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  1. Rural and remote areas are characterised by a shortage of medical practitioners. Rural background has been shown to be a significant factor associated with medical graduates' intentions and decisions to practi...

    Authors: Matthew R McGrail, John S Humphreys and Catherine M Joyce
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:63
  2. The effects of tobacco, physical exercise, diet, and alcohol consumption on morbidity and mortality underline the importance of health promotion and prevention (HPP) at the primary health care (PHC) level. Lik...

    Authors: Carlos Calderón, Laura Balagué, Josep M Cortada and Álvaro Sánchez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:62
  3. New methods for prevention and health promotion and are constantly evolving; however, positive outcomes will only emerge if these methods are fully adopted and sustainable in practice. To date, limited attenti...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Rickard Garvare, Anneli Ivarsson, Eva Eurenius, Ingrid Mogren and Monica E Nyström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:61
  4. Decision-making in child and youth mental health (CYMH) care requires recommendations that are developed through an efficient and effective method and are based on credible knowledge. Credible knowledge is inf...

    Authors: J Michael Van Adel, Jennifer Dunn Geier, Adrienne Perry and Jo-Ann M Reitzel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:60
  5. The clinical environment in which health care providers have to work everyday is highly complex; this increases the risk for the occurrence of unintended events. The aim of this randomised controlled trial is ...

    Authors: Hanneke Merten, Sanne Lubberding, Inge van Wagtendonk, Paul C Johannesma and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:59
  6. Given the extent and priority of urinary symptoms there is little evidence available to inform service provision in relation to the long term effects of interventions. This study aims to determine the long ter...

    Authors: Kate S Williams, Dawn Coleby, Keith R Abrams, David A Turner, Christine Shaw, R Philip Assassa, Nicola J Cooper, Madeleine MK Donaldson and Catherine W McGrother
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:58
  7. Casemix adjusted in-hospital mortality is one of the measures used to improve quality of care. The adjustment currently used does not take into account the effects of readmission, because reliable data on read...

    Authors: Wim F van den Bosch, Johannes C Kelder and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:57
  8. Telemonitoring technology offers one of the most promising alternatives for the provision of health care services at the patient's home. The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of a primary car...

    Authors: Iñaki Martín-Lesende, Estibalitz Orruño, Carmen Cairo, Amaia Bilbao, José Asua, María I Romo, Itziar Vergara, Juan C Bayón, Roberto Abad, Eva Reviriego and Jesús Larrañaga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:56
  9. Preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) are widely known to be a health care issue for hospitalized patients. Surgical patients are especially at risk, but prevention of pADEs in this population is not demonst...

    Authors: Monica de Boer, Maya A Ramrattan, Jordy JS Kiewiet, Eveline B Boeker, Kim B Gombert-Handoko, Nicolette AEM van Lent-Evers, Paul F Kuks, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Marja A Boermeester and Loraine Lie-A-Huen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:55
  10. In Uganda, public human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services are mainly provided through the facility based model, although the home based approach is being promoted as ...

    Authors: Edgar M Mulogo, Aden S Abdulaziz, Ranieri Guerra and Sebastian O Baine
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:54
  11. Using routinely collected patient data we explore the utility of multilevel latent class (MLLC) models to adjust for patient casemix and rank Trust performance. We contrast this with ranks derived from Trust s...

    Authors: Mark S Gilthorpe, Wendy J Harrison, Amy Downing, David Forman and Robert M West
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:53
  12. Rural communities throughout Australia are experiencing demographic ageing, increasing burden of chronic diseases, and de-population. Many are struggling to maintain viable health care services due to lack of ...

    Authors: Rachel Tham, John S Humphreys, Leigh Kinsman, Penny Buykx, Adel Asaid and Kathy Tuohey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:52
  13. Although the proportion of women in medicine is growing, female physicians continue to be disadvantaged in professional activities. The purpose of the study was to determine and compare the professional activi...

    Authors: Ana Delgado, Lorena Saletti-Cuesta, Luis Andrés López-Fernández, Juan de Dios Luna and Inmaculada Mateo-Rodriguez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:51
  14. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in developed countries and the leading cause of long-term disability worldwide. A series of national stroke audits in the UK highlighted the differences in stroke car...

    Authors: Phyo K Myint, John F Potter, Gill M Price, Garry R Barton, Anthony K Metcalf, Rachel Hale, Genevieve Dalton, Stanley D Musgrave, Abraham George, Raj Shekhar, Peter Owusu-Agyei, Kevin Walsh, Joseph Ngeh, Anne Nicholson, Diana J Day, Elizabeth A Warburton…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:50
  15. Patient record review is believed to be the most useful method for estimating the rate of adverse events among hospitalised patients. However, the method has some practical and financial disadvantages. Some of...

    Authors: Ingrid Christiaans-Dingelhoff, Marleen Smits, Laura Zwaan, Sanne Lubberding, Gerrit van der Wal and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:49
  16. Judo therapy is a well established Japanese co-medical profession specializing in outpatient manual treatment of fractures and sprains. Recently, the number of judo therapists has been rapidly increasing as a ...

    Authors: Satoshi Inoue, Mutsuhiro Nakao, Kyoko Nomura and Eiji Yano
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:48
  17. As part of a Berlin-based research consortium on health in old age, the OMAHA (Operationalizing Multimorbidity and Autonomy for Health Services Research in Aging Populations) study aims to develop a conceptual...

    Authors: Martin Holzhausen, Judith Fuchs, Markus Busch, Andrea Ernert, Julia Six-Merker, Hildtraud Knopf, Ulfert Hapke, Beate Gaertner, Ina Kurzawe-Seitz, Roswitha Dietzel, Nadine Schödel, Justus Welke, Juliane Wiskott, Matthias Wetzstein, Peter Martus and Christa Scheidt-Nave
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:47
  18. "Willingness to recommend" questions are being increasingly used to measure and manage patient loyalty. Yet, there is little data in the literature correlating the "willingness to recommend" question with comm...

    Authors: Christopher G Lis, Mark Rodeghier and Digant Gupta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:46
  19. Developing a patient safety culture was one of the recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine to assist hospitals in improving patient safety. In recent years, a multitude of evidence, mostly originatin...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Hani Dimassi, Diana Jamal, Maha Jaafar and Nour Hemadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:45
  20. Efforts to improve the care of patients with chronic disease in primary care settings have been mixed. Application of a complex adaptive systems framework suggests that this may be because implementation effor...

    Authors: Luci K Leykum, Ray Palmer, Holly Lanham, Michelle Jordan, Reuben R McDaniel, Polly H Noël and Michael Parchman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:44
  21. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death among US adults and is projected to be the third by 2020. In anticipation of the increasing burden imposed on healthcare system...

    Authors: Douglas W Mapel, Michael P Dutro, Jenő P Marton, Kimberly Woodruff and Barry Make
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:43
  22. The health workforce in Australia is ageing, particularly in rural areas, where this change will have the most immediate implications for health care delivery and workforce needs. In rural areas, the sustainab...

    Authors: Lyn J Fragar and Julie C Depczynski
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:42
  23. Behavioural problems are common in nursing home residents with dementia and they often are burdensome for both residents and nursing staff. In this study, the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a new care...

    Authors: Sandra A Zwijsen, Martin Smalbrugge, Sytse U Zuidema, Raymond TCM Koopmans, Judith E Bosmans, Maurits W van Tulder, Jan A Eefsting, Debby L Gerritsen and Anne-Margriet Pot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:41
  24. The relationship between extended work hours and health is well documented among hospital doctors, but the effect of national differences in work hours on health is unexplored. The study examines the relations...

    Authors: Judith Rosta and Olaf G Aasland
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:40
  25. There is a crisis in primary care health workforce shortages in Australia. Its government has attempted to fix this by role-substitution (replacing medical work with nursing instead). This was not completely s...

    Authors: Chris Del Mar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:39
  26. Across the globe the emphasis on roles and responsibilities of primary care teams is under scrutiny. This paper begins with a review of general practice financing in Australia, and how nurses are currently fun...

    Authors: Christopher Pearce, Christine Phillips, Sally Hall, Bonnie Sibbald, Julie Porritt, Rachael Yates, Kathryn Dwan and Marjan Kljakovic
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:38
  27. Administrative data is often used to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yet the validity of this approach is unclear. We sought to develop a predictive model utilizing adminis...

    Authors: Colin R Cooke, Min J Joo, Stephen M Anderson, Todd A Lee, Edmunds M Udris, Eric Johnson and David H Au
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:37
  28. The focus on the determinants of the quality of health services in low-income countries is increasing. Health workers' motivation has emerged as a topic of substantial interest in this context. The main object...

    Authors: Nils Gunnar Songstad, Ole Bjørn Rekdal, Deodatus Amadeus Massay and Astrid Blystad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:34
  29. Whilst evidence suggests cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) may be effective for depressed older people in a primary care setting, few studies have examined its cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Amanda J Holman, Marc A Serfaty, Baptiste E Leurent and Michael B King
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:33
  30. Infectious diseases present a potentially substantial yet undefined burden on the health of the adult Azerbaijani population. Efforts to quantify this burden in Azerbaijan are currently based almost exclusivel...

    Authors: Danielle V Clark, Afrail Ismayilov, Sevinj Bakhishova, Huseyn Hajiyev, Tahir Nuriyev, Saleh Piraliyev, Sadigulla Bagirov, Afag Aslanova, Maqsud Qasimov and Matthew J Hepburn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:32
  31. As with the general population, a proportion of military personnel with mental health problems do not seek help. As the military is a profession at high risk of occupational psychiatric injury, understanding b...

    Authors: Amy C Iversen, Lauren van Staden, Jamie Hacker Hughes, Neil Greenberg, Matthew Hotopf, Roberto J Rona, Graham Thornicroft, Simon Wessely and Nicola T Fear
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:31
  32. National health strategies have called for an expansion of the role of primary care in England to increase access to sexual health services. However, there is little guidance for service planners and commissio...

    Authors: Catherine RH Aicken, Jackie A Cassell, Claudia S Estcourt, Frances Keane, Gary Brook, Greta Rait, Peter J White and Catherine H Mercer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:30
  33. HIV counselling and testing for pregnant women is a key factor for successful prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. Women's access to testing can be improved by scaling up the distribution of this...

    Authors: Nguyễn Thị Thúy Hạnh, Tine Gammeltoft and Vibeke Rasch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:29
  34. Patient safety culture at healthcare organizations plays an important role in guaranteeing, improving and promoting overall patient safety. Although several conceptual frameworks have been proposed in the past...

    Authors: Shinya Ito, Kanako Seto, Mika Kigawa, Shigeru Fujita, Toshihiko Hasegawa and Tomonori Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:28
  35. In Canada, workforce shortages in the health care sector constrain the ability of the health care system to meet the needs of its population and of its health care professionals. This issue is of particular im...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Guy Paré, Hugo Pollender, Julie Duplantie, José Côté, Jean-Paul Fortin, Rita Labadie, Emmanuel Duplàa, Marie-Claude Thifault, François Courcy, Carrie Anna McGinn, Birama Apho Ly, Amélie Trépanier and François-Bernard Malo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:27
  36. The current, place-oriented nurse call systems are very static. A patient can only make calls with a button which is fixed to a wall of a room. Moreover, the system does not take into account various factors s...

    Authors: Femke Ongenae, Dries Myny, Tom Dhaene, Tom Defloor, Dirk Van Goubergen, Piet Verhoeve, Johan Decruyenaere and Filip De Turck
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:26
  37. Patients on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) require regular testing of the prothrombin time (PT) and the international normalised ratio (INR) to monitor their blood coagulation level to avoid complications of...

    Authors: Syed Ghulam Sarwar Shah and Ian Robinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:25
  38. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the single greatest contributor to the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Our objective is to determine if holistic CVD risk assessment, i...

    Authors: Christopher P Burgess, Ross S Bailie, Christine M Connors, Richard D Chenhall, Robyn A McDermott, Kerin O'Dea, Charlie Gunabarra, Hellen L Matthews and Adrian J Esterman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:24
  39. Shared decision making (SDM) is fundamental to informed consent and client-centered care. So far, SDM frameworks have been limited to the client-physician dyad, even though care is increasingly delivered by in...

    Authors: France Légaré, Dawn Stacey, Nathalie Brière, Sophie Desroches, Serge Dumont, Kimberley Fraser, Mary-Anne Murray, Anne Sales and Denise Aubé
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:23
  40. Proposed neonatal quality measures have included structural measures such as average daily census, and outcome measures such as mortality and rates of complications of prematurity. However, process measures ha...

    Authors: Heather C Kaplan, Scott A Lorch, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Mary Putt and Jeffrey H Silber
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:22
  41. Diffusion of new drugs in the health care market affects patients' access to new treatment options and health care expenditures. We examined how a new drug class for diabetes mellitus, thiazolidinediones (TZDs...

    Authors: Yu-Wen Wen, Weng-Foung Huang, Yue-Chune Lee, Ken N Kuo, Chia-Rung Tsai and Yi-Wen Tsai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:21
  42. Several states in the US have passed laws mandating coverage of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests by health insurance plans. The impact of these state mandates on the use of colorectal cancer screening h...

    Authors: Vilma Cokkinides, Priti Bandi, Mona Shah, Katherine Virgo and Elizabeth Ward
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:19
  43. The oral anticoagulant therapy - provided to prevent thrombosis - is known to be associated with substantial avoidable hospitalization. Improving the quality of the oral anticoagulant therapy could avoid drug ...

    Authors: Hanneke W Drewes, Mattijs S Lambooij, Caroline A Baan, Bert R Meijboom, Wilco C Graafmans and Gert P Westert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:18
  44. Since generic drugs have the same therapeutic effect as the original formulation but at generally lower costs, their use should be more heavily promoted. However, a considerable number of barriers to their wid...

    Authors: Anne Decollogny, Yves Eggli, Patricia Halfon and Thomas M Lufkin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:17
  45. Shorter periods of hospitalisation and increasing warfarin use have placed stress on community-based healthcare services to care for patients taking warfarin after hospital discharge, a high-risk period for th...

    Authors: Leanne Stafford, Gregory M Peterson, Luke RE Bereznicki and Shane L Jackson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:16
  46. Psychosocial problems in socioeconomically deprived communities are not always amenable to traditional medical approaches. Mothers living in these areas are a particularly vulnerable group. The objective of th...

    Authors: Wai-Sun Chan, David L Whitford, Ronan Conroy, David Gibney and Brid Hollywood
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:15
  47. Most cancer patients still die in hospital, mainly in medical wards. Many studies in different countries have shown the poor quality of end-of-life care delivery in hospitals. The Program "Liverpool Care Pathw...

    Authors: Massimo Costantini, Simona Ottonelli, Laura Canavacci, Fabio Pellegrini and Monica Beccaro
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:13