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  1. In China, economic, urbanization, and policy differences between the eastern and western regions lead to uneven healthcare resources. This disparity is more pronounced in the west due to fewer healthcare perso...

    Authors: Xiaohui Li, Mei Su, Li He, Jianjun Yang and Fangyuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:726
  2. As part of a larger study, and in collaboration with rural primary health care teams, RaDAR (Rural Dementia Action Research) primary care memory clinics have evolved and continue to spread in communities acros...

    Authors: Valerie Elliot, Julie Kosteniuk, Megan E. O’Connell, Chelsie Cameron and Debra Morgan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:725
  3. The growth in online qualitative research and data collection provides several advantages for health service researchers and participants, including convenience and extended geographic reach. However, these on...

    Authors: Pakhi Sharma, Steven M McPhail, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Sameera Senanayake and Bridget Abell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:724
  4. As the population ages, senior care for older adults in China has become increasingly important and has attracted the attention of both government and society. This study aimed to explore preferences and influ...

    Authors: Yanan Wang, Yaning Wang, Yitong Liu, Wenkun Xu, Zhuoya Yang, Zhongying Xu and Yaqin Zhong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:723
  5. Unprofessional behaviours between healthcare workers are highly prevalent. Evaluations of large-scale culture change programs are rare resulting in limited evidence of intervention effectiveness. We conducted ...

    Authors: Johanna I. Westbrook, Rachel Urwin, Ryan McMullan, Tim Badgery-Parker, Antoinette Pavithra, Kate Churruca, Neil Cunningham, Erwin Loh, Peter Hibbert, Guy Maddern, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:722
  6. Libya has experienced decades of violent conflict that have severely disrupted health service delivery. The Government of National Unity is committed to rebuilding a resilient health system built on a platform...

    Authors: Luke N. Allen, Arian Hatefi, Mohini Kak, Christopher H. Herbst, Jacqueline Mallender and Ghassan Karem
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:721
  7. Limited Health Literacy (HL) is an obstacle to accessing and receiving optimal health care and negatively impacts patients’ quality of life, thus making it an urgent issue in the health care system. Visual-bas...

    Authors: Elisa Galmarini, Laura Marciano and Peter Johannes Schulz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:718
  8. The Aotearoa New Zealand COVID-19 pandemic response has been hailed as a success story, however, there are concerns about how equitable it has been. This study explored the experience of a collective of Māori ...

    Authors: Sudesh Sharma, Cheryl Davies, Helena Rattray-Te Mana, Michael Baker, Amanda Kvalsvig and Mat Walton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:717
  9. Individuals who have the ability to bounce back from stressful events, to recover from their troubles and adverse environmental conditions by getting stronger each time are known as resilient people. Some prof...

    Authors: İbrahim Uysal, Güneş Korkmaz and Çetin Toraman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:716
  10. There is noted increase in attention towards implementation of evidence-based interventions in response to the stillbirth burden in low- and middle-income countries including Uganda. Recent results reporting s...

    Authors: Eric Ssegujja and Michelle Andipatin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:715
  11. This study examines the association between healthcare indicators and hospitalization rates in three high-income European countries, namely Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, from 2015 to 2020.

    Authors: Huan Jiang, Alexander Tran, Inese Gobiņa, Janina Petkevičienė, Rainer Reile, Mindaugas Štelemėkas, Ricardas Radisauskas, Shannon Lange and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:714
  12. A significant proportion of patients and informal caregivers favor an active role in decisions concerning their health. Simultaneously, governments aim to shift treatment from a professional care setting to a ...

    Authors: Matthijs H. Bosveld, Anne G.M. Smits, Helena J.M.M. Mertens, Michel J.J.M. van Zandvoort, Walther N.K.A. van Mook and Marloes A. van Bokhoven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:713
  13. Being the professional membership body for pharmacists in Jordan, the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPA) took the initiative to establish a training centre for practising pharmacists. This study aims to iden...

    Authors: Saja A. Alnahar, Rula M. Darwish, Shatha Z. Al Qasas, Mayada M. Al Shabani and Ian Bates
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:712
  14. Community health workers (CHWs) had important roles mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in vulnerable communities. We described how CHWs supported the dissemination of COVID-19 information and servi...

    Authors: Jane Oliver, Angeline Ferdinand, Jessica Kaufman, Nicole Allard, Margie Danchin and Katherine B. Gibney
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:711
  15. Hepatitis B is endemic amongst the Australian Aboriginal population in the Northern Territory. A participatory action research project identified the lack of culturally appropriate education tools and led to t...

    Authors: Paula Binks, Sudharsan Venkatesan, Anngie Everitt, George Garambaka Gurruwiwi, Roslyn Gundjirryirr Dhurrkay, Sarah Mariyalawuy Bukulatjpi, Cheryl Ross, Tiana Alley, Kelly Hosking, Emily Vintour-Cesar, Melita McKinnon, Richard P. Sullivan, Joshua S. Davis, Marita Hefler and Jane Davies
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:710
  16. Disparities in rates of contraceptive use are frequently attributed to unequal access to and affordability of care. There is a need to better understand whether common definitions of affordability that solely ...

    Authors: Anna Newton-Levinson, Kelsey Griffin, Sarah C- Blake, Andrea Swartzendruber, Michael Kramer and Jessica M- Sales
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:709
  17. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity management is essential to provide high-quality healthcare for critically ill patients. Yet, consensus on the most favorable ICU design is lacking, especially whether ICUs sh...

    Authors: Danielle Sent, Delanie M. van der Meulen, Andres Alban, Stephen E. Chick, Ilse J.A. Wissink, Alexander P.J. Vlaar and Dave A. Dongelmans
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:708
  18. Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a common disease that can cause multiple organ damage in the whole body. Our aim was to use machine learning (ML) to build an independent polysomnography (P...

    Authors: Shanshan Ge, Kainan Wu, Shuhui Li, Ruiling Li and Caizheng Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:706
  19. A new class of antibody-based drug therapy with the potential for disease modification is now available for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, the complexity of drug eligibility, administration, cost, and safe...

    Authors: Iracema Leroi, Helena Dolphin, Rachel Dinh, Tony Foley, Sean Kennelly, Irina Kinchin, Rónán O’Caoimh, Sean O’Dowd, Laura O’Philbin, Susan O’Reilly, Dominic Trepel and Suzanne Timmons
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:705
  20. In recent years, patient safety has begun to receive particular attention and has become a priority all over the world. Patient Safety Culture (PSC) is widely recognized as a key tenet that must be improved in...

    Authors: Latifa Lassoued, Ines Gharssallah, Mohamed Ayoub Tlili, Jihene Sahli, Mouna Kouira, Skender Abid, Anouar Chaieb and Hedi Khairi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:704
  21. During the COVID-19 pandemic, medical workers were concerned about the care of their children or family members and the impact of being separated from them. This increased stress could harm the relationship be...

    Authors: Yong-Hsin Chen, Mohsen Saffari, Chung-Ying Lin, Hsiu-Mei Tang, Ching-wen Yang, Chiu-Hsian Lee, Wei-Yao Wang and Gwo-Ping Jong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:703
  22. Despite ongoing efforts to integrate palliative care into the German healthcare system, challenges persist, particularly in areas where infrastructure does not fully support digital technologies (DT). The incr...

    Authors: Susann May, Anne Gehlhaar, Kerstin Stahlhut, Marcel-Alexander Kamp, Martin Heinze, Matthew Allsop and Felix Muehlensiepen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:702
  23. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are expected to “revolutionise” healthcare. However, despite their promises, their integration within healthcare organisations and systems remains limited. The objecti...

    Authors: Hassane Alami, Pascale Lehoux, Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Sara E. Shaw, Richard Fleet and Jean-Paul Fortin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:701
  24. Recent research within the context of Obstetrics shows the added value of patient participation in in-hospital patient safety. Notwithstanding these benefits, recent research within an Obstetrics department sh...

    Authors: Michael Van der Voorden, Arie Franx and Kees Ahaus
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:700
  25. Video-enabled directly observed therapy (video-DOT) has been proposed as an additional option for treatment provision besides in-person DOT for patients with drug-resistant TB (DRTB) disease. However, evidence...

    Authors: Bernhard Kerschberger, Michelle Daka, Bhekiwe Shongwe, Themba Dlamini, Siphiwe Ngwenya, Clara Danbakli, Bheki Mamba, Bongekile Nxumalo, Joyce Sibanda, Sisi Dube, Lindiwe Mdluli Dlamini, Edwin Mabhena, Esther Mukooza, Iona Crumley, Iza Ciglenecki and Debrah Vambe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:699
  26. Functional somatic symptoms (FFS) and bodily distress disorders are highly prevalent across all medical settings. Services for these patients are dispersed across the health care system with minimal conceptual...

    Authors: Frank Röhricht, Carole Green, Maria Filippidou, Simon Lowe, Nicki Power, Sara Rassool, Katherine Rothman, Meera Shah and Nina Papadopoulos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:698
  27. The etonogestrel contraceptive implant is currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of pregnancy up to 3 years. However, studies that suggest efficacy up to ...

    Authors: Nicole Rigler, Gennifer Kully, Marisa C. Hildebrand, Sarah Averbach and Sheila K. Mody
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:697
  28. The Ethiopian government has introduced several healthcare financing reforms intending to improve efficiency. Piloting implementation of performance-based financing is one of these actions. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Mideksa Adugna, Girmaye Dinsa and Nelisiwe Khuzwayo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:696
  29. Research demonstrates the importance of documenting adaptations to implementation strategies that support integration of evidence-based interventions into practice. While studies have utilized the FRAME-IS [Fr...

    Authors: Antoinette Schoenthaler, Franze De La Calle, Elaine De Leon, Masiel Garcia, Doreen Colella, Jacalyn Nay and Isaac Dapkins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:695
  30. For many countries, especially those outside the USA without incentive payments, implementing and maintaining electronic medical records (EMR) is expensive and can be controversial given the large amounts of i...

    Authors: Kim-Huong Nguyen, Tracy Comans, Thi Thao Nguyen, Digby Simpson, Leanna Woods, Chad Wright, Damian Green, Keith McNeil and Clair Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:694
  31. Cervical cancer patients in Colombia have a lower likelihood of survival compared to breast cancer patients. In 1993, Colombia enrolled citizens in one of two health insurance regimes (contributory-private ins...

    Authors: Almira G.C Lewis, Diana M. Hernandez, Isabel C. Garcés-Palacio and Amr S. Soliman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:693
  32. To explore the application effect of the direct reporting system of adverse nursing events and special continuous nursing quality improvement measures in the management of these adverse events.

    Authors: Qing Ouyang, Guixiang Zhang, Ying Xie, Hongman Yuan, Fangqun Cheng and Qiyun Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:692
  33. We aimed to describe healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and healthcare costs in patients with newly confirmed lupus nephritis (LN) in the United States over a 5-year follow-up period.

    Authors: Christopher F. Bell, Benjamin Wu, Shirley P. Huang, Bernard Rubin, Carlyne M. Averell, Benjamin Chastek and Erin M. Hulbert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:691
  34. There has been a longstanding effort to integrate behavioral health and HIV care for people with comorbid HIV and behavioral health needs, including those with severe mental illness (SMI). As this population f...

    Authors: Priya Dahiya, Nicholas S. Riano, James W. Dilley, Mark Olfson, Francine Cournos, Christina Mangurian and Emily A. Arnold
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:690
  35. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) systems can bring many advantages and challenges. This system has been launched in Iran for more than two years. This study aimed to investigate the challenges and advant...

    Authors: Hamid Bouraghi, Behzad Imani, Abolfazl Saeedi, Ali Mohammadpour, Soheila Saeedi, Taleb Khodaveisi and Tooba Mehrabi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:689
  36. Existing knowledge on healthcare use and costs in the last months of life is often limited to one patient group (i.e., cancer patients) and one level of healthcare (i.e., secondary care). Consequently, decisio...

    Authors: Yvonne Anne Michel, Eline Aas, Liv Ariane Augestad, Emily Burger, Lisbeth Thoresen and Gudrun Maria Waaler Bjørnelv
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:688
  37. Rates of substance use are high among youth involved in the legal system (YILS); however, YILS are less likely to initiate and complete substance use treatment compared to their non legally-involved peers. The...

    Authors: Allyson L. Dir, Lauren O’Reilly, Casey Pederson, Katherine Schwartz, Steven A. Brown, Khairi Reda, Logan Gillenwater, Sami Gharbi, Sarah E. Wiehe, Zachary W. Adams, Leslie A. Hulvershorn, Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Malaz Boustani and Matthew C. Aalsma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:687
  38. The implementation of antibiotic intravenous-to-oral switch (IVOS) therapy in hospitals can slow down the development of drug resistance, reduce the occurrence of adverse reactions, and bring significant econo...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Junjie Pan, Zhanhong Hu, Jie Pan and Hua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:686
  39. Autistic children often experience socioemotional difficulties relating to emotion regulation and mental health problems. Supports for autistic children involve the use of adapted interventions that target emo...

    Authors: Vivian Lee, Nisha Vashi, Flora Roudbarani, Paula Tablon Modica, Ava Pouyandeh, Teresa Sellitto, Alaa Ibrahim, Stephanie H. Ameis, Alex Elkader, Kylie M. Gray, Connor M. Kerns, Meng-Chuan Lai, Johanna Lake, Kendra Thomson and Jonathan A. Weiss
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:685
  40. The interplay of ethical stress, heavy workloads, and job dissatisfaction poses challenges to both the recruitment and retention of health and social care professionals. Person-centred care, rooted in ethical ...

    Authors: Cornelia van Diepen, Qarin Lood, Kristoffer Gustavsson, Malin Axelsson, Monica Bertilsson, Gunnel Hensing and Andreas Fors
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:683
  41. Lack of access to risk-appropriate maternity services, particularly for rural residents, is thought to be a leading contributor to disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. There are several existing me...

    Authors: Meghan E. Meredith, Lauren N. Steimle and Stephanie M. Radke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:682
  42. Body worn cameras (BWC) are mobile audio and video capture devices that can be secured to clothing allowing the wearer to record some of what they see and hear. This technology is being introduced in a range o...

    Authors: Una Foye, Keiran Wilson, Jessica Jepps, James Blease, Ellen Thomas, Leroy McAnuff, Sharon McKenzie, Katherine Barrett, Lilli Underwood, Geoff Brennan and Alan Simpson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:681
  43. Healthcare regulators in many countries undertake inspections of healthcare providers and publish inspection outcomes with the intention of improving quality of care. Comprehensive inspections of general pract...

    Authors: Thomas Allen, Kieran Walshe, Nathan Proudlove and Matt Sutton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:679
  44. Paramedics’ work, even pre-pandemic, can be confronting and dangerous. As pandemics add extra stressors, the study explored paramedics’ lived experience of the barriers to, and enablers of, responding to suspe...

    Authors: Ursula Howarth, Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Thea F. van de Mortel and Nigel Barr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:678
  45. Esophageal carcinoma is a type of cancer that occurs in the esophagus. For patients with locally advanced or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who have either experienced disease progression follow...

    Authors: Pingyu Chen, Chang Fu, Lin Shen, Zhengyang Fei, Mengjie Luo, Yanqiu Chen and Hongchao Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:676