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Healthcare needs and demand

Section edited by Onyebuchi Arah and Michael Donnelly

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health care requirements of a population or community and research recommending ways in which to make changes to meet these needs. The section also accepts studies on the health services for which a population or community is able and willing to pay.

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  1. A comprehensive model of the relationships among different shared decision-making related constructs and their effects on patient-relevant outcomes is largely missing. Objective of our study was the developmen...

    Authors: Lars P Hölzel, Levente Kriston and Martin Härter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:231

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Long travel distances limit the utilisation of health services. We wanted to examine the relationship between the utilisation of a Norwegian out-of-hours service and the distance from the municipality populati...

    Authors: Guttorm Raknes, Elisabeth Holm Hansen and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:222

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The role of socio-cultural factors in influencing access to HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support is increasingly recognized by researchers, international donors and policy makers. Although many of them have be...

    Authors: Sara Gari, Camilo Doig-Acuña, Tino Smail, Jacob RS Malungo, Adriane Martin-Hilber and Sonja Merten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:198

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Today more than two million people with Turkish migration background live in Germany making them the largest ethnic minority in the country. Data concerning language skills and the perception of medical inform...

    Authors: Arnd Giese, Müberra Uyar, Haci Halil Uslucan, Stefan Becker and Bernhard Ferdinand Henning

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:196

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The increasing burden of chronic disease is recognised globally. Within the English National Health Service, patients with chronic disease comprise of half of all consultations in primary care, and 70% of inpa...

    Authors: Patricia M Wilson, Neha Kataria and Elaine McNeilly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:192

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Prevention and treatment of medical issues are the main task of a health service at a youth camp. However, only few reports about organisation and implementation of camp health care are available. This makes i...

    Authors: Ib Jammer, Christina Allansdotter Andersson, Anna Lindholm Olinder, Bo Selander, Anna Elmerfeldt Wallinder and Stefan Rocco Hansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:187

    Content type: Correspondence

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  7. There is limited evidence of the unmet needs and experiences of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the published scientific literature. This study aimed to explore the experiences o...

    Authors: Lauren Matheson, Philip Asherson, Ian Chi Kei Wong, Paul Hodgkins, Juliana Setyawan, Rahul Sasane and Sarah Clifford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:184

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The patterns of health service use by rural and remote residents are poorly understood and under-represented in national surveys. This paper examines professional and non-professional service use for mental he...

    Authors: David Perkins, Jeffrey Fuller, Brian J Kelly, Terry J Lewin, Michael Fitzgerald, Clare Coleman, Kerry J Inder, John Allan, Dinesh Arya, Russell Roberts and Richard Buss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:157

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In the Canadian context, health care services are governed by the Canada Health Act, which ensures that primary care doctors, specialists, hospitals and dental surgeries are covered through provincial health i...

    Authors: Daniel W Harrington, Kathi Wilson, Mark Rosenberg and Scott Bell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:146

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Older recently widowed women are faced with increased health risks and chronic conditions associated not only with bereavement, but also, older age. Loss and grief, adjusting to living alone, decreased income,...

    Authors: Michelle DiGiacomo, Joanne Lewis, Marie T Nolan, Jane Phillips and Patricia M Davidson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:143

    Content type: Research article

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  11. GP led walk-in centres were established in the UK in 2009. Around 150 such clinics were initially planned to open. Their purpose is to provide a primary health care service to complement the urgent care servic...

    Authors: Mubashir Arain, Jon Nicholl and Mike Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:142

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is a growing interest in examining the current state of care and identifying opportunities for improving care and reducing costs at the end of life. The aim of this study is to examine patterns of health...

    Authors: Oliver Reich, Andri Signorell and André Busato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:116

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Cancer survivors are a rapidly growing and aging population in the U.S., but there are many challenges associated with the survivorship experience such as functional disabilities and psychosocial distress. Whe...

    Authors: Aanand D Naik, Lindsey A Martin, Michele Karel, Jennifer Schuster Wachen, Elizabeth Mulligan, Jeffrey S Gosian, Levi Ian Herman and Jennifer Moye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:93

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. This paper presents the evaluation of “Moving On”, a generic self-management program for people with a chronic illness developed by Arthritis NSW. The program aims to help participants identify their need for ...

    Authors: Anna M Williams, Leah Bloomfield, Eloise Milthorpe, Diana Aspinall, Karen Filocamo, Therese Wellsmore, Nicholas Manolios, Upali W Jayasinghe and Mark F Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:90

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Deaf and hard-of-hearing (Deaf/HH) individuals have been underserved before and during emergencies. This paper will assess Deaf/HH related emergency preparedness training needs for state emergency management a...

    Authors: Alina Engelman, Susan L Ivey, Winston Tseng, Donna Dahrouge, Jim Brune and Linda Neuhauser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:84

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Aboriginal Australians suffer from poorer overall health compared to the general Australian population, particularly in terms of cardiovascular disease and prognosis following a cardiac event. Despite such dis...

    Authors: Stella Artuso, Margaret Cargo, Alex Brown and Mark Daniel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:83

    Content type: Research article

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  17. To investigate factors associated with involuntary admissions to hospital pursuant to a social services act of patients with substance use disorder by comparing the socio-demographic characteristics, substance...

    Authors: Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen, Tor K Larsen, Gro Syversen, Bakke Elise Aasen Rudshaug, Arne Gerdner and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:57

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Few reports have been published about differences in perspectives on perceived needs among community-residing people with dementia, their family caregivers, and professionals. The aim of this study was to comp...

    Authors: Claudia Miranda-Castillo, Bob Woods and Martin Orrell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Hospitals provide care for patients with a variety of diseases, co-morbidities and complications. The actual amount of care these patients need is unclear. Given the recent developments such as ageing, multi-m...

    Authors: Catharina J van Oostveen, Hester Vermeulen, Dirk J Gouma, Piet J Bakker and Dirk T Ubbink

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:42

    Content type: Research article

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  20. National Health Service stop smoking services (NHS SSS) in the UK offer cost- effective smoking cessation services. Despite high abstinence rates after acute cessation treatment, the majority of clients have r...

    Authors: Jessica Turner, Ann McNeill, Tim Coleman, Jo Leonardi Bee and Shade Agboola

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:38

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite strong evidence of the benefits of preconception interventions for improving pregnancy outcomes, the delivery and uptake of preconception care and periconceptional folate supplementation remain low. Ge...

    Authors: Danielle Mazza, Anna Chapman and Susan Michie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:36

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The validity of survey-based health care utilization estimates in the older population has been poorly researched. Owing to data protection legislation and a great number of different health care insurance pro...

    Authors: Matthias Hunger, Larissa Schwarzkopf, Margit Heier, Annette Peters and Rolf Holle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:1

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  23. Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are those for which hospitalisation is thought to be avoidable with the application of preventive care and early disease management, usually delivered in a primary ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:475

    Content type: Research article

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  24. This study illustrates an evidence-based method for the segmentation analysis of patients that could greatly improve the approach to population-based medicine, by filling a gap in the empirical analysis of thi...

    Authors: Federico Lega and Alessandro Mengoni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:473

    Content type: Research article

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:180

  25. Patients with early stage melanoma have high survival rates but require long-term follow-up to detect recurrences and/or new primary tumours. Shared care between melanoma specialists and general practitioners ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:468

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The prevalence of multiple chronic diseases is increasing and is a common problem for primary health care providers. This study sought to determine the patient and health system burden of multiple chronic dise...

    Authors: Elizabeth Muggah, Erin Graves, Carol Bennett and Douglas G Manuel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:452

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Geriatric stroke patients are generally frail, have an advanced age and co-morbidity. It is yet unclear whether specific groups of patients might benefit differently from structured multidisciplinary rehabilit...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:443

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Seeking and utilisation of HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV is often hampered by HIV-related stigma. The study aimed to explore the perceptions and experiences r...

    Authors: Duong Cong Thanh, Karen Marie Moland and Knut Fylkesnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:428

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  29. A range of health outcomes at a population level are related to differences in levels of social disadvantage. Understanding the impact of any such differences in palliative care is important. The aim of this s...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:424

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The high mental health care consumption rates of divorced singles may constitute a heavy burden on the public health care system. This raises the question of whether their higher health care use stems from a g...

    Authors: Elien Colman, Sara Symoens and Piet Bracke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:420

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Medical tourism is the term that describes patients’ international travel with the intention of seeking medical treatment. Some medical tourists go abroad for orthopaedic surgeries, including hip and knee resu...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:417

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Elderly patients are potentially more vulnerable to prolonged hospital stay as they frequently require additional resources to facilitate their discharge. In an acute hospital setting, we aimed to quantify and...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:410

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The decision to grant a disability pension is usually the end of a long process of medical examinations, treatment and rehabilitation attempts. This study investigates to what extent the time spent on rehabili...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:375

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The incidence of mandibular fractures in the Northern Territory of Australia is very high, especially among Indigenous people. Alcohol intoxication is implicated in the majority of facial injuries, and substan...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:371

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Chronic diseases are an increasing threat to people’s health and to the sustainability of health organisations. Despite the need for routine monitoring systems to assess the impact of chronicity in the populat...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:365

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Coordinated, interdisciplinary services, supported by self-management underpin effective management for chronic low back pain (CLBP). However, a combination of system, provider and consumer-based barriers exis...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:357

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Patient surveys constitute a valuable source of information in patient-focused health care. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a standardized, patient centered, quantitative instrument to ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:347

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The literature on interventions addressing the intersection of homelessness, mental illness and race is scant. The At Home/Chez Soi research demonstration project is a pragmatic field trial investigating a Hou...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:345

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Australia is a culturally diverse nation with one in seven Australians born in a non-English speaking country. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) populations are at a high risk of developing preventa...

    Authors: Nera Komaric, Suzanne Bedford and Mieke L van Driel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:322

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Validated instruments collecting data on health-related resource use are lacking, but required, for example, to investigate predictors of healthcare use or for health economic evaluation.

    Authors: Nadja Chernyak, Corinna Ernsting and Andrea Icks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:303

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more prevalent in regional and remote Australia compared to metropolitan areas. The aim of Healthy Hearts was to determine age and sex specific CVD risk factor levels and the po...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:296

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Available evidence suggests that smokers have a lower propensity than others to use primary care services. But previous studies have incorporated only limited adjustment for confounding and mediating factors s...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:263

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Educational attainment is strongly related to specific health outcomes. The pathway in which individual patient-provider interactions contribute to (re)producing these inequalities has yet to be studied. In th...

    Authors: Jany Rademakers, Diana Delnoij, Jessica Nijman and Dolf de Boer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:261

    Content type: Research article

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  44. In 2006, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Access to Care Working Group recommended a 30-day wait time benchmark for cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The objectives of the current study were to: (1) descri...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:259

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Telehealth (TH) and telecare (TC) interventions are increasingly valued for supporting self-care in ageing populations; however, evaluation studies often report high rates of non-participation that are not wel...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:220

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Limited financial and geographic access to primary care can adversely influence chronic disease outcomes. We examined variation in awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemi...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:208

    Content type: Research article

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