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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. Content type: Research article

    Psychiatric re-hospitalisation is considered costly and disruptive to individuals. The perspective of the mental health service user is largely unexplored in literature.

    Authors: M. Ådnanes, L. Melby, J. Cresswell-Smith, H. Westerlund, L. Rabbi, M. Z. Dernovšek, L. Šprah, R. Sfetcu, C. Straßmayr and V. Donisi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:516

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in Canada continue to experience high rates of incident HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, the regular use of anti-HIV medication) reduces HIV acquis...

    Authors: Malika Sharma, Allison Chris, Arlene Chan, David C. Knox, James Wilton, Owen McEwen, Sharmistha Mishra, Daniel Grace, Tim Rogers, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, John Maxwell, Rita Shahin, Isaac Bogoch, Mark Gilbert and Darrell H. S. Tan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:513

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    A nested process evaluation, within a randomised controlled trial, will explore relationships between program outcomes and quality of intervention implementation of the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise...

    Authors: Lisa Dillon, Lindy Clemson, Kristy Coxon and Lisa Keay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:512

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    After hospitalization for cardiac disease, older patients are at high risk of readmission and death. Although geriatric conditions increase this risk, treatment of older cardiac patients is limited to the mana...

    Authors: L. Verweij, P. Jepma, B. M. Buurman, C. H. M. Latour, R. H. H. Engelbert, G. ter Riet, F. Karapinar-Çarkit, S. Daliri, R. J. G. Peters and W. J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:508

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    There are an increasing number of patients of working age undergoing hip and knee replacements. Currently there is variation in the advice and support given about sickness absence, recovery to usual activities...

    Authors: Paul Baker, Carol Coole, Avril Drummond, Catriona McDaid, Sayeed Khan, Louise Thomson, Catherine Hewitt, Iain McNamara, David McDonald, Judith Fitch and Amar Rangan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:504

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of telehealth in monitoring HbA1c levels in people living with type 2 diabetes. However, the overall magnitude of effect is yet unclear due to variable re...

    Authors: Puikwan A. Lee, Geva Greenfield and Yannis Pappas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:495

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Access, particularly timely access, to care is the Canadian public’s most important healthcare concern. The drivers of perceived appropriateness of access to care among patients with at least one chronic healt...

    Authors: Catherine W. T. Chan, Amédé Gogovor, Marie-France Valois and Sara Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:471

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Burns can be the most devastating injuries in the world, they constitute a global public health problem and cause widespread public health concern. Every year in Bangladesh more than 365,000 people are injured...

    Authors: Animesh Biswas, Abu Sayeed Md Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Toity Deave, Fazlur Rahman and Saidur Rahman Mashreky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:467

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Migrants are the unique production of China’s urbanization process. They are often excluded from social welfare and security systems of cities, and often exposed to high health risk related closely to their he...

    Authors: Shuang Shao, Meirong Wang, Guanghui Jin, Yali Zhao, Xiaoqin Lu and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:462

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Mexican health system segments access and right to healthcare according to worker position in the labour market. In this contribution we analyse how access and continuity of healthcare gets interrupted by ...

    Authors: Germán Guerra, Emilio Gutiérrez-Calderón, Nelly Salgado de Snyder, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto, Adolfo Martínez-Valle and Miguel Ángel González-Block

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:457

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Emergency Department (ED) are challenged by the increasing number of visits made by the heterogeneous population of elderly persons. This study aims to 1) compare chief complaints (triage categories) and level...

    Authors: Sarah Vilpert, Stéfanie Monod, Hélène Jaccard Ruedin, Jürgen Maurer, Lionel Trueb, Bertrand Yersin and Christophe Büla

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:456

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The assessment and evaluation of practical and sustainable development of health care has become a major focus of investigation in health services research. A key challenge for researchers as well as decision-...

    Authors: Febe Friberg, Catarina Wallengren, Cecilia Håkanson, Eva Carlsson, Frida Smith, Monica Pettersson, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Richard Sawatzky and Joakim Öhlén

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:441

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  13. Content type: Research article

    For pregnant women and their partners, the decision to undergo Down syndrome prenatal screening is difficult. Patient decision aids (PtDA) can help them make an informed decision. We aimed to identify behaviou...

    Authors: Titilayo Tatiana Agbadjé, Matthew Menear, Michèle Dugas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, Hubert Robitaille, Anik M. C. Giguère, François Rousseau, Brenda J. Wilson and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:434

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Over the last decade, active surveillance has proven to be a safe approach for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. Although active surveillance presents several advantages for both patients and the health ...

    Authors: Kittie Pang, Margaret Fitch, Veronique Ouellet, Simone Chevalier, Darrel E. Drachenberg, Antonio Finelli, Jean-Baptiste Lattouf, Alan So, Simon Sutcliffe, Simon Tanguay, Fred Saad and Anne-Marie Mes-Masson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:430

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Although a fifth of the German population has a migration background, health research regarding this population is scarce. The few existing studies on migrant health show that migrants are faced with restricti...

    Authors: Marja Leonhardt, Katja Aschenbrenner, Martin E. Kreis and Johannes C. Lauscher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:423

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Young adults (18–39 years) with type 2 diabetes are at risk of early development and rapid progression of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in working-age adults. Retinal scree...

    Authors: Amelia J. Lake, Jessica L. Browne, Charles Abraham, Dee Tumino, Carolyn Hines, Gwyneth Rees and Jane Speight

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:396

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Low socioeconomic status (SES) is persistently associated with poor health and suboptimal use of healthcare services, and more unplanned healthcare use. Suboptimal use of emergency and acute healthcare service...

    Authors: Tessa Jansen, Jany Rademakers, Geeke Waverijn, Robert Verheij, Richard Osborne and Monique Heijmans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:394

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed th...

    Authors: Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:373

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Sweden has a largely tax-funded health care system that aims at providing equal access for everyone. However, the individual’s perception and experience of the health care system remains a relevant topic for r...

    Authors: Roland Koch, Stefanie Joos and Elsa-Lena Ryding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:361

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Few people with limited English proficiency are provided with the services of a healthcare interpreter when admitted to hospital. This retrospective study utilised health administrative data to explore which p...

    Authors: Nicole Blay, Sharelle Ioannou, Marika Seremetkoska, Jenny Morris, Gael Holters, Verily Thomas and Everett Bronwyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:348

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

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

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:312

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  22. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:310

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  23. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:304

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  24. Content type: Research article

    South Korean government is currently in progress of expanding the coverage of telemedicine projects as part of an attempt to vitalize service industry, but is facing fierce opposition from KMA. Practice of tel...

    Authors: Seo-Joon Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Tae-Ro Lee and Jae-Hoon Han

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:293

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Melbourne, Australia is experiencing rapid population growth, with much of this occurring in metropolitan outer suburban areas, also known as urban growth areas. Currently little is known about differences in ...

    Authors: Rebecca Madill, Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa and Billie Giles-Corti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:286

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Outcomes for patients in UK with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA NSCLC) are amongst the worst in Europe. Assessing outcomes is important for analysing the effectiveness of current practice. How...

    Authors: Swee-Ling Wong, Kate Ricketts, Gary Royle, Matt Williams and Ruheena Mendes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:278

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Pediatric admissions to intensive care outside children’s hospitals are generally excluded from registry-based studies. This study compares pediatric admission to specialist pediatric intensive care units (PIC...

    Authors: Ibinabo Ibiebele, Charles S. Algert, Jennifer R. Bowen and Christine L. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:264

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Pediatrician and pediatric subspecialist density varies substantially among the various Canadian provinces, as well as among various states in the US. It is unknown whether this variability impacts health outc...

    Authors: Guido Filler, Tom Kovesi, Erik Bourdon, Sarah Ann Jones, Laurentiu Givelichian, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Jason Gilliland, Marion Williams, Elaine Orrbine and Bruno Piedboeuf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:247

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the contextual factors affecting the uptake of evidence-based chronic disease interventions in the United States and in other countries. This study sought to better understand the context...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Budd, Anna J. deRuyter, Zhaoxin Wang, Pauline Sung-Chan, Xiangji Ying, Karishma S. Furtado, Tahna Pettman, Rebecca Armstrong, Rodrigo S. Reis, Jianwei Shi, Tabitha Mui, Tahnee Saunders, Leonardo Becker and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:233

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Pain assessment and management in advanced and end-stage dementia are challenging; patients are at risk of under-diagnosis, under-assessment and under-treatment. Previous research has highlighted the importanc...

    Authors: Bannin De Witt Jansen, Kevin Brazil, Peter Passmore, Hilary Buchanan, Doreen Maxwell, Sonja J. McIlfatrick, Sharon M. Morgan, Max Watson and Carole Parsons

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:228

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study examined access to digital technologies, skills and experience, and preferences for using web-based and other digital technologies to obtain health information and advice among older adults in a lar...

    Authors: Nancy P. Gordon and Mark C. Hornbrook

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:220

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to develop a tool to support health workers’ ability to identify patients’ multidimensional health literacy strengths and challenges. The tool was intended to be suitable for administ...

    Authors: Jonathan O’Hara, Melanie Hawkins, Roy Batterham, Sarity Dodson, Richard H. Osborne and Alison Beauchamp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:199

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    In Switzerland, the issue of young carers and young adult carers - young people under the age of 18 and 24 respectively, who take on significant or substantial caring tasks and levels of responsibility that wo...

    Authors: Agnes Leu, Corinna Jung, Marianne Frech, Joe Sempik, Urs Moser, Martin Verner and Saul Becker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:183

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. CRC survivors may have complex healthcare needs requiring care from both specialists and primary care. Our objective was to unders...

    Authors: Leah L. Zullig, Karen M. Goldstein, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sara M. Andrews, Susanne Danus, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley and Corrine I. Voils

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:171

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Navigating complex health care systems during the multiple phases of recovery following major trauma entails many challenges for injured patients. Patients’ experiences communicating with health professionals ...

    Authors: Sandra Braaf, Shanthi Ameratunga, Andrew Nunn, Nicola Christie, Warwick Teague, Rodney Judson and Belinda J. Gabbe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:163

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This paper presents the findings of a rapid needs assessment conducted at the request of the local health authority responsible for health care services, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (O...

    Authors: Alisa J. Velonis, Agnes Molnar, Nakia Lee-Foon, Ashnoor Rahim, Mary Boushel and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:150

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  37. Content type: Research article

    As part of the NHS desire to move services closer to where people live, and provide greater accessibility and convenience to patients, Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) underwent a review of...

    Authors: Samantha J. Ingram, Charlotte L. Kirkdale, Sian Williams, Elaine Hartley, Susan Wintle, Valerie Sefton and Tracey Thornley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:91

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  38. Content type: Research article

    While governments are urging adult mental health services to support consumers in the context of their family, there is little information about what family focused practice is, nor how it might be enacted.

    Authors: Andrea Reupert, Bernadette Ward, Francis McCormick, Cathy Ward, Susan Waller and Susan Kidd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:66

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  39. Content type: Research article

    There is an important need to evaluate whether rehabilitation services effectively address the needs of minority culture populations with North America’s increasingly diverse population. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Viviane Grandpierre, Victoria Milloy, Lindsey Sikora, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, Roanne Thomas and Beth Potter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:23

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Although patient engagement is internationally recognized as a core quality indicator of healthcare systems, no report has yet explored patient engagement in Saudi Arabia. Thus, we explored patients’ experienc...

    Authors: Mohamad Al-Tannir, Fahad AlGahtani, Amani Abu-Shaheen, Sawsan Al-Tannir and Isamme AlFayyad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:853

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Polypharmacy is a frequent condition, but its prevalence and determinants in the Swiss mid-aged population are unknown. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of polypharmacy in a large Swiss mid...

    Authors: Julien Castioni, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Nazanin Abolhassani, Peter Vollenweider and Gérard Waeber

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:840

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Admission into an intensive care unit (ICU) may result in long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences for patients and their relatives. The care of the critically ill patient does not end upon IC...

    Authors: Margo van Mol, Marjan Nijkamp, Christine Markham and Erwin Ista

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:837

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern in Japan. We developed a simulation model to predict the number of people with diabetes and those on dialysis due to diabetic nephropathy....

    Authors: Takehiro Sugiyama, Sayuri Goryoda, Kaori Inoue, Noriko Sugiyama-Ihana and Nobuo Nishi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:833

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Need for help is perceived as an important first step towards weight related health-care use among overweight and obese individuals and several studies have reported gender as an important predisposing charact...

    Authors: S. N. W. Bunt, S. Y. M. Mérelle, I. H. M. Steenhuis and W. Kroeze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:819

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Many people with a mental illness are parents caring for dependent children. These children are at greater risk of developing their own mental health concerns compared to other children. Mental health services...

    Authors: Patraporn Tungpunkom, Darryl Maybery, Andrea Reupert, Nick Kowalenko and Kim Foster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:818

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The health status of refugees is a significant factor in determining their success in resettlement and relies heavily on self-rated measures of refugee health. The selection of robust and appropriate self-rate...

    Authors: Alison Dowling, Joanne Enticott and Grant Russell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:817

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