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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: Study protocol

    The literature indicates that current home care service are largely task oriented with limited focus on the involvement of the older people themselves, and studies show that lack of involvement might reduce ol...

    Authors: Karin Bölenius, Kristina Lämås, Per-Olof Sandman and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:57

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Care of frail and dependent older adults with multiple chronic conditions is a major challenge for health care systems. The study objective was to test the efficacy of providing integrated care at home to redu...

    Authors: Laura Di Pollina, Idris Guessous, Véronique Petoud, Christophe Combescure, Bertrand Buchs, Philippe Schaller, Michel Kossovsky and Jean-Michel Gaspoz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:53

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Studies indicate that people with dementia do not receive the same amount of analgesia after a hip or pelvic fracture compared to those without cognitive impairment. However, there is no systematic review that...

    Authors: Kai Moschinski, Silke Kuske, Silke Andrich, Astrid Stephan, Irmela Gnass, Erika Sirsch and Andrea Icks

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:54

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    The proportion of older people among the general population has risen. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) constitutes a significant problem. Underlying disease and functional debility, predispose the older adult to staph...

    Authors: Monika Pomorska-Wesołowska, Anna Różańska, Joanna Natkaniec, Barbara Gryglewska, Anna Szczypta, Mirosława Dzikowska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk and Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:51

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) among older persons is increasing worldwide and is associated with poor health status and high rates of healthcare utilization and costs. Current health and ...

    Authors: Jenny Ploeg, Nancy Matthew-Maich, Kimberly Fraser, Sinéad Dufour, Carrie McAiney, Sharon Kaasalainen, Maureen Markle-Reid, Ross Upshur, Laura Cleghorn and Anna Emili

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:40

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Alongside changes in society and the economy, the family’s function of taking care of older people is weakening and the formal care mode is becoming more accepted. Older Chinese people are facing diverse choic...

    Authors: Yuan Yuan Fu, Yu Guo, Xue Bai and Ernest Wing Tak Chui

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:38

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    The use of antipsychotic medications (APMs) in nursing home residents in the U.S. is an increasingly prominent issue and has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization, cardiovascular events, hip f...

    Authors: Hannah Cioltan, Samah Alshehri, Carol Howe, Jeannie Lee, Mindy Fain, Howard Eng, Kenneth Schachter and Jane Mohler

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:32

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    In the nursing home population, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 patients is polymedicated and given their considerable frailty, these patients are especially prone to adverse drug reactions. Clinical pharmac...

    Authors: Carlota Mestres Gonzalvo, Hugo A. J. M. de Wit, Brigit P. C. van Oijen, Kim P. G. M. Hurkens, Rob Janknegt, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Wubbo J. Mulder, Frans R. Verhey, Bjorn Winkens and Paul-Hugo M. van der Kuy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:35

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    For immobile patients, a body wash in bed is sometimes the only bathing option. Traditionally, the bed bath is performed with water and soap. However, alternatives are increasingly used in health care. Washing...

    Authors: Fabian M. V. Groven, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Erik J. T. Joosten and Jan P. H. Hamers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:31

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Physical restraint is a procedure used frequently in long-term care. It is a controversial practice because its use is associated with numerous complications and also affects freedom and individual autonomy. T...

    Authors: Gabriel J. Estévez-Guerra, Emilio Fariña-López, Eduardo Núñez-González, Manuel Gandoy-Crego, Fernando Calvo-Francés and Elizabeth A. Capezuti

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:29

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Dementia care is predominantly provided by carers in home settings. We aimed to identify the priorities for homecare safety of people with dementia according to dementia health and social care professionals us...

    Authors: Lorainne Tudor Car, Mona El-Khatib, Robert Perneczky, Nikolaos Papachristou, Rifat Atun, Igor Rudan, Josip Car, Charles Vincent and Azeem Majeed

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:26

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Pharmacotherapy in residents of nursing homes is critical due to the special vulnerability of this population. Medical care and interprofessional communication in nursing homes are often uncoordinated. As a co...

    Authors: Angelika Mahlknecht, Nadja Nestler, Ulrike Bauer, Nadine Schüßler, Jochen Schuler, Sebastian Scharer, Ralf Becker, Isabel Waltering, Georg Hempel, Oliver Schwalbe, Maria Flamm and Jürgen Osterbrink

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:24

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    The literature suggests that person-centred care can contribute to quality of life and wellbeing of nursing home residents, relatives and staff. However, there is sparse research evidence on how person-centred...

    Authors: David Edvardsson, Karin Sjögren, Qarin Lood, Ådel Bergland, Marit Kirkevold and Per-Olof Sandman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:22

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Nursing home residents are mainly inactive. Nursing staff can encourage residents to perform functional activities during daily care activities. This study examines 1) the extent to which nursing staff perceiv...

    Authors: Nienke O. Kuk, Mirre den Ouden, G. A. Rixt Zijlstra, Jan P. H. Hamers, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen and Gerrie J. J. W. Bours

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:18

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Many elders struggle with the decision to remain at home or to move to an alternative location of care. A person’s location of care can influence health and wellbeing. Healthcare organizations and policy maker...

    Authors: Laura Boland, France Légaré, Maria Margarita Becerra Perez, Matthew Menear, Mirjam Marjolein Garvelink, Daniel I. McIsaac, Geneviève Painchaud Guérard, Julie Emond, Nathalie Brière and Dawn Stacey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:20

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Older adults living in long term care (LTC) homes are nutritionally vulnerable, often consuming insufficient energy, macro- and micronutrients to sustain their health and function. Multiple factors are propose...

    Authors: Heather H. Keller, Natalie Carrier, Susan Slaughter, Christina Lengyel, Catriona M. Steele, Lisa Duizer, K. Steve Brown, Habib Chaudhury, Minn N. Yoon, Alison M. Duncan, Veronique M. Boscart, George Heckman and Lita Villalon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:15

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Older inpatients are at risk of hospital-associated geriatric syndromes including delirium, functional decline, incontinence, falls and pressure injuries. These contribute to longer hospital stays, loss of ind...

    Authors: Alison M. Mudge, Merrilyn D. Banks, Adrian G. Barnett, Irene Blackberry, Nicholas Graves, Theresa Green, Gillian Harvey, Ruth E. Hubbard, Sharon K. Inouye, Sue Kurrle, Kwang Lim, Prue McRae, Nancye M. Peel, Jessica Suna and Adrienne M. Young

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:11

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Evidence regarding outcomes in the Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) model of care has been largely inconclusive, possibly due to measurement issues. This prospective cohort study aims to determine whether treatmen...

    Authors: Paige Moorhouse, Olga Theou, Sherri Fay, Miranda McMillan, Heather Moffatt and Kenneth Rockwood

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:9

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