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  1. There is increasing intervention activities provided during pharmacist-led diabetes management. Nevertheless, there is an unclear definition of the activities involved during the intervention. Thus, this study...

    Authors: Fahmi Hassan, Ernieda Hatah, Adliah Mhd Ali and Chong Wei Wen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:46
  2. End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a major health concern and a large drain on healthcare resources. A wide range of payment methods are used for management of ESRD. The main aim of this study is to identify cu...

    Authors: Zahra Emrani, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Rajabali Daroudi, Mohammad Taghi Najafi and Ali Akbari Sari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:45
  3. Community health needs and assets assessment is a means of identifying and describing community health needs and resources, serving as a mechanism to gain the necessary information to make informed choices abo...

    Authors: Hamid Ravaghi, Ann-Lise Guisset, Samar Elfeky, Naima Nasir, Sedigheh Khani, Elham Ahmadnezhad and Zhaleh Abdi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:44
  4. The population of Europe is ageing and becoming more ethnically diverse due to migration. Finding suitable long-term caring arrangements for older immigrants in Europe has been one of healthcare policymakers’ ...

    Authors: Sunita Shrestha, Sanjana Arora, Alistair Hunter and Jonas Debesay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:43
  5. Refugee and migrant women are at higher risk of childbirth complications and generally poorer pregnancy outcomes. They also report lower satisfaction with pregnancy care because of language barriers, perceived...

    Authors: Katarzyna Olcoń, Delia Rambaldini-Gooding and Chris Degeling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:42
  6. While emerging studies suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions in routine healthcare utilization, the full impact of the pandemic on healthcare utilization among diverse group of patients with ty...

    Authors: Samrachana Adhikari, Andrea R. Titus, Aaron Baum, Priscilla Lopez, Rania Kanchi, Stephanie L. Orstad, Brian Elbel, David C. Lee, Lorna E. Thorpe and Mark D. Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:41
  7. Uganda’s current guidelines recommend immediate initiation of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) for persons living with HIV in order to reduce HIV/AIDS related morbidity and mortality. However, not all eligible PL...

    Authors: Micheal Kiyingi, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Joan Nangendo, John M. Kiweewa, Anne R. Katahoire and Fred C. Semitala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:40
  8. Ethiopia is a multilingual and multinational federation with Addis Ababa serving as both the capital city of Oromia regional state and the seat of the Ethiopian federal government. Nevertheless, only Amharic i...

    Authors: Amanti Baru Olani, Ararso Baru Olani, Takele Birhanu Muleta, Dame Habtamu Rikitu and Kusa Gemeda Disassa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:39
  9. A key focus is placed on engaging communities to become involved in making decisions to support health and care services in healthcare policies in England, UK. An example is the deployment of volunteers such a...

    Authors: Gupteswar Patel, Viet-Hai Phung, Ian Trueman, Roderick Orner and Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:38
  10. Based on the results from the ALFA-0701 study, gemtuzumab ozogamicin (GO) has been approved by the European Medicine Agency and by the Italian Drug Agency for the first line treatment of de novo acute-myeloid ...

    Authors: Roberto Cairoli, Gianluca Furneri, Roberto Di Virgilio, Barbara Veggia and Felicetto Ferrara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:36
  11. The need to scale up public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries to ensure equitable and sustainable impact is widely acknowledged. However, there has been little understanding of how proje...

    Authors: Susan Bulthuis, Maryse Kok, Olivier Onvlee, Thomasena O’Byrne, Samuel Amon, Justine Namakula, Kingsley Chikaphupha, Jana Gerold, Wesam Mansour, Joanna Raven, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:35
  12. A quality framework for hospital-based physiotherapy is lacking. This study aims to design a framework, building on the currently available literature, to improve the quality of hospital-based physiotherapy.

    Authors: Rudi A. Steenbruggen, Marjo J. M. Maas, Thomas J. Hoogeboom, Paul L. P. Brand and Philip J. van der Wees
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:34
  13. Patient safety culture concerns the values, beliefs and standards shared by an organisation’s health staff and other personnel which influence their care provision actions and conduct. Several countries have m...

    Authors: Claudia Tartaglia Reis, Josué Laguardia, Paola Bruno de Araújo Andreoli, Cassimiro Nogueira Júnior and Mônica Martins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:32
  14. To determine whether exempting people (with high health needs and living in areas of high deprivation) from a $5 prescription charge reduces hospital use.

    Authors: Pauline Norris, Kim Cousins, Simon Horsburgh, Shirley Keown, Marianna Churchward, Ariyapala Samaranayaka, Alesha Smith and Carlo Marra
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:31
  15. Electronic decision-making support systems (CDSSs) can support clinicians to make evidence-based, rational clinical decisions about patient management and have been effectively implemented in high-income setti...

    Authors: Christiane Horwood, Silondile Luthuli, Sphindile Mapumulo, Lyn Haskins, Cecilie Jensen, Deidre Pansegrouw and Neil McKerrow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:30
  16. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 in Canada, the availability of sexual health services including sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) testing has been negatively impacte...

    Authors: Heeho Ryu, Ezra Blaque, Mackenzie Stewart, Praney Anand, Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, Kinnon R. MacKinnon, Catherine Worthington, Mark Gilbert and Daniel Grace
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:29
  17. To prevent task accumulation on certain divisions, our institution developed a unique system of allocating inpatient treatment of COVID-19 patients to doctors who were not specialized in respiratory infections...

    Authors: Yugo Matsui, Siyuan Yao, Takashi Kumode, Keisuke Tanino, Ryosuke Mizuno, Yusuke Ogoshi, Shusaku Honma, Teppei Murakami, Takatsugu Kan, Sanae Nakajima, Takehisa Harada, Koji Oh, Takehiro Nakamura, Hiroki Konishi and Shigeki Arii
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:28
  18. Lay health workers (LHWs) can support the HIV response by bridging gaps in human resources for health. Innovative strategies are needed to expand LHW programs in many low- and middle-income countries. Youth He...

    Authors: Deanna Tollefson, Nasiphi Ntombela, Sarah Reeves, Salome Charalambous, Gabrielle O’Malley, Geoffrey Setswe and Ann Duerr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:27
  19. Governing interprofessional elderly care requires the commitment of many different organisations connected in mandated collaboratives. Research over a decade ago showed that the governance relied on clan-based...

    Authors: Rabab Chrifou, Hanna Stalenhoef, Kor Grit and Jozé Braspenning
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:26
  20. This study determined the correlates of unwanted pregnancy and induced abortion among sexually active female street-involved adolescents (SIAs) aged 10–19 years in two urban cities in South-west, Nigeria.

    Authors: Mary O. Obiyan, Atinuke O. Olaleye, Funmilola F. Oyinlola and Morenike O. Folayan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:25
  21. Studies in many developing countries have shown that community health workers (CHWs) are valuable for boosting contraceptive knowledge and usage. However, in spite of the evidence, studies in Nigeria have rare...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Olufemi O. Oyediran, Abayomi Folorunso Awoleye and Oluwayemisi Elizabeth Olagunju
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:24
  22. Institutions or clinicians (units) are often compared according to a performance indicator such as in-hospital mortality. Several approaches have been proposed for the detection of outlying units, whose perfor...

    Authors: Menelaos Pavlou, Gareth Ambler, Rumana Z. Omar, Andrew T. Goodwin, Uday Trivedi, Peter Ludman and Mark de Belder
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:23
  23. Nearly 60% of maternal and 45% of newborn deaths occur within 24 h after delivery. Immediate postpartum monitoring could avert death from preventable causes including postpartum hemorrhage, and eclampsia among...

    Authors: Mariam Namutebi, Gorrette K. Nalwadda, Simon Kasasa, Patience A. Muwanguzi, Cynthia Kuteesa Ndikuno and Dan K. Kaye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:22
  24. This study aimed to explore the location of acute mental health inpatient units in general hospitals by mapping their location relative to hospital facilities and community facilities and to compare their prox...

    Authors: Anne Lian, Gawen Carr, Debbie Peterson, Gabrielle Jenkin, Helen Lockett, Susanna Every-Palmer and Ruth Cunningham
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:21
  25. Integrated care is increasingly used to manage chronic conditions. In Uganda, the integration of HIV, diabetes and hypertension care has been piloted, to leverage the advantages of well facilitated and establi...

    Authors: Mathias Akugizibwe, Flavia Zalwango, Chaka Moreen Namulundu, Ivan Namakoola, Josephine Birungi, Joseph Okebe, Max Bachmann, Murdoch Jamie, Shabbar Jaffar and Marie Claire Van Hout
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:20
  26. Very limited empirical research has been done on operational flexibility management in the healthcare industry, especially in hospital settings. This study aimed to propose a model of the effects of operationa...

    Authors: Main Naser Alolayyan and Mohammad Sharif Alyahya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:19
  27. The establishment of mental health facilities in the community has been hindered by opposition from local residents in Hong Kong. Through a comparative review, this study aimed to compare the issues related to...

    Authors: Xiaoting Ou, Vincent W. P. Lee and Daniel W. L. Lai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:18
  28. Hospital productivity is of great importance for patients and public health to achieve better availability and health outcomes. Previous research demonstrates that improvements can be reached by directing more...

    Authors: Philip Åhlin, Peter Almström and Carl Wänström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:17
  29. In response to the increase in vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, and many other African countries from 2017 to 2019, concentrated efforts are needed to improve the effectiveness of vacc...

    Authors: Ahmed Hamani, Idil Hussein Jama, Mian Amoakon Yves Roland, Leah Wanjeri, Abena Aboagyewaa Oppon-Kusi, Dorcas Karimi, Patsy Kiconco, Oromena Edwin Akpotu and Mahafous Saka
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:16
  30. In line with global trends, cancer incidence and mortality may have decreased for specific types of cancer in Qatar. However, the cancer-related burden on patients, healthcare systems, and the economy is expec...

    Authors: Anas Hamad, Shereen Elazzazy, Salha Bujassoum, Kakil Rasul, Javid Gaziev, Honar Cherif, Zakiya Al-Boloshi, Yolande Hanssens, Ayman Saleh, Hadi Abu Rasheed, Daoud Al-Badriyeh, Ahmed Babiker, Amid Abu Hmaidan and Moza Al-Hail
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:15
  31. Colorectal cancer is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal cancers in Iran i.e., the fourth and the second prevalent cancer among Iranian males and females, respectively. A routine screening program is ef...

    Authors: Farimah Rahimi, Reza Rezayatmand, Javad Shojaeenejad, Elham Tabesh, Zahra Ravankhah and Peyman Adibi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:13
  32. Immunization is critical to saving children from infections. To increase vaccination coverage, valid and real-time data are needed. Accordingly, it is essential to have a good report system that serves as defa...

    Authors: Sulistyawati Sulistyawati, Trisno Agung Wibowo, Rokhmayanti Rokhmayanti, Andri Setyo Dwi Nugroho, Tri Wahyuni Sukesi, Siti Kurnia Widi Hastuti, Surahma Asti Mulasari and Marta Feletto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:12
  33. Integrated care is a model recognised internationally, however, there is limited evidence about its usability in the community. This study aimed to elicit community and provider views about integrated care and...

    Authors: Ann Carrigan, Natalie Roberts, Robyn Clay-Williams, Peter Hibbert, Elizabeth Austin, Diana Fajardo Pulido, Isabelle Meulenbroeks, Hoa Mi Nguyen, Mitchell Sarkies, Sarah Hatem, Katherine Maka, Graeme Loy and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:11
  34. Privately-owned cannabis clinics have sprung up in many jurisdictions where medicinal cannabis has been legalised and provide an alternative pathway for patients who are unable or unwilling to access a prescri...

    Authors: Vinuli Withanarachchie, Marta Rychert and Chris Wilkins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:10

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  35. Integrated mental health care models that provide rapid access to video consultations with mental health specialists for primary care patients are a promising short-term, low-threshold treatment option and may...

    Authors: Markus W. Haun, Lydia Oeljeklaus, Mariell Hoffmann, Justus Tönnies, Michel Wensing, Joachim Szecsenyi, Frank Peters-Klimm, Regina Krisam, Dorothea Kronsteiner, Mechthild Hartmann and Hans-Christoph Friederich
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:9
  36. The continued attrition of maternity services across rural communities in high resource countries demands a rigorous, systematic approach to determining population level need, including a clear understanding o...

    Authors: Jude Kornelsen, Glenys Webster, Stephanie Lin, Nicky Cairncross, Erin Lindstrom and Stefan Grzybowski
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:8
  37. India, the seventh-largest country in the world and the second-most populated faces enormous challenges when it comes to healthcare. The country’s healthcare system was close to collapse due to the detrimental...

    Authors: Eslavath Rajkumar, Aswathy Gopi, Aditi Joshi, Aleena Elizabeth Thomas, N. M. Arunima, Gosetty Sri Ramya, Prachi Kulkarni, P. Rahul, Allen Joshua George, John Romate and John Abraham
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:7
  38. Health care systems around the world are struggling with limited resources, in relation to the prevailing health care need. An accessible primary care is an important part of the solution for how to provide af...

    Authors: Suzana Holmér, Ann- Charlotte Nedlund, Kristin Thomas and Barbro Krevers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:6
  39. While interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is widely considered a key element of comprehensive patient treatment, evidence focusing on its impact on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is inconclusive. The aim o...

    Authors: Laura Kaiser, Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:5
  40. Telephone triage has been established in many countries as a response to the challenge of non-urgent use of out-of-hours primary care services. However, limited evidence is available regarding the effect of tr...

    Authors: Bent Håkan Lindberg, Ingrid Keilegavlen Rebnord and Sigurd Høye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:4
  41. Transition-age youth (TAY) with chronic health conditions frequently experience co-occurring mental health conditions. However, little is known about the perspectives of TAY with co-occurring diagnoses prepari...

    Authors: Brooke Allemang, Susan Samuel, Karina Pintson, Megan Patton, Katelyn Greer, Marcela Farias, Keighley Schofield, Kathleen C. Sitter, Scott B. Patten, Andrew S. Mackie and Gina Dimitropoulos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:2
  42. Linked electronic medical records and administrative data have the potential to support a learning health system and data-driven quality improvement. However, data completeness and accuracy must first be asses...

    Authors: Rukia Swaleh, Taylor McGuckin, Denise Campbell-Scherer, Brock Setchell, Peter Senior and Roseanne O. Yeung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1
  43. Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is complex and often requires multimodal management comprising of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. To inform delivery of CNCP management, it is important ...

    Authors: Ria E. Hopkins, Louisa Degenhardt, Gabrielle Campbell, Sara Farnbach and Natasa Gisev
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1603
  44. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), consisting of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is a chronic disorder with a considerable negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). During the...

    Authors: Line Alvestad, Lars-Petter Jelsness-Jørgensen, Rasmus Goll, Anne Clancy, Thomas Gressnes, Per Christian Valle and Ann Ragnhild Broderstad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1602
  45. Globally, breast cancer is the most common cancer type and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women in developing countries. A high prevalence of late breast cancer diagnosis and treatment has been re...

    Authors: Agani Afaya, Sheena Ramazanu, Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Vida Nyagre Yakong, Richard Adongo Afaya, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Silas Selorm Daniels-Donkor, Ahmed-Rufai Yahaya, Jinhee Shin, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Martin Amogre Ayanore and Robert Kaba Alhassan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1601
  46. This study aimed to investigate the effects of orthodontic treatment on cumulative out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures for up to 8 years and the factors contributing to changes in individual OOP dental expenses.

    Authors: Bo-Ra Kim, Han-A Cho and Hosung Shin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1598