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  1. Based on the theoretical model of medication adherence (WHO, 2003), the aims of the study were (1) to develop and test a theory-based multidimensional model for the predictive power of barriers to and facilita...

    Authors: Katharina Quaschning, Mirjam Koerner and Markus Antonius Wirtz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:588
  2. Authors: Nathalie Huguet, Steele Valenzuela, Miguel Marino, Laura Moreno, Brigit Hatch, Andrea Baron, Deborah J. Cohen and Jennifer E. DeVoe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:587

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1186

  3. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the 12th leading cause of death worldwide. Cost-of-illness studies of CKD are scarce in developing countries. This study aims to estimate the cost of illness of all stages of CKD i...

    Authors: Mabel Aoun, Elie Helou, Ghassan Sleilaty, Rony M. Zeenny and Dania Chelala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:586
  4. Criminal justice system costs in the United States have exponentially increased over the last decades, and providing health care to individuals released from incarceration is costly. To better understand how t...

    Authors: Tyler D. Harvey, Susan H. Busch, Hsiu-Ju Lin, Jenerius A. Aminawung, Lisa Puglisi, Shira Shavit and Emily A. Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:585
  5. Diabetes self-management education, a universally recommended component of diabetes care, aims to support self-management in people with type 2 diabetes. However, attendance is low (approx. 10%). Previous rese...

    Authors: Imogen Coningsby, Ben Ainsworth and Charlotte Dack
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:584
  6. The widely available informal healthcare providers (IHPs) present opportunities to improve access to appropriate essential health services in underserved urban areas in many low- and middle-income countries (L...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chinyere Mbachu, Victor Onyebueke, Pamela Ogbozor, Ifeyinwa Arize, Chinyere Okeke, Uche Ezenwaka and Tim Ensor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:583
  7. In Russia, remote retail trade of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines was legalised. According to statistics as of April 2020, consumer demand in the categories of “online pharmacies” increased by 803%.

    Authors: Liudmila Lobuteva, Alisa Lobuteva, Oksana Zakharova, Oxana Kartashova and Natalia Kocheva
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:582
  8. Patients have expressed a growing interest in having easy access to their personal health information, and internationally there has been increasing policy focus on patient and care records being more accessib...

    Authors: Gemma Louch, Abigail Albutt, Kate Smyth and Jane K. O’Hara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:581
  9. As part of an ongoing service improvement project, a digital ‘joint school’ (DJS) was developed to provide education and support to patients undergoing total hip (THR) and total knee (TKR) replacement surgery....

    Authors: Joanne Gray, Stephen McCarthy, Esther Carr, Gerard Danjoux, Rhiannon Hackett, Andrew McCarthy, Peter McMeekin, Natalie Clark and Paul Baker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:580
  10. Chronic pain conditions entail significant personal and societal burdens and improved outreach of evidence-based pain self-management programs are needed. Digital cognitive-behavioral self-management intervent...

    Authors: Katrine Bostrøm, Cecilie Varsi, Hilde Eide, Elin Børøsund, Ólöf B. Kristjansdottir, Karlein M. G. Schreurs, Lori B. Waxenberg, Karen E. Weiss, Eleshia J. Morrison, Elise Flakk Nordang, Audun Stubhaug and Lise Solberg Nes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:577
  11. The translation of person-centred care concepts into practice requires fulfilment of necessary components, including person-centred values and practice held by the employees and having a supportive system. The...

    Authors: Nur Zahirah Balqis-Ali, Pui San Saw, Jailani Anis-Syakira, Weng Hong Fun, Sondi Sararaks, Shaun Wen Huey Lee and Mokhtar Abdullah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:576
  12. In China, the majority of community care for older people is planned and offered in a few large cities. The provision of community care to the rural population is a new concept. This study aimed to assess the ...

    Authors: Fengjiao Xie, Aiwen Deng, Jianhao Chen and Ribo Xiong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:575
  13. Increasing evidence suggests that social factors and problems with physical and cognitive function may contribute to patients’ rehospitalization risk. Understanding a patient’s readmission risk may help health...

    Authors: Heather A. Clancy, Zheng Zhu, Nancy P. Gordon, Patricia Kipnis, Vincent X. Liu and Gabriel J. Escobar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:574
  14. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common and chronic eye condition characterized by the presence of progressive degenerative abnormalities in the central retina (macula). Notably, neovascular, or wet...

    Authors: Nicola Ferrante, Daniela Ritrovato, Rossella Bitonti and Gianluca Furneri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:573
  15. Postpartum women represent a considerable share of the global unmet need for modern contraceptives. Evidence suggests that the integration of family planning (FP) with childhood immunisation services could hel...

    Authors: Jessie K. Hamon, Misozi Kambanje, Shannon Pryor, Alice S. Kaponda, Erick Mwale, Helen E. D. Burchett, Susannah H. Mayhew and Jayne Webster
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:572
  16. Child maltreatment, due to its high prevalence and often long-lasting (health and/or psycho-social) consequences, is one of the main reasons for global health inequalities. The medical field offers many opport...

    Authors: Anna Maier, Jörg M. Fegert and Ulrike Hoffmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:571
  17. The purpose of the study was to assess the requirements for approval of the importation of unregistered medicines for use in the public sector in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.

    Authors: Admire Nyika, Bernard Ngara, Isaac Mutingwende and Luther Gwaza
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:570
  18. Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to poor health in the UK and the leading cause of death in England. Peripheral arterial disease and high blood pressure are conditions that identify individuals at...

    Authors: Maria Zubair, Matthew J. Bown and Natalie Armstrong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:569
  19. The financial status of households is vulnerable to chronic diseases which entail high medical expenses and income loss. Financial strain can be assessed by four indicators: a household surplus indicator, the ...

    Authors: Hyunwoo Jung, Young Dae Kwon and Jin-Won Noh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:568
  20. In a context where the economic burden of HIV is increasing as HIV patients now have a close to normal lifespan, the availability of generic antiretrovirals commonly prescribed in 2017 and the imminence of pat...

    Authors: Romain Demeulemeester, Nicolas Savy, Michaël Mounié, Laurent Molinier, Cyrille Delpierre, Pierre Dellamonica, Clotilde Allavena, Pascal Pugliesse, Lise Cuzin, Philippe Saint-Pierre and Nadège Costa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:567
  21. Healthcare professionals involved in adverse events may suffer severe physical and emotional distress in the aftermath. Adequate support is critical to an overall culture of safety for any healthcare instituti...

    Authors: Katja Schrøder, Tine Bovil, Jan Stener Jørgensen and Charlotte Abrahamsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:566
  22. The evaluation of psychotherapy is guided by established concepts, such as efficacy and effectiveness, and acceptability. Although these concepts serve as valid proxies, little is known about corresponding cri...

    Authors: Cosima Locher, Sarah Buergler, Nadja Heimgartner, Helen Koechlin, Heike Gerger, Jens Gaab and Stefan Büchi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:565
  23. Despite the long-standing experience of rating the evidence for clinical preventive services, the delivery of effective clinical preventive services in Canada and elsewhere is less than optimal. We outline an ...

    Authors: Hans Krueger, Sylvia Robinson, Trevor Hancock, Richard Birtwhistle, Jane A. Buxton, Bonnie Henry, Jennifer Scarr and John J. Spinelli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:564
  24. The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic caused stress in healthcare organizations worldwide. Hospitals and healthcare institutions had to reorganize their services to meet the demands of the crisis. In this ca...

    Authors: Une Elisabeth Stømer, Peter Dieckmann, Thomas Laudal, Kristi Bjørnes Skeie, Sigrun Anna Qvindesland and Hege Langli Ersdal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:563
  25. Oral albuterol has worse efficacy and side effects compared with inhaled albuterol, and thus its use has been discouraged for decades. Drug inclusion or exclusion on formularies have been associated with reduc...

    Authors: Anna Volerman, Alison Pelczar, Rena Conti, Christina Ciaccio and Kao-Ping Chua
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:562
  26. The aim of this study was to improve the blood transfusion treatment consent accuracy, simplify the verification process, prolong the temperature control time before the blood transfusion, and save the blood t...

    Authors: Luxi Jiang, Guobing Zhang, Ke Hao, Weiling Xiang, Qin Zhang, Yiwei Xie, Zhen Wang, Bingyu Chen and Yaoqiang Du
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:561
  27. The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising globally including in Singapore. Primary care is the first point of contact for most patients with early stages of CKD. However, several barriers to optima...

    Authors: Chandrika Ramakrishnan, Ngiap Chuan Tan, Sungwon Yoon, Sun Joon Hwang, Marjorie Wai Yin Foo, Muthulakshmi Paulpandi, Shi Ying Gun, Jia Ying Lee, Zi Ying Chang and Tazeen H. Jafar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:560
  28. Foot-related diabetes complications reduce individual well-being, increase mortality and results in increased healthcare costs. Despite their notable stress on health services, studies examining the foot compl...

    Authors: Olli Kurkela, Jaakko Nevalainen, Martti Arffman, Jorma Lahtela and Leena Forma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:559
  29. Confusion exists over the definition of the care pathway concept and existing conceptual frameworks contain various inadequacies which have led to implementation difficulties. In the current global context of ...

    Authors: Jean-Baptiste Gartner, Kassim Said Abasse, Frédéric Bergeron, Paolo Landa, Célia Lemaire and André Côté
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:558
  30. Although pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is considered a key component in managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, uptake remains suboptimal. This systematic review aimed to determine the ...

    Authors: Tania Stafinski, Fernanda Inagaki Nagase, Melita Avdagovska, Michael K. Stickland and Devidas Menon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:557
  31. Immigrant women use less effective contraceptive methods and have a higher risk of unintended pregnancies. Maternal health care services offer a central opportunity to strengthen contraceptive services, especi...

    Authors: Helena Kilander, Maja Weinryb, Malin Vikström, Kerstin Petersson and Elin C. Larsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:556
  32. Telerehabilitation, i.e. rehabilitation at a distance using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), is a promising avenue for improving health among people with neurological diseases or older adults wh...

    Authors: Lucian Bezuidenhout, Conran Joseph, Charlotte Thurston, Anthea Rhoda, Coralie English and David Moulaee Conradsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:555
  33. Fathers’ involvement is crucial for promoting breastfeeding. There are a few studies on the effectiveness of fathers’ educational programs to promote exclusive breastfeeding. This study aims to assess the effe...

    Authors: Farideh Panahi, Farzaneh Rashidi Fakari, Soheila Nazarpour, Razieh Lotfi, Mitra Rahimizadeh, Maliheh Nasiri and Masoumeh Simbar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:554
  34. Rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) has been used to treat patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) under National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in Ind...

    Authors: Septiara Putri, Ery Setiawan, Siti Rizny F. Saldi, Levina Chandra Khoe, Euis Ratna Sari, Amila Megraini, Mardiati Nadjib, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro and Armansyah Armansyah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:553
  35. The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for health and social care systems globally. There is an urgent need for research on experiences of COVID-19 at different levels of health systems, ...

    Authors: Carolyn Jackson, Kim Manley, Jonathan Webster and Sally Hardy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:552
  36. A majority of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) give birth in a health facility, but maternal and newborn mortality remains high. In rural areas, the quality of facility-based delivery care i...

    Authors: Stephan Brenner, Supriya Madhavan, Céline Kanionga Nseya, Claude Sese, Günther Fink and Gil Shapira
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:551
  37. The emphasis on implementation of value-based healthcare (VBHC) has increased in the Dutch healthcare system. Yet, the translation of the theoretical principles of VBHC towards actual implementation in daily p...

    Authors: Florence A. C. J. Heijsters, Fenna G. F. van Breda, Femke van Nassau, Marije K. J. van der Steen, Piet M. ter Wee, Margriet G. Mullender and Martine C. de Bruijne
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:550
  38. Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a manageable condition with increasing life expectancy, people living with HIV (PLHIV) are still often isolated from society due to stigma and discriminat...

    Authors: Anita Øgård-Repål, Rigmor C. Berg, Vegard Skogen and Mariann Fossum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:549
  39. South Korea operates two different national insurance systems: health care insurance covers medical services and long-term care (LTC) insurance covers residential care and home care services. Total care expend...

    Authors: Hyo Young Lee and Young-Ran Chin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:548
  40. This study aimed to assess predictors of patient safety competency among emergency nurses.

    Authors: Aghil Habibi Soola, Mehdi Ajri-Khameslou, Alireza Mirzaei and Zahra Bahari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:547

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:654

  41. There is uncertainty about the best approaches for advanced airway management (AAM) and the effectiveness of adrenaline treatments in Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This study aimed to evaluate whether...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Qun Zhang, Guang Bo Qu, Fang Fang, Xiao Kang Dai, Liang Xi Yu and Hong Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:546
  42. The use of variable rate intravenous insulin infusion (VRIII) is a complex process that has consistently been implicated in reports of error and consequent harm. Investment in patient safety has focused mainly...

    Authors: Mais Iflaifel, Rosemary Lim, Clare Crowley, Francesca Greco and Rick Iedema
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:545
  43. As of November 25th 2021, four SARS-CoV − 2 variants of concern (VOC: Alpha (B.1.1.7), Beta (B.1.351), Gamma (P.1), and Delta (B.1.617.2)) have been detected. Variable degrees of increased transmissibility of ...

    Authors: Justine Dol, Leah Boulos, Mari Somerville, Lynora Saxinger, Alexander Doroshenko, Stephanie Hastings, Bearach Reynolds, Allyson Gallant, Hwayeon Danielle Shin, Helen Wong, Daniel Crowther, Marilyn Macdonald, Ruth Martin-Misener, Holly McCulloch, Andrea C. Tricco and Janet A. Curran
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:544
  44. Leadership is the ability to influence the attitudes, beliefs, and abilities of employees to achieve organisational goals. It is crucial for the successes or failures of organisational performance. Healthcare ...

    Authors: Kiros Teame, Ayal Debie and Mikiyas Tullu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:540
  45. Symptoms in patients with advanced cancer are often inadequately captured during encounters with the healthcare team. Emerging evidence demonstrates that weekly electronic home-based patient-reported symptom m...

    Authors: Gabrielle B. Rocque, J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Angela M. Stover, Casey L. Daniel, Andres Azuero, Chao-Hui Sylvia Huang, Stacey A. Ingram, Jeffrey A. Franks, Nicole E. Caston, D’ Ambra N. Dent, Ethan M. Basch, Bradford E. Jackson, Doris Howell, Bryan J. Weiner and Jennifer Young Pierce
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:538
  46. Key to the US refugee resettlement effort is the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who receive, place, and provide transitional programs and referrals to new and recently resettled refugees. Yet on...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Lola R. Ortiz-Whittingham, Vincent Omachonu, Ira M. Sheskin, Roshni Patel, Julia Ayumi Schmidt Meguro, Alexia Georgina Lucas, William Bice and Leila Mae Thompson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:535
  47. The adoption of teleconsultation for outpatient neurology services was limited until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many outpatient neurology services to rapidly switch to virtual models. Howe...

    Authors: Guangxia Meng, Carrie McAiney, Christopher M. Perlman, Ian McKillop, Therese Tisseverasinghe and Helen H. Chen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:534
  48. In order to end the HIV epidemic by 2030, combination HIV prevention including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be widely available, especially for the most vulnerable populations. In Latin America and t...

    Authors: Hamid Vega-Ramirez, Thiago S. Torres, Centli Guillen-Diaz, Cristina Pimenta, Dulce Diaz-Sosa, Kelika A. Konda, Alessandro Ricardo Caruso da Cunha, Rebeca Robles-Garcia, Marcos Benedetti, Brenda Hoagland, Daniel R. B. Bezerra, Carlos F. Caceres, Beatriz Grinsztejn and Valdilea G. Veloso
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:532