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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. Worldwide the proportion of elderly people in the population is increasing. Currently in Pakistan 7.3 million people (5.6% of total population) are more than 60 years old. This age shift has emerged as an impo...

    Authors: Jabeen Fayyaz, Munawar Khursheed, Mohammed Umer Mir and UzmaRahim Khan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:83

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Older age and higher acuity are associated with prolonged hospital stays and hospital readmissions. Early discharge planning may reduce lengths of hospital stay and hospital readmissions; however, its effectiv...

    Authors: Mary T Fox, Malini Persaud, Ilo Maimets, Dina Brooks, Kelly O’Brien and Deborah Tregunno

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:70

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Older people in care-facilities may be less likely to access gold standard diagnosis and treatment for heart failure (HF) than non residents; little is understood about the factors that influence this variabil...

    Authors: Helen Close, Helen Hancock, James M Mason, Jerry J Murphy, Ahmet Fuat, Mark de Belder and A Pali S Hungin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:69

    Content type: Research article

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  4. To enable older people to make decisions about the appropriateness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), information is needed about the predictive value of pre-arrest factors such as comorbidity, functional...

    Authors: Esther MM van de Glind, Barbara C van Munster, Fleur T van de Wetering, Johannes JM van Delden, Rob JPM Scholten and Lotty Hooft

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:68

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There are increasing occasions for care managers (CMs) to manage end-of-life (EOL) situations for older persons at home, in Japan. However, many CMs report anxiety, difficulties and low confidence in managing ...

    Authors: Maiko Watanabe, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Masakazu Nishigaki, Yuko Okamoto, Ayumi Igarashi and Miho Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:67

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The quality of care in nursing homes is weakly defined, and has traditionally focused on quantify nursing homes outputs and on comparison of nursing homes’ resources. Rarely the point of view of clients has be...

    Authors: Beatriz Rodríguez-Martín, María Martínez-Andrés, Beatriz Cervera-Monteagudo, Blanca Notario-Pacheco and Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:65

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Ongoing growth in health care expenditures and changing patterns in the demand for health care challenge societies worldwide. The Chronic Care Model (CCM), combined with classification for care needs based on ...

    Authors: Sophie LW Spoorenberg, Ronald J Uittenbroek, Berrie Middel, Berry PH Kremer, Sijmen A Reijneveld and Klaske Wynia

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:62

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Patients with chronic diseases often undertake multiple medication regimes to manage their condition, prevent complications and to maintain their quality of life. A patient’s medication knowledge has been defi...

    Authors: Frank Wan-kin Chan, Fiona Yan-yan Wong, Wing Yee So, Kenny Kung and Carmen Ka-man Wong

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:59

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The main objective of care for people with dementia is the maintenance and promotion of quality of life (Qol). Most of the residents in nursing homes have challenging behaviors that strongly affect their Qol. ...

    Authors: Margareta Halek, Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Tina Quasdorf, Christine Riesner and Sabine Bartholomeyczik

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:53

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) among the elderly is a serious public health problem because it is intrinsically linked to increased morbidity and mortality, causing high costs to public...

    Authors: Thaís Jaqueline Vieira de Lima, Cléa Adas Saliba Garbin, Artênio José Ísper Garbin, Dóris Hissako Sumida and Orlando Saliba

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:52

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Home care is integral to enabling older adults to delay or avoid long-term care (LTC) admission. To date, there is little population-based data about gender differences in home care users and their subsequent ...

    Authors: Andrea Gruneir, Jacqueline Forrester, Ximena Camacho, Sudeep S Gill and Susan E Bronskill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:48

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Mobile health (mHealth) is a rapidly emerging field with the potential to assist older adults in the management of chronic pain (CP) through enhanced communication with providers, monitoring treatment-related ...

    Authors: Samantha J Parker, Sonal Jessel, Joshua E Richardson and M Cary Reid

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:43

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are prescribed to slow the progression dementia. Although the efficacy of these drugs has been demonstrated, their effectiveness, from the perspective of patients and ca...

    Authors: Nicole R Fowler, Yi-Fan Chen, Christiana A Thurton, Aiju Men, Eric G Rodriguez and Julie M Donohue

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:37

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Frail elderly persons living at home are at risk for mental, psychological, and physical deterioration. These problems often remain undetected. If care is given, it lacks the quality and continuity required fo...

    Authors: Isabelle Natalina Fabbricotti, Benjamin Janse, Wilhelmina Mijntje Looman, Ruben de Kuijper, Jeroen David Hendrikus van Wijngaarden and Auktje Reiffers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. There are well established national and local policies championing the need to provide dignity in care for older people. We have evidence as to what older people and their relatives understand by the term ‘dig...

    Authors: Deborah Cairns, Veronika Williams, Christina Victor, Sally Richards, Andreé Le May, Wendy Martin and David Oliver

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:28

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Audit with feedback is a moderately effective approach for improving professional practice in other health care settings. Although unregulated caregivers give the majority of direct care in long-term care settin...

    Authors: Kimberly D Fraser, Hannah M O’Rourke, Melba Andrea B Baylon, Anne-Marie Boström and Anne E Sales

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:15

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Residents of care homes are at risk of colonisation and infection with antibiotic resistant bacteria, but there is little evidence that antibiotic resistance among such patients is associated with worse outcom...

    Authors: Charis Marwick, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Colin McCowan, Janice Broomhall and Peter Davey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Due to the ageing of the population, the number of frail older people who suffer from multiple, complex health complaints increases and this ultimately threatens their ability to function independently. Many i...

    Authors: Mandy MN Stijnen, Inge GP Duimel-Peeters, Maria WJ Jansen and Hubertus JM Vrijhoef

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Continued aging of the population is expected to be accompanied by substantial increases in the number of people with dementia and in the number of health care staff required to care for them. Adequate knowled...

    Authors: Wendy Smyth, Elaine Fielding, Elizabeth Beattie, Anne Gardner, Wendy Moyle, Sara Franklin, Sonia Hines and Margaret MacAndrew

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:2

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In Japan, there is a large increase in the number of elderly persons who potentially need home-visit nursing services (VNS). However, the number of persons using the VNS has increased only little in comparison...

    Authors: Masayo Kashiwagi, Nanako Tamiya, Mikiya Sato and Eiji Yano

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:1

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Dementia is a distressing and disabling illness with worldwide estimates of increased numbers of people with the condition. Two thirds of people with dementia live at home and policies in many countries seek t...

    Authors: Vari M Drennan, Nan Greenwood, Laura Cole, Mandy Fader, Robert Grant, Greta Rait and Steve Iliffe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:77

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Changes in health status, triggered by events such as infections, falls, and geriatric syndromes, are common among nursing home (NH) residents and necessitate transitions between NHs and Emergency Departments ...

    Authors: Greta G Cummings, R Colin Reid, Carole A Estabrooks, Peter G Norton, Garnet E Cummings, Brian H Rowe, Stephanie L Abel, Laura Bissell, Joan L Bottorff, Carole A Robinson, Adrian Wagg, Jacques S Lee, Susan L Lynch and Elmabrok Masaoud

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:75

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Pressure ulcers pose significant negative individual consequences and financial burden on the healthcare system. Prolonged sitting in High Fowler’s position (HF) is common clinical practice for older adults wh...

    Authors: Krista L Best, Guylaine Desharnais, Jeanette Boily, William C Miller and Pat G Camp

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:72

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Many older people in long-term care do not receive evidence-based diagnosis or management for heart failure; it is not known whether this can be achieved for this population. We initiated an onsite heart failu...

    Authors: Helen C Hancock, Helen Close, James M Mason, Jeremy J Murphy, Ahmet Fuat, Mark de Belder, Trudy Hunt, Andy Baker, Douglas Wilson and A Pali S Hungin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:70

    Content type: Research article

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  25. An increased risk of venous thromboembolism has been reported in patients treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We describe a case of acute portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in a hepatitis C ...

    Authors: Stefania Mantarro, Marco Tuccori, Giuseppe Pasqualetti, Sara Tognini, Sabrina Montagnani, Fabio Monzani and Corrado Blandizzi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:69

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Medication incident reporting (MIR) is a key safety critical care process in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Retrospective studies of medication incident reports in aged care have identified the inab...

    Authors: Amina Tariq, Andrew Georgiou and Johanna Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:67

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Falls are common in old age and may have serious consequences. There are many strategies to predict and prevent falls from occurring in long-term care and hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe licen...

    Authors: Beatrice Häggqvist, Michael Stenvall, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund, Kristina Westerberg and Lillemor Lundin-Olsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:62

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Communication impairment is a frequent consequence of stroke. Patients who cannot articulate their needs respond with frustration and agitation, resulting in poor optimization of post-stroke functions. A key c...

    Authors: Katherine S McGilton, Riva Sorin-Peters, Souraya Sidani, Veronique Boscart, Mary Fox and Elizabeth Rochon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. For residents of long term care, hospitalisations can cause distress and disruption, and often result in further medical complications. Multi-disciplinary team interventions have been shown to improve the heal...

    Authors: Susan J Foster, Michal Boyd, Joanna B Broad, Noeline Whitehead, Ngaire Kerse, Thomas Lumley and Martin J Connolly

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:54

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The appropriateness of cataract surgery procedures has been questioned, the suggestion being that the surgery is sometimes undertaken too early in the disease progression. Our three study questions were: What ...

    Authors: Jennifer C Davis, Heather McNeill, Michael Wasdell, Susan Chunick and Stirling Bryan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:50

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Older patients generally have only poor knowledge about their medicines. Knowledge is important for good adherence and for participating in decisions about treatment. Patients are entitled to be informed on an...

    Authors: Sara Modig, Jimmie Kristensson, Margareta Troein, Annika Brorsson and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:46

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing in prevalence world-wide with the largest growth being in the elderly. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of CKD in a geriatric outpatient clinic wit...

    Authors: Neil Boudville, Kalindu Muthucumarana and Charles Inderjeeth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:43

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Current model of medication supply to R(RACFs) in Australia is dependent on paper-based prescriptions. This study is aimed at assessing the use of a centralized medication chart as a prescription-less model fo...

    Authors: Kreshnik Hoti, Jeffery Hughes and Bruce Sunderland

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:25

    Content type: Research article

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