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  1. An increasing numbers of deaths occur in nursing homes. Knowledge of the course of development over the years in death rates and predictors of mortality is important for officials responsible for organizing ca...

    Authors: Ingibjörg Hjaltadóttir, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Anna Kristensson Ekwall and Per Nyberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:86
  2. Inpatient utilization associated with incidence of geriatric new-onset epilepsy has not been characterized in any large study, despite recognized high levels of risk factors (comorbidity).

    Authors: Laurel A Copeland, Alan B Ettinger, John E Zeber, Jodi M Gonzalez and Mary Jo Pugh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:84
  3. Many resource-limited countries are scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) towards universal access. However, there are few studies which evaluated outcomes of ART programs in these countries. In addition, ...

    Authors: Yibeltal Assefa, Abiyou Kiflie, Dessalegn Tesfaye, Damen Haile Mariam, Helmut Kloos, Wouters Edwin, Marie Laga and Wim Van Damme
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:81
  4. Current research shows that overall numbers for cannabis use among adolescents and young adults dropped in recent years. However, this trend is much less pronounced in continuous cannabis use. With regard to t...

    Authors: Christiane Baldus, Alejandra Miranda, Nina Weymann, Olaf Reis, Kerstin Moré and Rainer Thomasius
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:80
  5. The Nepal Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) in 2006 showed that more than half (56%) of the women with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, in Nepal sought sexual health services. There is no ...

    Authors: Laxmi Ghimire, W Cairns S Smith and Edwin R van Teijlingen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:79
  6. The Minimum Data Set (MDS) for nursing home resident assessment has been required in all U.S. nursing homes since 1990 and has been universally computerized since 1998. Initially intended to structure clinical...

    Authors: Vincent Mor, Orna Intrator, Mark Aaron Unruh and Shubing Cai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:78
  7. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost of childbirth in a teaching hospital in Barcelona, Spain, including the costs of prenatal care, delivery and postnatal care (3 months). Costs were assessed by tak...

    Authors: Mercè Comas, Laura Català, Maria Sala, Antoni Payà, Assumpció Sala, Elisabeth Del Amo, Xavier Castells and Francesc Cots
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:77
  8. The investigation of the predictive variables for utilisation of day care and the views of family caregivers of dementia patients about quality of day care are the goals of this work.

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Angelika Winkler, Elmar Graessel and Katharina Luttenberger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:76
  9. The allocation of limited available healthcare resources demands an agreed rational allocation principle and the consequent priority setting. We assessed the association between economic evaluations of healthc...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López, Anna García-Altés, Elena Álvarez-Martín, Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Consuelo Morant-Ginestar and Antoni Parada
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:75
  10. People with cardiac disease and type 2 diabetes have higher hospital readmission rates (22%) compared to those without diabetes (6%). Self-management is an effective approach to achieve better health outcomes;...

    Authors: Chiung-Jung Jo Wu, Anne M Chang, Mary Courtney, Lillie M Shortridge-Baggett and Karam Kostner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:74
  11. Strategies to accurately identify the occurrence of specific health care events in administrative data is central to many quality improvement and research efforts. Many health care quality measures have treatm...

    Authors: Alex HS Harris, Rachelle N Reeder, Laura S Ellerbe and Thomas R Bowe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:73
  12. With the move to community care and increased involvement of generalist health care providers in mental health, the need for health service partnerships has been emphasised in mental health policy. Within exis...

    Authors: Jeffrey D Fuller, David Perkins, Sharon Parker, Louise Holdsworth, Brian Kelly, Russell Roberts, Lee Martinez and Lyn Fragar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:72
  13. In the Thai Universal Coverage health insurance scheme, hospital providers are paid for their inpatient care using Diagnosis Related Group-based retrospective payment, for which quality of the diagnosis and pr...

    Authors: Krit Pongpirul, Damian G Walker, Peter J Winch and Courtland Robinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:71
  14. Primary care can play an important role in providing cardiovascular risk management in patients with established Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), patients with a known high risk of developing CVD, and potentiall...

    Authors: Sabine Ludt, Stephen M Campbell, Jan van Lieshout, Richard Grol, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:70
  15. The association between lower socioeconomic status and poorer health outcomes has been observed using both individual-level and aggregate-level measures of income and education. While both are predictive of he...

    Authors: Carlo A Marra, Larry D Lynd, Stephanie S Harvard and Maja Grubisic
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:69
  16. Mental disorders are strongly associated with excess suicide risk, and successful treatment might prevent suicide. Since 1990, and particularly after 1998, there has been a substantial increase in mental healt...

    Authors: Håkon A Johannessen, Gudrun Dieserud, Bjørgulf Claussen and Per-Henrik Zahl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:68
  17. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in China, and poverty is a major barrier to having cataract surgery. In 2003, the Chinese government began a series of new national health insurance reforms, includ...

    Authors: Xiaofan Chen, Chunlin Chen, Yao Zhang, Rongdi Yuan and Jian YE
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:67
  18. Primary care services have not generally been effective in meeting mental health care needs. There is evidence that collaboration between primary care and specialist mental health services can improve clinical...

    Authors: Jeffrey D Fuller, David Perkins, Sharon Parker, Louise Holdsworth, Brian Kelly, Russell Roberts, Lee Martinez and Lyn Fragar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:66
  19. Clinical documentation systems, such as templates, have been associated with process utilization. The T-System emergency department (ED) templates are widely used but lacking are analyses of the templates asso...

    Authors: Kevin A Kerber, Timothy P Hofer, William J Meurer, A Mark Fendrick and Lewis B Morgenstern
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:65
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. "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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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