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  1. Patient Centred Tuberculosis Treatment (PCT) is a promising treatment delivery strategy for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). It aims to improve adherence to treatment by giving patients the choice of having dr...

    Authors: Abdallah Mkopi, Nyagosya Range, Mbaraka Amuri, Eveline Geubbels, Fred Lwilla, Saidi Egwaga, Alexander Schulze and Frank van Leth
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:101
  2. A plethora of clinical studies have assessed the benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and supported their use in clinical practice. However, evidence on the safety and efficacy of ICDs ap...

    Authors: Simone Ghislandi, Aleksandra Torbica and Giuseppe Boriani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:100
  3. Tuberculosis still remains a major cause of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Integrating tuberculosis screening and detection into postnatal care services ensures prompt and appropriate treatment ...

    Authors: Charity Ndwiga, Harriet Birungi, Chi-Chi Undie, Herman Weyenga and Joseph Sitienei
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:99
  4. Patient-centeredness is a key component of health care quality. However, patient-centered measures of quality have not been developed in injury care. In response to this challenge, we developed the Quality of ...

    Authors: Niklas Bobrovitz, Maria Santana, Theresa Kline, John Kortbeek and Henry T Stelfox
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:98
  5. Couple HIV testing has been recognized as critical to increase uptake of HIV testing, facilitate disclosure of HIV status to marital partner, improve access to treatment, care and support, and promote safe sex...

    Authors: Maurice Musheke, Virginia Bond and Sonja Merten
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:97
  6. An emergency department (ED) should offer timely care for acutely ill or injured persons that require the attention of specialized nurses and physicians. This study was aimed at exploring what is actually goin...

    Authors: Lena Burström, Bengt Starrin, Marie-Louise Engström and Hans Thulesius
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:95
  7. Cancer survivors are a rapidly growing and aging population in the U.S., but there are many challenges associated with the survivorship experience such as functional disabilities and psychosocial distress. Whe...

    Authors: Aanand D Naik, Lindsey A Martin, Michele Karel, Jennifer Schuster Wachen, Elizabeth Mulligan, Jeffrey S Gosian, Levi Ian Herman and Jennifer Moye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:93
  8. Ensuring access to timely and appropriate primary healthcare for people living in poverty is an issue facing all countries, even those with universal healthcare systems. The transformation of healthcare practi...

    Authors: Christine Loignon, Catherine Hudon, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Sophie Dupéré, Ann C Macaulay, Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Gaboury, Jeannie L Haggerty, Martin Fortin, Émilie Goulet, Mireille Lambert, Luce Pelissier-Simard, Sophie Boyer, Marianne de Laat, Francine Lemire, Louise Champagne…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:92
  9. The treatment for deep surgical site infection (SSI) following primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) varies internationally and it is at present unclear which treatment approaches are used in Australia. The aim...

    Authors: Katharina MD Merollini, Ross W Crawford and Nicholas Graves
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:91
  10. This paper presents the evaluation of “Moving On”, a generic self-management program for people with a chronic illness developed by Arthritis NSW. The program aims to help participants identify their need for ...

    Authors: Anna M Williams, Leah Bloomfield, Eloise Milthorpe, Diana Aspinall, Karen Filocamo, Therese Wellsmore, Nicholas Manolios, Upali W Jayasinghe and Mark F Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:90
  11. Palliative care is a policy priority internationally. In England, policymakers are seeking to develop high quality care for all by focusing on reducing the number of patients who die in acute hospitals. It is ...

    Authors: Zoë Slote Morris, Miranda Fyfe, Natalie Momen, Sarah Hoare and Stephen Barclay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:89
  12. Pressures on health care budgets have led policy makers to discuss how to balance the provision of costly technologies to populations in need and making coverage decisions under uncertainty. Coverage with evid...

    Authors: Danielle Bishop and Joel Lexchin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:88
  13. Chronic leg ulcers cause long term ill-health for older adults and the condition places a significant burden on health service resources. Although evidence on effective management of the condition is available...

    Authors: Helen Edwards, Kathleen Finlayson, Mary Courtney, Nick Graves, Michelle Gibb and Christina Parker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:86
  14. Oral anticoagulant therapy is used to prevent thrombosis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), venous thrombosis and prosthetic heart valves. The introduction of new therapies emphasizes the need to disce...

    Authors: Kerstin Arbring, Srinivas Uppugunduri and Tomas L Lindahl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:85
  15. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf/HH) individuals have been underserved before and during emergencies. This paper will assess Deaf/HH related emergency preparedness training needs for state emergency management a...

    Authors: Alina Engelman, Susan L Ivey, Winston Tseng, Donna Dahrouge, Jim Brune and Linda Neuhauser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:84
  16. Aboriginal Australians suffer from poorer overall health compared to the general Australian population, particularly in terms of cardiovascular disease and prognosis following a cardiac event. Despite such dis...

    Authors: Stella Artuso, Margaret Cargo, Alex Brown and Mark Daniel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:83
  17. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent condition associated with a high health care resource consumption and health care expenditures, driven mainly by exacerbations-related hospita...

    Authors: Claudio Pedone, Domenica Chiurco, Simone Scarlata and Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:82
  18. The Anambra state Malaria Control Booster Project (ANMCBP) depends on an effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to continuously improve the implementation of the malaria control interventions. Howeve...

    Authors: Chinyere O Mbachu, Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Amobi L Ilika and Joseph Oranuba
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:81
  19. People living in rural and remote Australia experience increased mental health problems compared with metropolitan Australians. Moreover, Indigenous Australians are twice as likely as non Indigenous Australian...

    Authors: Timothy A Carey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:80
  20. In organised trauma systems the process of care is the key to quality. Nevertheless, the optimal process of trauma care remains unclear due to lack of or inconclusive evidence. Because monitoring and improving...

    Authors: Elisabeth Maria Hoogervorst, Eduard Ferdinand van Beeck, Johan Carel Goslings, Pieter Dirk Bezemer and Joost Jan Laurens Marie Bierens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:79
  21. Sub-Saharan transmigrants in Morocco are extremely vulnerable to sexual violence. From a public health perspective, the healthcare system is globally considered an important partner in the prevention of sexual...

    Authors: Seline van den Ameele, Ines Keygnaert, Alima Rachidi, Kristien Roelens and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:77
  22. Risk communication is an integral part of shared decision-making in health care. In the context of interventions for chronic diseases it represents a particular challenge for all health practitioners. By using...

    Authors: Charlotte Gry Harmsen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Jørgen Nexøe, Henrik Støvring, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Adrian Edwards and Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:76
  23. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the main cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but it also is highly preventable. The prevention rate mainly depends on the patients’ readiness to follow recommendations a...

    Authors: Titus Slavici, Claudiu Avram, Gabriela Victoria Mnerie, Adriana Badescu, Doina Darvasi, Florin Molnar-Matei and Mihai Aristotel Ungureanu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:75
  24. Although mothers are the fundamental unit of interventions in Health Extension Program in Ethiopia, their experiences and satisfactions with the service remain unstudied. Therefore, this study was aimed to ass...

    Authors: Zewdie Birhanu, Ameyu Godesso, Yohannes Kebede and Mulusew Gerbaba
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:74
  25. A general trend towards positive patient-reported evaluations of hospitals could be taken as a sign that most patients form a homogeneous, reasonably pleased group, and consequently that there is little need f...

    Authors: Oyvind Bjertnaes, Kjersti Eeg Skudal and Hilde Hestad Iversen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:73
  26. Acetaminophen overdose is a major concern among the pediatric population. Our objective was to assess the validity of International Classification of Disease (ICD-9-CM) codes for identification of pediatric em...

    Authors: Sofia de Achaval, Chris Feudtner, Shana Palla and Maria E Suarez-Almazor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:72
  27. Limited evidence exists on the effectiveness of external diabetes support provided by diabetes specialists and community retail pharmacists to facilitate insulin-prescribing in family practice.

    Authors: Stewart B Harris, Hertzel C Gerstein, Jean-François Yale, Lori Berard, John Stewart, Susan Webster-Bogaert and Jordan W Tompkins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:71
  28. The regulation of emergency care has featured prominently in Brazil’s federal health agenda since the 2000s. The aim of this study was to review up to the present day the implementation of the National Emergen...

    Authors: Gisele O'Dwyer, Mariana Teixeira Konder, Cristiani Vieira Machado, Camila Paes Alves and Renan Paes Alves
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:70
  29. An economic evaluation of interventions for older people requires accurate assessment of costing and consideration of both acute and long-term services. Accurate information on the unit cost of allied health a...

    Authors: Inez Farag, Cathie Sherrington, Manuela Ferreira and Kirsten Howard
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:69
  30. There is emerging evidence that context is important for successful transfer of research knowledge into health care practice. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) is a Canadian developed research-based instrument th...

    Authors: Ann Catrine Eldh, Anna Ehrenberg, Janet E Squires, Carole A Estabrooks and Lars Wallin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:68
  31. Child mortality remains one of the major public-health problems in Tanzania. Delays in receiving and accessing adequate care contribute to these high rates. The literature on public health often focuses on the...

    Authors: Helle Samuelsen, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl and Selemani Said Mbuyita
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:67
  32. It is well-known that health care workers in today’s general hospitals have to deal with high levels of job demands, which could have negative effects on their health, well-being, and job performance. A way to...

    Authors: Irene MW Niks, Jan de Jonge, Josette MP Gevers and Irene LD Houtman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:66
  33. This study explores the views and attitudes of health providers in Malaysia towards intimate partner violence (IPV) and abused women and considers whether and how their views affect the provision or quality of...

    Authors: Manuela Colombini, Susannah Mayhew, Siti Hawa Ali, Rashidah Shuib and Charlotte Watts
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:65
  34. Major health inequities between urban and rural populations have resulted in rural health as a reform priority across a number of countries. However, while there is some commonality between rural areas, there ...

    Authors: Amanda Kenny, Nerida Hyett, John Sawtell, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Jane Farmer and Peter O’Meara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:64
  35. The care of patients suffering from cancer and especially those facing the death trajectory appears to be complex and demanding not only for student nurses but for professional nurses as well. The educational ...

    Authors: Andreas Charalambous and Charis Kaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:63
  36. Previous studies on informal patient payments have mostly focused on the magnitude and determinants of these payments while the attitudes of health care actors towards these payments are less well known. This ...

    Authors: Petra Baji, Milena Pavlova, László Gulácsi and Wim Groot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:62
  37. The poor maintenance of equipment and inadequate supplies of drugs and other items contribute to the low quality of maternity services often found in rural settings in low- and middle-income countries, and rai...

    Authors: Suzanne Penfold, Donat Shamba, Claudia Hanson, Jennie Jaribu, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Marcel Tanner, Kate Ramsey, David Schellenberg and Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:61
  38. Healthcare claims databases have been used in several studies to characterize the risk and burden of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) and effectiveness of colony-stimulating factors against FN. Th...

    Authors: Derek Weycker, Oleg Sofrygin, Kim Seefeld, Robert G Deeter, Jason Legg and John Edelsberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:60
  39. The Second China National Sample Survey on Disability in 2006 showed that the participation rate of disabled Chinese rural individuals in social medical insurance participation was less than 30%. However, ther...

    Authors: Ju Huang, Xi-Long Pan and Ang Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:58
  40. To investigate factors associated with involuntary admissions to hospital pursuant to a social services act of patients with substance use disorder by comparing the socio-demographic characteristics, substance...

    Authors: Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen, Tor K Larsen, Gro Syversen, Bakke Elise Aasen Rudshaug, Arne Gerdner and Thomas Clausen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:57
  41. The Italian National Health System was revised in the last 20 years, introducing new elements such as efficacy, efficiency and competitiveness. Devolution to regional authorities has created a quasi-market sys...

    Authors: Gabriele Messina, Silvia Forni, Francesca Collini, Cecilia Quercioli and Nicola Nante
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:56
  42. National community-based health worker (CBHW) programs often face challenges in ensuring that these remote workers are adequately trained, equipped and supervised. As governments increasingly deploy CBHWs to i...

    Authors: Jennifer A Callaghan-Koru, Kate Gilroy, Adnan A Hyder, Asha George, Humphreys Nsona, Angella Mtimuni, Bernie Zakeyo, Josiah Mayani, Cristina V Cardemil and Jennifer Bryce
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:55
  43. Lifestyle risk factors like smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity (SNAP) are the main behavioural risk factors for chronic disease. Primary health care is an appropriate setting to a...

    Authors: Bibiana C Chan, Upali W Jayasinghe, Bettina Christl, Rachel A Laws, Neil Orr, Anna Williams, Kate Partington and Mark F Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:54
  44. Reducing child mortality and improving maternal health occupies a prominent space in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and it has been noted that some reductions have taken place, but not enough. If con...

    Authors: Nwala K Emmanuel, Ebunoha N Gladys and Ugwu U Cosmas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:53
  45. National, regional and local activities to improve patient safety in Sweden have increased over the last decade. There are high ambitions for improved patient safety in Sweden. This study surveyed health care ...

    Authors: Mikaela Nygren, Kerstin Roback, Annica Öhrn, Hans Rutberg, Mikael Rahmqvist and Per Nilsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:52
  46. The burden of out of pocket spending for the Mexican population is high compared to other countries. Even patients insured by social security institutions have to face the cost of health goods, services or non...

    Authors: Mariana López-Ortega, Carmen García-Peña, Víctor Granados-García, José Juan García-González and Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:51