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. Research article

    Conceptualising a model to guide nursing and midwifery in the community guided by an evidence review

    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...

    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…

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:35

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  2. Study protocol

    “Teamwork in hospitals”: a quasi-experimental study protocol applying a human factors approach

    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...

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

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:34

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  3. Research article

    The challenges and opportunities of translating best practice immunisation strategies among low performing general practices to reduce equity gaps in childhood immunisation coverage in New Zealand

    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...

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

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Cross-sectional examination of the association between shift length and hospital nurses job satisfaction and nurse reported quality measures

    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...

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

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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