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  1. Community Pharmacists and General Practitioners (GPs) are increasingly being encouraged to adopt more collaborative approaches to health care delivery as collaboration in primary care has been shown to be effe...

    Authors: Connie Van, Daniel Costa, Penny Abbott, Bernadette Mitchell and Ines Krass
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:320
  2. Demand side financing (DSF) is a widely employed strategy to enhance utilization of healthcare. The impact of DSF on health care seeking in general and that of maternal care in particular is already known. Yet...

    Authors: Saji S Gopalan and Durairaj Varatharajan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:319
  3. Data collection for economic evaluation alongside clinical trials is burdensome and cost-intensive. Limiting both the frequency of data collection and recall periods can solve the problem. As a consequence, ga...

    Authors: Hildegard Seidl, Christa Meisinger, Rupert Wende and Rolf Holle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:318
  4. Greater understanding of the variance in the number of consultations per dietetic treatment will increase the transparency of dietetic healthcare. Substantial inter-practitioner variation may suggest a potenti...

    Authors: Jacqueline Tol, Ilse C Swinkels, Peter M Spreeuwenberg, Chantal J Leemrijse, Dinny H de Bakker and Cindy Veenhof
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:317
  5. Cost-of-illness analysis is the main method of providing an overall vision of the economic impact of a disease. Such studies have been used to set priorities for healthcare policies and inform resource allocat...

    Authors: Julio Lopez-Bastida, Juan Oliva Moreno, Melany Worbes Cerezo, Lilisbeth Perestelo Perez, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar and Fernando Montón-Álvarez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:315
  6. Quality of work life (QWL) has been found to influence the commitment of health professionals, including nurses. However, reliable information on QWL and turnover intention of primary health care (PHC) nurses ...

    Authors: Mohammed J Almalki, Gerry FitzGerald and Michele Clark
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:314
  7. Vaccination programs often organize subsidies and public relations in order to obtain high uptake rates and coverage. However, effects of subsidies and public relations have not been studied well in the litera...

    Authors: Masahide Kondo, Mariko Yamamura, Shu-Ling Hoshi and Ichiro Okubo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:313
  8. Accurate estimates of hypertension prevalence are critical for assessment of population health and for planning and implementing prevention and health care programs. While self-reported data is often more econ...

    Authors: Graciela Mentz, Amy J Schulz, Bhramar Mukherjee, Trivellore E Ragunathan, Denise White Perkins and Barbara A Israel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:312
  9. Guided by the evidence that delaying coronary revascularization may lead to symptom worsening and poorer clinical outcomes, expansion in cardiac surgery capacity has been recommended in Canada. Provincial gove...

    Authors: Boris G Sobolev, Guy Fradet, Lisa Kuramoto, Rita Sobolyeva, Basia Rogula and Adrian R Levy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:311
  10. Mortality amenable to health-care services (‘amenable mortality’) has been defined as “premature deaths that should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care” and as “conditions for which e...

    Authors: Maria P Fantini, Jacopo Lenzi, Giuseppe Franchino, Cristina Raineri, Alessandra Burgio, Luisa Frova, Gianfranco Domenighetti, Walter Ricciardi and Gianfranco Damiani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:310
  11. Taiwan’s National Defense Bureau has been merging its hospitals and adjusting hospital accreditation levels since the beginning of 2006. These changes have introduced many stressors to the healthcare workers i...

    Authors: Dong-Sheng Tzeng, Wei-Ching Chung, Chi-Hung Lin and Chun-Yuh Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:309
  12. Emigrants are often a selected sample and in good health, but migration can have deleterious effects on health. Many immigrant groups report poor health and increased use of health services, and it is often cl...

    Authors: Hogne Sandvik, Steinar Hunskaar and Esperanza Diaz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:308
  13. Health economics is increasingly used to inform resource allocation decision-making, however, there is comparatively little evidence relevant to minority groups. In part, this is due to lack of cost and effect...

    Authors: Katherine S Ong, Rob Carter, Margaret Kelaher and Ian Anderson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:307
  14. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex, chronic and progressive disease and rehabilitation services can provide important support to patients. Few MS rehabilitation programs have been shown to provide health imp...

    Authors: Jan Sørensen, Anne Lee, Brita Løvendahl, Michael Nørgaard, Jette Bay, Peter Vestergaard Rasmussen and Finn Boesen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:306
  15. The aim of the study is to describe the work pattern of personal care workers (PCWs) in nursing homes. This knowledge is important for staff performance appraisal, task allocation and scheduling. It will also ...

    Authors: Si-Yu Qian, Ping Yu, Zhen-Yu Zhang, David M Hailey, Pamela J Davy and Mark I Nelson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:305
  16. Patients who no-show to primary care appointments interrupt clinicians’ efforts to provide continuity of care. Prior literature reveals no-shows among diabetic patients are common. The purpose of this study is...

    Authors: Lynn A Nuti, Mark Lawley, Ayten Turkcan, Zhiyi Tian, Lingsong Zhang, Karen Chang, Deanna R Willis and Laura P Sands
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:304
  17. Validated instruments collecting data on health-related resource use are lacking, but required, for example, to investigate predictors of healthcare use or for health economic evaluation.

    Authors: Nadja Chernyak, Corinna Ernsting and Andrea Icks
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:303
  18. China’s recent growth in income has been unequally distributed, resulting in an unusually rapid retreat from relative income equality, which has impacted negatively on health services access. There exists a si...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Jian Wang, Elizabeth Maitland, Yaohui Zhao, Stephen Nicholas and Mingshan Lu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:302
  19. HPV vaccination reduces the risk of cervical cancer. Uptake however, of the ‘catch-up’ campaign in England for 17-18 year old girls is below the 80% NHS target. The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to a...

    Authors: Eleni Mantzari, Florian Vogt and Theresa M Marteau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:301
  20. Economic evaluation of newborn screening poses specific methodological challenges. Amongst others, these challenges refer to the use of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) in newborns, and which costs and outc...

    Authors: Astrid Langer, Rolf Holle and Jürgen John
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:300
  21. Male circumcision (MC) has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition among heterosexual men, with WHO recommending MC as an essential component of comprehensive HIV prevention programs in high prevalenc...

    Authors: Anna Tynan, Andrew Vallely, Angela Kelly, Greg Law, John Millan, Peter Siba, John Kaldor and Peter S Hill
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:299
  22. Approximately 25% of so-called high utilizers of medical care are estimated to suffer from depression. A large proportion of these individuals remain undiagnosed and untreated. This study aims to examine the e...

    Authors: Anne Berghöfer, Astrid Hartwich, Michael Bauer, Jürgen Unützer, Stefan N Willich and Andrea Pfennig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:298
  23. Generic Medicines are an important policy option allowing for access to affordable, essential medicines. Quality of generic medicines must be guaranteed through the activities of national medicines regulatory ...

    Authors: Aarti Patel, Robin Gauld, Pauline Norris and Thomas Rades
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:297
  24. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more prevalent in regional and remote Australia compared to metropolitan areas. The aim of Healthy Hearts was to determine age and sex specific CVD risk factor levels and the po...

    Authors: Melinda J Carrington, Garry L Jennings, Robyn A Clark and Simon Stewart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:296
  25. Two of the commonest chronic diseases experienced by older people in the general population are cardiovascular diseases and osteoarthritis. These conditions also commonly co-occur, which is only partly explain...

    Authors: James A Prior, Claire A Rushton, Kelvin P Jordan and Umesh T Kadam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:295
  26. The working population is ageing, which will increase the number of workers with chronic health complaints, and, as a consequence, the number of workers seeking health care. It is very important to understand ...

    Authors: Romy Steenbeek
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:294
  27. The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) is a US measure of chronic illness quality of care, based on the influential Chronic Care Model (CCM). It measures a number of aspects of care, including ...

    Authors: Jo Rick, Kelly Rowe, Mark Hann, Bonnie Sibbald, David Reeves, Martin Roland and Peter Bower
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:293
  28. We studied the prevalence of common mental disorders among Dutch hospital physicians and investigated whether the presence of a mental disorder was associated with insufficient self-reported work ability.

    Authors: Martijn M Ruitenburg, Monique HW Frings-Dresen and Judith K Sluiter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:292
  29. The role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in improving access to basic healthcare services, and mobilising community actions on health is broadly recognised. The Primary Health Care (PHC) approach, identifie...

    Authors: Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum, Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Zohreh Rajabi and Gholamreza Heidari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:291
  30. Publicly-funded drug plans often use prior authorization policies to limit drug prescribing. To guide physician prescribing of a class of antibiotics with broad antimicrobial activity (quinolone antibiotics) i...

    Authors: Braden Manns, Kevin Laupland, Marcello Tonelli, Song Gao and Brenda Hemmelgarn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:290
  31. This study examines the psychometric properties of 9 items on the Patient Activation component of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) that assess how patients approach and communicate with their phy...

    Authors: Derjung M Tarn, Henry N Young and Benjamin M Craig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:289
  32. The comparative effectiveness (CE) of endoscopic screening (versus no screening) for Barrett’s esophagus (BE) in patients with GERD symptoms, or among different endoscopic surveillance strategies in patients w...

    Authors: Jennifer R Kramer, Jennifer Arney, John Chen, Peter Richardson, Zhigang Duan, Richard L Street Jr, Marilyn Hinojosa-Lindsey, Aanand D Naik and Hashem B El-Serag
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:288
  33. With current policy in healthcare research, in the United Kingdom and internationally, focused on development of research excellence in individuals and teams, building capacity for implementation and translati...

    Authors: Anne Whitworth, Shona Haining and Helen Stringer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:287
  34. Over the last decades, converging forces in hospital care, including cost-containment policies, rising healthcare demands and nursing shortages, have driven the search for new operational models of nursing car...

    Authors: Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D’Amour, Eric Tchouaket, Michèle Rivard, Sean Clarke and Régis Blais
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:286
  35. Road traffic injuries (RTI) are an increasing public health problem in India where out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures on health are among the highest in the world. We estimated the OOP expenses for RTI in a larg...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, T Ramachandran Dilip, Lalit Dandona and Rakhi Dandona
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:285
  36. Assessment of patients’ views are essential to provide a patient-centred health service and to evaluating quality of care. As no standardized and validated system for measuring patients’ experiences in acciden...

    Authors: Nanne Bos, Leontien M Sturms, Augustinus JP Schrijvers and Henk F van Stel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:284
  37. Little is known about the practitioners in managed behavioral healthcare organization (MBHO) networks who are treating mental and substance use disorders among privately insured patients in the United States. ...

    Authors: Sharon Reif, Maria E Torres, Constance M Horgan and Elizabeth L Merrick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:283
  38. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in Canada and is a priority area for medical research. The research funding landscape in Canada has changed quite a bit over the last few decades, as ha...

    Authors: Claire de Oliveira, Van Hai Nguyen, Harindra C Wijeysundera, William W L Wong, Gloria Woo, Peter P Liu and Murray D Krahn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:281
  39. In health services research, there is a growing view that partnerships between researchers and decision-makers (i.e., collaborative research teams) will enhance the effective translation and use of research re...

    Authors: Anne Hofmeyer, Catherine Scott and Laura Lagendyk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:280
  40. Injury is a major cause of mortality and morbidity of young people and the cost-effectiveness of many injury prevention programs remains uncertain. This study aimed to analyze the costs and benefits of an inju...

    Authors: Kwok M Ho, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Monica Gope, Maxine Burrell and Sudhakar Rao
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:279
  41. The need to improve patient safety has been identified as a major priority for health reform in developed countries, including Australia. We investigated the implementation and appropriateness of Variable Life...

    Authors: Nick Andrianopoulos, Damien Jolley, Sue M Evans, Caroline A Brand and Peter A Cameron
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:278
  42. Usually patients receive healthcare services from multiple hospitals, and consequently their healthcare data are dispersed over many facilities’ paper and electronic-based record systems. Therefore, many count...

    Authors: Wen-Shan Jian, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Sanjay P Sood, Peisan Lee, Min-Huei Hsu, Cheng-Hsun Ho, Yu-Chuan Li and Hsyien-Chia Wen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:277
  43. Evidence-based practice aims to achieve better health outcomes in the community. It relies on high quality research to inform policy and practice; however research in primary health care continues to lag behin...

    Authors: Xanthe Golenko, Susan Pager and Libby Holden
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:276
  44. Against a backdrop of rising healthcare costs, variability in care provision and an increased emphasis on patient satisfaction, the need for effective interventions to improve quality of care has come to the f...

    Authors: Mary C Conry, Niamh Humphries, Karen Morgan, Yvonne McGowan, Anthony Montgomery, Kavita Vedhara, Efharis Panagopoulou and Hannah Mc Gee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:275
  45. Patient safety is fundamental in high quality healthcare systems but despite an excellent record of perinatal care in Sweden some children still suffer from substandard care and unnecessary birth injuries. Sus...

    Authors: Monica E Nyström, Anna Westerlund, Elisabet Höög, Charlotte Millde-Luthander, Ulf Högberg and Charlotta Grunewald
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:274
  46. Research literature consistently documents that scientifically based therapeutic recommendations are not always followed in the hospital or in the primary care setting. Currently, there is evidence that some g...

    Authors: Margaret Williamson, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Jeffrey D Elliott, James F Reeve, Nigel P Stocks, Jon Emery, Judith M Mackson and Jane M Gunn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:273
  47. In several northwest European countries, a demand-driven healthcare system has been implemented that stresses the importance of patient healthcare provider choice. In this study, we are conducting a scoping re...

    Authors: Aafke Victoor, Diana MJ Delnoij, Roland D Friele and Jany JDJM Rademakers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:272
  48. Patients’ experiences have become central to assessing the performance of healthcare systems worldwide and are increasingly being used to inform quality improvement processes. This paper explores the relative ...

    Authors: Vicki Tsianakas, Jill Maben, Theresa Wiseman, Glenn Robert, Alison Richardson, Peter Madden, Mairead Griffin and Elizabeth A Davies
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:271