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  1. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate antenatal care (ANC) can lead to missed diagnosis of danger signs or delayed referral to emergency obstetrical care, contributing to maternal mortality. In developing countries, ANC quality is often...

    Authors: Anatole Manzi, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Joseph Ntaganira, Hema Magge, Evariste Bigirimana, Leoncie Mukanzabikeshimana, Lisa R. Hirschhorn and Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:136

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Health literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, understand and use health information in order to promote and maintain health. An individual’s health literacy may also be influenced by the way healt...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Jessup, Richard H. Osborne, Alison Beauchamp, Allison Bourne and Rachelle Buchbinder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:134

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Intra-arterial thrombectomy is the gold standard treatment for large artery occlusive stroke. However, the evidence of its benefits is almost entirely based on trials delivered by experienced neurointervention...

    Authors: Kristoffer Halvorsrud, Darren Flynn, Gary A. Ford, Peter McMeekin, Ajay Bhalla, Joyce Balami, Dawn Craig and Phil White

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:135

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  4. Content type: Research article

    There are many challenges in delivering and evaluating knowledge for healthcare, but the lack of clear routes from knowledge to practice is a root cause of failures in safety within healthcare. Various types a...

    Authors: Sarah Morton, Suzanne Wilson, Sheila Inglis, Karen Ritchie and Ann Wales

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:133

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is no clear evidence as to whether the co-location of primary care professionals in the same facility positively influences their way of working and the quality of healthcare as perceived by patients. Th...

    Authors: M. Bonciani, W. Schäfer, S. Barsanti, S. Heinemann and P. P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:132

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    Measuring the working hours of general practitioners (GPs) is an important but complex task due to the effects of bias related to self-reporting, recall, and stress. In this paper we describe the deployment, f...

    Authors: Daniël van Hassel, Lud van der Velden, Dinny de Bakker and Ronald Batenburg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:131

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians towards antibiotic resistance is key to developing interventions aimed at behavior change. The survey aimed to investigate physicians’ knowled...

    Authors: Appiah-Korang Labi, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Stephanie Bjerrum, Nii Armah Adu Aryee, Yaw Adjei Ofori-Adjei, Alfred E. Yawson and Mercy J. Newman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:126

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent reforms, distorting funding mechanisms and over-prescribing still maintain severe financial barriers to medicines access in China. Complicated and interrelated problems in the pharmaceutical sec...

    Authors: Jing Sun, Cecile Jia Hu, Mark Stuntz, Hans Hogerzeil and Yuanli Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:125

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Effective implementation of rapid point of care tests (POCTs) for antenatal syphilis screening especially in settings where antenatal care attendance is high, can significantly increase screening coverage and ...

    Authors: Edward Tieru Dassah, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie and Philippe Mayaud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:130

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To assess the construct validity and responsiveness of the PROMIS Physical Function v1.2 short form 8b (PROMIS-PF), and the PROMIS Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities v2.0 short form 8a (PROM...

    Authors: Eva van der Meij, Johannes R. Anema, Judith A. F. Huirne and Caroline B. Terwee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:128

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Throughput might be partially responsible for sub-optimum organisational and medical outcomes. The present study examined throughput and the challenges to ensuring optimum throughput in hospitals, and determin...

    Authors: Mandreker Bahall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:129

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  12. Content type: Research article

    High experienced continuity is known to be associated with lower needs for supportive care and most likely higher quality of life. On this background, the aim of this study was to investigate if patient-experi...

    Authors: Susann Plate, Louise Emilsson, Martin Söderberg, Yvonne Brandberg and Fredrik Wärnberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:127

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In an attempt to redirect patients who are inappropriately attending hospital emergency departments (ED) and in doing so provide the right care at the right place, out-of-hours GP (General Practitioner) servic...

    Authors: Elisabeth Sybilla Johanna van Gils-van Rooij, Sjoerd Michael Broekman, Dingenus Herman de Bakker, Berthold Rudy Meijboom and Christoffel Joris Yzermans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:121

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The present study estimated the cost of advanced non-small cell lung cancer care for a cohort of 251 patients enrolled in a Brazilian public hospital and identified factors associated with the cost of treating...

    Authors: Carla de Barros Reis, Renata Erthal Knust, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira and Margareth Crisóstomo Portela

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:124

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The study aims to validate a previously developed and published combined success criterion for patients after multimodal pain therapy (Donath et al., BMC Health Serv Res 15:272, 2015). The criterion classifies...

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Christa Geiß and Christoph Schön

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:117

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The present study examines the introduction of an innovation in intrapartum foetal monitoring practice in Australia. ST-Analysis (STan) is a technology that adds information to conventional fetal monitoring (c...

    Authors: M. E. Mayes, C. Wilkinson, S. Kuah, G. Matthews and D. Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:119

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Length measurements are important in growth, monitoring and promotion (GMP) for the surveillance of a child’s weight-for-length and length-for-age. These two indices provide an indication of a child’s risk of ...

    Authors: Matilda E. Laar, Grace S. Marquis, Anna Lartey and Katherine Gray-Donald

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:118

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  18. Content type: Technical advance

    The main objective of this methodological manuscript was to illustrate the role of using qualitative research in emergency settings. We outline rigorous criteria applied to a qualitative study assessing percep...

    Authors: Roberto Forero, Shizar Nahidi, Josephine De Costa, Mohammed Mohsin, Gerry Fitzgerald, Nick Gibson, Sally McCarthy and Patrick Aboagye-Sarfo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:120

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Double-checking medications is a widely used strategy to enhance safe medication administration in oncology, but there is little evidence to support its effectiveness. The proliferated use of double-checking m...

    Authors: D. L. B. Schwappach, Katja Taxis and Yvonne Pfeiffer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:123

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Due to an increasing demand in health care services plans to substitute selective physician-conducted medical activities have become attractive. Because administration of a blood transfusion is a highly standa...

    Authors: Jan A. Graw, Katja Eymann, Felix Kork, Martin Zoremba and Rene Burchard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:122

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The evidence on the extent to which stakeholders in different European countries agree with availability and importance of tobacco-control interventions is limited. This study assessed and compared stakeholder...

    Authors: Puttarin Kulchaitanaroaj, Zoltán Kaló, Robert West, Kei Long Cheung, Silvia Evers, Zoltán Vokó, Mickael Hiligsmann, Hein de Vries, Lesley Owen, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Reiner Leidl and Subhash Pokhrel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:115

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Given that patient safety measures are increasingly used for public reporting and pay-for performance, it is important for stakeholders to understand how to use these measures for improvement. The Agency for H...

    Authors: Marlena H. Shin, Peter E. Rivard, Michael Shwartz, Ann Borzecki, Enzo Yaksic, Kelly Stolzmann, Lisa Zubkoff and Amy K. Rosen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:114

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Incident reporting (IR) in health care has been advocated as a means to improve patient safety. The purpose of IR is to identify safety hazards and develop interventions to mitigate these hazards in order to r...

    Authors: Siw Carlfjord, Annica Öhrn and Anna Gunnarsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:113

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Hospital mortality, readmission and length of stay (LOS) are commonly used measures for quality of care. We aimed to disentangle the correlations between these interrelated measures and propose a new way of co...

    Authors: Hester F. Lingsma, Alex Bottle, Steve Middleton, Job Kievit, Ewout W. Steyerberg and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:116

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality rates vary significantly from region to region. Interventions such as early and planned antenatal care attendance and facility delivery with skilled health workers can potentially reduce mat...

    Authors: Stephen M. Kibusi, Bruno Fokas Sunguya, Eunice Kimunai and Courtney S. Hines

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:112

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