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BMC Nursing

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.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of...

    Authors: Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Jiamjit Saengsuwan and Cameron Paul Hurst

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:68

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathwa...

    Authors: Vanno Sou, Craig McManus, Nicholas Mifflin, Steven A. Frost, Julie Ale and Evan Alexandrou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:64

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown...

    Authors: Birgitta Ljungbeck and Katarina Sjögren Forss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:63

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categori...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier and Jean-Marie Bamvita

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:62

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses’ job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to...

    Authors: Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell and Jane Conway

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:51

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The workplace is an essential source of social capital for many people; it provides mutual support and gives meaning to life. However, few prospective studies have thoroughly investigated the importance of asp...

    Authors: Ingela Rydström, Lotta Dalheim Englund, Lotta Dellve and Linda Ahlstrom

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:38

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Successful models of nursing and midwifery in the community delivering healthcare throughout the lifespan and across a health and illness continuum are limited, yet necessary to guide global health services. P...

    Authors: Patricia Leahy-Warren, Helen Mulcahy, Lazelle Benefield, Colin Bradley, Alice Coffey, Ann Donohoe, Serena Fitzgerald, Tim Frawley, Elizabeth Healy, Maria Healy, Marcella Kelly, Bernard McCarthy, Kathleen McLoughlin, Catherine Meagher, Rhona O’Connell, Aoife O’Mahony…

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:35

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Effective teamwork and sufficient communication are critical components essential to patient safety in today’s specialized and complex healthcare services. Team training is important for an improved efficiency...

    Authors: Randi Ballangrud, Sissel Eikeland Husebø, Karina Aase, Oddveig Reiersdal Aaberg, Anne Vifladt, Geir Vegard Berg and Marie Louise Hall-Lord

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:34

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Immunisation coverage rates vary considerably at the local level across New Zealand and challenges remain with effectively translating best available research evidence into public health practice. This study a...

    Authors: Nikki M. Turner, Nadia A. Charania, Angela Chong, Joanna Stewart and Lynn Taylor

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Twenty-four hour nursing care involves shift work including 12-h shifts. England is unusual in deploying a mix of shift patterns. International evidence on the effects of such shifts is growing. A secondary an...

    Authors: Jane Ball, Tina Day, Trevor Murrells, Chiara Dall’Ora, Anne Marie Rafferty, Peter Griffiths and Jill Maben

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The majority of residents in care homes in the United Kingdom are living with dementia or significant memory problems. Caring in this setting can be difficult and stressful for care staff who work long hours, ...

    Authors: Muhammad Saiful Islam, Christine Baker, Peter Huxley, Ian T. Russell and Michael S Dennis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:22

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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 (...

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

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:71

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health ...

    Authors: Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand and Leon Mendel McClusky

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:66

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study is part of a larger project called ViSam and includes testing of a decision support system developed and adapted for older people on the basis of M (R) ETTS (Rapid Emergency Triage and Treatment Sys...

    Authors: Annica Kihlgren, Fredrik Svensson, Conny Lövbrand, Mervyn Gifford and Annsofie Adolfsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2016 15:63

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