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  1. Content type: Research article

    A survey was carried out in the Grampian region of Scotland with a random sample of 10,000 adults registered with a General Practitioner in Grampian. The study complied with new legislation requiring a two-sta...

    Authors: Val C Angus, Vikki A Entwistle, Margaret J Emslie, Kim A Walker and Jane E Andrew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:21

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    In the US, Quality Indicators (QI's) profiling and comparing the performance of hospitals, health plans, nursing homes and physicians are routinely published for consumer review. We report the results of the l...

    Authors: Vincent Mor, Joseph Angelelli, Richard Jones, Jason Roy, Terry Moore and John Morris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:20

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity treatment is notoriously unsuccessful and one of the barriers to successful weight loss reported by patients is a lack of social support. The Internet offers a novel and fast approach to the delivery o...

    Authors: Sara FL Kirk, Emma L Harvey, Aine McConnon, Jennie E Pollard, Darren C Greenwood, James D Thomas and Joan K Ransley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:19

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    All clinical practice guidelines recommend thiazides as a first-choice drug for the management of uncomplicated hypertension. Thiazides are also the lowest priced antihypertensive drugs. Despite this, the use ...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Morten Aaserud and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:18

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain has major health and social implications. Although there have been many randomised controlled trials of manipulation and exercise for the management of low back pain, the role of these two treatm...

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    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:16

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to improve delivery of preventive medical services have been shown to be effective in North America and the UK. However, there are few studies of the extent to which the impact of such interventi...

    Authors: Ross S Bailie, Samantha J Togni, Damin Si, Gary Robinson and Peter HN d'Abbs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:15

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  7. Content type: Debate

    The term "evidence-based medicine" (or EBM) was introduced about ten years ago, and there has been considerable debate about the value of EBM. However, this debate has sometimes been obscured by a lack of conc...

    Authors: Scott R Sehon and Donald E Stanley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:14

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Previous research examining physicians ability to estimate cardiovascular risk has shown that physicians' generally overestimate...

    Authors: Michael Pignone, Christopher J Phillips, Tom A Elasy and Alicia Fernandez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There have been dramatic increases in the number of coronary artery bypass surgeries (CABS) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) performed during the last decade. Whether this finding is true for reva...

    Authors: Charles Maynard and Anne E Sales

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:12

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The value of the Internet to deliver preoperative education would increase if there was variability in questions patients want answered. This study's goal was to have patients consulting an orthopedic surgeon ...

    Authors: Alex Macario, Peter Schilling, Richard Rubio, Amandeep Bhalla and Stuart Goodman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:11

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Social support is important in daily activities of the elderly. This study tests the hypothesis that there is an association between social support and cognitive function among the elderly in a community setting.

    Authors: Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh and Yea-Ying Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners often diverge from clinical guidelines regarding spine radiography. This study aimed to identify and describe A) factors general practitioners consider may affect their decisions about or...

    Authors: Ansgar Espeland and Anders Baerheim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:8

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies suggest that patients at greatest risk for diabetes complications are least likely to self-monitor blood glucose. However, these studies rely on self-reports of monitoring, an unreliable measure...

    Authors: Alyce S Adams, Connie Mah, Stephen B Soumerai, Fang Zhang, Mary B Barton and Dennis Ross-Degnan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:6

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The underlying reasons for differences between clinical practice and systematically developed guidelines vary from one clinical problem to another. It is therefore logical to tailor strategies to support the i...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Andrew D Oxman, Shaun Treweek and Arild Bjørndal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In diabetes mellitus, cigarette smoking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality and microvascular complications. We evaluated cigarette smoking in people with diabetes mellitus in a socio...

    Authors: MC Gulliford, JEC Sedgwick and AJ Pearce

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:4

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Theories of behaviour change indicate that an analysis of factors that facilitate or impede change is helpful when trying to influence professional practice. The aim of this study was to identify barriers to i...

    Authors: Signe Flottorp and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing reputation and subject coverage of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, many systematic reviews continue to be published solely in paper-based health care journals. This study was d...

    Authors: Janet H Piehl, Sally Green and Steve McDonald

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:2

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 gave states the option to withdraw Medicaid coverage of nonemergency care from most legal immigrants. Our goal was to assess...

    Authors: Liana D Castel, Justin W Timbie, Veronica Sendersky, Lesley H Curtis, Keith A Feather and Kevin A Schulman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2003 3:1

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The benefit of regular multidimensional assessment of older people remains controversial. The majority of trials have been too small to produce adequate evidence to inform policy. Despite the lack of a firm ev...

    Authors: AE Fletcher, DA Jones, CJ Bulpitt and AJ Tulloch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:21

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for older adults who reside in long-term care facilities. A substantial proportion of antibiotic use in this setting is inappropriate. Antibiotics are often prescribed for...

    Authors: Mark Loeb, Kevin Brazil, Lynne Lohfeld, Allison McGeer, Andrew Simor, Kurt Stevenson, Stephen Walter and Dick Zoutman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:17

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Several clinical practice guidelines (CPG) on antithrombotic prophylaxis in surgical patients help to decide about the prophylaxis strategy based on the patient risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). However, t...

    Authors: Martin O'Flaherty, Kaja Lerum, Paula Martin and Daniel Grassi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:16

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Postal surveys are a popular instrument for studies about continuing medical education habits. But little is known about the accuracy of responses in such surveys. The objective of this study was to quantify t...

    Authors: Sven Trelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:15

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There has been a relentless increase in emergency medical admissions in the UK over recent years. Many of these patients suffer with chronic conditions requiring continuing medical attention. We wished to dete...

    Authors: Hugh C Rayner, R Mark Temple, Tim Marshall and Dianne Clarke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:12

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Although systematic reviews of health care interventions are an invaluable tool for health care providers and researchers, many potential authors never publish reviews. This study attempts to determine why som...

    Authors: Janet H Piehl, Sally Green and Chris Silagy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:11

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  25. Content type: Research article

    A variety of approaches have been used to contain escalating hospital costs. One approach is intensifying price competition. The increase in price based competition, which changes the incentives hospitals face...

    Authors: Dana B Mukamel, Jack Zwanziger and Anil Bamezai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:10

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  26. Content type: Research article

    We aim to establish the evidence base for the recognition and management of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) and to compare this with current practice amongst UK obstetricians and coloproctologists.

    Authors: Ruwan J Fernando, Abdul H Sultan, Simon Radley, Peter W Jones and Richard B Johanson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:9

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Checklists for peer review aim to guide referees when assessing the quality of papers, but little evidence exists on the extent to which referees agree when evaluating the same paper. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Alan A Montgomery, Anna Graham, Philip H Evans and Tom Fahey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:8

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Organizational features can affect how staff view their quality of work life. Determining staff perceptions about quality of work life is an important consideration for employers interested in improving employ...

    Authors: Paul Krueger, Kevin Brazil, Lynne Lohfeld, H Gayle Edward, David Lewis and Erin Tjam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:6

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Whilst there is broad agreement on what constitutes high quality health care for people with diabetes, there is little consensus on the most efficient way of delivering it. Structured recall systems can improv...

    Authors: Martin Eccles, Gillian Hawthorne, Paula Whitty, Nick Steen, Alessandra Vanoli, Jeremy Grimshaw and Linda Wood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:5

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Economic evaluations alongside clinical trials are becoming increasingly common. Cost data are often collected through the use of postal questionnaires; however, the accuracy of this method is uncertain. We co...

    Authors: Andrew DM Kennedy, Anne P Leigh-Brown, David J Torgerson, James Campbell and Adrian Grant

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:2

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  31. Content type: Research article

    It is not known whether there are differences in the quality and recommendations between evidence-based (EB) and consensus-based (CB) guidelines. We used breast cancer guidelines as a case study to assess for ...

    Authors: Hugh Cruse, Magdalena Winiarek, Jan Marshburn, Otavio Clark and Benjamin Djulbegovic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2002 2:1

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    The study is designed to assess the organisational and human resource challenges faced by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Its objectives are to: specify the organisational and human resources challenges faced by P...

    Authors: Elizabeth V Newbronner, Mike J Pedler, J Tim Scott and Trevor A Sheldon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2001 1:12

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Our aim was to compare access to effective care among elderly Medicare patients in a Staff Model and Group Model HMO and in Fee-for-Service (FFS) care.

    Authors: Mary B Barton, Debra A Dayhoff, Stephen B Soumerai, Margo L Rosenbach and Robert H Fletcher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2001 1:11

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The format or frame in which the results of randomized trials are presented has been shown to influence health professional's self-reported practice. We sought to investigate the effect of framing cardiovascul...

    Authors: Tom Fahey, Alan A Montgomery and Tim J Peters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2001 1:10

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We sought to quantify the impact of patient characteristics on complications and health care costs associated with influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) in a nonelderly population.

    Authors: Debra E Irwin, Lisa B Weatherby, Wen-Yi Huang, Daniel M Rosenberg, Suzanne F Cook and Alexander M Walker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2001 1:8

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is a common yet incompletely understood health problem associated with a high morbidity burden. A wide variety of seasonally variable environmental stimuli such as viruses and air pollution are believed...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2001 1:7

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