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  1. Content type: Research article

    The floating population serves an important role in economic and social development. However, little is known about the floating population’s reproductive health (RH) services, especially in low- and middle-in...

    Authors: Yanhui Zhou, Ting Wang, Jingxia Fu, Mingzhu Chen, Yanting Meng and Yang Luo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:540

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    In Germany, patients receiving oral anticoagulation (OAC) are often treated by general practitioners (GPs), and large proportions of patients receive vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). The quality of OAC in German ...

    Authors: Cornelia Mertens, Andrea Siebenhofer, Andrea Berghold, Gudrun Pregartner, Lisa-Rebekka Ulrich, Karola Mergenthal, Birgit Kemperdick, Sylvia Schulz-Rothe, Sandra Rauck, Sebastian Harder, Ferdinand Michael Gerlach and Juliana Johanna Petersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:539

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    Antenatal care (ANC) provides a range of critical health services during pregnancy that can improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. In Mozambique, only half of women receive four or more ANC visits, whi...

    Authors: Estelle Gong, Janeth Dula, Carla Alberto, Amanda de Albuquerque, Maria Steenland, Quinhas Fernandes, Rosa Marlene Cuco, Sandra Sequeira, Sérgio Chicumbe, Eduardo Samo Gudo and Margaret McConnell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:538

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    Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases that cause 17 million deaths globally. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if hypertensive and diabetic patients had t...

    Authors: Juma Adinan, Rachel Manongi, Gloria August Temu, Ntuli Kapologwe, Annette Marandu, Bahati Wajanga, Haruna Dika, Sarah Maongezi, Sweetness Laizer, Ridhiwani Manyuti, Rehema Abdillahi Nassir, Jenny Renju and Jim Todd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:537

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    Many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are moving towards enforcing prescription-only access to antibiotics. This systematic literature review aims to assess the interventions used to enforce existing le...

    Authors: Tom G. Jacobs, Jane Robertson, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Kotoji Iwamoto, Hanne Bak Pedersen and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:536

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    Organizational readiness is a factor known to influence the predisposition of individuals within an organization to change. Based on Weiner’s organizational theory, the “Organizational Readiness for Implementi...

    Authors: M. Ruest, G. Léonard, A. Thomas, J. Desrosiers and M. Guay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:535

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, primary care providers (PCPs) routinely balance acute, chronic, and preventive patient care delivery, including cancer prevention and screening, in time-limited visits. Clinical decision ...

    Authors: Melissa L. Harry, Anjali R. Truitt, Daniel M. Saman, Hillary A. Henzler-Buckingham, Clayton I. Allen, Kayla M. Walton, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O’Connor, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Joseph A. Bianco and Thomas E. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:534

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In some low-resource settings bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) is increasingly used to treat children with pneumonia. However, the time required for healthcare workers (HCWs) to administer bC...

    Authors: Kristen L. Sessions, Tisungane Mvalo, Davie Kondowe, Donnie Makonokaya, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Alfred Chalira, Norman Lufesi, Michelle Eckerle, Andrew G. Smith and Eric D. McCollum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:533

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis elimination requires treatment of latently infected high-risk persons, such as contacts of index cases. Identification and referral of tuberculosis contacts for investigation are major barriers in...

    Authors: Anete Trajman, Maria F. Wakoff-Pereira, Jonas Ramos-Silva, Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos, Maria de Fátima Militão de Albuquerque, Philip C. Hill and Dick Menzies

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:532

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    In France, general practitioners (GPs) perform out-of-hours home visits (OOH-HVs) after physician-led telephone triage at the emergency call centre. The quality of a systematic physician-led triage has not bee...

    Authors: Matthieu Heidet, Florence Canoui-Poitrine, François Revaux, Thomas Perennou, Maeva Bertin, Charles Binetruy, Julien Palazzi, Eric Tapiero, Michel Nguyen, Paul-Georges Reuter, Eric Lecarpentier, Julien Vaux and Jean Marty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:531

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    Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting participation. Although there are evidence-based practice recommendations about participation and aphasia rehabilitation, it may be challenging for speech-language...

    Authors: Christine Alary Gauvreau, Guylaine Le Dorze, Dahlia Kairy and Claire Croteau

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:530

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    There is international interest in whether improved primary care, in particular for patients with chronic or complex conditions, can lead to decreased use of health resources and whether financial incentives h...

    Authors: Gregory M. Peterson, Grant Russell, Jan G. Radford, Nick Zwar, Danielle Mazza, Simon Eckermann, Judy Mullan, Marijka J. Batterham, Athena Hammond and Andrew Bonney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:529

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    In surgical teams, health professionals are highly interdependent and work under time pressure. It is of particular importance that teamwork is well-functioning in order to achieve quality treatment and patien...

    Authors: Birgitte Tørring, Jody Hoffer Gittell, Mogens Laursen, Bodil Steen Rasmussen and Erik Elgaard Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:528

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    The PRagmatic trial Of Video Education in Nursing homes (PROVEN) aims to test the effectiveness of an advance care planning (ACP) video intervention. Relatively little is known about the challenges associated ...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Palmer, Victoria A. Parker, Vincent Mor, Angelo E. Volandes, Lacey R. Barre, Emmanuelle Belanger, Phoebe Carter, Lacey Loomer, Ellen McCreedy and Susan L. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:527

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Linking process of care data from general practice (GP) and hospital data may provide more information about the risk of hospital admission and re-admission for people with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Thi...

    Authors: Sarah Dennis, Jane Taggart, Hairong Yu, Bin Jalaludin, Mark F. Harris and Siaw-Teng Liaw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:526

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Lebanese public perceives the physician-patient relationship as flawed. The objectives of this study are to assess factors associated with the public’s trust in physicians in the context of the Lebanese he...

    Authors: Bashir Shaya, Nadine Al Homsi, Kevin Eid, Zeinab Haidar, Ali Khalil, Kelly Merheb, Gladys Honein-Abou Haidar and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:525

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Mental illness is a leading cause of illness and disability and around 75% of people suffering mental illness do not have access to adequate care. In Australia, nearly half the population experiences mental il...

    Authors: Steven A. Trankle and Jennifer Reath

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:524

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Liaison psychiatry services provide mental health care for patients in physical healthcare (usually acute hospital) settings including emergency departments. Liaison work involves close collaboration with acut...

    Authors: Keeble Jasmin, Andrew Walker, Elspeth Guthrie, Peter Trigwell, Alan Quirk, Jenny Hewison, Carolyn Czoski Murray and Allan House

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:522

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 3.5 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Although many patients with HCV are asymptomatic, HCV is the leading cause of infection-related death in the U.S. With advance...

    Authors: Leah L. Zullig, Haresh L. Bhatia, Ziad F. Gellad, Mark Eatherly, Rochelle Henderson and Hayden B. Bosworth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:521

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  20. Content type: Research article

    World Health Organization (WHO) has created an essential list of in-vitro diagnostics. Supply chain management (SCM) is said to be the vehicle that ensures that developed point-of-care (POC) tests reach their ...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Vitalis Bawontuo, Paul K. Drain, Nonjabulo Gwala and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:519

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Validated instruments are needed to assess the delivery of patient-centred care (PCC) to people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) needing 24-h care in residential settings. Eight dimensions of PCC have be...

    Authors: Jane Murray Cramm and Anna Petra Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:518

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  22. Content type: Research article

    As health care strives towards the Triple Aim of improved population health, patient experience, and reduced costs, an organization’s readiness for change may be a key factor. The concept refers to the collect...

    Authors: Marie Höjriis Storkholm, Carl Savage, Mesfin Kassaye Tessma, Jannie Dalby Salvig and Pamela Mazzocato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:517

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Suboptimal healthcare quality may be a barrier to achieving child health improvements, yet little is known about the relationship between provider compliance with evidence-based practices and client behavior c...

    Authors: Adrienne Epstein, Corrina Moucheraud, Haribondhu Sarma, Mahfuzur Rahman, Md. Tariqujjaman, Tahmeed Ahmed, Jeffrey Glenn, Thomas Bossert and Margaret E. Kruk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:516

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Many international health policies recognise the World Health Organization’s (2008) vision that communities should be involved in shaping primary healthcare services. However, researchers continue to debate de...

    Authors: Rachel McEvoy, Edel Tierney and Anne MacFarlane

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:515

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Early Health Technology Assessment (EHTA) is an evolving field in health policy which aims to provide decision support and mitigate risk during early medical device innovation. The clinician is a key stakehold...

    Authors: Vinayak Smith, Ritesh Warty, Amrish Nair, Sathya Krishnan, Joel Arun Sursas, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Beverley Vollenhoven and Euan Morrison Wallace

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:514

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In 2015 the increased migratory pressure in Europe posed additional challenges for healthcare providers. The aim of this study was to inform the development of a “Resource Package” to support European Union (E...

    Authors: Antonio Chiarenza, Marie Dauvrin, Valentina Chiesa, Sonia Baatout and Hans Verrept

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:513

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The synthetic control method (SCM) is a useful tool in providing unbiased analysis on the policy effect in real-world health policy evaluations. Through controlling for a few confounding factors, we aim to app...

    Authors: Xiao Zang, Mengran Zhang, Shihao Wei, Wenxi Tang and Shan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:512

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Learning Clubs is a multi-component intervention to address the eight common risk factors for women’s health, and infant’s health and development in resource-constrained settings. We are testing in a cluster rand...

    Authors: Jane Fisher, Trang Nguyen, Thach Duc Tran, Ha Tran, Tuan Tran, Stanley Luchters, David Hipgrave, Sarah Hanieh and Beverley-Ann Biggs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:511

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Blood transfusion is a life-saving intervention. However, the safety of the donor and the recipient is paramount. This study was aimed at determining the blood donation deferral pattern of University of Calaba...

    Authors: Henshaw Uchechi Okoroiwu and Enosakhare Aiyudubie Asemota

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:510

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Community-Directed Interventions (CDI) is a participatory approach for delivery of essential healthcare services at community level. It is based on the values and principles of Primary Health Care (PHC). The C...

    Authors: Peter Makaula, Mathias Funsanani, Kondwani Chidzammbuyo Mamba, Janelisa Musaya and Paul Bloch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:509

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There is an increase in studies investigating the use of healthcare services prior to suicide. Although studies generally report high usage, there are no previous studies comparing immigrants’ use of primary h...

    Authors: Carine Øien-Ødegaard, Anne Reneflot and Lars Johan Hauge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:508

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  32. Content type: Research article

    This study provides an empirical test of the reasoned action approach (RAA) socio-cognitive theory with the aim of 1) predicting the intention of public dental health personnel (PDHP) to report suspected child...

    Authors: Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø, Ragnhild Bjørknes, Kyrre Breivik and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:507

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Emergency department (ED) crowding and prolonged length of stay (LOS) are associated with delays in treatment, adverse outcomes and decreased patient satisfaction. Hospital restructuring and mergers are often ...

    Authors: Ida Mentzoni, Stig Tore Bogstrand and Kashif Waqar Faiz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:506

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The transition of older patients (over 65 years of age) from hospital to their own home is a time when patients are at high risk. No measure currently exists to assess the experience, quality and safety of car...

    Authors: Eirini Oikonomou, Eleanor Chatburn, Helen Higham, Jenni Murray, Rebecca Lawton and Charles Vincent

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:505

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Global burden of cardiovascular diseases is alarming which is intricately linked with health literacy. To what extent improvement in health literacy can lower down cardiovascular diseases occurrence has not ye...

    Authors: Maria Nazar, Shahzad Ali Khan, Ramesh Kumar and Assad Hafeez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:504

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is a call for sexual health services to support young people achieve sexual wellbeing in addition to treating or preventing sexual ill-health. Progress towards realising this ambition is limited. This st...

    Authors: Katie Shearn, Hilary Piercy, Peter Allmark and Julia Hirst

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:503

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Trust has been introduced as the cornerstone of the public and health providers’ relation. Public trust in primary health care (PHC) is crucial and must be measured. The aim of this study was to develop and va...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mostafa farahbakhsh, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Zahra Zare and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:502

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause of death. However, effective and timely secondary care contributes to improved quality of life, decreased morbidity and mortality. This study analyzed the m...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall, Terrence Seemungal, Katija Khan and George Legall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:501

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Payers and policy makers across the international healthcare market are increasingly using publicly available summary measures to designate providers as “high-performing”, but no consistently-applied approach ...

    Authors: Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Cheryl L. Damberg, Ann Haas and Paul G. Shekelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:500

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common infections treated in primary care and the emergency department. The RxOUTMAP study demonstrated that management of uncomplicated UTI by community pharmac...

    Authors: Chiranjeev Sanyal, Donald R. Husereau, Nathan P. Beahm, Daniel Smyth and Ross T. Tsuyuki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:499

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Osteopaths are an integral member of the health care team, playing a pivotal role in the provision of care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopaths, like other health care providers, are under i...

    Authors: Matthew J. Leach, Tobias Sundberg, Gary Fryer, Philip Austin, Oliver P. Thomson and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:498

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Amid the current burden of non-communicable (NCD) diseases in Malaysia, there is a growing demand for more efficient service delivery of primary healthcare. A complex intervention is proposed to improve NCD ma...

    Authors: Lee Lan Low, Fathullah Iqbal Ab Rahim, Mohammad Zabri Johari, Zalilah Abdullah, Siti Hajar Abdul Aziz, Nur Ajeerah Suhaimi, Norrafizah Jaafar, Ainul Nadziha Mohd Hanafiah, Yuke Lin Kong, Siti Haniza Mahmud, Mohamad Zaidan Zulkepli, Komathi Perialathan, Norazlin Muharam, Nur Hani Zainudin, Zaikiah Mohd Zin, Norazilah Mohd Roslan…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:497

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Although there is evidence with respect to the effectiveness of Chronic Care Model (CCM)-based programs in terms of improved patient outcomes, less attention has been given to the effect of high-quality care o...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:496

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Individual and organizational factors correlate with perceived barriers to error reporting. Understanding medication administration errors (MAEs) reduces confusion about error definitions, raises perceptions o...

    Authors: Myoung Soo Kim and Chul-Hoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:495

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  45. Content type: Research article

    World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that there will be a shortfall of skilled healthcare by 2035 with the greatest shortfall in Africa and Southeast Asia due to satisfaction with payment and incentives. ...

    Authors: Hailu Merga and Tilahun Fufa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:494

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement identifies medication reconciliation as the shared responsibility of nurses, pharmacists, and physicians, where each has a defined role. The study aims to assess the cl...

    Authors: Lamis R. Karaoui, Nibal Chamoun, Jessica Fakhir, Wael Abi Ghanem, Sarah Droubi, Abdul Rahman Diab Marzouk, Nabila Droubi, Hiba Masri and Elsy Ramia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:493

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  47. Content type: Research article

    PRIMEtime CE is a multistate life table model that can directly compare the cost effectiveness of public health interventions affecting diet and physical activity levels, helping to inform decisions about how ...

    Authors: Adam D. M. Briggs, Jane Wolstenholme and Peter Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:489

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:485

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    Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in England, and poor diet and physical inactivity are two of the principle behavioural risk factors. In the context of increasingly constrained financia...

    Authors: Adam D. M. Briggs, Linda J. Cobiac, Jane Wolstenholme and Peter Scarborough

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:485

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:489