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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prisons represent a unique opportunity to diagnose blood-borne viruses. Opt-out testing is receiving increasing interest, as a result of mounting evidence to suggest that the manner in which a test offer is de...

    Authors: Seth Francis-Graham, Nnenna Adaniya Ekeke, Corey Andrew Nelson, Tin Yan Lee, Sulaima El Haj, Tim Rhodes, Cecilia Vindrola, Tim Colbourn and William Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:152

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    Comparison of services and identification of factors important for favourable patient outcomes in emergency medical services (EMS) is challenging due to different organization and quality of data. The purpose ...

    Authors: Kristin Tønsager, Marius Rehn, Kjetil G. Ringdal, Hans Morten Lossius, Ilkka Virkkunen, Øyvind Østerås, Jo Røislien and Andreas J. Krüger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:151

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    Of the estimated 130,000 children living with HIV in Uganda, 47% are receiving ART. Only 39.3% have suppressed HIV-1 viral load to levels below 50 copies per ml. Caregivers are key drivers of adherence to achi...

    Authors: Esther Nasuuna, Joanita Kigozi, Patience A. Muwanguzi, Joyce Babirye, Laura Kiwala, Alex Muganzi, Nelson Sewankambo and Damalie Nakanjako

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:150

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    Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized under observation status have significant cost-sharing responsibilities under Medicare Part B. Prior work has demonstrated an association between increased cost-sharing and ...

    Authors: Jennifer N. Goldstein, J. Sanford Schwartz, Patricia McGraw and LeRoi S. Hicks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:149

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    While local context costing evidence is relevant for healthcare planning, budgeting and cost-effectiveness analysis, it continues to be scarce in Ethiopia. This study assesses the cost of providing a preventio...

    Authors: Elias Asfaw Zegeye, Josue Mbonigaba, Sylvia Kaye and Benjamin Johns

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:148

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    Many countries are facing overlapping epidemics of tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetes increases the overall risk of developing Tuberculosis (TB) and contributes to adverse treatment outcome...

    Authors: Mashal S. Basir, Shifa S. Habib, Syed M.A. Zaidi, Saira Khowaja, Hamidah Hussain, Rashida A. Ferrand and Aamir J. Khan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:147

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Efforts to address health literacy should favour a system-based approach with the dual aim both of fostering the material conditions and creating a work culture inside health care organisations that makes it e...

    Authors: Gilles Henrard, Marc Vanmeerbeek, Laetitia Buret and Jany Rademakers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:146

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  8. Content type: Research article

    An important goal of the patient-centered medical home is increasing timely access for urgent needs, while maintaining continuity. In academic primary care clinics, meeting this goal, along with training medic...

    Authors: Jane H. Forman, Claire H. Robinson and Sarah L. Krein

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:145

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Floating Catchment Area (FCA) metrics provide a comprehensive measure of potential spatial accessibility to health care services and are often used to identify geographic disparities in health care access. An ...

    Authors: Paul L. Delamater, Ashton M. Shortridge and Rachel C. Kilcoyne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:144

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Many countries, including China, have identified the primary health care system as a reform priority. The purpose of this study is to compare the perceived service capacity of primary care from the perspective...

    Authors: Wenjuan Tao, Wenqi Zeng, Ling Yan, Huazhen Yang, Jin Wen and Weimin Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:143

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    Generally, a significant portion of healthcare spending consists of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses. Patients indicate that, in practice, there are often some OOP expenses, incurred when they receive medical care...

    Authors: A. Victoor, J. Noordman, A. Potappel, M. Meijers, C. J. J. Kloek and J. D. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:141

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  12. Content type: Research article

    With some Medicaid state programs still restricting patient access to hepatitis C (HCV) treatment, it is important to demonstrate how states could expand treatment access to a broader Medicaid population and b...

    Authors: Jacquelyn W. Chou, Alison R. Silverstein and Dana P. Goldman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:140

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The study aims were: to estimate the proportion of patients with an indication for admission to a new high acuity Medical Psychiatric Unit (MPU), to explore the reasons for MPU-admission according to different...

    Authors: P. J. Caarls, M. A. van Schijndel, M. Kromkamp, A. I. Wierdsma, R. J. Osse, G. van der Hoeven, W. J. G. Hoogendijk and J. J. van Busschbach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:139

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Auxiliary Midwives (AMWs) are unpaid volunteer health workers assisting qualified paid midwives in maternal and child health care mainly in hard-to-reach areas of Myanmar. This paper describes the relationship...

    Authors: Kyu Kyu Than, Stanley Luchters, Khaing Nwe Tin, Thazin La, James Beeson and Alison Morgan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:138

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Family navigation in mental health and addictions is a mode of support aimed at helping families through the complex mental health and addictions system, making well-informed service matches, and engaging with...

    Authors: Roula Markoulakis, Samantha Chan and Anthony Levitt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:137

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this paper is to utilise a clinical costing system to investigate differences in the patient journey, defined as the sequence and timing of contacts with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Ser...

    Authors: James Todd, Adrian Gepp, Bruce Vanstone and Brent Richards

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:136

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Cross-cultural educational initiatives for professionals are now commonplace across a variety of sectors including health care. A growing number of studies have attempted to explore the utility of such initiat...

    Authors: Stephane M. Shepherd, Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, Danielle Newton, Diane Sivasubramaniam and Yin Paradies

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:135

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In England emergency hospital admissions among children are increasing and the under 25s are the most frequent attenders of A&E departments. Children of lower socio-economic status (SES) have poorer health out...

    Authors: Leigh Johnson, Rosie Cornish, Andy Boyd and John Macleod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:134

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The state of São Paulo recorded a significant reduction in infant mortality from 1990 to 2013, but the desired reduction in maternal mortality was not achieved. Knowledge of the factors with impact on these in...

    Authors: Alexandre Bergo Guerra, Luciane Miranda Guerra, Livia Fernandes Probst, Brunna Verna Castro Gondinho, Gláucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, Estêvão Azevedo Melo, Valéria Silva Cândido Brizon, Jaqueline Vilela Bulgareli, Karine Laura Cortellazzi and Antonio Carlos Pereira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:133

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Organisational performance measurement is a recognised business management tool and essential for survival and success. There is a paucity of methodological studies of organisational performance measurement re...

    Authors: Richard Colbran, Robyn Ramsden, Karen Stagnitti and John W. Toumbourou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:132

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  21. Content type: Research article

    OnkoNetwork is a recently established integrated care model with a personalized pathway system to manage patients with first suspect of a solid tumour in secondary care, that evolved as a regional initiative i...

    Authors: János G. Pitter, Marcell Csanádi, Annamária Szigeti, Gábor Lukács, Árpád Kovács, Mariann Moizs, Imre Repa, Antal Zemplényi, Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Maureen P. M. H. Rutten-van Mölken and Zoltán Kaló

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:131

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Health risk assessment (HRAs) are commonly used by occupational health services (OHS) to aid workplaces in keeping their employees healthy, but for unknown reasons, many employees choose not to participate in ...

    Authors: Wilhelmus Johannes Andreas Grooten, Amanda Hansson, Mikael Forsman, Katarina Kjellberg, Allan Toomingas, Mira Müller, Magnus Svartengren and Björn Olov Äng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:130

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The government of Mongolia mandates free access to primary healthcare (PHC) for its citizens. However, no evidence is available on the physical presence of PHC services within health facilities. Thus, the pres...

    Authors: Altantuya Jigjidsuren, Tumurbat Byambaa, Enkhjargal Altangerel, Suvd Batbaatar, Yu Mon Saw, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:129

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health education is a practice whereby research and education are carried in collaboration ‘with’ patients and/or citizens, maintaining their role as a team member or ex...

    Authors: Maman Joyce Dogba, Anara Richi Dossa, Erik Breton and Ruth Gandonou-Migan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:128

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Standards represent benchmarks against which improvements can be measured. In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Health developed and endorsed a set of standards entitled the Ethiopian Health Center Reform Implemen...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Temesgen Ayehu Bele and Abebe Dagnew Ayne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:127

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of inappropriate admissions in China has become the shackle of its’ service supply system. This research aims to assess the level of children’s inappropriate admissions to county hospitals in rur...

    Authors: Shi-han Lei, Yan Zhang, Hao-miao Li, Dai Su, Jing-jing Chang, Xiao-mei Hu, Qing Ye, Di Jiang and Ying-chun Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:126

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    At many outpatient departments for psychiatry worldwide, standardized monitoring of the safety of prescribed psychotropic drugs is not routinely performed in daily clinical practice. Therefore it is unclear to...

    Authors: Mirjam Simoons, Henricus G. Ruhé, Eric N. van Roon, Robert A. Schoevers, Richard Bruggeman, Daniëlle C. Cath, Diny Muis, Johan Arends, Bennard Doornbos and Hans Mulder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:125

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of new programs within healthcare systems can be extraordinarily complex. Individuals within the same healthcare organization often have different perspectives on how implementation of a new pro...

    Authors: Edward J. Miech, Nicholas A. Rattray, Dawn M. Bravata, Barbara J. Homoya, Jennifer Myers and Teresa M. Damush

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:124

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of CD4 cell counts remains an important tenet of clinical care for people living with HIV. We assessed an instrument-free point-of-care CD4 test (VISITECT® CD4) based on a lateral flow pri...

    Authors: Fiona Scorgie, Yasmin Mohamed, David Anderson, Suzanne M. Crowe, Stanley Luchters and Matthew F. Chersich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:123

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Translating research into clinical practice is challenging for health services. Emerging approaches in implementation science recognise the need for a theory–driven approach to identify and overcome barriers t...

    Authors: Shelley A. Wilkinson, Maxine O’Brien, Sally McCray and Desley Harvey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:122

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  31. Content type: Research article

    With its emphasis on cost-reduction and external management, New Public Management emerged as the dominant healthcare policy in many Western countries. The ability to provide comprehensive and customized patie...

    Authors: Maria Strandås, Steen Wackerhausen and Terese Bondas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:121

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Collaborative care involves active engagement of primary care and hospital physicians in shared care of patients beyond usual discharge summaries. This enhances community-based care and reduces dependence on s...

    Authors: Joanne Shaw, Suvena Sethi, Lisa Vaccaro, Lisa Beatty, Laura Kirsten, David Kissane, Brian Kelly, Geoff Mitchell, Kerry Sherman and Jane Turner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:120

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Data on nurses’ adherence to standard protocol on nasogastric (NG) tube feeding remain scanty in Ghana even though patients in critical medical conditions are routinely managed using this procedure. This study...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Richard Tsikata, Richard Naatu Tizaawaw, Prince Asante Tannor, Perpetual Praba Quaw, Cecilia Aba Ata Awortwi, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Agani Afaya, Solomon Mohammed Salia, Japiong Milipaak and Prudence Portia Mwini-Nyaledzigbor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:119

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The population of developed countries is aging, leading to an increase in the use of medication in daily practice, which can lead to serious treatment costs and irrational polypharmacy. A collaborative care ap...

    Authors: Matej Stuhec, Katja Gorenc and Erika Zelko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:118

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy was adopted as the framework for implementation of International Health Regulation (2005) in the African region of World Health Organisation (WH...

    Authors: Lydia Nakiire, Ben Masiira, Christine Kihembo, Edson Katushabe, Nasan Natseri, Immaculate Nabukenya, Innocent Komakech, Issa Makumbi, Okot Charles, Francis Adatu, Miriam Nanyunja, Peter Nsubuga, Solomon Fisseha Woldetsadik, Patrick Tusiime, Ali Ahmed Yahaya, Ibrahima Socé Fall…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:117

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Are creativity and compliance mutually exclusive? In clinical settings, this question is increasingly relevant. Hospitals and clinics seek the creative input of their employees to help solve persistent patient...

    Authors: Sharon H. Kim, Sallie J. Weaver, Ting Yang and Michael A. Rosen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:116

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Men surviving prostate cancer report a wide range of unmet needs. Holistic needs assessments (HNA) are designed to capture these, but are traditionally paper-based, generic, and only carried out in secondary c...

    Authors: Amy L. Clarke, Julia Roscoe, Rebecca Appleton, Jeremy Dale and Veronica Nanton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:115

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to contribute to knowledge about what is regarded as an appropriate governance model in welfare markets in healthcare, from the perspective of government. The study draws on a fra...

    Authors: Anna Häger Glenngård

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:114

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although there has been growing attention to the measurement of unmet need, which is the overall epidemiological burden of disease, current measures ignore the burden that could be eliminated from technologica...

    Authors: Devin Incerti, John Browne, Caroline Huber, Christine L. Baker, Geoff Makinson, Amir Goren, Richard Willke and Warren Stevens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:113

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based decision on drug list or formulary has been applied worldwide. Although the importance of scientific evidence was emphasized, the decision-making procedures for including medicines into the nati...

    Authors: Wenbin Liu, Lizheng Shi, Monika Sawhney, Xiaoli Gu and Yingyao Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:112

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  41. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study aimed to explore, among a sample of patients attending one of four Aboriginal Health Services (ACCHSs), the degree of concordance between self-report and medical records for whether ...

    Authors: Natasha Noble, Christine Paul, Justin Walsh, Kylie Wyndham, Sue Wilson and Jessica Stewart

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:111

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Gaining insight into factors influencing the adoption of evidence-based interventions (EBI) is essential to ensuring their sustainability in the mental healthcare setting. This article describes 1) differences...

    Authors: Marte Rye, Oddgeir Friborg and Ingunn Skre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:110

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The continuous migration of Human Resources for Health (HRH) compromises the quality of health services in the developing supplying countries. The ability to increase earnings potentially serves as a strong mo...

    Authors: Gavin George, Bruce Rhodes and Christine Laptiste

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:109

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Managing demand for urgent and unscheduled care is a major problem for health services globally. A particular issue is that some patients appear to make heavy use of services, including primary care out of hou...

    Authors: Sarah Stegink, Alison M. Elliott and Christopher Burton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:108

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  45. Content type: Research article

    A small percentage of patients relies extensively on hospital-based care and account for a disproportionately high share of health care spending in the United States. Evidence shows that behavioral health cond...

    Authors: Karen G. Rentas, Laura Buckley, Dawn Wiest and Cortney A. Bruno

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:81

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The appropriate use of the Partograph allows early identification of labour related complications and prevents deaths. We, therefore, sought to determine the level of Partograph completion and healthcare worke...

    Authors: John Mukisa, Isha Grant, Jonathan Magala, Andrew S. Ssemata, Patrick Z. Lumala and Josaphat Byamugisha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:107

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  47. Content type: Research article

    A body of knowledge continues to grow regarding Aboriginal perspectives on current challenges and barriers to health literacy and access to health services. However, less is known from the perspectives of heal...

    Authors: Jordan Stanford, Karen Charlton, Anne-Therese McMahon and Scott Winch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:106

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Especially patients older than 65 years undergoing surgery are prone to develop frailty-related complications that may go far beyond the index hospitalization (e.g., cognitive impairment following postoperativ...

    Authors: Daniel Fürstenau, Claudia Spies, Martin Gersch, Amyn Vogel, Rudolf Mörgeli, Akira-Sebastian Poncette, Ursula Müller-Werdan and Felix Balzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:105

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  49. Content type: Research article

    We investigate factors affecting Australian general practitioners’ decisions to adopt novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke/systemic embolism among patients with atrial fibrillation. A...

    Authors: Yuting Zhang, Susan J. Méndez and Anthony Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:94

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