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  1. Elderly patients with chronic diseases are very vulnerable during the transition from hospital to home and have a high need for transitional care. The quality of transitional care is closely related to patient...

    Authors: La-mei Liu, Meng-jie Sun, Meng-ting Liu, Jia-nan Wang, Yi-zhen Zhang and Ronnell D Dela Rosa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:460
  2. Community Engagement is an important ethical imperative in research. Although substantial research emphasizes its real value and strategic importance, much of the available literature focuses primarily on the ...

    Authors: Zinhle Mthembu, John J. O. Mogaka and Moses J. Chimbari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:457
  3. Patients with chronic diseases should meet with their primary care doctor regularly to facilitate proactive care. Little is known about what factors are associated with more regular follow-up.

    Authors: Adam J. Rose, Wiessam Abu Ahmad, Faige Spolter, Maram Khazen, Avivit Golan-Cohen, Shlomo Vinker, Ilan Green, Ariel Israel and Eugene Merzon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:456
  4. Long waiting time in hospital leads to patient’s low satisfaction. In addition to reducing the actual waiting time (AWT), we can also improve satisfaction by adjusting the expected waiting time (EWT). Then how...

    Authors: Hui Zhang, Wei-Min Ma, Jing-Jing Zhu, Li Wang, Zhen-Jie Guo and Xiang-Tang Chen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:455
  5. Time optimization is a common goal to most health information institutions. In several countries, chronic electronic renewal prescriptions were one of the main focuses when implementing information systems. In...

    Authors: Tiffany Leite-Costa, Daniel Rodrigues, Fernando Sá and Ricardo Cruz Correia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:454
  6. The goal of Project Austin, an initiative to improve emergency care for rural children who are medically complex (CMC), is to provide an Emergency Information Form (EIF) to their parents/caregivers, to local E...

    Authors: Aubree Honcoop, Russell J. McCulloh, Ellen Kerns, Bethany Lowndes, Tiffany Simon, Natalie McCawley, Ricky Flores and Martina Clarke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:453
  7. The use of telehealth in the management of care and care delivery has been increasing significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth is an emerging technology used to manage care for patients with card...

    Authors: Ibtisam A. Alarabyat, Nezam Al-Nsair, Intima Alrimawi, Nabeel Al-Yateem, Raed Mohammad Shudifat and Ahmad Rajeh Saifan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:452
  8. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affects health care services. Our aim was to assess health care disruptions, treatment interruptions, and telemedicine reception regarding autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD...

    Authors: Faisal Parlindungan, Sumariyono Sumariyono, Rudy Hidayat, Suryo Anggoro Kusumo Wibowo, Anna Ariane, Johanda Damanik, Abirianty Priandani Araminta and Khadijah Cahya Yunita
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:451
  9. Fragmented delivery of health and social services can impact access to high-quality, person-centred care. The goal of system navigation is to reduce barriers to healthcare access and improve the quality of car...

    Authors: Kylie Teggart, Sarah E. Neil-Sztramko, Abbira Nadarajah, Amy Wang, Caroline Moore, Nancy Carter, Janet Adams, Kamal Jain, Penelope Petrie, Aref Alshaikhahmed, Shreya Yugendranag and Rebecca Ganann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:450
  10. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a problem common in newborns exposed to substances in-utero, is an emerging health concern. In traditional models of care, infants with NAS are routinely separated from thei...

    Authors: Osnat Wine, Deborah McNeil, Seija K. Kromm, Karen Foss, Vera Caine, Denise Clarke, Nathaniel Day, David W. Johnson, Katherine Rittenbach, Stephen Wood and Matt Hicks
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:448
  11. Generic competition is a vital health policy tool used in regulating the pharmaceutical market. Drug group HMG-CoA reductase (3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme-A reductase) inhibitors, widely known as “stat...

    Authors: Balázs Répásy, Tibor Gazsó, Diána Elmer, Dalma Pónusz-Kovács, Fanni Luca Kajos, Tímea Csákvári, Bettina Kovács and Imre Boncz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:447
  12. Human resources for health (HRH) shortages are a major limitation to equitable access to healthcare. African countries have the most severe shortage of HRH in the world despite rising communicable and non-comm...

    Authors: Ikechi G. Okpechi, Ijezie I. Chukwuonye, Udeme Ekrikpo, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Yemi R. Raji, Yusuf Adeshina, Samuel Ajayi, Zunaid Barday, Malini Chetty, Bianca Davidson, Emmanuel Effa, Stephen Fagbemi, Cindy George, Andre P. Kengne, Erika S. W. Jones, Hamidu Liman…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:446
  13. Despite the adoption of various policies and strategies in recent decades, the Iranian health system has not succeeded in protecting households against catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) and impoverishment...

    Authors: Maryam Hedayati, Iravan Masoudi Asl, Mohammadreza Maleki, Ali Akbar Fazaeli and Salime Goharinezhad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:445
  14. Paramedicine presents students with numerous challenges, including factors threatening their wellbeing. Over the last two decades studies have illustrated that paramedics and paramedic students are more likely...

    Authors: Adnan Alzahrani, Chris Keyworth, Caitlin Wilson and Judith Johnson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:444
  15. The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed the capacity of health facilities globally, emphasizing the need for readiness to respond to rapid increases in cases. The first wave of COVID-19 in Uganda peaked in late 2020...

    Authors: Patience Mwine, Immaculate Atuhaire, Sherry R. Ahirirwe, Hilda T. Nansikombi, Shaban Senyange, Sarah Elayeete, Veronicah Masanja, Alice Asio, Allan Komakech, Rose Nampeera, Edirisa J. Nsubuga, Petranilla Nakamya, Andrew Kwiringira, Stella M. Migamba, Benon Kwesiga, Daniel Kadobera…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:441
  16. The growing demands for multidisciplinary cancer survivorship care require new approaches to address the needs of people living after a cancer diagnosis. Good Life–Cancer Survivorship is a self-management supp...

    Authors: Lahiru Russell, Rebecca McIntosh, Carina Martin, Wee Kheng Soo and Anna Ugalde
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:440
  17. Complex health interventions involve deep organizational, structural, and cultural changes that challenge health teams and decision-makers. The explosion of chronic diseases has made the multimorbidity approac...

    Authors: Teresita Varela, Paula Zamorano, Paulina Muñoz, Carolina Rain, Esteban Irazoqui, Jaime C. Sapag and Alvaro Tellez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:439
  18. Drug shortages significantly threaten public health and medical service provision worldwide. Research evidence on the complete picture of drug shortages is currently scant in China. This study aimed to provide...

    Authors: Yinyin Song, Jianchun Li, Fei Zhao and Pengfei Jin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:438
  19. Sharing research outputs with open science methods for different stakeholders causes better access to different studies to solve problems in diverse fields, which leads to equal access conditions to research r...

    Authors: Maryam Zarghani, Leila Nemati-Anaraki, Shahram Sedghi, Abdolreza Noroozi Chakoli and Anisa Rowhani-Farid
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:437
  20. As the crisis-based approach to HIV care evolves to chronic disease management, supporting ongoing engagement with HIV care is increasingly important to achieve long-term treatment success. However, ‘engagemen...

    Authors: Claire M. Keene, Jonathan Euvrard, K . Rivet Amico, Ayesha Ragunathan, Mike English, Jacob McKnight and Catherine Orrell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:435
  21. A community tuberculosis programme was implemented in Burkina Faso with funding from the Global Fund to fight HIV tuberculosis and malaria. Three years after the end of the funding, it seemed necessary to exam...

    Authors: F. M. Gisèle Donessouné, G. Olivier Sossa and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:434
  22. There is an ambitious target to create a UK clinical academic workforce representing 1% of clinicians from nursing, midwifery, the allied health professions, healthcare science, pharmacy and psychology (NMAHPP...

    Authors: Lisa Newington, Mary Wells, Samina Begum, Andy J. Lavender, Sarah Markham, Oliver Tracy and Caroline M. Alexander
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:433
  23. Measurement is one of the critical ingredients to addressing the well-being of health care professionals. However, administering an organization-wide well-being survey can be challenging due to constraints lik...

    Authors: Megan Call, Fares Qeadan, Benjamin Tingey, Ellen Morrow, David Webber, Blake Hamilton and Amy Locke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:432
  24. Chronic pain is a highly prevalent health condition among veterans. Traditional pharmacological interventions present unique challenges for chronic pain management including prescription opioid addiction and o...

    Authors: Jolie N. Haun, Christopher A. Fowler, Hari H. Venkatachalam, Michael S. Saenger, Amy C. Alman, Bridget M. Smith, Tali Schneider, Rachel Benzinger, Kevin Stroupe and Dustin D. French
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:431
  25. Providing services to people living with HIV (PLWH) faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on providing HIV/AIDS-related services in...

    Authors: Zahra Jaafari, Hossein Mirzaei, Yousef Moradi, Naser Nasiri, Soheil Mehmandoost, Mehrdad Khezri, Fatemeh Tavakoli, Samaneh Abbaszadeh and Hamid Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:430
  26. Heart failure impacts patients’ quality of life and life expectancy and significantly affects the daily behaviours and feelings of family caregivers. At the end-of-life, the burden for family caregivers depend...

    Authors: Alessandro Valleggi, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin and Anna Maria Murante
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:429
  27. Measuring employees’ satisfaction with their jobs and working environment have become increasingly common worldwide. Healthcare organizations are not extraneous to the irreversible trend of measuring employee ...

    Authors: Paola Cantarelli, Milena Vainieri and Chiara Seghieri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:428
  28. Medically uninsured groups, many of them migrants, reportedly delay using healthcare services due to costs and often face preventable health consequences. This systematic review sought to assess quantitative e...

    Authors: Sophiya Garasia, Valerie Bishop, Stephanie Clayton, Genevieve Pinnington, Chika Arinze and Ezza Jalil
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:427
  29. Telehealth rapidly expanded since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to understand how telehealth can substitute in-person services by 1) estimating the changes in non-COVID emergency depar...

    Authors: Ying (Jessica) Cao, Dandi Chen and Maureen Smith
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:426
  30. Planning discharges from subacute care facilities is becoming increasingly complex due to an ageing population and a high demand on services. The use of non-standardised assessments to determine a patient’s re...

    Authors: Kate Gledhill, Tracey K Bucknall, Natasha A Lannin and Lisa Hanna
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:425
  31. Burnout in health system pharmacists has been studied in several countries. To date, no data exists on burnout among healthsystem pharmacists in Lebanon. This study aimed to determine the prevalance of burnout...

    Authors: Rosa Abilmona, Hani Dimassi, Rafah Aboulhosn and Nibal Chamoun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:424
  32. While many healthcare providers (HCPs) have navigated patients’ vaccine concerns and questions prior to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, sentiments surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines have presented new and...

    Authors: Amanda J Pierz, Lauren Rauh, Dima Masoud, Alanna Kate Cruz, P. Christopher Palmedo, Scott C Ratzan and Ruth Parker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:423
  33. Discordance between patient and clinician perceived urgency may drive “inappropriate” presentations to after-hours medical services. This paper investigates the level of agreement between patient and clinician...

    Authors: Katelyn Barnes, Caitlin Arpel and Kirsty Douglas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:422
  34. In 2009, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund issued a revised Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) package to encourage all healthcare facilities to promote the advice of e...

    Authors: Welma Lubbe, Lisa Springer, Ragnhild Maastrup, Laura N. Haiek and Madimetja Nyaloko
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:420
  35. Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are integral to healthcare provision. However, healthcare has historically adopted a hierarchical power structure meaning some voices within the MDT have more influence than othe...

    Authors: Lisa Rogers, Aoife De Brún and Eilish McAuliffe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:419
  36. Encountering patients who are suffering is common in health care, and particularly when providing mental health care. Telehealth technologies are increasingly used to provide mental health care, yet little is ...

    Authors: Jill W. Åhs, Albertine Ranheim, Henrik Eriksson and Monir Mazaheri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:418
  37. A national SARS-CoV-2 vaccination programme was implemented in England from 8th December 2020, adopting a series of local level service delivery models to maximise rollout. The evidence base informing service ...

    Authors: Sharif Ismail, Tracey Chantler, Pauline Paterson, Louise Letley, Sadie Bell and Sandra Mounier-Jack
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:417
  38. Health information is less effective when it does not meet the health literacy needs of its consumers. For health organisations, assessing the appropriateness of their existing health information resources is ...

    Authors: Julie Ayre, Carissa Bonner, Jemma Gonzalez, Teresa Vaccaro, Michael Cousins, Kirsten McCaffery and Danielle M. Muscat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:416
  39. To reduce risk of death in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infraction (STEMI), patients must reach a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 120 min from the start of symptoms. Current hospital l...

    Authors: Pasi Fränti, Radu Mariescu-Istodor, Awais Akram, Markku Satokangas and Eeva Reissell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:415
  40. Children with medical complexity (CMC) often rely upon the use of multiple medications to sustain quality of life and control substantial symptom burden. Pediatric polypharmacy (≥ 5 concurrent medications) is ...

    Authors: Lucas E. Orth, Chris Feudtner, Allison Kempe, Megan A. Morris, Kathryn L. Colborn, R. Mark Gritz, Sunny A. Linnebur, Anowara Begum and James A. Feinstein
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:414
  41. International guidelines recommend percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI) if PCI can be performed within two hours. PCI is a centralized treatment, and therefore a ...

    Authors: Mari Grøsland, Kjetil E. Telle and Henning Øien
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:413
  42. Point-of-care testing (POCT) devices may facilitate the delivery of rapid and timely results, providing a clinically important advantage in patient management. The challenges and constraints in the implementat...

    Authors: Janeth Tenorio-Mucha, Patricia Busta-Flores, María Lazo-Porras, Beatrice Vetter, Elvis Safary, Andrew E. Moran, Reena Gupta and Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:412
  43. eHealth applications are considered a technological fix that can potentially address some of the grand challenges in healthcare, including burnout among healthcare professionals, the growing burden of patients...

    Authors: Susanne Frennert, Lena Petersson and Gudbjörg Erlingsdottir
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:411
  44. Feedback on clinical performance aims to provide teams in health care settings with structured results about their performance in order to improve these results. Two systematic reviews that included 147 random...

    Authors: Joachim Rapin, Sylvie Gendron, Cédric Mabire and Carl-Ardy Dubois
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:410