Factors associated with access to health services and quality of life in knee osteoarthritis patients: a multilevel cross-sectional study
The main purpose of health service systems is to improve patients ’ quality of life (QoL) and to ensure equitable access to health services. However, in reality, nearly half of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Siriwan Choojaturo, Siriorn Sindhu, Ketsarin Utriyaprasit and Chukiat Viwatwongkasem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

EQUIP Emergency: study protocol for an organizational intervention to promote equity in health care
Social inequities are widening globally, contributing to growing health and health care inequities. Health inequities are unjust differences in health and well-being between and within groups of people caused ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Colleen Varcoe, Vicky Bungay, Annette J. Browne, Erin Wilson, C. Nadine Wathen, Kat Kolar, Nancy Perrin, Scott Comber, Am élie Blanchet Garneau, David Byres, Agnes Black and Elder Roberta Price Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

“Unrigging the support wheels” - A qualitative study on patients’ experiences with and perspectives on low-intensity CBT
Low-intensity treatments imply reduced therapist contact due to an emphasis on self-help and the use of technologies to deliver treatment. The role of the remoteness, the reduced therapist contact, and the int... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Elisa Haller, Nicole Besson and Birgit Watzke Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quality of antenatal care and associated factors in a rural county in Kenya: an assessment of service provision and experience dimensions
This study aimed to assess the quality of antenatal care (ANC) women received in Migori county, Kenya —including both service provision and experience dimensions—and to examine factors associated with each dime... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Laura Buback, Francisca Essandoh, Joyceline Kinyua, Leah Kirumbi and Craig R. Cohen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective risk assessment of the implementation of a schistosomiasis preventive mass drug administration for children aged five years and below in the uMkhanyakude district of KwaZulu-Natal
Schistosomiasis is endemic in the uMkhanyakude district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The South Africa Department of Health (DoH) has decided to implement a schistosomiasis preventive mass drug administratio... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mhlengi Vella Ncube and Moses John Chimbari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can quality improvement improve the quality of care? A systematic review of reported effects and methodological rigor in plan-do-study-act projects
The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method is widely used in quality improvement (QI) strategies. However, previous studies have indicated that methodological problems are frequent in PDSA-based QI projects. Furtherm... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: S øren Valgreen Knudsen, Henrik Vitus Bering Laursen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Paul Daniel Bartels, Lars Holger Ehlers and Jan Mainz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Person-centred, integrated and pro-active care for multi-morbid elderly with advanced care needs: a propensity score-matched controlled trial
Person-centred care (PCC) focusing on personalised goals and care plans derived from “What matters to you?” has an impact on single disease outcomes, but studies on multi-morbid elderly are lacking. Furthermor... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: G. K. R. Berntsen, M. Dalbakk, J. S. Hurley, T. Bergmo, B. Solbakken, L. Spansvoll, J. G. Bellika, S. O. Skr øvseth, T. Brattland and M. Rumpsfeld Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How to develop a sustainable telemedicine service? A Pediatric Telecardiology Service 20  years on - an exploratory study
Telemedicine services are promoting more access to healthcare. Portugal was an early adopter of telemedicine to overcome both its geological barriers and the shortage of healthcare professionals. The Pediatric... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: M élanie Raimundo Maia, Eduardo Castela, António Pires and Luís Velez Lapão Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient satisfaction with peri-operative anesthesia care and associated factors at two National Referral Hospitals: a cross sectional study in Eritrea
Measuring patient satisfaction has become an important parameter of the continuous quality assessment and improvement in anaesthesia services. The aim of this study was to assess the level of patient satisfact... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yonatan Mehari Andemeskel, Traudl Elsholz, Ghidey Gebreyohannes and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Costs of hospitalization for stroke from two urban health insurance claims data in Guangzhou City, southern China
This study aimed to examine the hospitalization costs by five ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hui Zhang, Yujie Yin, Chao Zhang and Donglan Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness and efficiency of teleimaging in the transplantation process: a mixed method protocol
The transplantation process usually takes place without transplant teams being able to use imaging data to assess graft quality. The decision of whether to go get the graft or not is therefore limited and subo... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kevin Zarca, Jean-Claude K. Dupont, Lor ène Jacoud, Julie Bulsei, Olivier Huot, Hélène Logerot and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Responding to adverse patient safety events in Viet Nam
This article reports the experiences of being in... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Reema Harrison, Anurag Sharma, Merrilyn Walton, Esmond Esguerra, Seinyenede Onobrakpor, Bui Trung Nghia and Nguyen Duc Chinh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program on acute hospital staff satisfaction
To evaluate the impact of the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program (DCHP) on clinical and non-clinical staff job satisfaction, level of confidence and comfort in caring for patients with cognitive impairment (CI... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margaret E. Murray, Anna Wong Shee, Emma West, Michelle Morvell, Meredith Theobald, Vincent Versace and Mark Yates Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of a regional quality improvement collaborative to improve care of people living with opioid use disorder in a Canadian setting
Although opioid agonist therapy is effective in treating opioid use disorders (OUD), retention in opioid agonist therapy is suboptimal, in part, due to quality of care issues. Therefore, we sought to describe ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Laura Beamish, Zach Sagorin, Cole Stanley, Krista English, Rana Garelnabi, Danielle Cousineau, Rolando Barrios and Jan Klimas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lessons from a training needs assessment to strengthen the capacity of routine immunization service providers in Nigeria
Health workers (HWs) providing routine immunization (RI) services play a crucial role in influencing vaccine uptake, a key determinant of improved immunization coverage. Over the years, Training Needs Assessme... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Linda Arogundade, Titilola Akinwumi, Shola Molemodile, Ebubechi Nwaononiwu, Joshua Ezika, Inuwa Yau and Chizoba Wonodi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Performance of family planning clinics in conducting recommended HIV counseling and testing in Mombasa County, Kenya: a cross-sectional study
A high proportion of African women utilize family planning (FP) services. Accordingly, incorporating HIV testing into FP services may strategically target the first WHO 90 –90-90 goal of 90% of people living wi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: McKenna C. Eastment, George Wanje, Barbra A. Richardson, Faiza Nassir, Emily Mwaringa, Ruanne V. Barnabas, Kenneth Sherr, Kishorchandra Mandaliya, Walter Jaoko and R. Scott McClelland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Re-energising the way we manage change in healthcare: the case for soft systems methodology and its application to evidence-based practice
Updating, improving and spreading the evidence base for healthcare practices has proven to be a challenge of considerable magnitude – a wicked, multi-dimensional problem. There are many interlinked factors whi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hanna Augustsson, Kate Churruca and Jeffrey Braithwaite Tags: Debate Source Type: research

The implementation of the coaching on lifestyle (CooL) intervention: lessons learnt
Combined lifestyle interventions (CLIs) are designed to help people who are overweight or obese maintain a healthy new lifestyle. The CooL intervention is a CLI in the Netherlands, in which lifestyle coaches c... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Celeste van Rinsum, Sanne Gerards, Geert Rutten, Madelon Johannesma, Ien van de Goor and Stef Kremers Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring effectiveness of different health financing mechanisms in Nigeria; what needs to change and how can it happen?
Various attempts to examine health financing mechanisms in Nigeria highlight the fact that there is no single mechanism that fits all contexts and people. This paper sets out findings of an in-depth assessment... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Nkoli Ezumah, Chinyere Mbachu, Felix Obi, Hyacinth Ichoku, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Hong Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Service evaluation of diabetes management during pregnancy in a regional maternity hospital: potential scope for increased self-management and remote patient monitoring through mHealth solutions
Pre-gestational and gestational diabetes mellitus are common complications in pregnancy affecting one in six pregnancies. The maternity services are under significant strain managing the increasing number of c... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Abdelrahim Alqudah, Paul McMullan, Anna Todd, Conor O ’Doherty, Anne McVey, Mae McConnell, John O’Donoghue, Joe Gallagher, Chris J. Watson and Lana McClements Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Variation in resource allocation in urgent and emergency Care Systems in Ireland
A key challenge for most systems is how to provide effective access to urgent and emergency care across rural and urban populations. Tensions about the placement and scope of hospital emergency services are lo... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Steve Thomas, Conor Foley, Bridget Kane, Bridget M. Johnston, Brenda Lynch, Susan Smith, Orla Healy, Elsa Droog and John Browne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Five-year changes in population newborn health associated with new preventive services in targeted risk-group pregnancies”
In 2009, the prevention service “Familieambulatoriet” (FA) was established in three pilot hospital areas offering psychosocial support and health monitoring to parents in high risk regarding mental health and ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tormod Rimehaug, Karianne Framstad Holden, Stian Lydersen and Marit S æbø Indredavik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Design of MARQUIS2: study protocol for a mentored implementation study of an evidence-based toolkit to improve patient safety through medication reconciliation
The first Multi-center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS1) demonstrated that implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit decreased total unintentional medica... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Amanda S. Mixon, G. Randy Smith Jr, Meghan Mallouk, Harry Reyes Nieva, Sunil Kripalani, Stephanie Rennke, Eugene Chu, Anirudh Sridharan, Anuj Dalal, Stephanie Mueller, Mark Williams, Tosha Wetterneck, Jason M. Stein, Deonni Stolldorf, Eric Howell, John Or Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Understanding healthcare provider absenteeism in Kenya: a qualitative analysis
Healthcare worker absenteeism is common in resource limited settings and contributes to poor quality of care in maternal and child health service delivery. There is a dearth of qualitative information on the s... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Margaret W. Gichane, Si ân L. Curtis and Katherine LeMasters Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effectiveness of military hospital-based drug treatment program (PMK) when compared with the traditional community-based drug treatment program (FAST)
In Thailand, two community-based drug treatment approaches are common. The first one is the traditional community-based treatment program (FAST) which brings the principles of community therapy as a guideline ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Niramon Kaewkham, Thawatchai Leelahanaj, Jatsada Yingwiwattanapong and Wanida Rattanasumawong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protocol for the Yapatjarrathati project: a mixed-method implementation trial of a tiered assessment process for identifying fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a remote Australian community
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Early identification can improve functioning for individuals and reduce costs... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dianne C. Shanley, Erinn Hawkins, Marjad Page, Doug Shelton, Wei Liu, Heidi Webster, Karen M. Moritz, Linda Barry, Jenny Ziviani, Shirley Morrissey, Frances O ’Callaghan, Andrew Wood, Mary Katsikitis and Natasha Reid Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The impact of post-fall huddles on repeat fall rates and perceptions of safety culture: a quasi-experimental evaluation of a patient safety demonstration project
Conducting post-fall huddles is considered an integral component of a fall-risk-reduction program. However, there is no evidence linking post-fall huddles to patient outcomes or perceptions of teamwork and saf... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Katherine J. Jones, John Crowe, Joseph A. Allen, Anne M. Skinner, Robin High, Victoria Kennel and Roni Reiter-Palmon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bottom-up development of national obstetric guidelines in middle-income country Suriname
Obstetric guidelines are useful to improve the quality of care. Availability of international guidelines has rapidly increased, however the contextualization to enhance feasibility of implementation in health ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kim J. C. Verschueren, Lachmi R. Kodan, Tom K. Brinkman, Raez R. Paidin, Sheran S. Henar, Humphrey H. H. Kanhai, Joyce L. Browne, Marcus J. Rijken and Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Staff perception of Lean, care-giving, thriving and exhaustion: a longitudinal study in primary care
Lean is commonly adopted in healthcare to increase quality of care and efficiency. Few studies of Lean involve staff-related outcomes, and few have a longitudinal design. Thus, the aim was to examine the exten... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Monica Kaltenbrunner, Lars Bengtsson, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Hans H ögberg and Maria Engström Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Forecasting maldistribution of human resources for healthcare and patients in Japan: a utilization-based approach
Hokkaido ’s demographic trend of population decrease with aging population is remarkable even in Japan. Although healthcare policy decision-makers need to appropriately allocate resources while grasping regiona... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tomoki Ishikawa, Yuji Nakao, Kensuke Fujiwara, Teppei Suzuki, Shintaro Tsuji and Katsuhiko Ogasawara Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Users ’ acceptability of a mobile application for persons with type 2 diabetes: a qualitative study
The use of mobile health apps is now common in diabetes self-management and acceptability of such tools could help predict further use. There is limited research on the acceptability of such apps: use over tim... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Astrid Torbj ørnsen, Lis Ribu, Marit Rønnevig, Astrid Grøttland and Sølvi Helseth Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lack of focus on nutrition and documentation in nursing homes, home care- and home nursing: the self-perceived views of the primary care workforce
Malnutrition is a comprehensive challenge for the nursing home, home care- and home nursing sector. Nutritional care and the subsequent documentation are a common and multifaceted healthcare practice that requ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: S. J. H åkonsen, P. U. Pedersen, A. Bygholm, C. N. Thisted and M. Bjerrum Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Medication transcription errors in hospitalized patient settings: a consensual study in the Palestinian nursing practice
Medication transcription errors (MTEs) are frequent in hospitalized patient settings. Definitions and scenarios that represent potential MTEs in the Palestinian nursing practice were not previously approached ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ramzi Shawahna, Abbas Abbas and Ameed Ghanem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of implementing free maternity service policy in Kenya: an interrupted time series analysis
Maternal and perinatal mortality is a major public health concern across the globe and more so in low and middle-income countries. In Kenya, more than 6000 maternal deaths, and 35,000 stillbirths occur each ye... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Evaline Lang ’at, Lillian Mwanri and Marleen Temmerman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Socio-demographic and disease related characteristics associated with unplanned emergency department visits by cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study
This study aimed to explore the socio-demographic and disease related characteristics associ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Polly H. Dufton, Allison Drosdowsky, Marie F. Gerdtz and Mei Krishnasamy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient characteristics associated with being offered take home naloxone in a busy, urban emergency department: a retrospective chart review
Overdose deaths can be prevented by distributing take home naloxone (THN) kits. The emergency department (ED) is an opportune setting for overdose prevention, as people who use opioids frequently present for e... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniel C. O ’Brien, Daniel Dabbs, Kathryn Dong, Paul J. Veugelers and Elaine Hyshka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Collective constructions of ‘waste’: epistemic practices for disinvestment in the context of Dutch social health insurance
Faced with growing budget pressure, policymakers worldwide recognize the necessity of strategic disinvestment from ineffective, inefficient or harmful medical practices. However, disinvestment programs face su... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Floortje Moes, Eddy Houwaart, Diana Delnoij and Klasien Horstman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dementia and patient safety in the community: a qualitative study of family carers ’ protective practices and implications for services
Dementia is a cause of disability and dependency associated with high demands for health services and expected to have a significant impact on resources. Care policies worldwide increasingly rely on family car... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kristin H äikiö, Mette Sagbakken and Jorun Rugkåsa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Highlighting the need for de-implementation – Choosing Wisely recommendations based on clinical practice guidelines
We describe our process of developing such recommendations from a comprehensive national set ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Raija Sipil ä, Marjukka Mäkelä and Jorma Komulainen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recognising and responding to deteriorating patients: what difference do national standards make?
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care released a set of national standards which became a mandatory part of accreditation in 2013. Standard 9 focuses on the identification and treatmen... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Matthew H. Anstey, Alice Bhasale, Nicola J. Dunbar and Heather Buchan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevention and care of hepatitis B in the rural region of Fatick in Senegal: a healthcare workers ’ perspective using a mixed methods approach
In countries where hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic, including Senegal, the World Health Organization recommends systematic HBV screening of pregnant women and vaccination at birth to prevent mother-to-child... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tchadine Djaogol, Marion Coste, Fabienne Marcellin, Antoine Jaquet, Fanny Chabrol, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Aldiouma Diallo, Maria Patrizia Carrieri and Sylvie Boyer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Loss to follow-up and associated factors among adult people living with HIV at public health facilities in Wakiso district, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study
Loss to follow-up (LTFU) from care among people living with HIV (PLHIV) is thought to be more common in the public setting compared to the private health care. It is anticipated that the problem may become wor... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Denis Opio, Fred C. Semitala, Alex Kakeeto, Emmanuel Sendaula, Paul Okimat, Brenda Nakafeero, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Charles Karamagi and Joan N. Kalyango Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trajectory modelling of ambulatory care sensitive conditions in Finland in 1996 –2013: assessing the development of equity in primary health care through clustering of geographic areas – an observational retrospective study
Due to stagnating resources and an increase in staff workload, the quality of Finnish primary health care (PHC) is claimed to have deteriorated slowly. With a decentralised PHC organisation and lack of nationa... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Markku Satokangas, Sonja Lumme, Martti Arffman and Ilmo Keskim äki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Detecting hospital behaviors of up-coding on DRGs using Rasch model of continuous variables and online cloud computing in Taiwan
This work aims to apply data-detection algorithms to predict the possible deductions of reimbursement from Taiwan ’s Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI), and to design an online dashboard to send alerts ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tsair-Wei Chien, Yi-Lien Lee and Hsien-Yi Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Remote follow-up using patient-reported outcome measures in patients with chronic kidney disease: the PROKID study – study protocol for a non-inferiority pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Outpatient care is steadily changing from hospital consultations to other platforms, such as phone consultation and online virtual clinics. It is prudent to maintain quality of care with such initiatives. Curr... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Birgith Engelst Grove, Per Ivarsen, Annette de Thurah, Liv Marit Schougaard, Derek Kyte and Niels Henrik Hj øllund Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Can hospital accreditation enhance patient experience? Longitudinal evidence from a Hong Kong hospital patient experience survey
Hospital accreditation is expected to improve health care quality and patient satisfaction. However, little and conflicting evidence is currently available to support its effect on patient outcomes, particular... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ellie Bostwick Andres, Wen Song, Wei Song and Janice Mary Johnston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The turnover intentions and intentions to leave the country of foreign-born physicians in Finland: a cross-sectional questionnaire study
A physician shortage is a worldwide problem and foreign-born physicians fill in the shortage of physicians in many developed countries. One problem that is associated with the physician shortage is increased p... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tarja Heponiemi, Laura Hietapakka, Anu Kaihlanen and Anna-Mari Aalto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Public service motivation as a mediator of the relationship between job stress and presenteeism: a cross-sectional study from Chinese public hospitals
This study explored the relationships between job stress, public service motiv... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jianwei Deng, Yaxin Li, Yangyang Sun, Run Lei and Tianan Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Geographic variation in the costs of medical care for people living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada
Regional variation in medical care costs can indicate heterogeneity in clinical practice, inequities in access, or inefficiencies in service delivery. We aimed to estimate regional variation in medical costs f... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Benjamin Enns, Jeong Eun Min, Dimitra Panagiotoglou, Julio S. G. Montaner and Bohdan Nosyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of client satisfaction with family planning services in public health facilities of Jigjiga town, Eastern Ethiopia
Client satisfaction is the best indicator of quality service provision and has been found to correlate with continuity of care perceived by the client. The measurement of client satisfaction helps in understan... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - September 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Aregawi Gebreyesus Tags: Research article Source Type: research