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  1. Anticoagulation therapy is used for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients for reducing the risk of cardioembolic complications such as stroke. The previously recommended anticoagulant, warfarin, has a narrow thera...

    Authors: Aapeli Leminen, Mikko Pyykönen, Juho Tynkkynen, Markku Tykkyläinen and Tiina Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:901

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Improving patient experience of care has gained enormous attention from policy makers and providers of healthcare services in Ghana. In spite of the supposed support for patient-centered care as the means for ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Nkrumah and Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:900

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Birth registration provides the basis for population data. Previous studies have examined that collaboration between the health sector and civil registration can help improve birth registration rate. However, ...

    Authors: Clara Siagian, Wenny Wandasari, Feri Sahputra and Santi Kusumaningrum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:889

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Healthcare workers, in the hospital and in community clinics, are frequently exposed to verbal and physical abuse that can lead to frustration and despair. This study’s objectives were to evaluate trends in vi...

    Authors: Tamar Nevo, Roni Peleg, Daniel M. Kaplan and Tamar Freud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:888

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Millions of citizens in high-income countries face over-indebtedness that implies being unable to cover payment obligations with available income and assets on an ongoing basis. Studies have shown an associati...

    Authors: Jacqueline Warth, Marie-Therese Puth, Judith Tillmann, Niklas Beckmann, Johannes Porz, Ulrike Zier, Klaus Weckbecker, Birgitta Weltermann and Eva Münster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:887

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Resident satisfaction is an important aspect of nursing home quality. Despite this, few studies have systematically investigated what aspects of nursing home care are most strongly associated with satisfaction...

    Authors: Douglas Spangler, Paula Blomqvist, Ylva Lindberg and Ulrika Winblad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:886

    Content type: Research article

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  7. When young adults transfer from pediatric to adult diabetes care they are at risk for deterioration of glycemic control, putting them at an increased risk of developing both acute and chronic complications. De...

    Authors: Rayzel Shulman, Ian Zenlea, Baiju R. Shah, Cheril Clarson, Jennifer Harrington, Alanna Landry, Zubin Punthakee, Mark R. Palmert, Geetha Mukerji, Peter C. Austin, Janet Parsons and Noah Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:885

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Addiction health service researchers have focused efforts on opioid use disorder (OUD) and strategies to address the emerging public health threats associated with the epidemics of opioid use and opioid overdo...

    Authors: Kim A. Hoffman, Javier Ponce Terashima and Dennis McCarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:884

    Content type: Review

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  9. The transition from acute mental health inpatient to community care is often a vulnerable period in the pathway, where people can experience additional risks and anxiety. Researchers globally have developed an...

    Authors: Natasha Tyler, Nicola Wright and Justin Waring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:883

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Precision medicine is set to deliver a rich new data set of genomic information. However, the number of certified specialists in the United States is small, with only 4244 genetic counselors and 1302 clinical ...

    Authors: Scott P. McGrath, Nephi Walton, Marc S. Williams, Katherine K. Kim and Kiran Bastola

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:844

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Optimising health professionals’ contribution is an essential step in effective and efficient health human resources utilisation. However, despite the considerable efforts made to implement advanced practice n...

    Authors: Nancy Côté, Andrew Freeman, Emmanuelle Jean and Jean-Louis Denis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:882

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The focus of emergency room (ER) treatment is on acute medical crises, but frequent users of ER services often present with various needs. The objectives of this study were to obtain information on persistent ...

    Authors: Jonna M. Levola, Eila S. Sailas, Timo S. Säämänen, Leena M. Turunen and Annika C. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:881

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most frequently prescribed classes of drug in the world and there is a growing number of publications on correct versus incorrect use of PPIs worldwide. The knowled...

    Authors: Hongli Luo, Qingze Fan, Tierong Bian, Xiuying Li, Kun Chen, Qingbi Zhang, Yuting Wei, Yang Xiao and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:880

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Seclusion is an invasive clinical intervention used in inpatient psychiatric wards as a continuation of milieu therapy with vast behavioural implications that raise many ethical challenges. Seclusion is in Nor...

    Authors: Espen W. Haugom, Torleif Ruud and Torfinn Hynnekleiv

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:879

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are critical to providing healthcare services in countries such as India which face a severe shortage of skilled healthcare personnel especially in rural areas. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Vijaya Chebolu-Subramanian, Nachiket Sule, Richa Sharma and Nerges Mistry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:878

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In the move toward value-based care, bundled payments are believed to reduce waste and improve coordination. Some commercial insurers have addressed this through the use of bundled payment, the provision of on...

    Authors: W. Wynn-Jones, T. P. Koehlmoos, C. Tompkins, A. Navathe, S. Lipsitz, N. K. Kwon, P. A. Learn, C. Madsen, A. Schoenfeld and J. S. Weissman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:877

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Young people’s experiences of healthcare as they move into adult services can have a major impact on their health, and the transition period for young people with sickle cell disease (SCD) needs improvement. I...

    Authors: Alicia Renedo, Sam Miles, Subarna Chakravorty, Andrea Leigh, Paul Telfer, John O. Warner and Cicely Marston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:876

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Vouchers are increasingly used as a demand-side subsidy to reduce financial hardship and improve quality of services. Elderly Healthcare Voucher Scheme has been introduced by the Hong Kong Government since 200...

    Authors: Carrie H. K. Yam, Eliza L. Y. Wong, Valerie L. H. Fung, Sian M. Griffiths and Eng-Kiong Yeoh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:875

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Breast cancer is the leading malignancy among Filipino women, with about 23.50% of cases characterized by human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) overexpression. Trastuzumab, in addition to standard ch...

    Authors: Anne Julienne Genuino, Usa Chaikledkaew, Anna Melissa Guerrero, Thanyanan Reungwetwattana and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:874

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The statement format of the Decisional Conflict Scale (sf-DCS) is designed and widely used to assess patients’ state of uncertainty during health related decision making. As yet no Mandarin version of the sf-D...

    Authors: Cui Lu, Wei Mu, Ying-hui Jin, Yue-xian Shi, Ge Li, Yan Li, Fei Han and Tian Xia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:873

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To evaluate the association between user experience and satisfaction with specialty consultations and surgical care at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) secondary and tertiary level hospitals.

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Claudia Infante-Castañeda, Sanam Roder-DeWan and Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:872

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Unequal access to inpatient rehabilitation after stroke has been reported. We sought to identify and compare patient and service factors associated with referral and admission to an inpatient rehabilitation fa...

    Authors: Angela S. Labberton, Mathias Barra, Ole Morten Rønning, Bente Thommessen, Leonid Churilov, Dominique A. Cadilhac and Elizabeth A. Lynch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:871

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Short message service (SMS) presents an opportunity to expand the reach of care and improve reproductive health outcomes. SMS could increase family planning (FP) use through education, support and demand gener...

    Authors: Karren Lewis, Elizabeth K. Harrington, Daniel Matemo, Alison L. Drake, Keshet Ronen, Gabrielle O’Malley, John Kinuthia, Grace John-Stewart and Jennifer A. Unger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:870

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Knowing the factors for patient satisfaction is an important and direct indicator of quality of health care which is essential for providers to fill their gaps. Although few studies have been conducted on pati...

    Authors: Demiss Mulatu Geberu, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Tsegaye Gebremedhin and Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:869

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There has long been debate about the balance between fidelity to evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and the need for adaptation for specific contexts or particular patients. The debate is relevant to virtuall...

    Authors: Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Gregory A. Aarons and Henna Hasson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:868

    Content type: Debate

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  26. Open visiting refers to the principle of unrestricted visiting hours in the hospital setting to enable relatives, families and carers to visit at any time. There has been recognition that open visiting support...

    Authors: Helen Hurst, Jane Griffiths, Carrie Hunt and Ellen Martinez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:867

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Acute Day Units (ADUs) exist in some English NHS Trusts as an alternative to psychiatric inpatient admission. However, there is a lack of information about the number, configuration, and functioning of such un...

    Authors: Danielle Lamb, Michael Davidson, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Sonia Johnson, Samira Heinkel, Thomas Steare, Vanessa Pinfold, Scott Weich, Nicola Morant, James Kirkbride, Louise Marston, Alastair Canaway, Jason Madan and David Osborn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:866

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Basic Life Support (BLS) is the recognition of sudden cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system, followed by resuscitation, and rapid defibrillation. According to WHO, Pakistan has one of ...

    Authors: Babar Irfan, Ibrahim Zahid, Muhammad Sharjeel Khan, Omar Abdul Aziz Khan, Shayan Zaidi, Safia Awan, Sobia Bilal and Omar Irfan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:865

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Growing evidence indicates that improved nurse staffing in acute hospitals is associated with lower hospital mortality. Current research is limited to studies using hospital level data or without proper adjust...

    Authors: Filip Haegdorens, Peter Van Bogaert, Koen De Meester and Koenraad G. Monsieurs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:864

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Pregnancy represents a complex challenge to clinicians treating women with chronic inflammatory disease. Many clinicians face a situation of heightened sensitivity to the potential risks and uncertainties asso...

    Authors: Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Ivo Vlaev, Katie Harris and Rebecca Fischer-Betz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:863

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The CTN-0067 CHOICES trial tests implementation of extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) versus treatment-as-usual (TAU) for opioid use disorders (OUD) in HIV clinics to improve HIV viral suppression. The study...

    Authors: Kim A. Hoffman, Robin Baker, Lynn E. Kunkel, Elizabeth Needham Waddell, Paula J. Lum, Dennis McCarty and P. Todd Korthuis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:862

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Measurement of antenatal care (ANC) service coverage is often limited to the number of contacts or type of providers, reflecting a gap in the assessment of quality as well as cost estimations and health impact...

    Authors: Youngji Jo, Kelsey Alland, Hasmot Ali, Sucheta Mehra, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Semee (Esther) Pak, Saijuddin Shaikh, Parul Christian and Alain B. Labrique

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:861

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Preterm birth is a worldwide challenge with the highest burden in low- and middle-income countries. Despite availability of low-cost interventions to decrease mortality of preterm, low birth weight, and sick n...

    Authors: Abubeker Kedir Usman, Eskinder Wolka, Yared Tadesse, Abraham Tariku, Abate Yeshidinber, Alula M. Teklu, Kirsten Senturia, Wendemaghen Gezahegn and James A. Litch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:860

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA-PS) classification system was developed to categorize the fitness of patients before surgery. Increasingly, the ASA-PS has been applied to other u...

    Authors: Seshadri C. Mudumbai, Suzann Pershing, Thomas Bowe, Robin N. Kamal, Erika D. Sears, Andrea K. Finlay, Dan Eisenberg, Mary T. Hawn, Yingjie Weng, Amber W. Trickey, Edward R. Mariano and Alex H. S. Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:859

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The reform of county-level public hospitals is a breakthrough in the new era of healthcare reform in China and has attracted considerable attention since 2012. Continuous and efficient operations of hospital a...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Beibei He, Xiaolan Xu, Leming Zhou, Jiang Li, Gongru Wang and Yingyao Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:858

    Content type: Research article

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  36. UK “Pathway” teams offer specialist hospital care coordination for people experiencing homelessness. Emergency healthcare use is high among homeless people, yet “homelessness” is not routinely coded in Nationa...

    Authors: Hannah Field, Briony Hudson, Nigel Hewett and Zana Khan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:857

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The aim of the study was to identify the proportion of female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs who had accessed HIV prevention services at public health facilities and peer-l...

    Authors: Bartholomew Ochonye, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Adesegun O. Fatusi, Godwin Emmanuel, Oluwatomi Adepoju, Babatunde Ajidagba, Toluwanimi Jaiyebo, Paul Umoh and Ayo Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:856

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  38. Adverse events (AE) resulting from voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) are commonly used to measure program quality. Mozambique’s VMMC program data reports a combined moderate and severe AE rate of 0.2%...

    Authors: Atanásio Brito, Abigail Korn, Leonel Monteiro, Florindo Mudender, Adelina Maiela, Jotamo Come, Scott Barnhart and Caryl Feldacker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:855

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  39. The number of independent treatment centres (ITCs) has grown substantially. However, little is known as to whether the volume-quality relationship exists within this sector and whether other possible organisat...

    Authors: Florien Margareth Kruse, M. C. van Nieuw Amerongen, I. Borghans, A. S. Groenewoud, E. Adang and P. P. T. Jeurissen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:853

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  40. Traditional “inverted triangle” healthcare resources allocation model in China has wasted a lot of health resources. The Chinese health reform began to strengthens the role of the primary health institutions i...

    Authors: Jingjing Liu, Hui Yin, Tong Zheng, Bykov Ilia, Xing Wang, Ruohui Chen, Yanhua Hao, Hong Sun, Mingli Jiao, Zheng Kang, Lijun Gao and Qunhong Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:852

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  41. Over time, the Brazilian health system, a growing country, has been developing to ensure good accessibility to health goods and services. This development is focusing on the principle of universality of access...

    Authors: Maria de Fátima Vasques Monteiro, Caio Parente Barbosa, Maria Auxiliadora Figueredo Vertamatti, Maria Nizete Alves Tavares, Amanda Cordeiro de Oliveira Carvalho and Ana Paula Agostinho Alencar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:851

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  42. Over the past two decades, we have seen a nationwide increase in the use of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) to address health disparities affecting vulnerable populations. These partnerships increase medical...

    Authors: Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Omar Martinez, Robin Davison and Isa Fernandez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:849

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Universal Health Coverage only leads to the desired health outcomes if quality of health services is ensured. In Tanzania, quality has been a major concern for many years, including the problem of ineffective ...

    Authors: Sabine Renggli, Iddy Mayumana, Dominick Mboya, Christopher Charles, Christopher Mshana, Flora Kessy, Tracy R. Glass, Christian Lengeler, Alexander Schulze, Ann Aerts and Constanze Pfeiffer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:848

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  44. In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is a public health concern, as it is the second most cause of cancer deaths among reproductive age women and it affects the country’s most vulnerable groups like; rural, poor, and ...

    Authors: Abiyu Ayalew Assefa, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn and Bethlehem Eshetu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:847

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  45. The decline of the incidence rate of tuberculosis in Taiwan has been partly attributed to the launch of the directly observed therapy short course (DOTS) program in 2006, followed by the DOTS-Plus in 2007. How...

    Authors: Chien-Chou Chen, Po-Huang Chiang, Yen-Hsu Chen, I-Chun Fan and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:846

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Mathematical modelling has been a vital research tool for exploring complex systems, most recently to aid understanding of health system functioning and optimisation. System dynamics models (SDM) and agent-bas...

    Authors: Rachel Cassidy, Neha S. Singh, Pierre-Raphaël Schiratti, Agnes Semwanga, Peter Binyaruka, Nkenda Sachingongu, Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Zaid Chalabi, Josephine Borghi and Karl Blanchet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:845

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  47. Patients with multiple chronic conditions represent a growing segment for healthcare. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) supports leveraging community programs to support patients and their caregivers overwhelmed by...

    Authors: Kasey R. Boehmer, Diane E. Holland and Catherine E. Vanderboom

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:843

    Content type: Research article

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