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  1. Special services within public hospitals are becoming increasingly common in low and middle income countries with the stated objective of providing higher comfort services to affluent customers and generating ...

    Authors: Barbara McPake, Charles Hongoro and Giuliano Russo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:143
  2. Evidence of low end-of-life (EoL) care service use by minority ethnic groups in the UK has given rise to a body of research and a number of reviews of the literature. This article aims to review and evaluate l...

    Authors: Natalie Evans, Arantza Meñaca, Erin VW Andrew, Jonathan Koffman, Richard Harding, Irene J Higginson, Robert Pool and Marjolein Gysels
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:141
  3. The behaviour of individuals is affected by the social networks in which they are embedded. Networks are also important for the diffusion of information and the influence of employees in organisations. Yet, at...

    Authors: Adriana PA van Beek, Cordula Wagner, Peter PM Spreeuwenberg, Dinnus HM Frijters, Miel W Ribbe and Peter P Groenewegen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:140
  4. Early onset and high prevalence of chronic disease among Indigenous Australians call for action on prevention. However, there is deficiency of information on the extent to which preventive services are deliver...

    Authors: Ross S Bailie, Damin Si, Christine M Connors, Ru Kwedza, Lynette O'Donoghue, Catherine Kennedy, Rhonda Cox, Helen Liddle, Jenny Hains, Michelle C Dowden, Hugh P Burke, Alex Brown, Tarun Weeramanthri and Sandra Thompson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:139
  5. The aim of this study is to develop, apply and evaluate an economics-based framework to assist commissioners in their management of finite resources for local dental services. In April 2006, Primary Care Trust...

    Authors: Richard D Holmes, Jimmy Steele, Catherine E Exley and Cam Donaldson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:138
  6. The reliability of self-report regarding health care utilization in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is unknown. If proven reliable, it could help justify self-report as a means of determining health care util...

    Authors: Teresa Longobardi, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff and Charles N Bernstein
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:137
  7. Few studies have investigated the subsequent rate of hospital and outpatient clinic utilization in those who receive continuing care and have documented frequent usage over one year. Such knowledge may be help...

    Authors: Anna Condelius, Ingalill R Hallberg and Ulf Jakobsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:136
  8. Inadequate surgical hemostasis may lead to transfusion and/or other bleeding-related complications. This study examines the incidence and costs of bleeding-related complications and/or blood product transfusio...

    Authors: Michael E Stokes, Xin Ye, Manan Shah, Katie Mercaldi, Matthew W Reynolds, Marcia FT Rupnow and Jeffrey Hammond
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:135
  9. Adverse reactions and medication errors are complications of drug use. Spontaneous reporting systems and pharmacoepidemiological studies incompletely detect the occurrence of these events in daily hospital car...

    Authors: Jürgen Stausberg and Joerg Hasford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:134
  10. Recent increases in patient cost-sharing for health care have lent increasing importance to monitoring cost-related changes in health care use. Despite the widespread use of survey questions to measure changes...

    Authors: Robert B Penfold, Jeffrey T Kullgren, Irina Miroshnik, Alison A Galbraith, Virginia L Hinrichsen and Tracy A Lieu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:133
  11. For Norwegian general practitioners (GPs), acute treatment of mental illness and substance abuse are among the most commonly experienced emergency situations in out-of-hours primary healthcare. The largest sha...

    Authors: Ingrid H Johansen, Benedicte Carlsen and Steinar Hunskaar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:132
  12. Telecare could greatly facilitate chronic disease management in the community, but despite government promotion and positive demonstrations its implementation has been limited. This study aimed to identify fac...

    Authors: Carl R May, Tracy L Finch, James Cornford, Catherine Exley, Claire Gately, Sue Kirk, K Neil Jenkings, Janice Osbourne, A Louise Robinson, Anne Rogers, Robert Wilson and Frances S Mair
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:131
  13. Patients have the potential to provide a rich source of information on both organisational aspects of safety and patient safety incidents. This project aims to develop two patient safety interventions to promo...

    Authors: Jane K Ward, Rosemary RC McEachan, Rebecca Lawton, Gerry Armitage, Ian Watt and John Wright
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:130
  14. The aim of this study was to compare patients' experiences of public and private sector healthcare, using acupuncture as an example. In the UK, acupuncture is popular with patients, is recommended in official ...

    Authors: Felicity L Bishop, Fiona Barlow, Beverly Coghlan, Philippa Lee and George T Lewith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:129
  15. The Government of the Republic of Kenya is in the process of implementing health care reforms. However, poor knowledge about costs of health care services is perceived as a major obstacle towards evidence-base...

    Authors: Steffen Flessa, Michael Moeller, Tim Ensor and Klaus Hornetz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:128
  16. A growing number of countries are introducing some form of nurse prescribing. However, international reviews concerning nurse prescribing are scarce and lack a systematic and theoretical approach. The aim of t...

    Authors: Marieke Kroezen, Liset van Dijk, Peter P Groenewegen and Anneke L Francke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:127
  17. Nursing home residents are prone to acute illness due to their high age, underlying illnesses and immobility. We examined the incidence of acute hospital admissions among nursing home residents versus the age-...

    Authors: Birgitte Graverholt, Trond Riise, Gro Jamtvedt, Anette H Ranhoff, Kjell Krüger and Monica W Nortvedt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:126
  18. Children's exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with increased morbidity. We estimated Medicaid expenditures for children living with smokers compared to those living with no smokers in the United States.

    Authors: Douglas E Levy, Nancy A Rigotti and Jonathan P Winickoff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:125
  19. The potential of clinical interventions, aiming at reduction of preventable Adverse Drug Events (preventable ADEs) during hospital stay, have been studied extensively. Clinical Pharmacy is a well-established a...

    Authors: Joanna E Klopotowska, Peter C Wierenga, Sophia E de Rooij, Clementine C Stuijt, Lambertus Arisz, Paul F Kuks, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Loraine Lie-A-Huen and Susanne M Smorenburg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:124
  20. Drop-out is an important problem in the treatment of substance use disorder. The focus of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of within treatment assessment with feedback directly to patients with ...

    Authors: Veerle Raes, Cor AJ De Jong, Dirk De Bacquer, Eric Broekaert and Jan De Maeseneer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:123
  21. Health systems are expected to serve the population needs in an effective, efficient and equitable manner. Therefore, the importance of strengthening of public, private and community health systems has been em...

    Authors: Iram Ejaz, Babar T Shaikh and Narjis Rizvi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:122
  22. Patient self-management is a key approach to manage non-communicable diseases. A pharmacist-led approach in patient self-management means collaborative care between pharmacists and patients. However, the devel...

    Authors: Fiona YY Wong, Frank WK Chan, Joyce HS You, Eliza LY Wong and EK Yeoh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:121
  23. The use of antenatal care (ANC) varies between countries and in different settings within each country. Most previous studies of ANC in Vietnam have been cross-sectional, and conducted in rural areas before th...

    Authors: Toan K Tran, Chuc TK Nguyen, Hinh D Nguyen, Bo Eriksson, Goran Bondjers, Karin Gottvall, Henry Ascher and Max Petzold
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:120
  24. Fall prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults have been found to reduce falls in some research studies. However, wider implementation of fall prevention activities in routine care has yield...

    Authors: Isomi M Miake-Lye, Angel Amulis, Debra Saliba, Paul G Shekelle, Linda K Volkman and David A Ganz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:119
  25. Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and the highest estimated tuberculosis incidence rate in the world. An estimated 80% of TB patients are also infected with HIV. TB detection through intens...

    Authors: Susan Elden, Timothy Lawes, Søren Kudsk-Iversen, Joris Vandelanotte, Sabelo Nkawanyana, William Welfare, John Walley and John Wright
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:118
  26. Children with tracheotomy receive health care from an array of providers within various hospital and community health system sectors. Previous studies have highlighted substandard health information exchange b...

    Authors: Jay G Berry, Donald A Goldmann, Kenneth D Mandl, Heather Putney, David Helm, Jane O'Brien, Richard Antonelli and Robin M Weinick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:117
  27. The paradox of health refers to the improvement in objective measures of health and the increase in the reported prevalence of chronic conditions. The objective of this paper is to test the paradox of health i...

    Authors: Anna García-Altés, Jaime Pinilla and Vicente Ortún
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:116
  28. Home mechanical ventilation probably represents the most advanced and complicated type of medical treatment provisioned outside a hospital setting. The aim of this study was both to explore the challenges expe...

    Authors: Knut Dybwik, Erik W Nielsen and Berit S Brinchmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:115
  29. In Britain over 39,000 reports were received by the National Patient Safety Agency relating to failures in documentation in 2007 and the UK Health Services Journal estimated in 2008 that over a million hospita...

    Authors: Susan J Burnett, Vashist Deelchand, Bryony Dean Franklin, Krishna Moorthy and Charles Vincent
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:114
  30. Care for patients with chronic diseases is challenging and requires multifaceted interventions to appropriately coordinate the entire treatment process. The effect of such interventions on clinical outcomes ha...

    Authors: Andrea S Fokkens, P Auke Wiegersma, Klaas van der Meer and Sijmen A Reijneveld
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:113
  31. In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death. Screening is a primary method to prevent CRC, yet screening remains low in ...

    Authors: William J Curry, Eugene J Lengerich, Brenda C Kluhsman, Marie A Graybill, Jason Z Liao, Eric W Schaefer, Angela M Spleen and Mark B Dignan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:112
  32. Optimal treatment gives complete relief of symptoms of many disorders. But even if such treatment is available, some patients have persisting complaints. One disorder, from which the patients should achieve co...

    Authors: Per G Farup, Ivar Blix, Sigurd Førre, Gjermund Johnsen, Ove Lange, Rune Johannessen and Hermod Petersen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:111
  33. South Africa endorses the global policy shift from primarily client-initiated voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) to routine/provider-initiated testing and counselling (PITC). The reason for this policy sh...

    Authors: N Gladys Kigozi, J Christo Heunis, Edwin Wouters and Henriëtte S van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:110
  34. Little is known about the association between job stress and job performance among surgeons, although physicians' well-being could be regarded as an important quality indicator. This paper examines association...

    Authors: Jens Klein, Kirstin Grosse Frie, Karl Blum and Olaf von dem Knesebeck
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:109
  35. There is an increasing recognition that modelling and simulation can assist in the process of designing health care policies, strategies and operations. However, the current use is limited and answers to quest...

    Authors: Gyuchan T Jun, Zoe Morris, Tillal Eldabi, Paul Harper, Aisha Naseer, Brijesh Patel and John P Clarkson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:108
  36. There is a lack of acceptable, reliable, and valid survey instruments to measure conceptual research utilization (CRU). In this study, we investigated the psychometric properties of a newly developed scale (th...

    Authors: Janet E Squires, Carole A Estabrooks, Christine V Newburn-Cook and Mark Gierl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:107
  37. The use of comorbidities in risk adjustment for health outcomes research is frequently necessary to explain some of the observed variations. Medical charts reviews to obtain information on comorbidities is lab...

    Authors: Wai Fung Chong, Yew Yoong Ding and Bee Hoon Heng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:105
  38. Chronic diseases are a leading contributor to work disability and job loss in Europe. Recent EU policies aim to improve job retention among chronically ill employees. Disability and occupational health researc...

    Authors: Joke A Haafkens, Helen Kopnina, Martha GM Meerman and Frank JH van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:104
  39. In Japan, as the number of elderly covered by the Long-term Care Insurance (LTCI) system has increased, demand for long-term care services has increased substantially and consequently growing expenditures are ...

    Authors: Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya, Masayo Kashiwagi and Kimikazu Kashiwagi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:103
  40. Although it has been increasingly recognised that patient safety in primary care is important, little is known about the feasibility and effectiveness of different strategies to improve patient safety in prima...

    Authors: Sander Gaal, Wim Verstappen and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:102
  41. Controlled trials have found therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) infusion therapy to be equally efficacious in treating Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Due to increases in th...

    Authors: Jeffrey L Winters, David Brown, Elisabeth Hazard, Ashok Chainani and Chester Andrzejewski Jr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:101
  42. This study seeks to broaden current understandings of what patient safety means in mental healthcare and how it is accomplished. We propose a qualitative observational study of how safety is produced or not pr...

    Authors: Jennifer Plumb, Joanne Travaglia, Peter Nugus and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:100
  43. In the United States, a medical home model has been shown to improve the outcomes for children with special health care needs. As part of this model, primary care physicians provide comprehensive medical care ...

    Authors: Xue Ming, Anjum Hashim, Sharon Fleishman, Therese West, Ning Kang, Xiang Chen and Barbie Zimmerman-Bier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:99
  44. Yunnan province in China has a high tuberculosis (TB) burden. Cure rates in general are high, but they were below the target of 85% in 26 out of 129 counties in 2005. In these 26 counties we assessed which pat...

    Authors: Hua Jianzhao, Susan van den Hof, Xu Lin, Qiu Yubang, Hou Jinglong and Marieke J van der Werf
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:97
  45. The establishment of crisis resolution teams (CRTs) is part of the national mental health policy in several Western countries. The purpose of the present study is to describe characteristics of CRTs and their ...

    Authors: Nina Hasselberg, Rolf W Gråwe, Sonia Johnson and Torleif Ruud
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:96
  46. In 2006, a number of changes in the Dutch health insurance system came into effect. In this new system mobility of insured is important. The idea is that insured switch insurers because they are not satisfied ...

    Authors: Margreet Reitsma-van Rooijen, Judith D de Jong and Mieke Rijken
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:95
  47. Emergency Departments (ED) in Switzerland are faced with increasing numbers of patients seeking non-urgent treatment. The high rate of walks-ins with conditions that may be treated in primary care has led to s...

    Authors: Corinne Chmiel, Carola A Huber, Thomas Rosemann, Marco Zoller, Klaus Eichler, Patrick Sidler and Oliver Senn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:94