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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

    Personalized medicine has the potential to allow patients to receive drugs specific to their individual disease, and to increase the efficiency of the healthcare system. There is currently no comprehensive ove...

    Authors: Antonello Di Paolo, François Sarkozy, Bettina Ryll and Uwe Siebert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:289

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that transgender (trans) individuals in Canada are a medically underserved population; barriers range from lack of provider knowledge on trans issues to refusal of care. This paper provides t...

    Authors: Rachel Giblon and Greta R. Bauer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:283

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are traditionally used as fall alert systems for older adults, a population that contributes an overwhelming proportion of healthcare costs in the United States. Prev...

    Authors: Stephen Agboola, Sara Golas, Nils Fischer, Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Jorn op den Buijs, Linda Schertzer, Joseph Kvedar and Kamal Jethwani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:282

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Caring for people with dementia at home requires a significant amount of time, organization, and commitment. Therefore, informal caregivers, mainly relatives, of people with dementia often feel a high burden. ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:280

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Falls are major adverse events in hospitals. The appropriateness of using risk assessment instruments for falls in hospitals has recently been questioned, although the research performed in this respect presen...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:277

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Although the prescribing information for Venlafaxine extended release includes a discussion about possible increases in total cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) seen in healthier adult patients during premarke...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:272

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Health service providers can restrict access to contraceptives through their own imposed biases about method appropriateness. In this study, provider biases toward contraceptive service provision among urban N...

    Authors: Hilary M. Schwandt, Ilene S. Speizer and Meghan Corroon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:268

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Experts recommend that clinicians assess motivational factors before initiating care for pediatric obesity. Currently, there are no well-established clinical tools available for assessing motivation in youth w...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:261

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although health disparities have been documented between Medicare beneficiaries based on age (<65 years vs. older age groups), underuse of recommended medical care in younger beneficiaries has not been thoroug...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:241

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Regular health visits for parents with young children provide an opportunity for developmental surveillance and anticipatory guidance regarding common childhood problems and help to achieve optimal development...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:228

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A growing body of research assesses population need for substance use services. However, the extent to which survey research incorporates expert versus consumer perspectives on service need is unknown. We cond...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:217

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Establishing a stroke unit (SU) in every hospital may be infeasible because of limited resources. In Australia, it is recommended that hospitals that admit ≥100 strokes per year should have a SU. We aimed to d...

    Authors: Dominique A. Cadilhac, Monique F. Kilkenny, Nadine E. Andrew, Elizabeth Ritchie, Kelvin Hill and Erin Lalor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:212

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  13. Content type: Research article

    One aspect to consider when reporting results of observational studies in epidemiology is how quantitative risk factors are analysed. The STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemi...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:201

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:307

  14. Content type: Research article

    Telenursing triage and advice services are increasingly being used to deliver health advice. Medication-related queries are common, however little research has explored the medication-related calls made to the...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:197

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The vision of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research is that patients be actively engaged as partners in health research. Support units have been created across Canada to build capacity in patient-ori...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:192

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI) uses a motivational counselling approach to support individuals to reduce excessive alcohol consumption. There is growing evidence on ABI’s use within various health care setti...

    Authors: Jean M. McQueen, Claire Ballinger and Tracey E. Howe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:181

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recruiting patients to health promotion programmes who will benefit is crucial to success. A key policy driver for health promotion in older people is to reduce health and social care use. Our aim was to descr...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:176

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Lung cancer patients are often diagnosed in an advanced stage of disease. In a situation of palliative treatment, both patients and their relatives experience existential burden. Evidence suggests that multi-p...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:173

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Australia has a universal health care system and a comprehensive safety net. Despite this, outcomes for Australians living in rural and remote areas are worse than those living in cities. This study will exami...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:163

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Long-term care is one of the most pressing health policy issues in Germany. It is expected that the need for long-term care will increase markedly in the next decades due to demographic shifts. The purpose of ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:156

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    Hospitals are frequently faced with high levels of emergency department presentations and demand for inpatient care. An important contributing factor is the subset of patients with complex chronic diseases who...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:153

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Patient education is crucial in improving the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients. At the same, understanding the concerns and needs of patients is essential in providing appropriate education. ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:148

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There is an urgent need to establish effective strategies for suicide prevention. Stigma against depression may be a potential anti-protective factor for suicide. Thus, we investigated baseline levels of aware...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:126

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  24. Content type: Research article

    An estimated 50% of patients do not take their medication as prescribed, with medication adherence associated with adverse outcomes and higher costs of care. The Necessity-Concerns Framework identified individ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:119

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are doctor-patient visits in which groups of patients are seen by one or more health care providers in a concurrent session. There is a growing interest in understanding the ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:113

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Persons with dementia have described life in nursing home as difficult and lonely. Persons with dementia often reside in nursing homes for several years; therefore, knowledge is needed about how quality of lif...

    Authors: Marit Mjørud, Knut Engedal, Janne Røsvik and Marit Kirkevold

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:93

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    In spite of a well-developed welfare system in Sweden, there are important health divides between residential areas in Stockholm county, with shorter life expectancy in disadvantaged areas. These socioeconomic...

    Authors: Bo Burström, Anneli Marttila, Asli Kulane, Lene Lindberg and Kristina Burström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:91

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is little research regarding the ability of Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) to access and maintain HIV-related health care and treatment adherence. This population, who often insist on ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:90

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  29. Content type: Research article

    While current debates on how to deliver sustainable health care recognise socio-economic dimensions to health service use, attention has focussed on how to reduce demand for services. However, the measures of ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hoon, Clarabelle Pham, Justin Beilby and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:80

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Health literacy is simply defined as an individual’s ability to access, understand and use information in ways that promote and maintain good health. Lower health literacy has been found to be associated with ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:52

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Unemployed people with mental health problems often do not use mental health services and therefore do not benefit from available therapies. As unemployed individuals outside the healthcare system are a hard-t...

    Authors: Tobias Staiger, Tamara Waldmann, Nicolas Rüsch and Silvia Krumm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:39

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Nurses’ intention to leave their profession is a worldwide concern. Studies have shown that it can take the form of a chain reaction: many nurses first leave the unit, then the hospital, and finally the profes...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:21

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In several western countries patients’ use of Emergency Departments (EDs) is increasing. A substantial number of patients is self-referred, but does not need emergency care. In order to have more influence on ...

    Authors: Nicole Kraaijvanger, Henk van Leeuwen, Douwe Rijpsma and Michael Edwards

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:685

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with a disability is well recognized. The long term consequences of failing to address disability on health, education and employm...

    Authors: Anna Green, Penelope Abbott, Patricia Delaney, Patrick Patradoon-Ho, John Delaney, Patricia Mary Davidson and Michelle DiGiacomo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:680

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Increasing numbers of people with HIV are living into older age and experiencing comorbidities. The development of new models of care to meet the needs of this population is now a priority. It is important tha...

    Authors: V. Cooper, J. Clatworthy, E. Youssef, C. Llewellyn, A. Miners, M. Lagarde, M. Sachikonye, N. Perry, E. Nixon, A. Pollard, C. Sabin, C. Foreman and M. Fisher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:677

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  36. Content type: Research article

    To assess the use of updated comorbidity information over time on ability to predict mortality among adults with newly diagnosed hypertension.

    Authors: Peter Rymkiewicz, Pietro Ravani, Brenda R. Hemmelgarn, Finlay A. McAlister, Danielle A. Southern, Robin Walker, Guanmin Chen and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:671

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Patients who undergo surgery for cancer of the head and neck and their families face complex and difficult challenges and are at risk of anxiety and depression and inability to cope with symptom and treatment ...

    Authors: Vicki Parker, Leearna Bennett, Douglas Bellamy, Benjamin Britton and Sylvia Lambert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:670

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent mothers are at a much higher risk for maternal mortality compared to mothers aged 20 years and above. Newborns born to adolescent mothers are also more likely to have low birth weight, with the risk...

    Authors: Kim Jonas, Priscilla Reddy, Bart van den Borne, Ronel Sewpaul, Anam Nyembezi, Pamela Naidoo and Rik Crutzen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:658

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Perceived coercion is a sense of pressure related to the experience of being referred to treatment. The sense of pressure arises from the patient’s internal perception of coercion. The sources of coercion may ...

    Authors: Anne Opsal, Øistein Kristensen, John Kåre Vederhus and Thomas Clausen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:656

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Many people are in need of care in the last phase of life. However, the care they receive is not always appropriate. For instance, people can receive overly aggressive treatment or can have limited access to p...

    Authors: Eva Elizabeth Bolt, H Roeline Willemijn Pasman, Dick Willems and Bregje Dorien Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:655

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  41. Content type: Technical advance

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is prevalent in adulthood, resulting in serious impairment across multiple domains of living. Despite clinical guidance recommendations, the relative infancy of researc...

    Authors: Marios Adamou, Katharine Graham, Joy MacKeith, Sara Burns and Lisa-Marie Emerson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:632

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), is one of the most burdensome medical conditions. In order to better understand the epidemiology of dementia in Italy, we conducted a systematic search of studies ...

    Authors: Gianluca Bruti, Elisabetta Cavallucci, Michele Mancini, Alessandro Bitossi, Marzia Baldereschi and Sandro Sorbi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:615

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners are advanced practicing pharmacists in North Carolina that provide disease-specific management. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to compare the efficacy and ...

    Authors: Michèle M. Kislan, Adam T. Bernstein, Loretta R. Fearrington and Timothy J. Ives

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:607

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:673

  44. Content type: Research article

    Transfers of money and help with daily activities by family and friends are important sources of support for older people and contribute to their well being. On the other hand, older adults are not only recipi...

    Authors: Florian Tomini, Wim Groot and Sonila M. Tomini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:603

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  45. Content type: Research article

    A small proportion of patients use an excessively large amount of emergency care resources which often results in emergency department (ED) overcrowding, decreased quality of care and efficiency. There is a ne...

    Authors: Cynthia Krieg, Catherine Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard and Isabelle Dufour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:594

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare in China has significantly improved, meanwhile many  socio-economic risk factors and health conditions factors affect accessibility and utilization of health services in rural areas. Inequity of hea...

    Authors: Yan-Ning Li, Dong-xiao Nong, Bo Wei, Qi-Ming Feng and Hong-ye Luo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:592

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The accessibility of medical care facilities in sparsely populated rural regions is relevant especially for elderly people which often represent a large segment of the population in such regions. Elderly peopl...

    Authors: Ulrike Stentzel, Jens Piegsa, Daniel Fredrich, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:587

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Patient Activation is defined as the knowledge, skill, and confidence a patient has in managing their health. Higher levels of patient activation are associated with better self-management, better health outco...

    Authors: Amy Blakemore, Mark Hann, Kelly Howells, Maria Panagioti, Mark Sidaway, David Reeves and Peter Bower

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:582

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