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  1. The Assessment of Burden of Chronic Conditions (ABCC-)tool is developed to facilitate a personalized approach to care in the patient-healthcare provider (HCP) conversation based on shared decision-making and i...

    Authors: Danny Claessens, Marcia Vervloet, Esther A. Boudewijns, Lotte C.E.M. Keijsers, Annerika H.M. Gidding-Slok, Onno C.P. van Schayck, Bjorn Winkens and Liset van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:827
  2. Access to mental and physical healthcare in rural areas is challenging for Veterans and their families but essential for good health. Even though recent research has revealed some of the challenges rural Veter...

    Authors: Maria Mercedes Rossi, Heidi L. Radunovich and Michelle A. Parisi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:826
  3. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are a critical source of care for medically underserved populations and often serve as medical homes for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). Many FQHCs pro...

    Authors: Catherine Myong, Zhiyou Yang, Caroline Behr and Vicki Fung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:825
  4. Practice-based research is one of the levers identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen primary health care. The scaling of health and social care innovations has the potential to reduce i...

    Authors: Alexis Vandeventer, Grégoire Mercier, Christophe Bonnel, Joana Pissarra, Grégory Ninot and François Carbonnel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:824
  5. During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers face the stigmatization of those caring for COVID-19 patients, creating a significant social problem. Therefore, this study investigated the stigmatization of h...

    Authors: Reza Negarandeh, Mehraban Shahmari and Leily Zare
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:823
  6. Comprehensive sexual reproductive health (SRH) programs for female sex workers (FSW) offering clinical, behavioural, and structural interventions have contributed to declining rates of HIV in this population. ...

    Authors: Griffins O. Manguro, Urbanus Mutuku Kioko, Gerald Githinji, Patricia Owira, Lillian Langat, Dan Okoro, Marleen Temmerman and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:822
  7. When caring for critically ill patients, health workers often need to ‘call-for-help’ to get assistance from colleagues in the hospital. Systems are required to facilitate calling-for-help and enable the timel...

    Authors: Elibariki Godfrey Mkumbo, Tamara Mulenga Willows, Onesmus Odongo Onyango, Karima Khalid, John Maiba, Carl Otto Schell, Jacquie Oliwa, Jacob McKnight and Tim Baker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:821
  8. Orthogeriatric co-management (OGCM) describes a collaboration of orthopedic surgeons and geriatricians for the treatment of fragility fractures in geriatric patients. While its cost-effectiveness for hip fract...

    Authors: Espen Henken, Hans-Helmut König, Clemens Becker, Gisela Büchele, Thomas Friess, Andrea Jaensch, Kilian Rapp, Dietrich Rothenbacher and Claudia Konnopka
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:820
  9. Multiple educational modalities have been utilized including leaflet, face-to-face counseling and watching videos in waiting areas for engaging patients. Considering the two challenges of waiting time frustrat...

    Authors: Rabeeya Saeed, Farah Ahmed, Syed Hasan Danish, Mohammad Talha, Maha Usmani, Noureen Durrani and Noman Ali
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:818
  10. Resilience is an organizational capacity in day-to-day practice and crisis situation performance. A one of a kind crisis for hospitals is the COVID-19 pandemic. The long duration and magnitude of this crisis o...

    Authors: Caroline Schlinkert, Laura Muns, Lilian van Tuyl and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:817
  11. This study explores the impact of decentralized management on the sickness absence among healthcare professionals. Sickness absence is a reliable indicator of employees’ wellbeing and it is linked to managemen...

    Authors: Thim Prætorius, Thomas Clausen, Ann Dyreborg Larsen, Jonas Kirchheiner Rasmussen, Lykke Margot Ricard and Peter Hasle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:816
  12. Disease-related malnutrition affects a significant number of patients with cancer and poses a major social problem worldwide. Despite both global and national guidelines to prevent and treat malnutrition, the ...

    Authors: Benedicte Beichmann, Christine Henriksen, Ingvild Paur and Mari Mohn Paulsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:815
  13. Children with medical complexity (CMC) comprise < 1% of the pediatric population, but account for nearly one-third of healthcare expenditures. Further, while CMC account for up to 80% of pediatric inpatient ho...

    Authors: Caitlin Koob, Sarah F. Griffin, Mackenzie Stuenkel, Kathleen Cartmell, Lior Rennert and Kerry Sease
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:814
  14. While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are less likely to drink any alcohol than other Australians, those who drink are more likely to experience adverse alcohol-related health consequences. I...

    Authors: James H. Conigrave, K. S. Kylie Lee, Timothy Dobbins, Scott Wilson, José Padarian, Rowena Ivers, Kirsten Morley, Paul S. Haber, Julia Vnuk, Kushani Marshall and Kate Conigrave
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:813
  15. Innovation for reforming health and social care is high on the policy agenda in the United Kingdom in response to the growing needs of an ageing population. However, information about new innovations of care b...

    Authors: Helen Frost, Tricia R. Tooman, Navneet Aujla, Bruce Guthrie, Barbara Hanratty, Eileen Kaner, Amy O’Donnell, Margaret E. Ogden, Helen G. Pain, Susan D. Shenkin and Stewart W. Mercer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:812
  16. The current study evaluated the disease burden, health care resource utilization and analyzed the cost burden due to events of special interest among patients with breast cancer (BC) diagnosed and treated in D...

    Authors: DMM Hamza, MWA Zayed, N Tahoun, M Farghaly, S Kumaresan, BC Ramachandrachar and A Ali
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:810
  17. In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, changing demographics, and evolving healthcare needs, the landscape of health services has been undergoing a profound transformation. Innovation has emerge...

    Authors: Jennifer Kosiol, Tracey Silvester, Helen Cooper, Stewart Alford and Linda Fraser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:809
  18. Patient satisfaction is a critical measure of the quality of healthcare services provided by healthcare facilities. However, very few studies, particularly in Ethiopia, which includes the study area, have spec...

    Authors: Mulugeta Hailu Rad, Tekle Ejajo, Legesse Tesfaye Elilo, Selamu Abose Nedamo, Dawit Sullamo, Aklilu Habte Hailegebireal and Belay Erchafo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:807
  19. During the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals became focal points for normalised prevention and control. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of an inpatient bed reservation system for cancer pat...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Yang Bin, Ma Yanping, Zhao Jinping, Zhou Xin, Cheng Chunjun and Zhai Zhenhua
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:806
  20. Health systems have long been interested in the best practices for staffing in the acute care setting. Studies on staffing often focus on registered nurses and nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. There were fewe...

    Authors: Jessica Ziemek, Natalie Hoge, Kyla F. Woodward, Emily Doerfler, Alison Bradywood, Alix Pletcher, Abraham D. Flaxman and Sarah J. Iribarren
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:805
  21. Limited access to specialist medical services is a major barrier to healthcare in rural areas. We compared rural-urban specialist doctor consultations outside hospital by older adults (≥ 60 years) across South...

    Authors: Dennis Asante, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Paul Worley, Gloria Essilfie and Vivian Isaac
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:804
  22. A challenge to pre-hospital emergency care is any barrier or obstacle that impedes quality pre-hospital care or impacts community pre-hospital utilization. The Addis Ababa Fire and Disaster Risk Management Com...

    Authors: Feleku Yimer Seid, Birhanu Chekol Gete and Amanuel Sisay Endeshaw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:803
  23. Lesotho experienced high rates of maternal (566/100,000 live births) and under-five mortality (72.9/1000 live births). A 2013 national assessment found centralized healthcare management in Ministry of Health l...

    Authors: Ermyas Birru, Melino Ndayizigiye, George Wanje, Tholoana Marole, Patrick D. Smith, Masebeo Koto, Ryan McBain, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Mathabang Mokoena, Annie Michaelis, Joel Curtain, Emily Dally, Afom T. Andom and Joia Mukherjee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:801
  24. Comprehensive care (CC) is becoming a widely acknowledged standard for modern healthcare as it has the potential to improve health service delivery impacting both patient-centred care and clinical outcomes. In...

    Authors: Beibei Xiong, Christine Stirling, Daniel X. Bailey and Melinda Martin-Khan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:800
  25. The Norwegian colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program started in May 2022. Inequalities in CRC screening participation are a challenge, and we expect that certain groups, such as immigrants, are at risk of n...

    Authors: Nadia Iqbal, Paula Berstad, Marit Solbjør, Esperanza Diaz, Elżbieta Czapka, Solveig Hofvind and Sameer Bhargava
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:799
  26. Medication errors are preventable incidents resulting from improper use of drugs that may cause harm to patients. They thus endanger patient safety and offer a challenge to the efficiency and efficacy of the h...

    Authors: Sura Al Zoubi, Lobna Gharaibeh, Enas A. Amaireh, Husam AlSalamat, Mohammad Ghassab Deameh, Amjad Almansi, Yaqeen Majed Al Asoufi, Hadeel Alshahwan and Zaha Al-Zoubi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:798
  27. There is an urgent need to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) uptake in Texas federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), which serve a predominantly vulnerable population with high demands. Empirical...

    Authors: Emanuelle M. Dias, Joe R. Padilla, Paula M. Cuccaro, Timothy J. Walker, Bijal A. Balasubramanian, Lara S. Savas, Melissa A. Valerio-Shewmaker, Roshanda S. Chenier and Maria E. Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:797
  28. Informal care plays an essential role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanding health insurance packages that reimburse caregivers' services through cost-sharing policies could increase financial resources...

    Authors: Vajihe Ramezani-Doroh, Somayeh Najafi-Ghobadi, Faride Karimi, Maryam Rangchian and Omid Hamidi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:796
  29. In Sweden, approximately 2000 children live with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). About half of them continue to have an active disease and need to transfer to adult rheumatology care. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: A. Vermé, Marika Wenemark, J. Granhagen Jungner, E. Broström and C. Bartholdson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:795
  30. Globally, there is a significant unmet need for the rapidly growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Ghana has adopted and implemented Wellness Clinics (WC) nationwide to respond to the rising burde...

    Authors: Mawuli Komla Kushitor, Judith William, Deborah Esaa Larbi-Sarpong, Mary Akua Ampomah, Prince Owusu Adoma, Kennedy T. C. Brightson and Sandra Boatemaa Kushitor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:794
  31. Healthcare systems are transforming into learning health systems that use data-driven and research-informed approaches to achieve continuous improvement. One of these approaches is the use of clinical pathways...

    Authors: Crystal Lynn Larson, Jason Robert Vanstone, Taysa-Rhea Mise, Susan Mary Tupper, Gary Groot and Amir Reza Azizian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:793
  32. Recently-updated global guidelines for cervical cancer screening incorporated new technologies—most significantly, the inclusion of HPV DNA detection as a primary screening test—but leave many implementation d...

    Authors: Petra W. Rasmussen, Risa M. Hoffman, Sam Phiri, Amos Makwaya, Gerald F. Kominski, Roshan Bastani, Agnes Moses and Corrina Moucheraud
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:792
  33. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. This study aims to describe the healthcare use and associated costs of people at risk of CKD (e.g. acute kidney inj...

    Authors: Winnie Chen, Kirsten Howard, Gillian Gorham, Asanga Abeyaratne, Yuejen Zhao, Oyelola Adegboye, Nadarajah Kangaharan, Mohammad Radwanur Rahman Talukder, Sean Taylor and Alan Cass
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:791
  34. The National Malaria Elimination Programme implements the mass LLIN Distribution Campaigns in Ghana. Implementation science promotes the systematic study of social contexts, individual experiences, real-world ...

    Authors: Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Emmanuel Asampong, Franklin N. Glozah, Ruby Hornuvo, Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong, David Gittelman, Adanna Nwameme, Benjamin Oteng, Nana Yaw Peprah, Gloria M. Chandi and Philip B. Adongo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:790
  35. To ensure a safe patient discharge from hospital it is necessary to transfer all relevant information in a discharge summary (DS). The aim of this study was to evaluate a bundle of measures to improve the DS f...

    Authors: Christine Maria Schwarz, Magdalena Hoffmann, Christian Smolle, Andrea Borenich, Stefan Fürst, Alexandru-Cristian Tuca, Anna Katharina Holl, Markus Gugatschka, Victor Grogger, Lars-Peter Kamolz and Gerald Sendlhofer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:789
  36. This study aims to identify policy content challenges related to high-risk sexual behaviors, stimulant drugs, and alcohol consumption in Iranian adolescents.

    Authors: Saeid Mirzaei, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Abbas Jahanara, Ali Akbar Haghdoost and Nadia Oroomiei
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:788
  37. Access and use of contraception services by adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) remains suboptimal, exposing AGYW to early and often unexpected pregnancy. Unexpected pregnancies are a public health concern...

    Authors: Tsidiso Tolla, Kate Bergh, Zoe Duby, Nandipha Gana, Catherine Mathews and Kim Jonas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:787
  38. Despite advancements in family planning (FP) services, several barriers persist in the Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), blocking women’s access to suitable, high-quality and equitable FP services. The aim...

    Authors: Sahar Hassan, Hadeel Masri, Isra’ Sawalha and Berit Mortensen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:786
  39. The Tanzania healthcare system is beset by prolonged waiting time in its hospitals particularly in the outpatient departments (OPD). Previous studies conducted at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) re...

    Authors: Manasseh J. Mwanswila, Henry A. Mollel and Lawrencia D. Mushi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:785
  40. The ideal approach for treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is still disputed. This study aimed to determine the more cost-effective strategy by comparing early ACL reconstruction (ACLR) surgery to...

    Authors: Romy Deviandri, Hugo C. van der Veen, Abdul Khairul R. Purba, Ajeng V. Icanervilia, Andri MT. Lubis, Inge van den Akker-Scheek and Maarten J. Postma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:784
  41. Social needs inhibit receipt of timely medical care. Social needs screening is a vital part of comprehensive cancer care, and patient navigators are well-positioned to screen for and address social needs. This...

    Authors: Stephenie C. Lemon, Amy M. LeClair, Erika Christenson, Deborah Amburgey, Madyson FitzGerald, Howard Cabral, Chris Lloyd-Travaglini, Cheryl R. Clark, Feng Qing Wang, Joellen Ross, Ellen Ohrenberger, Jennifer S. Haas, Karen N. Freund and Tracy A. Battaglia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:783
  42. Diabetes-related lower extremity complications such as diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) are a global disability burden. Treatment and care for patients with DFU call for a multisectoral approach that incorporates int...

    Authors: Susanne Friis Søndergaard, Jørn Fryd Christensen, Marie Dahl, Milica Drejer and Annette Høgh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:782
  43. Although prior research has estimated the overarching cost burden of heart failure (HF), a thorough analysis examining medical expense differences and trends, specifically among commercially insured patients w...

    Authors: Jianwei Zheng, Islam Abudayyeh, Cyril Rakovski, Louis Ehwerhemuepha, Ahmad Rezaie Mianroodi, Jay N Patel, Alomari Ihab and Chizobam Ani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:780
  44. The COVID-19 pandemic affected hundreds of millions of people and lives, and vaccination was the safest and most effective strategy to prevent and mitigate the burden of this disease. The implementation of COV...

    Authors: Van Minh Nguyen, Flavia Moi, Laura Boonstoppel, Hong Thi Duong, Chien Chinh Vien and Minh Van Hoang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:779
  45. As medical treatment increasingly focuses on improving health-related quality of life, patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are an essential component of clinical research. The National Gynae-Oncology Reg...

    Authors: Yael R Lefkovits, Natalie Heriot, Alice Sporik, Sharnel Perera, Michael Friedlander, Cyril Dixon, Paul A Cohen, Yeh Chen Lee, Simon Hyde, Gary Richardson, Penelope Webb, Robert Rome, Madeleine King, John Zalcberg and Penelope Schofield
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:778