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  1. Using the example of secondary prophylaxis of myocardial infarction (MI), our aim was to establish a framework for assessing cost consequences of compliance with clinical guidelines; thereby taking cost trajec...

    Authors: Viktor von Wyl, Agne Ulyte, Wenjia Wei, Dragana Radovanovic, Oliver Grübner, Beat Brüngger, Caroline Bähler, Eva Blozik, Holger Dressel and Matthias Schwenkglenks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1125

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Broken windows theory (BWT) proposes that visible signs of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour – however minor – lead to further levels of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. While we acknowledge ...

    Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Kate Churruca, Yvonne Tran, Janet C. Long, Chiara Pomare and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1123

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  3. Poor patient experiences during delivery leads to delayed presentation at facilities and contributes to poor maternal health outcomes. Person-centered maternity care (PCMC) is a key component of quality. Impro...

    Authors: Dominic Montagu, Katie Giessler, Michelle Kao Nakphong, Cathy Green, Kali Prosad Roy, Ananta Basudev Sahu, Kovid Sharma and May Sudhinarset

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1121

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  4. Rural hospitals face unique challenges to adopting Enhanced Recovery protocols after colorectal surgical procedures. There are few examples of successful implementation in the United States, and fewer yet of p...

    Authors: Levi Smucker, Jennifer Victory, Melissa Scribani, Luis Oceguera and Raul Monzon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1120

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  5. To increase bed capacity and resources, hospitals have postponed elective surgeries, although the financial impact of this decision is unknown. We sought to report elective surgical case distribution, associat...

    Authors: Joseph E. Tonna, Heidi A. Hanson, Jessica N. Cohan, Marta L. McCrum, Joshua J. Horns, Benjamin S. Brooke, Rupam Das, Brenna C. Kelly, Alexander John Campbell and James Hotaling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1119

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Doing “more” in healthcare can be a major threat to the delivery of high-quality health care. It is important to identify the supplier-induced demand (SID) of health care. This study aims to test SID hypothesi...

    Authors: Yafei Si, Zhongliang Zhou, Min Su, Han Hu, Zesen Yang and Xi Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1118

    Content type: Research article

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  7. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Michel D. Landry, Mohamad Alameddine, Tiago S. Jesus, Saydeh Sassine, Elie Koueik and Sudha R. Raman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1117

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1040

  8. With an increasing number of women delivering in healthcare facilities in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), healthcare workers’ hand hygiene compliance on labour wards is pivotal to preventing infection...

    Authors: Giorgia Gon, Mícheál de Barra, Lucia Dansero, Stephen Nash and Oona M. R. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1116

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Co-production and co-design approaches to quality improvement (QI) efforts are gaining momentum in healthcare. Yet, these approaches can be challenging, not least when it comes to patient involvement. The aim ...

    Authors: Carolina Bergerum, Agneta Kullén Engström, Johan Thor and Maria Wolmesjö

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1115

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Around 50 million people worldwide are diagnosed with dementia and this number is due to triple by 2050. The majority of persons with dementia receive care and support from their family, friends or neighbours,...

    Authors: Joseba Wulff, Agneta Malmgren Fänge, Connie Lethin and Carlos Chiatti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1114

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Previous studies on the persistence of child and adolescent mental healthcare do not consider the role of time-invariant individual characteristics. Estimating persistence of healthcare using standard linear m...

    Authors: Hermien H. Dijk, Roel D. Freriks, Rob J.M. Alessie and Jochen O. Mierau

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1113

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Hearing aids (HA) is the primary medical intervention aimed to reduce hearing handicap. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of HA for older adults who were volunteered to be screened for hearing loss in...

    Authors: Palvinder Kaur, Sheue Lih Chong, Palvannan Kannapiran, W.-S. Kelvin Teo, Charis Ng Wei Ling, Chiang Win Weichen, Gan Ruling, Lee Sing Yin, Tang Ying Leng, Soo Ying Pei, Then Tze Kang, Lim Zhen Han, Lin Peizhen, Lynne Lim Hsueh Yee and Pradeep Paul George

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1112

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Elder abuse in nursing homes is a complex multifactorial problem and entails various associations across personal, social, and organisational factors. One way leaders can prevent abuse and promote quality and ...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1111

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  14. Non-communicable diseases account for a growing proportion of deaths in Armenia, which require early detection to achieve disease control and prevent complications. To increase rates of screening, demand-side ...

    Authors: Estelle Gong, Adanna Chukwuma, Emma Ghazaryan and Damien de Walque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1110

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  15. In 2004, the Federal Joint Committee, supreme decision-making body in German healthcare, introduced minimum volume requirements (MVRQs) as a quality instrument. Since then, MVRQs were implemented for seven hos...

    Authors: Werner de Cruppé, Annette Ortwein, Rike Antje Kraska and Max Geraedts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1109

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Person-centered care (PCC) emphasize the importance of supporting individuals’ involvement in care provided and self-care. PCC has become more important in chronic care as the number of people living with chro...

    Authors: Emma Granström, Carolina Wannheden, Mats Brommels, Helena Hvitfeldt and Monica E. Nyström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1108

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  17. This Consensus Statement introduces a standardized framework, in a checklist format, to support future development and reporting of TDABC studies in healthcare, and to encourage their reproducibility. Addition...

    Authors: Ana Paula Beck da Silva Etges, Carisi Anne Polanczyk and Richard D. Urman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1107

    Content type: Guidelines

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  18. Patient experience is an important indicator of quality of health care. In Norway, little is known about the quality of health care for immigrants. The aim of this study was to compare patient-reported experie...

    Authors: Marte Kjøllesdal, Thor Indseth, Hilde Hestad Iversen and Oyvind Bjertnaes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1106

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  19. Anemia is a risk factor for adverse outcomes, which can be aggravated by unnecessary phlebotomies. In blood culture testing, up to 30 ml of blood can be withdrawn per sample, even though most manufacturers rec...

    Authors: Katrin Steiner, Joanna Baron-Stefaniak, Alexander M. Hirschl, Wolfgang Barousch, Birgit Willinger and David M. Baron

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1105

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Individuals with diabetes are using mobile health (mHealth) to track their self-management. However, individuals can understand even more about their diabetes by sharing these patient-gathered data (PGD) with ...

    Authors: Meghan Bradway, Rebecca L. Morris, Alain Giordanengo and Eirik Årsand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1104

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  21. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women. Providing timely diagnostic assessment services for screen-detected abnormalities is a core quality indicator of the population-based sc...

    Authors: Karen Johnston, Deborah Smith, Robyn Preston, Rebecca Evans, Karen Carlisle, Janet Lengren, Helen Naess, Elizabeth Phillips, Greg Shephard, Lorraine Lydiard, Debbie Lattimore and Sarah Larkins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1103

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  22. As the prevalence of multi-morbidity increases in ageing societies, health and social care systems face the challenge of providing adequate care to persons with complex needs. Approaches that integrate care ac...

    Authors: Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Miriam Reiss, Erik Baltaxe, Josep Roca, Sabine Ruths, Jonathan Stokes, Verena Struckmann, Romana Tandara Haček, Antal Zemplényi, Maaike Hoedemakers and Maureen Rutten-van Mölken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1102

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  23. In South Africa (SA), clinics and community health centres are the predominant primary level health care facilities in the public health sector. As part of legislated health governance requirements, clinic com...

    Authors: Natasha Esau, René English and Maylene Shung-King

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1101

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  24. Although Japan has a decentralized public health system, local governments have considered expert opinions over those of the community in decisions about public health programs. Differences in communities’ int...

    Authors: Marinda Asiah Nuril Haya, Shuhei Ichikawa, Yukino Shibagaki, Hideki Wakabayashi and Yousuke Takemura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1100

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  25. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS-DPP) is a nine-month, group-based behavioural intervention for adults in England at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Four independent providers were commissioned t...

    Authors: Rhiannon E. Hawkes, Elaine Cameron, Sarah Cotterill, Peter Bower and David P. French

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1098

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  26. There is consensus that vitamin D supplementation is often indicated but population-based screening by laboratory testing for vitamin D deficiency is inadequate. Testing should be restricted to people at high ...

    Authors: Stefan Essig, Christoph Merlo, Oliver Reich and Maria Trottmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1097

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  27. There is growing interest in and focus on healthcare services research to identify factors associated with innovation in healthcare organizations. However, previous innovation research has concentrated primari...

    Authors: Terje Slåtten, Barbara Rebecca Mutonyi and Gudbrand Lien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1096

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  28. A new special reimbursement scheme (SRS) for non-insulin medications used for treatment of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes (T2D) was implemented in Finland on January 1, 2017. The new SRS affected all commun...

    Authors: Piia Lavikainen, Emma Aarnio, Kari Jalkanen, Hilkka Tirkkonen, Päivi Rautiainen, Tiina Laatikainen and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1095

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  29. Healthcare professionals are experiencing unprecedented levels of occupational stress and burnout. Higher stress and burnout in health professionals is linked with the delivery of poorer quality, less safe pat...

    Authors: Judith Johnson, Ruth Simms-Ellis, Gillian Janes, Thomas Mills, Luke Budworth, Lauren Atkinson and Reema Harrison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1094

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  30. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process whereby clinicians and patients work together to select treatments based on both the patient’s preferences and clinical evidence. Although patients with psychotic diso...

    Authors: Espen W. Haugom, Bjørn Stensrud, Gro Beston, Torleif Ruud and Anne S. Landheim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1093

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  31. Evidence-based family support programs such as the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program have the potential to enhance the well-being of children and families. However, they cannot achieve their expected outco...

    Authors: Marie-Kim Côté and Marie-Hélène Gagné

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1092

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  32. Regional variation in healthcare utilization could reflect unequal access to care, which may lead to detrimental consequences to quality of care and costs. The aims of this study were to a) describe the degree...

    Authors: Wenjia Wei, Agne Ulyte, Oliver Gruebner, Viktor von Wyl, Holger Dressel, Beat Brüngger, Eva Blozik, Caroline Bähler, Julia Braun and Matthias Schwenkglenks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1091

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  33. Hospital at home (HaH) provides acute or subacute care in a patient’s home, that normally would require a hospital stay. HaH has consistently been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care costs...

    Authors: Anthony Hecimovic, Vesna Matijasevic and Steven A. Frost

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1090

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  34. The cost of anticancer drugs is constantly growing. The aim of this study was determine the impact in terms of cost reduction for anticancer drug in the Italian Health Service due to patient participation in c...

    Authors: Francesca D’Ambrosio, Gianfranco De Feo, Gerardo Botti, Arturo Capasso, Sandro Pignata, Piera Maiolino, Maria Triassi, Antonio Nardone, Franco Perrone, Michela Piezzo, Antonio Maria Grimaldi, Ida Palazzo, Immacolata De Stasio, Roberta D’Aniello, Alessandro Morabito and Giacomo Pascarella

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1089

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  35. Access to and delivery of comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) services are often weak in low and middle-income countries affecting maternal and infant health outcomes. There are no stu...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Roberta Mensima Amoah, Carolyne Njue, Nguyen Toan Tran and Angela Dawson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1088

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  36. Integrated utilisation of digital health data has the power to transform healthcare to deliver more efficient and effective services, and the learning health system (LHS) is emerging as a model to achieve this...

    Authors: Joanne Enticott, Sandra Braaf, Alison Johnson, Angela Jones and Helena J. Teede

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1087

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  37. Involving a patient’s relatives is a complex endeavour, especially in emergency departments (EDs). Generally, relatives are recognized as vital partners in health care, but in-depth knowledge on how these fami...

    Authors: Susanne Nissen Sagoo and Regine Grytnes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1086

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  38. Domestic violence and abuse is a violation of human rights which damages the health and wellbeing of victims, their families and their friends. There has been less research on the experiences and support needs...

    Authors: Alyson L. Huntley, Eszter Szilassy, Lucy Potter, Alice Malpass, Emma Williamson and Gene Feder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1085

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  39. Despite international treatment guidelines currently advocating oral anticoagulants (OACs) as the only appropriate stroke prevention therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and evidence that OACs ca...

    Authors: Vanessa W. S. Ng, Chung-Wah Siu, Patrick K. C. Chiu, Carolyn P. L. Kng, Elizabeth Jamieson, Ian C. K. Wong and May P. S. Lam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1084

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  40. As part of their mandate to protect the public, dental regulatory authorities (DRA) in Canada are responsible for investigating complaints made by members of the public. To gain an understanding of the nature ...

    Authors: Monika Roerig, Julie Farmer, Abdulrahman Ghoneim, Noha Gomaa, Laura Dempster, Krystal Evans, Wanda La and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1083

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  41. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have high rates of avoidable hospital admissions for chronic conditions, however little is known about the frequency of avoidable admissions for this population. Th...

    Authors: Amanda Jayakody, Christopher Oldmeadow, Mariko Carey, Jamie Bryant, Tiffany Evans, Stephen Ella, John Attia, Simon Towle and Robert Sanson-Fisher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1082

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  42. Providing viral load (VL) results to people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains a challenge in low and middle-income countries. Point-of-care (POC) VL testing could improve ART moni...

    Authors: Lindani Msimango, Andrew Gibbs, Hlengiwe Shozi, Hope Ngobese, Hilton Humphries, Paul K. Drain, Nigel Garrett and Jienchi Dorward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1081

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  43. Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of multimorbidity. Access to effective and equitable health services that meet NCDs’ needs is still limited in many countries. This constitutes th...

    Authors: Ana Sara Semeão de Souza and José Ueleres Braga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1080

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  44. As most low and middle-income countries seek to achieve universal health coverage targets, there is an ever-increasing need to train human resources with the required core skills and competencies. This study r...

    Authors: Maio Bulawayo, Adam Silumbwe, Margarate Nzala Munakampe, Nawa Mukumbuta, Juliet Musabula, Mwimba Chewe, Chris Mweemba, Charles Michelo and Peter Hangoma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1079

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  45. The accurate identification of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis implementation barriers is an important part of prophylaxis prevention. However, in China, data to help identify these barriers is limited. Thi...

    Authors: Yaping Xu, Wei Wang, Kaiyuan Zhen and Jing Zhao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1078

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  46. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality in India. India has rolled out Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) reforms including population based screening for hypertension and diabe...

    Authors: Devaki Nambiar, Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Anita Pal and Rajani Ved

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1077

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  47. Arthritis is a highly prevalent disease and leading cause of disability in the Indigenous population. A novel model of care consisting of a rheumatology outreach clinic in an on-reserve primary healthcare cent...

    Authors: Adalberto Loyola-Sanchez, Ingris Pelaez-Ballestas, Lynden Crowshoe, Diane Lacaille, Rita Henderson, Ana Rame, Tessa Linkert, Tyler White and Cheryl Barnabe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1076

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  48. Long term care (LTC) facilities provide health services and assist residents with daily care. At times residents may require transfer to emergency departments (ED), depending on the severity of their change in...

    Authors: Abraham Munene, Eddy Lang, Vivian Ewa, Heather Hair, Greta Cummings, Patrick McLane, Eldon Spackman, Peter Faris, Nancy Zuzic, Patrick B. Quail, Marian George, Anne Heinemeyer, Daniel Grigat, Mark McMillen, Shawna Reid and Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1075

    Content type: Study protocol

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  49. Increasing numbers of nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals across the world have prescribing rights for medicines: over 90,000 of the eligible United Kingdom workforce are qualified as non-docto...

    Authors: Nicola Carey, Judith Edwards, Simon Otter, Heather Gage, Peter Williams, Molly Courtenay, Ann Moore and Karen Stenner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1074

    Content type: Research article

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