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  1. Vision health is an important aspect of health worldwide. Visual impairment (VI) is associated with poor quality of life and is usually more prevalent in rural areas. To help rural populations obtain vision ca...

    Authors: Xiaochang Yan, Baoqun Yao, Xi Chen, Shaoye Bo, Xuezheng Qin and Hua Yan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:761

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  2. This study is the first part of a register-based research program with the overall aim to increase the knowledge of the health status among geriatric patients and to identify risk factors for readmission in th...

    Authors: E. Rydwik, R. Lindqvist, C. Willers, L. Carlsson, G. H. Nilsson, A. Lager, M. Dreilich, A. Lindh Mazya, T. Karlsson, H. Alinaghizadeh and A-M Boström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:760

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  3. Adaptation and innovation are both described as instrumental for resilience in healthcare. However, the relatedness between these dimensions of resilience in healthcare has not yet been studied. This study see...

    Authors: Hilda Bø Lyng, Carl Macrae, Veslemøy Guise, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Birte Fagerdal, Lene Schibevaag, Janne Gro Alsvik and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:759

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  4. Cardiovascular death is a common outcome in population-based studies about new healthcare interventions or treatments, such as new prescription medications. Vital statistics registration systems are often the ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Lix, Shamsia Sobhan, Audray St-Jean, Jean-Marc Daigle, Anat Fisher, Oriana H. Y. Yu, Sophie Dell’Aniello, Nianping Hu, Shawn C. Bugden, Baiju R. Shah, Paul E. Ronksley, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Antonios Douros, Pierre Ernst and Kristian B. Filion

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:758

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  5. The monitoring framework for evaluating health system response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) include indicators to assess availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat the...

    Authors: Anand Krishnan, Prashant Mathur, Vaitheeswaran Kulothungan, Harshal Ramesh Salve, Sravya Leburu, Ritvik Amarchand, Baridalyne Nongkynrih, Himanshu Kumar Chaturvedi, P. Ganeshkumar, Vinay Urs K S, Avula Laxmaiah, Manjit Boruah, Sanjeev Kumar, Binod Kumar Patro, Pankaja Ravi Raghav, Prabu Rajkumar…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:757

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  6. The implementation of a population-based screening programme for diabetic retinopathy involves several challenges, often leading to postponements and setbacks at high human and material costs. Thus, it is of t...

    Authors: Andreia Marisa Penso Pereira, Raul Manuel da Silva Laureano and Fernando Buarque de Lima Neto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:756

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  7. The increasing popularity and availability of tablet computers raises questions regarding clinical scenarios. This pilot study examined the patient’s satisfaction when using a tablet-based digital questionnair...

    Authors: Leander Melms, Juergen R. Schaefer, Andreas Jerrentrup and Tobias Mueller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:755

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  8. In 2021, the United States Preventive Services Task Force updated their recommendation, stating that individuals ages 45-49 should initiate screening for colorectal cancer. Since several screening strategies a...

    Authors: Travis Hyams, Bruce Golden, John Sammarco, Shahnaz Sultan, Evelyn King-Marshall, Min Qi Wang and Barbara Curbow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:754

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  9. Meeting the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents and young people (AYP) requires their meaningful engagement in intervention design. We describe an iterative process of engaging AYP to fin...

    Authors: Melvin Simuyaba, Bernadette Hensen, Mwelwa Phiri, Chisanga Mwansa, Lawrence Mwenge, Mutale Kabumbu, Steve Belemu, Kwame Shanaube, Ab Schaap, Sian Floyd, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Helen Ayles and Musonda Simwinga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:753

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  10. Health and social care may affect unpaid (family) carers’ health and wellbeing in addition to patients’ lives. It is recommended that such impacts (carer effects) are considered in decision-making. However, th...

    Authors: Hareth Al-Janabi, Nikolaos Efstathiou, Carol McLoughlin, Melanie Calvert and Jan Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:752

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  11. Early physical therapy has been shown to decrease downstream healthcare use, costs and recurrence rates in some musculoskeletal conditions, but it has not been investigated in individuals with patellofemoral p...

    Authors: Jodi L. Young, Suzanne J. Snodgrass, Joshua A. Cleland and Daniel I. Rhon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:751

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  12. There is a dearth of information about health education clinical file audits in the context of completeness of records and demonstrating program-wide competency achievement. We report on the reliability of an ...

    Authors: H. Stephen Injeyan, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Sean Abdulla, Ngai Chow, Jocelyn Cox, Anthony Ridding and Craig Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:750

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  13. Depression and anxiety are highly prevalent, but often unrecognized in adults with vision impairment (VI) or blindness. The purpose of this study was to explore visually impaired and blind adults’ views on fac...

    Authors: Edine P. J. van Munster, Hilde P. A. van der Aa, Peter Verstraten and Ruth M. A. van Nispen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:749

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  14. Professional oral care in the intensive care unit may reduce the incidence of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, which increases the patient’s mortality rate. This study aimed to develop a competency for profess...

    Authors: Eun-Sil Choi, Hie-Jin Noh, Won-Gyun Chung and So-Jung Mun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:748

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  15. Recruiting and retaining staff are standing challenges in eldercare. Low pay, difficult working conditions, and social relations at the workplace impact on turnover intentions. Few studies have used quantitati...

    Authors: Jon Ivar Elstad and Mia Vabø

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:747

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  16. A highly promoted opportunity for optimizing healthcare services is to expand the role of non-physician care providers by care reallocation. Reallocating care from physicians to non-physicians can play an impo...

    Authors: Femke de Vries, Marlies Welbie, Esther Tjin, Rieke Driessen and Peter van de Kerkhof

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:746

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  17. A subset of patients experience psychological distress following insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and ICD support groups are recommended, however access to these groups is limited. ...

    Authors: Kathryn Murray, Kelly Buttigieg, Michelle Todd and Vicky McKechnie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:745

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  18. The shortage of health care providers (HCPs) and inequity in their distribution along with the lack of sufficient and equal professional development opportunities in low-income countries contribute to the high...

    Authors: Anaclet Ngabonzima, Cynthia Kenyon, Daniel Kpienbaareh, Isaac Luginaah, Gisele Mukunde, Celestin Hategeka and David F. Cechetto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:744

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  19. As part of a larger study on the identification of undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes (T2D), and prediabetes patients in dental settings, this study explored oral healthcare professionals’ (OHP) attitudes with respec...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño, Andre Priede, Michelle King, Geoffrey G. Adams and Diego Lopez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:743

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  20. The incidence of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) is increasing and tends to occur at a young age. The patient’s disease experience during treatment is related to their physical and mental health. Eff...

    Authors: Yang Yuan, Hong Wang, Qiuyun Chen, Congyan Xie, Haixia Li, Lu Lin and Li Tian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:742

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  21. Immigrants from culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse countries face many challenges during the resettlement phase, which influence their access to healthcare services and health outcomes. The “He...

    Authors: Mamata Pandey, R. Geoffrey Maina, Jonathan Amoyaw, Yiyan Li, Rejina Kamrul, C. Rocha Michaels and Razawa Maroof

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:741

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  22. The COVID-19 pandemic and country measures to control it can lead to negative indirect health effects. Understanding these indirect health effects is important in informing strategies to mitigate against them....

    Authors: Edwine Barasa, Jacob Kazungu, Stacey Orangi, Evelyn Kabia, Morris Ogero and Kadondi Kasera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:740

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  23. Immigrant status, acculturation level, race and ethnicity have been found to contribute to the utilization of mental health services in the perinatal period. This study explored perinatal experiences and perce...

    Authors: Qiao Li, Wenqing Xue, Wenjie Gong, Xin Quan, Quanlei Li, Lina Xiao, Dong (Roman) Xu, Eric D. Caine and Ellen L. Poleshuck

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:739

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  24. Evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are useful tools to inform transparent healthcare decision-making. Consideration of health economic evidence (HEE) during CPG development in a structured m...

    Authors: Maryke Wilkinson, Karen J. Hofman, Taryn Young, Bey-Marrié Schmidt and Tamara Kredo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:738

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  25. The need for information exchange and integrated care has stimulated the development of interoperability solutions that bring together patient data across the health and care system to enable effective informa...

    Authors: Fiona Watkinson, Kanika I. Dharmayat and Nikolaos Mastellos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:737

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  26. To prevent ovarian cancer, several international societies have issued guidelines which recommend to discuss opportunistic salpingectomy with women undergoing pelvic surgery after completion of childbearing. T...

    Authors: Malou E. Gelderblom, Laura A. M. Van Lieshout, Jurgen M. J. Piek, Joanne A. De Hullu and Rosella P. M. G. Hermens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:736

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  27. Continuous professional development (CPD) has been reported to enhance healthcare workers’ knowledge and skills, improve retention and recruitment, improve the quality of patient care, and reduce patient morta...

    Authors: Tumbwene Mwansisya, Columba Mbekenga, Kahabi Isangula, Loveluck Mwasha, Eunice Pallangyo, Grace Edwards, James Orwa, Michaela Mantel, Micheal Mugerwa, Leonard Subi, Secilia Mrema, David Siso, Edna Selestine and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:735

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  28. Chronic lung diseases (CLDs), responsible for 4 million deaths globally every year, are increasingly important in low- and middle-income countries where most of the global mortality due to CLDs currently occur...

    Authors: Uzochukwu Egere, Elizabeth Shayo, Nyanda Ntinginya, Rashid Osman, Bandar Noory, Stella Mpagama, ElHafiz Hussein, Rachel Tolhurst, Angela Obasi, Kevin Mortimer, Asma El Sony and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:734

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  29. Population health management (PHM) by hospital groups is not yet defined nor implemented in France. However, in 2019, the French Hospitals Federation launched a pilot program to experiment PHM in five territor...

    Authors: A. Malone, S. Gomez, S. Finkel, D. Chourchoulis, E. Morcos, M. A. Loko, T. Gaches, D. Laplanche and S. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:733

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  30. Pandemics such as COVID-19 are a serious public health risk for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, yet primary healthcare systems are not well resourced to respond to such urgent eve...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Marlene Longbottom, Sara Fagan, Ruth Fagan, Suzanne Andrews and Adrian Miller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:732

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  31. Following the first report of the COVID-19 case in Ethiopia on March 13, 2020, the country promptly adopted a lockdown policy to contain the virus’s spread. Responding to the healthcare burden imposed by the C...

    Authors: Workeabeba Abebe, Alemayehu Worku, Tamirat Moges, Nuhamin Tekle, Wondowossen Amogne, Tewodros Haile, Desalew Mekonen, Abebe Habtamu and Wakgari Deressa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:731

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  32. The caregiving’s impact on informal carers’ quality of life and gender-based stereotypes make older individuals’ informal care a complex process for which our knowledge is still limited. The purpose of this re...

    Authors: Ioanna Zygouri, Fiona Cowdell, Avraam Ploumis, Mary Gouva and Stefanos Mantzoukas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:730

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  33. A growing body of international literature concurs that comprehensive and complex Advance Care Planning (ACP) programs involving specially qualified or trained healthcare professionals are effective in increas...

    Authors: Sarah Jeong, Se Ok Ohr, Peter Cleasby, Tomiko Barrett, Ryan Davey and Simon Deeming

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:729

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  34. An estimated nine out of ten persons in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are unable to access timely, safe and affordable surgery. District hospitals (DHs) which are strategically located to provide basic (non-special...

    Authors: Martilord Ifeanyichi, Henk Broekhuizen, Mweene Cheelo, Adinan Juma, Gerald Mwapasa, Eric Borgstein, John Kachimba, Jakub Gajewski, Ruairi Brugha, Chiara Pittalis and Leon Bijlmakers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:728

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  35. Studies revealed the importance to assess dementia care dyads, composed of persons with dementia and their primary informal caregivers, in a differentiated way and to tailor support services to particular livi...

    Authors: Henrik Wiegelmann, Karin Wolf-Ostermann, Werner Brannath, Farhad Arzideh, Jan Dreyer, Rene Thyrian, Liane Schirra-Weirich and Lisa Verhaert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:727

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  36. Team training interventions to improve team effectiveness within healthcare are widely used. However, in-depth knowledge of how healthcare professionals experience such team training curricula and their implem...

    Authors: Randi Ballangrud, Karina Aase and Anne Vifladt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:725

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  37. The initial purpose of healthcare systems around the world is to promote and maintain the health of the population. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a new approach by which a healthcare system can reach its ...

    Authors: Naser Derakhshani, Mohammadreza Maleki, Hamid Pourasghari and Saber Azami-Aghdash

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:724

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  38. Dementia is one of the main causes of disability and dependence in older people, and people with dementia need comprehensive healthcare services, preferably in their own homes. A well-organized home care servi...

    Authors: Kari-Anne Hoel, Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Ingvild Hjorth Feiring, Bjørn Lichtwarck, Geir Selbæk and Sverre Bergh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:723

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  39. The service industry has been an evolving sector and a great concern to providers ensuring continuously that clients’ satisfaction is met. Hence, the importance of patient satisfaction in the healthcare sector...

    Authors: Qunhong Wu, Daniel Adjei Amporfro, Michael Boah, Shao Yingqi, Therese Martin Cheteu Wabo, Miaomiao Zhao and Victorine Raissa Ngo Nkondjock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:722

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  40. Self-care is one of the cornerstones in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes struggle to maintain acceptable levels of blood sugar, blood pressure and lipids, the fundamental for the...

    Authors: Marina Taloyan, Meybod Kia, Fahimeh Lamian, Magnus Peterson and Elisabeth Rydwik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:721

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  41. Unsafe abortion is common in Tanzania. Currently, postabortion care (PAC) is legally provided, but there is little information on the national cost. We estimated the health system costs of offering PAC in Tanz...

    Authors: Naomi Lince-Deroche, George Ruhago, Philicia W. Castillo, Patrice Williams, Projestine Muganyizi and Akinrinola Bankole

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:720

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  42. Studies on the impact of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID) for healthcare workers (HCWs) rarely include the full spectrum of hospital workers, including less visible patient support roles. In the early days o...

    Authors: Elena Byhoff, Jessica K. Paulus, Rubeen Guardado, Julia Zubiago and Alysse G. Wurcel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:719

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  43. To comprehend the relationship between various indicators of health service equity and patients’ health expenditure poverty in different regions of China, identify areas where equity in health service is lacki...

    Authors: Shaoliang Tang, Ling Yao, Chaoyu Ye, Zhengjun Li, Jing Yuan, Kean Tang and David Qian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:718

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  44. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a prevalent chronic disease that requires comprehensive approaches to manage; it accounts for a significant portion of Canada’s annual healthcare spending. Inter...

    Authors: Stefan Paciocco, Anita Kothari, Christopher J. Licskai, Madonna Ferrone and Shannon L. Sibbald

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:717

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  45. Effective communication is a central aspect of organizational health literacy. Healthcare professionals are expected to ensure an effective and satisfactory flow of information and to support their patients in...

    Authors: Annika Baumeister, Digo Chakraverty, Angela Aldin, Ümran Sema Seven, Nicole Skoetz, Elke Kalbe and Christiane Woopen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:716

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  46. Chronic diseases and multimorbidity are common in the ageing population and affect the health related quality of life. Health care resources are limited and the continuity of care has to be assured. Therefore ...

    Authors: Nina Tusa, Hannu Kautiainen, Pia Elfving, Sanna Sinikallio and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:715

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  47. Extreme disparities in access, experience, and outcomes highlight the need to transform how pregnancy care is designed and delivered in the United States, especially for low-income individuals and people of co...

    Authors: Malini A. Nijagal, Devika Patel, Courtney Lyles, Jennifer Liao, Lara Chehab, Schyneida Williams and Amanda Sammann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:714

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  48. Many patients with mental disorders are treated by their general practitioner (GP). Innovative technology-based integrated care models (e.g., mental health specialist video consultations) have been proposed to...

    Authors: Justus Tönnies, Lydia Oeljeklaus, Michel Wensing, Mechthild Hartmann, Hans-Christoph Friederich and Markus W. Haun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:713

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  49. Scaling up continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes could be key in achieving the 95:95:95 cascade and global HIV targets. This paper describes the experiences and outcomes related to implementing CQI pr...

    Authors: Peter Memiah, Josephine Tlale, Mope Shimabale, Sarah Nzyoka, Patience Komba, Jackson Sebeza, Adesina Tina and Violet Makokha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:711

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