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  1. Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) payment is preferred by healthcare reform in various countries but its implementation in resource-limited countries has not been fully explored.

    Authors: Krit Pongpirul, Damian G Walker, Hafizur Rahman and Courtland Robinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:290
  2. The aim of this study is to describe the magnitude of educational inequalities in utilisation of general practitioner (GP) and specialist services in 9 European countries. In addition to West European countrie...

    Authors: Irina Stirbu, Anton E Kunst, Andreas Mielck and Johan P Mackenbach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:288
  3. Population ageing may threaten the sustainability of future health care systems. Strengthening primary health care, including long-term care, is one of several measures being taken to handle future health care...

    Authors: Trygve S Deraas, Gro R Berntsen, Toralf Hasvold and Olav H Førde
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:287
  4. Effective interventions to reduce mortality and morbidity in maternal and newborn health already exist. Information about quality and performance of care and the use of critical interventions are useful for sh...

    Authors: João Paulo Souza, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, Guillermo Carroli, Pisake Lumbiganon and Zahida Qureshi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:286
  5. although there is a wealth of information available about quality improvement tools and techniques in healthcare there is little understanding about overcoming the challenges of day-to-day implementation in co...

    Authors: Glenn B Robert, Janet E Anderson, Susan J Burnett, Karina Aase, Boel Andersson-Gare, Roland Bal, Johan Calltorp, Francisco Nunes, Anne-Marie Weggelaar, Charles A Vincent and Naomi J Fulop
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:285
  6. Delay in diagnosis of cancer may worsen prognosis. The aim of this study is to explore patient-, general practitioner (GP)- and system-related delay in the interval from first cancer symptom to diagnosis and t...

    Authors: Rikke P Hansen, Peter Vedsted, Ineta Sokolowski, Jens Søndergaard and Frede Olesen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:284
  7. Aboriginal peoples globally, and First Nations peoples in Canada particularly, suffer from high rates of type 2 diabetes and related complications compared with the general population. Research into the unique...

    Authors: Onil K Bhattacharyya, Irit R Rasooly, Mariam Naqshbandi, Elizabeth A Estey, James Esler, Ellen Toth, Ann C Macaulay and Stewart B Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:283
  8. As low- and middle-income countries experience economic development, ensuring quality of health care delivery is a central component of health reform. Nevertheless, health reforms in low- and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Emily J Cherlin, Adel A Allam, Erika L Linnander, Rex Wong, Essam El-Toukhy, Heather Sipsma, Harlan M Krumholz, Leslie A Curry and Elizabeth H Bradley
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:282
  9. Frail older people admitted to acute care hospitals are at risk of a range of adverse outcomes, including geriatric syndromes, although targeted care strategies can improve health outcomes for these patients. ...

    Authors: Caroline A Brand, Melinda Martin-Khan, Olivia Wright, Richard N Jones, John N Morris, Catherine M Travers, Joannne Tropea and Leonard C Gray
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:281
  10. Work-related injuries result in considerable morbidity, as well as social and economic costs. Pain associated with these injuries is a complex, contested topic, and narcotic analgesics (NA) remain important tr...

    Authors: Janet A Parsons, Muhammad Mamdani, Onil Bhattacharyya, Claire Marie Fortin, Magda Melo, Christina Salmon, Stavroula R Raptis, Donna Bain and Patricia O'Campo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:280
  11. A high percentage of cervical cancer cases have not undergone cytological tests within 10 years prior to diagnosis. Different population interventions could improve coverage in the public system, although cost...

    Authors: Amelia Acera, Ana Rodriguez, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Pilar Soteras, Norman Sanchez, Josep M Bonet, Josep M Manresa, Pablo Hidalgo, Pere Toran and Gemma Prieto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:278
  12. The massive scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) access worldwide has brought tremendous benefit to populations affected by HIV/AIDS. Optimising HIV care in countries with diverse medical systems is crit...

    Authors: Anita Shet, Ayesha DeCosta, Elsa Heylen, Suresh Shastri, Sara Chandy and Maria Ekstrand
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:277
  13. Human resources for rehabilitation are often a neglected component of health services strengthening and health workforce development. This may be partly related to weaknesses in the available research and evid...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Carla Castillo-Laborde and Michel D Landry
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:276
  14. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. In many settings, including South Africa, treatment outcomes remain poor. In contrast, many antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes a...

    Authors: Salla Atkins, Simon Lewin, Karin C Ringsberg and Anna Thorson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:275
  15. Recent reforms in Portugal aimed at strengthening the role of the primary care system, in order to improve the quality of the health care system. Since 2006 new policies aiming to change the organization, ince...

    Authors: André S Fialho, Mónica D Oliveira and Armando B Sá
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:274
  16. Communities of Practice (CoPs) are promoted in the healthcare sector as a means of generating and sharing knowledge and improving organisational performance. However CoPs vary considerably in the way they are ...

    Authors: Geetha Ranmuthugala, Jennifer J Plumb, Frances C Cunningham, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:273
  17. The quality of data in national health information systems has been questionable in most developing countries. However, the mechanisms of errors in the case identification process are not fully understood. Thi...

    Authors: Shinsuke Murai, Leizel P Lagrada, Julita T Gaite and Naruo Uehara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:271
  18. A small percentage of high-risk patients accounts for a large proportion of Medicaid spending in the United States, which has become an urgent policy issue. Our objective was to pilot a novel patient-centered ...

    Authors: Maria C Raven, Kelly M Doran, Shannon Kostrowski, Colleen C Gillespie and Brian D Elbel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:270
  19. The correct implementation of Ambulatory Surgery must be accompanied by an accurate monitoring of the patient post-discharge state. We fit different statistical models to predict the first hours postoperative ...

    Authors: Juan Viñoles, Maía V Ibáñez and Guillermo Ayala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:269
  20. Qualitative research has the potential to inform and improve health care decisions but a study based on one year of publications suggests that it is not published in prominent health care journals. A more deta...

    Authors: Anna R Gagliardi and Mark J Dobrow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:268
  21. There has been a marked increase in the number of Caesarean sections in many countries during the last decades. In several countries, Caesarean sections are carried out in more than 20 per cent of births. Thes...

    Authors: Jostein Grytten, Lars Monkerud, Terje P Hagen, Rune Sørensen, Anne Eskild and Irene Skau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:267
  22. Health worker motivation can potentially affect the provision of health services. The HIV pandemic has placed additional strain on health service provision through the extra burden of increased testing and cou...

    Authors: Deogratius Mbilinyi, Marguerite L Daniel and Gro Th Lie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:266
  23. Frequent and potentially avoidable hospital admission amongst older patients with ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) chronic conditions is a major topic for research internationally, driven by the imperative to u...

    Authors: Jo M Longman, Judy B Singer, Yu Gao, Lesley M Barclay, Megan E Passey, Julie P Pirotta, Kathy E Heathcote, Dan P Ewald, Vahid Saberi, Paul Corben and Geoffrey G Morgan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:265