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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Advance care planning (ACP) conversations support people to think about, discuss and document their beliefs, values and preferences regarding future care. This process means that should the person loose capaci...

    Authors: S. Combes, G. Forbes, K. Gillett, C. Norton and C. J. Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:712

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  33. 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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  34. Primary care, the principal function of the health care system, requires effort from all local primary health care teams. Community Paramedicine (CP) has managed to reduce the use of Emergency Medical Services...

    Authors: Tuija Rasku, Marja Kaunonen, Elizabeth Thyer, Eija Paavilainen and Katja Joronen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:710

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  35. Healthcare work is known to be stressful and challenging, and there are recognised links between the psychological health of staff and high-quality patient care. Schwartz Center Rounds® (Rounds) were developed...

    Authors: J. Maben, C. Taylor, E. Reynolds, I. McCarthy and M. Leamy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:709

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  36. The Icelandic population is aging like other populations in the world, the life expectancy is high, and the national focus is to help people to age in their own homes. The objectives of this research was to de...

    Authors: Solveig A. Arnadottir and Brynjolfur Gauti Jonsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:708

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  37. Underutilization of health services among chronic non-communicable disease sufferers, especially for hypertension (HBP) and diabetes mellitus (DM), was considered as a significant contributing factor to substa...

    Authors: Haiyan Hu, Weiyan Jian, Hongqiao Fu, Hao Zhang, Jay Pan and Winnie Yip

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:707

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  38. Successful implementation of digital health systems requires contextually sensitive solutions. Working directly with system users and drawing on implementation science frameworks are both recommended. We sough...

    Authors: S. E. Knowles, A. Ercia, F. Caskey, M. Rees, K. Farrington and S. N. Van der Veer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:706

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  39. The use of validated questionnaires to assess the perception of teamwork can be an early step in improving team training activities. Team-STEPPS® Teamwork Perception Questionnaire (T-TPQ) has been adapted and ...

    Authors: Edris Kakemam, Mahtab Rouzbahani, Mohammad Reza Rajabi and Young Sook Roh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:705

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  40. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men are disproportionately affected by a range of risk factors for infertility. However, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of infertility in this g...

    Authors: Emily Gilbert, Ruth Walker, David Simon, Ruth Derkenne, Alice Rumbold, Sandra Campbell and Jacqueline A Boyle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:704

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  41. Depression causes significant morbidity, which impacts mental health, overall general health outcomes, everyday functioning and quality of life. This study aims to contribute to knowledge in the field through ...

    Authors: Jessica Jeffrey, Alex Klomhaus, Hilary Aralis, Wendy Barrera, Shanna Rosenberg, Mark Grossman and Patricia Lester

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:703

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  42. Secondary use of data via integrated health information technology is fundamental to many healthcare policies and processes worldwide. However, repurposing data can be problematic and little research has been ...

    Authors: Lynn McVey, Natasha Alvarado, Joanne Greenhalgh, Mai Elshehaly, Chris P. Gale, Julia Lake, Roy A. Ruddle, Dawn Dowding, Mamas Mamas, Richard Feltbower and Rebecca Randell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:702

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  43. Health systems must reorient towards preventative and co-ordinated care to reduce hospital demand and achieve positive and fiscally responsible outcomes for older persons with complex needs. Integrated care mo...

    Authors: Jennifer Mann, Fintan Thompson, Robyn McDermott, A. Esterman and Edward Strivens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:701

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  44. Advance care planning (ACP) and advance care directive (ACD) completion improve outcomes for patients, family, clinicians and the healthcare system. However, uptake remains low. Despite increasing literature r...

    Authors: Karen M. Detering, Craig Sinclair, Kimberly Buck, Marcus Sellars, Ben P. White, Helana Kelly and Linda Nolte

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:700

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  45. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people experience dementia at a rate three to five times higher than the general Australian population. Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) have a ...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Natasha Noble, Megan Freund, Jennifer Rumbel, Sandra Eades, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Michael Lowe, Justin Walsh, Leon Piterman, Susan Koch, Claudia Meyer and Elaine Todd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:699

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  46. Depression is highly prevalent, but knowledge is scarce as to whether increased public awareness and strengthened government focus on mental health have changed how general practitioners (GPs) help their depre...

    Authors: Sabine Ruths, Inger Haukenes, Øystein Hetlevik, Tone Smith-Sivertsen, Stefan Hjørleifsson, Anneli B Hansen, Sharline Riiser, Heidi Marie Meling and Valborg Baste

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:697

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  47. Clinical practice guidelines commonly recommend adopting a biopsychosocial (BPS) framework by practitioners managing musculoskeletal pain. However, it remains unclear how osteopaths implement a BPS framework i...

    Authors: Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Ben Darlow, Steve Tumilty, Warwick Shillito, Melissa Hanses, Hemakumar Devan and Oliver P. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:695

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