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  1. The growing field of participation in healthcare has the potential to provide a number of benefits for children, patients, healthcare professionals and also the healthcare systems. According to the Convention ...

    Authors: Ingrid Larsson, Petra Svedberg, Susann Arvidsson, Jens M. Nygren and Ing-Marie Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:800

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  2. There is little published data on brain imaging and intracranial haemorrhage after hospital inpatient falls. Imaging protocols for inpatient falls have been adopted from head injury guidelines developed from d...

    Authors: Shiny Stephen, Elena W. W. Wong, Adam M. Idris and Andy K. H. Lim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:792

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  3. Some medications carry increased risk of patient harm when they are given in error. In incident reports, names of the medications that are involved in errors could be found written both in a specific medicatio...

    Authors: Marja Härkänen, Jussi Paananen, Trevor Murrells, Anne Marie Rafferty and Bryony Dean Franklin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:791

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  4. Psychosocial interventions offer opportunities to improve care for people with dementia in care homes. However, implementation is often led by staff who are not well prepared for the role. Some interventions u...

    Authors: Claire A. Surr, Emily Shoesmith, Alys W. Griffiths, Rachael Kelley, Joanne McDermid and Jane Fossey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:790

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  5. Stroke is a major public health concern, affecting millions of people worldwide. Care of the condition however, remain inconsistent in developing countries. The purpose of this scoping review was to document e...

    Authors: George Lameck Chimatiro and Anthea J. Rhoda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:789

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  6. The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE) II has been widely used to evaluate the quality of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). While the relationship between the overall assessment of CP...

    Authors: Yosuke Hatakeyama, Kanako Seto, Rebeka Amin, Takefumi Kitazawa, Shigeru Fujita, Kunichika Matsumoto and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:788

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  7. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) are tools for assessing outcomes of and experiences with health care from the patient’s perspective. In Germany, PROMs...

    Authors: Christiane Rudolph, Gitte Stentebjerg Petersen, Ron Pritzkuleit, Hans Storm and Alexander Katalinic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:786

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  8. There is increasing interest in and demands for partnerships between academia and healthcare practices. Few empirical studies have described the influence of such partnerships from a practice perspective. The ...

    Authors: Håkan Uvhagen, Henna Hasson, Johan Hansson and Mia von Knorring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:785

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In order to address the opioid crisis in North America, many regions have adopted preventative strategies, such as prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs). PDMPs aim to increase patient safety by certify...

    Authors: Emily Rhodes, Maria Wilson, Alysia Robinson, Jill A. Hayden and Mark Asbridge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:784

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease with significant potential morbidity and mortality. Substantial gaps have been documented between the development and dissemination of c...

    Authors: María M. Trujillo-Martín, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Tasmania del Pino-Sedeño, Íñigo Rúa-Figueroa, Elisa Trujillo-Martín, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Iñaki Imaz-Iglesia, Ricardo Sánchez-de-Madariaga, Ana M. de Pascual-Medina and Pedro Serrano-Aguilar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:783

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. In China, a long waiting time for registration is a common occurrence in many tertiary hospitals. This study aimed to analyze the effects of a comprehensive reservation service for non-emergency registration o...

    Authors: Wanhua Xie, Xiufeng Yang, Xiaojun Cao and Peiying Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:782

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  12. Present demographic trends show a considerable rise in elderly populations with aging disorders, such as dementia. The current article focused on the exploitation of e-learning as an informal support for careg...

    Authors: Blanka Klimova, Martin Valis, Kamil Kuca and Jiri Masopust

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:781

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  13. Higher income population tend to prefer brand-name to generic drugs, which may cause disparity in access to brand-name drugs among income groups. A potential policy that can resolve such disparity is imposing ...

    Authors: Yuki Ito, Konan Hara, Byung-Kwang Yoo, Jun Tomio and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:780

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  14. The purpose of this study was to compare the h-index, and subsequently the research productivity, among different ophthalmic subspecialties in the United States.

    Authors: Assaf Gershoni, Igor Vainer, Olga Reitblat, Francis B. Mimouni, Eitan Livny, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Rita Ehrlich and Michael Mimouni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:778

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  15. Generic drugs and generic substitution belong to the tools by which healthcare costs may be reduced. However, low awareness and reluctance among healthcare professionals towards generic drugs may negatively af...

    Authors: J. Maly, E. Zimcikova, J. Babica, A. A. Kubena, J. Kostriba and K. Mala-Ladova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:777

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  16. In 2002, a voluntary diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) payment system was introduced in South Korea for seven disease groups, and participation in the DRGs was mandated for all hospitals beginning in 2013. The p...

    Authors: Jae Woo Choi, Seung-Ju Kim, Hye-Ki Park, Sung-In Jang, Tae Hyun Kim and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:776

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  17. This study aims to estimate the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment alongside individual and nursing care variables on eating dependence among residents who are cognitively impaired and living ...

    Authors: Alvisa Palese, Luca Grassetti, Valentina Bressan, Alessandro Decaro, Tea Kasa, Melania Longobardi, Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:775

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  18. The Child Health Services in Sweden is a well-attended health promoting setting, and thereby has an important role in promoting healthy living habits in families with young children. Due to lack of national re...

    Authors: Linda Håkansson, Mariette Derwig and Ewy Olander

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:774

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  19. The number of people living with diabetes mellitus (DM) in Indonesia has continued to increase over the last 6 years. Four previous studies in U.S have found that higher DD scores were associated with worse ps...

    Authors: Bustanul Arifin, Antoinette D. I. van Asselt, Didik Setiawan, Jarir Atthobari, Maarten J. Postma and Qi Cao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:773

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  20. Health care researcher-research user partnerships, referred to as integrated knowledge translation (IKT), have been adopted on an international basis, and are an effective means of co-generating and implementi...

    Authors: Maria Maddalena Zych, Whitney B. Berta and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:772

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  21. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have poorer cancer outcomes than other Australians. Comparatively little is known of the type and amount of cancer treatment provided to Aboriginal and Torres ...

    Authors: David Banham, David Roder, Marion Eckert, Natasha J. Howard, Karla Canuto and Alex Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:771

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  22. Stroke is a health problem with serious consequences, both in terms of mortality, and after-effects affecting patient quality of life. Stroke requires both urgent and chronic management involving the entire he...

    Authors: S. Broussy, F. Rouanet, E. Lesaine, S. Domecq, M. Kret, M. Maugeais, F. Aly, P. Dehail, A. Bénard, J. Wittwer, R. Salamon, I. Sibon and F. Saillour-Glenisson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:770

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. In Finland, the reimbursement rate for antidiabetic medicines other than insulins was lowered from 100 to 65% at the beginning of 2017. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of this reform exp...

    Authors: Taika Suviranta, Johanna Timonen, Janne Martikainen and Emma Aarnio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:769

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  24. During recent years, Quality of Life (QoL) is a significant assessment factor in clinical trials and epidemiological researches due to the advent of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (...

    Authors: Hesam Ghiasvand, Katherine M. Waye, Mehdi Noroozi, Gholamreza Ghaedamini Harouni, Bahram Armoon and Azadeh Bayani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:768

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  25. Strong and effective workforce models are essential for improving comprehensive Indigenous primary healthcare service (PHC) provision to Indigenous peoples in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA (CANZUS...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Sandra Campbell, Crystal Jongen, Erika Langham, Kingsley Pearson, Ruth Fagan, Ann Martin-Sardesai and Roxanne Bainbridge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:767

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  26. To address deficits in the delivery of acute services in Ireland, the National Acute Medicine Programme (NAMP) was established in 2010 to optimise the management of acutely ill medical patients in the hospital...

    Authors: E. Hurley, S. McHugh, J. Browne, L. Vaughan and C. Normand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:766

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  27. Direct Acting Antiviral (DAAs) drugs have a much lower burden of treatment and monitoring requirements than regimens containing interferon and ribavirin, and a much higher efficacy in treating hepatitis C (HCV...

    Authors: Andrew Radley, Emma Robinson, Esther J. Aspinall, Kathryn Angus, Lex Tan and John F. Dillon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:765

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  28. Globally, health inequities persist with effects on whole populations and the most profound effects on populations marginalized by poverty, discrimination and other forms of disadvantage. In the current neolib...

    Authors: Amélie Blanchet Garneau, Annette J. Browne and Colleen Varcoe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:764

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  29. The aim of this study was to estimate the mean cost per caregiver of informal care during the first year after myocardial infarction event in France.

    Authors: Hugo Rabier, Hassan Serrier, Anne-Marie Schott, Nathan Mewton, Michel Ovize, Norbert Nighoghossian, Antoine Duclos and Cyrille Colin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:763

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  30. Public engagement in health technology assessment (HTA) is increasing worldwide. There are several forms of public engagement and it is not always possible to determine which stakeholders participate in the HT...

    Authors: Viviane Karoline da Silva Carvalho, Maria Sharmila Alina de Sousa, Jorge Otávio Maia Barreto and Everton Nunes da Silva

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:762

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  31. Accessing HIV-related care is challenging for formerly incarcerated people with HIV. Interventions informed by the perspectives of these individuals could facilitate engagement with care and address competing ...

    Authors: Tony Antoniou, Sharmistha Mishra, Flora Matheson, Diane Smith-Merrill, Laurel Challacombe, Janet Rowe, Anne Marie DiCenso, Fiona G. Kouyoumdjian, Wendy Wobeser, Claire Kendall, Mona Loutfy, Jenkin Tsang, Lauren Kanee and Carol Strike

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:761

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  32. With most countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) lagging behind schedule to implement a comprehensive viral hepatitis elimination strategy, several barriers to accurate information and hepatitis B virus (HBV) s...

    Authors: Joan Nankya-Mutyoba, Jim Aizire, Fredrick Makumbi, Ponsiano Ocama and Gregory D. Kirk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:760

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  33. In return-to-work (RTW) programs, coordinators are often provided in order to integrate services. However, models of coordinating services vary widely internationally, and across different programs, where one ...

    Authors: Lisebet Skeie Skarpaas, Lise Aasen Haveraaen, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, William S. Shaw and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:759

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  34. Despite a national focus on closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal child health outcomes in Australia, there remain significant challenges, including provision of health services in very remote ...

    Authors: Philippa J Dossetor, Kathryn Thorburn, June Oscar, Maureen Carter, James Fitzpatrick, Carol Bower, John Boulton, Emily Fitzpatrick, Jane Latimer, Elizabeth J Elliott and Alexandra LC Martiniuk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:758

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  35. Within Population Health Management (PHM) initiatives, stakeholders from various sectors apply PHM strategies, via which services are reorganised and integrated in order to improve population health and qualit...

    Authors: Betty M. Steenkamer, Hanneke W. Drewes, Natascha van Vooren, Caroline A. Baan, Hans van Oers and Kim Putters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:757

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  36. Village Health and Nutrition Days (VHNDs) are a cornerstone of the Government of India’s strategy to provide first-contact primary health care to rural areas. Recent government programmes such as the Janani Su...

    Authors: Mira Johri, Louis Rodgers, Dinesh Chandra, Cybil Abou-Rizk, Eleanor Nash and Alok K. Mathur

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:756

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  37. No studies using a valid, standardized method to measure post-donation satisfaction levels among living kidney donors (LKDs) have been published.

    Authors: Sayaka Kobayashi, Rie Akaho, Kazuya Omoto, Hiroki Shirakawa, Tomokazu Shimizu, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe and Katsuji Nishimura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:755

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  38. Cancer patients experience psychological and social distress due to their medical treatment and social issues. However, continuous and specialized social support is still lacking. In Germany, a group of compan...

    Authors: Johann Frick, Daniel Schindel, Pimrapat Gebert, Ulrike Grittner and Liane Schenk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:754

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  39. The aim of this nationwide study was to investigate barriers to adequate professional interpreter use and to describe existing initiatives and identify key factors for successful interpreter policies in primar...

    Authors: Fabienne N. Jaeger, Nicole Pellaud, Bénédicte Laville and Pierre Klauser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:753

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  40. People living with and beyond cancer (PLC) receive various forms of specialty care at different locations and many interventions concurrently or over time. They are affected by the operation of professional an...

    Authors: Dominique Tremblay, Nassera Touati, Thomas Poder, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Karine Bilodeau, Djamal Berbiche, Jean-Louis Denis, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Johanne Hébert, Geneviève Roch, Catherine Prady and Lise Lévesque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:752

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  41. Unplanned hospital admissions are costly and prevention of these has been a focus for research for decades. With this study we aimed to determine whether discharge planning including a single follow-up home vi...

    Authors: Maurice A. Lembeck, Lau C. Thygesen, Birgitte Dreyer Sørensen, Lisbeth Lumby Rasmussen and Ellen A. Holm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:751

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  42. Although healthcare providers are well placed to help smokers quit, implementation of smoking cessation care is still suboptimal. The Ask-Advise-Refer tasks are important aspects of smoking cessation care. We ...

    Authors: E. Meijer, R. M. J. J. Van der Kleij and N. H. Chavannes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:750

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  43. An estimated 8.2 million adults in the United States live with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Although the benefits of integrated treatment services for persons with co-occurring disor...

    Authors: Mehret T. Assefa, James H. Ford II, Eric Osborne, Amy McIlvaine, Ahney King, Kevin Campbell, Booil Jo and Mark P. McGovern

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:749

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  44. Despite the growing evidence base supporting intensive lifestyle and medical treatments for severe obesity, patient engagement in specialist obesity services is difficult to achieve and poorly understood. To a...

    Authors: Evan Atlantis, Fang Lin, Sulak Anandabaskaran, Paul Fahey and Nic Kormas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:748

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  45. Pregnant women and newborns are at high risk for infectious diseases. Altered immunity status during pregnancy and challenges fully vaccinating newborns contribute to this medical reality. Maternal immunizatio...

    Authors: Stacy W. Nganga, Nancy A. Otieno, Maxwell Adero, Dominic Ouma, Sandra S. Chaves, Jennifer R. Verani, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Andrew Wilson, Irina Bergenfeld, Courtni Andrews, Vincent L. Fenimore, Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Paula M. Frew, Saad B. Omer and Fauzia A. Malik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:747

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  46. The PACE Steps to Success programme is a complex educational and development intervention to improve palliative care in nursing homes. Little research has investigated processes in the cross-cultural adaptatio...

    Authors: Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt, Lieve Van den Block, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Marika Kylänen, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Giovanni Gambassi, Sophie Pautex and Sheila Alison Payne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:745

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  47. Many relatives of close family members suffering from dementia have taken on the caregiver role. While intervention studies have revealed promising results on caregiver burden, distress, and depression, there ...

    Authors: Heidi Bjørge, Kari Kvaal and Ingun Ulstein

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:744

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  48. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an opportunistic bacterial organism resistant to first line antibiotics. Acquisition of MRSA is often classified as either healthcare-associated or community-...

    Authors: Erin Kirwin, Marie Varughese, David Waldner, Kimberley Simmonds, A. Mark Joffe and Stephanie Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:743

    Content type: Research article

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