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Health services research

Section edited by Koen Milisen

The section considers manuscripts on management of elderly healthcare, practitioner/nursing viewpoints, finance (from a health service perspective), intensive care, systems, emergency care, admissions data/management, prescribing practices/errors, decision making, care homes/facilities, technology.

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  1. Content type: Research Article

    The Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s disease scale (QoL-AD) is a widely used Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument. However, studies investigating the instrument’s inter-rater reliability (IRR) are m...

    Authors: Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Eva-Maria Wolschon, Christian G. G. Schwab, Gabriele Meyer and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:145

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to recommendations and medication is deemed to be important for effectiveness of case management interventions. Thus, reasons for non-adherence and effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) s...

    Authors: Gundula Krack, Rolf Holle, Inge Kirchberger, Bernhard Kuch, Ute Amann and Hildegard Seidl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:136

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly patients are vulnerable to adverse drug reactions (ADRs). Drug-related readmissions (DRRs) can be a major consequence of ADR. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a ward-based, com...

    Authors: R. Lenssen, K. Schmitz, C. Griesel, A. Heidenreich, J. B. Schulz, C. Trautwein, N. Marx, C. Fitzner, U. Jaehde and A. Eisert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:135

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  4. Content type: Research article

    People with dementia and informal carers often access formal care late in the process of dementia. The barriers and facilitators to service use from the perspectives of different stakeholders involved are not ...

    Authors: Astrid Stephan, Anja Bieber, Louise Hopper, Rachael Joyce, Kate Irving, Orazio Zanetti, Elisa Portolani, Liselot Kerpershoek, Frans Verhey, Marjolein de Vugt, Claire Wolfs, Siren Eriksen, Janne Røsvik, Maria J. Marques, Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Britt-Marie Sjölund…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:131

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The protective, custodial, task-oriented care provided in residential aged care facilitates decreases health and wellbeing of residents. The aim of the study was to conduct a feasibility study of LifeFul – a 1...

    Authors: Lee-Fay Low, Shruti Venkatesh, Lindy Clemson, Dafna Merom, Anne-Nicole Casey and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:129

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Older people who present to the Emergency Department (ED) experience high rates of prevalent and incident delirium. This study aimed to determine whether an assistant workforce in the ED could effectively cond...

    Authors: Carolyn Hullick, Jane Conway, Isabel Higgins, Jacqueline Hewitt, Bernadette Stewart, Sophie Dilworth and John Attia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:126

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and hypertension are common, costly, and destructive conditions among the rapidly aging population of China. The two disorders commonly coexist and are poorly recognized and inadequately treated, es...

    Authors: Shulin Chen, Yeates Conwell, Jiang Xue, Lydia W. Li, Wan Tang, Hillary R. Bogner and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:124

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Heart failure (HF) is associated with a high rate of readmissions within 30 days post-discharge and in the following year, especially in frail elderly patients. Biomarker data are scarce in this high-risk popu...

    Authors: Cristina Pacho, Mar Domingo, Raquel Núñez, Josep Lupón, Julio Núñez, Jaume Barallat, Pedro Moliner, Marta de Antonio, Javier Santesmases, Germán Cediel, Santiago Roura, M. Cruz Pastor, Jordi Tor and Antoni Bayes-Genis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:109

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Approximately 20% of community-dwelling older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED) return to an ED within 30 days, an occurrence partially resulting from poor care transitions. Prior published ...

    Authors: Ranran Mi, Matthew M. Hollander, Courtney M. C. Jones, Eva H. DuGoff, Thomas V. Caprio, Jeremy T. Cushman, Amy J. H. Kind, Michael Lohmeier and Manish N. Shah

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:104

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Elderly people often have more complicated healthcare needs than younger adults due to additional functional decline, physical illness, and psychosocial needs. Unmet healthcare needs increase illness severity,...

    Authors: Yoon-Sook Kim, Jongmin Lee, Yeonsil Moon, Kyoung Jin Kim, Kunsei Lee, Jaekyung Choi and Seol-Heui Han

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:98

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) u...

    Authors: Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara and Kazuhiko Hagane

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:96

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) increases with age and significantly impacts morbidity and mortality in the elderly population. The burden of illness and cost of preventing CAP has not been comp...

    Authors: Joshua D. Brown, James Harnett, Richard Chambers and Reiko Sato

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:92

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Supporting older adults’ health and wellbeing in the community is an important policy goal that can be supported by health promotion. Despite widespread acceptance of the biopsychosocial model of health and it...

    Authors: Gina Agarwal and Madison Brydges

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:95

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Recent transitions in long-term care in the Netherlands have major consequences for community-dwelling older adults. A new paradigm expects them to manage and arrange their own care and support as much as poss...

    Authors: Sarah Willard, Ger Cremers, Yan Ping Man, Erik van Rossum, Marieke Spreeuwenberg and Luc de Witte

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:87

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A fundamental issue in elderly care is targeting those older people at risk and in need of care interventions. Frailty is widely used to capture variations in health risks but there is no general consensus on ...

    Authors: W. M. Looman, I. N. Fabbricotti, J. W. Blom, A. P. D. Jansen, J. E. Lutomski, S. F. Metzelthin and R. Huijsman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:84

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Low grip strength in older inpatients is associated with poor healthcare outcomes including longer length of stay and mortality. Measuring grip strength is simple and inexpensive. However, it is not routinely ...

    Authors: Kinda Ibrahim, Carl R. May, Harnish P. Patel, Mark Baxter, Avan A. Sayer and Helen C. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:79

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    The magnitude of safety risks related to medications of the older adults has been evidenced by numerous studies, but less is known of how to manage and prevent these risks in different health care settings. Th...

    Authors: Terhi Toivo, Maarit Dimitrow, Juha Puustinen, Eeva Savela, Katariina Pelkonen, Valtteri Kiuru, Tuula Suominen, Sirkka Kinnunen, Mira Uunimäki, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Saija Leikola and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:74

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    This systematic review aims to review the literature on trial-based economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions directly targeted at persons with dementia as well as persons with mild cognitive i...

    Authors: Franziska Nickel, Janina Barth and Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:69

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Older people in care may be lonely with insufficient contact if families are unable to visit. Face-to-face contact through video-calls may help reduce loneliness, but little is known about the processes of eng...

    Authors: Sonam Zamir, Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Adrian H Taylor and Ray B Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:62

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