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  1. Content type: Research article

    Scientifically rigorous general population-based studies comparing chiropractic with primary-care medical patients within and between countries have not been published. The objective of this study is to compar...

    Authors: Eric L Hurwitz and Lu-May Chiang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:49

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    To be useful, clinical practice guidelines need to be evidence based; otherwise they will not achieve the validity, reliability and credibility required for implementation.

    Authors: Fiona Campbell, Heather O Dickinson, Julia VF Cook, Fiona R Beyer, Martin Eccles and James M Mason

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:47

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  3. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the linkage and correct linkage rate using deterministic record linkage among three commonly used Canadian databases, namely, the population registry, hospital discharge data and Vital Statistics r...

    Authors: Bing Li, Hude Quan, Andrew Fong and Mingshan Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:48

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Opioid misuse can complicate chronic pain management, and the non-medical use of opioids is a growing public health problem. The incidence and risk factors for opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain, howe...

    Authors: Timothy J Ives, Paul R Chelminski, Catherine A Hammett-Stabler, Robert M Malone, J Stephen Perhac, Nicholas M Potisek, Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Darren A DeWalt and Michael P Pignone

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:46

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  5. Content type: Research article

    2002 marked the first time that the rate of hospital spending in the United States outpaced the overall health care spending rate of growth since 1991. As hospital spending continues to grow and as reimburseme...

    Authors: Judith K Zemencuk, Timothy P Hofer, Rodney A Hayward, Richard H Moseley and Sanjay Saint

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:45

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is widespread interest in measuring healthcare provider attitudes about issues relevant to patient safety (often called safety climate or safety culture). Here we report the psychometric properties, esta...

    Authors: John B Sexton, Robert L Helmreich, Torsten B Neilands, Kathy Rowan, Keryn Vella, James Boyden, Peter R Roberts and Eric J Thomas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:44

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Two-Week Rule (TWR) was introduced to ensure that all patients with a suspected colorectal cancer (CRC) saw a hospital specialist within 14 days of an urgent GP referral. Guidelines were available to GPs t...

    Authors: Kymberley Thorne, Hayley A Hutchings and Glyn Elwyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:43

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although currently available evidence predominantly recommends early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for the treatment of acute cholecystitis, this strategy has not been widely adopted in Japan. Herein, we d...

    Authors: Miho Sekimoto, Yuichi Imanaka, Masahiro Hirose, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Genki Murakami and Yushi Fukata

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:40

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decades there has been an increasing pressure on the acute psychiatric wards in Norway. The major contributor to psychiatric acute admissions at the University Hospital of North Norway in the cit...

    Authors: Trygve S Deraas, Vidje Hansen, Anton Giæver and Reidun Olstad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:41

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Because of the rapid aging population, the demand for residential care exceeds availability. This paper presents the results of a study that focuses on the demand of elderly people for residential care and det...

    Authors: PMA van Bilsen, JPH Hamers, W Groot and C Spreeuwenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:39

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To improve health-care delivery, care providers must base their services on community health needs and create a seamless continuum of care in which these needs can be met. Though, it is not obvious that provid...

    Authors: Thomas Plochg, Diana MJ Delnoij, Nelleke PC Hoogedoorn and Niek S Klazinga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:37

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Future of Family Medicine Report calls for a fundamental redesign of the American family physician workplace. At the same time, academic family practices are under economic pressure. Most family medicine d...

    Authors: J Lloyd Michener, Truls Østbye, Victoria S Kaprielian, Katrina M Krause, Kimberly SH Yarnall, Susan D Yaggy and Margaret Gradison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The cytological screening programme of Viterbo has completed the second round of invitations to the entire target population (age 25–64). From a public health perspective, it is important to know the Pap-test ...

    Authors: Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Gennaro Esposito, Silvia Brezzi, Angela Brachini, Patrizio Raggi and Antonio Federici

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:36

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A few studies have investigated differences in elective procedure rates across small and medium sized referral regions. The purposes of this study are to investigate differences in revascularizations across 11...

    Authors: Edward L Hannan, Chuntao Wu and Mark R Chassin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:35

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In an evidence-informed patient choice the patient has access to research-based information about the effectiveness of health care options and is encouraged to use this information in treatment decisions. This...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Elin S Nilsen and Benedicte Carlsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Drug utilization review (DUR) programs are being conducted in Canadian hospitals with the aim of improving the appropriateness of prescriptions. However, there is little evidence of their effectiveness. The ob...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Grégoire, Jocelyne Moisan, Louise Potvin, Isabelle Chabot, René Verreault and Alain Milot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to compare the expressed levels of career satisfaction of three groups of comparable dental healthcare professionals, working in Trinidad, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

    Authors: Rahul Naidu, J Tim Newton and Katie Ayers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:32

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Self-management programs for patients with heart failure can reduce hospitalizations and mortality. However, no programs have analyzed their usefulness for patients with low literacy. We compared the efficacy ...

    Authors: Darren A DeWalt, Robert M Malone, Mary E Bryant, Margaret C Kosnar, Kelly E Corr, Russell L Rothman, Carla A Sueta and Michael P Pignone

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Discharge from hospital to a nursing home represents a major event in the life of an older person and should only follow a comprehensive functional and medical assessment. A previous study identified 3 depende...

    Authors: Anita Slade, Jon Fear and Alan Tennant

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:31

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In this methodological paper we document the interpretation of a mixed methods study and outline an approach to dealing with apparent discrepancies between qualitative and quantitative research data in a pilot...

    Authors: Suzanne Moffatt, Martin White, Joan Mackintosh and Denise Howel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    A variety of international organizations, professional groups and individuals are promoting evidence-informed obstetric care in China. We measured change in obstetric practice during vaginal delivery that coul...

    Authors: Xu Qian, Helen Smith, Hong Liang, Ji Liang and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:29

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Control of reproduction and prevention of reproductive health problems are important reasons for women to use health services, but the proper organisational level of service provision is not clear. The purpose...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Tiina Sevon, Kati Tanninen, Eero Pukkala and Ahti Anttila

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:27

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Climate- or holiday-related seasonality in hospital admission rates is well known for many diseases. However, little research has addressed the impact of tourism on seasonality in admission rates. We therefore...

    Authors: Klazien Matter-Walstra, Marcel Widmer and André Busato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:25

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  24. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of medical specialists prefer to work part-time. This development can be found worldwide. Problems to be faced in the realization of part-time work in medicine include the division of nigh...

    Authors: Judith D de Jong, Phil Heiligers, Peter P Groenewegen and Lammert Hingstman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:26

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Consensus development techniques were used in the late 1980s to create explicit criteria for the appropriateness of cataract extraction. We developed a new appropriateness of indications tool for cataract foll...

    Authors: José Ma Quintana, Antonio Escobar and Inmaculada Aróstegui

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:23

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Consensus techniques have been used previously to create explicit criteria to prioritize cataract extraction; however, the appropriateness of the intervention was not included explicitly in previous studies. W...

    Authors: José M Quintana, Antonio Escobar and Amaia Bilbao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:24

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The question of how best to reduce waiting times for health care, particularly surgical procedures such as hip and knee replacements is among the most pressing concern of the Canadian health care system. The o...

    Authors: Ross EG Upshur, Rahim Moineddin, Eric J Crighton and Muhammad Mamdani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:22

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  28. Content type: Debate

    Emerging animal and zoonotic diseases and increasing international trade have resulted in an increased demand for veterinary surveillance systems. However, human and financial resources available to support go...

    Authors: Katharina DC Stärk, Gertraud Regula, Jorge Hernandez, Lea Knopf, Klemens Fuchs, Roger S Morris and Peter Davies

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:20

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Because individuals with HIV/AIDS often have complex medical and social needs, the impact of housing status on medical service utilization is difficult to isolate from the impact of conditions that may worsen ...

    Authors: Theresa W Kim, Stefan G Kertesz, Nicholas J Horton, Nicole Tibbetts and Jeffrey H Samet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:19

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this research is to understand the performance of home healthcare practice in the US. The relationships between home healthcare patient factors and agency characteristics are not well understood...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Madigan and Olivier Louis Curet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:18

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  31. Content type: Technical advance

    In order to improve the health of people with Type 1 diabetes in developing countries, a clear analysis of the constraints to insulin access and diabetes care is needed. We developed a Rapid Assessment Protoco...

    Authors: David Beran, John S Yudkin and Maximilian de Courten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:17

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Organised stroke care saves lives and reduces disability. A clinical pathway might be a form of organised stroke care, but the evidence for the effectiveness of this model of care is limited.

    Authors: William J Taylor, Annie Wong, Richard J Siegert and Harry K McNaughton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:16

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Children with congenital hearing impairment benefit from early detection and management of their hearing loss. These and related considerations led to the recommendation of universal newborn hearing screening....

    Authors: Eva Grill, Kai Uus, Franz Hessel, Linda Davies, Rod S Taylor, Juergen Wasem and John Bamford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:14

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Outpatient preoperative assessment clinics were developed to provide an efficient assessment of surgical patients prior to surgery, and have demonstrated benefits to patients and the health care system. Howeve...

    Authors: Judy E Seidel, Cynthia A Beck, Gaia Pocobelli, Jane B Lemaire, Jennifer M Bugar, Hude Quan and William A Ghali

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:13

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The application of Willingness To Pay (WTP) measurement with Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) to medical services is gradually increasing. Knowing what influences WTP is an important matter because validity o...

    Authors: Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroo Ide, Tomoaki Imamura and Kazuhiko Ohe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:12

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    The science of syndromic surveillance is still very much in its infancy. While a number of syndromic surveillance systems are being evaluated in the US, very few have had success thus far in predicting an infe...

    Authors: Elizabeth Rolland, Kieran M Moore, Victoria A Robinson and Don McGuinness

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:10

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are at increased risk of further acute cardiac events. Secondary prevention aims to decrease morbidity and mortality post-ACS. Depression is related to increased ri...

    Authors: Hannah M McGee, Frank Doyle, Ronán M Conroy, Davida De La Harpe and Emer Shelley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:9

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Poor compliance with antihypertensive medication is assumed to be an important reason for unsatisfactory control of blood pressure. Poor compliance is difficult to detect. Each method of measuring compliance h...

    Authors: Gwenn EC Wetzels, Patricia J Nelemans, Jan SAG Schouten, Boris LG van Wijk and Martin H Prins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:8

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The inspiration for the present assessment of the nutritional care of medical patients is puzzlement about the divide that exists between the theoretical knowledge about the importance of the diet for ill pers...

    Authors: Karin O Lassen, Jens Olsen, Edvin Grinderslev, Filip Kruse and Merete Bjerrum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:7

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  40. Content type: Research article

    It has been postulated that patients admitted on weekends or after office hours may experience delays in clinical management and consequently have longer length of stay (LOS). We investigated if day and time o...

    Authors: Arul Earnest, Mark IC Chen and Eillyne Seow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:6

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Referrals of patients from primary care to medical specialist care are an important activity in any health care system. German data show that the number of referrals by GPs have increased since 2004, but detai...

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Michel Wensing, Gernot Rueter and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:5

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    A significant gap has been documented between best practice and the actual practice of surgery. Our group identified that colorectal cancer staging in Ontario was suboptimal and subsequently developed a knowle...

    Authors: Frances C Wright, Calvin HL Law, Linda D Last, Neil Klar, David P Ryan and Andrew J Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:4

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Economic valuations of health care programs often require using patients as subjects, implying that research methodology should conform to the surrounding social, cultural and ethical context. The significance...

    Authors: Nick Kontodimopoulos and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:3

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Reviews of peer-reviewed health studies have highlighted problems with their methodological quality. As published health studies form the basis of many clinical decisions including evaluation and provisions of...

    Authors: Rumana Z Omar, Nick McNally, Gareth Ambler and Allyson M Pollock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:2

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Accurate cost estimate and a profit and loss analysis are necessary for health care practice. We performed an actual financial analysis for an intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital in Japan, and t...

    Authors: Pengyu Cao, Shin-ichi Toyabe, Toshikazu Abe and Kouhei Akazawa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:1

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Patients across North America are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with increasing frequency as part of their management of many different health conditions. The objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Sunita Vohra, Kymm Feldman, Brad Johnston, Kellie Waters and Heather Boon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2005 5:78

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