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  1. Staff shortages could harm the provision and quality of health care in Uganda, so staff retention and motivation are crucial. Understanding the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff contributes to designing appropriate ...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Vincent Bwete, Everd Maniple, Mirjam Bakker, Grace Namaganda, John Odaga and Gert Jan van der Wilt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:205
  2. Comparative data are an important resource for management of integrated care. In 2001, the English Department of Health created 34 cancer networks, broadly serving populations of half to three million people, ...

    Authors: Dawn L Wilkinson and Mark McCarthy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:204
  3. Universal newborn screening for early detection of children affected by sickle cell disorders and cystic fibrosis is currently being implemented across England. Parents of infants identified as carriers of the...

    Authors: Hilda Parker, Nadeem Qureshi, Fiona Ulph and Joe Kai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:203
  4. Currently there is no standard algorithm to identify whether a subject is residing in a nursing home from administrative claims. Our objective was to develop and validate an algorithm that identifies nursing h...

    Authors: Ilene H Zuckerman, Masayo Sato, Van Doren Hsu and Jose J Hernandez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:202
  5. This study examines hospital outpatient perceptions of the physical environment of the outpatient waiting areas in one medical center. The relationship of patient characteristics and their perceptions and need...

    Authors: Chun-Yen Tsai, Mu-Chia Wang, Wei-Tsen Liao, Jui-Heng Lu, Pi-hung Sun, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin and Gerald-Mark Breen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:198
  6. The objective was to solve two problems of an already validated scale measuring inpatient opinion on care: 1) a high non-response rate for some items due to the "not applicable" response option and 2) a skewed...

    Authors: Leïla Moret, Jean-Michel Nguyen, Nathalie Pillet, Bruno Falissard, Pierre Lombrail and Isabelle Gasquet
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:197
  7. Capacity management systems create insight into required resources like staff and equipment. For inpatient hospital care, capacity management requires information on beds and nursing staff capacity, on a daily...

    Authors: Sylvia G Elkhuizen, Gert Bor, Marjolein Smeenk, Niek S Klazinga and Piet JM Bakker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:196
  8. This study aimed at evaluating face and content validity, feasibility and reliability of process quality indicators developed previously in the United States or other countries. The indicators can be used to e...

    Authors: Edeltraut Kröger, André Tourigny, Diane Morin, Lise Côté, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Paule Lebel, Line Robichaud, Shirley Imbeault, Solange Proulx and Zohra Benounissa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:195
  9. The current climate of rising health care costs has led many health insurance programs to limit benefits, which may be problematic for children needing specialty care. Findings from pediatric primary care may ...

    Authors: Asheley Cockrell Skinner and Michelle L Mayer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:194
  10. Health care policies, including drug-funding policies, influence physician practice. Funding policies are especially important in the area of cancer care since cancer is a leading cause of death that is respon...

    Authors: Scott R Berry, Stacey Hubay, Hagit Soibelman and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:193
  11. The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Britain is concentrated in inner-city areas such as Sandwell, which is home to a diverse multi-ethnic population. Current guidance for CVD risk screening is not es...

    Authors: Jeetesh V Patel, Ashan Gunarathne, Deidre Lane, Hoong S Lim, Inessa Tracey, Nimai C Panja, Gregory YH Lip and Elizabeth A Hughes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:192
  12. Clinical guidelines are considered important instruments to improve quality in health care. Since 1998 the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) produced evidence-based clinical guidelines, based on ...

    Authors: Philip J Van der Wees, Erik JM Hendriks, Jan WH Custers, Jako S Burgers, Joost Dekker and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:191
  13. Studies show that subthreshold depression is highly prevalent in primary care, has impact on the quality of life and causes immense health care costs. Although this points to the clinical relevance of subthres...

    Authors: Matthias Backenstrass, Katharina Joest, Thomas Rosemann and Joachim Szecsenyi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:190
  14. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a growing epidemic and the cost of treating diabetes is largely increasing. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of DM among attendees of out-patient clinic...

    Authors: Liaquat A Khowaja, Ali K Khuwaja and Peter Cosgrove
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:189
  15. Despite widespread use of neonatal hospital discharge data, there are few published reports on the accuracy of population health data with neonatal diagnostic or procedure codes. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Jane B Ford, Christine L Roberts, Charles S Algert, Jennifer R Bowen, Barbara Bajuk and David J Henderson-Smart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:188
  16. To ensure the highest efficiency, health services should be provided with the least possible complexity. The aim of this study is to quantify the degree of appropriateness in preoperatory hospital stays and to...

    Authors: Sonia Tamames, Alberto Perez Rubio, Javier Castrodeza Sanz, Maria Belen Canton Alvarez, Francisco J Luquero, Sara Santos Sanz, Placido Lopez Encinar, Maria Paz de la Torre Pardo and Juan Manuel Gil Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:187
  17. As no health system can afford to provide all possible services and treatments for the people it serves, each system must set priorities. Priority setting decision makers are increasingly involving the public ...

    Authors: Rebecca A Bruni, Andreas Laupacis, Wendy Levinson and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:186
  18. Hospital mortality rates are one of the most frequently selected indicators for measuring the performance of NHS Trusts. A recent article in a national newspaper named the hospital with the highest or lowest m...

    Authors: Yu-Kang Tu and Mark S Gilthorpe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:185
  19. Despite their increasing share of the dental insurance market, little is known about dental practices' satisfaction with preferred provider organizations (PPOs). This analysis examined practice satisfaction wi...

    Authors: Robert H Aseltine Jr, Susan Reisine, Elizabeth A Schilling and James Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:184
  20. The inaccuracy of death certification can lead to the misallocation of resources in health care programs and research. We evaluated the rate of errors in the completion of death certificates among medical resi...

    Authors: Jesús Villar and Lina Pérez-Méndez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:183
  21. Priority setting in health care is a challenge because demand for services exceeds available resources. The increasing demand for less invasive surgical procedures by patients, health care institutions and ind...

    Authors: Nathalie M Danjoux, Douglas K Martin, Pascale N Lehoux, Julie L Harnish, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Mark Bernstein and David R Urbach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:182
  22. Influenza poses concerns about epidemic respiratory infection. Interventions designed to prevent the spread of respiratory infection within family physician (FP) offices could potentially have a significant po...

    Authors: William Hogg, David Gray, Patricia Huston and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:181
  23. Priority setting in every health system is complex and difficult. In less wealthy countries the dominant approach to priority setting has been Burden of Disease (BOD) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), whi...

    Authors: Simon Mshana, Haji Shemilu, Benedict Ndawi, Roman Momburi, Oystein Evjen Olsen, Jens Byskov and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:180
  24. The hospital treatment of heart failure frequently does not follow published guidelines, potentially contributing to the high morbidity, mortality and economic cost of this disorder. Consequently the developme...

    Authors: Massimiliano Panella, Sara Marchisio, Andrea Gardini and Francesco Di Stanislao
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:179
  25. Women's evaluation of hospital postpartum care has consistently been more negative than their assessment of other types of maternity care. The need to further explore what is wrong with postpartum care, in ord...

    Authors: Ann Rudman and Ulla Waldenström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:178
  26. Physicians report willingness to provide preventive dental care, but optimal methods for their training and support in such procedures are not known. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of three forms of c...

    Authors: Gary D Slade, R Gary Rozier, Leslie P Zeldin and Peter A Margolis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:176
  27. Therapy with 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl Co-enzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) improve outcomes in a broad spectrum of patients with hyperlipidemia. However, effective therapy requires ongoing medication a...

    Authors: Holly A Batal, Mori J Krantz, Rita A Dale, Phillip S Mehler and John F Steiner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:175
  28. In recent decades in Italy, as in all the industrialized nations, the proportion of elderly subjects in the total population is constantly on the increase. However the increased life expectancy is not always p...

    Authors: Rosa Prato, Domenico Martinelli, Annarita Fusco, Annarita Panebianco, Pietro Luigi Lopalco, Cinzia Annatea Germinario and Michele Quarto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:174
  29. The public health system of Brazil is structured by a network of increasing complexity, but the low resolution of emergency care at pre-hospital units and the lack of organization of patient flow overloaded th...

    Authors: Sérgio LB Lopes, José Sebastião dos Santos and Sandro Scarpelini
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:173
  30. Hypertension is one of the major causes of disease burden affecting the Finnish population. Over the last decade, evidence-based care has emerged to complement other approaches to antihypertensive care, often ...

    Authors: Neill Booth, Antti Jula, Pasi Aronen, Minna Kaila, Timo Klaukka, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Antti Reunanen, Pekka Rissanen, Harri Sintonen and Marjukka Mäkelä
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:172
  31. The management of burns remains a challenge in developing countries. Few data exist to document the extent of the problem. This study provides data from a suburban setting by documenting the epidemiology of bu...

    Authors: Andrew E Dongo, Eshobo E Irekpita, Lilian O Oseghale, Charles E Ogbebor, Christopher E Iyamu and John E Onuminya Sr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:171