- 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
- Helle Terkildsen Maindal, University of Aarhus
- Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University
- Stephen Persell, Feinberg School of Medicine
- Jany Rademakers, NIVEL - Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
- Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central
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.
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.
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Section Editor's profile
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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