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Impact of the CareWell integrated care model for older patients with multimorbidity: a quasi-experimental controlled study in the Basque Country.

Maider Mateo-Abad, Nerea González, Ane Fullaondo, Marisa Merino, Lierni Azkargorta, Anna Giné, Dolores Verdoy, Itziar Vergara, Esteban de Manuel Keenoy,

BACKGROUND:Older patients with multimorbidity have complex health and social care needs, associated with elevated use of health care resources. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of CareWell integrated care model for older patients with multimorbidity in the Basque Country. METHODS:The CareWell program for older patients with ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):613]

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Pharmacists' viewpoint towards their professional role in healthcare system: a survey of hospital settings of Pakistan.

Nabeel Khan, Ken McGarry, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Zaki Haider,

BACKGROUND:Pharmacy service is an essential part of a healthcare system. The profession of pharmacy is well recognized and is practiced to its full potential in developed countries however, it is underutilized in developing countries such as Pakistan. The recognition of pharmacist's role as healthcare professional is limited. This study aimed to ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):610]

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Working together in Aboriginal health: a framework to guide health professional practice.

Annabelle M Wilson, Janet Kelly, Michelle Jones, Kim O'Donnell, Sandra Wilson, Emma Tonkin, Anthea Magarey,

BACKGROUND:Working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is important for maximising the effectiveness of a health care interaction between and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and a health professional. This paper presents a framework to guide health professional practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. METHODS:This ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):601]

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Access to hip and knee replacement surgery in patients with chronic diseases according to patient-reported pain and functional status.

Bélène Podmore, Andrew Hutchings, Sujith Konan, John Robson, Jan van der Meulen,

BACKGROUND:An increasing number of patients undergoing hip or knee replacement have chronic diseases. It has been suggested that the presence of chronic diseases may affect access to this type of surgery in the English National Health Service (NHS). We examined the access to hip and knee replacement surgery in patients ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):602]

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Female Pakistani carers' views on future formal and informal care for their older relatives in Norway.

Sanjana Arora, Bernd Rechel, Astrid Bergland, Melanie Straiton, Jonas Debesay,

BACKGROUND:The aging of Pakistani immigrants in Norway raises questions related to their increased need for care and help from relatives, as well as those concerning what future formal and informal care and healthcare accessibility for older immigrants may look like. The hidden nature of family caregiving means that the circumstances ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):603]

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Pharmacists' viewpoint towards their professional role in healthcare system: a survey of hospital settings of Pakistan.

Nabeel Khan, Ken McGarry, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Zaki Haider,

BackgroundPharmacy service is an essential part of a healthcare system. The profession of pharmacy is well recognized and is practiced to its full potential in developed countries however, it is underutilized in developing countries such as Pakistan. The recognition of pharmacist’s role as healthcare professional is limited. This study aimed to ... Read more >>

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Profit distribution and managers' behaviour in vertical integrated medical delivery systems - an experimental economics study.

Yunque Bo, Miaojie Qi, Siyu Liu, Jiyu Cui, Youli Han,

BACKGROUND:The vertical integration of medical delivery systems (VIMDSs) is a reform direction both in China and worldwide. We conducted a controlled economic experiment to explore decision-making by managers of medical institutions with respect to profits and what influences the distribution mechanism in VIMDSs. METHODS:Students and hospital staff were recruited to ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):611]

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Evaluating fidelity of community health worker roles in malaria prevention and control programs in Livingstone District, Zambia-A bottleneck analysis.

Helen Mwiinga Chipukuma, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Steven Chifundo Azizi, Choolwe Jacobs,

BACKGROUND:Community Health Workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving community malaria intervention coverages and success in reducing malaria incidence has been attributed to them. However, despite this attribution, malaria resurgence cases have been reported in various countries including Zambia. This study aims to evaluate the implementation fidelity of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):612]

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The prevalence and economic burden of pain on middle-aged and elderly Chinese people: results from the China health and retirement longitudinal study.

Yudian Qiu, Hu Li, Ziyi Yang, Qiang Liu, Kai Wang, Rujun Li, Dan Xing, Yunfei Hou, Jianhao Lin,

BACKGROUND:To estimate the prevalence of pain among people aged 45 years and older in China, to analyze the effect factors of pain and pain related economic burden. METHODS:Nationally representative sample was derived from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). Pain data, medical cost data were obtained, as well as information ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):600]

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Lived experiences: a focus group pilot study within the MentALLY project of mental healthcare among European users.

Malin Axelsson, Viktor Schønning, Claudi Bockting, Ann Buysse, Mattias Desmet, Alexis Dewaele, Theodoros Giovazolias, Dewi Hannon, Konstantinos Kafetsios, Reitske Meganck, Spyridoula Ntani, Kris Rutten, Sofia Triliva, Laura Van Beveren, Joke Vandamme, Simon Øverland, Gunnel Hensing,

BACKGROUND:Mental healthcare is an important component in societies' response to mental health problems. Although the World Health Organization highlights availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of healthcare as important cornerstones, many Europeans lack access to mental healthcare of high quality. Qualitative studies exploring mental healthcare from the perspective of people with ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):605]

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Study of influential factors of provincial health expenditure -analysis of panel data after the 2009 healthcare reform in China.

Jifei Hou, Liqi Tian, Yun Zhang, Yanzheng Liu, Jing Li, Yue Wang,

BACKGROUND:Total Healthcare Expenditure (THE) has increased substantially in all countries. Since the health system reform and health policy environment differ from each country, it is necessary to analyze the motivations of THE in a specific country. METHODS:The objective of this study was to analyze the influential factors of Provincial THE ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):606]

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Evaluation of the association between presenteeism and perceived availability of social support among hospital doctors in Zhejiang, China.

Xiaoyu Xi, Qianni Lu, Mengqing Lu, Ailin Xu, Hao Hu, Carolina Oi Lam Ung,

BACKGROUND:This study investigated the association between presenteeism and the perceived availability of social support among hospital doctors in China. METHODS:A questionnaire was administered by doctors randomly selected from 13 hospital in Hangzhou China using stratified sampling. Logit model was used for data analysis. RESULTS:The overall response rate was 88.16%. Among ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):609]

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Correction to: Differences in factors influencing the use of eRehabilitation after stroke; a cross-sectional comparison between Brazilian and Dutch healthcare professionals.

Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J de Kloet, Thea P M Vliet Vlieland, Ingrid L C Gil, Lígia M N Souza, Lucia W Braga, Jorit J L Meesters,

An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):607]

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Validation of the Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M): assessing the quality and safety of care transitions for older people in the UK.

Eirini Oikonomou, Bethan Page, Rebecca Lawton, Jenni Murray, Helen Higham, Charles Vincent,

BACKGROUND:The Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) is a patient-reported questionnaire for evaluation of the quality and safety of care transitions from hospital to home, as experienced by older adults. PACT-M has two components; PACT-M 1 to capture the immediate post discharge period and PACT-M 2 to assess the experience ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):608]

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Systematic review of the effect of training interventions on the skills of health professionals in promoting health behaviour, with meta-analysis of subsequent effects on patient health behaviours.

Thomas G Hatfield, Thomas M Withers, Colin J Greaves,

BACKGROUND:We aimed to identify, synthesise and evaluate randomised control trial evidence on the effects of healthcare professional training on the delivery quality of health behaviour change interventions and, subsequently, on patient health behaviours. METHODS:Systematic review with narrative synthesis of effects on delivery quality and meta-analysis of health behaviour outcomes. We ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):593]

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Impact of a health alert and its implementation on flutamide prescriptions for women: an interrupted time series analysis.

Raquel Vázquez-Mourelle, Eduardo Carracedo-Martínez, Adolfo Figueiras,

BACKGROUND:Off-label drug use among ambulatory patients is often based on little or no scientific support. This paper reports the impact of a health warning about the risks of off-label flutamide use by women and the actions subsequently implemented by the public health service targeting such use. METHOD:The study was undertaken ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):597]

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Challenges and facilitators to evidence-based decision-making for maternal and child health in Mozambique: district, municipal and national case studies.

Celso Inguane, Talata Sawadogo-Lewis, Eusébio Chaquisse, Timothy Roberton, Kátia Ngale, Quinhas Fernandes, Aneth Dinis, Orvalho Augusto, Alfredo Covele, Leecreesha Hicks, Artur Gremu, Kenneth Sherr,

BACKGROUND:The need for evidence-based decision-making in the health sector is well understood in the global health community. Yet, gaps persist between the availability of evidence and the use of that evidence. Most research on evidence-based decision-making has been carried out in higher-income countries, and most studies look at policy-making rather ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):598]

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Defining and assessing context in healthcare implementation studies: a systematic review.

L Rogers, A De Brún, E McAuliffe,

BACKGROUND:The implementation of evidence-based healthcare interventions is challenging, with a 17-year gap identified between the generation of evidence and its implementation in routine practice. Although contextual factors such as culture and leadership are strong influences for successful implementation, context remains poorly understood, with a lack of consensus regarding how it ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):591]

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Patient-relevant outcomes: what are we talking about? A scoping review to improve conceptual clarity.

Christine Kersting, Malte Kneer, Anne Barzel,

BACKGROUND:With respect to patient-centered care, measuring care effects based on patient-relevant outcomes is becoming increasingly important. There is some uncertainty about what outcomes are particularly relevant to patients and who determines their relevance. To determine this, we conducted a scoping review of the international literature with the aim to improve ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):596]

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Building a Children's Health Service and System Research Strategy: development and integration in an Australian paediatric healthcare setting.

Robyn Littlewood, Oliver J Canfell, Frank Tracey,

BACKGROUND:Health services and systems research (HSSR) strategies dedicated to paediatric health care and service delivery are limited. Strategies are available but are outdated and yet to be optimised for use in a paediatric health system. We aim to describe the development and integration of a Children's Health Service and System ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):589]

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Strengths of community and health facilities based interventions in improving women and adolescents' care seeking behaviors as approaches for reducing maternal mortality and improving birth outcome among low income communities of Egypt.

Ammal M Metwally, Ghada A Abdel-Latif, Amira Mohsen, Lobna El Etreby, Dalia M Elmosalami, Rehan M Saleh, Marwa M El-Sonbaty, Hala A Amer, Sherif E El Deeb, Asmaa M Fathy, Carine Hanna, Osama Azmy, Tamer F Taha, Amr Abbassy, Mahmoud Alalfy, Hatem Mohamed Hasan, Mohamed Abdelrahman,

BACKGROUND:Provision of emergency obstetric care is considered the key for maternal mortality reduction worldwide. This study evaluated the impact of community- and facility-based educational programs on provision of emergency obstetric care in Egypt. The study focused on evaluating utilization of the available health services and care seeking behaviors of mothers ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):592]

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Elderly patients with complex health problems in the care trajectory: a qualitative case study.

Marianne Kumlin, Geir Vegar Berg, Kari Kvigne, Ragnhild Hellesø,

BACKGROUND:Elderly patients with multiple health problems often experience disease complications and functional failure, resulting in a need for health care across different health care systems during care trajectory. The patients' perspective of the care trajectory has been insufficiently described, and thus there is a need for new insights and understanding. ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):595]

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The barriers and facilitators influencing the sustainability of hospital-based interventions: a systematic review.

Julie Cowie, Avril Nicoll, Elena D Dimova, Pauline Campbell, Edward A Duncan,

BACKGROUND:Identifying factors that influence sustained implementation of hospital-based interventions is key to ensuring evidence-based best practice is maintained across the NHS. This study aimed to identify, appraise and synthesise the barriers and facilitators that influenced the delivery of sustained healthcare interventions in a hospital-based setting. METHODS:A systematic review reported in ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):588]

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Home visits by community health workers in rural South Africa have a limited, but important impact on maternal and child health in the first two years of life.

Linnea Stansert Katzen, Mark Tomlinson, Joan Christodoulou, Christina Laurenzi, Ingrid le Roux, Venetia Baker, Nokwanele Mbewu, Karl W le Roux, Mary Jane Rotheram Borus,

BACKGROUND:More than 50% of Africa's population lives in rural areas, which have few professional health workers. South Africa has adopted task shifting health care to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but little is known about CHWs' efficacy in rural areas. METHODS:In this longitudinal prospective cohort ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):594]

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Nurses' perceptions of patient safety culture: a mixed-methods study.

Nina Granel, Josep Maria Manresa-Domínguez, Carolina Eva Watson, Rebeca Gómez-Ibáñez, Maria Dolors Bernabeu-Tamayo,

BACKGROUND:There are relatively few qualitative studies concerning patient safety culture. METHODS:We aimed to explore patient safety culture as perceived by the nursing staff in two public hospitals in Catalonia, Spain. A mixed-methods design was employed using a questionnaire, in-depth interviews, and non-participant observations. RESULTS:Sixty-two percent of the nursing staff rated ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):584]

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