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  1. Content type: Research article

    For Indigenous Australians, health transcends the absence of disease, and includes the health and wellbeing of their community and Country: their whole physical, cultural and spiritual environment. Stronger re...

    Authors: Rosalie Schultz, Tammy Abbott, Jessica Yamaguchi and Sheree Cairney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:960

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    Health workforce misdistribution leads to severe inequity and low-efficiency in health services in the developing countries. Targeting at China, this research aims to reveal, visualize and compare the geograph...

    Authors: Bin Zhu, Yang Fu, Jinlin Liu, Rongxin He, Ning Zhang and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:957

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    Value-based health care aims to optimize the balance of patient outcomes and health care costs. To improve value in perinatal care using this strategy, standard outcomes must first be defined. The objective of...

    Authors: Malini Anand Nijagal, Stephanie Wissig, Caleb Stowell, Elizabeth Olson, Isis Amer-Wahlin, Gouke Bonsel, Allyson Brooks, Matthew Coleman, Shamala Devi Karalasingam, James M N Duffy, Tracy Flanagan, Stefan Gebhardt, Meridith E Greene, Floris Groenendaal, J Ravichandran R Jeganathan, Tessa Kowaliw…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:953

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    In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals set targets for social achievements by 2015 including goals related to maternal and child health, with mixed success. Several initiatives supported these goals includi...

    Authors: Jane Briggs, Martha Embrey, Blerta Maliqi, Lisa Hedman and Jennifer Requejo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:952

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    Family member’s experience and satisfaction of health care in the acute care and in-patient rehabilitation are important indicators of the quality of health care services provided to patients with severe traum...

    Authors: Unn Sollid Manskow, Cathrine Arntzen, Elin Damsgård, Mary Braine, Solrun Sigurdardottir, Nada Andelic, Cecilie Røe and Audny Anke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:951

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Visual impairment is a global public health problem, with an estimated 285 million affected globally, of which 43% are due to refractive error. A lack of specialist eye care in low and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Y. Yip, Tess Bright, Sebastian Ford, Wanjiku Mathenge and Hannah Faal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:950

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Despite gains in HIV testing and treatment access in sub-Saharan Africa, patient attrition from care remains a problem. Evidence is needed of real-world implementation of low-cost, scalable, and sustainable so...

    Authors: Caroline E. Boeke, Vennie Nabitaka, Andrea Rowan, Katherine Guerra, Pamela Nawaggi, Vivienne Mulema, Victor Bigira, Eleanor Magongo, Patricia Mucheri, Andrew Musoke and Cordelia Katureebe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:949

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Health service providers play a key role in addressing women’s need for pregnancy prevention, especially during the postpartum period. Yet, in Nepal, little is known about their views on providing postpartum f...

    Authors: Mahesh C. Puri, Manju Maharjan, Erin Pearson, Elina Pradhan, Yasaswi Dhungel, Aayush Khadka and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:948

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Most psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence cause impairment in academic performance. Early interventions in school are thought to reduce the burden of disorder and prevent chronicity of disorder, ...

    Authors: Isabel Boege, Julia Herrmann, Julia Katharina Wolff, Ulrike Hoffmann, Michael Koelch, Marc Kurepkat, Steffen Lütte, Alexander Naumann, Hans Dieter Nolting and Jörg Michael Fegert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:947

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Changes in Dutch policy towards long-term care led to the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate testing a regulatory framework focusing on care networks around older adults living independently. This regula...

    Authors: Didi Verver, Annemiek Stoopendaal, Hanneke Merten, Paul Robben and Cordula Wagner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:946

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Drug overdose is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity amongst people who inject drugs (PWID). Drug overdose surveillance typically relies on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) coding s...

    Authors: Rehana Di Rico, Dhanya Nambiar, Mark Stoové and Paul Dietze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:945

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Lake and Western Zones of Tanzania that encompass eight regions namely; Kagera, Geita, Simiyu, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Mara Tabora and Kigoma have consistently been reported with the poorest Maternal Newborn an...

    Authors: Edward Maswanya, Projestine Muganyizi, Stella Kilima, Deus Mogella and Julius Massaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:944

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  13. Content type: Research article

    We investigate whether the extent of educational inequalities in the use of Pap smears (cervical cancer screening) and mammograms (breast cancer screening) in Belgium has changed over time in accordance with t...

    Authors: Barbara Willems and Piet Bracke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:943

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hospitals are increasingly parts of larger care collaborations, rather than individual entities. Organizing and operating these collaborations is challenging; a significant number do not succeed, as it is diff...

    Authors: Melissa De Regge, Kaat De Pourcq, Paul Gemmel, Carine Van de Voorde, Koen Van den Heede and Kristof Eeckloo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:942

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Globally, neonatal mortality remains high despite interventions known to reduce neonatal deaths. The All Babies Count (ABC) initiative was a comprehensive health systems strengthening intervention designed by ...

    Authors: Jennifer Werdenberg, Francois Biziyaremye, Merab Nyishime, Evrard Nahimana, Christine Mutaganzwa, David Tugizimana, Anatole Manzi, Shalini Navale, Lisa R. Hirschhorn and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:941

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  16. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported the following errors in Table 1 and Table 2.

    Authors: Marie-Rachelle Narcisse, Holly Felix, Christopher R. Long, Teresa Hudson, Nalin Payakachat, Zoran Bursac and Pearl A. McElfish

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:940

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:575

  17. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the situational capacity for nutrition care delivery in the outpatient hemodialysis (HD) setting in Malaysia by evaluating dietitian accessibility, nutrition practices and patients’ ...

    Authors: Ban-Hock Khor, Karuthan Chinna, Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, Zaki Morad, Ghazali Ahmad, Sunita Bavanandam, Ravindran Visvanathan, Rosnawati Yahya, Bak-Leong Goh, Boon-Cheak Bee and Tilakavati Karupaiah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:939

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Community-participatory approaches are important for effective maternal and child health interventions. A community-participatory intervention (the Dialogue Model) was implemented in Kwale County, Kenya to enh...

    Authors: Vernon Mochache, Eunice Irungu, Hajara El-Busaidy, Marleen Temmerman and Peter Gichangi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:938

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  19. Content type: Research article

    ‘Candidacy’ is concerned with the way people consider their eligibility for accessing health services. We used the Candidacy Framework to explore how the doctor-patient relationship can influence perceived eli...

    Authors: Sara Tookey, Cristina Renzi, Jo Waller, Christian von Wagner and Katriina L. Whitaker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:937

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Physiotherapists (PTs) in primary health care manage patients with large variation in medical diagnosis, age, functional status, disability and prognosis. Lack of knowledge and systematically collected data fr...

    Authors: Kari Anne I. Evensen, Hilde Stendal Robinson, Ingebrigt Meisingset, Astrid Woodhouse, Marit Thielemann, Wenche S. Bjorbækmo, Gard Myhre, Anne E. Hansen, Ottar Vasseljen and Nina K. Vøllestad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:936

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Early and effective CPR increases both survival rate and post-arrest quality of life. In limited resource countries like Tanzania, there is scarce data describing the basic knowledge of CPR among Healthcare pr...

    Authors: Winfrida T. Kaihula, Hendry R. Sawe, Michael S. Runyon and Brittany L. Murray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:935

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Access to quality hypertension care is often poor in sub-Saharan Africa. Some community pharmacies offer hypertension monitoring services, with and without involvement of medical doctors. To directly connect p...

    Authors: Heleen E. Nelissen, Anne L. Cremers, Tochi J. Okwor, Sam Kool, Frank van Leth, Lizzy Brewster, Olalekan Makinde, René Gerrets, Marleen E. Hendriks, Constance Schultsz, Akin Osibogun and Anja H. van’t Hoog

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:934

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The number of people affected by cataract in the United Kingdom (UK) is growing rapidly due to ageing population. As the only way to treat cataract is through surgery, there is a high demand for this type of s...

    Authors: Eren Demir, David Southern, Syed Rashid and Reda Lebcir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:933

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Limited research has assessed patient preferences for treatment disposition and antibiotic therapy of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection (ABSSSI) in the emergency department (ED). Understanding ...

    Authors: Safa S. Almarzoky Abuhussain, Michelle A. Burak, Kelsey N. Kohman, Gabrielle Jacknin, Serina B. Tart, Athena L. V. Hobbs, Danyel K. Adams, Michael D. Nailor, Katelyn R. Keyloun, David P. Nicolau and Joseph L. Kuti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:932

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The UK Equality Act 2010 requires providers of health services to make changes or ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their practices in order to protect disabled people from discrimination or disadvantage when access...

    Authors: Stuart Read, Pauline Heslop, Sue Turner, Victoria Mason-Angelow, Nadine Tilbury, Caroline Miles and Chris Hatton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:931

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Successful improvements in health care practice need to be sustained and spread to have maximum benefit. The rationale for embedding sustainability from the beginning of implementation is well recognized; howe...

    Authors: Celia Laur, Jack Bell, Renata Valaitis, Sumantra Ray and Heather Keller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:930

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Over the past two decades, there has been a decrease in dental diseases in Australia; however, the number of preventable dental hospital admissions has not diminished. This review reports on the factors associ...

    Authors: Abhinav Acharya, Shahrukh Khan, Ha Hoang, Silvana Bettiol, Lynette Goldberg and Leonard Crocombe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:921

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care (ANC) is provided for free in Tanzania in all public health facilities. Yet surveys suggested that long distances to the facilities limit women from accessing these services. Mobile health clini...

    Authors: Nyasule Neke, Antonius Reifferscheid, Barbara Buchberger and Jürgen Wasem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:920

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to provide insights on how to incorporate the work experience of medical staff into safety climate management based on the relationships among several safety-related constructs such as teamwork...

    Authors: Seung-Hwan Kim and Shao-Jen Weng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:919

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    The implementation of strategic health system change is often complicated by the informal politics and power of health systems, such as competing interests and resistant groups. Evidence from other industries ...

    Authors: Justin Waring, Simon Bishop, Jenelle Clarke, Mark Exworthy, Naomi J. Fulop, Jean Hartley and Angus I. G. Ramsay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:918

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has demonstrated the importance of search engines, websites, online discussion groups and social media groups for women in developed countries looking for health and medical information, but ...

    Authors: Sarah Maslen and Deborah Lupton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:916

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The sale of antibiotics without a prescription poses a global public health concern. Antibiotics dispensed without a prescription are largely recognised as a cause of antibiotic misuse and overuse which may re...

    Authors: Faten Alhomoud, Reem Almahasnah and Farah Kais Alhomoud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:915

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Throughout the world, emergency departments (ED) are characterized by overcrowding and excessive waiting times. Furthermore, the related delays significantly increase patient mortality and make inefficient use...

    Authors: Giovanni Improta, Maria Romano, Maria Vincenza Di Cicco, Anna Ferraro, Anna Borrelli, Ciro Verdoliva, Maria Triassi and Mario Cesarelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:914

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid coverage are among the sickest patients in the United States. Prior literature has identified a lack of care coordination or even conflicts of interest bet...

    Authors: Brian K. Chen, Y. Tony Yang and Rachelle Gajadhar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:913

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Eastern Cape Province reports among the poorest health service indicators in South Africa with some of its districts standing out as worst performing as regards maternal health indicators. To understand ke...

    Authors: Martina Lembani, Helen de Pinho, Peter Delobelle, Christina Zarowsky, Thubelihle Mathole and Alastair Ager

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:912

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The ‘perfect’ journey through an Irish Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programme (MMTP) would have a client engage appropriately with all relevant services available to them, inclusive of psychiatry, counselli...

    Authors: Lisa Moran, Eamon Keenan and Khalifa Elmusharaf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:911

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Along with the ageing of the general population, Europe’s migrant populations are also ageing, thus posing new challenges for dementia care services, particularly if the services are to be adjusted to persons ...

    Authors: Mette Sagbakken, Ragnhild Storstein Spilker and T. Rune Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:910

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents face significant barriers to contraception access and utilization that result in adverse health effects of early pregnancy and childbirth. Unsafe abortions continue to occur partly due to failure t...

    Authors: Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:909

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Use of a claims-based index to identify persons with physical function impairment and at risk for long-term institutionalization would facilitate population health and comparative effectiveness research. The J...

    Authors: Bruce Kinosian, Darryl Wieland, Xiliang Gu, Eric Stallard, Ciaran S. Phibbs and Orna Intrator

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:908

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Strong management skills are key to improving performance of health systems. Action learning, a technique to develop management skills, has been used successfully with health managers but not usually among low...

    Authors: Zandile Masango-Muzindutsi, Lyn Haskins, Aurene Wilford and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:907

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Practices of power lie at the heart of policy processes. In both devolution and priority-setting, actors seek to exert power through influence and control over material, human, intellectual and financial resou...

    Authors: Rosalind McCollum, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Lilian Otiso, Nelly Muturi, Edwine Barasa, Sassy Molyneux, Tim Martineau and Sally Theobald

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:906

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Patients undergoing surgery for bowel cancer now have a routine screening test to assess their genetic predisposition to this and other cancers (Lynch syndrome). A result indicating a high risk should trigger ...

    Authors: Janet C. Long, Deborah Debono, Rachel Williams, Elizabeth Salisbury, Sharron O’Neill, Elizabeth Eykman, Jordan Butler, Robert Rawson, Kim-Chi Phan-Thien, Stephen R. Thompson, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Melvin Chin and Natalie Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:904

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The quality of a care relationship between a client and a care professional is seen as fundamental if high-quality care is to be delivered. This study reviews studies about the determinants of the quality of t...

    Authors: Aukelien Scheffelaar, Nanne Bos, Michelle Hendriks, Sandra van Dulmen and Katrien Luijkx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:903

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Psychological disturbances are prevalent in people with burn injuries; however, psychological services are rarely accessiblepost-burn injury in China. The objective of this qualitative study was to explore and...

    Authors: Zhengjia Ren, PeiChao Zhang, HongTao Wang and Hongyan Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:902

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Youth with concurrent substance use and mental health concerns have diverse psychosocial needs and may present to a multitude of clinical and social service sectors. By integrating service sectors at a system ...

    Authors: Rachel McGihon, Lisa D. Hawke, Gloria Chaim and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:901

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) encompasses intensive glycaemic control, along with treatment of comorbidities and complications to handle the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Impr...

    Authors: Sofia Axia Karlsson, Stefan Franzén, Ann-Marie Svensson, Mervete Miftaraj, Björn Eliasson and Karolina Andersson Sundell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:900

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  47. Content type: Research article

    New approaches to control healthcare expenditures and increase access to quality care are required by decision-makers in high-income countries. One strategy is to reallocate tasks from doctors to nurses. Evide...

    Authors: Eli Feiring and Astrid Eidesvik Lie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:899

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Awareness of the economic cost of physician attrition due to burnout in academic medical centers may help motivate organizational level efforts to improve physician wellbeing and reduce turnover. Our objective...

    Authors: Maryam S. Hamidi, Bryan Bohman, Christy Sandborg, Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Patty de Vries, Marisa S. Albert, Mary Lou Murphy, Dana Welle and Mickey T. Trockel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:851

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