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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) infection control at primary healthcare (PHC) level remains problematic, especially in South Africa. Improvements are significantly dependent on healthcare workers’ (HCWs) behaviours, underwr...

    Authors: Farirai Zinatsa, Michelle Engelbrecht, André Janse van Rensburg and Gladys Kigozi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:269

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    Procedural and documentation deviations relating to intravenous (IV) infusion administration can have important safety consequences. However, research on such deviations is limited. To address this we investig...

    Authors: Dominic Furniss, Imogen Lyons, Bryony Dean Franklin, Astrid Mayer, Gillian Chumbley, Li Wei, Anna L. Cox, Jolien Vos, Galal Galal-Edeen and Ann Blandford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:270

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    Successful implementation of clinical pharmacy services is associated with improvement of appropriateness of prescribing. Both high clinical significance of pharmacist interventions and their high acceptance r...

    Authors: Nicola Lombardi, Li Wei, Maisoon Ghaleb, Enrico Pasut, Silvia Leschiutta, Paolo Rossi and Maria Grazia Troncon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:259

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric admissions to intensive care outside children’s hospitals are generally excluded from registry-based studies. This study compares pediatric admission to specialist pediatric intensive care units (PIC...

    Authors: Ibinabo Ibiebele, Charles S. Algert, Jennifer R. Bowen and Christine L. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:264

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    Rwanda has made tremendous progress in reduction of maternal mortality in the last twenty years. Antenatal care is believed to have played a role in that progress. In late 2016, the World Health Organization p...

    Authors: Regis Hitimana, Lars Lindholm, Gunilla Krantz, Manassé Nzayirambaho and Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:262

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In the current context of increasingly fragmented healthcare systems where patients are seen by multiple doctors in different settings, patients’ relational continuity with one doctor is regaining relevance; h...

    Authors: Sina Waibel, Ingrid Vargas, Jordi Coderch and María-Luisa Vázquez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:257

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Telemedical programs for patients with chronic heart failure have shown inconsistent effects on survival and hospitalization. Few studies analyzed effects of telemedical interventions on health costs, although...

    Authors: Robert Herold, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:271

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Retention of Human Resources for Health (HRH), particularly doctors at district level is a big challenge facing the decentralized health systems in poorly resourced countries. Tanzania, with 75% of its populat...

    Authors: Nathanael Sirili, Gasto Frumence, Angwara Kiwara, Mughwira Mwangu, Amani Anaeli, Tumaini Nyamhanga, Isabel Goicolea and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:260

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Canada, government insurance covers eye care services provided by ophthalmologists and other physicians. However, government coverage for services provided by optometrists, non-medical school trained primar...

    Authors: A. M. Khan, G. E. Trope, R. Wedge, Y. M. Buys, S. El-Defrawy, Q. Chen and Y. P. Jin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:273

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Early identification and management of mental illness in childhood and adolescence helps to avert debilitating mental illness in adulthood but the attention given to Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) h...

    Authors: Angela Akol, Karen Marie Moland, Juliet N. Babirye and Ingunn Marie S. Engebretsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:258

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  11. Content type: Debate

    A vast and heated debate is arising in Switzerland as a result of some recent citizens’ initiatives aimed at introducing compulsory dental health care insurance. The Grand Conseils of the Vaud, Geneva, and Neu...

    Authors: Enrico di Bella, Ivo Krejci, Stefano Ardu, Lucia Leporatti and Marcello Montefiori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:272

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in children is the most serious form of malnutrition and is associated with very high rates of morbidity and mortality. For sustainable SAM management, United Nations recommends...

    Authors: Santhia Ireen, Mohammad Jyoti Raihan, Nuzhat Choudhury, M. Munirul Islam, Md Iqbal Hossain, Ziaul Islam, S. M. Mustafizur Rahman and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:256

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is uncertainty about how directly observed treatment (DOT) support for tuberculosis (TB) can be delivered most effectively and how DOT support can simultaneously be used to strengthen human immunodeficie...

    Authors: Embry M. Howell, N. Gladys Kigozi and J. Christo Heunis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:255

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians have difficulty accurately assessing medication non-adherence within chronic disease care settings. Health information technology (HIT) could offer novel tools to assess medication adherence in dive...

    Authors: Neda Ratanawongsa, Judy Quan, Margaret A. Handley, Urmimala Sarkar and Dean Schillinger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:254

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    This paper explores Norwegian doctors’ use of and experiences with a national tool for sharing core patient health information. The summary care record (SCR; the Kjernejournal in Norwegian) is the first national ...

    Authors: Kari Dyb and Line Lundvoll Warth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:252

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    Involuntary psychiatric care remains controversial. Geographic disparities in its use can challenge the appropriateness of the care provided when they do not result from different health needs of the populatio...

    Authors: Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt and Karine Chevreul

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:253

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Case review and discussion at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) have evolved into standard practice in cancer care with the aim to provide evidence-based treatment recommendations. As a basis for work to...

    Authors: Linn Rosell, Nathalie Alexandersson, Oskar Hagberg and Mef Nilbert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:249

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Significant knowledge gaps exist in the functioning of institutional designs and organisational practices in purchasing within free healthcare schemes in low resource countries. The study provides evidence of ...

    Authors: Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor and Obinna Emmanuel Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:245

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist density varies substantially among the various Canadian provinces, as well as among various states in the US. It is unknown whether this variability impacts health outc...

    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 2018 18:247

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  20. Content type: Research article

    As individuals age, they are more likely to experience increasing frailty and more frequent use of hospital services. First, we explored whether initiating home-based primary care in a frail homebound cohort, ...

    Authors: Margaret J. McGregor, Michelle B. Cox, Jay M. Slater, Jeff Poss, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Lisa A. Ronald, John Sloan and Michael Schulzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:248

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease epidemic evolved in alarming ways in Sierra Leone spreading to all districts. The country struggled to control it against a backdrop of a health system that was already over-burden...

    Authors: Joanna Raven, Haja Wurie and Sophie Witter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:251

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  22. Content type: Research article

    US healthcare organizations increasingly use physician satisfaction and attitudes as a key performance indicator. Further, many health care organizations also have an academically oriented mission. Physician i...

    Authors: David C. Mohr, Jennifer L. Eaton, Mark Meterko, Kelly L. Stolzmann and Joseph D. Restuccia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:244

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanomaterials that may have an infinite size with the range less than 100 nm. This science has provided solutions to many of the current limitations in the diagnosis ...

    Authors: Mohyeddin Assali, Ali Shakaa, Sabaa Abu-Hejleh, Reham Abu-Omar, Nareman Karajeh, Nawal Ajory, Saed Zyoud and Waleed Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:250

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