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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. Content type: Research article

    The South Eastern Health Region in Norway serves approximately 2.8 million people, which is more than half of Norway’s population. Physical medicine and rehabilitation services are provided by 9 public hospita...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moore, Svein Friis, Ian D. Graham, Elisabeth Troøyen Gundersen and Jan E. Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:379

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    Significant health inequities exist around maternal and infant health for Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand – and in particular around a premature (preterm) delivery. Māori babies are more l...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Angela Beard, Dalice Sim, Stacie Geller, Liza Edmonds, Bridget Robson and Beverley Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:374

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes presents a major morbidity and mortality burden in the United States. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an intervention associated with improved hemoglobin A1c(HbA1c) and quality of ...

    Authors: Amy T. Cunningham, Denine R. Crittendon, Neva White, Geoffrey D. Mills, Victor Diaz and Marianna D. LaNoue

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:367

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Accelerating the implementation of new technology in healthcare is typically complex and multi-faceted. One strategy is to charge a national agency with the responsibility for facilitating implementation. This...

    Authors: Gill Harvey, Sue Llewellyn, Greg Maniatopoulos, Alan Boyd and Rob Procter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:347

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In 2003 the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced the District League Table (DLT) to track district performance. This review of the DLT is intended to add to the evidence base on Health Systems Performanc...

    Authors: Christine KirungaTashobya, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet Bataringaya, Jean Macq, Bruno Marchal, Timothy Musila and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:355

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Physician migration has been gaining attention worldwide. In Germany, physician migration became a topic of interest in the context of the discussion about a shortage of physicians, for which one contributing ...

    Authors: Birte Pantenburg, Katharina Kitze, Melanie Luppa, Hans-Helmut König and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:341

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Poor retention in care and suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) undermine its successful rollout in South Africa. The adherence club intervention was designed as an adherence-enhancing interv...

    Authors: Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Bruno Marchal, Sara Van Belle and Brian van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:343

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Shenzhen has rapidly grown into a megacity in the recent decades. It is a challenging task for the Shenzhen government to provide sufficient healthcare services. The spatial configuration of healthcare service...

    Authors: Zhuolin Tao, Zaoxing Yao, Hui Kong, Fei Duan and Guicai Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:345

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite an extensive body of knowledge exists on network outcomes and on how hospital network structures may contribute to the creation of outcomes at different levels of analysis, less attention has been paid...

    Authors: Fausto Di Vincenzo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:334

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We describe the way psychiatric issues are addressed by inpatient medical teams through analysis of discussions of patients with behavioral health concerns and examination of teams’ subsequent consultation pra...

    Authors: Carla Pezzia, Jacqueline A. Pugh, Holly J. Lanham and Luci K. Leykum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:336

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    There is wide variation in the overall one-year relative cancer survival rates across Europe, and this is thought to indicate national variations in stage of disease at diagnosis. However, there is little evid...

    Authors: Michael Harris and Gordon Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:338

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders is needed within programs that serve homeless Veterans to assist with increasing engagement in care and to prevent future housing loss. A specialized co-occu...

    Authors: David A. Smelson, Matthew Chinman, Gordon Hannah, Thomas Byrne and Sharon McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:332

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hospitals are confronted with increasing safety demands from a diverse set of stakeholders, including governmental organisations, professional associations, health insurance companies, patient associations and...

    Authors: Carien W. Alingh, Jeroen D. H. van Wijngaarden, Robbert Huijsman and Jaap Paauwe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:313

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Recently, New Zealand has taken a system wide approach providing the biggest reform to New Zealand community pharmacy for 70 years with the aim of providing more clinically orientated patient centred services ...

    Authors: Alesha J. Smith, Shane L. Scahill, Jeff Harrison, Tilley Carroll and Natalie J. Medlicott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:307

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The value of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) in reducing severe clinical outcomes from influenza is debated. A clinical trial to generate better evidence is desirable. However, it is unknown whether UK clinici...

    Authors: Naomi Bradbury, Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam and Wei Shen Lim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:311

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Accurate TNM stage information is essential for cancer health services research, but is often impractical and expensive to collect at the population-level. We evaluated algorithms using administrative healthca...

    Authors: Alyson L. Mahar, Yunni Jeong, Brandon Zagorski and Natalie Coburn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:309

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The perspectives of nursing professionals might differ from those of older adults when it comes to care for older people. This cross-sectional study compares the views of older adults with the views of nursing...

    Authors: Lisanne Marlieke Verweij, Rik Wehrens, Lieke Oldenhof, Roland Bal and Anneke L. Francke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:321

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Facilitating return to work can be challenging due to the complexity of work disability. Few studies have examined rehabilitation programs based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that intend to support retu...

    Authors: Nina E. Klevanger, Marius S. Fimland, Roar Johnsen and Marit B. Rise

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:303

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In order to meet the future challenges posed by ageing populations, new technology, telemedicine and a more personalized healthcare system are needed. Earlier research has shown mobile radiography services to ...

    Authors: Elin Kjelle, Kristin Bakke Lysdahl, Hilde Merete Olerud and Aud Mette Myklebust

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:301

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