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  1. Optimising health professionals’ contribution is an essential step in effective and efficient health human resources utilisation. However, despite the considerable efforts made to implement advanced practice n...

    Authors: Nancy Côté, Andrew Freeman, Emmanuelle Jean and Jean-Louis Denis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:882

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most frequently prescribed classes of drug in the world and there is a growing number of publications on correct versus incorrect use of PPIs worldwide. The knowled...

    Authors: Hongli Luo, Qingze Fan, Tierong Bian, Xiuying Li, Kun Chen, Qingbi Zhang, Yuting Wei, Yang Xiao and Yan Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:880

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In the move toward value-based care, bundled payments are believed to reduce waste and improve coordination. Some commercial insurers have addressed this through the use of bundled payment, the provision of on...

    Authors: W. Wynn-Jones, T. P. Koehlmoos, C. Tompkins, A. Navathe, S. Lipsitz, N. K. Kwon, P. A. Learn, C. Madsen, A. Schoenfeld and J. S. Weissman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:877

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  4. Young people’s experiences of healthcare as they move into adult services can have a major impact on their health, and the transition period for young people with sickle cell disease (SCD) needs improvement. I...

    Authors: Alicia Renedo, Sam Miles, Subarna Chakravorty, Andrea Leigh, Paul Telfer, John O. Warner and Cicely Marston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:876

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Vouchers are increasingly used as a demand-side subsidy to reduce financial hardship and improve quality of services. Elderly Healthcare Voucher Scheme has been introduced by the Hong Kong Government since 200...

    Authors: Carrie H. K. Yam, Eliza L. Y. Wong, Valerie L. H. Fung, Sian M. Griffiths and Eng-Kiong Yeoh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:875

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The statement format of the Decisional Conflict Scale (sf-DCS) is designed and widely used to assess patients’ state of uncertainty during health related decision making. As yet no Mandarin version of the sf-D...

    Authors: Cui Lu, Wei Mu, Ying-hui Jin, Yue-xian Shi, Ge Li, Yan Li, Fei Han and Tian Xia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:873

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To evaluate the association between user experience and satisfaction with specialty consultations and surgical care at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) secondary and tertiary level hospitals.

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Claudia Infante-Castañeda, Sanam Roder-DeWan and Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:872

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Unequal access to inpatient rehabilitation after stroke has been reported. We sought to identify and compare patient and service factors associated with referral and admission to an inpatient rehabilitation fa...

    Authors: Angela S. Labberton, Mathias Barra, Ole Morten Rønning, Bente Thommessen, Leonid Churilov, Dominique A. Cadilhac and Elizabeth A. Lynch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:871

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Knowing the factors for patient satisfaction is an important and direct indicator of quality of health care which is essential for providers to fill their gaps. Although few studies have been conducted on pati...

    Authors: Demiss Mulatu Geberu, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Tsegaye Gebremedhin and Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:869

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There has long been debate about the balance between fidelity to evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and the need for adaptation for specific contexts or particular patients. The debate is relevant to virtuall...

    Authors: Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Gregory A. Aarons and Henna Hasson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:868

    Content type: Debate

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  11. Open visiting refers to the principle of unrestricted visiting hours in the hospital setting to enable relatives, families and carers to visit at any time. There has been recognition that open visiting support...

    Authors: Helen Hurst, Jane Griffiths, Carrie Hunt and Ellen Martinez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:867

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Acute Day Units (ADUs) exist in some English NHS Trusts as an alternative to psychiatric inpatient admission. However, there is a lack of information about the number, configuration, and functioning of such un...

    Authors: Danielle Lamb, Michael Davidson, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Sonia Johnson, Samira Heinkel, Thomas Steare, Vanessa Pinfold, Scott Weich, Nicola Morant, James Kirkbride, Louise Marston, Alastair Canaway, Jason Madan and David Osborn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:866

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Growing evidence indicates that improved nurse staffing in acute hospitals is associated with lower hospital mortality. Current research is limited to studies using hospital level data or without proper adjust...

    Authors: Filip Haegdorens, Peter Van Bogaert, Koen De Meester and Koenraad G. Monsieurs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:864

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  14. Pregnancy represents a complex challenge to clinicians treating women with chronic inflammatory disease. Many clinicians face a situation of heightened sensitivity to the potential risks and uncertainties asso...

    Authors: Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Ivo Vlaev, Katie Harris and Rebecca Fischer-Betz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:863

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Measurement of antenatal care (ANC) service coverage is often limited to the number of contacts or type of providers, reflecting a gap in the assessment of quality as well as cost estimations and health impact...

    Authors: Youngji Jo, Kelsey Alland, Hasmot Ali, Sucheta Mehra, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Semee (Esther) Pak, Saijuddin Shaikh, Parul Christian and Alain B. Labrique

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:861

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Preterm birth is a worldwide challenge with the highest burden in low- and middle-income countries. Despite availability of low-cost interventions to decrease mortality of preterm, low birth weight, and sick n...

    Authors: Abubeker Kedir Usman, Eskinder Wolka, Yared Tadesse, Abraham Tariku, Abate Yeshidinber, Alula M. Teklu, Kirsten Senturia, Wendemaghen Gezahegn and James A. Litch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:860

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  17. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA-PS) classification system was developed to categorize the fitness of patients before surgery. Increasingly, the ASA-PS has been applied to other u...

    Authors: Seshadri C. Mudumbai, Suzann Pershing, Thomas Bowe, Robin N. Kamal, Erika D. Sears, Andrea K. Finlay, Dan Eisenberg, Mary T. Hawn, Yingjie Weng, Amber W. Trickey, Edward R. Mariano and Alex H. S. Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:859

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  18. The aim of the study was to identify the proportion of female sex workers, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs who had accessed HIV prevention services at public health facilities and peer-l...

    Authors: Bartholomew Ochonye, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Adesegun O. Fatusi, Godwin Emmanuel, Oluwatomi Adepoju, Babatunde Ajidagba, Toluwanimi Jaiyebo, Paul Umoh and Ayo Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:856

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  19. The number of independent treatment centres (ITCs) has grown substantially. However, little is known as to whether the volume-quality relationship exists within this sector and whether other possible organisat...

    Authors: Florien Margareth Kruse, M. C. van Nieuw Amerongen, I. Borghans, A. S. Groenewoud, E. Adang and P. P. T. Jeurissen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:853

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  20. Traditional “inverted triangle” healthcare resources allocation model in China has wasted a lot of health resources. The Chinese health reform began to strengthens the role of the primary health institutions i...

    Authors: Jingjing Liu, Hui Yin, Tong Zheng, Bykov Ilia, Xing Wang, Ruohui Chen, Yanhua Hao, Hong Sun, Mingli Jiao, Zheng Kang, Lijun Gao and Qunhong Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:852

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  21. Over time, the Brazilian health system, a growing country, has been developing to ensure good accessibility to health goods and services. This development is focusing on the principle of universality of access...

    Authors: Maria de Fátima Vasques Monteiro, Caio Parente Barbosa, Maria Auxiliadora Figueredo Vertamatti, Maria Nizete Alves Tavares, Amanda Cordeiro de Oliveira Carvalho and Ana Paula Agostinho Alencar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:851

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  22. Over the past two decades, we have seen a nationwide increase in the use of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) to address health disparities affecting vulnerable populations. These partnerships increase medical...

    Authors: Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, Omar Martinez, Robin Davison and Isa Fernandez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:849

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Universal Health Coverage only leads to the desired health outcomes if quality of health services is ensured. In Tanzania, quality has been a major concern for many years, including the problem of ineffective ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:848

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:55

  24. In Ethiopia, cervical cancer is a public health concern, as it is the second most cause of cancer deaths among reproductive age women and it affects the country’s most vulnerable groups like; rural, poor, and ...

    Authors: Abiyu Ayalew Assefa, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn and Bethlehem Eshetu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:847

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  25. The decline of the incidence rate of tuberculosis in Taiwan has been partly attributed to the launch of the directly observed therapy short course (DOTS) program in 2006, followed by the DOTS-Plus in 2007. How...

    Authors: Chien-Chou Chen, Po-Huang Chiang, Yen-Hsu Chen, I-Chun Fan and Ta-Chien Chan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:846

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  26. Mathematical modelling has been a vital research tool for exploring complex systems, most recently to aid understanding of health system functioning and optimisation. System dynamics models (SDM) and agent-bas...

    Authors: Rachel Cassidy, Neha S. Singh, Pierre-Raphaël Schiratti, Agnes Semwanga, Peter Binyaruka, Nkenda Sachingongu, Chitalu Miriam Chama-Chiliba, Zaid Chalabi, Josephine Borghi and Karl Blanchet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:845

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  27. Patients with multiple chronic conditions represent a growing segment for healthcare. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) supports leveraging community programs to support patients and their caregivers overwhelmed by...

    Authors: Kasey R. Boehmer, Diane E. Holland and Catherine E. Vanderboom

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:843

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Successful application of Quality Improvement (QI) methods is challenging, and awareness of the role context plays has increased. Complexity science has been advocated as a way to inform change efforts. Howeve...

    Authors: Marie Höjriis Storkholm, Pamela Mazzocato and Carl Savage

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:842

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In the context of increasing availability of computed tomography (CT) scans, judicious use of ionising radiation is a priority to minimise the risk of future health problems. Hence, education of clinicians on ...

    Authors: Ben Young, Jo Cranwell, Andrew W. Fogarty, Rob Skelly, Nigel Sturrock, Mark Norwood, Dominick Shaw, Sarah Lewis, Tessa Langley and Peter Thurley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:841

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  30. Organisational change in health systems is common. Success is often tied to the actors involved, including their awareness of the change, personal engagement and ownership of it. In many health systems, one of...

    Authors: Chiara Pomare, Kate Churruca, Janet C. Long, Louise A. Ellis and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:840

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  31. Survivors of sexual violence, who are predominantly women, commonly access mental health services. Psychiatric inpatient units in Australia are predominately mixed gender and may further retraumatise these wom...

    Authors: Carol O’Dwyer, Laura Tarzia, Sabin Fernbacher and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:839

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  32. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 80% or more deaths in Pacific island countries, including Fiji, were related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Although competency-based approaches h...

    Authors: M. Ishikawa, M. Nomura, M. Miyoshi, N. Nishi, T. Yokoyama and H. Miura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:838

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  33. The objectives of this study are to test the psychometric properties of the safety attitudes and safety climate questionnaire Chinese simplified version (SAQ-CS), to test the safety attitudes of health profess...

    Authors: Chuang Zhao, Qing Chang, Xi Zhang, Qijun Wu, Nan Wu, Jiao He and Yuhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:836

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  34. In the original publication of this article [1], an author’s name needs to be revised from Babar Tasneen Shaikh to Babar Tasneem Shaikh.

    Authors: Sarah Basharat, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Haroon Ur Rashid and Mamoon Rashid

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:835

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:715

  35. The rapid decrease in international funding for HIV/AIDS has been challenging for many nations to effectively mobilize and allocate their limited resources for HIV/AIDS programs. Economic evaluations can help ...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Hugo C. Turner, Son Nghiem, Giang Thu Vu, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:834

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  36. Women and families experiencing socioeconomic and psychosocial adversity are the least likely to access health care but most likely to benefit. For health services to effectively meet the needs of individuals ...

    Authors: Anna Price, Hannah Bryson, Ashlee Smith, Fiona Mensah and Sharon Goldfeld

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:833

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  37. Job satisfaction is generally considered to be an important element of work quality and workplace relations. Little is known about levels of job satisfaction among hospital and primary-care midwives in the Net...

    Authors: Doug Cronie, Hilde Perdok, Corine Verhoeven, Suze Jans, Marieke Hermus, Raymond de Vries and Marlies Rijnders

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:832

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  38. Managing demand for services is a problem in many areas of healthcare, including specialist medical outpatient clinics. Some of these clinics have long waiting lists with variation in access for referred peopl...

    Authors: Annie K. Lewis, Nicholas F. Taylor, Patrick W. Carney and Katherine E. Harding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:831

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Evaluating hospital efficiency is a process to optimize resource utilization and allocation. This is vital due to hospitals being the largest financial cost in a health system. To limit avoidable uses of hospi...

    Authors: Hamid Ravaghi, Mahnaz Afshari, Parvaneh Isfahani and Victoria D. Bélorgeot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:830

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:948

  40. Cervical cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among women yet access to treatment and care remains a huge challenge in Zimbabwe. The objective of this study was to investigate health system const...

    Authors: O. Tapera, G. Dreyer, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, B. Stray-Pedersen and Hendricks SJH

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:829

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  41. The exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes considerable healthcare costs for patients and healthcare system, which are expected to grow as the population ages. The objective of this study was ...

    Authors: Siin Kim, Sang Jun Park, Seong Jun Byun, Kyu Hyung Park and Hae Sun Suh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:828

    Content type: Research article

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  42. In 2014 and 2015, biosimilars for the drugs filgrastim, infliximab, and insulin glargine were approved for use in Canada. The introduction of biosimilars in Canada could provide significant cost savings for th...

    Authors: Kerry Mansell, Hishaam Bhimji, Dean Eurich and Holly Mansell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:827

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:972

  43. In Saudi Arabia, healthcare industry is undergoing major expansions to meet the demand of rapidly growing healthcare needs. The aims of this study were; (1) to assess the pattern of smartphone use in healthcar...

    Authors: Mostafa A. Abolfotouh, Ala’a BaniMustafa, Mahmoud Salam, Mohammed Al-Assiri, Bader Aldebasi and Ibraheem Bushnak

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:826

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  44. Discharge letters are crucial during care transitions from hospital to home. Research indicates a need for improvement to increase quality of care and decrease adverse outcomes. These letters are often sent fr...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, Jeremy Dale, Emma Scott and Stephanie Schnurr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:825

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Although evidence is accumulating that lifestyle modification may be cost-effective in patients with prediabetes, information is limited on the cost-effectiveness of interventions implemented in public health ...

    Authors: Geerke Duijzer, Andrea J. Bukman, Aafke Meints-Groenveld, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Sophia C. Jansen, Judith Heinrich, Gerrit J. Hiddink, Edith J. M. Feskens and G. Ardine de Wit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:824

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Genomic screening has unique challenges which makes it difficult to easily implement on a wide scale. If the costs, benefits and tradeoffs of investing in genomic screening are not evaluated properly, there is...

    Authors: Viktor Dombrádi, Erica Pitini, Carla G. van El, Anant Jani, Martina Cornel, Paolo Villari, Muir Gray and Klára Bíró

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:823

    Content type: Debate

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  47. It is unknown to what extent Choosing Wisely recommendations about income-generating treatments apply to members of the society generating the recommendations.

    Authors: Joshua R. Zadro, John Farey, Ian A. Harris and Christopher G. Maher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:707

    Content type: Research article

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