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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Hospitalization costs in clinical trials are typically derived by multiplying the length of stay (LOS) by an average per-diem (PD) cost from external sources. This assumes that PD costs are independent of LOS....

    Authors: K Jack Ishak, Marilyn Stolar, Ming-yi Hu, Piedad Alvarez, Yamei Wang, Denis Getsios and Gregory C Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:439
  4. 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
  5. Studies in General Internal Medicine [GIM] settings have shown that optimizing interprofessional communication is important, yet complex and challenging. While the physician is integral to interprofessional wo...

    Authors: Lesley Gotlib Conn, Scott Reeves, Katie Dainty, Chris Kenaszchuk and Merrick Zwarenstein
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:437
  6. Previous research has addressed the relationship between customer satisfaction, perceived quality and customer loyalty intentions in consumer markets. In this study, we test and compare three theoretical model...

    Authors: Ping Lei and Alain Jolibert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:436
  7. While extensive evidence suggests that the economic recession has had far reaching effects on many economic sectors, little is known regarding its impact on prescription drug utilization. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Daniel Kozman, Christopher Graziul, Robert Gibbons and G Caleb Alexander
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:435
  8. Identifying heart failure patients most likely to suffer poor outcomes is an essential part of delivering interventions to those most likely to benefit. We sought a comprehensive account of heart failure event...

    Authors: David H Smith, Eric S Johnson, David K Blough, Micah L Thorp, Xiuhai Yang, Amanda F Petrik and Kathy A Crispell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:434
  9. Experiences from nations with population diversity show extensive evidence on the need for cultural and linguistic competence in health care. In Sweden, despite the increasing diversity, only few studies have ...

    Authors: Faustine Kyungu Nkulu Kalengayi, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Clas Ahlm and Beth Maina Ahlberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:433
  10. Hospital associated infections are major problems, which are increasing in incidence and very costly. However, most research has focused only on measuring consequences associated with the initial hospitalizati...

    Authors: Andrew Dick, Hangsheng Liu, Jack Zwanziger, Eli Perencevich, E Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz and Patricia W Stone
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:432
  11. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are self-report measures of health status increasingly promoted for use in healthcare quality improvement. However people with low literacy skills or learning disabili...

    Authors: Deepa Jahagirdar, Thilo Kroll, Karen Ritchie and Sally Wyke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:431
  12. Improving the health of Indigenous Australians remains a major challenge. A chiropractic service was established to evaluate this treatment option for musculoskeletal illness in rural Indigenous communities, b...

    Authors: Barbara I Polus, Charlotte Paterson, Joan van Rotterdam and Dein Vindigni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:429
  13. Seeking and utilisation of HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV is often hampered by HIV-related stigma. The study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences r...

    Authors: Duong Cong Thanh, Karen Marie Moland and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:428
  14. Resource-limited countries increasingly depend on quality indicators to improve outcomes within HIV treatment programs, but indicators of program performance suitable for use at the local program level remain ...

    Authors: Aima A Ahonkhai, Ingrid V Bassett, Timothy G Ferris and Kenneth A Freedberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:427
  15. People with Parkinson’s (PwP) experience frequent and recurrent falls. As these falls may have devastating consequences, there is an urgent need to identify cost-effective interventions with the potential to r...

    Authors: Emily Fletcher, Victoria A Goodwin, Suzanne H Richards, John L Campbell and Rod S Taylor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:426
  16. Non-adherence to prescribed medication is a pervasive problem that can incur serious effects on patients’ health outcomes and well-being, and the availability of resources in healthcare systems. This study aim...

    Authors: Wendy Clyne, Simon White and Sarah McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:425
  17. A range of health outcomes at a population level are related to differences in levels of social disadvantage. Understanding the impact of any such differences in palliative care is important. The aim of this s...

    Authors: David C Currow, Samuel Allingham, Sonia Bird, Patsy Yates, Joanne Lewis, James Dawber and Kathy Eagar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:424
  18. Two healthcare innovations were successfully implemented using different implementation strategies. First, a Short Stay Programme for breast cancer surgery (MaDO) was implemented in four early adopter hospital...

    Authors: Stephanie M C Ament, Freek Gillissen, José M C Maessen, Carmen D Dirksen, Trudy van der Weijden and Maarten F von Meyenfeldt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:423
  19. Exploring barriers to the uptake of research based recommendations into practice is an important part of the development of implementation programmes. Techniques to identify barriers can include use of theory-...

    Authors: Andria Hanbury, Katherine Farley, Carl Thompson, Paul Wilson and Duncan Chambers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:422
  20. The high mental health care consumption rates of divorced singles may constitute a heavy burden on the public health care system. This raises the question of whether their higher health care use stems from a g...

    Authors: Elien Colman, Sara Symoens and Piet Bracke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:420
  21. Critical shortages of health human resources (HHR), associated with high turnover rates, have been a concern in many countries around the globe. Of particular interest is the effect of such a trend on the prim...

    Authors: Mohamad Alameddine, Shadi Saleh, Fadi El-Jardali, Hani Dimassi and Yara Mourad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:419
  22. Although several countries, including Germany, have established newborn hearing screening programmes for early detection and treatment of newborns with hearing impairments, nationwide tracking systems for foll...

    Authors: Astrid Langer, Inken Brockow, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel and Petra Menn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:418