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  1. Content type: Research article

    Ghana introduced a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2003 applying fee-for-service method for paying NHIS-credentialed health care providers. The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) later intro...

    Authors: Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Renske van der Wal, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Felix Ankomah Asante, Koos van der Velden and Ernst Spaan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:52

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    Online health services are a rapidly growing aspect of public health provision, including testing for sexually transmitted and other blood-borne infections (STBBI). Generally, healthcare providers, policymaker...

    Authors: Cathy Chabot, Mark Gilbert, Devon Haag, Gina Ogilvie, Penelope Hawe, Vicky Bungay and Jean A. Shoveller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:57

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    Previous works that uses patterns of prior spending to predict future mental health care expenses (utilization models) are mainly concerned with demand (need) variables. In this paper, we introduce supply vari...

    Authors: Knut Reidar Wangen and Sverre Grepperud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:60

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    Healthcare systems are increasingly focusing on outcomes that are the endpoints of care: patient health status and patient satisfaction. The availability of patient satisfaction (PS) data has encouraged resear...

    Authors: Tommaso Grillo Ruggieri, Paolo Berta, Anna Maria Murante and Sabina Nuti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:51

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To validate and recalibrate the CR- POSSUM model and compared its discriminatory capacity with other European models such as POSSUM, P-POSSUM, AFC or IRCS to predict operative mortality in surgery for colorect...

    Authors: Marisa Baré, Manuel Jesús Alcantara, Maria José Gil, Pablo Collera, Marina Pont, Antonio Escobar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Maximino Redondo, Eduardo Briones, Paula Dujovne and Jose Maria Quintana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:49

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence is higher among Veterans in the United States. Based on our prior research, primary care teams at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital do not feel well-equipped ...

    Authors: Katrina F. Mateo, Natalie B. Berner, Natalie L. Ricci, Pich Seekaew, Sandeep Sikerwar, Craig Tenner, Joanna Dognin, Scott E. Sherman, Adina Kalet and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:47

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Increased availability of maternal health services alone does not lead to better outcomes for maternal health.The services need to be utilized first.One way to increase service utilization is to plan responsiv...

    Authors: Prosper Niyongabo, Renate Douwes, Marjolein Dieleman, Frédéric Irambona, Jimmy Mategeko, Georges Nsengiyumva and Tjard De Cock Buning

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:46

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Good quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are a vehicle to implementing evidence into allied health (AH) care. This paper reports on the current ‘state of play’ of CPGs in a lower-to-middle-income count...

    Authors: J. M. Dizon, K. A. Grimmer, S. Machingaidze, Q. A. Louw and H. Parker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:48

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Reducing 30-day hospital readmissions has become a focus of the current national payment policies. Medicare requires that hospitals collect and report patients’ experience with their care as a condition of pay...

    Authors: Lianping Yang, Chaojie Liu, Cunrui Huang and Dana B. Mukamel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:50

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Where access to facilities for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia is inadequate, community case management (CCM) is an effective way of improving access to care. In Pakistan, utilization of CCM for these disease...

    Authors: Wafa Aftab, Leah Shipton, Fauziah Rabbani, Kashif Sangrasi, Shagufta Perveen, Aysha Zahidie, Imran Naeem and Shamim Qazi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:44

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a multidisciplinary, ongoing care strategy that can provide cost-effective, in-home treatment to meet the needs of the approximately four million homebound, medically complex ...

    Authors: Gregory J. Norman, Kristann Orton, Amy Wade, Andrea M. Morris and Jill C. Slaboda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The quality of nursing homes (NHs) has attracted a lot of interest in recent years and is one of the most challenging issues for policy-makers. Nutritional care should be considered an important variable to be...

    Authors: Chiara Lorini, Barbara Rita Porchia, Francesca Pieralli and Gugliemo Bonaccorsi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:43

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  13. Content type: Research article

    External change agents can play an essential role in healthcare organizational change efforts. This systematic review examines the role that external change agents have played within the context of multifacete...

    Authors: Esra Alagoz, Ming-Yuan Chih, Mary Hitchcock, Randall Brown and Andrew Quanbeck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:42

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Under the National Health Mission (NHM) of India, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) offers conditional cash transfer and support services to pregnant women to use institutional delivery care facilities. This study ...

    Authors: Adyya Gupta, Jasmine Fledderjohann, Hanimi Reddy, V. R. Raman, David Stuckler and Sukumar Vellakkal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:40

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    The accuracy of clinical coding is crucial in the assignment of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) codes, especially if the hospital is using Casemix System as a tool for resource allocations and efficiency monit...

    Authors: S. A. Zafirah, Amrizal Muhammad Nur, Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:38

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Service readiness of health facilities is an integral part of providing comprehensive quality healthcare to the community. Comprehensive assessment of general and service-specific (i.e. child immunization) rea...

    Authors: Md. Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Gourab Adhikary, Md. Wazed Ali, Md. Shamsuzzaman, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Nurul Alam, Katya A. Shackelford, Alexander Woldeab, Stephen S. Lim, Aubrey Levine, Emmanuela Gakidou and Md. Jasim Uddin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:39

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have disagreed on whether patients who receive primary care from federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) have different utilization patterns than patients who receive care elsewhere. Our ob...

    Authors: Tara A. Lavelle, Adam J. Rose, Justin W. Timbie, Claude M. Setodji, Suzanne G. Wensky, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Mark W. Friedberg, Rosalie Malsberger and Katherine L. Kahn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:41

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  18. Content type: Research article

    This paper aims to identify factors that influence the capacity of women to voice their concerns regarding maternal health services at the local level.

    Authors: Eric M. Mafuta, Tjard De Cock Buning, Didier L. Lolobi, Papy M. Mayala, Thérèse N. M. Mambu, Patrick K. Kayembe and Marjolein A. Dieleman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:37

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    In many countries, clinical pharmacists are part of health care teams that work to optimize drug therapy and ensure patient safety. However, in Sweden, clinical pharmacy services (CPSs) in hospital settings ha...

    Authors: Charlotta Vinterflod, Maria Gustafsson, Sofia Mattsson and Gisselle Gallego

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:35

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  20. Content type: Research article

    There is an increased interest in improving the physical health of people with mental illness. Little is known about implementing health promotion interventions in adult mental health organisations where many ...

    Authors: Viola Burau, Kathrine Carstensen, Mia Fredens and Marius Brostrøm Kousgaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:36

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    The treatment of somatosensory loss in the upper limb after stroke has been historically overshadowed by therapy focused on motor recovery. A double-blind randomized controlled trial has demonstrated the effec...

    Authors: Liana S. Cahill, Natasha A. Lannin, Yvonne Y. K. Mak-Yuen, Megan L. Turville and Leeanne M. Carey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:34

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    Several frameworks now exist to guide intervention development but there remains only limited evidence of their application to health interventions based around use of mobile phones or devices, particularly in...

    Authors: Kirsten Bobrow, Andrew Farmer, Nomazizi Cishe, Ntobeko Nwagi, Mosedi Namane, Thomas P. Brennan, David Springer, Lionel Tarassenko and Naomi Levitt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:33

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Significant effort has been directed at developing prediction tools to identify patients at high risk of unplanned hospital readmission, but it is unclear what these tools add to clinicians’ judgment. In our s...

    Authors: William Dwight Miller, Kimngan Nguyen, Sitaram Vangala and Erin Dowling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:32

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) to penalize hospitals with excessive 30-day hospital readmissions of Medicare enrollees for specific...

    Authors: Lauren E. Birmingham and Willie H. Oglesby

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:31

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