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    Gender differentials in readiness and use of mHealth services in a rural area of Bangladesh

    Traditional gender roles result in women lagging behind men in the use of modern technologies, especially in developing countries. Although there is rapid uptake of mobile phone use in Bangladesh, investigatio...

    Fatema Khatun, Anita E. Heywood, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, M. Shafiqur Rahman, Pradeep K. Ray, Siaw-Teng Liaw and Abbas Bhuiya

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:573

    Published on: 18 August 2017

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    Use of hospital-based health care services among children aged 1 through 9 years who were born very preterm - a population-based study

    Very preterm (VPT) children, with a birth weight below 1500 g or delivered before 32 weeks of gestational age, are at increased risk of poorer long-term health outcomes and higher rates of hospitalization in c...

    Søren T. Klitkou, Tor Iversen, Hans J. Stensvold and Arild Rønnestad

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:571

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    A longitudinal study of the implementation experiences of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme: investigating transformative policy change

    Internationally there has been a growth in the use of publicly funded service markets as a mechanism to deliver health and social services. This has accompanied the emergence of ‘self-directed care’ in a numbe...

    Gemma Carey and Helen Dickinson

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:570

    Published on: 17 August 2017

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    Hospital characteristics related to the hospital length of stay among inpatients receiving invasive cervical discectomy due to road traffic accidents under automobile insurance in South Korea

    In South Korea, people injured in road traffic accidents receive compensation for medical costs through their automobile insurance. However, the automobile insurance system appears to manage health care ineffi...

    Kyoung Won Shin, Hyo Jung Lee, Chung Mo Nam, Ki Tae Moon and Eun-Cheol Park

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:567

    Published on: 16 August 2017

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    The effect of facility-based antiretroviral therapy programs on outpatient services in Kenya and Uganda

    Considerable debate exists concerning the effects of antiretroviral therapy (ART) service scale-up on non-HIV services and overall health system performance in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined wh...

    Alexandra Wollum, Emily Dansereau, Nancy Fullman, Jane Achan, Kelsey A. Bannon, Roy Burstein, Ruben O. Conner, Brendan DeCenso, Anne Gasasira, Annie Haakenstad, Michael Hanlon, Gloria Ikilezi, Caroline Kisia, Aubrey J. Levine, Samuel H. Masters, Pamela Njuguna…

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:564

    Published on: 16 August 2017

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    Data collection of patients with diabetes in family medicine: a study in north-eastern Italy

    Studies on data collection and quality of care in Italian family medicine are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess the completeness of data collection of patients with diabetes in a large sample of fam...

    Alberto Vaona, Franco Del Zotti, Sandro Girotto, Claudio Marafetti, Giulio Rigon and Alessandro Marcon

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:565

    Published on: 16 August 2017

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    Implementation of a guideline for local health policy making by regional health services: exploring determinants of use by a web survey

    Previous evaluation showed insufficient use of a national guideline for integrated local health policy by Regional Health Services (RHS) in the Netherlands. The guideline focuses on five health topics and incl...

    Theo J.M. Kuunders, Monique A.M. Jacobs, Ien A.M. van de Goor, Marja J.H. van Bon-Martens, Hans A.M. van Oers and Theo G.W.M. Paulussen

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:562

    Published on: 15 August 2017

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    Real-world costs of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in the Nordics

    There is limited real-world data on the economic burden of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The objective of this study was to estimate the annual direct and indirect costs o...

    Daniel Eriksson, Linda Karlsson, Oskar Eklund, Hans Dieperink, Eero Honkanen, Jan Melin, Kristian Selvig and Johan Lundberg

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:560

    Published on: 15 August 2017

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    Service provider perceptions of transitioning from audio to video capability in a telehealth system: a qualitative evaluation

    Telephone consultation and triage services are increasingly being used to deliver health advice. Availability of high speed internet services in remote areas allows healthcare providers to move from telephone ...

    Robyn Clay-Williams, Melissa Baysari, Natalie Taylor, Dianne Zalitis, Andrew Georgiou, Maureen Robinson, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Johanna Westbrook

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:558

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of antenatal syphilis screening and treatment for the prevention of congenital syphilis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia: results of qualitative formative research

    The impact of untreated syphilis during pregnancy on neonatal health remains a major public health threat worldwide. Given the high prevalence of syphilis during pregnancy in Zambia and Democratic Republic of ...

    Dalau Nkamba, Musaku Mwenechanya, Arlette Mavila Kilonga, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Amanda Mabel Berrueta, Agustina Mazzoni, Fernando Althabe, Ezequiel Garcia-Elorrio, Antoniette K. Tshefu, Elwyn Chomba, Pierre M. Buekens and Maria Belizan

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:556

    Published on: 14 August 2017

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    A falls prevention programme to improve quality of life, physical function and falls efficacy in older people receiving home help services: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Falls and fall-related injuries in older adults are associated with great burdens, both for the individuals, the health care system and the society. Previous research has shown evidence for the efficiency of e...

    Maria Bjerk, Therese Brovold, Dawn A. Skelton and Astrid Bergland

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:559

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  12. Research article

    Improving access to mental health care in an Orthodox Jewish community: a critical reflection upon the accommodation of otherness

    The English National Health Service (NHS) has significantly extended the supply of evidence based psychological interventions in primary care for people experiencing common mental health problems. Yet despite

    Phil McEvoy, Tracey Williamson, Raphael Kada, Debra Frazer, Chardworth Dhliwayo and Linda Gask

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:557

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Development and evaluation of the content validity, practicability and feasibility of the Innovative dementia-oriented Assessment system for challenging behaviour in residents with dementia

    One of the most difficult issues for care staff is the manifestation of challenging behaviour among residents with dementia. The first step in managing this type of behaviour is analysing its triggers. A struc...

    Margareta Halek, Daniela Holle and Sabine Bartholomeyczik

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:554

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Impact of inpatient Care in Emergency Department on outcomes: a quasi-experimental cohort study

    Hospitals around the world are faced with the issue of boarders in emergency department (ED), patients marked for admission but with no available inpatient bed. Boarder status is known to be associated with de...

    Aisha Lateef, Soo Hoon Lee, Dale Andrew Fisher, Wei-Ping Goh, Hui Fen Han, Uma Chandra Segara, Tiong Beng Sim, Malcolm Mahadehvan, Khean Teik Goh, Noel Cheah, Aymeric YT Lim, Phillip H. Phan and Reshma A Merchant

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:555

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Perceptions of patients and providers on myocardial perfusion imaging for asymptomatic patients, choosing wisely, and professional liability

    Despite efforts by professional societies to reduce low value care, many reports indicate that unnecessary tests, such as nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), are commonly used in contemporary practice....

    Kristopher P. Kline, Leslee Shaw, Rebecca J. Beyth, Jared Plumb, Linda Nguyen, Tianyao Huo and David E. Winchester

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:553

    Published on: 11 August 2017

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    Work stress associated cool down reactions among nurses and hospital physicians and their relation to burnout symptoms

    Hospital staff experience high level of work stress and they have to find strategies to adapt and react to it. When they perceive emotional exhaustion and job dissatisfaction in response to constant work stres...

    Arndt Büssing, Zarah Falkenberg, Carina Schoppe, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia and Désirée Poier

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:551

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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    Do expanded seven-day NHS services improve clinical outcomes? Analysis of comparative institutional performance from the “NHS Services, Seven Days a Week” project 2013–2016

    The cause of adverse weekend clinical outcomes remains unknown. In 2013, the “NHS Services, Seven Days a Week” project was initiated to improve access to services across the seven-day week. Three years on, we sou...

    Hoong-Wei Gan, Danny Jon Nian Wong, Benjamin John Floyd Dean and Alistair Scott Hall

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:552

    Published on: 10 August 2017

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    The role of hospitals in bridging the care continuum: a systematic review of coordination of care and follow-up for adults with chronic conditions

    Multiple studies have investigated the outcome of integrated care programs for chronically ill patients. However, few studies have addressed the specific role hospitals can play in the downstream collaboration...

    Melissa De Regge, Kaat De Pourcq, Bert Meijboom, Jeroen Trybou, Eric Mortier and Kristof Eeckloo

    BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:550

    Published on: 9 August 2017

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