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  1. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to explore occupational rehabilitation clinicians’ experiences on how to approach their participants on long-term sick leave in order to facilitate return to work (RTW).

    Authors: M. Eftedal, A. M. Kvaal, E. Ree, I. Øyeflaten and S. Maeland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:744

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    The organisation of health assessments by preventive health services focusing on children’s health and educational performance needs to be improved due to evolving health priorities such as mental health probl...

    Authors: Janine Bezem, Debbie Heinen, Ria Reis, Simone E. Buitendijk, Mattijs E. Numans and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:743

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    Global research suggests that persons with disabilities face barriers when accessing health care services. Yet, information regarding the nature of these barriers, especially in low-income and middle-income co...

    Authors: R. Vergunst, L. Swartz, K.-G. Hem, A. H. Eide, H. Mannan, M. MacLachlan, G. Mji, S. H. Braathen and M. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:741

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The study objectives were to determine: (1) how statistical outliers exhibiting low rates of diabetes overtreatment performed on a reciprocal measure – rates of diabetes undertreatment; and (2) the impact of d...

    Authors: Brigid Wilson, Chin-Lin Tseng, Orysya Soroka, Leonard M. Pogach and David C. Aron

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:738

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    Hospital staff are interested in information on patient satisfaction and patient experience that can help them improve quality of care. Staff perceptions of quality of care have been identified as useful proxi...

    Authors: Sandra G. Leggat, Leila Karimi and Timothy Bartram

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:739

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), millions of Americans have been enrolling in the health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 20% of them are tobacco users. As part of the ACA, tobacco users may face up to 50% h...

    Authors: Robert T. Braun, Yaniv Hanoch and Andrew J. Barnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:729

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Highly active antiretroviral therapy improves the longevity of patients living with HIV/AIDS. We conducted the study in order to assess health related quality of life of HIV/AIDS patients and the association o...

    Authors: Abdrrahman Shemsu Surur, Fitsum Sebsibe Teni, Wondwessen Wale, Yihenew Ayalew and Betel Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:737

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive (ACS) conditions are established indicators for the availability and quality of ambulatory care. We aimed to assess the differences between asylum-seeking childre...

    Authors: Célina Lichtl, Thomas Lutz, Joachim Szecsenyi and Kayvan Bozorgmehr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:731

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Australia’s Northern Territory, most Aboriginal people primarily speak an Aboriginal language. Poor communication between healthcare providers and Aboriginal people results in adverse outcomes including dea...

    Authors: Anna P. Ralph, Anne Lowell, Jean Murphy, Tara Dias, Deborah Butler, Brian Spain, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, Lauren Campbell, Barbara Bauert, Claire Salter, Kylie Tune and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:733

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Documenting the indication on prescriptions and dispensed medicines labels is not standard practice in Australia. However, previous studies that have focused on the content and design of dispensed medicines la...

    Authors: Mona Garada, Andrew J. McLachlan, Gordon D. Schiff and Elin C. Lehnbom

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:734

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis testing is offered to youth in Sweden, through a network of Youth Health Clinics, free at the point of care, in an attempt to bring down the prevalence and incide...

    Authors: Anna Nielsen, Ayesha De Costa, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson and Mariano Salazar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:730

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Most countries recommend that healthcare workers (HCWs) are vaccinated seasonally against influenza in order to protect themselves and patients. However, in many cases coverage remains low. A range of strategi...

    Authors: Theo Lorenc, David Marshall, Kath Wright, Katy Sutcliffe and Amanda Sowden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:732

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    While previous research establishes an association between social relations, health and use of healthcare services among older people, how to implement this knowledge in real-life settings has received much le...

    Authors: Anne Sophie Bech Mikkelsen, Rikke Lund and Maria Kristiansen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:728

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    Some studies have analyzed the association of health care systems variables, such as health service resources or expenditures, with amenable mortality, but the association of types of health care systems with ...

    Authors: Maria Michela Gianino, Jacopo Lenzi, Maria Pia Fantini, Walter Ricciardi and Gianfranco Damiani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:735

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the largest of the seven emirates in terms of land mass and population. Abu Dhabi emirate has three different geographical regions: the Central Ca...

    Authors: Marília Silva Paulo, Tom Loney and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:725

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Poor distribution of essential medicines to primary care institutions has attracted criticism since China adopted provincial centralized regional tendering and procurement systems. This study evaluated the imp...

    Authors: Lianping Yang, Cunrui Huang and Chaojie Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:727

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Osteopathy is an increasingly popular healthcare approach that uses a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to address pain and somatic dysfunction. In Quebec, Canada, osteopathy is the complementary m...

    Authors: Chantal Morin, Johanne Desrosiers and Isabelle Gaboury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:726

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several stakeholders have undertaken initiatives to propose solutions towards a more sustainable health system and Spain, as an example of a European country affected by austerity measures, is looking for ways...

    Authors: David Cantarero-Prieto, Marta Pascual-Sáez and Noelia Gonzalez-Prieto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:716

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  19. Content type: Research article

    With the decline in funding for Viet Nam’s response to the HIV epidemic, there is a need for evidence on the criteria to guide the prioritization of HIV programs. There is a gap in the research on the relative...

    Authors: Ali Safarnejad, Milena Pavlova, Vo Hai Son, Huynh Lan Phuong and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:719

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Women and children constitute a large proportion of any population. They are the most vulnerable to morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. In many situations the problem of poor maternal a...

    Authors: C. C. Agunwa, I. E. Obi, A. C. Ndu, I. B. Omotowo, C. A. Idoko, A. K. Umeobieri and E. C. Aniwada

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:715

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Falls during hospitalization harbor both clinical and financial outcomes. The modified Morse fall scale [MMFS] is widely used for an in-hospital risk-of-fall assessment. Nevertheless, the majority of patients ...

    Authors: Irina Gringauz, Yael Shemesh, Amir Dagan, Irina Israelov, Dana Feldman, Naama Pelz-Sinvani, Dan Justo and Gad Segal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:721

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, China implemented the National Essential Medicines Policies (NEMPs) as part of a new round of medical system reforms. This study aims to evaluate the impacts of the NEMPs on primary healthcare institu...

    Authors: Zhigang Guo, Xiaodong Guan and Luwen Shi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:723

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