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  1. Content type: Research article

    Ward rounds are an important and ubiquitous element of hospital care with a history extending well over a century. Although originally intended as a means of educating medical trainees and junior doctors, over...

    Authors: Paul Perversi, John Yearwood, Emilia Bellucci, Andrew Stranieri, Jim Warren, Frada Burstein, Heather Mays and Alan Wolff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:643

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    Previous research into improving patient safety has emphasised the importance of responding to and learning from concerns raised by service users and carers. Expertise gained by the experiences of service user...

    Authors: Kathryn Berzins, Gemma Louch, Mark Brown, Jane K. O’Hara and John Baker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:644

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    Our objective is to estimate the effects of therapeutic oxytocin supply chain factors and social determinants of health on patient access to oxytocin in low-income settings using system dynamics modeling. Post...

    Authors: Devika Nadkarni, Sara Gravelyn, Monica Brova, Sarem Rashid, Randy Yee, Donovan Guttieres, Katie Clifford, Darash Desai and Muhammad Zaman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:645

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    Urinary catheters are a common medical intervention, yet they can also be associated with harmful adverse events such as infection, urinary tract trauma, delirium and patient discomfort. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Krista R. Wooller, Chantal Backman, Shipa Gupta, Alison Jennings, Delvina Hasimja-Saraqini and Alan J. Forster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:642

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    Although the prevalence of depression in Vietnam is on par with global rates, services for depression are limited. The government of Vietnam has prioritized enhancing depression care through primary healthcare...

    Authors: Jill Murphy, Kitty K. Corbett, Dang Thuy Linh, Pham Thi Oanh and Vu Cong Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:641

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    Pay-for-Performance programs have shown improvement in indicators monitoring adequacy and target achievement in diabetic care. However, less is known regarding the impact of this program on the occurrence and ...

    Authors: Shwu-Jiuan Sheu, Wen-Liang Lin, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Chi-Min Hwu and Ching-Lan Cheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:638

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  7. Content type: Research article

    With professional midwives being introduced in Bangladesh in 2013, the aim of this study was to describe midwifery students perceptions on midwives’ realities in Bangladesh, based on their own experiences.

    Authors: Malin Bogren, Kerstin Erlandsson and Ulrika Byrskog

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:639

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    Active management of existing health technologies (e.g., devices, diagnostic, and/or medical procedures) to ensure the delivery of high value care is increasingly recognized around the world. A number of initi...

    Authors: Lesley J. J. Soril, Brayan V. Seixas, Craig Mitton, Stirling Bryan and Fiona M. Clement

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:640

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    Effective communication between family physicians and their patients is crucial to improving healthcare outcomes and patients’ satisfaction. However, the barriers to effective communication have been weakly st...

    Authors: Abdulaziz H. Albahri, Alya S. Abushibs and Noura S. Abushibs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:637

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A primary care oral surgery service was commissioned alongside an electronic referral management system in England, in response to rising demand for Oral Surgery services in secondary care. It is important to ...

    Authors: Joanna Goldthorpe, Caroline Sanders, Lesley Gough, Jean Rogers, Colette Bridgman, Martin Tickle and Iain Pretty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:636

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    Clinical Pharmacy Services (CPS) are a reality in many health systems around the world. However, there are few studies that discuss the facilitators and the strategies to implement CPS in healthcare systems. I...

    Authors: Sheila Feitosa Ramos, Genival Araujo dos Santos Júnior, André Mascarenhas Pereira, Aline Santana Dosea, Kérilin Stancine Santos Rocha, Déborah Mônica Machado Pimentel and Divaldo Pereira de Lyra-Jr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:632

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    Quota payment for specific diseases under global budget is one of the most typical modes of provider payment system reform in rural China. This study aimed to assess this reform mode from aspects of the total ...

    Authors: Hao-miao Li, Ying-chun Chen, Hong-xia Gao, Yan Zhang, Liangkai Chen, Jing-jing Chang, Dai Su, Shi-han Lei, Di Jiang and Xiao-mei Hu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:635

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations confer a substantial breast risk of developing breast cancer to those who carry them. For this reason, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that al...

    Authors: Thomas B. Silverman, Alejandro Vanegas, Awilda Marte, Jennie Mata, Margaret Sin, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Ramirez, Wei-Yann Tsai, Katherine D. Crew and Rita Kukafka

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:633

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    The maternal health outcomes in Georgia are linked to shortcomings in healthcare such as inequities in access to adequate maternal care. Due to the macro-level, quantitative approach applied in most previous s...

    Authors: Elina Miteniece, Milena Pavlova, Lela Shengelia, Bernd Rechel and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:631

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    Foster children have a high risk of mental disorders. This has contributed to increased international attention to service utilization for youth in foster care. The aim of this study is to examine whether yout...

    Authors: Marit Larsen, Valborg Baste, Ragnhild Bjørknes, Trine Myrvold and Stine Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:634

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    There is limited information from low and middle-income countries on learning outcomes, provider satisfaction and cost-effectiveness on the day of birth care among maternal and newborn health workers trained usin...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ugwa, Emmanuel Otolorin, Mark Kabue, Gbenga Ishola, Cherrie Evans, Adetiloye Oniyire, Gladys Olisaekee, Boniface Onwe, Amnesty E LeFevre, Julia Bluestone, Bright Orji, Gayane Yenokyan and Ugo Okoli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:630

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Involving consumers in producing health services is mandated in many countries. Evidence indicates consumer partnerships lead to improved service design, quality and innovation. Involving participants from min...

    Authors: Jane Farmer, Christine Bigby, Hilary Davis, Karen Carlisle, Amanda Kenny and Richard Huysmans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:628

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Native American communities experience greater burden of diabetes than the general population, including high rates of Type 2 diabetes among women of childbearing age. Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with ...

    Authors: Julius Ho, Karen Bachman-Carter, Shelley Thorkelson, Kristi Anderson, Jennifer Jaggi, Chris Brown, Katrina Nelson, Cameron Curley, Caroline King, Sid Atwood and Sonya Shin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:629

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Veterans’ Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans’ MATES) programme conducted two intervention (March 2009, follow-up inte...

    Authors: Lisa M. Kalisch Ellett, Renly Lim, Nicole L. Pratt, Mhairi Kerr, Emmae N. Ramsay, Tammy V. LeBlanc, John D. Barratt and Elizabeth E. Roughead

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:626

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    It is universally accepted that primary healthcare is essential for achieving public health and that assessment of its performance is critical for continuous improvement. The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s...

    Authors: R. Bangalore Sathyananda, A. de Rijk, U. Manjunath, A. Krumeich and C. P. van Schayck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:627

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Intensive care Unit (ICU) admission decisions involve collaboration between internists and intensivists. Clear perception of each other’s roles is a prerequisite for good collaboration. The objective was to ex...

    Authors: Stéphane Cullati, Patricia Hudelson, Bara Ricou, Mathieu Nendaz, Thomas V. Perneger and Monica Escher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:620

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    Because of their cost, the use of locally produced, bioequivalent, generic drugs is universally recommended. In Ethiopia. while the government is committed to raising the market share and use of locally produc...

    Authors: Chalachew Alemayehu, Geoff Mitchell, Jane Nikles, Abraham Aseffa and Alexandra Clavarino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:624

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Aged polymedicated patients are particularly vulnerable for drug-related problems. A medication review aims to optimize the medication use of patients and improve health outcomes. In this study, the effect of ...

    Authors: J. Wuyts, J. Maesschalck, I. De Wulf, K. Foubert, K. Boussery, J. De Lepeleire and V. Foulon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:623

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    In Australia, the New South Wales (NSW) State Insurance Regulatory Authority has been continuously developing and implementing clinical practice guidelines to address the health and economic burden from whipla...

    Authors: Aila Nica Bandong, Andrew Leaver, Martin Mackey, Rodney Ingram, Samantha Shearman, Christen Chan, Ian D Cameron, Niamh Moloney, Rebecca Mitchell, Eoin Doyle, Emma Leyten and Trudy Rebbeck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:622

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease with high morbidity and mortality. Care for these patients, including lung transplantation, may provide significant benefits, but is resource-intensive and expensive....

    Authors: Adam W. Gaffney, Steffie Woolhander, David Himmelstein and Danny McCormick

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:618

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Gaps in maternal and child health services can slow progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Management and Optimization of Nutrition, Antenatal, Reproductive, Child Health & HIV Care ...

    Authors: Terusha Chetty, H. Manisha N. Yapa, Carina Herbst, Pascal Geldsetzer, Kevindra K. Naidu, Jan-Walter De Neve, Kobus Herbst, Philippa Matthews, Deenan Pillay, Sally Wyke and Till Bärnighausen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:625

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Studies report high rates of contact with general practitioners (GPs) in primary care in the time leading up to suicide, particularly among individuals with a history of mental health contact. However, the nea...

    Authors: Lars Johan Hauge, Kim Stene-Larsen, Tine Kristin Grimholt, Carine Øien-Ødegaard and Anne Reneflot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:619

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although electronic health information systems (EHIS) with immunization components exist in Kenya, questions and concerns remain about their use and alignment with the Kenya Ministry of Health’s (MOH) National...

    Authors: Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Millicent Aketch, Collins Tabu, Adam MacNeil and Peter Bloland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:621

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The South African public health sector embarked on a National Telemedicine System implementation program in 1999 and although unsuccessful, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal subsequently implemented teledermatolog...

    Authors: Laticha Elizabeth Marolana Walters, Richard Ernest Scott and Maurice Mars

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:613

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The board certification system serves as a quality assurance system for physicians, and its design and operation are important health policy issues. In Japan, board certification was established and operated i...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Hiroo Ide, Hidenao Atarashi, Kazuhiko Kotani and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:615

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Novel telemedicine platforms have expanded access to critical retinal screening into primary care settings. This increased access has contributed to improved retinal screening uptake for diabetic patients, par...

    Authors: Kathryn Bouskill, Carolyn Smith-Morris, George Bresnick, Jorge Cuadros and Elin Rønby Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:617

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  32. Content type: Research article

    While it is increasingly recognized that social determinants influence the health of patients and populations, little is known about how doctors in the Eastern Mediterranean Region can help their patients with...

    Authors: Labib Girgis, Gerald Van Gurp, David Zakus and Anne Andermann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:614

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    Drug use among the elderly population is generally extensive and the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) is common, which increases the risk for drug-related problems (DRP). Medication reviews ...

    Authors: Cecilia Lenander, Åsa Bondesson, Nina Viberg, Anders Beckman and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:616

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Norway is one of the first countries to require all health professionals to play a part in prevention for children of parents with all kinds of illnesses (mental illness, drug addiction, or severe physical ill...

    Authors: Bjørg Eva Skogøy, Knut Sørgaard, Darryl Maybery, Torleif Ruud, Kristin Stavnes, Elin Kufås, Gro Christensen Peck, Eivind Thorsen, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm and Terje Ogden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:609

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    The PRediction of short-term Outcome in preGNant wOmen with Suspected preeclampsIa Study (PROGNOSIS) demonstrated that a soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1/placental growth factor (sFlt-1/PlGF) ratio ≤ 38 rule...

    Authors: Dietmar Schlembach, Martin Hund, Annabel Schroer and Cyrill Wolf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:603

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  36. Content type: Research article

    When clinicians in the adult mental health sector work with clients who are parents with dependent children, it is critical they are able to acknowledge and respond to the needs of the parents and their childr...

    Authors: Phillip Tchernegovski, Rochelle Hine, Andrea E. Reupert and Darryl J. Maybery

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:611

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of the effectiveness of social prescribing is inconclusive causing commissioning challenges. This research focusses on a social prescribing scheme in Northern England which deploys ‘Wellbeing Coordina...

    Authors: James Woodall, Joanne Trigwell, Ann-Marie Bunyan, Gary Raine, Victoria Eaton, Joanne Davis, Lucy Hancock, Mary Cunningham and Sue Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:604

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have evaluated the related factors of medication adherence among patients with chronic disease. However, the factors influencing medication adherence and non-adherence among subsidised patient...

    Authors: Hamiza Aziz, Ernieda Hatah, Mohd Makmor-Bakry, Farida Islahudin, Najwa Ahmad Hamdi and Ivy Mok Pok Wan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:605

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are increasing in prevalence in low-income countries including Uganda. The Uganda Ministry of Health has prioritized NCD prevention, early diagnosis, and management. However, r...

    Authors: Hilary E. Rogers, Ann R. Akiteng, Gerald Mutungi, Adrienne S. Ettinger and Jeremy I. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:606

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Recently the dementia field has shifted focus away from the early diagnosis debate in favour of ‘timely’ diagnosis. ‘Timely’ diagnosis disclosure takes into consideration the preferences and unique circumstanc...

    Authors: Rochelle Watson, Jamie Bryant, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Elise Mansfield and Tiffany-Jane Evans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:612

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A novel point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) training program was developed to train rural healthcare providers in Kenya on the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST), thoracic ultrasound, basic echo...

    Authors: Grace W. Wanjiku, Gregory Bell and Benjamin Wachira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:607

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Improving the quality of health care is a national priority in many countries to help reduce unacceptable levels of variation in health system practices, performance and outcomes. In 2012, South Africa introdu...

    Authors: Kafayat Oboirien, Bronwyn Harris, Jane Goudge and John Eyles

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:600

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In Sweden asylum seekers are offered a voluntary health examination, free-of-charge (HE). The HE coverage is low. The organization and implementation of the HE involves collaboration between different agencies...

    Authors: Sara Delilovic, Asli Kulane, Nina Åsbring, Anneli Marttila and Knut Lönnroth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:601

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients affiliated with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and ascertain the socio-demographic and clinical risk ...

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Casper Barsoe, Erick Gryzbowski-Gainza and Juan E. Valencia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:602

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  45. Content type: Research article

    While there is strong evidence that fall prevention interventions can prevent falls in people aged 65 and over, translating evidence into routine practice is challenging. Research regarding how allied health p...

    Authors: Jeannine Liddle, Meryl Lovarini, Lindy Clemson, Lynette Mackenzie, Amy Tan, Sabrina W. Pit, Roslyn Poulos, Anne Tiedemann, Catherine Sherrington, Chris Roberts and Karen Willis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:598

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    In Australia there is commitment to developing interventions that will ‘Close the Gap’ between the health and welfare of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and recognition that early childhood intervent...

    Authors: Lynn Kemp, Rebekah Grace, Elizabeth Comino, Lisa Jackson Pulver, Catherine McMahon, Elizabeth Harris, Mark Harris, Ajesh George and Holly A. Mack

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:599

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare systems internationally are under an ever-increasing demand for services that must be delivered in an efficient, effective and affordable manner. Several patient-related and organisational factors i...

    Authors: Stacie Attrill, Sarahlouise White, Joanne Murray, Sue Hammond and Sebastian Doeltgen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:594

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