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  1. Content type: Research

    Inadequate research capacity impedes the development of evidence-based health programming in sub-Saharan Africa. However, funding for research capacity building (RCB) is often insufficient and restricted, limi...

    Authors: Bethany L. Hedt-Gauthier, Roma Chilengi, Elizabeth Jackson, Cathy Michel, Manuel Napua, Jackline Odhiambo and Ayaga Bawah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 3):825

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  2. Content type: Research

    High-quality data are critical to inform, monitor and manage health programs. Over the seven-year African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, three of the five Population Health Implemen...

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Moses Mwanza, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Cathy Michel and Lisa Hirschhorn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 3):828

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  3. Content type: Research article

    Continuous medical education strategies, including academic detailing (AD), have mixed effects on the quality of prescribing in general practice. Alongside a cluster-randomized controlled trial (cRCT) to asses...

    Authors: Sibyl Anthierens, Veronique Verhoeven, Olivier Schmitz and Samuel Coenen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:841

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy is a frequent condition, but its prevalence and determinants in the Swiss mid-aged population are unknown. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of polypharmacy in a large Swiss mid...

    Authors: Julien Castioni, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Nazanin Abolhassani, Peter Vollenweider and Gérard Waeber

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:840

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  5. Content type: Research

    The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s African Health Initiative supported the implementation of Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnership health system strengthening interventions in de...

    Authors: Hema Magge, Roma Chilengi, Elizabeth F. Jackson, Bradley H. Wagenaar and Almamy Malick Kante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 3):829

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 3

  6. Content type: Research article

    Health extension workers (HEWs) are the frontline health workers for Ethiopia’s primary health care system. The Federal Ministry of Health is seeking to upgrade and increase the number of HEWs, particularly in...

    Authors: Firew Ayalew Desta, Girma Temam Shifa, Damtew WoldeMariam Dagoye, Catherine Carr, Jos Van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Assefa Bulcha Nedi, Adrienne Kols and Young Mi Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:839

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  7. Content type: Research article

    International evidence suggests that a key to improving health and attaining more equitable health outcomes for disadvantaged populations is a health system with a strong primary care sector. Longstanding prob...

    Authors: Yuejen Zhao, Deborah J. Russell, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P. Jones, John S. Humphreys, Timothy A. Carey and John Wakerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:836

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Social prescribing is targeted at isolated and lonely patients. Practitioners and patients jointly develop bespoke well-being plans to promote social integration and or social reactivation. Our aim was to inve...

    Authors: Dawn Carnes, Ratna Sohanpal, Caroline Frostick, Sally Hull, Rohini Mathur, Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Jin Tong, Patrick Hutt and Marcello Bertotti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:835

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Admission into an intensive care unit (ICU) may result in long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences for patients and their relatives. The care of the critically ill patient does not end upon IC...

    Authors: Margo van Mol, Marjan Nijkamp, Christine Markham and Erwin Ista

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:837

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The discharge process from hospital to home for patients with severe mental illness (SMI) is often complex, and most are in need of tailored and coordinated community services at home. One solution is to disch...

    Authors: Eirik Roos, Ottar Bjerkeset, Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:832

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern in Japan. We developed a simulation model to predict the number of people with diabetes and those on dialysis due to diabetic nephropathy....

    Authors: Takehiro Sugiyama, Sayuri Goryoda, Kaori Inoue, Noriko Sugiyama-Ihana and Nobuo Nishi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:833

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Cancer is now viewed as a chronic disease, presenting challenges to follow-up and survivorship care. Models to shift from haphazard, suboptimal and fragmented episodes of care to an integrated cancer care cont...

    Authors: Dominique Tremblay, Catherine Prady, Karine Bilodeau, Nassera Touati, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Martin Fortin, Isabelle Gaboury, Jean Rodrigue and Marie-France L’Italien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:834

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Nurses leaving their jobs and the profession are an issue of international concern, with supply-demand gaps for nurses reported to be widening. There is a large body of existing literature, much of which is al...

    Authors: Mary Halter, Olga Boiko, Ferruccio Pelone, Carole Beighton, Ruth Harris, Julia Gale, Stephen Gourlay and Vari Drennan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:824

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  14. Content type: Debate

    While quick and easy access to healthcare services is a reality for some, others experience significant hardships, even for receipt of the most basic health and medical care and attention. To those who effecti...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):806

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  15. Content type: Research article

    Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is regarded as a standard public health approach to lowering child mortality in developing countries. However, little is known about how health workers adhere ...

    Authors: Carsten Krüger, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner and Mohammed Ali

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:822

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Primary care is the principal clinical setting for the management of depression. However, significant shortcomings have been detected in its diagnosis and clinical management, as well as in patient outcomes. W...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Diego Palao, Germán López-Cortacans, Antonia Caballero, Narcís Cardoner, Pilar Casaus, Myriam Cavero, José Antonio Monreal, Víctor Pérez-Sola, Miquel Cirera, Maite Loren, Eva Bellerino, Catarina Tomé-Pires and Laura Palacios

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:821

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  17. Content type: Debate

    Challenges abound for healthcare providers engaged in initiatives directed toward disadvantaged populations, with financial constraints representing one of the most prominent hardships. Society’s less fortunat...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):805

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  18. Content type: Research article

    Visual impairment is a public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, affecting nearly 5% of the population. Efforts to combat avoidable causes have been hampered by weak health systems and little evidence exist...

    Authors: Emma Jolley, Milka Mafwiri, Joanna Hunter and Elena Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:823

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  19. Content type: Debate

    Health and medical providers dedicated to serving the poor face daunting challenges, with the most obvious one pertaining to the provision of services with little or no expectation of remuneration. This hardsh...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):791

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  20. Content type: Debate

    Characterized by declining populations, high poverty, reduced employment opportunities, and high numbers of uninsured residents, rural communities pose significant challenges for healthcare providers desirous ...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):795

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  21. Content type: Debate

    Healthcare communications directed toward the disadvantaged have the potential to elevate the health status of these underprivileged and highly-challenged individuals. From conveying advice which encourages he...

    Authors: James K. Elrod and John L. Fortenberry Jr.

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17(Suppl 4):787

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 4

  22. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], an erratum was initiated in order to include supplementary material that was not updated and not included during the online submission of the authors’ correct...

    Authors: Folarin Babatunde, Joy MacDermid and Norma MacIntyre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:820

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:375

  23. Content type: Research article

    Need for help is perceived as an important first step towards weight related health-care use among overweight and obese individuals and several studies have reported gender as an important predisposing charact...

    Authors: S. N. W. Bunt, S. Y. M. Mérelle, I. H. M. Steenhuis and W. Kroeze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:819

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