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  1. Ghana is one of few countries in sub-Saharan Africa with relatively liberal abortion laws, but little is known about the availability and quality of abortion services nationally. The aim of this study was to d...

    Authors: Onikepe Owolabi, Taylor Riley, Easmon Otupiri, Chelsea B. Polis and Roderick Larsen-Reindorf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1104

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  2. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major determinant of childhood mortality and morbidity. Although integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illnesses is a strategy for increasing access to l...

    Authors: Olatunde Adesoro, Olusola Oresanya, Helen Counihan, Prudence Hamade, Dare Eguavon, Chika Emebo, Bethany Marron, Naoko Kozuki, Amina Isah, Patrick Gimba, Chris Osa Isokpunwu, Kolawole Maxwell and James K. Tibenderana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1102

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  3. Patient safety is a worldwide problem, and the patient contribution to mitigate the risk of patient harm is now recognized as a cornerstone to its solution. In order to understand the nature of integrating pat...

    Authors: Ursulla Aho-glele, Khayreddine Bouabida, Allison Kooijman, Ioana Cristina Popescu, Marie Pascale Pomey, Lisa Hawthornthwaite, Jodi Ploquin, Susan Dunn, Patricia Trbovich, Benoit Tétrault, Maiana Regina Gomes de Sousa, Louise Clément and Nelea Lungu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1099

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  4. The aim of this study was to estimate the association of burnout level with lifestyle and relaxation among dentists in Lithuania. A better understanding of this association could help in the development of tar...

    Authors: Eglė Slabšinskienė, Andrej Gorelik, Aistė Kavaliauskienė and Apolinaras Zaborskis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1098

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  5. Studies estimate that circumcising men between the ages of 20–30 years who have exhibited previous risky sexual behaviour could reduce overall HIV prevalence. Demand creation strategies for medical male circum...

    Authors: M. Holmes, R. Mukora, D. Mudzengi, S. Charalambous, C. M. Chetty-Makkan, H. Kisbey-Green, M. Maraisane and J. Grund

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1097

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  6. Administering medicines is one of the most high-risk tasks in health care. However, nurses are frequently interrupted during medicine administration, which jeopardises patient safety. Few studies have examined...

    Authors: Johanne Alteren, Marit Hermstad, Lisbeth Nerdal and Sue Jordan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1094

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  7. Childbirth could negatively affect the woman’s health through adverse events. To prevent adverse events and increase patient safety it is important to detect and learn from them. The aim of the study was to de...

    Authors: Annika Skoogh, Marie Louise Hall-Lord, Carina Bååth and Ann-Kristin Sandin Bojö

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1093

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  8. To estimate the cost of six different techniques used to treat Genital Warts and the annual average cost of treating a typical GW patient in Peru. To estimate the annual economic burden diagnosing and treating...

    Authors: Enrique M Saldarriaga, Cesar P. Cárcamo, Joseph B. Babigumira and Patricia J. García

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1092

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  9. The lack of medication standards is a serious problem in paediatrics mainly because of age-related differences in organ development and physiological functions in children. Consequently, dosage measurement bec...

    Authors: Xu Hu, Xueting Zhang, Yao Wang and Xuefeng Xie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1091

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  10. Leadership has a vital role regarding quality of care in nursing homes. However, few studies have explored upper-level managers’ views on how to assure that residents receive high quality of care. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Brigitte Lalude Asante, Franziska Zúñiga and Lauriane Favez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1090

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  11. Frontline healthcare staff working in pandemics have been reported to experience mental health issues during the early and post-peak stages. To alleviate these problems, healthcare organisations have been prov...

    Authors: Catherine Clarissa, Sam Quinn and Rosie Stenhouse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1089

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  12. Low- and middle-income countries bear the highest burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mortality and morbidity. Syria has undergone an epidemiological transition from infectious diseases to NCDs in the p...

    Authors: Saleh Aljadeeah, Eckhard Nagel and Veronika J. Wirtz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1088

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  13. In 2016 the UK Department of Health and Social Care published the results of a comprehensive review of efficiency in hospitals, identifying “unwarranted variation” in procurement (or purchasing) practices for ...

    Authors: Harriet Boulding and Saba Hinrichs-Krapels

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1087

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  14. How health facilities are financed affects their performance and health system goals. We examined how health facilities in the public sector are financed in Kenya, within the context of a devolved health system.

    Authors: Angela Kairu, Stacey Orangi, Boniface Mbuthia, Joanne Ondera, Nirmala Ravishankar and Edwine Barasa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1086

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  15. Nigeria is the second biggest contributor to global child mortality. Infectious diseases continue to be major killers. In Bauchi State, Nigeria, a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial tested the h...

    Authors: Khalid Omer, Altine Joga, Umar Dutse, Khalid Hasan, Amar Aziz, Umaira Ansari, Yagana Gidado, Muhd Chadi Baba, Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa, Rilwanu Mohammad, Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1085

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  16. Spatial allocation of medical resources is closely related to people’s health. Thus, it is important to evaluate the abundance of medical resources regionally and explore the spatial heterogeneity of medical r...

    Authors: Sida Wan, Yanming Chen, Yijia Xiao, Qiqi Zhao, Manchun Li and Shuqi Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1084

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  17. By testing children and adolescents of HIV positive caretakers, index-linked HIV testing, a targeted HIV testing strategy, has the ability to identify high risk children and adolescents earlier and more effici...

    Authors: Arthi Vasantharoopan, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Victoria Simms, Chido Dziva Chikwari, Tariro Chigwenah, Rudo Chikodzore, Khulamuzi Nyathi, Gertrude Ncube, Rashida A. Ferrand and Lorna Guinness

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1082

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  18. We investigated the regional differences in all mental disorder disability pensions (DP) between 2010 and 2015 in Finland, and separately in mood disorders and non-affective psychotic disorder DP. We also stud...

    Authors: Tino Karolaakso, Reija Autio, Turkka Näppilä, Helena Leppänen, Päivi Rissanen, Martti T. Tuomisto, Sakari Karvonen and Sami Pirkola

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1081

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  19. Health workers, in short supply in many low-and-middle-income countries, are at increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. This study aimed to assess how South Africa, prepared to protect its health workers from ...

    Authors: Muzimkhulu Zungu, Kuku Voyi, Nosimilo Mlangeni, Saiendhra Vasudevan Moodley, Jonathan Ramodike, Nico Claassen, Elizabeth Wilcox, Nkululeko Thunzi, Annalee Yassi, Jerry Spiegel and Molebogeng Malotle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1080

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  20. The safety of health care workers (HCWs) in Bangladesh and the factors associated with getting COVID-19 have been infrequently studied. The aim of this study was to address this gap by assessing the capacity d...

    Authors: Tapan Kumar Nath, Alak Paul, Dwaipayan Sikdar, Janardan Mahanta, Sujat Paul, Md Robed Amin, Shahanara Chowdhury, Md. Nur Hossain Bhuiyan, Md. Abdur Rob, Abdur Rahim, Md Khairul Islam, Md Mohiuddin Sharif and Kannan Navaneetham

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1079

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  21. Optimal healthcare access improves the health status and decreases health inequalities. Many studies demonstrated the importance of spatial access to healthcare facilities in health outcomes, particularly usin...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Matthieu Jaffrelot and Séverine Deguen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1078

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  22. Implementation science aims to embed evidence-based practice as ‘usual care’ using theoretical underpinnings to guide these processes. Conceptualising the complementary purpose and application of theoretical appr...

    Authors: Sheridan Guyatt, Megan Ferguson, Michael Beckmann and Shelley A. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1077

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  23. Niger demonstrates high fertility and low contraceptive use that are typical in much of the West and Central African region. The government of Niger has committed to increasing modern contraceptive use as part...

    Authors: Ilene S. Speizer, Hachimou Amani, Jennifer Winston, Souleymane Amadou Garba, Amelia Maytan-Joneydi, Illiassou Chaibou Halidou, Lisa M. Calhoun and Abdoul Moumouni Nouhou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1075

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  24. Our study sought to determine the frequency of Needlestick injuries (NSIs) among Healthcare Workers (HCWs) working at governmental hospital and to study the factors that associated with occurrence of NSIs, and...

    Authors: Kifah Habib Alfulayw, Sultan T. Al-Otaibi and Hatem A. Alqahtani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1074

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  25. Substantial and important benefits flow to all stakeholders, including the service user, when mental health services meaningfully engage with carers and family members. Government policies around the world cle...

    Authors: Darryl Maybery, Irene Casey Jaffe, Rose Cuff, Zoe Duncan, Anne Grant, Melissa Kennelly, Torleif Ruud, Bjorg Eva Skogoy, Bente Weimand and Andrea Reupert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1073

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  26. Identification of the experience of senior managers in tackling biological crises can be a roadmap for future crisis management planning. The aim of the present study was to investigate the experiences of seni...

    Authors: Mostafa Bijani, Shahnaz Karimi, Aliasghar Khaleghi, Yousef Gholampoor and Zhila Fereidouni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1071

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  27. Inadequate antenatal care (ANC) has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. ANC quality is considered a key component of the right to health and a route to equity and dignity for women and their child...

    Authors: Lina Sofia Morón-Duarte, Andrea Ramirez Varela, Andrea Dâmaso Bertoldi, Marlos R. Domingues, Fernando C. Wehrmeister and Mariangela Freitas Silveira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1070

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  28. The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) scale is the most appropriate for assessing self-reported experience in chronic care. We aimed to validate the PACIC questionnaire by (1) assess patients’...

    Authors: Anne Frølich, Ann Nielsen, Charlotte Glümer, Christian U Eriksen, Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Bodil Helbech Kleist, Hanne Birke and Anders Stockmarr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1069

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  29. Objectives were to describe barriers to pediatric cancer symptom management care pathway implementation and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical research evaluating their implementation.

    Authors: L. Lee Dupuis, Allison Grimes, Emily Vettese, Lisa M. Klesges and Lillian Sung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1068

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  30. In the development of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology, the ophthalmic AI-related recognition issues are prominent, but there is a lack of research into people’s familiarity with and their attitudes to...

    Authors: Bo Zheng, Mao-nian Wu, Shao-jun Zhu, Hong-xia Zhou, Xiu-lan Hao, Fang-qin Fei, Yun Jia, Jian Wu, Wei-hua Yang and Xue-ping Pan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1067

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  31. The Evidence-Based Policymaking (EBP) process in Nepal is rife with poor practices where often policymakers are portrayed as perpetrators for such practices. However, we need to think of the EBP as a two-sided...

    Authors: Biplav Babu Tiwari, Anusha Ban, Sony Gurung and Khem Bahadur Karki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1066

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  32. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as podoconiosis, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy mainly affect communities in low resource settings. These diseases are associated with physical disability due to ...

    Authors: Oumer Ali, Mersha Kinfe, Maya Semrau, Abebayehu Tora, Abraham Tesfaye, Asrat Mengiste, Gail Davey and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1065

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  33. Wearable activity monitors (WAMs, e.g. Fitbits and research accelerometers) show promise for helping health care professionals (HCPs) measure and intervene on patients’ activity patterns. This study aimed to d...

    Authors: Carol Maher, Kimberley Szeto and John Arnold

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1064

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  34. Outpatient child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are faced with the challenge of balancing increasing demands with limited resources. An additional challenge is high rejection rates of referrals ...

    Authors: Anna Sofie Hansen, Cecilie Haugaard Christoffersen, Gry Kjaersdam Telléus and Marlene Briciet Lauritsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1063

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  35. New medicines have become available for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and are introduced in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by the national TB programs (NTPs) through special access schemes. Ph...

    Authors: Everdina W. Tiemersma, Ibrahim Ali, Asnakech Alemu, Yohanna Kambai Avong, Alemayehu Duga, Cassandra Elagbaje, Ambrose Isah, Alexander Kay, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Elice Mmari, Kissa Mwamwitwa, Siphesihle Nhlabatsi, Kassech Sintayehu, Aida Arefayne, Mekonnen Teferi, Frank Cobelens…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1062

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  36. In many places, health workers at the sub-national level are on the frontlines of disseminating information about coronavirus (COVID-19) to communities. To ensure communities are receiving timely and accurate ...

    Authors: Cristin Alexis Fergus, Elizabeth Storer, Moses Arinaitwe, Solomon Kamurari and Moses Adriko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1061

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  37. During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands, relatives of patients with COVID-19 admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were severely restricted in visiting their relatives and in commun...

    Authors: Hanna T. Klop, Mana Nasori, Tjitske W. Klinge, Rianne Hoopman, Mirjam A. de Vos, Chantal du Perron, Lia van Zuylen, Monique Steegers, Birkitt L. ten Tusscher, Floor C. H. Abbink, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. Roeline W. Pasman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1060

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  38. Understanding the influences on healthcare professionals’ career choices and progression can inform interventions to improve workforce retention. Retention of health professionals is a high priority worldwide,...

    Authors: Megan Smith, Jaimini Patel, Sandie Gay, Ian Davison and Sharon Buckley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1059

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  39. The health care innovation “MamBo – people with multimorbidity in outpatient care: patient-focused and needs-oriented healthcare management” aims to improve the efficiency and quality of care for multimorbid p...

    Authors: Simone Richter, Ibrahim Demirer, Maya Nocon, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1058

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  40. Accreditation is viewed as a reputable tool to evaluate and enhance the quality of health care. However, its effect on performance and outcomes remains unclear. This review aimed to identify and analyze the ev...

    Authors: Mohammed Hussein, Milena Pavlova, Mostafa Ghalwash and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1057

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  41. Malaria interventions including use of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine as Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPTp-SP) and distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) have been implemented through ante-natal clin...

    Authors: Virtue Fiawokome De-Gaulle, Pascal Magnussen, Joseph Kamgno, Wilfred Mbacham, Verner N. Orish and Harry Tagbor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1056

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  42. Home care (HC) services are crucial to the health and social wellbeing of older adults, people with disabilities, and the chronically ill. Although the HC sector is growing rapidly in the USA, there is high jo...

    Authors: Pia Markkanen, Natalie Brouillette, Margaret Quinn, Catherine Galligan, Susan Sama, John Lindberg and Nicole Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1055

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  43. Capacity Building and Mentorship Partnership (CBMP) is a flagship program designed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health in collaboration with six local universities to strengthen the national health informatio...

    Authors: Melaku Birhanu Alemu, Asmamaw Atnafu, Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Moges Asressie and Binyam Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1054

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  44. Many internal migrants during the urbanization process in China are Migrant Parents, the aging group who move to urban areas to support their family involuntarily. They are more vulnerable economically and phy...

    Authors: Chao Ma, Shutong Huo and Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1053

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  45. In recent years the UK has expanded the provision of liaison mental health services (LMHS). Little work has been undertaken to explore first-hand experiences of them.

    Authors: Elspeth Guthrie, Daniel Romeu, Carolyn Czoski-Murray, Samuel Relton, Andrew Walker, Peter Trigwell, Jenny Hewison, Robert West, Matt Fossey, Claire Hulme and Allan House

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1050

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  46. Professional subgroups are common and may play a role in aiding professional maturity or impeding professional legitimization. The chiropractic profession in the United States has a long history of diverse int...

    Authors: Jordan A. Gliedt, Stephen M. Perle, Aaron A. Puhl, Sarah Daehler, Michael J. Schneider and Joel Stevans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1049

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  47. In China, the primary health care (PHC) system has been designated responsible for control and prevention of COVID-19, but not treatment. Suspected COVID-19 cases presenting to PHC facilities must be transferr...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Xingrong Shen, Rong Liu, Linhai Zhao, Debin Wang, Helen Lambert and Christie Cabral

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1048

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  48. Actively involving patients and communities in health decisions can improve both peoples’ health and the health system. One key strategy is Patient-Public Engagement (PPE). This scoping review aims to identify...

    Authors: Samuel Egyakwa Ankomah, Adam Fusheini, Christy Ballard, Emmanuel Kumah, Gagan Gurung and Sarah Derrett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1047

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