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  1. A high percentage of cervical cancer cases have not undergone cytological tests within 10 years prior to diagnosis. Different population interventions could improve coverage in the public system, although cost...

    Authors: Amelia Acera, Ana Rodriguez, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Pilar Soteras, Norman Sanchez, Josep M Bonet, Josep M Manresa, Pablo Hidalgo, Pere Toran and Gemma Prieto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:278
  2. The massive scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) access worldwide has brought tremendous benefit to populations affected by HIV/AIDS. Optimising HIV care in countries with diverse medical systems is crit...

    Authors: Anita Shet, Ayesha DeCosta, Elsa Heylen, Suresh Shastri, Sara Chandy and Maria Ekstrand
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:277
  3. Human resources for rehabilitation are often a neglected component of health services strengthening and health workforce development. This may be partly related to weaknesses in the available research and evid...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta, Carla Castillo-Laborde and Michel D Landry
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:276
  4. Tuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. In many settings, including South Africa, treatment outcomes remain poor. In contrast, many antiretroviral treatment (ART) programmes a...

    Authors: Salla Atkins, Simon Lewin, Karin C Ringsberg and Anna Thorson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:275
  5. Recent reforms in Portugal aimed at strengthening the role of the primary care system, in order to improve the quality of the health care system. Since 2006 new policies aiming to change the organization, ince...

    Authors: André S Fialho, Mónica D Oliveira and Armando B Sá
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:274
  6. Communities of Practice (CoPs) are promoted in the healthcare sector as a means of generating and sharing knowledge and improving organisational performance. However CoPs vary considerably in the way they are ...

    Authors: Geetha Ranmuthugala, Jennifer J Plumb, Frances C Cunningham, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:273
  7. The quality of data in national health information systems has been questionable in most developing countries. However, the mechanisms of errors in the case identification process are not fully understood. Thi...

    Authors: Shinsuke Murai, Leizel P Lagrada, Julita T Gaite and Naruo Uehara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:271
  8. A small percentage of high-risk patients accounts for a large proportion of Medicaid spending in the United States, which has become an urgent policy issue. Our objective was to pilot a novel patient-centered ...

    Authors: Maria C Raven, Kelly M Doran, Shannon Kostrowski, Colleen C Gillespie and Brian D Elbel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:270
  9. The correct implementation of Ambulatory Surgery must be accompanied by an accurate monitoring of the patient post-discharge state. We fit different statistical models to predict the first hours postoperative ...

    Authors: Juan Viñoles, Maía V Ibáñez and Guillermo Ayala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:269
  10. Qualitative research has the potential to inform and improve health care decisions but a study based on one year of publications suggests that it is not published in prominent health care journals. A more deta...

    Authors: Anna R Gagliardi and Mark J Dobrow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:268
  11. There has been a marked increase in the number of Caesarean sections in many countries during the last decades. In several countries, Caesarean sections are carried out in more than 20 per cent of births. Thes...

    Authors: Jostein Grytten, Lars Monkerud, Terje P Hagen, Rune Sørensen, Anne Eskild and Irene Skau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:267
  12. Health worker motivation can potentially affect the provision of health services. The HIV pandemic has placed additional strain on health service provision through the extra burden of increased testing and cou...

    Authors: Deogratius Mbilinyi, Marguerite L Daniel and Gro Th Lie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:266
  13. Frequent and potentially avoidable hospital admission amongst older patients with ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) chronic conditions is a major topic for research internationally, driven by the imperative to u...

    Authors: Jo M Longman, Judy B Singer, Yu Gao, Lesley M Barclay, Megan E Passey, Julie P Pirotta, Kathy E Heathcote, Dan P Ewald, Vahid Saberi, Paul Corben and Geoffrey G Morgan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:265
  14. The CDC's Family History Public Health Initiative encourages adoption and increase awareness of family health history. To meet these goals and develop a personalized medicine implementation science research ag...

    Authors: Lori A Orlando, Elizabeth R Hauser, Carol Christianson, Karen P Powell, Adam H Buchanan, Blair Chesnut, Astrid B Agbaje, Vincent C Henrich and Geoffrey Ginsburg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:264
  15. Considering the changes in dental healthcare, such as the increasing assertiveness of patients, the introduction of new dental professionals, and regulated competition, it becomes more important that general d...

    Authors: Rutger E Sonneveld, Michel Wensing, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Gert-Jan Truin and Wolter G Brands
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:263
  16. Research on patients' choice of hospital has focused on inpatients' rather than outpatients' choice of provider. We have investigated Danish outpatients' awareness and utilisation of freedom of choice of provi...

    Authors: Hans O Birk, Rikke Gut and Lars O Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:262
  17. The relative shortage of physicians in Japan's rural areas is an important issue in health policy. In the 1970s, the Japanese government began a policy to increase the number of medical students and to achieve...

    Authors: Shinichi Tanihara, Yasuki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Une and Ichiro Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:260
  18. Surgeries and other procedures can influence the risk of death in hospital. All published scales that predict post-operative death risk require clinical data and cannot be measured using administrative data al...

    Authors: Carl van Walraven, Jenna Wong, Carol Bennett and Alan J Forster
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:258
  19. Persons with schizophrenia and related disorders may be particularly sensitive to a number of determinants of service use, including those related with illness, socio-demographic characteristics and organizati...

    Authors: Berta Moreno-Küstner, Fermín Mayoral, Fabio Rivas, Pedro Angona, Javier Requena, José M García-Herrera, Desiree Navas, Patricia Moreno, Antoni Serrano-Blanco and Juan A Bellón
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:257
  20. Various countries are currently implementing a national electronic patient record (n-EPR). Despite the assumed positive effects of n-EPRs, their overall adoption remains low and meets resistance from health ca...

    Authors: Marieke Zwaanswijk, Robert A Verheij, Floris J Wiesman and Roland D Friele
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:256
  21. As part of its ongoing healthcare reform, the Hong Kong Government introduced a voucher scheme, intended for encouraging older patients to use primary healthcare services in the private sector, thereby, reduci...

    Authors: Carrie HK Yam, Su Liu, Olivia HY Huang, EK Yeoh and Sian M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:255
  22. During 1999-2003, Japan experienced a series of measles epidemics, and in Action Plans to Control Measles and the Future Problems, it was proposed that infants be immunized soon after their one-year birthday.

    Authors: Kenzo Takahashi, Yasushi Ohkusa and Jong-Young Kim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:254
  23. Population-based patterns of care studies are important for monitoring cancer care but conducting them is expensive and resource-intensive. Linkage of routinely collected administrative health data may provide...

    Authors: David E Goldsbury, David P Smith, Bruce K Armstrong and Dianne L O'Connell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:253
  24. This study aims to identify the statistical software applications most commonly employed for data analysis in health services research (HSR) studies in the U.S. The study also examines the extent to which info...

    Authors: Allard E Dembe, Jamie S Partridge and Laurel C Geist
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:252
  25. There are few validated measures of organizational context and none that we located are parsimonious and address modifiable characteristics of context. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) was developed to meet this ne...

    Authors: Carole A Estabrooks, Janet E Squires, Alison M Hutchinson, Shannon Scott, Greta G Cummings, Sung Hyun Kang, William K Midodzi and Bonnie Stevens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:251
  26. To describe implementation and first-year screening results of the first Chinese telehealth system for diabetic retinopathy (DR) - the Beixinjing Community Diabetic Retinopathy Telehealth system (BCDRT).

    Authors: Jinjuan Peng, Haidong Zou, Weiwei Wang, Jiong Fu, Bingjie Shen, Xuelin Bai, Xun Xu and Xi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:250
  27. Since the shift from a radiographic film-based system to that of a filmless system, the change in radiographic examination costs and costs structure have been undetermined. The activity-based costing (ABC) met...

    Authors: Hiroshi Muto, Yuji Tani, Shigemasa Suzuki, Yuki Yokooka, Tamotsu Abe, Yuji Sase, Takayoshi Terashita and Katsuhiko Ogasawara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:246