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  1. The first crucial step towards military hospitals performance improvement is to develop a local and scientific tool to assess quality and safety based on the context and aims of military hospitals. This study ...

    Authors: Nader Markazi-Moghaddam, Mojgan Mohammadimehr, Mahdi Nikoomanesh, Ramin Rezapour and Sanaz Zargar Balaye Jame
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:775
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the lives, health, and social well-being of people globally including presenting special challenges in low to middle income countries for people living with HIV. This...

    Authors: Evi Sukmaningrum, Judith Levy, Made Diah Negara, Devika Devika, Brigitta Dhyah K. Wardhani, Luh Putu Lila Wulandari and Pande Putu Januraga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:774
  3. Nearly three out of four older people will use the emergency department (ED) during their last year of life. However, most of them do not benefit from palliative care. Providing palliative care is a real chall...

    Authors: Delphine Bourmorck, Benoit Pétré, Marie de Saint-Hubert and Isabelle De Brauwer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:773
  4. Alcohol-related mortality and morbidity increased during the COVID-19 pandemic in England, with people from lower-socioeconomic groups disproportionately affected. The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) regio...

    Authors: Katherine Jackson, Rosie Baker, Amy O’Donnell, Iain Loughran, William Hartrey and Sarah Hulse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:772
  5. In 2018, the National Centralized Drug Procurement (NCDP) policy has been implemented in 11 provinces, and promoted across the country in 2019. The main feature of the policy is “volume for price”, therefore, ...

    Authors: Jingliang Wang, Siyu Zhang, Canghong Wang, Jun Li, Rui Wang and Liang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:771
  6. Current processes collecting cancer stage data in population-based cancer registries (PBCRs) lack standardisation, resulting in difficulty utilising diverse data sources and incomplete, low-quality data. Imple...

    Authors: Shantelle J. Smith, Rachael Moorin, Karen Taylor, Jade Newton and Stephanie Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:770
  7. With the rise in medical errors, establishing a strong safety culture and an effective incident reporting system is crucial. As part of the Saudi National Health Transformation Vision of 2030, multiple project...

    Authors: Dyma Alkahf and Wadi Alonazi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:769
  8. This study investigates the incidence of violence escalation among psychiatric emergency patients admitted to general emergency departments in hospitals in central Thailand. In addition, patient and service de...

    Authors: Aungsana Khlaisuk, Acharaporn Seeherunwong, Ketsarin Utriyaprasit, Autchariya Poungkaew and Sasima Tongsai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:768
  9. As the world population is aging, considerable efforts need to be put towards developing and maintaining evidenced-based care for older adults. Respite services are part of the selection of homecare offered to...

    Authors: Maude Viens, Alexandra Éthier, Véronique Provencher and Annie Carrier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:767
  10. Attracting and supporting a sustainable long-term care (LTC) workforce has been a persistent social policy challenge across the globe. To better attract and retain a sustainable LTC workforce, it is necessary ...

    Authors: Sui Yu Yau, Yin King Linda Lee, Siu Yin Becky Li, Sin Ping Susan Law, Sze Ki Veronica Lai and Shixin Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:766
  11. Patients can play a key role in delivering safe care by becoming actively involved in their health care. This study aimed at reviewing the literature for evidence of patients’ and families’ engagement in patie...

    Authors: Zhaleh Abdi, Hamid Ravaghi, Samaneh Sarkhosh, Hamideh Nafar, Sedigheh Khani and Mondher Letaief
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:765
  12. Latin America (LATAM) encompasses a vast region with diverse populations. Despite publicly funded health care systems providing universal coverage, significant socioeconomic and ethno-racial disparities persis...

    Authors: André Ferreira Azeredo-da-Silva, Bruna Stella Zanotto, Flavia Martins, Nádia Navarro, Rafaela Alencar and Clarissa Medeiros
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:764
  13. The organisational care needs involved in accessing kidney transplant have not been described in the literature and therefore a detailed analysis thereof could help to establish a framework (including appropri...

    Authors: Guillermo Pedreira-Robles, Paloma Garcimartín, María José Pérez-Sáez, Anna Bach-Pascual, Marta Crespo and Victoria Morín-Fraile
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:763
  14. Working in the healthcare sector seems less interesting than other sectors: the salary is low relative to the demands of the labour involved, and working conditions as well as management are perceived as poor....

    Authors: Tanja Pesonen, Anu Nurmeksela and Marja Hult
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:762
  15. Interprofessional collaborative care such as a split-shared care model involving family physicians and community pharmacists can reduce the economic burden of diabetes management. This study aimed to evaluate ...

    Authors: Zheng Kang Lum, Jia Yeong Tan, Cynthia Sze Mun Wong, Zi Yin Kok, Sing Cheer Kwek, Keith Yu Kei Tsou, Paul John Gallagher and Joyce Yu-Chia Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:760
  16. Our previous work synthesized published studies on well-being interventions during COVID-19. As we move into a post-COVID-19 pandemic period there is a need to comprehensively review published strategies, appr...

    Authors: Stephana Julia Moss, Cynthia Sriskandarajah, Rebecca Brundin-Mather, Michal S. Cherak, Sara J. Mizen, Maia Stelfox, Donna Halperin, Scott Halperin, Sofia B. Ahmed, Diane L. Lorenzetti, Stacie Smith, Micaela Harley, Perri R. Tutelman, Kathryn A. Birnie, Melanie C. Anglin, Henry T. Stelfox…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:758
  17. Organisational health literacy is a promising area of research that enables a focus on how systems and services can be designed in ways that are responsive to populations with varying states and levels of heal...

    Authors: Prince Peprah, Jane Lloyd and Mark Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:757
  18. This study reviews the research status of Diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) payment system in China and globally by analyzing topical issues in this field and exploring the evolutionary trends of DRGs in differe...

    Authors: Xinrui Chen, Meng Zhang, Qingqing Bu, Bo Tan, Peng Peng, Yilin Zhou, Yuqin Tang, Xiaoqin Tian and Dan Deng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:756
  19. Among the various methods used, administrative data collected for claims and billing purposes, such as diagnosis codes and present-on-admission (POA) indicators, can easily be employed to assess patient safety...

    Authors: Jeehee Pyo, Eun Young Choi, Seung Gyeong Jang, Won Lee and Minsu Ock
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:755
  20. Emotional abuse in childhood is the most common type of childhood abuse worldwide and is associated with a variety of somatic and mental health issues. However, globally and in indigenous contexts, research on...

    Authors: Farhiyo A. Osman, Astrid M.A. Eriksen and Anja M. Davis Norbye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:754
  21. Along with the social and economic challenges posed by an aging society, creating work conditions that allow persons to stay healthy and work into old age has become a major task of Western societies. Retainin...

    Authors: Katarzyna Karcz, Urban Schwegler, Barbara Schiffmann and Monika E. Finger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:753
  22. Smoking is a major risk factor for multiple gastrointestinal cancers, and adversely affects peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux, pancreatitis and Crohn’s disease. Despite key recommendations for diag...

    Authors: Suha Abushamma, Li-Shiun Chen, Jingling Chen, Nina Smock, Giang Pham and Chien-Huan Chen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:752
  23. Current research suggests that people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risk of physical and mental health disorders. This study aimed to explore these health risks in ADHD fro...

    Authors: John H. Ward, Kieran Becker, Jane Smith, Anna Price and Tamsin Newlove-Delgado
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:751
  24. Assistive technology carries the promise of alleviating public expenditure on long-term care, while at the same time enabling older adults to live more safely at home for as long as possible. Home-dwelling old...

    Authors: Mariya Bikova, Eliva Atieno Ambugo, Trond Tjerbo, Djenana Jalovcic and Oddvar Førland
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:750
  25. Rural and remote communities face significant disadvantages accessing health services and have a high risk of poor health outcomes. Workforce challenges in these areas are multifaceted, with allied health prof...

    Authors: Alison Dymmott, Stacey George, Narelle Campbell and Chris Brebner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:749
  26. The escalating prevalence of diabetes, with its multifaceted complications, poses a pressing challenge for healthcare systems globally. In response, the advent of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, o...

    Authors: Francesca Zoccarato, Martina Manzoni, Davide Minotti, Emanuele Lettieri and Andrea Boaretto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:747
  27. Individuals facing socioeconomic hardship experience higher than average rates of chronic disease, such as diabetes, with less access to evidence-based treatment. One solution to address these inequities is a ...

    Authors: Jacquelyn Jacobs, Alyn Dougherty, Banita McCarn, Nazia S. Saiyed, Stacy Ignoffo, Christina Wagener, Cindy San Miguel and Linda Martinez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:746
  28. Medical First Responders (MFRs) in the emergency department SUMMA 112 are tasked with handling the initial management of Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) and building response capabilities. Training plays a cruci...

    Authors: María Carmen Cardós-Alonso, Miguel Inzunza, Lina Gyllencreutz, Salvador Espinosa, Tatiana Vázquez, Maria Aranzazu Fernandez, Alberto Blanco and Ana María Cintora-Sanz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:745
  29. Implementation science frameworks situate intervention implementation and sustainment within the context of the implementing organization and system. Aspects of organizational context such as leadership have b...

    Authors: Hannah H. Leslie, Sheri A. Lippman, Alastair van Heerden, Mbali Nokulunga Manaka, Phillip Joseph, Bryan J. Weiner and Wayne T. Steward
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:744
  30. Medication errors (MEs) in hospitals decrease patient satisfaction, increase hospital mortality, lower hospital productivity, and increase in the costs of the health system. This study was conducted to determi...

    Authors: Parvaneh Isfahani, Aliyeh Bazi, Samira Alirezaei, Somayeh Samani, Mohammad Sarani, Fatemeh Boulagh, Mahdieh Poodineh Moghadam and Mahnaz Afshari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:743
  31. In spite of the successes of the community-based health planning and services (CHPS) policy since its inception in the mid-1990s in Ghana, data pertaining to the implementation and use of CHPS facilities in Se...

    Authors: Abraham D. Koyaara, Benjamin Noble Adjei, Eric Adjei Boadu and Edward T. Dassah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:742
  32. Describe the screening, referral, and treatment delivery associated with an opt-out tobacco treatment program (TTP) implemented in six hospitals varying in size, rurality and patient populations.

    Authors: K. Michael Cummings, Vincent Talbot, Avery Roberson, Asia A. Bliss, Emily Likins, Naomi C. Brownstein, Stephanie Stansell, Demetress Adams-Ludd, Bridget Harris, David Louder, Edward McCutcheon, Rami Zebian, Alana M. Rojewski and Benjamin A. Toll
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:741
  33. The population is aging, leading to an increased need for palliative care and end-of-life care. There is a lack of research on the use of video consultations for knowledge transfer between specialist and gener...

    Authors: Margareta Brännström, Johan Philipsson and Sofia Andersson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:740
  34. Road traffic injuries are a major concern worldwide, with Thailand facing high accident mortality rates. Drunk driving is a key factor that requires countermeasures. Random breath testing (RBT) and mass media ...

    Authors: Polathep Vichitkunakorn, Roongnapa Khampang, Pattara Leelahavarong, Jiraluck Nontarak and Sawitri Assanangkornchai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:739
  35. The mental health of medical students is a national and international problem increasing in both demand and acuity. Medical students face barriers to accessing mental health support that is clinically effectiv...

    Authors: Elena Sheldon, Naseeb Ezaydi, Lauren Desoysa, Jasmine Young, Melanie Simmonds-Buckley, Prof Daniel Hind and Prof Chris Burton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:738
  36. Changes in demographics with an older population, the illness panorama with increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases, and the shift from hospital care to home-based care place demand on primary healt...

    Authors: Mats Eriksson, Karin Blomberg, Eva Arvidsson, Esther Van Poel, Sara Ares-Blanco, Maria Pilar Astier-Peña, Claire Collins, Jonila Gabrani, Neophytos Stylianou, Victoria Tkachenko and Sara Willems
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:737
  37. Despite word-of-mouth (WOM) and electronic WOM (eWOM) influencing people’s willingness to donate blood, no research has explored this behavior among blood service employees who are also donors. This underexplo...

    Authors: Kathleen Chell, Michael Polonsky, Barbara Masser and Melissa K. Hyde
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:736
  38. Patient-centred measurement (PCM) emphasizes a holistic approach wherein the voices of patients are reflected in the standardized use of patient-reported outcome and experience measures and are represented thr...

    Authors: A. Fuchsia Howard, Linda Warner, Lena Cuthbertson and Richard Sawatzky
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:735
  39. Healthcare organizations worldwide face persistent challenges relating to turnover and intention to leave the nursing profession among registered nurses. Factors contributing to their retention and well-being ...

    Authors: Stina Kallerhult Hermansson, Fredrik Norström, Yvonne Hilli, Jonas Rennemo Vaag and Karin Bölenius
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:734
  40. Patients with fewer socioeconomic and health literacy resources are disadvantaged in their access and use of healthcare, which may give rise to worse experiences with care and thus inequalities in patient expe...

    Authors: Vladimir Jolidon, Manuela Eicher, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux and Chantal Arditi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:733
  41. To reduce the impact of chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, and chronic lung disease (asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)), it is imperative that care is of h...

    Authors: Milou van den Bemd, Monique Koks-Leensen, Maarten Cuypers, Geraline L. Leusink, Bianca Schalk and Erik W. M. A. Bischoff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:732
  42. Cervical cancer remains the second most common cause of death in women and poses a growing public health challenge. It is urgent to increase cervical cancer screening rates in Kenya as per the 2018 Kenya Natio...

    Authors: Xiaowan Li, Sanmei Chen, Naoki Hirose and Yoko Shimpuku
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:731
  43. Two out of three family caregivers are female. However, current trends show that men are more likely to undertake caregiving duties, yet female caregivers report a higher burden. This paper analyzed data from ...

    Authors: Diana Pacheco Barzallo, Aline Schnyder, Claudia Zanini and Armin Gemperli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:730
  44. Videoconferencing is considered an alternative to face-to-face consultations and a possibility to help overcome access-to-care barriers in mental health care services. Barriers to child and adolescent mental h...

    Authors: Marian Ådnanes, Jannike Kaasbøll, Silje L. Kaspersen and Vibeke Krane
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:729
  45. Universal health visiting has been a cornerstone of preventative healthcare for children in the United Kingdom (UK) for over 100 years. In 2016, Scotland introduced a new Universal Health Visiting Pathway (UHV...

    Authors: Margaret Horne, Louise Marryat, D. Helen Corby, Lawrence Doi, Ruth Astbury, Ruth Jepson, Kathleen Morrison and Rachael Wood
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:728
  46. In China, economic, urbanization, and policy differences between the eastern and western regions lead to uneven healthcare resources. This disparity is more pronounced in the west due to fewer healthcare perso...

    Authors: Xiaohui Li, Mei Su, Li He, Jianjun Yang and Fangyuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:726