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  1. Content type: Research article

    The South African National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020 was adopted to address the country’s substantial burden and inadequate treatment of mental illness. It outlines measures t...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Lovero, Samantha L. Lammie, André van Zyl, Sharon N. Paul, Phuti Ngwepe, Jennifer J. Mootz, Catherine Carlson, Annika C. Sweetland, Rachel C. Shelton, Milton L. Wainberg and Andrew Medina-Marino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:83

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    The Four-Hour Rule or National Emergency Access Target policy (4HR/NEAT) was implemented by Australian State and Federal Governments between 2009 and 2014 to address increased demand, overcrowding and access b...

    Authors: Roberto Forero, Shizar Nahidi, Josephine de Costa, Daniel Fatovich, Gerry FitzGerald, Sam Toloo, Sally McCarthy, David Mountain, Nick Gibson, Mohammed Mohsin and Wing Nicola Man

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:82

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    Continuity of care (COC) has become a primary point of concern for care providers in both developed and developing countries, which is regarded as the “cornerstone of care” and an “essential element” of good h...

    Authors: Chen Qiu, Shixiang Chen, Ying Yao, Yue Zhao, Yi Xin and Xiaoying Zang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:79

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    Knowledgeable Health Care Workers (HCWs) are indispensable for the proper management of clients. We investigated retention of HCWs at health facility and retention of knowledge at 18, 24 and 36 months after tr...

    Authors: Nyuyki Clement Kufe, Carole Metekoua, Monkam Nelly, Florence Tumasang and Enow Robinson Mbu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:78

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    The need for improved research on ill health has been recognized internationally and locally in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council recently committed to enhancing the status ...

    Authors: Nabeel Al-Yateem, Muna Al-Tamimi, Maria Brenner, Hanan Al Tawil, Alaa Ahmad, Sharon Brownie and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:77

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    The aim of this study is to understand the determinants of adherence to wrap-around care (WAC) by professional care providers working in child and family services. WAC is a care coordination method targeting f...

    Authors: Noortje M. Pannebakker, Margot A. H. Fleuren, Eline Vlasblom, Mattijs E. Numans, Sijmen A. Reijneveld and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:76

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    The purpose of this study was to measure the level of job satisfaction of certified physicians in rural primary health care facilities (PHCFs) in Shandong Province in order to ascertain the key factors affecti...

    Authors: Jingliang Gu, Tianmin Zhen, Yan Song and Lingzhong Xu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:75

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  8. Content type: Research article

    HIV, syphilis, malaria and anaemia are leading preventable causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa yet testing coverage for conditions other than HIV is low. Availing point-of-care tests (PO...

    Authors: Nicole Young, Florence Achieng, Meghna Desai, Penelope Phillips-Howard, Jenny Hill, George Aol, Godfrey Bigogo, Kayla Laserson, Feiko Ter Kuile and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:74

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    The growing interest in hospital users’ complaints appears to be consistent with recent changes in health care, which considers the patient’s voice a valuable information source to improve health care. Based o...

    Authors: Béatrice Schaad, Céline Bourquin, Francesco Panese and Friedrich Stiefel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:73

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    Collective or shared leadership approaches have been associated with team performance outcomes in several sectors. Based on this evidence, there have been calls for more inclusive approaches to leadership in h...

    Authors: Aoife De Brún, Roisin O’Donovan and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:72

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    Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately impacted by interacting epidemics of tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco consumption. Research indicates behavioural support delivered by health worker...

    Authors: Sahil Warsi, Helen Elsey, Melanie Boeckmann, Maryam Noor, Amina Khan, Deepa Barua, Shammi Nasreen, Samina Huque, Rumana Huque, Sudeepa Khanal, Prabin Shrestha, James Newell, Omara Dogar and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:71

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The number of frail elderly will increase as the world population ageing accelerates. Since frail elders are at risk of falls, hospitalizations and disabilities, they will require more health care and services...

    Authors: Vanessa Fillion, Marie-Josée Sirois, Philippe Gamache, Jason Robert Guertin, Suzanne N. Morin and Sonia Jean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:70

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    Treatment of acute malnutrition in infants under 6 months is a relevant topic regarding the global problem of maternal and child malnutrition. While treatment for older age groups has shifted more towards an o...

    Authors: Tabitha D. van Immerzeel, Maty D. Camara, Indou Deme Ly and Rosemarijn J. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:69

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    There is little information about the current management of pain after obstetric surgery at Mulago hospital in Uganda, one of the largest hospitals in Africa with approximately 32,000 deliveries per year. The ...

    Authors: Andrew Kintu, Sadiq Abdulla, Aggrey Lubikire, Mary T. Nabukenya, Elizabeth Igaga, Fred Bulamba, Daniel Semakula and Adeyemi J. Olufolabi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:68

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    When implementing an empirically supported intervention (ESI) arrays of influencing factors operate on the professional and organizational level, but so far dependency between these levels has often been ignor...

    Authors: Daphne Kuiper, Nardi Steverink, Roy E. Stewart, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Robbert Sanderman and Martine M. Goedendorp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:67

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    Although there are public policies for eradicating congenital syphilis, they do not seem to be a routine in most health services. The objective of this study was to evaluate the management of sexual partners o...

    Authors: Ana Fátima Braga Rocha, Maria Alix Leite Araújo, Angélica Espinosa Miranda, Rodolfo Gómez Ponce de Leon, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior and Lea Dias Pimentel Gomes Vasconcelos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:65

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic stewardship, the proper management of antibiotics to ensure optimal patient outcomes, is based on quality improvement. Evidence-based guidelines and protocols have been developed to improve this pro...

    Authors: Chimwemwe Tusekile Mula, Nicola Human and Lyn Middleton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:64

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the relation between perceived social support and personal autonomy of individuals with intellectual disabilities and Health-Related Quality of Life.

    Authors: Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Helena Iglesias-de-Sena, Luz Celia Fernández-Martín and José Antonio Mirón-Canelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:63

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Burnout and employee turnover in mental health services are costly and can have a negative impact on service user outcomes. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a foundation, the aim of this study was to e...

    Authors: Justin Newton Scanlan and Megan Still

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:62

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    The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC-5A) was developed to assess the satisfaction with patient-provider interaction based on the Chronic Care Model. The additional 5A approach (assess, advise,...

    Authors: Maria Schwenke, Franziska D. Welzel, Claudia Luck-Sikorski, Alexander Pabst, Anette Kersting, Matthias Blüher, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller and Janine Stein

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:61

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    Preconception care has been acknowledged as an intervention to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity. However, utilization of preconception care is low because of low awareness of availability and benefits ...

    Authors: Meertien K. Sijpkens, Sabine F. van Voorst, Lieke C. de Jong-Potjer, Semiha Denktaş, Arnoud P. Verhoeff, Loes C. M. Bertens, Ageeth N. Rosman and Eric A. P. Steegers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:60

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    Substantial progress has been made in reducing child mortality over the last decades, however the magnitude of the problem is yet high globally Appropriate health care-seeking behavior of mothers/guardians for...

    Authors: Muluye Molla Simieneh, Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Mulugeta Tesfa Gebeyehu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:59

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    There is a growing body of international research that displays the prevalence and character of abuse in health care. Even though most of these studies are conducted from a patient perspective little is known ...

    Authors: A. Jelmer Brüggemann, Camilla Forsberg and Robert Thornberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:58

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    This study analyzed the reasons why physicians migrated from the Program to Value Primary Healthcare Professionals (PROVAB) to the Mais Médicos (More doctors) Program in 2015, opting to become physicians of the P...

    Authors: Lyane Ramalho Cortez, Eliana Costa Guerra, Natércia Janine Dantas da Silveira and Luiz Roberto Augusto Noro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:57

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    Progress in health service quality is vital to reach the target of Universal Health Coverage. However, in order to improve quality, it must be measured, and the assessment results must be actionable. We analyz...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:55

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Health care reform is changing preventive services delivery. This study explored trajectories in colorectal cancer (CRC) testing over a 5-year period that included implementation of 16 Medicaid Accountable Car...

    Authors: Melinda M. Davis, Paul Shafer, Stephanie Renfro, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Jackilen Shannon, Gloria D. Coronado, K. John McConnell and Stephanie B. Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:54

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Promoting patient and occupational safety are two key challenges for hospitals. When aiming to improve these two outcomes synergistically, psychosocial working conditions, leadership by hospital management and...

    Authors: Anke Wagner, Monika A. Rieger, Tanja Manser, Heidrun Sturm, Juliane Hardt, Peter Martus, Constanze Lessing and Antje Hammer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:53

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Nursing care plays a prominent role in determining the overall satisfaction of patients’ hospitalization experience. Studies have shown that satisfaction with nursing care is the best indicator of patients’ sa...

    Authors: Ayele Semachew Kasa and Hayleyesus Gedamu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:52

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension self-care practice is essential for blood pressure control and reduction of hypertension complications. Nevertheless, we know little concerning hypertension self-care practice in Ethiopia. The pur...

    Authors: Sewunet Ademe, Fekadu Aga and Debela Gela

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:51

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Since the 1960s, the federal government has been providing or funding a selection of community-based primary healthcare (PHC) programs on First Nations reserves. A key question is whether local access to PHC c...

    Authors: Josée G. Lavoie, Sabrina T. Wong, Naser Ibrahim, John D. O’Neil, Michael Green and Amanda Ward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:50

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Strengthening the quality of laboratory diagnostics is a key part of building global health capacity. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southeast European Center for Surveillan...

    Authors: Lauren Polansky, Stephanie Chester, Melissa Warren, Tricia Aden, Pamela Kennedy, Stacey Spivey-Blackford and Ann Moen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:49

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Birth weight is continuously decreasing in Japan since food satiation has become a problem in recent years. The present study aimed to develop and examine the reliability and validity of a scale for the assess...

    Authors: Kazuko Sonoda, Yuko Matsunari and Syuji Takei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:48

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis patients often experience hospitalization. Inpatient services may result in high medical expenditures. It is important to explore the hospitalization rates of tuberculosis patients and the potenti...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Cheng Chen, Hui Jiang, Hong-Qiu Pan, Li-Mei Zhu and Wei Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:47

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Despite progress towards achieving UNAIDS 90–90-90 goals, barriers persist in laboratory systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) restricting scale up of early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL) test monito...

    Authors: Ritu Shrivastava, Peter N. Fonjungo, Yenew Kebede, Rajendra Bhimaraj, Shabnam Zavahir, Christina Mwangi, Renuka Gadde, Heather Alexander, Patricia L. Riley, Andrea Kim and John N. Nkengasong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:46

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Strategic purchasing can ensure that financial resources are used in a way that optimally enhances the attainment of health system goals. A number of low- and middle-income countries, including Kenya, have exp...

    Authors: Kenneth Munge, Stephen Mulupi, Edwine Barasa and Jane Chuma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:45

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases have emerged as the leading cause of death globally, and 20% of Indians are estimated to suffer from a chronic condition. Care for chronic diseases poses a major public health challenge, espec...

    Authors: Dorothy Lall, Nora Engel, Narayanan Devadasan, Klasien Horstman and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:44

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Quality of care (QoC) attracts global concerns when unsafe and misuse of healthcare wastes resources and endangers people’s health, especially in low- and middle-income countries. However, little is known abou...

    Authors: Yuqi Zhou, Xi Yao, Guofeng Liu, Weiyan Jian and Winnie Yip

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:43

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Policymakers in many countries are involved in system reforms that aim to strengthen the primary care sector. Sweden is no exception. Evidence suggests that targeted financial micro-incentives can stimulate ch...

    Authors: Gunilla Avby, Sofia Kjellström and Monica Andersson Bäck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:42

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Hospital costs for stroke are increasing and variability in care quality creates inefficiencies. In 2007, the Victorian Government (Australia) employed clinical facilitators for three years in eight public hos...

    Authors: Dominique A. Cadilhac, Helen M. Dewey, Sonia Denisenko, Christopher F. Bladin and Atte Meretoja

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:41

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Child undernutrition remains the major public health problem in low and middle-income countries including Ethiopia. The effects of good governance, urbanization and public health expenditure on childhood under...

    Authors: Sibhatu Biadgilign, Habtamu Yesigat Ayenew, Arega Shumetie, Stanley Chitekwe, Assaye Tolla, Demewoz Haile, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, Amare Deribew and Betemariam Gebre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:40

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction is an important outcome measure guiding quality improvement in the healthcare setting while the patient-centred care movement places increasing importance on patient engagement in clinical...

    Authors: F. Rapport, P. Hibbert, M. Baysari, J. C. Long, R. Seah, W. Y. Zheng, C. Jones, K. Preece and J. Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:38

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Patients and users experiences are useful for monitoring the quality of the hospital provisions and to improve health care delivery. Research results on associations between parental satisfaction and their soc...

    Authors: Inger Hilde Hagen, Valentina Cabral Iversen, Erik Nesset, Roderick Orner and Marit Følsvik Svindseth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:37

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Plain abdominal radiography (PAR) is routinely performed in emergency departments (EDs). This study aimed to (1) identify the indications for PAR in EDs and compare them against international guidelines, (2) u...

    Authors: Christophe L. Bertin, Simon Ponthus, Hari Vivekanantham, Pierre-Alexandre Poletti, Omar Kherad and Olivier T. Rutschmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:36

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Health inequalities in the UK have proved to be stubborn, and health gaps between best and worst-off are widening. While there is growing understanding of how the main causes of poor health are perceived among...

    Authors: Neil McHugh, Rachel Baker, Olga Biosca, Fatma Ibrahim and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:35

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Given its role in treating musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation medicine may be an important factor in decreasing the use of opioids among injured workers. The primary objective was to determine if incre...

    Authors: Alyson K. Kwok, Nathan N. O’Hara, Andrew N. Pollak, Lyndsay M. O’Hara, Alexandra Herman, Christopher J. Welsh and Gerard P. Slobogean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:32

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Data on the burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and health-care related costs in patients with cancer is scarce. We aimed to estimate the CAP incidence rate, mortality, and healthcare-related costs of...

    Authors: Niklas Schmedt, Olivia Denise Heuer, Dennis Häckl, Reiko Sato and Christian Theilacker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:30

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