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  1. Shorter periods of hospitalisation and increasing warfarin use have placed stress on community-based healthcare services to care for patients taking warfarin after hospital discharge, a high-risk period for th...

    Authors: Leanne Stafford, Gregory M Peterson, Luke RE Bereznicki and Shane L Jackson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:16
  2. Psychosocial problems in socioeconomically deprived communities are not always amenable to traditional medical approaches. Mothers living in these areas are a particularly vulnerable group. The objective of th...

    Authors: Wai-Sun Chan, David L Whitford, Ronan Conroy, David Gibney and Brid Hollywood
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:15
  3. Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an emerging strategy to ensure that well-reflected, meaningful and clearly documented treatment preferences are available and respected when critical decisions about life-sustain...

    Authors: Jürgen in der Schmitten, Sonja Rothärmel, Christine Mellert, Stephan Rixen, Bernard J Hammes, Linda Briggs, Karl Wegscheider and Georg Marckmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:14
  4. Most cancer patients still die in hospital, mainly in medical wards. Many studies in different countries have shown the poor quality of end-of-life care delivery in hospitals. The Program "Liverpool Care Pathw...

    Authors: Massimo Costantini, Simona Ottonelli, Laura Canavacci, Fabio Pellegrini and Monica Beccaro
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:13
  5. Public pressure has increasingly emphasized the need to ensure the continuing quality of care provided by health professionals over their careers. Health profession's regulatory authorities, mandated to be pub...

    Authors: Nancy Winslade, Laurel Taylor, Sherry Shi, Lambert Schuwirth, Cees Van der Vleuten and Robyn Tamblyn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:12
  6. Single reading with computer aided detection (CAD) is an alternative to double reading for detecting cancer in screening mammograms. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the use of a single reader w...

    Authors: Carla Guerriero, Maureen GC Gillan, John Cairns, Matthew G Wallis and Fiona J Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:11
  7. Negative events are abusive, potentially dangerous or life-threatening health care events, as perceived by the patient. Patients' perceptions of negative events are regarded as a potentially important source o...

    Authors: Jeanine Suurmond, Ellen Uiters, Martine C de Bruijne, Karien Stronks and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:10
  8. Since the inception of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England, there have been questions about the empirical basis for the cost-per-QALY threshold used by NICE and whether ...

    Authors: Cam Donaldson, Rachel Baker, Helen Mason, Michael Jones-Lee, Emily Lancsar, John Wildman, Ian Bateman, Graham Loomes, Angela Robinson, Robert Sugden, Jose Luis Pinto Prades, Mandy Ryan, Phil Shackley and Richard Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:8
  9. Mental distress is common in primary care and overrepresented among Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals, but access to effective treatment is limited, particularly in developing countries. ...

    Authors: Peter J Chipimo, Mary Tuba and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:7
  10. Disease management programmes (DMPs) have been developed to improve effectiveness and economic efficiency within chronic care delivery by combining patient-related, professional-directed, and organisational in...

    Authors: Karin MM Lemmens, Maureen PMH Rutten-Van Mölken, Jane M Cramm, Robbert Huijsman, Roland A Bal and Anna P Nieboer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:6
  11. Innovative approaches are needed to support patients' adherence to drug therapy. The Real Time Medication Monitoring (RTMM) system offers real time monitoring of patients' medication use combined with short messa...

    Authors: Marcia Vervloet, Liset van Dijk, Jacqueline Santen-Reestman, Bas van Vlijmen, Marcel L Bouvy and Dinny H de Bakker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:5
  12. Medication can be effective but can also be harmful and even cause hospital admissions. Medication review or pharmacotherapy review has often been proposed as a solution to prevent these admissions and to impr...

    Authors: Anne J Leendertse, Fred HP de Koning, Alex N Goudswaard, Andries R Jonkhoff, Sander CA van den Bogert, Han J de Gier, Toine CG Egberts and Patricia MLA van den Bemt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:4
  13. Out-of-pocket payments make up about 80% of medical care spending at hospitals in Laos, thereby putting poor households at risk of catastrophic health expenditure. Social security schemes in the form of commun...

    Authors: Lamphone Syhakhang, Douangdao Soukaloun, Göran Tomson, Max Petzold, Clas Rehnberg and Rolf Wahlström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:3
  14. Strengthening primary care is the focus of many countries, as national healthcare systems with a strong primary care sector tend to have lower healthcare costs. However, it is unknown to what extent general pr...

    Authors: Christel E van Dijk, Robert A Verheij, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Peter P Groenewegen and Dinny H de Bakker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:2
  15. We examined the quality of adult epilepsy care using the Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment (QUIET) measure, and variations in quality based on the source of epilepsy care.

    Authors: Mary Jo Pugh, Dan R Berlowitz, Jaya K Rao, Gabriel Shapiro, Ruzan Avetisyan, Amresh Hanchate, Kelli Jarrett, Jeffrey Tabares and Lewis E Kazis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:1
  16. A Massachusetts regulation implemented in 2007 has required all acute care hospitals to report patients' race, ethnicity and preferred language using standardized methodology based on self-reported information...

    Authors: Selena Jorgensen, Ruth Thorlby, Robin M Weinick and John Z Ayanian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:352
  17. The nationwide German disease management program (DMP) for type 2 diabetes was introduced in 2003. Meanwhile, results from evaluation studies were published, but possible baseline differences between DMP and u...

    Authors: Ingmar Schäfer, Claudia Küver, Benjamin Gedrose, Eike-Christin von Leitner, András Treszl, Karl Wegscheider, Hendrik van den Bussche and Hanna Kaduszkiewicz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:351
  18. Medical residents are key figures in delivering care and an important target group for patient safety education. The objective of this study was to assess residents' intentions and actions concerning patient s...

    Authors: José D Jansma, Cordula Wagner and Arnold B Bijnen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:350
  19. Interventions to improve blood pressure control in hypertension have had limited success in clinical practice despite evidence of cardiovascular disease prevention in randomised controlled trials.

    Authors: Manuel P Morgado, Sandra A Rolo, Luísa Pereira and Miguel Castelo-Branco
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:349
  20. Health informatics research has traditionally been dominated by experimental and quasi-experimental designs. An emerging area of study in organisational sociology is routinisation (how collaborative work pract...

    Authors: Deborah Swinglehurst, Trisha Greenhalgh, Michelle Myall and Jill Russell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:348
  21. Electronic medical records contain valuable clinical information not readily available elsewhere. Accordingly, they hold important potential for contributing to and enhancing chronic disease registries with th...

    Authors: Stewart B Harris, Richard H Glazier, Jordan W Tompkins, Andrew S Wilton, Vijaya Chevendra, Moira A Stewart and Amardeep Thind
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:347
  22. Policy makers, clinicians and researchers are demonstrating increasing interest in using data linked from multiple sources to support measurement of clinical performance and patient health outcomes. However, t...

    Authors: Megan A Bohensky, Damien Jolley, Vijaya Sundararajan, Sue Evans, David V Pilcher, Ian Scott and Caroline A Brand
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:346
  23. This population-based retrospective cohort study aimed to clarify the impact of home and community-based services on the hospitalisation and institutionalisation of individuals certified as eligible for long-t...

    Authors: Naoki Tomita, Kimio Yoshimura and Naoki Ikegami
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:345
  24. Initial assessment of dyspepsia often includes noninvasive testing for Helicobacter pylori infection. Commercially available tests vary widely in cost and accuracy. Although there is extensive literature on the c...

    Authors: Kyland P Holmes, John C Fang and Brian R Jackson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:344
  25. Predictive modeling presents an opportunity to contain the expansion of medical expenditures by focusing on very few people. Evaluation of how risk adjustment models perform in predictive modeling in Taiwan or...

    Authors: Hsien-Yen Chang, Wui-Chiang Lee and Jonathan P Weiner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:343
  26. Checklists have been used extensively as a cognitive aid in aviation; now, they are being introduced in many areas of medicine. Although few would dispute the positive effects of checklists, little is known ab...

    Authors: Øyvind Thomassen, Guttorm Brattebø, Jon-Kenneth Heltne, Eirik Søfteland and Ansgar Espeland
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:342
  27. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are serious complications of pregnancy and major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. According to systematic reviews and WHO guidelines magnesium sulphate injectio...

    Authors: Anna L Ridge, Lisa A Bero and Suzanne R Hill
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:340
  28. The burden of non-communicable chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, increases in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the majority of the rural population does still not have access to adequate care. T...

    Authors: Niklaus D Labhardt, Jean-Richard Balo, Mama Ndam, Jean-Jacques Grimm and Engelbert Manga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:339
  29. The prevention of recurrent hospitalizations in the frail elderly requires the implementation of high-intensity interventions such as case management. In order to be practically and financially sustainable, th...

    Authors: Sarah J Crane, Ericka E Tung, Gregory J Hanson, Stephen Cha, Rajeev Chaudhry and Paul Y Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:338
  30. Clinical risk management (CRM) plays a crucial role in enabling hospitals to identify, contain, and manage risks related to patient safety. So far, no instruments are available to measure and monitor the level...

    Authors: Matthias Briner, Oliver Kessler, Yvonne Pfeiffer, Theo Wehner and Tanja Manser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:337
  31. To address dental workforce shortages in underserved areas in the United States, some States have enacted legislation to make it easier for foreign dental school graduates to become licensed dentists. However,...

    Authors: Naseem Bazargan, Donald L Chi and Peter Milgrom
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:336
  32. Most patients receive healthcare in primary care settings, but relatively little is known about patient safety. Out-of-hours contacts are of particular importance to patient safety. Our aim was to examine the ...

    Authors: Marleen Smits, Linda Huibers, Brian Kerssemeijer, Eimert de Feijter, Michel Wensing and Paul Giesen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:335
  33. In-hospital case-fatality rates in patients, admitted for acute myocardial infarction (AMI-CFRs), are internationally used as a quality indicator. Attempting to encourage the hospitals to assume responsibility...

    Authors: Willem Aelvoet, Nathalie Terryn, Geert Molenberghs, Guy De Backer, Christiaan Vrints and Marc van Sprundel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:334
  34. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death and hospitalisation among New Zealand children, with indigenous Māori and ethnic minority Pacific children significantly over represented in these statisti...

    Authors: Shanthi Ameratunga, Sally Abel, Sandar Tin Tin, Lanuola Asiasiga, Sharon Milne and Sue Crengle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:333
  35. Information on patient experience and satisfaction with individual physicians could play an important role for performance measures, improved health care and health literacy. Physician rating sites (PRSs) bear...

    Authors: Swantje Reimann and Daniel Strech
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:332
  36. How doctors perceive managed care tools and incentives is not well known. We assessed doctors' opinions about the expected impact of eight managed care tools on quality of care, control of health care costs, p...

    Authors: Marie Deom, Thomas Agoritsas, Patrick A Bovier and Thomas V Perneger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:331
  37. Gaps are typically regarded as a problem to be solved. People are stimulated to close or plug them. Researchers are moved to fill deficits in the literature in order to realise a more complete knowledge base, ...

    Authors: Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:330
  38. During the past 2 decades, there has been a rapid proliferation of "health examination center (HEC)" across China. The effects of their services on public's health have not been systemically investigated. This...

    Authors: Hai-Yun Wu, Ling-Ling Yang and Shan Zhou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:329
  39. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have become a very popular tool for decision making in healthcare. While there is some evidence that CPGs improve outcomes, there are numerous factors that influence their a...

    Authors: Anna Kotzeva, Ivan Solà, José Miguel Carrasco, Petra Díaz del Campo, Francisco Javier Gracia, Enrique Calderón, Idoia de Gaminde, Maria Dolors Estrada, Flora Martínez, Carola Orrego, Rafael Rotaeche, Flavia Salcedo, Paola Velázquez and Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:328
  40. Older adults are at increased risk both of falling and of experiencing accidental domestic fire. In addition to advanced age, these adverse events share the risk factors of balance or mobility problems, cognit...

    Authors: Karen Lowton, Anne H Laybourne, David G Whiting and Finbarr C Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:327
  41. The functional referral system is important in backing-up antenatal, labour and delivery, and postnatal services in the primary level of care facilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness...

    Authors: Andrea B Pembe, Anders Carlstedt, David P Urassa, Gunilla Lindmark, Lennarth Nyström and Elisabeth Darj
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:326
  42. The co-occurrence of mental illness and substance use problems (referred to as "comorbidity" in this paper) is common, and is often reported by service providers as the expectation rather than the exception. D...

    Authors: Monika Merkes, Virginia Lewis and Rachel Canaway
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:325
  43. Chronic diseases account for nearly 60% of deaths around the world. The extent of this silent epidemic has not met determined responses in governments, policies or professionals in order to transform old Healt...

    Authors: Jose M Morales-Asencio, Francisco J Martin-Santos, Juan C Morilla-Herrera, Magdalena Cuevas Fernández-Gallego, Miriam Celdrán-Mañas, Francisco J Navarro-Moya, Maria M Rodríguez-Salvador, Francisco J Muñoz-Ronda, Elena Gonzalo-Jiménez and Almudena Millán Carrasco
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:324
  44. Many large studies have complex advisory committee structures, yet there is no empirical evidence regarding their optimal composition, scope and contribution. The aim of this study was to inform the committee ...

    Authors: Mike Slade, Victoria Bird, Ruth Chandler, Jo Fox, John Larsen, Jerry Tew and Mary Leamy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:323
  45. In 2006, researchers and decision-makers launched a five-year project - Response to Accountable Priority Setting for Trust in Health Systems (REACT) - to improve planning and priority-setting through implement...

    Authors: Stephen Maluka, Peter Kamuzora, Miguel San Sebastián, Jens Byskov, Benedict Ndawi and Anna-Karin Hurtig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:322
  46. Benzodiazepines are often used on a long term basis in the elderly to treat various psychological disorders including sleep disorders, some neurological disorders and anxiety. This is despite the risk of depen...

    Authors: Alesha J Smith and Susan E Tett
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:321
  47. The inverse care law persists: people living in poverty have the greatest needs and face considerable challenges in getting the care they need. Evidence reveals that GPs encounter difficulties in delivering ca...

    Authors: Christine Loignon, Jeannie L Haggerty, Martin Fortin, Christophe P Bedos, David Barbeau and Dawn Allen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:320
  48. More than 450 newborns die every hour worldwide, before they reach the age of four weeks (neonatal period) and over 500,000 women die from complications related to childbirth. The major direct causes of neonat...

    Authors: Shabina Ariff, Sajid B Soofi, Kamran Sadiq, Asher B Feroze, Shuaib Khan, Sadiqua N Jafarey, Nabeela Ali and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:319