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  1. Content type: Research article

    Elderly people tend to have greater healthcare utilization because of their health status. However, with the 4th largest population in the world, little is known concerning the use of services among the Indone...

    Authors: Ema Madyaningrum, Ying-Chih Chuang and Kun-Yang Chuang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:707

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Accurate patient expectations are important to optimise treatment success, especially for complex conditions such as chronic pain. Communication may be the key to managing patient expectations. This study aime...

    Authors: Bianca Wiering, Dolf de Boer, Maarten Krol, Hilda Wieberneit-Tolman and Diana Delnoij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:706

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a misaligning of data in Table 3 (weekly results have been put in the column for monthly results).

    Authors: Marit Larsen, Valborg Baste, Ragnhild Bjørknes, Trine Myrvold and Stine Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:708

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:634

  4. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring universal access to maternal and reproductive health services is critical to the success of global efforts to reduce poverty and inequality. Engaging private providers has been proposed as a strategy ...

    Authors: Mardieh L. Dennis, Lenka Benova, Onikepe O. Owolabi and Oona M. R. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:699

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture in elderly patients is a rising global public health concern because of population ageing, and increasing frailty. Long-term morbidity related to poor management of hip fracture is associated with...

    Authors: Dario Tedesco, Dino Gibertoni, Paola Rucci, Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Simona Rosa, Luca Bianciardi, Maurizia Rolli and Maria Pia Fantini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:701

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    To address challenges related to medication management in underserved settings, we developed a system for Prescription Management And General Inventory Control, or RxMAGIC, in collaboration with the Birmingham...

    Authors: Arielle M. Fisher, Timothy M. Mtonga, Jeremy U. Espino, Lauren J. Jonkman, Sharon E. Connor, Nickie K. Cappella and Gerald P. Douglas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:703

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Assistant practitioners have knowledge and skills beyond the level of traditional support workers, and work in many clinical settings. However, some assistant practitioners lack a clearly defined role and may ...

    Authors: Catherine Henshall, Andrea Doherty, Helen Green, Liz Westcott and Helen Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:695

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Non-government, not-for-profit community health centres (CHCs) play a crucial role within healthcare systems in fostering equity, acting both as direct providers of services and as sentinels of health and soci...

    Authors: Josée G. Lavoie, Colleen Varcoe, C. Nadine Wathen, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe and Annette J. Browne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:705

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Demand-side barriers are as important as supply factors in deterring patients from obtaining treatment. Developing countries including Ethiopia have been focusing on promoting health care utilization as an imp...

    Authors: Tsegay Wellay, Measho Gebreslassie, Molla Mesele, Hailay Gebretinsae, Brhane Ayele, Alemtsehay Tewelde and Yodit Zewedie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:697

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Management of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTMLD) consists of a long-term multi-drug antibiotic regimen, yet many patients do not achieve culture conversion. We estimated the NTMLD-related direct...

    Authors: S. M. Goring, J. B. Wilson, N. R. Risebrough, J. Gallagher, S. Carroll, K. J. Heap, M. Obradovic, M. R. Loebinger and R. Diel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:700

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Spain, hospital expenditure represents the biggest share of overall public healthcare expenditure, the most important welfare system directly run by the Autonomous Communities (ACs). Since 2001, public heal...

    Authors: Manuel Ridao-López, Micaela Comendeiro-Maaløe, Natalia Martínez-Lizaga and Enrique Bernal-Delgado

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:696

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Intelligence generated by a surveillance system is dependent on the quality of data that are collected. We investigated the knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses responsible for outbreak early warning s...

    Authors: Adam T. Craig, Cynthia A. Joshua, Alison R. Sio, Michael Lauri, John Kaldor, Alexander E. Rosewell and Gill Schierhout

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:702

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  13. Content type: Research article

    With the implementation of Chinese economic reform and rapid urbanization, policies and values surrounding migration have changed and given rise to unprecedented population mobility. This study is designed to ...

    Authors: Yangyang Qian, Dandan Ge, Li Zhang, Long Sun, Jiajia Li and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:704

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The community pharmacy center of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine of the Policlinique Médicale Universitaire (PMU), Lausanne, Switzerland developed and implemented an interprofessional ...

    Authors: Mélanie Lelubre, Olivier Clerc, Marielle Grosjean, Karim Amighi, Carine De Vriese, Olivier Bugnon and Marie-Paule Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:698

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Successful implementation of pay-for-quality (P4Q) programs mostly depends upon a valid, timely, and reliable data about quality measures generated by providers, and interpreted by payers. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Shabnam Iezadi, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Akbar Ghiasi, Mostafa Farahbakhsh and Kamal Gholipour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:692

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization describes health literacy as a critical determinant of health and driver of citizen empowerment and health equity. Several studies have shown that health literacy is associated wi...

    Authors: Anita Trezona, Sarity Dodson and Richard H. Osborne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:694

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related hospitalizations has decreased worldwide in recent years, due to the availability of combined antiretroviral therapies (cART). The present analysis aime...

    Authors: Lucia Taramasso, Federica Demma, Rossella Bitonti, Antonio Ferrazin, Barbara Giannini, Mauro Giacomini, Sabrina Beltramini, Elisabetta Sasso, Claudio Viscoli and Antonio Di Biagio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:691

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Although there is mounting evidence and policy guidance urging the integration of HIV services into general health systems in countries with a high HIV burden, vertical (stand-alone) HIV clinics are still comm...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Joseph Rujumba, Japheth Kwiringira, Jepchirchir Kiplagat, Edith Namulema and Alex Muganzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:690

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  19. Content type: Research article

    CoNSENSo is a project funded by the European Union, which is aimed at developing an innovative care model based on community nurses to support active ageing in mountain areas. The planned sustainability of thi...

    Authors: Roberto Ippoliti, Greta Falavigna, Floriana Montani and Silvia Rizzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:689

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:771

  20. Content type: Research article

    In Bangladesh, while the infrastructure of public health facilities to provide maternal and newborn care services is adequate, services are not always available due to insufficient staffing. A human resource a...

    Authors: Taposh Kumar Biswas, Anjuman Ara Begum, Shamima Akther, M. Hafizur Rahman, Henry B. Perry, Heidi E. Jones and Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:688

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Pay for Performance (P4P) has increasingly being adopted in different countries as a provider payment mechanism to improve health system performance. Evaluations of pay for performance (P4P) schemes across sev...

    Authors: Yewande Kofoworola Ogundeji, Trevor A. Sheldon and Alan Maynard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:686

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Routine health information systems (RHIS) are vital for the acquisition of data for health sector planning, monitoring, and evaluation. However, in developing countries the insufficient quality of the data pro...

    Authors: Eshetu Dagnew, Solomon Assefa Woreta and Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:685

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of respiratory system health status in hospitalized patients is usually based on many laboratory examinations and imaging examinations. Medical examinations require a lot of manpower, material r...

    Authors: Hongzhe Dou, Yuejia Zhao, Yanhong Chen, Qingchun Zhao, Bo Xiao, Yan Wang, Yonghe Zhang, Zhiguo Chen, Jie Guo and Lingwei Tao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:683

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Over recent years there has been a growth in cancer early diagnosis (ED) research, which requires valid measurement of routes to diagnosis and diagnostic intervals. The Aarhus Statement, published in 2012, pro...

    Authors: Domenica Coxon, Christine Campbell, Fiona M. Walter, Suzanne E. Scott, Richard D. Neal, Peter Vedsted, Jon Emery, Greg Rubin, William Hamilton and David Weller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:677

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, significant efforts have been made to improve the provision of care for compensated injured workers internationally. However, despite increasing efforts at implementing best practices in this ...

    Authors: Anne Hudon, Matthew Hunt and Debbie Ehrmann Feldman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:682

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Record linkage is an important tool for epidemiologists and health planners. Record linkage studies will generally contain some level of residual record linkage error, where individual records are either incor...

    Authors: Sean Randall, Adrian Brown, James Boyd, Rainer Schnell, Christian Borgs and Anna Ferrante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:678

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Role clarification is consistently documented as a challenging process for inter professional healthcare teams, despite being a core tenet of interprofessional collaboration. This paper explores the role clari...

    Authors: Olivia Ly, Shannon L. Sibbald, Jennifer Y. Verma and Graeme M. Rocker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:680

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Over the past 40 years, the Chinese government has diligently promoted the market-oriented reform of the health insurance system. However, as it is affected by the urban-rural dual structure, most rural-to-urb...

    Authors: Jinhua Liu, Hongsheng Chen, Yang Chen and Zhigang Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:679

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate dispensing of antibiotics for acute respiratory illness (ARI) is common among drug sellers in Bangladesh. In this study, we evaluated the impact of an educational intervention to promote guidelin...

    Authors: Fahmida Chowdhury, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Abdullah Al Mamun, A. Danielle Iuliano, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Makhdum Ahmed, Mejbah Uddin Bhuiyan, Kamal Hossain, Mohammad Sabbir Haider, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Mahmudur Rahman and Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:676

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  30. Content type: Debate

    Health Technology Reassessment (HTR) is an emerging field that shifts the focus from traditional methods of technology adoption to managing technology throughout its lifecycle. HTR is a mechanism to improve pa...

    Authors: Rosmin Esmail, Heather Hanson, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Daniel J. Niven and Fiona Clement

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:674

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite only constituting a small percentage of the population, frequent attenders place a tremendous burden on the healthcare system in Germany. Whilst there are some cross-sectional studies that examine the ...

    Authors: André Hajek and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:673

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac-related complaints are leading drivers of Emergency Department (ED) utilization. Although a large proportion of cardiac patients can be discharged with appropriate outpatient follow-up, inadequate care...

    Authors: Gabriel E. Soto, Elizabeth A. Huenefeldt, Masey N. Hengst, Arlo J. Reimer, Shawn K. Samuel, Steven K. Samuel and Stephen J. Utts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:672

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Multiple pharmacotherapy options are available to control blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Patients and prescribers may have different preferences for T2DM treatment attributes, such as mode a...

    Authors: Simon Fifer, John Rose, Kim K. Hamrosi and Dan Swain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:675

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Burnout is a health problem in nurses. Individuals with a certain personality are more susceptible to job-related burnout. General self-efficacy (GSE) is an important predictor of job-related burnout. The rela...

    Authors: Yongcheng Yao, Shan Zhao, Xia Gao, Zhen An, Shouying Wang, Hongbin Li, Yuchun Li, Liyun Gao, Lingeng Lu and Ziming Dong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:667

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Physician rating websites (PRWs) allow patients to rate, comment and discuss physicians’ quality online as a source of information for others searching for a physician. It is generally assumed that PRWs will o...

    Authors: Stuart McLennan, Daniel Strech and Hannes Kahrass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:670

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  36. Content type: Research article

    After 2008 global economic crisis, Italian governments progressively reduced public healthcare financing. Describing the time trend of health outcomes and health expenditure may be helpful for policy makers du...

    Authors: Davide Golinelli, Andrea Bucci, Fabrizio Toscano, Filippo Filicori and Maria Pia Fantini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:671

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Patients dropping out of mental health treatment is considered a widespread and significant obstacle to providing effective treatment, thus reducing the probability of patients achieving the desired improvemen...

    Authors: John Morten Koksvik, Olav Morten Linaker, Rolf Wilhelm Gråwe, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard and Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:665

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite numerous reports of significant distress and burden for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients and caregivers (CGs), HSCT-specific coping interventions remain rare. The few in use lack...

    Authors: Tammy Son, Sylvie Lambert, Ann Jakubowski, Barbara DiCicco-Bloom and Carmen G. Loiselle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:669

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Norwegian general practitioners (GPs) are important stakeholders because they manage 80% of people on long-term sick-leave. Independent medical evaluation (IME) for long-term sick-listed patients is being eval...

    Authors: Aase Aamland, Elisabeth Husabo and Silje Maeland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:666

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Our primary aim was to assess the ability of a non-profit foundation-sponsored clinic network to facilitate access to specialized care for patients with neurofibromatoses (NF), a group of neurogenetic disorder...

    Authors: Vanessa L. Merker, Annie Dai, Heather B. Radtke, Pamela Knight, Justin T. Jordan and Scott R. Plotkin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:668

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The school nurse’s role varies across countries. In Scotland, the Chief Nursing Officer recommended that the role should be refocused. The refocused programme emphasises nine care pathways with a view to impro...

    Authors: Lawrence Doi, Deborah Wason, Stephen Malden and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:664

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases are becoming more common due to an increasing ageing population. Patients with chronic conditions managed in outpatient clinics account for a large share of healthcare costs. We developed a 24...

    Authors: Anders Damgaard Møller, David Høyrup Christiansen, Cathrine Bell, Ulrich Fredberg and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:663

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Prior research suggests that many patients do not spontaneously include work/income loss when responding to utility assessments, although this remains unconfirmed in the US due to almost no published US-based ...

    Authors: Kelly D. Johnson, Susan K. Brenneman, Chrisann Newransky, Seth Sheffler-Collins, Laura K. Becker, Angela Belland and Camilo J. Acosta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:662

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this systematic literature review is to identify and critique full economic evaluations of interventions for high risk young people with the purpose of informing the design of future rigorous econom...

    Authors: Kim Edmunds, Rod Ling, Anthony Shakeshaft, Chris Doran and Andrew Searles

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:660

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  45. Content type: Research article

    More and more countries have been implementing chronic care programs, such as the Chronic Care Model (CCM) to manage non-acute conditions of diseases in a more effective and less expensive way. Often, these pr...

    Authors: Milena Vainieri, Cecilia Quercioli, Mauro Maccari, Sara Barsanti and Anna Maria Murante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:659

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  46. Content type: Research article

    A teledermatology pilot scheme was first conducted in the town of Manresa (Barcelona) in the summer of 2010. The clinical success of the scheme prompted its expansion to the whole county of Bages in 2011 and t...

    Authors: Josep Vidal-Alaball, Josep Lluís Garcia Domingo, Francesc Garcia Cuyàs, Jacobo Mendioroz Peña, Gemma Flores Mateo, Joan Deniel Rosanas and Glòria Sauch Valmaña

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:650

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