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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) to penalize hospitals with excessive 30-day hospital readmissions of Medicare enrollees for specific...

    Authors: Lauren E. Birmingham and Willie H. Oglesby

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:31

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    Undocumented migrants face particular challenges in accessing healthcare services in many European countries. The aim of this study was to systematically review the academic literature on the utilization of he...

    Authors: Marjolein Winters, Bernd Rechel, Lea de Jong and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:30

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    Prescription opioids have been linked to over half of the 28,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2014. High rates of prescription opioid non-medical use have continued despite nearly all states implementing large-sc...

    Authors: Morhaf Al Achkar, Shaun Grannis, Debra Revere, Palmer MacKie, Meredith Howard and Sumedha Gupta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:29

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    High-quality care delivery for frail older persons, many of whom have multiple complex needs, is among the greatest challenges faced by healthcare systems today. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) may guide quality ...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:28

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    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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    There is an important need to evaluate whether rehabilitation services effectively address the needs of minority culture populations with North America’s increasingly diverse population. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Viviane Grandpierre, Victoria Milloy, Lindsey Sikora, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Roanne Thomas and Beth Potter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:23

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Falls are a major socio-economic problem among residential aged care (RAC) populations resulting in high rates of injury including hip fracture. Guidelines recommend that multifactorial prevention strategies a...

    Authors: Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Caroline Bulsara, Nicole Blackburn, Paola Chivers and Anne-Marie Hill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:21

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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses– cl...

    Authors: Steven W. Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L. Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill and Jose A. Pineda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:20

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    Training health professionals in culturally sensitive medical interviewing has been widely promoted as a strategy for improving intercultural communication and for helping clinicians to consider patients’ soci...

    Authors: Melissa Dominicé Dao, Sophie Inglin, Sarah Vilpert and Patricia Hudelson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:19

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    Falls are a common adverse event in both elderly inpatients and patients admitted to rehabilitation units. The Hendrich Fall Risk Model II (HIIFRM) has been already tested in all hospital wards with high fall ...

    Authors: Isabella Campanini, Stefano Mastrangelo, Annalisa Bargellini, Agnese Bassoli, Gabriele Bosi, Francesco Lombardi, Stefano Tolomelli, Mirco Lusuardi and Andrea Merlo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:18

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    More than 1 in 7 patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States are unaware of their serostatus despite recommendations of US agencies that all adults through age 65 be screene...

    Authors: Colleen Kershaw, Jessica L. Taylor, Gary Horowitz, Diane Brockmeyer, Howard Libman, Gila Kriegel and Long Ngo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:14

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    A rapid increase of Medicaid expenditures has been a serious concern, and housing stability has been discussed as a means to reduce Medicaid costs. A program evaluation of a New York City supportive housing pr...

    Authors: Sungwoo Lim, Qi Gao, Elsa Stazesky, Tejinder P. Singh, Tiffany G. Harris and Amber Levanon Seligson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:15

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    The recent scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services has rapidly accelerated antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. ...

    Authors: Abby DiCarlo, Ruby Fayorsey, Masila Syengo, Duncan Chege, Martin Sirengo, William Reidy, Juliana Otieno, Jackton Omoto, Mark P. Hawken and Elaine J. Abrams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:17

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    To reduce unnecessary ambulatory gastroenterology (GI) visits and increase access to GI care, San Francisco Health Network gastroenterologists and primary care providers implemented guidelines in 2013 that dis...

    Authors: Daniel Selvig, Justin L. Sewell, Delphine S. Tuot and Lukejohn W. Day

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:16

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    Drug markets are very complex and, while many new drugs are registered each year, little is known about what drives the prescription of these new drugs. This study attempts to lift the veil from this important...

    Authors: Anne Decollogny, Romain Piaget-Rossel, Patrick Taffé and Yves Eggli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:9

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Organizational context plays a critical role in the implementation of evidence-based interventions. Implementation research to date has focused largely on internal, rather than external, context. This paper pr...

    Authors: Alison B. Hamilton, Brian S. Mittman, Danielle Campbell, Craig Hutchinson, Honghu Liu, Nicholas J. Moss and Gail E. Wyatt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:11

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Universal health coverage (UHC) is important in terms of improving access to quality health care while protecting households from the risk of catastrophic health spending and impoverishment. However, progress ...

    Authors: Vincent Okungu, Jane Chuma, Stephen Mulupi and Diane McIntyre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:13

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    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance began collecting and reporting United States hospital performance in the treatment of pneumonia and heart failure in 2008. ...

    Authors: Soowhan Lah, Emily L. Wilson, Sarah Beesley, Iftach Sagy, James Orme, Victor Novack and Samuel M. Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:12

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  23. Content type: Research article

    In fragile and war-affected setting such as South Sudan, a combination of physical environmental, socioeconomic factors and healthcare’s characteristic contributes to higher rates of home delivery attended by ...

    Authors: Ngatho S. Mugo, Michael J. Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu and Ashraful Alam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:10

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Trained healthcare workers are an essential resource for effective health systems. However, healthcare workers’ perspective on healthcare, the challenges they face to provide quality health services, and oppor...

    Authors: Fabienne N. Jaeger, Mahamat Bechir, Moumini Harouna, Daugla D. Moto and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:7

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Mortality data are essential for many aspects of everyday public health practices at both national and international levels. Despite the current developments in various aspects of the medical field, the appare...

    Authors: Jamal A. S. Qaddumi, Zaher Nazzal, Allam Yacoub and Mahmoud Mansour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:8

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