- 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 retrospective cohort study suggests adverse events in an Italian acute care hospital are associated with length of stay, type of admission and unit of discharge and that organizational characteristics are the main factors responsible.
Implementing emergency obstetric care in Tanzania is accompanied by challenges that require multiple partners and for effective partnership, their roles and responsibilities should be well stipulated in a clear framework within the district health system.
A qualitative study indicates that the frailty of those recieving care and increasing dependence on their families, coupled with the complexity of health care services contribute to the perception of the indispensable role of caregivers.
Producers of clinical practice guidelines need to make clear how the information is relevant to the reader, how it can be used to make healthcare improvements and cannot assume the public has a more positive perception of their material than alternative sources.
A cross-sectional study of male migrant workers in Singapore suggests a large gap in knowledge and awareness of health-related insurance, with those earning the lowest salaries at risk of significant issues in accessing care.
Volume 14 Suppl 2 (7 July 2014)
London, UK. 1-3 July 2014
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Uptake and impact of research for evidence-based practice: lessons from the Africa Health Systems Initiative's research component
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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."