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  1. In hospitals, the costs of employee turnover are substantial and intentions to leave among staff may manifest as lowered performance. We examined whether team climate, as indicated by clear and shared goals, p...

    Authors: Mika Kivimäki, Anna Vanhala, Jaana Pentti, Hannakaisa Länsisalmi, Marianna Virtanen, Marko Elovainio and Jussi Vahtera
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:170
  2. To assess factors associated with visits to GPs, orthopaedists, and non-physician practitioners of complementary medicine (alternative practitioners) by primary care patients with osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Stefanie Joos, Joachim Szecsenyi, Gunter Laux and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:169
  3. Several previous studies conducted on cancer registry data and hospital discharge records (HDR) have found an association between hospital volume and the recourse to breast conserving surgery (BCS) for breast ...

    Authors: Ugo Fedeli, Natalia Alba, Elena Schievano, Cristiana Visentin, Rosalba Rosato, Manuel Zorzi, Giancarlo Ruscitti and Paolo Spolaore
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:167
  4. General practitioners' remuneration is now linked directly to the scores attained in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The success of this approach depends in part on designing a robust and clinically ...

    Authors: Amy Downing, Gavin Rudge, Yaping Cheng, Yu-Kang Tu, Justin Keen and Mark S Gilthorpe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:166
  5. Minimum hospital procedure volumes are discussed as an instrument for quality assurance. In 2004 Germany introduced such annual minimum volumes nationwide on five surgical procedures: kidney, liver, stem cell ...

    Authors: Werner de Cruppé, Christian Ohmann, Karl Blum and Max Geraedts
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:165
  6. HIV prevention is increasingly focused on people living with HIV (PLWH) and the role of healthcare settings in prevention. Emergency Departments (EDs) frequently care for PLWH, but do not typically endorse a p...

    Authors: Michael S Lyons, Dana L Raab, Christopher J Lindsell, Alexander T Trott and Carl J Fichtenbaum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:164
  7. Nearly 50% of Canadians are overweight and their number is increasing rapidly. The majority of obese subjects are treated by primary care physicians (PCPs) who often feel uncomfortable with the management of o...

    Authors: Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, André Carpentier, Denise Donovan, Martin Fortin, Andrew Grant, Judith Simoneau-Roy, Denise St-Cyr-Tribble, Mariane Xhignesse and Marie-France Langlois
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:163
  8. Patients' expectations and perceptions of the medical encounter and interactions are important tools in diabetes management. Some problems regarding the interaction during encounters may be related to a lack o...

    Authors: Nadia Abdulhadi, Mohammed Al Shafaee, Solveig Freudenthal, Claes-Göran Östenson and Rolf Wahlström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:162
  9. It is often felt that developing countries need to improve their quality of healthcare provision. This study hopes to generate data that can help managers and doctors to improve the standard of care they provi...

    Authors: Sardar Zakariya Imam, Khezar Shahzada Syed, Syed Ahad Ali, Syed Umer Ali, Kiran Fatima, Marium Gill, Muhammad Ovais Hassan, Saad Hasan Hashmi, Maham T Siddiqi, Hadi Muhammad Khan and Omar Farooq Jameel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:161
  10. MRSA is a significant contributor to prolonged hospital stay, poor clinical outcome and increased healthcare costs amongst surgical patients. A PCR test has been developed for rapid detection of MRSA in nasal ...

    Authors: Katherine J Hardy, Ala Szczepura, Ruth Davies, Andrew Bradbury, Nigel Stallard, Savita Gossain, Paul Walley and Peter M Hawkey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:160
  11. Acetaminophen overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure (ALF). Our objective was to develop coding algorithms using administrative data for identifying patients with acetaminophen overdose and h...

    Authors: Robert P Myers, Yvette Leung, Abdel Aziz M Shaheen and Bing Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:159
  12. Suboptimal translation of valid and relevant information in clinical practice is a problem for all health systems. Lack of information independent from commercial influences, limited efforts to actively implem...

    Authors: Nicola Magrini, Giulio Formoso, Anna Maria Marata, Oreste Capelli, Emilio Maestri, Claudio Voci, Francesco Nonino, Massimo Brunetti, Barbara Paltrinieri, Susanna Maltoni, Lucia Magnano, Maria Isabella Bonacini, Lisa Daya and Nilla Viani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:158
  13. Starting in 2005, Germany's health law required hospital quality reports to be published every two years by all acute care hospitals. The reports were intended to help patients and physicians make informed cho...

    Authors: Max Geraedts, David Schwartze and Tanja Molzahn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:157
  14. Fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity are common among older people and may have negative consequences in terms of functional decline, quality of life and institutionalisation. We evaluated the ...

    Authors: Jolanda CM van Haastregt, GA Rixt Zijlstra, Erik van Rossum, Jacques ThM van Eijk, Luc P de Witte and Gertrudis IJM Kempen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:156
  15. The emergence of physician owned specialty hospitals focusing on high margin procedures has generated significant controversy. Yet, it is unclear whether physician owned specialty hospitals differ significantl...

    Authors: Peter Cram, Mary S Vaughan-Sarrazin and Gary E Rosenthal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:155
  16. Little is known about the impact of questionnaire-based data collection methods on the consulting behaviour of general practitioners (family physicians) who participate in research. Here data collected during ...

    Authors: Tim Coleman, Andrew Wilson, Steve Barrett, Alison Wynne and Sarah Lewis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:153
  17. Procedures for priority setting need to incorporate both scientific evidence and public values. The aim of this study was to test out a model for priority setting which incorporates both scientific evidence an...

    Authors: Emmanuel Makundi, Lydia Kapiriri and Ole Frithjof Norheim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:152
  18. Analyzing social differences in the health of adolescents is a challenge. The accuracy of adolescent's report on familial socio-economic position is unknown. The aims of the study were to examine the validity ...

    Authors: María-Jesús Pueyo, Vicky Serra-Sutton, Jordi Alonso, Barbara Starfield and Luis Rajmil
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:151
  19. Most studies examining medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) have been performed in primary or secondary care and have examined symptoms for which patients sought medical attention. Disasters are often describe...

    Authors: Bellis van den Berg, C Joris Yzermans, Peter G van der Velden, Rebecca K Stellato, Erik Lebret and Linda Grievink
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:150
  20. STI surveillance systems are subject to qualitative and quantitative underreporting. General practitioners (GPs), who are key subjects in case reporting, explain their underreporting partly by their observatio...

    Authors: Veronique Verhoeven, Annelies Colliers, Ann Verster, Dirk Avonts, Lieve Peremans and Paul Van Royen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:149
  21. The Normalization Process Model is a theoretical model that assists in explaining the processes by which complex interventions become routinely embedded in health care practice. It offers a framework for process ...

    Authors: Carl May, Tracy Finch, Frances Mair, Luciana Ballini, Christopher Dowrick, Martin Eccles, Linda Gask, Anne MacFarlane, Elizabeth Murray, Tim Rapley, Anne Rogers, Shaun Treweek, Paul Wallace, George Anderson, Jo Burns and Ben Heaven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:148
  22. In Mexico, inappropriate prescription of drugs with potential interactions causing serious risks to patient health has been little studied. Work in this area has focused mainly on hospitalized patients, with o...

    Authors: Svetlana Vladislavovna Doubova (Dubova), Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola and Magdalena Suárez-Ortega
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:147
  23. Severe mental illness (SMI) has been associated with more medical co-morbidity and less cardiovascular procedure use for older patients with myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether SMI is associa...

    Authors: Mary E Plomondon, P Michael Ho, Li Wang, Gwendolyn T Greiner, James H Shore, Joseph T Sakai, Stephan D Fihn and John S Rumsfeld
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:146
  24. The first step of handling health promotion (HP) in Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) is a systematic documentation and registration of the activities in the medical records. So far the possibility and tradition...

    Authors: Hanne Tønnesen, Mette E Christensen, Oliver Groene, Ann O'Riordan, Fabrizio Simonelli, Lagle Suurorg, Denise Morris, Peder Vibe, Susan Himel and Poul Erik Hansen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:145
  25. Inter-professional learning (IPL) and inter-professional practice (IPP) are thought to be critical determinants of effective care, improved quality and safety and enhanced provider morale, yet few empirical st...

    Authors: Jeffrey Braithwaite, Johanna I Westbrook, A Ruth Foxwell, Rosalie Boyce, Timothy Devinney, Marc Budge, Karen Murphy, Mary-Ann Ryall, Jenny Beutel, Rebecca Vanderheide, Elizabeth Renton, Joanne Travaglia, Judy Stone, Amanda Barnard, David Greenfield, Angus Corbett…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:144
  26. Previous research suggests that women admitted to hospital with acute myocardial infarction (MI) are managed less intensively than men. Chronic stable angina is the commonest clinical manifestation of coronary...

    Authors: Mike Crilly, Peter Bundred, Xiyuan Hu, Lisa Leckey and Fiona Johnstone
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:142
  27. In Japan, as in many other countries, several quality and safety assurance measures have been implemented since the 1990's. This has occurred in spite of cost containment efforts. Although government and hospi...

    Authors: Kenshi Hayashida, Yuichi Imanaka and Haruhisa Fukuda
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:140
  28. The challenge of finding practical, patient-rated outcome measures is a key issue in the evaluation of health care systems and interventions. The ORIDL (Outcome in Relation to Impact on Daily Living) instrumen...

    Authors: David Reilly, Stewart W Mercer, Annemieke P Bikker and Tansy Harrison
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:139
  29. Nearly half of all patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) receive red blood cell (pRBC) transfusions (TFs), despite their associated complications. Restrictive transfusion strategy (Hemoglobin [Hb] < 7 g/dL...

    Authors: Marya D Zilberberg and Andrew F Shorr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:138
  30. In response to limited resources, health care systems have adopted diverse cost-containment strategies and give priority to differing types of interventions. The perception of physicians, who witness the effec...

    Authors: Samia A Hurst, Reidun Forde, Stella Reiter-Theil, Anne-Marie Slowther, Arnaud Perrier, Renzo Pegoraro and Marion Danis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:137
  31. Diabetes is a chronic illness which requires the individual to assume responsibility for their own care with the aim of maintaining glucose and blood pressure levels as close to normal as possible. Traditional...

    Authors: Gillian Paul, Susan M Smith, David Whitford, Fergus O'Kelly and Tom O'Dowd
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:136
  32. Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem worldwide. Detection of the most infectious cases of tuberculosis – sputum smear-positive pulmonary cases – by passive case finding is an essential compone...

    Authors: Chatarina U Wahyuni, Budiono, Lutfia Dwi Rahariyani, Muji Sulistyowati, Tety Rachmawati, Djuwari, Sri Yuliwati and Marieke J van der Werf
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:135
  33. Ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSC), such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, are conditions that can be managed with timely and effectiv...

    Authors: Paolo Rizza, Aida Bianco, Maria Pavia and Italo F Angelillo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:134
  34. Optimal care of patients is dependent on good professional interaction between general practitioners and general hospital physicians. In Norway this is mainly based upon referral and discharge letters. The mai...

    Authors: Helge Garåsen and Roar Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:133
  35. Current health policies assume that prescribing is more efficient and rational when general practitioners (GPs) work with a formulary or restricted drugs lists and thus with a limited range of drugs. Therefore...

    Authors: Dinny H de Bakker, Dayline SV Coffie, Eibert R Heerdink, Liset van Dijk and Peter P Groenewegen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:132
  36. Hospital in the home programs have been implemented in several countries and have been shown to be safe substitutions (alternatives) to in-patient hospitalization. These programs may offer a solution to the in...

    Authors: Jacques Lemelin, William E Hogg, Simone Dahrouge, Catherine Deri Armstrong, Carmel M Martin, Wei Zhang, Jo-Anne Dusseault, Joy Parsons-Nicota, Raphael Saginur and Gary Viner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:130
  37. The official statistics of persons with mental disorders who are granted disability pension (DP) in Russia and Norway indicate large differences between the countries.

    Authors: Grigory Rezvyy, Walter Schönfelder, Terje Øiesvold, Reidun Olstad and Georges Midré
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:128
  38. To date, mental health problems and mental workload have been increasingly related to long-term sick leave and disability. However, there is, as yet, no structured protocol available for the identification and...

    Authors: Sandra H van Oostrom, Johannes R Anema, Berend Terluin, Anita Venema, Henrica CW de Vet and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:127
  39. Tailor-made approaches enable the uptake of interventions as they are seen as a way to overcome the incompatibility of general interventions with local knowledge about the organisation of routine medical pract...

    Authors: Yvonne JFM Jansen, Antoinette de Bont, Marleen Foets, Marc Bruijnzeels and Roland Bal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:125
  40. Compliance is a major issue in glaucoma care. It is usually poor in glaucomatous patients, and may ultimately result in an acceleration of the disease progression and a risk of blindness. Reasons for this poor...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Nordmann, Philippe Denis, Marc Vigneux, Elyse Trudeau, Isabelle Guillemin and Gilles Berdeaux
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:124
  41. In order to facilitate the collaborative design, system dynamics (SD) with a group modelling approach was used in the early stages of planning a new stroke unit. During six workshops a SD model was created in ...

    Authors: Marie Elf, Mariya Putilova, Lena von Koch and Kerstin Öhrn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:123
  42. Outpatient drugs are dispensed through both community and mail order pharmacies. There is no empirical evidence that substitution of community pharmacy with mail order reduces overall drug expenditures. The ne...

    Authors: Satish Valluri, Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and Sheryl L Szeinbach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:122
  43. The Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF) is dedicated to support research related to all aspects of health and health services in Hong Kong. We evaluated the fund's outcomes and explored factors as...

    Authors: Patrick Kwan, Janice Johnston, Anne YK Fung, Doris SY Chong, Richard A Collins and Su V Lo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:121