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  1. The goal of this study was to describe the expenses related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) management and care in Nantong Infectious Disease Hospital from ...

    Authors: Xun Zhuang, Yujia Chen, Zunyou Wu, Sarah Robbins Scott, Renfei Lu, Zhengcheng Xu, Yuhui Yu, Wei Wang, Luyao Cao, Yuanyuan Liang, Gang Qin and Meiyin Zou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:813

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  2. In 2003, China established a New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCMS) for rural residents to alleviate the burden of medical expenses among rural residents. However, its reimbursement for high medical cost...

    Authors: Yang Li, Guangfeng Duan and Linping Xiong

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:809

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  3. Falls in community-dwelling older people have been recognised as a significant public health issue in China given the rapidly growing aged population. Although there are several reviews documenting falls preve...

    Authors: Pengpeng Ye, Yishu Liu, Jing Zhang, Ke Peng, Xuru Pan, Yang Shen, Shaoming Xiao, Elizabeth Armstrong, Yuliang Er, Leilei Duan, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay and Maoyi Tian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:808

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  4. Community care has recently been restructured with the development of Community Health Centres (CHCs), forcing a general rethink on the survival of previous organizational solutions adopted to reduce inappropr...

    Authors: Cristina Ugolini, Anna Caterina Leucci, Lucia Nobilio and Gianfranco Bertè

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:807

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  5. The purpose of this study was to produce a risk stratification within a population of high-risk patients with multiple chronic conditions who are currently treated under a case management program and to explor...

    Authors: Pablo E. Bretos-Azcona, Eduardo Sánchez-Iriso and Juan M. Cabasés Hita

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:806

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  6. Value-based reimbursement programs have become increasingly common. However, little is known about the effect of such programs on patient reported outcomes. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the effect o...

    Authors: Thérèse Eriksson, Hans Tropp, Ann-Britt Wiréhn and Lars-Åke Levin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:805

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:878

  7. Universal health coverage promises equity in access to and quality of health services. However, there is variability in the quality of the care (QoC) delivered at health facilities in low and middle-income cou...

    Authors: Adrien Allorant, Canada Parrish, Gracia Desforges, Ermane Robin, Jean Guy Honore and Nancy Puttkammer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:804

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  8. To estimate the potential benefits in terms of avoided complications and cost reduction if the Spanish health system would encourage the intensification of treatment for better glycaemic control in adults with...

    Authors: M. Mata-Cases, J. Mahon, D. Mauricio, J. Franch-Nadal, J. Real and N. Hex

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:803

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  9. The nursing associate role was developed in England in response to the ‘Shape of Caring’ review. It has been implemented to fulfil two aims; to bridge the gap between registered nurses and healthcare assistant...

    Authors: Rachel King, Tony Ryan, Emily Wood, Angela Tod and Steve Robertson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:802

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A large mental health treatment gap exists among conflict-affected populations, and Syrian refugees specifically. Promising brief psychological interventions for conflict-affected populations exist such as the...

    Authors: Daniela C. Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Marit Sijbrandij, Felicity L. Brown, Mark J. D. Jordans, Aniek Woodward, Michael McGrath, Egbert Sondorp, Peter Ventevogel, Zeynep Ikkursun, Rabih El Chammay, Pim Cuijpers and Bayard Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:801

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  11. Visits to the primary diabetes care provider play a central role in diabetes care. Therefore, patients should attend their primary diabetes care providers whenever a visit is necessary. Parameters that might a...

    Authors: Uwe Konerding, Tom Bowen, Sylvia G. Elkhuizen, Raquel Faubel, Paul Forte, Eleftheria Karampli, Tomi Malmström, Elpida Pavi and Paulus Torkki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:800

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  12. Transformational leadership style is considered to be of importance to increase patient safety, to facilitate a balance between job resources and job demands, and to create a sound patient safety culture withi...

    Authors: Camilla Seljemo, Petter Viksveen and Eline Ree

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:799

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  13. Closely linked to the concept of supportive care, the integrated model of palliative care (PC) implies identifying, assessing and treating physical and psychological suffering as early as needed, irrespective ...

    Authors: Asmaa Janah, Christine Le Bihan-Benjamin, Julien Mancini, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Philippe-Jean Bousquet and Marc-Karim Bendiane

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:798

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  14. To differentiate five formulations of Interferon Beta for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) in clinical practice, by analysing persistence, adherence, healthcare resource utilisation and costs at popula...

    Authors: Marcello Moccia, Ilaria Loperto, Roberta Lanzillo, Antonio Capacchione, Antonio Carotenuto, Maria Triassi, Vincenzo Brescia Morra and Raffaele Palladino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:797

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  15. To better understand how radiation oncologists perceive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer and how these perceptions may influence t...

    Authors: Bruce L. Jacobs, Megan Hamm, Flor de Abril Cameron, Jose G. Luiggi-Hernandez, Dwight E. Heron, Jeremy M. Kahn and Amber E. Barnato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:796

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  16. In 2010, national guidelines were published in Ireland recommending more sensitive criteria for the diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). The criteria were based on the 2008 Hyperglycemia and Adver...

    Authors: Léan E. McMahon, Eimer G. O’Malley, Ciara M. E. Reynolds and Michael J. Turner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:795

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  17. Numerous forces drive the evolution and need for transformation of long-term care services. During the previous decade, primary health care has assumed increased responsibility for developing and providing car...

    Authors: Hanne Marie Rostad, Marianne Sundlisæter Skinner, Ragnhild Hellesø and Maren Kristine Raknes Sogstad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:793

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  18. Tuberculosis is the world’s deadliest infectious disease and a leading cause of death in Nigeria. The availability of a functional healthcare system is critical for effective TB service delivery and attainment...

    Authors: Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu, Abiodun Hassan, Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo, Queen Chidinma Ogbuji, Bamidele Olaiya Adeniyi, David Ayobami Adewole, Oladapo Alabi Ladipo, Grace Ada Ajuwon and Ademola Ajuwon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:792

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  19. High quality goal setting in stroke rehabilitation is vital, but challenging to deliver. The G-AP framework (including staff training and a stroke survivor held G-AP record) guides patient centred goal setting...

    Authors: Lesley Scobbie, Edward A. S. Duncan, Marian C. Brady, Katie Thomson and Sally Wyke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:791

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  20. Routine health information systems (RHISs) support resource allocation and management decisions at all levels of the health system, as well as strategy development and policy-making in many low- and middle-inc...

    Authors: Yuen W. Hung, Klesta Hoxha, Bridget R. Irwin, Michael R. Law and Karen A. Grépin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:790

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  21. There is a growing interest among healthcare providers (HCPs) to use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical care. PROMs can help improve patient-care provider communication and may be used to in...

    Authors: Owis Eilayyan, Regina Visca, Diana Zidarov, Patrick Ware, André Bussières and Sara Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:789

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  22. Caring for people with dementia at home requires considerable time, organization and commitment. Therefore, informal caregivers of people with dementia are often overburdened. This study examined the effects o...

    Authors: Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Bernd Albers, Diana Trutschel, Armin Michael Ströbel, Swantje Seismann-Petersen, Katharina Wermke, Margareta Halek and Martin Berwig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:788

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  23. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex, new methods are needed to identify weaknesses in the system that could lead to increased risk. Traditionally, the focus for patient safety is to study incident repor...

    Authors: Jakob Svensson and Johan Bergström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:787

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  24. Children with combined mental and somatic conditions pose a challenge to specialized health services. These cases are often characterized by multi-referrals, frequent use of health services, poor clinical and ...

    Authors: Ragnhild B. Lygre, Viktoria Mellingen Thuen, Rolf Gjestad, Tone M. Norekvål, Gottfried Greve, Thomas Mildestvedt and Irene Bircow Elgen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:786

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  25. In 2017, the Vietnam Ministry of Health conducted a demonstration project to introduce seasonal influenza vaccination to health care workers. A total of 11,000 doses of influenza vaccine, single-dose prefilled...

    Authors: Nga T. Ha, Thoa T. M. Nguyen, Tung X. Nguyen, Phu D. Tran, Hang M. Nguyen, Van T. Ha, Kathryn E. Lafond, Jane F. Seward, Jeffrey W. McFarland and Susan Y. Chu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:785

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  26. Several studies have demonstrated that cultural competence improves patient-provider communication, which promotes adherence to established care plans and improves patient satisfaction and health outcomes. How...

    Authors: Marie Parker, Xiangming Fang and Andrew Bradlyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:784

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  27. Individuals with acute cervical spinal cord injury require specialised interventions to ensure optimal clinical outcomes especially for respiratory, swallowing and communication impairments. This study explore...

    Authors: Jackie McRae, Christina Smith, Anton Emmanuel and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:783

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  28. Improving health system value and efficiency are considered major policy priorities internationally. Ontario has undergone a primary care reform that included introduction of interprofessional teams. The purpo...

    Authors: Wissam Haj-Ali, Rahim Moineddin, Brian Hutchison, Walter P. Wodchis and Richard H. Glazier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:782

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  29. Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country and has one the highest rates of maternal and child mortality with inadequate use of maternal healthcare services in the region. The present study aimed to analyse the pro...

    Authors: Donghua Zhou, Zhonghe Zhou, Cheng Yang, Lu Ji, Bishwajit Ghose and Shangfeng Tang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:781

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  30. Transitions of care are often risky, particularly for older people, and shorter hospital stays mean that patients can go home with ongoing care needs. Most previous research has focused on fundamental system f...

    Authors: Ruth Baxter, Rosemary Shannon, Jenni Murray, Jane K. O’Hara, Laura Sheard, Alison Cracknell and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:780

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  31. Healthcare services are facing extensive challenges due to the increased proportion of elderly persons and persons with chronic disease. Technology enabled care (TEC) is a collective term for telecare, telehea...

    Authors: Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Camilla Hardeland, Ann Karin Helgesen and Vigdis A. Grøndahl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:779

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  32. Migrant families’ transnational ties (i.e., connections to their countries of origin) may contribute to their hardships and/or may be a source of resiliency. A care approach that addresses these transnational ...

    Authors: Lisa Merry, Sarah Fredsted Villadsen, Veronik Sicard and Naomie Lewis-Hibbert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:778

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  33. Family planning (FP) needs among postpartum women in low- and middle-income countries remain largely unmet. Integrating FP with childhood immunisation services could partially reduce this unmet need by creatin...

    Authors: Jessie K. Hamon, Shari Krishnaratne, Jenna Hoyt, Misozi Kambanje, Shannon Pryor and Jayne Webster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:777

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  34. Global health priority setting increasingly focuses on understanding the functioning of health systems and on how they can be strengthened. Beyond vertical programs, health systems research should examine syst...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Jbaily, Isabelle Feldhaus, Benjamin Bigelow, Leila Kamareddine, Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Marion Bouvier, Mizan Kiros and Stéphane Verguet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:776

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  35. Given system-level focus on avoidance of unnecessary hospitalizations, better understanding admission decision-making is of utility. Our study sought to identify factors associated with hospital admission vers...

    Authors: Noushyar Panahpour Eslami, Jefferson Nguyen, Luis Navarro, Madison Douglas and Maralyssa Bann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:775

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  36. Emerging countries continue to suffer gravely from insufficient healthcare funding, which adversely affects access to quality healthcare and ultimately the health status of citizens. By using panel data from t...

    Authors: Lulin Zhou, Sabina Ampon-Wireko, Henry Asante Antwi, Xinglong Xu, Muhammad Salman, Maxwell Opuni Antwi and Tordzro Mary Norvienyo Afua

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:774

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  37. The number of patients undergoing joint arthroplasty is increasing worldwide. An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for hip and knee arthroplasty was introduced in an Italian high-volume research h...

    Authors: Francesco Vanni, Emanuela Foglia, Federico Pennestrì, Lucrezia Ferrario and Giuseppe Banfi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:773

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  38. To identify context factors associated with and predicting success in the hospital accreditation process, and to contribute to the understanding of the relative relevance of context factors and their organizat...

    Authors: Mario A. Zapata-Vanegas and Pedro J. Saturno-Hernández

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:772

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  39. People with schizophrenia have a higher premature mortality risk compared with the general population mainly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite this, people with schizophrenia are less likely to acce...

    Authors: Alexandra Berry, Richard J. Drake and Alison R. Yung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:771

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  40. Low-value care (LVC) is understudied in pediatric populations and in the Military Health System (MHS). This cross-sectional study applies previously developed measures of pediatric LVC diagnostic tests, proced...

    Authors: Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Cathaleen Madsen, Amanda Banaag, Qiong Li, Andrew J. Schoenfeld and Joel S. Weissman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:770

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  41. Sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood-borne virus (BBV) diagnoses data are a core component of the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). However, the NNDSS data alone ...

    Authors: Clare Bradley, Belinda Hengel, Katy Crawford, Salenna Elliott, Basil Donovan, Donna B. Mak, Barbara Nattabi, David Johnson, Rebecca Guy, Christopher K. Fairley, Handan Wand and James Ward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:769

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  42. A policy statement recommending that healthcare providers (HCPs) encourage cardiac patients to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) was recently endorsed by 23 medical societies. This study describes the deve...

    Authors: Carolina Santiago de Araújo Pio, Anna Gagliardi, Neville Suskin, Farah Ahmad and Sherry L. Grace

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:768

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  43. For several years mobile X-ray equipment has been routinely used for imaging in patients too unwell within the hospital, when transportation to the radiology department was inadvisable. Now, mobile X-ray exami...

    Authors: Maria Dietz Toppenberg, Thomas Erik Møller Christiansen, Finn Rasmussen, Camilla Palmhøj Nielsen and Else Marie Damsgaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:767

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  44. Globally there are growing multicultural and multilingual societies. As a result of extensive international migration, the number of elderly migrants has increased and will further increase in the future. This...

    Authors: Emina Hadziabdic and Katarina Hjelm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:766

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  45. Public-private partnership in the health sector was introduced to improve the delivery of health services in Tanzania. Contrary, the expected outcomes have not been fully realised. This study aimed at investig...

    Authors: Said Nuhu, Chakupewa Joseph Mpambije and Kinamhala Ngussa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:765

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  46. Reduction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a worldwide health priority and innovative uses of technology-based interventions may assist patients with improving prevention behaviours. Targeting these interven...

    Authors: Genevieve Coorey, David Peiris, Lis Neubeck and Julie Redfern

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:764

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  47. The coverage for influenza vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs) is inadequate in many countries despite strong recommendations; is there evidence that influenza vaccination is effective in preventing ab...

    Authors: Francesca Antinolfi, Claudio Battistella, Laura Brunelli, Francesca Malacarne, Francesco Giuseppe Bucci, Daniele Celotto, Roberto Cocconi and Silvio Brusaferro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:763

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  48. The relationship between quality and safety regulation and resilience in healthcare has received little systematic scrutiny. Accordingly, this study examines the introduction of a new regulatory framework (the...

    Authors: Sina Furnes Øyri, Geir Sverre Braut, Carl Macrae and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:762

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  49. Provision of timely care to critically ill children is essential for good outcome. Referral from smaller peripheral hospitals to higher centers for intensive care is common. However, lack of an organized refer...

    Authors: Gopalakrishnan Ezhumalai, Muralidharan Jayashree, Karthi Nallasamy, Arun Bansal and Bhavneet Bharti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:761

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