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  1. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of telehealth in monitoring HbA1c levels in people living with type 2 diabetes. However, the overall magnitude of effect is yet unclear due to variable re...

    Authors: Puikwan A. Lee, Geva Greenfield and Yannis Pappas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:495

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The literature suggests that although adult hospitals are establishing population health programs around the country, there is considerable definitional ambiguity regarding whether interventions are aimed at t...

    Authors: Daniel Skinner, Berkeley Franz, Matthew Taylor, Chantelle Shaw and Kelly J. Kelleher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:494

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Job satisfaction is a predictor of intention to stay and turnover among allied healthcare providers. However, there is limited research examining job satisfaction among allied health professionals, specificall...

    Authors: Laura D. Aloisio, Wendy A. Gifford, Katherine S. McGilton, Michelle Lalonde, Carole A. Estabrooks and Janet E. Squires

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:491

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Reduction in neonatal deaths has been a major challenge globally. To prevent neonatal deaths, improvements in newborn care have been promoted worldwide. The World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional O...

    Authors: Sayaka Horiuchi, Sommana Rattana, Bounnack Saysanasongkham, Outhevanh Kounnavongsa, Shogo Kubota, Julie Cayrol, Kenzo Takahashi, Mariko Inoue, Asuka Nemoto and Kazue Yamaoka

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:489

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Neonatal mortality is a major health burden in Bungoma County with the rate estimated at 31 per 1000 live births and is above the national average of 22 per 1000. Nonetheless, out of the nine sub county hospit...

    Authors: Jesse Gitaka, Alice Natecho, Humphrey M. Mwambeo, Daniel Maina Gatungu, David Githanga and Timothy Abuya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:493

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In 2015, Germany recorded the highest rates of refugees since the early 1990s. Access to medical care is a legally regulated fundamental element of aid for refugees. In practice, there are several hurdles such...

    Authors: Hannah S. Borgschulte, Gerhard A. Wiesmüller, Anne Bunte and Florian Neuhann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:488

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The length of time between symptom onset and reperfusion therapy in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a key determinant of mortality. Information on this delay is scarce...

    Authors: Cézar E. Mesas, Ricardo J. Rodrigues, Arthur E. Mesas, Vivian B. R. Feijó, Lucas M. C. Paraiso, Gabriela F. G. A. Bragatto, Viviane Moron, Marcos H. Bergonso, Laercio Uemura and Cintia Magalhães Carvalho Grion

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:490

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    The completion of an implementation research project typically signals the end of research. In contrast, the Ghana Health Service has embraced a continuous process of evidence-based programming, wherein each r...

    Authors: James F. Phillips, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ayaga A. Bawah, Belinda Afriyie Nimako, Nicholas S. Kanlisi, Mallory C. Sheff, Patrick O. Asuming, Pearl E. Kyei, Adriana Biney and Elizabeth F. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:484

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    A discrete choice experiment (DCE) is a method used to elicit participants’ preferences and the relative importance of different attributes and levels within a decision-making process. DCEs have become popular...

    Authors: Aoife De Brún, Darren Flynn, Laura Ternent, Christopher I. Price, Helen Rodgers, Gary A. Ford, Matthew Rudd, Emily Lancsar, Stephen Simpson, John Teah and Richard G. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:483

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Resources in any healthcare systems are scarce relative to need and therefore choices need to be made which often involve difficult decisions about the best allocation of these resources. One pragmatic and rob...

    Authors: Christopher R. Vernazza, Katherine Carr, John Wildman, Joanne Gray, Richard D. Holmes, Catherine Exley, Robert A. Smith and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:487

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Patients may decide to undertake shared care with a general practitioner (GP) during follow-up after treatment for localised melanoma. Routine imaging tests for surveillance may be commonly used despite no evi...

    Authors: Wei-Yin Lim, Robin M. Turner, Rachael L. Morton, Marisa C. Jenkins, Les Irwig, Angela C. Webster, Mbathio Dieng, Robyn P. M. Saw, Pascale Guitera, Donald Low, Cynthia Low and Katy J. L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:477

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Despite continued policy and research emphasis to deliver culturally competent mental healthcare, there is: (1) limited evidence about what frontline practitioners consider to be culturally competent care and;...

    Authors: Tooba Noor Mollah, Josefine Antoniades, Fathima Ijaza Lafeer and Bianca Brijnath

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:480

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  13. Content type: Research article

    With the rise in pre-mature mortality rate from non-communicable disease (NCD), there is a need for evidence-based interventions. We evaluated existing systematic reviews on effectiveness of integration of hea...

    Authors: Kristy C Yiu, Anke Rohwer and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:481

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Older adults with multiple chronic conditions typically have more complex care needs that require multiple transitions between healthcare settings. Poor care transitions often lead to fragmentation in care, de...

    Authors: Chantal Backman, Dawn Stacey, Michelle Crick, Danielle Cho-Young and Patricia B. Marck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:482

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Person-Centered Integrated Care (PC-IC) is believed to improve outcomes and experience for persons with multiple long-term and complex conditions. No broad consensus exists regarding how to capture the patient...

    Authors: Gro Berntsen, Audhild Høyem, Idar Lettrem, Cornelia Ruland, Markus Rumpsfeld and Deede Gammon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:479

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although death certificates (DCs) provide valuable health information which may help to guide local health policies and priorities, there is little information concerning their validity in Thailand. First-year...

    Authors: Chaiwat Washirasaksiri, Prateep Raksasagulwong, Charoen Chouriyagune, Pochamana Phisalprapa and Weerachai Srivanichakorn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:478

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, the Republic of Ireland has undertaken significant reconfiguration programmes to improve emergency services. During this time the public healthcare system experienced a large real decrease ...

    Authors: Brenda Lynch, Anthony P. Fitzgerald, Paul Corcoran, Orla Healy, Claire Buckley, Conor Foley and John Browne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:474

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Access, particularly timely access, to care is the Canadian public’s most important healthcare concern. The drivers of perceived appropriateness of access to care among patients with at least one chronic healt...

    Authors: Catherine W. T. Chan, Amédé Gogovor, Marie-France Valois and Sara Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:471

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Severe underutilization of healthcare facilities and lack of timely, affordable and effective access to healthcare services in resource-constrained, bottom of pyramid (BoP) settings are well-known issues, whic...

    Authors: Vilius Černauskas, Federica Angeli, Anand Kumar Jaiswal and Milena Pavlova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:473

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is a major risk factor for the global burden of disease, particularly in countries that are not economically developed. This study aimed to evaluate risk factors associated with self-reported hype...

    Authors: Maolin Du, Shaohua Yin, Peiyu Wang, Xuemei Wang, Jing Wu, Mingming Xue, Huiqiu Zheng, Yajun Zhang, Danyan Liang, Ruiqi Wang, Dan Liu, Wei Shu, Xiaoqian Xu, Ruiqi Hao and Shiyuan Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:475

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although Germany’s acute care for stroke patients already has a good reputation, continuous follow-up care is still not widely available, a problem originating in the strict separation of inpatient and outpati...

    Authors: Isabelle Hempler, Kathrin Woitha, Ulrike Thielhorn and Erik Farin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:468

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Successful pre-referral treatment with rectal artesunate (RA) for suspected severe malaria requires operational linkages between community health workers (CHWs) and referral facilities, acceptance of pre-refer...

    Authors: C. E. Strachan, A. Nuwa, D. Muhangi, A. P. Okui, M. E. H. Helinski and J. K. Tibenderana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:470

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Non-medical prescribing (NMP) is acknowledged as an expanding area of clinical practice across the world. The physiotherapy profession is currently investigating the introduction of physiotherapist prescribing...

    Authors: T. Noblet, J. Marriot, T. Jones, C. Dean and A. Rushton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:472

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Visiting services address the problem of workforce deficit and access to effective primary health care services in isolated remote and rural locations. Little is known about their impact or effectiveness and t...

    Authors: Timothy A. Carey, David Sirett, Deborah Russell, John S. Humphreys and John Wakerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:476

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Public insurance reforms of the past two decades have failed to substantively address the healthcare needs of American Indians in general, let alone the particular needs of American Indian elders, ages 55 year...

    Authors: Cathleen E. Willging, David H. Sommerfeld, Elise Trott Jaramillo, Erik Lujan, Roxane Spruce Bly, Erin K. Debenport, Steven P. Verney and Ron Lujan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:464

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The patient experience is a crucial part of the measurement of service quality. However, instruments to evaluate experiential quality in the community mental health care of older adults are lacking. Before des...

    Authors: Mark Wilberforce, Eric Batten, David Challis, Linda Davies, Michael P. Kelly and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:461

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Migrants are the unique production of China’s urbanization process. They are often excluded from social welfare and security systems of cities, and often exposed to high health risk related closely to their he...

    Authors: Shuang Shao, Meirong Wang, Guanghui Jin, Yali Zhao, Xiaoqin Lu and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:462

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Therapeutic patient education (TPE) improves quality of life and reduces health care utilization among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, benefits from TPE might depend on the...

    Authors: Myriam Gagné, Jocelyne Moisan, Sophie Lauzier, Christine Hamel, Patricia Côté, Jean Bourbeau and Louis-Philippe Boulet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:460

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare-associated infections are a major global public health agenda. Health care workers are front line of protecting themselves and clients from infection. This study examined the knowledge and practice ...

    Authors: Melaku Desta, Temesgen Ayenew, Nega Sitotaw, Nibretie Tegegne, Muluken Dires and Mulualem Getie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:465

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal shoulder problems are common after breast cancer treatment. There is some evidence to suggest that early postoperative exercise is safe and may improve shoulder function. We describe the develo...

    Authors: Helen Richmond, Clare Lait, Cynthia Srikesavan, Esther Williamson, Jane Moser, Meredith Newman, Lauren Betteley, Beth Fordham, Sophie Rees, Sarah E. Lamb and Julie Bruce

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:463

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In 2013, Health Quality Ontario introduced stroke quality-based procedures (QBPs) to promote use of evidence-based practices for patients with stroke in Ontario hospitals. The study purpose was to: (a) describ...

    Authors: Julia E. Moore, Christine Marquez, Kristen Dufresne, Charmalee Harris, Jamie Park, Radha Sayal, Monika Kastner, Linda Kelloway, Sarah E. P. Munce, Mark Bayley, Matthew Meyer and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:466

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Burns can be the most devastating injuries in the world, they constitute a global public health problem and cause widespread public health concern. Every year in Bangladesh more than 365,000 people are injured...

    Authors: Animesh Biswas, Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Toity Deave, Fazlur Rahman and Saidur Rahman Mashreky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:467

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    Employing malaria operational research (MOR) findings in planning national malaria control programmes is gaining increased attention. The malaria control foci are diverse, resources are limited; therefore, agr...

    Authors: Olufemi Ajumobi, Perpetua Uhomoibhi, Pamela Onyiah, Obafemi Babalola, Salami Sharafadeen, Maduka D. Ughasoro, Al-Mukhtar Y. Adamu, Oluwaseun Odeyinka, Taiwo Orimogunje, Ibrahim Maikore, Emmanuel Shekarau, Akintayo Ogunwale, Rotimi Afolabi, Sylvester Udeh, Akpuh Ndubuisi, Ntiense Umoette…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:459

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  34. Content type: Research article

    A central objective of recent U.S. healthcare policy reform, most notably the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace, has been to increase access to stable, affordable health insurance. Howev...

    Authors: Caitlin N. McKillop, Teresa M. Waters, Cameron M. Kaplan, Erin K. Kaplan, Michael P. Thompson and Ilana Graetz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:450

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The goal of universal health coverage is challenging for chronically under-resourced health systems. Although household out-of-pocket payments are the most important source of health financing in low-income co...

    Authors: Samia Laokri, Rieza Soelaeman and David R. Hotchkiss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:451

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Cancelation of same-day surgery is a common global problem, wasting valuable hospitals’ operating room (OR) times and imposing significant economic costs. There is limited evidence to support the association b...

    Authors: Omar B. Da’ar and Talal Al-Mutairi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:454

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The Mexican health system segments access and right to healthcare according to worker position in the labour market. In this contribution we analyse how access and continuity of healthcare gets interrupted by ...

    Authors: Germán Guerra, Emilio Gutiérrez-Calderón, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto, Adolfo Martínez-Valle and Miguel Ángel González-Block

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:457

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Emergency Department (ED) are challenged by the increasing number of visits made by the heterogeneous population of elderly persons. This study aims to 1) compare chief complaints (triage categories) and level...

    Authors: Sarah Vilpert, Stéfanie Monod, Hélène Jaccard Ruedin, Jürgen Maurer, Lionel Trueb, Bertrand Yersin and Christophe Büla

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:456

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Kisiizi Hospital Health Insurance scheme started in 1996 to; improve access to health services, and provide a stable source of funding and reduce bad debts to Kisiizi hospital. Objectives of this study were; t...

    Authors: Sebastian Olikira Baine, Alex Kakama and Moses Mugume

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:455

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Many hospitals in China experience large volumes of emergency department (ED) radiology patients, thereby lengthening the wait times for non-emergency radiology patients. We examine whether an emergency reserv...

    Authors: Li Luo, Yumeng Zhang, Fang Qing, Hongwei Ding, Yingkang Shi and Huili Guo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:452

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  41. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the planned implementation of group based Cognitive Remediation therapy (CR) and Social Cognitive Interaction Training (SCIT) into routine psychosis care in a mental health service in Australia.

    Authors: Frances Dark, Meredith Harris, Victoria Gore-Jones, Ellie Newman and Harvey Whiteford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:458

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  42. Content type: Research article

    HIV-related stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) has been associated with many negative consequences, including poor adherence to therapy and undue psychological stress. However, the relative influ...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Jamie P. Morano, Kaveh Khoshnood, Evelyn Hsieh and Yu Sheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:453

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an electronic record that individuals use to manage and share their health information, e.g. data from their medical records and data collected by apps. However, engagement wi...

    Authors: Fiona Fylan, Lauren Caveney, Alastair Cartwright and Beth Fylan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:445

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Capacity development of health volunteers and text messaging to pregnant women through mobile phones have shown improved maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes and is associated with increased utilisation of...

    Authors: Jitendra Kumar Singh, Rajendra Kadel, Dilaram Acharya, Daniel Lombard, Saval Khanal and Shri Prakash Singh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:447

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Access to multidisciplinary health care services for First Nation children with a chronic condition is critical for the child’s health and well-being, but disparities and inequality in health care systems have...

    Authors: Julieann Coombes, Kate Hunter, Tamara Mackean, Andrew J. A. Holland, Elizabeth Sullivan and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:448

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Interventions to improve patient-centered care for persons with multimorbidity are in constant growth. To date, the emphasis has been on two separate kinds of interventions, those based on a patient-centered c...

    Authors: Marie-Eve Poitras, Marie-Eve Maltais, Louisa Bestard-Denommé, Moira Stewart and Martin Fortin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:446

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