Service Organization, Utilization, and Collaborative Care

Section edited by Adelais Markaki and Pammla Petrucka

This section concerns all aspects of health services research, focusing on nursing and interdisciplinary practice. Topics include, but are not limited to: health care delivery, quality of care, health outcomes for individuals/families/communities, policy impact on practice, professional development, inter-professional competences, and workforce issues.

  1. Research article

    The association between higher nurse staffing standards in the fee schedules and the geographic distribution of hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study using nationwide administrative data

    In Japan, the revision of the fee schedules in 2006 introduced a new category of general care ward for more advanced care, with a higher staffing standard, a patient-to-nurse ratio of 7:1. Previous studies hav...

    Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Feasibility of training practice nurses to deliver a psychosocial intervention within a collaborative care framework for people with depression and long-term conditions

    Practice nurses (PNs) deliver much of the chronic disease management in primary care and have been highlighted as appropriately placed within the service to manage patients with long-term physical conditions (...

    Lisa A. D. Webster, David Ekers and Carolyn A. Chew-Graham

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:71

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  3. Research article

    Rationing of nursing care interventions and its association with nurse-reported outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit: a cross-sectional survey

    Evidence internationally suggests that staffing constraints and non-supportive work environments result in the rationing of nursing interventions (that is, limiting or omitting interventions for particular pat...

    Christian M. Rochefort, Bailey A. Rathwell and Sean P. Clarke

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:46

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  4. Research article

    Factors associated with high job satisfaction among care workers in Swiss nursing homes – a cross sectional survey study

    While the relationship between nurses’ job satisfaction and their work in hospital environments is well known, it remains unclear, which factors are most influential in the nursing home setting. The purpose of...

    René Schwendimann, Suzanne Dhaini, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Sandra Engberg and Franziska Zúñiga

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:37

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  5. Research article

    Thai nurse cohort study: cohort profiles and key findings

    Globally, the nursing profession faces shortages, high turnover, and inequitable distribution. These problems are particularly acute in South East Asia. The present paper describes the design and initial findi...

    Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Petsunee Thungjaroenkul, Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Panuwat Prathumkam, Nathaphop Chaichaya, Kavin Thinkhamrop, Chaiwat Tawarungruang and Bandit Thinkhamrop

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:10

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  6. Research article

    ‘I try not to bother the residents too much’ – the use of capillary blood glucose measurements in nursing homes

    Capillary blood glucose measurements are regularly used for nursing home residents with diabetes. The usefulness of these measurements relies on clear indications for use, correct measurement techniques, prope...

    Lillan Mo Andreassen, Anne Gerd Granas, Una Ørvim Sølvik and Reidun Lisbet Skeide Kjome

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:7

    Published on: 4 February 2016

  7. Research article

    Post cardiac arrest care and follow-up in Sweden – a national web-survey

    Recent decades have shown major improvements in survival rates after cardiac arrest. However, few interventions have been tested in order to improve the care for survivors and their family members. In many cou...

    Johan Israelsson, Gisela Lilja, Anders Bremer, Jean Stevenson-Ågren and Kristofer Årestedt

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:1

    Published on: 9 January 2016

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