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  1. Content type: Research article

    Most previous studies on healthcare service utilization in low-income countries have not used a multilevel study design to address the importance of community-level women’s autonomy. We assessed whether women’...

    Authors: Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang and Ying-Chih Chuang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:718

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Interventions aiming to coordinate services for the community-based dementia population vary in components, organisation and implementation. In this review we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of community-b...

    Authors: Amy Backhouse, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, David A. Richards, Rose McCabe, Ross Watkins and Chris Dickens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:717

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Our study aimed to design a tool of evaluating intersectional collaboration on Non-communicable Chronic Disease (NCD) prevention and control, and further to understand the current status of intersectional coll...

    Authors: Xing-ming Li, Alon Rasooly, Bo Peng, JianWang and Shu-yu Xiong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:711

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  4. Content type: Research article

    People with chronic pain use a range of healthcare services, but they also report a high degree of dissatisfaction with treatments. One reason for dissatisfaction might be participants’ expectations towards tr...

    Authors: Torunn Hatlen Nøst, Aslak Steinsbekk, Liv Riseth, Ola Bratås and Kjersti Grønning

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:712

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Physicians who work in the private sector while also holding a salaried job in a public hospital, known as “dual practice,” is one of the main retention strategies adopted by the government of Ethiopia. Dual p...

    Authors: Goitom Gigar Abera, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu and Jeph Henry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:713

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of atrial fibrillation is increasing rapidly; however, to date, population-based data are lacking on the attributable cost of illness of atrial fibrillation from a societal perspective, includin...

    Authors: Søren Paaske Johnsen, Lene Worsaae Dalby, Tomas Täckström, Jens Olsen and Anina Fraschke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:714

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Understanding individuals’ experience of accessing care and tending to various other needs during chronic illness in a rural context is important for health systems aiming to increase access to healthcare and ...

    Authors: Jovita Amurwon, Flora Hajdu, Dominic Bukenya Yiga and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:705

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Generic medicines are essential to controlling health expenditures. Their market share is still small in France. The discourse and practices of prescribers may play a major role in their use. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Béatrice Riner, Adèle Bussy, Jeannie Hélène-Pelage, Nycrees Moueza, Sébastien Lamy and Philippe Carrère

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:707

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The unpaid care provided by informal caregivers allows care recipients to live longer in their homes, which often results in fewer unnecessary long term care home (LTCH) admissions. Although the relationship b...

    Authors: Raquel S. D. Betini, John P. Hirdes, Donna S. Lero, Susan Cadell, Jeff Poss and George Heckman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:709

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  10. Content type: Research article

    According to the self-control model, self-control works as a protective factor and a psychological resource. Although an understanding of the effect(s) of peripheral neuropathy on quality of life is important ...

    Authors: Yu-Ri Park, Eun-Young Park and Jung-Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:710

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study centered on differences in medical costs, using the Taiwan diagnosis-related groups (Tw-DRGs) on medical resource utilization in inguinal hernia repair (IHR) in hospitals with different ownership to...

    Authors: Yu-Hua Yan, Chih-Ming Kung and Yi Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:708

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Communication between patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and telephone triage services has not been previously explored. The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization characteristics ...

    Authors: Jane W. Njeru, Swathi Damodaran, Frederick North, Debra J. Jacobson, Patrick M. Wilson, Jennifer L. St Sauver, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf and Mark L. Wieland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:706

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  13. Content type: Research article

    From 1990 to 2015, the number of maternal deaths globally has dropped by 43%. Despite this, progress in attaining MDG 5 is not remarkable in LMICs. Only 52% of pregnant women in LMICs obtain WHO recommended mi...

    Authors: Anam Feroz, Shagufta Perveen and Wafa Aftab

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:704

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In the last 20–30 years, many international studies have found substantial differences in the use of (older) psychotropic medication between European countries. The majority mentioned an important role for att...

    Authors: J. M. Hoebert, A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse, H. G. M. Leufkens and L. van Dijk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:702

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Patient advisory councils are a way for healthcare organizations to promote patient engagement. Despite mandates to implement patient advisory councils through programs like the Patient-Centered Medical Home (...

    Authors: Anjana E. Sharma, Margae Knox, Victor L. Mleczko and J. Nwando Olayiwola

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:693

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is ...

    Authors: Jessica M. Lipschitz, Justin K. Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R. Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P. Post and James F. Burgess Jr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:691

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The 2012 regulatory approval of HIV rapid point of care (RPOC) tests in Australia and a national strategic focus on HIV testing provided a catalyst for implementation of non-clinical HIV testing service models...

    Authors: Kathleen E. Ryan, Alisa Pedrana, David Leitinger, Anna L. Wilkinson, Peter Locke, Margaret E. Hellard and Mark Stoové

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:692

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are often places where persons with complex health needs that cannot be met in a community setting, reside and are cared for until death. However, not all persons experience c...

    Authors: Shannon Freeman, Kristen Bishop, Lina Spirgiene, Erica Koopmans, Fernanda C. Botelho, Trina Fyfe, Beibei Xiong, Stacey Patchett and Martha MacLeod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:689

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:694

  19. Content type: Research article

    Accurate and timely data on cause of death are critically important for guiding health programs and policies. Deaths certified by doctors are implicitly considered to be reliable and accurate, yet the quality ...

    Authors: Riley H. Hazard, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Tim Adair, Adnan Ansar, A. M. Quaiyum Rahman, Saidul Alam, Nurul Alam, Rasika Rampatige, Peter Kim Streatfield, Ian Douglas Riley and Alan D. Lopez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:688

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Leprosy has a wide range of clinical and socio-economic consequences. India, Indonesia and Nepal contribute significantly to the global leprosy burden. After integration, the health systems are pivotal in lepr...

    Authors: A. Tiwari, L. Mieras, K. Dhakal, M. Arif, S. Dandel and J. H. Richardus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:684

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  21. Content type: Debate

    During the last years, randomized designs have been promoted as the cornerstone of evidence-based policymaking. Also in the field of community participation, Random Control Trials (RCTs) have been the dominant...

    Authors: Sara Van Belle, Susan Rifkin and Bruno Marchal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:687

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