Section Editors

  • Onyebuchi A Arah, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Dina Balabanova, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Anna Gagliardi, University of Toronto
  • Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Laval University
  • Stephen Persell, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Jany Rademakers, NIVEL - Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research

Executive Editor

  • Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central

Articles

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    Assessing secondary colon cancer risk

    A Norwegian program monitoring recurrence of colon cancer after curative surgery identifies a low positive predictive value of future significant clinical events when using standard guidelines, prompting a call for a more tailored risk assessment.

    BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:137
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    Strategies to curb hospital discharge delays

    An Italian study proposes that the development of new approaches to reducing the delayed hospital discharge rate of medically fit patients should integrate emerging sociodemographic patient data with traditional service organization analyses.

    BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:128
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    Nurses roles in cancer prevention in the USA

    A systematic review by Alexandria Smith and colleagues highlights the need for more standardized research to accurately assess the impact of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in primary care cancer screening.

    BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:68
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    Influences on psychiatric hospital admissions

    A case registry study suggests that organization of local mental healthcare services, quantified in terms of the number of locally available beds, is negatively associated with the rate of involuntary admissions to central psychiatric facilities.

    BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:64

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Section Editor's profile

Marie-Pierre Gagnon

Marie-Pierre Gagnon, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at Laval University and researcher at the Quebec University Hospital Centre, Canada. She is also Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Technologies and Practices in Health. Her research program focuses on the use of scientific evidence to support the implementation of technological innovations, particularly Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the health care system. Her other research interests include patient and public involvement in Health Technology Assessment and other health care decisions, the study of individual, professional and organisational determinants of ICT adoption and integration in the health care system, and best practices in knowledge translation and application.

"Health services research needs to improve its knowledge base in order to better inform decisions, based on international knowledge sharing and the development of appropriate methods that account for the complexity of interventions for changing practices and policies. BMC Health Services Research is an open and transparent source for sharing this knowledge with the global health services research community."

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