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  1. Both patients and health care providers working in mental health facilities witness high rates of incidents that have the potential to jeopardize their safety. Despite this, there are few studies that have doc...

    Authors: Kamaru Edith Kwobah, Sitienei Robert Kiptoo, Florence Jaguga, Felicita Wangechi, Saina Chelagat, Francis Ogaro and WK Aruasa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:95
  2. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be used by healthcare organisations to inform improvements in service delivery. However, routine collection of PROMs is difficult to achieve across an entire healt...

    Authors: David A. Snowdon, Velandai Srikanth, Richard Beare, Lucy Marsh, Emily Parker, Kim Naude and Nadine E. Andrew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:94
  3. Organizational readiness is a key factor for successful implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs), but a valid and reliable measure to assess readiness across contexts and settings is needed. The R...

    Authors: Maria McClam, Lauren Workman, Emanuelle M. Dias, Timothy J. Walker, Heather M. Brandt, Derek W. Craig, Robert Gibson, Andrea Lamont, Bryan J. Weiner, Abraham Wandersman and Maria E. Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:93
  4. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan. Medical expenditures related to cancer accounted for 44.8% of all major illness insurance claims in Taiwan. Prior research has indicated that the dual presence o...

    Authors: Kai-Jie Ma, Shu-Yuan Su, Daniel Nie, Wei-Sheng Chung, Chi-Yu Yao and Jong-Yi Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:92
  5. Authors: Jennifer C. Gander, Ella Chrenka, Lee Cromwell, Anjali R. Truitt, Musu Sesay, Marni Segall, Sandra A. Amouzou, Alexander F. Hudgins, Prasanthi Kodthala, Douglas Roblin, Adrienne N. Deneal, Thomas Whiting, John H. Powers and Brian C. Martinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:90

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1591

  6. As the main cause of cancer death, lung cancer imposes seriously health and economic burdens on individuals, families, and the health system. In China, there is no national study analyzing the hospitalization ...

    Authors: Hanxu Hu, Liying Zhao, Yang Yong, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland, Weihan Zhao, Hao Yan, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:89
  7. Evidence-based interventions, which are typically supported by data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), are highly valued by providers of human services like child welfare. However, implementing such int...

    Authors: Elise Trott Jaramillo, Cathleen E Willging, Lisa Saldana, Shannon Self-Brown, Erin A. Weeks and Daniel J. Whitaker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:88
  8. Opioid-related hospitalizations have risen dramatically, placing hospitals at the frontlines of the opioid epidemic. Medicaid expansion and 1115 waivers for substance use disorders (SUDs) are two key policies ...

    Authors: Ji Eun Chang, Cory E. Cronin, Zoe Lindenfeld, José A. Pagán and Berkeley Franz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:87
  9. Stigma associated with mental health challenges is a major barrier to service seeking among youth. Understanding how stigma impacts service-seeking decisions from the perspectives of youth remains underexplore...

    Authors: Natasha Y. Sheikhan, Jo L. Henderson, Tanya Halsall, Mardi Daley, Samantha Brownell, Jai Shah, Srividya N. Iyer and Lisa D. Hawke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:86
  10. Implementing Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in community practice could help to decide upon and prioritise initial treatment, procedures and appropriate specialist referral or conveyance to hospital. A recen...

    Authors: Joseph N.A Akanuwe, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Luc Bidaut, Pauline Mitchell, Paul Bird, Daniel Lasserson, Patricia Apenteng and Richard Lilford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:84
  11. Quantitative and qualitative procedures are necessary components of instrument development and assessment. However, validation studies conventionally emphasise quantitative assessments while neglecting qualita...

    Authors: Jean Anthony Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud, Franziska Geese, Katja Uhlmann, Angela Blasimann, Felicitas L. Wagner, Florian B. Neubauer, Sören Huwendiek, Sabine Hahn and Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:83
  12. Female genital cutting (FGC) may cause a series of health problems that require specialized healthcare. General practitioners (GPs) are gatekeepers to specialized healthcare services in Norway. To refer girls ...

    Authors: Mai Mahgoub Ziyada, R. Elise B Johansen, Mona Berthelsen, Inger-Lise Lien and Bothild Bendiksen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:82
  13. There is sufficient and consistent international evidence of issues reported by nurses working in single-bed room environments, requiring a design that is not only comfortable for patients but meets nurses wor...

    Authors: Lynette Cusack, Rebecca Munt, Naomi Verdonk, Tim Schultz and Jill Maben
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:81
  14. Non-pharmacologic treatments such as physical therapy (PT) are advocated for musculoskeletal pain. Early access to PT through self-referral has been shown to decrease costs and improve outcomes. Although self-...

    Authors: Noor Alshareef, Melanie Cozad, Mark Macauda, Jan Ostermann and Charles Thigpen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:80
  15. Non- communicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death, which lead to over 73% of death and 62% of DALYs globally. As an unhealthy diet is the leading behavioral risk factor of NCDs, in line with the na...

    Authors: Mohammad Amerzadeh, Amirhossein Takian, Hamed Pouraram, Ali Akbari Sari and Afshin Ostovar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:79
  16. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a rapid shift from traditional face-to-face care provision towards delivering mental health care remotely through telecommunications, often referred to as telemental health ca...

    Authors: Rebecca Appleton, Phoebe Barnett, Norha Vera San Juan, Elizabeth Tuudah, Natasha Lyons, Jennie Parker, Emily Roxburgh, Spyros Spyridonidis, Millie Tamworth, Minnie Worden, Melisa Yilmaz, Nick Sevdalis, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Justin J. Needle and Sonia Johnson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:78
  17. Commissioning policies are in place in England that alter access to hip and knee arthroplasty based on patients’ body mass index and smoking status. Our objectives were to ascertain the prevalence, trend and n...

    Authors: Joanna McLaughlin, Joshua Elsey, Ruth Kipping, Amanda Owen-Smith, Andrew Judge and Hugh McLeod
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:77
  18. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are among the most highly stigmatized medical conditions. Only a minority of individuals with AUD seek treatment, and stigma is one of the most prominent barriers to treatment-seeki...

    Authors: Sara Wallhed Finn, Anna Mejldal and Anette Søgaard Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:76
  19. Having a research-engaged health and medical workforce is associated with improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. As such, there has been significant government investment internationally to support he...

    Authors: Sze Lin Yoong, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Kathryn Reilly, Christopher Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Alice Grady, Melanie Kingsland, Meghan Finch and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:75
  20. The prevalence of modern contraception use is higher in Kenya than in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The uptake has however slowed down in recent years, which, among other factors, has been attributed t...

    Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Laura E. Britton, Emilia Goland, Stephanie Chung, Brooke W. Bullington, Caitlin R. Williams, Debborah Muthoki Wambua, Dickens Otieno Onyango and Leigh Senderowicz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:74
  21. As the misuse and abuse of medical narcotics are increasing in South Korea, an information system for the integrated information management of medical narcotic drugs across the nation is needed. This paper pre...

    Authors: Sang-Yoon Kim, Nam-Wook Cho, Myung-Sik Yoo, Soon-Young Han and Jeong-Wyan Oh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:73
  22. Assisted partner notification (APN) is recommended as a public health strategy to increase HIV testing in people exposed to HIV. Yet its adoption in many countries remains at an early stage. This qualitative s...

    Authors: Judith A. Levy, Valerie A. Earnshaw, Ariesta Milanti, Agung Waluyo and Gabriel J. Culbert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:71
  23. Basic emergency management in urban and rural areas is a critical challenge, which can affect the pre-hospital mortality rate. Therefore, Non-hospital Healthcare Center (NHHC) must be prepared to manage such e...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami, Ali Janati and Farzad Rahmani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:70
  24. In Canada, Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are a new model for integrated healthcare. Core to OHTs are family physicians (FPs) and their ability to collaborate with other FPs and healthcare providers. Whereas the ...

    Authors: Colleen Grady, Han Han, Da Hye Kim, Angela M. Coderre-Ball and Nadia Alam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:68
  25. Evidence on the effectiveness of community-based health insurance (CBHI) in low-income countries is inconclusive. This study assessed the impact of CBHI on health service utilization and financial risk protect...

    Authors: Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Ermias Dessie, Girmay Medhin, Negalign Birhanu, David R. Hotchkiss, Alula M. Teklu and Mizan Kiros
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:67
  26. Poor quality of care is a barrier to engagement in HIV care and treatment in low- and middle-income country settings. This study involved focus group discussions (FGD) with patients and health workers in two l...

    Authors: Nancy Puttkammer, Joseph Adrien Emmanuel Demes, Witson Dervis, Jean Marcxime Chéry, Josette Elusdort, Elizabeth Haight, Jean Guy Honoré and Jane M. Simoni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:66
  27. Hospital physician workforce in Japan is the lowest among developed countries. Many patients with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with high risk of mortality could not be hospitalized during case sur...

    Authors: Seiji Hamada, Takuhiro Moromizato, Masashi Narita, Kiyosu Taniguchi, Kenji Shibuya and Yasuharu Tokuda
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:65
  28. Underutilization of and lack of access to low vision services (LVS) has been reported internationally. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators in LVS referral procedures and service...

    Authors: M. L. Stolwijk, R. M. A. van Nispen, A. J. van der Ham, E. Veenman and G. H. M. B. van Rens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:64
  29. The aim of this year-long mixed methods research was to examine the intersection between health, health literacy and local government to identify ways to better connect people to place-based primary health car...

    Authors: Lynne Millar, Ranila Bhoyroo, Yesid Pineda Molina, Jessica Watts, Antoinette Geagea, Jennifer Murphy and Christina M Pollard
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:63
  30. The implementation of the NVBP policy has generated considerable reductions in drug procurement prices and an increase in the market share of the NVBP drugs.This study aimed to investigate patients' attitudes ...

    Authors: Jinyi Tao, Shihong Li, Qiling Xu, Shiwei Gong and Fang Zeng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:62
  31. Cervical cancer significantly affects women in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, limited studies have concentrated on cervical screening behaviour among women in SSA. This study aimed to assess the interplay ...

    Authors: Kwamena S. Dickson, Ebenezer N. K. Boateng, Evelyn Acquah, Castro Ayebeng and Isaac Y. Addo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:61
  32. Authors: Fahmida Akter, Malika Tamim, Avijit Saha, Imran Ahmed Chowdhury, Omor Faruque, Animesh Talukder, Mohiuddin Ahsanul Kabir Chowdhury, Monzur Morshed Patwary, Albaab-Ur Rahman, Morseda Chowdhury and Malabika Sarker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:60

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1590

  33. Despite facing a dual burden of HBV and HIV, Africa lacks experience in offering integrated care for HIV and HBV. To contextualize individual and group-level feasibility and acceptability of an integrated HIV/...

    Authors: Joan Nankya Mutyoba, Claude Wandera, David Ejalu, Emmanuel Seremba, Rachel Beyagira, Jacinto Amandua, Kaggwa Mugagga, Andrew Kambugu, Alex Muganzi, Philippa Easterbrook and Ponsiano Ocama
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:59
  34. Post-stroke visual impairment (VI) is a common but under-recognized care challenge. Common manifestations of post-stroke VI include: diplopia, homonymous hemianopia, oscillopsia secondary to nystagmus, and vis...

    Authors: Kiran Pohar Manhas, Katelyn Brehon, Jennis Jiang, Karim F. Damji and Fiona Costello
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:58
  35. An Integrated Community treatment of Childhood disease (ICCM)- focused intervention involving a large number of Patent and proprietary medicine vendors (PPMVs) was conducted by Society for Family Health Nigeri...

    Authors: Akpu Blessing Oko, Anyanti Jennifer, Adizue Jane Chinyere, Nwankwo Jehosephat Nelson, Idogho Omokhudu, Onyezobi Chinedu Edward and Aizobu Dennis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:57
  36. The standard face-to-face training for the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) continues to be plagued by concerns of low coverage of trainees, the prolonged absence of trainees from the health f...

    Authors: Kahabi Isangula, Esther Ngadaya, Alexander Manu, Mary Mmweteni, Doreen Philbert, Dorica Burengelo, Gibson Kagaruki, Mbazi Senkoro, Godfather Kimaro, Amos Kahwa, Fikiri Mazige, Felix Bundala, Nemes Iriya, Francis Donard, Caritas Kitinya, Victor Minja…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:56
  37. Ethiopia piloted community-based health insurance in 2011, and as of 2019, the programme was operating in 770 districts nationwide, covering approximately 7 million households. Enrolment in participating distr...

    Authors: Essa Chanie Mussa, Tia Palermo, Gustavo Angeles, Martha Kibur and Frank Otchere
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:55
  38. Primary care is the first point of contact for all acute health problems. As such, primary care was at the frontline in the COVID-19 pandemic, playing a significant role in clinical responses and information t...

    Authors: Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord, Guri Rortveit, Linda Huibers, Jonas Nordvik Dale, Marleen Smits and Tone Morken
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:54
  39. In a healthcare system based on managed competition, it is important that health insurers are able to channel enrollees to preferred providers. This results in incentives for healthcare providers to improve th...

    Authors: Frank J. P. van der Hulst, Anne E. M. Brabers and Judith D. de Jong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:52
  40. Directly-funded home care (DF) provides government funds to people who need assistance with the activities of daily living, allowing them to arrange their own services. As programs expand globally, many allow ...

    Authors: Christine Kelly, Lisette Dansereau, Maggie FitzGerald, Yeonjung Lee and Allison Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:51
  41. Prolonged hospitalization leads to poorer health outcomes and consumes limited hospital resources. This study identified factors associated with prolonged length of stay (PLOS) among internal medicine patients...

    Authors: John Jefferson V. Besa, Ella Mae I. Masamayor, Diana R. Tamondong-Lachica and Lia M. Palileo-Villanueva
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:50
  42. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) and targeted treatments have improved the health outcomes of patients with advanced melanoma. However, due to the high cost of novel therapies, it is crucial to evaluate the...

    Authors: Si Ni Li, Xiaomin Wan, Liu Bao Peng, Ya Min Li and Jian He Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:49
  43. Cancer screening is suboptimal in rural areas, and interventions are needed to improve uptake. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) is a widely-used implementation science framework to...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moss, Kelsey C. Stoltzfus, Madyson L. Popalis, William A. Calo and Jennifer L. Kraschnewski
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:48
  44. The ATICA study was a Hybrid I type randomized effectiveness-implementation trial that demonstrated effectiveness of a multicomponent mHealth intervention (Up to four SMS messages sent to HPV-positive women, a...

    Authors: Cecilia Straw, Victoria Sanchez-Antelo, Racquel Kohler, Melisa Paolino, Kasisomayajula Viswanath and Silvina Arrossi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:47