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  1. Content type: Research article

    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) remain one of the world’s most frequently prescribed medications and there is a growing number of publications on correct versus incorrect use of PPIs worldwide. The objective of ...

    Authors: Hongli Luo, Qingze Fan, Shunlin Xiao and Kun Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:537

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    Patient safety culture, i.e. a subset of an organization’s culture, has become an important focus of patient safety research. An organization’s culture consists of many cultures, underscoring the importance of...

    Authors: Marita Danielsson, Per Nilsen, Hans Rutberg and Siw Carlfjord

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:543

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco smoking is extremely prevalent in people with severe mental illness (SMI) and has been recognised as the main contributor to widening health inequalities in this population. Historically, smoking has b...

    Authors: Lisa Huddlestone, Harpreet Sohal, Claire Paul and Elena Ratschen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:542

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In 2011 the World Health Organisation recommended that children with a diagnosis of HIV be gradually informed about their HIV status between the ages of 6 and 12 years. However, to date, literature has focused...

    Authors: Fatch W. Kalembo, Garth E. Kendall, Mohammed Ali and Angela F. Chimwaza

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:540

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In malaria endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa, many children develop severe anaemia due to previous and current malaria infections. After blood transfusions and antimalarial treatment at the hospital they...

    Authors: Sarah Svege, Blessings Kaunda, Bjarne Robberstad, Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe, Kamija S. Phiri and Siri Lange

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:544

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs have been taken up widely by Indigenous primary health care (PHC) services in Australia and there has been national policy commitment to support this. However, int...

    Authors: Karen Gardner, Beverly Sibthorpe, Mier Chan, Ginny Sargent, Michelle Dowden and Daniel McAullay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:541

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Research on team effectiveness in healthcare has focussed on whether effective teams yield positive outcomes for patients and on the effectiveness of team interventions to improve performance. Limited understa...

    Authors: U. Cunningham, M. E. Ward, A. De Brún and E. McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:536

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition has been integrated within the health services in Bangladesh as it is an important issue for health and development. High penetration of mobile phones in the community and favourable policy and polit...

    Authors: Nazib Uz Zaman Khan, Sabrina Rasheed, Tamanna Sharmin, A. K. Siddique, Micheal Dibley and Ashraful Alam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:530

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Achieving sustainable practice changes to ensure best-practice nursing care in acute hospital environments can be challenging and is not well understood. A multi-faceted practice change intervention was implem...

    Authors: Catherine Travers, Amanda Henderson, Frederick Graham and Elizabeth Beattie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:534

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Studies in the intensive care unit (ICU) suggest that better communication between families of critically ill patients and healthcare providers is needed; however, most randomized trials targeting intervention...

    Authors: Csilla Kalocsai, Andre Amaral, Dominique Piquette, Grace Walter, Shelly P. Dev, Paul Taylor, James Downar and Lesley Gotlib Conn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:533

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a global drive to promote facility deliveries but unless coupled with concurrent improvement in care quality, it might not translate into mortality reduction for mothers and babies. The World Health O...

    Authors: Alexander Manu, Shams Arifeen, John Williams, Edward Mwasanya, Nabila Zaka, Beth Anne Plowman, Debra Jackson, Priscilla Wobil and Kim Dickson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:531

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Retail drug shops play a significant role in managing pediatric fevers in rural areas in Uganda. Targeted interventions to improve drug seller practices require understanding of the retail drug shop market and...

    Authors: Chrispus Mayora, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Stefan Swartling Peterson and Henry Wamani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:532

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  13. Content type: Research article

    EU Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross-border health threats provides a legal basis for collaboration between EU Member States, and between international and European level institutions on preparedness, pre...

    Authors: John Kinsman, John Angrén, Fredrik Elgh, Maria Furberg, Paola A. Mosquera, Laura Otero-García, René Snacken, Tarik Derrough, Paloma Carrillo Santisteve, Massimo Ciotti and Svetla Tsolova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:528

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  14. Content type: Debate

    While we have made gains in understanding cultures in hospitals and their effects on outcomes of care, little work has investigated how the pace of work in hospitals is associated with staff satisfaction and p...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:529

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Irrational use of medicines is widespread in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR), where policy implementation to encourage quality use of medicines (QUM) is often low. The aim was to determine whether public-sec...

    Authors: Kathleen Anne Holloway, Anita Kotwani, Gitanjali Batmanabane, Budiono Santoso, Sauwakon Ratanawijitrasin and David Henry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:526

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the association between the structural quality of care and patient satisfaction with care in individuals with disorders/ differences of sex development (DSD).

    Authors: Ute Thyen, Till Ittermann, Steffen Flessa, Holger Muehlan, Wiebke Birnbaum, Marion Rapp, Louise Marshall, Maria Szarras-Capnik, Claire Bouvattier, Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels, Anna Nordenstroem, Robert Roehle and Birgit Koehler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:527

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Poor sleep is known to adversely affect hospital patients’ recovery and rehabilitation. The aim of the study was to investigate the perceived duration and quality of patient sleep and identify any environmenta...

    Authors: Lori J. Delaney, Marian J. Currie, Hsin-Chia Carol Huang, Violeta Lopez and Frank Van Haren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:524

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations for low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening (LDCT-LCS), but there continues to be a dearth of information on the ad...

    Authors: Jiang Li, Sukyung Chung, Esther K. Wei and Harold S. Luft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:525

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although public reporting of hospital performance is becoming common, it remains uncertain whether public reporting leads to improvement in clinical outcomes. This study was conducted to evaluate whether enrol...

    Authors: Hayato Yamana, Mariko Kodan, Sachiko Ono, Kojiro Morita, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Tomoaki Imamura and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:523

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Limited studies have evaluated the effectiveness of pharmacist interventions on outpatient prescription. The goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical and economic impacts of pharmacist interventions on ...

    Authors: Zhiwei Bao, Chunmei Ji, Jing Hu, Can Luo and Wentong Fang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:519

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are medical conditions or diseases that are non-transmissible. As NCDs are becoming one of major public health problem, providing local description of diseases and injuries is ...

    Authors: Misganu Endriyas, Emebet Mekonnen, Tadele Dana, Kassa Daka, Tebeje Misganaw, Sinafikish Ayele, Mekonnen Shiferaw, Tigist Tessema and Tewodros Getachew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:520

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  22. Content type: Research article

    How non-verbal data may influence observer-administered ratings of shared decision making is unknown. Our objective for this exploratory analysis was to determine the effect of mode of data collection (audio+v...

    Authors: Michael R. Gionfriddo, Megan E. Branda, Cara Fernandez, Aaron Leppin, Kathleen J. Yost, Brittany Kimball, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, Laura Larrea, Katherine E. Nowakowski, Victor M. Montori and Jon Tilburt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:522

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    A nested process evaluation, within a randomised controlled trial, will explore relationships between program outcomes and quality of intervention implementation of the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise...

    Authors: Lisa Dillon, Lindy Clemson, Kristy Coxon and Lisa Keay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:512

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Primary caesarean section (PCS) rate is one of the main indicators of quality of care suggested by the Italian Government. Hospital rankings are usually based on it, therefore lower rates reflect more appropri...

    Authors: Pamela Di Giovanni, Tonia Garzarella, Giuseppe Di Martino, Francesco Saverio Schioppa, Ferdinando Romano and Tommaso Staniscia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:514

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