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  1. With respect to patient-centered care, measuring care effects based on patient-relevant outcomes is becoming increasingly important. There is some uncertainty about what outcomes are particularly relevant to p...

    Authors: Christine Kersting, Malte Kneer and Anne Barzel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:596

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Elderly patients with multiple health problems often experience disease complications and functional failure, resulting in a need for health care across different health care systems during care trajectory. Th...

    Authors: Marianne Kumlin, Geir Vegar Berg, Kari Kvigne and Ragnhild Hellesø

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:595

    Content type: Research article

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  3. More than 50% of Africa’s population lives in rural areas, which have few professional health workers. South Africa has adopted task shifting health care to Community Health Workers (CHWs) to achieve the Susta...

    Authors: Linnea Stansert Katzen, Mark Tomlinson, Joan Christodoulou, Christina Laurenzi, Ingrid le Roux, Venetia Baker, Nokwanele Mbewu, Karl W. le Roux and Mary Jane Rotheram Borus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:594

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  4. Provision of emergency obstetric care is considered the key for maternal mortality reduction worldwide. This study evaluated the impact of community- and facility-based educational programs on provision of eme...

    Authors: Ammal M. Metwally, Ghada A. Abdel-Latif, Amira Mohsen, Lobna El Etreby, Dalia M. Elmosalami, Rehan M. Saleh, Marwa M. El-Sonbaty, Hala A. Amer, Sherif E. El Deeb, Asmaa M. Fathy, Carine Hanna, Osama Azmy, Tamer F. Taha, Amr Abbassy, Mahmoud Alalfy, Hatem Mohamed Hasan…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:592

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Health services and systems research (HSSR) strategies dedicated to paediatric health care and service delivery are limited. Strategies are available but are outdated and yet to be optimised for use in a paedi...

    Authors: Robyn Littlewood, Oliver J. Canfell and Frank Tracey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:589

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Identifying factors that influence sustained implementation of hospital-based interventions is key to ensuring evidence-based best practice is maintained across the NHS. This study aimed to identify, appraise ...

    Authors: Julie Cowie, Avril Nicoll, Elena D. Dimova, Pauline Campbell and Edward A. Duncan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:588

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Teamwork and job satisfaction are important among the multidisciplinary team who care patients with chronic illnesses such as heart failure (HF) patients. TeamSTEPPS teamwork perceptions questionnaire (T-TPQ) ...

    Authors: Ioanna Lakatamitou, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Martha Kyriakou, Lefkios Paikousis and Nicos Middleton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:587

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The aim of this study was to compare health workers knowledge and skills competencies between those trained using the onsite simulation-based, low-dose, high frequency training plus mobile mentoring (LDHF/m-me...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ugwa, Mark Kabue, Emmanuel Otolorin, Gayane Yenokyan, Adetiloye Oniyire, Bright Orji, Ugo Okoli, Joseph Enne, Gabriel Alobo, Gladys Olisaekee, Adebayo Oluwatobi, Chioma Oduenyi, Adekunle Aledare, Boniface Onwe and Gbenga Ishola

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:586

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends early essential newborn care (EENC) – The First Embrace – as a simple lifesaving procedure for newborns. The successful implementation of EENC at scale requires a...

    Authors: Marianne S. Morseth, Tuan T. Nguyen, Malene Skui, Laura Terragni, Quang V. Ngo, Ha T. T. Vu, Roger Mathisen and Sigrun Henjum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:585

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  10. Recent major concerns about the quality of healthcare delivered to older adults have been linked to inadequate staffing and a lack of patient-centred care. Patient experience is a key component of quality care...

    Authors: Kirsten Barnicot, Kirsty Allen, Chloe Hood and Mike Crawford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:583

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Integrating Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programmes into routine health services under complex socio-political and health system conditions is a priority and a challenge. The successful r...

    Authors: Jean Claude Mutabazi, Corie Gray, Lorrein Muhwava, Helen Trottier, Lisa Jayne Ware, Shane Norris, Katherine Murphy, Naomi Levitt and Christina Zarowsky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:582

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  12. The IMpassion130 trial demonstrated that adding atezolizumab to nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel improved the survival of patients with untreated, advanced, programmed death ligand 1 (PDL1)-positive...

    Authors: Lee Cheng Phua, Soo Chin Lee, Kwong Ng and Mohamed Ismail Abdul Aziz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:581

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  13. Social prescribing (SP) allows health professionals to refer primary care patients toward health and wellbeing interventions and activities in the local community. Now widely implemented across the UK and adop...

    Authors: Alison Fixsen, Helen Seers, Marie Polley and Jo Robins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:580

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  14. Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences (MCCs) are increasingly used to guide treatment decisions for patients with cancer, though numerous barriers to optimal MCC decision-making quality have been identified. We...

    Authors: Christine Fahim, Meghan M. McConnell, Frances C. Wright, Ranil R. Sonnadara and Marko Simunovic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:579

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  15. Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences (MCCs) are prospective meetings involving cancer specialists to discuss treatment plans for patients with cancer. Despite reported gaps in MCC quality, there have been few ...

    Authors: Christine Fahim, Anita Acai, Meghan M. McConnell, Frances C. Wright, Ranil R. Sonnadara and Marko Simunovic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:578

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    The Research article to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:579

  16. To investigate the construction situation, costs and charges associated with pharmacy intravenous admixture services (PIVAS) to provide references for the construction and development of PIVAS in mainland China.

    Authors: Chunsong Yang, Bing Yao Kang, Lingli Zhang and Dan Yu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:577

    Content type: Research article

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  17. A three-phase implementation program was carried out to support Indigenous primary healthcare organisations in Australia to integrate e-mental health approaches into the day-to-day practice. The present study ...

    Authors: Buaphrao Raphiphatthana, Michelle Sweet, Stefanie Puszka, Kylie Dingwall and Tricia Nagel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:576

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Quality of care depends on system, facility, provider, and client-level factors. We aimed at examining structural and process quality of services for sick children and its association with client satisfaction ...

    Authors: Theodros Getachew, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Lars Åke Persson and Della Berhanu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:574

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The integrated-Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (i-PARIHS) framework is an implementation framework that has been developed and refined over the last 20 years. Its underlying phil...

    Authors: S. C. Hunter, B. Kim, A. Mudge, L. Hall, A. Young, P. McRae and A. L. Kitson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:573

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Previous self-harm is one of the strongest predictors of future self-harm and suicide. Increased risk of repeated self-harm and suicide exists amongst patients presenting to hospital with high-risk self-harm a...

    Authors: Ella Arensman, M. Isabela Troya, Sarah Nicholson, Anvar Sadath, Grace Cully, Ana Paula Ramos Costa, Ruth Benson, Paul Corcoran, Eve Griffin, Eileen Williamson, Joe Eustace, Frances Shiely, John Browne, Jan Rigby, Anne Jeffers and Eugene Cassidy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:590

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Maternal overweight and obesity are associated with numerous adverse outcomes including higher rates of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. Overweight and obesity before, during and after pregnancy ar...

    Authors: Frankie Fair, Katie Marvin-Dowle, Madelynne Arden and Hora Soltani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:572

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Despite growing support for the private sector involvement in the provision of public health services in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), a lack of clear information on the future of the provision of ...

    Authors: Simone Fanelli, Fiorella Pia Salvatore, Gianluigi De Pascale and Nicola Faccilongo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:571

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  23. Incompleteness and illegibility of prescriptions are prescription errors that account for a high proportion of medication errors that could potentially result in serious adverse effects. Thus, the objective of...

    Authors: Dawit G. Weldemariam, Nebyu Daniel Amaha, Nuru Abdu and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:570

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  24. Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is experienced by about 1/3 of women globally and remains a major health concern worldwide. IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety of women affected by DVA) is a com...

    Authors: Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, Alex Hardip Sohal, Peter Martin, Estela Barbosa Capelas, Medina Johnson, Annie Howell, Natalia V Lewis, Gene Feder, Chris Griffiths and Sandra Eldridge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:569

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  25. The majority of documented social accountability initiatives to date have been ‘tactical’ in nature, employing single-tool, mostly community-based approaches. This article provides lessons from a ‘strategic’, ...

    Authors: Nadia Butler, Ginger Johnson, Asiyati Chiweza, Kyaw Myint Aung, John Quinley, Katherine Rogers and Juliet Bedford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:568

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors (PPMVs) play a major role in Nigeria’s health care delivery but regulation and monitoring of their practice needs appreciable improvement to ensure they deliver quality ...

    Authors: Abisoye S. Oyeyemi, Oladimeji Oladepo, Adedayo O. Adeyemi, Musibau A. Titiloye, Sarah M. Burnett and Iorwakwagh Apera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:567

    Content type: Research article

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  27. In the post-anesthesia care unit in our hospital, selected postoperative patients receive care from anesthesiologists and nursing staff if these patients require intensive hemodynamic monitoring or treatment t...

    Authors: Bart van Tunen, Markus Klimek, Karin Leendertse-Verloop and Robert J. Stolker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:566

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The necessity of outpatient postpartum care has increased due to shorter hospital stays. In a health care system, where postpartum care after hospital discharge must be arranged by families themselves, this ca...

    Authors: Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Carolina Iglesias, Rebekka Erdin and Jessica Pehlke-Milde

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:565

    Content type: Research article

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  29. We need to monitor patterns of antibiotic prescribing in order to develop and evaluate antibiotic stewardship interventions in rural China. As part of a multidisciplinary study of antibiotic use in Anhui Provi...

    Authors: Rachel Kwiatkowska, Xingrong Shen, Manman Lu, Jing Cheng, Matthew Hickman, Helen Lambert, Debin Wang and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:564

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Ambulatory based treatment of tuberculosis has been recently introduced in Kazakhstan. We sought to assess the attitudes of the general population, TB patients and their household members towards ambulatory TB...

    Authors: Meruyert Darisheva, Melissa Tracy, Assel Terlikbayeva, Baurzhan Zhussupov, Neil Schluger and Tara McCrimmon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:563

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  31. Technical applications can promote home-based exercise and physical activity of community-dwelling stroke survivors. Caregivers are often able and willing to assist with home-based exercise and physical activi...

    Authors: Steinunn A. Olafsdottir, Helga Jonsdottir, Ingibjörg Bjartmarz, Charlotte Magnusson, Héctor Caltenco, Mikko Kytö, Laura Maye, David McGookin, Solveig Asa Arnadottir, Ingibjörg Hjaltadottir and Thora B. Hafsteinsdottir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:562

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  32. Nepal has made a significant improvement in child survival in the last few decades and the involvement of female community health volunteers (FCHVs) has been crucial in such achievement. While there have been ...

    Authors: Hari Krishna Bhattarai, Pratik Khanal, Vishnu Khanal, Kiran Regmi, Narendra Raj Paudel, Liladhar Dhakal and Samikshya Singh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:561

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  33. Emergency care (EC) describes team-based, multidisciplinary clinical service provision, advocacy and health systems strengthening to address all urgent aspects of illness and injury for all people. In order to...

    Authors: Georgina Phillips, Kathryn Bowman, Trina Sale and Gerard O’Reilly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:560

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. CenteringPregnancy (CP) is a group antenatal care (G-ANC) model that has proven beneficial for mothers and their newborns. We conducted a feasibility study beginning in 2016 as part of the Mexican effort to im...

    Authors: Evelyn Fuentes-Rivera, Ileana Heredia-Pi, Zafiro Andrade-Romo, Jacqueline Alcalde-Rabanal, Lourdes Bravo, Laurie Jurkiewicz and Blair G. Darney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:559

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Liver cirrhosis is a leading cause of morbidity, premature mortality and acute care utilization in patients with digestive disease. In the province of Alberta, hospital readmission rates for patients with cirr...

    Authors: Michelle Carbonneau, Ejemai Amaize Eboreime, Ashley Hyde, Denise Campbell-Scherer, Peter Faris, Leah Gramlich, Ross T. Tsuyuki, Stephen E. Congly, Abdel Aziz Shaheen, Matthew Sadler, Marilyn Zeman, Jude Spiers, Juan G. Abraldes, Benjamin Sugars, Winnie Sia, Lee Green…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:558

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. This study aimed to reveal the effects of the connectedness of primary health care (PHC) workers in social networks on their job burnout.

    Authors: Yiqing Mao, Hang Fu, Zhanchun Feng, Da Feng, Xiaoyu Chen, Jian Yang and Yuanqing Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:557

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  37. Caregiver burden is the emotional, physical, practical, and/or financial burden associated with taking care of a patient with a chronic condition. Limited literature on caregiver burden in Inflammatory Bowel D...

    Authors: Aria Zand, Brian J. Kim, Welmoed K. van Deen, Zachary Stokes, Anya Platt, Shelby O’Hara, Harrison Khong and Daniel W. Hommes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:556

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Older people living in care homes are particularly susceptible to infections and antibiotics are therefore used frequently for this population. However, there is limited information on antibiotic prescribing i...

    Authors: Catherine M. Smith, Haydn Williams, Arnoupe Jhass, Selina Patel, Elise Crayton, Fabiana Lorencatto, Susan Michie, Andrew C. Hayward and Laura J. Shallcross

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:555

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  39. China has achieved nearly universal coverage of the Social Basic Medical Insurance (SBMI), which aims to reduce the disease burden and improve the utilization of health services. We investigated the associatio...

    Authors: Guorui Fan, Zhaohua Deng, Xiang Wu and Yang Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:553

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Dysphagia is a well-known stroke complication characterised by difficulty in swallowing. It may affect the majority of stroke patients and increases mortality and morbidity, due to aspiration pneumonia and mal...

    Authors: Aleksandra Pelczarska, Michał Jakubczyk and Maciej Niewada

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:552

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In an era of increasingly competitive funding, governments and donors will be looking for creative ways to extend and maximise resources. One such means can include building upon professional advice networks t...

    Authors: Kate Sabot, Karl Blanchet, Della Berhanu, Neil Spicer and Joanna Schellenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:551

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The aim of this study is to a propose a standardized methodology to identify a list of cost objects that can be used by any ED to compute costs considering that the resulting data must facilitate unit manageme...

    Authors: Verónica Fuentes-Cáceres, Liliana Neriz, Alicia Núñez-Mondaca and Ricardo Mateo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:550

    Content type: Research article

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  43. For patients with multiple and complex health needs, such as those suffering from mental health disorders, outcomes are determined by the combined actions of the care providers they visit and their interaction...

    Authors: Coralie Gandré, Laurent Beauguitte, Alexandre Lolivier and Magali Coldefy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:548

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  44. Substantial improvements have been observed in coverage and access to maternal health services in Ethiopia. However, the quality of care has been lagging behind. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the level...

    Authors: Kiros Fenta Ajemu and Alem Desta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:547

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  45. Previous research has documented that across South Asia, as well as in some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, the private sector is the primary source of outpatient care for sick infants and children and, in ma...

    Authors: Bharat Ban, Stephen Hodgins, Pranita Thapa, Surakschha Thapa, Deepak Joshi, Adhish Dhungana, Anjana KC, Tanya Guenther, Shilu Adhikari, Elaine Scudder and Pavani K. Ram

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:545

    Content type: Research article

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