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  1. The decreased life expectancy and care costs of mental disorders could be enormous. However, research that compares mortality and utilization concurrently across the major category of mental disorders is absen...

    Authors: Jong-Yi Wang, Cheng-Chen Chang, Meng-Chen Lee and Yi-Jhen Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:230

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  2. Mental health professionals usually decide patients’ access to inpatient care to ensure the rational and fair distribution of care based on need and prognosis. The purpose of the current study is to investigat...

    Authors: Olav Nyttingnes and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:229

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  3. Malawi is celebrated as one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing under-5 mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. However, within this age range ...

    Authors: Kondwani Kawaza, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Tamanda Hiwa, Jenala Njirammadzi, Mwai Banda, Marianne Vidler, Laura Newberry, Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Queen Dube, Elizabeth Molyneux and David M. Goldfarb

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:227

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  4. Early infant diagnosis (EID) of HIV-exposed and initiation of HIV-positive infants on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) requires a well-coordinated cascade of care. Loss-to-follow-up (LTFU) can occur at multiple s...

    Authors: Lúcia Vieira, Arlete Miloque Mahumane, Manuel Napua, Falume Chale, João Luís Manuel, Jessica Greenberg Cowan, Kenneth Sherr, Rachel R. Chapman and James T. Pfeiffer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:226

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  5. Medical litigation represents a growing cost to healthcare systems. Mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods are increasingly used to help solve the disputes and improve h...

    Authors: Mengxiao Wang, Gordon G. Liu, Hanqing Zhao, Thomas Butt, Maorui Yang and Yujie Cui

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:225

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  6. It is essential for medical treatment that patients and medical staff can communicate about acute complaints, pre-existing conditions, and the treatment procedure. Misunderstandings can have far-reaching conse...

    Authors: Eva Maria Noack, Evelyn Kleinert and Frank Müller

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:223

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Although Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has been rolled-out nationally in several countries since World Health Organization (WHO)‘s landmark 2016 guidelines, there is l...

    Authors: Henry Zakumumpa, Joseph Rujumba, Japheth Kwiringira, Cordelia Katureebe and Neil Spicer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:222

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  8. To effectively deliver on proposed objectives, it is vital that practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders are able to clearly understand how strongly their large-scale program is being implemented. T...

    Authors: Anooj Pattnaik, Diwakar Mohan, Sam Chipokosa, Sautso Wachepa, Hans Katengeza, Amos Misomali and Melissa A. Marx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:221

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  9. Several approaches to medication optimisation by identifying drug-related problems in older people have been described. Although some interventions have shown reductions in drug-related problems (DRPs), eviden...

    Authors: Erin K. Crowley, Bastiaan T. G. M. Sallevelt, Corlina J. A. Huibers, Kevin D. Murphy, Marco Spruit, Zhengru Shen, Benoît Boland, Anne Spinewine, Olivia Dalleur, Elisavet Moutzouri, Axel Löwe, Martin Feller, Nathalie Schwab, Luise Adam, Ingeborg Wilting, Wilma Knol…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:220

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  10. Despite the potential of digital health interventions to improve the delivery of psychoeducation to people with mental health problems and their relatives, and substantial investment in their development, ther...

    Authors: Fiona Lobban, Duncan Appelbe, Victoria Appleton, Julie Billsborough, Naomi Ruth Fisher, Sheena Foster, Bethany Gill, David Glentworth, Chris Harrop, Sonia Johnson, Steven H. Jones, Tibor Zoltan Kovacs, Elizabeth Lewis, Barbara Mezes, Charlotte Morton, Elizabeth Murray…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:219

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  11. Infrastructure development and upgrading to support safe surgical services in primary health care facilities is an important step in the journey towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Quality healt...

    Authors: Ntuli A. Kapologwe, John G. Meara, James T. Kengia, Yusuph Sonda, Dorothy Gwajima, Shehnaz Alidina and Albino Kalolo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:218

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  12. The “AOK-Junior” care program of the AOK Nordost (a German statutory health insurance) completes the primary care for children and adolescents (C&A) in the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg...

    Authors: Sebastian Liersch, Kathrin Krüger, Carina Oedingen, Andrea Spreenberg, Torben Bergemann and Christian Krauth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:217

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Stable health insurance is often associated with better chronic disease care and outcomes. Racial/ethnic health disparities in outcomes are prevalent and may be associated with insurance instability, particula...

    Authors: Nancy R. Kressin, Norma Terrin, Amresh D. Hanchate, Lori Lyn Price, Alejandro Moreno-Koehler, Amy LeClair, Jillian Suzukida, Sucharita Kher and Karen M. Freund

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:216

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  14. The paper aims to describe the 3-year incidence (2015/17) of aggressive acts against all healthcare workers to identify risk factors associated to violence among a variety of demographic and professional deter...

    Authors: Elena Viottini, Gianfranco Politano, Giulio Fornero, Pier Luigi Pavanelli, Paola Borelli, Marco Bonaudo and Maria Michela Gianino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:215

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  15. Whilst evidence indicates many children experience troublesome tinnitus, specialist services for children are far less established than those available for adults. To date, there is limited understanding of ho...

    Authors: Harriet Smith, Kathryn Fackrell, Veronica Kennedy, Johanna G. Barry, Emily Broomhead and Derek J. Hoare

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:214

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  16. For studying the effectiveness of treatment, it is important to check whether a new treatment is performed as originally described in the study-protocol.

    Authors: C. Dekker, J. C. M. van Haastregt, J. A. M. C. F. Verbunt, J. R. de Jong, T. van Meulenbroek, H. F. M. Pernot, A. D. van Velzen, C. H. G. Bastiaenen and M. E. J. B. Goossens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:213

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  17. Patient-centered care (PCC) is one approach for ameliorating persistent gendered disparities in health care quality, yet no prior research has studied how to achieve patient-centred care for women (PCCW). The ...

    Authors: Tali Filler, Sheila Dunn, Sherry L. Grace, Sharon E. Straus, Donna E. Stewart and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:212

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  18. Understanding patients’ beliefs about their role communicating in medical visits is an important pre-requisite to encourage patients’ use of active participatory communication, and these beliefs may be particu...

    Authors: Howard S. Gordon, Lisa K. Sharp and Antoinette Schoenthaler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:211

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  19. Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions are commonly used to evaluate primary health care performance, as the hospital admission could be avoided if care was timely and adequate. Previous evi...

    Authors: João Victor Muniz Rocha, Ana Patrícia Marques, Bruno Moita and Rui Santana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:210

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  20. Documented rates of dementia and cognitive impairment not dementia (CIND) in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is 3–5 times higher than the rest of the population, and current evidence sugges...

    Authors: Kate Bradley, Robyn Smith, Jo-anne Hughson, David Atkinson, Dawn Bessarab, Leon Flicker, Kylie Radford, Kate Smith, Edward Strivens, Sandra Thompson, Irene Blackberry and Dina LoGiudice

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:208

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Multimodal prehabilitation is a preoperative intervention with the objective to enhance cancer patients’ functional status which has been showed to reduce both postoperative morbidity and hospital length of st...

    Authors: Anael Barberan-Garcia, Ricard Navarro-Ripoll, David Sánchez-Lorente, Jorge Moisés-Lafuente, Marc Boada, Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Laura González-Vallespí, Mar Montané-Muntané, Xavier Alsina-Restoy, Betina Campero, Manuel Lopez-Baamonde, Barbara Romano-Andrioni, Rudith Guzmán, Antonio López, Maria Jose Arguis, Josep Roca…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:207

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  22. Most European countries have implemented a form of school health services (SHS) to provide young children and adolescents with various types of healthcare. No estimations on SHS expenditure for European countr...

    Authors: Simon van der Pol, Maarten J. Postma and Danielle E. M. C. Jansen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:206

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  23. In the absence of adequate and reliable external funding, eye care programs in developing countries need a high level of financial self-sustainability for maintenance and growth. To cope with these cost pressu...

    Authors: Philippe Rakotondrajoa, Tantely Rakotomamonjy, Randrianaivo Jean Baptiste, Lisa Demers, Peter Kileo, Michele Anholt, Jaafar Aghajanian and Ken Bassett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:205

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  24. The International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia (ISSPA) were developed on behalf of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and the World Health Organization. It has been recommen...

    Authors: Kun-ming Tao, Sann Sokha and Hong-bin Yuan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:204

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  25. DOLCE (Improving Decision making On Location of Care with the frail Elderly and their caregivers) was a post-intervention clustered randomised trial (cRT) to assess the effect of training home care teams on in...

    Authors: Rhéda Adekpedjou, Julie Haesebaert, Dawn Stacey, Nathalie Brière, Adriana Freitas, Louis-Paul Rivest and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:203

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  26. Those who are homeless are more prone to communicable, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and are less likely to access healthcare services. In South Africa there are no specific public healthcare service...

    Authors: Deanne Johnston, Patricia McInerney and Jacqui Miot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:202

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  27. Chronic disease is a leading cause of death globally, where inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption and inadequate physical activity are consistently implicated as key contributing risk factors for such dis...

    Authors: Jacqueline M. Bailey, Tara L. Clinton-McHarg, Paula M. Wye, John H. Wiggers, Kate M. Bartlem and Jennifer A. Bowman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:201

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  28. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) negatively impacts the wellbeing of girls and women throughout their lifecycle. In Somalia, FGM/C prevalence is nearly universal (98%) among females aged 15–49 years, ...

    Authors: Mohamed Yussuf, Dennis J. Matanda and Richard A. Powell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:200

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  29. The definition and understanding of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes can vary in different jurisdictions as well as among health care staff, researchers, family members and residents themselves. Differ...

    Authors: Janne Myhre, Susan Saga, Wenche Malmedal, Joan Ostaszkiewicz and Sigrid Nakrem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:199

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  30. Involving family members in disease management is vital to people with type 2 diabetes. New innovations that support family members’ involvement can help both the person with type 2 diabetes and the relatives ...

    Authors: Tue Helms Andersen and Dan Grabowski

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:198

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  31. Despite the significant variability in the role and integration of midwifery across provincial and territorial health systems, there has been limited scholarly inquiry into whether, how and under what conditio...

    Authors: Cristina A. Mattison, John N. Lavis, Eileen K. Hutton, Michelle L. Dion and Michael G. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:197

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  32. Large health inequalities exist in the Netherlands among individuals with a high compared to a low socioeconomic position. Worksite health promotion interventions are considered promising to reduce these inequ...

    Authors: Hanneke van Heijster, Jantien van Berkel, Tineke Abma, Cécile R. L. Boot and Emely de Vet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:196

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Unrecognised and untreated parental mental illness is a major adverse childhood experience with potentially life-long consequences for health and wellbeing. In the United Kingdom (UK) health visitors provide a...

    Authors: Louise Condon, Timothy Driscoll, Joy Merrell, Mel Storey, Amanda Thomas, Beryl Mansel and Sherrill Snelgrove

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:195

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  34. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a highly prevalent condition that has substantial impact on patients, the healthcare system and society. Pain management services (PMS), which aim to address the complex nature ...

    Authors: Saja H. AlMazrou, Rachel A. Elliott, Roger D. Knaggs and Shiekha S. AlAujan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:194

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  35. The main objectives of this study were as follows: (1) evaluate the prevalence of burnout syndrome among doctors, (2) establish associations with demographic factors in China, and (3) examine the mediating rol...

    Authors: Shu’e Zhang, Jinghui Wang, Fengzhe Xie, Dong Yin, Yu Shi, Min Zhang, Hongyan Yin, Fujun Li, Libin Yang, Depin Cao and Tao Sun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:193

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  36. In the Netherlands, health care is regulated by the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate. Forty-six indicators are used to prioritize supervision of psychiatric hospitals. The objective of this study is to defin...

    Authors: Pieter van Dijk, Ron Schellings, Brigitte A. B. Essers, Alfons G. Kessels, Ian Leistikow and Maurice P. Zeegers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:192

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  37. In low-income countries such as Zambia, where maternal mortality rates are persistently high, maternity waiting homes (MWHs) represent one potential strategy to improve access to safe delivery, especially for ...

    Authors: Elizabeth G. Henry, Thandiwe Ngoma, Jeanette L. Kaiser, Rachel M. Fong, Taryn Vian, Davidson H. Hamer, Peter C. Rockers, Godfrey Biemba and Nancy A. Scott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:191

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  38. Perinatal depression is a prevalent public health concern. Although preventive interventions exist, there is limited literature on the acceptability and appropriateness of these interventions, especially those...

    Authors: Alicia Diebold, Melissa Segovia, Jessica K. Johnson, Aria Degillio, Dana Zakieh, Hee Jin Park, Kenneth Lim and S. Darius Tandon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:189

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  39. People with young-onset dementia (YOD) can often struggle getting the right treatment. This is because of their frequently different characteristics and needs compared to people with late-onset dementia. The a...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Cassie Eastham, Jacqueline Cannon, John Wilson, Janet Wilson and Anna Pearson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:187

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  40. Due to increasing bacterial resistance rates choosing a correct empiric antibiotic therapy is getting more and more complex. Often medical doctors use information tools to make the right treatment choice.

    Authors: M. Neugebauer, M. Ebert and R. Vogelmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:185

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  41. Classical homocystinuria (HCU), an inborn error of homocysteine metabolism, has previously been estimated to affect approximately 1 in 100,000–200,000 people in the United States (US). HCU is poorly detected b...

    Authors: Marcia Sellos-Moura, Frank Glavin, David Lapidus, Kristin Evans, Carolyn R. Lew and Debra E. Irwin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:183

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  42. Competing priorities in health systems necessitate difficult choices on which health actions and investments to fund: decisions that are complex, value-based, and highly political. In light of the centrality o...

    Authors: Tessa Oraro-Lawrence and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:182

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  43. The Informative System of Nursing Performance was developed to measure complexity of nursing care based on the actual interventions performed by nurses at the point of care. The association of this score with ...

    Authors: Davide Ausili, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Paola Rebora, Lucia Prestini, Giorgio Beretta, Laura Ferraioli, Anna Cazzaniga, Maria Grazia Valsecchi and Stefania Di Mauro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:181

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  44. District- and county-level maternal and child health hospitals (MCHHs) are positioned to provide primary maternal and child healthcare in rural and urban areas of China. Their efficiencies and productivity lar...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Wei Lu and Hongbing Tao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:179

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  45. Patients’ understanding of the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been linked to better diabetes care outcomes (glycemic control, self-care). This is concerning given low documented rates of HbA1c understanding. In this ...

    Authors: Anjali Gopalan, Leah Suttner, Andrea B. Troxel, Kevin McDonough and Marilyn M. Schapira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:178

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  46. Nursing resources can have a protective effect on patient outcomes, but nurses and nursing scope of practice have not been studied in relation to injury outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine wheth...

    Authors: Kristen R. Choi, Sae Takada, Altaf Saadi, Molly C. Easterlin, Liza S. Buchbinder, Shaw Natsui and Frederick J. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:176

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  47. Cancer control programs have added patient navigation to improve effectiveness in underserved populations, but research has yielded mixed results about their impact on patient satisfaction. This study focuses ...

    Authors: Russell K. Schutt and Mary Lou Woodford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:175

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