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  1. In England, prostate cancer patients report worse experience of care than patients with other cancers. However, no standard measure of patient experience of prostate cancer care is currently available. This pa...

    Authors: Carolyn Tarrant, Richard Baker, Andrew M Colman, Paul Sinfield, Shona Agarwal, John K Mellon, William Steward and Roger Kockelbergh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:199
  2. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) carries a high burden of morbidity and mortality and is associated with significant utilization of health care resources, especially in the elderly. Numerous randomized trials have...

    Authors: Charmaine A Cooke, Susan A Kirkland, Ingrid S Sketris and Jafna Cox
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:198
  3. The existence of publicly-accessible datasets comprised a significant opportunity for health services research to evolve into a science that supports health policy making and evaluation, proper inter- and intr...

    Authors: Shadi S Saleh, Mohamad S Alameddine and Fadi El-Jardali
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:197
  4. The aim of the study was to develop quality indicators that can be used for quality assessment of registries of occupational diseases in relation to preventive policy on a national level. The research question...

    Authors: Dick Spreeuwers, Angela GEM de Boer, Jos HAM Verbeek and Frank JH van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:194
  5. Individuals of African descent living in western countries have increased rates of hypertension and hypertension-related complications. Poor adherence to hypertension treatment (medication and lifestyle change...

    Authors: Joke A Haafkens, Erik JAJ Beune, Eric P Moll van Charante and Charles O Agyemang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:193
  6. Lower-income countries face severe health worker shortages. Recent evidence suggests that this problem can be mitigated by task-shifting--delegation of aspects of health care to less specialized health workers...

    Authors: Joseph B Babigumira, Barbara Castelnuovo, Mohammed Lamorde, Andrew Kambugu, Andy Stergachis, Philippa Easterbrook and Louis P Garrison
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:192
  7. The role of health services must be re-oriented towards health promotion to more effectively contribute to population health. One of the objectives of the Swedish public health policy is that health promotion ...

    Authors: Helene Johansson, Lars Weinehall and Maria Emmelin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:191
  8. Cancer patients usually undergo extensive and debilitating treatments, which make quality of life (QoL) and patient satisfaction important health care assessment measures. However, very few studies have evalua...

    Authors: Christopher G Lis, Mark Rodeghier, James F Grutsch and Digant Gupta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:190
  9. There is no validated way of measuring the prevalence and duration of patient delay, and we do not know how people perceive and define the time intervals they are asked to report in patient delay studies. This...

    Authors: Rikke Sand Andersen, Peter Vedsted, Frede Olesen, Flemming Bro and Jens Søndergaard
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:189
  10. Comprising of both organisational and patient level components, collaborative care is a potentially powerful intervention for improving depression treatment in UK primary Care. However, as previous models have...

    Authors: David A Richards, Adwoa Hughes-Morley, Rachel A Hayes, Ricardo Araya, Michael Barkham, John M Bland, Peter Bower, John Cape, Carolyn A Chew-Graham, Linda Gask, Simon Gilbody, Colin Green, David Kessler, Glyn Lewis, Karina Lovell, Chris Manning…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:188
  11. Use of available interpreter services by hospital clincial staff is often suboptimal, despite evidence that trained interpreters contribute to quality of care and patient safety. Examination of intra-hospital ...

    Authors: Patricia Hudelson and Sarah Vilpert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:187
  12. We examined the association between quality of care and 30 day mortality in a nationwide cohort of patients hospitalized with hip fracture.

    Authors: Katrine A Nielsen, Niels C Jensen, Claus M Jensen, Marianne Thomsen, Lars Pedersen, Søren P Johnsen, Annette Ingeman, Paul D Bartels and Reimar W Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:186
  13. U.S. cancer screening guidelines communicate important information regarding the ages for which screening tests are appropriate. Little attention has been given to whether breast, colorectal and prostate cance...

    Authors: Srikanth Kadiyala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:185
  14. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the developed world, and its prevention a core activity in current UK general practice. Currently, family history is not systematically integrated ...

    Authors: Nadeem Qureshi, Sarah Armstrong, Paula Saukko, Tracey Sach, Jo Middlemass, Phil H Evans, Joe Kai, Hannah Farrimond and Steve E Humphries
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:184
  15. Quality is on the agenda of European general practice (GP). European researchers have, in collaboration, developed tools to assess quality of GPs. In this feasibility study, we tested the European Practice Ass...

    Authors: Roy Remmen, Luc Seuntjens, Dominique Paulus, Dominique Pestiaux, Klaus Knops and Ann Van den Bruel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:183
  16. Chronic illness and disability can have damaging, even catastrophic, socioeconomic effects on individuals and their households. We examined the experiences of people affected by chronic heart failure, complica...

    Authors: Yun-Hee Jeon, Beverley Essue, Stephen Jan, Robert Wells and Judith A Whitworth
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:182
  17. Japan has experienced two large changes which affect the supply and distribution of physicians. They are increases in medical school enrollment capacity and in the proportion of female physicians. The purpose ...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Shinya Matsumoto, Tomoko Kodama, Hiroo Ide, Hideo Yasunaga and Tomoaki Imamura
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:180
  18. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex, progressive disease which requires a variety of quality improvement strategies. Limited information is available on the feasibility and effectiveness of interdisciplinary...

    Authors: Liesbeth Borgermans, Geert Goderis, Carine Van Den Broeke, Geert Verbeke, An Carbonez, Anna Ivanova, Chantal Mathieu, Bert Aertgeerts, Jan Heyrman and Richard Grol
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:179
  19. An evaluation of NHS Direct Wales (NHSDW), a national telephone-based healthcare advice and information service, was undertaken. A key objective was to describe the actions of callers and assess the appropriat...

    Authors: Helen Snooks, Julie Peconi, James Munro, Wai-Yee Cheung, Jaynie Rance and Anne Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:178
  20. There is evidence for higher morbidity among prison inmates than in the general population. Despite this, patient satisfaction with the prison health services is scarcely investigated. The aim of the present s...

    Authors: Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Åse-Bente Rustad and Ellen Kjelsberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:176
  21. Collaborative approaches in quality improvement have been promoted since the introduction of the Breakthrough method. The effectiveness of this method is inconclusive and further independent evaluation of the ...

    Authors: Mireille van den Berg, Rianne Frenken and Roland Bal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:175
  22. The ageing population in Europe is putting an ever increasing demand on the long-term care (LTC) services provided by these countries. This study analyses the relationship between the LTC institutional supply ...

    Authors: Gianfranco Damiani, Simona C Colosimo, Lorella Sicuro, Alessandra Burgio, Alessandra Battisti, Alessandro Solipaca, Giordana Baldassarre, Roberta Crialesi, Giulia Milan, Tiziana Tamburrano and Walter Ricciardi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:174
  23. We report baseline data on the organisation of COPD care in UK NHS hospitals participating in the National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project (NCROP).

    Authors: Robert A Stone, Brian DW Harrison, Derek Lowe, Rhona J Buckingham, Nancy A Pursey, Harold SR Hosker, Jonathan M Potter and C Michael Roberts
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:173
  24. Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population, characterised by one of the longest life expectancies and the lowest fertility rate in the world, is likely to drive long-term care (LTC) expenditure higher. This study a...

    Authors: Roger Y Chung, Keith YK Tin, Benjamin J Cowling, King Pan Chan, Wai Man Chan, Su Vui Lo and Gabriel M Leung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:172
  25. Families of people with eating disorders are often caught up in rule bound eating and safety behaviours that characterise the illness. The main aim of this study was to develop a valid and specific scale to me...

    Authors: Ana R Sepulveda, Olivia Kyriacou and Janet Treasure
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:171
  26. Prevention of diabetes and coronary heart disease (CHD) is possible but identification of at-risk patients for targeting interventions is a challenge in primary care.

    Authors: Marie-France Hivert, Richard W Grant, Peter Shrader and James B Meigs
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:170