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  1. In order to improve treatment and care quality for cancer patients, nurse case management model has applied generally in the clinical practice. However there were only few evidence-based studies on the relativ...

    Authors: Yu-Chih Chen, Yu-Jen Chang, Yi-Chen Tsou, Mei-Chuan Chen and Yu-Chu Pai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:202
  2. Previous research suggests that lifestyle intervention for the prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are effective, however little is known about factors affecting participation in such progr...

    Authors: Rachel A Laws, Mahnaz Fanaian, Upali W Jayasinghe, Suzanne McKenzie, Megan Passey, Gawaine Powell Davies, David Lyle and Mark F Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:201
  3. The African Health Initiative includes highly diverse partnerships in five countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia), each of which is working to improve population health by strengthening he...

    Authors: Jennifer Bryce, Jennifer Harris Requejo, Lawrence H Moulton, Malathi Ram and Robert E Black
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  4. Weak health information systems (HIS) are a critical challenge to reaching the health-related Millennium Development Goals because health systems performance cannot be adequately assessed or monitored where HI...

    Authors: Wilbroad Mutale, Namwinga Chintu, Cheryl Amoroso, Koku Awoonor-Williams, James Phillips, Colin Baynes, Cathy Michel, Angela Taylor and Kenneth Sherr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  5. Integrated into the work in health systems strengthening (HSS) is a growing focus on the importance of ensuring quality of the services delivered and systems which support them. Understanding how to define and...

    Authors: Lisa R Hirschhorn, Colin Baynes, Kenneth Sherr, Namwinga Chintu, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Karen Finnegan, James F Philips, Manzi Anatole, Ayaga A Bawah and Paulin Basinga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  6. Zambia’s under-resourced public health system will not be able to deliver on its health-related Millennium Development Goals without a substantial acceleration in mortality reduction. Reducing mortality will d...

    Authors: Jeffrey SA Stringer, Angela Chisembele-Taylor, Carla J Chibwesha, Harmony F Chi, Helen Ayles, Handson Manda, Wendy Mazimba, Linnaea Schuttner, Ntazana Sindano, Frank B Williams, Namwinga Chintu and Roma Chilengi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  7. Tanzania has been a pioneer in establishing community-level services, yet challenges remain in sustaining these systems and ensuring adequate human resource strategies. In particular, the added value of a cadr...

    Authors: Kate Ramsey, Ahmed Hingora, Malick Kante, Elizabeth Jackson, Amon Exavery, Senga Pemba, Fatuma Manzi, Colin Baynes, Stephane Helleringer and James F Phillips
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  8. Nationally, health in Rwanda has been improving since 2000, with considerable improvement since 2005. Despite improvements, rural areas continue to lag behind urban sectors with regard to key health outcomes. ...

    Authors: Peter C Drobac, Paulin Basinga, Jeanine Condo, Paul E Farmer, Karen E Finnegan, Jessie K Hamon, Cheryl Amoroso, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Jean Baptise Kakoma, Chunling Lu, Yusuf Murangwa, Megan Murray, Fidele Ngabo, Michael Rich, Dana Thomson and Agnes Binagwaho
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  9. Large increases in health sector investment and policies favoring upgrading and expanding the public sector health network have prioritized maternal and child health in Mozambique and, over the past decade, Mo...

    Authors: Kenneth Sherr, Fatima Cuembelo, Cathy Michel, Sarah Gimbel, Mark Micek, Marina Kariaganis, Alusio Pio, João Luis Manuel, James Pfeiffer and Stephen Gloyd
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  10. During the 1990s, researchers at the Navrongo Health Research Centre in northern Ghana developed a highly successful community health program. The keystone of the Navrongo approach was the deployment of nurses...

    Authors: John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ayaga A Bawah, Frank K Nyonator, Rofina Asuru, Abraham Oduro, Anthony Ofosu and James F Phillips
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 2):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  11. Information on maternity services is increasingly derived from national administrative health data. We evaluated how statistics on maternity care in England were affected by the completeness and consistency of...

    Authors: Hannah E Knight, Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Tahir A Mahmood, Allan Templeton, David Richmond, Jan H van der Meulen and David A Cromwell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:200
  12. The role of socio-cultural factors in influencing access to HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support is increasingly recognized by researchers, international donors and policy makers. Although many of them have be...

    Authors: Sara Gari, Camilo Doig-Acuña, Tino Smail, Jacob RS Malungo, Adriane Martin-Hilber and Sonja Merten
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:198
  13. A paradigm shift in global health policy on user fees has been evident in the last decade with a growing consensus that user fees undermine equitable access to essential health care in many low and middle inco...

    Authors: Yotamu Chirwa, Sophie Witter, Malvern Munjoma, Wilson Mashange, Tim Ensor, Barbara McPake and Shungu Munyati
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:197
  14. Today more than two million people with Turkish migration background live in Germany making them the largest ethnic minority in the country. Data concerning language skills and the perception of medical inform...

    Authors: Arnd Giese, Müberra Uyar, Haci Halil Uslucan, Stefan Becker and Bernhard Ferdinand Henning
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:196
  15. The Investment Framework for a more effective HIV response has become integral to discussions on how best to respond to the HIV epidemic. The Framework calls for greater synergy and attention to factors that s...

    Authors: Morten Skovdal, Sitholubuhle Magutshwa-Zitha, Catherine Campbell, Constance Nyamukapa and Simon Gregson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:195
  16. Guideline adherence in physical therapy is far from optimal, which has consequences for the effectiveness and efficiency of physical therapy care. Programmes to enhance guideline adherence have, so far, been r...

    Authors: Geert M Rutten, Janneke Harting, L Kay Bartholomew, Angelique Schlief, Rob AB Oostendorp and Nanne K de Vries
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:194
  17. A growing global interest in patient safety culture has increased the development of validated instruments to asses this phenomenon. The aim of this study is to investigate the psychometric properties of the H...

    Authors: Shahenaz Najjar, Motasem Hamdan, Elfi Baillien, Arthur Vleugels, Martin Euwema, Walter Sermeus, Luk Bruyneel and Kris Vanhaecht
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:193
  18. The increasing burden of chronic disease is recognised globally. Within the English National Health Service, patients with chronic disease comprise of half of all consultations in primary care, and 70% of inpa...

    Authors: Patricia M Wilson, Neha Kataria and Elaine McNeilly
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:192
  19. Homecare is a growth enterprise. The nature of the care provided in the home is growing in complexity. This growth has necessitated both examination and generation of evidence around patient safety in homecare...

    Authors: Marilyn T Macdonald, Ariella Lang, Janet Storch, Lynn Stevenson, Tanya Barber, Kristine Iaboni and Susan Donaldson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:191
  20. Goal setting is considered ‘best practice’ in stroke rehabilitation; however, there is no consensus regarding the key components of goal setting interventions or how they should be optimally delivered in pract...

    Authors: Lesley Scobbie, Donald McLean, Diane Dixon, Edward Duncan and Sally Wyke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:190
  21. Routine HIV counselling and testing as part of antenatal care has been institutionalized in Uganda as an entry point for pregnant women into the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) progra...

    Authors: Joseph Rujumba, Stella Neema, James K Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskär and Harald K Heggenhougen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:189
  22. The provision of peer support as a component of mental health care, including the employment of Peer Workers (consumer-providers) by mental health service organisations, is increasingly common internationally....

    Authors: Steve G Gillard, Christine Edwards, Sarah L Gibson, Katherine Owen and Christine Wright
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:188
  23. In quasi-markets governance over healthcare providers is mediated by commissioners. Different commissioners apply different combinations of six methods of control ('media of power') for exercising governance: ...

    Authors: Rod Sheaff, Naomi Chambers, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng and Russell Mannion
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  24. This paper examines NHS secondary care contracting in England and Wales in a period which saw increasing policy divergence between the two systems. At face value, England was making greater use of market lever...

    Authors: David Hughes, Pauline Allen, Shane Doheny, Christina Petsoulas and Peter Vincent-Jones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  25. In recent years joint commissioning has assumed an important place in the policy and practice of English health and social care. Yet, despite much being claimed for this way of working there is a lack of evide...

    Authors: Helen Dickinson, Jon Glasby, Alyson Nicholds and Helen Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  26. The article explores the implications of personal budgets within English social care services, which position the individual as market actor. Rooting the research in the broader personalization agenda, the stu...

    Authors: Catherine Needham
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  27. The direction of health service policy in England is for more diversification in the design, commissioning and provision of health care services. The case study which is the subject of this paper was selected ...

    Authors: Naomi Chambers, Rod Sheaff, Ann Mahon, Richard Byng, Russell Mannion, Nigel Charles, Mark Exworthy and Sue Llewellyn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  28. Historically, primary medical care in the UK has been delivered by general practitioners who are independent contractors, operating under a contract, which until 2004 was subject to little performance manageme...

    Authors: Anna Coleman, Kath Checkland, Imelda McDermott and Stephen Harrison
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  29. Since 1991, there has been a series of reforms of the English National Health Service (NHS) entailing an increasing separation between the commissioners of services and a widening range of public and independe...

    Authors: Alison Porter, Nicholas Mays, Sara E Shaw, Rebecca Rosen and Judith Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  30. Over the past three decades, a limited range of market like mechanisms have been introduced into the hierarchically structured English National Health Service (‘NHS’), which is a nationally tax funded, budget ...

    Authors: Pauline Allen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  31. Prevention and treatment of medical issues are the main task of a health service at a youth camp. However, only few reports about organisation and implementation of camp health care are available. This makes i...

    Authors: Ib Jammer, Christina Allansdotter Andersson, Anna Lindholm Olinder, Bo Selander, Anna Elmerfeldt Wallinder and Stefan Rocco Hansson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:187
  32. Persons with longstanding substance abuse might become increasingly dependent on help by the public, eventually requiring permanent care. In 2006 the municipality of Stavanger established a so-called addiction...

    Authors: Corinna Vossius, Ingelin Testad, Rune Skjæveland and Sverre Nesvåg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:185
  33. There is limited evidence of the unmet needs and experiences of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the published scientific literature. This study aimed to explore the experiences o...

    Authors: Lauren Matheson, Philip Asherson, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Paul Hodgkins, Juliana Setyawan, Rahul Sasane and Sarah Clifford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:184
  34. The problem posed by therapeutic injection is a clinical practice issue that influences health care quality and patient safety. Although sufficient government subsidy was one of the 12 key interventions to pro...

    Authors: Yuqing Tang, Xiaopeng Zhang, Chunyan Yang, Lianping Yang, Hongtao Wang and Xinping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:183
  35. Ethnic minority groups have higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We assessed general practitioners’ (GPs’) performance with respect to the pharmacological prev...

    Authors: Anh T Tran, Jørund Straand, Ingvild Dalen, Kåre I Birkeland, Tor Claudi, John G Cooper, Haakon E Meyer and Anne K Jenum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:182
  36. To report results obtained by combining risk sharing tools with post-adoption surveillance mechanisms in order to control quality of care and implement a value-based reimbursement scheme for Neuro-reflexothera...

    Authors: Carlos Campillo-Artero and Francisco M Kovacs
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:181
  37. There are significant health status inequalities in Australia between those people living in rural and remote locations and people living in metropolitan centres. Since almost ninety percent of the population ...

    Authors: Timothy A Carey, John Wakerman, John S Humphreys, Penny Buykx and Melissa Lindeman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:178
  38. Workarounds circumvent or temporarily ‘fix’ perceived workflow hindrances to meet a goal or to achieve it more readily. Behaviours fitting the definition of workarounds often include violations, deviations, pr...

    Authors: Deborah S Debono, David Greenfield, Joanne F Travaglia, Janet C Long, Deborah Black, Julie Johnson and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:175
  39. In Tanzania, half of all pregnant women access a health facility for delivery. The proportion receiving skilled care at birth is even lower. In order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, the government ...

    Authors: Lilian T Mselle, Karen Marie Moland, Abu Mvungi, Bjorg Evjen-Olsen and Thecla W Kohi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:174
  40. Major depressive disorder (MDD) constitutes an important public health problem, as it is highly prevalent in the industrialized world and it is associated with substantial economic consequences for patients, h...

    Authors: Nikos Maniadakis, Georgia Kourlaba, Theodoros Mougiakos, Ioannis Chatzimanolis and Linus Jonsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:173
  41. To promote rational drug use in developing countries, it is important to assess drug use pattern using the World Health Organization (WHO) drug use indicators. The aim of this study was to assess the drug pres...

    Authors: Anteneh Assefa Desalegn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:170