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  1. Structured care is proposed as a lever for improving care for patients with chronic conditions. The purpose of this study was to explore the associations of structured care characteristics, derived from the Ch...

    Authors: Marije Bosch, Trudy van der Weijden, Richard Grol, Henk Schers, Reinier Akkermans, Louis Niessen and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:104

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The adoption of a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, a balanced diet, a moderate alcohol consumption and abstinence from smoking, are associated with large decreases in the incidence and mortality...

    Authors: Alvaro Sanchez, Gonzalo Grandes, Josep M Cortada, Haizea Pombo, Laura Balague and Carlos Calderon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:103

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) is an important public health intervention. The aim of this scheme is to provide a free piece of fruit and/or vegetable every day for children in Reception to Year ...

    Authors: Meaghan S Kitchen, Joan K Ransley, Darren C Greenwood, Graham P Clarke, Mark T Conner, Jennifer Jupp and Janet E Cade

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:101

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Mandatory vaccination has contributed to the success of immunisation programmes but voluntary vaccination allows people to be responsible for their own health. There are benefits from both policies and the arg...

    Authors: Silvio ST Tafuri, Domenico DM Martinelli, Giovanni GC Caputi, Annamaria AA Arbore, Cinzia CG Germinario and Rosa RP Prato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:100

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Heart failure (HF) is common, costly and associated with significant morbidity and poor quality of life, particularly for patients with low socioeconomic status. Self-management training has been shown to redu...

    Authors: Darren A DeWalt, Kimberly A Broucksou, Victoria Hawk, David W Baker, Dean Schillinger, Bernice Ruo, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Mark Holmes, Morris Weinberger, Aurelia Macabasco-O'Connell and Michael Pignone

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:99

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Traffic injuries can cause physical, psychological, and economical impairment, and affected individuals may also experience shortcomings in their post-accident care and treatment. In an earlier randomised cont...

    Authors: Carin Franzén, Ulf Björnstig, Christine Brulin and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:98

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Nepal's Safe Delivery Incentive Programme (SDIP) was introduced nationwide in 2005 with the intention of increasing utilisation of professional care at childbirth. It provided cash to women giving birth in a h...

    Authors: Timothy Powell-Jackson, Joanna Morrison, Suresh Tiwari, Basu Dev Neupane and Anthony M Costello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:97

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A relatively small percentage of patients with chronic medical conditions account for a much larger percentage of inpatient costs. There is some evidence that case-management can improve health and quality-of-...

    Authors: Stuart Howell, Michael Coory, Jennifer Martin and Stephen Duckett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:96

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Combination therapy in managing psychiatric disorders is not uncommon. While combination therapy has been documented for depression and schizophrenia, little is known about combination therapy practices in man...

    Authors: Gerhardt M Pohl, David L Van Brunt, Wenyu Ye, William W Stoops and Joseph A Johnston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:95

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is considerable discussion surrounding whether advanced hospitals provide better childbirth care than local community hospitals. This study examines the effect of shifting childbirth services from advanc...

    Authors: Shi-Yi Wang, Sylvia H Hsu and Li-Kuei Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:94

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In chronic disease management, patients are increasingly called upon to undertake a new role as lay tutors within self-management training programmes. The internet constitutes an increasingly significant healt...

    Authors: Anne Kennedy, Anne Rogers, Caroline Sanders, Claire Gately and Victoria Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:93

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Unlike other malignancies, there is no literature supporting the accuracy of medical claims data for identifying surgical treatments among patients with kidney cancer. We sought to validate externally a previo...

    Authors: David C Miller, Christopher S Saigal, Joan L Warren, Meryl Leventhal, Dennis Deapen, Mousumi Banerjee, Julie Lai, Jan Hanley and Mark S Litwin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:92

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Current guidelines for dementia care recommend the combination of drug therapy with non-pharmaceutical measures like counselling and social support. However, the scientific evidence concerning non-pharmaceutic...

    Authors: Rolf Holle, Elmar Gräßel, Stefan Ruckdäschel, Sonja Wunder, Hilmar Mehlig, Peter Marx, Olaf Pirk, Martin Butzlaff, Simone Kunz and Jörg Lauterberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:91

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Mood and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent and have a large impact on the lives of the affected individuals. Therefore, optimal treatment of these disorders is highly important. In this study we will exam...

    Authors: Wike Seekles, Annemieke van Straten, Aartjan Beekman, Harm van Marwijk and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:90

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. African policy-makers are increasingly considering abolishing user fees as a solution to improve access to health care systems. There is little evidence on this subject in West Africa, and particularly in coun...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde and Aissa Diarra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:89

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Since the last decade there has been a gradual change of boundaries of health professions in providing arthritis care. In Canada, some facilities have begun to adopt new arthritis care models, some of which in...

    Authors: Linda C Li, Marie D Westby, Evelyn Sutton, Marlene Thompson, Eric C Sayre and Lynn Casimiro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:88

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Farmers represent a subgroup of rural and remote communities at higher risk of suicide attributed to insecure economic futures, self-reliant cultures and poor access to health services. Early intervention mode...

    Authors: Jeffrey D Fuller, Brian Kelly, Susan Law, Georgia Pollard and Lyn Fragar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:87

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In an effort to promote healthy ageing and preserve health and function, the government of Chile has formulated a package of actions into the Programme for Complementary Food in Older People (Programa de Alime...

    Authors: Damian G Walker, Cristian Aedo, Cecilia Albala, Elizabeth Allen, Alan D Dangour, Diana Elbourne, Emily Grundy and Ricardo Uauy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:85

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Not all cancer patients receive state-of-the-art care and providing regular feedback to clinicians might reduce this problem. The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of various data sources in prov...

    Authors: Michael Coory, Bridie Thompson, Peter Baade and Lin Fritschi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:84

    Content type: Research article

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  20. People living in rural Australia are more likely to die in hospital following an acute myocardial infarction than those living in major cities. While several factors, including time taken to access hospital ca...

    Authors: Leigh D Kinsman, Penny Buykx, John S Humphreys, Pamela C Snow and Jon Willis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:83

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. HIV prevention programmes for truck drivers form part of the HIV control efforts, but systematic data on the outputs and cost of providing such services in India are not readily available for further planning ...

    Authors: SG Prem Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, John A Schneider, YK Ramesh and Lalit Dandona

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:82

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Job satisfaction in the hospital is an important predictor for many significant management ratios. Acceptance in professional life or high workload are known as important predictors for job satisfaction. The i...

    Authors: Oliver Ommen, Elke Driller, Thorsten Köhler, Christoph Kowalski, Nicole Ernstmann, Melanie Neumann, Petra Steffen and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:81

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The philosophy of evidence-based medicine (EBM) was introduced in the early 90s as a new approach to the practice of medicine, using the best available evidence to make decisions about health care. Despite ong...

    Authors: Pablo Alonso-Coello, Ivan Solà, Rafael Rotaeche, Ana Isabel González, Mercè Marzo-Castillejo, Arturo Louro-González, Ricard Carrillo, Paola Velázquez, Guillermo García-Velasco and Carlos Calderón

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Due to long waits for primary care appointments and extended emergency department wait times, newer sites for episodic primary care services, such as urgent care centers, have developed. However, little is kno...

    Authors: Robin M Weinick, Steffanie J Bristol and Catherine M DesRoches

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:79

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A comprehensive asthma care program (ACP) based on Canadian Asthma Consensus Guidelines was implemented in 8 primary care sites in Ontario, Canada. A survey was distributed to health care providers' (HCPs) to ...

    Authors: Teresa To, Susan McLimont, Chengning Wang and Lisa Cicutto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:77

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Studies on differences between immigrant and non-immigrant groups in health care utilization vary with respect to the extent and direction of differences in use. Therefore, our study aimed to provide a systema...

    Authors: Ellen Uiters, Walter Devillé, Marleen Foets, Peter Spreeuwenberg and Peter P Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:76

    Content type: Research article

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  27. There is an increasing burden of chronic illness in low and middle income countries, driven by TB/HIV, as well as non-communicable diseases. Few health systems are organized to meet the needs of chronically il...

    Authors: Jane Goudge, Lucy Gilson, Steven Russell, Tebogo Gumede and Anne Mills

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:75

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Evidence-based guidelines have the potential to improve healthcare. However, their de-novo-development requires substantial resources – especially for complex conditions, and adaptation may be biased by contex...

    Authors: Christiane Muth, Jochen Gensichen, Martin Beyer, Allen Hutchinson and Ferdinand M Gerlach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:74

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The recovery process is characterized by the interaction of a set of individual, environmental and organizational conditions common to different people suffering with a mental health problem. The fact that mos...

    Authors: Sylvie Noiseux, Denise St-Cyr Tribble, Claude Leclerc, Nicole Ricard, Ellen Corin, Raymond Morissette and Roseline Lambert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:73

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The medical performance evaluation, which provides a basis for rational decision-making, is an important part of medical service research. Current progress with health services reform in China is far from sati...

    Authors: Weiyan Jian, Yinmin Huang, Mu Hu and Xiumei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:72

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Population ageing, the emergence of chronic illness, and the shift away from institutional care challenge conventional approaches to assessment systems which traditionally are problem and setting specific.

    Authors: Leonard C Gray, Katherine Berg, Brant E Fries, Jean-Claude Henrard, John P Hirdes, Knight Steel and John N Morris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:71

    Content type: Correspondence

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  32. Within the framework of a prospective cohort study of Swiss medical school graduates a sample of young physicians aspiring to an academic career were surveyed on their career support and barriers experienced u...

    Authors: Barbara Buddeberg-Fischer, Martina Stamm and Claus Buddeberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:70

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The break-up of the USSR brought considerable disruption to health services in Russia. The uptake of compulsory health insurance rose rapidly after its introduction in 1993. However, by 2000 coverage was still...

    Authors: Francesca Perlman, Dina Balabanova and Martin McKee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:68

    Content type: Research article

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  34. NHS Stop Smoking Services in the UK provide cost effective smoking cessation interventions, but approximately 75% of smokers who are abstinent at 4 weeks relapse to smoking by 12 months. This study aimed to ex...

    Authors: Shade A Agboola, Tim J Coleman and Ann D McNeill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:67

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The way in which patients and their doctors interact is a potentially important factor in optimal communication during consultations as well as treatment, compliance and follow-up care. The aim of this multidi...

    Authors: Michelle Kelly-Irving, Christine Rolland, Anissa Afrite, Chantal Cases, Paul Dourgnon, Pierre Lombrail, Jean Pascal and Thierry Lang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:66

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Diagnostic error is an important error type since diagnostic adverse events are regularly judged as being preventable and the consequences are considered to be severe. Existing research often focuses on either...

    Authors: Laura Zwaan, Abel Thijs, Cordula Wagner, Gerrit van der Wal and Daniëlle RM Timmermans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:65

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. The burden of disease of hearing disorders among children is high, but a large part goes undetected. School-based screening programs in combination with the delivery of hearing aids can alleviate this situatio...

    Authors: Rob Baltussen, Ju Li, Li Dong Wu, Xiao Hui Ge, Bai Yu Teng, Xi Bin Sun, Rui Han, Xiao Li Wang and Bradley McPherson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:64

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Patient satisfaction is a complex and difficult concept to measure, thus precluding the use of exclusively quantitative methods for its description. The purpose of this survey was firstly to identify particula...

    Authors: Ludmila Marcinowicz, Slawomir Chlabicz and Ryszard Grebowski

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:63

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Coordination between care providers of different disciplines is essential to improve the quality of care, in particular for patients with chronic diseases. The way in which general practitioners (GP's) and med...

    Authors: Annette J Berendsen, G Majella de Jong, Betty Meyboom-de Jong, Janny H Dekker and Jan Schuling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:62

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The state of Uttar Pradesh, India accounts for one-quarter of India's neonatal deaths and 8 percent of those worldwide. More than half (52%) of these deaths occur due to infections. In order to achieve Millenn...

    Authors: Neeraj M Srivastava, Shally Awasthi and Girdhar G Agarwal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:61

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The importance of Small Area Variation Analysis for policy-making contrasts with the scarcity of work on the validity of the statistics used in these studies. Our study aims at 1) determining whether variation...

    Authors: Berta Ibáñez, Julián Librero, Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Salvador Peiró, Beatriz González López-Valcarcel, Natalia Martínez and Felipe Aizpuru

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:60

    Content type: Research article

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  42. To evaluate the vigilance of medical specialists as to the lifestyle of their cardiovascular outpatients by comparing lifestyle screening as registered in medical records versus a lifestyle questionnaire (LSQ)...

    Authors: Annemarie J Fouwels, Sebastiaan JH Bredie, Hub Wollersheim and Gerard M Schippers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:59

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Patients in hospitals and nursing homes are at risk of the development of, often preventable, adverse events (AEs), which threaten patient safety. Guidelines for prevention of many types of AEs are available, ...

    Authors: Betsie GI van Gaal, Lisette Schoonhoven, Marlies EJL Hulscher, Joke AJ Mintjes, George F Borm, Raymond TCM Koopmans and Theo van Achterberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:58

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. The health care delivery system in the United States is facing cost and quality pressures that will require fundamental changes to remain viable. The optimal structures of the relationships between the hospita...

    Authors: John P Kepros and Razvan C Opreanu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:57

    Content type: Debate

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  45. The ongoing process of population aging is associated with an increase in prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions with a concomitant increase in the demand of orthopaedic services. Shortages of orthopaedic se...

    Authors: Mayilee Canizares, Crystal MacKay, Aileen M Davis, Nizar Mahomed and Elizabeth M Badley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:56

    Content type: Research article

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