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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Little is known about hip fracture inpatient care in East Asia. This study examined the characteristics of patients, hospitals, and regions associated with delivery of hip fracture surgeries across Japan, Kore...

    Authors: Hongsoo Kim, Shou-Hsia Cheng, Hayato Yamana, Seyune Lee, Nan-He Yoon, Yi-Chieh Lin, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:694

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  17. Providing access to pediatric healthcare services in British Columbia, Canada, presents unique challenges given low population densities spread across large geographic distances combined with a lack of availab...

    Authors: Sina Waibel, Janet Williams, Yasmin Tuff, Joanne Shum, Jennifer Scarr and Maureen O’Donnell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:693

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  18. The notion of health-system resilience has received little empirical attention in the current literature on the Covid-19 response. We set out to explore health-system resilience at the sub-national level in Ug...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Christopher Tumwine, Kiconco Milliam and Neil Spicer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:692

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  19. To explore the effect of applying a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) in the intrahospital transfer of patients with critical diseases.

    Authors: Yimei Gu, Lina Liang, Liuna Ge, Ling Jiang, Xiaole Hu, Jing Xu, Yu Cao and Xiaoting Feng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:690

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  20. It is known that drug shortages represent a major challenge for all stakeholders involved in the process, but there is little evidence regarding insights into patients′ awareness and perspectives. This study a...

    Authors: Darija Kuruc Poje, Domagoj Kifer, Isabelle Huys, Joao Miranda, Helena Jenzer, Nenad Miljković, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Marcin Bochniarz, Roberto Frontini, David G Schwartz, Vesna Vujić-Aleksić, Lana Nežić, Eleni Rinaki, Leonidas Tzimis, Kim Green, Jelena Jovanić…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:689

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  21. For people with Type 2 diabetes (T2D), lifestyle changes may be the most effective intervention. Online groups for people with diabetes holds a great potential to support such changes. However, little is known...

    Authors: Anne Helen Hansen, Silje C. Wangberg and Eirik Årsand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:688

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  22. Policy-makers expect that integration of health and social care will improve user and carer experience and reduce avoidable hospital use. We evaluate the impact on emergency hospital admissions of two large na...

    Authors: Marcello Morciano, Katherine Checkland, Mary Alison Durand, Matt Sutton and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:687

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  23. Scribes have been proposed as an intervention to decrease physician electronic health record (EHR) workload and improve clinical quality. We aimed to assess the impact of a scribe on clinical efficiency and qu...

    Authors: Anastasia Pozdnyakova Piersa, Neda Laiteerapong, Sandra A. Ham, Felipe Fernandez del Castillo, Sachin Shah, Deborah L. Burnet and Wei Wei Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:686

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  24. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is increasing mortality and morbidity of adolescents due to poor linkage, retention in HIV care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is a result of limited adolescen...

    Authors: Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife, Chinelo Janefrances Ofomata, Charles Ebuka Okafor, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh, Stephen Okorafor Kalu, Prince Udegbunam Ele and George Uchenna Eleje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:685

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  25. Elder abuse in nursing homes (NH) is a widespread and complex problem. Residents’ ability to share their experiences are impeded, due to a high degree of cognitive problems and frailty, and previous studies ar...

    Authors: Susan Saga, Lene Elisabeth Blekken, Sigrid Nakrem and Astrid Sandmoe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:684

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  26. Patients in Alberta, Canada are referred to the United States (US) for proton treatment. The Alberta Ministry of Health pays for the proton treatment and the cost of flights to and from the United States. This...

    Authors: Jacqueline Middleton, Karina Black, Sunita Ghosh, David D. Eisenstat and Samir Patel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:683

    Content type: Research

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  27. Diabetic ketoacidosis causes a significant number of hospitalisations worldwide, with rates tending to increase with remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage. Our study aimed to explore healthcare professiona...

    Authors: Steven James, Kylie Annetts, Thuy Frakking, Marc Broadbent, John Waugh, Lin Perry, Julia Lowe and Sean Clark

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:682

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  28. Switzerland, with its decentralized health system, has seen the emergence of a variety of care models to meet the complex needs of asylum seekers. A network of public and private providers was designed in the ...

    Authors: Jacques Spycher, Patrick Bodenmann, Raphaël Bize and Joachim Marti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:681

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  29. Internationally, health and social services are undergoing creative and extensive redesign to meet population demands with rationed budgets. This has critical implications for the health workforces that serve ...

    Authors: Kristen Foley, Stacie Attrill and Chris Brebner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:680

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  30. Despite reports of universal access to and modest utilization of maternal and newborn health services in Ethiopia, mothers and newborns continue to die from preventable causes. Studies indicate this could be d...

    Authors: Abera Biadgo, Aynalem Legesse, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Kavita Singh, Zewdie Mulissa, Abiyou Kiflie, Hema Magge, Befikadu Bitewulign, Mehiret Abate and Haregeweyni Alemu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:679

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  31. Reducing the economic impact of hip fractures (HF) is a global issue. Some efforts aimed at curtailing costs associated with HF include rehabilitating patients within primary care. Little, however, is known ab...

    Authors: Rina Moe Fosse, Eliva Atieno Ambugo, Tron Anders Moger, Terje P. Hagen and Trond Tjerbo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:678

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Background: Quantitative evidence suggests that interventions involving telephone calls and text message are feasible and effective for improving lifestyle intervention adherence and clinical outcomes among ad...

    Authors: Emily Lewis, Peter Hassmén and Kate L. Pumpa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:675

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  33. Optimal, need-based, and equitable allocation of financial resources is one of the most important concerns of health systems worldwide. Fulfilling this goal requires considering various criteria when allocatin...

    Authors: Maryam Radinmanesh, Farbod Ebadifard Azar, Asgar aghaei Hashjin, Behzad Najafi and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:674

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  34. Hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are equivalent treatment alternatives for patients with end stage renal disease. In Germany, there is a legal obligation to inform every patient about all treatme...

    Authors: Isabell Schellartz, Tim Ohnhaeuser, Thomas Mettang and Nadine Scholten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:673

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  35. The use of routine immunization data by health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries remains an underutilized resource in decision-making. Despite the significant resources invested in develop...

    Authors: Allison L. Osterman, Jessica C. Shearer and Nicole A. Salisbury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:672

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  36. Health systems around the globe are struggling to recruit qualified health professionals. Work-related stress plays an important role in why health professionals leave their profession prematurely. However, li...

    Authors: Karin Anne Peter, Barbara Meier-Kaeppeli, Jessica Pehlke-Milde and Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:671

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  37. Childhood morbidities such as diarrhea and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in Ethiopia. Appropriate healthcare-seeking behavior of mothers for common childhood illnesses could prevent a significant n...

    Authors: Nigatu Regassa Geda, Cindy Xin Feng, Susan J. Whiting, Rein Lepnurm, Carol J. Henry and Bonnie Janzen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:670

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  38. The aim of this study was to determine how clusters or subgroups of insulin-treated people with diabetes, based upon healthcare resource utilization, select social demographic and clinical characteristics, and...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Eby, Alison Edwards, Eric Meadows, Ilya Lipkovich, Brian D. Benneyworth and Kenneth Snow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:669

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  39. In 2019, Chinese government implemented volume-based procurement of 25 drugs in 4 municipalities and 7 sub-provincial cities, i.e. “4 + 7” policy. Competitive bidding was conducted by the government based on t...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Lei Chen, Xinfeng Ke, Zongfu Mao and Bo Zheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:668

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  40. With an estimated 24,000 deaths per year, pneumonia is the single largest cause of death among young children in Bangladesh, accounting for 18% of all under-5 deaths. The Government of Bangladesh adopted the W...

    Authors: Ahmed Ehsanur Rahamn, Shema Mhajabin, David Dockrell, Harish Nair, Shams El Arifeen and Harry Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:667

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  41. While people in the societies must stay home to reduce spread of the newly discovered coronavirus, healthcare professionals do the exact opposite. For them the coronavirus is an enemy that should be defeated a...

    Authors: Ilkay Dagyaran, Signe Stelling Risom, Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Ida Elisabeth Højskov, Malin Heiden, Camilla Bernild, Signe Westh Christensen and Malene Missel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:666

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  42. To understand what is needed to achieve a successful Danish home-based reablement service from the perspective of reablement professionals.

    Authors: Mads Nibe Stausholm, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Ole Kristian Hejlesen and Pernille Heyckendorff Secher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:665

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  43. Organizational health literacy (OHL) aims to respond to the health literacy needs of patients by improving health information and services and making them easier to understand, access, and apply. This scoping ...

    Authors: Daniel Bremer, Izumi Klockmann, Leonie Jaß, Martin Härter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck and Daniel Lüdecke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:664

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  44. Organizational reforms of hospitals in Iran are mainly aimed at improving efficiency, reducing government spending on health care, and improving the quality of services. These reforms began with hospital auton...

    Authors: Rahim Sohrabi, Sogand Tourani, Mehdi Jafari, Hossein Joudaki, Leila Doshmangir, Javad Moghri and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:662

    Content type: Research

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