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  1. Content type: Research article

    A multitude of different rehabilitation interventions and other specific health care services are offered for individuals with disorders of consciousness in long-term care settings. To investigate the associat...

    Authors: Hanna Klingshirn, Rene Mittrach, Kathrin Braitmayer, Ralf Strobl, Andreas Bender, Eva Grill and Martin Müller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:329

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    The US health care system uses diagnostic codes for billing and reimbursement as well as quality assessment and measuring clinical outcomes. The US transitioned to the International Classification of Diseases,...

    Authors: Rachel N. Caskey, Angelos Abutahoun, Anne Polick, Michelle Barnes, Pavan Srivastava and Andrew D. Boyd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:328

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    Direct-to-consumer information (DTCI) campaign is a new medium to inform and empower patients in their decision-making without directly promoting specific drugs. However, little is known about the impact of DT...

    Authors: Masayoshi Zaitsu, Byung-Kwang Yoo, Jun Tomio, Fumiaki Nakamura, Satoshi Toyokawa and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:325

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    To indicate inefficiencies in health systems, previous studies examined regional variation in healthcare spending by analyzing the entire population. As a result, population heterogeneity is taken into account...

    Authors: Eline F. de Vries, Richard Heijink, Jeroen N. Struijs and Caroline A. Baan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:323

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    Next-of-kin are an extension of healthcare professionals in all stages of cancer care. They offer care activities such as interpretations of symptoms, and reporting of negative or adverse effects of treatment,...

    Authors: Inger Johanne Bergerød, Bjørnar Gilje, Geir S. Braut and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:324

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In rural regions with a low population density, distances to health care providers as well as insufficient public transport may be barriers for the accessibility of health care. In this analysis it was examine...

    Authors: Ulrike Stentzel, Jeanette Bahr, Daniel Fredrich, Jens Piegsa, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:322

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Predicting pharmacy service fees is crucial to sustain the health insurance budget and maintain pharmacy management. However, there is no evidence on how to predict pharmacy service fees at the population leve...

    Authors: Dongmun Ha, Inmyung Song, Eui-Kyung Lee and Ju-Young Shin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:327

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This project aims to study the use of antibiotics in three clinical wards in the largest tertiary teaching hospital in Ethiopia for a period of 1 year. The specific aims were to assess the prevalence of patien...

    Authors: Girma Gutema, Helle Håkonsen, Ephrem Engidawork and Else-Lydia Toverud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:326

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    Hospitals are confronted with increasing safety demands from a diverse set of stakeholders, including governmental organisations, professional associations, health insurance companies, patient associations and...

    Authors: Carien W. Alingh, Jeroen D. H. van Wijngaarden, Robbert Huijsman and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:313

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common cause of pediatric medical visits and antibiotic prescriptions worldwide, but its current impact on the US healthcare system is not clear. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Sabine Tong, Caroline Amand, Alexia Kieffer and Moe H. Kyaw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:318

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Several malaria endemic countries have implemented community health worker (CHW) programmes to increase access to populations underserved by health care. There is considerable evidence on CHW adherence to case...

    Authors: Sham Lal, Richard Ndyomugenyi, Lucy Paintain, Neal D. Alexander, Kristian S. Hansen, Pascal Magnussen, Daniel Chandramohan and Siân E. Clarke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:317

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Health care data allow for the study and surveillance of chronic diseases such as diabetes. The objective of this study was to identify and validate optimal algorithms for diabetes cases within health care adm...

    Authors: Lorraine L. Lipscombe, Jeremiah Hwee, Lauren Webster, Baiju R. Shah, Gillian L. Booth and Karen Tu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:316

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    Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death and disability in India. Since access to health services is poor in rural India and Accredited Social Health A...

    Authors: Marwa Abdel-All, Amanda Gay Thrift, Michaela Riddell, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan Thankappan, Gomathyamma Krishnakurup Mini, Clara K. Chow, Pallab Kumar Maulik, Ajay Mahal, Rama Guggilla, Kartik Kalyanram, Kamakshi Kartik, Oduru Suresh, Roger George Evans, Brian Oldenburg, Nihal Thomas and Rohina Joshi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:320

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    Recently, New Zealand has taken a system wide approach providing the biggest reform to New Zealand community pharmacy for 70 years with the aim of providing more clinically orientated patient centred services ...

    Authors: Alesha J. Smith, Shane L. Scahill, Jeff Harrison, Tilley Carroll and Natalie J. Medlicott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:307

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    In contexts with severe physician shortages, the World Health Organization advocates task shifting to cadres with shorter training. To investigate the effects of task shifting at scale in primary health care, ...

    Authors: Manuela Villar Uribe, Olakunle O. Alonge, David M. Bishai and Sara Bennett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:308

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    South Carolina is considered a “new destination” state for Latino immigrants. Language barriers, transportation difficulties, low socioeconomic status, inflexible work schedules, different cultural norms, and ...

    Authors: John S. Luque, Grace Soulen, Caroline B. Davila and Kathleen Cartmell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:310

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The burden of HCV among those living with HIV remains a major public health challenge. We aimed to characterize trends in healthcare-related visits (HRV) of people living with HIV (PLW-HIV) and those living with ...

    Authors: Huiting Ma, Conrado Franco Villalobos, Martin St-Jean, Oghenowede Eyawo, Miriam Ruth Lavergne, Lianping Ti, Mark W. Hull, Benita Yip, Lang Wu, Robert S. Hogg, Rolando Barrios, Jean A. Shoveller, Julio S. G. Montaner and Viviane D. Lima

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:319

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The value of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) in reducing severe clinical outcomes from influenza is debated. A clinical trial to generate better evidence is desirable. However, it is unknown whether UK clinici...

    Authors: Naomi Bradbury, Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam and Wei Shen Lim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:311

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    In a previous RCT we established the efficacy of the psychodynamic online aftercare programme ‘GSA-Online’ (‘Health Training Stress Management at the Workplace’) for rehabilitants with work-related stress facing ...

    Authors: Rüdiger Zwerenz, Katja Böhme, Astrid Wirth, Nicole Labitzke, Sergei Pachtchenko and Manfred E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:312

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    Accurate TNM stage information is essential for cancer health services research, but is often impractical and expensive to collect at the population-level. We evaluated algorithms using administrative healthca...

    Authors: Alyson L. Mahar, Yunni Jeong, Brandon Zagorski and Natalie Coburn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:309

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The perspectives of nursing professionals might differ from those of older adults when it comes to care for older people. This cross-sectional study compares the views of older adults with the views of nursing...

    Authors: Lisanne Marlieke Verweij, Rik Wehrens, Lieke Oldenhof, Roland Bal and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:321

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Zambia is experiencing high prevalence of childhood cancer. However, very few children access and complete treatment for cancer. This study aimed to document the challenges for health care providers, parents a...

    Authors: Mulima Walubita, Bornwell Sikateyo and Joseph M. Zulu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:314

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of evidence on access to services for mental health and psychosocial support for conflict-affected populations in low- and middle-income countries. In the Republic of Georgia, rates of utili...

    Authors: Adrianna Murphy, Ivdity Chikovani, Maia Uchaneishvili, Nino Makhashvili and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:306

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The SOS-doctors are a network of physicians who perform house-call visits in the areas of Attica and Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Authors: George Theocharis, Spyridon G. Barbas, Theodore Spiropoulos, Petroula E. Stamouli, Dimitrios N. Perdikis and Matthew E. Falagas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:304

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Patient reported outcomes (PRO) measure the quality of care from the patient’s perspective. PROs are an important measure of surgical outcome and can be used to calculate health gains after surgical treatment....

    Authors: Michelle C. White, Kirsten Randall, Dennis Alcorn, Rachel Greenland, Christine Glasgo and Mark G. Shrime

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:305

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