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  1. Clinical supervision is recommended for allied health professionals for the purpose of supporting them in their professional role, continued professional development and ensuring patient safety and high qualit...

    Authors: David A. Snowdon, Michelle Sargent, Cylie M. Williams, Stephen Maloney, Kirsten Caspers and Nicholas F. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In 2014, 16 women died following female sterilization operations in Bilaspur, a district in central India. In addition to those 16 deaths, 70 women were hospitalized for critical conditions (Sharma, Lancet 384...

    Authors: Abhishek Kumar, Abhishek Gautam, Arnab Dey, Ruhi Saith, Uttamacharya, Pranita Achyut, Vandana Gautam, Dinesh Agarwal, Amit Chakraverty, Arupendra Mozumdar, Kumudha Aruldas, Ravi Verma, Priya Nanda, Suneeta Krishnan and Niranjan Saggurti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, with the burden expected to rise in the coming decades, increasing the need for effective cancer prevention and screening options. The United States P...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1019

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Poor communication between general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialists can lead to poorer quality, and continuity, of care. Our study aims to assess patients’ perceptions of communication at the interf...

    Authors: Giacomo Scaioli, Willemijn L. A. Schäfer, Wienke G. W. Boerma, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Michael van den Berg, François G. Schellevis and Peter P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1018

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating and fatal neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive disability, and over time to total dependence. The economic impact of HD on patients living in developi...

    Authors: Gustavo Silva-Paredes, Rosa M. Urbanos-Garrido, Miguel Inca-Martinez, Danielle Rabinowitz and Mario R. Cornejo-Olivas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1017

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Antenatal care (ANC) provides healthcare services to pregnant women in an attempt to ensure, the best possible pregnancy outcome for women and their babies. Healthcare providers’ understanding of their patient...

    Authors: Nelly Jinga, Constance Mongwenyana, Aneesa Moolla, Given Malete and Dorina Onoya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1016

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The recognition of chronic pain as a biopsychosocial phenomenon has led to the establishment of multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities, such as pain centres. Previous studies have focussed on inpatient, g...

    Authors: Torunn Hatlen Nøst and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1015

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Abortion is one of the major direct causes of maternal death, accounting for 7.9% globally. In Africa, 5.5 million women have unsafe abortions annually. Although maternal deaths due to complications of abortio...

    Authors: Tefera Taddele, Theodros Getachew, Girum Taye, Misrak Getnet, Atkure Defar, Habtamu Teklie, Geremew Gonfa, Sheleme Humnessa, Aster Teshome, Zenebe Akale, Kasahun Mormu and Abebe Bekele

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1014

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Prescribing errors may, influenced by some risk factors, cause adverse drug events. Most studies in this field focus on errors in prescriptions for hospital inpatients, with only a few on those for outpatients...

    Authors: Jian-hui Yang, Yu-fang Liao, Wu-bin Lin and Wen Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1013

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aims at gathering evidence about the relation between 30-day mortality and 30-day unplanned readmission and patient and hospital factors. By definition, we refer to 30-day mortality and 30-day unpla...

    Authors: Afsaneh Roshanghalb, Cristina Mazzali and Emanuele Lettieri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1012

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The pharmaceutical industry in Iran is influenced by various parameters such as internal factors caused by the financial information of each economic unit and external factors including major economic and non-...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Masoumi, Farbod Ebadi Fard Azar, Aziz RezaPour and Mohsen Mehrara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1011

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Low back pain (LBP) is the number one cause of disability globally. LBP is a symptom associated with biological, psychological and social factors, and serious causes for pain are very rare. Unhelpful beliefs a...

    Authors: Anna Sofia Simula, Hazel J. Jenkins, Riikka Holopainen, Petteri Oura, Katariina Korniloff, Arja Häkkinen, Esa-Pekka Takala, Mark J. Hancock and Jaro Karppinen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1010

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Patient safety culture is one of the main components of the quality of health services and is one of the main priorities of health studies. Accordingly, this study aimed to determine and compare the views of h...

    Authors: Amir Hossein Khoshakhlagh, Elham Khatooni, Isa Akbarzadeh, Saeid Yazdanirad and Ali Sheidaei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1009

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Limited information is available regarding the patient safety culture in Chinese hospitals. This study aims to assess the patient safety culture in Peking University Cancer Hospital and to identify opportuniti...

    Authors: Xiyao Zhong, Yuqin Song, Christine Dennis, Donna J. Slovensky, Lim Yee Wei, Jie Chen and Jiafu Ji

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1008

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. A service evaluation was carried out at an anticoagulation clinic in Newcastle upon-Tyne to explore the efficacy of introducing...

    Authors: Eoin Moloney, Dawn Craig, Nikki Holdsworth and Joanne Smithson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1007

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Primary health care and its strengthening through performance measurement is essential for sustainably working towards universal health coverage. Existing performance frameworks and indicators to measure prima...

    Authors: Erica Barbazza, Dionne Kringos, Ioana Kruse, Niek S. Klazinga and Juan E. Tello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1006

    Content type: Research article

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  17. An estimated 50 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and this number is projected to increase with the growth of the aging population, with the largest growth occurri...

    Authors: Ronald Kamoga, Godfrey Z. Rukundo, Edith K. Wakida, Gladys Nakidde, Celestino Obua and Stephanie S. Buss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1005

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Many LMICs have implemented Publicly Funded Health Insurance (PFHI) programmes to improve access and financial protection. The national PFHI scheme implemented in India for a decade has been recently modified ...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Sayantan Chowdhury and T. Sundararaman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1004

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Despite high HIV incidence rates among young people in Nigeria, less than 24% of this population have ever tested for HIV. These low HIV testing rates suggest that current testing services may not align with t...

    Authors: Ucheoma Nwaozuru, Juliet Iwelunmor, Jason J. Ong, Sawsan Salah, Chisom Obiezu-Umeh, Oliver Ezechi and Joseph D. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1003

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Multiple admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) are responsible for an important proportion of health care expenditures. Diabetes is one of the conditions consensually classified as an ACSC...

    Authors: Joana Seringa, Ana Patrícia Marques, Bruno Moita, Cátia Gaspar, João Filipe Raposo and Rui Santana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1002

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Ontario’s birth Registry (BORN) was established in 2009 to collect, interpret, and share critical data about pregnancy, birth and the early childhood period to facilitate and improve the provision of healthcar...

    Authors: Sandra Dunn, Andrea Lanes, Ann E. Sprague, Deshayne B. Fell, Deborah Weiss, Jessica Reszel, Monica Taljaard, Elizabeth K. Darling, Ian D. Graham, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, JoAnn Harrold, Graeme N. Smith, Wendy Peterson and Mark Walker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1001

    Content type: Research article

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  22. There is interest internationally in improving the uptake of research evidence to inform health care quality and safety. This article focusses on guidance development from research studies as one method for im...

    Authors: Simon Turner, Charlotte A. Sharp, Jessica Sheringham, Shaun Leamon and Naomi J. Fulop

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1000

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Despite international recommendations to establish hospital transfusion management systems to promote appropriate use of blood products, the general efficacy of establishing such systems has not been proven. T...

    Authors: Yoshiteru Yano, Nobuo Sakata and Kiyohide Fushimi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:999

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  24. Deficits in the rural medical workforce is an international issue. In Australia, The Rural Clinical School intervention is effective for initial recruitment of rural doctors. However, the extent of survival is...

    Authors: Surabhi Gupta, Hanh Ngo, Tessa Burkitt, Ian Puddey and Denese Playford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:998

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Psychological treatment delivered by telephone is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and forms a key part of the Improving ...

    Authors: Kelly Rushton, Claire Fraser, Judith Gellatly, Helen Brooks, Peter Bower, Christopher J. Armitage, Cintia Faija, Charlotte Welsh and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:997

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:36

  26. The number of Chinese migrants in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is increasing, which is part of the south-south migration. The healthcare seeking challenges for Chinese migrants in Africa are different from local p...

    Authors: Jialing Qiu, Duo Song, Juan Nie, Mengyi Su, Chun Hao, Jing Gu, Yuantao Hao, James N. Kiarie and Michael H. Chung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:995

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The observed rate of termination of pregnancy (TOP) for Turner syndrome varies worldwide and even within countries. In this vignette study we quantified agreement among ten multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis...

    Authors: Monika Hermann, Babak Khoshnood, Olivia Anselem, Claire Bouvattier, Aurélie Coussement, Sophie Brisset, Alexandra Benachi and Vassilis Tsatsaris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:994

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Some children with mental health (MH) problems have been found to receive ongoing care, either continuously or episodically. We sought to replicate patterns of MH service use over extended time periods, and te...

    Authors: Graham J. Reid, Shannon L. Stewart, Melanie Barwick, Jeffrey Carter, Alan Leschied, Richard W. J. Neufeld, Jeff St. Pierre, Juliana I. Tobon, Evelyn Vingilis and Gregory S. Zaric

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:993

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  29. Frequent pages can disrupt workflow, interrupt patient care, and may contribute to physician burnout. We hypothesized that paging volumes followed consistent temporal trends, regardless of the medical or surgi...

    Authors: Luke Witherspoon, Emily Nham, Hamidreza Abdi, Ali Dergham, Thomas Skinner, J. Stuart Oake, James Watterson and Luke T. Lavallée

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:992

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is preventable through lifestyle intervention. Diabetes prevention programmes (DPPs) aim to deliver prevention-based behaviour change interventions to reduce incidence. Such programmes...

    Authors: Jonathan Stokes, Judith Gellatly, Peter Bower, Rachel Meacock, Sarah Cotterill, Matt Sutton and Paul Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:991

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Sexual violence is a global public health issue. It is a form of gender-based violence commonly experienced by women accessing mental health services. The biomedical model has been the dominant model of care i...

    Authors: Carol O’Dwyer, Laura Tarzia, Sabin Fernbacher and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:990

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Lower-level emotional and psychological difficulties (‘distress’) in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), can lead to reduced quality of life and poor clinical outcomes. National guidelines mandate pr...

    Authors: Sarah Damery, Kim Sein, Johann Nicholas, Jyoti Baharani and Gill Combes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:989

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The United Kingdom aortic aneurysms (AA) services have undergone reconfiguration to improve outcomes. The National Health Service collects data on all hospital admissions in England. The complex administrative...

    Authors: Ahmed Aber, Thaison Tong, Jim Chilcott, Ravi Maheswaran, Steven M. Thomas, Shah Nawaz and Jonathan Michaels

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:988

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Social disparities in healthcare persist in the US despite the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. We investigated the causal impact of socioeconomic status on the quality of care in a setting...

    Authors: Hoyune E. Cho, Lu Wang, Jung-Sheng Chen, Mochuan Liu, Chang-Fu Kuo and Kevin C. Chung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:987

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The family doctor system has developed rapidly all over the world, and in the past few years, China has actively explored family doctor-type contracted services. This study aimed to explore the related factors...

    Authors: Huanyan Wang, Lei Shi, Xuanye Han, Jinchan Zhang, Yuanshuo Ma, Xi Yang, Ming Liu, Lihua Fan and Fengge Lou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:986

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Data from countries that have implemented a complete phase out of dental amalgam following the Minamata agreement suggest increased costs and time related to the placement of alternatives with consumers absorb...

    Authors: V. R. Aggarwal, S. Pavitt, J. Wu, B. Nattress, P. Franklin, J. Owen, D. Wood and K. Vinall-Collier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:985

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  37. The overuse of diagnostic imaging for low back pain (LBP) in Australia results in unnecessary cost to the health system and, for patients, avoidable exposure to radiation. The 2013 NPS MedicineWise LBP program...

    Authors: Tessa Morgan, Jianyun Wu, Ludmila Ovchinikova, Robyn Lindner, Suzanne Blogg and Rachael Moorin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:983

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In the original publication of this article [1], some values are missing in the Figure 1, Figure 2 and Figure 3. These errors were introduced during typesetting; thus the publisher apologizes for this error. A...

    Authors: Joan Nankya-Mutyoba, Jim Aizire, Fredrick Makumbi, Ponsiano Ocama and Gregory D. Kirk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:982

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:760

  39. Cancer increases the risk of developing one or more chronic conditions, yet little research describes the associations between health care costs, utilization patterns, and chronic conditions in adults with can...

    Authors: Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Zhiqiang K. Lu and Jun Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:981

    Content type: Research article

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  40. To explore the key factors affecting prescription practices of essential medicines in Chinese county hospital. National essential medicine policy (NEMP) plays important roles in health care system, especially ...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Xueting Zhang, Linsheng Yang, Xu Hu, Aizong Shen, Xiaohui Huang and Xuefeng Xie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:980

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Optimally performing tuberculosis (TB) programs are characterized by treatment success rate (TSR) of at least 90%. In rural eastern Uganda, and elsewhere in sub Saharan Africa, TSR varies considerably across d...

    Authors: Jonathan Izudi, Imelda. K. Tamwesigire and Francis Bajunirwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:979

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) pragmatic trial compared the effectiveness of comprehensive transitional care (COMPASS-TC) versus usual care among stroke and transient ischemic attack (T...

    Authors: Sabina B. Gesell, Cheryl D. Bushnell, Sara B. Jones, Sylvia W. Coleman, Samantha M. Levy, James G. Xenakis, Barbara J. Lutz, Janet Prvu Bettger, Janet Freburger, Jacqueline R. Halladay, Anna M. Johnson, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton, Laurie H. Mettam, Amy M. Pastva, Matthew A. Psioda, Meghan D. Radman…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:978

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) among women with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer significantly reduces the risk of hospitalizations, cancer recurrence, and mortality. AET...

    Authors: Andrew J. Paladino, Janeane N. Anderson, Rebecca A. Krukowski, Teresa Waters, Mehmet Kocak, Carolyn Graff, Ryan Blue, Tameka N. Jones, Joanne Buzaglo, Gregory Vidal, Lee Schwartzberg and Ilana Graetz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:977

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. In 2009 health insurers AOK and Bosch BKK introduced the “FacharztProgramm Kardiologie” - a program for coordinated ambulatory cardiology care in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It aims for efficient, m...

    Authors: Patrick Hennrich, Regine Bölter and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:976

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Management of hypertension in Mozambique is poor, and rates of control are amongst the lowest in the world. Health system related factors contribute at least partially to this situation, particularly in settin...

    Authors: Neusa BAY, Edna JUGA, Carlos MACUACUA, José JOÃO, Maria COSTA, Simon STEWART and Ana MOCUMBI

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:975

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Access to healthcare is a poorly defined construct, with insufficient understanding of differences in facilitators and barriers between US urban versus rural specialty care. We summarize recent literature and ...

    Authors: Melissa E. Cyr, Anna G. Etchin, Barbara J. Guthrie and James C. Benneyan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:974

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Lebanon and Qatar. When lifestyle modifications prove insufficient, medication becomes a cornerstone in controlling such diseases and saving lives. Pri...

    Authors: N. Abdel Rida, M. I. Mohamed Ibrahim and Z. U. D. Babar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:973

    Content type: Research article

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  48. In the original publication of this article [1], there is a mistake in the Fig. 2a, 2b, and 2c.

    Authors: Kerry Mansell, Hishaam Bhimji, Dean Eurich and Holly Mansell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:972

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:827

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