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  1. Content type: Research article

    This paper reports on a rigorously designed non-masked randomized cluster trial of the childhood survival impact of deploying paid community health workers to provide doorstep preventive, promotional, and cura...

    Authors: Almamy M. Kanté, Amon Exavery, Elizabeth F. Jackson, Tani Kassimu, Colin D. Baynes, Ahmed Hingora and James F. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:492

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    Resistance to antimalarial drugs resulting from overuse of the medication remains a threat to malaria control and elimination in endemic settings including Ghana. Reliance on clinical signs alone results in pa...

    Authors: Michael Kurubire Anaba, Latifat Ibisomi, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Tobias Chirwa and Rohit Ramaswamy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:491

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture (NHSOPS) questionnaire was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), particularly as an intervention to raise staff awareness about p...

    Authors: Delphine Teigné, Guillaume Mabileau, Emmanuelle Anthoine, Marion Lucas, Brice Leclère, Leila Moret and Noémie Terrien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:490

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Australia provides health care services for Indigenous peoples as part of its effort to enhance Indigenous peoples’ wellbeing. However, biomedical frameworks shape Australia’s health care system, often without...

    Authors: Rosalie Schultz, Stephen Quinn, Byron Wilson, Tammy Abbott and Sheree Cairney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:488

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patient information sharing between hospitals and community pharmacies is generally insufficient. Since August 2013, the pharmacy department of Kyoto University Hospital has initiated and mediated a collaborat...

    Authors: Miwa Hinata, Kikuko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Okada and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:487

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    At the end of life, about 85–90% of patients can be treated within primary palliative care (PC) provided by general practitioners (GPs). In Germany, there is no structured approach for the provision of PC by G...

    Authors: Kambiz Afshar, Gabriele Müller-Mundt, Katharina van Baal, Sophie Schrader, Birgitt Wiese, Jutta Bleidorn, Stephanie Stiel and Nils Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:486

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and anxiety are two of the leading causes of disease burden in low-to-middle income coutnries. The World Health Organisation has engaged in a programme of scaling-up mental health services, but sign...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Irmansyah Irmansyah, Karina Lovell, Ira Savitri, Bagus Utomo, Benny Prawira, Livia Iskandar, Laoise Renwick, Rebecca Pedley, Agustin Kusumayati and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:484

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Facing the increasing cancer incidence and cancer survivorship, many national strategic cancer plans have identified cancer care coordination as a priority for health service improvement. However, the high var...

    Authors: F. Colombani, M. Sibé, M. Kret, B. Quintard, A. Ravaud and F. Saillour-Glénisson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:483

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Health utility assessments are important for economic evaluations but few instruments have been validated in homeless people with mental illness. We examined the convergent validity of the EuroQol-5 Dimension ...

    Authors: Nicole Kozloff, Andrew D. Pinto, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen W. Hwang, Patricia O’Campo and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:482

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Theoretical models have sought to comprehend and conceptualise how people seek help from health professionals but it is unclear if such models apply to urgent care. Much previous research does not explain the ...

    Authors: Joanne Turnbull, Catherine Pope, Jane Prichard, Gemma McKenna and Anne Rogers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:481

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with adverse health effects and increased healthcare utilization. Systems-level interventions have been shown to be effective in identifying and referring survivor...

    Authors: Cari Jo Clark, Martha Wetzel, Lynette M. Renner and Mary E. Logeais

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:479

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Malaria continues to place a high burden on communities due to challenges reaching intervention target levels in Chikwawa District, Malawi. The Hunger Project Malawi is using a health animator approach (HA) to...

    Authors: Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa, Henk van den Berg, Robert S. McCann, Alinune Kabaghe, Willem Takken, Kamija Phiri, Michele van Vugt and Lucinda Manda-Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:478

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Attention to culture and its impact on health care can improve the quality of care given, add to our understanding of health care among culturally diverse populations, and encourage a more holistic approach to...

    Authors: Nina Sivertsen, Ann Harrington and Mohammad Hamiduzzaman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:477

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The use of medication abortion is increasing rapidly in India, the majority of which is purchased through pharmacies. More information is needed about the quality of services provided by pharmacist about medic...

    Authors: Nadia Diamond-Smith, Joanna Percher, Malvika Saxena, Pravesh Dwivedi and Aradhana Srivastava

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:476

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Measuring and reporting outcome data is fundamental for health care systems to drive improvement. Our electronic health record built a dashboard that allows each primary care provider (PCP) to view real-time p...

    Authors: Patrick A. Twohig, Jaclyn R. Rivington, Douglas Gunzler, Joseph Daprano and David Margolius

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:475

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high burden of pneumococcal disease, pneumococcal vaccine coverage continues to fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals. A quasi-experimental design was used to investigate the impact of pneumococc...

    Authors: Carrie McAdam-Marx, Casey Tak, Tanaz Petigara, Nathan W. Jones, Minkyoung Yoo, Melissa Struwe Briley, Karen Gunning and Lisa Gren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:474

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although workers’ health surveillance is an important preventive activity, it is not regularly performed. In addition to the occupational physician, the management of occupational health services can also be i...

    Authors: Felicia S. Los, Carel T. J. Hulshof and Judith K. Sluiter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:473

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Since 2014, the Burkina Faso government has made Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) a priority in its strategic plan to fight against malaria among children aged from 3 to 59 months. Very few studies have ...

    Authors: Gountante Kombate, Georges Guiella, Banza Baya, Luc Serme, Alice Bila, Slim Haddad and Abel Bicaba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:472

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The State of Louisiana spends the most on Medicare beneficiaries per capita, but reports greater disparities in health status and death rates than other states. This project sought to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Blake P. Kruger and Jeremiah R. Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:471

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  20. Content type: Technical advance

    ADHD affects some individuals throughout their lifespan, yet service provision for adults in the United Kingdom (UK) is patchy. Current methods for mapping health service provision are resource intensive, do n...

    Authors: Anna Price, Astrid Janssens, Susan Dunn-Morua, Helen Eke, Philip Asherson, Tony Lloyd and Tamsin Ford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:468

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  21. Content type: Research article

    A growing body of evidence supports the link between hospital organisational culture and health outcomes. Organisational culture is thus an essential consideration for hospital accreditation, a practice of sys...

    Authors: Ellie Bostwick Andres, Wei Song, Catherine Mary Schooling and Janice Mary Johnston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:467

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Contingency management (CM) is one of the only behavioral interventions shown to be effective for the treatment of opioid use disorders when delivered alone and in combination with pharmacotherapy. Despite ext...

    Authors: Sara J. Becker, Kelli Scott, Cara M. Murphy, Melissa Pielech, Samantha A. Moul, Kimberly R. Yap and Bryan R. Garner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:466

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Despite continued investment, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) indicators in low and middle income countries have remained relatively poor. This could, in part, be explained by inadequate resources to...

    Authors: Lauren J. Wallace and Lydia Kapiriri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:465

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The healthcare systems in the western world have in recent years faced major challenges caused by demographic changes and altered patterns of diseases as well as political decisions influencing the organisatio...

    Authors: Helle Riisgaard, Jette V. Le, Jens Søndergaard, Maria Munch, Loni Ledderer and Line B. Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:464

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Male partner participation in antenatal care (ANC) is important and contributes to better maternal and neonatal birth outcomes. Studies have been conducted to explore male participation in ANC and barriers to ...

    Authors: Hamalambo Muloongo, Doreen Sitali, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Alice Ngoma Hazemba and Oliver Mweemba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:463

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Blunt chest injury can lead to significant morbidity and mortality if not treated appropriately. A blunt chest injury care bundle was to be implemented at two sites to guide care.

    Authors: Sarah Kourouche, Tom Buckley, Connie Van, Belinda Munroe and Kate Curtis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:461

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  27. Content type: Research article

    MOREOB (Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently) is a patient safety program for health care providers and administrators in hospital obstetric units. MOREOB has been implemented widely in Canada and gradually spre...

    Authors: Jessica Reszel, Deborah Weiss, Ann E. Sprague, Deshayne B. Fell, Sandra Dunn, Mark C. Walker, Dana Sidney, Monica Taljaard and Wendy E. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:460

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Wait time, defined as time spent in the waiting and exam rooms waiting to see a provider, is a key quality metric in a number of national patient experience surveys. However, the literature on wait time does n...

    Authors: Holly Chu, Robert A. Westbrook, Sarah Njue-Marendes, Thomas P. Giordano and Bich N. Dang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:459

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The risk of cholera outbreak remains high in Cameroon. This is because of the persistent cholera outbreaks in neighboring countries coupled with the poor hygiene and sanitation conditions in Cameroon. The obje...

    Authors: Jerome Ateudjieu, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Andre Pascal Goura, Sonia Sonkeng Nafack, Anthony Njimbia Chebe, Joliette Nguefack Azakoh, Benjamin Azike Chukuwchindun, Eugene Joel Bayiha, Corine Kangmo, Gnodjom Victorin Boris Tachegno and Anne-Cécile Zoung Kanyi Bissek

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:458

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Schwartz Center Rounds® (henceforce Rounds) were developed in the United States (US) in 1995 to provide a regular, structured time and safe place for staff to meet to share the emotional, psychological and soc...

    Authors: Mary Leamy, Ellie Reynolds, Glenn Robert, Cath Taylor and Jill Maben

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:457

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  31. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], there is a layout mistake in the column “McCloughen et al. (2011)” of Table 2.

    Authors: Aukelien Scheffelaar, Nanne Bos, Michelle Hendriks, Sandra van Dulmen and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:456

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:903

  32. Content type: Research article

    A psychometrically robust measurement instrument is prerequisite to tailor and monitor interventions aiming to improve evidence-based practice (EBP). The recently developed “Evidence-based Practice Inventory” ...

    Authors: Tobias Braun, Katja Ehrenbrusthoff, Carolin Bahns, Lisa Happe and Christian Kopkow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:455

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Visual inspection with acetic acid and cervicography (VIAC) is a method used to screen for cervical cancer. VIAC can be used as part of a “see and treat” strategy. Nine Harare city council health facilities of...

    Authors: Christine Gabaza, Prosper Chonzi, Addmore Chadambuka, Gerald Shambira, Tsitsi Patience Juru, Notion Tafara Gombe, Peter Nsubuga and Mufuta Tshimanga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:454

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Control of obesity is an important priority to reduce the burden of chronic disease. Clinical guidelines focus on the role of primary healthcare in obesity prevention. The purpose of this scoping review is to ...

    Authors: Claire Pearce, Lucie Rychetnik, Sonia Wutzke and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:453

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  35. Content type: Research article

    High utilizers (HUs) are a small group of patients who impose a disproportionately high burden on the healthcare system due to their elevated resource use. Identification of persistent HUs is pertinent as inte...

    Authors: Sheryl Hui-Xian Ng, Nabilah Rahman, Ian Yi Han Ang, Srinath Sridharan, Sravan Ramachandran, Debby D. Wang, Chuen Seng Tan, Sue-Anne Toh and Xin Quan Tan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:452

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  36. Content type: Research article

    It is critical to understand whether providing health insurance coverage, assigning a dedicated Primary Care Physician (PCP), and arranging timely post-Emergency Department (ED) clinic follow-up can improve co...

    Authors: Chet D. Schrader, Richard D. Robinson, Somer Blair, Sajid Shaikh, Amy F. Ho, James P. D’Etienne, Jessica J. Kirby, Radhika Cheeti, Nestor R. Zenarosa and Hao Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:451

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Designing a standard data set is necessary to overcome the dispersion of data among different health information systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the current demographic and clinical minimu...

    Authors: Reza Abbasi, Reza Khajouei and Moghadameh Mirzaee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:450

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  38. Content type: Research article

    It is increasingly recognized that improving the quality of maternal health care delivery is of utmost importance in many countries. In Laos, the quality of antenatal care (ANC) service remains inadequate, but...

    Authors: Sysavanh Phommachanh, Dirk R. Essink, E. Pamela Wright, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Mayfong Mayxay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:449

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare workers are often exposed to stressful working conditions at work which affect their quality of life. The study investigated the relationship between psychosocial risk factors, stress, burnout, and ...

    Authors: Joseph Obiri Asante, Meng Jie Li, Jing Liao, Yi Xiang Huang and Yuan Tao Hao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:447

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Through the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign, national medical specialty societies have released hundreds of recommendations against health care services that are unnecessary, i.e. present little to no be...

    Authors: Zachary Bouck, Ciara Pendrith, Xi-Kuan Chen, Jennifer Frood, Ben Reason, Tanya Khan, Alicia Costante, Kyle Kirkham, Karen Born, Wendy Levinson and R. Sacha Bhatia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:446

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is an inherited metabolic disease with low clinical penetrance caused by mutations in the hydroxymethylbilane (HMBS) gene. Although most patients experience little or no symptom...

    Authors: Marte H. Hammersland, Aasne K. Aarsand, Sverre Sandberg and Janice Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:444

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Diseases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) are common and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In many low income countries like Zambia, the high ENT disease burden has not received the required resou...

    Authors: Lufunda Lukama, Chester Kalinda and Colleen Aldous

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:443

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  43. Content type: Research article

    As healthcare expenditure and utilization continue to rise, understanding key drivers of hospital expenditure and utilization is crucial in policy development and service planning. This study aims to investiga...

    Authors: Nabilah Rahman, Sheryl Hui-Xian Ng, Sravan Ramachandran, Debby D. Wang, Srinath Sridharan, Chuen Seng Tan, Astrid Khoo and Xin Quan Tan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:442

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  44. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1], there are several errors. The original sentences and corrections are listed below:

    Authors: Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:441

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:909