...

    Authors: E. Gabarron, M. Bradway, L. Fernandez-Luque, T. Chomutare, A. H. Hansen, R. Wynn and E. Årsand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:414

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Post-market surveillance of medical devices is reliant on physician reporting of adverse medical device events (AMDEs). Few studies have examined factors that influence whether and how physicians report AMDEs,...

    Authors: Laura Desveaux and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:402

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