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BMC Health Services Research

BMC Health Services Research 1/2014

Ausgabe 1/2014

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 653 Artikel )

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding the barriers to setting up a healthcare quality improvement process in resource-limited settings: a situational analysis at the Medical Department of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi

Josephine Nana Afrakoma Agyeman-Duah, Antje Theurer, Charles Munthali, Noor Alide, Florian Neuhann

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of Regional co-payment and National reimbursement criteria on statins use in Italy: an interrupted time-series analysis

Gianfranco Damiani, Bruno Federico, Angela Anselmi, Caterina Bianca Neve Aurora Bianchi, Giulia Silvestrini, Lanfranco Iodice, Pierluigi Navarra, Roberto Da Cas, Roberto Raschetti, Walter Ricciardi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementation challenges of maternal health care in Ghana: the case of health care providers in the Tamale Metropolis

Emmanuel Banchani, Eric Y Tenkorang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an outcall program to reduce carer burden and depression among carers of cancer patients [PROTECT]: rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial

Patricia M Livingston, Richard H Osborne, Mari Botti, Cathy Mihalopoulos, Sean McGuigan, Leila Heckel, Kate Gunn, Jacquie Chirgwin, David M Ashley, Melinda Williams

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Discontinuities between maternity and child and family health services: health professional’s perceptions

Kim Psaila, Virginia Schmied, Cathrine Fowler, Sue Kruske

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS)

Abby G Meyers, Amanda Salanitro, Kenneth A Wallston, Courtney Cawthon, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Kathryn M Goggins, Corinne M Davis, Russell L Rothman, Liana D Castel, Katharine M Donato, John F Schnelle, Susan P Bell, Jonathan S Schildcrout, Chandra Y Osborn, Frank E Harrell, Sunil Kripalani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of financial performance of home-visit nursing agencies in Japan

Sakiko Fukui, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Junko Fujita, Sumie Ikezaki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Age, period and cohort analysis of patient dental visits in Australia

Xiangqun Ju, David S Brennan, A John Spencer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development and validation of an instrument assessing women’s satisfaction with screening mammography in an organized breast cancer screening program

Isabelle Bairati, Stéphane Turcotte, Geneviève Doray, France Belleau, Louise Grégoire

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Case management for frail older people – a qualitative study of receivers’ and providers’ experiences of a complex intervention

Magnus Sandberg, Ulf Jakobsson, Patrik Midlöv, Jimmie Kristensson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Healthcare managers in negative media focus: a qualitative study of personification processes and their personal consequences

Maria Wramsten Wilmar, Gunnar Ahlborg Jr, Christian Jacobsson, Lotta Dellve

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Psychosocial, behavioural and health system barriers to delivery and uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in Tanzania – viewpoints of service providers in Mkuranga and Mufindi districts

Godfrey M Mubyazi, Paul Bloch

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validity of the RAI-MDS for ascertaining diabetes and comorbid conditions in long-term care facility residents

Lisa M Lix, Lin Yan, David Blackburn, Nianping Hu, Verena Schneider-Lindner, Gary F Teare

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The prospective effects of workplace violence on physicians’ job satisfaction and turnover intentions: the buffering effect of job control

Tarja Heponiemi, Anne Kouvonen, Marianna Virtanen, Jukka Vänskä, Marko Elovainio

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Articulating current service development practices: a qualitative analysis of eleven mental health projects

Gyuchan Thomas Jun, Cecily Morrison, P John Clarkson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Decision-making factors affecting different family members regarding the placement of relatives in long-term care facilities

Ying-Chia Huang, Chiao-Lee Chu, Ching-Sung Ho, Shou-Jen Lan, Chen-Hsi Hsieh, Yen-Ping Hsieh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

When incentives work too well: locally implemented pay for performance (P4P) and adverse sanctions towards home birth in Tanzania - a qualitative study

Victor Chimhutu, Ida Lindkvist, Siri Lange

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Randomized clinical trial of the timing it right stroke family support program: research protocol

Jill I Cameron, Gary Naglie, Monique A M Gignac, Mark Bayley, Grace Warner, Theresa Green, Anna Czerwonka, Maria Huijbregts, Frank L Silver, Steve J Phillips, Angela M Cheung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparing potentially avoidable hospitalization rates related to ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Switzerland: the need to refine the definition of health conditions and to adjust for population health status

Yves Eggli, Béatrice Desquins, Erol Seker, Patricia Halfon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An exploration of how nurse prescribing is being used for patients with respiratory conditions across the east of England

Nicola Carey, Karen Stenner, Molly Courtenay

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators in the provision of post-abortion care at district level in central Uganda – a qualitative study focusing on task sharing between physicians and midwives

Mandira Paul, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Charles Kiggundu, Rebecka Namugenyi, Marie Klingberg-Allvin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adult male circumcision in Nyanza, Kenya at scale: the cost and efficiency of alternative service delivery modes

Elliot Marseille, James G Kahn, Sharone Beatty, Moguche Jared, Paul Perchal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“It’s easier in pharmacy”: why some patients prefer to pay for flu jabs rather than use the National Health Service

Claire Anderson, Tracey Thornley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient satisfaction with HIV and TB treatment in a public programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal: evidence from patient-exit interviews

Natsayi Chimbindi, Till Bärnighausen, Marie-Louise Newell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

‘Stand still …, and move on’ , an early neurologically-focused follow-up for cardiac arrest survivors and their caregivers: a process evaluation

Véronique RM Moulaert, Jolanda CM van Haastregt, Derick T Wade, Caroline M van Heugten, Jeanine A Verbunt

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of home care quality indicator rates in two Canadian provinces

Amanda M Mofina, Dawn M Guthrie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Conditions that influence the impact of malpractice litigation risk on physicians’ behavior regarding patient safety

Erik Renkema, Manda Broekhuis, Kees Ahaus

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The dependency on central government funding of decentralised health systems: experiences of the challenges and coping strategies in the Kongwa District, Tanzania

Gasto Frumence, Tumaini Nyamhanga, Mughwira Mwangu, Anna-Karin Hurtig

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence of neurological conditions across the continuum of care based on interRAI assessments

Oana Danila, John P Hirdes, Colleen J Maxwell, Ruth Ann Marrie, Scott Patten, Tamara Pringsheim, Nathalie Jetté

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reducing hospital admissions from nursing homes: a systematic review

Birgitte Graverholt, Louise Forsetlund, Gro Jamtvedt

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessing the validity of prospective hazard analysis methods: a comparison of two techniques

Henry WW Potts, Janet E Anderson, Lacey Colligan, Paul Leach, Sheena Davis, Jon Berman

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving accountability through alignment: the role of academic health science centres and networks in England

Pavel V Ovseiko, Axel Heitmueller, Pauline Allen, Stephen M Davies, Glenn Wells, Gary A Ford, Ara Darzi, Alastair M Buchan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparative study of two various models of organising diabetes follow-up in public primary health care – the model influences the use of services, their quality and costs

Mikko T Honkasalo, Miika Linna, Timo Sane, Atte Honkasalo, Outi Elonheimo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mental health policy in Eastern Europe: a comparative analysis of seven mental health systems

Martin Dlouhy

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of substitution of hospital ward care from medical doctors to physician assistants: a study protocol

Marijke JC Timmermans, Anneke JAH van Vught, Michel Wensing, Miranda GH Laurant

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The cost of a primary care-based childhood obesity prevention intervention

Davene R Wright, Elsie M Taveras, Matthew W Gillman, Christine M Horan, Katherine H Hohman, Steven L Gortmaker, Lisa A Prosser

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reducing bottlenecks: professionals’ and adolescents’ experiences with transitional care delivery

Anna P Nieboer, Jane M Cramm, Henk M Sonneveld, Marij E Roebroeck, AnneLoes van Staa, Mathilde MH Strating

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How to improve patient retention in an antiretroviral treatment program in Ethiopia: a mixed-methods study

Yibeltal Assefa, Lut Lynen, Edwin Wouters, Freya Rasschaert, Koen Peeters, Wim Van Damme

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Direct vitamin k antagonist anticoagulant treatment health care costs in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Álvaro Hidalgo-Vega, Elham Askari, Rosa Vidal, Isaac Aranda-Reneo, Almudena Gonzalez-Dominguez, Alexandra Ivanova, Gabriela Ene, Pilar Llamas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Institution specific risk factors for 30 day readmission at a community hospital: a retrospective observational study

Lee Park, Danielle Andrade, Andrew Mastey, James Sun, LeRoi Hicks

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors associated with quality of services for marginalized groups with mental health problems in 14 European countries

Diogo Costa, Aleksandra Matanov, Reamonn Canavan, Edina Gabor, Tim Greacen, Petra Vondráčková, Ulrike Kluge, Pablo Nicaise, Jacek Moskalewicz, José Manuel Díaz–Olalla, Christa Straßmayr, Martijn Kikkert, Joaquim JF Soares, Andrea Gaddini, Henrique Barros, Stefan Priebe

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluating the implementation of HeLP-Diabeteswithin NHS services: study protocol

Jamie Ross, Fiona Stevenson, Charlotte Dack, Kingshuk Pal, Carl May, Susan Michie, Steve Parrott, Elizabeth Murray

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trends in the types and quality of childhood immunisations research output from Africa 1970–2010: mapping the evidence base

Shingai Machingaidze, Gregory D Hussey, Charles S Wiysonge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Modeling the impact of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Chinese infants: an economic analysis of a compulsory vaccination

Datian Che, Hua Zhou, Jinchun He, Bin Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of hospital mergers on long-term sickness absence among hospital employees: a fixed effects multivariate regression analysis using panel data

Lars Erik Kjekshus, Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm, Espen Dahl, Thomas Lorentzen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database

Vari M Drennan, Robert L Grant, Ruth Harris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An observational study of emergency department utilization among enrollees of Minnesota Health Care Programs: financial and non-financial barriers have different associations

Nathan D Shippee, Tetyana P Shippee, Erik P Hess, Timothy J Beebe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The potential impact of increased treatment rates for alcohol dependence in the United Kingdom in 2004

Kevin D Shield, Jürgen Rehm, Maximilien X Rehm, Gerrit Gmel, Colin Drummond

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Local psychiatric beds appear to decrease the use of involuntary admission: a case-registry study

Lars Henrik Myklebust, Knut Sørgaard, Rolf Wynn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Estimating recruitment rates for routine use of patient reported outcome measures and the impact on provider comparisons

Andrew Hutchings, Jenny Neuburger, Jan van der Meulen, Nick Black

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cluster-randomized controlled trial of a computerized antithrombotic risk assessment tool to optimize stroke prevention in general practice: a study protocol

Beata Bajorek, Parker Magin, Sarah Hilmer, Ines Krass

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Weight management in Canada: an environmental scan of health services for adults with obesity

Marie-Michèle Rosa Fortin, Christine Brown, Geoff DC Ball, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Marie-France Langlois

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health care costs in the elderly in Germany: an analysis applying Andersen’s behavioral model of health care utilization

Dirk Heider, Herbert Matschinger, Heiko Müller, Kai-Uwe Saum, Renate Quinzler, Walter Emil Haefeli, Beate Wild, Thomas Lehnert, Hermann Brenner, Hans-Helmut König

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Everyday uses of standardized test information in a geriatric setting: a qualitative study exploring occupational therapist and physiotherapist test administrators’ justifications

Kariann Krohne, Sandra Torres, Åshild Slettebø, Astrid Bergland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Drug waste minimization as an effective strategy of cost-containment in Oncology

Gianpiero Fasola, Giuseppe Aprile, Luisa Marini, Alessandro Follador, Mauro Mansutti, Manuela Miscoria

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Investigating preferences for support with life after stroke: a discrete choice experiment

Christopher R Burton, Emily Fargher, Catrin Plumpton, Gwerfyl W Roberts, Heledd Owen, Eryl Roberts

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Primary healthcare worker knowledge related to prenatal and immediate newborn care: a cross sectional study in Masindi, Uganda

Richard Mangwi Ayiasi, Bart Criel, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Elizabeth Nabiwemba, Patrick Kolsteren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Consequences, measurement, and evaluation of the costs associated with adverse drug reactions among hospitalized patients in China

Shi Qing-ping, Jiang Xiao-dong, Ding Feng, Liu Yan, Yu Mei-ling, Zhu Jin-xiu, Zhang Shu-qiang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A study protocol: a community pharmacy-based intervention for improving the management of sleep disorders in the community settings

Zaswiza Mohamad Noor, Alesha J Smith, Simon S Smith, Lisa M Nissen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and cancer prevention and screening: a systematic review

Alexandria A Smith, Deanna Kepka, K Robin Yabroff

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Turkish health system reform from the people’s perspective: a cross sectional study

Saad Ahmed Ali Jadoo, Syed Mohamed Aljunid, Seher Nur Sulku, Amrizal Muhammad Nur

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased fairness in priority setting processes within the health sector: the case of Kapiri-Mposhi District, Zambia

Joseph M Zulu, Charles Michelo, Carol Msoni, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Jens Byskov, Astrid Blystad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of attendance at an obesity clinic and subsequent weight change

Emma Brook, Lauren Cohen, Paul Hakendorf, Gary Wittert, Campbell Thompson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of a fixed price system on the supply of institutional long-term care: a comparative study of Japanese and German metropolitan areas

Keiko Yoshida, Kazuo Kawahara

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can international health programmes be sustained after the end of international funding: the case of eye care interventions in Ghana

Karl Blanchet, Philip James

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

People with limiting long-term conditions report poorer experiences and more problems with hospital care

Paul Hewitson, Alex Skew, Chris Graham, Crispin Jenkinson, Angela Coulter

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An in-depth, exploratory assessment of the implementation of the National Health Information System at a district level hospital in Tanzania

Miriam C Wilms, Osman Mbembela, Helen Prytherch, Peter Hellmold, Rainer Kuelker

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient engagement in research: a systematic review

Juan Pablo Domecq, Gabriela Prutsky, Tarig Elraiyah, Zhen Wang, Mohammed Nabhan, Nathan Shippee, Juan Pablo Brito, Kasey Boehmer, Rim Hasan, Belal Firwana, Patricia Erwin, David Eton, Jeff Sloan, Victor Montori, Noor Asi, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Mohammad Hassan Murad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trends and changes in prescription opioid analgesic dispensing in Canada 2005–2012: an update with a focus on recent interventions

Benedikt Fischer, Wayne Jones, Jürgen Rehm

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors influencing performance of health workers in the management of seriously sick children at a Kenyan tertiary hospital - participatory action research

Grace W Irimu, Alexandra Greene, David Gathara, Harrison Kihara, Christopher Maina, Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, Dejan Zurovac, Santau Migiro, Mike English

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health systems analysis of eye care services in Zambia: evaluating progress towards VISION 2020 goals

Fiammetta Maria Bozzani, Ulla Kou Griffiths, Karl Blanchet, Elena Schmidt

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exploring experiences in peer mentoring as a strategy for capacity building in sexual reproductive health and HIV service integration in Kenya

Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya, Richard Mutemwa, James Kelly Kimani, Manuela Colombini, Susannah Mayhew, Averie Baird, Ruth Wayua Muia, Jackline Kivunaga, Charlotte E Warren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The scale of repeat prescribing – time for an update

Duncan R Petty, Arnold G Zermansky, David P Alldred

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

On decreasing inequality in health care in a cost-effective way

Antti Malmivaara

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“Home is where the patient is”: a qualitative analysis of a patient-centred model of care for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Shona Horter, Beverley Stringer, Lucy Reynolds, Muhammad Shoaib, Samuel Kasozi, Esther C Casas, Meggy Verputten, Philipp du Cros

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of ethnic-specific guidelines for anti-hypertensive prescribing in primary care in England: a longitudinal study

Lena Barrera, Craig Leaper, Utz J Pape, Azeem Majeed, Marta Blangiardo, Christopher Millett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The practice of venous blood collection among laboratory and non-laboratory professionals working in Ethiopian Government Hospitals: a comparative study

Mulugeta Melkie, Abel Girma, Tsegaye Tsalla

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A national survey of inpatient medication systems in English NHS hospitals

Monsey McLeod, Zamzam Ahmed, Nick Barber, Bryony Dean Franklin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Main barriers to effective implementation of stroke care pathways in France: a qualitative study

Kristel Gache, Henri Leleu, Gérard Nitenberg, France Woimant, Marie Ferrua, Etienne Minvielle

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Developing cartoons for long-term condition self-management information

Anne Kennedy, Anne Rogers, Christian Blickem, Gavin Daker-White, Robert Bowen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcomes associated with comorbid atrial fibrillation and heart failure in medicare beneficiaries with acute coronary syndrome

Shih-Yin Chen, Concetta Crivera, Michael Stokes, Luke Boulanger, Jeff Schein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficiency of antenatal care and childbirth services in selected primary health care facilities in rural Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Happiness P Saronga, Els Duysburgh, Siriel Massawe, Maxwell A Dalaba, Germain Savadogo, Pencho Tonchev, Hengjin Dong, Rainer Sauerborn, Svetla Loukanova

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of accreditation of primary healthcare centers: successes, challenges and policy implications as perceived by healthcare providers and directors in Lebanon

Fadi El-Jardali, Randa Hemadeh, Maha Jaafar, Lucie Sagherian, Ranime El-Skaff, Reem Mdeihly, Diana Jamal, Nour Ataya

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measuring satisfaction with health care in young persons with inflammatory bowel disease -an instrument development and validation study

Andrea Sadlo, Julia Altevers, Jenny Peplies, Birgit Kaltz, Martin Claßen, Alexandra Bauer, Sibylle Koletzko, Antje Timmer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Interventions to improve cultural competency in healthcare: a systematic review of reviews

Mandy Truong, Yin Paradies, Naomi Priest

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of CHIP premium increases on insurance outcomes among CHIP eligible children

Silviya Nikolova, Sally Stearns

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An evaluation of the discriminant and predictive validity of relative social disadvantage as screening criteria for priority access to public general dental care, in Australia

Kelly Jones

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Practice characteristics and prior authorization costs: secondary analysis of data collected by SALT-Net in 9 central New York primary care practices

John W Epling, Emily M Mader, Christopher P Morley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perceived challenges and opportunities arising from integration of mental health into primary care: a cross-sectional survey of primary health care workers in south-west Ethiopia

Mubarek Abera, Markos Tesfaye, Tefera Belachew, Charlotte Hanlon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lack of access to chemotherapy for colon cancer: multiplicative disadvantage of being extremely poor, inadequately insured and African American

Kevin M Gorey, Sundus Haji-Jama, Emma Bartfay, Isaac N Luginaah, Frances C Wright, Sindu M Kanjeekal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A quasi-experimental study of the effects of an integrated care intervention for the frail elderly on informal caregivers’ satisfaction with care and support

Benjamin Janse, Robbert Huijsman, Isabelle Natalina Fabbricotti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Motor and functional recovery after stroke: a comparison between rehabilitation settings in a developed versus a developing country

Anthea Rhoda, Mario Smith, Koen Putman, Ratie Mpofu, Willy DeWeerdt, Liesbet DeWit

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intraclass correlation coefficients for cluster randomized trials in care pathways and usual care: hospital treatment for heart failure

Seval Kul, Kris Vanhaecht, Massimiliano Panella

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Costs and repeat rates associated with colonoscopy observed in medical claims for commercial and Medicare populations

Bruce Pyenson, Charles Scammell, Jonah Broulette

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Variations in levels of care between nursing home patients in a public health care system

Øystein Døhl, Helge Garåsen, Jorid Kalseth, Jon Magnussen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

More than a checklist: a realist evaluation of supervision of mid-level health workers in rural Guatemala

Alison R Hernández, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Kjerstin Dahlblom, Miguel San Sebastián

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing antiretroviral resistance testing in a primary health care HIV treatment programme in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: early experiences, achievements and challenges

Richard J Lessells, Katharine E Stott, Justen Manasa, Kevindra K Naidu, Andrew Skingsley, Theresa Rossouw, Tulio de Oliveira, the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN)

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Disaster resilience in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional survey in Shandong Province, China

Shuang Zhong, Xiang-Yu Hou, Michele Clark, Yu-Li Zang, Lu Wang, Ling-Zhong Xu, Gerard FitzGerald

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers to implementation of a redesign of information transfer and feedback in acute care: results from a multiple case study

Janneke E van Leijen-Zeelenberg, Arno JA van Raak, Inge GP Duimel-Peeters, Mariëlle EAL Kroese, Peter RG Brink, Dirk Ruwaard, Hubertus JM Vrijhoef

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Disseminating a cervical cancer screening program through primary physicians in Hong Kong: a qualitative study

Cecilia S Fabrizio, Christopher M Shea

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measuring and decomposing the inequality of maternal health services utilization in Western Rural China

Xiaoning Liu, Wenlong Gao, Hong Yan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of a tailored, multi-component intervention for implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in primary care physical therapy: a non-randomized controlled trial

Susanne Bernhardsson, Maria EH Larsson, Robert Eggertsen, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Kajsa Johansson, Per Nilsen, Lena Nordeman, Maurits van Tulder, Birgitta Öberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Provision of smoking cessation support for pregnant women in England: results from an online survey of NHS stop smoking services for pregnant women

Samantha J Fahy, Sue Cooper, Tim Coleman, Felix Naughton, Linda Bauld

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Speech pathologists’ experiences with stroke clinical practice guidelines and the barriers and facilitators influencing their use: a national descriptive study

Kathleen A Hadely, Emma Power, Robyn O’Halloran

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Urban settings do not ensure access to services: findings from the immunisation programme in Kampala Uganda

Juliet N Babirye, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Juliet Kiguli, Fred Nuwaha

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A descriptive phenomenology study of newcomers’ experience of maternity care services: Chinese women’s perspectives

Tsorng-Yeh Lee, Christine Kurtz Landy, Olive Wahoush, Nazilla Khanlou, Yin-Chun Liu, Chia-Chi Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

What proportion of prescription items dispensed in community pharmacies are eligible for the New Medicine Service?

Katharine M Wells, Matthew J Boyd, Tracey Thornley, Helen F Boardman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diabetes patient management by pharmacists during Ramadan

Kerry Wilbur, Kawthar Al Tawengi, Eman Remoden

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exploring views on long term rehabilitation for people with stroke in a developing country: findings from focus group discussions

Nor Azlin Mohd Nordin, Noor Azah Abd Aziz, Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Nor Aishah Omar Othman, Saperi Sulong, Syed Mohamed Aljunid

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Explaining the uptake of paediatric guidelines in a Kenyan tertiary hospital – mixed methods research

Grace W Irimu, Alexandra Greene, David Gathara, Harrison Kihara, Christopher Maina, Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha, Dejan Zurovac, Migiro Santau, Jim Todd, Mike English

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient safety culture in a large teaching hospital in Riyadh: baseline assessment, comparative analysis and opportunities for improvement

Fadi El-Jardali, Farheen Sheikh, Nereo A Garcia, Diana Jamal, Ayman Abdo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Scheduled telephone visits in the veterans health administration patient-centered medical home

Nina R Sperber, Heather A King, Karen Steinhauser, Natalie Ammarell, Susanne Danus, Benjamin J Powers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identifying diabetics in Medicare claims and survey data: implications for health services research

Joseph W Sakshaug, David R Weir, Lauren H Nicholas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rural area in a European country from a health care point of view: an adaption of the Rural Ranking Scale

Jost Steinhaeuser, Petra Otto, Katja Goetz, Joachim Szecsenyi, Stefanie Joos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A prospective analysis of false positive events in a National Colon Cancer Surveillance Program

Knut Magne Augestad, Jan Norum, Johnie Rose, Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Integration of rural and urban healthcare insurance schemes in China: an empirical research

Xin Wang, Ang Zheng, Xin He, Hanghang Jiang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Living with diabetes: a group-based self-management support programme for T2DM patients in the early phases of illness and their partners, study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Anne L van Puffelen, Mieke Rijken, Monique JWM Heijmans, Giel Nijpels, Guy EHM Rutten, François G Schellevis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Equity in use of maternal health services in Western Rural China: a survey from Shaanxi province

Yuan Shen, Hong Yan, Klemetti Reija, Qiang Li, Shengbin Xiao, Jianmin Gao, Zhongliang Zhou

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The consumer quality index anthroposophic healthcare: a construction and validation study

Evi B Koster, Rob RS Ong, Rachel Heybroek, Diana MJ Delnoij, Erik W Baars

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Utilisation trends of rosiglitazone and pioglitazone in Australia before and after safety warnings

Suvimol Niyomnaitham, Andrew Page, Adam La Caze, Karen Whitfield, Alesha J Smith

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does training on performance based financing make a difference in performance and quality of health care delivery? Health care provider’s perspective in Rungwe Tanzania

Rachel Manongi, Declare Mushi, Joachim Kessy, Saria Salome, Bernard Njau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health extension program factors, frequency of household visits and being model households, improved utilization of basic health services in Ethiopia

Mezgebu Yitayal, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Yigzaw Kebede

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Unannounced standardized patients: a promising method of assessing patient-centered care in your health care system

Sondra Zabar, Kathleen Hanley, David Stevens, Jessica Murphy, Angela Burgess, Adina Kalet, Colleen Gillespie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relative efficiency and productivity: a preliminary exploration of public hospitals in Beijing, China

Hao Li, Siping Dong, Tingfang Liu

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Option Grids to facilitate shared decision making for patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol for a single site, efficacy trial

Katy Marrin, Fiona Wood, Jill Firth, Katharine Kinsey, Adrian Edwards, Kate E Brain, Robert G Newcombe, Alan Nye, Timothy Pickles, Kamila Hawthorne, Glyn Elwyn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Time to antibiotics and outcomes in cancer patients with febrile neutropenia

Thomas Perron, Mohamed Emara, Shahid Ahmed

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Nurses’ and community support workers’ experience of telehealth: a longitudinal case study

Urvashi Sharma, Malcolm Clarke

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does the perception of fairness and standard of care in the health system depend on the field of study? Results of an empirical analysis

Kathrin Damm, Anne Prenzler, Andy Zuchandke

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Socio-demographic determinants and access to prenatal care in Italy

Manuela Chiavarini, Donatella Lanari, Liliana Minelli, Luca Salmasi

01.12.2014 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reviewer acknowledgement 2013

Helena C Flemyng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative study of influences on older women’s practitioner choices for back pain care

Emma R Kirby, Alex F Broom, Jon Adams, David W Sibbritt, Kathryn M Refshauge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The long walk to universal health coverage: patterns of inequities in the use of primary healthcare services in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria

Ijeoma L Okoronkwo, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Francis O Ani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The New South Wales Allied Health Workplace Learning Study: barriers and enablers to learning in the workplace

Bradley Lloyd, Daniella Pfeiffer, Jacqueline Dominish, Gaynor Heading, David Schmidt, Annie McCluskey

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Elements of effective palliative care models: a rapid review

Tim Luckett, Jane Phillips, Meera Agar, Claudia Virdun, Anna Green, Patricia M Davidson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reproductive health knowledge and services utilization among rural adolescents in east Gojjam zone, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Amanuel Alemu Abajobir, Assefa Seme

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The safety attitudes questionnaire – ambulatory version: psychometric properties of the Norwegian translated version for the primary care setting

Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik, Dag Hofoss, Elisabeth Holm Hansen, Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Developing and implementing a service charter for an integrated regional stroke service: an exploratory case study

Jean-Pierre Thomassen, Kees Ahaus, Steven Van de Walle

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of default from follow-up care in a cervical cancer screening program using direct visual inspection in south-western Nigeria

Oliver Chukwujekwu Ezechi, Karen Odberg Petterson, Titilola A Gabajabiamila, Ifeoma Eugenia Idigbe, Olutunmike Kuyoro, Innocent Achaya Otobo Ujah, Per Olof Ostergren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants and patterns of service utilization and recourse to professionals for mental health reasons

Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Jean-Marie Bamvita, Jean Caron

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors affecting sick leave prescribing in occupational health care: a survey based on hypothetical patient cases

Anni T Kankaanpää, Tuula M Putus, Risto J Tuominen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cost-utility analysis of drug treatments in patients with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B in Thailand

Narisa Tantai, Usa Chaikledkaew, Tawesak Tanwandee, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Yot Teerawattananon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Leveraging public health nurses for disaster risk communication in Fukushima City: a qualitative analysis of nurses' written records of parenting counseling and peer discussions

Aya Goto, Rima E Rudd, Alden Y Lai, Kazuki Yoshida, Yuu Suzuki, Donald D Halstead, Hiromi Yoshida-Komiya, Michael R Reich

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Housing First: exploring participants’ early support needs

Vicky Stergiopoulos, Agnes Gozdzik, Patricia O’Campo, Alixandra R Holtby, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam, Sam Tsemberis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Young people’s perception of sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya

Pamela M Godia, Joyce M Olenja, Jan J Hofman, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving access to emergent spinal care through knowledge translation: an ethnographic study

Fiona Webster, Michael G Fehlings, Kathleen Rice, Harsha Malempati, Khaled Fawaz, Fred Nicholls, Navindra Baldeo, Scott Reeves, Anoushka Singh, Henry Ahn, Howard Ginsberg, Albert J Yee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of changes in health insurance reimbursement level on outpatient service utilization of rural diabetics: evidence from Jiangsu Province, China

Lu Zhang, Zhonghua Wang, Dongfu Qian, Jian Ni

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Enhancing provision of written medicine information in Australia: pharmacist, general practitioner and consumer perceptions of the barriers and facilitators

Kim K Hamrosi, David K Raynor, Parisa Aslani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Physician clinical management strategies and reasoning: a cross-sectional survey using clinical vignettes of eight common medical admissions

Kristofer L Smith, Sarah Ashburn, Jenerius A Aminawung, Micah Mann, Joseph S Ross

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non-degree allopathic practitioners as first contact points for acute illness episodes: insights from a qualitative study in rural northern India

Christina May, Katja Roth, Pradeep Panda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The functional barometer –a self-report questionnaire in accordance with the international classification of functioning, disability and health for pain related problems; validity and patient-observer comparisons

Jan-Rickard Norrefalk, Elisabeth Svensson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multidisciplinary teams of case managers in the implementation of an innovative integrated services delivery for the elderly in France

Matthieu de Stampa, Isabelle Vedel, Hélène Trouvé, Joël Ankri, Olivier Saint Jean, Dominique Somme

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

‘Practical’ resources to support patient and family engagement in healthcare decisions: a scoping review

Katharina Kovacs Burns, Mandy Bellows, Carol Eigenseher, Jennifer Gallivan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementation of hospital governing boards: views from the field

Zahirah McNatt, Jennifer W Thompson, Abraham Mengistu, Dawit Tatek, Erika Linnander, Leulseged Ageze, Ruth Lawson, Negalign Berhanu, Elizabeth H Bradley

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design of an impact evaluation using a mixed methods model – an explanatory assessment of the effects of results-based financing mechanisms on maternal healthcare services in Malawi

Stephan Brenner, Adamson S Muula, Paul Jacob Robyn, Till Bärnighausen, Malabika Sarker, Don P Mathanga, Thomas Bossert, Manuela De Allegri

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Goals of telephone nursing work - the managers’ perspectives: a qualitative study on Swedish healthcare direct

Elenor Kaminsky, Marianne Carlsson, Inger K Holmström, Jan Larsson, Mio Fredriksson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

‘Choice, culture and confidence’: key findings from the 2012 having a baby in Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survey

Susan Parker, Loretta McKinnon, Sue Kruske

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The validation of a questionnaire to assess barriers to enteral feeding in critically ill patients: a multicenter international survey

Naomi E Cahill, Lauren Murch, Miao Wang, Andrew G Day, Deborah Cook, Daren K Heyland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Estimating age-based antiretroviral therapy costs for HIV-infected children in resource-limited settings based on World Health Organization weight-based dosing recommendations

Kathleen Doherty, Shaffiq Essajee, Martina Penazzato, Charles Holmes, Stephen Resch, Andrea Ciaranello

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cervical cancer prevention in reproductive health services: knowledge, attitudes and practices of midwives in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

Boris K Tchounga, Antoine Jaquet, Patrick A Coffie, Apollinaire Horo, Catherine Sauvaget, Innocent Adoubi, Privat Guie, François Dabis, Annie J Sasco, Didier K Ekouevi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health-seeking behaviour in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: results from a cross-sectional household survey

Mukalenge F Chenge, Jean Van der Vennet, Numbi O Luboya, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Mala A Mapatano, Bart Criel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effective access to health care in Mexico

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Sebastián García-Saisó, Germán Fajardo Dolci, Mauricio Hernández Ávila

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pharmacy practice and injection use in community pharmacies in Pokhara city, Western Nepal

Sudesh Gyawali, Devendra Singh Rathore, Kishor Adhikari, Pathiyil Ravi Shankar, Vikash Kumar KC, Suyog Basnet

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Claims-based algorithms for identifying Medicare beneficiaries at high estimated risk for coronary heart disease events: a cross-sectional study

Evan L Thacker, Paul Muntner, Hong Zhao, Monika M Safford, Jeffrey R Curtis, Elizabeth Delzell, Vera Bittner, Todd M Brown, Emily B Levitan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differences in sickness absence between self-employed and employed doctors: a cross-sectional study on national sample of Norwegian doctors in 2010

Judith Rosta, Gunnar Tellnes, Olaf G Aasland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Disinvestment policy and the public funding of assisted reproductive technologies: outcomes of deliberative engagements with three key stakeholder groups

Katherine Hodgetts, Janet E Hiller, Jackie M Street, Drew Carter, Annette J Braunack-Mayer, Amber M Watt, John R Moss, Adam G Elshaug, the ASTUTE Health study group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

In-office diagnostic arthroscopy for knee and shoulder intra-articular injuries its potential impact on cost savings in the United States

Jeffrey D Voigt, Michael Mosier, Bryan Huber

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Risk and consequences of chemotherapy-induced neutropenic complications in patients receiving daily filgrastim: the importance of duration of prophylaxis

Derek Weycker, Rich Barron, John Edelsberg, Alex Kartashov, Jason Legg, Andrew G Glass

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Modular health services: a single case study approach to the applicability of modularity to residential mental healthcare

Rutger Soffers, Bert Meijboom, Jos van Zaanen, Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predicting red blood cell transfusion in hospitalized patients: role of hemoglobin level, comorbidities, and illness severity

Nareg H Roubinian, Edward L Murphy, Bix E Swain, Marla N Gardner, Vincent Liu, Gabriel J Escobar, the NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III) and the Northern California Kaiser Permanente DOR Systems Research Initiative

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to evidence-use in program management: a systematic review of the literature

Serena Humphries, Tania Stafinski, Zubia Mumtaz, Devidas Menon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cost-outcome description of clinical pharmacist interventions in a university teaching hospital

James Gallagher, Stephen Byrne, Noel Woods, Deirdre Lynch, Suzanne McCarthy

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health care utilization for acute illnesses in an urban setting with a refugee population in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-sectional survey

Abdinoor Haji Mohamed, Warren Dalal, Raymond Nyoka, Heather Burke, Jamal Ahmed, Erick Auko, Wilbert Shihaji, Irene Ndege, Robert F Breiman, Rachel B Eidex

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The cost-utility of open prostatectomy compared with active surveillance in early localised prostate cancer

Florian Koerber, Raphaela Waidelich, Björn Stollenwerk, Wolf Rogowski

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Stakeholders’ perception on the organization of chronic care: a SWOT analysis to draft avenues for health care reforms

Thérèse Van Durme, Jean Macq, Sibyl Anthierens, Linda Symons, Olivier Schmitz, Dominique Paulus, Koen Van den Heede, Roy Remmen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identifying factors associated with the uptake of prevention of mother to child HIV transmission programme in Tigray region, Ethiopia: a multilevel modeling approach

Wondwossen Lerebo, Steven Callens, Debra Jackson, Christina Zarowsky, Marleen Temmerman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cost and burden of informal caregiving of dependent older people in a rural Indian community

Ethel M Brinda, Anto P Rajkumar, Ulrika Enemark, Jørn Attermann, KS Jacob

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improvements in pandemic preparedness in 8 Central American countries, 2008 - 2012

Lucinda EA Johnson, Wilfrido Clará, Manoj Gambhir, Rafael Chacón- Fuentes, Carlos Marín-Correa, Jorge Jara, Percy Minaya, David Rodríguez, Natalia Blanco, Naomi Iihoshi, Maribel Orozco, Carmen Lange, Sergio Vinicio Pérez, Nydia Amador, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Ann C Moen, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative study of contextual factors’ impact on measures to reduce surgery cancellations

Einar Hovlid, Oddbjørn Bukve

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An evaluation of a tailored intervention on village doctors use of electronic health records

Peiyuan He, Zhaokang Yuan, Yong Liu, Guoqing Li, Huanhuan Lv, Ji Yu, Mark F Harris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SUNS) for haematological cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study assessing the relevance and psychometric properties

Alix Hall, Catherine D’Este, Flora Tzelepis, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of changed management policies on operating room efficiency

Birgithe E Sandbaek, Berit I Helgheim, Odd I Larsen, Sigurd Fasting

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patterns of collaboration in complex networks: the example of a translational research network

Janet C Long, Frances C Cunningham, Peter Carswell, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Developing attributes and attribute-levels for a discrete choice experiment on micro health insurance in rural Malawi

Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro, Gerald Leppert, Grace Bongololo Mbera, Paul J Robyn, Manuela De Allegri

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“Not too far to walk”: the influence of distance on place of delivery in a western Kenya health demographic surveillance system

Emily Mwaliko, Raymond Downing, Wendy O’Meara, Dinah Chelagat, Andrew Obala, Timothy Downing, Chrispinus Simiyu, David Odhiambo, Paul Ayuo, Diana Menya, Barasa Khwa-Otsyula

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of a multi-pronged intervention to improve access to safe abortion care in two districts in Jharkhand

Sushanta K Banerjee, Kathryn L Andersen, Traci L Baird, Bela Ganatra, Sangeeta Batra, Janardan Warvadekar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of Québec’s healthcare reforms on the organization of primary healthcare (PHC): a 2003-2010 follow-up

Raynald Pineault, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Alexandre Prud’homme, Michel Fournier, Audrey Couture, Sylvie Provost, Jean-Frédéric Levesque

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Decomposition of the drivers of the U.S. hospital spending growth, 2001–2009

Vivian Y Wu, Yu-Chu Shen, Myeong-Su Yun, Glenn Melnick

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Collaboration between municipal and specialist public health care in tuberculosis screening in Norway

Ingunn Harstad, Anne H Henriksen, Eli Sagvik

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perceived competence and attitudes towards patients with suicidal behaviour: a survey of general practitioners, psychiatrists and internists

Tine K Grimholt, Ole R Haavet, Dag Jacobsen, Leiv Sandvik, Oivind Ekeberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The characteristics and relevant factors of Pap smear test use for women with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan

Suh-May Yen, Pei-Tseng Kung, Wen-Chen Tsai

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health-service performance of TB treatment for indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Everton Ferreira Lemos, Aline Mara da Silva Alves, Giovana de Castro Oliveira, Marcella Paranhos Rodrigues, Natália Daiane Garoni Martins, Julio Croda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Functions of behavior change interventions when implementing multi-professional teamwork at an emergency department: a comparative case study

Mandus Frykman, Henna Hasson, Åsa Muntlin Athlin, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of a TELephone Counselling Intervention by Pharmacist (TelCIP) on medication adherence, patient beliefs and satisfaction with information for patients starting treatment: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Marcel J Kooy, Erica CG van Geffen, Eibert R Heerdink, Liset van Dijk, Marcel L Bouvy

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) eligibility screening and ongoing HIV testing among target populations in Bondo and Rarieda, Kenya: Results of a consultation with community stakeholders

Natasha Mack, Jacob Odhiambo, Christina M Wong, Kawango Agot

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Gaps in universal health coverage in Malawi: A qualitative study in rural communities

Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro, Grace Bongololo Mbera, Manuela De Allegri

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Obese older adults report high satisfaction and positive experiences with care

Frank G Bottone, Shirley Musich, Shaohung S Wang, Cynthia E Hommer, Charlotte S Yeh, Kevin Hawkins

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predicting the cumulative risk of death during hospitalization by modeling weekend, weekday and diurnal mortality risks

Enrico Coiera, Ying Wang, Farah Magrabi, Oscar Perez Concha, Blanca Gallego, William Runciman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Which need characteristics influence healthcare service utilization in home care arrangements in Germany?

Lena Dorin, Suzi C Turner, Lea Beckmann, Jörg große Schlarmann, Andreas Faatz, Sabine Metzing, Andreas Büscher

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of a program to prevent incivility towards and assault of healthcare staff in an ophtalmological emergency unit: study protocol for the PREVURGO On/Off trial

Sandrine Touzet, Pierre-Loïc Cornut, Jean-Baptiste Fassier, Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Carole Burillon, Antoine Duclos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hospital-physician relations: the relative importance of economic, relational and professional attributes to organizational attractiveness

Jeroen Trybou, Paul Gemmel, Yves Van Vaerenbergh, Lieven Annemans

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of administrative health data for the pediatric population: a scoping review

Natalie J Shiff, Sadia Jama, Catherine Boden, Lisa M Lix

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the ‘Top End’ of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change

Lesley Barclay, Sue Kruske, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Malinda Steenkamp, Cathryn Josif, Concepta Wulili Narjic, Molly Wardaguga, Suzanne Belton, Yu Gao, Terry Dunbar, Sue Kildea

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study

Ruth A Anderson, Mark P Toles, Kirsten Corazzini, Reuben R McDaniel, Cathleen Colón-Emeric

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison between reported therapy staffing levels and the department of health therapy staffing guidelines for stroke rehabilitation: a national survey

Gabrielle McHugh, Ian D Swain

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The protocol for the Families First Edmonton trial (FFE): a randomized community-based trial to compare four service integration approaches for families with low-income

Jane Drummond, Laurie Schnirer, Sylvia So, Maria Mayan, Deanna L Williamson, Jeffrey Bisanz, Konrad Fassbender, Natasha Wiebe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The association between managed care enrollments and potentially preventable hospitalization among adult Medicaid recipients in Florida

Jungwon Park, Keon-Hyung Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An estimate of the cost of burnout on early retirement and reduction in clinical hours of practicing physicians in Canada

Carolyn S Dewa, Philip Jacobs, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Desmond Loong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Are public health professionals prepared for public health genomics? A cross-sectional survey in Italy

Carolina Marzuillo, Corrado De Vito, Maddalena D’Addario, Paola Santini, Elvira D’Andrea, Antonio Boccia, Paolo Villari

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How nurses and their work environment affect patient experiences of the quality of care: a qualitative study

Renate AMM Kieft, Brigitte BJM de Brouwer, Anneke L Francke, Diana MJ Delnoij

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinicians in management: a qualitative study of managers’ use of influence strategies in hospitals

Ivan Spehar, Jan C Frich, Lars Erik Kjekshus

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Substitution of physicians by nurses in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nahara Anani Martínez-González, Sima Djalali, Ryan Tandjung, Flore Huber-Geismann, Stefan Markun, Michel Wensing, Thomas Rosemann

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cognitive perspective on health systems integration: results of a Canadian Delphi study

Jenna M Evans, G Ross Baker, Whitney Berta, Jan Barnsley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Compliance with referrals for non-acute child health conditions: evidence from the longitudinal ASENZE study in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Omolara T Uwemedimo, Stephen M Arpadi, Meera K Chhagan, Shuaib Kauchali, Murray H Craib, Fatimatou Bah, Leslie L Davidson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Why carers use adult day respite: a mixed method case study

Christine M Stirling, Corinna A Dwan, Angela R McKenzie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Demographics, clinical characteristics, health resource utilization and cost of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension patients: retrospective results from six European countries

Bernd Schweikert, David Pittrow, Carmine Dario Vizza, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Marius M Hoeper, Anja Gabriel, Jenny Berg, Mirko Sikirica

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Related factors and use of free preventive health services among adults with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan

Suh-May Yen, Pei-Tseng Kung, Li-Ting Chiu, Wen-Chen Tsai

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa

Rebecca Sally Geary, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Shane Anthony Norris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health service barriers to HIV testing and counseling among pregnant women attending Antenatal Clinic; a cross-sectional study

Golda Dokuaa Kwapong, Daniel Boateng, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Ernestina A Addy

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Peer support for stroke survivors: a case study

Dorothy Kessler, Mary Egan, Lucy-Ann Kubina

01.12.2014 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pharmacies as providers of expanded health services for people who inject drugs: a review of laws, policies, and barriers in six countries

Theodore M Hammett, Son Phan, Julia Gaggin, Patricia Case, Nicholas Zaller, Alexandra Lutnick, Alex H Kral, Ekaterina V Fedorova, Robert Heimer, Will Small, Robin Pollini, Leo Beletsky, Carl Latkin, Don C Des Jarlais

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Social networks of health care providers and patients in cardiovascular risk management: a study protocol

Naomi Heijmans, Jan van Lieshout, Michel Wensing

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A descriptive exploratory study of how admissions caused by medication-related harm are documented within inpatients’ medical records

Matthew Reynolds, Mary Hickson, Ann Jacklin, Bryony Dean Franklin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

eHealth and mHealth initiatives in Bangladesh: A scoping study

Tanvir Ahmed, Henry Lucas, Azfar Sadun Khan, Rubana Islam, Abbas Bhuiya, Mohammad Iqbal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Aligning everyday life priorities with people’s self-management support networks: an exploration of the work and implementation of a needs-led telephone support system

Christian Blickem, Anne Kennedy, Praksha Jariwala, Rebecca Morris, Robert Bowen, Ivaylo Vassilev, Helen Brooks, Tom Blakeman, Anne Rogers

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Case management for frequent users of the emergency department: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Patrick Bodenmann, Venetia-Sofia Velonaki, Ornella Ruggeri, Olivier Hugli, Bernard Burnand, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen, Karine Moschetti, Katia Iglesias, Stéphanie Baggio, Jean-Bernard Daeppen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Involving patient in the early stages of health technology assessment (HTA): a study protocol

Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Bernard Candas, Marie Desmartis, Johanne Gagnon, Daniel La Roche, Marc Rhainds, Martin Coulombe, Mylène Tantchou Dipankui, France Légaré

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pilot implementation of allied health assistant roles within publicly funded health services in Queensland, Australia: results of a workplace audit

Michelle Stute, Andrea Hurwood, Julie Hulcombe, Pim Kuipers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of physical therapy from a patient’s perspective; factor analysis on web-based survey data revealed three dimensions on patient experiences with physical therapy

Marijn Scholte, Hilly Calsbeek, Maria WG Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Jozé Braspenning

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Key concepts in consumer and community engagement: a scoping meta-review

Pooria Sarrami-Foroushani, Joanne Travaglia, Deborah Debono, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Feasibility of sustainable provision of intradermal post exposure prophylaxis against rabies at primary care level –evidence from rural Haryana

Harshal Salve, Sanjeev Kumar, Rizwan SA, Sanjay K Rai, Shashi Kant, Chandrakant S Pandav

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical mentorship to improve pediatric quality of care at the health centers in rural Rwanda: a qualitative study of perceptions and acceptability of health care workers

Anatole Manzi, Hema Magge, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Annie P Michaelis, Felix R Cyamatare, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Joseph Ntaganira

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

HIV/AIDS status disclosure increases support, behavioural change and, HIV prevention in the long term: a case for an Urban Clinic, Kampala, Uganda

Lynn Muhimbuura Atuyambe, Eric Ssegujja, Sarah Ssali, Christopher Tumwine, Nicolate Nekesa, Annette Nannungi, Gery Ryan, Glenn Wagner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Scoping review of patient-centered care approaches in healthcare

Marissa K Constand, Joy C MacDermid, Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Mary Law

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A case study of outsourced primary healthcare services in Sindh, Pakistan: is this a real reform?

Sana Tanzil, Aysha Zahidie, Adeel Ahsan, Ambreen Kazi, Babar Tasneem Shaikh

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rethinking the patient: using Burden of Treatment Theory to understand the changing dynamics of illness

Carl R May, David T Eton, Kasey Boehmer, Katie Gallacher, Katherine Hunt, Sara MacDonald, Frances S Mair, Christine M May, Victor M Montori, Alison Richardson, Anne E Rogers, Nathan Shippee

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of the healthcare payment system on patient access to oral anticancer drugs: an illustration from the French and United States contexts

Laure Benjamin, Valérie Buthion, Gwenaëlle Vidal-Trécan, Pascal Briot

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A methodological approach to identify external factors for indicator-based risk adjustment illustrated by a cataract surgery register

Ursula Hahn, Irmingard Neuhann, Stefanie Schmickler, Frank Krummenauer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using health worker opinions to assess changes in structural components of quality in a Cluster Randomized Trial

Naomi Muinga, Philip Ayieko, Charles Opondo, Stephen Ntoburi, Jim Todd, Elizabeth Allen, Mike English

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Willingness to pay for a quality-adjusted life year: an evaluation of attitudes towards risk and preferences

Jesus Martín-Fernández, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Ma Isabel del Cura-González, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Victor Abraira, Ana Isabel Gil-LaCruz, Sonia García-Pérez

01.12.2014 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Practice-centred evaluation and the privileging of care in health information technology evaluation

Mary Darking, Rachel Anson, Ferdinand Bravo, Julie Davis, Steve Flowers, Emma Gillingham, Lawrence Goldberg, Paul Helliwell, Flis Henwood, Claire Hudson, Simon Latimer, Paul Lowes, Ian Stirling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Should health insurers target prevention of cardiovascular disease?: a cost-effectiveness analysis of an individualised programme in Germany based on routine data

Majed Aljutaili, Christian Becker, Sabine Witt, Rolf Holle, Reiner Leidl, Michael Block, Johannes Brachmann, Sigmund Silber, Kurt Bestehorn, Björn Stollenwerk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Palliative care professional education via video conference builds confidence to deliver palliative care in rural and remote locations

Robin A Ray, Ofra Fried, Daniel Lindsay

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative analysis of information sharing for children with medical complexity within and across health care organizations

Laura Quigley, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Sherri Adams, Charlotte Moore Hepburn, Eyal Cohen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Dose–response effects for depression and Schizophrenia management on hospital utilization in Illinois Medicaid: a multivariate regression analysis

Gregory D Berg, Shawn Donnelly, Kathleen Warnick, Wendie Medina, Mary Miller

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Avoidable hospitalizations in Switzerland: a small area analysis on regional variation, density of physicians, hospital supply and rurality

Claudia Berlin, André Busato, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali, Maud Maessen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adaptation and validation of the patient assessment of chronic illness care in the French context

Nicolas Krucien, Marc Le Vaillant, Nathalie Pelletier-Fleury

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Chlamydia among Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people attending sexual health services, general practices and Aboriginal community controlled health services

James Ward, Jane Goller, Hammad Ali, Anna Bowring, Sophia Couzos, Mark Saunders, Phyllis Yau, John M Kaldor, Margaret Hellard, Rebecca J Guy, Basil Donovan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Practicalities and challenges in re-orienting the health system in Zambia for treating chronic conditions

Carolien J Aantjes, Tim KC Quinlan, Joske FG Bunders

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Drug costs in the management of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in Canada

Alice Dragomir, Daniela Dinea, Marie Vanhuyse, Fabio L Cury, Armen G Aprikian

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Variations and inter-relationship in outcome from emergency admissions in England: a retrospective analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics from 2005–2010

Peter James Edward Holt, Sidhartha Sinha, Baris Ata Ozdemir, Alan Karthikesalingam, Jan Dominik Poloniecki, Matt Merfyn Thompson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Resource use and costs of type 2 diabetes patients receiving managed or protocolized primary care: a controlled clinical trial

Amber AWA van der Heijden, Martine C de Bruijne, Talitha L Feenstra, Jacqueline M Dekker, Caroline A Baan, Judith E Bosmans, Sandra DM Bot, Gé A Donker, Giel Nijpels

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Networking between community health programs: a team-work approach to improving health service provision

Nathan J Grills, Robert Kumar, Maneesh Philip, Gillian Porter

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Survival, healthcare resource use and costs among stage IV ER + breast cancer patients not receiving HER2 targeted therapy: a retrospective analysis of linked SEER-Medicare data

Kathleen Lang, Huan Huang, Medha Sasane, Victoria Federico Paly, Yanni Hao, Joseph Menzin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health-seeking behaviour of male foreign migrant workers living in a dormitory in Singapore

Weixian Lee, Andy Neo, Sandra Tan, Alex R Cook, Mee Lian Wong, Joshua Tan, Andrew Sayampanathan, Daniel Lim, Shin Yong Tang, Wei Leong Goh, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Chwin Ho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using U.S. Medicare records to evaluate the indirect health effects on spouses: a case study in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Daniel M Gilden, Joanna M Kubisiak, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Daniel E Ball, Lee Bowman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing facility-based kangaroo mother care services: lessons from a multi-country study in Africa

Anne-Marie Bergh, Kate Kerber, Stella Abwao, Joseph de-Graft Johnson, Patrick Aliganyira, Karen Davy, Nathalie Gamache, Modibo Kante, Reuben Ligowe, Richard Luhanga, Béata Mukarugwiro, Fidèle Ngabo, Barbara Rawlins, Felix Sayinzoga, Naamala Hanifah Sengendo, Mariam Sylla, Rachel Taylor, Elise van Rooyen, Jeremie Zoungrana

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The patient safety culture as perceived by staff at two different emergency departments before and after introducing a flow-oriented working model with team triage and lean principles: a repeated cross-sectional study

Lena Burström, Anna Letterstål, Marie-Louise Engström, Anders Berglund, Mats Enlund

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of the effects of comprehensive reform on primary healthcare institutions in Anhui Province

Qing Liu, Xin Tian, Jiang Tian, Xinping Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Emerging communities of child-healthcare practice in the management of long-term conditions such as chronic kidney disease: qualitative study of parents’ accounts

Ian Carolan, Trish Smith, Andy Hall, Veronica M Swallow

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Did the new French pay-for-performance system modify benzodiazepine prescribing practices?

Cédric Rat, Gaëlle Penhouet, Aurélie Gaultier, Anicet Chaslerie, Jacques Pivette, Jean Michel Nguyen, Caroline Victorri-Vigneau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between hospital case volume and mortality in non-elderly pneumonia patients stratified by severity: a retrospective cohort study

Hiraku Kumamaru, Yusuke Tsugawa, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kanako Kunishima Kumamaru, Hideki Hashimoto, Hideo Yasunaga

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff’s decisions to speak up about safety concerns

David LB Schwappach, Katrin Gehring

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinically relevant quality measures for risk factor control in primary care: a retrospective cohort study

Stefan Weiler, Armin Gemperli, Tinh-Hai Collet, Douglas C Bauer, Lukas Zimmerli, Jacques Cornuz, Edouard Battegay, Jean-Michel Gaspoz, Eve A Kerr, Drahomir Aujesky, Nicolas Rodondi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adaptation of health care for migrants: whose responsibility?

Marie Dauvrin, Vincent Lorant

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Smoking and its treatment in addiction services: Clients’ and staff behaviour and attitudes

Camilla Cookson, John Strang, Elena Ratschen, Gay Sutherland, Emily Finch, Ann McNeill

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Financial protection effects of modification of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme on rural households with chronic diseases

Jing Wang, Lina Chen, Ting Ye, Zhiguo Zhang, Jingdong Ma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cross-sectional study describing factors associated with utilisation of GP services by a cohort of people who inject drugs

Dhanya Nambiar, Mark Stoové, Paul Dietze

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children: a mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework

Nathan Bray, Jane Noyes, Rhiannon T Edwards, Nigel Harris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of internet-based interventions for children, youth, and young adults with anxiety and/or depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xibiao Ye, Sunita Bayyavarapu Bapuji, Shannon Elizabeth Winters, Ashley Struthers, Melissa Raynard, Colleen Metge, Sara Adi Kreindler, Catherine Joan Charette, Jacqueline Angela Lemaire, Margaret Synyshyn, Karen Sutherland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of paediatric inpatient care during a multifaceted quality improvement intervention in Kenyan District Hospitals – use of prospectively collected case record data

Paul Mwaniki, Philip Ayieko, Jim Todd, Mike English

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Economic evaluation of surgical insertion of ventilation tubes for the management of persistent bilateral otitis media with effusion in children

Syed Mohiuddin, Anne Schilder, Iain Bruce

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Physicians’ engagement in dual practices and the effects on labor supply in public hospitals: results from a register-based study

Karl-Arne Johannessen, Terje P Hagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characteristics affecting oral anticoagulant therapy choice among patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a retrospective claims analysis

Azza AbuDagga, Judith J Stephenson, An-Chen Fu, Winghan Jacqueline Kwong, Hiangkiat Tan, William S Weintraub

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A decision exercise to engage cancer patients and families in Deliberation about Medicare Coverage for advanced Cancer Care

Marion Danis, Amy P Abernethy, S Yousuf Zafar, Gregory P Samsa, Steven P Wolf, Lynn Howie, Donald H Taylor Jr

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Nationwide survey to evaluate the decision-making process in euthanasia requests in Belgium: do specifically trained 2nd physicians improve quality of consultation?

Joachim Cohen, Yanna Van Wesemael, Tinne Smets, Johan Bilsen, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Wim Distelmans, Luc Deliens

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Estimating the incidence of adverse events in Portuguese hospitals: a contribution to improving quality and patient safety

Paulo Sousa, António Sousa Uva, Florentino Serranheira, Carla Nunes, Ema S Leite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding CBHI hospitalisation patterns: a comparison of insured and uninsured women in Gujarat, India

Sapna Desai, Tara Sinha, Ajay Mahal, Simon Cousens

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

UK research funding bodies’ views towards public participation in health-related research decisions: an exploratory study

Jennifer E van Bekkum, Shona Hilton

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Teleradiology for remote consultation using iPad improves the use of health system human resources for paediatric fractures: prospective controlled study in a tertiary care hospital in Italy

Floriana Zennaro, Daniele Grosso, Riccardo Fascetta, Marta Marini, Luca Odoni, Valentina Di Carlo, Daniela Dibello, Francesca Vittoria, Marzia Lazzerini

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Data verification at health centers and district health offices in Xiengkhouang and Houaphanh Provinces, Lao PDR

Vanphanom Sychareun, Visanou Hansana, Alongkone Phengsavanh, Kongmany Chaleunvong, Ko Eunyoung, Jo Durham

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Expected lifetime numbers and costs of fractures in postmenopausal women with and without osteoporosis in Germany: a discrete event simulation model

Florian Bleibler, Kilian Rapp, Andrea Jaensch, Clemens Becker, Hans-Helmut König

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Updated cost-of-care estimates for commercially insured patients with multiple sclerosis: retrospective observational analysis of medical and pharmacy claims data

Cathryn A Carroll, Kathleen A Fairman, Maureen J Lage

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Protocol for evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of ePrescribing systems and candidate prototype for other related health information technologies

Richard J Lilford, Alan J Girling, Aziz Sheikh, Jamie J Coleman, Peter J Chilton, Samantha L Burn, David J Jenkinson, Laurence Blake, Karla Hemming

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cost analysis and exploratory cost-effectiveness of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in the Republic of Moldova

Jari Kempers, Evert Ketting, Galina Lesco

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health-related quality of life and emotional distress in patients with dizziness: a cross-sectional approach to disentangle their relationship

Steffi Weidt, Annette B Bruehl, Dominik Straumann, Stefan CA Hegemann, Gerhard Krautstrunk, Michael Rufer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Service quality assessment of a referral hospital in Southern Iran with SERVQUAL technique: patients’ perspective

Teamur Aghamolaei, Tasnim Eghbal Eftekhaari, Shideh Rafati, Kobra Kahnouji, Shamsieh Ahangari, Mohammad Esmaeil Shahrzad, Ataollah Kahnouji, Seyedeh Hamideh Hoseini

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The development and evaluation of a five-language multi-perspective standardised measure: clinical decision-making involvement and satisfaction (CDIS)

Mike Slade, Harriet Jordan, Eleanor Clarke, Paul Williams, Helena Kaliniecka, Katrin Arnold, Andrea Fiorillo, Domenico Giacco, Mario Luciano, Anikó Égerházi, Marietta Nagy, Malene Krogsgaard Bording, Helle Østermark Sørensen, Wulf Rössler, Wolfram Kawohl, Bernd Puschner, the CEDAR Study Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How does burnout affect physician productivity? A systematic literature review

Carolyn S Dewa, Desmond Loong, Sarah Bonato, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Philip Jacobs

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The indispensable intermediaries: a qualitative study of informal caregivers’ struggle to achieve influence at and after hospital discharge

Line Kildal Bragstad, Marit Kirkevold, Christina Foss

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient and public attitudes to and awareness of clinical practice guidelines: a systematic review with thematic and narrative syntheses

Kirsty Loudon, Nancy Santesso, Margaret Callaghan, Judith Thornton, Jenny Harbour, Karen Graham, Robin Harbour, Ilkka Kunnamo, Helena Liira, Emma McFarlane, Karen Ritchie, Shaun Treweek

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Organizing medical oncology care at a regional level and its subsequent impact on the quality of early breast cancer management: a before-after study

Aline Voidey, Xavier Pivot, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, Gilles Nallet, Laurent Cals, Francis Schwetterle, Samuel Limat

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Contextualized analysis of a needs assessment using the Theoretical Domains Framework: a case example in endocrinology

Patrice Lazure, Robert C Bartel, Beverly MK Biller, Mark E Molitch, Stephen M Rosenthal, Judith L Ross, Brock D Bernsten, Sean M Hayes

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Governing the implementation of Emergency Obstetric Care: experiences of Rural District Health Managers, Tanzania

Dickson Ally Mkoka, Angwara Kiwara, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Anticoagulant use for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation: findings from a multi-payer analysis

Kathleen Lang, Duygu Bozkaya, Aarti A Patel, Brian Macomson, Winnie Nelson, Gary Owens, Samir Mody, Jeff Schein, Joseph Menzin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Paediatric palliative care by video consultation at home: a cost minimisation analysis

Natalie K Bradford, Nigel R Armfield, Jeanine Young, Anthony C Smith

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Women’s preferences for inpatient and outpatient priming for labour induction: a discrete choice experiment

Kirsten Howard, Karen Gerard, Pamela Adelson, Robert Bryce, Chris Wilkinson, Deborah Turnbull

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of telehealth on glycaemic control: analysis of patients with type 2 diabetes in the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial

Adam Steventon, Martin Bardsley, Helen Doll, Elizabeth Tuckey, Stanton P Newman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Regional differences in performance of bone marrow transplantation, care-resource use and outcome for adult T-cell leukaemia in Japan

Toshiki Maeda, Akira Babazono, Takumi Nishi, Shinya Matsuda, Kiyohide Fushimi, Kenji Fujimori

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using QALYs in telehealth evaluations: a systematic review of methodology and transparency

Trine S Bergmo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementation of chronic illness care in German primary care practices – how do multimorbid older patients view routine care? A cross-sectional study using multilevel hierarchical modeling

Juliana J Petersen, Michael A Paulitsch, Karola Mergenthal, Jochen Gensichen, Heike Hansen, Siegfried Weyerer, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Angela Fuchs, Wolfgang Maier, Horst Bickel, Hans-Helmut König, Birgitt Wiese, Hendrik van den Bussche, Martin Scherer, Anne Dahlhaus, the MultiCare Study Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sociodemographic correlates of 25-hydroxyvitamin D test utilization in Calgary, Alberta

Lawrence de Koning, Dan Henne, Paul Woods, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Christopher Naugler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of Cervical screening services uptake among 18–49 year old women seeking services at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu, Kenya

Everlyne N Morema, Harrysone E Atieli, Rosebella O Onyango, Joyce H Omondi, Collins Ouma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Level of health extension service utilization and associated factors among community in Abuna Gindeberet District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Zewudu Kelbessa, Negga Baraki, Gudina Egata

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

One third of hospital costs for atherothrombotic disease are attributable to readmissions: a linked data analysis

Emily R Atkins, Elizabeth A Geelhoed, Matthew Knuiman, Tom G Briffa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is there any role for community involvement in the community-based health planning and services skilled delivery program in rural Ghana?

Evelyn Sakeah, Lois McCloskey, Judith Bernstein, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Samuel Mills, Henry V Doctor

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Immigrants’ use of primary health care services for mental health problems

Melanie Straiton, Anne Reneflot, Esperanza Diaz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Psycho-social impact of visual impairment on health-related quality of life among nursing home residents

Mahesh Kumar Dev, Nabin Paudel, Niraj Dev Joshi, Dev Narayan Shah, Shishir Subba

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How do patients with severe mental diagnosis cope in everyday life - a qualitative study comparing patients’ experiences of self-referral inpatient treatment with treatment as usual?

Marit B Rise, Gretha H Evensen, Inger Elise O Moljord, Marit Rø, Dagfinn Bjørgen, Lasse Eriksen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of preoperative patient characteristics on the cost-effectiveness of total hip replacement: a cohort study

Matthias Vogl, Rainer Wilkesmann, Christian Lausmann, Werner Plötz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment costs of psoriasis in a tertiary-level clinic

Anssi Mustonen, Mauri Leino, Kalle Mattila, Leena Koulu, Risto Tuominen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Tasmanian Aborigines step up to health: evaluation of a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and secondary prevention program

Maureen Davey, Wendy Moore, Julia Walters

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multidisciplinary intensive education in the hospital improves outcomes for hospitalized heart failure patients in a Japanese rural setting

Yoshiharu Kinugasa, Masahiko Kato, Shinobu Sugihara, Kiyotaka Yanagihara, Kensaku Yamada, Masayuki Hirai, Kazuhiro Yamamoto

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality care outcomes following transitional care interventions for older people from hospital to home: a systematic review

Jacqueline Allen, Alison M Hutchinson, Rhonda Brown, Patricia M Livingston

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of linkage to HIV care after provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC) versus voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT) for patients with sexually transmitted infections in Cape Town, South Africa

Natalie Leon, Catherine Mathews, Simon Lewin, Meg Osler, Andrew Boulle, Carl Lombard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Lablite project: A cross-sectional mapping survey of decentralized HIV service provision in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Adrienne K Chan, Deborah Ford, Harriet Namata, Margaret Muzambi, Misheck J Nkhata, George Abongomera, Ivan Mambule, Annabelle South, Paul Revill, Caroline Grundy, Travor Mabugu, Levison Chiwaula, Fabian Cataldo, James Hakim, Janet Seeley, Cissy Kityo, Andrew Reid, Elly Katabira, Sumeet Sodhi, Charles F Gilks, Diana M Gibb, the Lablite Team

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Facilitators and barriers to applying a national quality registry for quality improvement in stroke care

Ann Catrine Eldh, Mio Fredriksson, Christina Halford, Lars Wallin, Tobias Dahlström, Sofie Vengberg, Ulrika Winblad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The incidence of adverse events in an Italian acute care hospital: findings of a two-stage method in a retrospective cohort study

Lorenzo Sommella, Chiara de Waure, Anna Maria Ferriero, Amalia Biasco, Maria Teresa Mainelli, Luigi Pinnarelli, Walter Ricciardi, Gianfranco Damiani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical outcomes and quality of life in the UK

Julia Frost, Ruth Garside, Chris Cooper, Nicky Britten

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Resource utilization pattern and cost of tuberculosis treatment from the provider and patient perspectives in the state of Penang, Malaysia

Muhammad Atif, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Asrul Akmal Shafie, Muhammad Asif, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Towards comprehensive and transparent reporting: context-specific additions to the ICF taxonomy for medical evaluations of work capacity involving claimants with chronic widespread pain and low back pain

Urban Schwegler, Jessica Anner, Andrea Glässel, Mirjam Brach, Wout De Boer, Alarcos Cieza, Bruno Trezzini

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Internal validity of the Swedish Maternal Health Care Register

Kerstin Petersson, Margareta Persson, Marie Lindkvist, Margareta Hammarström, Carin Nilses, Ingrid Haglund, Yvonne Skogsdal, Ingrid Mogren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hospital discharge of the elderly-an observational case study of functions, variability and performance-shaping factors

Kristin Laugaland, Karina Aase, Justin Waring

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality use of medicines within universal health coverage: challenges and opportunities

Anita K Wagner, Jonathan D Quick, Dennis Ross-Degnan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adjusting for geographic variation in observational comparative effectiveness studies: a case study of antipsychotics using state Medicaid data

Elisabeth Dowling Root, Deborah SK Thomas, Elizabeth J Campagna, Elaine H Morrato

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Physiotherapy practice in the private sector: organizational characteristics and models

Kadija Perreault, Clermont E Dionne, Michel Rossignol, Stéphane Poitras, Diane Morin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The use of discrete choice experiments to inform health workforce policy: a systematic review

Kate L Mandeville, Mylene Lagarde, Kara Hanson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluating the impact of equity focused health impact assessment on health service planning: three case studies

Ben Harris-Roxas, Fiona Haigh, Joanne Travaglia, Lynn Kemp

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient, surgeon, and healthcare purchaser views on the use of decision and communication aids in orthopaedic surgery: a mixed methods study

Kevin J Bozic, Kate Eresian Chenok, Jennifer Schindel, Vanessa Chan, James I Huddleston III, Clarence Braddock III, Jeffrey Belkora

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors associated with the utilization of primary care emergency centers in a Spanish region with high population dispersion: a mixed-methods study

Belén Sanz-Barbero, Laura Otero-García, Teresa Blasco-Hernández, Miguel San Sebastián

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: a systematic literature review

Albert Boonstra, Arie Versluis, Janita F J Vos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How do risk preferences relate to malaria care-seeking behavior and the acceptability of a new health technology in Nigeria?

Jenny Liu, Sepideh Modrek, Jennifer Anyanti, Ernest Nwokolo, Anna De La Cruz, Eric Schatzkin, Chinwoke Isiguzo, Chinazo Ujuju, Dominic Montagu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Strategies to improve the efficiency and utility of multidisciplinary team meetings in urology cancer care: a survey study

Benjamin W Lamb, Rozh T Jalil, Nick Sevdalis, Charles Vincent, James S A Green

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Developing a dashboard to help measure and achieve the triple aim: a population-based cohort study

Hsien-Yeang Seow, Lyn M Sibley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prioritising health service innovation investments using public preferences: a discrete choice experiment

Seda Erdem, Carl Thompson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

What limits the utilization of health services among the rural population in the Dabie Mountains- Evidence from Hubei province, China?

Pengqian Fang, Shilong Han, Lu Zhao, Zi Fang, Yang Zhang, Xiaoxu Zou

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Societal cost-effectiveness analysis of the 21-gene assay in estrogen-receptor–positive, lymph-node–negative early-stage breast cancer in Japan

Hideko Yamauchi, Chizuko Nakagawa, Shinji Yamashige, Hiroyuki Takei, Hiroshi Yagata, Atsushi Yoshida, Naoki Hayashi, John Hornberger, Tiffany Yu, Calvin Chao, Carl Yoshizawa, Seigo Nakamura

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Research capacity and training needs for non-communicable diseases in the public health arena in Turkey

Bulent Kilic, Peter Phillimore, Duygu Islek, Dilek Oztoprak, Eren Korkmaz, Niveen Abu-Rmeileh, Shahaduz Zaman, Belgin Unal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Indicators of newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Sri Lanka: program challenges and way forward

Manjula Hettiarachchi, Sujeewa Amarasena

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Optimizing patient-centeredness in the transitions of healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries

Yodi Mahendradhata, Aurélia Souares, Revati Phalkey, Rainer Sauerborn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Female community health volunteers service utilization for childhood illness- improving quality of health services only is not enough: a cross-sectional study in mid-western region, Nepal

Moe Miyaguchi, Junko Yasuoka, Amod Kumar Poudyal, Ram Chandra Silwal, Masamine Jimba

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health care provider perspectives on pregnancy and parenting in HIV-positive individuals in South Africa

Jennifer Moodley, Diane Cooper, Joanne E Mantell, Erin Stern

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effects of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme on accessibility and affordability of healthcare services: an empirical research in Liaoning Province

Xin Wang, Xin He, Ang Zheng, Xianpu Ji

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perspectives on reproductive healthcare delivered through a basic package of health services in Afghanistan: a qualitative study

Natasha Howard, Aniek Woodward, Dhrusti Patel, Ahmad Shafi, Lisa Oddy, Annemarieter Veen, Nooria Atta, Egbert Sondorp, Bayard Roberts

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Trends of pre-hospital emergency medical services activity over 10 years: a population-based registry analysis

Valérie Pittet, Bernard Burnand, Bertrand Yersin, Pierre-Nicolas Carron

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multiple sclerosis in Germany: data analysis of administrative prevalence and healthcare delivery in the statutory health system

Ariane Höer, Guido Schiffhorst, Anne Zimmermann, Johann Fischaleck, Luise Gehrmann, Henrik Ahrens, Gunther Carl, Karl-Otto Sigel, Ulrike Osowski, Maria Klein, Hans-Holger Bleß

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Field methods in medical record abstraction: assessing the properties of comparative effectiveness estimates

Elizabeth A Cook, Kathleen M Schneider, Jennifer Robinson, June Wilwert, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Jane Pendergast, John Brooks

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Participants’, caregivers’, and professionals’ experiences with a group-based rehabilitation program for Huntington’s disease: a qualitative study

Jan C Frich, Merete Røthing, Alf Reiar Berge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving patient discharge and reducing hospital readmissions by using Intervention Mapping

Gijs Hesselink, Marieke Zegers, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Paul Barach, Cor Kalkman, Maria Flink, Gunnar Ön, Mariann Olsson, Susanne Bergenbrant, Carola Orrego, Rosa Suñol, Giulio Toccafondi, Francesco Venneri, Ewa Dudzik-Urbaniak, Basia Kutryba, Lisette Schoonhoven, Hub Wollersheim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationships between patient activation, disease-specific knowledge and health outcomes among people with diabetes; a survey study

Michelle Hendriks, Jany Rademakers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Different faces of discrimination: perceived discrimination among homeless adults with mental illness in healthcare settings

Anna Skosireva, Patricia O’Campo, Suzanne Zerger, Catharine Chambers, Susan Gapka, Vicky Stergiopoulos

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient delay in cancer diagnosis: what do we really mean and can we be more specific?

Christina Mary Dobson, Andrew James Russell, Greg Paul Rubin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The policy-practice gap: describing discordances between regulation on paper and real-life practices among specialized drug shops in Kenya

Francis Wafula, Timothy Abuya, Abdinasir Amin, Catherine Goodman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of a technical assistance framework for building organizational capacity of health programs in resource-limited settings

E Michael Reyes, Anjali Sharma, Kate K Thomas, Chuck Kuehn, José Rafael Morales

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using focused ethnography in paediatric settings to explore professionals’ and parents’ attitudes towards expertise in managing chronic kidney disease stage 3–5

Ruth Nightingale, Manish D Sinha, Veronica Swallow

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-management support interventions to reduce health care utilisation without compromising outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Maria Panagioti, Gerry Richardson, Nicola Small, Elizabeth Murray, Anne Rogers, Anne Kennedy, Stanton Newman, Peter Bower

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Consensus on quality indicators to assess the organisation of palliative cancer and dementia care applicable across national healthcare systems and selected by international experts

Jasper van Riet Paap, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Rose-Marie Dröes, Lukas Radbruch, Kris Vissers, Yvonne Engels

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding medication oversupply and its predictors in the outpatient departments in Thailand

Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Piyarat Nimpitakpong, Napawan Jeanpeerapong, Katechan Jampachaisri, Todd A Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Single item measures of self-rated mental health: a scoping review

Farah Ahmad, Anuroop K Jhajj, Donna E Stewart, Madeline Burghardt, Arlene S Bierman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Strategies to facilitate implementation and sustainability of large system transformations: a case study of a national program for improving quality of care for elderly people

Monica Elisabeth Nyström, Helena Strehlenert, Johan Hansson, Henna Hasson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing strategies in consumer and community engagement in health care: results of a large-scale, scoping meta-review

Pooria Sarrami-Foroushani, Joanne Travaglia, Deborah Debono, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving healthcare empowerment through breast cancer patient navigation: a mixed methods evaluation in a safety-net setting

Guzyal Gabitova, Nancy J Burke

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reorganization increases long-term sickness absence at all levels of hospital staff: panel data analysis of employees of Norwegian public hospitals

Mari H Ingelsrud

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

‘Cosmetic boob jobs’ or evidence-based breast surgery: an interpretive policy analysis of the rationing of ‘low value’ treatments in the English National Health Service

Jill Russell, Deborah Swinglehurst, Trisha Greenhalgh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving service uptake and quality of care of integrated maternal health services: the Kenya kwale district improvement collaborative

Michael K Mwaniki, Sonali Vaid, Isaac Mwamuye Chome, Dorcas Amolo, Youssef Tawfik, Kwale Improvement Coaches

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Epidemiological and performance indicators for occupational health services: a feasibility study in Belgium

Lode Godderis, Kristien Johannik, Godewina Mylle, Simon Bulterys, Guido Moens

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness analysis of liraglutide versus sitagliptin or exenatide in patients with inadequately controlled Type 2 diabetes on oral antidiabetic drugs in Greece

Charalampos Tzanetakos, Andreas Melidonis, Christos Verras, Georgia Kourlaba, Nikos Maniadakis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The development of a public optometry system in Mozambique: a Cost Benefit Analysis

Stephen Thompson, Kovin Naidoo, Geoff Harris, Luigi Bilotto, Jorge Ferrão, James Loughman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Examining the relationship between health-related need and the receipt of care by participants experiencing homelessness and mental illness

Lauren B Currie, Michelle L Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Lawrence C McCandless, Julian M Somers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Client satisfaction with cervical cancer screening in Malawi

Fresier C Maseko, Maureen L Chirwa, Adamson S Muula

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identifying keys to success in reducing readmissions using the ideal transitions in care framework

Robert E Burke, Ruixin Guo, Allan V Prochazka, Gregory J Misky

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Application of WHO’s guideline for the selection of sentinel sites for hospital-based influenza surveillance in Indonesia

Ni Ketut Susilarini, Martahan Sitorus, Catharina Yekti Praptaningsih, Ondri Dwi Sampurno, Arie Bratasena, Ester Mulyadi, Roselinda Rusli, Ahmad Fandil, Amalya Mangiri, Hana Apsari, Edy Hariyanto, Gina Samaan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Electronic health information exchange in underserved settings: examining initiatives in small physician practices & community health centers

J Mac McCullough, Frederick J Zimmerman, Douglas S Bell, Hector P Rodriguez

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Silence in the EHR: infrequent documentation of aphonia in the electronic health record

Megan A Morris, Abel N Kho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient and caregiver perspectives of health provision practices for First Nations and Métis women with gestational diabetes mellitus accessing care in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hannah Tait Neufeld

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characteristics of unit-level patient safety culture in hospitals in Japan: a cross-sectional study

Shigeru Fujita, Kanako Seto, Takefumi Kitazawa, Kunichika Matsumoto, Tomonori Hasegawa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A short generic patient experience questionnaire: howRwedevelopment and validation

Tim Benson, Henry WW Potts

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using clinical variables and drug prescription data to control for confounding in outcome comparisons between hospitals

Paola Colais, Mirko Di Martino, Danilo Fusco, Marina Davoli, Paul Aylin, Carlo Alberto Perucci

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A novel triage approach of child preventive health assessment: an observational study of routine registry-data

Janine Bezem, Meinou Theunissen, Simone E Buitendijk, Paul L Kocken

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“No decision about me without me” in the context of cancer multidisciplinary team meetings: a qualitative interview study

Cath Taylor, Jennifer Finnegan-John, James SA Green

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A `combined framework’ approach to developing a patient decision aid: the PANDAs model

Chirk Jenn Ng, Nigel Mathers, Alastair Bradley, Brigitte Colwell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Service user involvement: impact and participation: a survey of service user and staff perspectives

Edward Omeni, Marian Barnes, Dee MacDonald, Mike Crawford, Diana Rose

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient perspectives on having multiple versus single prescribers of chronic disease medications: results of a qualitative study in a veteran population

Corrine I Voils, Betsy Sleath, Matthew L Maciejewski

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Interpretations of legal criteria for involuntary psychiatric admission: a qualitative analysis

Eli Feiring, Kristian N Ugstad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to using NHS Direct: a qualitative study of `users’ and `non-users’

Erica J Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Shirley Large, Andy Guppy, Angel M Chater, Nasreen Ali

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of drugs and procedures of care in the Italian hospice and hospital settings: the final three days of life for cancer patients

Emily West, Massimo Costantini, H Roeline Pasman, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of China’s national essential medicine system on improving rational drug use in primary health care facilities: an empirical study in four provinces

Yan Song, Ying Bian, Max Petzold, Lingui Li, Aitian Yin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review of hospital experiences of people with intellectual disability

Teresa Iacono, Christine Bigby, Carolyn Unsworth, Jacinta Douglas, Petya Fitzpatrick

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preventable hospital admissions among the homeless in California: A retrospective analysis of care for ambulatory care sensitive conditions

Brandi M White, Charles Ellis Jr, Kit N Simpson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identifying and explaining the variability in development and implementation costs of disease management programs in the Netherlands

Apostolos Tsiachristas, Bethany Hipple Waters, Samantha A Adams, Roland Bal, Maureen PMM Rutten-van M’lken

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Aboriginal health research in the remote Kimberley: an exploration of perceptions, attitudes and concerns of stakeholders

Frieda Mc Loughlin, Nyssa T Hadgraft, David Atkinson, Julia V Marley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers to the implementation of mobile phone reminders in pediatric HIV care: a pre-trial analysis of the Cameroonian MORE CARE study

Jean Joel R Bigna, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Claudia S Plottel, Charles Kouanfack, Sinata Koulla-Shiro

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can a community health worker and a trained traditional birth attendant work as a team to deliver child health interventions in rural Zambia?

Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Davidson H Hamer, Katherine Semrau, Karen Z Waltensperger, Gail Snetro-Plewman, Chilobe Kambikambi, Amon Sakala, Stephen Filumba, Bias Sichamba, David R Marsh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Direct costs of hypertensive patients admitted to hospital in Vietnam’ a bottom-up micro-costing analysis

Thi-Phuong-Lan Nguyen, Thi Bach Yen Nguyen, Thanh Trung Nguyen, Van Vinh Hac, Hoa H Le, CCM Schuiling-Veninga, Maarten J Postma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Agreement between referral information and discharge diagnoses according to Norwegian elective treatment guidelines - a cross-sectional study

Lise Lund H’heim, Jon Helgeland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reproductive health service use and social determinants among the floating population: a quantitative comparative study in Guangzhou City

Huan Liu, Qi Wang, Zuxun Lu, Junan Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The development of the PROMPT (PRescribing Optimally in Middle-aged People’s Treatments) criteria

Janine A Cooper, Cristín Ryan, Susan M Smith, Emma Wallace, Kathleen Bennett, Caitriona Cahir, David Williams, Mary Teeling, Tom Fahey, Carmel M Hughes, (The PROMPT Steering Group)

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Market competition and price of disease management programmes: an observational study

Christel E van Dijk, Bob Venema, Judith D de Jong, Dinny H de Bakker

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High-cost health care users in Ontario, Canada: demographic, socio-economic, and health status characteristics

Laura C Rosella, Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Walter P Wodchis, Andrew Calzavara, Heather Manson, Vivek Goel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Video-confidence: a qualitative exploration of videoconferencing for psychiatric emergencies

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

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health service planning contributes to policy dialogue around strengthening district health systems: an example from DR Congo 2008-2013

Dheepa Rajan, Hyppolite Kalambay, Mathias Mossoko, Dieudonné Kwete, Joseph Bulakali, Jean-Pierre Lokonga, Denis Porignon, Gerard Schmets

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Capacity, responsibility, and motivation: a critical qualitative evaluation of patient and practitioner views about barriers to self-management in people with multimorbidity

Peter A Coventry, Louise Fisher, Cassandra Kenning, Penny Bee, Peter Bower

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

From pediatric to adult care: strategic evaluation of a transition program for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta

Maman Joyce Dogba, Frank Rauch, Trudy Wong, Joanne Ruck, Francis H Glorieux, Christophe Bedos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Influences on participant reporting in the World Health Organisation drugs exposure pregnancy registry; a qualitative study

Elizabeth N Allen, Melba Gomes, Lucy Yevoo, Omar Egesah, Christine Clerk, Josaphat Byamugisha, Anthony Mbonye, Edwin Were, Ushma Mehta, Lynn M Atuyambe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Regulation of medical diagnostics and medical devices in the East African community partner states

Simon Peter Rugera, Ruth McNerney, Albert K Poon, Gladys Akimana, Rehema Forgen Mariki, Henry Kajumbula, Elizabeth Kamau, Servilien Mpawenimana, Said Yusuf Said, Anthony Toroitich, Wesley Ronoh, Kimberly A Sollis, Stanley Sonoiya, Rosanna W Peeling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Economic and health consequences of non-invasive respiratory support in newborn infants: a difference-in-difference analysis using data from the Norwegian patient registry

Inger Cathrine Kann, Anne Lee Solevåg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Staff motivation and welfare in Adventist health facilities in Malawi: a qualitative study

Fyson Kasenga, Anna-Karin Hurtig

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relational coordination amongst health professionals involved in insulin initiation for people with type 2 diabetes in general practice: an exploratory survey

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Irene Blackberry, Doris Young, David O’Neal, Elizabeth Patterson, John Furler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does the practice of blood film microscopy for detection and quantification of malaria parasites in northwest Ethiopia fit the standard?

Fantahun Biadglegne, Yeshambel Belyhun, Jemal Ali, Fisha Walle, Nigussu Gudeta, Afework Kassu, Andargachew Mulu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Creating advantages through franchising in healthcare: a qualitative, multiple embedded case study on the role of the business format

Karlijn J Nijmeijer, Robbert Huijsman, Isabelle N Fabbricotti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Key actors’ perspectives on cost-effectiveness analysis in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

Jackson S Musuuza, Mendel E Singer, Anna M Mandalakas, Achilles Katamba

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A mixed methods exploration of patterns of healthcare utilization of urban women with non-communicable disease in South Africa

Daniel Lopes Ibanez-Gonzalez, Emily Mendenhall, Shane A Norris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measuring progress with clinical governance development in New Zealand: perceptions of senior doctors in 2010 and 2012

Robin Gauld, Simon Horsburgh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Distance decay and persistent health care disparities in South Africa

Zoë M McLaren, Cally Ardington, Murray Leibbrandt

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design and rationale of the comprehensive evaluation of risk factors in older patients with AMI (SILVER-AMI) study

John A Dodson, Mary Geda, Harlan M Krumholz, Nancy Lorenze, Terrence E Murphy, Heather G Allore, Peter Charpentier, Sui W Tsang, Denise Acampora, Mary E Tinetti, Thomas M Gill, Sarwat I Chaudhry

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Recentralizing healthcare through evidence-based guidelines - striving for national equity in Sweden

Mio Fredriksson, Paula Blomqvist, Ulrika Winblad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Frontline health workers as brokers: provider perceptions, experiences and mitigating strategies to improve access to essential medicines in South Africa

Bvudzai Priscilla Magadzire, Ashwin Budden, Kim Ward, Roger Jeffery, David Sanders

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The experience of engaging with mental health services among young people who hear voices and their families: a mixed methods exploratory study

Prerna Kapur, Daniel Hayes, Rachel Waddingham, Saul Hillman, Jessica Deighton, Nick Midgley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Picking up the bill - improving health-care utilisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo through user fee subsidisation: a before and after study

Rishma Maini, Rafael Van den Bergh, Johan van Griensven, Katie Tayler-Smith, Janet Ousley, Daniel Carter, Seb Mhatre, Lara Ho, Rony Zachariah

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cohort study of Western Australia computed tomography utilisation patterns and their policy implications

David AJ Gibson, Rachael E Moorin, C D’Arcy J Holman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of the internal construct validity of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) using Rasch analysis

Susan Darzins, Christine Imms, Marilyn Di Stefano, Nicholas F Taylor, Julie F Pallant

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Providing emergency care and assessing a patient triage system in a referral hospital in Somaliland: a cross-sectional study

Temmy Sunyoto, Rafael Van den Bergh, Pola Valles, Reinaldo Gutierrez, Latifa Ayada, Rony Zachariah, Abdi Yassin, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Anthony D Harries

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of telemedicine follow-up care of leg and foot ulcers: a systematic review

Lena Victoria Nordheim, Marianne Tveit Haavind, Marjolein M Iversen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

What, how and from whom do health care professionals learn during collaboration in palliative home care: a cross-sectional study in primary palliative care

Peter Pype, Wim Peersman, Johan Wens, Ann Stes, Bart Van den Eynden, Myriam Deveugele

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

IMatter: validation of the NHS Scotland Employee Engagement Index

Austyn Snowden, Ewan MacArthur

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characteristics of a self-management support programme applicable in primary health care: a qualitative study of users’ and health professionals’ perceptions

Hilde Strøm Solberg, Aslak Steinsbekk, Marit Solbjør, Randi Granbo, Helge Garåsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Organizational readiness for knowledge translation in chronic care: a Delphi study

Randa Attieh, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Carole A Estabrooks, France Légaré, Mathieu Ouimet, Patricia Vazquez, Roberto Nuño

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding the challenges to implementing case management for people with dementia in primary care in England: a qualitative study using Normalization Process Theory

Claire Bamford, Marie Poole, Katie Brittain, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chris Fox, Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe, Louise Robinson, the CAREDEM team

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of a regional care model on cardiac catheterization rates in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes

Helen J Curran, Jaroslav Hubacek, Danielle Southern, Diane Galbraith, Merril L Knudtson, William A Ghali, Michelle M Graham

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementation of collaborative governance in cross-sector innovation and education networks: evidence from the National Health Service in England

Pavel V Ovseiko, Catherine O’Sullivan, Susan C Powell, Stephen M Davies, Alastair M Buchan

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of telemedicine for paediatric retrieval consultations: rationale and study design for a pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial

Nigel R Armfield, Mark G Coulthard, Anthony Slater, Julie McEniery, Mark Elcock, Robert S Ware, Paul A Scuffham, Mark E Bensink, Anthony C Smith

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Work, family and social environment in patients with Fibromyalgia in Spain: an epidemiological study: EPIFFAC study

Antonio Collado, Emili Gomez, Rosa Coscolla, Ruth Sunyol, Emília Solé, Javier Rivera, Emília Altarriba, Jordi Carbonell, Xavier Castells

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Application of propensity scores to explore the effect of public reporting of medicine use information on rational drug use in China: a quasi-experimental design

Xiaopeng Zhang, Lijun Wang, Xinping Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The use of research evidence on patient preferences in pharmaceutical coverage decisions and clinical practice guideline development: exploratory study into current state of play and potential barriers

Cecile MA Utens, Trudy van der Weijden, Manuela A Joore, Carmen D Dirksen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cost management model for hospital food and nutrition in a public hospital

Liliana Neriz, Alicia Núñez, Francisco Ramis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Community health worker interventions to improve access to health care services for older adults from ethnic minorities: a systematic review

Ilona Verhagen, Bas Steunenberg, Niek J de Wit, Wynand JG Ros

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors affecting medication adherence: patient perspectives from five veterans affairs facilities

Clarissa Hsu, Jaclyn M Lemon, Edwin S Wong, Elizabeth Carson-Cheng, Mark Perkins, Margaret S Nordstrom, Chuan-Fen Liu, Carol Sprague, Christopher L Bryson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers to and facilitators of interventions to counter publication bias: thematic analysis of scholarly articles and stakeholder interviews

Christina Kien, Barbara Nußbaumer, Kylie J Thaler, Ursula Griebler, Megan G Van Noord, Petra Wagner, Gerald Gartlehner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Developing a framework to review near-miss maternal morbidity in India: a structured review and key stakeholder analysis

Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Aradhana Srivastava, Marian Knight

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of population ageing on the costs of hospitalisations for cardiovascular disease: a population-based data linkage study

Ninh Thi Ha, Delia Hendrie, Rachael Moorin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of demographics, treatment patterns, health care utilization, and costs among elderly patients with extensive-stage small cell and metastatic non-small cell lung cancers

Sudeep J Karve, Gregory L Price, Keith L Davis, Gerhardt M Pohl, Emily Nash Smyth, Lee Bowman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Billing and insurance-related administrative costs in United States’ health care: synthesis of micro-costing evidence

Aliya Jiwani, David Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, James G Kahn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The association of asthma education centre characteristics on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in Ontario: a population-based study

Nancy J Garvey, Therese A Stukel, Jun Guan, Yan Lu, Phillip T Bwititi, Astrid Guttmann

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cross-sector, sessional employment of pharmacists in rural hospitals in Australia and New Zealand: a qualitative study exploring pharmacists’ perceptions and experiences

Amy CW Tan, Lynne M Emmerton, H Laetitia Hattingh, Adam La Caze

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Notifiable disease reporting among public sector physicians in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey to evaluate possible barriers and identify best sources of information

Kathryn E Lafond, Ibrahim Dalhatu, Vivek Shinde, Ekanem E Ekanem, Saidu Ahmed, Patrick Peebles, Mwenda Kudumu, Milele Bynum, Kabiru Salami, Joseph Okeibunor, Pamela Schwingl, Anthony Mounts, Abdulsalami Nasidi, Diane Gross

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predicting risk of hospital and emergency department use for home care elderly persons through a secondary analysis of cross-national data

John N Morris, Elizabeth P Howard, Knight Steel, Robert Schreiber, Brant E Fries, Lewis A Lipsitz, Beryl Goldman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Training needs and supports for evidence-based decision making among the public health workforce in the United States

Rebekah R Jacob, Elizabeth A Baker, Peg Allen, Elizabeth A Dodson, Kathleen Duggan, Robert Fields, Sonia Sequeira, Ross C Brownson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assisting allied health in performance evaluation: a systematic review

Lucylynn Lizarondo, Karen Grimmer, Saravana Kumar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adherence to standards of quality HIV/AIDS care and antiretroviral therapy in the West Nile Region of Uganda

Aldomoro Burua, Fred Nuwaha, Peter Waiswa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Transferability of health cost evaluation across locations in oncology: cluster and principal component analysis as an explorative tool

Lionel Perrier, Alessandra Buja, Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Patrick Sylvestre Baron, Françoise Ducimetière, Petrus J Pauwels, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, François Noël Gilly, Amaury Martin, Bertrand Favier, Fadila Farsi, Mathieu Laramas, Vincenzo Baldo, Olivier Collard, Dominic Cellier, Jean-Yves Blay, Isabelle Ray-Coquard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How does context influence collaborative decision-making for health services planning, delivery and evaluation?

Anna R Gagliardi, Fiona Webster, Melissa C Brouwers, Nancy N Baxter, Antonio Finelli, Steven Gallinger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cost-utility analysis of a rehabilitation service for people living with and beyond cancer

Jeff Round, Baptiste Leurent, Louise Jones

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using qualitative mixed methods to study small health care organizations while maximising trustworthiness and authenticity

Christine B Phillips, Kathryn Dwan, Julie Hepworth, Christopher Pearce, Sally Hall

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Opioid prescribing patterns for non-malignant chronic pain for rural versus non-rural US adults: a population-based study using 2010 NAMCS data

Jacob P Prunuske, Catherine A St. Hill, Keri D Hager, Andrine M Lemieux, Michael T Swanoski, Grant W Anderson, M Nawal Lutfiyya

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Community resistance to a peer education programme in Zimbabwe

Catherine Campbell, Kerry Scott, Zivai Mupambireyi, Mercy Nhamo, Constance Nyamukapa, Morten Skovdal, Simon Gregson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Facilitators of health systems change for tobacco dependence treatment: a qualitative study of stakeholders? perceptions

Amanda L Jansen, Traci R Capesius, Randi Lachter, Lija O Greenseid, Paula A Keller

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Safety and effectiveness of a Patient Blood Management (PBM) program in surgical patients - the study design for a multi-centre prospective epidemiologic non-inferiority trial

Patrick Meybohm, Dania Patricia Fischer, Christof Geisen, Markus Matthias Miller, Christian Friedrich Weber, Eva Herrmann, Bjirn Steffen, Erhard Seifried, Kai Zacharowski, the German PBM Study Core Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Duration of participation in continuous quality improvement: a key factor explaining improved delivery of Type 2 diabetes services

Veronica Matthews, Gill Schierhout, James McBroom, Christine Connors, Catherine Kennedy, Ru Kwedza, Sarah Larkins, Elizabeth Moore, Sandra Thompson, David Scrimgeour, Ross Bailie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The role of skin self-examination at the Swiss skin cancer day

Nina Badertscher, Muriel Meier, Thomas Rosemann, Ralph Braun, Antonio Cozzio, Brigitte Tag, Michel Wensing, Ryan Tandjung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding how low-income families prioritize elements of health care access for their children via the optimal care model

Heather Angier, Jessica Gregg, Rachel Gold, Courtney Crawford, Melinda Davis, Jennifer E DeVoe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An analysis of women’s and children’s health professional requirements in China in 2010 based on workload

Peige Song, Zhenghong Ren, Evropi Theodoratou, Sufang Guo, Lin An

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Knowledge and practice of tuberculosis infection control among health professionals in Northwest Ethiopia; 2011

Chanie Temesgen, Meaza Demissie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of community health fund membership in Tanzania: a mixed methods analysis

Jane Macha, August Kuwawenaruwa, Suzan Makawia, Gemini Mtei, Josephine Borghi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Data quality audit of the arthroplasty clinical outcomes registry NSW

Kurt G Seagrave, Justine Naylor, Elizabeth Armstrong, Kwong-Ming Leong, Joseph Descallar, Ian A Harris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Managing hospital doctors and their practice: what can we learn about human resource management from non-healthcare organisations?

Timothy M Trebble, Nicola Heyworth, Nicholas Clarke, Timothy Powell, Peter M Hockey

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of health insurance type on health care utilization in patients with hypertension: a national health insurance database study in Korea

Hae Sun Suh, Hye-Young Kang, Jinkyung Kim, Euichul Shin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A mechanism for revising accreditation standards: a study of the process, resources required and evaluation outcomes

David Greenfield, Mike Civil, Andrew Donnison, Anne Hogden, Reece Hinchcliff, Johanna Westbrook, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health state descriptions to elicit stroke values: do they reflect patient experience of stroke?

Joanne Gray, Mabel L S Lie, Madeleine J Murtagh, Gary A Ford, Peter McMeekin, Richard G Thomson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

PICO, PICOS and SPIDER: a comparison study of specificity and sensitivity in three search tools for qualitative systematic reviews

Abigail M Methley, Stephen Campbell, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Rosalind McNally, Sudeh Cheraghi-Sohi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differences in medication knowledge and risk of errors between graduating nursing students and working registered nurses: comparative study

Bjoerg O Simonsen, Gro K Daehlin, Inger Johansson, Per G Farup

01.12.2014 | Research Article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Poverty and health care demand in Kenya

Japheth Osotsi Awiti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Individualised, flexible postnatal care: a feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial

Della A Forster, Tracey L Savage, Helen L McLachlan, Lisa Gold, Tanya Farrell, Jo Rayner, Jane Yelland, Bree Rankin, Belinda Lovell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inputs for universal health coverage: a methodological contribution to finding proxy indicators for financial hardship due to health expenditure

Priyanka Saksena, Thomas Smith, Fabrizio Tediosi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The introduction of Greek Central Health Fund: Has the reform met its goal in the sector of Primary Health Care or is there a new model needed?

Nikos Polyzos, Stefanos Karakolias, Costas Dikeos, Mamas Theodorou, Catherine Kastanioti, Kalomira Mama, Periklis Polizoidis, Christoforos Skamnakis, Charalampos Tsairidis, Eleutherios Thireos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of non-transplantation of adult donor organs - an observational study using routine data from Eurotransplant

Karl Philipp Drewitz, Martin Loss, Julika Loss, Christian Joachim Apfelbacher

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient safety risks associated with telecare: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the literature

Veslemøy Guise, Janet Anderson, Siri Wiig

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improving coordination through information continuity: a framework for translational research

Karen Gardner, Michelle Banfield, Ian McRae, James Gillespie, Laurann Yen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of hip and knee osteoarthritis management in primary health care in a Norwegian county: a cross-sectional survey

Gudmund Grønhaug, Nina Østerås, Kåre Birger Hagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Meeting patients’ health information needs in breast cancer center hospitals - a multilevel analysis

Christoph Kowalski, Shoou-Yih D Lee, Lena Ansmann, Simone Wesselmann, Holger Pfaff

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mobile phone intervention for increasing adherence to treatment for type 2 diabetes in an urban area of Bangladesh: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Andreas Lechner, Uta Ferrari, Guenter Froeschl, Dewan Shamsul Alam, Rolf Holle, Jochen Seissler, Louis W Niessen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to expanding the role of community health workers to include smoking cessation services in Vietnam: a qualitative analysis

Donna Shelley, Linh Nguyen, Hieu Pham, Nancy VanDevanter, Nam Nguyen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A cross-sectional survey of mental health clinicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice relating to tobacco dependence among young people with mental disorders

Meghana Kulkarni, Lisa Huddlestone, Anne Taylor, Kapil Sayal, Elena Ratschen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differential utilization of primary health care services among older immigrants and Norwegians: a register-based comparative study in Norway

Esperanza Diaz, Bernadette N Kumar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of the implementation of the Montreal at home/chez soi project

Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier, Catherine Vallée

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perinatal staff perceptions of safety and quality in their service

Suzanne V Sinni, Euan M Wallace, Wendy M Cross

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An evaluation of primary care led dementia diagnostic services in Bristol

Emily Dodd, Richard Cheston, Tina Fear, Ellie Brown, Chris Fox, Clare Morley, Rosalyn Jefferies, Richard Gray

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

International comparison of the factors influencing reimbursement of targeted anti-cancer drugs

Carol Sunghye Lim, Yun-Gyoo Lee, Youngil Koh, Dae Seog Heo

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessing cost and technical efficiency of HIV prevention interventions in sub-Saharan Africa: the ORPHEA study design and methods

Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Sandra G Sosa-Rubí, Marjorie Opuni, Ada Kwan, Claire Chaumont, Jenny Coetzee, Jeanine Condo, Kumbutso Dzekedzeke, Omar Galárraga, Neil Martinson, Felix Masiye, Sabin Nsanzimana, Richard Wamai, Joseph Wang’ombe

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A research-based strategy for managing housing adaptations: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial

Lisa Ekstam, Gunilla Carlsson, Carlos Chiatti, Maria H Nilsson, Agneta Malmgren Fänge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Years worked at night and body mass index among registered nurses from eighteen public hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rosane Härter Griep, Leonardo S Bastos, Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca, Aline Silva-Costa, Luciana Fernandes Portela, Susanna Toivanen, Lucia Rotenberg

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Room for improvement: noise on a maternity ward

Safina Adatia, Susan Law, Jeannie Haggerty

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Social inequalities in self-reported refraining from health care due to financial reasons in Sweden: health care on equal terms?

Anu Molarius, Bo Simonsson, Margareta Lindén-Boström, Marina Kalander-Blomqvist, Inna Feldman, Hans G Eriksson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Whole-system change: case study of factors facilitating early implementation of a primary health care reform in a South African province

Helen Schneider, Rene English, Hanani Tabana, Thesandree Padayachee, Marsha Orgill

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Initiatives supporting evidence informed health system policymaking in Cameroon and Uganda: a comparative historical case study

Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, John N Lavis, Goran Tomson, Nelson K Sewankambo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health literacy: health professionals’ understandings and their perceptions of barriers that Indigenous patients encounter

Michelle Lambert, Joanne Luke, Bernice Downey, Sue Crengle, Margaret Kelaher, Susan Reid, Janet Smylie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How physicians identify with predetermined personalities and links to perceived performance and wellness outcomes: a cross-sectional study

Jane B Lemaire, Jean E Wallace

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Wake up, wake up! It’s me! It’s my life!patient narratives on person-centeredness in the integrated care context: a qualitative study

Geva Greenfield, Agnieszka M Ignatowicz, Athina Belsi, Yannis Pappas, Josip Car, Azeem Majeed, Matthew Harris

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perceived difficulty and appropriateness of decision making by General Practitioners: a systematic review of scenario studies

Nicola McCleary, Craig R Ramsay, Jill J Francis, Marion K Campbell, Julia Allan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Best practice and needs for improvement in the chain of care for persons with dementia in Sweden: a qualitative study based on focus group interviews

Christina Bökberg, Gerd Ahlström, Staffan Karlsson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Ann-Christin Janlöv

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using a discrete choice experiment to inform the design of programs to promote colon cancer screening for vulnerable populations in North Carolina

Michael P Pignone, Trisha M Crutchfield, Paul M Brown, Sarah T Hawley, Jane L Laping, Carmen L Lewis, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Lisa C Richardson, Florence KL Tangka, Stephanie B Wheeler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Physician organization care management capabilities associated with effective inpatient utilization management: a fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis

Thomas J Sheehy, N Marcus Thygeson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Process evaluation of a point-of-care cluster randomised trial using a computer-delivered intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing in primary care

Lisa McDermott, Lucy Yardley, Paul Little, Tjeerd van Staa, Alex Dregan, Gerard McCann, Mark Ashworth, Martin Gulliford, The eCRT research team

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparing the implementation of team approaches for improving diabetes care in community health centers

Philip J Van der Wees, Mark W Friedberg, Elena Alcala Guzman, John Z Ayanian, Hector P Rodriguez

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Awareness and current implementation of drug dosage adjustment by pharmacists in patients with chronic kidney disease in Japan: a web-based survey

Yuki Kondo, Yoichi Ishitsuka, Eri Shigemori, Mitsuru Irikura, Daisuke Kadowaki, Sumio Hirata, Takeshi Maemura, Tetsumi Irie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patients’ expectations of variation in quality of care relates to their search for comparative performance information

Nicole ABM Ketelaar, Marjan J Faber, Jozé C Braspenning, Gert P Westert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validity of a questionnaire measuring the world health organization concept of health system responsiveness with respect to perinatal services in the dutch obstetric care system

Jacoba van der Kooy, Nicole B Valentine, Erwin Birnie, Marijana Vujkovic, Johanna P de Graaf, Semiha Denktaş, Eric AP Steegers, Gouke J Bonsel

01.12.2014 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inpatient mortality of HIV-infected adults in sub-Saharan Africa and possible interventions: a mixed methods review

Bahati MK Wajanga, Lauren E Webster, Robert N Peck, Jennifer A Downs, Kedar Mate, Luke R Smart, Daniel W Fitzgerald

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The exit interview as a proxy measure of malaria case management practice: sensitivity and specificity relative to direct observation

Justin Pulford, Peter M Siba, Ivo Mueller, Manuel W Hetzel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient severity matters for night-shift workload for internal medicine residents in Taiwan

Nin-Chieh Hsu, Ming-Chin Yang, Ray-E Chang, Wen-Je Ko

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Right care, right time, right place: improving outcomes for people with spinal cord injury through early access to intervention and improved access to specialised care: study protocol

James M Middleton, Lisa N Sharwood, Peter Cameron, Paul M Middleton, James E Harrison, Doug Brown, Rod McClure, Karen Smith, Sandy Muecke, Sarah Healy

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Ethnographic process evaluation in primary care: explaining the complexity of implementation

Arwen E Bunce, Rachel Gold, James V Davis, Carmit K McMullen, Victoria Jaworski, MaryBeth Mercer, Christine Nelson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors associated with free adult preventive health care utilization among physically disabled people in Taiwan: nationwide population-based study

Suh-May Yen, Pei-Tseng Kung, Wen-Chen Tsai

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Young people’s perceptions of youth-oriented health services in urban Soweto, South Africa: a qualitative investigation

Brittany Schriver, Kathryn Meagley, Shane Norris, Rebecca Geary, Aryeh D Stein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of generic substitution on refill adherence to statin therapy: a nationwide population-based study

Henrik Trusell, Karolina Andersson Sundell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Continuity of GP care is associated with lower use of complementary and alternative medical providers: a population-based cross-sectional survey

Anne Helen Hansen, Agnete E Kristoffersen, Olaug S Lian, Peder A Halvorsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

User perspectives on the Swedish Maternal Health Care Register

Kerstin Petersson, Margareta Persson, Marie Lindkvist, Margareta Hammarström, Ingrid Haglund, Carin Nilses, Yvonne Skogsdal, Ingrid Mogren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perceptions of inhibitors and facilitators for adhering to hypertension treatment among insured patients in rural Nigeria: a qualitative study

Aina O Odusola, Marleen Hendriks, Constance Schultsz, Oladimeji A Bolarinwa, Tanimola Akande, Akin Osibogun, Charles Agyemang, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Kayode Agbede, Peju Adenusi, Joep Lange, Henk van Weert, Karien Stronks, Joke A Haafkens

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A review of rural and remote health service indexes: are they relevant for the development of an Australian rural birth index?

Jennifer Pilcher, Sue Kruske, Lesley Barclay

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hospital bed occupancy for rotavirus and all cause acute gastroenteritis in two Finnish hospitals before and after the implementation of the national rotavirus vaccination program with RotaTeq®

Susanne Hartwig, Matti Uhari, Marjo Renko, Perrine Bertet, Maria Hemming, Timo Vesikari

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Economic evaluation of ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure in Greece

Georgia Kourlaba, John Parissis, Apostolos Karavidas, Alexandra Beletsi, Charalambos Milonas, Neil Branscombe, Nikos Maniadakis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Using intervention mapping to deconstruct cognitive work hardening: a return-to-work intervention for people with depression

Adeena Wisenthal, Terry Krupa

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors explaining priority setting at community mental health centres: a quantitative analysis of referral assessments

Sverre Grepperud, Per Arne Holman, Knut Reidar Wangen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is Ghana’s pro-poor health insurance scheme really for the poor? Evidence from Northern Ghana

James Akazili, Paul Welaga, Ayaga Bawah, Fabian S Achana, Abraham Oduro, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, John E Williams, Moses Aikins, James F Phillips

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identification of promising strategies to sustain improvements in hospital practice: a qualitative case study

Stephanie MC Ament, Freek Gillissen, Albine Moser, José MC Maessen, Carmen D Dirksen, Maarten F von Meyenfeldt, Trudy van der Weijden

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Work productivity loss from depression: evidence from an employer survey

Kathryn M Rost, Hongdao Meng, Stanley Xu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient participation in patients with heart failure receiving structured home care - a prospective longitudinal study

Lena Näsström, Tiny Jaarsma, Ewa Idvall, Kristofer Årestedt, Anna Strömberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Uptake of evidence in policy development: the case of user fees for health care in public health facilities in Uganda

Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Freddie Ssengooba, Rhona Mijumbi, Christine Kirunga Tashobya, Bruno Marchal, Bart Criel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Current level and determinants of inappropriate admissions to township hospitals under the new rural cooperative medical system in China: a cross-sectional study

Yan Zhang, Yingchun Chen, Xiang Zhang, Liang Zhang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

One size does not fit all: a qualitative content analysis of the importance of existing quality improvement capacity in the implementation of Releasing Time to Care: the Productive Ward™ in Saskatchewan, Canada

Jessica Hamilton, Tanya Verrall, Jill Maben, Peter Griffiths, Kyla Avis, G Ross Baker, Gary Teare

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative description of telemedicine for acute stroke care in Norway: technology is not the issue

Tove Sørensen, Kari Dyb, Ellen Rygh, Rolf Salvesen, Lars Thomassen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health facility barriers to HIV linkage and retention in Western Kenya

Juddy Wachira, Violet Naanyu, Becky Genberg, Beatrice Koech, Jacqueline Akinyi, Regina Kamene, Samson Ndege, Abraham M Siika, Sylvester Kimayo, Paula Braitstein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A call for better care: the impact of postnatal contact services on women’s parenting confidence and experiences of postpartum care in Queensland, Australia

Yvette D Miller, Aimée C Dane, Rachel Thompson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A surgeon led smoking cessation intervention in a head and neck cancer centre

Ming Wei Tang, Richard Oakley, Catherine Dale, Arnie Purushotham, Henrik Møller, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Five types of home-visit nursing agencies in Japan based on characteristics of service delivery: cluster analysis of three nationwide surveys

Sakiko Fukui, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Junko Fujita

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sociodemographic factors associated with the use of mental health services in depressed adults: results from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)

Se Jin Park, Hong Jin Jeon, Ju Young Kim, Sohye Kim, Sungwon Roh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Barriers to and facilitators of partner notification for chlamydia trachomatis among health care professionals

Kevin ATM Theunissen, Pim Schipper, Christian JPA Hoebe, Rik Crutzen, Gerjo Kok, Nicole HTM Dukers-Muijrers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Teachable moments and missed opportunities for smoking cessation counseling in a hospital emergency department: a mixed-methods study of patient-provider communication

Mara Buchbinder, Rachel Wilbur, Diana Zuskov, Samuel McLean, Betsy Sleath

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Profile of usage of a reference diagnostic service on oral pathology: a 10-year evaluation

Karla Rachel Oliveira e Silva, Ana Luísa Lara Siqueira, Patrícia Carlos Caldeira, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu, Maria Cássia Ferreira de Aguiar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characteristics of clients who access mobile compared to clinic HIV counselling and testing services: a matched study from Cape Town, South Africa

Sue-Ann Meehan, Pren Naidoo, Mareli M Claassens, Carl Lombard, Nulda Beyers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patterns of prescription drug expenditures and medication adherence among medicare part D beneficiaries with and without the low-income supplement

Stella M Yala, Obidiugwu Kenrik Duru, Susan L Ettner, Norman Turk, Carol M Mangione, Arleen F Brown

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does long-term care insurance affect the length of stay in hospitals for the elderly in Korea?: a difference-in-difference method

Kyung-Rae Hyun, Sungwook Kang, Sunmi Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Collaborating with front-line healthcare professionals: the clinical and cost effectiveness of a theory based approach to the implementation of a national guideline

Natalie Taylor, Rebecca Lawton, Sally Moore, Joyce Craig, Beverley Slater, Alison Cracknell, John Wright, Mohammed A Mohammed

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sharing of clinical data in a maternity setting: How do paper hand-held records and electronic health records compare for completeness?

Glenda Hawley, Claire Jackson, Julie Hepworth, Shelley A Wilkinson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of triggers and development of a pediatric trigger tool to identify adverse events

Maria Unbeck, Synnöve Lindemalm, Per Nydert, Britt-Marie Ygge, Urban Nylén, Carina Berglund, Karin Pukk Härenstam

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The economic burden of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the US on payers and patients

Mirko Sikirica, Serban R Iorga, Tim Bancroft, Jesse Potash

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reimbursement for reconstruction by tissue transfer–a European comparison

Oliver Lotter, William Arthur Townley, Philipp Gonser, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Sebastian Hoefert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Drug shortages in European countries: a trade-off between market attractiveness and cost containment?

Kim Pauwels, Isabelle Huys, Minne Casteels, Steven Simoens

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The challenges in monitoring and preventing patient safety incidents for people with intellectual disabilities in NHS acute hospitals: evidence from a mixed-methods study

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Lucy Goulding, Vanessa Gordon, Elisabeth Abraham, Nikoletta Giatras, Christine Edwards, Steve Gillard, Sheila Hollins

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patients’ level of satisfaction on quality of health care at Mwananyamala hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kudra Khamis, Bernard Njau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of a regional ST-elevation myocardial infarction primary percutaneous coronary intervention program at the Rouge Valley Health System

Pria MD Nippak, Jodie Pritchard, Robin Horodyski, Candace J Ikeda-Douglas, Winston W Isaac

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Vaccine resource tracking systems

Katherine Leach-Kemon, Casey M Graves, Elizabeth K Johnson, Rouselle F Lavado, Michael Hanlon, Annie Haakenstad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Women’s secure hospital care pathways in practice: a qualitative analysis of clinicians views in England and Wales

Nadia Somers, Annie Bartlett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Applying a private sector capitation model to the management of type 2 diabetes in the South African public sector: a cost-effectiveness analysis

Heinrich C Volmink, Melanie Y Bertram, Ruxana Jina, Alisha N Wade, Karen J Hofman

01.12.2014 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“Managed competition” for Ireland? The single versus multiple payer debate

Misja Mikkers, Padhraig Ryan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Variations in statin prescribing for primary cardiovascular disease prevention: cross-sectional analysis

Robert Fleetcroft, Peter Schofield, Mark Ashworth

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluating the impact of the reconfiguration of gynaecology services at a University Hospital NHS trust in the United Kingdom

Teck Choo, Shilpa Deb, Joanne Wilkins, William Atiomo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Incidence and cost of treatment-emergent comorbid events in insured patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection: a retrospective cohort study

Sandhya Sapra, Eunice Chang, Michael S Broder, Gilbert L’Italien

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Workflow interruptions and mental workload in hospital pediatricians: an observational study

Matthias Weigl, Andreas Müller, Peter Angerer, Florian Hoffmann

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Costs associated with febrile neutropenia in solid tumor and lymphoma patients – an observational study in Singapore

Xiao Jun Wang, Mabel Wong, Li Yang Hsu, Alexandre Chan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Explaining variation in Down’s syndrome screening uptake: comparing the Netherlands with England and Denmark using documentary analysis and expert stakeholder interviews

Neeltje MTH Crombag, Ynke E Vellinga, Sandra A Kluijfhout, Louise D Bryant, Pat A Ward, Rita Iedema-Kuiper, Peter CJI Schielen, Jozien M Bensing, Gerard HA Visser, Ann Tabor, Janet Hirst

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Organising health care services for people with an acquired brain injury: an overview of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials

Kate Laver, Natasha A Lannin, Peter Bragge, Peter Hunter, Anne E Holland, Emma Tavender, Denise O’Connor, Fary Khan, Robert Teasell, Russell Gruen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Understanding factors that influence the use of risk scoring instruments in the management of patients with unstable angina or non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the Netherlands: a qualitative study of health care practitioners’ perceptions

Josien Engel, Marie-Julie Heeren, Ineke van der Wulp, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Has socioeconomic equity increased in somatic specialist care: a register-based cohort study from Finland in 1995–2010

Kristiina Manderbacka, Martti Arffman, Ilmo Keskimäki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A framework for community ownership of a text messaging programme to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and client-provider communication: a mixed methods study

Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Renee-Cecile Bonono-Momnougui, Lehana Thabane, Charles Kouanfack, Marek Smieja, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

“I knew what was going to happen if I did nothing and so I was going to do something”: Faith, hope, and trust in the decisions of Canadians with multiple sclerosis to seek unproven interventions abroad

Jeremy Snyder, Krystyna Adams, Valorie A Crooks, David Whitehurst, Jennifer Vallee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Equal access, (Un)equal uptake: a longitudinal study of cataract surgery uptake in older people in England

Jennifer Whillans, James Nazroo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intervention impact on depression product appraisal and purchasing behavior by employers: a randomized trial

Kathryn M Rost, Donna Marshall, Stanley Xu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A descriptive retrospective study of time consumption in home care services: how do employees use their working time?

Solrun G Holm, Ragnhild O Angelsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development and impact of the Iranian hospital performance measurement program

Asgar Aghaei Hashjin, Dionne S Kringos, Jila Manoochehri, Aidin Aryankhesal, Niek S Klazinga

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Knowledge and experience sharing practices among health professionals in hospitals under the Addis Ababa health bureau, Ethiopia

Mulusew Andualem Asemahagn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of care and health status in Ukraine

John W Peabody, Jeff Luck, Lisa DeMaria, Rekha Menon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Making sense of a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention for fear of falling: qualitative study of intervention development

Tracy L Finch, Claire Bamford, Vincent Deary, Neil Sabin, Steve W Parry

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Combinations of long-term care insurance services and associated factors in Japan: a classification tree model

Ayumi Igarashi, Tomoaki Ishibashi, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Claims, liabilities, injures and compensation payments of medical malpractice litigation cases in China from 1998 to 2011

Heng Li, Xiangcheng Wu, Tao Sun, Li Li, Xiaowen Zhao, Xinyan Liu, Lei Gao, Quansheng Sun, Zhong Zhang, Lihua Fan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pay for performance: an analysis of the context of implementation in a pilot project in Tanzania

Anna Elisabet Olafsdottir, Iddy Mayumana, Irene Mashasi, Ikunda Njau, Masuma Mamdani, Edith Patouillard, Peter Binyaruka, Salim Abdulla, Josephine Borghi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcomes after first percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction according to patient funding source

Pamela J Bradshaw, Shauna Trafalski, Joseph Hung, Tom G Briffa, Kristjana Einarsdóttir

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Experiences of stigma among women living with HIV attending sexual and reproductive health services in Kenya: a qualitative study

Manuela Colombini, Richard Mutemwa, Jackie Kivunaga, Lucy Stackpool Moore, Susannah H Mayhew

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Distribution and trends in outpatient utilization of generic versusbrand name psychopharmaceuticals during a ten-year period in Croatia

Marina Polić-Vižintin, Danijela Štimac, Zvonimir Šostar, Ingrid Tripković

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hospital physicians perform five types of work duties in Japan: An observational study

Michiko Nohara, Toru Yoshikawa, Norihiro Nakajima, Kosuke Okutsu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of a care transition intervention by pharmacists: an RCT

Karen B Farris, Barry L Carter, Yinghui Xu, Jeffrey D Dawson, Constance Shelsky, David B Weetman, Peter J Kaboli, Paul A James, Alan J Christensen, John M Brooks

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of a Chronic Care Model for Neurological Conditions (CCM-NC)

Susan B Jaglal, Sara J T Guilcher, Tarik Bereket, Mae Kwan, Sarah Munce, James Conklin, Joan Versnel, Tanya Packer, Molly Verrier, Connie Marras, Kristen B Pitzul, Richard Riopelle

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants and pattern of care seeking for preterm newborns in a rural Bangladeshi cohort

Rashed Shah, Luke C Mullany, Gary L Darmstadt, Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Syed Moshfiqur Rahman, Ishtiaq Mannan, Shams El Arifeen, Abdullah H Baqui

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A National study of burdensome health care costs among non-elderly Americans

Ilana B Richman, Mollyann Brodie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of Chinese inpatients with different types of medical insurance before and after the 2009 healthcare reform

Shan Wang, Lihua Liu, Lin Li, Jianchao Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Accessibility, availability and utilisation of malaria interventions among women of reproductive age in Kilosa district in central Tanzania

Susan F Rumisha, Maria M Zinga, Carolyn A Fahey, Dorothy Wei, Veneranda M Bwana, Malongo RS Mlozi, Elizabeth H Shayo, Robert C Malima, Benjamin K Mayala, Grades Stanley, Tabitha Mlacha, Leonard EG Mboera

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative study of integrated care from the perspectives of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their relatives

Pernille Maria Wodskou, Dorte Høst, Nina Skavlan Godtfredsen, Anne Frølich

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Better health outcomes at lower costs: the benefits of primary care utilisation for chronic disease management in remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory

Yuejen Zhao, Susan L Thomas, Steven L Guthridge, John Wakerman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between the unemployment rate and inpatient cost per discharge by payer in the United States, 2005–2010

Jared Lane K Maeda, Rachel Mosher Henke, William D Marder, Zeynal Karaca, Bernard S Friedman, Herbert S Wong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of diabetes care worldwide and feasibility of implementation of the Alphabet Strategy: GAIA project (Global Alphabet Strategy Implementation Audit)

James D Lee, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Lakshminarayanan Varadhan, John R Morrissey, Vinod Patel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Talking about quality: exploring how ‘quality’ is conceptualized in European hospitals and healthcare systems

Siri Wiig, Karina Aase, Christian von Plessen, Susan Burnett, Francisco Nunes, Anne Marie Weggelaar, Boel Anderson-Gare, Johan Calltorp, Naomi Fulop, For QUASER-team

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exploring the relationship between governance mechanisms in healthcare and health workforce outcomes: a systematic review

Stephanie E Hastings, Gail D Armitage, Sara Mallinson, Karen Jackson, Esther Suter

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An economic assessment of embryo diagnostics (Dx) - the costs of introducing non-invasive embryo diagnostics into IVF standard treatment practices

Hans-Joerg Fugel, Mark Connolly, Mark Nuijten

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The experience of community first responders in co-producing rural health care: in the liminal gap between citizen and professional

Anne Roberts, Amy Nimegeer, Jane Farmer, David J Heaney

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is organizational progress in the EFQM model related to employee satisfaction?

Carmen Matthies-Baraibar, Andoni Arcelay-Salazar, David Cantero-González, Alberto Colina-Alonso, Marbella García-Urbaneja, Rosa María González-Llinares, Jon Letona-Aranburu, Catalina Martínez-Carazo, Maider Mateos-del Pino, Roberto Nuño-Solinís, Esther Olaetxea-Urizar, José Antonio de la Rica-Giménez, María Angeles Rodríguez-González, Silvia Dabouza-Acebal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health behaviors and participation in health promotion activities among hospital staff: which occupational group performs better?

Shu-Ti Chiou, Jen-Huai Chiang, Nicole Huang, Li-Yin Chien

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

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

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

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Usual hospital care versus post-abortion care for women with unsafe abortion: a case control study from Sri Lanka

Carukshi Arambepola, Lalini C Rajapaksa, Chandani Galwaduge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exploring the impact of common assessment instrumentation on communication and collaboration in inpatient and community-based mental health settings: a focus group study

Lynn Martin, John P Hirdes

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cross-sectional research into counselling for non-physician assisted suicide: who asks for it and what happens?

Martijn Hagens, H Roeline W Pasman, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Non communicable disease multimorbidity and associated health care utilization and expenditures in India: cross-sectional study

Sanghamitra Pati, Sutapa Agrawal, Subhashisa Swain, John Tayu Lee, Sukumar Vellakkal, Mohammad Akhtar Hussain, Christopher Millett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Obstacles to the uptake of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screenings: what remains to be achieved by French national programmes?

Jonathan Sicsic, Carine Franc

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is the pharmacy profession innovative enough?: meeting the needs of Australian residents with chronic conditions and their carers using the nominal group technique

Sara S McMillan, Adem Sav, Fiona Kelly, Michelle A King, Jennifer A Whitty, Amanda J Wheeler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diabetes self-management arrangements in Europe: a realist review to facilitate a project implemented in six countries

Antonis A Kousoulis, Evridiki Patelarou, Sue Shea, Christina Foss, Ingrid A Ruud Knutsen, Elka Todorova, Poli Roukova, Mari Carmen Portillo, María J Pumar-Méndez, Agurtzane Mujika, Anne Rogers, Ivaylo Vassilev, Manuel Serrano-Gil, Christos Lionis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Physicians’ knowledge, beliefs, and use of race and human genetic variation: new measures and insights

Vence L Bonham, Sherrill L Sellers, Sam Woolford

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of patient health literacy, patient engagement and a system-level health literacy attribute on patient-reported outcomes: a representative statewide survey

Kimberly A Kaphingst, Nancy L Weaver, Ricardo J Wray, Melissa LR Brown, Trent Buskirk, Matthew W Kreuter

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Providing care to people on social assistance: how dentists in Montreal, Canada, respond to organisational, biomedical, and financial challenges

Christophe Bedos, Christine Loignon, Anne Landry, Lucie Richard, Paul J Allison

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Managing daily surgery schedules in a teaching hospital: a mixed-integer optimization approach

Raul Pulido, Adrian M Aguirre, Miguel Ortega-Mier, Álvaro García-Sánchez, Carlos A Méndez

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of perceived quality of obstetric care in rural Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Elysia Larson, Sabrina Hermosilla, Angela Kimweri, Godfrey M Mbaruku, Margaret E Kruk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The relationship between patients’ perceptions of care quality and three factors: nursing staff job satisfaction, organizational characteristics and patient age

Tarja Kvist, Ari Voutilainen, Raija Mäntynen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Factors affecting the uptake of new medicines: a systematic literature review

Ágnes Lublóy

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality improvement in practice: improving diabetes care and patient outcomes in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

Alice Stoneman, David Atkinson, Maureen Davey, Julia V Marley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mental illness and intensification of diabetes medications: an observational cohort study

Susan M Frayne, Tyson H Holmes, Eric Berg, Mary K Goldstein, Dan R Berlowitz, Donald R Miller, Leonard M Pogach, Kaajal J Laungani, Tina T Lee, Rudolf Moos

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Interactions between lean management and the psychosocial work environment in a hospital setting – a multi-method study

Waqar Ulhassan, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Johan Thor, Hugo Westerlund

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Do large-scale hospital- and system-wide interventions improve patient outcomes: a systematic review

Robyn Clay-Williams, Hadis Nosrati, Frances C Cunningham, Kenneth Hillman, Jeffrey Braithwaite

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Strengthening Nepal’s Female Community Health Volunteer network: a qualitative study of experiences at two years

Dan Schwarz, Ranju Sharma, Chhitij Bashyal, Ryan Schwarz, Ashma Baruwal, Gregory Karelas, Bibhusan Basnet, Nirajan Khadka, Jesse Brady, Zach Silver, Joia Mukherjee, Jason Andrews, Duncan Smith-Rohrberg Maru

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

You’ll know when you’re ready: a qualitative study exploring how patients decide when the time is right for joint replacement surgery

Barbara L Conner-Spady, Deborah A Marshall, Gillian A Hawker, Eric Bohm, Michael J Dunbar, Cy Frank, Tom W Noseworthy

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The implications of regional and national demographic projections for future GMS costs in Ireland through to 2026

Aisling Conway, Martin Kenneally, Noel Woods, Andreas Thummel, Marie Ryan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Provider cost analysis supports results-based contracting out of maternal and newborn health services: an evidence-based policy perspective

Peter Hatcher, Shiraz Shaikh, Hassan Fazli, Shehla Zaidi, Atif Riaz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Medicaid managed care: how to target efforts to reduce costs

Mary E Charlson, Martin T Wells, Balavenkatesh Kanna, Van Dunn, Walid Michelen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementation of evidence-based antenatal care in Mozambique: a cluster randomized controlled trial: study protocol

Leonardo Chavane, Mario Merialdi, Ana Pilar Betrán, Jennifer Requejo-Harris, Eduardo Bergel, Alicia Aleman, Mercedes Colomar, Maria Luisa Cafferata, Alicia Carbonell, Beatrice Crahay, Therese Delvaux, Diederike Geelhoed, Metin Gülmezoglu, Celsa Regina Malapende, Armando Melo, My Huong Nguyen, Nafissa Bique Osman, Mariana Widmer, Marleen Temmerman, Fernando Althabe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Translation of evidence-based Assistive Technologies into stroke rehabilitation: users’ perceptions of the barriers and opportunities

Ann-Marie Hughes, Jane Helena Burridge, Sara Holtum Demain, Caroline Ellis-Hill, Claire Meagher, Lisa Tedesco-Triccas, Ruth Turk, Ian Swain

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Performance evaluation of a health insurance in Nigeria using optimal resource use: health care providers perspectives

Shafiu Mohammed, Aurélia Souares, Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Rainer Sauerborn, Hengjin Dong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acceptance of illness and satisfaction with life among malaria patients in rivers state, Nigeria

Katarzyna Van Damme-Ostapowicz, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, Paul JC Nwosu, Wojciech Kułak, Marek Sobolewski, Romuald Olszański

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers

Kathryn Oliver, Simon Innvar, Theo Lorenc, Jenny Woodman, James Thomas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient-reported measurement of time to diagnosis in cancer: development of the Cancer Symptom Interval Measure (C-SIM) and randomised controlled trial of method of delivery

Richard D Neal, Sadia Nafees, Diana Pasterfield, Kerenza Hood, Maggie Hendry, Simon Gollins, Matthew Makin, Nick Stuart, Jim Turner, Ben Carter, Clare Wilkinson, Nefyn Williams, Mike Robling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

On the improvement of blood sample collection at clinical laboratories

Alex Grasas, Helena Ramalhinho, Luciana S Pessoa, Mauricio GC Resende, Imma Caballé, Nuria Barba

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The use of annual physical examinations among the elderly in rural China: a cross-sectional study

Xi Sun, Yingchun Chen, Xuetao Tong, Zhanchun Feng, Li Wei, Donghua Zhou, Miaomiao Tian, Benyan Lv, Da Feng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Coding of obesity in administrative hospital discharge abstract data: accuracy and impact for future research studies

Billie-Jean Martin, Guanmin Chen, Michelle Graham, Hude Quan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pressure ulcer multidisciplinary teams via telemedicine: a pragmatic cluster randomized stepped wedge trial in long term care

Anita Stern, Nicholas Mitsakakis, Mike Paulden, Shabbir Alibhai, Josephine Wong, George Tomlinson, Ann-Sylvia Brooker, Murray Krahn, Merrick Zwarenstein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The ecometric properties of a measurement instrument for prospective risk analysis in hospital departments

Steffie M van Schoten, Rebecca J Baines, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Martine C de Bruijne, Peter P Groenewegen, Jop Groeneweg, Cordula Wagner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) point-of-care testing in OP poisoning on knowledge, attitudes and practices of treating physicians in Sri Lanka

Bishan N Rajapakse, Teresa Neeman, Nicholas A Buckley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

No effect of user fee exemption on perceived quality of delivery care in Burkina Faso: a case-control study

Aline Philibert, Valéry Ridde, Aristide Bado, Pierre Fournier

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Racial disparities in the use of blood transfusion in major surgery

Feng Qian, Michael P Eaton, Stewart J Lustik, Samuel F Hohmann, Carol B Diachun, Robert Pasternak, Richard N Wissler, Laurent G Glance

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Village health volunteers’ social capital related to their performance in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study

Yu Sato, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Daisuke Nonaka, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Phetsomphone Nansounthavong, Kazuhiko Moji, Panom Phongmany, Yasuhiko Kamiya, Miho Sato, Jun Kobayashi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

International prevalence of adverse drug events in hospitals: an analysis of routine data from England, Germany, and the USA

Jürgen Stausberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development and psychometric testing of a scale assessing the sharing of medical information and interprofessional communication: the CSI scale

Emmanuelle Anthoine, Christelle Delmas, Julie Coutherut, Leïla Moret

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sociodemographic, clinical and organisational factors associated with delayed hospital discharges: a cross-sectional study

Jacopo Lenzi, Maria Mongardi, Paola Rucci, Eugenio Di Ruscio, Maria Vizioli, Concetta Randazzo, Elena Toschi, Tiziano Carradori, Maria Pia Fantini

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Community participation to design rural primary healthcare services

Jane Farmer, Amy Nimegeer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Economic costs of obesity in Thailand: a retrospective cost-of-illness study

Paiboon Pitayatienanan, Rukmanee Butchon, Jomkwan Yothasamut, Wichai Aekplakorn, Yot Teerawattananon, Naeti Suksomboon, Montarat Thavorncharoensap

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Learning organizations, internal marketing, and organizational commitment in hospitals

Yafang Tsai

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

It takes patience and persistence to get negative feedback about patients’ experiences: a secondary analysis of national inpatient survey data

David N Barron, Elizabeth West, Rachel Reeves, Denise Hawkes

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A scoping study on task shifting; the case of Uganda

Sebastian Olikira Baine, Arabat Kasangaki

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Behavioral health coaching for rural veterans with diabetes and depression: a patient randomized effectiveness implementation trial

Jeffrey A Cully, Jessica Y Breland, Suzanne Robertson, Anne E Utech, Natalie Hundt, Mark E Kunik, Nancy J Petersen, Nicholas Masozera, Radha Rao, Aanand D Naik

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pattern and predictors of maternal care-seeking practices for severe neonatal jaundice in Nigeria: a multi-centre survey

Chinyere V Ezeaka, Rosemary O Ugwu, Mariya Mukhtar-Yola, Ekanem N Ekure, Bolajoko O Olusanya

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A qualitative exploration of discharge destination as an outcome or a driver of acute stroke care

Julie A Luker, Julie Bernhardt, Karen A Grimmer, Ian Edwards

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of a complex intervention to improve activities of daily living of disabled cancer patients: protocol for a randomised controlled study and feasibility of recruitment and intervention

Line Lindahl-Jacobsen, Dorte Gilså Hansen, Karen la Cour, Jens Søndergaard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of a chronic disease self-management program on health care utilization in rural communities: a retrospective cohort study using linked administrative data

Susan B Jaglal, Sara JT Guilcher, Gillian Hawker, Wendy Lou, Nancy M Salbach, Michael Manno, Merrick Zwarenstein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A study of role expansion: a new GP role in cardiology care

Lorraine Pollard, Stephen Rogers, Jonathan Shribman, David Sprigings, Paul Sinfield

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality and safety issues highlighted by patients in the handling of laboratory test results by general practices–a qualitative study

David Edward Cunningham, Duncan McNab, Paul Bowie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing medication reconciliation from the planner’s perspective: a qualitative study

Sadie H Sanchez, Sanjum S Sethi, Susan L Santos, Kenneth Boockvar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Integration opportunities for HIV and family planning services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: an organizational network analysis

James C Thomas, Heidi Reynolds, Christine Bevc, Ademe Tsegaye

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Implementing new routines in adult mental health care to identify and support children of mentally ill parents

Camilla Lauritzen, Charlotte Reedtz, Karin TM Van Doesum, Monica Martinussen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Speaking up for patient safety by hospital-based health care professionals: a literature review

Ayako Okuyama, Cordula Wagner, Bart Bijnen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effective policy initiatives to constrain lipid-lowering drug expenditure growth in South Korea

Green Bae, Chanmi Park, Hyejin Lee, Euna Han, Dong-Sook Kim, Sunmee Jang

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