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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The extent to which clinical and non-clinical factors impact on the waiting-list prioritization preferences of patients in the queue is unknown. Using a series of hypothetical scenarios, the objective of this ...

    Authors: Katy Shufelt, Alice Chong and David A Alter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:118
  15. Generic community mental health teams (CMHTs) currently deliver specialist mental health care in England. Policy dictates that CMHTs focus on those patients with greatest need but it has proved difficult to es...

    Authors: Carolyn Chew-Graham, Mike Slade, Carolyn Montana, Mairi Stewart and Linda Gask
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:117
  16. A number of intensive care (ICU) patients experience significant problems with physical, psychological, and social functioning for some time after discharge from ICU. These problems have implications not just ...

    Authors: Brian H Cuthbertson, Janice Rattray, Marie Johnston, J Anthony Wildsmith, Edward Wilson, Rodolfo Hernendez, Craig Ramsey, Alastair M Hull, John Norrie and Marion Campbell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:116
  17. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee is the second most common MRI examination in Norway after head/brain MRI. Little has been published internationally on trends in the use of knee MRI after 1999. Thi...

    Authors: Ansgar Espeland, Nils L Natvig, Ingard Løge, Lars Engebretsen and Jostein Ellingsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:115
  18. Most of the about 140 million informal sector workers in urban China do not have health insurance. A 1998 central government policy leaves it to the discretion of municipal governments to offer informal sector...

    Authors: Till Bärnighausen, Yuanli Liu, Xinping Zhang and Rainer Sauerborn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:114
  19. The UK has witnessed a considerable increase in immigration in the past decade. Migrant may face barriers to accessing appropriate health care on arrival and the current focus on screening certain migrants for...

    Authors: Graham Cooke, Sally Hargreaves, Jana Natkunarajah, Gurjinder Sandhu, Devesh Dhasmana, Joseph Eliahoo, Alison Holmes and Jon S Friedland
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:113
  20. Since 1976, Medicare has linked reimbursement for hospitals performing organ transplants to the attainment of certain benchmarks, including transplant volume. While Medicare is a stakeholder in all transplant ...

    Authors: John M Hollingsworth, Sarah L Krein, David C Miller, Sonya DeMonner and Brent K Hollenbeck
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:112
  21. An increasing number of newly trained Dutch GPs prefer to work in a group practice and as a non-principal rather than in a single-handed practice. In view of the greater number of female doctors, changing prac...

    Authors: Tanja Maiorova, Fred Stevens, Lud van der Velden, Albert Scherpbier and Jouke van der Zee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:111
  22. To identify differences among men and women with acute coronary syndrome in terms of in-hospital mortality, and to assess whether these differences are related to the use of percutaneous cardiovascular procedu...

    Authors: María J Aguado-Romeo, Soledad Márquez-Calderón and María L Buzón-Barrera
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:110
  23. The Belgian and Dutch societies present many similarities but differ with regard to the organisation of maternity care. The Dutch way of giving birth is well known for its high percentage of home births and it...

    Authors: Wendy Christiaens, Anneleen Gouwy and Piet Bracke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:109
  24. Economic theory and limited empirical data suggest that costs per unit of HIV prevention program output (unit costs) will initially decrease as small programs expand. Unit costs may then reach a nadir and star...

    Authors: Elliot Marseille, Lalit Dandona, Nell Marshall, Paul Gaist, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Brandi Rollins, Stefano M Bertozzi, Jerry Coovadia, Joseph Saba, Dmitry Lioznov, Jo-Ann Du Plessis, Evgeny Krupitsky, Nicci Stanley, Mead Over, Alena Peryshkina, SG Prem Kumar…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:108
  25. Collaboration between providers of conventional care and complementary therapies (CTs) has gained in popularity but there is a lack of conceptualised models for delivering such care, i.e. integrative medicine ...

    Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Jeremy Halpin, Anders Warenmark and Torkel Falkenberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:107
  26. In order to accurately distinguish gaps of varying length in drug treatment for chronic conditions from discontinuation without resuming therapy, short-term observation does not suffice. Thus, the use of inhal...

    Authors: Tanja T Menckeberg, Svetlana V Belitser, Marcel L Bouvy, Madelon Bracke, Jan-Willem J Lammers, Jan AM Raaijmakers and Hubert GM Leufkens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:106
  27. Despite the promotion of Community Health Insurance (CHI) in Uganda in the second half of the 90's, mainly under the impetus of external aid organisations, overall membership has remained low. Today, some 30,0...

    Authors: Robert Basaza, Bart Criel and Patrick Van der Stuyft
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:105
  28. Clinicians, nurses, and managers in hospitals are continuously confronted by new technologies and methods that require changes to working practice. Quality systems can help to manage change while maintaining a...

    Authors: Stefan Kunkel, Urban Rosenqvist and Ragnar Westerling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:104
  29. Lower respiratory tract infections like acute bronchitis, exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and community-acquired pneumonia are often unnecessarily treated with antibiotics, mainly because of ...

    Authors: Philipp Schuetz, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Marcel Wolbers, Ursula Schild, Robert Thomann, Claudine Falconnier, Isabelle Widmer, Stefanie Neidert, Claudine A Blum, Ronald Schönenberger, Christoph Henzen, Thomas Bregenzer, Claus Hoess, Martin Krause, Heiner C Bucher, Werner Zimmerli…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:102
  30. The satisfaction and the quality of life perceived by professionals have implications for the performance of health organizations. We have assessed the variations in professional quality of life (PQL) and thei...

    Authors: Jesus Martin-Fernandez, Tomas Gomez-Gascon, Milagros Beamud-Lagos, Jose Alfonso Cortes-Rubio and Angel Alberquilla-Menendez-Asenjo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:101
  31. Work capacity correlates weakly to disease concepts, which in turn are insufficient to explain sick leave behavior. With data mainly from Sweden, a welfare state with high sickness absence rates, our aim was t...

    Authors: Hans O Thulesius and Birgitta E Grahn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:100
  32. Health systems increasingly try to make their services more responsive to users' expectations. In the context of the World Health Report 2000, WHO developed the concept of health system responsiveness as a perfor...

    Authors: Anke Bramesfeld, Felix Wedegärtner, Hermann Elgeti and Susanne Bisson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:99
  33. The stigma against people with mental illness is a major barrier to help-seeking in young people for mental health problems. The objective of this study was to investigate the extent of stigma in relation to t...

    Authors: Diana Rose, Graham Thornicroft, Vanessa Pinfold and Aliya Kassam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:97
  34. Reports of higher quality care by higher-volume secondary care providers have fuelled a shift of services from smaller provider units to larger hospitals and units. In the United Kingdom, most patients are man...

    Authors: Sonia Saxena, Josip Car, Darren Eldred, Michael Soljak and Azeem Majeed
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:96
  35. On a regional level, our aims were to describe rehabilitation patterns for elderly patients with stroke and hip fracture and to investigate mortality risk during the 6-month post acute period.

    Authors: Fabrizio Carinci, Lorenzo Roti, Paolo Francesconi, Rosa Gini, Fabrizio Tediosi, Tania Di Iorio, Simone Bartolacci and Eva Buiatti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:95
  36. Health systems delivery systems can be divided into two broad categories: National Health Services (NHS) on the one hand and Social Security (based) Health care systems (SSH) on the other hand. Existing litera...

    Authors: Jouke van der Zee and Madelon W Kroneman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:94
  37. Nursing home performance measurement systems are practically ubiquitous. The vast majority of these systems aspire to rank order all nursing homes based on quantitative measures of quality. However, the abilit...

    Authors: Charles D Phillips, Catherine Hawes, Trudy Lieberman and Mary Jane Koren
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:93
  38. Thus far important findings regarding the dementia syndrome have been implemented into patients' medical care only inadequately. A professional training accounting for both, general practitioners' (GP) needs a...

    Authors: Horst C Vollmar, Martin E Butzlaff, Rolf Lefering and Monika A Rieger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:92
  39. Despite increasing interest and publication of risk-adjusted hospital mortality rates, the relationship with underlying quality of care remains unclear. We undertook a systematic review to ascertain the extent...

    Authors: David W Pitches, Mohammed A Mohammed and Richard J Lilford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:91
  40. Taiwan's primary community care network (PCCN) demonstration project, funded by the Bureau of National Health Insurance on March 2003, was established to discourage hospital shopping behavior of people and dri...

    Authors: Blossom Yen-Ju Lin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:90
  41. Care pathways can be complex, often involving multiple care providers and as such are recognised as containing multiple opportunities for error. Prospective hazard analysis methods may be useful for evaluating...

    Authors: Joanne E Dean, Allen Hutchinson, Kamisha Hamilton Escoto and Rod Lawson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:89
  42. Participation by communities in improving the quality of health services has become a feature of government policy in the United Kingdom. The aim of the study was to involve a deprived community in the UK in s...

    Authors: Peter G Cawston, Stewart W Mercer and Rosaline S Barbour
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:88