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  1. The CDC's Family History Public Health Initiative encourages adoption and increase awareness of family health history. To meet these goals and develop a personalized medicine implementation science research ag...

    Authors: Lori A Orlando, Elizabeth R Hauser, Carol Christianson, Karen P Powell, Adam H Buchanan, Blair Chesnut, Astrid B Agbaje, Vincent C Henrich and Geoffrey Ginsburg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:264
  2. Considering the changes in dental healthcare, such as the increasing assertiveness of patients, the introduction of new dental professionals, and regulated competition, it becomes more important that general d...

    Authors: Rutger E Sonneveld, Michel Wensing, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Gert-Jan Truin and Wolter G Brands
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:263
  3. Research on patients' choice of hospital has focused on inpatients' rather than outpatients' choice of provider. We have investigated Danish outpatients' awareness and utilisation of freedom of choice of provi...

    Authors: Hans O Birk, Rikke Gut and Lars O Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:262
  4. The relative shortage of physicians in Japan's rural areas is an important issue in health policy. In the 1970s, the Japanese government began a policy to increase the number of medical students and to achieve...

    Authors: Shinichi Tanihara, Yasuki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Une and Ichiro Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:260
  5. Surgeries and other procedures can influence the risk of death in hospital. All published scales that predict post-operative death risk require clinical data and cannot be measured using administrative data al...

    Authors: Carl van Walraven, Jenna Wong, Carol Bennett and Alan J Forster
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:258
  6. Persons with schizophrenia and related disorders may be particularly sensitive to a number of determinants of service use, including those related with illness, socio-demographic characteristics and organizati...

    Authors: Berta Moreno-Küstner, Fermín Mayoral, Fabio Rivas, Pedro Angona, Javier Requena, José M García-Herrera, Desiree Navas, Patricia Moreno, Antoni Serrano-Blanco and Juan A Bellón
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:257
  7. Various countries are currently implementing a national electronic patient record (n-EPR). Despite the assumed positive effects of n-EPRs, their overall adoption remains low and meets resistance from health ca...

    Authors: Marieke Zwaanswijk, Robert A Verheij, Floris J Wiesman and Roland D Friele
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:256
  8. As part of its ongoing healthcare reform, the Hong Kong Government introduced a voucher scheme, intended for encouraging older patients to use primary healthcare services in the private sector, thereby, reduci...

    Authors: Carrie HK Yam, Su Liu, Olivia HY Huang, EK Yeoh and Sian M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:255
  9. During 1999-2003, Japan experienced a series of measles epidemics, and in Action Plans to Control Measles and the Future Problems, it was proposed that infants be immunized soon after their one-year birthday.

    Authors: Kenzo Takahashi, Yasushi Ohkusa and Jong-Young Kim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:254
  10. Population-based patterns of care studies are important for monitoring cancer care but conducting them is expensive and resource-intensive. Linkage of routinely collected administrative health data may provide...

    Authors: David E Goldsbury, David P Smith, Bruce K Armstrong and Dianne L O'Connell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:253
  11. This study aims to identify the statistical software applications most commonly employed for data analysis in health services research (HSR) studies in the U.S. The study also examines the extent to which info...

    Authors: Allard E Dembe, Jamie S Partridge and Laurel C Geist
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:252
  12. There are few validated measures of organizational context and none that we located are parsimonious and address modifiable characteristics of context. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) was developed to meet this ne...

    Authors: Carole A Estabrooks, Janet E Squires, Alison M Hutchinson, Shannon Scott, Greta G Cummings, Sung Hyun Kang, William K Midodzi and Bonnie Stevens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:251
  13. To describe implementation and first-year screening results of the first Chinese telehealth system for diabetic retinopathy (DR) - the Beixinjing Community Diabetic Retinopathy Telehealth system (BCDRT).

    Authors: Jinjuan Peng, Haidong Zou, Weiwei Wang, Jiong Fu, Bingjie Shen, Xuelin Bai, Xun Xu and Xi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:250
  14. In January 2006, Veterans Affairs (VA) disseminated the MOVE!® Weight Management Program to VA medical centers to address the high prevalence of overweight/obesity. In its second year, MOVE! implementation varied...

    Authors: Laura J Damschroder, David E Goodrich, Claire H Robinson, Carol E Fletcher and Julie C Lowery
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:248
  15. Interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs) for TB have the potential to replace the tuberculin skin test (TST) in screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The higher per-test cost of IGRAs may be compensat...

    Authors: Albert Nienhaus, Anja Schablon, José Torres Costa and Roland Diel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:247
  16. Since the shift from a radiographic film-based system to that of a filmless system, the change in radiographic examination costs and costs structure have been undetermined. The activity-based costing (ABC) met...

    Authors: Hiroshi Muto, Yuji Tani, Shigemasa Suzuki, Yuki Yokooka, Tamotsu Abe, Yuji Sase, Takayoshi Terashita and Katsuhiko Ogasawara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:246
  17. Normalization Process Theory (NPT) can be used to explain implementation processes in health care relating to new technologies and complex interventions. This paper describes the processes by which we develope...

    Authors: Carl R May, Tracy Finch, Luciana Ballini, Anne MacFarlane, Frances Mair, Elizabeth Murray, Shaun Treweek and Tim Rapley
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:245
  18. Audit and feedback is an established strategy for improving maternal, neonatal and child health. The Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP), implemented in South African public hospitals in the late...

    Authors: María Belizán, Anne-Marie Bergh, Carolé Cilliers, Robert C Pattinson and Anna Voce
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:243
  19. Studies have shown that effective discharge planning is one of the key factors related to the quality of inpatient care and unnecessary hospital readmission. The perception and understanding of hospital discha...

    Authors: Eliza LY Wong, Carrie HK Yam, Annie WL Cheung, Michael CM Leung, Frank WK Chan, Fiona YY Wong and Eng-Kiong Yeoh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:242
  20. Researches to evaluate Primary Health Care performance in TB control in Brazil show that different cities aggregate local specificities in the dynamics of coping with the disease. This study aims to evaluate h...

    Authors: Tereza CS Villa, Antônio Ruffino-Netto, Lucia M Scatena, Rubia LP Andrade, Maria EF Brunello, Jordana A Nogueira, Pedro F Palha, Lenilde D Sá, Marluce MA Assis, Silvia HF Vendramini, Aline A Monroe, Ricardo A Arcêncio and Tiemi Arakawa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:241
  21. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a cause of hospital mortality and managing its morbidity is associated with significant expenditure. Uptake of evidenced based guideline recommendations intended to prevent VTE ...

    Authors: Nicola H Chapman, Steven P Lazar, Margaret Fry, Marissa N Lassere and Beng H Chong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:240
  22. Globally, almost 4 million newborns die during the first 4 weeks of life every year. By increased use of evidence-based knowledge in the healthcare system a large proportion of these neonatal deaths could be p...

    Authors: Lars Wallin, Mats Målqvist, Nguyen T Nga, Leif Eriksson, Lars-Åke Persson, Dinh P Hoa, Tran Q Huy, Duong M Duc and Uwe Ewald
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:239
  23. Patient safety has been a priority for many societies and health care systems in the last decades. Identification of preventable risks and aversion of potentially unsafe situations and fatal complications in m...

    Authors: Vasilios Raftopoulos, Nicos Savva and Maria Papadopoulou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:238
  24. Risperidone long-acting injection (LAI) is mostly administered twice weekly to people with schizophrenia by nurses at community mental health centres (CMHC) or through mobile outreach visits. This study estima...

    Authors: Andrew Dalton, Tim Lambert, Rudolf Schrover, Judy Hertel and Dell Kingsford Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:236
  25. Throughout China, a growing number of physicians are leaving or intending to depart from their organizations owing to job dissatisfaction. Little information is available about the role of occupational burnout...

    Authors: Yimin Zhang and Xueshan Feng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:235
  26. Empirical evidence on how ownership type affects the quality and cost of medical care is growing, and debate on these topics is ongoing. Despite the fact that the private sector is a major provider of hospital...

    Authors: Elias Kondilis, Magda Gavana, Stathis Giannakopoulos, Emmanouil Smyrnakis, Nikolaos Dombros and Alexis Benos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:234
  27. Pain is one of the most frequent problems among patients diagnosed with cancer. Despite the availability of effective pharmacological treatments, this group of patients often receives less than optimal treatme...

    Authors: Gunilla Borglin, Markus Gustafsson and Hans Krona
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:233
  28. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing of pharmaceuticals is controversial, yet effective. Little is known relating patterns of medication use to patient responsiveness to DTC.

    Authors: Nicholas J Dieringer, Lisa Kukkamma, Grant W Somes and Ronald I Shorr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:232
  29. While it is recommended that records are kept between primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists during patient transitions from hospital to community care, this communication is not currently standardized....

    Authors: Jonathan Yee, Karen Unsworth, Neville Suskin, Robert D Reid, Veronica Jamnik and Sherry L Grace
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:231
  30. Almost all studies of pathologic fractures have been conducted based on patients with tumours and hospital-based data; however, in the present study, a nationwide epidemiological survey of pathologic fractures...

    Authors: Yi-Hui Lee, Yuan-Nian Hsu, I-Liang Yu, Dinh-Van Phan, Pesus Chou, Chien-Lung Chan and Nan-Ping Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:230
  31. Community participation has been emphasized internationally as a way of enhancing accountability, as well as a means to enhance health goals in terms of coverage, access and effective utilization. In rural hea...

    Authors: Catherine Goodman, Antony Opwora, Margaret Kabare and Sassy Molyneux
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:229
  32. Concerns about falls are frequently reported by older people. These concerns can have serious consequences such as an increased risk of falls and the subsequent avoidance of activities. Previous studies have s...

    Authors: Tanja AC Dorresteijn, GA Rixt Zijlstra, Kim Delbaere, Erik van Rossum, Johan WS Vlaeyen and Gertrudis IJM Kempen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:228
  33. Breast cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer death in women worldwide, but global disparities in breast cancer control persist, due to a lack of a comprehensive breast cancer control strategy in many cou...

    Authors: John FP Bridges, Benjamin O Anderson, Antonio C Buzaid, Abdul R Jazieh, Louis W Niessen, Barri M Blauvelt and David R Buchanan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:227
  34. In a manner similar to the television action hero MacGyver, health services researchers need to respond to the pressure of unpredictable demands and constrained time frames. The results are often both innovati...

    Authors: Roshan Perera and Helen J Moriarty
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:226
  35. Surveillance and intervention are resource-using activities of strategies to mitigate the unwanted effects of disease. Resources are scarce, and allocating them to disease mitigation instead of other uses nece...

    Authors: Barbara Häsler, Keith S Howe and Katharina DC Stärk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:225
  36. A high percentage of abortions performed in South Africa are in the second trimester. However, little research focuses on women's experiences seeking second trimester abortion or the efficacy and safety of the...

    Authors: Daniel Grossman, Deborah Constant, Naomi Lince, Marijke Alblas, Kelly Blanchard and Jane Harries
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:224
  37. Adverse events are considered a major international problem related to the performance of health systems. Evaluating the occurrence of adverse events involves, as any other outcome measure, determining the ext...

    Authors: Mônica Martins, Claudia Travassos, Walter Mendes and Ana Luiza B Pavão
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:223
  38. In England and Wales, the Department of Health introduced a primary prevention programme, NHS Health Checks, to provide screening for cardiovascular risk amongst people aged 40-74. The aim of this programme is...

    Authors: Rebekah J McNaughton, Nigel TA Oswald, Janet S Shucksmith, Peter J Heywood and Pat S Watson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:222
  39. In order for clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to meet their broad objective of enhancing the quality of care and supporting improved patient outcomes, they must address the needs of diverse patient populati...

    Authors: Matthew J Leach and Leonie Segal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:221
  40. Unintended pregnancies lead to unsafe abortions, which are a leading cause of preventable maternal mortality among young women in Uganda. There is a discrepancy between the desire to prevent pregnancy and actu...

    Authors: Gorrette Nalwadda, Florence Mirembe, Nazarius M Tumwesigye, Josaphat Byamugisha and Elisabeth Faxelid
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:220
  41. Health reforms in Bulgaria have introduced major changes to the financing, delivery and regulation of health care. As in many other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, these included introducing general p...

    Authors: Boika Rechel, Clare M Blackburn, Nick J Spencer and Bernd Rechel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:219
  42. Few studies have investigated factors associated with discontinuation of employment in patients with CFS/ME or quantified its impact on productivity.

    Authors: Simon M Collin, Esther Crawley, Margaret T May, Jonathan AC Sterne and William Hollingworth
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:217
  43. To evaluate the value of a pre-ordering process for the pro-active scheduling and completion of appropriate preventive and chronic disease monitoring tests prior to a periodic health examination (PHE).

    Authors: Vicki L Hunt, Rajeev Chaudhry, Robert J Stroebel and Frederick North
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:216
  44. Legislation demands the establishment of client councils in Dutch nursing homes and residential care facilities. The members of those councils are residents or their representatives. Client councils have the r...

    Authors: Marloes Zuidgeest, Katrien G Luijkx, Gert P Westert and Diana MJ Delnoij
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:215