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  1. Content type: Research article

    The sale of antibiotics without a prescription poses a global public health concern. Antibiotics dispensed without a prescription are largely recognised as a cause of antibiotic misuse and overuse which may re...

    Authors: Faten Alhomoud, Reem Almahasnah and Farah Kais Alhomoud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:915

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    This study aims to provide insights on how to incorporate the work experience of medical staff into safety climate management based on the relationships among several safety-related constructs such as teamwork...

    Authors: Seung-Hwan Kim and Shao-Jen Weng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:919

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    Antenatal care (ANC) is provided for free in Tanzania in all public health facilities. Yet surveys suggested that long distances to the facilities limit women from accessing these services. Mobile health clini...

    Authors: Nyasule Neke, Antonius Reifferscheid, Barbara Buchberger and Jürgen Wasem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:920

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    Previous research has demonstrated the importance of search engines, websites, online discussion groups and social media groups for women in developed countries looking for health and medical information, but ...

    Authors: Sarah Maslen and Deborah Lupton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:916

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    Over the past two decades, there has been a decrease in dental diseases in Australia; however, the number of preventable dental hospital admissions has not diminished. This review reports on the factors associ...

    Authors: Abhinav Acharya, Shahrukh Khan, Ha Hoang, Silvana Bettiol, Lynette Goldberg and Leonard Crocombe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:921

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    Along with the ageing of the general population, Europe’s migrant populations are also ageing, thus posing new challenges for dementia care services, particularly if the services are to be adjusted to persons ...

    Authors: Mette Sagbakken, Ragnhild Storstein Spilker and T. Rune Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:910

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    Use of a claims-based index to identify persons with physical function impairment and at risk for long-term institutionalization would facilitate population health and comparative effectiveness research. The J...

    Authors: Bruce Kinosian, Darryl Wieland, Xiliang Gu, Eric Stallard, Ciaran S. Phibbs and Orna Intrator

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:908

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    Strong management skills are key to improving performance of health systems. Action learning, a technique to develop management skills, has been used successfully with health managers but not usually among low...

    Authors: Zandile Masango-Muzindutsi, Lyn Haskins, Aurene Wilford and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:907

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Practices of power lie at the heart of policy processes. In both devolution and priority-setting, actors seek to exert power through influence and control over material, human, intellectual and financial resou...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Nelly Muturi, Edwine Barasa, Sassy Molyneux, Tim Martineau and Sally Theobald

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:906

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents face significant barriers to contraception access and utilization that result in adverse health effects of early pregnancy and childbirth. Unsafe abortions continue to occur partly due to failure t...

    Authors: Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:909

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    The ‘perfect’ journey through an Irish Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programme (MMTP) would have a client engage appropriately with all relevant services available to them, inclusive of psychiatry, counselli...

    Authors: Lisa Moran, Eamon Keenan and Khalifa Elmusharaf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:911

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    Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage are among the sickest patients in the United States. Prior literature has identified a lack of care coordination or even conflicts of interest bet...

    Authors: Brian K. Chen, Y. Tony Yang and Rachelle Gajadhar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:913

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    The Eastern Cape Province reports among the poorest health service indicators in South Africa with some of its districts standing out as worst performing as regards maternal health indicators. To understand ke...

    Authors: Martina Lembani, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle, Christina Zarowsky, Thubelihle Mathole and Alastair Ager

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:912

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    The quality of a care relationship between a client and a care professional is seen as fundamental if high-quality care is to be delivered. This study reviews studies about the determinants of the quality of t...

    Authors: Aukelien Scheffelaar, Nanne Bos, Michelle Hendriks, Sandra van Dulmen and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:903

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    Psychological disturbances are prevalent in people with burn injuries; however, psychological services are rarely accessiblepost-burn injury in China. The objective of this qualitative study was to explore and...

    Authors: Zhengjia Ren, PeiChao Zhang, HongTao Wang and Hongyan Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:902

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    Patients undergoing surgery for bowel cancer now have a routine screening test to assess their genetic predisposition to this and other cancers (Lynch syndrome). A result indicating a high risk should trigger ...

    Authors: Janet C. Long, Deborah Debono, Rachel Williams, Elizabeth Salisbury, Sharron O’Neill, Elizabeth Eykman, Jordan Butler, Robert Rawson, Kim-Chi Phan-Thien, Stephen R. Thompson, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Melvin Chin and Natalie Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:904

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    Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) encompasses intensive glycaemic control, along with treatment of comorbidities and complications to handle the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impr...

    Authors: Sofia Axia Karlsson, Stefan Franzén, Ann-Marie Svensson, Mervete Miftaraj, Björn Eliasson and Karolina Andersson Sundell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:900

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    Youth with concurrent substance use and mental health concerns have diverse psychosocial needs and may present to a multitude of clinical and social service sectors. By integrating service sectors at a system ...

    Authors: Rachel McGihon, Lisa D. Hawke, Gloria Chaim and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:901

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    People with type 1 diabetes who attend structured education training in self-management using flexible intensive therapy achieve improved blood glucose control and experience fewer episodes of severe hypoglyca...

    Authors: Fiona Campbell, Julia Lawton, David Rankin, Mark Clowes, Elizabeth Coates, Simon Heller, Nicole de Zoysa, Jackie Elliott and Jenna P. Breckenridge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:898

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    New approaches to control healthcare expenditures and increase access to quality care are required by decision-makers in high-income countries. One strategy is to reallocate tasks from doctors to nurses. Evide...

    Authors: Eli Feiring and Astrid Eidesvik Lie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:899

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    Awareness of the economic cost of physician attrition due to burnout in academic medical centers may help motivate organizational level efforts to improve physician wellbeing and reduce turnover. Our objective...

    Authors: Maryam S. Hamidi, Bryan Bohman, Christy Sandborg, Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Patty de Vries, Marisa S. Albert, Mary Lou Murphy, Dana Welle and Mickey T. Trockel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:851

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    Admitted patients with chronic disease are at high risk of an unplanned hospital readmission, however, little research has examined unplanned readmission among Aboriginal people in Australia. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Amanda Jayakody, Christopher Oldmeadow, Mariko Carey, Jamie Bryant, Tiffany Evans, Stephen Ella, John Attia and Rob Sanson-Fisher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:893

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    Uptake of clinical guideline recommendations into routine practice requires changes in attitudes and behaviors of the health care providers. The World Health Organization (WHO) has heavily invested in public h...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Samuel Maling, Zohray M. Talib and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:890

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    Primary care nurses play a crucial role in setting personal goals and action plans together with chronically ill patients. This may be a challenge for practice nurses, who are often trained to adopt protocol-b...

    Authors: Stephanie Anna Lenzen, Ramon Daniëls, Marloes Amantia van Bokhoven, Trudy van der Weijden and Anna Beurskens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:891

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    Successfully transitioning patients from hospital to home is a complex, often uncertain task. Despite significant efforts to improve the effectiveness of care transitions, they remain a challenge across health...

    Authors: Lauren S. Penney, Musarrat Nahid, Luci K. Leykum, Holly Jordan Lanham, Polly H. Noël, Erin P. Finley and Jacqueline Pugh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:894

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    In the future, elderly care workers need to have competence of various different conditions due to greater amount of multimorbid elderly. Further, knowledge of national level guidelines is important since they...

    Authors: Salla Lehtoaro, Kim Josefsson and Timo Sinervo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:896

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  27. Content type: Research article

    General practice-based (GP) healthcare data have promise, when systematically collected, to support estimating local rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, variations in burden of di...

    Authors: T. Niyonsenga, N. T. Coffee, P. Del Fante, S. B. Høj and M. Daniel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:897

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    Iatrogenic injection injury is a major cause of disability in Ugandan children. Two injuries thought to result from injection of medications into the gluteal region include post-injection paralysis (PIP) and g...

    Authors: Kristin Alves, Christine L. Godwin, Angela Chen, Daniella Akellot, Jeffrey N. Katz and Coleen S. Sabatini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:892

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patients seek care from physical therapists for neck pain but it is unclear what the association of the timing of physical therapy (PT) consultation is on 1-year healthcare utilization and costs. The purpose o...

    Authors: Maggie E. Horn and Julie M. Fritz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:887

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    In Japan, several large healthcare databases have become available for research since the early 2000’s. However, validation studies to examine the accuracy of these databases remain scarce. We conducted a vali...

    Authors: Takashi Ando, Nobuhiro Ooba, Mayumi Mochizuki, Daisuke Koide, Koichi Kimura, Seitetz L. Lee, Soko Setoguchi and Kiyoshi Kubota

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:895

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction (PS) is a key measure of the quality and outcome of healthcare systems which reflects patients’ experiences. The purpose of this study was to assess overall PS with outpatient physical the...

    Authors: Ghadah Algudairi, Einas S. Al-Eisa, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Zaheen Ahmed Iqbal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:888

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Delivering interventions is the main task of health systems whose accurate measurement is an essential input into tracking performance. Recently, the concept of effective coverage was introduced by World Healt...

    Authors: Ali Jannati, Vahideh Sadeghi, Ali Imani and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:886

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of stroke patients in stroke units has increased and studies have shown improved outcomes. However, a large share of patients in Germany is still treated in hospitals without stroke unit. The effects...

    Authors: Christoph Pross, Elke Berger, Martin Siegel, Alexander Geissler and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:880

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Even though integrating mental health into maternal and child health (MCH) is widely accepted as a means of closing the treatment gap for maternal mental health conditions in low- and middle-income countries (...

    Authors: Olatunde O. Ayinde, Bibilola D. Oladeji, Jibril Abdulmalik, Keely Jordan, Lola Kola and Oye Gureje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:879

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  35. Content type: Research article

    It is essential to study post-stroke healthcare utilization trajectories from a stroke patient caregiver dyadic perspective to improve healthcare delivery, practices and eventually improve long-term outcomes f...

    Authors: Shilpa Tyagi, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Luo Nan, Kelvin Bryan Tan, Helen Hoenig, David B. Matchar, Joanne Yoong, Eric A. Finkelstein, Kim En Lee, N. Venketasubramanian, Edward Menon, Kin Ming Chan, Deidre Anne De Silva, Philip Yap, Boon Yeow Tan, Effie Chew…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:881

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer screening (CCS) is an important health service intervention for prevention of morbidity and mortality from invasive cervical cancer. The role of provider recommendation and referral is critical...

    Authors: Jonah Musa, Chad J. Achenbach, Charlesnika T. Evans, Neil Jordan, Patrick H. Daru, Lifang Hou, Robert L. Murphy, Isaac F. Adewole and Melissa A. Simon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:885

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Implementation science measures are rarely used by stakeholders to inform and enhance clinical program change. Little is known about what makes implementation measures pragmatic (i.e., practical) for use in co...

    Authors: Cameo F. Stanick, Heather M. Halko, Caitlin N. Dorsey, Bryan J. Weiner, Byron J. Powell, Lawrence A. Palinkas and Cara C. Lewis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:882

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Medication errors have been the largest component of medical errors threatening patient safety worldwide. Several international health bodies advocate measuring safety culture within healthcare organizations a...

    Authors: Fatemah Mohammad Alsaleh, Eman Ali Abahussain, Hamed Hamdi Altabaa, Mohammed Faisal Al-Bazzaz and Noor Barak Almandil

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:884

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Delays in diagnosis and treatment initiation may allow the emergence of new cases by transmission to the community, and is one of the challenges facing programme management of drug resistance in Myanmar. This ...

    Authors: Ye Minn Htun, Tin Mi Mi Khaing, Yin Yin, Zaw Myint, Si Thu Aung, Tin Maung Hlaing, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Udomsak Silachamroon, Yuthichai Kasetjaroen and Jaranit Kaewkungwal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:878

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The concept of a weekend effect, poorer outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals at the weekend is not new, but is the focus of debate in England. Many studies have been published which consider outcomes fo...

    Authors: Kate Honeyford, Elizabeth Cecil, Michelle Lo, Alex Bottle and Paul Aylin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:870

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Many people wait long periods for community outpatient services. However little is known about the impact of waiting from referral to first visit on patient outcomes. The aim of this systematic review is to in...

    Authors: Annie K. Lewis, Katherine E. Harding, David A. Snowdon and Nicholas F. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:869

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Health service providers should understand and attend to the health literacy needs of their population in view of the known association between low health literacy and poorer health outcomes. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Allison Bourne, Shehzaad Peerbux, Rebecca Jessup, Margaret Staples, Alison Beauchamp and Rachelle Buchbinder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:877

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  43. Content type: Research article

    An interprofessional medication adherence program (IMAP) for chronic patients was developed and successfully implemented in the community pharmacy of the Department of ambulatory care and community medicine (L...

    Authors: Mélanie Lelubre, Olivier Clerc, Marielle Grosjean, Karim Amighi, Carine De Vriese, Olivier Bugnon and Marie-Paule Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:874

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Assessing patients’ experience with primary care complements measures of clinical health outcomes in evaluating service performance. Measuring patients’ experience and satisfaction are among Malawi’s health se...

    Authors: Luckson Dullie, Eivind Meland, Thomas Mildestvedt, Øystein Hetlevik and Sturla Gjesdal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:872

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Various actions have been taken during the last decade to increase the number of organs from deceased donors available for transplantation in Switzerland. This study provides an overview on key figures of the ...

    Authors: Julius Weiss, Andreas Elmer, Markus Béchir, Christian Brunner, Philippe Eckert, Susann Endermann, Renato Lenherr, Mathias Nebiker, Kai Tisljar, Christoph Haberthür and Franz F. Immer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:876

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The development of assisted reproduction techniques (ART) has resulted in rapid advances in the treatment of infertility. However, a systematic assessment of ART and its processes and outcomes in China has nev...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Fang, Qi-Jun Wu, Tie-Ning Zhang, Tian-Ren Wang, Zi-Qi Shen, Jiao Jiao, Xiao-Guang Shao, Peng Xu, Shuai-Shuai Guo, Yi-Ming Zhou, Xiu-Xia Wang and Da Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:873

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