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  1. Pneumonia and possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) are leading causes of death among under-five children. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued global recommendations for the case management of chi...

    Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Jaclyn Delarosa, Sharmin Khan Luies, Kazi Robiul Alom, Manjari Quintanar-Solares, Ishrat Jabeen, Tahmeed Ahmed, Elizabeth Abu-Haydar and Haribondhu Sarma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:142

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  2. Recent health policy promoting integrated care emphasizes to increase patients’ health, experience of quality of care and reduce care utilization. Thus, health service delivery should be co-produced by health ...

    Authors: Jannike Dyb Oksavik, Ralf Kirchhoff, Maren Kristine Raknes Sogstad and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:141

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  3. Reablement has potential for enhancing function and independence in people with dementia. In order to enhance the use of evidence-based reablement in this population, this study sought to understand the curren...

    Authors: Claire M. C. O’Connor, Meredith Gresham, Roslyn G. Poulos, Lindy Clemson, Katherine S. McGilton, Ian D. Cameron, Wendy Hudson, Helen Radoslovich, Joan Jackman and Christopher J. Poulos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:140

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  4. A number of studies in the past have looked at determinants of postnatal care. However, many of them do not distinguish between postnatal care (PNC) before discharge and after discharge for women delivering at...

    Authors: Eunsoo Timothy Kim, Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer and Clara Lemani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:139

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  5. Targeting perinatal depressive symptoms among women can reduce premature mortality. However, public health professionals (PHPs) in primary healthcare settings often have low self-efficacy for detection and man...

    Authors: Nitikorn Phoosuwan, Pranee C. Lundberg, Sadiporn Phuthomdee and Leif Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:138

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  6. Recognition that coordination among healthcare providers is associated with better quality of care and lower costs has increased interest in interventions designed to improve care coordination. One interventio...

    Authors: Ingrid M. Nembhard, Eugenia Buta, Yuna S. H. Lee, Daren Anderson, Ianita Zlateva and Paul D. Cleary

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:137

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  7. In Côte d’Ivoire, maternal health service utilization indicators remain low despite improvements in health coverage and the availability of free health care for pregnant women. The objective of the study was t...

    Authors: Mamadou Samba, Akissi Régine Attia-Konan, Abou Dramane Sangaré, Gotré Jules Youan, Luc Philippe Kouadio and Ramata Bakayoko-Ly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:136

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  8. A vast body of literature has documented regional variations in healthcare utilization rates. The extent to which such variations are “unwarranted” critically depends on whether there are corresponding variati...

    Authors: Jan Håkon Rudolfsen, Tore K. Solberg, Tor Ingebrigtsen and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:135

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  9. Immigrants and their Norwegian-born children make up approximately 18% of the total population in Norway. While several studies have been conducted on immigrants’ utilization of healthcare services, immigrant ...

    Authors: Shahrzad Arfa, Per Koren Solvang, Berit Berg and Reidun Jahnsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:134

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  10. Preventing the onset of poor mental health in adolescence is an international public health priority. Universal, whole school preventative approaches are valued for their reach, and anti-stigmatising and resil...

    Authors: Kristian G. Hudson, Rebecca Lawton and Siobhan Hugh-Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:133

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  11. Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low, especially among certain racial and ethnic groups and the uninsured and Medicaid insured. Clinics and health care systems have adopted population-based mailed feca...

    Authors: Laura-Mae Baldwin, Jennifer L. Schneider, Malaika Schwartz, Jennifer S. Rivelli, Beverly B. Green, Amanda F. Petrik and Gloria D. Coronado

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:132

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  12. In order to play an active role in their health care, patients need information and motivation. Current delivery systems limit patients’ involvement because they do not routinely provide them with enough detai...

    Authors: Guillem Marca-Frances, Joan Frigola-Reig, Jesica A. Menéndez-Signorini, Marc Compte-Pujol and Eulàlia Massana-Morera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:131

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  13. Health services are often the first point of professional contact for people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. We report on the evaluation of a multi-site, hospital-based advocacy intervention ...

    Authors: Sandi Dheensa, Gemma Halliwell, Jennifer Daw, Sue K. Jones and Gene Feder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:129

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  14. Healthcare providers’ skills and attitudes are both barriers and facilitators of contraceptive uptake. In South Africa, migration of healthcare workers and the demands of the HIV epidemic have also contributed...

    Authors: Naomi Lince-Deroche, Cheryl Hendrickson, Aneesa Moolla, Sharon Kgowedi and Masangu Mulongo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:128

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  15. Most studies on the physician code creep (i.e., changes in case mix record-keeping practices to improve reimbursement) have focused on episodes (inpatient hospitalizations or outpatient procedures). Little is ...

    Authors: Fu-Wen Liang, Liang-Yi Wang, Lin-Yi Liu, Chung Yi Li and Tsung-Hsueh Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:127

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  16. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common inherited kidney diseases characterized by progressive development of renal cysts and numerous extra-renal manifestations, eventua...

    Authors: Martin Cloutier, Ameur M. Manceur, Annie Guerin, Myrlene Sanon Aigbogun, Dorothee Oberdhan and Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:126

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  17. To reduce hospitalization costs, it is necessary to prevent avoidable hospitalization as well as avoidable readmission. This study aimed to examine the relationship between clinic physician workforce and unpla...

    Authors: Yoshito Hirota, Susumu Kunisawa, Kiyohide Fushimi and Yuichi Imanaka

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:125

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  18. Universal coverage for dental care is a topical policy debate across Canada, but the impact of dental insurance on improving oral health-related outcomes remains empirically unexplored in this population.

    Authors: Nevena Zivkovic, Musfer Aldossri, Noha Gomaa, Julie W. Farmer, Sonica Singhal, Carlos Quiñonez and Vahid Ravaghi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:124

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  19. Family planning services in the post-partum period, termed post-partum family planning (PPFP) is critical to cover the unmet need for contraception, especially when institutional delivery rates have increased....

    Authors: Kusum Thapa, Rolina Dhital, Sameena Rajbhandari, Sangeeta Mishra, Shanti Subedi, Bhogendra Raj Dotel, Sapana Vaidya, Saroja Pande, Emily-Anne Tunnacliffe, Anita Makins and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:123

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  20. Renal replacement therapy was a lifesaving yet high-cost treatment for people with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). This study aimed to estimate the direct medical costs per capita of ESKD by different treatme...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Chao Zhang, Sufen Zhu, Hongjian Ye and Donglan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:122

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  21. Although there are a number of support services accessible for most family dementia caregivers, many caregivers reject available and affordable support. Previous research suggests that rejections of support se...

    Authors: Ina Zwingmann, Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm, Alexander Esser, Diana Wucherer, Jochen René Thyrian, Tilly Eichler, Anika Kaczynski, Jessica Monsees, Armin Keller, Johannes Hertel, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan Teipel, Bernhard Michalowsky and Wolfgang Hoffmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:121

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  22. People with dementia (PwD) face unique challenges with medicines management, yet little is known about these challenges from the perspectives of primary healthcare professionals, particularly general practitio...

    Authors: Heather E. Barry, Laura E. Bedford, Máiréad McGrattan, Cristín Ryan, A. Peter Passmore, A. Louise Robinson, Gerard J. Molloy, Carmel M. Darcy, Hilary Buchanan and Carmel M. Hughes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:120

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  23. Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare and life-threatening infection with increasing incidence over the past two decades. Delays in diagnosis can cause significant morbidity and mortality among patients.

    Authors: Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Patrick C. M. Brown, Kelsey C. Priest, Mary Tanski and Peter Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:119

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  24. End-of-life experience is a subject of significant policy interest. National longitudinal studies offer valuable opportunities to examine individual-level experiences. Ireland is an international leader in pal...

    Authors: Peter May, Lorna Roe, Christine A. McGarrigle, Rose Anne Kenny and Charles Normand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:118

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  25. The demand for a large Norwegian hospital’s post-term pregnancy outpatient clinic has increased substantially over the last 10 years due to changes in the hospital’s catchment area and to clinical guidelines. ...

    Authors: Joe Viana, Tone Breines Simonsen, Hildegunn E. Faraas, Nina Schmidt, Fredrik A. Dahl and Kari Flo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:117

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  26. Delirium is a common condition in critically ill patients, affecting nearly half of all patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Family caregivers of critically ill patients can be partners in the ea...

    Authors: Karla D. Krewulak, Margaret J. Bull, E. Wesley Ely, Henry T. Stelfox and Kirsten M. Fiest

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:116

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  27. Economic analyses of end-of-life care often focus on single aspects of care in selected cohorts leading to limited knowledge on the total level of care required to patients at their end-of-life. We aim at desc...

    Authors: Gudrun Maria Waaler Bjørnelv, Bjørn Edwin, Åsmund Avdem Fretland, Partha Deb and Eline Aas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:115

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  28. The study’s purpose was to examine the effectiveness of different reminder strategies on first-time free mammography screening among middle-aged women in Taiwan.

    Authors: Miao-Ling Lin, Joh-Jong Huang, Shu-Hua Li, Fang-Hsin Lee, Ming-Feng Hou and Hsiu-Hung Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:114

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  29. Pharmacists play a key role in ensuring the safe use of injectable antineoplastics, which are considered as high-alert medications. Pharmaceutical analysis of injectable antineoplastic prescriptions aims to de...

    Authors: Céline Zecchini, Thi-Ha Vo, Sébastien Chanoine, Marion Lepelley, Mathieu Laramas, Aude Lemoigne, Benoît Allenet, Isabelle Federspiel and Pierrick Bedouch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:113

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  30. There has been a growing interest in using diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) payment to reimburse inpatient care worldwide. But its effects on healthcare and health outcomes are controversial, and the evidence f...

    Authors: Kun Zou, Hong-Ying Li, Die Zhou and Zai-Jun Liao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:112

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  31. The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) has demonstrated beneficial impacts on a range of patient- and team outcomes, though variation in SSC implementation and staffʼs perception o...

    Authors: Hilde Valen Wæhle, Arvid Steinar Haugen, Siri Wiig, Eirik Søfteland, Nick Sevdalis and Stig Harthug

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:111

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  32. Inter-facility transfer is an important strategy for improving access to specialized health services, but transfers are complicated by over-triage, under-triage, travel burdens, and costs. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Nicholas M. Mohr, Chaorong Wu, Michael J. Ward, Candace D. McNaughton, Kelly Richardson and Peter J. Kaboli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:110

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  33. Rates of homelessness have been increasing in recent years, thereby necessitating a more direct approach to treating this complex social problem. Homeless youth have disproportionately high rates of untreated ...

    Authors: Dominika A. Winiarski, Anne K. Rufa, Dawn T. Bounds, Angela C. Glover, Kristin A. Hill and Niranjan S. Karnik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:109

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  34. In the Netherlands, the obstetric and neonatal healthcare system consists of multiple healthcare organizations. Due to this system, transfers between healthcare professionals are inevitable. Transfers can inte...

    Authors: Cherelle M. V. van Stenus, Max B. Poorthuis, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp and Ariana Need

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:108

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  35. Clinical practice improvements based on quality-register data are influenced by multiple factors. Although there is agreement that information from quality registers is valuable for quality improvement, practi...

    Authors: Ann-Charlott Norman, Mattias Elg, Annika Nordin, Boel Andersson Gäre and Beatrix Algurén

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:107

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  36. Organizational readiness assessments have a history of being developed as important support tools for successful implementation. However, it remains unclear how best to operationalize readiness across varied p...

    Authors: Isomi M. Miake-Lye, Deborah M. Delevan, David A. Ganz, Brian S. Mittman and Erin P. Finley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:106

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  37. There is consistent evidence highlighting the mal-distribution of the health workforce between urban and rural and remote regions. To date, addressing this mal-distribution has focused on medicine and nursing ...

    Authors: Saravana Kumar, Esther Jie Tian, Esther May, Rosanne Crouch and Mandy McCulloch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:105

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  38. Health system performance is one of the important components of the health care delivery; its achievement depends on the quality of services rendered and the health system responsiveness of its beneficiaries. ...

    Authors: Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Stephen M. Kibusi, Josephine Borghi, Dorothy O. Gwajima and Albino Kalolo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:104

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  39. Authors in previous studies demonstrated that centralising acute stroke care is associated with an increased chance of timely Intra-Venous Thrombolysis (IVT) and lower costs compared to care at community hospi...

    Authors: Roel D. Freriks, Jochen O. Mierau, Erik Buskens, Elena Pizzo, Gert-Jan Luijckx, Durk-Jouke van der Zee and Maarten M. H. Lahr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:103

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  40. The adoption of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in cancer care has been widely advocated, but little is known about the evidence for the implementation of PROMs in practice. Qualitative research capt...

    Authors: Bróna Nic Giolla Easpaig, Yvonne Tran, Mia Bierbaum, Gaston Arnolda, Geoff P. Delaney, Winston Liauw, Robyn L. Ward, Ian Olver, David Currow, Afaf Girgis, Ivana Durcinoska and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:102

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  41. Having psychologically safe teams can improve learning, creativity and performance within organisations. Within a healthcare context, psychological safety supports patient safety by enabling engagement in qual...

    Authors: Róisín O’Donovan and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:101

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  42. Length of hospital stay (LOS) for hip fracture treatments is associated with mortality. In addition to patient demographic and clinical factors, hospital and payer type may also influence LOS, and thus mortali...

    Authors: Edward Coffield, Saeyoan Thirunavukkarasu, Emily Ho, Swapna Munnangi and L.D. George Angus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:100

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  43. People transitioning from hospital- to community-based care are at increased risk of experiencing medication problems that can lead to adverse drug events and poor health outcomes. Community pharmacists provid...

    Authors: Sara J. T. Guilcher, Olavo Fernandes, Miles J. Luke, Gary Wong, Philip Lui, Karen Cameron, Pauline Pariser, Vanessa Raco, Karishma Kak, Shawn Varghese, John Papastergiou and Lisa M. McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:99

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  44. The number of patients with long-term chronic diseases is increasing. These patients place a strain on health care systems and health care professionals (HCPs). Presently, we aimed to systematically review the...

    Authors: Heidi Holmen, Marie Hamilton Larsen, Merja Helena Sallinen, Lisbeth Thoresen, Birgitte Ahlsen, Marit Helen Andersen, Christine Råheim Borge, Hedda Eik, Astrid Klopstad Wahl and Anne Marit Mengshoel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:98

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  45. Falls are a global public health concern. Physiotherapists are a key resource in this context, but there is sparse knowledge about how they perceive their role in the primary care setting. Therefore, the purpo...

    Authors: Sara Cerderbom, Maria Bjerk and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:97

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  46. Cross-sectoral care comprises interdisciplinary and coordinated efforts for patients with complex care needs involving various competencies and professions across the primary health care sector, hospital secto...

    Authors: Lisbeth Petersen, Regner Birkelund and Berit Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:96

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  47. Representing a major threat to both equity and efficiency of health systems, the corrupt practice of informal payments is widely found in developing and transition countries. As informal payments are more like...

    Authors: Ning Liu, Guoxian Bao and Alex Jingwei He

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:95

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  48. Older care home residents frequently attend emergency departments with a high conversion to admissions. For this purpose, a novel Care Home Innovation Programme (CHIP) was introduced with the aim of reducing p...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Debbie Harvey, Asangaedem Akpan and Peter Chamberlain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:94

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  49. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with which over 37 million peoples are living is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The rapid expansion of antiretroviral treatment has dramatically ...

    Authors: Getaneh Adissu, Gashaw Andarge Biks and Koku Sisay Tamirat

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:93

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