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  1. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about operative volume, distribution of cases, or capacity of the public sector to deliver essential surgical services in Uganda.

    Authors: Katherine Albutt, Maria Punchak, Peter Kayima, Didacus B. Namanya and Mark G. Shrime

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:104

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Language barriers play a decisive role in determining the outcomes of medical consultations between healthcare providers and their foreign patients. This issue is a significant challenge to the German healthca...

    Authors: Ghefar Furaijat, Evelyn Kleinert, Anne Simmenroth and Frank Müller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:103

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    The use of clinical quality registries as means for data driven improvement in healthcare seem promising. However, their use has been shown to be challenged by a number of aspects, and we suggest some may be r...

    Authors: Cecilie Lindström Egholm, Charlotte Helmark, Patrick Doherty, Per Nilsen, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Gitte Bunkenborg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:102

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    Cancer patients of reproductive age are at risk of infertility as a result of their treatment. Oncofertility decision support resources can assist patients with fertility decision-making before treatment yet a...

    Authors: Brittany Speller, Amanda Sissons, Corinne Daly, Marcia Facey, Erin Kennedy, Kelly Metcalfe and Nancy N. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:101

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    Healthcare professionals who experience trauma due to patient safety incidents can be considered second victims, and they also suffer from various difficulties. In order to support second victims, it is necess...

    Authors: Won Lee, Jeehee Pyo, Seung Gyeong Jang, Ji Eun Choi and Minsu Ock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:100

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In French Guiana, health inequalities are patent for a broad range of pathologies for all age groups. The objective of the present study was to quantify the proportion of the population that had renounced care...

    Authors: Astrid Van Melle, Claire Cropet, Marie-Claire Parriault, Leila Adriouch, Hélène Lamaison, Francine Sasson, Hélène Duplan, Jean-Baptiste Richard and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:99

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    The goal of Lean Enterprise Transformation (LET) is to go beyond simply using Lean tools and instead embed Lean principles and practices in the system so that it becomes a fundamental, collective mindset of th...

    Authors: Anita A. Vashi, Barbara Lerner, Tracy H. Urech, Steven M. Asch and Martin P. Charns

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:98

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Health and social care organisations globally are moving towards prevention-focussed community-based, integrated care. The success of this depends on professionals changing practice behaviours. This study expl...

    Authors: Eleanor R Bull, Joanne K Hart, Juliette Swift, Kirstie Baxter, Neil McLauchlan, Sophia Joseph and Lucie M T Byrne-Davis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:97

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Home-visiting nurses are expected to enhance their ability to provide adequate nursing care in a relatively isolated work environment. However, the isolated work environment leads to less opportunity to share ...

    Authors: Akiyo Nonogaki, Tomoko Nishida, Kazunari Kobayashi, Kayoko Nozaki, Haruka Tamura and Hisataka Sakakibara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:96

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) set out a treatment target with the objective to help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This was supported by the UNAIDS ’90-90-90’ target that by 20...

    Authors: Vincent Adjetey, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah and Bernard Dornoo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:95

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Innovative health promotion strategies are needed to improve access to HIV testing among regional people in Australia, particularly for men who have sex with men (MSM). This project aimed to establish proof of...

    Authors: Amy B. Mullens, Josh Duyker, Charlotte Brownlow, Jime Lemoire, Kirstie Daken and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Care coordination has been a common tool for practices seeking to manage complex patients, yet there remains confusion about the most effective and sustainable model. Research exists on opinions of providers o...

    Authors: Mark D. Williams, Gladys B. Asiedu, Dawn Finnie, Claire Neely, Jason Egginton, Lila J. Finney Rutten and Robert M. Jacobson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:92

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis C, the leading cause of liver disease in the United States. Medication treatment can cure hepatitis C. We sought to understand factors that contribute to hepatit...

    Authors: Avy A. Skolnik, Amanda Noska, Vera Yakovchenko, Jack Tsai, Natalie Jones, Allen L. Gifford and D. Keith McInnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:91

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco use and alcohol abuse are associated with higher risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection, progression to active TB and adverse treatment outcomes among patients with TB. Revised National Tuberculosis Contr...

    Authors: Nagendra Navya, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Akshaya Kibballi Madhukeshwar, Tanu Anand, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Badarudeen Mohammad Nayarmoole and Petros Isaakidis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:90

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Under- and over nutrition as well as nutrition risk factors such as communicable and non-communicable diseases are a common and major cause of morbidity and mortality in correctional facilities. Consequently, ...

    Authors: Karen M. Davison, Carla D’Andreamatteo and Victoria L. Smye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:89

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The literature describes the obstacles to sufficient care faced by people with dementia and their informal caregivers. Although factors influencing access and utilisation are frequently studied, the body of kn...

    Authors: Anja Bieber, Natalie Nguyen, Gabriele Meyer and Astrid Stephan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:88

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Few published articles have focused on identifying the gaps in care that follow a malnutrition diagnosis and their effects on length of stay (LOS) and 90-day readmission. We hypothesized that length of stay an...

    Authors: Joanna Bryan Ringel, Deanna Jannat-Khah, Rachel Chambers, Emily Russo, Louise Merriman and Renuka Gupta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:87

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  18. Content type: Research article

    WhatsApp (WA) is the most recent and attractive applicative among Smartphone users. The use of WA in healthcare environment has been shown of multiple benefices. Mozambique team involved in 2017 bed nets unive...

    Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Neves Candrinho, Figueiredo Mussambala, Marta Chande, Chandana Mendis, Sónia Dias and Maria do Rosário O. Martins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:86

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In advanced health services, a main objective is to promote the culture of safety and clinical risk management. In this regard, the reporting of sentinel events fits within a perspective of error analysis, att...

    Authors: Matteo Bolcato, Giacomo Fassina, Daniele Rodriguez, Marianna Russo and Anna Aprile

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:85

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The increasing cost on healthcare exposes China’s healthcare budgets and system to financial crisis. To control the excessive growth of healthcare expenditure, China’s healthcare reforms emphasize the control ...

    Authors: Jianzhou Yan, Hui-Heng Lin, Dan Zhao, Yuanjia Hu and Rong Shao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:84

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The South African National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020 was adopted to address the country’s substantial burden and inadequate treatment of mental illness. It outlines measures t...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Lovero, Samantha L. Lammie, André van Zyl, Sharon N. Paul, Phuti Ngwepe, Jennifer J. Mootz, Catherine Carlson, Annika C. Sweetland, Rachel C. Shelton, Milton L. Wainberg and Andrew Medina-Marino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:83

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Four-Hour Rule or National Emergency Access Target policy (4HR/NEAT) was implemented by Australian State and Federal Governments between 2009 and 2014 to address increased demand, overcrowding and access b...

    Authors: Roberto Forero, Shizar Nahidi, Josephine de Costa, Daniel Fatovich, Gerry FitzGerald, Sam Toloo, Sally McCarthy, David Mountain, Nick Gibson, Mohammed Mohsin and Wing Nicola Man

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:82

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Continuity of care (COC) has become a primary point of concern for care providers in both developed and developing countries, which is regarded as the “cornerstone of care” and an “essential element” of good h...

    Authors: Chen Qiu, Shixiang Chen, Ying Yao, Yue Zhao, Yi Xin and Xiaoying Zang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:79

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Knowledgeable Health Care Workers (HCWs) are indispensable for the proper management of clients. We investigated retention of HCWs at health facility and retention of knowledge at 18, 24 and 36 months after tr...

    Authors: Nyuyki Clement Kufe, Carole Metekoua, Monkam Nelly, Florence Tumasang and Enow Robinson Mbu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:78

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The need for improved research on ill health has been recognized internationally and locally in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council recently committed to enhancing the status ...

    Authors: Nabeel Al-Yateem, Muna Al-Tamimi, Maria Brenner, Hanan Al Tawil, Alaa Ahmad, Sharon Brownie and Shameran Slewa-Younan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:77

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to understand the determinants of adherence to wrap-around care (WAC) by professional care providers working in child and family services. WAC is a care coordination method targeting f...

    Authors: Noortje M. Pannebakker, Margot A. H. Fleuren, Eline Vlasblom, Mattijs E. Numans, Sijmen A. Reijneveld and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:76

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to measure the level of job satisfaction of certified physicians in rural primary health care facilities (PHCFs) in Shandong Province in order to ascertain the key factors affecti...

    Authors: Jingliang Gu, Tianmin Zhen, Yan Song and Lingzhong Xu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:75

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  28. Content type: Research article

    HIV, syphilis, malaria and anaemia are leading preventable causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa yet testing coverage for conditions other than HIV is low. Availing point-of-care tests (PO...

    Authors: Nicole Young, Florence Achieng, Meghna Desai, Penelope Phillips-Howard, Jenny Hill, George Aol, Godfrey Bigogo, Kayla Laserson, Feiko Ter Kuile and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:74

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The growing interest in hospital users’ complaints appears to be consistent with recent changes in health care, which considers the patient’s voice a valuable information source to improve health care. Based o...

    Authors: Béatrice Schaad, Céline Bourquin, Francesco Panese and Friedrich Stiefel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:73

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Collective or shared leadership approaches have been associated with team performance outcomes in several sectors. Based on this evidence, there have been calls for more inclusive approaches to leadership in h...

    Authors: Aoife De Brún, Roisin O’Donovan and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:72

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately impacted by interacting epidemics of tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco consumption. Research indicates behavioural support delivered by health worker...

    Authors: Sahil Warsi, Helen Elsey, Melanie Boeckmann, Maryam Noor, Amina Khan, Deepa Barua, Shammi Nasreen, Samina Huque, Rumana Huque, Sudeepa Khanal, Prabin Shrestha, James Newell, Omara Dogar and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:71

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The number of frail elderly will increase as the world population ageing accelerates. Since frail elders are at risk of falls, hospitalizations and disabilities, they will require more health care and services...

    Authors: Vanessa Fillion, Marie-Josée Sirois, Philippe Gamache, Jason Robert Guertin, Suzanne N. Morin and Sonia Jean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:70

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of acute malnutrition in infants under 6 months is a relevant topic regarding the global problem of maternal and child malnutrition. While treatment for older age groups has shifted more towards an o...

    Authors: Tabitha D. van Immerzeel, Maty D. Camara, Indou Deme Ly and Rosemarijn J. de Jong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:69

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There is little information about the current management of pain after obstetric surgery at Mulago hospital in Uganda, one of the largest hospitals in Africa with approximately 32,000 deliveries per year. The ...

    Authors: Andrew Kintu, Sadiq Abdulla, Aggrey Lubikire, Mary T. Nabukenya, Elizabeth Igaga, Fred Bulamba, Daniel Semakula and Adeyemi J. Olufolabi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:68

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  35. Content type: Research article

    When implementing an empirically supported intervention (ESI) arrays of influencing factors operate on the professional and organizational level, but so far dependency between these levels has often been ignor...

    Authors: Daphne Kuiper, Nardi Steverink, Roy E. Stewart, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Robbert Sanderman and Martine M. Goedendorp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:67

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Although there are public policies for eradicating congenital syphilis, they do not seem to be a routine in most health services. The objective of this study was to evaluate the management of sexual partners o...

    Authors: Ana Fátima Braga Rocha, Maria Alix Leite Araújo, Angélica Espinosa Miranda, Rodolfo Gómez Ponce de Leon, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior and Lea Dias Pimentel Gomes Vasconcelos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:65

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic stewardship, the proper management of antibiotics to ensure optimal patient outcomes, is based on quality improvement. Evidence-based guidelines and protocols have been developed to improve this pro...

    Authors: Chimwemwe Tusekile Mula, Nicola Human and Lyn Middleton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:64

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the relation between perceived social support and personal autonomy of individuals with intellectual disabilities and Health-Related Quality of Life.

    Authors: Montserrat Alonso-Sardón, Helena Iglesias-de-Sena, Luz Celia Fernández-Martín and José Antonio Mirón-Canelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:63

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Burnout and employee turnover in mental health services are costly and can have a negative impact on service user outcomes. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a foundation, the aim of this study was to e...

    Authors: Justin Newton Scanlan and Megan Still

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:62

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC-5A) was developed to assess the satisfaction with patient-provider interaction based on the Chronic Care Model. The additional 5A approach (assess, advise,...

    Authors: Maria Schwenke, Franziska D. Welzel, Claudia Luck-Sikorski, Alexander Pabst, Anette Kersting, Matthias Blüher, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller and Janine Stein

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:61

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Preconception care has been acknowledged as an intervention to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity. However, utilization of preconception care is low because of low awareness of availability and benefits ...

    Authors: Meertien K. Sijpkens, Sabine F. van Voorst, Lieke C. de Jong-Potjer, Semiha Denktaş, Arnoud P. Verhoeff, Loes C. M. Bertens, Ageeth N. Rosman and Eric A. P. Steegers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:60

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Substantial progress has been made in reducing child mortality over the last decades, however the magnitude of the problem is yet high globally Appropriate health care-seeking behavior of mothers/guardians for...

    Authors: Muluye Molla Simieneh, Mezgebu Yitayal Mengistu, Abebaw Addis Gelagay and Mulugeta Tesfa Gebeyehu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:59

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  43. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing body of international research that displays the prevalence and character of abuse in health care. Even though most of these studies are conducted from a patient perspective little is known ...

    Authors: A. Jelmer Brüggemann, Camilla Forsberg and Robert Thornberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:58

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  44. Content type: Research article

    This study analyzed the reasons why physicians migrated from the Program to Value Primary Healthcare Professionals (PROVAB) to the Mais Médicos (More doctors) Program in 2015, opting to become physicians of the P...

    Authors: Lyane Ramalho Cortez, Eliana Costa Guerra, Natércia Janine Dantas da Silveira and Luiz Roberto Augusto Noro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:57

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Progress in health service quality is vital to reach the target of Universal Health Coverage. However, in order to improve quality, it must be measured, and the assessment results must be actionable. We analyz...

    Authors: Sabine Renggli, Iddy Mayumana, Dominick Mboya, Christopher Charles, Christopher Mshana, Flora Kessy, Tracy R. Glass, Constanze Pfeiffer, Alexander Schulze, Ann Aerts and Christian Lengeler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:55

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Health care reform is changing preventive services delivery. This study explored trajectories in colorectal cancer (CRC) testing over a 5-year period that included implementation of 16 Medicaid Accountable Car...

    Authors: Melinda M. Davis, Paul Shafer, Stephanie Renfro, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Jackilen Shannon, Gloria D. Coronado, K. John McConnell and Stephanie B. Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:54

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Promoting patient and occupational safety are two key challenges for hospitals. When aiming to improve these two outcomes synergistically, psychosocial working conditions, leadership by hospital management and...

    Authors: Anke Wagner, Monika A. Rieger, Tanja Manser, Heidrun Sturm, Juliane Hardt, Peter Martus, Constanze Lessing and Antje Hammer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:53

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