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Organization, structure and delivery of healthcare

Section edited by  Stefano Bonacina, Marie Pierre Gagnon and Holly Lanham

This section aims to publish studies looking at how health care is planned, organized and structured, including in terms of relationships among personnel or departments, as well as research on the provision of healthcare to an individual, group, population or community.

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  1. Shared Decision-making (SDM), a medical decision-making model, was popularized in the late 1980s in reaction to then predominate paternalistic decision-making, aiming to better meet the needs of patients. Exte...

    Authors: Tamara Waldron, Tracey Carr, Linda McMullen, Gill Westhorp, Vicky Duncan, Shelley-May Neufeld, Lori-Ann Bandura and Gary Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although the importance of care coordination (CC) is well-recognized, cancer patients often receive poorly coordinated care across varied care settings and different oncology providers. Efforts to improve canc...

    Authors: Izumi Okado, Kevin Cassel, Ian Pagano and Randall F. Holcombe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Readiness is a critical precursor of successful change; it denotes whether those involved in the change are motivated and empowered to participate in the change. Research on readiness tends to focus on frontli...

    Authors: Tujuanna Austin, Samia Chreim and Agnes Grudniewicz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:47

    Content type: Research article

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  4. How interactions during patient-provider encounters in Swedish primary care construct access to further care is rarely explored. This is especially relevant nowadays since Standardized Cancer Patient Pathways ...

    Authors: Cecilia Hultstrand, Anna-Britt Coe, Mikael Lilja and Senada Hajdarevic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Medication mismanagement is a major cause of both hospital admission and nursing home placement of frail older adults. Medication reviews by community pharmacists aim to maximise therapeutic benefit but also m...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Abbott, Darren A. Moore, Morwenna Rogers, Alison Bethel, Ken Stein and Jo Thompson Coon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Users with mental health problems (users) have a substantially higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the general population. Recent studies show that traditional lifestyle interventions focusing solel...

    Authors: Regitze Anne Saurbrey Pals, Sabina Drejer, Rikke Hjort Laursen, Lone Oest, Vinie Diana Hvidbak Levisen, Naja Ramskov Krogh and Nana Folmann Hempler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a genetic condition characterised by elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Following dieta...

    Authors: F. J. Kinnear, E. Wainwright, J. E. Bourne, F. E. Lithander, J. Hamilton-Shield and A. Searle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Limited attention has been paid to adolescents and young adults’ (AYA's) experiences in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis, despite this being a time when potentially life-changing decisions are made. We expl...

    Authors: Ruth I. Hart, David A. Cameron, Fiona J. Cowie, Jeni Harden, Nicholas B. Heaney, David Rankin, Angela B. Jesudason and Julia Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Increasing diversity in Australia requires healthcare practitioners to consider the cultural, linguistic, religious, sexual and racial/ethnic characteristics of service users as integral components of healthca...

    Authors: Carla Minnican and Gjyn O’Toole

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  10. People live socially complex lives and have different health care needs influenced by socio-economic factors such as deprivation, unemployment, and poor housing. Lack of access to community based social care r...

    Authors: Shaima M. Hassan, Clarissa Giebel, Esmaeil Khedmati Morasae, Clare Rotheram, Virginia Mathieson, Daniel Ward, Vicky Reynolds, Alan Price, Katie Bristow and Cecil Kullu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  11. General self-efficacy is considered one of the most influential parameters affecting the quality of clinical practice and nurses’ perceived professional benefits (NPPB). Perceived organizational support (POS) ...

    Authors: Linan Cheng, Yajuan Cui, Qian Chen, Yansheng Ye, Yingchun Liu, Fengying Zhang, Weiyan Zeng and Xiuying Hu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To examine how the knowledge transfer processes unfolded within SCIROCCO, a EU funded project (3rd Health Programme (2014–2020)) that aimed to facilitate the process of knowledge sharing across five European r...

    Authors: Liset Grooten, Hubertus Johannes Maria Vrijhoef, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Diane Whitehouse and Dirk Devroey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Elder abuse is a global public health and human rights problem that is predicted to increase as many countries experience a rapid growth in their population of older adults. Elder abuse undermines an older per...

    Authors: Anja Botngård, Arne Henning Eide, Laura Mosqueda and Wenche Malmedal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Physical activity is recognised as important for diabetes management and improved overall health of individuals with diabetes, yet many adults with diabetes are inactive. Healthcare professionals have been ide...

    Authors: N. Kime, A. Pringle, S. Zwolinsky and D. Vishnubala

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The prevalence and detrimental effect of physician burnout requires new strategies for supporting physicians. In this project, we describe the development, and assessment, of a “Balint-like” physician support ...

    Authors: Rachel Schwartz, Tait D. Shanafelt, Christophe Gimmler and Lars Osterberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:7

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Care goals are often implicit, although their identification is a key element of any prescription process. This study aimed to describe the clinical goals of drug prescriptions in general practice, their deter...

    Authors: Louis Bernard, René Ecochard, François Gueyffier and Laurent Letrilliart

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Poor communication between general practitioners (GPs) and medical specialists can lead to poorer quality, and continuity, of care. Our study aims to assess patients’ perceptions of communication at the interf...

    Authors: Giacomo Scaioli, Willemijn L. A. Schäfer, Wienke G. W. Boerma, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Michael van den Berg, François G. Schellevis and Peter P. Groenewegen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1018

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There is interest internationally in improving the uptake of research evidence to inform health care quality and safety. This article focusses on guidance development from research studies as one method for im...

    Authors: Simon Turner, Charlotte A. Sharp, Jessica Sheringham, Shaun Leamon and Naomi J. Fulop

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:1000

    Content type: Debate

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  19. Despite international recommendations to establish hospital transfusion management systems to promote appropriate use of blood products, the general efficacy of establishing such systems has not been proven. T...

    Authors: Yoshiteru Yano, Nobuo Sakata and Kiyohide Fushimi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:999

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Deficits in the rural medical workforce is an international issue. In Australia, The Rural Clinical School intervention is effective for initial recruitment of rural doctors. However, the extent of survival is...

    Authors: Surabhi Gupta, Hanh Ngo, Tessa Burkitt, Ian Puddey and Denese Playford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:998

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Psychological treatment delivered by telephone is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and forms a key part of the Improving ...

    Authors: Kelly Rushton, Claire Fraser, Judith Gellatly, Helen Brooks, Peter Bower, Christopher J. Armitage, Cintia Faija, Charlotte Welsh and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:997

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:36

  22. The observed rate of termination of pregnancy (TOP) for Turner syndrome varies worldwide and even within countries. In this vignette study we quantified agreement among ten multidisciplinary prenatal diagnosis...

    Authors: Monika Hermann, Babak Khoshnood, Olivia Anselem, Claire Bouvattier, Aurélie Coussement, Sophie Brisset, Alexandra Benachi and Vassilis Tsatsaris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:994

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Frequent pages can disrupt workflow, interrupt patient care, and may contribute to physician burnout. We hypothesized that paging volumes followed consistent temporal trends, regardless of the medical or surgi...

    Authors: Luke Witherspoon, Emily Nham, Hamidreza Abdi, Ali Dergham, Thomas Skinner, J. Stuart Oake, James Watterson and Luke T. Lavallée

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:992

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is preventable through lifestyle intervention. Diabetes prevention programmes (DPPs) aim to deliver prevention-based behaviour change interventions to reduce incidence. Such programmes...

    Authors: Jonathan Stokes, Judith Gellatly, Peter Bower, Rachel Meacock, Sarah Cotterill, Matt Sutton and Paul Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:991

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Sexual violence is a global public health issue. It is a form of gender-based violence commonly experienced by women accessing mental health services. The biomedical model has been the dominant model of care i...

    Authors: Carol O’Dwyer, Laura Tarzia, Sabin Fernbacher and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:990

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Lower-level emotional and psychological difficulties (‘distress’) in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), can lead to reduced quality of life and poor clinical outcomes. National guidelines mandate pr...

    Authors: Sarah Damery, Kim Sein, Johann Nicholas, Jyoti Baharani and Gill Combes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:989

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The family doctor system has developed rapidly all over the world, and in the past few years, China has actively explored family doctor-type contracted services. This study aimed to explore the related factors...

    Authors: Huanyan Wang, Lei Shi, Xuanye Han, Jinchan Zhang, Yuanshuo Ma, Xi Yang, Ming Liu, Lihua Fan and Fengge Lou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:986

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) pragmatic trial compared the effectiveness of comprehensive transitional care (COMPASS-TC) versus usual care among stroke and transient ischemic attack (T...

    Authors: Sabina B. Gesell, Cheryl D. Bushnell, Sara B. Jones, Sylvia W. Coleman, Samantha M. Levy, James G. Xenakis, Barbara J. Lutz, Janet Prvu Bettger, Janet Freburger, Jacqueline R. Halladay, Anna M. Johnson, Anna M. Kucharska-Newton, Laurie H. Mettam, Amy M. Pastva, Matthew A. Psioda, Meghan D. Radman…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:978

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) among women with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer significantly reduces the risk of hospitalizations, cancer recurrence, and mortality. AET...

    Authors: Andrew J. Paladino, Janeane N. Anderson, Rebecca A. Krukowski, Teresa Waters, Mehmet Kocak, Carolyn Graff, Ryan Blue, Tameka N. Jones, Joanne Buzaglo, Gregory Vidal, Lee Schwartzberg and Ilana Graetz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:977

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. In 2009 health insurers AOK and Bosch BKK introduced the “FacharztProgramm Kardiologie” - a program for coordinated ambulatory cardiology care in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It aims for efficient, m...

    Authors: Patrick Hennrich, Regine Bölter and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:976

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model has been implemented in South Africa to enhance quality of clinical services in Primary Healthcare (PHC) clinics in a context of a high prevalence of chro...

    Authors: Limakatso Lebina, Olufunke Alaba, Ashley Ringane, Khuthadzo Hlongwane, Pogiso Pule, Tolu Oni and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:965

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) establishes a right to legal capacity for all people, including those with support needs. People with disabilities have a legal...

    Authors: Carmel Davies, Francesco Fattori, Deirdre O’Donnell, Sarah Donnelly, Éidín Ní Shé, Marie O. Shea, Lucia Prihodova, Caoimhe Gleeson, Áine Flynn, Bernadette Rock, Jacqueline Grogan, Michelle O’Brien, Shane O’Hanlon, Marie Therese Cooney, Marie Tighe and Thilo Kroll

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:960

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Implementation of the Norwegian government’s Coordination Reform (2012) aims to decentralise health care services from centralised hospitals to local communities. Radiological services in Norway are mainly org...

    Authors: Aud Mette Myklebust, Hilde Eide, Brian Ellis and Rona Beattie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:959

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Generic substitution aims to increase the use of more affordable generic preparations and restrain the growth of medicine expenditures. Pharmaceutical staff plays an important role in generic substitution by i...

    Authors: Riikka Rainio, Riitta Ahonen and Johanna Timonen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:956

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The most common cause of clinical incidents and adverse events in relation to surgery is communication error. There is a shortage of studies on communication between registered nurses and licenced practical nu...

    Authors: Maria Randmaa, Maria Engström, Gunilla Mårtensson, Christine Leo Swenne and Hans Högberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:950

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The worldwide prevalence of depressive disorders among children and youth has been reported in ranges from just under 3% to over 10%. In Canada, 7% of youth report past year depression, which is higher than an...

    Authors: Priya Watson, Kamna Mehra, Lisa D. Hawke and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:947

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Buurtzorg, a model of community nursing conceived in the Netherlands, is widely cited as a promising and evidence-based approach to improving the delivery of integrated nursing and social care in community set...

    Authors: Mirza Lalani, Jane Fernandes, Richard Fradgley, Caroline Ogunsola and Martin Marshall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:945

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  38. High-risk patients are most vulnerable during transitions of care. Due to the high burden of resource allocation for such patients, we propose that segmentation of this heterogeneous population into distinct s...

    Authors: Shawn Choon Wee Ng, Yu Heng Kwan, Shi Yan, Chuen Seng Tan and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:931

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  39. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication technology to remotely provide healthcare services. Evaluation of telemedicine use often relies on administrative data, but the validity of identifying telemedicine...

    Authors: Deepika Yeramosu, Florence Kwok, Jeremy M. Kahn and Kristin N. Ray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:928

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  40. Empowerment of hospital workers is known as a key factor of organizational performance and occupational health. Nevertheless, empowering workers remains a real challenge. As in many traditional organizations, ...

    Authors: Baptiste Cougot, Jules Gauvin, Nicolas Gillet, Kalyane Bach-Ngohou, Johan Lesot, Isaac Getz, Xavier Deparis, Claire Longuenesse, Anne Armant, Emmanuelle Bataille, Brice Leclere, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi, Leïla Moret and Dominique Tripodi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:927

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. As the demand for nursing home (NH) services increases, older adults and their families expect exceptional services. Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) is a multi-component intervention designed to train tea...

    Authors: Veronique M. Boscart, Souraya Sidani, Jenny Ploeg, Sherry L. Dupuis, George Heckman, Jessica Luh Kim, Josie d’Avernas and Paul Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:922

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The health and social care sector (HCS) is currently facing multiple challenges across Europe: against the background of ageing societies, more people are in need of care. Simultaneously, several countries rep...

    Authors: Sebastian Merkel, Mervi Ruokolainen and Daniel Holman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:918

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The workforce shortage is one of the major issues associated with the recovery of Minamisoma City in Fukushima Prefecture, after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Da...

    Authors: Moe Hirohara, Akihiko Ozaki and Masaharu Tsubokura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:917

    Content type: Research article

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  44. This cross-sectional study evaluated the adequacy of the Family Health Strategy for the primary care model for chronic noncommunicable diseases and the changes that occurred between the two cycles of external ...

    Authors: Kelly Cristina Gomes Alves, Rafael Alves Guimarães, Marta Rovery de Souza and Otaliba Libânio de Morais Neto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:913

    Content type: Research article

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  45. In 2012, the Saskatchewan Ministry for Health mandated a system-wide Lean transformation. Research has been conducted on the implementation processes of this system-wide Lean implementation. However, no resear...

    Authors: Rachel Flynn, Thomas Rotter, Dawn Hartfield, Amanda S. Newton and Shannon D. Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:912

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The capacity of the Indigenous primary healthcare (PHC) sector to continue playing a crucial role in meeting the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is in large part reliant on th...

    Authors: Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Sandy Campbell and Ruth Fagan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:910

    Content type: Research article

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  47. RESPOND is a telephone-based falls prevention program for older people who present to a hospital emergency department (ED) with a fall. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) found RESPOND to be effective at redu...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Morris, Keith D. Hill, Ilana N. Ackerman, Darshini Ayton, Glenn Arendts, Caroline Brand, Peter Cameron, Christopher D. Etherton-Beer, Leon Flicker, Anne-Marie Hill, Peter Hunter, Judy A. Lowthian, Renata Morello, Samuel R. Nyman, Julie Redfern, De Villiers Smit…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:906

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health and is a highly promising and practical approach to improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. While there is growing interest and ...

    Authors: Nicole A. Stadnick, Euan Sadler, Jane Sandall, Cristina Fernandez Turienzo, Ian M. Bennett, Jeffrey Borkan, Bibilola Oladeji, Oye Gureje, Gregory A. Aarons and Marisa Sklar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:899

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  49. Organizational change is often associated with reduced employee health and increased sickness absence. However, most studies in the field accentuate major organizational change and often do not distinguish bet...

    Authors: Anniken Grønstad, Lars Erik Kjekshus, Trond Tjerbo and Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:895

    Content type: Research article

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