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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. With Primary Health Care (PHC) being a cornerstone of accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare worldwide, its efficiency, especially in developing countries like China, is crucial for achieving Univers...

    Authors: Zhi Zeng, Xiru Yu, Wenjuan Tao, Wei Feng and Wei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:777
  36. While brief duration primary care appointments may improve access, they also limit the time clinicians spend evaluating painful conditions. This study aimed to evaluate whether 15-minute primary care appointme...

    Authors: John C. Matulis III, Kristi Swanson and Rozalina McCoy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:776
  37. The first crucial step towards military hospitals performance improvement is to develop a local and scientific tool to assess quality and safety based on the context and aims of military hospitals. This study ...

    Authors: Nader Markazi-Moghaddam, Mojgan Mohammadimehr, Mahdi Nikoomanesh, Ramin Rezapour and Sanaz Zargar Balaye Jame
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:775
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the lives, health, and social well-being of people globally including presenting special challenges in low to middle income countries for people living with HIV. This...

    Authors: Evi Sukmaningrum, Judith Levy, Made Diah Negara, Devika Devika, Brigitta Dhyah K. Wardhani, Luh Putu Lila Wulandari and Pande Putu Januraga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:774
  39. Nearly three out of four older people will use the emergency department (ED) during their last year of life. However, most of them do not benefit from palliative care. Providing palliative care is a real chall...

    Authors: Delphine Bourmorck, Benoit Pétré, Marie de Saint-Hubert and Isabelle De Brauwer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:773
  40. Alcohol-related mortality and morbidity increased during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, with people from lower-socioeconomic groups disproportionately affected. The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) regio...

    Authors: Katherine Jackson, Rosie Baker, Amy O’Donnell, Iain Loughran, William Hartrey and Sarah Hulse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:772
  41. In 2018, the National Centralized Drug Procurement (NCDP) policy has been implemented in 11 provinces, and promoted across the country in 2019. The main feature of the policy is “volume for price”, therefore, ...

    Authors: Jingliang Wang, Siyu Zhang, Canghong Wang, Jun Li, Rui Wang and Liang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:771
  42. Current processes collecting cancer stage data in population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) lack standardisation, resulting in difficulty utilising diverse data sources and incomplete, low-quality data. Imple...

    Authors: Shantelle J. Smith, Rachael Moorin, Karen Taylor, Jade Newton and Stephanie Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:770
  43. With the rise in medical errors, establishing a strong safety culture and an effective incident reporting system is crucial. As part of the Saudi National Health Transformation Vision of 2030, multiple project...

    Authors: Dyma Alkahf and Wadi Alonazi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:769
  44. This study investigates the incidence of violence escalation among psychiatric emergency patients admitted to general emergency departments in hospitals in central Thailand. In addition, patient and service de...

    Authors: Aungsana Khlaisuk, Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Ketsarin Utriyaprasit, Autchariya Poungkaew and Sasima Tongsai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:768
  45. As the world population is aging, considerable efforts need to be put towards developing and maintaining evidenced-based care for older adults. Respite services are part of the selection of homecare offered to...

    Authors: Maude Viens, Alexandra Éthier, Véronique Provencher and Annie Carrier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:767
  46. Attracting and supporting a sustainable long-term care (LTC) workforce has been a persistent social policy challenge across the globe. To better attract and retain a sustainable LTC workforce, it is necessary ...

    Authors: Sui Yu Yau, Yin King Linda Lee, Siu Yin Becky Li, Sin Ping Susan Law, Sze Ki Veronica Lai and Shixin Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:766
  47. Latin America (LATAM) encompasses a vast region with diverse populations. Despite publicly funded health care systems providing universal coverage, significant socioeconomic and ethno-racial disparities persis...

    Authors: André Ferreira Azeredo-da-Silva, Bruna Stella Zanotto, Flavia Martins, Nádia Navarro, Rafaela Alencar and Clarissa Medeiros
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:764