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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Qualitative studies are increasingly used to investigate social processes and phenomena influencing health behaviors and service provision. We aimed to identify the scope of published qualitative studies of stroke, consider their relevance to development and delivery of services for people with stroke, and make recommendations for(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of providing patients online access to their electronic health record (EHR) and linked transactional services on the provision, quality and safety of healthcare. The objectives are also to identify and understand: barriers and facilitators for providing online access to their records and services for primary care(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity-related stigma likely influences how obese people interact with health-care professionals and access health care. AIM To undertake a synthesis of studies examining the views and experiences of both obese people in relation to their health-care provision and health-care professionals in providing care to obese patients. SEARCH STRATEGY(More)
BACKGROUND Online access to medical records by patients can potentially enhance provision of patient-centred care and improve satisfaction. However, online access and services may also prove to be an additional burden for the healthcare provider. AIM To assess the impact of providing patients with access to their general practice electronic health records(More)
This article aims to identify best practice guidance in relation to caring for minority ethnic older people in UK care homes that provide nursing care, highlighting key issues and identifying gaps that require redress. Current best practice guidance focuses on client issues, such as the recognition of cultural preferences, and organizational issues, such as(More)
BACKGROUND Health and social care services are required to provide quality service provision to meet all older people's needs, including any needs specific to minority ethnic groups. The heterogeneity of the population, however, highlights the need to offer a range of services that reflect people's language, cultural and religious differences. OBJECTIVES(More)
Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK and a major cause of adult disability. Stroke services have long been criticised for being deficient and there is evidence that some aspects of care provision vary across different population groups. While there is information about the patterns of service provision, questions remain about processes(More)
The provision of healthcare services has been shown to differ by social characteristics such as gender, age and social status. The processes by which such differences arise are unclear. We report findings from a qualitative interview study with stroke service providers undertaken during an investigation of inequalities in stroke care. We interviewed 41(More)
BACKGROUND Generally benefits and risks of vaccines can be determined from studies carried out as part of regulatory compliance, followed by surveillance of routine data; however there are some rarer and more long term events that require new methods. Big data generated by increasingly affordable personalised computing, and from pervasive computing devices(More)
BACKGROUND Net survival rates of cancer are increasing worldwide, placing a strain on health service provision. There is a drive to transfer the care of cancer survivors-individuals living with and beyond cancer-to the community and encourage them to play an active role in their own care. Telehealth, the use of technology in remote exchange of data and(More)