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  1. Burkina Faso has undertaken major reforms, the cornerstone of which has been the decentralization of the health system to increase access to primary healthcare and to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, fi...

    Authors: Hilaire Zon, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:148

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest contributor to the non-communicable diseases (NCD) burden in Cameroon, but data on its economic burden is lacking.

    Authors: Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Anastase Dzudie, Yacouba N. Mapoure, Jacques Cabral Tantchou and J. Lennert Veerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:140

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  3. In addition to patient evaluations, caregiver evaluations and experiences are important indicators of the quality of health services. The aim of this study was to examine determinants of caregiver satisfaction...

    Authors: Katarina Smejda Kjærandsen, Per Håkan Brøndbo and Marianne Berg Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:139

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  4. Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM) is a widely used, staff-led, psychosocial intervention to support the implementation of person-centred care. Efficacy evaluations in care homes have produced mixed outcomes, with i...

    Authors: Alys Wyn Griffiths, Olivia C. Robinson, Emily Shoesmith, Rachael Kelley and Claire A. Surr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:138

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  5. Patient medicines helpline services (PMHS) have been established at some National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, to provide patients with post-discharge medicines-related support. However, findings suggest th...

    Authors: Matt Williams, Abbie Jordan, Jenny Scott and Matthew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:137

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  6. Patients’ non-adherence with medical orders of physicians in outpatient clinics can lead to reduced clinical effectiveness, inadequate treatment, and increased medical care expenses. This study was conducted t...

    Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Nouzar Nakhaee, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Soheila Naghavi and Enayatollah Homaie Rad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:136

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  7. Patient satisfaction is one proxy indicator of the health care quality; however, enhancing patient satisfaction in low-income settings is very challenging due to the inadequacy of resources as well as low heal...

    Authors: Mukesh Adhikari, Narendra Raj Paudel, Shiva Raj Mishra, Archana Shrestha and Dipak Prasad Upadhyaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:135

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  8. This study was a retrospective evaluation of an unsuccessfully implemented team-based, chronic disease management program, with an aim to understand more about implementation barriers. The program, the Chronic...

    Authors: Shannon L. Sibbald, Rachelle Van Asseldonk, Peiwen L. Cao and Benson Law

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:134

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Women developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) are subsequently at a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes later in life. Screening and effective management of women with GDM are essential in prevent...

    Authors: Biswamitra Sahu, Giridhara R. Babu, Kaveri Siddappa Gurav, Maithili Karthik, Deepa Ravi, Eunice Lobo, Daisy Abu John, Laura Oakley, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Iliatha Papachristou Nadal and Sanjay Kinra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to estimate both direct medical and indirect costs of treating the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from a societal perspective in the patients at a referral hospital in Fars province as we...

    Authors: Mohsen Ghaffari Darab, Khosro Keshavarz, Elnaz Sadeghi, Javad Shahmohamadi and Zahra Kavosi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:132

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Since October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has penalized 25% of U.S. hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions under the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Pr...

    Authors: Olga A. Vsevolozhskaya, Karina C. Manz, Pierre M. Zephyr and Teresa M. Waters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:131

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although evidence-based practice (EBP) is largely supported across healthcare professions, its implementation in manual therapy professions such as osteopathy remains limited and debated. There is currently li...

    Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Cristian Justribo, Tobias Sundberg, Oliver P. Thomson and Matthew J. Leach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:130

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  13. Excessive waiting times for cancer elective surgery are a concern in publicly funded healthcare systems. Several countries including Australia have introduced healthcare reforms involving time-based targets an...

    Authors: Khic-Houy Prang, Rachel Canaway, Marie Bismark, David Dunt, Julie A. Miller and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:129

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  14. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aspires to improve universal health coverage through reduction of Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) and improving the quality of care. In the last two decades, there have been se...

    Authors: Avinash K Sunny, Omkar Basnet, Ankit Acharya, Prajwal Poudel, Mats Malqvist and Ashish KC

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:128

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  15. The paper aims to understand the main antecedents related to the blood donation propensity related to both donors and non-donors. With our research, we will analyse the two perspectives to identify similaritie...

    Authors: Roberta Guglielmetti Mugion, Maria Giovina Pasca, Laura Di Di Pietro and Maria Francesca Renzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:127

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  16. The introduction of generics after the loss of patent exclusivity plays a major role in budget savings by significantly decreasing drug prices. The aims of this study were to estimate the budget savings from o...

    Authors: Seung Mi Lee, Heui Jae Kim, David Suh, Kyung-In Joung, Eun Suk Kim, Hee Jung Back, Jun Young Kwon, Man-Jae Park and Dong Churl Suh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:126

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  17. Antenatal care utilization is one of the means for reducing the high maternal mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examined the association between barriers to healthcare access and implementation...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:125

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  18. As telemedicine adoption increases, so does the importance of building cohesion among physicians in telemedicine teams. For example, in acute telestroke services, stroke specialists provide rapid remote stroke...

    Authors: Himalaya Patel, Teresa M. Damush, Edward J. Miech, Nicholas A. Rattray, Holly A. Martin, April Savoy, Laurie Plue, Jane Anderson, Sharyl Martini, Glenn D. Graham and Linda S. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:124

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  19. In Peru, a majority of individuals bypass primary care facilities even for routine services. Efforts to strengthen primary care must be informed by understanding of current practice. We conducted a time motion...

    Authors: Hannah H. Leslie, Denisse Laos, Cesar Cárcamo, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas and Patricia J. García

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:123

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  20. The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of physicians’ attitudes towards disability pension applicants, and the impact of diagnosis. We hypothesize that physicians are more likely to think that ...

    Authors: Ashley McAllister, Allison Milner, Monika Engblom, Patrick Corrigan and Bo Burström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:122

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  21. Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a common but treatable metabolic disorder that affects newborn infants and which, if not identified and treated adequately, may result in neurological sequelae that persist for the li...

    Authors: Matthew J. Glasgow, Richard Edlin and Jane E. Harding

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:121

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  22. Multiple evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) exist to guide the management of concussion in children, but few have been translated into clinical pathways (CP), which operationalize guidelines in...

    Authors: Anh Ly, Roger Zemek, Bruce Wright, Jennifer Zwicker, Kathryn Schneider, Angelo Mikrogianakis, Alf Conradi, David Johnson, Brenda Clark, Karen Barlow, Joseph Burey, Ash Kolstad and Keith Owen Yeates

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:119

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  23. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kari Anne I. Evensen, Siw Sellæg, Anne-Cath Stræte, Anne E. Hansen and Ingebrigt Meisingset

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:118

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:16

  24. Interventions in which individual older patients with multi-morbidity participate in formulating goals for their own care are being implemented in several countries. Successful service delivery requires normat...

    Authors: Jannike Dyb Oksavik, Turid Aarseth, Marit Solbjør and Ralf Kirchhoff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:117

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  25. The supplementation of electronic health records data with administrative claims data may be used to capture outcome events more comprehensively in longitudinal observational studies. This study investigated t...

    Authors: Qinli Ma, Michael Mack, Sonali Shambhu, Kathleen McTigue and Kevin Haynes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:116

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  26. Psychological distress among young people is increasing in Northern Europe. According to established healthcare utilization theory, this will create a greater need for youth primary healthcare and subsequently...

    Authors: Thomas Potrebny, Nora Wiium, Anne Haugstvedt, Ragnhild Sollesnes, Bente Wold and Frode Thuen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:115

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  27. Patient safety in hospitals is being jeopardized, since too many patients experience adverse events. Most of these adverse events arise from human factors, such as inefficient teamwork and communication failur...

    Authors: Oddveig Reiersdal Aaberg, Marie Louise Hall-Lord, Sissel Iren Eikeland Husebø and Randi Ballangrud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:114

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  28. To improve their quality, healthcare systems are increasingly focused on value delivered to patients. For perinatal care, the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) proposed a patient...

    Authors: Anne L. Depla, Neeltje M. Crombag, Arie Franx and Mireille N. Bekker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:113

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  29. Bundled payments for spine surgery, which is known for having high overall cost with wide variation, have been previously studied in older adults. However, there has been limited work examining bundled payment...

    Authors: Michael K. Dalton, Christer Mjåset, Adoma Manful, Melvin D. Helgeson, William Wynn-Jones, Zara Cooper, Tracey P. Koehlmoos and Joel S. Weissman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:112

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  30. Health services have a clear role in the treatment of obesity and diseases linked to obesity but a less well-established role in prevention, particularly in hospital and community-based health services.

    Authors: Claire Pearce, Lucie Rychetnik and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:111

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  31. Surgery can correct congenital heart defects, but disease management in low- and middle-income countries can be challenging and complex due to a lack of referral system, financial resources, human resources, a...

    Authors: Sugy Choi, Heesu Shin, Jongho Heo, Etsegenet Gedlu, Berhanu Nega, Tamirat Moges, Abebe Bezabih, Jayoung Park and Woong-Han Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:110

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  32. In settings with high prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), the health sector could play a bigger role in its prevention and care of women and girls who have undergone this harmful practice. However, ...

    Authors: Wisal Ahmed, Vernon Mochache, Karin Stein, Patrick Ndavi, Tammary Esho, Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Anne-Marie Soumah, Ahmed Diriye, Muna Abdi Ahmed, Max Petzold and Christina Pallitto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:109

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. A barrier to the uptake of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) continues to be the perceived high costs. A lack of detailed costing information has made it difficult for public hospitals in particular to determine ...

    Authors: Kate McBride, Daniel Steffens, Christina Stanislaus, Michael Solomon, Teresa Anderson, Ruban Thanigasalam, Scott Leslie and Paul G. Bannon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:108

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  34. Primary care is the first point of care, also for people with disabilities. The accessibility of primary care facilities is therefore very important. In this study we analysed comparative data on physical acce...

    Authors: Peter P. Groenewegen, Madelon Kroneman and Peter Spreeuwenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:107

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  35. While community care services have been developing rapidly as a new way to meet the growing demands of elderly individuals in China, their health benefits are virtually unknown. Thus, the aim of this study was...

    Authors: Liu Yang, Lijian Wang and Xiuliang Dai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:106

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  36. Effective teamwork is essential for delivering safe health care. It is important to increase patient safety in healthcare by conducting interprofessional team training with both healthcare professionals and un...

    Authors: Marie Louise Hall-Lord, Carina Bååth, Randi Ballangrud and Anna Nordin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:105

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  37. The delivery of high-quality service in nursing homes and homecare requires collaboration and shared understanding among managers, employees, users and policy makers from across the healthcare system. However,...

    Authors: Ingunn Aase, Eline Ree, Terese Johannessen, Torunn Strømme, Berit Ullebust, Elisabeth Holen-Rabbersvik, Line Hurup Thomsen, Lene Schibevaag, Hester van de Bovenkamp and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:104

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  38. Inappropriate prescribing of diagnostic procedures leads to overdiagnosis, overtreatment and resource waste in healthcare systems. Effective strategies to measure and to overcome inappropriateness are essentia...

    Authors: Francesco Venturelli, Marta Ottone, Fabio Pignatti, Eletta Bellocchio, Mirco Pinotti, Giulia Besutti, Olivera Djuric and Paolo Giorgi Rossi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:103

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ferdinand Bastiaens, Di-Janne Barten and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:102

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:19

  40. Caregiving is a demanding role that can negatively impact a person’s health and well-being. As such, adequate access to health care is important for maintaining the family caregiver’s own personal health. The ...

    Authors: Jill C. Slaboda, Sandahl H. Nelson, Zia Agha and Gregory J. Norman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:101

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  41. The Improving Wisely intervention is a peer-to-peer audit and feedback intervention to reduce overuse of Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS). The objective of this study was to conduct a process evaluation to eval...

    Authors: Christine Fahim, William E. Bruhn, John G. Albertini and Marty A. Makary

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:100

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  42. Access to health care facilities is a key requirement to enhance safety for mothers and newborns during labour and delivery. Haydom Lutheran Hospital (HLH) is a regional hospital in rural Tanzania with a catch...

    Authors: Corinna Vossius, Estomih Mduma, Robert Moshiro, Paschal Mdoe, Jan Terje Kvaløy, Hussein Kidanto, Sara Lyanga and Hege Ersdal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:99

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  43. Psychological interventions (PIs) are good practice treatment for both subthreshold and diagnosed mental disorders. Australia has implemented major reforms to expand the provision of subsidised psychological s...

    Authors: Imogen S. Page, Claudia Sparti, Damian Santomauro and Meredith G. Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:98

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  44. The importance of the therapeutic relationship is widely recognised across healthcare professions. Despite the importance of therapeutic relationships, there are significant gaps in the knowledge base on how t...

    Authors: Ayana Horton, Gail Hebson and David Holman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:97

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  45. Poorer cancer outcomes of Indigenous Australians in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts are partially due to diminished access to cancer treatment services (CTS)...

    Authors: Kate Anderson, Abbey Diaz, Darshit Rajeshkumar Parikh and Gail Garvey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:95

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  46. Literature about participation in health and social services suggests that youth, and more specifically Indigenous youth, are difficult to engage within health and social services. Youth are less likely to acc...

    Authors: Sarah Louise Fraser, Louise Moulin, Dominique Gaulin and Jennifer Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:94

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  47. Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) are recognized as an important indicator of high quality care and person-centeredness. PREMs are increasingly adopted for paediatric care, but there is little publi...

    Authors: Ilaria Corazza, Kendall Jamieson Gilmore, Francesca Menegazzo and Valts Abols

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:93

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