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  1. Content type: Research article

    Although advance care planning (ACP) and the use of advanced care directives (ACD) and end-of-life care plans are associated with a reduction in inappropriate hospitalisation, there is little evidence supporti...

    Authors: Ronan O’Sullivan, Aileen Murphy, Rónán O’Caoimh, Nicola Cornally, Anton Svendrovski, Brian Daly, Carol Fizgerald, Cillian Twomey, Ciara McGlade and D. William Molloy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:237

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    Globally the number of children reaching school age is estimated to be 1.2 billion children (18 % of the world’s population) and rising. This study was therefore designed to determine the school health service...

    Authors: Olugbenga Temitope Kuponiyi, Olorunfemi Emmanuel Amoran and Opeyemi Temitola Kuponiyi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:203

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Every year approximately one out of ten Danish patients contracts a healthcare associated infection (HAI). Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus are prominent in the group of pathogenic bacteria that underlie HA...

    Authors: Heidi Storm Vikke and Matthias Giebner

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:194

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety is being seen as an increasingly important topic in the healthcare fields, and the rise in numbers of patient safety incidents poses a challenge for hospital management. In order to deal with th...

    Authors: Indre Brasaite, Marja Kaunonen, Arvydas Martinkenas and Tarja Suominen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:177

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about access to primary care either prior to or following incarceration in Canada. International data demonstrate that the health of people in prisons and jails is poor, and access to primary c...

    Authors: Samantha Green, Jessica Foran and Fiona G. Kouyoumdjian

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:131

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Research Notes 2016 9:461

  6. Content type: Technical Note

    Health services researchers face two obstacles to sample size calculation: inaccessible, highly specialised or overly technical literature, and difficulty securing methodologists during the planning stages of ...

    Authors: Victoria Pye, Natalie Taylor, Robyn Clay-Williams and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:90

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  7. Content type: Research article

    By profession, healthcare workers (HCWs) attend to clients and patients through a variety of preventive and curative services. However, while their attention is focused on providing care, they are vulnerable ...

    Authors: Olufemi Oludare Aluko, Ayobami Emmanuel Adebayo, Titilayo Florence Adebisi, Mathew Kolawole Ewegbemi, Abiodun Tolani Abidoye and Bukola Faith Popoola

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:71

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Liver disease, one of the most common causes of hospitalization worldwide, is particularly prevalent in Europe. This study aimed to determine the number of hospital discharges and admissions, mortality, premat...

    Authors: Sofia Vitor, Rui Tato Marinho, José Gíria and José Velosa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:62

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To promote active daily living and improve the quality of life of older facility residents, it is important that care staff understand their day-to-day activities and needs. However, only a few studies have ex...

    Authors: Tomoko Ohura, Takahiro Higashi, Tatsuro Ishizaki and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:52

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Conventional wisdom suggests that out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure reduces healthcare utilization. However, little is known about the expenditure borne in urban settings with the current development of the priv...

    Authors: Idrissa Beogo, Nicole Huang, Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Djesika D. Amendah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:34

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Vaccines are one of the most important public health interventions. Understanding factors associated with vaccine acceptance is critical. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the impact of the three c...

    Authors: Timothy L. Wiemken, Ruth M. Carrico, Robert R. Kelley, Laura E. Binford, Paula Peyrani, Kimbal D. Ford, Verna Welch and Julio A. Ramirez

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:813

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Our previous study into assessing hospital cleanliness in Japan by two common methods, ATP bioluminescence and the stamp agar method, revealed considerable variability in the data of both methods (BMC Research...

    Authors: Tomoko Shimoda, Rika Yano, Shinji Nakamura, Mitsutaka Yoshida, Junji Matsuo, Sadako Yoshimura and Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:807

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Work-related physical activity (PA) and work ability are of growing importance in modern working society. There is evidence for age- and job-related differences regarding PA and work ability. This study analys...

    Authors: Christiane Wilke, Philip Ashton, Tobias Elis, Bianca Biallas and Ingo Froböse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:803

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 passed into law in July 2013 and legislated for generic substitution in Ireland. The aim of the study was to ascertain the knowledge and perceptions of...

    Authors: A. O’Leary, C. Usher, M. Lynch, M. Hall, L. Hemeryk, S. Spillane, P. Gallagher and M. Barry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:790

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    Participant recruitment in clinical trials is often challenging. Building partnerships with healthcare organizations during proposal development facilitates access to the community and may influence its subseq...

    Authors: Mirjam M. Garvelink, Adriana Freitas, Matthew Menear, Nathalie Brière, Dawn Stacey and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:751

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  16. Content type: Short Report

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a major impact on patient health and health system resources. The prevalence of kidney disease is increasing, with Manitoba being one of the provinces in Canada with the highe...

    Authors: Krista Ryz, Navdeep Tangri, Mauro Verrelli, Jan Schneider, Amie Lesyk, Amanda Eng, Brett Hiebert, Reid H. Whitlock, Manish M. Sood, Claudio Rigatto and Paul Komenda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:695

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Inpatient administrative data sources describe the care provided to hospitalized children. The Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) provides nationally representative estimates, while the Pediatric Health Informatio...

    Authors: Brian D. Benneyworth, William E. Bennett and Aaron E. Carroll

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:693

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    In primary care, financial incentives have usually been directed to physicians because they are thought to make the key decisions in order to change the functions of a medical organization. There are no studie...

    Authors: Tuomo Lehtovuori, Timo Kauppila, Jouko Kallio, Marko Raina, Lasse Suominen and Anna Maria Heikkinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:668

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