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  1. Across the developing world health care services are most often delivered in the private sector and social franchising has emerged, over the past decade, as an increasingly popular method of private sector hea...

    Authors: Karen Schlein, Anna York De La Cruz, Tisha Gopalakrishnan and Dominic Montagu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:4
  2. Dementia patients are often cared for in institutional arrangements, which are associated with substantial spending on professional long-term care services. Nevertheless, there is little evidence on the exact ...

    Authors: Larissa Schwarzkopf, Petra Menn, Reiner Leidl, Elmar Graessel and Rolf Holle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:2
  3. At least two million Canadian children meet established criteria for weight management. Due to the adverse health consequences of obesity, most pediatric weight management research has examined the efficacy an...

    Authors: Geoff DC Ball, Arnaldo Perez Garcia, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Katherine M Morrison, Laurent Legault, Arya M Sharma, Rebecca Gokiert and Nicholas L Holt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:486
  4. In contrast to the acute hospital sector, there have been relatively few implementations of integrated electronic health record (EHR) systems into specialist mental health settings. The National Programme for ...

    Authors: Amirhossein Takian, Aziz Sheikh and Nicholas Barber
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:484
  5. The global initiative ‘Treatment 2.0’ calls for expanding the evidence base of optimal HIV service delivery models to maximize HIV case detection and retention in care. However limited systematic assessment ha...

    Authors: Masami Fujita, Krishna C Poudel, Nhan Do Thi, Duong Bui Duc, Kinh Nguyen Van, Kimberly Green, Thu Nguyen Thi Minh, Masaya Kato, David Jacka, Thuy Cao Thi Thanh, Long Nguyen Thanh and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:483
  6. There is, globally, an often observed inequality in the health services available in urban and rural areas. One strategy to overcome the inequality is to require urban doctors to spend time in rural hospitals....

    Authors: Weiyan Jian, Kit Yee Chan, Shunv Tang and Daniel D Reidpath
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:482
  7. Newer systemic therapies have the potential to decrease morbidity and mortality from metastatic colorectal cancer, yet such therapies are costly and have side effects. Little is known about their non-evidence-...

    Authors: Jonas A de Souza, Blase Polite, Monica Perkins, Neal J Meropol, Mark J Ratain, Lee N Newcomer and G Caleb Alexander
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:481
  8. The Centre for Data Linkage (CDL) has been established to enable national and cross-jurisdictional health-related research in Australia. It has been funded through the Population Health Research Network (PHRN)...

    Authors: James H Boyd, Anna M Ferrante, Christine M O’Keefe, Alfred J Bass, Sean M Randall and James B Semmens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:480
  9. Readmissions are costly and have implications for quality of care. Studies have been reported to support effects of transitional care programs in reducing hospital readmissions and enhancing clinical outcomes....

    Authors: Frances Kam Yuet Wong, June Chau, Ching So, Stanley Ku Fu Tam and Sarah McGhee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:479
  10. Funders of medical research the world over are increasingly seeking, in research assessment, to complement traditional output measures of scientific publications with more outcome-based indicators of societal ...

    Authors: Pavel V Ovseiko, Alis Oancea and Alastair M Buchan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:478
  11. There are profound social meanings attached to bearing children that affect the experience of losing a child, which is akin to the loss of a mother in the household. The objective of this study is to comprehen...

    Authors: Helle M Alvesson, Magnus Lindelow, Bouasavanh Khanthaphat and Lucie Laflamme
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:477
  12. In Guatemala, diabetes is an emerging public health concern. Guatemala has one of the largest indigenous populations in Latin America, and this population frequently does not access the formal health care syst...

    Authors: Anita Chary, Miranda Greiner, Cody Bowers and Peter Rohloff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:476
  13. Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are those for which hospitalisation is thought to be avoidable with the application of preventive care and early disease management, usually delivered in a primary ...

    Authors: Zahid Ansari, Syed Imran Haider, Humaira Ansari, Tanyth de Gooyer and Colin Sindall
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:475
  14. Like in many other low- and middle-income countries, the recent development of an HIV epidemic in Vietnam has led to a growing need for prevention, treatment, care, and support services for people living with ...

    Authors: Ha Nguyen Pham, Myroslava Protsiv, Mattias Larsson, Hien Thi Ho, Daniel H de Vries and Anna Thorson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:474
  15. This study illustrates an evidence-based method for the segmentation analysis of patients that could greatly improve the approach to population-based medicine, by filling a gap in the empirical analysis of thi...

    Authors: Federico Lega and Alessandro Mengoni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:473

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  16. Laboratory testing is one of the fastest growing areas of health services spending in Canada. We examine the extent to which increases in laboratory expenditures might be explained by testing that is consisten...

    Authors: Saskia N Sivananthan, Sandra Peterson, Ruth Lavergne, Morris L Barer and Kimberlyn M McGrail
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:472
  17. The introduction of a new method of transmitting prescriptions from general practices to community pharmacies in England (Electronic Prescription Service Release 2 (EPS2)) has generated debate on how it will c...

    Authors: Jasmine Harvey, Anthony J Avery, Justin Waring and Nick Barber
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:471
  18. Today the availability of specialists is limited for psychiatric patients in rural areas, especially during psychiatric emergencies. To overcome this challenge, the University Hospital of North Norway has impl...

    Authors: Marianne V Trondsen, Stein Roald Bolle, Geir Øyvind Stensland and Aksel Tjora
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:470
  19. Violence against healthcare workers in Palestinian hospitals is common. However, this issue is under researched and little evidence exists. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence, magnitude, consequ...

    Authors: Mohamad Kitaneh and Motasem Hamdan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:469
  20. Patients with early stage melanoma have high survival rates but require long-term follow-up to detect recurrences and/or new primary tumours. Shared care between melanoma specialists and general practitioners ...

    Authors: Lucie Rychetnik, Rachael L Morton, Kirsten McCaffery, John F Thompson, Scott W Menzies and Les Irwig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:468
  21. The high cost of training and the relatively long period of training for physicians make it beneficial to stimulate physicians to retire later. Therefore, a better understanding of the link between the factors...

    Authors: Malou Van Greuningen, Phil JM Heiligers and Lud FJ Van der Velden
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:467
  22. In the transition from a planned economy to a market-oriented economy, China’s state funding for health care declined and traditional coverage plans collapsed, leaving China’s poor exposed to potentially ruino...

    Authors: Mingsheng Chen, Wen Chen and Yuxin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:466
  23. To introduce a model of community health service organization (as implemented in urban areas) to less developed rural areas in China and evaluate the impact of this model on health care utilization.

    Authors: Yuan Zhaokang, Liu Yuxi, Liu Yong, Xiao Yunchang, Guo Yuanjun and Mark Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:465
  24. Medicare hospital Value-based purchasing (VBP) program that links Medicare payments to quality of care will become effective from 2013. It is unclear whether specific hospital characteristics are associated wi...

    Authors: Bijan J Borah, Michael G Rock, Douglas L Wood, Daniel L Roellinger, Matthew G Johnson and James M Naessens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:464
  25. There is increasing evidence that psychological constructs, such as emotional intelligence and emotional labor, play an important role in various organizational outcomes in service sector. Recently, in the “em...

    Authors: Aristea Psilopanagioti, Fotios Anagnostopoulos, Efstratia Mourtou and Dimitris Niakas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:463
  26. The need of home care services is becoming an increasingly common scenario. These cares are mainly provided by the dependents’ relatives specifically, by the women part of the family. This situation might take...

    Authors: Magdalena Cuevas Fernández-Gallego, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Francisco Javier Martín Santos, Rafaela Cruz Arándiga, Eugenio Contreras Fernández, Juan Pedro Batres Sicilia, Francisco Javier Navarro Moya, Isabel Lorenci Abajo, Miriam Celdrán Mañas and Candela Bonill de las Nieves
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:462
  27. Access to health services is an important health determinant. New research in health equity is required, especially amongst economic migrants from developing countries. Studies conducted on the use of health s...

    Authors: Andrés A Agudelo-Suárez, Diana Gil-González, Carmen Vives-Cases, John G Love, Peter Wimpenny and Elena Ronda-Pérez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:461
  28. The Greater Green Triangle diabetes prevention program was conducted in primary health care setting of Victoria and South Australia in 2004–2006. This program demonstrated significant reductions in diabetes ri...

    Authors: Christine Walker, Andrea Hernan, Prasuna Reddy and James A Dunbar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:460
  29. Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) may progress to advanced liver disease (ALD), including decompensated cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). ALD can lead to significant clinical and economic conseque...

    Authors: Joseph Menzin, Leigh Ann White, Christine Nichols and Baris Deniz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:459
  30. Inequity of accessibility to and utilization of reproductive health (RH) services among youths is a global concern, especially in resource-limited areas. The level of inequity also varies by cultural and socio...

    Authors: Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Thien Thien Htay and Edward McNeil
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:458
  31. The MDT-Coordinators’ role is relatively new, and as such it is evolving. What is apparent is that the coordinator’s work is pivotal to the effectiveness and efficiency of an MDT. This study aimed to assess th...

    Authors: Rozh Jalil, Benjamin Lamb, Stephanie Russ, Nick Sevdalis and James SA Green
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:457
  32. Vietnam has achieved considerable success in economic development, poverty reduction, and health over a relatively short period of time. However, there is concern that inequalities in health outcomes and inter...

    Authors: Henrik Axelson, Ulf-G Gerdtham, Björn Ekman, Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa and Tobias Alfvén
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:456
  33. In an era when an increasing amount of clinical information is available to health care professionals, the effective implementation of clinical practice guidelines requires the development of strategies to fac...

    Authors: Pille Taba, Marika Rosenthal, Jarno Habicht, Helvi Tarien, Mari Mathiesen, Suzanne Hill and Lisa Bero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:455
  34. Accurate and timely medication information at the point of discharge is essential for continuity of care. There are scarce data on the clinical significance if poor quality medicines information is passed to t...

    Authors: Alice V Gilbert, Bhavini Patel, Melanie Morrow, Desmond Williams, Michael S Roberts and Andrew L Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:453
  35. The prevalence of multiple chronic diseases is increasing and is a common problem for primary health care providers. This study sought to determine the patient and health system burden of multiple chronic dise...

    Authors: Elizabeth Muggah, Erin Graves, Carol Bennett and Douglas G Manuel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:452
  36. Pediatric LRTI hospitalizations are a significant burden on patients, families, and healthcare systems. This study determined the burden of pediatric LRTIs on hospital settings in British Columbia and the bene...

    Authors: Pablo Santibanez, Katherine Gooch, Pamela Vo, Michelle Lorimer and Yurik Sandino
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:451
  37. While US studies show a higher risk of adverse events (AEs) for ethnic minorities in hospital care, in Europe ethnic inequalities in patient safety have never been analysed. Based on existing literature and ex...

    Authors: Floor van Rosse, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner, Karien Stronks and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:450
  38. An aging population poses significant challenges to health care in China. Health management has been implemented to reduce the costs of care, raise health service utilization, increase health knowledge and imp...

    Authors: Jianqian Chao, Yimin Wang, Hui Xu, Qing Yu, Lili Jiang, Lin Tian, Wenyuan Xie and Pei Liu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:449
  39. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. Early detection is advocated but there is insufficient evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to inform health policy on population screening. Primarily, th...

    Authors: Susan E Campbell, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Marion K Campbell, Jillian J Francis, Alexandra C Greene, Craig R Ramsay and Jennifer M Burr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:447
  40. The National Cervical Screening Program in Australia currently recommends that women aged 18–69 years are screened with conventional cytology every 2 years. Publicly funded HPV vaccination was introduced in 20...

    Authors: Jie-Bin Lew, Kirsten Howard, Dorota Gertig, Megan Smith, Mark Clements, Carolyn Nickson, Ju-Fang Shi, Suzanne Dyer, Sarah Lord, Prudence Creighton, Yoon-Jung Kang, Jeffrey Tan and Karen Canfell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:446
  41. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect a large proportion of the Canadian population and present a huge problem that continues to strain primary healthcare resources. Currently, the Canadian healthcare system...

    Authors: Breda HF Lau, Mark R Lafave, Nicholas G Mohtadi and Dale J Butterwick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:445
  42. Despite the successful scale-up of ART services over the past years, long term retention in ART care remains a major challenge, especially in high HIV prevalence and resource-limited settings. This study analy...

    Authors: Freya Rasschaert, Olivier Koole, Rony Zachariah, Lut Lynen, Marcel Manzi and Wim Van Damme
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:444
  43. Geriatric stroke patients are generally frail, have an advanced age and co-morbidity. It is yet unclear whether specific groups of patients might benefit differently from structured multidisciplinary rehabilit...

    Authors: Bianca I Buijck, Sytse U Zuidema, Monica Spruit-van Eijk, Hans Bor, Debby L Gerritsen and Raymond TCM Koopmans
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:443
  44. In the Netherlands in 2006, a health insurance system reform took place in which regulated competition between insurers and providers is key. In this context, the government placed greater emphasis on patients...

    Authors: Aafke Victoor, Roland D Friele, Diana MJ Delnoij and Jany JDJM Rademakers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:441
  45. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections represent a serious challenge for health-care institutions. Rapid and precise identification of MRSA carriers can help to reduce both nosocomial trans...

    Authors: Andrea Tübbicke, Claudia Hübner, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Christian Wegner, Axel Kramer and Steffen Fleßa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:438