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  1. Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) incur substantial costs on the health system that could be partially avoided with adequate outpatient care. Complications of chronic diseases, s...

    Authors: Pedro Saturno-Hernández, Estephania Moreno-Zegbe, Ofelia Poblano-Verastegui, Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola, Arturo C. Bautista-Morales, Cynthya Maya-Hernández, Juan David Uscanga-Castillo, Sergio Flores-Hernández, Patricia María Gómez-Cortez and Waldo Iván Vieyra-Romero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:507
  2. Since 2015, the New York State Office of Mental Health has provided state primary care clinics with outreach, free training and technical assistance, and the opportunity to bill Medicaid for the Collaborative ...

    Authors: Erin LePoire, Molly Joseph, Ashley Heald, Danielle Gadbois, Amy Jones, Joan Russo and Deborah J Bowen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:505
  3. Children with medical complexity (CMC) comprise 1% of the paediatric population, but account for over 30% of health service costs. Lack of healthcare integration and coordination for CMC is well-documented. To...

    Authors: Stephanie Hodgson, Kirsten Noack, Ashleigh Griffiths and Michael Hodgins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:504
  4. A new interprofessional model incorporating non-dispensing pharmacists in general practice teams can improve the quality of pharmaceutical care. However, results of the model are dependent on the context. Unde...

    Authors: A.C.M. Hazen, V.M. Sloeserwij, E. de Groot, J.J. de Gier, N.J. de Wit, A.A. de Bont and D.L.M. Zwart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:502
  5. Primary healthcare in South Africa aims to transform the national health system by emphasising community-based care and preventive strategies. However, rehabilitation services, particularly for individuals wit...

    Authors: Lebogang Maseko, Fasloen Adams and Hellen Myezwa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:501
  6. Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admissions put a substantial burden on hospitals, most of the patients’ contacts with health services are in outpatient care. Traditionally, outpatient car...

    Authors: Tron Anders Moger, Jon Helgheim Holte, Olav Amundsen, Silje Bjørnsen Haavaag, Anne Edvardsen, Line Kildal Bragstad, Ragnhild Hellesø, Trond Tjerbo and Nina Køpke Vøllestad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:500
  7. Previous research has shown that the use of dental care services has a significant socioeconomic gradient. Lower income groups tend to use dental care services less, and they often have poorer dental health th...

    Authors: Miska Simanainen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:499
  8. There are large racial inequities in pregnancy and early childhood health within state Medicaid programs in the United States. To date, few Medicaid policy interventions have explicitly focused on improving he...

    Authors: Marian Jarlenski, Evan Cole, Christine McClure, Sarah Sanders, Marquita Smalls and Dara D Méndez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:498
  9. Intersectoral cooperation between physicians in private practice and hospitals is highly relevant for ensuring the quality of medical care. However, the experiences and potential for optimization at this inter...

    Authors: R. M. Waeschle, T. Epperlein, I. Demmer, E. Hummers and Q. Quintel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:497
  10. China initiated the Medical Alliances (MAs) reform to enhance resource allocation efficiency and ensure equitable healthcare. In response to challenges posed by the predominance of public hospitals, the reform...

    Authors: Yingbei Xiong, Kunhe Lin, Yifan Yao, Zhengdong Zhong and Li Xiang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:496
  11. Since 2005, the healthcare system in Ethiopia has implemented policies to promote the provision of free maternal healthcare services. The primary goal of these policies is to enhance the accessibility of mater...

    Authors: Menen Tilahun Chewaka, Gistane Ayele, Godana Yaya Tessema, Dagne Deresa Dinagde, Hana Tadesse Afework, Bezalem Mekonen Biwota and Habtamu Wana Wada
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:495
  12. Utilization of telemedicine care for vulnerable and low income populations, especially individuals with mental health conditions, is not well understood. The goal is to describe the utilization and regional di...

    Authors: Benjamin Ukert, Mark Lawley and Hye-Chung Kum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:494
  13. Health literacy (HL) has become a subject of major interest in public health worldwide. It is known to be linked to self-efficacy in care use and to global health status, and a non-negligible frequency of prob...

    Authors: Pauline Marie, Nicolas Romain-Scelle, Veronique Potinet, Anne Marie Schott and Marion Douplat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:493
  14. Homelessness is associated with significant health disparities. Conventional health services often fail to address the unique needs and lived experience of homeless individuals and fail to include participator...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Miller, Jennie Hutton, Claire Doherty, Shannen Vallesi, Jane Currie, Katrina Rushworth, Matthew Larkin, Matthew Scott, James Morrow and Lisa Wood
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:492
  15. Hospice care professionals often experience trauma patient deaths and multiple patient deaths in a short period of time (more so than other nurses). This repeated exposure to the death process and the death of...

    Authors: Yanting Zhang, Li Zheng, Yanling He, Min Han, Yu Wang, Jinyu Xv, Hui Qiu and Liu Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:491
  16. Demand for healthcare outweighs available resources, making priority setting a critical issue. ‘Severity’ is a priority-setting criterion in many healthcare systems, including in Norway, Sweden, the Netherland...

    Authors: Mille Sofie Stenmarck, David GT Whitehurst, Hilde Lurås and Jorun Rugkåsa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:490
  17. To understand the awareness and practice of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) or nephropathy screening among community-based patients with type 2 diabetes in six provinces and cities in China, and to analyse the r...

    Authors: Zhang Xia, Xuechun Luo, Yanzhi Wang, Tingling Xu, Jianqun Dong, Wei Jiang and Yingying Jiang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:489
  18. This study was a two-year follow-up evaluation of health service use and the cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent general practice intervention targeted at people at high risk of poor health outcomes.

    Authors: Richard L. Reed, Leigh Roeger and Billingsley Kaambwa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:488
  19. The growing adoption of continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives in healthcare has generated a surge in research interest to gain a deeper understanding of CQI. However, comprehensive evidence regardin...

    Authors: Aklilu Endalamaw, Resham B Khatri, Tesfaye Setegn Mengistu, Daniel Erku, Eskinder Wolka, Anteneh Zewdie and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:487
  20. Burn treatments are complex, and for this reason, a specialised multidisciplinary approach is recommended. Evaluating the quality of care provided to acute burn patients through quality indicators makes it pos...

    Authors: Denise R. Rabelo Suzuki, Levy Aniceto Santana, Juliana Elvira H. Guerra Ávila, Fábio Ferreira Amorim, Guilherme Pacheco Modesto, Leila Bernarda Donato Gottems and Vinicius Maldaner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:486
  21. Older adults and people with dementia were anticipated to be particularly unable to use health and care services during the lockdown period following the COVID-19 pandemic. To better prepare for future pandemi...

    Authors: Tanja Louise Ibsen, Bjørn Heine Strand, Sverre Bergh, Gill Livingston, Hilde Lurås, Svenn-Erik Mamelund, Richard Oude Voshaar, Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Pernille Thingstad, Debby Gerritsen and Geir Selbæk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:485
  22. Malaria in pregnancy remains a major global public health problem. Intermittent prophylaxis treatment of malaria in pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and co-trimoxazole is efficacious for prevention of...

    Authors: Rita Nakalega, Ruth Nabisere-Arinaitwe, Nelson Mukiza, Cynthia Ndikuno Kuteesa, Denis Mawanda, Paul Natureeba, Ronnie Kasirye, Clemensia Nakabiito, Jane Nabakooza, Emmie Mulumba, Josephine Nabukeera, Joseph Ggita, Abel Kakuru, Lynn Atuyambe, Philippa Musoke, Mary Glenn Fowler…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:484
  23. COVID-19 has had wide-reaching effects on healthcare services beyond the direct treatment of the pandemic. Most current studies have reported changes in realised service usage, but the dynamics of how patients...

    Authors: Oskar Niemenoja, Antti-Jussi Ämmälä, Sari Riihijärvi, Paul Lillrank, Petri Bono and Simo Taimela
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:483
  24. Eliminating hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a significant worldwide challenge requiring innovative approaches for vaccination, screening, disease management, and the prevention of related conditions. Programs that ...

    Authors: M. Cabell Jonas, Yi-Shin Sheu, Kara Wright, Lauren Peyton, R. Clayton Bishop, Sundeep Basra, Fariha Sarwar, Grace Winn and Karen Chesbrough
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:482
  25. Healthcare providers may experience moral distress when they are unable to take the ethically or morally appropriate action due to real or perceived constraints in delivering care, and this psychological stres...

    Authors: Anne Marie Levy, Alisa Grigorovich, Josephine McMurray, Hannah Quirt, Kaitlyn Ranft, Katia Engell, Steven Stewart, Arlene Astell, Kristina Kokorelias, Denise Schon, Kevin Rogrigues, Mario Tsokas, Alastair J. Flint and Andrea Iaboni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:481
  26. Stakeholder engagement is essential to the design, implementation and evaluation of complex mental health interventions like peer support. Theory of Change (ToC) is commonly used in global health research to h...

    Authors: Ramona Hiltensperger, Grace Ryan, Inbar Adler Ben-Dor, Ashleigh Charles, Ellen Epple, Jasmine Kalha, Palak Korde, Yasuhiro Kotera, Richard Mpango, Galia Moran, Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin, Rebecca Nixdorf, Mary Ramesh, Donat Shamba, Mike Slade, Bernd Puschner…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:480
  27. Audit and Feedback (A&F) interventions based on quality indicators have been shown to lead to significant improvements in compliance with evidence-based care including de-adoption of low-value practices (LVPs)...

    Authors: Blanchard Conombo, Jason R. Guertin, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Jeremy Grimshaw, Mélanie Bérubé, Christian Malo, Simon Berthelot, François Lauzier, Henry T. Stelfox, Alexis F. Turgeon, Patrick Archambault, Amina Belcaid and Lynne Moore
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:479
  28. High hospital occupancy degrades emergency department performance by increasing wait times, decreasing patient satisfaction, and increasing patient morbidity and mortality. Late discharges contribute to high h...

    Authors: Ryan Bailey, Ankur Segon, Sean Garcia, Saket Kottewar, Ting Lu, Nelson Tuazon, Lisa Sanchez, Jonathan A. Gelfond and Gregory Bowling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:478
  29. Public health emergencies are characterized by uncertainty, rapid transmission, a large number of cases, a high rate of critical illness, and a high case fatality rate. The intensive care unit (ICU) is the “la...

    Authors: Weiwei Zhang and Xinchun Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:477
  30. The transition from hospital to outpatient care is a particularly vulnerable period for patients as they move from regular health monitoring to self-management. This study aimed to map and investigate the jour...

    Authors: Léa Solh Dost, Giacomo Gastaldi, Marcelo Dos Santos Mamed and Marie P. Schneider
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:476
  31. More than 80 countries, including Australia, have made commitments to deliver climate-resilient and low carbon healthcare. Understanding how healthcare workers view their own and their organization’s efforts t...

    Authors: Andrea Huang, Susan Monro Cooke, Christine Garsden, Carol Behne and Erika Borkoles
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:475
  32. Healthcare workplace mistreatment has been documented globally. Poor workplace behaviour, ranging from incivility to bullying and harassment, is common in healthcare, and contributes significantly to adverse e...

    Authors: Claire Hooker, Aspasia Karageorge, Karen M. Scott, Renee Lim and Louise Nash
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:474
  33. The Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) operates as a non-governmental organization dedicated to offering family planning and reproductive health services to the Ethiopian population. The gap in the...

    Authors: Niguss Cherie, Yawkal Tsega, Anissa Mohammed, Zinet Abegaz, Abel Endawkie, Yeshimebet Ali Dawed and Natnael Kebede
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:473
  34. Fee-for-service is a common payment model for remunerating general practitioners (GPs) in OECD countries. In Norway, GPs earn two-thirds of their income through fee-for-service, which is determined by the numb...

    Authors: Kristian B. Kraft, Eivor H. Hoff, Magne Nylenna, Cathrine F. Moe, Arnstein Mykletun and Kristian Østby
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:472
  35. The accessibility of pharmacies has been associated with overall health and wellbeing. Past studies have suggested that low income and racial minority communities are underserved by pharmacies. However, the li...

    Authors: Abhinav Suri, James Quinn, Raymond R. Balise, Daniel J. Feaster, Nabila El-Bassel and Andrew G. Rundle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:471
  36. The COVID-19 pandemic unveiled huge challenges in health workforce governance in the context of public health emergencies in Africa. Several countries applied several measures to ensure access to qualified and...

    Authors: Adam Ahmat, Sunny C Okoroafor, James Avoka Asamani, Millogo Jean, Abdou Illou Mourtala, Jennifer Nyoni and Kasonde Mwinga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:470
  37. China has piloted Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) to address increasing care demand. However, many cities neglected adjusting LTCI premiums since the pilot, risking the long-term sustainability of LTCI. Theref...

    Authors: Xueying Xu, Yichao Li and Hong Mi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:469
  38. Public health initiatives require coordinated efforts from healthcare, social services and other service providers. Organisational theory tells us that trust is essential for reaching collaborative effectivene...

    Authors: Eva Krczal and Doris A. Behrens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:467
  39. Evidence-based programs (EBPs) for older adults effectively improve health outcomes. However, there is a limited understanding of the unique needs of service providers as they consider adopting, implementing, ...

    Authors: Yelba Castellon-Lopez, Savanna L. Carson, Katherine T. Ward, Karina D. Ramirez, Lynn Phan Vo, Tony Kuo, Teresa Seeman, Stefanie D. Vassar, Laura Trejo, Ellen Eidem, María P. Aranda and Arleen F. Brown
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:466
  40. Early access to care for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can avoid higher rates of surgery and permanent harm yet is often delayed, particularly for populations more likely to underutilise care.

    Authors: Miranda Bűhler, Carol Atmore, Meredith Perry, Sue Crengle, Pauline Norris and G. David Baxter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:465
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted peoples’ health-related behaviors, especially those of older adults, who have restricted their activities in order to avoid contact with others. Moreover, the pandemic has ca...

    Authors: Tomoko Ito, Xueying Jin, Makiko Tomita, Shu Kobayashi and Nanako Tamiya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:464
  42. Unwarranted temporal and geographical variations are acknowledged as a profound problem for equal access and justice in the provision of health services. Even more, they challenge the quality, safety, and effi...

    Authors: Bjørn Morten Hofmann, Ingrid Øfsti Brandsaeter, Eivind Richter Andersen, Jan Porthun and Elin Kjelle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:463
  43. Stakeholder engagement in evaluation of medical devices is crucial for aligning devices with stakeholders’ views, needs, and values. Methods for these engagements have however not been compared to analyse thei...

    Authors: Kas Woudstra, Marcia Tummers, Catharina J. M. Klijn, Lotte Sondag, Floris Schreuder, Rob Reuzel and Maroeska Rovers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:462
  44. Rehabilitation is considered paramount for enhancing quality of life and reducing healthcare costs. As a result of healthcare reforms, Norwegian municipalities have been given greater responsibility for alloca...

    Authors: Maren Ekenes, Olin Oldeide and Eike Wehling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:460
  45. Due to unidentified geriatric needs, elderly patients have a higher risk for developing chronic conditions and acute medical complications. Early geriatric screenings and assessments help to identify geriatric...

    Authors: Nils Pfeuffer, Franziska Radicke, Maren Leiz, Kilson Moon, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Neeltje van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:458
  46. Preventative spend is a global health and social care strategy. Improving Cancer Journeys (ICJ) is a proactive, holistic, multidisciplinary project consistent with this agenda, currently being rolled out acros...

    Authors: Austyn Snowden, Jenny Young and Jan Savinc
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:457