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  1. There is a growing interest in redesigning healthcare systems to increase access to and coordination across care settings for people with chronic conditions. We aim to gain a better understanding of the barrie...

    Authors: Tanja Schwarz, Andrea E. Schmidt, Julia Bobek and Joy Ladurner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1037
  2. A just culture is regarded as vital for learning from errors and fostering patient safety. Key to a just culture after incidents is a focus on learning rather than blaming. Existing research on just culture is...

    Authors: Eva van Baarle, Laura Hartman, Sven Rooijakkers, Iris Wallenburg, Jan-Willem Weenink, Roland Bal and Guy Widdershoven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1035
  3. The practice of referring diabetic patients for dental intervention has been poor despite awareness and knowledge of the oral health effects of diabetes. Likewise, dentists treating patients receiving diabetes...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Tuti Ningseh Mohd-Dom, Norlaila Mustafa, Abdul Hadi Said, Rasidah Ayob, Salbiah Mohamed Isa, Ernieda Hatah, Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh and Mohd Farez Fitri Mohd Alwi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1034
  4. In the present study, we attempted to develop and validate a participatory competency model for medical workers and then evaluate the current status of competency characteristics of Chinese medical workers.

    Authors: Yuhan Zhao, Yuanyuan Wang, Ting Zhang, Miaomiao Wang, Xiaojun Ye, Xintian Wang and Hongwei Sun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1033
  5. Trial recruitment of Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) is key for interventions that interact with socioeconomic factors and cultural norms, preferences, and values. We report on our experience en...

    Authors: Angela Sivly, Haeshik S. Gorr, Derek Gravholt, Megan E. Branda, Mark Linzer, Peter Noseworthy, Ian Hargraves, Marleen Kunneman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Takeki Suzuki, Juan P. Brito, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Bruce Burnett, Mike Wambua and Victor M. Montori
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1032
  6. Regulatory frameworks surrounding medical devices (MDs) and medical locations are of utter importance for safeguarding patients and users, and for granting a universal access to healthcare.

    Authors: A. Maccaro, D. Piaggio, S. Leesurakarn, N. Husen, S. Sekalala, S. Rai and L. Pecchia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1031
  7. Today, the ageing population is larger than ever before, and people who are living longer with chronic illnesses and multimorbidity need support from multiple healthcare service levels. Similarly, healthcare s...

    Authors: Marianne Kumlin, Geir Vegar Berg, Kari Kvigne and Ragnhild Hellesø
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1030
  8. Regional health care networks with interfaces between clinics, general practitioners and patients can act faster when utilizing digital measures. This manuscript describes the establishment of an online video ...

    Authors: DA Back, K Estel, D Pförringer, S Tsitsilonis, J Bachner, C Willy and HP Becker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1029
  9. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is the cornerstone of nonpharmacological treatments in chronic respiratory disease (CRD) management. PR can be performed in different settings, the most frequent of which are inpa...

    Authors: Virginie Molinier, François Alexandre and Nelly Heraud
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1028
  10. This paper assesses the impact of effective access on out-of-pocket health payments and catastrophic health expenditure. Effective access cannot be attained unless both health services and financial risk prote...

    Authors: Rocio Garcia-Diaz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1027
  11. Perinatal healthcare professionals (PHCPs) provide essential support to all parents in the perinatal period, including young parents aged 16–24, who are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Little ...

    Authors: Bettina Moltrecht, Simone de Cassan, Elizabeth Rapa, Jeffrey R. Hanna, Clare Law and Louise J. Dalton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1026
  12. Research shows that the most typical response to client violence has been to implement policies that safeguard social workers at their workplaces. This article examined, through a document analysis, the intern...

    Authors: Lucé Pretorius and Alida G. Herbst
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1025
  13. About half of all medical devices in low- and lower-middle-income countries are currently non-operational because equipment maintenance is lacking. Thus, choosing a cost-efficient equipment maintenance approac...

    Authors: Michael Hillebrecht, Constantin Schmidt, Bhim Prasad Saptoka, Josef Riha, Matthias Nachtnebel and Till Bärnighausen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1023
  14. Challenged to innovate and improve efficiency both at the policy level and in everyday work, many health care organizations are undergoing radical change. However, in many earlier studies, the significance of ...

    Authors: Anu Kajamaa and Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1022
  15. Although racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately use some hospitals, hospital-based racial and ethnic composition relative to geographic region and its association with quality indicators has not been ...

    Authors: Bian Liu, Katherine A. Ornstein, Julia L. Frydman, Amy S. Kelley, Emma K. T. Benn and Albert L. Siu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1021
  16. Due to unwanted delays and suboptimal resource control of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), regional HEMS coordinators have recently been introduced in Norway. This may represent an unnecessary lin...

    Authors: Ole Erik Ulvin, Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth, Helge Haugland, Kjetil Thorsen, Trond Nordseth, Marie Falch Orre, Lars Vesterhus and Andreas Jørstad Krüger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1020
  17. People residing in rural areas have higher rates of skin cancer and face barriers to accessing care. Models of skin cancer care addressing the specific needs of rural communities and overcoming specific challe...

    Authors: Kristen Glenister, Sophie Witherspoon and Alan Crouch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1019
  18. Community health workers (CHWs) are crucial human resources for health. While specialist CHWs focus on a single disease vertically, the generalist or multipurpose CHWs perform wider functions. The current stud...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Mukesh Dewangan, Prabodh Nanda, Krishnendhu C, Ashu Sahu and Lalita Xalxo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1018
  19. Stroke survivors require continuing services to limit disability. This study assessed the coverage and equity of essential care services received during the first six months of post-stroke follow-up of stroke ...

    Authors: Nalinda Tharanga Wellappuli, Hettiarachchige Subashini Rasanja Perera, Thashi Chang, Gunendrika Kasthuriratne and Nalika Sepali Gunawardena
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1017
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented increase in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among medical personnel. The goal of this study was to determine the risk factors and frequency of PPE-i...

    Authors: Mantas Jokubaitis, Reda Timofejavaitė, Mark Braschinsky, Linda Zvaune, Alo-Rainer Leheste, Laura Gribuste, Paula Mattila, Sintija Strautmane, Austėja Dapkutė and Kristina Ryliškienė
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1016
  21. In settings like the ambulatory care sector in Germany, where data on the outcomes of interdisciplinary health services provided by multiple office-based physicians are not always readily available, our study ...

    Authors: Wiebke Schüttig, Ronja Flemming, Christiane Höhling Mosler, Verena Leve, Olaf Reddemann, Annemarie Schultz, Emmanuelle Brua, Matthias Brittner, Frank Meyer, Johannes Pollmanns, Johnannes Martin, Thomas Czihal, Dominik von Stillfried, Stefan Wilm and Leonie Sundmacher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1015
  22. Treatment abandonment is one of major reasons for childhood cancer treatment failure and low survival rate in low- and middle-income countries. Ethiopia plans to reduce abandonment rate by 60% (2019–2023), but...

    Authors: Mizan Kiros Mirutse, Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Solomon Tessema Memirie, Michael Tekle Palm, Daniel Hailu, Kunuz Abdella Abdi, Ermias Dessie Buli and Ole F. Norheim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1014
  23. Poor oral health has been widely recognised as an ongoing public health issue. Patients with oral conditions may visit either a general practitioner (GP) or a dental practitioner for management. The aims of th...

    Authors: An-Lun Cheng, Joerg Eberhard, Julie Gordon, Madhan Balasubramanian, Amber Willink, Woosung Sohn, Jennifer Dai and Christopher Harrison
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1013
  24. Peer support work for substance use disorders is widely implemented in high-income countries. More research is still needed to understand its applicability in settings which have proportionately low budgets al...

    Authors: Nashwa Ibrahim, Abeer Selim, Fiona Ng, Muhamed Kasaby, Amira Mohammed Ali, Rasha Eweida, Doha Almakki, Amna Elaagib and Mike Slade
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1012
  25. Satisfaction is basically the state of being gratified and act of fulfilling one's need or desires. Nowadays, evidence-based practice concept is prevailing and there has been a growing interest in the measurem...

    Authors: Yisak Girma Guadie, Alemu Kassaw Kibret, Kedir Sany Adem and Ermias Solomon Yalew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1011
  26. Despite extensive evidence that COVID-19 symptoms may persist for up to a year, their long-term implications for healthcare utilization and costs 6 months post-diagnosis remain relatively unexplored. We examin...

    Authors: Antonios M. Koumpias, David Schwartzman and Owen Fleming
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1010
  27. Patients with chronic diseases have seen unprecedented changes to healthcare practices since the emergence of COVID-19. Traditional ‘on-site’ clinics have had to innovate to continue services. Whether these ch...

    Authors: Jennifer Sumner, Anjali Bundele, Lin Siew Chong, Gim Gee Teng, Yanika Kowitlawakul and Amartya Mukhopadhyay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1009
  28. In recent years a variety of eHealth solutions has been introduced to enhance efficiency and to empower patients, leading to a more accessible and equitable health care system. Within pediatric care eHealth ha...

    Authors: Mia Hylén, Stefan Nilsson, Inger Kristensson-Hallström, Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir, Pernilla Stenström and Rúnar Vilhjálmsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1008
  29. BRCA1/2 alterations increase females’ lifetime breast cancer risk to 40 – 90%, ovarian cancer to 10 – 60%, and males’ lifetime prostate cancer risk to ~ 10 – 25%. Psychosocial issues such as heightened distress c...

    Authors: Nikolett Zsuzsanna Warner and AnnMarie Groarke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1007
  30. Research studies as well as anecdotal evidence suggest that there are challenges regarding the NHI plan implementation. These include problems such as an increase in illnesses and a shortage of personnel to d...

    Authors: Ntsibeng Valerie Mukwena and Zodwa Margaret Manyisa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1006
  31. Pharmacist-led medication review and medication management programs (MMP) are well-known strategies to improve medication safety and effectiveness. If performed interprofessionally, outcomes might even improve...

    Authors: Robert Moecker, Marina Weissenborn, Anja Klingenberg, Lucas Wirbka, Andreas Fuchs, Christiane Eickhoff, Uta Mueller, Martin Schulz, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Walter E. Haefeli and Hanna M. Seidling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1005
  32. Use of alcohol is a major public health issue, representing the 7th largest burden of disease in the world. Workplaces offer a unique arena for health initiatives addressing alcohol use, where occupational health...

    Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Neda Hashemi, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras and Randi Wågø Aas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1004
  33. In Sierra Leone persons with disabilities are at higher risk of living in poverty and have poor access to a fragile healthcare and rehabilitation services. The aim was to explore stakeholders’ perceptions of a...

    Authors: Lina Magnusson, Ismaila Kebbie and Victoria Jerwanska
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1003
  34. Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes multiple anogenital diseases including cervical cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Healthcare resource utilization (HRU) associated with HPV-relate...

    Authors: Miriam Reuschenbach, Sarah Mihm, Regine Wölle, Kim Maren Schneider, Christian Jacob, Wolfgang Greiner, Monika Hampl and Elizabeth Goodman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1002
  35. Since 2017, PERFORM2Scale, a research consortium with partners from seven countries in Africa and Europe, has steered the implementation and scale-up of a district-level health management strengthening interve...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Susan Bulthuis, Marjolein Dieleman, Olivier Onvlee, Rebecca Murphy, Patricia Akweongo, Justine Namakula, Hastings Banda, Kaspar Wyss, Joanna Raven and Tim Martineau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1001
  36. In hospitals, catheter acquired urinary tract infection causes significant resource waste and discomfort among admitted patients. An intervention for reducing indwelling catheterisations - No-CAUTI - was trial...

    Authors: Rod Ling, Michelle Giles and Andrew Searles
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1000
  37. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a prognostic management strategy to help patients with CVD achieve a good quality of life and lower the rates of recurrence, readmission, and premature death from disease. Global...

    Authors: Chul Kim, Hae-Bin Kwak, Jidong Sung, Jae-Young Han, Jang Woo Lee, Jong Hwa Lee, Won-Seok Kim, Heui Je Bang, Sora Baek, Kyung Lim Joa, Ae Ryoung Kim, So Young Lee, Jihee Kim, Chung Reen Kim, Oh. Pum Kwon, Min Kyun Sohn…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:999
  38. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women. Given the prevalence of this disease in adolescent girls as well as its serious physical, psychological, and social consequen...

    Authors: Leila Hajivandi, Mahnaz Noroozi, Firoozeh Mostafavi and Maryam Ekramzadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:998
  39. Increasing innovation readiness of healthcare organizations is necessary to meet upcoming challenges, including population aging, staff shortages and reduced funding. Health care organizations differ in the ex...

    Authors: Monique W. van den Hoed, Ramona Backhaus, Erica de Vries, Jan P. H. Hamers and Ramon Daniëls
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:997
  40. Type 2 diabetes is a significant public health problem globally and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) programmes are associated with im...

    Authors: Roberta Lamptey, Melanie J. Davies, Kamlesh Khunti, Sally Schreder, Bernie Stribling and Michelle Hadjiconstantinou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:996
  41. Unintentional changes to patients’ medicine regimens and drug non-adherence are discovered by medication reconciliation. High numbers of outpatient visits and medication reconciliation being time-consuming, ma...

    Authors: Denise J. van der Nat, Victor J. B. Huiskes, Aatke van der Maas, Judith Y. M. N. Derijks-Engwegen, Hein A. W. van Onzenoort and Bart J. F. van den Bemt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:995
  42. The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis with intermediate surgical risk in Singapore.

    Authors: Rachel Su-En See-Toh, Xin Yi Wong, Kush Shiv Kishore Herkshin Mahboobani, Swee Sung Soon, Benjamin Kearns, Katy Cooper, Kay Woon Ho, Ivandito Kuntjoro and Kwong Ng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:994
  43. Family doctor contract services was launched in Sichuan province in 2016. The focus was mainly on developing primary health care services but paying less attention to the work stress and job satisfaction of in...

    Authors: Jinhua Chen, Yijun Wang, Wen Du, Shuyi Liu, Zhu Xiao and Yuelei Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:992
  44. This article investigates the hospital costs related to the management of COVID-19 positive patients, requiring a hospitalization (from the positivity confirmation to discharge, including rehabilitation activi...

    Authors: Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Fabrizio Schettini, M. Beatrice Pagani, Martina Dalla Bona and Emanuele Porazzi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:991
  45. The UK’s “Getting It Right First Time” programme recommends that management of people with fibromyalgia should centre on primary care. However, it remains unclear as to how best to organise health systems to d...

    Authors: Nicky Wilson, Marcus J. Beasley, Catherine Pope, Debra Dulake, Laura J. Moir, Rosemary J. Hollick and Gary J. Macfarlane
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:989
  46. Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and is one of the countries with the highest rates of new pediatric infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The country faces several challenges in the provis...

    Authors: Josephine Moshe Ibu and Euphemia Mbali Mhlongo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:988
  47. The impact of ambulance diversion on potentially diverted patients, particularly racial/ethnic minority patients, is largely unknown. Treating Massachusetts’ 2009 ambulance diversion ban as a natural experimen...

    Authors: Amresh D. Hanchate, William E. Baker, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow and James Feldman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:987