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  1. Content type: Research article

    Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) typically use several drug treatments during their lifetime. There is a debate about the best second-line therapy after metformin monotherapy failure due to the increasing n...

    Authors: Christina S. Kwon, Enrique Seoane-Vazquez and Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:78

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    Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe have recently adopted a universal ‘test-and-treat’ approach to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (Option B+). Amongst a largely asymptomatic population of women...

    Authors: Fabian Cataldo, Janet Seeley, Misheck J. Nkhata, Zivai Mupambireyi, Edward Tumwesige and Diana M. Gibb

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:76

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    The Primary Care Outcomes Questionnaire (PCOQ) is a new patient-reported outcome measure designed specifically for primary care. This paper describes the developmental process of improving the item quality and...

    Authors: Mairead Murphy, Sandra Hollinghurst and Chris Salisbury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:79

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    Health care professionals (HCP) are known key elements of effective patient’s counselling and education. For patients taking warfarin, education about the dose, side effects, and toxicity is clearly identified...

    Authors: Nermine S. Choumane, Diana N. Malaeb, Bassem Malaeb and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:80

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Organizational change is inevitable in any workplace. Previous research has shown that leadership and a number of organizational climate and contextual variables can affect the adoption of change initiatives. ...

    Authors: Kathryn von Treuer, Gery Karantzas, Marita McCabe, David Mellor, Anastasia Konis, Tanya E. Davison and Daniel O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:77

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The National Guideline for Assessment, Treatment and Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, launched in 2012, is to be implemented in mental health services...

    Authors: Monica Stolt Pedersen, Anne Landheim, Merete Møller and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:71

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Citizen participation in health service co-production is increasingly enacted. A reason for engaging community members is to co-design services that are locally-appropriate and harness local assets. To date, m...

    Authors: Jane Farmer, Karen Carlisle, Virginia Dickson-Swift, Simon Teasdale, Amanda Kenny, Judy Taylor, Felicity Croker, Karen Marini and Mark Gussy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:68

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Children with medical complexity (CMC) have a wide range of long term health problems and disabilities that have an adverse impact on their quality of life. They have high levels of family identified health ca...

    Authors: Lisa Altman, Yvonne Zurynski, Christie Breen, Tim Hoffmann and Susan Woolfenden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:70

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of evidence-based programs (EBPs) for disease self-management and prevention is a policy priority. It is challenging to implement EBPs offered in community settings and to integrate them with he...

    Authors: Aaron L. Leppin, Karen Schaepe, Jason Egginton, Sara Dick, Megan Branda, Lori Christiansen, Nicole M. Burow, Charlene Gaw and Victor M. Montori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:72

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In order to conduct studies on shared decision-making (SDM) and to implement SDM in routine practice, psychometrically tested measures are needed. The development of the short 5-item version of the OPTION scal...

    Authors: Mara Kölker, Janine Topp, Glyn Elwyn, Martin Härter and Isabelle Scholl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:74

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Partner notification services (PNS) are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a public health intervention for addressing the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (S...

    Authors: Sarah Magaziner, Madeline C. Montgomery, Thomas Bertrand, Daniel Daltry, Heidi Jenkins, Brenda Kendall, Lauren Molotnikov, Lindsay Pierce, Emer Smith, Lynn Sosa, Jacob J. van den Berg, Theodore Marak, Don Operario and Philip A. Chan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:75

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Emergency department visits and hospitalizations (EDVH) place a large burden on patients and the health care system. The presence of informal caregivers may be beneficial for reducing EDVH among patients with ...

    Authors: Robert Abtan, Nooshin Khobzi Rotondi, Alison Macpherson and Michael Anthony Rotondi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:73

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Evidence supporting the effectiveness of care management programs for complex patients has been inconclusive. However, past reviews have not focused on complexity primarily defined by multimorbidity and health...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Baker, Richard W. Grant and Anjali Gopalan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:65

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In 2013–14, the evidence based care model Hospital-based Home Care for children newly diagnosed with diabetes was implemented at a large paediatric diabetes care facility in the south of Sweden. The first step...

    Authors: Gabriella Nilsson, Kristofer Hansson, Irén Tiberg and Inger Hallström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:61

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    Women with comorbid substance use disorders are an extremely vulnerable group having an increased relative risk of negative outcomes such as incarceration, morbidity and mortality. In Sweden, women with comorb...

    Authors: Tina M. Olsson and Mats Fridell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:53

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    Pediatric providers are key players in the treatment of childhood obesity, yet rates of obesity management in the primary care setting are low. The goal of this study was to examine the views of pediatric prov...

    Authors: Kyung E. Rhee, Stephanie Kessl, Sarah Lindback, Marshall Littman and Robert E. El-Kareh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:55

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged hospital discharge boarding can impact patient flow resulting in upstream Emergency Department crowding. We aim to determine the risks predicting prolonged hospital discharge boarding and their direc...

    Authors: Sajid A. Shaikh, Richard D. Robinson, Radhika Cheeti, Shyamanand Rath, Chad D. Cowden, Frank Rosinia, Nestor R. Zenarosa and Hao Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:59

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  18. Content type: Research article

    For more than 30 years policy action across sectors has been celebrated as a necessary and viable way to affect the social factors impacting on health. In particular intersectoral action on the social determin...

    Authors: Ditte Heering Holt, Morten Hulvej Rod, Susanne Boch Waldorff and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:54

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    While governments are urging adult mental health services to support consumers in the context of their family, there is little information about what family focused practice is, nor how it might be enacted.

    Authors: Andrea Reupert, Bernadette Ward, Francis McCormick, Cathy Ward, Susan Waller and Susan Kidd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:66

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, has similar incidence in metropolitan and rural areas but poorer cardiovascular outcomes for residents living in rural and remote Austr...

    Authors: Sandra Hamilton, Belynda Mills, Shelley McRae and Sandra Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:64

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Engagement with HIV medical care is critical to successful HIV treatment and prevention efforts. However, in Ukraine, delays in the timely initiation of HIV treatment hamper viral suppression. By January 01, 2...

    Authors: Tetiana Kiriazova, Oleksandr Postnov, Trista Bingham, Janet Myers, Timothy Flanigan, Charles Vitek and Oleksandr Neduzhko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:58

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Newborn hearing screening programs aim to lower the ages at audiological intervention among hearing-impaired children. In Wallonia and Brussels (Belgium), audiological intervention data are not collected in th...

    Authors: Bénédicte Vos, Christelle Senterre, Michel Boutsen, Raphaël Lagasse and Alain Levêque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:56

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Implementing an accredited quality and patient safety management system is inevitable for hospitals. Even in the case of an obligatory rule system, different approaches to implement such a system can be used: ...

    Authors: Ulrike Weske, Paul Boselie, Elizabeth L. J. van Rensen and Margriet M. E. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:62

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