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  1. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of respiratory system health status in hospitalized patients is usually based on many laboratory examinations and imaging examinations. Medical examinations require a lot of manpower, material r...

    Authors: Hongzhe Dou, Yuejia Zhao, Yanhong Chen, Qingchun Zhao, Bo Xiao, Yan Wang, Yonghe Zhang, Zhiguo Chen, Jie Guo and Lingwei Tao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:683

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    Over recent years there has been a growth in cancer early diagnosis (ED) research, which requires valid measurement of routes to diagnosis and diagnostic intervals. The Aarhus Statement, published in 2012, pro...

    Authors: Domenica Coxon, Christine Campbell, Fiona M. Walter, Suzanne E. Scott, Richard D. Neal, Peter Vedsted, Jon Emery, Greg Rubin, William Hamilton and David Weller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:677

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    In recent years, significant efforts have been made to improve the provision of care for compensated injured workers internationally. However, despite increasing efforts at implementing best practices in this ...

    Authors: Anne Hudon, Matthew Hunt and Debbie Ehrmann Feldman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:682

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Record linkage is an important tool for epidemiologists and health planners. Record linkage studies will generally contain some level of residual record linkage error, where individual records are either incor...

    Authors: Sean Randall, Adrian Brown, James Boyd, Rainer Schnell, Christian Borgs and Anna Ferrante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:678

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Role clarification is consistently documented as a challenging process for inter professional healthcare teams, despite being a core tenet of interprofessional collaboration. This paper explores the role clari...

    Authors: Olivia Ly, Shannon L. Sibbald, Jennifer Y. Verma and Graeme M. Rocker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:680

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Over the past 40 years, the Chinese government has diligently promoted the market-oriented reform of the health insurance system. However, as it is affected by the urban-rural dual structure, most rural-to-urb...

    Authors: Jinhua Liu, Hongsheng Chen, Yang Chen and Zhigang Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:679

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate dispensing of antibiotics for acute respiratory illness (ARI) is common among drug sellers in Bangladesh. In this study, we evaluated the impact of an educational intervention to promote guidelin...

    Authors: Fahmida Chowdhury, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Abdullah Al Mamun, A. Danielle Iuliano, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Makhdum Ahmed, Mejbah Uddin Bhuiyan, Kamal Hossain, Mohammad Sabbir Haider, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Mahmudur Rahman and Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:676

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  8. Content type: Debate

    Health Technology Reassessment (HTR) is an emerging field that shifts the focus from traditional methods of technology adoption to managing technology throughout its lifecycle. HTR is a mechanism to improve pa...

    Authors: Rosmin Esmail, Heather Hanson, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Daniel J. Niven and Fiona Clement

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:674

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite only constituting a small percentage of the population, frequent attenders place a tremendous burden on the healthcare system in Germany. Whilst there are some cross-sectional studies that examine the ...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:673

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac-related complaints are leading drivers of Emergency Department (ED) utilization. Although a large proportion of cardiac patients can be discharged with appropriate outpatient follow-up, inadequate care...

    Authors: Gabriel E. Soto, Elizabeth A. Huenefeldt, Masey N. Hengst, Arlo J. Reimer, Shawn K. Samuel, Steven K. Samuel and Stephen J. Utts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:672

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Multiple pharmacotherapy options are available to control blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Patients and prescribers may have different preferences for T2DM treatment attributes, such as mode a...

    Authors: Simon Fifer, John Rose, Kim K. Hamrosi and Dan Swain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:675

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Burnout is a health problem in nurses. Individuals with a certain personality are more susceptible to job-related burnout. General self-efficacy (GSE) is an important predictor of job-related burnout. The rela...

    Authors: Yongcheng Yao, Shan Zhao, Xia Gao, Zhen An, Shouying Wang, Hongbin Li, Yuchun Li, Liyun Gao, Lingeng Lu and Ziming Dong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:667

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Physician rating websites (PRWs) allow patients to rate, comment and discuss physicians’ quality online as a source of information for others searching for a physician. It is generally assumed that PRWs will o...

    Authors: Stuart McLennan, Daniel Strech and Hannes Kahrass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:670

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  14. Content type: Research article

    After 2008 global economic crisis, Italian governments progressively reduced public healthcare financing. Describing the time trend of health outcomes and health expenditure may be helpful for policy makers du...

    Authors: Davide Golinelli, Andrea Bucci, Fabrizio Toscano, Filippo Filicori and Maria Pia Fantini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:671

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Patients dropping out of mental health treatment is considered a widespread and significant obstacle to providing effective treatment, thus reducing the probability of patients achieving the desired improvemen...

    Authors: John Morten Koksvik, Olav Morten Linaker, Rolf Wilhelm Gråwe, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:665

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite numerous reports of significant distress and burden for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients and caregivers (CGs), HSCT-specific coping interventions remain rare. The few in use lack...

    Authors: Tammy Son, Sylvie Lambert, Ann Jakubowski, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom and Carmen G. Loiselle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:669

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) are important stakeholders because they manage 80% of people on long-term sick-leave. Independent medical evaluation (IME) for long-term sick-listed patients is being eval...

    Authors: Aase Aamland, Elisabeth Husabo and Silje Maeland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:666

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Our primary aim was to assess the ability of a non-profit foundation-sponsored clinic network to facilitate access to specialized care for patients with neurofibromatoses (NF), a group of neurogenetic disorder...

    Authors: Vanessa L. Merker, Annie Dai, Heather B. Radtke, Pamela Knight, Justin T. Jordan and Scott R. Plotkin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:668

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The school nurse’s role varies across countries. In Scotland, the Chief Nursing Officer recommended that the role should be refocused. The refocused programme emphasises nine care pathways with a view to impro...

    Authors: Lawrence Doi, Deborah Wason, Stephen Malden and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:664

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases are becoming more common due to an increasing ageing population. Patients with chronic conditions managed in outpatient clinics account for a large share of healthcare costs. We developed a 24...

    Authors: Anders Damgaard Møller, David Høyrup Christiansen, Cathrine Bell, Ulrich Fredberg and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:663

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Prior research suggests that many patients do not spontaneously include work/income loss when responding to utility assessments, although this remains unconfirmed in the US due to almost no published US-based ...

    Authors: Kelly D. Johnson, Susan K. Brenneman, Chrisann Newransky, Seth Sheffler-Collins, Laura K. Becker, Angela Belland and Camilo J. Acosta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:662

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this systematic literature review is to identify and critique full economic evaluations of interventions for high risk young people with the purpose of informing the design of future rigorous econom...

    Authors: Kim Edmunds, Rod Ling, Anthony Shakeshaft, Chris Doran and Andrew Searles

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:660

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  23. Content type: Research article

    More and more countries have been implementing chronic care programs, such as the Chronic Care Model (CCM) to manage non-acute conditions of diseases in a more effective and less expensive way. Often, these pr...

    Authors: Milena Vainieri, Cecilia Quercioli, Mauro Maccari, Sara Barsanti and Anna Maria Murante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:659

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  24. Content type: Research article

    People with spinal cord injury (SCI) suffer from complex secondary health conditions and rely on specialized health care services, which are often centralized and difficult to reach for individuals living in r...

    Authors: Elias Ronca, Thekla Brunkert, Hans Georg Koch, Xavier Jordan and Armin Gemperli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:657

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Social accountability mechanisms have been highlighted as making a contribution to improving maternal health outcomes and reducing inequities. But there is a lack of evidence on how they contribute to such improv...

    Authors: Mukesh Hamal, Tjard de Cock Buning, Vincent De Brouwere, Azucena Bardají and Marjolein Dieleman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:653

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The hemagglutination-inhibition (HAI) assay is a critical component for measurement of immunogenicity in influenza vaccine development. It is unknown if the results can be influenced by sample type and anticoa...

    Authors: Brian J. Morrison, Nicholas J. Martin, Tauseef Rehman, Dan Ewing, Robin L. Dewar, Julia Metcalf, Peifang Sun, John Beigel, Thomas C. Luke and Kanakatte Raviprakash

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:651

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The majority of undiagnosed diseases manifest with objective findings that warrant further investigation. The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) receives applications from patients whose symptoms and signs hav...

    Authors: Nicole M. Walley, Loren D. M. Pena, Stephen R. Hooper, Heidi Cope, Yong-Hui Jiang, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Camilla Sanders, Kelly Schoch, Rebecca C. Spillmann, Kimberly Strong, Alexa T. McCray, Paul Mazur, Cecilia Esteves, Kimberly LeBlanc, Anastasia L. Wise and Vandana Shashi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:652

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The transition of young patients from child and adolescent to adult mental health services often results in the interruption or termination of care. At this intersection, mental health professionals function a...

    Authors: Sabine Loos, Naina Walia, Thomas Becker and Bernd Puschner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:649

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The safety culture has recently attracted the attention of healthcare organizations. Considering the importance of the roles of nurses with regard to patient safety, their knowledge and experiences of the challen...

    Authors: Jamileh Farokhzadian, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri and Fariba Borhani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:654

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  30. Content type: Technical advance

    Many healthcare services are under considerable pressure to reduce costs while improving quality. This is particularly true in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service where postnatal care is sometimes vie...

    Authors: John Bowers, Helen Cheyne, Gillian Mould, Martin Miller, Miranda Page, Fiona Harris and Debra Bick

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:656

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Disrespectful and abusive care of women during their pregnancies has been shown to be a barrier for women accessing health care services for antenatal care and delivery. As part of an implementation research s...

    Authors: Gail Webber, Bwire Chirangi and Nyamusi Magatti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:658

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In a rapidly aging society that has promoted extensive reforms of the healthcare system, clarifying functional patterns in long-term care wards is important for developing regional healthcare policies. This st...

    Authors: Ayumi Igarashi, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Claudia K.Y. Lai and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:655

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  33. Content type: Research article

    A teledermatology pilot scheme was first conducted in the town of Manresa (Barcelona) in the summer of 2010. The clinical success of the scheme prompted its expansion to the whole county of Bages in 2011 and t...

    Authors: Josep Vidal-Alaball, Josep Lluís Garcia Domingo, Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, Jacobo Mendioroz Peña, Gemma Flores Mateo, Joan Deniel Rosanas and Glòria Sauch Valmaña

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:650

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, value-based purchasing has created the need for healthcare systems to prospectively identify patients at risk for high healthcare utilization beyond a physical therapy episode for musculo...

    Authors: Trevor A. Lentz, Jason M. Beneciuk and Steven Z. George

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:648

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  35. Content type: Research article

    A specialist primary care oral surgery service combined with an electronic referral management and triage system was developed in response to concerns raised around overburdened secondary care services in the ...

    Authors: Joanna Goldthorpe, Caroline Sanders, Richard Macey, Lesley Gough, Jean Rogers, Martin Tickle and Iain Pretty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:646

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Australia’s only island state, Tasmania, experiences one of the nation’s highest incidences of non-urgent emergency department (ED) presentations in a healthcare system regularly faced with service demands tha...

    Authors: Maria Unwin, Elaine Crisp, Scott Rigby and Leigh Kinsman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:647

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Ward rounds are an important and ubiquitous element of hospital care with a history extending well over a century. Although originally intended as a means of educating medical trainees and junior doctors, over...

    Authors: Paul Perversi, John Yearwood, Emilia Bellucci, Andrew Stranieri, Jim Warren, Frada Burstein, Heather Mays and Alan Wolff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:643

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Previous research into improving patient safety has emphasised the importance of responding to and learning from concerns raised by service users and carers. Expertise gained by the experiences of service user...

    Authors: Kathryn Berzins, Gemma Louch, Mark Brown, Jane K. O’Hara and John Baker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:644

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Our objective is to estimate the effects of therapeutic oxytocin supply chain factors and social determinants of health on patient access to oxytocin in low-income settings using system dynamics modeling. Post...

    Authors: Devika Nadkarni, Sara Gravelyn, Monica Brova, Sarem Rashid, Randy Yee, Donovan Guttieres, Katie Clifford, Darash Desai and Muhammad Zaman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:645

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Urinary catheters are a common medical intervention, yet they can also be associated with harmful adverse events such as infection, urinary tract trauma, delirium and patient discomfort. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Krista R. Wooller, Chantal Backman, Shipa Gupta, Alison Jennings, Delvina Hasimja-Saraqini and Alan J. Forster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:642

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Although the prevalence of depression in Vietnam is on par with global rates, services for depression are limited. The government of Vietnam has prioritized enhancing depression care through primary healthcare...

    Authors: Jill Murphy, Kitty K. Corbett, Dang Thuy Linh, Pham Thi Oanh and Vu Cong Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:641

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Pay-for-Performance programs have shown improvement in indicators monitoring adequacy and target achievement in diabetic care. However, less is known regarding the impact of this program on the occurrence and ...

    Authors: Shwu-Jiuan Sheu, Wen-Liang Lin, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Chi-Min Hwu and Ching-Lan Cheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:638

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  43. Content type: Research article

    With professional midwives being introduced in Bangladesh in 2013, the aim of this study was to describe midwifery students perceptions on midwives’ realities in Bangladesh, based on their own experiences.

    Authors: Malin Bogren, Kerstin Erlandsson and Ulrika Byrskog

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:639

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Active management of existing health technologies (e.g., devices, diagnostic, and/or medical procedures) to ensure the delivery of high value care is increasingly recognized around the world. A number of initi...

    Authors: Lesley J. J. Soril, Brayan V. Seixas, Craig Mitton, Stirling Bryan and Fiona M. Clement

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:640

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Effective communication between family physicians and their patients is crucial to improving healthcare outcomes and patients’ satisfaction. However, the barriers to effective communication have been weakly st...

    Authors: Abdulaziz H. Albahri, Alya S. Abushibs and Noura S. Abushibs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:637

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  46. Content type: Research article

    A primary care oral surgery service was commissioned alongside an electronic referral management system in England, in response to rising demand for Oral Surgery services in secondary care. It is important to ...

    Authors: Joanna Goldthorpe, Caroline Sanders, Lesley Gough, Jean Rogers, Colette Bridgman, Martin Tickle and Iain Pretty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:636

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  47. Content type: Study protocol

    There is limited information from low and middle-income countries on learning outcomes, provider satisfaction and cost-effectiveness on the day of birth care among maternal and newborn health workers trained usin...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ugwa, Emmanuel Otolorin, Mark Kabue, Gbenga Ishola, Cherrie Evans, Adetiloye Oniyire, Gladys Olisaekee, Boniface Onwe, Amnesty E LeFevre, Julia Bluestone, Bright Orji, Gayane Yenokyan and Ugo Okoli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:630

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