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  1. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a prominent threat to public health. Although many guidelines have been developed over the years to tackle this issue, their impact on health care practice varies. Guidelines ...

    Authors: Stephanie Steels and Tjeerd Pieter van Staa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:942

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  2. The organisation of cancer follow-up is under scrutiny in many countries, and general practice is suggested to become more involved. A central focus is timely detection of recurring previous cancer and new sec...

    Authors: Linda Aagaard Rasmussen, Henry Jensen, Line Flytkjær Virgilsen, Alina Zalounina Falborg, Henrik Møller and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:941

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  3. We aimed to identify the risk factors associated with early, late and long-term readmissions in women diagnosed with breast cancer participating in screening programs.

    Authors: Carme Miret, Laia Domingo, Javier Louro, Teresa Barata, Marisa Baré, Joana Ferrer, Maria Carmen Carmona-García, Xavier Castells and Maria Sala

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:940

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  4. Following the successful pilot of the community-based distribution of injectable contraceptives (CBDIC) by community health extension workers (CHEWs) in Gombe, northern Nigeria in 2010, there was a policy deci...

    Authors: Oluwaseun Akinyemi, Bronwyn Harris and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:938

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  5. The management quality of healthcare facilities has consistently been linked to facility performance, but available tools to measure management are costly to implement, often hospital-specific, not designed fo...

    Authors: Jhanna Uy, Erlyn K. Macarayan, Hannah L. Ratcliffe, Kate Miller, Easmon Otupiri, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Dan Schwarz and Asaf Bitton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:937

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  6. Shared decision making (SDM) is at the core of policy measures for making healthcare person-centred. However, the context-sensitive nature of the challenges in integrated stroke care calls for research to faci...

    Authors: H. R. Voogdt-Pruis, T. Ras, L. van der Dussen, S. Benjaminsen, P. H. Goossens, I. Raats, G. Boss, E. F. M. van Hoef, M. Lindhout, M. R. S. Tjon-A-Tsien and H. J. M. Vrijhoef

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:936

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  7. Hospitalized patients are designated alternate level of care (ALC) when they no longer require hospitalization but discharge is delayed while they await alternate disposition or living arrangements. We assesse...

    Authors: Anthony D. Bai, Cathy Dai, Siddhartha Srivastava, Christopher A. Smith and Sudeep S. Gill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:935

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  8. The electronic health record is expected to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. Many novel functionalities have been introduced in order to improve medical decision making and communication betw...

    Authors: Thomas Roger Schopf, Bente Nedrebø, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Inderjit Kaur Daphu and Hallvard Lærum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:934

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  9. Mobile (MHCs), Community (CHCs), and School-based health clinics (SBHCs) are understudied alternative sources of health care delivery used to provide more accessible primary care to disenfranchised populations...

    Authors: Charlie Reed, Felicia A. Rabito, Derek Werthmann, Shannon Smith and John C. Carlson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:933

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  10. Malaria is one of the leading public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa that contributes to significant patient morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to investigate adherence to malaria diagnosi...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Thandisizwe Redford Mavundla and Kassa Daka Gidebo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:932

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  11. High-risk patients are most vulnerable during transitions of care. Due to the high burden of resource allocation for such patients, we propose that segmentation of this heterogeneous population into distinct s...

    Authors: Shawn Choon Wee Ng, Yu Heng Kwan, Shi Yan, Chuen Seng Tan and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:931

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  12. The Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) is commonly used to adjust for patient casemix. We reevaluated the CCI in an ischemic stroke (IS) cohort to determine whether the original seventeen comorbidities and their...

    Authors: Ruth E. Hall, Joan Porter, Hude Quan and Mathew J. Reeves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:930

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  13. Patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) who use emergency medical services (EMS) receive quicker reperfusion treatment which, in turn, mitigates post-stroke disability. However, nationally only 59% use EMS. ...

    Authors: Sudha Xirasagar, Meng-han Tsai, Khosrow Heidari, James W. Hardin, Yuqi Wu, Robert Wronski, Dana Hurley, Edward C. Jauch and Souvik Sen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:929

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  14. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication technology to remotely provide healthcare services. Evaluation of telemedicine use often relies on administrative data, but the validity of identifying telemedicine...

    Authors: Deepika Yeramosu, Florence Kwok, Jeremy M. Kahn and Kristin N. Ray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:928

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  15. Empowerment of hospital workers is known as a key factor of organizational performance and occupational health. Nevertheless, empowering workers remains a real challenge. As in many traditional organizations, ...

    Authors: Baptiste Cougot, Jules Gauvin, Nicolas Gillet, Kalyane Bach-Ngohou, Johan Lesot, Isaac Getz, Xavier Deparis, Claire Longuenesse, Anne Armant, Emmanuelle Bataille, Brice Leclere, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi, Leïla Moret and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:927

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Higher incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is a global health problem requiring attention of all stakeholders regardless of the practice settings. This study therefore aimed to evaluate awareness, knowl...

    Authors: Rasaq Adisa and Tomilayo I. Omitogun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:926

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  17. Hypertension, a significant risk factor for ischemic heart disease and other chronic conditions, is the third-highest cause of death and disability in Tajikistan. Thus, ensuring the early detection and appropr...

    Authors: Adanna Chukwuma, Estelle Gong, Mutriba Latypova and Nicole Fraser-Hurt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:925

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  18. The potential economic benefit in terms of reduced healthcare costs when patients quit smoking after hospital discharge has not been directly measured. The aim of this study was to compare the costs for hospit...

    Authors: Margaret B. Nolan, Bijan J. Borah, James P. Moriarty and David O. Warner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:924

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  19. There is a growing emphasis on understanding patient experience in order to inform efforts to support improvement. This paper reports findings from an implementation study of an evidence-based intervention cal...

    Authors: Richard Boulton and Annette Boaz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:923

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  20. As the demand for nursing home (NH) services increases, older adults and their families expect exceptional services. Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) is a multi-component intervention designed to train tea...

    Authors: Veronique M. Boscart, Souraya Sidani, Jenny Ploeg, Sherry L. Dupuis, George Heckman, Jessica Luh Kim, Josie d’Avernas and Paul Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:922

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program (HVBP) in the United States, announced in 2010 and implemented since 2013 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), introduced payment penalties and b...

    Authors: Souvik Banerjee, Danny McCormick, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, Meng-Yun Lin and Amresh D. Hanchate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:921

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  22. In order to assure high quality of nutrition and dietetic care as well as research, the implementation of a standardized terminology, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of...

    Authors: Gabriele Gäbler, Michaela Coenen, Katrin Fohringer, Michael Trauner and Tanja A. Stamm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:920

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  23. Primary care providers (PCPs) are typically the first to screen and evaluate patients for neurocognitive disorders (NCDs), including mild cognitive impairment and dementia. However, data on PCP attitudes and e...

    Authors: Alissa Bernstein, Kirsten M. Rogers, Katherine L. Possin, Natasha Z.R. Steele, Christine S. Ritchie, Joel H. Kramer, Michael Geschwind, Joseph J. Higgins, Jay Wohlgemuth, Rick Pesano, Bruce L. Miller and Katherine P. Rankin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:919

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  24. The health and social care sector (HCS) is currently facing multiple challenges across Europe: against the background of ageing societies, more people are in need of care. Simultaneously, several countries rep...

    Authors: Sebastian Merkel, Mervi Ruokolainen and Daniel Holman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:918

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  25. The workforce shortage is one of the major issues associated with the recovery of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Da...

    Authors: Moe Hirohara, Akihiko Ozaki and Masaharu Tsubokura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:917

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  26. In September 2012, Beijing, the capital of China, selected five tertiary hospitals as pilots to remove the previously allowed 15% markup for drug sales. However, while most research demonstrated the significan...

    Authors: Jianying Zeng, Xiwen Chen, Hongqiao Fu, Ming Lu and Weiyan Jian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:916

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  27. Improving maternal and newborn health indicators are key if Ethiopia is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To do so, women need access to skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric and newb...

    Authors: Theodros Getachew Zemedu, Aster Teshome, Yared Tadesse, Abebe Bekele, Emily Keyes, Patricia Bailey and Ana Lorena Ruano

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:915

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  28. Fifteen counties contribute 98.7% of the maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in Kenya. The dismal maternal and newborn (MNH) outcomes in these settings are mostly attributable to limited access to ski...

    Authors: Hellen Gatakaa, Elizabeth Ombech, Rogers Omondi, James Otiato, Vincent Waringa, Gordon Okomo, Richard Muga, Moses Ndiritu and Samson Gwer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:914

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  29. This cross-sectional study evaluated the adequacy of the Family Health Strategy for the primary care model for chronic noncommunicable diseases and the changes that occurred between the two cycles of external ...

    Authors: Kelly Cristina Gomes Alves, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Marta Rovery de Souza and Otaliba Libânio de Morais Neto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:913

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  30. In 2012, the Saskatchewan Ministry for Health mandated a system-wide Lean transformation. Research has been conducted on the implementation processes of this system-wide Lean implementation. However, no resear...

    Authors: Rachel Flynn, Thomas Rotter, Dawn Hartfield, Amanda S. Newton and Shannon D. Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:912

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  31. To explore how the influenza vaccine is promoted and delivered to children with medical comorbidities in the hospital setting, as well as the facilitators of and barriers to vaccination from the healthcare wor...

    Authors: Vanessa Ma, Pamela Palasanthiran and Holly Seale

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:911

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  32. The capacity of the Indigenous primary healthcare (PHC) sector to continue playing a crucial role in meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is in large part reliant on th...

    Authors: Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Sandy Campbell and Ruth Fagan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:910

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  33. Nursing process quality care metrics and indicators are quantifiable measures of the nursing care delivered to clients. They can be used to identify and support nurses’ contribution to high quality, safe, clie...

    Authors: Owen Doody, Fiona Murphy, Rosemary Lyons, Anne Gallen, Judy Ryan, Johanna Downey and Duygu Sezgin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:909

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  34. Patient safety is a key target in public health, health services and medicine. Communication between all parties involved in gynecology and obstetrics (clinical staff/professionals, expectant mothers/patients ...

    Authors: Sonia Lippke, Julian Wienert, Franziska Maria Keller, Christina Derksen, Annalena Welp, Lukas Kötting, Kerstin Hofreuter-Gätgens, Hardy Müller, Frank Louwen, Marcel Weigand, Kristina Ernst, Katrina Kraft, Frank Reister, Arkadius Polasik, Beate Huener nee Seemann, Lukas Jennewein…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:908

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  35. Home-bound patients in New York State requiring long-term care services have seen significant changes to their benefits due to turmoil in the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) market. While there has been research...

    Authors: Jillian L. Shotwell, Eve Wool, Andrzej Kozikowski, Renee Pekmezaris, Jill Slaboda, Gregory Norman, Karin Rhodes and Kristofer Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:907

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  36. RESPOND is a telephone-based falls prevention program for older people who present to a hospital emergency department (ED) with a fall. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) found RESPOND to be effective at redu...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Morris, Keith D. Hill, Ilana N. Ackerman, Darshini Ayton, Glenn Arendts, Caroline Brand, Peter Cameron, Christopher D. Etherton-Beer, Leon Flicker, Anne-Marie Hill, Peter Hunter, Judy A. Lowthian, Renata Morello, Samuel R. Nyman, Julie Redfern, De Villiers Smit…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:906

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  37. Young people aged 10–24 years are a vulnerable group with poor health service access relative to other populations. Recent South African initiatives, the She Conquers campaign, the Integrated School Health Pol...

    Authors: Aoife M. Doyle, Lerato Mchunu, Olivier Koole, Sandile Mthembu, Siphephelo Dlamini, Nothando Ngwenya, Jane Ferguson and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:905

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  38. Ethnic minority groups from Asia and Africa living in Western countries have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) than the general population. We aimed to assess ethnic differences in diabetes care by...

    Authors: Anh Thi Tran, Tore Julsrud Berg, Bjørn Gjelsvik, Ibrahimu Mdala, Geir Thue, John Graham Cooper, Kjersti Nøkleby, Tor Claudi, Åsne Bakke, Sverre Sandberg and Anne Karen Jenum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:904

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  39. Due to an error introduced during copyediting of this article [1], there are two corrections about the Figs. 1. The caption of Fig. 1 should be changed to “Study design”. 2. The Fig. 2 is missing.

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Julia Lohmann, Aurélia Souares, Michael Hillebrecht, Saidou Hamadou, Hervé Hien, Ousmane Haidara and Paul Jacob Robyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:903

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:733

  40. The statins are а developing group of cardiovascular medicines, widely used for dyslipidemia. As a whole statins consumption leads to reduction in cardiovascular events and death, and improves the disease cont...

    Authors: Oksana Tkachova, Larysa Iakovlieva, Zornitsa Mitkova, Manoela Manova, Alexandra Savova and Guenka Petrova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:902

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  41. Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health and is a highly promising and practical approach to improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. While there is growing interest and ...

    Authors: Nicole A. Stadnick, Euan Sadler, Jane Sandall, Cristina Fernandez Turienzo, Ian M. Bennett, Jeffrey Borkan, Bibilola Oladeji, Oye Gureje, Gregory A. Aarons and Marisa Sklar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:899

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  42. To identify the most cost-beneficial model as a national policy of screening and diagnosis of fetal Down syndrome (DS) in developing countries.

    Authors: Chanane Wanapirak, Piyaluk Buddhawongsa, Woraluck Himakalasa, Auttapan Sarnwong and Theera Tongsong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:898

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:897

  43. To identify the performance of fetal Down syndrome (DS) screening for developing countries.

    Authors: Chanane Wanapirak, Wirawit Piyamongkol, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Fuanglada Tongprasert, Kasemsri Srisupundit, Suchaya Luewan, Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan and Theera Tongsong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:897

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:898

  44. In the original publication of this article [1], the institutional author’s name needs to be revised from The Paediatric Chairs of Canada Mark Bernstein to The Paediatric Chairs of Canada.

    Authors: Guido Filler, Tom Kovesi, Erik Bourdon, Sarah Ann Jones, Laurentiu Givelichian, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Jason Gilliland, Marion Williams, Elaine Orrbine and Bruno Piedboeuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:896

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:247

  45. Organizational change is often associated with reduced employee health and increased sickness absence. However, most studies in the field accentuate major organizational change and often do not distinguish bet...

    Authors: Anniken Grønstad, Lars Erik Kjekshus, Trond Tjerbo and Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:895

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  46. Whilst there are comprehensive guidelines for the rehabilitation of people with severe impairments from stroke, there has been less attention on the health and rehabilitation needs of people with minor stroke....

    Authors: Emma Finch, Michele Foster, Tegan Cruwys, Jennifer Fleming, Philip Aitken, Katherine Jaques, Ian Williams and Darshan Shah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:894

    Content type: Study protocol

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  47. Drug information leaflets (DILs) are written for patients and health care providers to show how to use the medications safely and effectively, in order to reach the required therapeutics outcomes. This compara...

    Authors: Dina A. Arandy, Maysa W. Abu-Hashia, Bahaa M. Al-hroub, Sandra A. Qatmosh, Amer A. Koni, Baraa G. Qeeno, Samah W. Al-Jabi and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:892

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  48. Provider recognition of level of functioning may be suboptimal in the dialysis setting, and this lack of recognition may lead to less patient-centered care. We aimed to assess whether delivery of an app-based,...

    Authors: Laura C. Plantinga, Brian Jones, Jeremy Johnson, Amelia Lambeth, Janice P. Lea, Leigh Nadel, Ann E. Vandenberg and C. Barrett Bowling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:891

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  49. Taiwan’s Diabetes Shared Care Program has been implemented since 2012, and the health information system plays a vital role in supporting most services of this program. However, little is known regarding the e...

    Authors: Yia-Wun Liang, Hsiao-Feng Chang and Yu-Hsiu Lin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:890

    Content type: Research article

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