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  1. High-quality resuscitation among non-crying babies immediately after birth can reduce intrapartum-related deaths and morbidity. Helping Babies Breathe program aims to improve performance on neonatal resuscitat...

    Authors: Dipak Raj Chaulagain, Mats Malqvist, Olivia Brunell, Johan Wrammert, Omkar Basnet and Ashish KC

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:362

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  2. Traditional discharge processes lack a patient-centred focus. This project studied the implementation and effectiveness of an individualized discharge tool across Ontario hospitals. The Patient Oriented Discha...

    Authors: Shoshana Hahn-Goldberg, Tai Huynh, Audrey Chaput, Murray Krahn, Valeria Rac, George Tomlinson, John Matelski, Howard Abrams, Chaim Bell, Craig Madho, Christine Ferguson, Ann Turcotte, Connie Free, Sheila Hogan, Bonnie Nicholas, Betty Oldershaw…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:361

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  3. Informal family caregivers constitute an important and increasingly demanding role in the cancer healthcare system. This is especially true for caregivers of patients with primary malignant brain tumors based ...

    Authors: Maija Reblin, Dana Ketcher, Rachael McCormick, Veronica Barrios-Monroy, Steven K. Sutton, Bradley Zebrack, Kristen J. Wells, Solmaz Sahebjam, Peter Forsyth and Margaret M. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:360

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is high in Uganda; yet, TB case detection is low. The population-based survey on the prevalence of TB in Uganda revealed that only 16% of presumptive TB patients seeking care...

    Authors: Keith Twirire Kakame, Noel Namuhani, Andrew Kazibwe, Felix Bongomin, Joseph Baruch Baluku and Sebastian Olikira Baine

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:359

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  5. Physical activity rates in cancer survivors continue to be low despite the known benefits and availability of evidence-based programs. LIVESTRONG at the Y is a national community-based physical activity progra...

    Authors: Jamie M. Faro, Kristin M. Mattocks, Dalton Mourao, Catherine S. Nagawa, Stephenie C. Lemon, Bo Wang, Sarah L. Cutrona and Rajani S. Sadasivam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:358

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  6. The study sought to evaluate the impact of a Rapid Diagnostic Clinic (RDC) service designed to improve general practitioner (GP) referral processes for patients who do not meet existing referral criteria yet p...

    Authors: Christos Vasilakis and Paul Forte

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:357

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The subjects of organizational culture and leadership have been studied several times in various fields. However, studies have tried to determine the relationship between corporate culture and leadership as it...

    Authors: Hatem H. Alsaqqa and Çağdaş E. Akyürek

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:356

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Vaccination is a common painful procedure for children. Parents’ concern regarding vaccination pain is a significant driver of vaccine hesitancy. Despite the wealth of evidence-based practices available for ma...

    Authors: Nicole E. MacKenzie, Perri R. Tutelman, Christine T. Chambers, Jennifer A. Parker, Noni E. MacDonald, C. Meghan McMurtry, Pierre Pluye, Vera Granikov, Anna Taddio, Melanie Barwick, Kathryn A. Birnie and Katelynn E. Boerner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:355

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The Integrated eDiagnosis Approach (IeDA), centred on an electronic Clinical Decision Support System (eCDSS) developed in line with national Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines, was im...

    Authors: Sophie Sarrassat, James J. Lewis, Arsene S. Some, Serge Somda, Simon Cousens and Karl Blanchet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:354

    Content type: Research article

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  10. While the relation between care involvement of informal caregivers and caregiver burden is well-known, the additional psychosocial burden related to care involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet be...

    Authors: Andrea Budnick, Christian Hering, Simon Eggert, Christian Teubner, Ralf Suhr, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Paul Gellert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:353

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  11. To improve Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to, and experience of, healthcare services, including Alcohol and other Drug (AoD) treatment services, principles and frameworks have...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Julaine Allan, Raechel Wallace, Alexandra Aiken and Anthony Shakeshaft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:352

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  12. In Australia, activity-based funding models have emphasized the need for hospitals to be accountable for their clinical performance. Clinician managers, with medical backgrounds are essential to ensuring high ...

    Authors: Didir Imran, Karen Rog, John Gallichio and Laura Alston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:351

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Hybrid professionalism is one of the most effective ways to involve clinicians in management practices and responsibilities. With this study we investigated the perceptions of doctors and nurses on hybridizati...

    Authors: Anna Prenestini, Marco Sartirana and Federico Lega

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:350

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  14. Sharing information about hospital care with primary care in the form of a discharge summary is essential to patient safety. In the United Kingdom, although discharge summary targets on timeliness have been ac...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, Rachel Spencer, Jeremy Dale, Emma Scott and Stephanie Schnurr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:349

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  15. HIV-positive mothers who face the dual burden of HIV-positive status and motherhood, may benefit from holistic services that include early childhood development (ECD). We evaluated the acceptability and impact...

    Authors: Kathryn Dovel, Pericles Kalande, Evelyn Udedi, Tijana Temelkovska, Julie Hubbard, Chipariro Mbalanga, Laurie Bruns, Siyenunu Mulungu, Sundeep Gupta, Linda Richter and Thomas J. Coates

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:348

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  16. Patient-reported data—satisfaction, preferences, outcomes and experience—are increasingly studied to provide excellent patient-centred care. In particular, healthcare professionals need to understand whether a...

    Authors: Raffaella Gualandi, Cristina Masella, Michela Piredda, Matteo Ercoli and Daniela Tartaglini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:347

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  17. Stroke can impose a heavy burden on caregivers. Caring for stroke patients at home is more challenging than in hospitals with facilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a supportive ho...

    Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Shima Haghani and Farshid Alazmani-Noodeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:346

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  18. Tuberculosis is a major global health problem and one of the greatest barriers to its control is poor adherence to treatment. Peru has one of the highest burdens of TB in South America, with an incidence rate ...

    Authors: James Anthoney, Gilles De Wildt, Graciela Meza, John Skelton and Ian Newell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:345

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  19. Conflict between physicians and patients is an increasingly serious problem, leading to the disrepute attached to Chinese physicians’ social image and position. This study assesses the status of physicians’ se...

    Authors: Tao Sun, Jinghui Wang, Shu’e Zhang, Yu Shi, Bei Liu and Xiaohe Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:344

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  20. SMS for Life was one of the earliest large-scale implementations of mHealth innovations worldwide. Its goal was to increase visibility to antimalarial stock-outs through the use of SMS technology. The objectiv...

    Authors: Carmen Sant Fruchtman, Selemani Mbuyita, Mary Mwanyika-Sando, Marcel Braun, Don de Savigny and Daniel Cobos Muñoz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:343

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Process mapping (PM) supports better understanding of complex systems and adaptation of improvement interventions to their local context. However, there is little research on its use in healthcare. This study ...

    Authors: Grazia Antonacci, Laura Lennox, James Barlow, Liz Evans and Julie Reed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:342

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  22. Many hospitals seek to increase patient safety through interprofessional team-trainings. Accordingly, these trainings aim to strengthen important key aspects such as safety culture and communication. This stud...

    Authors: Jan Schmidt, Nikoloz Gambashidze, Tanja Manser, Tim Güß, Michael Klatthaar, Frank Neugebauer and Antje Hammer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:341

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  23. During the COVID-19 pandemic, youth mental health and substance use services rapidly moved to virtual modalities to meet social distancing requirements. It is important to understand youth attitudes toward and...

    Authors: Lisa D. Hawke, Natasha Y. Sheikhan, Karen MacCon and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:340

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  24. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a contested, chronic widespread pain syndrome on which recommended therapies have short-lasting, moderate effects. Nevertheless, some patients become symptom-free, and their recovery exper...

    Authors: Anne Marit Mengshoel, Åse Skarbø, Elisabeth Hasselknippe, Tamara Petterson, Nina Linnea Brandsar, Ellen Askmann, Ragnhild Ildstad, Lena Løseth and Merja Helena Sallinen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:339

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  25. Super-utilizers with 4 or more admissions per year frequently receive low-quality care and disproportionately contribute to healthcare costs. Inpatient care fragmentation (admission to multiple different hospi...

    Authors: Zach Kaltenborn, Koushik Paul, Jonathan D Kirsch, Michael Aylward, Elizabeth A. Rogers, Michael T. Rhodes and Michael G. Usher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:338

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  26. One of the key challenges of community health worker (CHW) programmes across the globe is inadequate supervision. Evidence on effective approaches to CHW supervision is limited and intervention research has up...

    Authors: Tumelo Assegaai, Helen Schneider and Vera Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:337

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  27. Provision of high-quality family planning (FP) services improves access to contraceptives. Negative experiences in maternal health have been documented worldwide and likely occur in other services including FP...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hazel, Diwakar Mohan, Ephraim Chirwa, Mary Phiri, Fannie Kachale, Patrick Msukwa, Joanne Katz and Melissa A. Marx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:336

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  28. Exercise Referral Schemes have been delivered worldwide in developed countries to augment physical activity levels in sedentary patients with a range of health issues, despite their utility being questioned. U...

    Authors: John Downey, Katie Shearn, Nicola Brown, Ross Wadey and Jeff Breckon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:335

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  29. Severe bronchiolitis requiring mechanical ventilation was associated with an absence of surfactant activity and phosphatidylglycerol, causing airway obstruction in acute bronchiolitis. Exogen surfactant in mec...

    Authors: Jefferson Antonio Buendía and Diana Guerrero Patiño

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:334

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  30. Recent research has indicated a seemingly increased propensity for both falls and accelerated bone loss in people living with HIV (PLWH). Physiotherapists play a crucial role in optimising function and quality...

    Authors: Maria Y. Charumbira, Karina Berner and Quinette Louw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:333

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  31. Transportation barriers limit access to cancer care services and contribute to suboptimal clinical outcomes. Our objectives were to describe the frequency of Veterans reporting and the factors associated with ...

    Authors: Shelley A. Jazowski, Isabelle P. Sico, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Valerie A. Smith, Hayden B. Bosworth, Susanne Danus, Dawn Provenzale, Michael J. Kelley and Leah L. Zullig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:332

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  32. Inpatient palliative care is associated with lower inpatient costs; however, this has yet to be studied using a more nuanced, multi-tiered measure of inpatient palliative care and a national population-represe...

    Authors: Sarina R. Isenberg, Christopher Meaney, Peter May, Peter Tanuseputro, Kieran Quinn, Danial Qureshi, Stephanie Saunders, Colleen Webber, Hsien Seow, James Downar, Thomas J. Smith, Amna Husain, Peter G. Lawlor, Rob Fowler, Julie Lachance, Kimberlyn McGrail…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:331

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  33. Patient experience is a key measure widely used to evaluate quality of healthcare, yet there is little discussion about it in China using national survey data. This study aimed to explore rural and urban diffe...

    Authors: Dantong Zhao, Zhongliang Zhou, Chi Shen, Rashed Nawaz, Dan Li, Yangling Ren, Yaxin Zhao, Dan Cao and Xiaohui Zhai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:330

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  34. Environmental health services (EHS) in healthcare facilities (HCFs) are critical for providing a safe, functional healthcare environment, but little is known about their costs. Poor understanding of costs impe...

    Authors: Darcy M. Anderson, Ryan Cronk, Emily Pak, Precious Malima, David Fuente, J. Wren Tracy, Innocent Mofolo, Holystone Kafanikhale, Irving Hoffman and Jamie Bartram

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:329

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  35. Inuit experience the highest cancer mortality rates from lung cancer in the world with increasing rates of other cancers in addition to other significant health burdens. Inuit who live in remote areas must oft...

    Authors: Janet Jull, Amanda J. Sheppard, Alex Hizaka, Gwen Barton, Paula Doering, Danielle Dorschner, Nancy Edgecombe, Megan Ellis, Ian D. Graham, Mara Habash, Gabrielle Jodouin, Lynn Kilabuk, Theresa Koonoo and Carolyn Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:328

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  36. Breast cancer disease is the most common cancer among Iranian women and imposing a significant financial burden on the households. This study calculated out-of-pocket (OOP), catastrophic health expenditure (CH...

    Authors: Faranak Ahmadi, Hamidreza Farrokh-Eslamlou, Hasan Yusefzadeh and Cyrus Alinia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:327

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  37. Both the concept of performance and the role of hospitals in health systems evolved significantly in the last decades. Today, the performance in health could be defined as the ability to create ‘population val...

    Authors: Guido Noto, Andrea Carlo Lo Verso and Gustavo Barresi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:326

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  38. Transfer into the operating room, onto the operating table and mask induction of anaesthesia are major challenges faced by children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In a pilot study, parents observed tha...

    Authors: Hwan Ing Hee, Ying Ching Lim, Tracy Tan, Sharon Wan, Olivia Wijeweera, Sumin Lee and Kavitha Raghavan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:325

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  39. Physicians who perform unsafe practices and harm patients may be disciplined. In Norway, there are five types of disciplinary action, ranging from a warning for the least serious examples of malpractice to los...

    Authors: Martin B. Harbitz, Per Steinar Stensland and Birgit Abelsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:324

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  40. Women’s health and the reduction in the global maternal mortality rate is a research priority worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the structural conditions that influence the maternity care pro...

    Authors: Elin Mordal, Ingrid Hanssen, Andargachew Kassa Biratu and Solfrid Vatne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:323

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  41. Nigeria faces an increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), leading to an estimated 29% of all deaths in the country. Nigeria has an estimated hyperte...

    Authors: Ikechukwu A. Orji, Abigail S. Baldridge, Kasarachi Omitiran, Mainzhao Guo, Whenayon Simeon Ajisegiri, Tunde M. Ojo, Gabriel Shedul, Namratha R. Kandula, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Mark D. Huffman and Dike B. Ojji

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:322

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  42. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Catherine Hudon, Mathieu Bisson, Marie-France Dubois, Yohann Chiu, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Nicole Dubuc, Nicolas Elazhary, Véronique Sabourin and Alain Vanasse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:321

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:157

  43. Subcutaneous (SC) versus intravenous (IV) administration is advantageous in terms of patient convenience and hospital efficiency. This study aimed to compare the effect of optimizing the processes involved in ...

    Authors: María Reyes Abad-Sazatornil, Ainhoa Arenaza, Juan Bayo, Jesus García Mata, José María Guinea De Castro, Josefa León, Javier Letellez, Virginia Reguero, Carmen Martínez Chamorro and Antonio Salar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:320

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  44. Research has shown unilateral cochlear implants (CIs) significantly improve clinical outcomes and quality of life in adults. However, only 13% of eligible Swedish adults currently use a unilateral CI. The obje...

    Authors: Mutsa Gumbie, Emma Olin, Bonny Parkinson, Ross Bowman and Henry Cutler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:319

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  45. In a response to the pandemic, urgent care centers (UCCs) have gained a critical role as a common location for COVID-19 testing. We sought to characterize the changes in testing accessibility at UCCs between M...

    Authors: Laurie C Yousman, Akshay Khunte, Walter Hsiang, Siddharth Jain, Howard Forman and Daniel Wiznia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:318

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  46. To identify the determinants of health care use among homeless individuals.

    Authors: André Hajek, Franziska Bertram, Fabian Heinrich, Victoria van Rüth, Benjamin Ondruschka, Benedikt Kretzler, Christine Schüler, Klaus Püschel and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:317

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  47. The associations between a sickness absence spell duration and patient care have been rarely studied. An assumption is that associations would differ by spell duration and by the patient care type, inpatient- ...

    Authors: Annina Ropponen, Mo Wang, Jurgita Narusyte, Sanna Kärkkäinen, Victoria Blom and Pia Svedberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:315

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  48. To foster access to care and reduce the burden of health expenditures on people living with HIV (PLHIV), several sub-Saharan African countries, including Cameroon, have adopted a policy of removing HIV-related...

    Authors: Marwân-al-Qays Bousmah, Marie Libérée Nishimwe, Christopher Kuaban and Sylvie Boyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:313

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  49. While international students form an increasing population of higher education students in Turkey, there is limited empirical evidence about their health services utilization. The study aim was to investigate ...

    Authors: Abednego Nzyuko Masai, Bahar Güçiz-Doğan, Polet Njeri Ouma, Israel Nyaburi Nyadera and Victor Kipkoech Ruto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:311

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  50. Correctional facilities are an underutilized venue for reaching young adults who have not vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV). The objective of this study was to identify factors that are associated with...

    Authors: Amanda Emerson, Molly Allison, Lisa Saldana, Patricia J. Kelly and Megha Ramaswamy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:309

    Content type: Research article

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