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  1. Population aging increases the number of glaucoma patients which leads to higher workloads of glaucoma specialists. If stable glaucoma patients were monitored by optometrists and ophthalmic technicians in a gl...

    Authors: Kim M Holtzer-Goor, Esther van Sprundel, Hans G Lemij, Thomas Plochg, Niek S Klazinga and Marc A Koopmanschap
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:312
  2. Studies that identify reasons for readmissions are gaining importance in the light of the changing demographics worldwide which has led to greater demand for hospital beds. It is essential to profile the preva...

    Authors: Carrie HK Yam, Eliza LY Wong, Frank WK Chan, Michael CM Leung, Fiona YY Wong, Annie WL Cheung and EK Yeoh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:311
  3. The Comprehensive Rural Health Services Project Ballabgarh, run by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has a computerized Health Management Information System (HMIS) since 1988. The HMIS...

    Authors: Anand Krishnan, Baridalyne Nongkynrih, Kapil Yadav, Satyavir Singh and Vivek Gupta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:310
  4. Reducing patient length of stay is a high priority for health service providers. Preliminary information suggests additional Saturday rehabilitation services could reduce the time a patient stays in hospital b...

    Authors: Nicholas F Taylor, Natasha K Brusco, Jennifer J Watts, Nora Shields, Casey Peiris, Natalie Sullivan, Genevieve Kennedy, Cheng Kwong Teo, Allison Farley, Kylee Lockwood and Camilla Radia-George
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:308
  5. Russian society has faced dramatic changes in terms of social stratification since the collapse of the Soviet Union. During this time, extensive reforms have taken place in the organisation of health services,...

    Authors: Tatiana Dubikaytis, Meri Larivaara, Olga Kuznetsova and Elina Hemminki
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:307
  6. The current demographic transition will lead to increasing demands on health services. However, debate exists as to the role age plays relative to co-morbidity in terms of health services utilization. While ag...

    Authors: Rahim Moineddin, Jason X Nie, Li Wang, C Shawn Tracy and Ross EG Upshur
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:306
  7. The two primary objectives of this study were to the assess consultation load of occupational health physicians (OHPs), and their difficulties and needs with regard to their sickness certification tasks in sic...

    Authors: Rob Hoedeman, Boudien Krol, Annette H Blankenstein, Petra C Koopmans and Johan W Groothoff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:305
  8. Broad community access to high quality evidence-based primary mental health care is an ongoing challenge around the world. In Australia one approach has been to broaden access to care by funding psychologists ...

    Authors: G Armstrong, G Blashki, L Joubert, R Bland, R Moulding, J Gunn and L Naccarella
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:304
  9. The length of wait lists to access specialist clinics in the public system is problematic for Queensland Health, general practitioners and patients. To address this issue at The Townsville Hospital, the GP Lia...

    Authors: Lesley A Stainkey, Isaac A Seidl, Andrew J Johnson, Gladys E Tulloch and Tilley Pain
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:303
  10. Limited access to weight management care can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of obese children and youth. Our objectives were to describe the characteristics of clients referred to a pediat...

    Authors: Kathryn A Ambler, Douglas WJ Hagedorn and Geoff DC Ball
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:302
  11. In China, the New Co-operative Medical System (NCMS), a rural health insurance system, has expanded nationwide since 2003. This study aims to describe prenatal care use, content and costs of care in one county...

    Authors: Qian Long, Tuohong Zhang, Elina Hemminki, Xiaojun Tang, Kun Huang, Shengbin Xiao and Rachel Tolhurst
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:301
  12. Substantial regional health inequalities have been shown to exist in Turkey for major health indicators. Turkish data on hospitals deserves a closer examination with a special emphasis on the regional differen...

    Authors: Hediye AD Aksan, Işıl Ergin and Zeliha Ocek
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:300
  13. For the treatment of chronic back pain, it has been theorized that integrative care plans can lead to better outcomes than those achieved by monodisciplinary care alone, especially when using a collaborative, ...

    Authors: Michele J Maiers, Kristine K Westrom, Claire G Legendre and Gert Bronfort
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:298
  14. The health sector reform in Colombia, initiated by Law 100 (1993) that introduced a managed competition model, is generally presented as a successful experience of improving access to care through a health ins...

    Authors: Ingrid Vargas, María Luisa Vázquez, Amparo Susana Mogollón-Pérez and Jean-Pierre Unger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:297
  15. Older patients are at high risk for poor outcomes after acute hospital admission. The mortality rate in these patients is approximately 20%, whereas 30% of the survivors decline in their level of activities of...

    Authors: Bianca M Buurman, Juliette L Parlevliet, Bob AJ van Deelen, Rob J de Haan and Sophia E de Rooij
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:296
  16. Management decisions regarding quality and quantity of nurse staffing have important consequences for hospital budgets. Furthermore, these management decisions must address the nursing care requirements of the...

    Authors: Martin Mueller, Stefanie Lohmann, Ralf Strobl, Christine Boldt and Eva Grill
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:295
  17. Assessment of patients' satisfaction with health care services could help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the system and provide guidance for further development. The study's objectives were to: (i...

    Authors: Muhammad A Zahid, Jude U Ohaeri and Adel A Al-Zayed
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:294
  18. Health clinicians perceive certain patients as 'difficult' across all settings, including mental health care. In this area, patients with non-psychotic disorders that become long-term care users may be perceiv...

    Authors: Bauke Koekkoek, Berno van Meijel, Aart Schene and Giel Hutschemaekers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:293
  19. A study to evaluate the impact of a combined intervention (in-class and on-line training courses, a practicum and economic incentives) to improve anti-osteoporosis treatment and to improve recordkeeping for sp...

    Authors: José Sanfélix-Genovés, Salvador Peiró, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno, Isabel Hurtado, Manuel Pascual de la Torre, José Luis Trillo-Mata and Vicente Giner-Ruiz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:292
  20. Almost every Western healthcare system is changing to make their services more centered around out-patient care. In particular, long-term or geriatric patients who have been discharged from the hospital often ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Schmid and Thomas Ostermann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:291
  21. The burden of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda is high. The aim of this paper is to describe the experience of the first 7 years of the prevention of mother- to- child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) ...

    Authors: Robert Byamugisha, Thorkild Tylleskär, Mike N Kagawa, Saul Onyango, Charles AS Karamagi and James K Tumwine
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:290
  22. Biomedical and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) academic and clinical communities have yet to arrive at a common understanding of what Integrative healthcare (IHC) is and how it is practiced. The M...

    Authors: Isabelle Gaboury, Heather Boon, Marja Verhoef, Mathieu Bujold, Laurent M Lapierre and David Moher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:289
  23. Adverse drug reactions (ADR) are a substantial cause of hospital admissions. We conducted a nationwide study to estimate the burden of hospital admissions for ADRs in Spain during a six-year period (2001-2006)...

    Authors: Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, López Ana de Andrés, Valentín Hernández Barrera, Gil Ángel de Miguel and Rodrigo Jiménez-García
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:287
  24. A key constraint to saturating coverage of interventions for reducing the burden of childhood illnesses in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) is the lack of human resources. Community health workers (CHW) ...

    Authors: Sumit S Kane, Barend Gerretsen, Robert Scherpbier, Mario Dal Poz and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:286
  25. An estimated 10,000 Burmese migrants are currently living in London. No studies have been conducted on their access to health services. Furthermore, most studies on migrants in the United Kingdom (UK) have bee...

    Authors: Nyein Chan Aung, Bernd Rechel and Peter Odermatt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:285
  26. Extreme obesity affects nearly 8% of Canadians, and is debilitating, costly and ultimately lethal. Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment available; is associated with reductions in morbid...

    Authors: Raj S Padwal, Sumit R Majumdar, Scott Klarenbach, Dan W Birch, Shahzeer Karmali, Linda McCargar, Konrad Fassbender and Arya M Sharma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:284