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  1. The aging population poses a challenge to Mexican health services. The aim of this study is to describe recent oral health services utilization and its association with socio-demographic characteristics and co...

    Authors: Sergio Sánchez-García, Javier de la Fuente-Hernández, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, José Manuel Ortega Mendoza, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Fortino Solórzano-Santos and Carmen García-Peña
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:211
  2. Infertility is common and in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a widely used treatment. In IVF the need increases and the effectiveness and appropriateness decrease by age. The purpose of this study was to describe...

    Authors: Reija Klemetti, Mika Gissler, Tiina Sevón and Elina Hemminki
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:210
  3. In recent years a number of costs of stroke studies have been conducted based on incidence or prevalence and estimating costs at a given time. As there still is a need for a deeper understanding of factors inf...

    Authors: Ann Björkdahl and Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:209
  4. Twelve percent of the adult population in Malawi is estimated to be HIV infected. About 15% to 20% of these are in need of life saving antiretroviral therapy. The country has a public sector-led antiretroviral...

    Authors: Adamson S Muula, John Chipeta, Seter Siziya, Emmanuel Rudatsikira, Ronald H Mataya and Edward Kataika
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:208
  5. The development and description of interventions to change professional practice are often limited by the lack of an explicit theoretical and empirical basis. We set out to develop an intervention to promote a...

    Authors: Robbie Foy, Jillian J Francis, Marie Johnston, Martin Eccles, Jan Lecouturier, Claire Bamford and Jeremy Grimshaw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:207
  6. Rising levels of obesity coupled with the limited success of currently available weight control methods highlight the need for investigation of novel approaches to obesity treatment. This study aims to determi...

    Authors: Áine McConnon, Sara FL Kirk, Jennie E Cockroft, Emma L Harvey, Darren C Greenwood, James D Thomas, Joan K Ransley and Laura Bojke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:206
  7. Staff shortages could harm the provision and quality of health care in Uganda, so staff retention and motivation are crucial. Understanding the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff contributes to designing appropriate ...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Vincent Bwete, Everd Maniple, Mirjam Bakker, Grace Namaganda, John Odaga and Gert Jan van der Wilt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:205
  8. Comparative data are an important resource for management of integrated care. In 2001, the English Department of Health created 34 cancer networks, broadly serving populations of half to three million people, ...

    Authors: Dawn L Wilkinson and Mark McCarthy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:204
  9. Universal newborn screening for early detection of children affected by sickle cell disorders and cystic fibrosis is currently being implemented across England. Parents of infants identified as carriers of the...

    Authors: Hilda Parker, Nadeem Qureshi, Fiona Ulph and Joe Kai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:203
  10. Currently there is no standard algorithm to identify whether a subject is residing in a nursing home from administrative claims. Our objective was to develop and validate an algorithm that identifies nursing h...

    Authors: Ilene H Zuckerman, Masayo Sato, Van Doren Hsu and Jose J Hernandez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:202
  11. This study examines hospital outpatient perceptions of the physical environment of the outpatient waiting areas in one medical center. The relationship of patient characteristics and their perceptions and need...

    Authors: Chun-Yen Tsai, Mu-Chia Wang, Wei-Tsen Liao, Jui-Heng Lu, Pi-hung Sun, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin and Gerald-Mark Breen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:198
  12. The objective was to solve two problems of an already validated scale measuring inpatient opinion on care: 1) a high non-response rate for some items due to the "not applicable" response option and 2) a skewed...

    Authors: Leïla Moret, Jean-Michel Nguyen, Nathalie Pillet, Bruno Falissard, Pierre Lombrail and Isabelle Gasquet
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:197
  13. Capacity management systems create insight into required resources like staff and equipment. For inpatient hospital care, capacity management requires information on beds and nursing staff capacity, on a daily...

    Authors: Sylvia G Elkhuizen, Gert Bor, Marjolein Smeenk, Niek S Klazinga and Piet JM Bakker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:196
  14. This study aimed at evaluating face and content validity, feasibility and reliability of process quality indicators developed previously in the United States or other countries. The indicators can be used to e...

    Authors: Edeltraut Kröger, André Tourigny, Diane Morin, Lise Côté, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Paule Lebel, Line Robichaud, Shirley Imbeault, Solange Proulx and Zohra Benounissa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:195
  15. The current climate of rising health care costs has led many health insurance programs to limit benefits, which may be problematic for children needing specialty care. Findings from pediatric primary care may ...

    Authors: Asheley Cockrell Skinner and Michelle L Mayer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:194
  16. Health care policies, including drug-funding policies, influence physician practice. Funding policies are especially important in the area of cancer care since cancer is a leading cause of death that is respon...

    Authors: Scott R Berry, Stacey Hubay, Hagit Soibelman and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:193
  17. The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Britain is concentrated in inner-city areas such as Sandwell, which is home to a diverse multi-ethnic population. Current guidance for CVD risk screening is not es...

    Authors: Jeetesh V Patel, Ashan Gunarathne, Deidre Lane, Hoong S Lim, Inessa Tracey, Nimai C Panja, Gregory YH Lip and Elizabeth A Hughes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:192
  18. Clinical guidelines are considered important instruments to improve quality in health care. Since 1998 the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) produced evidence-based clinical guidelines, based on ...

    Authors: Philip J Van der Wees, Erik JM Hendriks, Jan WH Custers, Jako S Burgers, Joost Dekker and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:191
  19. Studies show that subthreshold depression is highly prevalent in primary care, has impact on the quality of life and causes immense health care costs. Although this points to the clinical relevance of subthres...

    Authors: Matthias Backenstrass, Katharina Joest, Thomas Rosemann and Joachim Szecsenyi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:190
  20. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a growing epidemic and the cost of treating diabetes is largely increasing. The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-of-illness of DM among attendees of out-patient clinic...

    Authors: Liaquat A Khowaja, Ali K Khuwaja and Peter Cosgrove
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:189
  21. Despite widespread use of neonatal hospital discharge data, there are few published reports on the accuracy of population health data with neonatal diagnostic or procedure codes. The aim of this study was to a...

    Authors: Jane B Ford, Christine L Roberts, Charles S Algert, Jennifer R Bowen, Barbara Bajuk and David J Henderson-Smart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:188
  22. To ensure the highest efficiency, health services should be provided with the least possible complexity. The aim of this study is to quantify the degree of appropriateness in preoperatory hospital stays and to...

    Authors: Sonia Tamames, Alberto Perez Rubio, Javier Castrodeza Sanz, Maria Belen Canton Alvarez, Francisco J Luquero, Sara Santos Sanz, Placido Lopez Encinar, Maria Paz de la Torre Pardo and Juan Manuel Gil Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:187
  23. As no health system can afford to provide all possible services and treatments for the people it serves, each system must set priorities. Priority setting decision makers are increasingly involving the public ...

    Authors: Rebecca A Bruni, Andreas Laupacis, Wendy Levinson and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:186
  24. Hospital mortality rates are one of the most frequently selected indicators for measuring the performance of NHS Trusts. A recent article in a national newspaper named the hospital with the highest or lowest m...

    Authors: Yu-Kang Tu and Mark S Gilthorpe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:185
  25. Despite their increasing share of the dental insurance market, little is known about dental practices' satisfaction with preferred provider organizations (PPOs). This analysis examined practice satisfaction wi...

    Authors: Robert H Aseltine Jr, Susan Reisine, Elizabeth A Schilling and James Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:184
  26. The inaccuracy of death certification can lead to the misallocation of resources in health care programs and research. We evaluated the rate of errors in the completion of death certificates among medical resi...

    Authors: Jesús Villar and Lina Pérez-Méndez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:183
  27. Priority setting in health care is a challenge because demand for services exceeds available resources. The increasing demand for less invasive surgical procedures by patients, health care institutions and ind...

    Authors: Nathalie M Danjoux, Douglas K Martin, Pascale N Lehoux, Julie L Harnish, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Mark Bernstein and David R Urbach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:182
  28. Influenza poses concerns about epidemic respiratory infection. Interventions designed to prevent the spread of respiratory infection within family physician (FP) offices could potentially have a significant po...

    Authors: William Hogg, David Gray, Patricia Huston and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:181
  29. Priority setting in every health system is complex and difficult. In less wealthy countries the dominant approach to priority setting has been Burden of Disease (BOD) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), whi...

    Authors: Simon Mshana, Haji Shemilu, Benedict Ndawi, Roman Momburi, Oystein Evjen Olsen, Jens Byskov and Douglas K Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:180
  30. The hospital treatment of heart failure frequently does not follow published guidelines, potentially contributing to the high morbidity, mortality and economic cost of this disorder. Consequently the developme...

    Authors: Massimiliano Panella, Sara Marchisio, Andrea Gardini and Francesco Di Stanislao
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:179