Health Services Insights

An international, peer reviewed, open access journal that focuses on improvement of healthcare services through analysis of their quality and effectiveness.  Recognizing the importance of the wider context of healthcare, the journal addresses issues such as demographics, access to services, quality of services, implementation problems, systems, economics and organizations involved as well as health policy and effects of change. 

Editor in Chief: Professor Charles Phillips

ISSN: 1178-6329

Processing Speed: High quality, constructive peer review and rapid editorial decision within an average of four weeks.

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Preoperative Evaluation in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease
Rabih Nasr, Sridhar Chilimuri
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917713020
Review | Published on 28 Jun 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Management of Neurological Conditions
Manjeet Singh Dhallu, Ahmed Baiomi, Madhavi Biyyam, Sridhar Chilimuri
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917711942
Review | Published on 12 Jun 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Marketization in Long-Term Care: A Cross-Country Comparison of Large For-Profit Nursing Home Chains
Charlene Harrington, Frode F Jacobsen, Justin Panos, Allyson Pollock, Shailen Sutaria, Marta Szebehely
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917710533
Original Research | Published on 08 Jun 2017

Response to LiPuma and DeMarco’s Article on “Hastening Death”
Julia Zenz
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917710017
Review | Published on 06 Jun 2017

Reply to Commentary on Our Paper “Palliative Care and Patient Autonomy.”
Samuel H LiPuma, Joseph P DeMarco
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917710022
Short Review | Published on 06 Jun 2017

Engaging Community Leaders in the Development of a Cardiovascular Health Behavior Survey Using Focus Group–Based Cognitive Interviewing
Gwenyth R Wallen, Johnetta N Saygbe, Alyssa Todaro Brooks, Michael McClurkin, Samantha Thomas, Tiffany M Powell-Wiley
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917701123
Original Research | Published on 21 Apr 2017

Outcomes of Surgeries Performed in Physician Offices Compared With Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Hospital Outpatient Departments in Florida
Robert L Ohsfeldt, Pengxiang Li, John E Schneider, Ivana Stojanovic, Cara M Scheibling
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917701025
Original Research | Published on 20 Apr 2017

Mental Health Service Provision in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Shanaya Rathod, Narsimha Pinninti, Muhammed Irfan, Paul Gorczynski, Pranay Rathod, Lina Gega, Farooq Naeem
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917694350
Review | Published on 28 Mar 2017

Evaluation and Monitoring of Patients With Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery
Eduard Sklyar, Jonathan N Bella
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632916686073
Consise Review | Published on 20 Mar 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Care of Patients With Liver Cirrhosis: A Review
Naeem Abbas, Jasbir Makker, Hafsa Abbas, Bhavna Balar
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632917691270
Review | Published on 24 Feb 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Cardiac Evaluation and Monitoring of Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery
Arsalan Rafiq, Eduard Sklyar, Jonathan N Bella
Health Services Insights 2017:9 1178632916686074
Review | Published on 20 Feb 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Management of Thyroid Dysfunction
Marcia Rashelle Palace
Health Services Insights 2017:10 1178632916689677
Review | Published on 20 Feb 2017
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Perioperative Management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): A Systemic Review
Tagore Sunkara, Emmanuel Ofori, Vadim Zarubin, Megan E. Caughey, Vinaya Gaduputi and Madhavi Reddy
Health Services Insights 2016:Suppl. 1 25-36
Review | Published on 13 Dec 2016
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Palliative Care and Patient Autonomy: Moving Beyond Prohibitions Against Hastening Death
Samuel H. LiPuma and Joseph P. DeMarco
Health Services Insights 2016:9 37-42
Commentary | Published on 08 Dec 2016 | Video abstract

Perioperative Evaluation of Patients with Pulmonary Conditions Undergoing Non-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Hafiz Rizwan Talib Hashmi and Sindhaghatta Venkatram
Health Services Insights 2016:Suppl. 1 9-23
Review | Published on 09 Nov 2016
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Development, Functioning, and Effectiveness of a Preoperative Risk Assessment Clinic
Hassan Tariq, Rafeeq Ahmed, Salil Kulkarni, Sana Hanif, Omesh Toolsie, Hafsa Abbas and Sridhar Chilimuri
Health Services Insights 2016:Suppl. 1 1-7
Review | Published on 30 Oct 2016
This article is part of the special collection Perioperative Medicine

Urban–Rural Differences in Health-Care-Seeking Pattern of Residents of Abia State, Nigeria, and the Implication in the Control of NCDs
Ugochukwu U. Onyeonoro, Okechukwu S. Ogah, Andrew U. Ukegbu, Innocent I. Chukwuonye, Okechukwu O. Madukwe and Akhimiem O. Moses
Health Services Insights 2016:9 29-36
Original Research | Published on 05 Oct 2016

Cost-effectiveness of SHINE: A Telephone Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program
Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Ruth S. Weinstock, Donald Cibula, Linda M. Delahanty and Paula M. Trief
Health Services Insights 2016:9 21-28
Original Research | Published on 06 Jul 2016

The Need for Higher Minimum Staffing Standards in U.S. Nursing Homes
Charlene Harrington, John F. Schnelle, Margaret McGregor and Sandra F. Simmons
Health Services Insights 2016:9 13-19
Commentary | Published on 12 Apr 2016 | Editor in Chief endorsed

Marital Status and Survival in Patients with Carcinoid Tumors
Erin K. Greenleaf, Amanda B. Cooper and Christopher S. Hollenbeak
Health Services Insights 2016:9 3-11
Original Research | Published on 07 Apr 2016

Integrating Estimates of the Social and Individual Costs of Caregiving into Dementia Treatment Trials
Charles D. Phillips
Health Services Insights 2016:9 1-2
Editorial | Published on 09 Mar 2016

The Pediatric Home Care/Expenditure Classification Model (P/ECM): A Home Care Case-Mix Model for Children Facing Special Health Care Challenges
Charles D. Phillips
Health Services Insights 2015:8 35-43
Original Research | Published on 28 Dec 2015

Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction with Tuberculosis Services in Southern Nigeria
Ugochukwu U. Onyeonoro, Joseph N. Chukwu, Charles C. Nwafor, Anthony O. Meka, Babatunde I. Omotowo, Nelson O. Madichie, Chidubem Ogbudebe, Joy N. Ikebudu, Daniel C. Oshi, Ngozi Ekeke, Nsirimobu I. Paul and Chukwuma B. Duru
Health Services Insights 2015:8 25-33
Original Research | Published on 13 Oct 2015

The interRAI Pediatric Home Care (PEDS HC) Assessment: Evaluating the Long-term Community-Based Service and Support Needs of Children Facing Special Healthcare Challenges
Charles D. Phillips and Catherine Hawes
Health Services Insights 2015:8 17-24
Commentary | Published on 10 Sep 2015

Efficiency of Health Care in State Correctional Institutions
Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Eric W. Schaefer, Janice Penrod, Susan J. Loeb and Carol A. Smith
Health Services Insights 2015:8 9-15
Original Research | Published on 05 May 2015

Locoregional Prostate Cancer Treatment Pattern Variation in Independent Cancer Centers: Policy Effect, Patient Preference, or Physician Incentive?
Andrew S. Camarata, Dana C. Nickleach, Ashesh B. Jani and Peter J. Rossi
Health Services Insights 2015:8 1-8
Original Research | Published on 15 Apr 2015

The Lebanese Society of Cardiology: Plans and Perspectives, Navigating Against Contrary Winds and Progressing Against All Odds
Antoine Kossaify and Nicolas Moussallem
Health Services Insights 2014:7 39-41
Short Report | Published on 18 Nov 2014

Predictors of Willingness to Participate in Health Insurance Services Among the Community of Jimma Town, Southwest Ethiopia
Ashagre Molla and Netsanet Fentahun
Health Services Insights 2014:7 31-37
Original Research | Published on 23 Oct 2014

Ambulatory and Hospital-based Quality Improvement Methods in Israel
Nava Blum, Dafna Halperin and Youssef Masharawi
Health Services Insights 2014:7 25-30
Review | Published on 17 Jun 2014

Anonymity: An Impediment to Performance in Healthcare
Daniel W. Karlsberg and Read G. Pierce
Health Services Insights 2014:7 19-23
Perspective | Published on 26 May 2014

Quality of Care and Quality of Life: Convergence or Divergence?
Wadi B. Alonazi and Shane A. Thomas
Health Services Insights 2014:7 1-12
Original Research | Published on 10 Feb 2014

A Group Interview Regarding Disaster Preparedness for Food Assistance in a University that Offers a Training Course for Registered Dietitians
Seira Ito, Noriko Sudo and Yoko Fujiwara
Health Services Insights 2014:7 13-18
Original Research | Published on 10 Feb 2014

Use of GIS Mapping as a Public Health Tool—From Cholera to Cancer
George J. Musa, Po-Huang Chiang, Tyler Sylk, Rachel Bavley, William Keating, Bereketab Lakew, Hui-Chen Tsou and Christina W. Hoven
Health Services Insights 2013:6 111-116
Review | Published on 19 Nov 2013

The Function of a Medical Director in Healthcare Institutions: A Master or a Servant
Antoine Kossaify, Boris Rasputin and Jean Claude Lahoud
Health Services Insights 2013:6 105-110
Review | Published on 14 Oct 2013

Adolescent Sleep and Cellular Phone Use: Recent Trends and Implications for Research
Sue K. Adams, Jennifer F. Daly and Desireé N. Williford
Health Services Insights 2013:6 99-103
Commentary | Published on 03 Oct 2013

Maintaining a Sufficient and Quality Physician Workforce: The Role of For-profit Medical Schools
Jessica M. Babcock, Blake D. Babcock and Marshall Z. Schwartz
Health Services Insights 2013:6 87-98
Review | Published on 23 Sep 2013

Behavioral Interventions Associated with Smoking Cessation in the Treatment of Tobacco Use
Nicola J. Roberts, Susan M. Kerr and Sheree M.S. Smith
Health Services Insights 2013:6 79-85
Review | Published on 11 Aug 2013

Age-Friendly Primary Health Care: An Assessment of Current Service Provision for Older Adults in Hong Kong
Jean Woo, Benise Mak and Fannie Yeung
Health Services Insights 2013:6 69-77
Original Research | Published on 08 Aug 2013

Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
Theresa Weldring and Sheree M.S. Smith
Health Services Insights 2013:6 61-68
Commentary | Published on 04 Aug 2013

Reducing the Risk of Harm From Medication Errors in Children
Daniel R. Neuspiel and Melissa M. Taylor
Health Services Insights 2013:6 47-59
Review | Published on 30 Jun 2013

Narcotics in Rheumatology
Mahsa Tehrani, Mathia Aguiar and James D. Katz
Health Services Insights 2013:6 39-45
Review | Published on 13 Jun 2013

Management Options for Patients with Chronic Back Pain Without an Etiology
Lenny D. Salzberg and Eron G. Manusov
Health Services Insights 2013:6 33-38
Review | Published on 28 May 2013

Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention in the Treatment of Obesity
Shannon M. Looney and Hollie A. Raynor
Health Services Insights 2013:6 15-31
Review | Published on 22 May 2013

Quality of Health Assistants in Primary Health Centres in Rural Maharashtra, India
Enakshi Ganguly and Bishan S. Garg
Health Services Insights 2013:6 9-13
Short Report | Published on 07 Apr 2013

The Impact of a Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Provided Through a Telemedicine Link to Rural California Health Care Clinics
Jim Nuovo
Health Services Insights 2013:6 1-7
Original Research | Published on 31 Jan 2013

Strengthening Your Surgical Hand: Strengths-Based Profiling and Coaching of Surgical Trainees
D.A.L. Macafee, M.P. Macafee and P. Brewerton
Health Services Insights 2012:5 31-43
Original Research | Published on 08 Nov 2012

E-mentoring in Surgical Training
DAL Macafee
Health Services Insights 2012:5 9-30
Original Research | Published on 11 Jul 2012

Agricultural High School Students' Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Regarding a Nutritionally Balanced Diet Through Assisting in a School Lunch Program for Elementary and Middle School Pupils
Midori Ishikawa, Nozomi Kubota, Keita Kudo, Martin Meadows, Atsuko Umezawa and Toru Ota
Health Services Insights 2012:5 1-7
Case report | Published on 21 Mar 2012

The Role of Parents' Medication Beliefs, Religious Problem-Solving, and Risks for Treatment Nonadherence in Urban Families with Asthma
Sue K. Adams, Karla Klein Murdock, Elizabeth L. McQuaid and Lori-Ann Lima
Health Services Insights 2011:4 11-21
Original Research | Published on 28 Apr 2011

Characteristics of Educational Leaflets that Attract Pregnant Women
Noriko Sudo
Health Services Insights 2011:4 1-10
Original Research | Published on 05 Apr 2011 | Highly accessed (previous month)

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