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  1. Content type: Research article

    Reports of higher quality care by higher-volume secondary care providers have fuelled a shift of services from smaller provider units to larger hospitals and units. In the United Kingdom, most patients are man...

    Authors: Sonia Saxena, Josip Car, Darren Eldred, Michael Soljak and Azeem Majeed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:96

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    Health systems delivery systems can be divided into two broad categories: National Health Services (NHS) on the one hand and Social Security (based) Health care systems (SSH) on the other hand. Existing litera...

    Authors: Jouke van der Zee and Madelon W Kroneman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:94

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  3. Content type: Debate

    Nursing home performance measurement systems are practically ubiquitous. The vast majority of these systems aspire to rank order all nursing homes based on quantitative measures of quality. However, the abilit...

    Authors: Charles D Phillips, Catherine Hawes, Trudy Lieberman and Mary Jane Koren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:93

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Thus far important findings regarding the dementia syndrome have been implemented into patients' medical care only inadequately. A professional training accounting for both, general practitioners' (GP) needs a...

    Authors: Horst C Vollmar, Martin E Butzlaff, Rolf Lefering and Monika A Rieger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:92

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    Despite increasing interest and publication of risk-adjusted hospital mortality rates, the relationship with underlying quality of care remains unclear. We undertook a systematic review to ascertain the extent...

    Authors: David W Pitches, Mohammed A Mohammed and Richard J Lilford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:91

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    Taiwan's primary community care network (PCCN) demonstration project, funded by the Bureau of National Health Insurance on March 2003, was established to discourage hospital shopping behavior of people and dri...

    Authors: Blossom Yen-Ju Lin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:90

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    Care pathways can be complex, often involving multiple care providers and as such are recognised as containing multiple opportunities for error. Prospective hazard analysis methods may be useful for evaluating...

    Authors: Joanne E Dean, Allen Hutchinson, Kamisha Hamilton Escoto and Rod Lawson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:89

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Participation by communities in improving the quality of health services has become a feature of government policy in the United Kingdom. The aim of the study was to involve a deprived community in the UK in s...

    Authors: Peter G Cawston, Stewart W Mercer and Rosaline S Barbour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:88

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Recently, there has been a surge of international interest in combining qualitative and quantitative methods in a single study – often called mixed methods research. It is timely to consider why and how mixed ...

    Authors: Alicia O'Cathain, Elizabeth Murphy and Jon Nicholl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:85

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms and an associated increase in health care utilization among children with parents who smoke is to be expected. From previous studies however, it appears that parents...

    Authors: Monique AM Jacobs-van der Bruggen, Alet H Wijga, Bert Brunekreef, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline A Baan, Marjan Kerkhof and Henriette A Smit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:83

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  11. Content type: Research article

    UK and US policy initiatives have suggested that, in the future, patients and clinicians in mainstream medicine could use genetic information to prevent common illnesses. There are no studies on patients' expe...

    Authors: Paula M Saukko, Sian Ellard, Suzanne H Richards, Maggie H Shepherd and John L Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:82

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to examine the validity of a translated and culturally adapted version of the Physicians' Reaction to Uncertainty scales (PRU) in primary care physicians.

    Authors: Antonius Schneider, Joachim Szecsenyi, Stefan Barie, Katharina Joest and Thomas Rosemann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:81

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In Italy many diabetics still lack adequate care in general practice. We assessed the effectiveness of different strategies for the implementation of an evidence-based guideline for the management of non-compl...

    Authors: Carla Perria, Donatella Mandolini, Carmelina Guerrera, Tom Jefferson, Paolo Billi, Virgilio Calzini, Alfonso Fiorillo, Giuseppe Grasso, Sergio Leotta, Walter Marrocco, Concetta Suraci and Amina Pasquarella

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:79

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    The influence of the pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders on medical science has been increasingly criticised. When dealing with conflicts of interest in scientific publications it is important to en...

    Authors: Nils Schneider, Heidrun Lingner and Friedrich W Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:78

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    In urban China, more single women are becoming pregnant and resorting to induced abortion, despite the wide availability of temporary methods of contraception. We developed and piloted a workplace-based interv...

    Authors: Xu Qian, Helen Smith, Wenyuan Huang, Jie Zhang, Ying Huang and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:77

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    Over the last decades hospital at home (HaH) programmes have been set up in many, mainly European, countries. The Cuban HaH programme is not hospital driven, but the responsibility of the first line health ser...

    Authors: Pol De Vos, Isabel Barroso, Armando Rodríguez, Mariano Bonet and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:76

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The provision of healthcare for asylum seekers is a global issue. Providing appropriate and culturally sensitive services requires us to understand the barriers facing asylum seekers and the facilitators that ...

    Authors: Catherine A O'Donnell, Maria Higgins, Rohan Chauhan and Kenneth Mullen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:75

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Health policy in the UK has rapidly diverged since devolution in 1999. However, there is relatively little comparative data available to examine the impact of this natural experiment in the four UK countries. ...

    Authors: Gary McLean, Bruce Guthrie and Matt Sutton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:74

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  19. Content type: Research article

    By means of the ICONAS project, the Healthcare Agency of an Italian Region developed, and used a standardised questionnaire to quantify the organisational climate. The aims of the project were (a) to investiga...

    Authors: Ulrich Wienand, Renata Cinotti, Augusta Nicoli and Miriam Bisagni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:73

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Access to medical literature in developing countries is helped by open access publishing and initiatives to allow free access to subscription only journals. The effectiveness of these initiatives in Africa has...

    Authors: Helen Smith, Hasifa Bukirwa, Oscar Mukasa, Paul Snell, Sylvester Adeh-Nsoh, Selemani Mbuyita, Masanja Honorati, Bright Orji and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:72

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Psychological problems present a huge burden of illness in our community and GPs are the main providers of care. There is evidence that longer consultations in general practice are associated with improved qua...

    Authors: Catherine Hutton and Jane Gunn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:71

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Older veterans may use both the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Medicare, but the association of dual use with health outcomes is unclear. We examined the association of indirect measures of dual use ...

    Authors: Fredric D Wolinsky, Hyonggin An, Li Liu, Thomas R Miller and Gary E Rosenthal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:70

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Hospital deaths following several hospital admissions or long hospital stays may be indicative of a low quality of dying. Although place of death has been extensively investigated at population level, hospital...

    Authors: Lieve Van den Block, Reginald Deschepper, Katrien Drieskens, Sabien Bauwens, Johan Bilsen, Nathalie Bossuyt and Luc Deliens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:69

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Official guidelines that promote evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing are of main relevance for obvious reasons. However, to what extent these guidelines are followed and their conditioning factors at...

    Authors: Henrik Ohlsson and Juan Merlo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:68

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous Australians experience disproportionately high prevalence of, and morbidity and mortality from diabetes. There is an urgent need to understand how Indigenous primary care systems are organised to de...

    Authors: Ross Bailie, Damin Si, Michelle Dowden, Lynette O'Donoghue, Christine Connors, Gary Robinson, Joan Cunningham and Tarun Weeramanthri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:67

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Although total influenza vaccine doses available in the 2005/2006 influenza season were over 80 million, CDC received many reports of delayed and diminished vaccine shipments in October to November of 2005. To...

    Authors: Barbara H Bardenheier, Raymond Strikas, Allison Kempe, Shannon Stokley and Jean Ellis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:66

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The translation and cultural adaptation of widely accepted, psychometrically tested tools is regarded as an essential component of effective human resource management in the primary care arena. The Training Ne...

    Authors: Adelais Markaki, Nikos Antonakis, Carolyn M Hicks and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:65

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Systematic reviews of randomised placebo controlled trials of antidepressant medication show small and decreasing differences between pharmacological and placebo arms. In part this finding may relate to method...

    Authors: Christopher F Dowrick, John G Hughes, Julia J Hiscock, Mark Wigglesworth and Thomas J Walley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:64

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The effects of socio-demographic characteristics of the respondent, including age, on valuation scores of hypothetical health states remain inconclusive. Therefore, we analyzed data from a study designed to di...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Marja C Stuifbergen, Willem-Jan Meerding, Caspar WN Looman and Gouke J Bonsel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:62

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Unscheduled care is defined here as when someone seeks treatment or advice for a health problem without arranging to do so more than a day in advance. Recent health policy initiatives in England have focused o...

    Authors: Alicia O'Cathain, Emma Knowles, James Munro and Jon Nicholl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:61

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Dutch Consumer Quality Index Hip Knee Questionnaire (CQI Hip Knee) was used to assess patients' experiences with and evaluations of quality of care after a total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)....

    Authors: Janine H Stubbe, Tanya Gelsema and Diana MJ Delnoij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:60

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Low participation rates can lead to sampling bias, delays in completion and increased costs. Strategies to improve participation rates should address reasons for non-participation. However, most empirical rese...

    Authors: Brian Williams, Linda Irvine, Alison R McGinnis, Marion ET McMurdo and Iain K Crombie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:59

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Because of the increasing costs and anticipated shortage of Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists in the care for hearing-impaired persons, an integrated care pathway that includes direct hearing aid provision...

    Authors: Janneke PC Grutters, Frans van der Horst, Manuela A Joore, Hans Verschuure, Wouter A Dreschler and Lucien JC Anteunis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:57

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To compare VA inpatient and outpatient utilization and expenditures of veterans seeking primary care in community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) and VA medical centers (VAMCs) in fiscal years 2000 (FY00) and...

    Authors: Matthew L Maciejewski, Mark Perkins, Yu-Fang Li, Michael Chapko, John C Fortney and Chuan-Fen Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:56

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Patients' non-adherence to medical treatment remains a persistent problem. Many interventions to improve patient adherence are unsuccessful and sound theoretical foundations are lacking. Innovations in theory ...

    Authors: Sandra van Dulmen, Emmy Sluijs, Liset van Dijk, Denise de Ridder, Rob Heerdink and Jozien Bensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:55

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Liver function tests (LFTs) are routinely performed in primary care, and are often the gateway to further invasive and/or expensive investigations. Little is known of the consequences in people with an initial...

    Authors: Peter T Donnan, David McLernon, Douglas Steinke, Stephen Ryder, Paul Roderick, Frank M Sullivan, William Rosenberg and John F Dillon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:54

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Despite recommendations for greater use of second-eye cataract surgery and the bilateral progression of the disease, there is a substantial proportion of unmet need for this treatment. Few studies have explore...

    Authors: Lorena Hoffmeister, Rubén Román, Mercè Comas, Francesc Cots, Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Xavier Castells

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:53

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Many patients experience difficulties in following treatment recommendations. This study's objective is to identify nonadherence risk profiles regarding medication (antidepressants, antihypertensives, and oral...

    Authors: Liset van Dijk, Eibert R Heerdink, Dinesh Somai, Sandra van Dulmen, Emmy M Sluijs, Denise T de Ridder, Anna MGF Griens and Jozien M Bensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:51

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Principles and methods for the allocation of healthcare resources among healthcare providers have long been health policy research issues in many countries. Healthcare reforms including the development of a ne...

    Authors: Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideki Hashimoto, Yuichi Imanaka, Kazuaki Kuwabara, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kohichi B Ishikawa and Shinya Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:50

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  40. Content type: Research article

    As healthcare systems around the world are facing increasing physician shortages, more physicians are migrating from low to high income countries. As an illustrative case of international migration of physicia...

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Nancy Maroun, Stella Major, Bechara Chahoud and Holger J Schünemann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:49

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Many patients encounter a variety of problems after discharge from hospital and many discharge (planning and support) interventions have been developed and studied. These primary studies have already been synt...

    Authors: Patriek Mistiaen, Anneke L Francke and Else Poot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:47

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Food hygiene in hospital poses peculiar problems, particularly given the presence of patients who could be more vulnerable than healthy subjects to microbiological and nutritional risks. Moreover, in nosocomia...

    Authors: Cecilia Buccheri, Alessandra Casuccio, Santo Giammanco, Marco Giammanco, Maurizio La Guardia and Caterina Mammina

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:45

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