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BMC Health Services Research

BMC Health Services Research 1/2012

Ausgabe 1/2012

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 486 Artikel )

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does GP training in depression care affect patient outcome? - A systematic review and meta-analysis

Claudia Sikorski, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König, Hendrik van den Bussche, Steffi G Riedel-Heller

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The burden of knowing: balancing benefits and barriers in HIV testing decisions. a qualitative study from Zambia

Marte Jürgensen, Mary Tuba, Knut Fylkesnes, Astrid Blystad

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Involving patients in HTA activities at local level: a study protocol based on the collaboration between researchers and knowledge users

Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Johanne Gagnon, Michèle St-Pierre, François-Pierre Gauvin, Florence Piron, Marc Rhainds, Martin Coulombe, Dolores Lepage-Savary, Marie Desmartis, Mylène Tantchou Dipankui, France Légaré

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Primary health care staff's perceptions of childhood tuberculosis: a qualitative study from Tanzania

Stephanie Bjerrum, Michala V Rose, Ib C Bygbjerg, Sayoki G Mfinanga, Britt P Tersboel, Pernille Ravn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Parent-reported health care expenditures associated with autism spectrum disorders in Heilongjiang province, China

Jia Wang, Xue Zhou, Wei Xia, Cai-Hong Sun, Li-Jie Wu, Jian-Li Wang, Akemi Tomoda

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Treating childhood pneumonia in hard-to-reach areas: A model-based comparison of mobile clinics and community-based care

Catherine Pitt, Bayard Roberts, Francesco Checchi

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quasi-experimental trial of diabetes Self-Management Automated and Real-Time Telephonic Support (SMARTSteps) in a Medicaid managed care plan: study protocol

Neda Ratanawongsa, Margaret A Handley, Judy Quan, Urmimala Sarkar, Kelly Pfeifer, Catalina Soria, Dean Schillinger

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socio-economic variation in CT scanning in Northern England, 1990-2002

Mark S Pearce, Jane A Salotti, Kieran McHugh, Kwang Pyo Kim, Alan W Craft, Jay Lubin, Elaine Ron, Louise Parker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

P.Re.Val.E.: outcome research program for the evaluation of health care quality in Lazio, Italy

Danilo Fusco, Anna P Barone, Chiara Sorge, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Massimo Stafoggia, Adele Lallo, Marina Davoli, Carlo A Perucci

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Outcomes associated with matching patients' treatment preferences to physicians' recommendations: study methodology

Nasir Umar, David Litaker, Marthe-Lisa Schaarschmidt, Wiebke K Peitsch, Astrid Schmieder, Darcey D Terris

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Listening to health workers: lessons from Eastern Uganda for strengthening the programme for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Joseph Rujumba, James K Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskär, Stella Neema, Harald K Heggenhougen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Handover patterns: an observational study of critical care physicians

Roy Ilan, Curtis D LeBaron, Marlys K Christianson, Daren K Heyland, Andrew Day, Michael D Cohen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ethnic diversity outpatient clinic in paediatrics

Nordin Dahhan, Dominique Meijssen, Malika Chegary, Diederik Bosman, Bart Wolf

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of genetic testing for risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus on health behaviors and outcomes: study rationale, development and design

Alex H Cho, Ley A Killeya-Jones, Julianne M O'Daniel, Kensaku Kawamoto, Patrick Gallagher, Susanne Haga, Joseph E Lucas, Gloria M Trujillo, Scott V Joy, Geoffrey S Ginsburg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validation of key behaviourally based mental health diagnoses in administrative data: suicide attempt, alcohol abuse, illicit drug abuse and tobacco use

Hyungjin Myra Kim, Eric G Smith, Claire M Stano, Dara Ganoczy, Kara Zivin, Heather Walters, Marcia Valenstein

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Summarizing activity limitations in children with chronic illnesses living in the community: a measurement study of scales using supplemented interRAI items

Charles D Phillips, Ashweeta Patnaik, Darcy K Moudouni, Emily Naiser, James A Dyer, Catherine Hawes, Constance J Fournier, Thomas R Miller, Timothy R Elliott

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of nursing home residents in Europe: the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study

Graziano Onder, Iain Carpenter, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Jacob Gindin, Dinnus Frijters, Jean Claude Henrard, Thorsten Nikolaus, Eva Topinkova, Matteo Tosato, Rosa Liperoti, Francesco Landi, Roberto Bernabei, the SHELTER project

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Timing of surgery for hip fracture and in-hospital mortality: a retrospective population-based cohort study in the Spanish National Health System

Julián Librero, Salvador Peiró, Edith Leutscher, Juan Merlo, Enrique Bernal-Delgado, Manuel Ridao, Natalia Martínez-Lizaga, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Informal payments and intra-household allocation of resources for health care in Albania

Sonila Tomini, Wim Groot, Milena Pavlova

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of global coronary heart disease risk assessment in practice: a cross-sectional survey of a sample of U.S. physicians

Benjamin Shillinglaw, Anthony J Viera, Teresa Edwards, Ross Simpson, Stacey L Sheridan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Screening mammography beliefs and recommendations: a web-based survey of primary care physicians

Shagufta Yasmeen, Patrick S Romano, Daniel J Tancredi, Naomi H Saito, Julie Rainwater, Richard L Kravitz

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An assessment of the accuracy and availability of data in electronic patient tracking systems for patients receiving HIV treatment in central Mozambique

Barrot H Lambdin, Mark A Micek, Thomas D Koepsell, James P Hughes, Kenneth Sherr, James Pfeiffer, Marina Karagianis, Joseph Lara, Stephen S Gloyd, Andy Stergachis

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Measuring the value of older people's production: a diary study

Klas-Göran Sahlen, Curt Löfgren, Håkan Brodin, Lars Dahlgren, Lars Lindholm

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How does lean work in emergency care? A case study of a lean-inspired intervention at the Astrid Lindgren Children's hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Pamela Mazzocato, Richard J Holden, Mats Brommels, Håkan Aronsson, Ulrika Bäckman, Mattias Elg, Johan Thor

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is the health of people living in rural areas different from those in cities? Evidence from routine data linked with the Scottish Health Survey

P Teckle, P Hannaford, M Sutton

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patients' experiences of the quality of long-term care among the elderly: comparing scores over time

Marloes Zuidgeest, Diana MJ Delnoij, Katrien G Luijkx, Dolf de Boer, Gert P Westert

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validation of the disease burden morbidity assessment by self-report in a French-speaking population

Marie-Eve Poitras, Martin Fortin, Catherine Hudon, Jeannie Haggerty, José Almirall

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Willingness to use and pay for options of care for community-dwelling older people in rural Vietnam

Le Van Hoi, Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Nguyen Van Tien, Dao Van Dung, Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc, Klas Goran Sahlen, Lars Lindholm

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with antenatal care adequacy in rural and urban contexts-results from two health and demographic surveillance sites in Vietnam

Toan K Tran, Karin Gottvall, Hinh D Nguyen, Henry Ascher, Max Petzold

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nurse staffing, direct nursing care hours and patient mortality in Taiwan: the longitudinal analysis of hospital nurse staffing and patient outcome study

Yia-Wun Liang, Wen-Yi Chen, Jwo-Leun Lee, Li-Chi Huang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of access to experimental antiretroviral drugs in an Italian cohort of patients with HIV: a multilevel analysis

Enrico Girardi, Paola Scognamiglio, Claudio Angeletti, Andrea Gori, Dora Buonfrate, Massimo Arlotti, Giovanni Mazzarello, Antonella Castagna, Massimo Andreoni, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Andrea Antinori, Giuseppe Ippolito, the I.Co.Na Foundation Study

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Paediatric CT scan usage and referrals of children to computed tomography in Germany-a cross-sectional survey of medical practice and awareness of radiation related health risks among physicians

Hiltrud Merzenich, Lucian Krille, Gael Hammer, Melanie Kaiser, Shunichi Yamashita, Hajo Zeeb

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Service quality of private hospitals: The Iranian Patients' perspective

Asghar Zarei, Mohammad Arab, Abbas Rahimi Froushani, Arash Rashidian, S Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaei

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Personal factors influence use of cervical cancer screening services: epidemiological survey and linked administrative data address the limitations of previous research

Sarah C Olesen, Peter Butterworth, Patricia Jacomb, Robert J Tait

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Implementing performance improvement in New Zealand emergency departments: the six hour time target policy national research project protocol

Peter Jones, Linda Chalmers, Susan Wells, Shanthi Ameratunga, Peter Carswell, Toni Ashton, Elana Curtis, Papaarangi Reid, Joanna Stewart, Alana Harper, Tim Tenbensel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Outpatient costs in pharmaceutically treated diabetes patients with and without a diagnosis of depression in a Dutch primary care setting

Judith E Bosmans, Marcel C Adriaanse

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Key informant perspectives on policy- and service-level challenges and opportunities for delivering integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV care in South Africa

Jennifer A Smit, Kathryn Church, Cecilia Milford, Abigail D Harrison, Mags E Beksinska

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development of a nurse home visitation intervention for intimate partner violence

Susan M Jack, Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, C Nadine Wathen, Danielle M Davidov, Diane B McNaughton, Jeffrey H Coben, David L Olds, Harriet L MacMillan, NFP IPV Research Team

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pan-Britain, mixed-methods study of multidisciplinary teams teaching parents to manage children's long-term kidney conditions at home: Study protocol

Veronica M Swallow, Davina Allen, Julian Williams, Trish Smith, Jean Crosier, Heather Lambert, Leila Qizalbash, Lucy Wirz, Nicholas JA Webb

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health care priority setting in Norway a multicriteria decision analysis

Thierry Defechereux, Francesco Paolucci, Andrew Mirelman, Sitaporn Youngkong, Grete Botten, Terje P Hagen, Louis W Niessen

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The development of a lay health worker delivered collaborative community based intervention for people with schizophrenia in India

Madhumitha Balaji, Sudipto Chatterjee, Mirja Koschorke, Thara Rangaswamy, Animish Chavan, Hamid Dabholkar, Lilly Dakshin, Pratheesh Kumar, Sujit John, Graham Thornicroft, Vikram Patel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hardship financing of healthcare among rural poor in Orissa, India

Erika Binnendijk, Ruth Koren, David M Dror

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants for participation in a public health insurance program among residents of urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya: results from a cross-sectional survey

James K Kimani, Remare Ettarh, Catherine Kyobutungi, Blessing Mberu, Kanyiva Muindi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative study of stakeholder views of the conditions for and outcomes of successful clinical networks

Elizabeth McInnes, Sandy Middleton, Glenn Gardner, Mary Haines, Maggie Haertsch, Christine L Paul, Peter Castaldi

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of a regional telepathology project: a study protocol

Marie-Claude Trudel, Guy Paré, Bernard Têtu, Claude Sicotte

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Beyond price: individuals' accounts of deciding to pay for private healthcare treatment in the UK

Catherine Exley, Nikki Rousseau, Cam Donaldson, Jimmy G Steele

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Engaging HIV-HCV co-infected patients in HCV treatment: the roles played by the prescribing physician and patients' beliefs (ANRS CO13 HEPAVIH cohort, France)

Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Julien Cohen, Maria Winnock, Perrine Roux, Firouze Bani Sadr, Eric Rosenthal, Isabelle Poizot Martin, Marc-Arthur Loko, Marion Mora, Philippe Sogni, Bruno Spire, François Dabis, Maria Patrizia Carrieri, the HEPAVIH group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Dutch healthcare reform: did it result in better patient experiences in hospitals? a comparison of the consumer quality index over time

David E Ikkersheim, Xander Koolman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of dropout in the German disease management program for type 2 diabetes

Birgit Fullerton, Antje Erler, Boris Pöhlmann, Ferdinand M Gerlach

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of condom uptake among HIV voluntary counselling and testing clients: experiences from a hospital-based study in south India

Rebecca Myerson, Susanna M Makela, C Chandrasekhar, Siju Mathew, Sourabh Chakraborty

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Consenting to health record linkage: evidence from a multi-purpose longitudinal survey of a general population

Gundi Knies, Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of providers' referral decisions in Rural Burkina Faso: a retrospective analysis of medical records

Tegawende Pierre Ilboudo, Yiing-Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

"Workhood"-a useful concept for the analysis of health workers' resources? an evaluation from Tanzania

Karin Gross, Constanze Pfeiffer, Brigit Obrist

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of primary care midwifery in the Netherlands: design and rationale of a dynamic cohort study (DELIVER)

Judith Manniën, Trudy Klomp, Therese Wiegers, Monique Pereboom, Johannes Brug, Ank de Jonge, Margreeth van der Meijde, Eileen Hutton, Francois Schellevis, Evelien Spelten

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors predicting hospital length-of-stay and readmission after colorectal resection: a population-based study of elective and emergency admissions

Maria Kelly, Linda Sharp, Fiona Dwane, Tracy Kelleher, Harry Comber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Weekend admission to hospital has a higher risk of death in the elective setting than in the emergency setting: a retrospective database study of national health service hospitals in England

Mohammed A Mohammed, Khesh S Sidhu, Gavin Rudge, Andrew J Stevens

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How do small rural primary health care services sustain themselves in a constantly changing health system environment?

Penny Buykx, John S Humphreys, Rachel Tham, Leigh Kinsman, John Wakerman, Adel Asaid, Kathy Tuohey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

MRSA model of learning and adaptation: a qualitative study among the general public

Rodney E Rohde, Jovita Ross-Gordon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of change in a doctor's job position: a five-year cohort study of job satisfaction among Norwegian doctors

Ingunn Bjarnadottir Solberg, Karin Isaksson Rø, Olaf Aasland, Tore Gude, Torbjørn Moum, Per Vaglum, Reidar Tyssen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An exploration of the enablers and barriers in access to the Dutch healthcare system among Ghanaians in Amsterdam

Linda Boateng, Mary Nicolaou, Henriëtte Dijkshoorn, Karien Stronks, Charles Agyemang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The influence of age, gender and socio-economic status on multimorbidity patterns in primary care. first results from the multicare cohort study

Ingmar Schäfer, Heike Hansen, Gerhard Schön, Susanne Höfels, Attila Altiner, Anne Dahlhaus, Jochen Gensichen, Steffi Riedel-Heller, Siegfried Weyerer, Wolfgang A Blank, Hans-Helmut König, Olaf von dem Knesebeck, Karl Wegscheider, Martin Scherer, Hendrik van den Bussche, Birgitt Wiese

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors influencing integration of TB services in general hospitals in two regions of China: a qualitative study

Guanyang Zou, Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Jia Yin, Qiang Sun

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Care management for Type 2 diabetes in the United States: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jason S Egginton, Jennifer L Ridgeway, Nilay D Shah, Saranya Balasubramaniam, Joann R Emmanuel, Larry J Prokop, Victor M Montori, Mohammad Hassan Murad

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of physicians' professional performance: An iterative development and validation study of multisource feedback instruments

Karlijn Overeem, Hub C Wollersheim, Onyebuchi A Arah, Juliette K Cruijsberg, Richard PTM Grol, Kiki MJMH Lombarts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

"This does my head in". Ethnographic study of self-management by people with diabetes

Susan Hinder, Trisha Greenhalgh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Population health status of South Asian and African-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom

Melanie Calvert, Helen Duffy, Nick Freemantle, Russell Davis, Gregory YH Lip, Paramjit Gill

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effects of oral clefts on hospital use throughout the lifespan

George L Wehby, Dorthe Almind Pedersen, Jeffrey C Murray, Kaare Christensen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Utilization of antenatal ultrasound scan and implications for caesarean section: a cross-sectional study in rural Eastern China

Kun Huang, Fangbiao Tao, Joanna Raven, Liu Liu, Xiaoyan Wu, Shenglan Tang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Care seeking behaviour and barriers to accessing services for sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Laos: a cross-sectional study

Ketkesone Phrasisombath, Sarah Thomsen, Vanphanom Sychareun, Elisabeth Faxelid

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How much can we gain from improved efficiency? An examination of performance of national HIV/AIDS programs and its determinants in low- and middle-income countries

Wu Zeng, Donald S Shepard, Jon Chilingerian, Carlos Avila-Figueroa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of neonatal hearing screening program in china: should universal screening be prioritized?

Li-Hui Huang, Luo Zhang, Ruo-Yan Gai Tobe, Fang-Hua Qi, Long Sun, Yue Teng, Qing-Lin Ke, Fei Mai, Xue-Feng Zhang, Mei Zhang, Ru-Lan Yang, Lin Tu, Hong-Hui Li, Yan-Qing Gu, Sai-Nan Xu, Xiao-Yan Yue, Xiao-Dong Li, Bei-Er Qi, Xiao-Huan Cheng, Wei Tang, Ling-Zhong Xu, De-Min Han

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary care program on recovery and return to work of patients after gynaecological surgery; design of a randomized controlled trial

Antonie Vonk Noordegraaf, Judith AF Huirne, Hans AM Brölmann, Mark H Emanuel, Paul JM van Kesteren, Gunilla Kleiverda, Jos P Lips, Alexander Mozes, Andreas L Thurkow, Willem van Mechelen, Johannes R Anema

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adoption of new drugs by physicians: a survival analysis

Francisco Javier Garjón, Ana Azparren, Iván Vergara, Borja Azaola, Jose Ramón Loayssa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Policy and programmatic implications of task shifting in Uganda: a case study

Yoswa M Dambisya, Sheillah Matinhure

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does an activity based remuneration system attract young doctors to general practice?

Birgit Abelsen, Jan Abel Olsen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The National Adult Inpatient Survey conducted in the English National Health Service from 2002 to 2009: how have the data been used and what do we know as a result?

Anna DeCourcy, Elizabeth West, David Barron

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The barriers and facilitators to routine outcome measurement by allied health professionals in practice: a systematic review

Edward AS Duncan, Jennifer Murray

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association between socioeconomic status and traditional chinese medicine use among children in Taiwan

Chun-Chuan Shih, Chien-Chang Liao, Yi-Chang Su, Tsu F Yeh, Jaung-Geng Lin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of outpatient care in VA and Medicare among disability-eligible and age-eligible veteran patients

Chuan-Fen Liu, Chris L Bryson, James F Burgess Jr, Nancy Sharp, Mark Perkins, Matthew L Maciejewski

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrating a health-related-quality-of-life module within electronic health records: a comparative case study assessing value added

Christopher M Shea, Jacqueline R Halladay, David Reed, Timothy P Daaleman

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comprehensive geriatric assessment, multifactorial interventions and nurse-led care coordination to prevent functional decline in community-dwelling older persons: protocol of a cluster randomized trial

Jacqueline J Suijker, Bianca M Buurman, Gerben ter Riet, Marjon van Rijn, Rob J de Haan, Sophia E de Rooij, Eric P Moll van Charante

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A four-year, systems-wide intervention promoting interprofessional collaboration

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Mary Westbrook, Peter Nugus, David Greenfield, Joanne Travaglia, William Runciman, A Ruth Foxwell, Rosalie A Boyce, Timothy Devinney, Johanna Westbrook

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health service use in families where children enter public care: a nested case control study using the General Practice Research Database

Douglas E Simkiss, Nicholas J Spencer, Nigel Stallard, Margaret Thorogood

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of drug administration errors in a teaching hospital

Sarah Berdot, Brigitte Sabatier, Florence Gillaizeau, Thibaut Caruba, Patrice Prognon, Pierre Durieux

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the impact of a web-based personally controlled health management system on the uptake of influenza vaccination rates

Annie YS Lau, Vitali Sintchenko, Jacinta Crimmins, Farah Magrabi, Blanca Gallego, Enrico Coiera

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A survey tool for measuring evidence-based decision making capacity in public health agencies

Julie A Jacobs, Paula F Clayton, Cassandra Dove, Tanya Funchess, Ellen Jones, Ghazala Perveen, Brandon Skidmore, Victor Sutton, Sarah Worthington, Elizabeth A Baker, Anjali D Deshpande, Ross C Brownson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Discrepancies between the medical record and the reports of patients with acute coronary syndrome regarding important aspects of the medical history

Chete Eze-Nliam, Kellie Cain, Kasey Bond, Keith Forlenza, Rachel Jankowski, Gina Magyar-Russell, Gayane Yenokyan, Roy C Ziegelstein

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The contribution of staff call light response time to fall and injurious fall rates: an exploratory study in four US hospitals using archived hospital data

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Marita G Titler, David L Ronis, Chang-Yi Yin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Why do health workers in rural Tanzania prefer public sector employment?

Nils Gunnar Songstad, Karen Marie Moland, Deodatus Amadeus Massay, Astrid Blystad

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Incentive payments are not related to expected health gain in the pay for performance scheme for UK primary care: cross-sectional analysis

Robert Fleetcroft, Nicholas Steel, Richard Cookson, Simon Walker, Amanda Howe

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project

Craig Veitch, Michelle Lincoln, Anita Bundy, Gisselle Gallego, Angela Dew, Kim Bulkeley, Jennie Brentnall, Scott Griffiths

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Variations in hospital standardised mortality ratios (HSMR) as a result of frequent readmissions

Wim F van den Bosch, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Cordula Wagner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Resource utilization and costs before and after total joint arthroplasty

Kevin J Bozic, Brett Stacey, Ariel Berger, Alesia Sadosky, Gerry Oster

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unintentional non-adherence to chronic prescription medications: How unintentional is it really?

Abhijit S Gadkari, Colleen A McHorney

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Outcomes of prolonged mechanic ventilation: a discrimination model based on longitudinal health insurance and death certificate data

Hsin-Ming Lu, Likwang Chen, Jung-Der Wang, Mei-Chuan Hung, Ming-Shian Lin, Yuan-Horng Yan, Cheng-Ren Chen, Po-Sheng Fan, Lynn Chu Huang, Ken N Kuo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The influence of power dynamics and trust on multidisciplinary collaboration: a qualitative case study of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Julie McDonald, Rohan Jayasuriya, Mark Fort Harris

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinicians' adherence versus non adherence to practice guidelines in the management of patients with sarcoma: a cost-effectiveness assessment in two European regions

Lionel Perrier, Alessandra Buja, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Antonella Vecchiato, Paolo Sandonà, Françoise Ducimetière, Jean-Yves Blay, François Noël Gilly, Carole Siani, Pierre Biron, Dominique Ranchère-Vince, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere, Philippe Thiesse, Christophe Bergeron, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Jean-Michel Coindre, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Isabelle Ray-Coquard

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A cohort study of the recovery of health and wellbeing following colorectal cancer (CREW study): protocol paper

Deborah Fenlon, Alison Richardson, Julia Addington-Hall, Peter Smith, Jessica Corner, Jane Winter, Claire Foster

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"

Tsuen-Chiuan Tsai, Misha Eliasziw, Der-Fang Chen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is telemonitoring an option against shortage of physicians in rural regions? attitude towards telemedical devices in the North Rhine-Westphalian health survey, Germany

Claudia Terschüren, Monika Mensing, Odile CL Mekel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Explaining regional variations in health care utilization between Swiss cantons using panel econometric models

Paul A Camenzind

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing barriers to health insurance and threats to equity in comparative perspective: The Health Insurance Access Database

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Emilie Renahy, Tania Jenkins, Helen Cerigo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“I know it’s bad for me and yet I do it”: exploring the factors that perpetuate smoking in Aboriginal Health Workers - a qualitative study

Anna P Dawson, Margaret Cargo, Harold Stewart, Alwin Chong, Mark Daniel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An assessment of the Zimbabwe ministry of health and child welfare provider initiated HIV testing and counselling programme

Euphemia L Sibanda, Karin Hatzold, Owen Mugurungi, Getrude Ncube, Beatrice Dupwa, Pester Siraha, Lydia K Madyira, Alexio Mangwiro, Gaurav Bhattacharya, Frances M Cowan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acceptability – a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania

Angel Dillip, Sandra Alba, Christopher Mshana, Manuel W Hetzel, Christian Lengeler, Iddy Mayumana, Alexander Schulze, Hassan Mshinda, Mitchell G Weiss, Brigit Obrist

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

What is preventable harm in healthcare? A systematic review of definitions

Mohammed Nabhan, Tarig Elraiyah, Daniel R Brown, James Dilling, Annie LeBlanc, Victor M Montori, Timothy Morgenthaler, James Naessens, Larry Prokop, Veronique Roger, Stephen Swensen, Rodney L Thompson, M Hassan Murad

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Variation in cancer surgical outcomes associated with physician and nurse staffing: a retrospective observational study using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination Database

Hideo Yasunaga, Hideki Hashimoto, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinya Matsuda

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Strategic approaches to enhanced health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic illness: a qualitative study

Clive Aspin, Ngiare Brown, Tanisha Jowsey, Laurann Yen, Stephen Leeder

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Failure mode and effects analysis outputs: are they valid?

Nada Atef Shebl, Bryony Dean Franklin, Nick Barber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Which factors decided general practitioners’ choice of hospital on behalf of their patients in an area with free choice of public hospital? A questionnaire study

Hans O Birk, Lars O Henriksen

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparing Dutch Case management care models for people with dementia and their caregivers: The design of the COMPAS study

Janet MacNeil Vroomen, Lisa D Van Mierlo, Peter M van de Ven, Judith E Bosmans, Pim van den Dungen, Franka J M Meiland, Rose-Marie Dröes, Eric P Moll van Charante, Henriëtte E van der Horst, Sophia E de Rooij, Hein P J van Hout

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Brain Gains: a literature review of medical missions to low and middle-income countries

Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Mitra Manouchehrian, Joel A Negin, Anthony B Zwi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Changes to the financial responsibility for juvenile court ordered psychiatric evaluations reduce inpatient services utilization: an interrupted time series study

Richard A Epstein, Jeff Feix, Patrick G Arbogast, Stephen H Beckjord, William V Bobo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Frequency, duration and predictors of bronchiolitis episodes of care among infants ≥32 weeks gestation in a large integrated healthcare system: a retrospective cohort study

Valerie J Flaherman, Arona I Ragins, Sherian Xu Li, Patricia Kipnis, Anthony Masaquel, Gabriel J Escobar

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The social process of escalation: a promising focus for crisis management research

Johan Bergström, Sidney Dekker, James M Nyce, Isis Amer-Wåhlin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Migrating from user fees to social health insurance: exploring the prospects and challenges for hospital management

Roger A Atinga, Sylvester A Mensah, Francis Asenso-Boadi, Francis-Xavier Andoh Adjei

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Experiences of dental care: what do patients value?

Alexandra Sbaraini, Stacy M Carter, R Wendell Evans, Anthony Blinkhorn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Standardizing admission and discharge processes to improve patient flow: A cross sectional study

Berta Ortiga, Albert Salazar, Albert Jovell, Joan Escarrabill, Guillem Marca, Xavier Corbella

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors affecting collaboration between general practitioners and community pharmacists: a qualitative study

Maria Rubio-Valera, Anna Maria Jové, Carmel M Hughes, Mireia Guillen-Solà, Marta Rovira, Ana Fernández

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Everyday practices at the medical ward: a 16-month ethnographic field study

Axel Wolf, Inger Ekman, Lisen Dellenborg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A simple diabetes vascular severity staging instrument and its application to a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal adult cohort of north Australia

Odette R Gibson, Leonie Segal, Robyn A McDermott

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Empiric antibiotic, mechanical ventilation, and central venous catheter duration as potential factors mediating the effect of a checklist prompting intervention on mortality: an exploratory analysis

Curtis H Weiss, Stephen D Persell, Richard G Wunderink, David W Baker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does Government subsidy for costs of medical and pharmaceutical services result in higher service utilization by older widowed women in Australia?

Leigh R Tooth, Richard Hockey, Susan Treloar, Christine McClintock, Annette Dobson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Ethnic differences in the use of intrapartum epidural analgesia

Alberto Jiménez-Puente, Nicolás Benítez-Parejo, Jorge Del Diego-Salas, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Claudio Maañón-Di Leo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Implementation of ICD-10 in Canada: how has it impacted coded hospital discharge data?

Robin L Walker, Deirdre A Hennessy, Helen Johansen, Christie Sambell, Lisa Lix, Hude Quan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Improving data quality and supervision of antiretroviral therapy sites in Malawi: an application of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling

Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Lyson Tenthani, Shira Mitchell, Frank M Chimbwandira, Simon Makombe, Zengani Chirwa, Erik J Schouten, Marcello Pagano, Andreas Jahn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Framing the decision to contract out elderly care and primary health care services – perspectives of local level politicians and civil servants in Finland

Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Juhani Lehto, Sari Miettinen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community based study to compare the incidence and health services utilization pyramid for gastrointestinal, respiratory and dermal symptoms

Nusrat Najnin, Martha Sinclair, Andrew Forbes, Karin Leder

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hospital costs of nosocomial multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition

Eva Morales, Francesc Cots, Maria Sala, Mercè Comas, Francesc Belvis, Marta Riu, Margarita Salvadó, Santiago Grau, Juan P Horcajada, Maria Milagro Montero, Xavier Castells

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The health services burden of heart failure: an analysis using linked population health data-sets

Jane Robertson, Patrick McElduff, Sallie-Anne Pearson, David A Henry, Kerry J Inder, John R Attia

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparison of pharmacy-based measures of medication adherence

William M Vollmer, Maochao Xu, Adrianne Feldstein, David Smith, Amy Waterbury, Cynthia Rand

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

What is case management in palliative care? An expert panel study

Annicka G M van der Plas, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Marlies van de Watering, Wim J J Jansen, Kris C Vissers, Luc Deliens

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring barriers to participation and adoption of telehealth and telecare within the Whole System Demonstrator trial: a qualitative study

Caroline Sanders, Anne Rogers, Robert Bowen, Peter Bower, Shashivadan Hirani, Martin Cartwright, Ray Fitzpatrick, Martin Knapp, James Barlow, Jane Hendy, Theti Chrysanthaki, Martin Bardsley, Stanton P Newman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An emigration versus a globalization perspective of the Lebanese physician workforce: a qualitative study

Elie A Akl, Nancy Maroun, Aline Rahbany, Amy Hagopian

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The diagnostic yield of the first episode of a periodic health evaluation: a descriptive epidemiology study

Cindy A Kermott, Carol S Kuhle, Stephanie S Faubion, Ruth E Johnson, Donald D Hensrud, Mohammad Hassan Murad

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medication reconciliation at hospital admission and discharge: insufficient knowledge, unclear task reallocation and lack of collaboration as major barriers to medication safety

Nelleke van Sluisveld, Marieke Zegers, Stephanie Natsch, Hub Wollersheim

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development of a community-based model for respiratory care services

Emily J Henderson, Greg P Rubin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effectiveness of interventions for hypertension care in the community – a meta-analysis of controlled studies in China

Zuxun Lu, Shiyi Cao, Yun Chai, Yuan Liang, Max Bachmann, Marc Suhrcke, Fujian Song

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of data source and time reference of functional status on hospital mortality prediction

Woan Shin Tan, Yew Yoong Ding, Wai Fung Chong, Jam Chin Tay, Jackie Yu-Ling Tan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Group based diabetes self-management education compared to routine treatment for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A systematic review with meta-analysis

Aslak Steinsbekk, LisbethØ Rygg, Monde Lisulo, Marit B Rise, Atle Fretheim

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Triumph of hope over experience: learning from interventions to reduce avoidable hospital admissions identified through an Academic Health and Social Care Network

Victoria Woodhams, Simon de Lusignan, Shakeel Mughal, Graham Head, Safia Debar, Terry Desombre, Sean Hilton, Houda Al Sharifi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with the utilization and costs of health and social services in frail elderly patients

Sari Kehusmaa, Ilona Autti-Rämö, Hans Helenius, Katariina Hinkka, Maria Valaste, Pekka Rissanen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An overiew of non medical prescribing across one strategic health authority: a questionnaire survey

Molly Courtenay, Nicola Carey, Karen Stenner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unfulfilled expectations to services offered at primary health care facilities: Experiences of caretakers of underfive children in rural Tanzania

Catherine Kahabuka, Karen Marie Moland, Gunnar Kvåle, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Do physician communication skills influence screening mammography utilization?

Ari-Nareg Meguerditchian, Dale Dauphinee, Nadyne Girard, Tewodros Eguale, Kristen Riedel, André Jacques, Sarkis Meterissian, David L Buckeridge, Michal Abrahamowicz, Robyn Tamblyn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of alternative reimbursement strategies in the new cooperative medical scheme on caesarean delivery rates: a mixed-method study in rural China

Kun Huang, Fangbiao Tao, Lennart Bogg, Shenglan Tang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predictors of primary care referrals to a vascular disease prevention lifestyle program among participants in a cluster randomised trial

Megan E Passey, Rachel A Laws, Upali W Jayasinghe, Mahnaz Fanaian, Suzanne McKenzie, Gawaine Powell-Davies, David Lyle, Mark F Harris

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Accessing maternal and child health services in Melbourne, Australia: Reflections from refugee families and service providers

Elisha Riggs, Elise Davis, Lisa Gibbs, Karen Block, Jo Szwarc, Sue Casey, Philippa Duell-Piening, Elizabeth Waters

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acute care inpatients with long-term delayed-discharge: evidence from a Canadian health region

Andrew P Costa, Jeffrey W Poss, Thomas Peirce, John P Hirdes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Networking between community health programs: a case study outlining the effectiveness, barriers and enablers

Nathan J Grills, Priscilla Robinson, Maneesh Phillip

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Excess costs of dementia disorders and the role of age and gender - an analysis of German health and long-term care insurance claims data

Larissa Schwarzkopf, Petra Menn, Reiner Leidl, Sonja Wunder, Hilmar Mehlig, Peter Marx, Elmar Graessel, Rolf Holle

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The chronic care model: congruency and predictors among patients with cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Netherlands

Jane Murray Cramm, Anna Petra Nieboer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinicians’ and patients’ views of metrics of change derived from patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for comparing providers’ performance of surgery

Zoe Hildon, Jenny Neuburger, Dominique Allwood, Jan van der Meulen, Nick Black

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Horizontal equity and mental health care: a study of priority ratings by clinicians and teams at outpatient clinics

Per Arne Holman, Torleif Ruud, Sverre Grepperud

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reducing the health disparities of Indigenous Australians: time to change focus

Angela Durey, Sandra C Thompson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing methods for measurement of clinical outcomes and quality of care in primary care practices

Michael E Green, William Hogg, Colleen Savage, Sharon Johnston, Grant Russell, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, Richard H Glazier, Janet Barnsley, Richard Birtwhistle

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding service user-defined continuity of care and its relationship to health and social measures: a cross-sectional study

Angela Sweeney, Diana Rose, Sarah Clement, Fatima Jichi, Ian Rees Jones, Tom Burns, Jocelyn Catty, Susan Mclaren, Til Wykes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: a retrospective cohort study

Swu-Jane Lin, Hind T Hatoum, Deborah Buchner, David Cox, Sanjeev Balu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development and feasibility of a set of quality indicators relative to the timeliness and organisation of care for new breast cancer patients undergoing surgery

Marie Ferrua, Mélanie Couralet, Gérard Nitenberg, Sandrine Morin, Daniel Serin, Etienne Minvielle

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Improving treatment intensification to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: a cluster randomized trial

Joe V Selby, Julie A Schmittdiel, Bruce Fireman, Marc Jaffe, Laura J Ransom, Wendy Dyer, Connie S Uratsu, Mary E Reed, Eve A Kerr, John Hsu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Usefulness and acceptability of a standardised orientation and mobility training for partially-sighted older adults using an identification cane

Judith Ballemans, GA Rixt Zijlstra, Ger HMB van Rens, Jan SAG Schouten, Gertrudis IJM Kempen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Obesity, lifestyle risk-factors, and health service outcomes among healthy middle-aged adults in Canada

David A Alter, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Barry Franklin, Peter C Austin, Alice Chong, Paul I Oh, Jack V Tu, Therese A Stukel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An instrument assessing patient satisfaction with day care in hospitals

SM Kleefstra, RB Kool, LC Zandbelt, JCJM de Haes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The acceptability, feasibility and impact of a lay health counsellor delivered health promoting schools programme in India: a case study evaluation

Divya Rajaraman, Sandra Travasso, Achira Chatterjee, Bhargav Bhat, Gracy Andrew, Suraj Parab, Vikram Patel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Involving expert patients in antiretroviral treatment provision in a tertiary referral hospital HIV clinic in Malawi

Lyson Tenthani, Fabian Cataldo, Adrienne K Chan, Richard Bedell, Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Monique van Lettow

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Experiences of community pharmacists involved in the delivery of a specialist asthma service in Australia

Lynne M Emmerton, Lorraine Smith, Kate S LeMay, Ines Krass, Bandana Saini, Sinthia Z Bosnic-Anticevich, Helen K Reddel, Deborah L Burton, Kay Stewart, Carol L Armour

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using pathology-specific laboratory profiles in Clinical Pathology to reduce inappropriate test requesting: two completed audit cycles

Roberto Baricchi, Michele Zini, Maria Grazia Nibali, Walter Vezzosi, Vincenzo Insegnante, Clotilde Manfuso, Alessandra Polese, Valmer Costoli, Antonio Spelti, Debora Formisano, Danilo Orlandini, Fausto Nicolini, Antonio Poli

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An economic evaluation of adaptive e-learning devices to promote weight loss via dietary change for people with obesity

Alec Miners, Jody Harris, Lambert Felix, Elizabeth Murray, Susan Michie, Phil Edwards

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Measuring data reliability for preventive services in electronic medical records

Michelle Greiver, Jan Barnsley, Richard H Glazier, Bart J Harvey, Rahim Moineddin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Primacy of effective communication and its influence on adherence to artemether-lumefantrine treatment for children under five years of age: a qualitative study

Daudi O Simba, Deodatus Kakoko

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health worker preferences for community-based health insurance payment mechanisms: a discrete choice experiment

Paul Jacob Robyn, Till Bärnighausen, Aurélia Souares, Germain Savadogo, Brice Bicaba, Ali Sié, Rainer Sauerborn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Self-Management Support to People with Type 2 Diabetes - A comparative study of Kaiser Permanente and the Danish Healthcare System

Michaela Schiøtz, Martin Strandberg-Larsen, Anne Frølich, Allan Krasnik, Jim Bellows, Jette K Kristensen, Peter Vedsted, Peter Eskildsen, Henning Beck-Nielsen, John Hsu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Gynecological cancer patients’ differentiated use of help from a nurse navigator: a qualitative study

Marianne K Thygesen, Birthe D Pedersen, Jakob Kragstrup, Lis Wagner, Ole Mogensen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A pilot qualitative study to explore stakeholder opinions regarding prescribing quality indicators

Liana Martirosyan, Joekie Markhorst, Petra Denig, Flora M Haaijer-Ruskamp, Jozé Braspenning

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of community-based support services on antiretroviral treatment programme delivery and outcomes in resource-limited countries: a synthetic review

Edwin Wouters, Wim Van Damme, Dingie van Rensburg, Caroline Masquillier, Herman Meulemans

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Service provision and barriers to care for homeless people with mental health problems across 14 European capital cities

Réamonn Canavan, Margaret M Barry, Aleksandra Matanov, Henrique Barros, Edina Gabor, Tim Greacen, Petra Holcnerová, Ulrike Kluge, Pablo Nicaise, Jacek Moskalewicz, José Manuel Díaz-Olalla, Christa Straßmayr, Aart H Schene, Joaquim J F Soares, Andrea Gaddini, Stefan Priebe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Examining characteristics, knowledge and regulatory practices of specialized drug shops in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature

Francis N Wafula, Eric M Miriti, Catherine A Goodman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Nation-scale adoption of new medicines by doctors: an application of the Bass diffusion model

Adam G Dunn, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Blanca Gallego, Richard O Day, William Runciman, Enrico Coiera

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Estimation of the costs of cervical cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment in rural Shanxi Province, China: a micro-costing study

Ju-Fang Shi, Jun-Feng Chen, Karen Canfell, Xiang-Xian Feng, Jun-Fei Ma, Yong-Zhen Zhang, Fang-Hui Zhao, Rong Li, Li Ma, Zhi-Fang Li, Jie-Bin Lew, Yan Ning, You-Lin Qiao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health status, quality of life, and satisfaction of patients awaiting multidisciplinary bariatric care

Raj S Padwal, Sumit R Majumdar, Scott Klarenbach, Daniel W Birch, Shahzeer Karmali, Linda McCargar, Konrad Fassbender, Arya M Sharma

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acceptance of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist among surgical personnel in hospitals in Guatemala city

Juan J Delgado Hurtado, Xavier Jiménez, Marco A Peñalonzo, Claudia Villatoro, Sandra de Izquierdo, Mónica Cifuentes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is there a gap between recommended and ‘real world’ practice in the management of depression in young people? A medical file audit of practice

Sarah E Hetrick, Andrew Thompson, Kally Yuen, Sue Finch, Alexandra G Parker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Preferences for working in rural clinics among trainee health professionals in Uganda: a discrete choice experiment

Peter C Rockers, Wanda Jaskiewicz, Laura Wurts, Margaret E Kruk, George S Mgomella, Francis Ntalazi, Kate Tulenko

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perception of evidence-based practice and the professional environment of Primary Health Care nurses in the Spanish context: a cross-sectional study

Susana González-Torrente, Jordi Pericas-Beltrán, Miguel Bennasar-Veny, Rosa Adrover-Barceló, José M Morales-Asencio, Joan De Pedro-Gómez

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrating a pharmacist into the general practice environment: opinions of pharmacist’s, general practitioner’s, health care consumer’s, and practice manager’s

Christopher Freeman, W Neil Cottrell, Greg Kyle, Ian Williams, Lisa Nissen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Expansion of discharge planning system in Japan: Comparison of results of a nationwide survey between 2001 and 2010

Satoko Nagata, Hikari Tomura, Sachiyo Murashima

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The association between nurse staffing and hospital outcomes in injured patients

Laurent G Glance, Andrew W Dick, Turner M Osler, Dana B Mukamel, Yue Li, Patricia W Stone

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The importance of job characteristics in determining medical care-seeking in the Dutch working population, a longitudinal survey study

Romy Steenbeek

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Translating evidence-based guidelines into practice: a survey of practices of commissioners and managers of the English stop smoking services

Máirtín S McDermott, Heather Thomson, Robert West, Jennifer AM Kenyon, Andy McEwen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of health systems evidence by policymakers in eastern mediterranean countries: views, practices, and contextual influences

Fadi El-Jardali, John N Lavis, Nour Ataya, Diana Jamal, Walid Ammar, Saned Raouf

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Controlled trial of a collaborative primary care team model for patients with diabetes and depression: Rationale and design for a comprehensive evaluation

Jeffrey A Johnson, Fatima Al Sayah, Lisa Wozniak, Sandra Rees, Allison Soprovich, Constance L Chik, Pierre Chue, Peter Florence, Jennifer Jacquier, Pauline Lysak, Andrea Opgenorth, Wayne J Katon, Sumit R Majumdar

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The consumer quality index (CQ-index) in an accident and emergency department: development and first evaluation

Nanne Bos, Leontien M Sturms, Augustinus JP Schrijvers, Henk F van Stel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Growing old before growing rich: inequality in health service utilization among the mid-aged and elderly in Gansu and Zhejiang Provinces, China

Yang Wang, Jian Wang, Elizabeth Maitland, Yaohui Zhao, Stephen Nicholas, Mingshan Lu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An evaluation of rheumatology practitioner outreach clinics: a qualitative study

Asmaa S Abdelhamid, Janice Mooney, Andrew A Walker, Garry Barton, Alex J MacGregor, David GI Scott, Richard A Watts

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient empowerment: The need to consider it as a measurable patient-reported outcome for chronic conditions

Marion McAllister, Graham Dunn, Katherine Payne, Linda Davies, Chris Todd

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Adverse selection in a community-based health insurance scheme in rural Africa: Implications for introducing targeted subsidies

Divya Parmar, Aurélia Souares, Manuela de Allegri, Germain Savadogo, Rainer Sauerborn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The use of rehabilitation among patients with breast cancer: a retrospective longitudinal cohort study

Yi-Hsien Lin, Po-Jung Pan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Vasectomy as a proxy: extrapolating health system lessons to male circumcision as an HIV prevention strategy in Papua New Guinea

Anna Tynan, Andrew Vallely, Angela Kelly, Greg Law, John Millan, Peter Siba, John Kaldor, Peter S Hill

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Triage vital signs predict in-hospital mortality among emergency department patients with acute poisoning: a case control study

Jiun-Hao Yu, Yi-Ming Weng, Kuan-Fu Chen, Shou-Yen Chen, Chih-Chuan Lin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A prospective study of health care resource utilisation and selected costs of schizophrenia in France

Emmanuelle Sarlon, Dirk Heider, Aurélie Millier, Jean-Michel Azorin, Hans-Helmut König, Karina Hansen, Matthias C Angermeyer, Samuel Aballéa, Mondher Toumi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The prevalence of common mental disorders among hospital physicians and their association with self-reported work ability: a cross-sectional study

Martijn M Ruitenburg, Monique HW Frings-Dresen, Judith K Sluiter

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Specific guidelines for assessing and improving the methodological quality of economic evaluations of newborn screening

Astrid Langer, Rolf Holle, Jürgen John

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Violence towards health care workers in a Public Health Care Facility in Italy: a repeated cross-sectional study

Nicola Magnavita, Tarja Heponiemi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“Completely out-at-sea” with “two-gender medicine”: A qualitative analysis of physician-side barriers to providing healthcare for transgender patients

John W Snelgrove, Amanda M Jasudavisius, Bradley W Rowe, Evan M Head, Greta R Bauer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Disease management projects and the Chronic Care Model in action: baseline qualitative research

Bethany Hipple Walters, Samantha A Adams, Anna P Nieboer, Roland Bal

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A reduction in public funding for fertility treatment - an econometric analysis of access to treatment and savings to government

Georgina M Chambers, Van Phuong Hoang, Rong Zhu, Peter J Illingworth

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reasons behind non-adherence of healthcare practitioners to pediatric asthma guidelines in an emergency department in Saudi Arabia

Hayfaa A Wahabi, Rasmieh A Alziedan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A thematic analysis of the role of the organisation in building allied health research capacity: a senior managers’ perspective

Xanthe Golenko, Susan Pager, Libby Holden

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A new pathway for elective surgery to reduce cancellation rates

Einar Hovlid, Oddbjørn Bukve, Kjell Haug, Aslak Bjarne Aslaksen, Christian von Plessen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with patterns of plural healthcare utilization among patients taking antiretroviral therapy in rural and urban South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Mosa Moshabela, Helen Schneider, Sheetal P Silal, Susan M Cleary

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A systematic review of economic evaluations of cardiac rehabilitation

Wai Pong Wong, Jun Feng, Keng Ho Pwee, Jeremy Lim

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Utilization of rehabilitation services for inpatient with cancer in Taiwan: a descriptive analysis from national health insurance database

Heui-Fen Lin, Ying-Tai Wu, Jau-Yih Tsauo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors influencing consumer adoption of USB-based Personal Health Records in Taiwan

Wen-Shan Jian, Shabbir Syed-Abdul, Sanjay P Sood, Peisan Lee, Min-Huei Hsu, Cheng-Hsun Ho, Yu-Chuan Li, Hsyien-Chia Wen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing cardiovascular risk in regional areas: the Healthy Hearts – Beyond City Limits program

Melinda J Carrington, Garry L Jennings, Robyn A Clark, Simon Stewart

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Attempt to increase the transparency of fourth hurdle implementation in Central-Eastern European middle income countries: publication of the critical appraisal methodology

András Inotai, Márta Pékli, Gabriella Jóna, Orsolya Nagy, Edit Remák, Zoltán Kaló

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Centralisation of services for children with cleft lip or palate in England: a study of hospital episode statistics

Kate J Fitzsimons, Shumaila Mukarram, Lynn P Copley, Scott A Deacon, Jan H van der Meulen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of dropout of female volunteer community health workers: An exploration in Dhaka urban slums

Khurshid Alam, Jahangir AM Khan, Damian G Walker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using patients’ experiences to identify priorities for quality improvement in breast cancer care: patient narratives, surveys or both?

Vicki Tsianakas, Jill Maben, Theresa Wiseman, Glenn Robert, Alison Richardson, Peter Madden, Mairead Griffin, Elizabeth A Davies

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring inequalities in access to and use of maternal health services in South Africa

Sheetal P Silal, Loveday Penn-Kekana, Bronwyn Harris, Stephen Birch, Diane McIntyre

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Identifying paediatric nursing-sensitive outcomes in linked administrative health data

Sally Wilson, Alexandra P Bremner, Yvonne Hauck, Judith Finn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of timely dialysis referral after renal transplant failure in Spain

Guillermo Villa, Emilio Sánchez-Álvarez, Jesús Cuervo, Lucía Fernández-Ortiz, Pablo Rebollo, Francisco Ortega

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Educational inequalities in patient-centred care: patients' preferences and experiences

Jany Rademakers, Diana Delnoij, Jessica Nijman, Dolf de Boer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An international review of the patterns and determinants of health service utilisation by adult cancer survivors

Charlene Treanor, Michael Donnelly

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of decision aids to enhance shared decision making for diabetes (the DAD study): protocol of a cluster randomized trial

Annie LeBlanc, Kari L Ruud, Megan E Branda, Kristina Tiedje, Kasey R Boehmer, Laurie J Pencille, Holly Van Houten, Marc Matthews, Nilay D Shah, Carl R May, Barbara P Yawn, Victor M Montori

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Informing the development of services supporting self-care for severe, long term mental health conditions: a mixed method study of community based mental health initiatives in England

Gillard Steve, Adams Katie, Edwards Christine, Lucock Mike, Miller Stephen, Simons Lucy, Turner Kati, White Rachel, White Sarah, The Self Care in Mental Health research team

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of service quality of public antiretroviral treatment (ART) clinics in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Hans F Kinkel, Adeboye M Adelekan, Tessa S Marcus, Gustaaf Wolvaardt

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Differences in primary health care delivery to Australia’s Indigenous population: a template for use in economic evaluations

Katherine S Ong, Rob Carter, Margaret Kelaher, Ian Anderson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Social and economic costs and health-related quality of life in stroke survivors in the Canary Islands, Spain

Julio Lopez-Bastida, Juan Oliva Moreno, Melany Worbes Cerezo, Lilisbeth Perestelo Perez, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Fernando Montón-Álvarez

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How healthcare professionals respond to parents with religious objections to vaccination: a qualitative study

Wilhelmina LM Ruijs, Jeannine LA Hautvast, Giovanna van IJzendoorn, Wilke JC van Ansem, Glyn Elwyn, Koos van der Velden, Marlies EJL Hulscher

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How much are we spending? The estimation of research expenditures on cardiovascular disease in Canada

Claire de Oliveira, Van Hai Nguyen, Harindra C Wijeysundera, William W L Wong, Gloria Woo, Peter P Liu, Murray D Krahn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rural health workers and their work environment: the role of inter-personal factors on job satisfaction of nurses in rural Papua New Guinea

Rohan Jayasuriya, Maxine Whittaker, Grace Halim, Tim Matineau

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors affecting hospital stay in psychiatric patients: the role of active comorbidity

Athanassios Douzenis, Dionysios Seretis, Stella Nika, Paraskevi Nikolaidou, Athanassia Papadopoulou, Emmanouil N Rizos, Christos Christodoulou, Christos Tsopelas, Dominic Mitchell, Lefteris Lykouras

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An exploration of the role of pharmacists within general practice clinics: the protocol for the pharmacists in practice study (PIPS)

Edwin Tan, Kay Stewart, Rohan A Elliott, Johnson George

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Implementation of an innovative web-based conference table for community-dwelling frail older people, their informal caregivers and professionals: a process evaluation

Sarah HM Robben, Marieke Perry, Mirjam Huisjes, Leontien van Nieuwenhuijzen, Henk J Schers, Chris van Weel, Marcel GM Olde Rikkert, Theo van Achterberg, Maud M Heinen, René JF Melis

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effects of proactive population-based nephrologist oversight on progression of chronic kidney disease: a retrospective control analysis

Brian Lee, Marianne Turley, Di Meng, Yvonne Zhou, Terhilda Garrido, Alan Lau, Linda Radler

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Medicare immunosuppressant coverage and access to kidney transplantation: a retrospective national cohort study

Vanessa Grubbs, Laura C Plantinga, Eric Vittinghoff, Ann M O’Hare, R Adams Dudley

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors influencing hospital high length of stay outliers

Alberto Freitas, Tiago Silva-Costa, Fernando Lopes, Isabel Garcia-Lema, Armando Teixeira-Pinto, Pavel Brazdil, Altamiro Costa-Pereira

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis

Kwok M Ho, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Monica Gope, Maxine Burrell, Sudhakar Rao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A taxonomy of nursing care organization models in hospitals

Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D’Amour, Eric Tchouaket, Michèle Rivard, Sean Clarke, Régis Blais

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Enhancing research capacity across healthcare and higher education sectors: development and evaluation of an integrated model

Anne Whitworth, Shona Haining, Helen Stringer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluating the impact of a novel restricted reimbursement policy for quinolone antibiotics: A time series analysis

Braden Manns, Kevin Laupland, Marcello Tonelli, Song Gao, Brenda Hemmelgarn

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using financial incentives to increase initial uptake and completion of HPV vaccinations: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Eleni Mantzari, Florian Vogt, Theresa M Marteau

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pre-test of questions on health-related resource use and expenditure, using behaviour coding and cognitive interviewing techniques

Nadja Chernyak, Corinna Ernsting, Andrea Icks

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

No-shows to primary care appointments: subsequent acute care utilization among diabetic patients

Lynn A Nuti, Mark Lawley, Ayten Turkcan, Zhiyi Tian, Lingsong Zhang, Karen Chang, Deanna R Willis, Laura P Sands

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The work pattern of personal care workers in two Australian nursing homes: a time-motion study

Si-Yu Qian, Ping Yu, Zhen-Yu Zhang, David M Hailey, Pamela J Davy, Mark I Nelson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Immigrants’ use of emergency primary health care in Norway: a registry-based observational study

Hogne Sandvik, Steinar Hunskaar, Esperanza Diaz

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Demand for pneumococcal vaccination under subsidy program for the elderly in Japan

Masahide Kondo, Mariko Yamamura, Shu-Ling Hoshi, Ichiro Okubo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Addressing maternal healthcare through demand side financial incentives: experience of Janani Suraksha Yojana program in India

Saji S Gopalan, Durairaj Varatharajan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

District health executives in Midlands province, Zimbabwe: are they performing as expected?

Mary Muchekeza, Anderson Chimusoro, Notion T Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga, Gerald Shambira

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acceptability of participatory social network analysis for problem-solving in Australian Aboriginal health service partnerships

Jeffrey Fuller, Wendy Hermeston, Megan Passey, Tony Fallon, Kuda Muyambi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Engagement of non-government organisations and community care workers in collaborative TB/HIV activities including prevention of mother to child transmission in South Africa: Opportunities and challenges

Jeannine Uwimana, Christina Zarowsky, Harry Hausler, Debra Jackson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effort-reward imbalance and quality of life of healthcare workers in military hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Dong-Sheng Tzeng, Wei-Ching Chung, Chi-Hung Lin, Chun-Yuh Yang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Multistate models for comparing trends in hospitalizations among young adult survivors of colorectal cancer and matched controls

Rinku Sutradhar, Shawn Forbes, David R Urbach, Lawrence Paszat, Linda Rabeneck, Nancy N Baxter

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

STI service delivery in British Columbia, Canada; providers' views of their services to youth

Cindy L Masaro, Joy Johnson, Cathy Chabot, Jean Shoveller

01.12.2012 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Building a house on shifting sand: methodological considerations when evaluating the implementation and adoption of national electronic health record systems

Amirhossein Takian, Dimitra Petrakaki, Tony Cornford, Aziz Sheikh, Nicholas Barber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

How do persons with dementia participate in decision making related to health and daily care? A multi-case study

Kari Lislerud Smebye, Marit Kirkevold, Knut Engedal

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Burden of out-of-pocket expenditure for road traffic injuries in urban India

G Anil Kumar, T Ramachandran Dilip, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The experience of community health workers training in Iran: a qualitative study

Sara Javanparast, Fran Baum, Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Zohreh Rajabi, Gholamreza Heidari

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Impact of organizational factors on adherence to laboratory testing protocols in adult HIV care in Lusaka, Zambia

Sarang Deo, Stephanie M Topp, Andrew O Westfall, Matimbo M Chiko, Chibesa S Wamulume, Mary Morris, Stewart Reid

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Retention of allied health professionals in rural New South Wales: a thematic analysis of focus group discussions

Sheila Keane, Michelle Lincoln, Tony Smith

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Healthcare system intervention for prevention of birth injuries – process evaluation of self-assessment, peer review, feedback and agreement for change

Monica E Nyström, Anna Westerlund, Elisabet Höög, Charlotte Millde-Luthander, Ulf Högberg, Charlotta Grunewald

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quality of generic medicines in South Africa: Perceptions versus Reality – A qualitative study

Aarti Patel, Robin Gauld, Pauline Norris, Thomas Rades

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol: to investigate effects of highly specialized rehabilitation for patients with multiple sclerosis. A randomized controlled trial of a personalized, multidisciplinary intervention

Jan Sørensen, Anne Lee, Brita Løvendahl, Michael Nørgaard, Jette Bay, Peter Vestergaard Rasmussen, Finn Boesen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient satisfaction in pediatric outpatient settings from the parents’ perspective - The Child ZAP: A psychometrically validated standardized questionnaire

Eva Maria Bitzer, Stephanie Volkmer, Marco Petrucci, Nikolaus Weissenrieder, Marie-Luise Dierks

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

HIV/aids related home based care practices among primary health care workers in Ogun state, Nigeria

Amoran Olorunfemi E, Ogunsola Elijah O, Salako Albert O, Alausa Ok O

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of counselling, graded-exercise and usual care for chronic fatigue: evidence from a randomised trial in primary care

Ramon Sabes-Figuera, Paul McCrone, Mike Hurley, Michael King, Ana Nora Donaldson, Leone Ridsdale

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Psychiatrists′ work with sickness certification: frequency, experiences and severity of the certification tasks in a national survey in Sweden

Gunnar H Nilsson, Britt Arrelöv, Christina Lindholm, Therese Ljungquist, Linnea Kjeldgård, Kristina Alexanderson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Chronic disease management: a qualitative study investigating the barriers, facilitators and incentives perceived by Swiss healthcare stakeholders

Stéphanie Lauvergeon, Bernard Burnand, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

What do peer support workers do? A job description

Nora Jacobson, Lucy Trojanowski, Carolyn S Dewa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of demand for total hip and knee arthroplasty: a systematic literature review

Rubén E Mújica Mota, Rosanna Tarricone, Oriana Ciani, John FP Bridges, Mike Drummond

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hypertension: Development of a prediction model to adjust self-reported hypertension prevalence at the community level

Graciela Mentz, Amy J Schulz, Bhramar Mukherjee, Trivellore E Ragunathan, Denise White Perkins, Barbara A Israel

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comorbidity Cohort (2C) study: Cardiovascular disease severity and comorbid osteoarthritis in primary care

James A Prior, Claire A Rushton, Kelvin P Jordan, Umesh T Kadam

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socioeconomic differences in waiting times for elective surgery: a population-based retrospective study

Alessio Petrelli, Giuliana De Luca, Tania Landriscina, Giuseppe Costa

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Efficacy of a systematic depression management program in high utilizers of primary care: a randomized trial

Anne Berghöfer, Astrid Hartwich, Michael Bauer, Jürgen Unützer, Stefan N Willich, Andrea Pfennig

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Intergenerational enrollment and expenditure changes in Medicaid: trends from 1991 to 2005

Stephen W Patrick, Gary L Freed

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The knowledge, attitude and behavior about public health emergencies and the response capacity of primary care medical staffs of Guangdong Province, China

Zhou Zhiheng, Wang Caixia, Wang Jiaji, Yang Huajie, Wang Chao, Liang Wannian

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of the delegation of GP-home visits on the development of the number of patients in an ambulatory healthcare centre in Germany

Neeltje van den Berg, Romy Heymann, Claudia Meinke, Sebastian E Baumeister, Steffen Fleßa, Wolfgang Hoffmann

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Consumers’ experiences of back pain in rural Western Australia: access to information and services, and self-management behaviours

Andrew M Briggs, Helen Slater, Samantha Bunzli, Joanne E Jordan, Stephanie J Davies, Anne J Smith, John L Quintner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada

Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Maureen Dobbins, Melissa Brouwers, Patricia Wakefield

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring improvements in patient logistics in Dutch hospitals with a survey

Wineke AM van Lent, E Marloes Sanders, Wim H van Harten

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient anxiety and concern as predictors for the perceived quality of treatment and patient reported outcome (PRO) in orthopaedic surgery

Randi Bilberg, Birgitte Nørgaard, Søren Overgaard, Kirsten Kaya Roessler

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Workplace violence in a large correctional health service in New South Wales, Australia: a retrospective review of incident management records

Aaron W Cashmore, Devon Indig, Stephen E Hampton, Desley G Hegney, Bin B Jalaludin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validation of the care transition measure in multi-ethnic South-East Asia in Singapore

Anu Birla Bakshi, Shiou-Liang Wee, Charlene Tay, Loong-Mun Wong, Ian Yi-Onn Leong, Reshma A Merchant, Nan Luo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development of the patient approach and views toward healthcare communication (PAV-COM) measure among older adults

Derjung M Tarn, Henry N Young, Benjamin M Craig

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Araya Medhanyie, Mark Spigt, Yohannes Kifle, Nikki Schaay, David Sanders, Roman Blanco, Dinant GeertJan, Yemane Berhane

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Smoking and use of primary care services: findings from a population-based cohort study linked with administrative claims data

Louisa R Jorm, Leah C Shepherd, Kris D Rogers, Fiona M Blyth

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using routine data to monitor inequalities in an acute trust: a retrospective study

Katharine M Langford, Alex Bottle, Paul P Aylin, Helen Ward

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health coaching by telephony to support self-care in chronic diseases: clinical outcomes from The TERVA randomized controlled trial

Kristiina Patja, Pilvikki Absetz, Anssi Auvinen, Kari Tokola, Janne Kytö, Erja Oksman, Risto Kuronen, Timo Ovaska, Kari Harno, Mikko Nenonen, Tom Wiklund, Raimo Kettunen, Martti Talja

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effectiveness of a multidisciplinary QI activity for accidental fall prevention: Staff compliance is critical

Sachiko Ohde, Mineko Terai, Aya Oizumi, Osamu Takahashi, Gautam A Deshpande, Miwako Takekata, Ryoichi Ishikawa, Tsuguya Fukui

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Simplifying ART cohort monitoring: Can pharmacy stocks provide accurate estimates of patients retained on antiretroviral therapy in Malawi?

Hannock Tweya, Caryl Feldacker, Anne Ben-Smith, Anthony D Harries, Ryuichi Komatsu, Andreas Jahn, Sam Phiri, Jean-Michel Tassie

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Analysis of the Status of Chinese clinical practice guidelines development

Zhi-hong Zheng, Shu-qi Cui, Xiao-qin Lu, David Zakus, Wan-nian Liang, Fang Huang, Xiao-na Cao, Ya-li Zhao, Xiao-xia Peng, Ke-qin Rao, Jing Wu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determinants of patient choice of healthcare providers: a scoping review

Aafke Victoor, Diana MJ Delnoij, Roland D Friele, Jany JDJM Rademakers

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Researcher-decision-maker partnerships in health services research: Practical challenges, guiding principles

Anne Hofmeyer, Catherine Scott, Laura Lagendyk

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors associated with the number of consultations per dietetic treatment: an observational study

Jacqueline Tol, Ilse C Swinkels, Peter M Spreeuwenberg, Chantal J Leemrijse, Dinny H de Bakker, Cindy Veenhof

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Two sides of the coin: patient and provider perceptions of health care delivery to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Nera Komaric, Suzanne Bedford, Mieke L van Driel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The short-term effect on alliance and satisfaction of using patient feedback scales in mental health out-patient treatment. A randomised controlled trial

Marit By Rise, Lasse Eriksen, Hilde Grimstad, Aslak Steinsbekk

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Survey of physician experiences and perceptions about the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia

Serge Perrot, Ernest Choy, Danielle Petersel, Anna Ginovker, Erich Kramer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Chances and risks of publication of quality data – the perspectives of Swiss physicians and nurses

Regula Heller, David Schwappach

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Frequent hospital admission of older people with chronic disease: a cross-sectional survey with telephone follow-up and data linkage

Jo M Longman, Margaret I Rolfe, Megan D Passey, Kathy E Heathcote, Dan P Ewald, Therese Dunn, Lesley M Barclay, Geoffrey G Morgan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Rehabilitation time before disability pension

Morten Støver, Kristine Pape, Roar Johnsen, Nils Fleten, Erik R Sund, Bjørgulf Claussen, Solveig Osborg Ose, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of in-home and community-based services on the functional status of elderly in the long-term care insurance system in Japan

Pedro Olivares-Tirado, Nanako Tamiya, Masayo Kashiwagi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community-based post-stroke service provision and challenges: a national survey of managers and inter-disciplinary healthcare staff in Ireland

Anne Hickey, Frances Horgan, Desmond O’Neill, Hannah McGee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The implementation of unit-based perinatal mortality audit in perinatal cooperation units in the northern region of the Netherlands

Mariet Th van Diem, Albertus Timmer, Klasien A Bergman, Katelijne Bouman, Nico van Egmond, Dennis A Stant, Lida H M Ulkeman, Wenda B Veen, JanJaapHM Erwich

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Specialized multi-disciplinary heart failure clinics in Ontario, Canada: an environmental scan

Harindra C Wijeysundera, Gina Trubiani, Lusine Abrahamyan, Nicholas Mitsakakis, William Witteman, Mike Paulden, Gabrielle van der Velde, Kori Kingsbury, Murray Krahn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Amenable mortality as a performance indicator of Italian health-care services

Maria P Fantini, Jacopo Lenzi, Giuseppe Franchino, Cristina Raineri, Alessandra Burgio, Luisa Frova, Gianfranco Domenighetti, Walter Ricciardi, Gianfranco Damiani

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Hospital discharge diagnostic and procedure codes for upper gastro-intestinal cancer: how accurate are they?

Efty Stavrou, Nicole Pesa, Sallie-Anne Pearson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of selected ambulatory dental services in Taiwan before and after global budgeting: a longitudinal study to identify trends in hospital and clinic-based services

Chienhung Lin, Hailun Chao

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Economic burden of stroke in a large county in Sweden

Josefine Persson, José Ferraz-Nunes, Ingvar Karlberg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exposure to second-hand smoke and direct healthcare costs in children – results from two German birth cohorts, GINIplus and LISAplus

Ariane Batscheider, Sylwia Zakrzewska, Joachim Heinrich, Christina M Teuner, Petra Menn, Carl Peter Bauer, Ute Hoffmann, Sibylle Koletzko, Irina Lehmann, Olf Herbarth, Andrea von Berg, Dietrich Berdel, Ursula Krämer, Beate Schaaf, H-Erich Wichmann, Reiner Leidl, the GINIplus and LISAplus study groups

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A 5A's communication intervention to promote physical activity in underserved populations

Jennifer K Carroll, Kevin Fiscella, Ronald M Epstein, Mechelle R Sanders, Geoffrey C Williams

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Attractiveness of employment sectors for physical therapists in Ontario, Canada (1999-2007): implication for the long term care sector

Michel D Landry, Robyn Hastie, Känecy Oñate, Brenda Gamble, Raisa B Deber, Molly C Verrier

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pan-London tuberculosis services: a service evaluation

Ruth Belling, Susan McLaren, Markella Boudioni, Leslie Woods

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of general practice, diagnostic investigations and hospital services before and after cancer diagnosis - a population-based nationwide registry study of 127,000 incident adult cancer patients

Karina Garnier Christensen, Morten Fenger-Grøn, Kaare Rud Flarup, Peter Vedsted

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A framework for assessing Health Economic Evaluation (HEE) quality appraisal instruments

Astrid Langer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The relationship between quality of work life and turnover intention of primary health care nurses in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed J Almalki, Gerry FitzGerald, Michele Clark

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Community pharmacist attitudes towards collaboration with general practitioners: development and validation of a measure and a model

Connie Van, Daniel Costa, Penny Abbott, Bernadette Mitchell, Ines Krass

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding Australian healthcare workers’ uptake of influenza vaccination: examination of public hospital policies and procedures

Holly Seale, Rajneesh Kaur, C Raina MacIntyre

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Are community midwives addressing the inequities in access to skilled birth attendance in Punjab, Pakistan? Gender, class and social exclusion

Zubia Mumtaz, Beverley O’Brien, Afshan Bhatti, Gian S Jhangri

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Developing the Diagnostic Adherence to Medication Scale (the DAMS) for use in clinical practice

Sara Garfield, Lina Eliasson, Sarah Clifford, Alan Willson, Nick Barber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Reduction in inappropriate hospital use based on analysis of the causes

Víctor Soria-Aledo, Andrés Carrillo-Alcaraz, Benito Flores-Pastor, Alfredo Moreno-Egea, Milagros Carrasco-Prats, José Luis Aguayo-Albasini

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study Protocol: Screening and Treatment of Alcohol-Related Trauma (START) – a randomised controlled trial

Rama Jayaraj, Mahiban Thomas, David Kavanagh, Peter d’Abbs, Luke Mayo, Valerie Thomson, Carolyn Griffin, Tricia Nagel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The cost of first-ever stroke in Valle d’Aosta, Italy: linking clinical registries and administrative data

Edo Bottacchi, Giovanni Corso, Piera Tosi, Massimo Veronese Morosini, Giuseppe De Filippis, Laura Santoni, Gianluca Furneri, Cristina Negrini

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Toward a typology of health-related informal credit: an exploration of borrowing practices for paying for health care by the poor in Cambodia

Por Ir, Bart Jacobs, Bruno Meessen, Wim Van Damme

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Independence, institutionalization, death and treatment costs 18 months after rehabilitation of older people in two different primary health care settings

Inger Johansen, Morten Lindbak, Johan K Stanghelle, Mette Brekke

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient-centered, comparative effectiveness of esophageal cancer screening: protocol for a comparative effectiveness research study to inform guidelines for evidence-based approach to screening and surveillance endoscopy

Jennifer R Kramer, Jennifer Arney, John Chen, Peter Richardson, Zhigang Duan, Richard L Street Jr, Marilyn Hinojosa-Lindsey, Aanand D Naik, Hashem B El-Serag

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Primary scene responses by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in New South Wales Australia 2008–2009

Colman B Taylor, Bette Liu, Eleanor Bruce, Brian Burns, Stephen Jan, John Myburgh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors and symptoms associated with work stress and health-promoting lifestyles among hospital staff: a pilot study in Taiwan

Yueh-Chi Tsai, Chieh-Hsing Liu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Do incentives, reminders or reduced burden improve healthcare professional response rates in postal questionnaires? two randomised controlled trials

Liz Glidewell, Ruth Thomas, Graeme MacLennan, Debbie Bonetti, Marie Johnston, Martin P Eccles, Richard Edlin, Nigel B Pitts, Jan Clarkson, Nick Steen, Jeremy M Grimshaw

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Home medication management practices and associated factors among patients with selected chronic diseases in a community pharmacy in Uganda

Joan N Kalyango, Maurice Hall, Charles Karamagi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

User involvement in service delivery predicts outcomes of assistive technology use: A cross-sectional study in Bangladesh

Johan Borg, Stig Larsson, Per-Olof Östergren, ASM Atiqur Rahman, Nazmul Bari, AHM Noman Khan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Has Vietnam Health care funds for the poor policy favored the elderly poor?

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Lars Lindholm

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Socio-economic inequalities in health care utilisation in Norway: a population based cross-sectional survey

Anne Helen Hansen, Peder A Halvorsen, Unni Ringberg, Olav Helge Førde

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinical decision support must be useful, functional is not enough: a qualitative study of computer-based clinical decision support in primary care

Tiina Kortteisto, Jorma Komulainen, Marjukka Mäkelä, Ilkka Kunnamo, Minna Kaila

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Validation of administrative data sources for endoscopy utilization in colorectal cancer diagnosis

Xue Li, Robert Hilsden, Shakhawat Hossain, John Fleming, Marcy Winget

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing effectiveness of a community based health insurance in rural Burkina Faso

Sennen Hounton, Peter Byass, Bocar Kouyate

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of different rescue therapies in patients with lamivudine-resistant chronic hepatitis B in China

Bin Wu, Jinfang Shen, Huafeng Cheng

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using administrative health data to describe colorectal and lung cancer care in New South Wales, Australia: a validation study

David E Goldsbury, Katie Armstrong, Leonardo Simonella, Bruce K Armstrong, Dianne L O’Connell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The growth and composition of primary and community-based care services. Metrics and evidence from the Italian National Health Service

Francesco Longo, Domenico Salvatore, Stefano Tasselli

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effects of case management in community aged care on client and carer outcomes: a systematic review of randomized trials and comparative observational studies

Emily Chuanmei You, David Dunt, Colleen Doyle, Arthur Hsueh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Framework and components for effective discharge planning system: a delphi methodology

Carrie HK Yam, Eliza LY Wong, Annie WL Cheung, Frank WK Chan, Fiona YY Wong, Eng-kiong Yeoh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessment of factors influencing retention in the Philippine National Rural Physician Deployment Program

Juan Alfonso Leonardia, Helen Prytherch, Kenneth Ronquillo, Rodel G Nodora, Andreas Ruppel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A systematic review of interventions to enhance access to best practice primary health care for chronic disease management, prevention and episodic care

Elizabeth Jean Comino, Gawaine Powell Davies, Yordanka Krastev, Marion Haas, Bettina Christl, John Furler, Anthony Raymont, Mark F Harris

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Exploring the relationship between population density and maternal health coverage

Michael Hanlon, Roy Burstein, Samuel H Masters, Raymond Zhang

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration (PDGPD) project - a cluster randomised controlled trial of a quality improvement intervention to achieve better prescribing for chronic heart failure and hypertension

Margaret Williamson, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Jeffrey D Elliott, James F Reeve, Nigel P Stocks, Jon Emery, Judith M Mackson, Jane M Gunn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluation of supply-side initiatives to improve access to coronary bypass surgery

Boris G Sobolev, Guy Fradet, Lisa Kuramoto, Rita Sobolyeva, Basia Rogula, Adrian R Levy

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Improving access to psychosocial interventions for common mental health problems in the United Kingdom: narrative review and development of a conceptual model for complex interventions

Linda Gask, Peter Bower, Jonathan Lamb, Heather Burroughs, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Suzanne Edwards, Derek Hibbert, Marija Kovandžić, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers, Waquas Waheed, Christopher Dowrick, AMP Research Group

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design of a prostate cancer patient navigation intervention for a Veterans Affairs hospital

Narissa J Nonzee, June M McKoy, Alfred W Rademaker, Peter Byer, Thanh Ha Luu, Dachao Liu, Elizabeth A Richey, Athena T Samaras, Genna Panucci, XinQi Dong, Melissa A Simon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Delay in discharge and its impact on unnecessary hospital bed occupancy

Muhammad Umair Majeed, Dean Thomas Williams, Rachel Pollock, Farhat Amir, Martin Liam, Keen S Foong, Chris J Whitaker

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

User fee exemptions and excessive household spending for normal delivery in Burkina Faso: the need for careful implementation

Amal Ben Ameur, Valéry Ridde, Aristide R Bado, Marie-Gloriose Ingabire, Ludovic Queuille

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of medical tourism for hip and knee surgery in osteoarthritis: a qualitative examination of distinctive attitudinal characteristics among Canadian patients

Valorie A Crooks, Keri Cameron, Vera Chouinard, Rory Johnston, Jeremy Snyder, Victoria Casey

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Behavioral health providers' perspectives of delivering behavioral health services in primary care: a qualitative analysis

Gregory P Beehler, Laura O Wray

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A comparison of strategies to recruit older patients and carers to end-of-life research in primary care

Barbara Hanratty, Elizabeth Lowson, Louise Holmes, Julia Addington-Hall, Antony Arthur, Gunn Grande, Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient and work flow and costs associated with staff time and facility usage at a comprehensive cancer centre in Quebec, Canada – a time and motion study

Gayle A Shinder, Pierre Emmanuel Paradis, Marianne Posman, Natalia Mishagina, Marie-Pascale Guay, Dina Linardos, Gerald Batist

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health insurance coverage, medical expenditure and coping strategy: evidence from Taiwan

Kuangnan Fang, Ben-Chang Shia, Shuangge Ma

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Barriers and opportunities for evidence-based health service planning: the example of developing a Decision Analytic Model to plan services for sexually transmitted infections in the UK

Catherine R H Aicken, Nigel T Armstrong, Jackie A Cassell, Neil Macdonald, Angela C Bailey, Sandra A Johnson, Catherine H Mercer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The standard of healthcare accreditation standards: a review of empirical research underpinning their development and impact

David Greenfield, Marjorie Pawsey, Reece Hinchcliff, Max Moldovan, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using patient reported outcome measures in health services: A qualitative study on including people with low literacy skills and learning disabilities

Deepa Jahagirdar, Thilo Kroll, Karen Ritchie, Sally Wyke

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A three-model comparison of the relationship between quality, satisfaction and loyalty: an empirical study of the Chinese healthcare system

Ping Lei, Alain Jolibert

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Interprofessional communication with hospitalist and consultant physicians in general internal medicine: a qualitative study

Lesley Gotlib Conn, Scott Reeves, Katie Dainty, Chris Kenaszchuk, Merrick Zwarenstein

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Detecting inpatient falls by using natural language processing of electronic medical records

Shin-ichi Toyabe

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Accounting for the relationship between per diem cost and LOS when estimating hospitalization costs

K Jack Ishak, Marilyn Stolar, Ming-yi Hu, Piedad Alvarez, Yamei Wang, Denis Getsios, Gregory C Williams

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Interpreting the results of a modified gravity model: examining access to primary health care physicians in five Canadian provinces and territories

Valorie A Crooks, Nadine Schuurman

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study protocol: a multi-professional team intervention of physical activity referrals in primary care patients with cardiovascular risk factors—the Dalby lifestyle intervention cohort (DALICO) study

Emelie Stenman, Matti E Leijon, Susanna Calling, Christina Bergmark, Daniel Arvidsson, Ulf-G Gerdtham, Kristina Sundquist, Rickard Ekesbo

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The variation of acute treatment costs of trauma in high-income countries

Lynsey Willenberg, Kate Curtis, Colman Taylor, Stephen Jan, Parisa Glass, John Myburgh

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A 10 year (2000–2010) systematic review of interventions to improve quality of care in hospitals

Mary C Conry, Niamh Humphries, Karen Morgan, Yvonne McGowan, Anthony Montgomery, Kavita Vedhara, Efharis Panagopoulou, Hannah Mc Gee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Combining QOF data with the care bundle approach may provide a more meaningful measure of quality in general practice

Carl de Wet, John McKay, Paul Bowie

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A qualitative study into the use of formal services for dementia by carers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities

Christopher Shanley, Desiree Boughtwood, Jon Adams, Yvonne Santalucia, Helena Kyriazopoulos, Dimity Pond, Jeffrey Rowland

01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Applying a Health Network approach to translate evidence-informed policy into practice: A review and case study on musculoskeletal health

Andrew M Briggs, Peter Bragge, Helen Slater, Madelynn Chan, Simon CB Towler

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Transversal analysis of public policies on user fees exemptions in six West African countries

Valéry Ridde, Ludovic Queuille, Yamba Kafando, Émilie Robert

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Trends in the treatment changes and medication persistence of chronic myeloid leukemia in Taiwan from 1997 to 2007: a longitudinal population database analysis

Chao-Sung Chang, Yi-Hsin Yang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Min-Ting Lin

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Beyond section Q: prioritizing nursing home residents for transition to the community

Brant E Fries, Mary L James

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Psychometric properties of the patient assessment of chronic illness care measure: acceptability, reliability and validity in United Kingdom patients with long-term conditions

Jo Rick, Kelly Rowe, Mark Hann, Bonnie Sibbald, David Reeves, Martin Roland, Peter Bower

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Empirical analysis shows reduced cost data collection may be an efficient method in economic clinical trials

Hildegard Seidl, Christa Meisinger, Rupert Wende, Rolf Holle

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Gender and social geography: Impact on Lady Health Workers Mobility in Pakistan

Zubia Mumtaz

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Predicting costs of care in heart failure patients

David H Smith, Eric S Johnson, David K Blough, Micah L Thorp, Xiuhai Yang, Amanda F Petrik, Kathy A Crispell

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of care pathways for patients with proximal femur fracture: rationale and design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Kris Vanhaecht, Walter Sermeus, Jan Peers, Cathy Lodewijckx, Svin Deneckere, Fabrizio Leigheb, Steven Boonen, An Sermon, Paulo Boto, Rita Veloso Mendes, Massimiliano Panella, EQCP study group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Evaluating the effects of variation in clinical practice: a risk adjusted cost-effectiveness (RAC-E) analysis of acute stroke services

Clarabelle Pham, Orla Caffrey, David Ben-Tovim, Paul Hakendorf, Maria Crotty, Jonathan Karnon

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comparing hospital mortality – how to count does matter for patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke and hip fracture

Doris T Kristoffersen, Jon Helgeland, Jocelyne Clench-Aas, Petter Laake, Marit B Veierød

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of routine hospital morbidity data together with weight and height of patients to predict in-hospital complications following total joint replacement

George Mnatzaganian, Philip Ryan, Paul E Norman, David C Davidson, Janet E Hiller

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Monitoring the prevalence of chronic conditions: which data should we use?

Juan F Orueta, Roberto Nuño-Solinis, Maider Mateos, Itziar Vergara, Gonzalo Grandes, Santiago Esnaola

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Integrated complex care coordination for children with medical complexity: A mixed-methods evaluation of tertiary care-community collaboration

Eyal Cohen, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Karen Spalding, Jennifer MacInnis, David Nicholas, Unni G Narayanan, Michelle Gordon, Ivor Margolis, Jeremy N Friedman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Turkey: a decision analytical model

Mustafa Bakır, Özden Türel, Oleksandr Topachevskyi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Pharmaceutical care issues identified by pharmacists in patients with diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidaemia in primary care settings

Siew Siang Chua, Li Ching Kok, Faridah Aryani Md Yusof, Guang Hui Tang, Shaun Wen Huey Lee, Benny Efendie, Thomas Paraidathathu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Quality of outpatient clinical notes: a stakeholder definition derived through qualitative research

Janice L Hanson, Mark B Stephens, Louis N Pangaro, Ronald W Gimbel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Proton pump inhibitors: potential cost reductions by applying prescribing guidelines

Caitriona Cahir, Tom Fahey, Lesley Tilson, Conor Teljeur, Kathleen Bennett

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The Seamless Transfer-of-Care Protocol: a randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of an electronic transfer-of-care communication tool

Barbara M Okoniewska, Maria J Santana, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Ward Flemons, Maeve O’Beirne, Deborah White, Fiona Clement, Alan Forster, William A Ghali

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Development of a set of process and structure indicators for palliative care: the Europall project

Kathrin Woitha, Karen Van Beek, Nisar Ahmed, Jeroen Hasselaar, Jean-Marc Mollard, Isabelle Colombet, Lukas Radbruch, Kris Vissers, Yvonne Engels

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A teachable moment communication process for smoking cessation talk: description of a group randomized clinician-focused intervention

Susan A Flocke, Elizabeth Antognoli, Mary M Step, Sybil Marsh, Theodore Parran, Mary Jane Mason

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Building better systems of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: findings from the Kanyini health systems assessment

David Peiris, Alex Brown, Michael Howard, Bernadette A Rickards, Andrew Tonkin, Ian Ring, Noel Hayman, Alan Cass

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Prioritizing strategies for comprehensive liver cancer control in Asia: a conjoint analysis

John FP Bridges, Liming Dong, Gisselle Gallego, Barri M Blauvelt, Susan M Joy, Timothy M Pawlik

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mandatory quality reports in Germany from the hospitals’ point of view: a cross-sectional observational study

Silke Auras, Werner de Cruppé, Karl Blum, Max Geraedts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Stakeholder perceptions of a nurse led walk-in centre

Rhian M Parker, Jane L Desborough, Laura E Forrest

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Using an integrated COC index and multilevel measurements to verify the care outcome of patients with multiple chronic conditions

Chien-Lung Chan, Huey-Jen You, Hsin-Tsung Huang, Hsien-Wei Ting

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Referral patterns and proximity to palliative care inpatient services by level of socio-economic disadvantage. A national study using spatial analysis

David C Currow, Samuel Allingham, Sonia Bird, Patsy Yates, Joanne Lewis, James Dawber, Kathy Eagar

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in Vietnam: a retrospective study of survey data for 1997–2006

Henrik Axelson, Ulf-G Gerdtham, Björn Ekman, Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa, Tobias Alfvén

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The economic burden of advanced liver disease among patients with Hepatitis C Virus: a large state Medicaid perspective

Joseph Menzin, Leigh Ann White, Christine Nichols, Baris Deniz

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Defining upper gastrointestinal bleeding from linked primary and secondary care data and the effect on occurrence and 28 day mortality

Colin John Crooks, Timothy Richard Card, Joe West

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sustainability of healthcare improvement: what can we learn from learning theory?

Einar Hovlid, Oddbjørn Bukve, Kjell Haug, Aslak Bjarne Aslaksen, Christian von Plessen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of compression technologies for evidence-informed leg ulcer care: results from the Canadian Bandaging Trial

Ba' Pham, Margaret B Harrison, Maggie H Chen, Meg E Carley, for the Canadian Bandaging Trial Group

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of clinical practice guidelines: A cross-sectional survey among physicians in Estonia

Pille Taba, Marika Rosenthal, Jarno Habicht, Helvi Tarien, Mari Mathiesen, Suzanne Hill, Lisa Bero

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Moving from rhetoric to reality: adapting Housing First for homeless individuals with mental illness from ethno-racial groups

Vicky Stergiopoulos, Patricia O’Campo, Agnes Gozdzik, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam, Simon Corneau, Aseefa Sarang, Stephen W Hwang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A comprehensive model for intimate partner violence in South African primary care: action research

Kate Joyner, Bob Mash

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An organisational analysis of the implementation of telecare and telehealth: the whole systems demonstrator

Jane Hendy, Theopisti Chrysanthaki, James Barlow, Martin Knapp, Anne Rogers, Caroline Sanders, Peter Bower, Robert Bowen, Ray Fitzpatrick, Martin Bardsley, Stanton Newman

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The impact of multiple chronic diseases on ambulatory care use; a population based study in Ontario, Canada

Elizabeth Muggah, Erin Graves, Carol Bennett, Douglas G Manuel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Use of cross-border healthcare services among ethnic Danes, Turkish immigrants and Turkish descendants in Denmark: a combined survey and registry study

Signe Smith Nielsen, Suzan Yazici, Signe Gronwald Petersen, Anne Leonora Blaakilde, Allan Krasnik

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

National Essential Medicines List and policy practice: A case study of China’s health care reform

Xin Tian, Yaran Song, Xinping Zhang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Long-term survival and healthcare utilization outcomes attributable to sepsis and pneumonia

Andrew Dick, Hangsheng Liu, Jack Zwanziger, Eli Perencevich, E Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Patricia W Stone

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Understanding and benchmarking health service achievement of policy goals for chronic disease

Erica Bell, Bastian Seidel

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Health status and socio-economic factors associated with health facility utilization in rural and urban areas in Zambia

Cosmas Zyaambo, Seter Siziya, Knut Fylkesnes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The cost-effectiveness of tracking newborns with bilateral hearing impairment in Bavaria: a decision-analytic model

Astrid Langer, Inken Brockow, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel, Petra Menn

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Can colorectal cancer survivors recall their medications and doctor visits reliably?

Louisa G Gordon, Tania Patrao, Anna L Hawkes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Estimating length of stay in publicly-funded residential and nursing care homes: a retrospective analysis using linked administrative data sets

Adam Steventon, Adam Roberts

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Does the presence of a pharmacist in primary care clinics improve diabetes medication adherence?

Beverly Mielke Kocarnik, Chuan-Fen Liu, Edwin S Wong, Mark Perkins, Matthew L Maciejewski, Elizabeth M Yano, David H Au, John D Piette, Chris L Bryson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Challenges in identifying barriers to adoption in a theory-based implementation study: lessons for future implementation studies

Andria Hanbury, Katherine Farley, Carl Thompson, Paul Wilson, Duncan Chambers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Developing consensus-based policy solutions for medicines adherence for Europe: a delphi study

Wendy Clyne, Simon White, Sarah McLachlan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Is patient-grouping on basis of condition on admission indicative for discharge destination in geriatric stroke patients after rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities? The results of a cluster analysis

Bianca I Buijck, Sytse U Zuidema, Monica Spruit-van Eijk, Hans Bor, Debby L Gerritsen, Raymond TCM Koopmans

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Utilization and cost of a new model of care for managing acute knee injuries: the Calgary acute knee injury clinic

Breda HF Lau, Mark R Lafave, Nicholas G Mohtadi, Dale J Butterwick

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The effect of community-based health management on the health of the elderly: a randomized controlled trial from China

Jianqian Chao, Yimin Wang, Hui Xu, Qing Yu, Lili Jiang, Lin Tian, Wenyuan Xie, Pei Liu

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Shared care in the follow-up of early-stage melanoma: a qualitative study of Australian melanoma clinicians’ perspectives and models of care

Lucie Rychetnik, Rachael L Morton, Kirsten McCaffery, John F Thompson, Scott W Menzies, Les Irwig

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Improving HIV outcomes in resource-limited countries: the importance of quality indicators

Aima A Ahonkhai, Ingrid V Bassett, Timothy G Ferris, Kenneth A Freedberg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Do self-report and medical record comorbidity data predict longitudinal functional capacity and quality of life health outcomes similarly?

Adesuwa B Olomu, William D Corser, Manfred Stommel, Yan Xie, Margaret Holmes-Rovner

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors which influence the length of an out-of-hours telephone consultation in primary care: a retrospective database study

Mohammed A Mohammed, Gill Clements, Elaine Edwards, Helen Lester

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between unemployment rates and prescription drug utilization in the United States, 2007–2010

Daniel Kozman, Christopher Graziul, Robert Gibbons, G Caleb Alexander

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Acute care utilization due to hospitalizations for pediatric lower respiratory tract infections in British Columbia, Canada

Pablo Santibanez, Katherine Gooch, Pamela Vo, Michelle Lorimer, Yurik Sandino

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The cancer multi-disciplinary team from the co-ordinators’ perspective: results from a national survey in the UK

Rozh Jalil, Benjamin Lamb, Stephanie Russ, Nick Sevdalis, James SA Green

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Emotional intelligence, emotional labor, and job satisfaction among physicians in Greece

Aristea Psilopanagioti, Fotios Anagnostopoulos, Efstratia Mourtou, Dimitris Niakas

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Motives for early retirement of self-employed GPs in the Netherlands: a comparison of two time periods

Malou Van Greuningen, Phil JM Heiligers, Lud FJ Van der Velden

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Workplace violence against physicians and nurses in Palestinian public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Mohamad Kitaneh, Motasem Hamdan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Designation, diligence and drift: understanding laboratory expenditure increases in British Columbia, 1996/97 to 2005/06

Saskia N Sivananthan, Sandra Peterson, Ruth Lavergne, Morris L Barer, Kimberlyn M McGrail

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Shaping healthcare-seeking processes during fatal illness in resource-poor settings. A study in Lao PDR

Helle M Alvesson, Magnus Lindelow, Bouasavanh Khanthaphat, Lucie Laflamme

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Unsupported off-label chemotherapy in metastatic colon cancer

Jonas A de Souza, Blase Polite, Monica Perkins, Neal J Meropol, Mark J Ratain, Lee N Newcomer, G Caleb Alexander

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Should I stay or should I go? Understanding families’ decisions regarding initiating, continuing, and terminating health services for managing pediatric obesity: the protocol for a multi-center, qualitative study

Geoff DC Ball, Arnaldo Perez Garcia, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Katherine M Morrison, Laurent Legault, Arya M Sharma, Rebecca Gokiert, Nicholas L Holt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Perceptions of cardiac rehabilitation patients, specialists and rehabilitation programs regarding cardiac rehabilitation wait times

Sherry L Grace, Yongyao Tan, Louise Marcus, William Dafoe, Chris Simpson, Neville Suskin, Caroline Chessex

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

We are bitter, but we are better off: case study of the implementation of an electronic health record system into a mental health hospital in England

Amirhossein Takian, Aziz Sheikh, Nicholas Barber

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Study Protocol: establishing good relationships between patients and health care providers while providing cardiac care. Exploring how patient-clinician engagement contributes to health disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in South Australia

Yvette L Roe, Christopher J Zeitz, Bronwyn Fredericks

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sustainability of healthcare innovations (SUSHI): long term effects of two implemented surgical care programmes (protocol)

Stephanie M C Ament, Freek Gillissen, José M C Maessen, Carmen D Dirksen, Trudy van der Weijden, Maarten F von Meyenfeldt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Free choice of healthcare providers in the Netherlands is both a goal in itself and a precondition: modelling the policy assumptions underlying the promotion of patient choice through documentary analysis and interviews

Aafke Victoor, Roland D Friele, Diana MJ Delnoij, Jany JDJM Rademakers

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia

Jie-Bin Lew, Kirsten Howard, Dorota Gertig, Megan Smith, Mark Clements, Carolyn Nickson, Ju-Fang Shi, Suzanne Dyer, Sarah Lord, Prudence Creighton, Yoon-Jung Kang, Jeffrey Tan, Karen Canfell

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Equity of access to reproductive health services among youths in resource-limited suburban communities of Mandalay City, Myanmar

Phyu Phyu Thin Zaw, Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Thien Thien Htay, Edward McNeil

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A model for community health service development in depressed rural areas in China

Yuan Zhaokang, Liu Yuxi, Liu Yong, Xiao Yunchang, Guo Yuanjun, Mark Harris

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Stigma, an important source of dissatisfaction of health workers in HIV response in Vietnam: a qualitative study

Ha Nguyen Pham, Myroslava Protsiv, Mattias Larsson, Hien Thi Ho, Daniel H de Vries, Anna Thorson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Determining adult type 2 diabetes-related health care needs in an indigenous population from rural Guatemala: a mixed-methods preliminary study

Anita Chary, Miranda Greiner, Cody Bowers, Peter Rohloff

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of a health-social partnership transitional program for post-discharge medical patients

Frances Kam Yuet Wong, June Chau, Ching So, Stanley Ku Fu Tam, Sarah McGhee

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Persisting stigma reduces the utilisation of HIV-related care and support services in Viet Nam

Duong Cong Thanh, Karen Marie Moland, Knut Fylkesnes

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The socio-technical organisation of community pharmacies as a factor in the Electronic Prescription Service Release Two implementation: a qualitative study

Jasmine Harvey, Anthony J Avery, Justin Waring, Nick Barber

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Patient characteristics associated with hospitalisations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Victoria, Australia

Zahid Ansari, Syed Imran Haider, Humaira Ansari, Tanyth de Gooyer, Colin Sindall

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A multi-perspective cost-effectiveness analysis comparing rivaroxaban with enoxaparin sodium for thromboprophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement in the German healthcare setting

Sonja Zindel, Stephanie Stock, Dirk Müller, Björn Stollenwerk

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cost comparison of MRSA screening and management – a decision tree analysis

Andrea Tübbicke, Claudia Hübner, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Christian Wegner, Axel Kramer, Steffen Fleßa

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Effect of the act on promotion of personal autonomy and care for dependent persons on their family caregivers

Magdalena Cuevas Fernández-Gallego, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Francisco Javier Martín Santos, Rafaela Cruz Arándiga, Eugenio Contreras Fernández, Juan Pedro Batres Sicilia, Francisco Javier Navarro Moya, Isabel Lorenci Abajo, Miriam Celdrán Mañas, Candela Bonill de las Nieves

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Outpatient prescription practices in rural township health centers in Sichuan Province, China

Qian Jiang, Bo Nancy Yu, Guiying Ying, Jiaqiang Liao, Huaping Gan, James Blanchard, Juying Zhang

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Oesophagectomy rates and post-resection outcomes in patients with cancer of the oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal junction: a population-based study using linked health administrative linked data

Efty P Stavrou, Robyn Ward, Sallie-Anne Pearson

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Providing community-based health practitioners with timely and accurate discharge medicines information

Alice V Gilbert, Bhavini Patel, Melanie Morrow, Desmond Williams, Michael S Roberts, Andrew L Gilbert

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Assessing research impact in academic clinical medicine: a study using Research Excellence Framework pilot impact indicators

Pavel V Ovseiko, Alis Oancea, Alastair M Buchan

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Association between value-based purchasing score and hospital characteristics

Bijan J Borah, Michael G Rock, Douglas L Wood, Daniel L Roellinger, Matthew G Johnson, James M Naessens

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Factors influencing the development of evidence-based practice among nurses: a self-report survey

Anne Dalheim, Stig Harthug, Roy M Nilsen, Monica W Nortvedt

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“It is a challenge to do it the right way”: an interpretive description of caregivers’ experiences in caring for migrant patients in Northern Sweden

Faustine Kyungu Nkulu Kalengayi, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Clas Ahlm, Beth Maina Ahlberg

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Cardiac rehabilitation may not provide a quality of life benefit in coronary artery disease patients

Rosanna Tavella, John F Beltrame

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and Zimbabwe

Freya Rasschaert, Olivier Koole, Rony Zachariah, Lut Lynen, Marcel Manzi, Wim Van Damme

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

VIDEOCARE: Decentralised psychiatric emergency care through videoconferencing

Marianne V Trondsen, Stein Roald Bolle, Geir Øyvind Stensland, Aksel Tjora

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

“More bang for the buck”: exploring optimal approaches for guideline implementation through interviews with international developers

Anna R Gagliardi

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Catastrophic health care spending and impoverishment in Kenya

Jane Chuma, Thomas Maina

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A case study of the counterpart technical support policy to improve rural health services in Beijing

Weiyan Jian, Kit Yee Chan, Shunv Tang, Daniel D Reidpath

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Professional health care use and subjective unmet need for social or emotional problems: a cross-sectional survey of the married and divorced population of Flanders

Elien Colman, Sara Symoens, Piet Bracke

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Clinicians’ experiences of becoming a clinical manager: a qualitative study

Ivan Spehar, Jan C Frich, Lars Erik Kjekshus

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

An exercise intervention to prevent falls in Parkinson’s: an economic evaluation

Emily Fletcher, Victoria A Goodwin, Suzanne H Richards, John L Campbell, Rod S Taylor

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Developing the specifications of an Open Angle Glaucoma screening intervention in the United Kingdom: a Delphi approach

Susan E Campbell, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Marion K Campbell, Jillian J Francis, Alexandra C Greene, Craig R Ramsay, Jennifer M Burr

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Mapping of multiple criteria for priority setting of health interventions: an aid for decision makers

Noor Tromp, Rob Baltussen

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A metasynthesis of qualitative studies regarding opinions and perceptions about barriers and determinants of health services’ accessibility in economic migrants

Andrés A Agudelo-Suárez, Diana Gil-González, Carmen Vives-Cases, John G Love, Peter Wimpenny, Elena Ronda-Pérez

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

New evidence on financing equity in China's health care reform - A case study on Gansu province, China

Mingsheng Chen, Wen Chen, Yuxin Zhao

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The LINKIN Health Census process: design and implementation

Catherine Elizabeth Hoon-Leahy, Jonathan Newbury, Alison Kitson, Deirdre Whitford, Anne Wilson, Jonathan Karnon, Jenny Baker, Konrad Jamrozik, Justin Beilby

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

The retention of health human resources in primary healthcare centers in Lebanon: a national survey

Mohamad Alameddine, Shadi Saleh, Fadi El-Jardali, Hani Dimassi, Yara Mourad

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Contracting in specialists for emergency obstetric care- does it work in rural India?

Bharat Randive, Sarika Chaturvedi, Nerges Mistry

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Awareness and management of chronic disease, insurance status, and health professional shortage areas in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS): a cross-sectional study

Raegan W Durant, Gaurav Parmar, Faisal Shuaib, Anh Le, Todd M Brown, David L Roth, Martha Hovater, Jewell H Halanych, James M Shikany, Ronald J Prineas, Tandaw J Samdarshi, Monika M Safford

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Physician assessments of medication adherence and decisions to intensify medications for patients with uncontrolled blood pressure: still no better than a coin toss

Jennifer Meddings, Eve A Kerr, Michele Heisler, Timothy P Hofer

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Embedding chiropractic in Indigenous Health Care Organisations: applying the normalisation process model

Barbara I Polus, Charlotte Paterson, Joan van Rotterdam, Dein Vindigni

01.12.2012 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Design of a prospective cohort study to assess ethnic inequalities in patient safety in hospital care using mixed methods

Floor van Rosse, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner, Karien Stronks, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Profiling the different needs and expectations of patients for population-based medicine: a case study using segmentation analysis

Federico Lega, Alessandro Mengoni

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Sustaining modified behaviours learnt in a diabetes prevention program in regional Australia: the role of social context

Christine Walker, Andrea Hernan, Prasuna Reddy, James A Dunbar

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Application of Variable Life Adjusted Displays (VLAD) on Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED)

Nick Andrianopoulos, Damien Jolley, Sue M Evans, Caroline A Brand, Peter A Cameron

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Primary health care in rural Malawi - a qualitative assessment exploring the relevance of the community-directed interventions approach

Peter Makaula, Paul Bloch, Hastings T Banda, Grace Bongololo Mbera, Charles Mangani, Alexandra de Sousa, Edwin Nkhono, Samuel Jemu, Adamson S Muula

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

A new analytical framework of 'continuum of prevention and care' to maximize HIV case detection and retention in care in Vietnam

Masami Fujita, Krishna C Poudel, Nhan Do Thi, Duong Bui Duc, Kinh Nguyen Van, Kimberly Green, Thu Nguyen Thi Minh, Masaya Kato, David Jacka, Thuy Cao Thi Thanh, Long Nguyen Thanh, Masamine Jimba

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Characteristics of practitioners in a private managed behavioral health plan

Sharon Reif, Maria E Torres, Constance M Horgan, Elizabeth L Merrick

01.12.2012 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Data linkage infrastructure for cross-jurisdictional health-related research in Australia

James H Boyd, Anna M Ferrante, Christine M O’Keefe, Alfred J Bass, Sean M Randall, James B Semmens

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Efficacy of a numerical value of a fixed-effect estimator in stochastic frontier analysis as an indicator of hospital production structure

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01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Comorbidities as a driver of the excess costs of community-acquired pneumonia in U.S. commercially-insured working age adults

Daniel Polsky, Machaon Bonafede, Jose A Suaya

01.12.2012 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

Identifying factors associated with experiences of coronary heart disease patients receiving structured chronic care and counselling in European primary care

Sabine Ludt, Jan van Lieshout, Stephen M Campbell, J Rochon, Dominik Ose, T Freund, Michel Wensing, Joachim Szecsenyi

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