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  1. Content type: Research article

    Mortality rates and causes of death among individuals in opioid agonist treatment (OAT) vary according to several factors such as geographical region, age, gender, subpopulations, drug culture and OAT status. ...

    Authors: Anne Berit Bech, Thomas Clausen, Helge Waal, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Ivar Skeie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:440

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    Research suggested that waiting time and consultation time are associated with overall patient satisfaction concerning health services. However, there is a lack of information regarding this subject in Latin A...

    Authors: Christoper A. Alarcon-Ruiz, Paula Heredia and Alvaro Taype-Rondan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:439

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    An antiemetic triplet regimen of 5-hydrotryptamine-3 receptor antagonist, dexamethasone, and aprepitant is the standard prophylaxis with highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC). A randomized phase III trial compa...

    Authors: Munenobu Kashiwa and Ryo Matsushita

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:438

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    Along with economic growth and living standard improvement, hypertension has become one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in China. Self-reported measures and tested measures of hypertension may differ si...

    Authors: Dan Cao, Zhongliang Zhou, Yafei Si, Xiao Xiao, Xiao Wang, Chi Shen, Yangling Ren, Min Su, Shuyi He and Jianmin Gao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:437

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    Published literature suggests that early treatment with natalizumab (“escalation strategy”) is more effective than switch within the same class of immunomodulators (interferons/glatiramer acetate, “switching s...

    Authors: Gianluca Furneri, Laura Santoni, Chiara Ricella and Luca Prosperini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:436

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    Since the 2013 Rana Plaza incident in Bangladesh, the government of Bangladesh has been under pressure to improve health and safety conditions for workers in the ready-made garment industry. Its efforts have f...

    Authors: Sadika Akhter, Shannon Rutherford and Cordia Chu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:435

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    Rising workload in general practice has been a recent cause for concern in several countries; this is also the case in Norway. Long working hours and heavy workload seem to affect recruitment and retention of ...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord, Kjell Maartmann-Moe and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:434

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Business cases are used to provide a structured justification in favour of investing in new projects, services or interventions. Despite the use of business cases in determining how limited resources will be a...

    Authors: Myles-Jay Linton, Joanna Coast, Iestyn Williams, Joanna Copping and Amanda Owen-Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:433

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    A comprehensive disease management programme (DMP) with a central role for general practitioners (GPs) is needed to improve heart failure (HF) care. However, previous research has shown that GPs have mixed exp...

    Authors: Miek Smeets, Sofia Zervas, Hanne Leben, Mieke Vermandere, Stefan Janssens, Wilfried Mullens, Bert Aertgeerts and Bert Vaes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:432

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Primary and secondary healthcare service usage is assessed in the year before and following a cancer diagnosis, in cancer cases versus matched non-cancer controls in New South Wales (NSW), Australia over 2006–...

    Authors: Stephen Morrell, Jane Young and David Roder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:431

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    Maternal and child health workers (MCHWs) are often the first point of contact with pregnant women, children, and caregivers. Therefore, they can play a significant role in early detection of causes of childho...

    Authors: A. O. Olowoyeye, K. O. Musa and O. T. Aribaba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:430

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    With increased international migration, language barriers are likely becoming more relevant in primary care. The aim of this study was to investigate the language barrier in paediatric and adult primary care, ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:429

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    In the last decade, mobile radiography services have been introduced in nursing homes in several countries. Earlier research found an underutilisation of diagnostic imaging among nursing home residents. Howeve...

    Authors: Elin Kjelle, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl and Hilde Merete Olerud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:428

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Depressive disorders are the third leading cause of consultation in primary care, mainly in patients with chronic physical illnesses. Studies have shown the effectiveness of group psychoeducation in reducing s...

    Authors: Rocío Casañas, Jaume Martín Royo, Maria Isabel Fernandez-San-Martín, Antonia Raya Tena, Jacobo Mendioroz, Glòria Sauch Valmaña, Roser Masa-Font, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Eva María Fernandez Linares, Cèlia Cols-Sagarra, Susana Gonzalez Tejón, Quintí Foguet-Boreu and Luis Miguel Martín Lopez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:427

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    Health system support is crucial for quality child healthcare. Therefore, this baseline survey, which is part of the community-based management study of severe pneumonia, was conducted to assess the state of h...

    Authors: Solomon Hailemariam, Yabibal Gebeyehu, Eskindir Loha, Kjell Arne Johansson and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:426

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    The antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods are considered high-risk periods for the health of mothers and their newborns. Although the current utilization rate of some maternal and child care services i...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Alyahya, Yousef S. Khader, Anwar Batieha and Majed Asad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:425

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    How the informal providers deliver health services are not well understood in Bangladesh. However, their practices are often considered inappropriate and unsafe. This study attempted to fill-in this knowledge ...

    Authors: M. Monaemul Islam Sizear, Herfina Y. Nababan, Md. Kaoser Bin Siddique, Shariful Islam, Sukanta Paul, Anup Kumar Paul and Syed Masud Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:424

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    Patient safety culture involves leader and staff interaction, routines, attitudes, practices and awareness that influence risks of adverse events in patient care. The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) is an...

    Authors: Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik, Dag Hofoss, Bettina Sandgathe Husebø and Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:423

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Medication non-adherence is a major contributor to poor outcomes in diabetes. Previous research has shown an association between use of mail order pharmacy delivery and better medication adherence, but little ...

    Authors: Julie A. Schmittdiel, Cassondra J. Marshall, Deanne Wiley, Christopher V. Chau, Connie M. Trinacty, J. Frank Wharam, O. Kenrik Duru, Andrew J. Karter and Susan D. Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:422

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    Client-centric quality of care (QoC) in family planning (FP) services are imperative for contraceptive method adoption and continuation. Less is known about the choice of contraceptive method in India beyond r...

    Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar, Vandana Gautam, Abhishek Gautam, Arnab Dey, Uttamacharya, Ruhi Saith, Pranita Achyut, Abhishek Kumar, Kumudha Aruldas, Amit Chakraverty, Dinesh Agarwal, Ravi Verma, Priya Nanda, Suneeta Krishnan and Niranjan Saggurti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:421

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Patient activation refers to patients’ knowledge, skills, and confidence in self-managing health conditions. In large cross-sectional studies, individuals with higher patient activation are observed to have be...

    Authors: Jie Gao, Madelynne Arden, Zhe Hui Hoo and Martin Wildman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:420

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    The use of clinical performance feedback to support quality improvement (QI) activities is based on the sound rationale that measurement is necessary to improve quality of care. However, concerns persist about...

    Authors: Daniel J. Wagner, Janet Durbin, Jan Barnsley and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:419

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    Recent decades have seen increased attention to patient safety in health care. This is often in the form of programmes aiming to change professional behaviours. Health professionals in hospitals have tradition...

    Authors: Frode Heldal, Trond Kongsvik and Erna Håland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:418

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    Nurse managers encounter a wide range of ethical problems related to patients, staff, the organisation and themselves. However, little is known about the methods they use to try to solve these problems. In thi...

    Authors: Elina Aitamaa, Riitta Suhonen, Pauli Puukka and Helena Leino-Kilpi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:417

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Optimizing the organization of care for community-dwelling frail older people is an important issue in many Western countries. In Belgium, a series of complex, innovative, bottom-up interventions was recently ...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Lambert, Sophie Ces, Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Thérèse Van Durme, Anja Declercq and Jean Macq

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:416

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Globally, local and frontline HIV service delivery units have been deployed to halt the HIV epidemic. However, with the limited resources, there is a need to understand how these units can deliver their optimu...

    Authors: Xerxes T. Seposo, Ichiro Okubo and Masahide Kondo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:415

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Wales introduced a soft opt-out organ donation system on 1st December 2015 with the aim of improving consent rates. In the first 18 months consent rates improved but the difference could not solely be attribut...

    Authors: Jane Noyes, Leah Mclaughlin, Karen Morgan, Abigail Roberts, Bethan Moss, Michael Stephens and Phillip Walton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:414

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Non-compliance with prescribed treatment is an important cause of preventable mortality and economic burden. Recognition of the factors for non-compliance with the therapeutic orders of specialists from the pe...

    Authors: Soheila Naghavi, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Nouzar Nakhaee and Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:413

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To increase patient safety, so-called Critical Incident Reporting Systems (CIRS) were implemented. For Austria, no data are available on how CIRS is used within a healthcare facility. Therefore, the aim of thi...

    Authors: Gerald Sendlhofer, Peter Schweppe, Ursula Sprincnik, Veronika Gombotz, Karina Leitgeb, Peter Tiefenbacher, Lars-Peter Kamolz and Gernot Brunner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:412

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world (576/100,000 births), with a significant proportion of death attributed to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDPs). High quality anten...

    Authors: Angela Salomon, Salisu Ishaku, Karen R. Kirk and Charlotte E. Warren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:411

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Due to rapidly growing number of old adults and diminishing supportive functions of family in China, the issue of willingness to use institutional care is of high priority, especially for disabled seniors. The...

    Authors: Na Chen, Xin Li, Ni Yuan, Cheng-chao Zhou and Chang-qing Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:410

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The role of a pharmacist in primary health care settings of Pakistan is still obscure. Thus, we aimed to demonstrate the pharmacist-led improvements in glycemic, blood pressure and lipid controls in type 2 dia...

    Authors: Zaida Javaid, Unaiza Imtiaz, Imtiaz Khalid, Hamid Saeed, Rehana Qadir Khan, Muhammad Islam, Zikria Saleem, Muhammad Farhan Sohail, Zeeshan Danish, Farah Batool and Naveed Anwer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:409

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  33. Content type: Research article

    A complete enumeration study was conducted to evaluate trends in national practice patterns and direct medical costs for prostate cancer (PCa) in Korea over a 10-year retrospective period using data from the K...

    Authors: Ho Won Kang, Seok-Joong Yun, Jae Il Chung, Hoon Choi, Jae Heon Kim, Ho Song Yu, Yun-Sok Ha, In-Chang Cho, Hyung Joon Kim, Hyun Chul Chung, Jun Sung Koh, Wun-Jae Kim, Jong-Hyock Park, Ji Youl Lee and So-Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:408

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Studies have noted variations in the cost-effectiveness of school-located influenza vaccination (SLIV), but little is known about how SLIV’s cost-effectiveness may vary by targeted age group (e.g., elementary ...

    Authors: Byung-Kwang Yoo, Stanley J. Schaffer, Sharon G. Humiston, Cynthia M. Rand, Nicolas P. N. Goldstein, Christina S. Albertin, Cathleen Concannon and Peter G. Szilagyi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:407

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research on the economic burden of low back-related leg pain, including sciatica. The aim of this study was to describe healthcare resource utilisation and factors associated with cost and hea...

    Authors: Jesse Kigozi, Kika Konstantinou, Reuben Ogollah, Kate Dunn, Lewis Martyn and Susan Jowett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:406

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practice guidelines recommend further testing for people with tetraplegia and signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), followed by treatment with positive airway pressure therapy. Little ...

    Authors: Marnie Graco, David J. Berlowitz and Sally E. Green

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:405

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Non-prescription medicines are increasingly used in Germany, aided by prescription-to-non-prescription reclassification (or switch). This study aimed to examine the barriers and enablers to reclassification of...

    Authors: Natalie J. Gauld

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:404

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Virtual communities of practice (vCoPs) facilitate online learning via the exchange of experiences and knowledge between interested participants. Compared to other communities, vCoPs need to overcome technolog...

    Authors: Carlos Jesús Bermejo-Caja, Débora Koatz, Carola Orrego, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez, Ana Isabel González-González, Marta Ballester, Valeria Pacheco-Huergo, Yolanda del Rey-Granado, Marcos Muñoz-Balsa, Ana Belén Ramírez-Puerta, Yolanda Canellas-Criado, Francisco Javier Pérez-Rivas, Ana Toledo-Chávarri and Mercedes Martínez-Marcos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:403

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The majority of perinatal deaths occurring in low- and middle- income countries are preventable. South Africa is a middle-income country with consistently high perinatal mortality rates and most factors contri...

    Authors: Ntombifikile Maureen Nkwanyana, Anna Silvia Voce, Sthandwa Octavia Mnqayi, Benn Sartorius and Helen Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:402

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Population segmentation of patients into parsimonious and relatively homogenous subgroups or segments based on healthcare requirements can aid healthcare resource planning and the development of targeted inter...

    Authors: Lian Leng Low, Yu Heng Kwan, Cheryl Ann Ma, Shi Yan, Elian Hui San Chia and Julian Thumboo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:401

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The existence, usage and benefits of digital technologies in nursing care are relevant topics in the light of the current discussion on technologies as possible solutions to problems such as the shortage of sk...

    Authors: Tobias Krick, Kai Huter, Dominik Domhoff, Annika Schmidt, Heinz Rothgang and Karin Wolf-Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:400

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  42. Content type: Research article

    While several studies have tracked the care paths of patients in the early phases of stroke recovery, studies examining the transition from inpatient to outpatient rehabilitation are lacking. Examining this tr...

    Authors: Shannon Janzen, Magdalena Mirkowski, Amanda McIntyre, Swati Mehta, Jerome Iruthayarajah and Robert Teasell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:399

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A training opportunity in which ongoing education is encouraged is one of the determinants in recruiting and retaining nurses in home-visit nursing care agencies. We investigated the association between ensuri...

    Authors: Noriko Morioka, Suguru Okubo, Yoshie Yumoto and Yasuko Ogata

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:398

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Medication charting errors occur often and can be harmful for patients. Interventions to improve charting errors have demonstrated some success particularly if the intervention uses multiple approaches includi...

    Authors: Tony Floyd, Siri Mårtensson, Jannine Bailey, Derek Kay, Bruce McGarity and Bronwyn K. Brew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:397

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Australia is one of many nations struggling with the challenges of delivering quality primary health care (PHC) to increasing numbers of refugees. The OPTIMISE project represents a collaboration between 12 org...

    Authors: Grant Russell, Nilakshi Gunatillaka, Virginia Lewis, I-Hao Cheng, Joanne Enticott, Geraldine Marsh, Shiva Vasi, Jenny Advocat, Hyun Song, Shoko Saito, Sue Casey, Mitchell Smith and Mark Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:396

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Hospital boards have the responsibility to ensure compliance of hospital staff with guidelines and other norms, but they have struggled to do so. The current study aims to identify possible solutions that addr...

    Authors: Louise H. K. Blume, Jamiu O. Busari, Nico J. H. W. van Weert and Diana M. J. Delnoij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:395

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, the care of infants in neonatal care units has been professionally centered, paying less attention to family support. In recent years, many interventions have been developed to improve family-ce...

    Authors: Mirka Toivonen, Liisa Lehtonen, Sari Ahlqvist-Björkroth and Anna Axelin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:394

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Environmental impact assessments of pharmaceuticals typically consider only a part of the pharmaceutical supply chain, e.g. tablet formulation. While the environmental impact can be expressed in environmental ...

    Authors: Sam Debaveye, Delphine De Smedt, Bert Heirman, Shane Kavanagh and Jo Dewulf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:393

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Fall prevention is a priority in Canadian tertiary rehabilitation hospitals. We aimed to understand the perspectives of hospital administrators on the challenges experienced when implementing fall prevention p...

    Authors: H. Singh, B. C. Craven, H. M. Flett, C. Kerry, S. B. Jaglal, M. P. Silver and K. E. Musselman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:391

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  50. Content type: Research article

    Transition to adult care represents a vulnerable period for young people with special health care needs as they navigate multiple life transitions and developmental issues. Patient navigators are a promising i...

    Authors: Gina Dimitropoulos, Elizabeth Morgan-Maver, Brooke Allemang, Kyleigh Schraeder, Shannon D. Scott, Jorge Pinzon, Gail Andrew, Gregory Guilcher, Lorraine Hamiwka, Eddy Lang, Kerry McBrien, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Daniele Pacaud, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Andrew Mackie and Susan Samuel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:390

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