Correction to: The patient advisor, an organizational resource as a lever for an enhanced oncology patient experience (PAROLEonco): a longitudinal multiple case study protocol
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: M. P. Pomey, M. de Guise, M. Desforges, K. Bouchard, C. Vialaron, L. Normandin, M. Iliescu-Nelea, I. Fortin, I. Ganache, C. R égis, Z. Rosberger, D. Charpentier, L. Bélanger, M. Dorval, D. P. Ghadiri, M. Lavoie-Tremblay & hellip; Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The effect of the integration of health services on health care usage among patients with type 2 diabetes in North Karelia, Finland
This study examines the effect of the integration of health services on health car... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Katja Wikstr öm, Marja-Leena Lamidi, Päivi Rautiainen, Hilkka Tirkkonen, Petri Kivinen and Tiina Laatikainen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Financial incentives to improve glycemic control in African American adults with type 2 diabetes: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Financial incentives is emerging as a viable strategy for improving clinical outcomes for adults with type 2 diabetes. However, there is limited data on optimal structure for financial incentives and whether f... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leonard E. Egede, Jennifer A. Campbell, Rebekah J. Walker, Aprill Z. Dawson and Joni S. Williams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Estimation of healthcare ‐related charges in women with BRCA mutations and breast cancer
Breast cancer costs were estimated at $16.5 billion in 2010 and were higher than other cancer costs. There are limited studies on breast cancer charges and costs by BRCA mutations and receptor status. We exami... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Joseph Biskupiak, Sudhir Unni, Claire Telford, Minkyoung Yoo, Xiangyang Ye, Rishi Deka, Diana Brixner and David Stenehjem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation and psychometric evaluation of the Dutch person-centred care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute care (POPAC) scale
Person-centred care is the preferred model for caring for people with dementia. Knowledge of the level of person-centred care is essential for improving the quality of care for patients with dementia. The pers... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Annette Keuning-Plantinga, Evelyn J. Finnema, Wim Krijnen, David Edvardsson and Petrie F. Roodbol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Explaining factors affecting help-seeking behaviors in women with urinary incontinence: a qualitative study
Urinary incontinence is widely accepted to be among the most important issues in the global health system. However, only a limited number of women are referred for treatment because different factors complicat... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fahimeh Rashidi Fakari, Sepideh Hajian, Soodabeh Darvish and Hamid Alavi Majd Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of socio-demographic and health factors on the association between multimorbidity and acute care service use: population-based survey linked to health administrative data
This study explores how socio-demographic and health factors shape the relationship between multimorbidity and one-year acute care service use (i.e., hospital, emergency department visits) in older adults in O... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kathryn A. Fisher, Lauren E. Griffith, Andrea Gruneir, Ross Upshur, Richard Perez, Lindsay Favotto, Francis Nguyen, Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternal death surveillance and response in Tanzania: comprehensiveness of narrative summaries and action points from maternal death reviews
Maternal deaths reviews are proposed as one strategy to address high maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries, including Tanzania. Review of maternal deaths relies on comprehensive documentation o... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ali Said, Andrea B. Pembe, Siriel Massawe, Claudia Hanson and Mats Malqvist Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prioritization of interventions in pursuit of maternal health policy objectives to mitigate stillbirth risks. An exploratory qualitative study at subnational level in Uganda
Global calls for renewed efforts to address stillbirth burden highlighted areas for policy and implementation resulting in national level translations. Information regarding adapted strategies to effect policy... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eric Ssegujja, Isaac Ddumba and Michelle Andipartin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Beyond weight: examining the association of obesity with cardiometabolic related inpatient costs among Canadian adults using linked population based survey and hospital administrative data
The global population has transitioned to one where more adults are living with obesity than are underweight. Obesity is associated with the development of cardiometabolic diseases and widely attributed to inc... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Neeru Gupta and Zihao Sheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ecology of medical care in Shanghai
To better understand the distribution and consumption patterns of resources in different ethnic groups and at different levels of economic development, this paper chose to describe the healthcare seeking behav... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Xuechen Xiong, Xiaolin Cao and Li Luo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Meta-ethnography in healthcare research: a guide to using a meta-ethnographic approach for literature synthesis
Qualitative synthesis approaches are increasingly used in healthcare research. One of the most commonly utilised approaches is meta-ethnography. This is a systematic approach which synthesises data from multip... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Raabia Sattar, Rebecca Lawton, Maria Panagioti and Judith Johnson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mono-institutional retrospective cohort analysis of the insurance status dependent access to ENT-professionals and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
To access the influence of insurance status on time of diagnosis, quality of treatment and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andreas Knopf, Simon Teutsch and Henning Bier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of a training program for life skills education and financial literacy to community health workers in India: a quasi-experimental study
Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) are community health workers responsible for improving the health status of people by facilitating their access to healthcare services. The life skills of ASHA are kno... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shantanu Sharma, Kanishtha Arora, Chandrashekhar, Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Faiyaz Akhtar and Sunil Mehra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Out-of-pocket costs and time spent attending antenatal care services: a case study of pregnant women in selected rural communities in Zinder, Niger
Despite an official policy of exemption from health care costs, pregnant women in Niger still face some out-of-pocket costs (OPC) in addition to time costs when they attend antenatal care (ANC) services. We ai... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: C ésaire T. Ouédraogo, Stephen A. Vosti, K. Ryan Wessells, Charles D. Arnold, M. Thierno Faye and Sonja Y. Hess Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acting between guidelines and reality- an interview study exploring the strategies of first line managers in patient safety work
Safety culture can be described and understood through its manifestations in the organization as artefacts, espoused values and basic underlying assumptions and is strongly related to leadership-yet it remains... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mats Hedsk öld, Magna Andreen Sachs, Torleif Rosander, Mia von Knorring and Karin Pukk Härenstam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A multilevel study of patient-centered care perceptions in mental health teams
The successful combination of interprofessional collaboration in multidisciplinary teams with patient-centered care is necessary when it comes to delivering complex mental health services. Yet collaboration is... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fran çois Durand and Marie-Josée Fleury Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Economic evaluation of alternative testing regimes and settings to detect undiagnosed HIV in Australia
The study aimed to estimate the comparative costs per positive diagnosis of previously undetected HIV in three testing regimes: conventional; parallel and point of care (POC) testing. The regimes are analysed ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Owain D. Williams, Judith A. Dean, Anna Crothers, Charles F. Gilks and Jeff Gow Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patients and relatives as auditors of safe practices in oncology and hematology day hospitals
When there is a gap in professionals ’ adherence to safe practices during cancer treatment, the consequences can be serious. Identifying these gaps in order to enable improvements in patient safety can be a cha... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Isabel Rodrigo Rinc ón, Isabel Irigoyen Aristorena, Belén Tirapu León, Nicolás Zaballos Barcala, Maite Sarobe Carricas, Joaquín Lobo Palanco, María Luisa Antelo Caamaño, Marta Patricia Martin Vizcaíno and Susan Burnett Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and exploratory factor analysis of the Person-centred Practice Inventory - Staff (PCPI-S) questionnaire among Malaysian primary healthcare providers
The Person-centred Practice Inventory-Staff (PCPI-S) instrument was developed to measure healthcare providers ’ perception towards their person-centred practice. The study aimed to explore the influence of cult... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nur Zahirah Balqis-Ali, Pui San Saw, Anis Syakira Jailani, Weng Hong Fun, Noridah Mohd Saleh, Tengku Putri Zaharah Tengku Bahanuddin, Sondi Sararaks and Shaun Wen Huey Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evidence-based smoking cessation treatment: a comparison by healthcare system
A systems-level approach to smoking cessation treatment may optimize healthcare provider adherence to guidelines. Institutions such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are unique in their systematic ap... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jennifer A. Lewis, Nicole Senft, Heidi Chen, Kathryn E. Weaver, Lucy B. Spalluto, Kim L. Sandler, Leora Horn, Pierre P. Massion, Robert S. Dittus, Christianne L. Roumie and Hilary A. Tindle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparing Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidity indices with different weightings to predict in-hospital mortality: an analysis of national inpatient data
Understanding how comorbidity measures contribute to patient mortality is essential both to describe patient health status and to adjust for risks and potential confounding. The Charlson and Elixhauser comorbi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Narayan Sharma, Ren é Schwendimann, Olga Endrich, Dietmar Ausserhofer and Michael Simon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and implementation of a patient assistance fund: a descriptive study
The purpose of this descriptive study is to outline the Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS) College of Dental Medicines ’ Patient Assistance Fund development, organization and outcomes. The description... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Burke W. Soffe, Justine E. Miranda, Jenny Fang, Daniel G. Epperson, Roberto A. Lara, Hazel L. Williamson and Martin S. Lipsky Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring the usefulness of medical clowns in elevating satisfaction and reducing aggressive tendencies in pediatric and adult hospital wards
Most existing research on medical clowns in health care services has investigated their usefulness mainly among child health consumers. In this research we examined multiple viewpoints of medical staff, clowns... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dorit Efrat-Triester, Daniel Altman, Enav Friedmann, Dalit Lev-Arai Margalit and Kinneret Teodorescu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A qualitative study to identify critical attributes and attribute-levels for a discrete choice experiment on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery among young people in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
The uptake and adherence of daily oral PrEP has been poor in high-risk populations in South Africa including young people. We used qualitative research methods to explore user preferences for daily and on-dema... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janan J. Dietrich, Millicent Atujuna, Gugulethu Tshabalala, Stefanie Hornschuh, Mamakiri Mulaudzi, Michelle Koh, Nadia Ahmed, Richard Muhumuza, Andrew S. Ssemata, Kennedy Otwombe, Linda-Gail Bekker, Janet Seeley, Neil A. Martinson, Fern Terris-Prestholt a Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of hospital emergency department regionalization and categorization policy on appropriate patient emergency care use: a nationwide observational study in Taiwan
Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a health services issue worldwide. Modern health policy emphasizes appropriate health services utilization. However, the relationship between accessibility, capability... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chih-Yuan Lin and Yue-Chune Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Social determinants of health and hospital readmissions: can the HOSPITAL risk score be improved by the inclusion of social factors?
The HOSPITAL Risk Score (HRS) predicts 30-day hospital readmissions and is internationally validated. Social determinants of health (SDOH) such as low socioeconomic status (SES) affect health outcomes and have... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shirlene Obuobi, Rhys F. M. Chua, Stephanie A. Besser and Corey E. Tabit Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Outreach-based clinical pharmacist prescribing input into the healthcare of people experiencing homelessness: a qualitative investigation
Severely and multiply disadvantaged members of the homeless population are disproportionately vulnerable to exceptionally high levels of multi-morbidity and premature death. Given widespread calls for the deve... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarah Johnsen, Fiona Cuthill and Janice Blenkinsopp Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shared decision-making between health care providers and patients at a tertiary hospital diabetic Clinic in Tanzania
Patients ’ participation in decision making regarding their treatment is defined in ethical, legal and human rights standards in the provision of care that concerns health providers and the entire community. Th... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Osward Vedasto, Baraka Morris and Francis F. Furia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The patient advisor, an organizational resource as a lever for an enhanced oncology patient experience (PAROLE-onco): a longitudinal multiple case study protocol
Quebec is one of the Canadian provinces with the highest rates of cancer incidence and prevalence. A study by the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN) of McGill university assessed six aspects of the patient experience ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: M. P. Pomey, M. de Guise, M. Desforges, K. Bouchard, C. Vialaron, L. Normandin, M. Iliescu-Nelea, I. Fortin, I. Ganache, C. R égis, Z. Rosberger, D. Charpentier, L. Bélanger, M. Dorval, D. P. Ghadiri, M. Lavoie-Tremblay & hellip; Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A mixed methods multiple case study to evaluate the implementation of a care pathway for colorectal cancer surgery using extended normalization process theory
This study aims to perform a con... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: R. van Zelm, E. Coeckelberghs, W. Sermeus, A. Wolthuis, L. Bruyneel, M. Panella and K. Vanhaecht Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evidence that collaborative action between local health departments and nonprofit hospitals helps foster healthy behaviors in communities: a multilevel study
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) encouraged nonprofit hospitals to collaborate with local public health experts in the conduct of community health needs assessments (CHNAs) for the ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Geri Rosen Cramer, Gary J. Young, Simone Singh, Jean McGuire and Daniel Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: “Availability of healthcare providers for rural veterans eligible for purchased care under the veterans choice act”
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Michael E. Ohl, Margaret Carrell, Andrew Thurman, Mark Vander Weg, Teresa Hudson, Michelle Mengeling and Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Persistent symptoms after Covid-19: qualitative study of 114 “long Covid” patients and draft quality principles for services
Approximately 10% of patients with Covid-19 experience symptoms beyond 3 –4 weeks. Patients call this “long Covid”. We sought to document such patients’ lived experience, including accessing and receiving healt... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Emma Ladds, Alex Rushforth, Sietse Wieringa, Sharon Taylor, Clare Rayner, Laiba Husain and Trisha Greenhalgh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of adherence to pharmacological secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction on health care costs – an analysis of real-world data
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a major source of morbidity and mortality, is also associated with excess costs. Findings from previous studies were divergent regarding the effect on health care expenditure... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Florian Kirsch, Christian Becker, Christoph Kurz, Lars Schwettmann and Anja Schramm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Determining the cost-effectiveness requirements of an exoskeleton preventing second hip fractures using value of information
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Stefania Manetti, Giuseppe Turchetti and Francesco Fusco Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Community care coordination for stroke survivors: results of a complex intervention study
Outpatient follow-up care for stroke survivors is often inadequate and mostly self-organized by the patients themselves. In the German health care system, there are no standard care programs for patients after... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Johannes Deutschbein, Ulrike Grittner, Alice Schneider and Liane Schenk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nature of dispensing errors in selected hospitals providing free healthcare: a multi-center study in Sri Lanka
Dispensing errors, known to result in significant patient harm, are preventable if their nature is known and recognized. However, there is a scarcity of such data on dispensing errors particularly in resource ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: R. A. N. Dilsha, H. M. I. P. Kularathne, M. T. M. Mujammil, S. M. M. Irshad and N. R. Samaranayake Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patterns and patient factors associated with loss to follow-up in the Muhimbili sickle cell cohort, Tanzania
Monitoring patient ’s clinical attendance is a crucial means of improving retention in care and treatment programmes. Sickle cell patients’ outcomes are improved by participation in comprehensive care programme... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Upendo Masamu, Raphael Z. Sangeda, Daniel Kandonga, Jesca Ondengo, Flora Ndobho, Bruno Mmbando, Siana Nkya, Khadija Msami and Julie Makani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Challenges to effective governance in a low income healthcare system: a qualitative study of stakeholder perceptions in Malawi
All countries face challenging decisions about healthcare coverage. Malawi has committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the timeframe set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sarah C. Masefield, Alan Msosa and Jean Grugel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A mixed-methods evaluation of the impact of a person-centered family planning intervention for community health workers on family planning outcomes in India
Person-centered quality for family planning has been gaining increased attention, yet few interventions have focused on this, or measured associations between person-centered quality for family planning and fa... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nadia Diamond-Smith, Claire McDonell, Ananta Basudev Sahu, Kali Prasad Roy and Katie Giessler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dental visits in Medicaid-enrolled youth with mental illness: an analysis of administrative claims data
State Medicaid plans across the United States provide dental insurance coverage to millions of young persons with mental illness (MI), including those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depr... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Erica L. Stockbridge, Eleena Dhakal, Stacey B. Griner, Abiah D. Loethen, Joseph F. West, Joseph W. Vera and Karabi Nandy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

No time for change? Impact of contextual factors on the effect of training primary care healthcare workers in Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam on how to manage asthma in children - A FRESH AIR implementation study
Training is a common and cost-effective way of trying to improve quality of care in low- and middle-income countries but studies of contextual factors for the successful translation of increased knowledge into... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jesper Kj ærgaard, Thomas Nørrelykke Nissen, Elvira Isaeva, Nguyen Nhat Quynh, Susanne Reventlow, Stine Lund, Talant Sooronbaev, Pham Le An, Marianne Stubbe Østergaard, Jim Stout and Anja Poulsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reducing the quality risk of elderly care services in government procurement from market-oriented private providers through ex ante policy design: lessons from the principal-agent theory analysis
Government procurement of elderly care services from market-oriented private providers has become an important way to respond to the growing demands of elderly care. However, the government cannot accurately i... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Huan Song, Sihang Yu and Tao Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Midwives ’ integration of post abortion manual vacuum aspiration in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a mixed methods case study & positive deviance assessment
Despite a recognized need for midwives to provide post abortion care, there exist barriers preventing them from integrating lifesaving skills such as manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) into practice. This collabor... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kirsty M. Bourret, Sylvie Larocque, Am élie Hien, Carol Hogue, Kalum Muray, Aurélie Thethe Lukusa and Abel Minani Ngabo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neo-Hippocratic healthcare policies: professional or industrial healthcare delivery? A choice for doctors, patients, and their organisations
Ethical medical practice requires managing health services to promote professionalism and secure accessibility to care. Commercially financed and industrially managed services strain the physicians ’ clinical a... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales, Pierre De Paepe and Michel Roland Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

The physician and professionalism today: challenges to and strategies for ethical professional medical practice
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Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales, Pierre De Paepe and Michel Roland Tags: Introduction Source Type: research

Medical heuristics and action-research: professionalism versus science
Professional knowledge aims at improving practice. It reduces uncertainty in decision-making, improves effectiveness in action and relevance in evaluation, stimulates reflexivity, and subjects practice to ethi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales and Pierre De Paepe Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Objectives, methods, and results in critical health systems and policy research: evaluating the healthcare market
Since the 1980s, markets have turned increasingly to intangible goods – healthcare, education, the arts, and justice. Over 40 years, the authors investigated healthcare commoditisation to produce policy knowle... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales and Pierre De Paepe Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Integrating clinical and public health knowledge in support of joint medical practice
Strong relations between medicine and public health have long been advocated. Today, professional medical practice assumes joint clinical/public health objectives: GPs are ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales, Pierre De Paepe and Michel Roland Tags: Commentary Source Type: research