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  1. Identifying factors predictive of hospital admission can be useful to prospectively inform bed management and patient flow strategies and decrease emergency department (ED) crowding. It is largely unknown if a...

    Authors: Julia Crilly, Amy Sweeny, Åsa Muntlin, David Green, Lorelle Malyon, Luke Christofis, Malcolm Higgins, Ann-Sofie Källberg, Sara Dellner, Åsa Myrelid, Therese Djärv and Katarina E. Göransson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:235
  2. Efficiently identifying patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) using administrative health care data (e.g., claims) can facilitate research on their quality of care and health outcomes. No prior stud...

    Authors: Gaia Pocobelli, Malia Oliver, Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Gabrielle Gundersen and Aruna Kamineni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:234
  3. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health systems globally and affected managing many chronic conditions, including cancer. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of multi-disciplinary cancer care...

    Authors: Georgina Cornall, Emma Zhao, Tim Luckett, Ertugrul Erciyas, David Monck, Paul Glare, Andy Wang and Yi-Ching Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:232
  4. Pharmacy intravenous admixture service (PIVAS) center has emerged as an important department of hospitals as it can improve occupational protection and ensure the safety and effectiveness of intravenous infusi...

    Authors: Shaowu Tian, Genyu Xie, Fan Xu and Jun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:231
  5. Resilience in healthcare is the capacity to adapt to challenges and changes to maintain high-quality care across system levels. While healthcare system stakeholders such as patients, informal carers, healthcar...

    Authors: Veslemøy Guise, Mary Chambers, Hilda Bø Lyng, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Lene Schibevaag, Birte Fagerdal, Heidi Dombestein, Eline Ree and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:230
  6. Promoting integrated care is a key goal of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve population respiratory health, yet there is limited data-driven evidence of its effectiveness. The Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network...

    Authors: Rachael Mountain, Jo Knight, Kelly Heys, Emanuele Giorgi and Timothy Gatheral
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:229
  7. Screening, brief intervention, and referral (SBIR) is an evidence-based, comprehensive health promotion approach commonly implemented to reduce alcohol and substance use. Implementation research on SBIR demons...

    Authors: Sharon S. Mah, Gary F. Teare, Jessica Law and Kamala Adhikari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:228
  8. Improving the job engagement of health professionals can effectively enhance the quality of their medical services. However, few studies have investigated whether and how perceived professional benefits affect...

    Authors: Jin Wan, Wenjun Zhou, Mingyue Qin and Haiming Zhou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:227
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected access to essential healthcare services. This study aimed to explore healthcare providers’ perceptions and experiences of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in t...

    Authors: Nafissatou Dioubaté, Mamadou Cellou Diallo, Cécé Maomou, Harissatou Niane, Tamba Mina Millimouno, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Telly Sy, Ibrahima Sory Diallo, Aline Semaan, Thérèse Delvaux, Lenka Beňová, Abdoul Habib Béavogui and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:226
  10. Care for persistent somatic symptoms and functional disorders (PSS/FD) is often fragmented. Collaborative care networks (CCNs) may improve care quality for PSS/FD. Effectiveness likely depends on their functio...

    Authors: Nick Mamo, Lineke M. Tak, Manouk A. W. van de Klundert, Tim C. Olde Hartman, Judith G. M. Rosmalen and Denise J. C. Hanssen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:225
  11. Many hospitals worldwide have set up multidisciplinary Value Improvement (VI) teams that use the Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) theory to improve patient value. However, it remains unclear what the level of VB...

    Authors: Henrike J. Westerink, Gijs Steinmann, Maarten Koomans, Michèle H. van der Kemp and Paul B. van der Nat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:224
  12. Professional misconduct has evolved into a worldwide concern, involving various forms and types of behaviours that contribute to unsafe practices. This study aimed to provide insights into the patterns charact...

    Authors: Yufeng Wang, Sanyogita (Sanya) Ram and Shane Scahill
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:223
  13. Given Japan’s rapidly aging population, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's policy of reducing hospital beds and replacing medical care with nursing care requires the establishment of a coordinated sy...

    Authors: Takuya Kusunoki and Tohru Yoshikawa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:222
  14. Low and middle-income countries remain disproportionately affected by high rates of child mortality. Clinical practice guidelines are essential clinical tools supporting implementation of effective, safe, and ...

    Authors: Mashudu Mthethwa, Nyanyiwe Masingi Mbeye, Emmanuel Effa, Dachi Arikpo, Ntombifuthi Blose, Amanda Brand, Moriam Chibuzor, Roselyn Chipojola, Solange Durao, Ekpereonne Esu, Idriss Ibrahim Kallon, Gertrude Kunje, Suzgika Lakudzala, Celeste Naude, Trudy D. Leong, Simon Lewin…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:221
  15. Acutely ill and frail older adults and their next of kin are often poorly involved in treatment and care decisions. This may lead to either over- or undertreatment and unnecessary burdens. The aim of this proj...

    Authors: Maria Romøren, Karin Berg Hermansen, Trygve Johannes Lereim Sævareid, Linn Brøderud, Siri Færden Westbye, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Lisbeth Thoresen, Siri Rostoft, Reidun Førde, Marc Ahmed, Eline Aas, May Helen Midtbust and Reidar Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:220
  16. As coproduction in public services increases, understanding the role of leadership in this context is essential to the tasks of establishing relational partnerships and addressing power differentials among gro...

    Authors: Sofia Kjellström, Sophie Sarre and Daniel Masterson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:219
  17. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a spectrum of chronic fattening of liver that can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis. Diabetes has been identified as a major comorbidity that contributes to NAF...

    Authors: Seungwon Lee, Abdel Aziz Shaheen, David J. T. Campbell, Christopher Naugler, Jason Jiang, Robin L. Walker, Hude Quan and Joon Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:218
  18. Promoting appropriate pharmacotherapy requires understanding the factors that influence how clinicians prescribe medications. While prior work has focused on patient and clinician factors, features of the orga...

    Authors: Hyungjin Myra Kim, Julie Strominger, Kara Zivin, Tony Van and Donovan T. Maust
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:217
  19. The integration of digital technologies holds significant promise in enhancing accessibility to disease diagnosis and treatment at point-of-care (POC) settings. Effective implementation of such interventions n...

    Authors: Boitumelo Moetlhoa, Siphesihle R. Nxele, Kuhlula Maluleke, Evans Mathebula, Musa Marange, Maureen Chilufya, Tafadzwa Dzinamarira, Evans Duah, Matthias Dzobo, Mable Kekana, Ziningi Jaya, Lehana Thabane, Thobeka Dlangalala, Peter S. Nyasulu, Khumbulani Hlongwana, Thembelihle Dlungwane…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:216
  20. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presented a significant stressor on the public health system in the United States. While we know the immediate effects of the pandemic on public health programming, no liter...

    Authors: Jessica Gannon and Sarah Moreland-Russell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:215
  21. 98% of people with surgical conditions living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not receive safe, timely and affordable surgical and anesthesia care. Research exploring barriers to receiving care ...

    Authors: Hanna Negussie, Medhanit Getachew, Andualem Deneke, Amezene Tadesse, Ahmed Abdella, Martin Prince, Andrew Leather, Charlotte Hanlon, Chris Willott and Rosie Mayston
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:214
  22. Family doctor contract services (FDCS) have been introduced in China in 2009 [1] and rapidly expanded recently. This study sought to investigate factors that influenced the willingness of Chinese residents to use...

    Authors: Ning Zhao, Mei Gu, Jin Li, Haiyan Zhang and Jia Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:213
  23. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is recognized as a key imaging modality to bridge the diagnostic imaging gap in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). POCUS use has been shown to impact patient management ...

    Authors: Grace W. Wanjiku, Gregory Bell, Sonja Kapadia and Benjamin W. Wachira
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:212
  24. Take-home buprenorphine/naloxone is an effective method of initiating opioid agonist therapy in the Emergency Department (ED) that requires ED healthcare worker buy-in for large-scale implementation. We aimed ...

    Authors: Katherin Badke, Serena S. Small, Megan Pratt, Julie Lockington, Lara Gurney, Andrew Kestler and Jessica Moe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:211
  25. In the perioperative care of individuals with obesity, it is imperative to consider the presence of risk factors that may predispose them to complications. Providing optimal care in such cases proves to be a m...

    Authors: Maria Härgestam, Lenita Lindgren and Maritha Jacobsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:210
  26. Telemedicine in outpatient services for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) was scaled up during the COVID-19 pandemic as services transitioned to remote care. Many studies have reported on...

    Authors: Hege Mari Johnsen, Anita Øgård-Repål, Santiago Gil Martinez, Kim Fangen, Kristin Bårdsen Aas and Ellen Margrete Iveland Ersfjord
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:209
  27. Authors: Riwan Naït Salem, Michel Rotily, Themistoklis Apostolidis, Sophie Odena, Aurore Lamouroux, Célia Chischportich, Nicolas Persico and Pascal Auquier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:208

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:495

  28. In July 2008, Ghana introduced a ‘free’ maternal health care policy (FMHCP) through the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) to provide comprehensive antenatal, delivery and post-natal care services to preg...

    Authors: John Azaare, Gifty Apiung Aninanya, Kasim Abdulai, Francis Adane, Robert Bagngmen Bio and Martin Hushie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:207
  29. Primary mental healthcare (PMHC) allows for complex mental health issues in old age to be addressed. India has sought to improve PMHC through legislation, strategies and programmes. This study analyses the cha...

    Authors: Tom Kafczyk and Kerstin Hämel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:206
  30. To better understand the specific influences of early life on the long-term health and well-being of local Aboriginal children in Alice Springs, high-quality local longitudinal data is required. The Central Au...

    Authors: C. Lloyd-Johnsen, A. Hampton, E. Stubbs, S. Moore, S. Eades, A. D’Aprano and S. Goldfeld
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:205
  31. We identified that Stanford Health Care had a significant number of patients who after discharge are found by the utilization review committee not to meet Center for Mediare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2-midni...

    Authors: Olufolarin Oke, K. Michaela Sullivan, Jason Hom, David Svec, Yingjie Weng and Lisa Shieh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:204
  32. The Coordinated medical Care (CoCare) project aimed to improve the quality of medical care in nursing homes by optimizing collaboration between nurses and physicians. We analyze the impact of the CoCare interv...

    Authors: Klaus Kaier, Boris A. Brühmann, Stefan Fetzer, Rieka von der Warth and Erik Farin-Glattacker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:203
  33. Healthcare systems around the world are facing large challenges. There are increasing demands and costs while at the same time a diminishing health workforce. Without reform, healthcare systems are unsustainab...

    Authors: L. J. Damen, L. H. D. Van Tuyl, J. C. Korevaar, B. J. Knottnerus and J. D. De Jong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:202
  34. People with substance use disorders smoke cigarettes at much higher rates than the general population in the United States and are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related diseases. Many substance use tr...

    Authors: Anastasia Rogova, Isabel Martinez Leal, Maggie Britton, Tzuan A. Chen, Lisa M. Lowenstein, Bryce Kyburz, Kathleen Casey, Kim Skeene, Teresa Williams and Lorraine R. Reitzel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:201
  35. The Perinatal Center of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden has initiated the telemedical healthcare network “SAFE BIRTH” to coordinate and improve specialized care in non-metropolitan regions fo...

    Authors: Helene Hense, Josephine Mathiebe, Sven Helfer, Rick Glaubitz, Mario Rüdiger, Cahit Birdir, Jochen Schmitt and Gabriele Müller
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:200
  36. Leadership styles have often been proven to support employees in performing their duties better and with more efficiency while enabling them to have extended organizational tenures. Staff nurses are an essenti...

    Authors: Surabhila Pattali, Jayendira P. Sankar, Haitham Al Qahtani, Nidhi Menon and Shabana Faizal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:199
  37. The effectiveness of anastrozole for breast cancer prevention has been demonstrated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of anastrozole for the prevention of breast cancer in wom...

    Authors: XiaoXia Wei, Jiaqin Cai, Huiting Lin, Wenhua Wu, Jie Zhuang and Hong Sun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:198
  38. Medical services are among the most urgent needs of the disaster-affected population. Consequently, hospital preparedness -as the main health services provider- is one of the vital factors in effective respons...

    Authors: Behrouz Samei, Javad Babaie, Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Homayoun Sadeghi-bazargani, Saber Azami Aghdash, Naser Derakhshani and Ramin Rezapour
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:197
  39. The United States envisions a 90% reduction in HIV infections by 2030. However, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the HIV continuum and disproportionately affected access to social and health services for people...

    Authors: Rogério M. Pinto, Evan Hall, Vitalis Im, Carol A. Lee and Sunggeun (Ethan) Park
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:196
  40. To assess the barriers and facilitators associated with upscaling the Transmural Trauma Care Model (TTCM), a multidisciplinary and patient‐centred transmural rehabilitation care model.

    Authors: Julia Ratter, Suzanne Wiertsema, Ilham Ettahiri, Robin Mulder, Anne Grootjes, Julia Kee, Marianne Donker, Edwin Geleijn, Vincent de Groot, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Frank W. Bloemers and Johanna M. van Dongen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:195
  41. Family doctor contract policy is now run by the State Council as an important move to promote the hierarchical medical system. Whether the family doctor contract policy achieves the initial government’s goal s...

    Authors: Xin Rao, Li Luo and Xingyue Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:194
  42. Authors: Vanessa Seijas, Roxanne Maritz, Satish Mishra, Renaldo M Bernard, Patricia Fernandes, Viola Lorenz, Barbara Machado, Ana María Posada, Luz Helena Lugo‑Agudelo, Jerome Bickenbach and Carla Sabariego
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:193

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:123

  43. Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of prehabilitation as a new preoperative care pathway to optimise perioperative outcomes, its implementation into routine health care is widely pending. Frail pati...

    Authors: Anna Frederike Sontag, Jörn Kiselev, Stefan J Schaller, Claudia Spies and Tanja Rombey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:192
  44. Recent investment in UK liaison psychiatry services has focused on expanding provision for acute and emergency referrals. Little is known about the experiences of users and providers of these services. The aim...

    Authors: Daniel Romeu, Elspeth Guthrie, Sonia Saraiva, Carolyn Czoski-Murray, Jenny Hewison and Allan House
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:191
  45. The unique life situations of older patients with cancer and their family members requires that health care professionals take a holistic approach to achieve quality care. The aim of this study was to assess t...

    Authors: Minna Launonen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Santtu Mikkonen and Tarja Kvist
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:190
  46. This study aimed to achieve expert consensus regarding key items to be addressed by non-clinical operators using computer-software integrated medical dispatch protocols to manage out-of-hours telephone triage ...

    Authors: Farah Islam, Pieter Heeren, Kelu Yang, Koen Milisen and Marc Sabbe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:189
  47. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is an emerging public health issue, leading to severe visual impairment or blindness. Early identification and prompt treatment play a key role in achieving good visual outcomes. The ...

    Authors: Binita Bhattarai, Hari Bahadur Thapa, Sandip Bashyal, Sarasawati Khadka Thapa, Sirshendu Chaudhuri, Varun Agiwal, Hira Pant, Samiksha Singh and Hemant Mahajan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:188
  48. Climate change is seen as the biggest health threat of the twenty-first century. Making outpatient medical practices resilient is therefore crucial to protect vulnerable groups and maintain quality of care. Aw...

    Authors: Nicola Alexandra Litke, Regina Poß-Doering, Valeska Fehrer, Martina Köppen, Stephanie Kümmel, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:184
  49. The success of collaborative quality improvement (QI) projects in healthcare depends on the context and engagement of health teams; however, the factors that modulate teams’ motivation to participate in these ...

    Authors: Eliane Pereira da Silva, Pedro Jesus Saturno-Hernández, Marise Reis de Freitas and Zenewton André da Silva Gama
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:183