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Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of lay health worker programmes to improve access to maternal and child health: qualitative evidence synthesis.
BACKGROUND Lay health workers (LHWs) perform functions related to healthcare delivery, receive some level of training, but have no formal professional or paraprofessional certificate or tertiaryExpand
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Applying GRADE-CERQual to qualitative evidence synthesis findings: introduction to the series
The GRADE-CERQual (‘Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative research’) approach provides guidance for assessing how much confidence to place in findings from systematic reviews ofExpand
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Cesarean section rate in Iran, multidimensional approaches for behavioral change of providers: a qualitative study
BackgroundThe cesarean section rate has been steadily rising from 35% in 2000 to 40% in 2005 in Iran. The objective of this study was to identify barriers of reduce the cesarean section rate in Iran,Expand
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Review of corruption in the health Sector: theory, methods and interventions
As health care delivery systems develop, and their cost - as a percentage of total society expenditure increases, policy-makers are more and more concerned about how to control these spiraling costs.Expand
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Practice nurses' intentions to use clinical guidelines.
BACKGROUND Evidence indicates that, although nurses are increasingly using clinical guidelines to ensure higher quality of care, there is a wide variance in their adherence to them. The utility ofExpand
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Service quality of private hospitals: The Iranian Patients' perspective
BackgroundHighly competitive market in the private hospital industry has caused increasing pressure on them to provide services with higher quality. The aim of this study was to determine theExpand
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Inequality in household catastrophic health care expenditure in a low-income society of Iran.
BACKGROUND We assessed change in household catastrophic health care expenditures (CHE) and inequality in facing such expenditures in south-west Tehran. METHODS A cluster-sampled survey wasExpand
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Access to Essential Medicines in Pakistan: Policy and Health Systems Research Concerns
Introduction Inadequate access to essential medicines is a common issue within developing countries. Policy response is constrained, amongst other factors, by a dearth of in-depth country levelExpand
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A systematic review of qualitative evidence on barriers and facilitators to the implementation of task-shifting in midwifery services.
OBJECTIVE to synthesise qualitative research on task-shifting to and from midwives to identify barriers and facilitators to successful implementation. DESIGN systematic review of qualitativeExpand
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Effect of a Community Pharmacist–Delivered Diabetes Support Program for Patients Receiving Specialty Medical Care
Purpose The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficacy of a community pharmacist–delivered diabetes support program for patients receiving specialty medical care in a middle-income countryExpand
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