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  1. Within its reform efforts, the Government of Tajikistan is embracing the essential role of primary health care (PHC) in decreasing out of pocket (OOP) expenditures and increasing equity in access to health ser...

    Authors: Fabienne B. Fischer, Zulfira Mengliboeva, Gulzira Karimova, Nasrullo Abdujabarov, Helen Prytherch and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:546

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  2. In the course of producing a patient safety toolkit for primary care, we identified the need for a concise safe-systems checklist designed to address areas of patient safety which are under-represented in mand...

    Authors: Ian Litchfield, Rachel Spencer, Brian G. Bell, Anthony Avery, Katherine Perryman, Kate Marsden, Sheila Greenfield and Stephen Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:544

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  3. The Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care plus is used in order to assess whether provided care is congruent with the Chronic Care Model, according to patients. The purpose of this study was to correlate ...

    Authors: Maria Malliarou, Christina Desikou, Eleni Lahana, Styliani Kotrotsiou, Theodosios Paralikas, Athanasios Nikolentzos, Evangelia Kotrotsiou and Pavlos Sarafis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:543

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  4. There is an emerging international literature demonstrating clinical and cost-effectiveness of sub-acute residential mental health services. To date, however, there is limited information on the profile of con...

    Authors: Georgina Sutherland, Carol Harvey, Holly Tibble, Matthew J. Spittal, John Farhall, Justine Fletcher, Graham Meadows, J. Richard Newton, Ruth Vine and Lisa Brophy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:542

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  5. Pharmacists possess significant potential for providing health services to the public when it comes to issues of weight management. However, this practice has not been observed in most parts of the world inclu...

    Authors: Muhammad Atif, Sanah Hasan, Irem Mushtaq, Sareema Javaid, Noureena Asghar and Shane Scahill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:541

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  6. This study compares subsequent birth outcomes in migrant women who had already had a child before arriving in Norway with those in migrant women whose first birth occurred in Norway. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Eline S. Vik, Roy M. Nilsen, Vigdis Aasheim, Rhonda Small, Dag Moster and Erica Schytt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:540

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  7. Poor quality obstetric and newborn care persists in sub-Saharan Africa and weak provider competence is an important contributor. To be competent, providers need to be both knowledgeable and confident in their ...

    Authors: Min Kyung Kim, Catherine Arsenault, Lynn M. Atuyambe, Mubiana Macwan’gi and Margaret E. Kruk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:539

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  8. The issue of lower extremity amputation has been in the Colombian political agenda for its relationship with the armed conflict and antipersonnel mines. In 2015 the Colombian Ministry of Health published a nat...

    Authors: Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo, María del Pilar Pastor Durango, Luz Helena Lugo-Agudelo, Ana María Posada Borrero, Verónica Ciro Correa, Jesús Alberto Plata Contreras, Claudia Yaneth Vera Giraldo and Daniel Camilo Aguirre-Acevedo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:538

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  9. UK government guidelines and initiatives emphasise equity in delivery of care, shared decision-making, and patient-centred care. This includes sharing information with patients as partners in health decisions ...

    Authors: Katharine Weetman, Jeremy Dale, Emma Scott and Stephanie Schnurr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:537

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  10. Access to ongoing multidisciplinary healthcare services for children who have sustained a burn injury is critical for optimal recovery. This paper reports on barriers and facilitators to culturally safe and ap...

    Authors: Julieann Coombes, Kate Hunter, Tamara Mackean and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:536

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  11. Enhancing non-clinical home care supports and services for older adults to live well is a strategic priority in developed countries, including Canada. Underpinning these supports and services are structures of...

    Authors: Janice M. Keefe, Laura Funk, Lucy Knight, Michelle Lobchuk, Marilyn Macdonald, Lori Mitchell, Julie Rempel, Grace Warner and Susan Stevens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:535

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Although several diabetes management and control programmes are introduced in Iran, many patients do not achieve diabetes-related clinical goals as recommended. The aim of this study was to identify the qualit...

    Authors: Mohammad Mohseni, Tahereh Shams Ghoreishi, Sousan Houshmandi, Ahmad Moosavi, Saber Azami-Aghdash and Zoleykha Asgarlou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:534

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  13. Investigating similarities and differences among healthcare providers, on the basis of patient healthcare experience, is of interest for policy making. Availability of high quality, routine health databases al...

    Authors: Francesca Gasperoni, Francesca Ieva, Anna Maria Paganoni, Christopher H Jackson and Linda Sharples

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:533

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  14. In the United States (US), Medicaid capitated managed care costs are controlled by optimizing patients’ healthcare utilization. Adults in capitated plans utilize primary care providers (PCP) more than emergenc...

    Authors: Therese L. Canares, Ari Friedman, Jonathan Rodean, Rebecca R. Burns, Deena Berkowitz, Matt Hall, Elizabeth Alpern and Amanda Montalbano

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:532

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  15. Disparities in health care utilization and outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities with arthritis are well-established. However, there is a paucity of research on racial and ethnic differences in healthcare ...

    Authors: Antoinette L. Spector, Sneha Nagavally, Aprill Z. Dawson, Rebekah J. Walker and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:531

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  16. Among Canadian Inuit, cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are up to three times higher than the Canadian average. Cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening which, in Quebec, is opportu...

    Authors: Elyse Tratt, Ivan Sarmiento, Rachel Gamelin, Jeannie Nayoumealuk, Neil Andersson and Paul Brassard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:529

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  17. The objective of the Swedish cleft lip and palate (CLP) registry is to promote quality control, research and improvement of treatment, by comparison of the long-term results of surgery, orthodontics and speech...

    Authors: Kristina Klintö, Agneta Karsten, Agneta Marcusson, Anna Paganini, Sara Rizell, Jenny Cajander, Karin Brunnegård, Malin Hakelius, Åsa Okhiria, Petra Peterson, Avni Abdiu, Christina Havstam, Hans Mark, Emilie Hagberg, Lena Björnström, Anna-Paulina Wiedel…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:528

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  18. Tanzania is among the sub-Saharan African countries facing a tremendous increase in the burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In order to provide diabetes health care services, the government has established dia...

    Authors: Mariam J. Munyogwa, Reuben William, Stephen M. Kibusi and Nyasiro S. Gibore

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:527

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  19. The Woza Asibonisane Community Responses (CR) Programme was developed to prevent HIV infections and gender-based violence (GBV) within four provinces in South Africa. The Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) in ...

    Authors: Bruce Larson, Refiloe Cele, Sarah Girdwood, Lawrence Long and Jacqui Miot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:526

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  20. Numerous programs exist to support veterans in their transitions to civilian life. Programs are offered by a host of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Veterans report encountering many barriers t...

    Authors: Nicole R. Morgan, Keith R. Aronson, Daniel F. Perkins, Julia A. Bleser, Katie Davenport, Dawne Vogt, Laurel A. Copeland, Erin P. Finley and Cynthia L. Gilman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:525

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  21. In Rwanda, maternal community health workers (M-CHWs) are involved in the country’s overall health system. In maternal health, their role includes the provision of preventive and promotional health services at...

    Authors: Germaine Tuyisenge, Celestin Hategeka, Isaac Luginaah, David F. Cechetto and Stephen Rulisa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:524

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  22. There are increasing numbers of total hip replacements (THR) and total knee replacements (TKR) being performed in patients of working age. Providing patients undergoing TKR and THR with return to work advice m...

    Authors: Carol Coole, Paul Baker, Catriona McDaid and Avril Drummond

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:523

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  23. Quality improvement (QI) methods are effective in improving healthcare delivery using sustainable, collaborative, and cost-effective approaches. Systems-integrated interventions offer promise in terms of produ...

    Authors: Ashley K. Hagaman, Kavita Singh, Mehiret Abate, Haregeweyni Alemu, Abera Biadgo Kefale, Befikadu Bitewulign, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Abiyou Kiflie, Zewdie Mulissa, Hillina Tiyo, Yakob Seman, Meseret Zelalem Tadesse and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:522

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  24. Policymakers, legislators, and clinicians have raised concerns that hospital-based clinicians may be incentivized to inappropriately prescribe and administer opioids when addressing pain care needs of their pa...

    Authors: Olena Mazurenko, Barbara T. Andraka-Christou, Matthew J. Bair, Areeba Y. Kara and Christopher A. Harle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:521

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  25. In 2017, 80% of 425 million adults with diabetes worldwide were living in low and middle-income countries. Diabetes affected 6.9 million adults in Bangladesh and accounted for 3% of the country’s total mortali...

    Authors: Farzana Yasmin, Nazmun Nahar, Bilkis Banu, Liaquat Ali, Rainer Sauerborn and Aurélia Souares

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:520

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  26. Since 1950, the hospitals had been permitted to take a 15% mark-up of drug purchase price to remedy the loss of public hospitals and doctors’ salaries in China due to tight government budget. This policy resul...

    Authors: Junman Wang, Peiyi Li and Jin Wen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:519

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  27. Pharmaceutical care is attached with increasing importance around the world due to its clinical and economical effects. Tertiary hospitals are equipped with the richest healthcare resources and pioneer in the ...

    Authors: Xiaobo Guo, Dongning Yao, Jie Liu, Yuankai Huang, Yitao Wang and Wenbing Yao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:518

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  28. Numerous studies have been conducted over the past 15 years to assess safety culture within healthcare facilities; in general, these studies have shown the pivotal role that managers play in its development. H...

    Authors: Jean-Luc Quenon, Anthony Vacher, Marc Faget, Marie Levif-Lecourt, Tamara Roberts, Isabelle Fucks, Myriam Promé-Visinoni, Christine Cadot, Jean-Yves Bousigue, Bruno Quintard, Pierre Parneix and Catherine Pourin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:517

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  29. Integrated care has the potential to ease the increasing pressures faced by health and social care systems, however, challenges around measuring the benefits for providers, patients, and service users remain. ...

    Authors: Helen Crocker, Laura Kelly, Jenny Harlock, Ray Fitzpatrick and Michele Peters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:515

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  30. There is growing interest in the use of reliable evidence for health decision-making among low-and middle-income countries. Ghana has deployed DHIMS2 to replace the previously existing manual data harmonizatio...

    Authors: Eliezer Ofori Odei-Lartey, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Edward Apraku Anane, Harry Danwonno, Stephaney Gyaase, Felix Boakye Oppong, Godwin Afenyadu and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:514

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  31. Little is known about how to build leadership capacity to support implementation of evidence-based practices within health systems. We observed substantial variability across sites in uptake and sustainability...

    Authors: L. M. Puchalski Ritchie, H. Mundeva, Monique van Lettow, S. E. Straus, E. Kip and A. Makwakwa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:513

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  32. The health and social care workforce requires access to appropriate education and training to provide quality care for people with dementia. Success of a training programme depends on staff ability to put thei...

    Authors: Claire A. Surr, Sahdia Parveen, Sarah J. Smith, Michelle Drury, Cara Sass, Sarah Burden and Jan Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:512

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  33. The French healthcare system is evolving to meet the challenges of an aging population, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, the development of new technologies and the increasing involvement of patient...

    Authors: Apolline Adé, Frédérique Debroucker, Laura Delporte, Cécile De Monclin, Emmanuel Fayet, Pierre Legendre, Lise Radoszycki and Michael Chekroun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:511

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  34. The substitution of healthcare is a way to control rising healthcare costs. The Primary Care Plus (PC+) intervention of the Dutch ‘Blue Care’ pioneer site aims to achieve this feat by facilitating consultation...

    Authors: Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Herm Martens, Peter M. Steijlen and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:510

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  35. Malaysia’s public healthcare sector provides a greater volume of medicines at lower overall cost compared to the private sector, indicating its importance in providing access to medicines for Malaysians. Howev...

    Authors: NM Hamzah, P. N. Perera and R. P. Rannan-Eliya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:509

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  36. Being homeless entails higher mortality, morbidity, and prevalence of psychiatric diseases. This leads to more frequent and expensive use of health care services. Medical respite care enables an opportunity to...

    Authors: Camilla Bring, Marie Kruse, Mikkel Z. Ankarfeldt, Nina Brünés, Maja Pedersen, Janne Petersen and Ove Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:508

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  37. Across Ontario, since the year 2006 various knowledge translation (KT) interventions designed to improve the quality of rectal cancer surgery have been implemented by the provincial cancer agency or by individ...

    Authors: Marko Simunovic, Christine Fahim, Angela Coates, David Urbach, Craig Earle, Vanja Grubac, Melissa Brouwers, Mary Ann O’Brien and Nancy Baxter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:506

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  38. The need to reduce healthcare practices that provide no value has led to the development of initiatives that generate and publish recommendations to improve the appropriateness of clinical practice by identify...

    Authors: Xavier Bonfill, Karla Salas-Gama, Carolina Requeijo, Angela Merchán-Galvis, Antonio Sánchez, Elena Medarde and M. Jesús Quintana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:505

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  39. More people living into old age with dementia. The complexity of treatment and care, particularly those with multiple health problems, can be experienced as disjointed. As part of an evaluation of a ‘healthcar...

    Authors: Gerard Leavey, Emma Curran, Deirdre Fullerton, Steven Todd, Sonja McIlfatrick, Vivien Coates, Max Watson, Aine Abbott and Dagmar Corry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:503

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  40. Little is known about the impact of infectious disease (ID) consultations on the management of patients with cancer. This study aimed to describe the consultation services provided by ID specialists to all dep...

    Authors: Naoya Itoh, Yoshiro Hadano, Yasumasa Yamamoto, Norihiko Terada and Hanako Kurai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:500

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  41. In order to analyze use of health services and identify sources of delays in accessing the right care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), understanding of care seeking pathwa...

    Authors: Nathan Kakongi, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Bizu Gelaye, Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:498

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  42. Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is a promising strategy to increase patient value. For a successful implementation of VBHC, intensive collaborations between organizations and integrated care delivery systems are...

    Authors: Dennis van Veghel, Mohamed Soliman-Hamad, Daniela N. Schulz, Bernard Cost, Timothy A. Simmers and Lukas R. C. Dekker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:494

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  43. Sepsis is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Every hour of delay in treatment is associated with an escalating risk of morbidity and mortality. The burden of sepsis is greatest in low- and ...

    Authors: Alishah Mawji, Edmond Li, Clare Komugisha, Samuel Akech, Dustin Dunsmuir, Matthew O. Wiens, Niranjan Kissoon, Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, Abner Tagoola, David Kimutai, Jeffrey N. Bone, Guy Dumont and J. Mark Ansermino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:493

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Despite the rapid uptake of genomic technologies within cancer care, few studies provide detailed information on the costs of sequencing across different applications. The objective of the study was to examine...

    Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Nicole M. White, Thomas M. Elliott, Katia Nones, Anthony G. Beckhouse, Astrid J. Rodriguez-Acevedo, Penelope M. Webb, Xing J. Lee, Nicholas Graves and Deborah J. Schofield

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:492

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  45. This study aims to establish a multi-agent system model to provide accurate suggestions for the policy proposal of controlling the unreasonable growth of medical expenses charged by public hospitals in China.

    Authors: Wenya Yu, Xiang Liu, Fangjie Zhao, Meina Li and Lulu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:490

    Content type: Research article

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