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  1. Content type: Research article

    Organisational performance measurement is a recognised business management tool and essential for survival and success. There is a paucity of methodological studies of organisational performance measurement re...

    Authors: Richard Colbran, Robyn Ramsden, Karen Stagnitti and John W. Toumbourou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:132

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    OnkoNetwork is a recently established integrated care model with a personalized pathway system to manage patients with first suspect of a solid tumour in secondary care, that evolved as a regional initiative i...

    Authors: János G. Pitter, Marcell Csanádi, Annamária Szigeti, Gábor Lukács, Árpád Kovács, Mariann Moizs, Imre Repa, Antal Zemplényi, Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Maureen P. M. H. Rutten-van Mölken and Zoltán Kaló

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:131

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    Health risk assessment (HRAs) are commonly used by occupational health services (OHS) to aid workplaces in keeping their employees healthy, but for unknown reasons, many employees choose not to participate in ...

    Authors: Wilhelmus Johannes Andreas Grooten, Amanda Hansson, Mikael Forsman, Katarina Kjellberg, Allan Toomingas, Mira Müller, Magnus Svartengren and Björn Olov Äng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:130

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    The government of Mongolia mandates free access to primary healthcare (PHC) for its citizens. However, no evidence is available on the physical presence of PHC services within health facilities. Thus, the pres...

    Authors: Altantuya Jigjidsuren, Tumurbat Byambaa, Enkhjargal Altangerel, Suvd Batbaatar, Yu Mon Saw, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:129

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health education is a practice whereby research and education are carried in collaboration ‘with’ patients and/or citizens, maintaining their role as a team member or ex...

    Authors: Maman Joyce Dogba, Anara Richi Dossa, Erik Breton and Ruth Gandonou-Migan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:128

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    Standards represent benchmarks against which improvements can be measured. In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Health developed and endorsed a set of standards entitled the Ethiopian Health Center Reform Implemen...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Temesgen Ayehu Bele and Abebe Dagnew Ayne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:127

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of inappropriate admissions in China has become the shackle of its’ service supply system. This research aims to assess the level of children’s inappropriate admissions to county hospitals in rur...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:126

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    At many outpatient departments for psychiatry worldwide, standardized monitoring of the safety of prescribed psychotropic drugs is not routinely performed in daily clinical practice. Therefore it is unclear to...

    Authors: Mirjam Simoons, Henricus G. Ruhé, Eric N. van Roon, Robert A. Schoevers, Richard Bruggeman, Daniëlle C. Cath, Diny Muis, Johan Arends, Bennard Doornbos and Hans Mulder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:125

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of new programs within healthcare systems can be extraordinarily complex. Individuals within the same healthcare organization often have different perspectives on how implementation of a new pro...

    Authors: Edward J. Miech, Nicholas A. Rattray, Dawn M. Bravata, Barbara J. Homoya, Jennifer Myers and Teresa M. Damush

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:124

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of CD4 cell counts remains an important tenet of clinical care for people living with HIV. We assessed an instrument-free point-of-care CD4 test (VISITECT® CD4) based on a lateral flow pri...

    Authors: Fiona Scorgie, Yasmin Mohamed, David Anderson, Suzanne M. Crowe, Stanley Luchters and Matthew F. Chersich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:123

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    Translating research into clinical practice is challenging for health services. Emerging approaches in implementation science recognise the need for a theory–driven approach to identify and overcome barriers t...

    Authors: Shelley A. Wilkinson, Maxine O’Brien, Sally McCray and Desley Harvey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:122

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  12. Content type: Research article

    With its emphasis on cost-reduction and external management, New Public Management emerged as the dominant healthcare policy in many Western countries. The ability to provide comprehensive and customized patie...

    Authors: Maria Strandås, Steen Wackerhausen and Terese Bondas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:121

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Collaborative care involves active engagement of primary care and hospital physicians in shared care of patients beyond usual discharge summaries. This enhances community-based care and reduces dependence on s...

    Authors: Joanne Shaw, Suvena Sethi, Lisa Vaccaro, Lisa Beatty, Laura Kirsten, David Kissane, Brian Kelly, Geoff Mitchell, Kerry Sherman and Jane Turner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:120

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Data on nurses’ adherence to standard protocol on nasogastric (NG) tube feeding remain scanty in Ghana even though patients in critical medical conditions are routinely managed using this procedure. This study...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Richard Tsikata, Richard Naatu Tizaawaw, Prince Asante Tannor, Perpetual Praba Quaw, Cecilia Aba Ata Awortwi, Martin Amogre Ayanore, Agani Afaya, Solomon Mohammed Salia, Japiong Milipaak and Prudence Portia Mwini-Nyaledzigbor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:119

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    The population of developed countries is aging, leading to an increase in the use of medication in daily practice, which can lead to serious treatment costs and irrational polypharmacy. A collaborative care ap...

    Authors: Matej Stuhec, Katja Gorenc and Erika Zelko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:118

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy was adopted as the framework for implementation of International Health Regulation (2005) in the African region of World Health Organisation (WH...

    Authors: Lydia Nakiire, Ben Masiira, Christine Kihembo, Edson Katushabe, Nasan Natseri, Immaculate Nabukenya, Innocent Komakech, Issa Makumbi, Okot Charles, Francis Adatu, Miriam Nanyunja, Peter Nsubuga, Solomon Fisseha Woldetsadik, Patrick Tusiime, Ali Ahmed Yahaya, Ibrahima Socé Fall…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:117

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Are creativity and compliance mutually exclusive? In clinical settings, this question is increasingly relevant. Hospitals and clinics seek the creative input of their employees to help solve persistent patient...

    Authors: Sharon H. Kim, Sallie J. Weaver, Ting Yang and Michael A. Rosen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:116

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Men surviving prostate cancer report a wide range of unmet needs. Holistic needs assessments (HNA) are designed to capture these, but are traditionally paper-based, generic, and only carried out in secondary c...

    Authors: Amy L. Clarke, Julia Roscoe, Rebecca Appleton, Jeremy Dale and Veronica Nanton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:115

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to contribute to knowledge about what is regarded as an appropriate governance model in welfare markets in healthcare, from the perspective of government. The study draws on a fra...

    Authors: Anna Häger Glenngård

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:114

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Although there has been growing attention to the measurement of unmet need, which is the overall epidemiological burden of disease, current measures ignore the burden that could be eliminated from technologica...

    Authors: Devin Incerti, John Browne, Caroline Huber, Christine L. Baker, Geoff Makinson, Amir Goren, Richard Willke and Warren Stevens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:113

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based decision on drug list or formulary has been applied worldwide. Although the importance of scientific evidence was emphasized, the decision-making procedures for including medicines into the nati...

    Authors: Wenbin Liu, Lizheng Shi, Monika Sawhney, Xiaoli Gu and Yingyao Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:112

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study aimed to explore, among a sample of patients attending one of four Aboriginal Health Services (ACCHSs), the degree of concordance between self-report and medical records for whether ...

    Authors: Natasha Noble, Christine Paul, Justin Walsh, Kylie Wyndham, Sue Wilson and Jessica Stewart

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:111

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Gaining insight into factors influencing the adoption of evidence-based interventions (EBI) is essential to ensuring their sustainability in the mental healthcare setting. This article describes 1) differences...

    Authors: Marte Rye, Oddgeir Friborg and Ingunn Skre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:110

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The continuous migration of Human Resources for Health (HRH) compromises the quality of health services in the developing supplying countries. The ability to increase earnings potentially serves as a strong mo...

    Authors: Gavin George, Bruce Rhodes and Christine Laptiste

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:109

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Managing demand for urgent and unscheduled care is a major problem for health services globally. A particular issue is that some patients appear to make heavy use of services, including primary care out of hou...

    Authors: Sarah Stegink, Alison M. Elliott and Christopher Burton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:108

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  26. Content type: Research article

    A small percentage of patients relies extensively on hospital-based care and account for a disproportionately high share of health care spending in the United States. Evidence shows that behavioral health cond...

    Authors: Karen G. Rentas, Laura Buckley, Dawn Wiest and Cortney A. Bruno

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:81

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The appropriate use of the Partograph allows early identification of labour related complications and prevents deaths. We, therefore, sought to determine the level of Partograph completion and healthcare worke...

    Authors: John Mukisa, Isha Grant, Jonathan Magala, Andrew S. Ssemata, Patrick Z. Lumala and Josaphat Byamugisha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:107

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  28. Content type: Research article

    A body of knowledge continues to grow regarding Aboriginal perspectives on current challenges and barriers to health literacy and access to health services. However, less is known from the perspectives of heal...

    Authors: Jordan Stanford, Karen Charlton, Anne-Therese McMahon and Scott Winch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:106

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Especially patients older than 65 years undergoing surgery are prone to develop frailty-related complications that may go far beyond the index hospitalization (e.g., cognitive impairment following postoperativ...

    Authors: Daniel Fürstenau, Claudia Spies, Martin Gersch, Amyn Vogel, Rudolf Mörgeli, Akira-Sebastian Poncette, Ursula Müller-Werdan and Felix Balzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:105

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  30. Content type: Research article

    We investigate factors affecting Australian general practitioners’ decisions to adopt novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke/systemic embolism among patients with atrial fibrillation. A...

    Authors: Yuting Zhang, Susan J. Méndez and Anthony Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:94

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about operative volume, distribution of cases, or capacity of the public sector to deliver essential surgical services in Uganda.

    Authors: Katherine Albutt, Maria Punchak, Peter Kayima, Didacus B. Namanya and Mark G. Shrime

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:104

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Language barriers play a decisive role in determining the outcomes of medical consultations between healthcare providers and their foreign patients. This issue is a significant challenge to the German healthca...

    Authors: Ghefar Furaijat, Evelyn Kleinert, Anne Simmenroth and Frank Müller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:103

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The use of clinical quality registries as means for data driven improvement in healthcare seem promising. However, their use has been shown to be challenged by a number of aspects, and we suggest some may be r...

    Authors: Cecilie Lindström Egholm, Charlotte Helmark, Patrick Doherty, Per Nilsen, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler and Gitte Bunkenborg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:102

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Cancer patients of reproductive age are at risk of infertility as a result of their treatment. Oncofertility decision support resources can assist patients with fertility decision-making before treatment yet a...

    Authors: Brittany Speller, Amanda Sissons, Corinne Daly, Marcia Facey, Erin Kennedy, Kelly Metcalfe and Nancy N. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:101

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals who experience trauma due to patient safety incidents can be considered second victims, and they also suffer from various difficulties. In order to support second victims, it is necess...

    Authors: Won Lee, Jeehee Pyo, Seung Gyeong Jang, Ji Eun Choi and Minsu Ock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:100

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In French Guiana, health inequalities are patent for a broad range of pathologies for all age groups. The objective of the present study was to quantify the proportion of the population that had renounced care...

    Authors: Astrid Van Melle, Claire Cropet, Marie-Claire Parriault, Leila Adriouch, Hélène Lamaison, Francine Sasson, Hélène Duplan, Jean-Baptiste Richard and Mathieu Nacher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:99

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    The goal of Lean Enterprise Transformation (LET) is to go beyond simply using Lean tools and instead embed Lean principles and practices in the system so that it becomes a fundamental, collective mindset of th...

    Authors: Anita A. Vashi, Barbara Lerner, Tracy H. Urech, Steven M. Asch and Martin P. Charns

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:98

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Health and social care organisations globally are moving towards prevention-focussed community-based, integrated care. The success of this depends on professionals changing practice behaviours. This study expl...

    Authors: Eleanor R Bull, Joanne K Hart, Juliette Swift, Kirstie Baxter, Neil McLauchlan, Sophia Joseph and Lucie M T Byrne-Davis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:97

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Home-visiting nurses are expected to enhance their ability to provide adequate nursing care in a relatively isolated work environment. However, the isolated work environment leads to less opportunity to share ...

    Authors: Akiyo Nonogaki, Tomoko Nishida, Kazunari Kobayashi, Kayoko Nozaki, Haruka Tamura and Hisataka Sakakibara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:96

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) set out a treatment target with the objective to help end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This was supported by the UNAIDS ’90-90-90’ target that by 20...

    Authors: Vincent Adjetey, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah and Bernard Dornoo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:95

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Innovative health promotion strategies are needed to improve access to HIV testing among regional people in Australia, particularly for men who have sex with men (MSM). This project aimed to establish proof of...

    Authors: Amy B. Mullens, Josh Duyker, Charlotte Brownlow, Jime Lemoire, Kirstie Daken and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:93

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Care coordination has been a common tool for practices seeking to manage complex patients, yet there remains confusion about the most effective and sustainable model. Research exists on opinions of providers o...

    Authors: Mark D. Williams, Gladys B. Asiedu, Dawn Finnie, Claire Neely, Jason Egginton, Lila J. Finney Rutten and Robert M. Jacobson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:92

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis C, the leading cause of liver disease in the United States. Medication treatment can cure hepatitis C. We sought to understand factors that contribute to hepatit...

    Authors: Avy A. Skolnik, Amanda Noska, Vera Yakovchenko, Jack Tsai, Natalie Jones, Allen L. Gifford and D. Keith McInnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:91

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco use and alcohol abuse are associated with higher risk of tuberculosis (TB) infection, progression to active TB and adverse treatment outcomes among patients with TB. Revised National Tuberculosis Contr...

    Authors: Nagendra Navya, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Akshaya Kibballi Madhukeshwar, Tanu Anand, Abhay Subashrao Nirgude, Badarudeen Mohammad Nayarmoole and Petros Isaakidis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:90

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Under- and over nutrition as well as nutrition risk factors such as communicable and non-communicable diseases are a common and major cause of morbidity and mortality in correctional facilities. Consequently, ...

    Authors: Karen M. Davison, Carla D’Andreamatteo and Victoria L. Smye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:89

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The literature describes the obstacles to sufficient care faced by people with dementia and their informal caregivers. Although factors influencing access and utilisation are frequently studied, the body of kn...

    Authors: Anja Bieber, Natalie Nguyen, Gabriele Meyer and Astrid Stephan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:88

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Few published articles have focused on identifying the gaps in care that follow a malnutrition diagnosis and their effects on length of stay (LOS) and 90-day readmission. We hypothesized that length of stay an...

    Authors: Joanna Bryan Ringel, Deanna Jannat-Khah, Rachel Chambers, Emily Russo, Louise Merriman and Renuka Gupta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:87

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  48. Content type: Research article

    WhatsApp (WA) is the most recent and attractive applicative among Smartphone users. The use of WA in healthcare environment has been shown of multiple benefices. Mozambique team involved in 2017 bed nets unive...

    Authors: Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Neves Candrinho, Figueiredo Mussambala, Marta Chande, Chandana Mendis, Sónia Dias and Maria do Rosário O. Martins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:86

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  49. Content type: Research article

    In advanced health services, a main objective is to promote the culture of safety and clinical risk management. In this regard, the reporting of sentinel events fits within a perspective of error analysis, att...

    Authors: Matteo Bolcato, Giacomo Fassina, Daniele Rodriguez, Marianna Russo and Anna Aprile

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:85

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  50. Content type: Research article

    The increasing cost on healthcare exposes China’s healthcare budgets and system to financial crisis. To control the excessive growth of healthcare expenditure, China’s healthcare reforms emphasize the control ...

    Authors: Jianzhou Yan, Hui-Heng Lin, Dan Zhao, Yuanjia Hu and Rong Shao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:84

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