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  1. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) is the leading national clinical guideline producer in Scotland. Improved design and dissemination of guidelines produced for the public can empower peopl...

    Authors: Naomi Fearns, Laura Walker, Karen Graham, Norman Gibb and Duncan Service

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:77

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  2. Second medical opinions (SOs) can assist patients in making informed treatment decisions and improve the understanding of their diagnosis. In Germany, there are different approaches to obtain a structured SO p...

    Authors: Nadja Könsgen, Barbara Prediger, Anna Schlimbach, Ana-Mihaela Bora, Simone Hess, Michael Caspers and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:76

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  3. Over 1.7 million episodes of agitation occur annually across the United States in emergency departments (EDs), some of which lead to workplace assaults on clinicians and require invasive methods like physical ...

    Authors: Ambrose H. Wong, Nasim S. Sabounchi, Hannah R. Roncallo, Jessica M. Ray and Rebekah Heckmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:75

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  4. Families with complex needs face significant challenges accessing and navigating health and social services. For veteran families, these challenges are exacerbated by interactions between military and civilian...

    Authors: Angela M. Maguire, Julieann Keyser, Kelly Brown, Daniel Kivlahan, Madeline Romaniuk, Ian R. Gardner and Miriam Dwyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:74

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  5. Government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHIS) aim to improve access to and utilization of healthcare services and offer financial protection to the population. India’s Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Ja...

    Authors: Anurag Saxena, Mayur Trivedi, Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Manas Sharma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:73

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  6. To be able to make informed choices based on their individual preferences, patients need to be adequately informed about treatment options and their potential outcomes. This implies that studies measure the ef...

    Authors: Christine Kersting, Julia Hülsmann, Klaus Weckbecker and Achim Mortsiefer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:72

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  7. Guidelines and practice standards exist to communicate the conduct and behaviour expected of health care professionals and ensure consistent quality practice. It is important that they describe behaviours expl...

    Authors: Deanna Mill, Amy Page, Jacinta Johnson, Kenneth Lee, Sandra M. Salter, Liza Seubert, Rhonda Clifford and Danielle D’Lima

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:71

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  8. Studies of the hospital volume-outcome relationship have highlighted that a greater volume activity improves patient outcomes. While this finding has been known for years, most studies to date have failed to d...

    Authors: Marius Huguet, Xavier Joutard, Isabelle Ray-Coquard and Lionel Perrier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:70

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  9. HIV assisted partner services (aPS), or provider notification and testing for sexual and injecting partners of people diagnosed with HIV, is shown to be safe, effective, and cost-effective and was scaled up wi...

    Authors: Beatrice Wamuti, Monisha Sharma, Edward Kariithi, Harison Lagat, George Otieno, Rose Bosire, Sarah Masyuko, Mary Mugambi, Bryan J. Weiner, David A. Katz, Carey Farquhar and Carol Levin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:69

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  10. In 2015, Oregon’s Medicaid program implemented a performance improvement project to reduce high-dose opioid prescribing across its 16 coordinated care organizations (CCOs). The objective of this study was to e...

    Authors: Daniel M. Hartung, Jonah Geddes, Sara E. Hallvik, P. Todd Korthuis, Luke Middleton, Gillian Leichtling, Christi Hildebran and Hyunjee Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:68

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  11. The COVID–19 pandemic has challenged the capacity of healthcare systems around the world and can potentially compromise healthcare utilization and health outcomes among non-COVID–19 patients.

    Authors: SangNam Ahn, Seonghoon Kim and Kanghyock Koh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:66

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  12. Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has been implemented for three decades to evaluate and improve the performance of organizations. To the best of the researchers’ knowledge, no previous systematic review has performed ...

    Authors: Faten Amer, Sahar Hammoud, Haitham Khatatbeh, Szimonetta Lohner, Imre Boncz and Dóra Endrei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:65

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  13. Recent patent losses for antiretroviral drugs (ARV) have led to the debate of cost-saving through the replacement of patented drugs with generic drugs. The split of recommended single-tablet regimens (STR) int...

    Authors: Matthäus Lottes, Viviane Bremer, Christof Prugger, Christian Kollan and Daniel Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:63

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  14. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the cornerstone of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment. However, the full benefits of DMARDs are often not realized because many patients are sub-optimally a...

    Authors: M. J. H. Voshaar, B. J. F. van den Bemt, M. A. F. J. van de Laar, A. M. van Dulmen and J. E. Vriezekolk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:62

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  15. The aim of this analysis was to examine the influence of housing insecurity on diabetes processes of care and self-care behaviors and determine if that relationship varied by employment status or race/ethnicity.

    Authors: Elise Mosley-Johnson, Rebekah J. Walker, Madhuli Thakkar, Jennifer A. Campbell, Laura Hawks, Sarah Pyzyk and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:61

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  16. To describe in detail an innovative program based on telemedicine for semi-automated prioritization of referrals from Primary Care (PC) to Rheumatology, for reproducibility purposes, and to present the results...

    Authors: José María Pego-Reigosa, Carlos Peña-Gil, David Rodríguez-Lorenzo, Irene Altabás-González, Naír Pérez-Gómez, John Henry Guzmán-Castro, Rodrigo Varela-Gestoso, Reyes Díaz-Lambarri, Alberto González-Carreró-López, Olga Míguez-Senra, Julia Bóveda-Fontán, Ángeles Charle-Crespo, Francisco Javier Caramés-Casal, Ceferino Barbazán-Álvarez, Íñigo Hernández-Rodríguez, Francisco Maceiras-Pan…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:60

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  17. Veterans increasingly utilize both the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA) and non-VA hospitals (dual-users). Dual-users are at increased risk of fragmented care and adverse outcomes and often do not receive ...

    Authors: Heidi Sjoberg, Wenhui Liu, Carly Rohs, Roman A Ayele, Marina McCreight, Ashlea Mayberry and Catherine Battaglia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:59

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  18. Residential homes provide accommodation and assistance with personal care only and are not required to have registered nurses on site. However, their residents often have a combination of comorbidity, polyphar...

    Authors: Anna Steel, Helen Hopwood, Elizabeth Goodwin and Elizabeth L. Sampson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:58

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  19. Large system transformation in health systems is designed to improve quality, outcomes and efficiency. Using empirical data from a longitudinal study of national policy-driven transformation of maternity servi...

    Authors: Beck Taylor, Alistair Hewison, Fiona Cross-Sudworth and Kevin Morrell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:57

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  20. Despite evidence on peer navigation’s association with positive HIV outcomes, such as engagement in HIV care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, the mechanisms through which peer navigation may influe...

    Authors: Tahilin Sanchez Karver, Clare Barrington, Yeycy Donastorg, Martha Perez, Hoisex Gomez, Kathleen R. Page, David Celentano, Katherine Clegg Smith and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:56

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  21. Spotting and light vaginal bleeding are common and usually harmless symptoms in early pregnancy. Still, vaginal bleeding may be the first sign of an abortion and often causes distress to pregnant women and lea...

    Authors: Swaathi Kiritharan, Mille Vang Johanson, Martin Bach Jensen, Janus Nikolaj Laust Thomsen, Camilla Aakjær Andersen and Cathrine Elgaard Jensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:55

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  22. Although many success stories exist of Village Health Workers (VHWs) improving primary health care, critiques remain about the medicalisation of their roles in disease-specific interventions. VHWs are placed a...

    Authors: Yoriko Masunaga, Joan Muela Ribera, Fatou Jaiteh, Daniel H. de Vries and Koen Peeters Grietens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:54

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  23. Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) is commonly used among cancer patients worldwide. Cancer patients in Norway mainly visit T&CM providers in addition to conventional health care services. It is not...

    Authors: Kiwumulo Nakandi, Dana Mora, Trine Stub and Agnete E. Kristoffersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:53

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  24. Implementation of private elements, including private insurances, in public healthcare system is now common in many countries, and its impacts have been well studied. Little, however, is known about the motive...

    Authors: Tal Michael, Dani Filc and Nadav Davidovitch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:51

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  25. Quality improvement is an international priority, and health organisations invest heavily in this endeavour. Little, however, is known of the role and perspectives of Quality Improvement Managers who are respo...

    Authors: Adeel Akmal, Nataliya Podgorodnichenko, Tim Stokes, Jeff Foote, Richard Greatbanks and Robin Gauld

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:50

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  26. Health care is a complex economic and social system, which combines market elements and public and social interest. This combination in Brazil, like systems in China and United States of America, is operationa...

    Authors: June Alisson Westarb Cruz, Maria Alexandra Viegas Cortez da Cunha, Thyago Proença de Moraes, Sandro Marques, Felipe Francisco Tuon, Arivelton Loeschke Gomide and Gisele de Paula Linhares

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:49

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  27. In Norway, an annual tender system for the prescription of biologic and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (b/tsDMARDs) has been used since 2007. This study aimed to explore annual b/tsDM...

    Authors: Alen Brkic, Andreas P. Diamantopoulos, Espen Andre Haavardsholm, Bjørg Tilde Svanes Fevang, Lene Kristin Brekke, Liz Loli, Camilla Zettel, Erik Rødevand, Gunnstein Bakland, Pawel Mielnik and Glenn Haugeberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:48

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  28. The aim of this work was to develop a National Evaluation Framework to facilitate the standardization of delivery, quality, reporting, and evaluation of diabetes education and support programs delivered throug...

    Authors: Jenny Louise Olson, Becky White, Helen Mitchell, Jennifer Halliday, Timothy Skinner, Deborah Schofield, Jennifer Sweeting and Natasha Watson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:46

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  29. Much of spatial access research measures the proximity to health service locations. We advance this research by focusing on whether health service funding is within walkable reach of neighborhoods with high ha...

    Authors: Julia Koschinsky, Nicole P. Marwell and Raed Mansour

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:45

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  30. Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment findings showed that in Addis Ababa, only 65.2% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status. We present the enhanced HIV/AIDS data management and systema...

    Authors: Dereje Habte, Samuel Zemenfeskudus, Mulugeta Endale, Mohammed Zeidan, Daniel Getachew, Dejene Woldemichael, Aklilu S. Wesene, Esayas Teklebirhan, Fitsum Eyayu, Raey Zewdie, Daniel Yirga, Worknesh Amdino, Zenebe Melaku and Sisay A. Abayneh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:43

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  31. The costs associated with the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) are understudied in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). We evaluated the cost of treating SCD-related acute complications and the potent...

    Authors: Clarisse Lobo, Patricia Moura, Delaine Fidlarczyk, Jane Duran, Roberto Barbosa, Thais Oliveira, Emilia Matos do Nascimento, Nickhill Bhakta and Jane S. Hankins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:42

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  32. The increasing burden of obesity generates significant socioeconomic impacts for individuals, populations, and national health systems worldwide. The literature on impacts and cost-effectiveness of obesity-rel...

    Authors: José Antonio Orellana Turri, Nana Kwame Anokye, Lionai Lima dos Santos, José Maria Soares Júnior, Edmund Chada Baracat, Marco Aurélio Santo and Flavia Mori Sarti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:41

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  33. Childhood vaccination is an important public health intervention but there is limited information on coverage, trends, and determinants of vaccination completion in Uganda at the regional level. We examined tr...

    Authors: Gerald Okello, Jonathan Izudi, Immaculate Ampeire, Frehd Nghania, Carine Dochez and Niel Hens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:40

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  34. Electronic health record (EHR)-linked clinical decision support (CDS) may impact primary care clinicians’ (PCCs’) clinical care opinions. As part of a clinic cluster-randomized control trial (RCT) testing a ca...

    Authors: Melissa L. Harry, Ella A. Chrenka, Laura A. Freitag, Daniel M. Saman, Clayton I. Allen, Stephen E. Asche, Anjali R. Truitt, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O’Connor, Jo Ann M. Sperl-Hillen, Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss and Thomas E. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:38

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  35. The importance of reducing low-value care (LVC) is increasingly recognized, but the impact of de-implementation on the patient-clinician relationship is not well understood. This mixed-methods study explored t...

    Authors: Michelle S. Rockwell, Kenan C. Michaels and John W. Epling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:37

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  36. Patients with back pain are often in contact with 2–4 hospital departments when receiving a back pain diagnosis and treatment. This complicates the entire clinical course description. There is, currently, no m...

    Authors: Maria Iachina, Olav S. Garvik, Pernille S. Ljungdalh, Mette Wod and Berit Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:36

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  37. Nursing home residents have high medical care needs. Their medical care utilization is, however, lower compared to community-dwelling elderly and varies widely among nursing homes. This study quantified the ut...

    Authors: Jonas Czwikla, Annika Schmidt, Maike Schulz, Ansgar Gerhardus, Guido Schmiemann, Karin Wolf-Ostermann, Daniel Gand, Anna-Carina Friedrich, Falk Hoffmann and Heinz Rothgang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:35

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  38. In January 2019, care pathways within specialist mental health and substance abuse treatment services were officially launched in Norway. The care pathway introduced timeframes for assessment and treatment, al...

    Authors: Tine Nesbø Tørseth and Marian Ådnanes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:33

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  39. The need for youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services has been identified as a national policy priority in Jordan, but there remains limited data on service utilization among adolescents, e...

    Authors: Neena R. Kapoor, Ana Langer, Areej Othman and Jewel Gausman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:31

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  40. The transitions in care along the stroke recovery path are challenging, particularly in finding mechanisms to continue one’s recovery once at home. We aim to evaluate the impact of training physiotherapists an...

    Authors: Michelle Lui, Katherine McKellar, Shari Cooper, Janice J. Eng and Marie-Louise Bird

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:30

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  41. The identification of typologies of health care users and their specific characteristics can be performed using cluster analysis. This statistical approach aggregates similar users based on their common health...

    Authors: Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Holger Cramer, Jon Wardle, David J. Lee, Thomas Ostermann and Romy Lauche

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:29

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  42. The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has overwhelmed healthcare systems across the world. Along with the medical team, clinical pharmacists played a significant role during the public health emerg...

    Authors: Xiaojuan Wang, Xiali Yao, Xuedong Jia, Xiangfen Shi, Jie Hao, Yantao Yang, Gang Liu, Xiaojian Zhang, Shuzhang Du and Zhao Yin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:28

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  43. Several interventions have been developed to improve physical health and lifestyle behaviour of people with a severe mental illness (SMI). Recently, we conducted a pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial...

    Authors: Florine S. Walburg, Johanna W. de Joode, Hella E. Brandt, Maurits W. van Tulder, Marcel C. Adriaanse and Berno van Meijel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:27

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  44. Multiprofessional practice is a key component in primary care. Examining general practitioner (GP) referral frequency to non-physician health professionals (NPHP) can provide information about how primary care...

    Authors: Matthieu Peurois, Matthieu Chopin, Gaëlle Texier-Legendre, Cécile Angoulvant, William Bellanger, Cyril Bègue and Aline Ramond-Roquin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:25

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