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  1. To provide better quality healthcare services to patients with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the cross-cultural competence of medical professionals is important. However, assessing and improvi...

    Authors: Chieko Shirai, Daisuke Nonaka and Jun Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:369
  2. Homecare client services are often distributed across several interdependent healthcare providers, making proper care coordination essential. However, as studies exploring care coordination in the homecare set...

    Authors: Nathalie Möckli, Michael Simon, Kris Denhaerynck, Diana Trutschel, Tania Martins, Carla Meyer-Massetti and Franziska Zúñiga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:367
  3. In Ethiopia, there is a growing concern about improving patients’ safety in healthcare facilities. However, the lack of a valid and reliable instrument sensitive to the Ethiopian culture for measuring health p...

    Authors: Bisrat Tamene Bekele, Trhas Tadesse Berhe, Biniam Yohannes Wotango, Wubet Mihretu Workneh and Nebiyou Wendwessen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:366
  4. Perceived care quality and patient satisfaction have been important care quality indicators in recent decades, and healthcare professionals have been influential on women’s childbirth experience. This study in...

    Authors: Somayeh Abdolalipour, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Kosar Abdollahi and Mojgan Mirghafourvadsnd
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:365
  5. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst health catastrophes of the last century, which caused severe economic, political, and social consequences worldwide. Despite these devastating consequences, lessons le...

    Authors: Ane Fullaondo, Irati Erreguerena and Esteban de Manuel Keenoy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:364
  6. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is known as a serious complication of diabetes mellitus in patients with diabetes, imposing heavy medical costs on healthcare systems due to its chronic nature. patients with severe d...

    Authors: Reza Hashempour, SeyedHadi MirHashemi, Fariba Mollajafari, Soheila Damiri, Ali ArabAhmadi and Behzad Raei
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:363
  7. Globally, healthcare workers (HCWs) in maternity units are at high risk of developing burnout. Burnout can lead to multiple harmful impacts on HCWs, their patients, and the broader healthcare system. Little is...

    Authors: Tanya Y. Brückner, S. Heemelaar, T. Endjala and T. van den Akker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:362
  8. Besides the scarcity of resources, inefficient utilization of available health service resources has been the bottleneck to deliver quality health services in Ethiopia. However, Information regarding the effic...

    Authors: Anteneh Lamesgen, Belayneh Mengist, Elyas Melaku Mazengia and Bekalu Endalew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:361
  9. Living in a deprived neighborhood is associated with poorer health, due to factors such as lower socio-economic status and an adverse lifestyle. There is little insight into whether living in deprived neighbor...

    Authors: Eline K. Nanninga, Malou D. Menting, Eric J. E. van der Hijden and France R. M. Portrait
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:360
  10. The National Health Service in England pledged >£365 million to improve access to mental healthcare services via Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams (CPMHTs) and reduce the rate of perinatal relapse in wom...

    Authors: Emma Tassie, Julia Langham, Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Jan van der Meulen, Louise M Howard, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Helen Sharp, Antoinette Davey, Heather O’Mahen, Margaret Heslin and Sarah Byford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:359
  11. Authors: Roslyn G. Poulos, Andrew M. D. Cole, Dan R. Hilvert, Kerry N. Warner, Steven G. Faux, Tuan‑Anh Nguyen, Friedbert Kohler, Fey‑Ching Un, Tara Alexander, Jacquelin T. Capell, Claire M. C. O’Connor and Christopher J. Poulos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:358

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:151

  12. Medication discrepancies commonly occur when patients are transferred between care settings. Despite the presence of medication reconciliation services (MRS), medication discrepancies are still prevalent, whic...

    Authors: Konstadina Griva, Zi Yang Chua, Lester Yousheng Lai, Sandra Jialun Xu, Esther Siew Joo Bek and Eng Sing Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:357
  13. Routine health information is the pillar of the planning and management of health services and plays a vital role in effective and efficient health service delivery, decision making, and program improvement. L...

    Authors: Gudeta Ayele, Admas Abera, Angefa Ayele, Daniel Gudina and Dawit Firdisa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:356
  14. Community Health Workers (CHWs) play an essential role in linking communities to facility-based healthcare. However, CHW programmes have often been hampered by low levels of staff motivation, and new tools aim...

    Authors: Maartje Kletter, Bronwyn Harris, Emilia Connolly, Chifundo Namathanga, Basimenye Nhlema, Henry Makungwa, Benson Chabwera, Benson Phiri and Celia Brown
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:355
  15. To provide an assessment of the cost burden of obesity across a spectrum of obesity-related comorbidities (ORCs) for four countries in South-Eastern Europe (SEE).

    Authors: Kostas Athanasakis, Cornelia Bala, Alexander Kokkinos, Gabor Simonyi, Klaudia Hálová Karoliová, Amaury Basse, Miodrag Bogdanovic, Malvin Kang, Kaywei Low and Adrien Gras
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:354
  16. Stigma related to lower-limb lymphoedema poses a major psychosocial burden to affected persons and acts as a barrier to them accessing morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) services. Community ...

    Authors: Abebayehu Tora, Stephen Bremner, Oumer Ali, Mersha Kinfe, Asrat Mengiste, Vasso Anagnostopoulou, Abebaw Fekadu, Gail Davey and Maya Semrau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:353
  17. The adoption of C-reactive protein point-of-care tests (CRP POCTs) in hospitals varies across Europe. We aimed to understand the factors that contribute to different levels of adoption of CRP POCTs for the man...

    Authors: Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Ruud G. Nijman, Elizabeth J. A. Fitchett, Edmond C. Li, Queena F. Luu, Rebecca Lynch, Marieke Emonts, Ronald de Groot, Michiel van der Flier, Ria Philipsen, Stefanie Ettelt and Shunmay Yeung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:351
  18. Electronic clinical decision support systems (eCDSS), such as the ‘Systematic Tool to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing’ Assistant (STRIPA), have become promising tools for assisting general practitioners (GPs)...

    Authors: Katharina Tabea Jungo, Michael J. Deml, Fabian Schalbetter, Jeanne Moor, Martin Feller, Renata Vidonscky Lüthold, Corlina Johanna Alida Huibers, Bastiaan Theodoor Gerard Marie Sallevelt, Michiel C Meulendijk, Marco Spruit, Matthias Schwenkglenks, Nicolas Rodondi and Sven Streit
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:350

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:413

  19. The job performance of clinicians is a clear indicator of both hospital capacity and the level of hospital service. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the effectiveness and quality of medical care. Clinica...

    Authors: Junlong Li, Lu Ao and Jay Pan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:348
  20. Establishing the most important outcomes for school-based speech-language therapy is essential to guide future research and program evaluation for these services. Many health disciplines have developed core ou...

    Authors: Peter T. Cahill, Mark A. Ferro, Stella Ng, Lyn S. Turkstra and Wenonah N. Campbell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:347
  21. Saudi Arabia is implementing a comprehensive health system transformation in health services provision, governance, and financing. Given the high burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD), a key objective of t...

    Authors: Maha Alattas, Sarah Gordon, Lora L. Sabin, Fadi El-jardali and Veronika J. Wirtz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:346
  22. The international scale and spread of evidence-based perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) services has not yet been fully realised. Implementation science provides a structured app...

    Authors: Margot E Lodge, Jugdeep Dhesi, David JH Shipway, Philip Braude, Catherine Meilak, Judith Partridge, Nadine E Andrew, Velandai Srikanth, Darshini R Ayton and Chris Moran
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:345
  23. Chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists (COPs) can assess and manage musculoskeletal conditions with similar manual or physical therapy techniques. This overlap in scope of practice raises questions abo...

    Authors: Joshua Toloui-Wallace, Roma Forbes, Oliver P. Thomson and Nathalia Costa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:344
  24. Critical care nurses (CCNs) are routinely exposed to highly stressful situations, and at high-risk of suffering from work-related stress and developing burnout. Thus, supporting CCN wellbeing is crucial. One a...

    Authors: K. S. Vogt, J. Johnson, R. Coleman, R. Simms-Ellis, R. Harrison, N. Shearman, J. Marran, L. Budworth, C. Horsfield, R. Lawton and A. Grange
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:343
  25. Despite the increasing prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), data regarding access to child development services have remained limited globally. Long wait times are a major barrier to developmental...

    Authors: Sibella E. Bentley, Pankaj Garg, Ori Gudes, Romy Hurwitz, Sinthu Vivekanandarajah and Lydia Y.L. So
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:342
  26. Telemedicine is often promoted as a possible solution to some of the challenges healthcare systems in many countries face, and an increasing number of studies evaluate the clinical effects. So far, the studies...

    Authors: Susanna Sten-Gahmberg, Kine Pedersen, Ingrid Gaarder Harsheim, Hanna Isabel Løyland and Birgit Abelsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:341

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:441

  27. Home-based healthcare is considered crucial for the sustainability of healthcare systems worldwide. In the homecare context, however, adverse events may occur due to error-prone medication management processes...

    Authors: Ingvild Idsøe-Jakobsen, Heidi Dombestein and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:340
  28. Incorporating perspectives of health consumers, healthcare workers, policy makers and stakeholders through co-design is essential to design services that are fit for purpose. However, the experiences of co-des...

    Authors: Deirdre McGowan, Claire Morley, Emily Hansen, Kelly Shaw and Tania Winzenberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:339
  29. The challenge of implementing evidence into routine clinical practice is well recognised and implementation science offers theories, models and frameworks to promote investigation into delivery of evidence-bas...

    Authors: Stephanie Best, Karin Thursky, Mark Buzza, Marlena Klaic, Sanne Peters, Lisa Guccione, Alison Trainer and Jillian Francis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:338
  30. Knowledge mobilization (KM) is essential to close the longstanding evidence to practice gap in pediatric pain management. Engaging various partners (i.e., those with expertise in a given topic area) in KM is b...

    Authors: Nicole E. MacKenzie, Christine T. Chambers, Christine E. Cassidy, Penny V. Corkum, Meghan E. McGrady, Jennifer A. Parker and Kathryn A. Birnie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:337
  31. Recruiting large cohorts efficiently can speed the translation of findings into care across a range of scientific disciplines and medical specialties. Recruitment can be hampered by factors such as financial b...

    Authors: Ashley Honushefsky, Eric S. Wagner, Kathleen Sheridan, Kathleen M. Spickard, William R. LeMasters, Carroll N. Walter, Taryn Beaver, Anne Marie Lennon, Nickolas Papadopoulos, Alanna Kulchak Rahm and Adam H. Buchanan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:336
  32. Over the past few decades, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have been used to understand patient health conditions better. Therefore, numerous PRO measures (questionnaires) and guidelines or guidance have been...

    Authors: Takako Kaneyasu, Eri Hoshino, Mariko Naito, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Kikuko Miyazaki, Satomi Kojima, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Tempei Miyaji, Takako Eguchi Nakajima and Kojiro Shimozuma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:334
  33. Opioid Maintenance Treatment (OMT) is the gold standard for people with opioid dependence. However, drop-out rates are high, and many patients do not reach desired outcomes. Understanding patients’ and healthc...

    Authors: Asbjørn Steiro, Christine Hillestad Hestevik and Ashley Elizabeth Muller
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:333
  34. Public–private partnerships (PPP) are often how health improvement programs are implemented in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). We therefore aimed to systematically review the literature about the aim ...

    Authors: Cassandra B. Iroz, Rohit Ramaswamy, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Paul Barach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:332
  35. Inpatient falls in hospitals are an acknowledged indicator of quality of care. International comparisons could highlight quality improvement potential and enable cross-national learning. Key to fair cross-nati...

    Authors: Niklaus S. Bernet, Irma H. J. Everink, Sabine Hahn, Silvia Bauer and Jos M. G. A. Schols
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:331
  36. An accumulating body of research suggests that an accelerating enhanced recovery after colon surgery protocol is beneficial for patients, however, to obtain these effects, adherence to all elements of the prot...

    Authors: Misha A. T. Sier, Eva Godina, Thaís T. T. Tweed, Imane Daher and Jan H. M. B. Stoot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:330
  37. In Malaysia, asthma is a common chronic respiratory illness. Poor asthma control may increase out-of-pocket payment for asthma care, leading to financial hardships Malaysia provides Universal Health Coverage f...

    Authors: Norita Hussein, Chiu Wan Ng, Rizawati Ramli, Su May Liew, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Ping Yein Lee, Ai Theng Cheong, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Hilary Pinnock, Andrew Stoddart, Jürgen Schwarze and Ee Ming Khoo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:327
  38. In the past 40 years, China has experienced tremendous economic development, but the current situation of hematologists has rarely been reported. A landscape survey of human resources is essential for healthca...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Jiali Gu, Yuhua Ru, Jianxiang Wang, Yu Hu, Kaiyan Liu, Qifa Liu, Xiaohui Zhang, Zhijian Xiao, Weili Zhao, Yang Xu, Xiaojun Huang and Depei Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:326
  39. Healthcare professionals (HCPs) are increasingly recommended to play an important role in supporting people with chronic disease in work participation. An intervention for HCPs to provide work-related support ...

    Authors: Maarten Butink, Shari Hooper, Annelies Boonen, Vera Baadjou, Tim Boymans, Marieke Pierik and Angelique de Rijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:325
  40. Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are known to have high prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and high incidence of diabetes-related foot disease. Diabetes-related foot disease can lead to lower limb...

    Authors: Kay Y. Hon, Neil McMillan and Robert A. Fitridge
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:324
  41. Using digital technologies to provide services and supports remotely may improve efficiency and accessibility of healthcare, and support people with disabilities to live independently. This study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Jennifer Fortune, Manjula Manikandan, Sarah Harrington, Owen Hensey, Claire Kerr, Sebastian Koppe, Thilo Kroll, Grace Lavelle, Siobhán Long, Malcolm MacLachlan, Denis Nolan, Meriel Norris, Jason O’Reilly, Mary Owens, Aisling Walsh, Michael Walsh…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:323
  42. Youth mental health is a major health concern in almost every country. Mental health accounts for about 13% of the global burden of disease in the 10-to-19-year age group. Still there are significant gaps betw...

    Authors: Linda Richter Sundberg, Anne Gotfredsen, Monica Christianson, Maria Wiklund, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:322
  43. This study aims to estimate average COVID-19-associated healthcare costs per capita in Germany from a payer perspective. In addition, insights into COVID-19-associated mortality should be gained.

    Authors: Florian Brandt, Giancarlo Simone, Jörg Loth and Daniel Schilling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:321
  44. Translating research, achieving impact, and assessing impact are important aspirations for all research collaboratives but can prove challenging. The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) was funded from 2014...

    Authors: Christine L. Paul, Nicole M. Verrills, Stephen Ackland, Rodney Scott, Susan Goode, Ann Thomas, Sarah Lukeman, Sarah Nielsen, Judith Weidenhofer, James Lynam, Elizabeth A. Fradgley, Jarad Martin, Peter Greer, Stephen Smith, Cassandra Griffin, Kelly A. Avery-Kiejda…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:320
  45. HIV mostly affects people with severe mental illnesses (SMIs) than the general population. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced assisted partner notification (APN) as a strategy to increase ...

    Authors: Rachel Wangi Nante, Herbert Muyinda, John M. Kiweewa, Regina Ndagire, Emmanuel Ssendikwanawa, Kevin Ouma Ojiambo, Joanita Nangendo, Juliet Nakku and Fred C. Semitala
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:319