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  1. Research utilization investigators have called for more focused examination of the influence of context on research utilization behaviors. Yet, up until recently, lack of instrumentation to identify and quanti...

    Authors: Greta G Cummings, Alison M Hutchinson, Shannon D Scott, Peter G Norton and Carole A Estabrooks
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:168
  2. The Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS) 2.0 is designed to collect the minimum amount of data to guide care planning and monitoring for residents in long-term care settings. These data ha...

    Authors: Alison M Hutchinson, Doris L Milke, Suzanne Maisey, Cynthia Johnson, Janet E Squires, Gary Teare and Carole A Estabrooks
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:166
  3. While point of care testing (PoCT) for general practitioners is becoming increasingly popular, few studies have investigated whether it represents value for money. This study aims to assess the relative cost-e...

    Authors: Caroline O Laurence, John R Moss, Nancy E Briggs and Justin J Beilby
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:165
  4. Little is known about drug cost communications of Medicare Part D beneficiaries with chronic conditions such as diabetes. The purpose of this study is to assess Medicare Part D beneficiaries with diabetes' lev...

    Authors: Julie A Schmittdiel, Neil Steers, O Kenrik Duru, Susan L Ettner, Arleen F Brown, Vicki Fung, John Hsu, Elaine Quiter, Chien-Wen Tseng and Carol M Mangione
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:164
  5. Unqualified/non-registered caregivers (N-R Cs) will continue to play important roles in the mental health services. This study compares levels of burnout and sources of stress among qualified and N-R Cs workin...

    Authors: Knut W Sorgaard, Peter Ryan and Ian Dawson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:163
  6. It is important that community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes are designed in such a way as to ensure the relevance of the benefit packages to potential clients. Hence, this paper provides an understand...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chima Onoka, Nkoli Uguru, Tasie Nnenna, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Soludo Eze, Joses Kirigia and Amos Petu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:162
  7. It is a qualitative design study that examines points of divergence and convergence in the perspectives on recovery of 36 participants or 12 triads. Each triad comprising a patient, a family member/friend, a c...

    Authors: Sylvie Noiseux, Denise Tribble St-Cyr, Ellen Corin, Pierre-Luc St-Hilaire, Raymond Morissette, Claude Leclerc, Danielle Fleury, Luc Vigneault and Francine Gagnier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:161
  8. Physicians are encouraged to counsel obese patients to lose weight, but studies measuring the quality of physicians' counseling are rare. We sought to describe the quality of physicians' obesity counseling and...

    Authors: Melanie Jay, Colleen Gillespie, Sheira Schlair, Scott Sherman and Adina Kalet
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:159
  9. Our objectives were to examine temporal changes in HbA1c and lipid levels over a 10-year period and to identify predictors of metabolic control in a longitudinal patient cohort.

    Authors: Karen J Blumenthal, Mary E Larkin, Gail Winning, David M Nathan and Richard W Grant
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:158
  10. The English National Stroke Strategy suggests that there is a need to improve the response of patients and witnesses to the symptoms of acute stroke to increase rapid access to specialist care. We wished to re...

    Authors: Jan Lecouturier, Madeleine J Murtagh, Richard G Thomson, Gary A Ford, Martin White, Martin Eccles and Helen Rodgers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:157
  11. In 2004 an allocation formula for primary care services was introduced in England and Wales so practices would receive equitable pay. Modifications were made to this formula to enable local health authorities ...

    Authors: Gwion Rhys, Hendrik J Beerstecher and Claire L Morgan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:156
  12. Against the background of a decreasing number of general practitioners (GPs) in rural regions in Germany, the AGnES-concept (AGnES = GP-supporting, community-based, e-health-assisted, systemic intervention) su...

    Authors: Neeltje van den Berg, Claudia Meinke, Melanie Matzke, Romy Heymann, Steffen Fleßa and Wolfgang Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:155
  13. There has been an increase in 'risk sharing' schemes for pharmaceuticals between healthcare institutions and pharmaceutical companies in Europe in recent years as an additional approach to provide continued co...

    Authors: Jakub Adamski, Brian Godman, Gabriella Ofierska-Sujkowska, Bogusława Osińska, Harald Herholz, Kamila Wendykowska, Ott Laius, Saira Jan, Catherine Sermet, Corrine Zara, Marija Kalaba, Roland Gustafsson, Kristina Garuolienè, Alan Haycox, Silvio Garattini and Lars L Gustafsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:153
  14. Although the community health service system is now established in China, the utilisation of the community health service institutions is low due to the lack of a gate-keeping role of the primary health servic...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Wenxin Wang, Yongbin Li, Juan Zhang, Milena Pavlova, Hua Liu, Ping Yin and Zuxun Lu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:151
  15. Patients' satisfaction is an important indicator for quality of care. Measuring healthcare quality and improving patient satisfaction have become increasingly prevalent, especially among healthcare providers a...

    Authors: Ghizlane Soufi, Jihane Belayachi, Salma Himmich, Samir Ahid, Mehdi Soufi, Aicha Zekraoui and Redouane Abouqal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:149
  16. An aging population, rise in chronic illnesses, increase in life expectancy and shift towards care being provided at the community level are trends that are collectively creating an urgency to advance hospice ...

    Authors: Allison M Williams, Valorie A Crooks, Kyle Whitfield, Mary-Lou Kelley, Judy-Lynn Richards, Lily DeMiglio and Sarah Dykeman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:147
  17. Medicine access is an important goal of medicine policy; however the evaluation of medicine access is a subject under conceptual and methodological development. The aim of this study was to describe quantitati...

    Authors: Vera Maria V Paniz, Anaclaudia G Fassa, Maria de Fátima S Maia, Marlos R Domingues and Andréa D Bertoldi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:146
  18. In recent decades immigration to Norway from Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe has increased rapidly. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of care for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients from the...

    Authors: Anh T Tran, Lien M Diep, John G Cooper, Tor Claudi, Jørund Straand, Kåre Birkeland, Wibeche Ingskog and Anne K Jenum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:145
  19. Different models exist to provide HIV/STI services for most-at-risk populations (MARP). Along the Tete traffic corridor in Mozambique, linking Malawi and Zimbabwe, a night clinic opening between 4 and 10 PM wa...

    Authors: Yves Lafort, Diederike Geelhoed, Luisa Cumba, Carla das Dores Mosse Lázaro, Wim Delva, Stanley Luchters and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:144
  20. African-Americans admitted to U.S. hospitals with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are more likely than Caucasians to experience prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS), possibly due to either differential t...

    Authors: Christopher R Frei, Eric M Mortensen, Laurel A Copeland, Russell T Attridge, Mary Jo V Pugh, Marcos I Restrepo, Antonio Anzueto, Brandy Nakashima and Michael J Fine
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:143
  21. Case management has been suggested as an innovative strategy that facilitates the improvement of a patient's quality of life, reduction of hospital length of stay, optimization of self-care and improvement of ...

    Authors: Klaske Wynia, Coby Annema, Hans Nissen, Jacques De Keyser and Berrie Middel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:142
  22. It is important to find a comorbidity measure with better performance for use with administrative data. The new method proposed by Elixhauser et al. has never been validated and compared to the widely used Cha...

    Authors: Yu-Tseng Chu, Yee-Yung Ng and Shiao-Chi Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:140
  23. Home blood pressure (BP) is closely linked to patient outcomes. However, the prevalence of its documentation has not been examined. The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence and factors affecti...

    Authors: Michael H Kramer, Eugene Breydo, Maria Shubina, Kelly Babcock, Jonathan S Einbinder and Alexander Turchin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:139
  24. The rate of cesarean delivery was 35% in 2007 in Taiwan. It is unclear how many of the cesarean deliveries were without medical indications. Women's preference for cesarean delivery during their course of preg...

    Authors: Kuei-Hui Chu, Chen-Jei Tai, Chun-Sen Hsu, Mei-Chiang Yeh and Li-Yin Chien
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:138
  25. Information on prescribing quality is increasingly used by policy makers, insurance companies and health care providers. For reliable assessment of prescribing quality it is important to correctly identify the...

    Authors: Liana Martirosyan, Onyebuchi A Arah, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Jozé Braspenning and Petra Denig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:137
  26. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common microvascular complications of diabetes and one of the major causes of adult visual impairment in national surveys in Taiwan. This study aimed to identify the hea...

    Authors: Lin-Chung Woung, Ching-Yao Tsai, Hsin-Kai Chou, Ming-Tsu Tsai, Wei-Her Tsai, Pesus Chou and Shih-Tsuo Shen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:136
  27. Quantitative prospective methods are widely used to evaluate the impact of new technologies such as electronic prescribing (eP) on medication errors. However, they are labour-intensive and it is not always fea...

    Authors: Imogen Savage, Tony Cornford, Ela Klecun, Nick Barber, Sarah Clifford and Bryony Dean Franklin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:135
  28. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most disabling chronic conditions worldwide, resulting in significant human, social and economic costs and placing huge demands on health care systems. The Inala Chronic ...

    Authors: Deborah A Askew, Claire L Jackson, Robert S Ware and Anthony Russell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:134
  29. National cancer policies identify the improvement of care coordination as a priority to improve the delivery of health services for people with cancer. Identification of the current barriers to effective cance...

    Authors: Jennifer Walsh, James D Harrison, Jane M Young, Phyllis N Butow, Michael J Solomon and Lindy Masya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:132
  30. In healthcare today, decisions are made in the face of serious resource constraints. Healthcare managers are struggling to provide high quality care, manage resources effectively, and meet changing patient nee...

    Authors: Shannon L Sibbald, Jennifer L Gibson, Peter A Singer, Ross Upshur and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:131
  31. Few studies have examined whether risk adjustment is evenly applicable to hospitals with various characteristics and case-mix. In this study, we applied a generic prediction model to nationwide discharge data ...

    Authors: Hiroaki Miyata, Hideki Hashimoto, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kiyohide Fushimi and Shinya Matsuda
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:130
  32. Strengthening primary health care is critical to reducing health inequity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Audit and Best practice for Chronic Disease Extension (ABCDE) project has facili...

    Authors: Ross Bailie, Damin Si, Cindy Shannon, James Semmens, Kevin Rowley, David J Scrimgeour, Tricia Nagel, Ian Anderson, Christine Connors, Tarun Weeramanthri, Sandra Thompson, Robyn McDermott, Hugh Burke, Elizabeth Moore, Dallas Leon, Richard Weston…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:129
  33. New pharmacological therapies are challenging the healthcare systems, and there is an increasing need to assess their therapeutic value in relation to existing alternatives as well as their potential budget im...

    Authors: Björn Wettermark, Marie E Persson, Nils Wilking, Mats Kalin, Seher Korkmaz, Paul Hjemdahl, Brian Godman, Max Petzold and Lars L Gustafsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:128
  34. Kidney transplantation is associated with greater long term survival rates and improved quality of life compared with dialysis. Continuous growth in the number of patients with kidney failure has not been matc...

    Authors: Emmanouil K Symvoulakis, Emilia Stavroulaki, Myfanwy Morgan and Roger Jones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:127
  35. Medication claims are commonly used to calculate the risk adjustment for measuring healthcare cost. The Rx-defined Morbidity Groups (Rx-MG) which combine the use of medication to indicate morbidity have been i...

    Authors: Raymond NC Kuo and Mei-Shu Lai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:126
  36. As advances in genetics are becoming increasingly relevant to mainstream healthcare, a major challenge is to ensure that these are integrated appropriately into mainstream medical services. In 2003, the Depart...

    Authors: Catherine L Bennett, Sarah E Burke, Hilary Burton and Peter A Farndon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:125
  37. Obtaining the necessary approvals and permission for clinical research requires successful negotiation of the ethical and R&D layers of the NHS. Differences in structure and governance frameworks feature betwe...

    Authors: Andrew GH Thompson and Emma F France
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:124
  38. Self-administered surveys are an essential methodological tool for health services and knowledge translation research, and engaging end-users of the research is critical. However, few documented accounts of th...

    Authors: Michelle E Kho, Ellen Rawski, Julie Makarski and Melissa C Brouwers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:123
  39. To ensure carers of people with dementia receive support, community services increasingly use measures of caregiver (carer) burden to assess for unmet need. This study used Bradshaw's taxonomy of need to explo...

    Authors: Christine Stirling, Sharon Andrews, Toby Croft, James Vickers, Paul Turner and Andrew Robinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:122
  40. Daily smokers and hazardous drinkers are high-risk patients, developing 2-4 times more complications after surgery. Preoperative smoking and alcohol cessation for four to eight weeks prior to surgery halves th...

    Authors: Hanne Tønnesen, Pernille Faurschou, Helge Ralov, Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen, Grethe Thomas and Vibeke Backer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:121
  41. Subjective parameters such as quality of life or patient satisfaction gain importance as outcome parameters and benchmarks in health care. In many countries hospitals are now undergoing accreditation as mandat...

    Authors: Cornelia Sack, Peter Lütkes, Wolfram Günther, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel and Gerald J Holtmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:120
  42. There is worldwide variation in rehabilitation practices after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and no agreement on which interventions will lead to optimal short and long term pa...

    Authors: Marie D Westby and Catherine L Backman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:119
  43. Network forms of organization are increasingly popular in primary care. At the end of the 1990s General Practitioners (GPs) in Italy were given the opportunity to adopt network forms of organization with the a...

    Authors: Giovanni Fattore and Domenico Salvatore
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:118