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  1. Traditional healing plays an important role in healthcare in Eswatini, and innovative collaborations with traditional healers may enable hard-to-reach men to access HIV and tuberculosis diagnostic services. Th...

    Authors: Bernadette Schausberger, Nqobile Mmema, Velibanti Dlamini, Lenhle Dube, Aung Aung, Bernhard Kerschberger, Iza Ciglenecki, Debrah Vambe, Esther Mukooza and Alison Wringe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1314

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  2. The burden of type 2 diabetes is steadily increasing in low-and-middle-income countries, thereby posing a major threat from both a treatment, and funding standpoint. Although simulation modelling is generally ...

    Authors: Elton Mukonda, Susan Cleary and Maia Lesosky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1313

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  3. Healthcare expenditure within the intensive care unit (ICU) is costly. A cost reduction strategy may be to target patients accounting for a disproportionate amount of healthcare spending, or high-cost users. T...

    Authors: Claudia Dziegielewski, Robert Talarico, Haris Imsirovic, Danial Qureshi, Yasmeen Choudhri, Peter Tanuseputro, Laura H. Thompson and Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1312

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  4. Experience of care is a pillar of quality care; positive experiences are essential during health care encounters and integral to quality health service delivery. Yet, we lack synthesised knowledge of how priva...

    Authors: Joe Strong, Samantha R. Lattof, Blerta Maliqi and Nuhu Yaqub

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1311

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  5. Self-referral to inpatient treatment (SRIT) is built on user participation and patient autonomy. SRIT was conducted for patients with severe mental disorders in a Norwegian Community Mental Health Centre. The ...

    Authors: Inger Elise Opheim Moljord, Kine Gabrielsen Stensvåg, Vidar Halsteinli and Marit By Rise

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1310

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  6. Medical transportation is an essential step in health care services, and includes ground, air and water transportation. Among the important uses of medical transportation is the delivery of blood products in t...

    Authors: M. A. Zailani, R. Z. Azma, I. Aniza, A. R. Rahana, M. S. Ismail, I. S. Shahnaz, K. S. Chan, M. Jamaludin and Z. A. Mahdy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1308

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  7. Client-centred care serves as the foundation for healthcare policy. Indeed, various instruments for assessing clients’ experiences of care and support are increasingly used to provide insights into the quality...

    Authors: Petri J. C. M. Embregts, Kees Ahaus, Mirella Minkman, Henk Nies and Pauline Meurs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1307

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  8. The use of medications is the most common intervention in healthcare. However, unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems across th...

    Authors: Julaine Allan, Emma Webster, Brett Chambers and Shannon Nott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1306

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  9. This study aimed to determine to what extent an aging population and shift to chronic illness has contributed to emergency admissions at a tertiary care hospital over ten years.

    Authors: Zhongxun Hu, Fahad Javaid Siddiqui, Qiao Fan, Sherman W. Q. Lian, Nan Liu and Marcus E. H. Ong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1305

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Compassionate use programs (CUP) for medicines respond to the ethical imperative of providing access to medicines before marketing approval to patients not recruited in trials. The economic impact of clinical ...

    Authors: Claudio Jommi, Federico Pantellini, Lisa Stagi, Maria Verykiou and Marianna Cavazza

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1303

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  11. The provision of dental services for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) needs to be considered by policymakers. This study is aimed to explore the determinant factors affecting dental and oral ser...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Arash Ghanbarzadegan, Giampiero Rossi-Fedele and Marco A. Peres

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1302

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  12. Disparities in the use of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) services remain a concern in Low- and Middle-Income countries such as Nepal. Commonly observed disparities exist in education, income, ethni...

    Authors: Janak Kumar Thapa, Doris Stöckl, Raj Kumar Sangroula, Dip Narayan Thakur, Suresh Mehata, Asha Pun and Maria Delius

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1301

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  13. Although the use of biomarkers to assess health outcomes has recently gained momentum, literature is still scarce for low- to middle-income countries. This paper explores the relationship between primary care ...

    Authors: Fernando Antonio Slaibe Postali, Maria Dolores Montoya Diaz, Natalia Nunes Ferreira-Batista, Adriano Dutra Teixeira and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1300

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  14. Anticoagulant therapies are used to prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes, with warfarin and direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) the most common. In this study, we incorporate direct health care costs, drug...

    Authors: Mikko Pyykönen, Miika Linna, Markku Tykkyläinen, Eric Delmelle and Tiina Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1299

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  15. Measures to manage the COVID-19 pandemic have led to impacts on healthcare systems and providers worldwide. Outpatient healthcare professionals (HCPs) provide the majority of patient care. Insight into their e...

    Authors: Madlen Hoerold, Marc Gottschalk, Carla Maria Debbeler, Heike Heytens, Saskia Ehrentreich, Ruediger C. Braun-Dullaeus and Christian Apfelbacher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1298

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  16. Delayed transfers of care (DTOC) of patients from hospital to alternative care settings are a longstanding problem in England and elsewhere, having negative implications for patient outcomes and costs to healt...

    Authors: Stephen Allan, Daniel Roland, Gintare Malisauskaite, Karen Jones, Kate Baxter, Kate Gridley and Yvonne Birks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1297

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  17. Provider payment system has a profound impact on health system performance. In 2016, a number of counties in rural Guizhou, China, implemented global budget (GB) for county hospitals with quality control measu...

    Authors: Wuping Zhou, Weiyan Jian, Zhifan Wang, Jay Pan, Min Hu and Winnie Yip

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1296

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  18. Ghana has a generalized HIV epidemic and efforts have been made to curb the spread and reverse its effects on the general population. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the health system was unsettled and antir...

    Authors: Susanna Aba Abraham, Gifty Osei Berchie, Patience Fakornam Doe, Elizabeth Agyare, Stephen Ayisi Addo and Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1295

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  19. Authors: Regina Poß-Doering, Martin Hegelow, Milena Borchers, Mechthild Hartmann, Johannes Kruse, Hanna Kampling, Gereon Heuft, Carsten Spitzer, Beate Wild, Joachim Szecsenyi and Hans-Christoph Friederich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1294

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1204

  20. Hypertensive disorders are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity during pregnancy. Despite multiple national and international clinical guidelines and a plethora of research in the field of optimising man...

    Authors: Amyna Helou, Kay Stewart, Kath Ryan and Johnson George

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1292

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  21. Offshore industries operate all around the world in diverse and remote environments. The use of telemedicine to ensure up-to-date medical care for thousands of people offshore has been common practice for deca...

    Authors: Michael Hellfritz, Alexander Waschkau and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1290

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  22. Lean management is growing in popularity in the healthcare sector worldwide, yet healthcare organizations are struggling with assessing the maturity of their Lean implementation and monitoring its change over ...

    Authors: Elina Reponen, Ritva Jokela, Janet C. Blodgett, Thomas G. Rundall, Stephen M. Shortell, Mikko Nuutinen, Noora Skants, Markku Mäkijärvi and Paulus Torkki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1289

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  23. To improve nutritional assessment and care pathways in the acute care setting, it is important to understand the indicators that may predict nutritional risk. Informed by a review of systematic reviews, this p...

    Authors: Chamberlain Diane, Doeltgen Sebastian, Knowles Reegan, Yaxley Alison and Miller Michelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1288

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  24. Community-based health insurance systems are usually voluntary and characterized by community members pooling funds and protecting themselves against the high costs of seeking medical care and treatment for il...

    Authors: Mulugeta Tasew Hailie, Seid Legesse Hassen and Minwuyelet Maru Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1287

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  25. Health workers lack the competence to address maternal depression in the routine health education in Nigeria. Hence, awareness among maternal-child health clients is low. We assessed the effect of training and...

    Authors: Adeyinka Olufolake Adefolarin, Asiki Gershim, Arulogun Oyedunni Sola and Gureje Oye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1286

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  26. As there is a shortage of care staff in elderly care homes, seniors are expected to work as assistants to help the care staff. This study examined the influence of older assistant workers in intermediate elder...

    Authors: Ryota Sakurai, Saya Watanabe, Hiroki Mori, Tomoya Sagara, Hiroshi Murayama, Shuichiro Watanabe, Kentaro Higashi and Yoshinori Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1285

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  27. The Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) is a measure that assesses the quality and safety of care during the transition from hospital to home from the patient’s perspective. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: La-mei Liu, Ment-ting Liu, Meng-jie Sun, Jia-nan Wang, Bei-lei Lin, Peng Wang and Qiu-fang Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1284

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  28. Practice Development Nurses (PDNs) in Norwegian nursing homes (NHs) hold a specific responsibility for knowledge translation in this increasingly complex healthcare setting. They were involved as end users in ...

    Authors: Trine-Lise Dræge Steinskog, Oscar Tranvåg, Donna Ciliska, Monica Wammen Nortvedt and Birgitte Graverholt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1283

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  29. Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalisation in infants. All international bronchiolitis guidelines recommend supportive care, yet considerable variation in practice continues with infants recei...

    Authors: Libby Haskell, Emma J. Tavender, Sharon O’Brien, Catherine L. Wilson, Franz E. Babl, Meredith L. Borland, Rachel Schembri, Francesca Orsini, Elizabeth Cotterell, Nicolette Sheridan, Ed Oakley and Stuart R. Dalziel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1282

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  30. The objective of this study was to assess public hospital efficiency, including quality outputs, inefficiency determinants, and changes to efficiency over time, in an Italian region. To achieve this aim, the s...

    Authors: Luca Piubello Orsini, Chiara Leardini, Silvia Vernizzi and Bettina Campedelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1281

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  31. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) consistently pose a huge economic burden to health systems and countries in general. The aim of this study was to quantify inpatient costs associated with chronic obstructive p...

    Authors: Ariuntuya Tuvdendorj, Otgonjargal Dechinkhorloo, Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, Erik Buskens and Talitha Feenstra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1280

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  32. Peer workers (those with lived/living experience of substance use working in overdose response settings) are at the forefront of overdose response initiatives in British Columbia (BC). Working in these setting...

    Authors: Zahra Mamdani, Sophie McKenzie, Fred Cameron, Mike Knott, Jennifer Conway-Brown, Tracy Scott, Jane A. Buxton and Bernie Pauly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1279

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  33. This article examines what the adoption and use of advanced medical technologies – computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – by public hospitals depend on and to what extent.

    Authors: Francisco Reyes-Santias and Manel Antelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1278

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  34. There is growing evidence that participating in arts activities are beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Many patients attending primary care services have mental ill-health or social issues that health...

    Authors: Anita Jensen and Hilary Bungay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1277

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  35. Mobile-phone reminders have gained traction among policymakers as a way to improve childhood vaccination coverage and timeliness. However, there is limited evidence on the acceptability of mobile-phone reminde...

    Authors: Paul Eze, Sergius Alex Agu, Ujunwa Justina Agu and Yubraj Acharya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1276

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  36. In 2019, Chinese government launched a nationwide volume-based drug procurement aiming at reducing drug prices and saving drug costs through economies of scale, which aroused widespread attention. The first ro...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Ruiwen Tong, Shicheng Yin, Lining Mao, Luxinyi Xu, Siyu Hao and Zongfu Mao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1275

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  37. New competence requirements have emerged for pharmacists as a result of changing societal needs towards more patient-centred practices. Today, medication review competence can be considered as basic pharmaceut...

    Authors: Noora Lias, Tanja Lindholm, Marika Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä, Aleksi Westerholm and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1274

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  38. In 2015, cancer patient pathways (CPP) were implemented in Norway to reduce unnecessary non-medical delay in the diagnostic process and start of treatment. The main aim of this study was to investigate the equ...

    Authors: Frank Olsen, Bjarne K. Jacobsen, Ivar Heuch, Kjell M. Tveit and Lise Balteskard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1272

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  39. COVID-19 has impacted the context in which healthcare staff and teams operate and this has implications for quality improvement (QI) work. Contrary to the usual ambivalent relationship staff have with QI work,...

    Authors: Zuneera Khurshid, Eilish McAuliffe and Aoife De Brún

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1271

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  40. Collaboration is the way to deliver the desired health outcome for the patients or service users in the healthcare. Inter-professional collaboration can improve medication safety, patient outcome and minimize ...

    Authors: Workineh Diriba Gemmechu and Endalkachew Mekonnen Eticha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1269

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  41. Internet medical care has been advancing steadily, especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the development momentum of Internet medical care in China is more vigorous. This study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Yang Fu, Tianwei Tang, Junhao Long, Bohuai Lin, Jiayue Li, Guohong Quan, Hanwen Yang, Chongbang Zhao, Mei Yin and Lei Shi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1268

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  42. There is a longstanding research-to-practice gap in the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with heart failure. Despite adequate evidence confirming that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation can im...

    Authors: Paulina Daw, Thomas M. Withers, Jet J. C. S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Alexander Harrison and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1267

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  43. Mental health disorders are a global health concern. In Australia, numerous national reports have found that the current mental healthcare system does not adequately meet the needs of Australians with mental i...

    Authors: Erica McIntyre, Tracey Oorschot, Amie Steel, Matthew J Leach, Jon Adams and Joanna Harnett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1266

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  44. Turnover intention of employees in elderly caring social organizations has a significant impact on elderly care service delivery. This study investigated the associated factors of turnover intention among empl...

    Authors: Xuefei Chen, Ling Tang, Liu Liu, Zhongliang Bai and Ren Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1265

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