Skip to content



Sort by
Page 3 of 252
  1. Content type: Research article

    The Kenyan Ministry of Health- Department of Standards and Regulations sought to operationalize the Kenya Quality Assurance Model for Health. To this end an integrated quality management system based on valida...

    Authors: Michael Marx, Christine Nitschke, Maureen Nafula, Mabel Nangami, Marc Brodowski, Irmgard Marx, Helen Prytherch, Charles Kandie, Irene Omogi, Friederike Paul-Fariborz and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:246

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Research article

    Case review and discussion at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) have evolved into standard practice in cancer care with the aim to provide evidence-based treatment recommendations. As a basis for work to...

    Authors: Linn Rosell, Nathalie Alexandersson, Oskar Hagberg and Mef Nilbert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:249

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research article

    Significant knowledge gaps exist in the functioning of institutional designs and organisational practices in purchasing within free healthcare schemes in low resource countries. The study provides evidence of ...

    Authors: Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor and Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:245

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research article

    Pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist density varies substantially among the various Canadian provinces, as well as among various states in the US. It is unknown whether this variability impacts health outc...

    Authors: Guido Filler, Tom Kovesi, Erik Bourdon, Sarah Ann Jones, Laurentiu Givelichian, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Jason Gilliland, Marion Williams, Elaine Orrbine and Bruno Piedboeuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:247

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research article

    As individuals age, they are more likely to experience increasing frailty and more frequent use of hospital services. First, we explored whether initiating home-based primary care in a frail homebound cohort, ...

    Authors: Margaret J. McGregor, Michelle B. Cox, Jay M. Slater, Jeff Poss, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Lisa A. Ronald, John Sloan and Michael Schulzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:248

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research article

    The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease epidemic evolved in alarming ways in Sierra Leone spreading to all districts. The country struggled to control it against a backdrop of a health system that was already over-burden...

    Authors: Joanna Raven, Haja Wurie and Sophie Witter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:251

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Research article

    During the process of implementation of clinical pharmacy services, internal and external factors may favor or hinder the incorporation of care into the hospital routine. This study aimed to understand the per...

    Authors: Thaciana dos S. Alcântara, Thelma Onozato, Fernando de C. Araújo Neto, Aline S. Dosea, Luiza C. Cunha, Dyego C. S. A. de Araújo, Déborah Pimentel and Divaldo P. Lyra Junior

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:242

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research article

    This study compared hospital admission rates among adult patients with schizophrenia who switched to antipsychotic monotherapy with lurasidone or quetiapine.

    Authors: John W. Newcomer, Daisy Ng-Mak, Krithika Rajagopalan and Antony Loebel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:243

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Research article

    For the last decades, the international community has emphasised the importance of a multisectoral approach to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM/C). While considerable improvement concerning legislations a...

    Authors: R. Elise B. Johansen, Mai Mahgoub Ziyada, Bettina Shell-Duncan, Adriana Marcusàn Kaplan and Els Leye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:240

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research article

    Gatekeeper policy, requiring a patient to visit a primary care provider first, and the patient needs to get his or her primary care provider’s referral before seeing a specialist or going to a hospital, has be...

    Authors: Wenzhen Li, Dongming Wang, Yong Gan, Yanfeng Zhou, Yawen Chen, Jing Li, Naomiem Kkandawire, Sai Hu, Yan Qiao and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:241

    Published on:

  11. Content type: Research article

    Beginning in 2012, Lean was introduced to improve health care quality and promote patient-centredness throughout the province of Saskatchewan, Canada with the aim of producing coordinated, system-wide change. ...

    Authors: Donna Goodridge, Masud Rana, Elizabeth L. Harrison, Thomas Rotter, Roy Dobson, Gary Groot, Sonia Udod and Joshua Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:237

    Published on:

  12. Content type: Research article

    The National Health Checks programme aims to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and health inequalities in England. We assessed equity of uptake and outcomes from NHS Health Checks in general prac...

    Authors: N. Coghill, L. Garside, A. A. Montgomery, G. Feder and J. Horwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:238

    Published on:

  13. Content type: Research article

    Pain assessment and management in advanced and end-stage dementia are challenging; patients are at risk of under-diagnosis, under-assessment and under-treatment. Previous research has highlighted the importanc...

    Authors: Bannin De Witt Jansen, Kevin Brazil, Peter Passmore, Hilary Buchanan, Doreen Maxwell, Sonja J. McIlfatrick, Sharon M. Morgan, Max Watson and Carole Parsons

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:228

    Published on:

  14. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the contextual factors affecting the uptake of evidence-based chronic disease interventions in the United States and in other countries. This study sought to better understand the context...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Budd, Anna J. deRuyter, Zhaoxin Wang, Pauline Sung-Chan, Xiangji Ying, Karishma S. Furtado, Tahna Pettman, Rebecca Armstrong, Rodrigo S. Reis, Jianwei Shi, Tabitha Mui, Tahnee Saunders, Leonardo Becker and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:233

    Published on:

  15. Content type: Research article

    Users of care services are increasingly participating in inspections of the quality of care. In practice, incorporating service users’ views is difficult, as users may have other views on good care than inspec...

    Authors: Suzanne Rutz, Hester van de Bovenkamp, Simone Buitendijk, Paul Robben and Antoinette de Bont

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:226

    Published on:

  16. Content type: Research article

    Informal caregivers’ (CGs’) subjective burden is an important aspect of the care situation because it is linked to various outcomes such as health, mortality risk, institutionalization, and caregiving style. T...

    Authors: Anna Pendergrass, Cintia Malnis, Uta Graf, Sabine Engel and Elmar Graessel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:229

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Research article

    Young people living in remote Australian Aboriginal communities experience high rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs). STRIVE (STIs in Remote communities, ImproVed and Enhanced primary care) was a ...

    Authors: Belinda Hengel, Stephen Bell, Linda Garton, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Janet Knox, Rebecca Guy, Lisa Maher and John Martin Kaldor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:230

    Published on:

  18. Content type: Research article

    Increased patient demand for healthcare services coupled with a shortage of general practitioners necessitates changes in professional roles and service delivery. In 2016, NHS England began a 3-year- pilot stu...

    Authors: Kath Ryan, Nilesh Patel, Wing Man Lau, Hamza Abu-Elmagd, Graham Stretch and Helen Pinney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:234

    Published on:

  19. Content type: Research article

    Delivery of quality healthcare in resource-limited settings is an important, understudied public health priority. Thirty-day (early) hospital readmission is often avoidable and an important indicator of health...

    Authors: Kashmira Satish Chawla, Nora E. Rosenberg, Christopher Stanley, Mitch Matoga, Alice Maluwa, Cecilia Kanyama, Jonathan Ngoma and Mina C. Hosseinipour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:225

    Published on:

  20. Content type: Research article

    While many new medications may offer advantages over existing drugs, some newer drugs are reformulations of existing products that provide little innovation or incremental benefit while driving up drug costs. ...

    Authors: Manvi Sharma, Aisha Vadhariya, Michael L. Johnson, Zachary A. Marcum and Holly M. Holmes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:236

    Published on:

  21. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, the European Medicines Agency recommended withdrawal of dextropropoxyphene (DXP); in March 2011 it was withdrawn from the market in France. Up until that time the combination dextropropoxyphene-parace...

    Authors: E. Van Ganse, M. Belhassen, M. Ginoux, E. Chrétien, C. Cornu, C. Ecoffey and F. Aubrun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:231

    Published on:

Page 3 of 252