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Healthcare needs and demand

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health care requirements of a population or community and research recommending ways in which to make changes to meet these needs. The section also accepts studies on the health services for which a population or community is able and willing to pay.

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  1. Urinary incontinence is widely accepted to be among the most important issues in the global health system. However, only a limited number of women are referred for treatment because different factors complicat...

    Authors: Fahimeh Rashidi Fakari, Sepideh Hajian, Soodabeh Darvish and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:60

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  2. The purpose of this study was to assess pediatric hematology clinic staff’s perspectives regarding barriers and facilitators in addressing unmet basic needs for children with sickle cell disease (SCD).

    Authors: Stephanie Loo, Annelise Brochier, Mikayla Gordon Wexler, Kristin Long, Patricia L. Kavanagh, Arvin Garg and Mari-Lynn Drainoni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:55

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  3. Screening programs for colorectal cancer (CRC) exist in many countries, and with varying participation rates. The present study aimed at identifying socio-demographic factors for accepting a cost-free screenin...

    Authors: Jesper Bo Nielsen, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff and Anja Leppin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:43

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  4. The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) is as a community-based cardiovascular disease prevention program recently adapted to target older adults living in 14 social housing buildings in Ontario (7)...

    Authors: Nadia Deville-Stoetzel, Janusz Kaczorowski, Gina Agarwal, Marie-Thérèse Lussier and Magali Girard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:37

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  5. The uptake and adherence of daily oral PrEP has been poor in high-risk populations in South Africa including young people. We used qualitative research methods to explore user preferences for daily and on-dema...

    Authors: Janan J. Dietrich, Millicent Atujuna, Gugulethu Tshabalala, Stefanie Hornschuh, Mamakiri Mulaudzi, Michelle Koh, Nadia Ahmed, Richard Muhumuza, Andrew S. Ssemata, Kennedy Otwombe, Linda-Gail Bekker, Janet Seeley, Neil A. Martinson, Fern Terris-Prestholt and Julie Fox

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:17

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  6. Approximately 10% of patients with Covid-19 experience symptoms beyond 3–4 weeks. Patients call this “long Covid”. We sought to document such patients’ lived experience, including accessing and receiving healt...

    Authors: Emma Ladds, Alex Rushforth, Sietse Wieringa, Sharon Taylor, Clare Rayner, Laiba Husain and Trisha Greenhalgh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1144

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  7. Monitoring patient’s clinical attendance is a crucial means of improving retention in care and treatment programmes. Sickle cell patients’ outcomes are improved by participation in comprehensive care programme...

    Authors: Upendo Masamu, Raphael Z. Sangeda, Daniel Kandonga, Jesca Ondengo, Flora Ndobho, Bruno Mmbando, Siana Nkya, Khadija Msami and Julie Makani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1141

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  8. The transition process from the family home to independent living for young adults with profound intellectual disability (PID) becomes delayed. Those families face challenges that exceed those of typical famil...

    Authors: Eirik Roos and Erik Søndenaa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1133

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  9. Medicines are one of the most common healthcare interventions, yet evidence shows patients often do not receive the information they want about their medicines. This affects their adherence and healthcare enga...

    Authors: Amy Hai Yan Chan, Trudi Aspden, Kim Brackley, Hannah Ashmore-Price and Michelle Honey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1131

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  10. To increase bed capacity and resources, hospitals have postponed elective surgeries, although the financial impact of this decision is unknown. We sought to report elective surgical case distribution, associat...

    Authors: Joseph E. Tonna, Heidi A. Hanson, Jessica N. Cohan, Marta L. McCrum, Joshua J. Horns, Benjamin S. Brooke, Rupam Das, Brenna C. Kelly, Alexander John Campbell and James Hotaling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1119

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  11. Individuals with diabetes are using mobile health (mHealth) to track their self-management. However, individuals can understand even more about their diabetes by sharing these patient-gathered data (PGD) with ...

    Authors: Meghan Bradway, Rebecca L. Morris, Alain Giordanengo and Eirik Årsand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1104

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  12. Although Japan has a decentralized public health system, local governments have considered expert opinions over those of the community in decisions about public health programs. Differences in communities’ int...

    Authors: Marinda Asiah Nuril Haya, Shuhei Ichikawa, Yukino Shibagaki, Hideki Wakabayashi and Yousuke Takemura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1100

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  13. Despite international treatment guidelines currently advocating oral anticoagulants (OACs) as the only appropriate stroke prevention therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and evidence that OACs ca...

    Authors: Vanessa W. S. Ng, Chung-Wah Siu, Patrick K. C. Chiu, Carolyn P. L. Kng, Elizabeth Jamieson, Ian C. K. Wong and May P. S. Lam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1084

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  14. Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of multimorbidity. Access to effective and equitable health services that meet NCDs’ needs is still limited in many countries. This constitutes th...

    Authors: Ana Sara Semeão de Souza and José Ueleres Braga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1080

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  15. As most low and middle-income countries seek to achieve universal health coverage targets, there is an ever-increasing need to train human resources with the required core skills and competencies. This study r...

    Authors: Maio Bulawayo, Adam Silumbwe, Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Nawa Mukumbuta, Juliet Musabula, Mwimba Chewe, Chris Mweemba, Charles Michelo and Peter Hangoma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1079

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  16. Arthritis is a highly prevalent disease and leading cause of disability in the Indigenous population. A novel model of care consisting of a rheumatology outreach clinic in an on-reserve primary healthcare cent...

    Authors: Adalberto Loyola-Sanchez, Ingris Pelaez-Ballestas, Lynden Crowshoe, Diane Lacaille, Rita Henderson, Ana Rame, Tessa Linkert, Tyler White and Cheryl Barnabe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1076

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  17. Some sub-types of haematological cancers are acute and require intensive treatment soon after diagnosis. Other sub-types are chronic, relapse over many years and require life-long cycles of monitoring interspe...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann, Elise Mansfield, Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh and Alix Hall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1062

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  18. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly spread, causing million confirmed cases, thousands of deaths, and economic losses. The number of cases of COVID-19 in Jakarta is the largest in Indo...

    Authors: Florence Elfriede Sinthauli Silalahi, Fahrul Hidayat, Ratna Sari Dewi, Nugroho Purwono and Nadya Oktaviani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1053

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  19. To assess the association between walking speed (WS) and its improvement on hospitalization rates and costs in outpatients with cardiovascular disease.

    Authors: Stefano Bonnini, Gianni Mazzoni, Michela Borghesi, Giorgio Chiaranda, Jonathan Myers, Simona Mandini, Andrea Raisi, Sabrina Masotti and Giovanni Grazzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1048

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  20. The COVID-19 has been a pandemic around the world, which affirmatively brought mental health problems to medical staff. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of anxiety in Chinese medical staff and examine th...

    Authors: Wei Zhu, Yi Wei, Xiandong Meng and Jiping Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1007

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  21. This online cross-sectional survey assesses the signs/symptoms, the protective measures taken and the awareness and risk perception regarding COVID-19 among Italian dental hygienists. All Italian dental hygien...

    Authors: Giuliana Bontà, Guglielmo Campus and Maria Grazia Cagetti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:994

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  22. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals often juggle the challenges of working and living in the same community in ways that are positive for both themselves and their clients. Th...

    Authors: Michelle Dickson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:972

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  23. The use of mental health supports by populations exposed to terrorist attacks is rarely studied despite their need for psychotrauma care. This article focuses on civilians exposed to the November 2015 terroris...

    Authors: Philippe Pirard, Thierry Baubet, Yvon Motreff, Gabrielle Rabet, Maude Marillier, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Cécile Vuillermoz, Lise Eilin Stene and Antoine Messiah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:959

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  24. This study aimed to translate the English version of the supportive care needs scale of head and neck cancer patients (SCNS-HNC) questionnaire into Mandarin and to test the reliability and validity of the SCNS...

    Authors: Jianxia Lyu, Li Yin, Ping Cheng, Bin Li, Shanshan Peng, Chunlian Yang, Jing Yang, Haixin Liang and Qinghua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:956

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  25. Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges in the contemporary world. Due to several barriers to accessing health care services, elderly immigrants constitute a group that poses special challenges in de...

    Authors: Elżbieta Anna Czapka and Mette Sagbakken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:954

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  26. Among the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), three were devoted to health. Two amongst which MDG4 in relation to the reduction of infant mortality has not been achieved in Least Developed Countries (LD...

    Authors: Rodrigue Nda’chi Deffo and Benjamin Fomba Kamga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:953

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  27. Specific medical guidelines for health surveillance exist for people with Down syndrome (DS) since 25 years but knowledge of adherence to the guidelines is lacking. The guidelines were developed to avoid unnec...

    Authors: G. Ahlström, A. Axmon, M. Sandberg and E. Flygare Wallén

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:949

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  28. Awareness of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) as a problem among military personnel (serving and veterans) has grown in recent years, and there is a need for research to inform improvements in the identificat...

    Authors: Katherine Sparrow, Filipa Alves-Costa, Ana Alves, Neil Greenberg, Louise M. Howard, Nicola T. Fear and Deirdre MacManus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:947

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  29. This paper describes and compares patient flow characteristics of adult high system users (HSUs) and control groups in Alberta and Ontario emergency departments (EDs), Canada.

    Authors: Anqi Chen, Scott Fielding, X. Joan Hu, Patrick McLane, Andrew McRae, Maria Ospina and Rhonda J. Rosychuk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:938

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  30. Family involvement for persons with psychotic disorders is under-implemented in mental health care, despite its firm scientific, economic, legal and moral basis. This appears to be the case in Norway, despite ...

    Authors: Lars Hestmark, Maria Romøren, Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang, Bente Weimand, Torleif Ruud, Reidun Norvoll, Kristiane Myckland Hansson, Irene Norheim, Eline Aas, Elisabeth Geke Marjan Landeweer and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:934

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  31. Evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) principles are essential knowledge for patient and consumer (“consumer”) engagement as research and research implementation stakeholders. The aim of this study was to assess wh...

    Authors: Genie Han, Musa Mayer, Joseph Canner, Kristina Lindsley, Reva Datar, Jimmy Le, Annette Bar-Cohen, Janice Bowie and Kay Dickersin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:928

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  32. Across Europe, young carers (YCs) and their need for support receive limited attention in the media, policy and empirical research, even though, similar to adult carers, they also provide care to ill family me...

    Authors: Henk Herman Nap, Renske Hoefman, Nynke de Jong, Lieke Lovink, Ludo Glimmerveen, Feylyn Lewis, Sara Santini, Barbara D’Amen, Marco Socci, Licia Boccaletti, Giulia Casu, Alessandra Manattini, Rosita Brolin, Karina Sirk, Valentina Hlebec, Tatjana Rakar…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:921

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  33. In-hospital medication reviews are regularly performed. However, discontinuity in care could occur because secondary care providers lack insight into the outpatient history. Furthermore, for the implementation...

    Authors: Bregje Walraven, Godelieve Ponjee, Wieke Heideman and Fatma Karapinar Çarkit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:902

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  34. Tackling childhood obesity is complex and requires a community-based approach implemented in multiple environments. It is known from literature that knowledgeable and skilled professionals are essential to imp...

    Authors: Jorien J. Slot-Heijs, Dorine C. M. Collard, Simone Pettigrew, Jan Vinck, Dennis Edell, Armando Barriguete and Tommy L. S. Visscher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:870

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  35. Emergency department (ED) consultations are on the rise, and frequently consultations by non-urgent patients have been held accountable. Self-referred walk-in (SRW) consulters supposedly represent a predominan...

    Authors: Felix Holzinger, Sarah Oslislo, Martin Möckel, Liane Schenk, Mareen Pigorsch and Christoph Heintze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:848

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  36. Almost half of the estimated 5.3 million deaths of under-five children in 2018 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa with morbidity contributing substantially to these deaths. Seeking medical care for children has be...

    Authors: Sulaimon T. Adedokun and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:842

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  37. There may be less primary health care engagement among people who use drugs (PWUD) than among the general population, even though the former have greater comorbidity and more frequent use of emergency departme...

    Authors: Claire E. Kendall, Lisa M. Boucher, Jessy Donelle, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall and Ahmed M. Bayoumi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:837

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  38. India contributes the highest share of under-five and neonatal deaths and stillbirths globally. Diagnostic autopsy, although useful for cause of death identification, have limited acceptance. Minimally invasiv...

    Authors: Manoja Kumar Das, Narendra Kumar Arora, Reeta Rasaily, Gurkirat Kaur, Prikanksha Malik, Mahisha Kumari, Shipra Joshi, Harish Chellani, Harsha Gaekwad, Pradeep Debata and K. R. Meena

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:833

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  39. Falls in community-dwelling older people have been recognised as a significant public health issue in China given the rapidly growing aged population. Although there are several reviews documenting falls preve...

    Authors: Pengpeng Ye, Yishu Liu, Jing Zhang, Ke Peng, Xuru Pan, Yang Shen, Shaoming Xiao, Elizabeth Armstrong, Yuliang Er, Leilei Duan, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay and Maoyi Tian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:808

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  40. Visits to the primary diabetes care provider play a central role in diabetes care. Therefore, patients should attend their primary diabetes care providers whenever a visit is necessary. Parameters that might a...

    Authors: Uwe Konerding, Tom Bowen, Sylvia G. Elkhuizen, Raquel Faubel, Paul Forte, Eleftheria Karampli, Tomi Malmström, Elpida Pavi and Paulus Torkki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:800

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  41. There is a growing interest among healthcare providers (HCPs) to use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical care. PROMs can help improve patient-care provider communication and may be used to in...

    Authors: Owis Eilayyan, Regina Visca, Diana Zidarov, Patrick Ware, André Bussières and Sara Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:789

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  42. Caring for people with dementia at home requires considerable time, organization and commitment. Therefore, informal caregivers of people with dementia are often overburdened. This study examined the effects o...

    Authors: Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Bernd Albers, Diana Trutschel, Armin Michael Ströbel, Swantje Seismann-Petersen, Katharina Wermke, Margareta Halek and Martin Berwig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:788

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  43. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex, new methods are needed to identify weaknesses in the system that could lead to increased risk. Traditionally, the focus for patient safety is to study incident repor...

    Authors: Jakob Svensson and Johan Bergström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:787

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  44. Individuals with acute cervical spinal cord injury require specialised interventions to ensure optimal clinical outcomes especially for respiratory, swallowing and communication impairments. This study explore...

    Authors: Jackie McRae, Christina Smith, Anton Emmanuel and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:783

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  45. Given system-level focus on avoidance of unnecessary hospitalizations, better understanding admission decision-making is of utility. Our study sought to identify factors associated with hospital admission vers...

    Authors: Noushyar Panahpour Eslami, Jefferson Nguyen, Luis Navarro, Madison Douglas and Maralyssa Bann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:775

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  46. Sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood-borne virus (BBV) diagnoses data are a core component of the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). However, the NNDSS data alone ...

    Authors: Clare Bradley, Belinda Hengel, Katy Crawford, Salenna Elliott, Basil Donovan, Donna B. Mak, Barbara Nattabi, David Johnson, Rebecca Guy, Christopher K. Fairley, Handan Wand and James Ward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:769

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  47. Japan faces the most elderly society in the world, and the Japanese government has launched an unprecedented health plan to reinforce home care medicine and increase the number of home care physicians, which m...

    Authors: Hiroyoshi Iwata, Masato Matsushima, Takamasa Watanabe, Yoshifumi Sugiyama, Kenichi Yokobayashi, Daisuke Son, Yoshinao Satoi, Eriko Yoshida, Sumiko Satake, Yuki Hinata and Yasuki Fujinuma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:752

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  48. The substantial prevalence and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) underscore the need for effective healthcare response in the way of screening and follow up care.

    Authors: Galina A. Portnoy, Richard Colon, Georgina M. Gross, Lynette J. Adams, Lori A. Bastian and Katherine M. Iverson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:746

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  49. Healthcare systems are facing many changes. Particularly, patients are more engaged in the care process. The medical perspective of the process is insufficient to provide patients with high quality care and se...

    Authors: Emna Cherif, Elisabeth Martin-Verdier and Corinne Rochette

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:735

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  50. There is an observable, growing trend toward tailoring support programs – in addition to medical treatment – more closely to individuals to help improve patients’ health status. The segmentation model develope...

    Authors: Sjaak Bloem, Joost Stalpers, Edward A. G. Groenland, Kees van Montfort, W. Fred van Raaij and Karla de Rooij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:726

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