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  1. Large- and small-scale transformation of healthcare delivery toward improved patient experience through promotion of patient-centered and coordinated care continues to be at the forefront of health system effo...

    Authors: Kaitlyn Simpson, Wilson Nham, Josh Thariath, Hannah Schafer, Margaret Greenwood-Eriksen, Michael D. Fetters, David Serlin, Timothy Peterson and Mahshid Abir
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1448
  2. Hospitals worldwide are seeing an increased number of acute admissions, with resultant emergency department (ED) crowding and increased length of stay (LOS). Acute Medical Units (AMUs) have developed throughou...

    Authors: Thana Harhara, Halah Ibrahim, Waqar H. Gaba and Ashraf M. Kamour
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1447
  3. In recent times, infection prevention and patient safety have become a global health policy priority with thought being given to understanding organisational culture within healthcare, and of its significance ...

    Authors: Julian Hunt, John Gammon, Sharon Williams, Sharon Daniel, Sue Rees and Sian Matthewson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1446
  4. Credible evidence has established a link between the level of patient safety culture in healthcare environments and patient outcomes. Patient safety culture in the operating room has received scant attention d...

    Authors: Arinze D.G. Nwosu, Edmund Ossai, Francis Ahaotu, Okechukwu Onwuasoigwe, Adaobi Amucheazi and Irene Akhideno
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1445
  5. In Nigeria, vulnerability status may increase the risk for the violation of human rights while receiving health care. The present study determined the proportion and profile of people who reported rights viola...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Erva-Jean Stevens-Murphy, Ikenna Nwakamma, Joanne Lusher and Ibidunni Olapeju Oloniniyi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1444
  6. Transition from paediatric to adult heath care services is a challenging time for many adolescents with chronic illnesses and may include deterioration in illness control as a consequence of inadequate self-ma...

    Authors: Jeffrey Yeung, Yisselle I. Virella Pérez, Shehani C. Samarasinghe, Vhari Forsyth, Vathsala Agarwalla and Katharine Steinbeck
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1443
  7. Low acuity presentations to Australian emergency departments drive long wait times, higher costs and may be better treated in primary care settings. This study sought to understand factors leading these patien...

    Authors: Viola Korczak, Kenneth Yakubu, Blake Angell, Paul Middleton, Michael Dinh, Thomas Lung and Stephen Jan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1442
  8. Discussions of health system resilience and emergency management often highlight the importance of coordination and partnership across government and with other stakeholders. However, both coordination and par...

    Authors: Kate Gooding, Maria Paola Bertone, Giulia Loffreda and Sophie Witter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1441
  9. Older adults with serious mental illness (SMI) often have multiple comorbidities and complex medication schedules. Shortages of behavioral health specialists (BHSs), especially in rural areas, frequently make ...

    Authors: Ulrike Muench, Matthew Jura, Cindy Parks Thomas, Jennifer Perloff and Joanne Spetz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1440
  10. An important dimension of care and case managers is to support geriatric patients in obtaining social services in medical, nursing, therapeutic and social fields. To this, they advise and represent their patie...

    Authors: Thomas Ruppel, Max Georg Hügel, Simone Gloystein and Neeltje van den Berg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1439
  11. More information about the impacts of comprehensive pharmaceutical care program (CPCP) on the identification and resolution of drug-related problems (DRPs) is needed. This study aimed at researching the charac...

    Authors: Wenwen Chen, Houli Zhang, Juan Jiang, Xu Zhang, Jing Ding, Yanlin Liu and Heqin Dang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1438
  12. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence and forms of workplace violence (WPV) at the emergency departments (EDs) of Ain Shams University Hospitals (ASUH), Cairo and identify risk factors for WPV.

    Authors: Altaf O. Assil, Amna A. Salem, Omnya A. Mokhtar, Omnia H. Taha, Amany M. Ramadan, Amal H. R. Mansour, Amal A. E. Awad, Amira A. El-Hossainy, Amir A. Khattab, Alshaymaa M. Salem, Amany E. A. Dalaab and Sonya M. S. Azab
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1437
  13. Patient referral is a process in which a healthcare provider decides to seek assistance due to the limitations of available skills, resources and services offered locally. Paper-based referrals predominantly u...

    Authors: Zamzam Kalume, Bart Jansen, Marc Nyssen, Jan Cornelis, Frank Verbeke and Jean Paul Niyoyita
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1436
  14. Insufficient protein and energy intake is a prevalent and serious problem in older hospital patients. Here, we describe the development of a program consisting of 1) an educative nutritional intervention (ENI) to...

    Authors: Rikke Terp, Tove Lindhardt and Lars Kayser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1435
  15. Little is known about the experience of receiving in-person and virtual clinical health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic for Canadian children with developmental disabilities and delays facing multip...

    Authors: Miriam Gonzalez, Jinan Zeidan, Jonathan Lai, Afiqah Yusuf, Nicola Wright, Mandy Steiman, Arun Karpur, Andy Shih, Mayada Elsabbagh and Keiko Shikako
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1434
  16. To inform quality improvement and strengthen services provided in the last year of life, measuring quality of care is essential. For Germany, data on care experiences in the last year of life that go beyond di...

    Authors: Gloria Dust, Nicolas Schippel, Stephanie Stock, Julia Strupp, Raymond Voltz and Christian Rietz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1433
  17. Video consultations are becoming an important telemedicine service in Nordic countries. Its use in specialized healthcare increased significantly during COVID-19 pandemic. Despite advantages video consultation...

    Authors: Joanna Barbara Baluszek, Siri Wiig, Kai Victor Myrnes-Hansen and Kolbjørn Kallesten Brønnick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1432
  18. In the face of health-system constraints, local policymakers and decision-makers face difficult choices about how to implement, expand and institutionalize antiretroviral therapy (ART) services. This scoping r...

    Authors: Yihalem Abebe Belay, Mezgebu Yitayal, Asmamaw Atnafu and Fitalew Agimass Taye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1431
  19. Health systems are increasingly attempting to intervene on social adversity as a strategy to improve health care outcomes. To inform health system efforts to screen for social adversity, we sought to explore t...

    Authors: Cara C. Lewis, Salene M. W. Jones, Robert Wellman, Adam L. Sharp, Laura M. Gottlieb, Matthew P. Banegas, Emilia De Marchis and John F. Steiner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1430
  20. There is an increasing focus on readiness of health systems to respond to survivors of violence against women (VAW), a global human rights violation damaging women’s health. Health system readiness focuses on ...

    Authors: Manuela Colombini, Susannah H. Mayhew, Claudia García-Moreno, Ana Flavia d’Oliveira, Gene Feder and Loraine J. Bacchus
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1429
  21. Quality and safety in Australian healthcare is inequitably distributed, highlighted by gaps in the provision of quality care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Burns have potential for long-te...

    Authors: Sarah Fraser, Tamara Mackean, Julian Grant, Kate Hunter, Courtney Ryder, Janet Kelly, Andrew J. A. Holland, Bronwyn Griffin, Kathleen Clapham, Warwick J. Teague, Anne Darton and Rebecca Q. Ivers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1428
  22. There are a substantial number of children who are the next of kin of parents suffering from illness or substance abuse. These children can experience emotional and behavioral problems and may need support fro...

    Authors: Marie Dahlen Granrud, Tuva Sandsdalen, Agneta Anderzén-Carlsson and Anne Kjersti Myhrene Steffenak
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1427
  23. Psychiatric hospitals are increasingly being digitalised. Digitalisation often requires changes at work for health professionals. A positive attitude from health professionals towards technology is crucial for...

    Authors: C. Golz, S. Aarts, C. Hacking, S. Hahn and S.M.G. Zwakhalen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1426
  24. Burnout is common among physicians and has detrimental effects on patient care and physician health. Recent editorials call attention to perfectionism in medicine; however, no studies to date have examined the...

    Authors: Sarah R. Martin, Michelle A. Fortier, Theodore W. Heyming, Kyle Ahn, Whitney Nichols, Charles Golden, Haleh Saadat and Zeev N. Kain
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1425
  25. Healthcare systems around the world experience increasing pressure to control future growth of healthcare expenditures. Among other initiatives, quality and value-based benchmarking has become an important fie...

    Authors: Leo Benning, Zofia Das-Gupta, Luz Sousa Fialho, Stephanie Wissig, Neo Tapela and Suzanne Gaunt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1424
  26. Despite high coverage of maternal and child  health services in Mozambique, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade outcomes remain sub-optimal. Delivery effectiveness is modified by ...

    Authors: Aneth Dinis, Orvalho Augusto, Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir, Jonny Crocker, Sarah Gimbel, Celso Inguane, Isaías Ramiro, Joana Coutinho, Mery Agostinho, Emilia Cruz, Fernando Amaral, Esperança Tavede, Xavier Isidoro, Yaesh Sidat, Regina Nassiaca, Filipe Murgorgo…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1422
  27. It is challenging to reliably assess the language comprehension of children with severe motor and speech impairments using traditional assessment tools. The Computer Based instrument for Low motor Language Tes...

    Authors: J. N. Bootsma, M. Phoenix, J. J. M. Geytenbeek, K. Stadskleiv, J. W. Gorter, S. Fiske and B. J. Cunningham
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1421
  28. Medication errors are categorized among the most common medical errors that may lead to irreparable damages to patients and impose huge costs on the health system. A correct understanding of the prevalence of...

    Authors: Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Vahid Ghavami, Javad Javan-Noughabi and Edris Kakemam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1420
  29. Despite existing efforts to improve maternal health in Nepal, delivery in a health facility with skilled providers is still a major health concern in Nepal. This study aimed to examine the factors associated w...

    Authors: Naba Raj Thapa and Shanti Prasad Upreti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1419
  30. Home care staff (HCS) provide essential service to enable older adults to age in place. However, unreasonable demands in the work environment to deliver a safe, effective service with high quality has a negati...

    Authors: Assander Susanne, Bergström Aileen, Olt Helen, Guidetti Susanne and Boström Anne-Marie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1418
  31. One of the most significant factors influencing medication adherence and, ultimately, therapeutic outcomes for patients is the cost. The aim of this study was to examine the cost-containment strategies used by...

    Authors: Mohmmed Hasan Yasin and Abdallah Y. Naser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1417
  32. The states of IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) is serious under the COVID-19 pandemic. Nosocomial infection reporting is of great significance to transparent management of IPC in regard to the COVID-19 p...

    Authors: Tiantian Yu, Xinping Zhang, Qianning Wang, Feiyang Zheng and Lu Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1416
  33. Hospital readmissions are one of the costliest challenges facing healthcare systems, but conventional models fail to predict readmissions well. Many existing models use exclusively manually-engineered features...

    Authors: Sacha Davis, Jin Zhang, Ilbin Lee, Mostafa Rezaei, Russell Greiner, Finlay A. McAlister and Raj Padwal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1415
  34. Coordination, cooperation and efficient use of resources is vital for the health- and social care sector if it is to meet the needs of an aging population. Integrated care is a patient-centred approach to prov...

    Authors: J. Agerholm, F. S. Teni, J. Sundbye, O. Rolfson and K. Burström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1414
  35. This study is conducted by a subproject of the DFG research group "Medicine, Time and the Good Life" FOR 5022 (FOR TiMed_Life) and investigates the care preferences of individuals of advanced age and the care ...

    Authors: Evelyn Kleinert, Laura Mohacsi, Susanne Heim and Eva Hummers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1413
  36. Implementation of new technologies into national health care systems requires careful capacity planning. This is sometimes informed by data from pilot studies that implement the technology on a small scale in ...

    Authors: James Alexander Doorbar, Christopher S. Mathews, Karin Denton, Matejka Rebolj and Adam R. Brentnall
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1412
  37. Lynch syndrome is an underdiagnosed hereditary condition carrying an increased lifetime risk for colorectal and endometrial cancer and affecting nearly 1 million people in the United States. Cascade screening,...

    Authors: Lauren Passero, Swetha Srinivasan, Mary E. Grewe, Jennifer Leeman, Jonathan Berg, Daniel Reuland and Megan C. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1411
  38. The implementation of person-centred care (PCC) is advocated worldwide. Stakeholders in charge of implementing PCC as a broad-scale change across the health care sector face two intertwined and complex challen...

    Authors: Helena Fridberg, Lars Wallin and Malin Tistad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1409
  39. An increasing number of countries are using or planning to use quality indicators (QIs) in residential long-term care. Knowledge regarding the current state of evidence on usage and methodological soundness of...

    Authors: Magdalena Osińska, Lauriane Favez and Franziska Zúñiga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1408
  40. In this paper we explore how staff involved with infection prevention managed the emerging COVID-19 crisis in the context of scarcity of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), focussing specifically on the (re)w...

    Authors: Jenske Bal, Bert de Graaff, Margreet C. Vos and Roland Bal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1407
  41. The management of medical device adverse event (MDAE) is one of the most important aspects of improving medical quality and safety management. Nonetheless, hospitals still lack standardized and unified initiat...

    Authors: Jing Sun, Jin Pan, Yile Jin, Qian Zhang, Yingying Lv and Jingyi Feng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1406
  42. The health insurance system has been proven to offer effective and efficient health care for the community, particularly community-based health insurance is expected to ensure health care access for people wit...

    Authors: Tomas Getahun, Lakech Teklesilassie, Mizan Habtemichael, Yonas Abebe and Helen Getahun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1405
  43. Healthcare providers’ inclination to seek or lead other providers’ opinions on clinical topics may influence healthcare practices, particularly regarding their alignment across different providers in controver...

    Authors: Patrick Hennrich, Christine Arnold, Pia Traulsen, Frank Peters-Klimm and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1404
  44. Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer require frequent clinic visits for maintenance of therapy. With COVID-19 causing health care disruptions, it is important to learn about how this population’s acces...

    Authors: Andrew J. Paladino, Kinsey Pebley, Mehmet Kocak, Rebecca A. Krukowski, Teresa M. Waters, Gregory Vidal, Lee S. Schwartzberg, Andrea N. Curry and Ilana Graetz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1403
  45. Fast track surgery has shown its effectiveness to accelerate recovery and gained acceptance in many operations. However, data for paramedics using fast track surgery are limited in China. The aims of our study...

    Authors: Ting Huang, Jingming Wang, Yuanyao Chen, Zhen Ye, Yiwei Fang and Yuze Xia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1401
  46. Decision analytical models (DAMs) are used to develop an evidence base for impact and health economic evaluations, including evaluating interventions to improve diabetes care and health services—an increasingl...

    Authors: Tagoe Eunice Twumwaa, Nonvignon Justice, van Der Meer Robert and Megiddo Itamar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1397
  47. Pulse oximetry monitoring is included in the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist and recognized as an essential perioperative safety monitoring device. However, many low resource countries do not have adequate numbers ...

    Authors: Meagan E. Peterson, Aviva S. Mattingly, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Betelehem M. Asnake, Imraan Ahmed and Thomas G. Weiser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1395
  48. Given the intricate relationship between mothers and their children with the continuum of care, it is quintessential for their healthcare and interventions to be enhanced through a continuum of care approach. ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Joshua Okyere, Eugene Budu and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1394