Skip to main content

Advertisement

Articles

Page 3 of 166

  1. Determining the optimal number of hospital beds is a complex and challenging endeavor and requires models and techniques which are sensitive to the multi-level, uncertain, and dynamic variables involved. This ...

    Authors: Hamid Ravaghi, Saeide Alidoost, Russell Mannion and Victoria D. Bélorgeot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. The objectives of the study reported in this paper were: (a) to score the coverage of core NCD population-based interventions and individual services in Mauritius; (b) to analyse and score the presence of 15 c...

    Authors: Laurent Musango, Maryam Timol, Premduth Burhoo, Faisal Shaikh, Philippe Donnen and Joses Muthuri Kirigia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. Results-Based Financing (RBF) has proliferated in the health sectors of low and middle income countries, especially those which are fragile or conflict-affected, and has been presented by some as a way of refo...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Yotamu Chirwa, Pamela Chandiwana, Shungu Munyati, Mildred Pepukai, Maria Paola Bertone and Steve Banda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  4. Published methods to describe and visualize Care Trajectories (CTs) as patterns of healthcare use are very sparse, often incomplete, and not intuitive for non-experts.

    Authors: Alain Vanasse, Josiane Courteau, Mireille Courteau, Mike Benigeri, Yohann M. Chiu, Isabelle Dufour, Simon Couillard, Pierre Larivée and Catherine Hudon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:177

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. Many health professions learners report feeling uncomfortable and underprepared for professional interactions with inner city populations. These learners may hold preconceptions which affect therapeutic relati...

    Authors: Mark McKinney, Katherine E. Smith, Kathryn A. Dong, Oksana Babenko, Shelley Ross, Martina A. Kelly and Ginetta Salvalaggio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. The UK has experienced significant immigration from Eastern Europe following European Union (EU) expansion in 2004, which raises the importance of equity and equality for the recent immigrants. Previous resear...

    Authors: Viet-Hai Phung, Zahid Asghar, Milika Matiti and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. This study presents a way for health services to improve service access for hardly reached people through an exploration of how staff can find and collaborate with citizens (referred to as connectors) who span...

    Authors: Carolyn Wallace, Jane Farmer, Carolynne White and Anthony McCosker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  8. The objective of this paper is to identify the key conditions that positively affect the use of e-health services in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. CEE countries after the political and economic trans...

    Authors: Marek Ćwiklicki, Francesco Schiavone, Jacek Klich and Kamila Pilch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:171

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Bridging involves improving knowledge sharing and collaboration across different fields, such as aging and disability. The objectives of this review were to describe: 1) the contexts where bridging has occurre...

    Authors: Emily Joan Nalder, Tyler M. Saumur, Zinnia Batliwalla, Luis Salvador-Carulla, Michelle Putnam, Andria Spindel, Erica Lenton and Hamdi Hussein

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:170

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Weekend admission to the hospital has been found to be associated with higher in-hospital mortality rates, but the cause for this phenomenon remains controversial. US based studies have been limited in their c...

    Authors: Eric Bressman, John C. Rowland, Vinh-tung Nguyen and Beth G. Raucher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  11. In Canada, access to palliative care is a growing concern, particularly in rural communities. These communities have constrained health care services and accessing local palliative care can be challenging. The...

    Authors: Nadine Schuurman, Michael E. Martin, Valorie A. Crooks and Ellen Randall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:168

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. Building an equitable health care system involves both the promotion of social justice in health and people’s subjective perception of the promotion. This study aimed to analyze the overall status and associat...

    Authors: Hui Lv, Jianqin Gu, Xiangdong Yuan and Yudong Miao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  13. The look-back period is needed to define baseline population for estimating incidence. However, short look-back period is known to overestimate incidence of diseases misclassifying prevalent cases to incident ...

    Authors: Mira Kim, Kyung-Hee Chae, Youn-Jee Chung, HyeJin Hwang, MinKyung Lee, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Hyun-Hee Cho, Mee-Ran Kim, Chai-Young Jung and Sukil Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. Facilitation is a key strategy that may contribute to successful implementation of healthcare innovations. In blended facilitation, external facilitators (EFs) guide and support internal facilitators (IFs) in ...

    Authors: Samantha L. Connolly, Jennifer L. Sullivan, Mona J. Ritchie, Bo Kim, Christopher J. Miller and Mark S. Bauer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. While interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration promotes the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes for persons with low back pain, challenges remain for this process. Few studies have explored chall...

    Authors: Lisbeth Petersen, Regner Birkelund and Berit Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. Traditional nurse call systems used in residential care facilities rely on patients to summon assistance for routine or emergency needs. Wireless nurse call systems (WNCS) offer new affordances for persons una...

    Authors: Janne Dugstad, Vibeke Sundling, Etty R. Nilsen and Hilde Eide

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  17. Many high burden countries are scaling-up GeneXpert® MTB/RIF (Xpert) testing for tuberculosis (TB) using a hub-and-spoke model. However, the effect of scale up on reducing TB has been limited. We sought to cha...

    Authors: Talemwa Nalugwa, Priya B. Shete, Mariam Nantale, Katherine Farr, Christopher Ojok, Emma Ochom, Frank Mugabe, Moses Joloba, David W. Dowdy, David A. J. Moore, J. Lucian Davis, Adithya Cattamanchi and Achilles Katamba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. Some patients admitted to acute care hospital require supportive services after discharge. The objective of our review was to identify models and variables that predict the need for supportive services after d...

    Authors: Daniel M. Kobewka, Sunita Mulpuru, Michaël Chassé, Kednapa Thavorn, Luke T. Lavallée, Shane W. English, Benjamin Neilipovitz, Jonathan Neilipovitz, Alan J. Forster and Daniel I. McIsaac

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:161

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  19. Transplant recipients are chronically ill patients, who require lifelong follow-up to manage co-morbidities and prevent graft loss. This necessitates a system of care that is congruent with the Chronic Care Mo...

    Authors: Katia Iglesias, Sabina De Geest, Lut Berben, Fabienne Dobbels, Kris Denhaerynk, L. Cynthia Russell, Remon Helmy and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. The association between patient satisfaction and survey response is only partly understood. In this study, we describe the association between average satisfaction and survey response rate across hospital surv...

    Authors: Thomas V. Perneger, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux and Christophe Combescure

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. People living with dementia in care homes frequently exhibit “behaviour that challenges”. Anti-psychotics are used to treat such behaviour, but are associated with significant morbidity. This study researched ...

    Authors: Ian D. Maidment, Garry Barton, Niyah Campbell, Rachel Shaw, Nichola Seare, Chris Fox, Steve Iliffe, Emma Randle, Andrea Hilton, Graeme Brown, Nigel Barnes, Jane Wilcock, Sarah Gillespie and Sarah Damery

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. Residents have to learn to provide high value, cost-conscious care (HVCCC) to counter the trend of excessive healthcare costs. Their learning is impacted by individuals from different stakeholder groups within...

    Authors: Serge B. R. Mordang, Karen D. Könings, Andrea N. Leep Hunderfund, Aggie T. G. Paulus, Frank W. J. M. Smeenk and Laurents P. S. Stassen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  23. In increasingly constrained healthcare budgets worldwide, efforts to improve quality and reduce costs are vital. Quality Improvement Collaboratives (QICs) are often used in healthcare settings to implement pro...

    Authors: Lenore de la Perrelle, Gorjana Radisic, Monica Cations, Billingsley Kaambwa, Gaery Barbery and Kate Laver

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. Electrolyte imbalances (EI) are common among patients. Many patients have repeated hospitalizations with the same EI without being investigated and treated. We established an electrolyte outpatient clinic (EOC...

    Authors: Kiarash Tazmini and Anette Hylen Ranhoff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. Antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately to patients with upper respiratory infection (URI) in ambulatory care settings; however, the economic burden of such prescription has not been quantitatively as...

    Authors: Shinya Tsuzuki, Yuki Kimura, Masahiro Ishikane, Yoshiki Kusama and Norio Ohmagari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. Undernutrition in surgical patients leads to a higher risk of postoperative complications like infections and delayed recovery of gastrointestinal functions, often resulting in a longer hospital stay and lower...

    Authors: Harm H. J. van Noort, Maud Heinen, Monique van Asseldonk, Roelof G. A. Ettema, Hester Vermeulen and Getty Huisman-de Waal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. Delirium is a frequent diagnosis made by Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP). Numerous studies have demonstrated misdiagnosis prior to referral to CLP. Few studies have considered the factors underlying misd...

    Authors: Catherine Hercus and Abdul-Rahman Hudaib

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:151

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. The social gradient in chronic disease (CD) is well-documented, and the ability to effectively self-manage is crucial to reducing morbidity and mortality from CD. This systematic review aimed to assess the mod...

    Authors: Ruth Hardman, Stephen Begg and Evelien Spelten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. Antibiotics are over-prescribed for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in nursing home residents due to diagnostic uncertainty. Inappropriate antibiotic use is undesirable both on patient level, conside...

    Authors: Tjarda M. Boere, Laura W. van Buul, Rogier M. Hopstaken, Ruth B. Veenhuizen, Maurits W. van Tulder, Jochen W. L. Cals, Theo J. M. Verheij and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:149

    Content type: Study protocol

    Published on:

  30. Nutrition is vital for health and recovery during hospitalisation, however most patients fail to meet minimum dietary requirements and up to 50% of patients are malnourished in hospital. When patients particip...

    Authors: Shelley Roberts, Zane Hopper, Wendy Chaboyer, Ruben Gonzalez, Merrilyn Banks, Ben Desbrow and Andrea P. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. Health care organizations are constantly changing as a result of technological advancements, ageing populations, changing disease patterns, new discoveries for the treatment of diseases and political reforms a...

    Authors: Per Nilsen, Ida Seing, Carin Ericsson, Sarah A. Birken and Kristina Schildmeijer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:147

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  32. In Western countries, patients with acute illness or injury out-of-hours (OOH) can call either emergency medical services (EMS) for emergencies or primary care services (OOH-PC) in less urgent situations. Call...

    Authors: Morten Breinholt Søvsø, Linda Huibers, Bodil Hammer Bech, Helle Collatz Christensen, Morten Bondo Christensen and Erika Frischknecht Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) occur commonly and are associated with poor survival and variable outcomes. This study aimed to directly survey IHCA responders to understand their perceptions of resuscitati...

    Authors: Samyukta Mullangi, Rohan Bhandari, Porama Thanaporn, Mary Christensen, Steven Kronick and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:145

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. Kenya’s new constitution passed in 2010 recognizes the right of quality care resulting in the devolution of health service delivery to the sub-national units called counties in 2013. However, the health system...

    Authors: T. Chelagat, G. Kokwaro, J. Onyango and J. Rice

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  35. Pneumonia and possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) are leading causes of death among under-five children. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued global recommendations for the case management of chi...

    Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Jaclyn Delarosa, Sharmin Khan Luies, Kazi Robiul Alom, Manjari Quintanar-Solares, Ishrat Jabeen, Tahmeed Ahmed, Elizabeth Abu-Haydar and Haribondhu Sarma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  36. Recent health policy promoting integrated care emphasizes to increase patients’ health, experience of quality of care and reduce care utilization. Thus, health service delivery should be co-produced by health ...

    Authors: Jannike Dyb Oksavik, Ralf Kirchhoff, Maren Kristine Raknes Sogstad and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  37. Reablement has potential for enhancing function and independence in people with dementia. In order to enhance the use of evidence-based reablement in this population, this study sought to understand the curren...

    Authors: Claire M. C. O’Connor, Meredith Gresham, Roslyn G. Poulos, Lindy Clemson, Katherine S. McGilton, Ian D. Cameron, Wendy Hudson, Helen Radoslovich, Joan Jackman and Christopher J. Poulos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  38. A number of studies in the past have looked at determinants of postnatal care. However, many of them do not distinguish between postnatal care (PNC) before discharge and after discharge for women delivering at...

    Authors: Eunsoo Timothy Kim, Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer and Clara Lemani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  39. Targeting perinatal depressive symptoms among women can reduce premature mortality. However, public health professionals (PHPs) in primary healthcare settings often have low self-efficacy for detection and man...

    Authors: Nitikorn Phoosuwan, Pranee C. Lundberg, Sadiporn Phuthomdee and Leif Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:138

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. Recognition that coordination among healthcare providers is associated with better quality of care and lower costs has increased interest in interventions designed to improve care coordination. One interventio...

    Authors: Ingrid M. Nembhard, Eugenia Buta, Yuna S. H. Lee, Daren Anderson, Ianita Zlateva and Paul D. Cleary

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  41. In Côte d’Ivoire, maternal health service utilization indicators remain low despite improvements in health coverage and the availability of free health care for pregnant women. The objective of the study was t...

    Authors: Mamadou Samba, Akissi Régine Attia-Konan, Abou Dramane Sangaré, Gotré Jules Youan, Luc Philippe Kouadio and Ramata Bakayoko-Ly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:136

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. A vast body of literature has documented regional variations in healthcare utilization rates. The extent to which such variations are “unwarranted” critically depends on whether there are corresponding variati...

    Authors: Jan Håkon Rudolfsen, Tore K. Solberg, Tor Ingebrigtsen and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  43. Immigrants and their Norwegian-born children make up approximately 18% of the total population in Norway. While several studies have been conducted on immigrants’ utilization of healthcare services, immigrant ...

    Authors: Shahrzad Arfa, Per Koren Solvang, Berit Berg and Reidun Jahnsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:134

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  44. Preventing the onset of poor mental health in adolescence is an international public health priority. Universal, whole school preventative approaches are valued for their reach, and anti-stigmatising and resil...

    Authors: Kristian G. Hudson, Rebecca Lawton and Siobhan Hugh-Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:133

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  45. Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low, especially among certain racial and ethnic groups and the uninsured and Medicaid insured. Clinics and health care systems have adopted population-based mailed feca...

    Authors: Laura-Mae Baldwin, Jennifer L. Schneider, Malaika Schwartz, Jennifer S. Rivelli, Beverly B. Green, Amanda F. Petrik and Gloria D. Coronado

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:132

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  46. In order to play an active role in their health care, patients need information and motivation. Current delivery systems limit patients’ involvement because they do not routinely provide them with enough detai...

    Authors: Guillem Marca-Frances, Joan Frigola-Reig, Jesica A. Menéndez-Signorini, Marc Compte-Pujol and Eulàlia Massana-Morera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:131

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  47. Health services are often the first point of professional contact for people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. We report on the evaluation of a multi-site, hospital-based advocacy intervention ...

    Authors: Sandi Dheensa, Gemma Halliwell, Jennifer Daw, Sue K. Jones and Gene Feder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

Advertisement