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  1. In many countries exercise prescriptions are used in an attempt to initiate a physically active lifestyle in sedentary populations. Previous studies have primarily evaluated low intensive exercise prescription...

    Authors: Jes B Sørensen, Jakob Kragstrup, Kirsten Kjær and Lis Puggaard
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:36
  2. Depressive disorder is currently one of the most burdensome disorders worldwide. Evidence-based treatments for depressive disorder are already available, but these are used insufficiently, and with less positi...

    Authors: Marjoliek A IJff, Klaas ML Huijbregts, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Aartjan TF Beekman, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen, Frans F Rutten, Jürgen Unützer and Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:34
  3. An influenza pandemic may increase Emergency Department attendance 7-fold. In the absence of a validated "flu score" to assess severity and assist triage decisions from primary into secondary care, current UK ...

    Authors: Kirsty Challen, John Bright, Andrew Bentley and Darren Walter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:33
  4. Problematic waiting lists in public health care threaten the equity and timeliness of care provision in several countries. This study assesses different stakeholders' views on the acceptability of waiting list...

    Authors: Jurriaan P Oudhoff, Danielle RM Timmermans, Martin Rietberg, Dirk L Knol and Gerrit van der Wal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:32
  5. Life satisfaction among residents of institutions is becoming an important issue in a rapidly aging population. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the links between life satisfaction and ...

    Authors: Serap Inal, Feryal Subasi, Serap M Ay and Osman Hayran
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:30
  6. Common mental disorders are the most prevalent of all mental disorders, with the highest burden in terms of work absenteeism and utilization of health care services. Evidence-based treatments are available, bu...

    Authors: Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis, Jolanda AC Meeuwissen, Fransina J de Jong, Rob Hoedeman and Iman Elfeddali
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:29
  7. Depressive disorder is one of the most common disorders, and is highly prevalent in chronically ill patients. The presence of comorbid depression has a negative influence on quality of life, health care costs,...

    Authors: Eva K Horn, Tjeerd B van Benthem, Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen, Harm WJ van Marwijk, Aartjan TF Beekman, Frans F Rutten and Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:28
  8. Various international studies have shown that a substantial number of patients suffer from injuries or even die as a result of care delivered in hospitals. The occurrence of injuries among patients caused by h...

    Authors: Marieke Zegers, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner, Peter P Groenewegen, Roelof Waaijman and Gerrit van der Wal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:27
  9. Use of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an important category of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has increased substantially in Western countries during the past decade. Use of TCM is also wid...

    Authors: Fang-Pey Chen, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yen-Ying Kung, Yu-Chun Chen, Li-Fang Chou, Fan-Jou Chen and Shinn-Jang Hwang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:26
  10. Given the proliferation and the growing complexity of performance measurement initiatives in many health systems, the Netherlands and Ontario, Canada expressed interests in cross-national comparisons in an eff...

    Authors: Ali R Tawfik-Shukor, Niek S Klazinga and Onyebuchi A Arah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:25

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  11. The political objective in many countries worldwide is to give better consideration to the interests of patients within the health system. The establishment of a federal government commissioner for the issues ...

    Authors: Nils Schneider, Marie-Luise Dierks, Gabriele Seidel and Friedrich W Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:24
  12. Patients needs and experiences attract increasing attention within health care. In order to generate knowledge about the voices that emerge from collaborative experiences between members of patient association...

    Authors: Christina Carlsson, Kerstin Segesten, Mef Nilbert and Kerstin Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:23
  13. Managed care efforts to regulate access to specialists and reduce costs may lower quality of care. Few studies have examined whether managed care is associated with patient perceptions of the quality of care p...

    Authors: David Grembowski, David Paschane, Paula Diehr, Wayne Katon, Diane Martin and Donald L Patrick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:22
  14. Geographical variation in health care services challenges the basic principle of fair allocation of health care resources. This study aimed to investigate geographical variation in the use of X-ray, CT, MRI an...

    Authors: Kristin Bakke Lysdahl and Ingelin Børretzen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:21
  15. The introduction of large-scale out-of-hours GP cooperatives has led to questions about increased distances between the GP cooperatives and the homes of patients and the increasing waiting times for home visit...

    Authors: Paul Giesen, Nieke van Lin, Henk Mokkink, Wil van den Bosch and Richard Grol
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:19
  16. Linking computerized health insurance records with routinely collected survey data is becoming increasingly popular in health services research. However, if consent is not universal, the requirement of written...

    Authors: Nicole Huang, Shu-Fang Shih, Hsing-Yi Chang and Yiing-Jenq Chou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:18
  17. Cataract day surgery has rapidly gained worldwide acceptance, because the new surgical techniques and costs are generally lower than those involved in ordinary hospitalization. Cataract surgery serves as a pro...

    Authors: Salvatore Cillino, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Di Pace, Francesco Pillitteri, Giovanni Cillino and Gaetano Lodato
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:16
  18. Cultural competency is now a core requirement for mental health professionals working with culturally diverse patient groups. Cultural competency training may improve the quality of mental health care for ethn...

    Authors: Kamaldeep Bhui, Nasir Warfa, Patricia Edonya, Kwame McKenzie and Dinesh Bhugra
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:15
  19. Early detection of infants with permanent hearing loss through infant hearing screening is recognised and routinely offered as a vital component of early childhood care in developed countries. This article inv...

    Authors: Bolajoko O Olusanya, De Wet Swanepoel, Mônica J Chapchap, Salvador Castillo, Hamed Habib, Siti Z Mukari, Norberto V Martinez, Hung-Ching Lin and Bradley McPherson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:14
  20. The demographic structure has a significant influence on the use of healthcare services, as does the size of the population denominators. Very few studies have been published on methods for estimating the real...

    Authors: Emilio Perea-Milla, Sergi Mari Pons, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Anna Gallofre, Enrique Navarro Jurado, Marco A Navarro Ales, Alberto Jimenez-Puente, Fidel Fernandez-Nieto, Joan C March Cerda, Manuel Carrasco, Lydia Martin, Damian Lopez Cano, Gonzalo E Gutierrez, Rafael Cortes Macías and Jose A Garcia-Ruiz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:13
  21. Linked population health data are increasingly used in epidemiological studies. If data items are reported on more than one dataset, data linkage can reduce the under-ascertainment associated with many populat...

    Authors: Christine L Roberts, Charles S Algert and Jane B Ford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:12
  22. Limited resources, whether public or private, demand prioritisation among competing needs to maximise productivity. With a substantial increase in the number of reported HIV cases, little work has been done to...

    Authors: Sara Husain, Masood Kadir and Zafar Fatmi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:11
  23. Almost one-third of Norwegian women aged 25–69 years invited to have a Pap smear do not attend during the recommended period, and thus constitute a population with high-risk of cervical cancer (CC). Since the ...

    Authors: Mari Nygård, Anne-Kjersti Daltveit, Steinar Ø Thoresen and Jan F Nygård
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:10
  24. The impact of immigration on health services utilisation has been analysed by several studies performed in countries with lower levels of immigration than Spain. These studies indicate that health services uti...

    Authors: Francesc Cots, Xavier Castells, Oscar García, Marta Riu, Aida Felipe and Oriol Vall
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:9
  25. Patients with chronic conditions require frequent care visits. Problems can arise during several parts of the patient visit that decrease efficiency, making it difficult to effectively care for high volumes of...

    Authors: Nicholas M Potisek, Robb M Malone, Betsy Bryant Shilliday, Timothy J Ives, Paul R Chelminski, Darren A DeWalt and Michael P Pignone
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:8
  26. The availability of medical human resource supply is a growing concern for rural and remote communities in many countries. In the last decade, various telehealth experiences in Canada have highlighted the pote...

    Authors: Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Julie Duplantie, Jean-Paul Fortin and Réjean Landry
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:6
  27. Clinical performance targets are intended to improve patient outcomes in chronic disease through quality improvement, but evidence of an association between multiple target attainment and patient outcomes in r...

    Authors: Laura C Plantinga, Nancy E Fink, Bernard G Jaar, John H Sadler, Nathan W Levin, Josef Coresh, Michael J Klag and Neil R Powe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:5
  28. Collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and specialists has been the focus of many collaborative care projects during the past decade. Unfortunately, quite a number of these projects failed. This rai...

    Authors: Annette J Berendsen, Wim HGM Benneker, Betty Meyboom-de Jong, Niek S Klazinga and Jan Schuling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:4
  29. The aim of the LIFELAX randomised controlled trial (diet and lifestyle vs. laxatives in the management of chronic constipation) is to develop and evaluate a cost effective intervention to promote diet and lifesty...

    Authors: Amelia A Lake, Chris Speed, Anna Brookes, Ben Heaven, Ashley J Adamson, Paula Moynihan, Sally Corbett and Elaine McColl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:3
  30. Smoking in pregnancy remains a public health challenge. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is effective for smoking cessation in non-pregnant people, but because women metabolise nicotine and cotinine much fas...

    Authors: Tim Coleman, Jim Thornton, John Britton, Sarah Lewis, Kim Watts, Michael WH Coughtrie, Clare Mannion, Neil Marlow and Christine Godfrey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:2
  31. Interest in assessing the value of health-care services in Germany has considerably increased since the foundation of the Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen, IQWiG (Institute for ...

    Authors: Franz Porzsolt, Moritz Ackermann and Volker Amelung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:1
  32. In sub-Saharan Africa, the availability and accessibility of oral health services are seriously constrained and the provision of essential oral care is limited. Reports from the region show a very low utilizat...

    Authors: Benoît Varenne, Poul Erik Petersen, Florence Fournet, Philippe Msellati, Jean Gary, Seydou Ouattara, Maud Harang and Gérard Salem
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:164
  33. An estimated 350 adults develop severe, but potentially reversible respiratory failure in the UK annually. Current management uses intermittent positive pressure ventilation, but barotrauma, volutrauma and oxy...

    Authors: Giles J Peek, Felicity Clemens, Diana Elbourne, Richard Firmin, Pollyanna Hardy, Clare Hibbert, Hilliary Killer, Miranda Mugford, Mariamma Thalanany, Ravin Tiruvoipati, Ann Truesdale and Andrew Wilson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:163
  34. Research that examines the quality of home health care is complex because no gold standard exists for measuring adverse outcomes, and because the patient and clinician populations are highly heterogeneous. The...

    Authors: Tanya Pollack Scharpf, Natalie Colabianchi, Elizabeth A Madigan, Duncan Neuhauser, Timothy Peng, Penny H Feldman and John FP Bridges
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:162
  35. The aim of this paper is to show how researchers balance between scientific rigour and localisation in conducting pragmatic trial research. Our case is the Quattro Study, a pragmatic trial on the effectiveness...

    Authors: Yvonne JFM Jansen, Roland Bal, Marc Bruijnzeels, Marleen Foets, Rianne Frenken and Antoinette de Bont
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:160
  36. The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of antidiabetic medication use and the cost of testing supplies in Canada using information collected by Saskatchewan's Drug Plan (DP) in 2001. The diabet...

    Authors: Jeffrey A Johnson, Sheri L Pohar, Kristina Secnik, Nicole Yurgin and Zeenat Hirji
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:159
  37. Associations between symptom experience and mortality have rarely been investigated. One study has suggested that the number of symptoms people experience may be an important predictor of mortality. This novel...

    Authors: Alison M Elliott, Philip C Hannaford, Blair H Smith, Sally Wyke and Kate Hunt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:158
  38. In countries with low hepatitis A (HA) endemicity, infected food handlers are the source of most reported foodborne outbreaks. In Canada, accessible data repositories of infected food handler incidents are not...

    Authors: Andrea C Tricco, Ba' Pham, Bernard Duval, Gaston De Serres, Vladimir Gilca, Linda Vrbova, Andrea Anonychuk, Murray Krahn and David Moher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:157
  39. Since 1994, Brazil has developed a primary care system based on multidisciplinary teams which include not only a physician and a nurse, but also 4–6 lay community health workers. This system now consists of 26...

    Authors: Erno Harzheim, Bruce B Duncan, Airton T Stein, Carlo RH Cunha, Marcelo R Goncalves, Thiago G Trindade, Mônica MC Oliveira and Maria Eugênia B Pinto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:156
  40. Collaboration between general practitioners (GPs) and specialists has been the focus of many collaborative care projects during the past decade. Unfortunately, quite a number of these projects failed. This rai...

    Authors: Annette J Berendsen, Wim HGM Benneker, Jan Schuling, Nienke Rijkers-Koorn, Joris PJ Slaets and Betty Meyboom-de Jong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:155
  41. Poor adherence is the main barrier to the effectiveness of HIV medication. The objective of this study was to explore and conceptualize patterns and difficulties in physicians' work with patients' adherence to...

    Authors: Toke S Barfod, Frederick M Hecht, Cecilie Rubow and Jan Gerstoft
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:154
  42. In the UK, all ethnic minority groups have higher rates of diabetes than the general population. Although there have been a number of projects to assess diabetic care amongst minority ethnic groups in the Unit...

    Authors: Hamid R Baradaran, Joan Jamieson, Rafik Gardee and Robin P Knill-Jones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:130
  43. Postal questionnaires are commonly used to collect data for health studies, but non-response reduces study sample sizes and can introduce bias. Finding ways to increase the proportion of questionnaires returne...

    Authors: Pippa Scott and Phil Edwards
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:111