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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    Variation in patients' evaluation due to general practitioner (GP) and practice factors may provide information useful in a quality improvement context. However, the extent to which differences in patients' ev...

    Authors: Hanne N Heje, Peter Vedsted, Ineta Sokolowski and Frede Olesen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:46

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    More than 72% of health expenditure in India is financed by individual households at the time of illness through out-of-pocket payments. This is a highly regressive way of financing health care and sometimes l...

    Authors: Narayanan Devadasan, Bart Criel, Wim Van Damme, Kent Ranson and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:43

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Pre-discharge home visits aim to maximise independence in the community. These visits involve assessment of a person in their own home prior to discharge from hospital, typically by an occupational therapist. ...

    Authors: Natasha Anne Lannin, Lindy Clemson, Annie McCluskey, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Ian D Cameron and Sarah Barras

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:42

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The Canadian health care system has striven to remove financial or other barriers to access to medically necessary health care services since the establishment of the Canada Health Act 20 years ago. Evidence h...

    Authors: Yukiko Asada and George Kephart

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:41

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Travel burden is a key element in conceptualizing geographic access to health care. Prior research has shown that both rural and minority populations bear disproportionate travel burdens. However, many studies...

    Authors: Janice C Probst, Sarah B Laditka, Jong-Yi Wang and Andrew O Johnson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:40

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In spite of the disproportionate prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among drug users, many remain uninformed or misinformed about the virus. Drug treatment programs are important sites of opportun...

    Authors: Shiela M Strauss, Janetta Astone-Twerell, Corrine E Munoz-Plaza, Don C Des Jarlais, Marya Gwadz, Holly Hagan, Andrew Osborne and Andrew Rosenblum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:39

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Providing ongoing family centred support is an integral part of childhood cancer care. For families living in regional and remote areas, opportunities to receive specialist support are limited by the availabil...

    Authors: Mark Bensink, Richard Wootton, Helen Irving, Andrew Hallahan, Deborah Theodoros, Trevor Russell, Paul Scuffham and Adrian G Barnett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In 1997 there was a major reform of the government run urban health insurance system in China. The principal aims of the reform were to widen coverage of health insurance for the urban employed and contain med...

    Authors: Ling Xu, Yan Wang, Charles D Collins and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:37

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    In many countries exercise prescriptions are used in an attempt to initiate a physically active lifestyle in sedentary populations. Previous studies have primarily evaluated low intensive exercise prescription...

    Authors: Jes B Sørensen, Jakob Kragstrup, Kirsten Kjær and Lis Puggaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:36

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Depressive disorder is currently one of the most burdensome disorders worldwide. Evidence-based treatments for depressive disorder are already available, but these are used insufficiently, and with less positi...

    Authors: Marjoliek A IJff, Klaas ML Huijbregts, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Aartjan TF Beekman, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen, Frans F Rutten, Jürgen Unützer and Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:34

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  16. Content type: Research article

    An influenza pandemic may increase Emergency Department attendance 7-fold. In the absence of a validated "flu score" to assess severity and assist triage decisions from primary into secondary care, current UK ...

    Authors: Kirsty Challen, John Bright, Andrew Bentley and Darren Walter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Problematic waiting lists in public health care threaten the equity and timeliness of care provision in several countries. This study assesses different stakeholders' views on the acceptability of waiting list...

    Authors: Jurriaan P Oudhoff, Danielle RM Timmermans, Martin Rietberg, Dirk L Knol and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:32

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Life satisfaction among residents of institutions is becoming an important issue in a rapidly aging population. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the links between life satisfaction and ...

    Authors: Serap Inal, Feryal Subasi, Serap M Ay and Osman Hayran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:30

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Common mental disorders are the most prevalent of all mental disorders, with the highest burden in terms of work absenteeism and utilization of health care services. Evidence-based treatments are available, bu...

    Authors: Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis, Jolanda AC Meeuwissen, Fransina J de Jong, Rob Hoedeman and Iman Elfeddali

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:29

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Depressive disorder is one of the most common disorders, and is highly prevalent in chronically ill patients. The presence of comorbid depression has a negative influence on quality of life, health care costs,...

    Authors: Eva K Horn, Tjeerd B van Benthem, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Aartjan TF Beekman, Frans F Rutten and Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:28

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Various international studies have shown that a substantial number of patients suffer from injuries or even die as a result of care delivered in hospitals. The occurrence of injuries among patients caused by h...

    Authors: Marieke Zegers, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner, Peter P Groenewegen, Roelof Waaijman and Gerrit van der Wal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:27

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Use of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an important category of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has increased substantially in Western countries during the past decade. Use of TCM is also wid...

    Authors: Fang-Pey Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yen-Ying Kung, Yu-Chun Chen, Li-Fang Chou, Fan-Jou Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:26

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Given the proliferation and the growing complexity of performance measurement initiatives in many health systems, the Netherlands and Ontario, Canada expressed interests in cross-national comparisons in an eff...

    Authors: Ali R Tawfik-Shukor, Niek S Klazinga and Onyebuchi A Arah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:25

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:44

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    The political objective in many countries worldwide is to give better consideration to the interests of patients within the health system. The establishment of a federal government commissioner for the issues ...

    Authors: Nils Schneider, Marie-Luise Dierks, Gabriele Seidel and Friedrich W Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:24

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Patients needs and experiences attract increasing attention within health care. In order to generate knowledge about the voices that emerge from collaborative experiences between members of patient association...

    Authors: Christina Carlsson, Kerstin Segesten, Mef Nilbert and Kerstin Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:23

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Managed care efforts to regulate access to specialists and reduce costs may lower quality of care. Few studies have examined whether managed care is associated with patient perceptions of the quality of care p...

    Authors: David Grembowski, David Paschane, Paula Diehr, Wayne Katon, Diane Martin and Donald L Patrick

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:22

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Geographical variation in health care services challenges the basic principle of fair allocation of health care resources. This study aimed to investigate geographical variation in the use of X-ray, CT, MRI an...

    Authors: Kristin Bakke Lysdahl and Ingelin Børretzen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:21

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of large-scale out-of-hours GP cooperatives has led to questions about increased distances between the GP cooperatives and the homes of patients and the increasing waiting times for home visit...

    Authors: Paul Giesen, Nieke van Lin, Henk Mokkink, Wil van den Bosch and Richard Grol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:19

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Linking computerized health insurance records with routinely collected survey data is becoming increasingly popular in health services research. However, if consent is not universal, the requirement of written...

    Authors: Nicole Huang, Shu-Fang Shih, Hsing-Yi Chang and Yiing-Jenq Chou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:18

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cataract day surgery has rapidly gained worldwide acceptance, because the new surgical techniques and costs are generally lower than those involved in ordinary hospitalization. Cataract surgery serves as a pro...

    Authors: Salvatore Cillino, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Di Pace, Francesco Pillitteri, Giovanni Cillino and Gaetano Lodato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:16

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Cultural competency is now a core requirement for mental health professionals working with culturally diverse patient groups. Cultural competency training may improve the quality of mental health care for ethn...

    Authors: Kamaldeep Bhui, Nasir Warfa, Patricia Edonya, Kwame McKenzie and Dinesh Bhugra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:15

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of infants with permanent hearing loss through infant hearing screening is recognised and routinely offered as a vital component of early childhood care in developed countries. This article inv...

    Authors: Bolajoko O Olusanya, De Wet Swanepoel, Mônica J Chapchap, Salvador Castillo, Hamed Habib, Siti Z Mukari, Norberto V Martinez, Hung-Ching Lin and Bradley McPherson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:14

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The demographic structure has a significant influence on the use of healthcare services, as does the size of the population denominators. Very few studies have been published on methods for estimating the real...

    Authors: Emilio Perea-Milla, Sergi Mari Pons, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Anna Gallofre, Enrique Navarro Jurado, Marco A Navarro Ales, Alberto Jimenez-Puente, Fidel Fernandez-Nieto, Joan C March Cerda, Manuel Carrasco, Lydia Martin, Damian Lopez Cano, Gonzalo E Gutierrez, Rafael Cortes Macías and Jose A Garcia-Ruiz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:13

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Linked population health data are increasingly used in epidemiological studies. If data items are reported on more than one dataset, data linkage can reduce the under-ascertainment associated with many populat...

    Authors: Christine L Roberts, Charles S Algert and Jane B Ford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:12

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Limited resources, whether public or private, demand prioritisation among competing needs to maximise productivity. With a substantial increase in the number of reported HIV cases, little work has been done to...

    Authors: Sara Husain, Masood Kadir and Zafar Fatmi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:11

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Almost one-third of Norwegian women aged 25–69 years invited to have a Pap smear do not attend during the recommended period, and thus constitute a population with high-risk of cervical cancer (CC). Since the ...

    Authors: Mari Nygård, Anne-Kjersti Daltveit, Steinar Ø Thoresen and Jan F Nygård

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:10

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The impact of immigration on health services utilisation has been analysed by several studies performed in countries with lower levels of immigration than Spain. These studies indicate that health services uti...

    Authors: Francesc Cots, Xavier Castells, Oscar García, Marta Riu, Aida Felipe and Oriol Vall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:9

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  38. Content type: Correspondence

    Patients with chronic conditions require frequent care visits. Problems can arise during several parts of the patient visit that decrease efficiency, making it difficult to effectively care for high volumes of...

    Authors: Nicholas M Potisek, Robb M Malone, Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Timothy J Ives, Paul R Chelminski, Darren A DeWalt and Michael P Pignone

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:8

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The availability of medical human resource supply is a growing concern for rural and remote communities in many countries. In the last decade, various telehealth experiences in Canada have highlighted the pote...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Julie Duplantie, Jean-Paul Fortin and Réjean Landry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:6

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Clinical performance targets are intended to improve patient outcomes in chronic disease through quality improvement, but evidence of an association between multiple target attainment and patient outcomes in r...

    Authors: Laura C Plantinga, Nancy E Fink, Bernard G Jaar, John H Sadler, Nathan W Levin, Josef Coresh, Michael J Klag and Neil R Powe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:5

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and specialists has been the focus of many collaborative care projects during the past decade. Unfortunately, quite a number of these projects failed. This rai...

    Authors: Annette J Berendsen, Wim HGM Benneker, Betty Meyboom-de Jong, Niek S Klazinga and Jan Schuling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:4

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the LIFELAX randomised controlled trial (diet and lifestyle vs. laxatives in the management of chronic constipation) is to develop and evaluate a cost effective intervention to promote diet and lifesty...

    Authors: Amelia A Lake, Chris Speed, Anna Brookes, Ben Heaven, Ashley J Adamson, Paula Moynihan, Sally Corbett and Elaine McColl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:3

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