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BMC Health Services Research

BMC Health Services Research 1/2017

Ausgabe 1/2017

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 824 Artikel )

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mandatory TB notification in Mysore city, India: Have we heard the private practitioner’s plea?

Sarabjit Singh Chadha, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Archana Trivedi, Sachi Satapathy, Devendrappa N M, Karuna Devi Sagili

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of a recovery-oriented model in a sub-acute Intermediate Stay Mental Health Unit (ISMHU)

Barry G. Frost, Megan Turrell, Ketrina A. Sly, Terry J. Lewin, Agatha M. Conrad, Suzanne Johnston, Srinivasan Tirupati, Kerry Petrovic, Sadanand Rajkumar

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of sensor monitoring in an occupational therapy rehabilitation program for older individuals after hip fracture, the SO-HIP trial: study protocol of a three-arm stepped wedge cluster randomized trial

Margriet C. Pol, Gerben ter Riet, Margo van Hartingsveldt, Ben Kröse, Sophia E. de Rooij, Bianca M. Buurman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality indicators for the referral process from primary to specialised mental health care: an explorative study in accordance with the RAND appropriateness method

Miriam Hartveit, Kris Vanhaecht, Olav Thorsen, Eva Biringer, Kjell Haug, Aslak Aslaksen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mental distress following inpatient substance use treatment, modified by substance use; comparing voluntary and compulsory admissions

Adrian R. Pasareanu, John-Kåre Vederhus, Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen, Thomas Clausen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Performance-based financing for improving HIV/AIDS service delivery: a systematic review

Amitabh B. Suthar, Jason M. Nagata, Sabin Nsanzimana, Till Bärnighausen, Eyerusalem K. Negussie, Meg C. Doherty

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with mode of colorectal cancer detection and time to diagnosis: a population level study

Khokan C. Sikdar, James Dickinson, Marcy Winget

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cultural adaptations to augment health and mental health services: a systematic review

Priscilla Healey, Megan L. Stager, Kyler Woodmass, Alan J. Dettlaff, Andrew Vergara, Robert Janke, Susan J. Wells

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Co-payments for general practitioners in Denmark: an analysis using two policy models

Camilla Hansen, Despena Andrioti

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The treatment of non-malarial febrile illness in Papua New Guinea: findings from cross sectional and longitudinal studies of health worker practice

Olga P. M. Saweri, Manuel W. Hetzel, Ivo Mueller, Peter M. Siba, Justin Pulford

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Availability of essential medicines in selected public, primary and secondary health care institutions of a rural Sri Lankan district: a spot survey

Devarajan Rathish, Indika Premarathna, Thiwanka Jayathilake, Chathurika Kandegedara, Kalani Punchihewa, Lakmali Ananda, Thejani Bandara, Channa Jayasumana, Sisira Siribaddana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Conceptualizing the dynamics of workplace stress: a systems-based study of nursing aides

Arif Jetha, Laura Kernan, Alicia Kurowski, Pro-Care Research Team

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An evaluation of the telehealth facilitation of diabetes and cardiovascular care in remote Australian Indigenous communities: - protocol for the telehealth eye and associated medical services network [TEAMSnet] project, a pre-post study design

Laima Brazionis, Alicia Jenkins, Anthony Keech, Chris Ryan, Sven-Erik Bursell, On behalf of the TEAMSnet Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving the knowledge of labour and delivery nurses in India: a randomized controlled trial of mentoring and case sheets in primary care centres

Janet Bradley, Krishnamurthy Jayanna, Souradet Shaw, Troy Cunningham, Elizabeth Fischer, Prem Mony, B. M. Ramesh, Stephen Moses, Lisa Avery, Maryanne Crockett, James F. Blanchard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Referring to multimodal rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal disorders – a register study in primary health care

Charlotte Post Sennehed, Sara Holmberg, Kjerstin Stigmar, Malin Forsbrand, Ingemar F. Petersson, Anja Nyberg, Birgitta Grahn

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical interventions, implementation interventions, and the potential greyness in between -a discussion paper

Ann Catrine Eldh, Joan Almost, Kara DeCorby-Watson, Wendy Gifford, Gill Harvey, Henna Hasson, Deborah Kenny, Sheila Moodie, Lars Wallin, Jennifer Yost

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Selection of essential medicines for South Africa - an analysis of in-depth interviews with national essential medicines list committee members

Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay, Fatima Suleman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Educational level and 30-day outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction in Italy

Gianluca Cafagna, Chiara Seghieri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cultural elements underlying the community health representative – client relationship on Navajo Nation

Vikas Gampa, Casey Smith, Olivia Muskett, Caroline King, Hannah Sehn, Jamy Malone, Cameron Curley, Chris Brown, Mae-Gilene Begay, Sonya Shin, Adrianne Katrina Nelson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Task shifting or shifting care practices? The impact of task shifting on patients’ experiences and health care arrangements in Swaziland

Thandeka Dlamini-Simelane, Eileen Moyer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intention to leave profession, psychosocial environment and self-rated health among registered nurses from large hospitals in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Daiana Rangel de Oliveira, Rosane Härter Griep, Luciana Fernandes Portela, Lucia Rotenberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mobility as a predictor of all-cause mortality in older men and women: 11.8 year follow-up in the Tromsø study

Astrid Bergland, Lone Jørgensen, Nina Emaus, Bjørn Heine Strand

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability of health information systems: a three-country qualitative study in southern Africa

Corrina Moucheraud, Amee Schwitters, Chantelle Boudreaux, Denise Giles, Peter H. Kilmarx, Ntolo Ntolo, Zwashe Bangani, Michael E St. Louis, Thomas J Bossert

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The case of value-based healthcare for people living with complex long-term conditions

Marie Elf, Maria Flink, Marie Nilsson, Malin Tistad, Lena von Koch, Charlotte Ytterberg

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

MODEM: A comprehensive approach to modelling outcome and costs impacts of interventions for dementia. Protocol paper

Adelina Comas-Herrera, Martin Knapp, Raphael Wittenberg, Sube Banerjee, Ann Bowling, Emily Grundy, Carol Jagger, Nicolas Farina, Daniel Lombard, Klara Lorenz, David McDaid, On behalf of the MODEM Project group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Interventions following a high violence risk assessment score: a naturalistic study on a Finnish psychiatric admission ward

Jenni Kaunomäki, Markus Jokela, Raija Kontio, Tero Laiho, Eila Sailas, Nina Lindberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceptions and utilization of generic medicines in Guatemala: a mixed-methods study with physicians and pharmacy staff

David Flood, Irène Mathieu, Anita Chary, Pablo García, Peter Rohloff

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fulfillment of administrative and professional obligations of hospitals and mission motivation of physicians

Jeroen Trybou, Paul Gemmel, Sebastian Desmidt, Lieven Annemans

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Treating the invisible: Gaps and opportunities for enhanced TB control along the Thailand-Myanmar border

Naomi Tschirhart, Sein Sein Thi, Lei Lei Swe, Francois Nosten, Angel M. Foster

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Which factors affect health care use among older Germans? Results of the German ageing survey

André Hajek, Jens-Oliver Bock, Hans-Helmut König

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Healthcare system responsiveness in Jiangsu Province, China

Jianqian Chao, Boyang Lu, Hua Zhang, Liguo Zhu, Hui Jin, Pei Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A pilot study of a Community Health Agent-led type 2 diabetes self-management program using Motivational Interviewing-based approaches in a public primary care center in São Paulo, Brazil

Thais Moura Ribeiro do Valle Nascimento, Ken Resnicow, Marcia Nery, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz, Pooja Agrawal, Simanjit Mand, Michele Heisler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of an aged care nurse practitioner service: quality of care within a residential aged care facility hospital avoidance service

Trudy Dwyer, Alison Craswell, Dolene Rossi, Darren Holzberger

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Process evaluation of an integrated care pathway in geriatric rehabilitation for people with complex health problems

Irma H. J. Everink, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Jose M. C. Maessen, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The integrated care pathway for post stroke patients (iCaPPS): a shared care approach between stakeholders in areas with limited access to specialist stroke care services

Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin, Mohd Fairuz Ali, Noor Azah Abd Aziz, Saperi Sulong, Syed Mohamed Aljunid

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The safety attitudes questionnaire – ambulatory version: psychometric properties of the Slovenian version for the out-of-hours primary care setting

Zalika Klemenc-Ketis, Matjaz Maletic, Vesna Stropnik, Ellen Tveter Deilkås, Dag Hofoss, Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The ecology of medical care on an isolated island in Okinawa, Japan: a retrospective open cohort study

Makoto Kaneko, Masato Matsushima, Greg Irving

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Building system capacity for the integration of mental health at the level of primary care in Tunisia: a study protocol in global mental health

Jessica Spagnolo, François Champagne, Nicole Leduc, Myra Piat, Wahid Melki, Fatma Charfi, Marc Laporta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators of help-seeking among unemployed persons with mental health problems: a qualitative study

Tobias Staiger, Tamara Waldmann, Nicolas Rüsch, Silvia Krumm

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost of physician-led home visit care (Zaitaku care) compared with hospital care at the end of life in Japan

Kentaro Kinjo, Tomoko Sairenji, Hidenobu Koga, Yasuhiro Osugi, Shin Yoshida, Hidefumi Ichinose, Yasunori Nagai, Hiroshi Imura, Jeannette E. South-Paul, Mark Meyer, Yoshihisa Honda

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Imputing HIV treatment start dates from routine laboratory data in South Africa: a validation study

Mhairi Maskew, Jacob Bor, Cheryl Hendrickson, William MacLeod, Till Bärnighausen, Deenan Pillay, Ian Sanne, Sergio Carmona, Wendy Stevens, Matthew P Fox

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

COMmunication with Families regarding ORgan and Tissue donation after death in intensive care (COMFORT): protocol for an intervention study

Julie E. Potter, Robert G. Herkes, Lin Perry, Rosalind M. Elliott, Anders Aneman, Jorge L. Brieva, Elena Cavazzoni, Andrew T. H. Cheng, Michael J. O’Leary, Ian M. Seppelt, Val Gebski, the COMFORT study investigators

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outcome following valve surgery in Australia: development of an enhanced database module

E. Anne Russell, Christopher M Reid, Warren F Walsh, Alex Brown, Graeme P Maguire

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations between degrees of task delegation and job satisfaction of general practitioners and their staff: a cross-sectional study

Helle Riisgaard, Jens Søndergaard, Maria Munch, Jette V. Le, Loni Ledderer, Line B. Pedersen, Jørgen Nexøe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medical complexity and time to lung cancer treatment – a three-year retrospective chart review

Trine Stokstad, Sveinung Sørhaug, Tore Amundsen, Bjørn H. Grønberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acceptance and attitudes of healthcare staff towards the introduction of clinical pharmacy service: a descriptive cross-sectional study from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka

Lelwala Guruge Thushani Shanika, Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Shaluka Jayamanne, Judith Coombes, Ian Coombes, Nilani Mamunuwa, Andrew Hamilton Dawson, Hithanadura Asita De Silva

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Access to primary health care for acute vascular events in rural low income settings: a mixed methods study

Shyfuddin Ahmed, Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Md. Alfazal Khan, Nafisa Lira Huq, Aliya Naheed

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rate and associated factors of non-retention of mother-baby pairs in HIV care in the elimination of mother-to-child transmission programme, Gulu-Uganda: a cohort study

Gerald Obai, Ruth Mubeezi, Fredrick Makumbi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of patient’s age on the profitability of inpatient cardiac catheterization: a contribution margin analysis of frequently performed procedures over a 5-year period

Gunnar Plehn, Thomas Butz, Petra Maagh, Axel Meissner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A discrete event simulation model to evaluate the use of community services in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease in the United Kingdom

Reda Lebcir, Eren Demir, Raheelah Ahmad, Christos Vasilakis, David Southern

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in hospital admissions due to antidepressant-related adverse drug events from 2001 to 2011 in the U.S.

Harish S. Parihar, Hongjun Yin, Jennifer L. Gooch, Shari Allen, Samuel John, Jianwei Xuan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health literacy of recently hospitalised patients: a cross-sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationship between the presence of baccalaureate-educated RNs and quality of care: a cross-sectional study in Dutch long-term care facilities

Ramona Backhaus, Erik van Rossum, Hilde Verbeek, Ruud J. G. Halfens, Frans E. S. Tan, Elizabeth Capezuti, Jan P. H. Hamers

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Developing a framework to guide the de-adoption of low-value clinical practices in acute care medicine: a study protocol

Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Daniel J. Niven, Jamie M. Boyd, Henry T. Stelfox

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influence of age and sex on hospitalization of nursing home residents: A cross-sectional study from Germany

Falk Hoffmann, Guido Schmiemann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The personal and workplace characteristics of uninsured expatriate males in Saudi Arabia

Abdulwahab Alkhamis, Peter Cosgrove, Gamal Mohamed, Amir Hassan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Saskatchewan/New Brunswick Healthy Start-Départ Santé intervention: implementation cost estimates of a physical activity and healthy eating intervention in early learning centers

Nazmi Sari, Nazeem Muhajarine, Amanda Froehlich Chow

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk-adjustment methods for all-payer comparative performance reporting in Vermont

Karl Finison, MaryKate Mohlman, Craig Jones, Melanie Pinette, David Jorgenson, Amy Kinner, Tim Tremblay, Daniel Gottlieb

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A descriptive survey study of violence management and priorities among psychiatric staff in mental health services, across seventeen european countries

Seamus Cowman, Anna Björkdahl, Eric Clarke, Georgina Gethin, Jim Maguire, European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG)

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A comparative analysis of centralized waiting lists for patients without a primary care provider implemented in six Canadian provinces: study protocol

Mylaine Breton, Michael Green, Sara Kreindler, Jason Sutherland, Jalila Jbilou, Sabrina T. Wong, Jay Shaw, Valorie A. Crooks, Damien Contandriopoulos, Mélanie Ann Smithman, Astrid Brousselle

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Introduction of microsystems in a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit—an interprofessional approach

Salhab el Helou, Samira Samiee-Zafarghandy, Gerhard Fusch, Muzafar Gani Abdul Wahab, Lynda Aliberti, Ahmad Bakry, Deborah Barnard, Joanne Doucette, Enas el Gouhary, Michael Marrin, Carrie-Lynn Meyer, Amit Mukerji, Anne Nwebube, David Pogorzelski, Edward Pugh, Karen Schattauer, Jay Shah, Sandesh Shivananda, Sumesh Thomas, Jennifer Twiss, Connie Williams, Sourabh Dutta, Christoph Fusch

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of a program to strengthen general practice care for patients with chronic disease in Germany

Michel Wensing, Joachim Szecsenyi, Christian Stock, Petra Kaufmann Kolle, Gunter Laux

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characterizing breast conditions at an open-access breast clinic in South Africa: a model that is more than cancer care for a resource-limited setting

Sarah Rayne, Naomi Lince-Deroche, Cheryl Hendrickson, Kate Shearer, Faith Moyo, Pam Michelow, Grace Rubin, Carol Benn, Cynthia Firnhaber

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cohort study of ethnic differences in use of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for breast cancer in New Zealand

Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Ian Campbell, Nina Scott, Ross Lawrenson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Alternative financing mechanisms for ART programs in health facilities in Uganda: a mixed-methods approach

Henry Zakumumpa, Sara Bennett, Freddie Ssengooba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Delivery of written and verbal information on healthcare-associated infections to patients: opinions and attitudes of a sample of healthcare workers

Marco Bo, Viola Amprino, Paola Dalmasso, Carla M. Zotti

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol for evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of an emergency department longitudinal patient monitoring system using a mixed-methods approach

Marie Ward, Eilish McAuliffe, Abel Wakai, Una Geary, John Browne, Conor Deasy, Michael Schull, Fiona Boland, Fiona McDaid, Eoin Coughlan, Ronan O’Sullivan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of organizational context in moderating the effect of research use on pain outcomes in hospitalized children: a cross sectional study

Janet Yamada, Janet E. Squires, Carole A. Estabrooks, Charles Victor, Bonnie Stevens, CIHR Team in Children’s Pain

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Role stress among auxiliary nurses midwives in Gujarat, India

Bhaskar Purohit, Paul Vasava

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Performance of health laboratories in provision of HIV diagnostic and supportive services in selected districts of Tanzania

Deus S. Ishengoma, Mathias L. Kamugisha, Acleus S. M. Rutta, Gibson B. Kagaruki, Andrew M. Kilale, Amos Kahwa, Erasmus Kamugisha, Vito Baraka, Celine I. Mandara, Godlisten S. Materu, Julius J. Massaga, Stephen M. Magesa, Martha M. Lemnge, Leonard E. G. Mboera

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mixed methods evaluation of the Getting it Right First Time programme - improvements to NHS orthopaedic care in England: study protocol

Helen Barratt, Simon Turner, Andrew Hutchings, Elena Pizzo, Emma Hudson, Tim Briggs, Rob Hurd, Jamie Day, Rachel Yates, Panagiotis Gikas, Stephen Morris, Naomi J Fulop, Rosalind Raine

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers to surgical care in Nepal

Joris Adriaan Frank van Loenhout, Tefera Darge Delbiso, Shailvi Gupta, Kapendra Amatya, Adam L. Kushner, Julita Gil Cuesta, Debarati Guha-Sapir

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Suicidal patients’ experiences regarding their safety during psychiatric in-patient care: a systematic review of qualitative studies

Siv Hilde Berg, Kristine Rørtveit, Karina Aase

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of apixaban versus low molecular weight heparin/vitamin k antagonist for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and the prevention of recurrences

Tereza Lanitis, Robert Leipold, Melissa Hamilton, Dale Rublee, Peter Quon, Chantelle Browne, Alexander T. Cohen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol of an equivalence randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of three different approaches to collecting Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) data using the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-Victoria (PCOR-VIC)

Dewan Md Emdadul Hoque, Fanny Sampurno, Rasa Ruseckaite, Paula Lorgelly, Sue M. Evans

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The economic burden of HIV/AIDS on individuals and households in Nepal: a quantitative study

Ak Narayan Poudel, David Newlands, Padam Simkhada

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of care in the intensive care unit from the perspective of patient’s relatives: development and psychometric evaluation of the consumer quality index ‘R-ICU’

Ans Rensen, Margo M. van Mol, Ilse Menheere, Marjan D. Nijkamp, Ellen Verhoogt, Bea Maris, Willeke Manders, Lilian Vloet, Lisbeth Verharen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The cost-effectiveness of changes to the care pathway used to identify depression and provide treatment amongst people with diabetes in England: a model-based economic evaluation

Ben Kearns, R. Rafia, J. Leaviss, L. Preston, J.E. Brazier, S. Palmer, R. Ara

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does involvement in a cohort study improve health and affect health inequalities? A natural experiment

Annie Quick, Jan R. Böhnke, John Wright, Kate E. Pickett

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unconnected and out-of-sight: identifying health care non-users with unmet needs

Elizabeth Hoon, Clarabelle Pham, Justin Beilby, Jonathan Karnon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why service users do not complain or have ‘voice’: a mixed-methods study from Nepal’s rural primary health care system

Gagan Gurung, Sarah Derrett, Robin Gauld, Philip C. Hill

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH): An examination of the psychometric properties of an integrated assessment developed for clinically referred children and youth

Shannon L. Stewart, Chloe A. Hamza

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of patient-initiated versus fixed-interval telePRO-based outpatient follow-up: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled study

Liv Marit Valen Schougaard, Caroline Trillingsgaard Mejdahl, Klaus Hvam Petersen, Anne Jessen, Annette de Thurah, Per Sidenius, Kirsten Lomborg, Niels Henrik Hjollund

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost of breast cancer based on real-world data: a cancer registry study in Italy

Stefano Capri, Antonio Russo

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reaching the unreached through trained and skilled birth attendants in Ethiopia: a cluster randomized controlled trial study protocol

Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Henok Taddese, Tariku Nigatu, Girma Tenkolu, Joshua P. Vogel, Dina Khan-Neelofur, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Amare Deribew

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme

Sarah Damery, Sarah Flanagan, Kiran Rai, Gill Combes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health outcomes of bedaquiline in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in selected high burden countries

Xiaoyan Lu, Caitlin Smare, Chrispin Kambili, Antoine C. El Khoury, Lara J. Wolfson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acceptability of healthcare interventions: an overview of reviews and development of a theoretical framework

Mandeep Sekhon, Martin Cartwright, Jill J. Francis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Economic evaluations of health technologies in Dutch healthcare decision-making: a qualitative study of the current and potential use, barriers, and facilitators

Kitty J. Roseboom, Johanna M. van Dongen, Emile Tompa, Maurits W. van Tulder, Judith E. Bosmans

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identifying social and economic barriers to regular care and treatment for Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) and who are living with HIV: a qualitative study from the Bruthas cohort

Emily A. Arnold, John Weeks, Michael Benjamin, William R. Stewart, Lance M. Pollack, Susan M. Kegeles, Don Operario

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Practising proportionate universalism – a study protocol of an extended postnatal home visiting programme in a disadvantaged area in Stockholm, Sweden

Bo Burström, Anneli Marttila, Asli Kulane, Lene Lindberg, Kristina Burström

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Healthcare providers’ views on the delivery of preconception care in a local community setting in the Netherlands

M. Poels, M.P.H. Koster, A. Franx, H.F. van Stel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Living with dementia in a nursing home, as described by persons with dementia: a phenomenological hermeneutic study

Marit Mjørud, Knut Engedal, Janne Røsvik, Marit Kirkevold

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors of high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure: an analysis using Bangladesh household income and expenditure survey, 2010

Azaher Ali Molla, Chunhuei Chi, Alicia Lorena Núñez Mondaca

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What factors contribute to the continued low rates of Indigenous status identification in urban general practice? - A mixed-methods multiple site case study

Heike Schütze, Lisa Jackson Pulver, Mark Harris

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Are performance measurement systems useful? Perceptions from health care

Chiara Demartini, Sara Trucco

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A Qualitative study of language barriers between South African health care providers and cross-border migrants

Jo Hunter-Adams, Hanna-Andrea Rother

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Money’s (not) on my mind: a qualitative study of how staff and managers understand health care’s triple Aim

Marie Höjriis Storkholm, Pamela Mazzocato, Mairi Savage, Carl Savage

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of a new Transmural Trauma Care Model (TTCM) for the rehabilitation of trauma patients: a study protocol

Suzanne H. Wiertsema, Johanna M. van Dongen, Edwin Geleijn, Maaike Schothorst, Frank W. Bloemers, Vincent de Groot, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A catalyst for system change: a case study of child health network formation, evolution and sustainability in Canada

Charmaine McPherson, Jenny Ploeg, Nancy Edwards, Donna Ciliska, Wendy Sword

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Utilization of institutional delivery service and associated factors in Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia: community based, cross sectional study

Niguse Tadele, Tafesse Lamaro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients’ Satisfaction with Lower-limb Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices and Service delivery in Sierra Leone and Malawi

Lina Magnusson, Gerd Ahlström

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Enablers and barriers to evidence based planning in the district health system in Uganda; perceptions of district health managers

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Florence Ayebare, Peter Waiswa, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Elly K. Tumushabe, Mio Fredriksson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Training nurses in task-shifting strategies for the management and control of hypertension in Ghana: a mixed-methods study

Joyce Gyamfi, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Juliet Iwelunmor, Debbie Lee, Sarah R. Blackstone, Alicia Mitchell, Michael Ntim, Kingsley Apusiga, Bamidele Tayo, Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Richard Cooper, Gbenga Ogedegbe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health facility and skilled birth deliveries among poor women with Jamkesmas health insurance in Indonesia: a mixed-methods study

Mohamad I. Brooks, Hasbullah Thabrany, Matthew P. Fox, Veronika J. Wirtz, Frank G. Feeley, Lora L. Sabin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Access and utilisation of primary health care services comparing urban and rural areas of Riyadh Providence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ghadah Alfaqeeh, Erica J. Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Nasreen Ali

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between caregivers’ knowledge and care seeking behaviour for children with symptoms of pneumonia in six sub-Saharan African Countries

Aaltje Camielle Noordam, Alyssa B. Sharkey, Paddy Hinssen, GeertJan Dinant, Jochen W. L. Cals

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Towards best practice in acute stroke care in Ghana: a survey of hospital services

Leonard Baatiema, Michael Otim, George Mnatzaganian, Ama De-Graft Aikins, Judith Coombes, Shawn Somerset

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of the cardiac-diabetes transcare program: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu, John J. Atherton, Richard J. MacIsaac, Mary Courtney, Anne M. Chang, David R. Thompson, Karam Kostner, Andrew I. MacIsaac, Michael d’Emden, Nick Graves, Steven M. McPhail

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Refining a questionnaire to assess breast cancer knowledge and barriers to screening in Kenya: Psychometric assessment of the BCAM

J. Wachira, A. Busakhala, F. Chite, V. Naanyu, J. Kisuya, G. Otieno, A. Keter, A. Mwangi, T. Inui

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hypertension management in rural primary care facilities in Zambia: a mixed methods study

Lily D. Yan, Cindy Chirwa, Benjamin H. Chi, Samuel Bosomprah, Ntazana Sindano, Moses Mwanza, Dennis Musatwe, Mary Mulenga, Roma Chilengi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validation of work pressure and associated factors influencing hospital nurse turnover: a cross-sectional investigation in Shaanxi Province, China

Huiyun Yang, Jingwen Lv, Xi Zhou, Huitong Liu, Baibing Mi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A realist review of shared medical appointments: How, for whom, and under what circumstances do they work?

Susan R. Kirsh, David C. Aron, Kimberly D. Johnson, Laura E. Santurri, Lauren D. Stevenson, Katherine R. Jones, Justin Jagosh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cross sectional observational study of research activity of allied health teams: is there a link with self-reported success, motivators and barriers to undertaking research?

Rachel J. Wenke, Sharon Mickan, Leanne Bisset

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reducing medical claims cost to Ghana’s National Health Insurance scheme: a cross-sectional comparative assessment of the paper- and electronic-based claims reviews

Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Francis Asenso-Boadi, Lydia Dsane-Selby, Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Nathaniel Otoo, Patricia Akweongo, Moses Aikins

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs linking primary care with community-based health and social services: a scoping literature review

Ruta K. Valaitis, Nancy Carter, Annie Lam, Jennifer Nicholl, Janice Feather, Laura Cleghorn

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Addressing the gaps in diabetes care in first nations communities with the reorganizing the approach to diabetes through the application of registries (RADAR): the project protocol

Dean T. Eurich, Sumit R. Majumdar, Lisa A. Wozniak, Allison Soprovich, Kari Meneen, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Salim Samanani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Challenges, uncertainties and perceived benefits of providing weekend allied health services—a managers’ perspective

Deb Mitchell, Lisa O’Brien, Anne Bardoel, Terry Haines

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The challenges of assessing patients' medication beliefs: a qualitative study

Rachael J. Thorneloe, Christopher E.M. Griffiths, Darren M. Ashcroft, Lis Cordingley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identification of factors that support successful implementation of care bundles in the acute medical setting: a qualitative study

Stuart A. Green, Derek Bell, Nicholas Mays

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Managed care and inpatient mortality in adults: effect of primary payer

Anika L. Hines, Susan O. Raetzman, Marguerite L. Barrett, Ernest Moy, Roxanne M. Andrews

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Informing the implementation of evidence-informed decision making interventions using a social network analysis perspective; a mixed-methods study

Reza Yousefi Nooraie, Lynne Lohfeld, Alexandra Marin, Robert Hanneman, Maureen Dobbins

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol: improving the transition of care from a non-network hospital back to the patient’s medical home

Roman A. Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E. Glasgow, Borsika A. Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of the TIM program (Transfer ICU Medication reconciliation) on medication transfer errors in two Dutch intensive care units: design of a prospective 8-month observational study with a before and after period

Bertha Elizabeth Bosma, Edmé Meuwese, Siok Swan Tan, Jasper van Bommel, Piet Herman Gerard Jan Melief, Nicole Geertruida Maria Hunfeld, Patricia Maria Lucia Adriana van den Bemt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An investigation of stigmatizing attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS by doctors and nurses in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Savina Vorasane, Masamine Jimba, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Junko Yasuoka, Keiko Nanishi, Jo Durham, Vanphanom Sychareun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Usefulness of an educational lecture focusing on improvement in public awareness of and attitudes toward depression and its treatments

Takashi Yakushi, Teizo Kuba, Yuzuru Nakamoto, Hiroshi Fukuhara, Munenaga Koda, Osamu Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Kondo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adherence to treatment guidelines: the association between stroke risk stratified comparing CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc score levels and warfarin prescription for adult patients with atrial fibrillation

Scott A. Chapman, Catherine A. St Hill, Meg M. Little, Michael T. Swanoski, Shellina R. Scheiner, Kenric B. Ware, M. Nawal Lutfiyya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Community health service center-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with coronary heart disease: a prospective study

Lixuan Zhang, Li Zhang, Jing Wang, Fang Ding, Suhua Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case management of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional survey in Chongqing, China

Miao He, Jiaqi Gao, Weiwei Liu, Xiaojun Tang, Shenglan Tang, Qian Long

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An education programme influencing health professionals to recommend exercise to their type 2 diabetes patients – understanding the processes: a case study from Oxfordshire, UK

Anne Matthews, Natasha Jones, Alastair Thomas, Perdy van den Berg, Charlie Foster

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Social networks and expertise development for Australian breast radiologists

Seyedamir Tavakoli Taba, Liaquat Hossain, Karen Willis, Sarah Lewis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Got spirit? The spiritual climate scale, psychometric properties, benchmarking data and future directions

Keith Doram, Whitney Chadwick, Joni Bokovoy, Jochen Profit, Janel D. Sexton, J. Bryan Sexton

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impacts of a navigation program based on health information technology for patients receiving oral anticancer therapy: the CAPRI randomized controlled trial

Chloé Gervès-Pinquié, Fatima Daumas-Yatim, Benoît Lalloué, Anne Girault, Marie Ferrua, Aude Fourcade, François Lemare, Mario Dipalma, Etienne Minvielle

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rankings matter: nurse graduates from higher-ranked institutions have higher productivity

Olga Yakusheva, Marianne Weiss

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measuring medication adherence in patients with incident hypertension: a retrospective cohort study

Karen L. Tang, Hude Quan, Doreen M. Rabi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of medicines dispensing pattern of private pharmacies in Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Shuvashis Saha, Md. Tawhid Hossain

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What is a hospital bed day worth? A contingent valuation study of hospital Chief Executive Officers

Katie Page, Adrain G. Barnett, Nicholas Graves

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis for a tele-based health coaching program for chronic disease in primary care

Erja Oksman, Miika Linna, Iiris Hörhammer, Johanna Lammintakanen, Martti Talja

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Primary care focus and utilization in the Medicare shared savings program accountable care organizations

Lindsey A. Herrel, John Z. Ayanian, Scott R. Hawken, David C. Miller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Qualitative exploration of why people repeatedly attend emergency departments for alcohol-related reasons

Tom Parkman, Joanne Neale, Ed Day, Colin Drummond

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Collaborative leadership and the implementation of community-based fall prevention initiatives: a multiple case study of public health practice within community groups

Maureen Markle-Reid, Cathy Dykeman, Jenny Ploeg, Caralyn Kelly Stradiotto, Angela Andrews, Susan Bonomo, Sarah Orr-Shaw, Niyati Salker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Learning from 2523 trauma deaths in India- opportunities to prevent in-hospital deaths

Nobhojit Roy, Deepa Kizhakke Veetil, Monty Uttam Khajanchi, Vineet Kumar, Harris Solomon, Jyoti Kamble, Debojit Basak, Göran Tomson, Johan von Schreeb

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring relationships between hospital patient safety culture and Consumer Reports safety scores

Scott Alan Smith, Naomi Yount, Joann Sorra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Municipal resources and patient outcomes through the first year after a hip fracture

Sabine Ruths, Valborg Baste, Marit Stordal Bakken, Lars Birger Engesæter, Stein Atle Lie, Siren Haugland

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

State budget transfers to Health Insurance to expand coverage to people outside formal sector work in Latin America

Inke Mathauer, Thorsten Behrendt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Stakeholder perspectives on the implementation of genetic carrier screening in a changing landscape

Kim C.A. Holtkamp, Evelien M. Vos, Tessel Rigter, Phillis Lakeman, Lidewij Henneman, Martina C. Cornel

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Accuracy and generalizability of using automated methods for identifying adverse events from electronic health record data: a validation study protocol

Christian M. Rochefort, David L. Buckeridge, Andréanne Tanguay, Alain Biron, Frédérick D’Aragon, Shengrui Wang, Benoit Gallix, Louis Valiquette, Li-Anne Audet, Todd C. Lee, Dev Jayaraman, Bruno Petrucci, Patricia Lefebvre

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of Educational Needs and Quality of Life of Chronic Hepatitis Patients

Ming-Chuan Chen, Hung-Chang Hung, Hsiu-Ju Chang, Sheng-Shun Yang, Wen-Chen Tsai, Shu-Chuan Chang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Coordination between primary and secondary care: the role of electronic messages and economic incentives

Antonella La Rocca, Thomas Hoholm

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Language support for linguistic minority chronic hepatitis B/C patients: an exploratory study of availability and clinicians’ perceptions of language barriers in six European countries

Abby M. Falla, Irene K. Veldhuijzen, Amena A. Ahmad, Miriam Levi, Jan Hendrik Richardus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Meaning and barriers to quality care service provision in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives

Nadzeya Svirydzenka, Pablo Ronzoni, Nisha Dogra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of increasing the coinsurance rate on outpatient utilization of healthcare services in South Korea

Hyo Jung Lee, Sung-In Jang, Eun-Cheol Park

01.12.2017 | Study Protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Alice Springs Hospital Readmission Prevention Project (ASHRAPP): a randomised control trial

Gabrielle Diplock, James Ward, Simon Stewart, Paul Scuffham, Penny Stewart, Carole Reeve, Lea Davidson, Graeme Maguire

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The characteristics of stroke units in Ontario: a pan-provincial survey

Valeria E. Rac, Yeva Sahakyan, Iris Fan, Luciano Ieraci, Ruth Hall, Linda Kelloway, Gabrielle van der Velde, Moira K. Kapral, Mark Bayley, Murray Krahn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patient satisfaction with doctor-patient interactions: a mixed methods study among diabetes mellitus patients in Pakistan

Aisha Jalil, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with preferences for long-term care settings in old age: evidence from a population-based survey in Germany

André Hajek, Thomas Lehnert, Annemarie Wegener, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Hans-Helmut König

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the feasibility of introducing health insurance in Afghanistan: a qualitative stakeholder analysis

Wu Zeng, Christine Kim, Lauren Archer, Omarzaman Sayedi, Mohammad Yousuf Jabarkhil, Kathleen Sears

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What do patients with diabetes and providers think of an innovative Australian model of remote diabetic retinopathy screening? A qualitative study

Nicola M. Glasson, Sarah L. Larkins, Lisa J. Crossland

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Leveraging the private sector for child health: a qualitative examination of caregiver and provider perspectives on private sector care for childhood pneumonia in Uttar Pradesh, India

Aurélie Brunie, Rachel Lenzi, Anamika Lahiri, Rasa Izadnegahdar

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of community health worker-led home delivery of antiretroviral therapy on virological suppression: a non-inferiority cluster-randomized health systems trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Pascal Geldsetzer, Joel M. Francis, Nzovu Ulenga, David Sando, Irene A. Lema, Eric Mboggo, Maria Vaikath, Happiness Koda, Sharon Lwezaula, Janice Hu, Ramadhani A. Noor, Ibironke Olofin, Elysia Larson, Wafaie Fawzi, Till Bärnighausen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of rational drug use based on World Health Organization core drug use indicators in selected public hospitals of eastern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Mekonnen Sisay, Getnet Mengistu, Bereket Molla, Firehiwot Amare, Tesfaye Gabriel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

To what extent are psychiatrists aware of the comorbid somatic illnesses of their patients with serious mental illnesses? – a cross-sectional secondary data analysis

Christina Dornquast, Juliane Tomzik, Thomas Reinhold, Matthias Walle, Norbert Mönter, Anne Berghöfer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The distribution of maternity services across rural and remote Australia: does it reflect population need?

Margaret I Rolfe, Deborah Anne Donoghue, Jo M Longman, Jennifer Pilcher, Sue Kildea, Sue Kruske, Jude Kornelsen, Stefan Grzybowski, Lesley Barclay, Geoffrey Gerard Morgan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceptions of telecare training needs in home healthcare services: a focus group study

Veslemøy Guise, Siri Wiig

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: The potential effectiveness of the nutrition improvement program on infant and young child feeding and nutritional status in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, Central Africa

Kate Reinsma, Godlove Nkuoh, Emmanuel Nshom

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical trials from the patient perspective: survey in an online patient community

Pronabesh DasMahapatra, Priya Raja, Jeremy Gilbert, Paul Wicks

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changes over time in prescription practices of pain medications in Switzerland between 2006 and 2013: an analysis of insurance claims

Maria M. Wertli, Oliver Reich, Andri Signorell, Jakob M. Burgstaller, Johann Steurer, Ulrike Held

01.12.2017 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is the timing of radiological intervention and treatment day associated with economic outcomes in DRG-financed health care systems: a case study

Christoph Napierala, Stefan Boes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Experiences from implementing value-based healthcare at a Swedish University Hospital – a longitudinal interview study

Kerstin Nilsson, Fredrik Bååthe, Annette Erichsen Andersson, Ewa Wikström, Mette Sandoff

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Practice change in chronic conditions care: an appraisal of theories

Melanie Harris, Sharon J. Lawn, Andrea Morello, Malcolm W. Battersby, Julie Ratcliffe, R. Doug McEvoy, Jennifer J. Tieman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A mixed-methods needs assessment of adult diabetes mellitus (type II) and hypertension care in Toledo, Belize

Annette M. Dekker, Ashley E. Amick, Cecilia Scholcoff, Ashti Doobay-Persaud

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of primary health care facilities’ service readiness in Nigeria

Abayomi Samuel Oyekale

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reflection of illness and strategies for handling advanced lung cancer – a qualitative analysis in patients and their relatives

Anika Sparla, Sebastian Flach-Vorgang, Matthias Villalobos, Katja Krug, Martina Kamradt, Kadiatou Coulibaly, Joachim Szecsenyi, Michael Thomas, Sinikka Gusset-Bährer, Dominik Ose

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Enabling the flow of compassionate care: a grounded theory study

Stephanie Tierney, Kate Seers, Elizabeth Tutton, Joanne Reeve

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Does capitation affect the delivery of oral healthcare and access to services? Evidence from a pilot contact in Northern Ireland

Harry Hill, Stephen Birch, Martin Tickle, Ruth McDonald, Michael Donaldson, Donncha O’Carolan, Paul Brocklehurst

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Service use of older people who participate in primary care health promotion: a latent class analysis

John A. Ford, Kalpa Kharicha, Caroline S. Clarke, Allan Clark, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Jill Manthorpe, Nick Steel, Kate Walters

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of referral templates on out-patient quality of care in a hospital setting: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Henrik Wåhlberg, Per Christian Valle, Siri Malm, Øistein Hovde, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intimate partner violence and utilization of maternal health care services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Bedru Hussen Mohammed, Janice Mary Johnston, Joseph I. Harwell, Huso Yi, Katrina Wai-kay Tsang, Jemal Ali Haidar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

GPs’ and dentists’ experiences and expectations of interprofessional collaboration: findings from a qualitative study in Germany

Khira Sippli, Monika A. Rieger, Fabian Huettig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of integrated geriatric care at a German hospital: a case study to understand when and why beneficial outcomes can be achieved

Loraine Busetto, Jörn Kiselev, Katrien Ger Luijkx, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Hubertus Johannes Maria Vrijhoef

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with alcohol reduction in harmful and hazardous drinkers following alcohol brief intervention in Scotland: a qualitative enquiry

Jean M. McQueen, Claire Ballinger, Tracey E. Howe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of adding novel or group 5 interventions to a background regimen for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Germany

Daniel Wirth, Ramesh Dass, Robert Hettle

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Developing a measure of mental health service satisfaction for use in low income countries: a mixed methods study

Rosie Mayston, Kassahun Habtamu, Girmay Medhin, Atalay Alem, Abebaw Fekadu, Alehegn Habtamu, Martin Prince, Charlotte Hanlon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A qualitative exploration of care-seeking pathways for sick children in the rural Oromia region of Ethiopia

Bryan Shaw, Agbessi Amouzou, Nathan P. Miller, Jennifer Bryce, Pamela J. Surkan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Main drivers of health expenditure growth in China: a decomposition analysis

Tiemin Zhai, John Goss, Jinjing Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding optimal approaches to patient and caregiver engagement in the development of cancer practice guidelines: a mixed methods study

Melissa C. Brouwers, Marija Vukmirovic, Karen Spithoff, Julie Makarski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of the delivery services in health facilities in Northern Ethiopia

Girmatsion Fisseha, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Wondwossen Terefe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of provider-initiated HIV screening in Nigeria with sub-Saharan African comparison

Felix A. Ogbo, Andrew Mogaji, Pascal Ogeleka, Kingsley E. Agho, John Idoko, Terver Zua Tule, Andrew Page

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Continuum of care in maternal, newborn and child health in Pakistan: analysis of trends and determinants from 2006 to 2012

Sarosh Iqbal, Sidra Maqsood, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Tuberculosis cure rates and the ETR.Net: investigating the quality of reporting treatment outcomes from primary healthcare facilities in Mpumalanga province, South Africa

A. W. Dreyer, D. Mbambo, M. Machaba, C. E. M. Oliphant, M. M. Claassens

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: The value of informal care in the context of option B+ in Malawi: a contingent valuation approach

Levison Stanely Chiwaula, Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Fabian Cataldo, Atupele Kapito-Tembo, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Monique van Lettow, Hannock Tweya, Virginia Kayoyo, Blessings Khangamwa-Kaunda, Florence Kasende, Clement Trapence, Salem Gugsa, Nora E. Rosenberg, Michael Eliya, Sam Phiri, For PURE Malawi Consortium

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Engaging patients in health research: identifying research priorities through community town halls

Holly Etchegary, Lisa Bishop, Catherine Street, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Dale Humphries, Lidewij Eva Vat, Brendan Barrett

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Low contribution of health extension workers in identification of persons with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopian Somali Region pastoralists

Fentabil Getnet, Abdiwahab Hashi, Sahardid Mohamud, Hassen Mowlid, Eveline Klinkenberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Modern contraceptive utilization and associated factors among married pastoralist women in Bale eco-region, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Semere Sileshi Belda, Mekonnen Tegegne Haile, Abulie Takele Melku, Abdurehaman Kalu Tololu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Urban Health Extension Services Utilization in Bishoftu Town, Oromia Regional State, Central Ethiopia

Ewunetu Aberra Gebreegziabher, Feleke Hailemichael Astawesegn, Antehun Alemayehu Anjulo, Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding the implementation and adoption of a technological intervention to improve medication safety in primary care: a realist evaluation

Mark Jeffries, Denham L. Phipps, Rachel L. Howard, Anthony J. Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Darren M. Ashcroft

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medication-related calls received by a national telenursing triage and advice service in Australia: a retrospective cohort study

Ling Li, Rebecca Lake, Magdalena Z. Raban, Mary Byrne, Maureen Robinson, Johanna Westbrook, Melissa T. Baysari

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A study to reduce readmissions after surgery in the Veterans Health Administration: design and methodology

Laurel A. Copeland, Laura A. Graham, Joshua S. Richman, Amy K. Rosen, Hillary J. Mull, Edith A. Burns, Jeff Whittle, Kamal M. F. Itani, Mary T. Hawn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of hospital length of stay and direct costs of type 2 diabetes in Hubei Province, China

Dajie Chen, Shuai Liu, Xiaodong Tan, Qihan Zhao

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A protocol for the methodological steps used to evaluate the alignment of rehabilitation services in the Western Cape, South Africa with the National Rehabilitation Policy

Gubela Mji, Anthea Rhoda, Sue Statham, Conran Joseph

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the reporting of categorised quantitative variables in observational epidemiological studies

Onkabetse V. Mabikwa, Darren C. Greenwood, Paul D. Baxter, Sarah J. Fleming

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

CogChamps – a model of implementing evidence-based care in hospitals: study protocol

Catherine Travers, Frederick Graham, Amanda Henderson, Elizabeth Beattie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Providers of antenatal care services in Ghana: evidence from Ghana demographic and health surveys 1988–2014

Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh, Akwasi Kumi - Kyereme

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring implementation practices in results-based financing: the case of the verification in Benin

Matthieu Antony, Maria Paola Bertone, Olivier Barthes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

At first glance, informal payments experience on track: why accept or refuse? Patients’ perceive in cardiac surgery department of public hospitals, northeast of Iran 2013

Ali Vafaei Najar, Hossein Ebrahimipour, Arefeh Pourtaleb, Habibollah Esmaily, Mehdi Jafari, Zohre Nejatzadegan, Yasamin Molavi Taleghani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Examining the relationship between therapeutic self-care and adverse events for home care clients in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective cohort study

Winnie Sun, Diane M. Doran, Walter P. Wodchis, Elizabeth Peter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring public sector physicians’ resilience, reactions and coping strategies in times of economic crisis; findings from a survey in Portugal’s capital city area

Giuliano Russo, Carlos André Pires, Julian Perelman, Luzia Gonçalves, Pedro Pita Barros

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of evidence-informed practice through central network actors; a case study of three public health units in Canada

Reza Yousefi Nooraie, Alexandra Marin, Robert Hanneman, Lynne Lohfeld, Maureen Dobbins

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding low uptake of contraceptives in resource-limited settings: a mixed-methods study in rural Burundi

M. Ndayizigiye, M. C. Smith Fawzi, C. Thompson Lively, N.C. Ware

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Do newly marketed generic medicines expand markets using descriptive time series analysis and mixed logit models? Korea as an exemplar and its implications

Hye-Young Kwon, Brian Godman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Readmission and mortality in patients discharged with a diagnosis of medical observation and evaluation (Z03*-codes) from an acute admission unit in Denmark: a prospective cohort study

Kåre Melchior Hansen, Henrik Nielsen, Betina Vest-Hansen, Anders Møllekær, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Ole Mølgaard, Hans Kirkegaard, Elisabeth Svensson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hospitals admitting at least 100 patients with stroke a year should have a stroke unit: a case study from Australia

Dominique A. Cadilhac, Monique F. Kilkenny, Nadine E. Andrew, Elizabeth Ritchie, Kelvin Hill, Erin Lalor, On behalf of the Stroke Foundation National Advisory Committee: and the National Stroke Audit Collaborative

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

PORTALS: design of an innovative approach to anticoagulation management through eHealth

E. P. W. A. Talboom-Kamp, N. A. Verdijk, I. J. S. H. Talboom, L. M. Harmans, M. E. Numans, N. H. Chavannes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators of linkage to HIV care among HIV-infected young Chinese men who have sex with men: a qualitative study

Haochu Li, Chongyi Wei, Joseph Tucker, Dianmin Kang, Meizhen Liao, Eleanor Holroyd, Jietao Zheng, Qian Qi, Wei Ma

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Treating the invisible: Gaps and opportunities for enhanced TB control along the Thailand-Myanmar border

Naomi Tschirhart, Sein Sein Thi, Lei Lei Swe, Francois Nosten, Angel M. Foster

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Training nurses in task-shifting strategies for the management and control of hypertension in Ghana: a mixed-methods study

Joyce Gyamfi, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Juliet Iwelunmor, Debbie Lee, Sarah R. Blackstone, Alicia Mitchell, Michael Ntim, Kingsley Apusiga, Bamidele Tayo, Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Richard Cooper, Gbenga Ogedegbe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of consumer perspectives in estimating population need for substance use services: a scoping review

Elaine Hyshka, Kamagaju Karekezi, Benjamin Tan, Linda G. Slater, Jesse Jahrig, T. Cameron Wild

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of interdisciplinary teamwork on patient-reported experience of cancer care

Dominique Tremblay, Danièle Roberge, Nassera Touati, Elizabeth Maunsell, Djamal Berbiche

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The development of integrated diabetes care in the Netherlands: a multiplayer self-assessment analysis

Nick Zonneveld, Lidewij E. Vat, Hans Vlek, Mirella M. N. Minkman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Variation in readmission and mortality following hospitalisation with a diagnosis of heart failure: prospective cohort study using linked data

Rosemary J. Korda, Wei Du, Cathy Day, Karen Page, Peter S. Macdonald, Emily Banks

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prenatal and post-natal cost of small for gestational age infants: a national study

Alicia Marzouk, Antoine Filipovic-Pierucci, Olivier Baud, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Anne Ego, Marie-Aline Charles, François Goffinet, Danièle Evain-Brion, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using a multimethod approach to develop implementation strategies for a cervical self-sampling program in Kenya

Irene Podolak, Caroline Kisia, Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi, Jarold Cosby

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India

Sushanta K. Banerjee, Rakesh Kumar, Janardan Warvadekar, Vinoj Manning, Kathryn Louise Andersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceptions of interprofessional collaboration of general practitioners and community pharmacists - a qualitative study

Christin Löffler, Carolin Koudmani, Femke Böhmer, Susanne D. Paschka, Jennifer Höck, Eva Drewelow, Martin Stremme, Bernd Stahlhacke, Attila Altiner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association of admission and patient characteristics with quality of discharge letters: posthoc analysis of a retrospective study

Maaike Langelaan, Rebecca J. Baines, Martine C. de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Where’s the evidence? a systematic review of economic analyses of residential aged care infrastructure

Tiffany Easton, Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty, Julie Ratcliffe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluating the sub-national fidelity of national Initiatives in decentralized health systems: Integrated Primary Health Care Governance in Nigeria

Ejemai Amaize Eboreime, Seye Abimbola, Felix Abrahams Obi, Obinna Ebirim, Olalekan Olubajo, John Eyles, Nonhlanhla Lynette Nxumalo, Faith Nankasa Mambulu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Explaining culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) parents’ access of healthcare services for developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance: qualitative findings from the ‘Watch Me Grow’ study

Pankaj Garg, My Trinh Ha, John Eastwood, Susan Harvey, Sue Woolfenden, Elisabeth Murphy, Cheryl Dissanayake, Bin Jalaludin, Katrina Williams, Anne McKenzie, Stewart Einfeld, Natalie Silove, Kate Short, Valsamma Eapen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationships between structure, process and outcome to assess quality of integrated chronic disease management in a rural South African setting: applying a structural equation model

Soter Ameh, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M. Tollman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A structural model of treatment program and individual counselor leadership in innovation transfer

George W. Joe, Jennifer E. Becan, Danica K. Knight, Patrick M. Flynn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mobile radiography services in nursing homes: a systematic review of residents’ and societal outcomes

Elin Kjelle, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The structural and health policy environment for delivering integrated HIV and substance use disorder treatments in Puerto Rico

Jared A. Leff, Diana Hernández, Paul A. Teixeira, Pedro C. Castellón, Daniel J. Feaster, Allan E. Rodriguez, Jorge L. Santana-Bagur, Sandra Miranda De León, José Vargas Vidot, Lisa R. Metsch, Bruce R. Schackman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The FORGE AHEAD clinical readiness consultation tool: a validated tool to assess clinical readiness for chronic disease care mobilization in Canada’s First Nations

Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, Selam Mequanint, Jann Paquette-Warren, Ross Bailie, Alexandra Chirila, Roland Dyck, Michael Green, Anthony Hanley, Jordan Tompkins, Stewart Harris, On behalf of the FORGE AHEAD Program Team

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Family-focused practice within a recovery framework: practitioners’ qualitative perspectives

B. Ward, A. Reupert, F. McCormick, S. Waller, S. Kidd

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A questionnaire measuring staff perceptions of Lean adoption in healthcare: development and psychometric testing

Monica Kaltenbrunner, Lars Bengtsson, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Maria Engström

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Accessibility of long-term family planning methods: a comparison study between Output Based Approach (OBA) clients verses non-OBA clients in the voucher supported facilities in Kenya

Boniface Oyugi, Urbanus Kioko, Stephen Mbugua Kaboro, Shadrack Gikonyo, Clarice Okumu, Sarah Ogola-Munene, Shaminder Kalsi, Simon Thiani, Julius Korir, Paul Odundo, Billy Baltazaar, Moses Ranji, Nicholas Muraguri, Charles Nzioka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The potential of health literacy to address the health related UN sustainable development goal 3 (SDG3) in Nepal: a rapid review

Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Paras K. Pokharel, Suvajee Good, Sajani Limbu, Meika Bhattachan, Richard H. Osborne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A process evaluation plan for assessing a complex community-based maternal health intervention in Ogun State, Nigeria

Sumedha Sharma, Olalekan O. Adetoro, Marianne Vidler, Sharla Drebit, Beth A. Payne, David O. Akeju, Akinmade Adepoju, Ebunoluwa Jaiyesimi, John Sotunsa, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Laura A. Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Olukayode Dada

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Task-shifting alcohol interventions for HIV+ persons in Kenya: a cost-benefit analysis

Omar Galárraga, Burke Gao, Benson N. Gakinya, Debra A. Klein, Richard G. Wamai, John E. Sidle, Rebecca K. Papas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lost in care pathway: a qualitative investigation on the health system delay of extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh

Malabika Sarker, Din Mohammad, Sukanta Paul, Rahima Akter, Shayla Islam, Goutam Biswas, Asheque Hossain, Akramul Islam

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Disparities in receipt of recommended care among younger versus older medicare beneficiaries: a cohort study

Ling Na, Joel E. Streim, Liliana E. Pezzin, Jibby E. Kurichi, Dawei Xie, Hillary R. Bogner, Pui L. Kwong, Steven M. Asch, Sean Hennessy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A comparison of generic drug prices in seven European countries: a methodological analysis

Olivier J. Wouters, Panos G. Kanavos

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Do healthier lifestyles lead to less utilization of healthcare resources?

I-Chen Lee, Chao-Sung Chang, Pey-Lan Du

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Pharmaceutical cost management in an ambulatory setting using a risk adjustment tool

David Vivas-Consuelo, Ruth Usó-Talamantes, Natividad Guadalajara-Olmeda, José-Luis Trillo-Mata, Carla Sancho-Mestre, Laia Buigues-Pastor

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Benchmarking specialty hospitals, a scoping review on theory and practice

A. Wind, W. H. van Harten

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Selective enrollment in Disease Management Programs for coronary heart disease in Germany – An analysis based on cross-sectional survey and administrative claims data

Julia Röttger, Miriam Blümel, Reinhard Busse

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients who restart antiretroviral medication after interruption remain at high risk of unfavorable outcomes in Ethiopia

Alula M. Teklu, Kesetebirhan D. Yirdaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is the co-location of GPs in primary care centres associated with a higher patient satisfaction? Evidence from a population survey in Italy

Manila Bonciani, Sara Barsanti, Anna Maria Murante

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High pre-diagnosis attrition among patients with presumptive MDR-TB: an operational research from Bhopal district, India

Hemant Deepak Shewade, Arun M Kokane, Akash Ranjan Singh, Manoj Verma, Malik Parmar, Ashish Chauhan, Sanjay Singh Chahar, Manoj Tiwari, Sheeba Naz Khan, Vivek Gupta, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Mukesh Nagar, Sanjai Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mehra, Ajay MV Kumar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Outcomes for primary kidney transplantation from donation after Citizens’ death in China: a single center experience of 367 cases

Wujun Xue, Puxun Tian, Heli Xiang, Xiaoming Ding, Xiaoming Pan, Hang Yan, Jun Hou, Xinshun Feng, Linjuan Liu, Chenguang Ding, Xiaohui Tian, Yang Li, Jin Zheng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to improve safety and efficiency of the ICU discharge process: a mixed methods study

Nelleke van Sluisveld, Anke Oerlemans, Gert Westert, Johannes Gerardus van der Hoeven, Hub Wollersheim, Marieke Zegers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A systematic review of strategies to increase access to health services among children in low and middle income countries

Tess Bright, Lambert Felix, Hannah Kuper, Sarah Polack

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cardiovascular care guideline implementation in community health centers in Oregon: a mixed-methods analysis of real-world barriers and challenges

Rachel Gold, Arwen Bunce, Stuart Cowburn, James V. Davis, Celine Hollombe, Christine A. Nelson, Jon Puro, John Muench, Christian Hill, Victoria Jaworski, MaryBeth Mercer, Colleen Howard, Nancy Perrin, Jennifer DeVoe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The level of nurses' knowledge on occupational post exposure to hepatitis B infection in the Tamale metropolis, Ghana

Kennedy Diema Konlan, Millicent Aarah-Bapuah, Joseph M. Kombat, Gifty Mary Wuffele

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Informing primary care reform in Greece: patient expectations and experiences (the QUALICOPC study)

Christos Lionis, Sophia Papadakis, Chrysanthi Tatsi, Antonis Bertsias, George Duijker, Prodromos-Bodosakis Mekouris, Wienke Boerma, Willemijn Schäfer, on behalf of the Greek QUALICOPC team

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementing the Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus admission care (ETAT+) clinical practice guidelines to improve quality of hospital care in Rwandan district hospitals: healthcare workers’ perspectives on relevance and challenges

Celestin Hategeka, Leah Mwai, Lisine Tuyisenge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transitions from biomedical to recovery-oriented practices in mental health: a scoping review to explore the role of Internet-based interventions

Monica Strand, Deede Gammon, Cornelia M. Ruland

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Avoidable costs of stenting for aortic coarctation in the United Kingdom: an economic model

Maximilian Salcher, Alistair Mcguire, Vivek Muthurangu, Marcus Kelm, Titus Kuehne, Huseyin Naci, CARDIOPROOF

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sex differences in healthcare expenditures among adults with diabetes: evidence from the medical expenditure panel survey, 2002–2011

Joni S. Williams, Kinfe Bishu, Clara E. Dismuke, Leonard E. Egede

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health care providers’ attitudes towards transfer and transition in young persons with long term illness- a web-based survey

Carina Sparud-Lundin, Malin Berghammer, Philip Moons, Ewa-Lena Bratt

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The readiness and motivation interview for families (RMI-Family) managing pediatric obesity: study protocol

Geoff D. C. Ball, Nicholas D. Spence, Nadia E. Browne, Kathleen O’Connor, Suja Srikameswaran, Joanna Zelichowska, Josephine Ho, Rebecca Gokiert, Louise C. Mâsse, Valerie Carson, Katherine M. Morrison, Jennifer L. Kuk, Nicholas L. Holt, Maryam Kebbe, Nicole D. Gehring, Melody Cesar, Heidi Virtanen, Josie Geller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of medical services and medicines attributable to type 2 diabetes care in Yaoundé, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Leopold K. Fezeu, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Eugène Sobngwi, Jean Claude Mbanya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measuring health system responsiveness at facility level in Ethiopia: performance, correlates and implications

Bereket Yakob, Busisiwe Purity Ncama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors of dental visits among primary school children in the rural Australian community of Lithgow

James Rufus John, Haider Mannan, Subrat Nargundkar, Mario D’Souza, Loc Giang Do, Amit Arora

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The application of DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) window analysis in the assessment of influence on operational efficiencies after the establishment of branched hospitals

Tongying Jia, Huiyun Yuan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health workers perceptions and attitude about Ghana’s preparedness towards preventing, containing, and managing Ebola Virus Disease

Philip Baba Adongo, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, Emmanuel Asampong, Joana Ansong, Magda Robalo, Richard M. Adanu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transfer between hospitals as a predictor of delay in diagnosis and treatment of patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – a register based cohort-study

Maria Iachina, Erik Jakobsen, Anne Kudsk Fallesen, Anders Green

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Contraceptive service provider imposed restrictions to contraceptive access in urban Nigeria

Hilary M. Schwandt, Ilene S. Speizer, Meghan Corroon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The social accountability of doctors: a relationship based framework for understanding emergent community concepts of caring

Lionel P. Green-Thompson, Patricia McInerney, Bob Woollard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Government supervision on quality of smoking-cessation counselling in midwifery practices: a qualitative exploration

Sandra F. Oude Wesselink, Annemiek Stoopendaal, Vicki Erasmus, Déan Smits, Johan P. Mackenbach, Hester F. Lingsma, Paul B. M. Robben

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Geographic variation within the military health system

Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, Joel S. Weissman

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Severe hypertriglyceridemia secondary to venlafaxine use in an older adult on dialysis -case report

Hsiang-Wen Lin, Cory A. Simonavice, Chiung-Ray Lu, Wen-Ling Lin, Po-Lun Wu, Che-Yi Chou, Chun-Hui Liao, Hsieh-Yuan Lane

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with high-utilization in a safety net setting

Julia Bell, Sara Turbow, Maura George, Mohammed K. Ali

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Length of paediatric inpatient stay, socio-economic status and hospital configuration: a retrospective cohort study

Michelle Heys, Matthew Rajan, Mitch Blair

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Generic care pathway for elderly patients in need of home care services after discharge from hospital: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Tove Røsstad, Øyvind Salvesen, Aslak Steinsbekk, Anders Grimsmo, Olav Sletvold, Helge Garåsen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding discharge communication behaviours in a pediatric emergency care context: a mixed methods observation study protocol

Janet A. Curran, Andrea Bishop, Amy Plint, Shannon MacPhee, Roger Zemek, Jill Chorney, Mona Jabbour, Stephen Porter, Scott Sawyer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diagnostic validity of the STRATIFY and Downton instruments for evaluating the risk of falls by hospitalised acute-care patients: a multicentre longitudinal study

Marta Aranda-Gallardo, Margarita Enriquez de Luna-Rodriguez, Maria J. Vazquez-Blanco, Jose C. Canca-Sanchez, Ana B. Moya-Suarez, Jose M. Morales-Asencio

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Contraceptive service provider imposed restrictions to contraceptive access in Urban Nigeria

Hilary M. Schwandt, Ilene S. Speizer, Meghan Corroon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of Lot quality assurance sampling surveys to evaluate community health worker performance in rural Zambia: a case of Luangwa district

Moses Mwanza, Japhet Zulu, Stephanie M. Topp, Patrick Musonda, Wilbroad Mutale, Roma Chilengi

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Feasibility and effectiveness of a telephone-based social support intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia: Study protocol of the TALKING TIME project

Martin Berwig, Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Bernd Albers, Katharina Wermke, Diana Trutschel, Swantje Seismann-Petersen, Margareta Halek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Variation in rates of ICU readmissions and post-ICU in-hospital mortality and their association with ICU discharge practices

Nelleke van Sluisveld, Ferishta Bakhshi-Raiez, Nicolette de Keizer, Rebecca Holman, Gert Wester, Hub Wollersheim, Johannes G. van der Hoeven, Marieke Zegers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Healthcare utilization in older patients using personal emergency response systems: an analysis of electronic health records and medical alert data

Brief Description: A Longitudinal Retrospective Analyses of healthcare utilization rates in older patients using Personal Emergency Response Systems from 2011 to 2015
Stephen Agboola, Sara Golas, Nils Fischer, Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Jorn op den Buijs, Linda Schertzer, Joseph Kvedar, Kamal Jethwani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health care availability, quality, and unmet need: a comparison of transgender and cisgender residents of Ontario, Canada

Rachel Giblon, Greta R. Bauer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

In search of quality indicators for Down syndrome healthcare: a scoping review

Francine A. van den Driessen Mareeuw, Mirjam I. Hollegien, Antonia M. W. Coppus, Diana M. J. Delnoij, Esther de Vries

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An assessment of the HIV/TB knowledge and skills of home-based carers working in the North West province in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Justin G. Engelbrecht, Mabjala R. Letsoalo, Admire C. Chirowodza

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Workflow standardization of a novel team care model to improve chronic care: a quasi-experimental study

Laura Panattoni, Lily Hurlimann, Caroline Wilson, Meg Durbin, Ming Tai-Seale

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Distance traveled for Medicaid-covered abortion care in California

Nicole E. Johns, Diana Greene Foster, Ushma D. Upadhyay

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effectiveness of triple therapy with direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C genotype 1 infection: application of propensity score matching in a national HCV treatment registry

Emma Gray, David J. Pasta, Suzanne Norris, Aisling O’Leary, on behalf of the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes and Research Network (ICORN)

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Personalized medicine in Europe: not yet personal enough?

Antonello Di Paolo, François Sarkozy, Bettina Ryll, Uwe Siebert

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perspectives of policy-makers and stakeholders about health care waste management in community-based care in South Africa: a qualitative study

Lydia Hangulu, Olagoke Akintola

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation and adaptation of the Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in five California hospitals: a qualitative research study

S. E. Mitchell, G. M. Weigel, V. Laurens, J. Martin, B. W. Jack

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical and cost-effectiveness analysis of early detection of patients at nutrition risk during their hospital stay through the new screening method CIPA: a study protocol

José Pablo Suárez-Llanos, Néstor Benítez-Brito, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Irina Delgado-Brito, Adriá Rosat-Rodrigo, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Francisca Pereyra-García-Castro, Juan Carlos-Romero, Nieves Felipe-Pérez, Jennifer García-Niebla, Eduardo Mauricio Calderón-Ledezma, Teresa de Jesús González-Melián, Ignacio Llorente-Gómez de Segura, Manuel Ángel Barrera-Gómez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Young people, mental health practitioners and researchers co-produce a Transition Preparation Programme to improve outcomes and experience for young people leaving Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Valerie Dunn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using implementation facilitation to foster clinical practice quality and adherence to evidence in challenged settings: a qualitative study

Mona J. Ritchie, Louise E. Parker, Carrie N. Edlund, JoAnn E. Kirchner

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Interventions to reduce wait times for primary care appointments: a systematic review

Dominique Ansell, James A. G. Crispo, Benjamin Simard, Lise M. Bjerre

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

DEMDATA: The Austrian-Czech institutional long term care project – design and protocol of a two-centre cross sectional study

Stefanie Auer, Elisabeth Linsmayer, Anna Beránková, Patrick Pascher, Bernadette Firlinger, Doris Prischl, Paulina Ratajczak, Edith Span, Iva Holmerova

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Protocole of a controlled before-after evaluation of a national health information technology-based program to improve healthcare coordination and access to information

Florence Saillour-Glénisson, Sylvie Duhamel, Emmanuelle Fourneyron, Laetitia Huiart, Jean Philippe Joseph, Emmanuel Langlois, Stephane Pincemail, Viviane Ramel, Thomas Renaud, Tamara Roberts, Matthieu Sibé, Frantz Thiessard, Jerome Wittwer, Louis Rachid Salmi, for the EvaTSN Research group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Residents’ satisfaction with primary medical and health services in Western China

Weinan Dong, Qingyu Zhang, Chunsheng Yan, Wanling Fu, Linlin Xu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

‘Popping nana back into bed’ - a qualitative exploration of paramedic decision making when caring for older people who have fallen

Paul Simpson, Ric Thomas, Jason Bendall, Bill Lord, Stephen Lord, Jacqueline Close

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cluster randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Italian medicines use review (I-MUR) for asthma patients

Andrea Manfrin, Michela Tinelli, Trudy Thomas, Janet Krska

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: High pre-diagnosis attrition among patients with presumptive MDR-TB: an operational research from Bhopal district, India

Hemant Deepak Shewade, Arun M. Kokane, Akash Ranjan Singh, Manoj Verma, Malik Parmar, Ashish Chauhan, Sanjay Singh Chahar, Manoj Tiwari, Sheeba Naz Khan, Vivek Gupta, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Mukesh Nagar, Sanjai Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mehra, Ajay M. V. Kumar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of previous utilization and out-of-pocket expenditure on subsequent utilization of a state led public-private partnership scheme “Chiranjeevi Yojana” to promote facility births in Gujarat, India

Sandul Yasobant, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kranti Suresh Vora, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Petros Isaakidis, Nishith B. Dholakia, Dileep V. Mavalankar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“It’s so hard taking pills when you don’t know what they’re for”: a qualitative study of patients’ medicine taking behaviours and conceptualisation of medicines in the context of rheumatoid arthritis

Boitshoko Kobue, Shirra Moch, Jennifer Watermeyer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The quality of Medicaid and Medicare data obtained from CMS and its contractors: implications for pharmacoepidemiology

Charles E. Leonard, Colleen M. Brensinger, Young Hee Nam, Warren B. Bilker, Geralyn M. Barosso, Margaret J. Mangaali, Sean Hennessy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health care providers’ perspectives regarding the use of chlorhexidine gel for cord care in neonates in rural Kenya: implications for scale-up

Angela Muriuki, Francis Obare, Bill Ayieko, Dennis Matanda, Kenneth Sisimwo, Brian Mdawida

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Continuous quality improvement interventions to improve long-term outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in women who initiated therapy during pregnancy or breastfeeding in the Democratic Republic of Congo: design of an open-label, parallel, group randomized trial

Marcel Yotebieng, Frieda Behets, Bienvenu Kawende, Noro Lantoniaina Rosa Ravelomanana, Martine Tabala, Emile W. Okitolonda

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Assessing the reporting of categorised quantitative variables in observational epidemiological studies

Onkabetse V. Mabikwa, Darren C. Greenwood, Paul D. Baxter, Sarah J. Fleming

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to enrollment and re-enrollment into the community health funds/Tiba Kwa Kadi (CHF/TIKA) in Tanzania: a cross-sectional inquiry on the effects of socio-demographic factors and social marketing strategies

Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Gibson B. Kagaruki, Albino Kalolo, Mariam Ally, Amani Shao, Manoris Meshack, Manfred Stoermer, Amena Briet, Karin Wiedenmayer, Axel Hoffman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) at the patient-clinician interface: a qualitative study of what patients and clinicians mean by their HLQ scores

Melanie Hawkins, Stephen D Gill, Roy Batterham, Gerald R Elsworth, Richard H Osborne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Increasing HIV testing among hard-to-reach groups: examination of RAPID, a community-based testing service in Queensland, Australia

Allyson J. Mutch, Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Limin Mao, Jime Lemoire, Joseph Debattista, Chris Howard, Andrea Whittaker, Lisa Fitzgerald

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Workplace violence against nurses in the Gambia: mixed methods design

Ebrima J. Sisawo, Saide Yacine Y. Arsène Ouédraogo, Song-Lih Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effective communication of public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in the setting of emerging incidents: a qualitative study and framework

Yasmin Khan, Sarah Sanford, Doug Sider, Kieran Moore, Gary Garber, Eileen de Villa, Brian Schwartz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of facility audits, evaluation reports and incentives on motivation and supply management among family planning service providers: an interventional study in two districts in Maputo Province, Mozambique

Heleen Vermandere, Anna Galle, Sally Griffin, Málica de Melo, Lino Machaieie, Dirk Van Braeckel, Olivier Degomme

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Avoiding inappropriate urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): a pre-post control intervention study

Vicki Parker, Michelle Giles, Laura Graham, Belinda Suthers, Wendy Watts, Tony O’Brien, Andrew Searles

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Was federal parity associated with changes in Out-of-network mental health care use and spending?

Susan H. Busch, Emma E. Mcginty, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Haiden A. Huskamp, Teresa B. Gibson, Howard H. Goldman, Colleen L. Barry

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pre/post evaluation of a pilot prevention with positives training program for healthcare providers in North West Province, Republic of South Africa

Christopher G. Kemp, Julia de Kadt, Erushka Pillay, Jennifer M. Gilvydis, Evasen Naidoo, Jessica Grignon, Marcia R. Weaver

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reliability of information on people with disabilities gathered by community health workers in highly consanguineous communities of Northeastern Brazil

Fernando Rocha Lucena Lopes, Karolinne Souza Monteiro, Thalita Figueiredo, Thyago da Costa Wanderley, Thiago de Almeida Pequeno, Shirley Lima, Silvana Santos

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“It’s a waiting game” a qualitative study of the experience of carers of patients who require an alternate level of care

Kerry Kuluski, Jennifer Im, Mary McGeown

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The barriers and facilitators that indigenous health workers experience in their workplace and communities in providing self-management support: a multiple case study

Jessica Conway, George Tsourtos, Sharon Lawn

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Economic and quality of care evaluation of dialysis service models in remote Australia: protocol for a mixed methods study

Gillian Gorham, Kirsten Howard, Samantha Togni, Paul Lawton, Jaquelyne Hughes, Sandawana William Majoni, Sarah Brown, Sue Barnes, Alan Cass

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validation of an instrument for measuring satisfaction of patients undergoing hemodialysis

Mauricio Sanabria-Arenas, Julia Tobón- Marín, María Claudia Certuche-Quintana, Ricardo Sánchez-Pedraza

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of simulation in mixed-methods research: a framework & application to patient safety

Jeanne-Marie Guise, Matthew Hansen, William Lambert, Kerth O’Brien

01.12.2017 | Editorial | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in Health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 1: introducing a series of papers reporting an investigation of disinvestment in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Sally Green, Wayne Ramsey, Kelly Allen, Richard King

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Transcultural adaptation and validation of the patient empowerment in long-term conditions questionnaire

Paloma Garcimartin, Josep Comin-Colet, Pilar Delgado-Hito, Neus Badosa-Marcé, Anna Linas-Alonso

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“They made me feel comfortable”: a comparison of methods to measure patient experience in a sexual health clinic

Alison R. Howarth, Sophie Day, Linda Greene, Helen Ward

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Menopausal hormone therapy: a systematic review of cost-effectiveness evaluations

Louiza S. Velentzis, Usha Salagame, Karen Canfell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact on hospital ranking of basing readmission measures on a composite endpoint of death or readmission versus readmissions alone

Laurent G. Glance, Yue Li, Andrew W. Dick

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 2: identifying opportunities for disinvestment in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Cate Kelly, Malar Thiagarajan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 4: exploring opportunities and methods for consumer engagement in resource allocation in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Henry Ko, Cara Waller, Pamela Sloss, Pamela Williams

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Performance of claims-based algorithms for identifying incident thyroid cancer in commercial health plan enrollees receiving antidiabetic drug therapies

Donnie Funch, Douglas Ross, Betsey M. Gardstein, Heather S. Norman, Lauren A. Sanders, Atheline Major-Pedersen, Helge Gydesen, David D. Dore

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Key aspects related to implementation of risk stratification in health care systems-the ASSEHS study

Joana Mora, Miren David Iturralde, Lucía Prieto, Cristina Domingo, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Catalina Martínez-Carazo, Anna Giné March, Daniele De Massari, Tino Martí, Marco Nalin, Francesca Avolio, Jean Bousquet, Esteban de Manuel Keenoy, all ASSEHS group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Time series modelling to forecast prehospital EMS demand for diabetic emergencies

Melanie Villani, Arul Earnest, Natalie Nanayakkara, Karen Smith, Barbora de Courten, Sophia Zoungas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

‘Waiting for’ and ‘waiting in’ public and private hospitals: a qualitative study of patient trust in South Australia

Paul R. Ward, Philippa Rokkas, Clinton Cenko, Mariastella Pulvirenti, Nicola Dean, A. Simon Carney, Samantha Meyer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Crisis checklists for in-hospital emergencies: expert consensus, simulation testing and recommendations for a template determined by a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary learning collaborative

Christian P. Subbe, John Kellett, Paul Barach, Catriona Chaloner, Hayley Cleaver, Tim Cooksley, Erik Korsten, Eilish Croke, Elinor Davis, Ashley JR De Bie, Lesley Durham, Chris Hancock, Jilian Hartin, Tracy Savijn, John Welch, on behalf of the Crisis Checklist Collaborative

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving access to health care amongst vulnerable populations: a qualitative study of village malaria workers in Kampot, Cambodia

Marco Liverani, Chea Nguon, Ra Sok, Daro Kim, Panharith Nou, Sokhan Nguon, Shunmay Yeung

01.12.2017 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The redistributive effects of copayment in outpatient prescriptions: evidence from Lombardy

Paolo Berta, Rosella Levaggi, Gianmaria Martini, Stefano Verzillo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Economic burden of comorbidities in psoriasis patients in the United States: results from a retrospective U.S. database

Steven R. Feldman, Haijun Tian, Isabelle Gilloteau, Patrick Mollon, Meng Shu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Staff ratings of occupational engagement among people with severe mental illness – psychometric properties of a screening tool in the day center context

Mona Eklund, Ulrika Bejerholm

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decision-making and referral processes for patients with motor neurone disease: a qualitative study of GP experiences and evaluation of a new decision-support tool

Susan Baxter, Christopher J. McDermott

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in health care by allocating resources effectively (SHARE) 3: examining how resource allocation decisions are made, implemented and evaluated in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Vanessa Brooke

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Task shifting of triage to peer expert informal care providers at a tertiary referral HIV clinic in Malawi: a cross-sectional operational evaluation

Megan Landes, Courtney Thompson, Edson Mwinjiwa, Edith Thaulo, Chrissie Gondwe, Harriet Akello, Adrienne K. Chan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 5: developing a model for evidence-driven resource allocation in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Sally Green, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Cate Kelly, Malar Thiagarajan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cryopreservation of reproductive material before cancer treatment: a qualitative study of health care professionals’ views about ways to enhance clinical care

Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Catharyn Stern, Robert I. McLachlan, Debra Gook, Luk Rombauts, Beverley Vollenhoven, Jane R. W. Fisher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reaching beyond the review of research evidence: a qualitative study of decision making during the development of clinical practice guidelines for disease prevention in healthcare

Linda Richter Sundberg, Rickard Garvare, Monica Elisabeth Nyström

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What makes weekend allied health services effective and cost-effective (or not) in acute medical and surgical wards? Perceptions of medical, nursing, and allied health workers

Lisa O’Brien, Deb Mitchell, Elizabeth H. Skinner, Romi Haas, Marcelle Ghaly, Fiona McDermott, Kerry May, Terry Haines

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of care in family planning services in Senegal and their outcomes

Shireen Assaf, Wenjuan Wang, Lindsay Mallick

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Calculating hospital length of stay using the Hospital Episode Statistics; a comparison of methodologies

John Busby, Sarah Purdy, William Hollingworth

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Frequent use of hospital inpatient services during a nine year period: a retrospective cohort study

Adelle M. Springer, John R. Condon, Shu Q. Li, Steven L. Guthridge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Worlds apart? A scoping review addressing different stakeholder perspectives on barriers to family involvement in the care for persons with severe mental illness

Elleke Landeweer, Bert Molewijk, Marit Helene Hem, Reidar Pedersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health literacy and primary health care use of ethnic minorities in the Netherlands

Marieke van der Gaag, Iris van der Heide, Peter M. M. Spreeuwenberg, Anne E. M. Brabers, Jany J. D. J. M. Rademakers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Funding and remuneration of interdisciplinary primary care teams in Canada: a conceptual framework and application

W. Dominika Wranik, Susan M. Haydt, Alan Katz, Adrian R. Levy, Maryna Korchagina, Jeanette M. Edwards, Ian Bower

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors of preferred location of care in middle-aged individuals of a municipality in Japan: a cross-sectional survey

Kentaro Sugimoto, Masayo Kashiwagi, Nanako Tamiya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cervical cancer treatment costs and cost-effectiveness analysis of human papillomavirus vaccination in Vietnam: a PRIME modeling study

Hoang Van Minh, Nguyen Thi Tuyet My, Mark Jit

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Acute coronary syndrome patients admitted to a cardiology vs non-cardiology service: variations in treatment & outcome

Deirdre E. O’Neill, Danielle A. Southern, Colleen M. Norris, Blair J. O’Neill, Helen J. Curran, Michelle M. Graham

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What is the evidence for the management of patients along the pathway from the emergency department to acute admission to reduce unplanned attendance and admission? An evidence synthesis

Sarah H. Credé, Colin O’Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Anthea Sutton, Emma Howe, Susan J. Croft, Mike Whiteside

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Going to scale: design and implementation challenges of a program to increase access to skilled birth attendants in Nigeria

Edward N. Okeke, Emma Pitchforth, Josephine Exley, Peter Glick, Isa Sadeeq Abubakar, Amalavoyal V. Chari, Usman Bashir, Kun Gu, Obinna Onwujekwe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identified obstacles and prerequisites in telenurses’ work environment – a modified Delphi study

Annica Bjorkman, Maria Engstrom, Annakarin Olsson, Anna Carin Wahlberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of neurologists’ knowledge regarding intravenous fibrinolytic therapy for acute stroke in Shanxi province in China

Liansheng Ma, Xiaoyuan Niu, Wei Zhang, Yalan Fang, Jie Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Current status, challenges and the way forward for clinical pharmacy service in Ethiopian public hospitals

Arebu Issa Bilal, Zelalem Tilahun, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle, Belete Ayalneh, Bisrat Hailemeskel, Ephrem Engidawork

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Description of inter-institutional referrals after admission for labor and delivery: a prospective population based cohort study in rural Maharashtra, India

Archana B. Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Yamini V. Pusdekar, Patricia L. Hibberd

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Influences on patient satisfaction in healthcare centers: a semi-quantitative study over 5 years

Ruth D. Thornton, Nicole Nurse, Laura Snavely, Stacey Hackett-Zahler, Kenice Frank, Robert A. DiTomasso

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A qualitative study of Telehealth patient information leaflets (TILs): are we giving patients enough information?

Reem Kayyali, Iman Hesso, Evelyn Ejiko, Shereen Nabhani Gebara

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Microblogging violent attacks on medical staff in China: a case study of the Longmen County People’s Hospital incident

Jia Tian, Li Du

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring “patient-centered” hospitals: a systematic review to understand change

Irene Gabutti, Daniele Mascia, Americo Cicchetti

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Resource Use and Disease Course in dementia - Nursing Home (REDIC-NH), a longitudinal cohort study; design and patient characteristics at admission to Norwegian nursing homes

Irene Røen, Geir Selbæk, Øyvind Kirkevold, Knut Engedal, Ingelin Testad, Sverre Bergh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and validation of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) induced angioedema investigator rating scale and proposed discharge criteria

Nicola Bonner, Charlotte Panter, Alan Kimura, Rich Sinert, Joseph Moellman, Jonathan A. Bernstein

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequalities in the uptake of maternal healthcare services in Ethiopia

Markos Mezmur, Kannan Navaneetham, Gobopamang Letamo, Hadgu Bariagaber

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in healthcare expenditure in United States adults with chronic kidney disease: 2002–2011

Mukoso N. Ozieh, Kinfe G. Bishu, Clara E. Dismuke, Leonard E. Egede

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Three approaches to glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated diabetes: a pragmatic randomized clinical trial protocol

Laura A. Young, John B. Buse, Mark A. Weaver, Maihan B. Vu, April Reese, C. Madeline Mitchell, Tamara Blakeney, Kimberlea Grimm, Jennifer Rees, Katrina E. Donahue

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 6: investigating methods to identify, prioritise, implement and evaluate disinvestment projects in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Vanessa Brooke, Tim Dyer, Cara Waller, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Duncan Mortimer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comprehensive taxonomy and worldwide trends in pharmaceutical policies in relation to country income status

N. Maniadakis, G. Kourlaba, J. Shen, A. Holtorf

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Engaging the Canadian public on reimbursement decision-making for drugs for rare diseases: a national online survey

Julie Polisena, Michael Burgess, Craig Mitton, Larry D. Lynd

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding and addressing contraceptive stockouts to increase family planning access and uptake in Senegal

Leah Hasselback, Modibo Dicko, Claire Viadro, Soussaba Ndour, Oumy Ndao, Jennifer Wesson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An analysis of policy success and failure in formal evaluations of Australia’s national mental health strategy (1992–2012)

Francesca C. Grace, Carla S. Meurk, Brian W. Head, Wayne D. Hall, Meredith G. Harris, Harvey A. Whiteford

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characteristics of therapeutic alliance in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice: a scoping review of the literature

Folarin Babatunde, Joy MacDermid, Norma MacIntyre

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of methods to identify long term care nursing home residence with administrative data

James S. Goodwin, Shuang Li, Jie Zhou, James E. Graham, Amol Karmarkar, Kenneth Ottenbacher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measurement of special access to home visit nursing services among Japanese disabled elderly people: using GIS and claim data

Takashi Naruse, Hiroshige Matsumoto, Mahiro Fujisaki-Sakai, Satoko Nagata

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Introducing onsite antenatal syphilis screening in Burkina Faso: implementation and evaluation of a feasibility intervention tailored to a local context

Fadima Yaya Bocoum, Grissoum Tarnagda, Fabrice Bationo, Justin R. Savadogo, Sarata Nacro, Séni Kouanda, Christina Zarowsky

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and evaluation of an “emergency access button” in Danish out-of-hours primary care: a study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

J. F. Ebert, L. Huibers, F. K. Lippert, B. Christensen, M. B. Christensen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reliability, feasibility, and validity of the quality of interactions schedule (QuIS) in acute hospital care: an observational study

Christopher McLean, Peter Griffiths, Ines Mesa – Eguiagaray, Ruth M. Pickering, Jackie Bridges

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Team social cohesion, professionalism, and patient-centeredness: Gendered care work, with special reference to elderly care – a mixed methods study

Ann Öhman, Britt-Inger Keisu, Birgit Enberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unplanned pregnancy-risks and use of emergency contraception: a survey of two Nigerian Universities

Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Ezebunwa Ethelbert Nwokocha, Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Daniel Ter Goon, Wilson Akpan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation fidelity of a nurse-led falls prevention program in acute hospitals during the 6-PACK trial

Renata T. Morello, Anna L. Barker, Darshini R. Ayton, Fiona Landgren, Jeannette Kamar, Keith D. Hill, Caroline A. Brand, Catherine Sherrington, Rory Wolfe, Sheral Rifat, Johannes Stoelwinder

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adult patients’ experiences of NHS specialist services for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): a qualitative study in England

Jessica Broughton, Sarah Harris, Lucy Beasant, Esther Crawley, Simon M Collin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characterization and effectiveness of pay-for-performance in ophthalmology: a systematic review

Tim Herbst, Martin Emmert

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Promoting early presentation of breast cancer in older women: sustained effect of an intervention to promote breast cancer awareness in routine clinical practice

Rachael H. Dodd, Alice S. Forster, Sarah Sellars, Julietta Patnick, Amanda J. Ramirez, Lindsay J. L. Forbes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving Hospital at Home for frail older people: insights from a quality improvement project to achieve change across regional health and social care sectors

M. Pearson, A. Hemsley, R. Blackwell, L. Pegg, L. Custerson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using technology to engage hospitalised patients in their care: a realist review

Shelley Roberts, Wendy Chaboyer, Ruben Gonzalez, Andrea Marshall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of anticoagulation management with warfarin among outpatients in a tertiary hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Teferi Gedif Fenta, Tamrat Assefa, Bekele Alemayehu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Building freeways: piloting communication skills in additional languages to health service personnel in Cape Town, South Africa

Joel Claassen, Zukile Jama, Nayna Manga, Minnie Lewis, Derek Hellenberg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceived barriers to effective implementation of public reporting of hospital performance data in Australia: a qualitative study

Rachel Canaway, Marie Bismark, David Dunt, Margaret Kelaher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceptions of quality across the maternal care continuum in the context of a health financing intervention: Evidence from a mixed methods study in rural Malawi

Christabel Kambala, Julia Lohmann, Jacob Mazalale, Stephan Brenner, Malabika Sarker, Adamson S. Muula, Manuela De Allegri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The association between number of doctors per bed and readmission of elderly patients with pneumonia in South Korea

Joo Eun Lee, Tae Hyun Kim, Kyoung Hee Cho, Kyu-Tae Han, Eun-Cheol Park

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Agility assessment using fuzzy logic approach: a case of healthcare dispensary

M. Suresh, Rojalin Patri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Surgeons’ knowledge regarding the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer in China: a cross-sectional study

Bing-Qi Li, Li Wang, Jian Li, Li Zhou, Tai-Ping Zhang, Jun-Chao Guo, Yu-Pei Zhao

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Developing a standardized healthcare cost data warehouse

Sue L. Visscher, James M. Naessens, Barbara P. Yawn, Megan S. Reinalda, Stephanie S. Anderson, Bijan J. Borah

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Care cascade structural intervention versus standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV in China: a cluster-randomized controlled trial protocol

Yurong Mao, Zunyou Wu, Jennifer M. McGoogan, David Liu, Diane Gu, Lynda Erinoff, Walter Ling, Paul VanVeldhuisen, Roger Detels, Albert L. Hasson, Robert Lindblad, Julio S. G. Montaner, Zhenzhu Tang, Yan Zhao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Costs of major intracranial, gastrointestinal and other bleeding events in patients with atrial fibrillation – a nationwide cohort study

Marie Jakobsen, Christophe Kolodziejczyk, Eskild Klausen Fredslund, Peter Bo Poulsen, Lars Dybro, Søren Paaske Johnsen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving primary health care facility performance in Ghana: efficiency analysis and fiscal space implications

Jacob Novignon, Justice Nonvignon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations between patient factors and adverse events in the home care setting: a secondary data analysis of two canadian adverse event studies

Nancy A. Sears, Régis Blais, Michael Spinks, Michèle Paré, G. Ross Baker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Moderating effects of coping on work stress and job performance for nurses in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional survey in China

Li Li, Hua Ai, Lei Gao, Hao Zhou, Xinyan Liu, Zhong Zhang, Tao Sun, Lihua Fan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Social accountability in primary health care in West and Central Africa: exploring the role of health facility committees

Elsbet Lodenstein, Eric Mafuta, Adolphe C. Kpatchavi, Jean Servais, Marjolein Dieleman, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Alpha Amadou Bano Barry, Thérèse M. N. Mambu, Jurrien Toonen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of community provision of a preventive cardiovascular programme - the National Health Service Health Check in reaching the under-served groups by primary care in England: cross sectional observational study

Maria Woringer, Elizabeth Cecil, Hillary Watt, Kiara Chang, Fozia Hamid, Kamlesh Khunti, Elizabeth Dubois, Julie Evason, Azeem Majeed, Michael Soljak

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Are physicians aware enough of patient radiation protection? Results from a survey among physicians of Pavia District– Italy

Francesca Campanella, Laura Rossi, Elio Giroletti, Piero Micheletti, Fabio Buzzi, Simona Villani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Burnout among workers in emergency Departments in Palestinian hospitals: prevalence and associated factors

Motasem Hamdan, Asma’a Abu Hamra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Making HIV testing work at the point of care in South Africa: a qualitative study of diagnostic practices

Nora Engel, Malika Davids, Nadine Blankvoort, Keertan Dheda, Nitika Pant Pai, Madhukar Pai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing professional life satisfaction among neurologists

Stephanie M. Teixeira-Poit, Michael T. Halpern, Heather L. Kane, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cross-cultural validation of health literacy measurement tools in Italian oncology patients

Paola Zotti, Simone Cocchi, Jerry Polesel, Chiara Cipolat Mis, Donato Bragatto, Silvio Cavuto, Alice Conficconi, Carla Costanzo, Melissa De Giorgi, Christina A. Drace, Federica Fiorini, Laura Gangeri, Andrea Lisi, Rosalba Martino, Paola Mosconi, Angelo Paradiso, Valentina Ravaioli, Ivana Truccolo, Paolo De Paoli, ICPEG

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Applying the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach to a large pragmatic study involving safety net clinics

Jennifer Coury, Jennifer L. Schneider, Jennifer S. Rivelli, Amanda F. Petrik, Evelyn Seibel, Brieshon D’Agostini, Stephen H. Taplin, Beverly B. Green, Gloria D. Coronado

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Conceptualisation of job-related wellbeing, stress and burnout among healthcare workers in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study

Medhin Selamu, Graham Thornicroft, Abebaw Fekadu, Charlotte Hanlon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening and treatment methods: a systematic review of systematic reviews

Farbod Ebadifard Azar, Saber Azami-Aghdash, Fatemeh Pournaghi-Azar, Alireza Mazdaki, Aziz Rezapour, Parvin Ebrahimi, Negar Yousefzadeh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of pharmacy channel on adherence to oral oncolytics

Michael Stokes, Carolina Reyes, Yu Xia, Veronica Alas, Hans-Peter Goertz, Luke Boulanger

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding consumer and clinician preferences and decision making for rehabilitation following arthroplasty in the private sector

Mark A. Buhagiar, Justine M. Naylor, Grahame Simpson, Ian A. Harris, Friedbert Kohler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Can formalizing links among community health workers, accredited drug dispensing outlet dispensers, and health facility staff increase their collaboration to improve prompt access to maternal and child care? A qualitative study in Tanzania

Angel Dillip, Suleiman Kimatta, Martha Embrey, John C Chalker, Richard Valimba, Mariam Malliwah, John Meena, Rachel Lieber, Keith Johnson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Parents’ and guardians’ perceptions on availability and pricing of medicines and healthcare for children in eThekwini, South Africa – a qualitative study

Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay, Fatima Suleman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

International validation of quality indicators for evaluating priority setting in low income countries: process and key lessons

Lydia Kapiriri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The development and appraisal of a tool designed to find patients harmed by falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines

Marija Anđelković, Einar Björnsson, Virgilio De Bono, Nenad Dikić, Katleen Devue, Daniel Ferlin, Miroslav Hanževački, Freyja Jónsdóttir, Mkrtich Shakaryan, Sabine Walser

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluating the impact of prescription drug monitoring program implementation: a scoping review

Erin P. Finley, Ashley Garcia, Kristen Rosen, Don McGeary, Mary Jo Pugh, Jennifer Sharpe Potter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationships of work characteristics to job satisfaction, turnover intention, and burnout among doctors in the district public-private mixed health system of Bangladesh

Ashim Roy, Trudy van der Weijden, Nanne de Vries

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic prescription practices among prescribers in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana; a cross-sectional study

Kwaku Poku Asante, Ellen Abrafi Boamah, Martha Ali Abdulai, Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Emmanuel Mahama, Francis Dzabeng, Edith Gavor, Edith Andrews Annan, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, On behalf of the Ghana Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The influence of total hysterectomy in a cervical cancer screening population: a register-based cross-sectional study

Mette Bach Larsen, Ellen M. Mikkelsen, Ulla Jeppesen, Hans Svanholm, Berit Andersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patient safety culture in Norwegian nursing homes

Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik, Dag Hofoss, Bettina Sandgathe Husebø, Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Typology of birth centres in the Netherlands using the Rainbow model of integrated care: results of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

Inge C. Boesveld, Marc A. Bruijnzeels, Marit Hitzert, Marieke A. A. Hermus, Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin, M. E. van den Akker-van Marle, Eric A. P. Steegers, Arie Franx, Raymond G. de Vries, Therese A. Wiegers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health and safety matters! Associations between organizational practices and personal support workers’ life and work stress in Ontario, Canada

Isik U. Zeytinoglu, Margaret Denton, Catherine Brookman, Sharon Davies, Firat K. Sayin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mental disorders and the use of primary health care services among homeless shelter users in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland

Agnes Stenius-Ayoade, Peija Haaramo, Elisabet Erkkilä, Niko Marola, Kirsi Nousiainen, Kristian Wahlbeck, Johan G. Eriksson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of free delivery policy on utilization of maternal health services in county referral hospitals in Kenya

John Njuguna, Njoroge Kamau, Charles Muruka

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 7: supporting staff in evidence-based decision-making, implementation and evaluation in a local healthcare setting

Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Cara Waller, Tim Dyer, Vanessa Brooke, Marie Garrubba, Angela Melder, Catherine Voutier, Anthony Gust, Dina Farjou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Diabetes care in a complex humanitarian emergency setting: a qualitative evaluation

Adrianna Murphy, Michel Biringanine, Bayard Roberts, Beverley Stringer, Pablo Perel, Kiran Jobanputra

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Dignity in people with frontotemporal dementia and similar disorders — a qualitative study of the perspective of family caregivers

Mette Sagbakken, Dagfinn Nåden, Ingun Ulstein, Kari Kvaal, Birgitta Langhammer, May-Karin Rognstad

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cohort study of a general surgery electronic consultation system: safety implications and impact on surgical yield

Jesus G. Ulloa, Marika D. Russell, Alice Hm Chen, Delphine S. Tuot

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of mobile phone based messages on maternal and child healthcare behaviour: a retrospective cross-sectional survey in Bangladesh

Mafruha Alam, Catherine D’Este, Cathy Banwell, Kamalini Lokuge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the impact of health research on health policies: a study of the Dodowa Health Research Centre, Ghana

Blanca Escribano-Ferrer, Jayne Webster, Margaret Gyapong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Not all waits are equal: an exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways

Dawn Swancutt, Sian Joel-Edgar, Michael Allen, Daniel Thomas, Heather Brant, Jonathan Benger, Richard Byng, Jonathan Pinkney

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Supporting nurse practitioners’ practice in primary healthcare settings: a three-level qualitative model

Véronique Chouinard, Damien Contandriopoulos, Mélanie Perroux, Catherine Larouche

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Potential accessibility scores for hospital care in a province of Japan: GIS-based ecological study of the two-step floating catchment area method and the number of neighborhood hospitals

Takashi Nakamura, Akihisa Nakamura, Kengo Mukuda, Masanori Harada, Kazuhiko Kotani

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of real-time use of electronic patient-reported outcome data by nurses with patients in home dialysis clinics

Kara Schick-Makaroff, Anita E. Molzahn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perspectives of health care professionals on the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of a stroke rehabilitation guidelines cluster randomized controlled trial

Sarah E. P. Munce, Ian D. Graham, Nancy M. Salbach, Susan B. Jaglal, Carol L. Richards, Janice J. Eng, Johanne Desrosiers, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Sharon Wood-Dauphinee, Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Nancy E. Mayo, Robert W. Teasell, Merrick Zwarenstein, Jennifer Mokry, Sandra Black, Mark T. Bayley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients’ satisfaction towards radiological service and associated factors in Hawassa University Teaching and referral hospital, Southern Ethiopia

Teshome Mulisa, Fasil Tessema, Hailu Merga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Early postnatal care use by postpartum mothers in Mundri East County, South Sudan

Jonathan Izudi, Grace Denise Akwang, Dinah Amongin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Challenges and potential improvements in the admission process of patients with spinal cord injury in a specialized rehabilitation clinic – an interview based qualitative study of an interdisciplinary team

Fabian Röthlisberger, Stefan Boes, Sara Rubinelli, Klaus Schmitt, Anke Scheel-Sailer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Greater involvement of HIV-infected peer-mothers in provision of reproductive health services as “family planning champions” increases referrals and uptake of family planning among HIV-infected mothers

Peter Mudiope, Ezra Musingye, Carolyne Onyango Makumbi, Danstan Bagenda, Jaco Homsy, Mai Nakitende, Mike Mubiru, Linda Barlow Mosha, Mike Kagawa, Zikulah Namukwaya, Mary Glenn Fowler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effectiveness of emergency nurse practitioner service in the management of patients presenting to rural hospitals with chest pain: a multisite prospective longitudinal nested cohort study

Tina E. Roche, Glenn Gardner, Leanne Jack

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A systematic literature review of time to return to work and narcotic use after lumbar spinal fusion using minimal invasive and open surgery techniques

Xuan Wang, Benny Borgman, Simona Vertuani, Jonas Nilsson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Supporting medication discontinuation: provider preferences for interventions to facilitate deprescribing

Amy Linsky, Mark Meterko, Kelly Stolzmann, Steven R. Simon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Explaining time elapsed prior to cancer diagnosis: patients’ perspectives

Astrid Brousselle, Mylaine Breton, Lynda Benhadj, Dominique Tremblay, Sylvie Provost, Danièle Roberge, Raynald Pineault, Pierre Tousignant

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of generic and essential medicines for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in Portugal

Helena Gama, Carla Torre, José Pedro Guerreiro, Ana Azevedo, Suzete Costa, Nuno Lunet

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Monitoring and evaluation of disaster response efforts undertaken by local health departments: a rapid realist review

Kate Gossip, Hebe Gouda, Yong Yi Lee, Sonja Firth, Raoul Bermejo III, Willibald Zeck, Eliana Jimenez Soto

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What is appropriate care? An integrative review of emerging themes in the literature

Joelle Robertson-Preidler, Nikola Biller-Andorno, Tricia J. Johnson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Preventing blood transfusion failures: FMEA, an effective assessment method

Zhila Najafpour, Mojtaba Hasoumi, Faranak Behzadi, Efat Mohamadi, Mohamadreza Jafary, Morteza Saeedi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Association of Health Insurance with institutional delivery and access to skilled birth attendants: evidence from the Kenya Demographic and health survey 2008–09

Lawrence P.O. Were, Edwin Were, Richard Wamai, Joseph Hogan, Omar Galarraga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of telehealthcare devices (i) are they meeting the needs of end-users?

Natasha C. Campling, David G. Pitts, Paul V. Knight, Richard Aspinall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of the efficiency of language interpreter services in a busy surgical and procedural practice

Christopher M. Burkle, Kathleen A. Anderson, YaPa Xiong, Andrea E. Guerra, Daniel A. Tschida-Reuter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clustering patient mobility patterns to assess effectiveness of health-service delivery

Selman Delil, Rahmi Nurhan Çelik, Sayın San, Murat Dundar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Managing expectations: cognitive authority and experienced control in complex healthcare processes

Katherine J. Hunt, Carl R. May

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Strengthening close to community provision of maternal health services in fragile settings: an exploration of the changing roles of TBAs in Sierra Leone and Somaliland

Evelyn Orya, Sunday Adaji, Thidar Pyone, Haja Wurie, Nynke van den Broek, Sally Theobald

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hepatitis C hospitalizations in Spain, 2004-2013: a retrospective epidemiological study

R. Boix, R. Cano, P. Gallego, F. Vallejo, R. Fernández-Cuenca, I. Noguer, A. Larrauri

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding sexual healthcare seeking behaviour: why a broader research perspective is needed

Fiona Mapp, Kaye Wellings, Ford Hickson, Catherine H. Mercer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients’ perceptions of healthcare professionalism—a Romanian experience

Daniela Popa, Daniela Druguș, Florin Leașu, Doina Azoicăi, Angela Repanovici, Liliana Marcela Rogozea

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding the impact of supervision on reducing medication risks: an interview study in long-term elderly care

J. A. Vermeulen, S. M. Kleefstra, E. M. Zijp, R. B. Kool

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adverse events and in-hospital mortality: an analysis of all deaths in a Norwegian health trust during 2011

Hans Flaatten, Guttorm Brattebø, Bjørn Alme, Kjersti Berge, Jan H. Rosland, Asgaut Viste, Bjørn Bertelsen, Stig Harthug, Sidsel Aardal

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A qualitative analysis of the effectiveness of telehealthcare devices (ii) barriers to uptake of telehealthcare devices

Natasha C. Campling, David G. Pitts, Paul V. Knight, Richard Aspinall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Building COPD care on shaky ground: a mixed methods study from Swedish primary care professional perspective

Sara Lundell, Malin Tistad, Börje Rehn, Maria Wiklund, Åsa Holmner, Karin Wadell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Psychological, situational and application-related determinants of the intention to self-test: a factorial survey among students

Pinar Kuecuekbalaban, Tim Rostalski, Silke Schmidt, Holger Muehlan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Hospital daily outpatient visits forecasting using a combinatorial model based on ARIMA and SES models

Li Luo, Le Luo, Xinli Zhang, Xiaoli He

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unsuccessful TB treatment outcomes with a focus on HIV co-infected cases: a cross-sectional retrospective record review in a high-burdened province of South Africa

M. C Engelbrecht, N. G Kigozi, P. Chikobvu, S. Botha, H. C. J. van Rensburg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intentions and experiences of effective practice in mental health specific supported accommodation services: a qualitative interview study

Sima Sandhu, Stefan Priebe, Gerard Leavey, Isobel Harrison, Joanna Krotofil, Peter McPherson, Sarah Dowling, Maurice Arbuthnott, Sarah Curtis, Michael King, Geoff Shepherd, Helen Killaspy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validation of an instrument to assess the delivery of patient-centred care to people with intellectual disabilities as perceived by professionals

Jane Murray Cramm, Anna Petra Nieboer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Two-year post-discharge costs of care among patients treated with transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement in Germany

Klaus Kaier, Frederike von Kampen, Hardy Baumbach, Constantin von zur Mühlen, Philip Hehn, Werner Vach, Manfred Zehender, Christoph Bode, Jochen Reinöhl

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The relevance of different trust models for representation in patient organizations: conceptual considerations

Helene Gerhards, Karin Jongsma, Silke Schicktanz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with medication amounts considered excessive among university students: a questionnaire survey of pharmacy students and those in non-medical schools

Megumi Saito, Noriko Ando-Tanabe, Etsuko Arita

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patients’ preferences for primary health care – a systematic literature review of discrete choice experiments

Kim-Sarah Kleij, Ulla Tangermann, Volker E. Amelung, Christian Krauth

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Who is responsible for providing care? Investigating the role of care tasks and past experiences in a cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands

R. J. Hoefman, T. M. Meulenkamp, J. D. De Jong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Deregulation of sale of over-the-counter drugs outside of pharmacies in the Republic of Korea: interrupted-time-series analysis of outpatient visits before and after the policy

Sung-Youn Chun, Hye-Ki Park, Kyu-Tae Han, Woorim Kim, Hyo-Jung Lee, Eun-Cheol Park

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

How well do ICD-9 physician claim diagnostic codes identify confirmed pertussis cases in Alberta, Canada? A Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Study

Sumana Fathima, Kimberley A. Simmonds, Steven J. Drews, Lawrence W. Svenson, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Salaheddin M. Mahmud, Susan Quach, Caitlin Johnson, Kevin L. Schwartz, Natasha S. Crowcroft, Margaret L. Russell, For the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN) Provincial Collaborative Network Vaccine Effectiveness Working Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Expanding co-payment for methadone maintenance services in Vietnam: the importance of addressing health and socioeconomic inequalities

Bach Xuan Tran, Quyen Le Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Huong Thu Thi Phan, Huong Thi Le, Tho Dinh Tran, Thuc Thi Minh Vu, Carl A. Latkin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The three paradoxes of patient flow: an explanatory case study

Sara A. Kreindler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The application of geographic information systems (GIS) in identifying the priority areas for maternal care and services

Fatemeh Salehi, Leila Ahmadian

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Do elections matter for private-sector healthcare management in Brazil? An analysis of municipal health policy

Alecia J. McGregor, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Robert J. Blendon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Medical condition and care of undocumented migrants in ambulatory clinics in Tel Aviv, Israel: assessing unmet needs

Zohar Mor, Yuval Raveh, Ido Lurie, Alex Leventhal, Roni Gamzu, Nadav Davidovitch, Orel Benari, Itamar Grotto

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Delay along the care-seeking journey of patients with ocular surface squamous neoplasia in Kenya

Stephen Gichuhi, Joy Kabiru, Alain M’bongo Zindamoyen, Hillary Rono, Ernest Ollando, Joseph Wachira, Rhoda Munene, Timothy Onyuma, Mandeep S. Sagoo, David Macleod, Helen A. Weiss, Matthew J. Burton

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What characterizes the work culture at a hospital unit that successfully implements change – a correlation study

Beate André, Endre Sjøvold

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Do public nursing home care providers deliver higher quality than private providers? Evidence from Sweden

Ulrika Winblad, Paula Blomqvist, Andreas Karlsson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Specialist treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/ME: a cohort study among adult patients in England

Simon M Collin, Esther Crawley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Satisfaction, discomfort, obligations, and concerns in population-based breast cancer screening: cross-sectional study in a Danish population

Pernille Gabel, Mette Bach Larsen, Pernille Bjørnholt Nielsen, Dorte Brandt Svendstrup, Berit Andersen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing the link between implementation fidelity and health outcomes for a trial of intensive case management by community health workers: a mixed methods study protocol

Barbara Schmidt, Kerrianne Watt, Robyn McDermott, Jane Mills

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of and factors associated with burnout among health care professionals in Arab countries: a systematic review

I. Elbarazi, T. Loney, S. Yousef, A. Elias

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The German day-care study: multicomponent non-drug therapy for people with cognitive impairment in day-care centres supplemented with caregiver counselling (DeTaMAKS) – study protocol of a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Elisa-Marie Behrndt, Melanie Straubmeier, Hildegard Seidl, Stephanie Book, Elmar Graessel, Katharina Luttenberger

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Advancing team-based primary health care: a comparative analysis of policies in western Canada

Esther Suter, Sara Mallinson, Renee Misfeldt, Omenaa Boakye, Louise Nasmith, Sabrina T. Wong

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Psychometric properties and relations with coping and family strain of the Health Services and Caregiver Experience questionnaire (HSCE): an outcome measure of informal caregivers’ experience for inpatient care in Italy

Anna Coluccia, Fabio Ferretti, Andrea Fagiolini, Andrea Pozza

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“We and the nurses are now working with one voice”: How community leaders and health committee members describe their role in Sierra Leone’s Ebola response

Shannon A. McMahon, Lara S. Ho, Kerry Scott, Hannah Brown, Laura Miller, Ruwan Ratnayake, Rashid Ansumana