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  1. Serious measures, including mass vaccination, have been taken to ensure sufficient hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to high hospitalization risk in the oldest age groups, most countries prio...

    Authors: Mari Grøsland, Vilde Bergstad Larsen, Kjetil Telle and Hege Marie Gjefsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1183
  2. Evidence-based decision-making is the sine qua non for safe and effective patient care and the long-term functioning of health systems. Since 2020 Digital Health Applications (DiHA) in Germany have been underg...

    Authors: Hendrikje Lantzsch, Helene Eckhardt, Alessandro Campione, Reinhard Busse and Cornelia Henschke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1182
  3. General practitioners are the main providers of primary care services. To better strengthen the important role of general practitioners in primary healthcare services, China is promoting the general practition...

    Authors: Wenjie Ruan, Changming Liu, Xiaoyang Liao, Zhaoxia Guo, Yalin Zhang, Yi Lei and Huadong Chen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1181
  4. Increasing access to long-acting modern contraceptives (LMAC) is one of the key factors in preventing unintended pregnancy and protecting women’s health rights. However, the availability and accessibility of h...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Shahinoor Akter and M. Mofizul Islam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1180
  5. Complex manifestation of stigma across personal, community, and structural levels and their effect on HIV outcomes are less understood than effects in isolation. Yet, multilevel approaches that jointly assesse...

    Authors: Kate E. Dibble, Sarah M. Murray, John Mark Wiginton, Jessica L. Maksut, Carrie E. Lyons, Rohin Aggarwal, Jura L. Augustinavicius, Alia Al-Tayyib, Ekow Kwa Sey, Yingbo Ma, Colin Flynn, Danielle German, Emily Higgins, Bridget J. Anderson, Timothy W. Menza, E. Roberto Orellana…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1179
  6. Several strategies and policies are being implemented in Bangladesh to address the healthcare needs of people with disabilities, who comprise about 10% of the country’s total population. However, these measur...

    Authors: Nawshin Torsha, Farah Naz Rahman, Md Shafkat Hossain, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Minjoon Kim, S. M. Mustafizur Rahman, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman and Aminur Rahman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1178
  7. Each year, millions of Americans receive evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of mental and behavioral health problems. Yet, at present, there is no s...

    Authors: Torrey A. Creed, Leah Salama, Roisin Slevin, Michael Tanana, Zac Imel, Shrikanth Narayanan and David C. Atkins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1177
  8. It has been shown previously that a relevant proportion of childhood cancer survivors suffers from late effects, which are often directly related to the cancer itself or its therapy, resulting in particular fo...

    Authors: E. Aleshchenko, E. Swart, C. Spix, M. Voigt, P. Trocchi, T. Langer, G. Calaminus, K. Baust, J. Glogner, P. Ihle, J. Küpper-Nybelen, C. Lüpkes, T. Kloppe, D. Horenkamp-Sonntag, I. Meier, U. Marschall…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1176
  9. Digital health interventions (DHI) have the potential to improve the management and utilization of health information to optimize health care worker performance and provision of care. Despite the proliferation...

    Authors: Samantha B. Dolan, Roy Burstein, Jessica C. Shearer, Ngwegwe Bulula, Hil Lyons, Emily Carnahan, Emily Beylerian, Jenny Thompson, Nancy Puttkammer, William B. Lober, Shan Liu, Skye S. Gilbert, Laurie Werner and Tove K. Ryman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1175
  10. The conceptualization of the home as a care environment and maintaining a high standard of care requires different professionals to collaborate. This study will explore collaborative practice in home care, nee...

    Authors: Chloé Schorderet, Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen, Henk Verloo, Robert A. de Bie and Lara Allet
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1174
  11. Research on health systems resilience has focused primarily on the theoretical development of the concept and its dimensions. There is an identified knowledge gap in the research on how to build resilience in ...

    Authors: Lena Forsgren, Fabrizio Tediosi, Karl Blanchet and Dell D Saulnier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1173
  12. In 2010 the Norwegian Parliament introduced amendments to the Health Personnel Act requiring all health personnel to inform and offer help to their patients’ children and families. We evaluated whether health ...

    Authors: Kristin Stavnes, Torleif Ruud, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Ketil Hanssen-Bauer, Bente M. Weimand, Tytti Solantaus, Marit Hilsen, Bjørg Eva Skogøy, Ellen Katrine Kallander, Elin Kufås, Gro Christensen Peck, Bente Birkeland and Kristine Amlund Hagen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1171
  13. Indonesia is in the middle of a rapid epidemiological transition with an ageing population and increasing exposure to risk factors for chronic conditions. This study examines the relative impacts of obesity, t...

    Authors: Zulfikar Ihyauddin, Tiara Marthias, Kanya Anindya, Nawi Ng, Fatwa Sari Tetra Dewi, Emily S. G. Hulse, Reza Pandu Aji, Dwi Astuti Dharma Putri and John Tayu Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1170
  14. A comprehensive, accurate description of workforce capacity is important for health service planning, to ensure that health services meet local needs. In many low- to middle-income countries, the government’s ...

    Authors: Thandi Conradie, Karina Berner and Quinette Louw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1169
  15. Persons with neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) often experience complex rehabilitation needs due to the disease’s impact on their functioning and progression of their diseases. As a consequence of legislation and ...

    Authors: Charlotte Handberg and Ulla Werlauff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1168
  16. Many workplaces, within the healthcare sector, experience high rates of mental health problems such as burnout, anxiety, and depression, due to poor psychosocial working conditions and midwives are not an exce...

    Authors: Emina Hadžibajramović, Malin Hansson, Magnus Akerstrom, Anna Dencker and Gunnel Hensing
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1167
  17. In South Africa, 60% of female sex workers (FSW) are living with HIV, many of whom experience structural and individual barriers to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and adherence. Community-based decent...

    Authors: Carly A. Comins, Vijayanand Guddera, Lauren E. Parmley, Katherine Young, Mfezi Mcingana, Ntambue Mulumba, Sharmistha Mishra, Deliwe R. Phetlhu, Harry Hausler, Sheree Schwartz and Stefan Baral
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1166
  18. The vast majority of refugees are hosted in low and middle income countries (LMICs), which are already struggling to finance and achieve universal health coverage for their own populations. While there is moun...

    Authors: Jessica King, Pallavi Prabhakar, Neha Singh, Munshi Sulaiman, Giulia Greco, Sandra Mounier-Jack and Josephine Borghi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1165
  19. Trauma-informed (TI) approach is a framework for a system change intervention that transforms the organizational culture and practices to address the high prevalence and impact of trauma on patients and health...

    Authors: Elizabeth Emsley, Joshua Smith, David Martin and Natalia V. Lewis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1164
  20. Burnout syndrome is a psycho-social disorder which develops in an individual exposed to chronic stress on the job. Health workers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at increased risk of burnout due to job-related...

    Authors: Kennedy Dodam Konlan, Emmanuel Asampong, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke and Franklin N. Glozah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1163
  21. Achieving equity in the distribution of health services is one major goal in the health system. This study aimed to determine equality in distributing health human resources (physicians) in the Qazvin Universi...

    Authors: Asghar Nasiri, Hasan Yusefzadeh, Mohammad Amerzadeh, Saeideh Moosavi and Rohollah Kalhor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1161
  22. Although person-centred care (PCC) is growing globally in popularity it is often vague and lacks conceptual clarity and definition. The ambiguity stretches from PCC’s underlying philosophical principles and de...

    Authors: Helena Fridberg, Lars Wallin and Malin Tistad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1160
  23. Participatory research is particularly suitable in adressing know-do gaps in health systems. There is a disparity between what is known about the benefits of social participation and home care’s responsibility...

    Authors: Therese Nordin, Anna-Britt Coe and Ingeborg Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1159
  24. The incidence of drug-related problems (DRPs) has caused serious health hazards and economic burdens among polymedicine patients. Effective communication between clinical pharmacists and physicians has a signi...

    Authors: Feiyang Zheng, Dan Wang and Xinping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1157
  25. Hypertension, a major but modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, is a global health problem including Ethiopia. In a limited infrastructure task sharing of hypertension screening for community hea...

    Authors: Destaw Fetene Teshome, Shitaye Alemu Balcha, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Asmamaw Atnafu, Mekonnen Sisay, Marye Getnet Asfaw, Getnet Mitike and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1156
  26. Cancer represents a significant source of disease burden in the United States (US), both clinically and economically. Diagnosis and treatment of cancer at earlier stages may reduce this burden. To better under...

    Authors: November McGarvey, Matthew Gitlin, Ela Fadli and Karen C. Chung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1155
  27. We aimed to establish simplified and quantifiable triage criteria in pediatric emergency care, improving the efficiency of pediatric emergency triage and ensuring patient safety.

    Authors: Yingying Zhao, Liqing He, Juan Hu, Jing Zhao, Mingxuan Li, Lisha Huang, Qiu Jin, Lan Wang and Jianxiong Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1154
  28. The uptake of family involvement in health care services for patients with psychotic disorders is poor, despite a clear evidence base, socio-economic and moral justifications, policy, and guideline recommendat...

    Authors: Kristiane Myckland Hansson, Maria Romøren, Reidar Pedersen, Bente Weimand, Lars Hestmark, Irene Norheim, Torleif Ruud, Inger Stølan Hymer and Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1153
  29. The intersection between deafness and culture in sub-Saharan African contexts such as Ghana has culminated in restricted access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. While some attention has been g...

    Authors: Wisdom Kwadwo Mprah, Maxwell Peprah Opoku, Juventus Duorinaah and William Nketsia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1152
  30. The purpose of this research is to generate new evidence on the economic consequences of multimorbidity on households in terms of out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures and their implications for catastrophic OOP ex...

    Authors: Anup Karan, Habib Hasan Farooqui, Suhaib Hussain, Mohammad Akhtar Hussain, Sakthivel Selvaraj and Manu Raj Mathur
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1151
  31. Physical and psychological workloads are a vital issue in the workplace. This study aimed to investigate the association between physical and psychological workloads and occupational fatigue among Iranian hosp...

    Authors: Morteza Ahmadi, Alireza Choobineh, Ali Mousavizadeh and Hadi Daneshmandi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1150
  32. The pharmacist is an important link between doctor and patient. To optimise patient care, it is essential that expectations of doctors and patients regarding pharmacy services are met. Hence the objective of t...

    Authors: J. A. L. Anjalee, V. Rutter and N. R. Samaranayake
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1149
  33. This study aims to assess the health literacy of medical patients admitted to hospitals and examine its correlation with patients’ emergency department visits, hospital readmissions, and durations of hospital ...

    Authors: Rabia Shahid, Muhammad Shoker, Luan Manh Chu, Ryan Frehlick, Heather Ward and Punam Pahwa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1148
  34. The social network of the core members of elderly care service social organizations could affect the performance of the organization, while studies concerning its related factors are limited. We aimed to explo...

    Authors: Zhengsheng Wang, Xingxi Zhang, Liu Liu, Ling Tang, Ying Zhu, Zhongliang Bai and Ren Chen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1147
  35. Worldwide healthcare systems face challenges in assessing and monitoring chronic care pathways and, even more, the value generated for patients. Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) represent a valid Rea...

    Authors: E. Guidotti, F. Pennucci, A. Valleggi, S. De Rosis and C. Passino
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1146
  36. In 2011, a civil war started in Syria, which is on-going and has reached a death toll of over 400,000 people. Humanitarian organizations, including Aid to The Church in Need (ACN), have strived to provide help...

    Authors: Łukasz Przepiórka, Mariusz Boguszewski, Cezary Smuniewski and Sławomir Kujawski
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1145
  37. Oral health can influence the quality of an individual’s life. Patient’s perception of the service plays a vital role in understanding the reasons as to why a patient may be satisfied or dissatisfied with the ...

    Authors: Richard D. Nair and Masoud Mohammadnezhad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1144
  38. At the end of 2019, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic broke out. As front-line health professionals, primary care doctors play a significant role in screening SARS-CoV-2 infection and transferri...

    Authors: Chenbin Yang, Jiana Yin, Jiongjiong Liu, Jinying Liu, Qin Chen, Hui Yang, Yunchao Ni, Bingcan Li, Yanmei Li, Jin Lin, Ziwei Zhou and Zhangping Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1143
  39. Effective care services for people whose work participation is at risk require low-threshold access, a comprehensive diagnostic clarification of intervention needs, a connection to the workplace and job demand...

    Authors: David Fauser, Saskia Dötsch, Claudia Langer, Vera Kleineke, Claudia Kindel and Matthias Bethge
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1142
  40. In low to middle income countries (LMICs) with limited health care providers (HCPs) and health infrastructure, digital technologies are rapidly being adopted to help augment service delivery. In this sphere, s...

    Authors: Alexander Suuk Laar, Melissa L. Harris, Desalegn Markos Shifti and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1141
  41. Social integration, shared decision-making and personalised care are key elements of mental health and social care policy. Although these elements have been shown to improve service user and service-level outc...

    Authors: Helen Brooks, Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, Laura Richmond, Neil Caton, Alice Newton, James Downs, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Mary Gemma Cherry, Bridget Young, Ivaylo Vassilev, Clare Rotheram and Anne Rogers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1140
  42. Studies of the impact of health care workers’ strikes tend to look at facility-level activity rather than populations, with evidence from low and middle-income countries relatively sparse. This study explored ...

    Authors: Abdu Mohiddin, Eva Langat, James Orwa, Violet Naanyu and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1139
  43. People who use drugs and are structurally vulnerable (e.g., experiencing unstable and/or lack of housing) frequently access acute care. However, acute care systems and providers may not be able to effectively ...

    Authors: Nicole D. Gehring, Kelsey A. Speed, Kathryn Dong, Bernie Pauly, Ginetta Salvalaggio and Elaine Hyshka
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1138
  44. The economic burden of autism is substantial and includes a range of costs, including healthcare, education, productivity losses, informal care and respite care, among others. In India, approximately, 2 millio...

    Authors: Divya Chaudhary, Bhargav Bhat, Gemma E. Shields, Linda M. Davies, Jonathan Green, Tara Verghis, Reetabrata Roy, Divya Kumar, Minal Kakra, Vivek Vajaratkar, Gitanjali Lall, Sonakshi Pandey, Sanchita Johri, Saani Shakeel, Vikram Patel, Monica Juneja…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1137
  45. In patient choice, patients are expected to select the provider that best fits their preferences. In this study, we assess to what extent the hospital choice of patients in practice corresponds with their pref...

    Authors: Benjamin H. Salampessy, David Ikkersheim, France R. M. Portrait and Xander Koolman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1136
  46. Access to clinicians competent in transgender health remains a significant barrier and contributor toward health inequity for transgender people. Studies on access and barriers to care have predominantly evalu...

    Authors: Kodiak Ray Sung Soled, Oscar E. Dimant, Jona Tanguay, Ronica Mukerjee and Tonia Poteat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1134