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  1. Substantial and important benefits flow to all stakeholders, including the service user, when mental health services meaningfully engage with carers and family members. Government policies around the world cle...

    Authors: Darryl Maybery, Irene Casey Jaffe, Rose Cuff, Zoe Duncan, Anne Grant, Melissa Kennelly, Torleif Ruud, Bjorg Eva Skogoy, Bente Weimand and Andrea Reupert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1073

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  2. Inadequate antenatal care (ANC) has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. ANC quality is considered a key component of the right to health and a route to equity and dignity for women and their child...

    Authors: Lina Sofia Morón-Duarte, Andrea Ramirez Varela, Andrea Dâmaso Bertoldi, Marlos R. Domingues, Fernando C. Wehrmeister and Mariangela Freitas Silveira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1070

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  3. The Evidence-Based Policymaking (EBP) process in Nepal is rife with poor practices where often policymakers are portrayed as perpetrators for such practices. However, we need to think of the EBP as a two-sided...

    Authors: Biplav Babu Tiwari, Anusha Ban, Sony Gurung and Khem Bahadur Karki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1066

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  4. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as podoconiosis, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy mainly affect communities in low resource settings. These diseases are associated with physical disability due to ...

    Authors: Oumer Ali, Mersha Kinfe, Maya Semrau, Abebayehu Tora, Abraham Tesfaye, Asrat Mengiste, Gail Davey and Abebaw Fekadu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1065

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  5. Wearable activity monitors (WAMs, e.g. Fitbits and research accelerometers) show promise for helping health care professionals (HCPs) measure and intervene on patients’ activity patterns. This study aimed to d...

    Authors: Carol Maher, Kimberley Szeto and John Arnold

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1064

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  6. Outpatient child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are faced with the challenge of balancing increasing demands with limited resources. An additional challenge is high rejection rates of referrals ...

    Authors: Anna Sofie Hansen, Cecilie Haugaard Christoffersen, Gry Kjaersdam Telléus and Marlene Briciet Lauritsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1063

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  7. New medicines have become available for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) and are introduced in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by the national TB programs (NTPs) through special access schemes. Ph...

    Authors: Everdina W. Tiemersma, Ibrahim Ali, Asnakech Alemu, Yohanna Kambai Avong, Alemayehu Duga, Cassandra Elagbaje, Ambrose Isah, Alexander Kay, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Elice Mmari, Kissa Mwamwitwa, Siphesihle Nhlabatsi, Kassech Sintayehu, Aida Arefayne, Mekonnen Teferi, Frank Cobelens…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1062

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  8. In many places, health workers at the sub-national level are on the frontlines of disseminating information about coronavirus (COVID-19) to communities. To ensure communities are receiving timely and accurate ...

    Authors: Cristin Alexis Fergus, Elizabeth Storer, Moses Arinaitwe, Solomon Kamurari and Moses Adriko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1061

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  9. During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands, relatives of patients with COVID-19 admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were severely restricted in visiting their relatives and in commun...

    Authors: Hanna T. Klop, Mana Nasori, Tjitske W. Klinge, Rianne Hoopman, Mirjam A. de Vos, Chantal du Perron, Lia van Zuylen, Monique Steegers, Birkitt L. ten Tusscher, Floor C. H. Abbink, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and H. Roeline W. Pasman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1060

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  10. Understanding the influences on healthcare professionals’ career choices and progression can inform interventions to improve workforce retention. Retention of health professionals is a high priority worldwide,...

    Authors: Megan Smith, Jaimini Patel, Sandie Gay, Ian Davison and Sharon Buckley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1059

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  11. The health care innovation “MamBo – people with multimorbidity in outpatient care: patient-focused and needs-oriented healthcare management” aims to improve the efficiency and quality of care for multimorbid p...

    Authors: Simone Richter, Ibrahim Demirer, Maya Nocon, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1058

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  12. Accreditation is viewed as a reputable tool to evaluate and enhance the quality of health care. However, its effect on performance and outcomes remains unclear. This review aimed to identify and analyze the ev...

    Authors: Mohammed Hussein, Milena Pavlova, Mostafa Ghalwash and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1057

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  13. Malaria interventions including use of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine as Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPTp-SP) and distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) have been implemented through ante-natal clin...

    Authors: Virtue Fiawokome De-Gaulle, Pascal Magnussen, Joseph Kamgno, Wilfred Mbacham, Verner N. Orish and Harry Tagbor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1056

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  14. Home care (HC) services are crucial to the health and social wellbeing of older adults, people with disabilities, and the chronically ill. Although the HC sector is growing rapidly in the USA, there is high jo...

    Authors: Pia Markkanen, Natalie Brouillette, Margaret Quinn, Catherine Galligan, Susan Sama, John Lindberg and Nicole Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1055

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  15. Capacity Building and Mentorship Partnership (CBMP) is a flagship program designed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health in collaboration with six local universities to strengthen the national health informatio...

    Authors: Melaku Birhanu Alemu, Asmamaw Atnafu, Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Moges Asressie and Binyam Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1054

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  16. Many internal migrants during the urbanization process in China are Migrant Parents, the aging group who move to urban areas to support their family involuntarily. They are more vulnerable economically and phy...

    Authors: Chao Ma, Shutong Huo and Hao Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1053

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  17. Recruiting and retaining medical, nursing, and allied health professionals in rural and remote areas is a worldwide challenge, compromising continuity of care and population health outcomes in these locations....

    Authors: Daniel Terry, Hoang Phan, Blake Peck, Danny Hills, Mark Kirschbaum, Jaclyn Bishop, Kehinde Obamiro, Ha Hoang, Hoang Nguyen, Ed Baker and David Schmitz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1052

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  18. Many tuberculosis (TB) patients incur catastrophic costs. Active case finding (ACF) may have socio-protective properties that could contribute to the WHO End TB Strategy target of zero TB-affected families suf...

    Authors: Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Rachel Jeanette Forse, Andrew James Codlin, Ha Minh Dang, Vinh Van Truong, Lan Huu Nguyen, Hoa Binh Nguyen, Nhung Viet Nguyen, Kristi Sidney-Annerstedt, Knut Lonnroth, S Bertel Squire, Maxine Caws, Eve Worrall and Noemia Teixeira de Siqueira-Filha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1051

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  19. In recent years the UK has expanded the provision of liaison mental health services (LMHS). Little work has been undertaken to explore first-hand experiences of them.

    Authors: Elspeth Guthrie, Daniel Romeu, Carolyn Czoski-Murray, Samuel Relton, Andrew Walker, Peter Trigwell, Jenny Hewison, Robert West, Matt Fossey, Claire Hulme and Allan House

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1050

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  20. Professional subgroups are common and may play a role in aiding professional maturity or impeding professional legitimization. The chiropractic profession in the United States has a long history of diverse int...

    Authors: Jordan A. Gliedt, Stephen M. Perle, Aaron A. Puhl, Sarah Daehler, Michael J. Schneider and Joel Stevans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1049

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  21. In China, the primary health care (PHC) system has been designated responsible for control and prevention of COVID-19, but not treatment. Suspected COVID-19 cases presenting to PHC facilities must be transferr...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Xingrong Shen, Rong Liu, Linhai Zhao, Debin Wang, Helen Lambert and Christie Cabral

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1048

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  22. Actively involving patients and communities in health decisions can improve both peoples’ health and the health system. One key strategy is Patient-Public Engagement (PPE). This scoping review aims to identify...

    Authors: Samuel Egyakwa Ankomah, Adam Fusheini, Christy Ballard, Emmanuel Kumah, Gagan Gurung and Sarah Derrett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1047

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  23. Patients with chronic diseases have increased needs for assistance and care. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics and use of primary care (PC) and hospital care (HC) health services ...

    Authors: Jaime Barrio-Cortes, María Soria-Ruiz-Ogarrio, María Martínez-Cuevas, Almudena Castaño-Reguillo, Mariana Bandeira-de Oliveira, María Teresa Beca-Martínez, María Carmen López-Rodríguez and María Ángeles Jaime-Sisó

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1046

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  24. To analyse the changes in curative care expenditure (CCE) associated with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) before and after the Beijing healthcare reform, thus providing a reference for the healthcare system.

    Authors: Liming Liu, Yue Xu, Yan Jiang, Liying Zhao, Xuejun Yin, Chen Shen, Yong Yang, Qian Bai, Xiaowei Man and Wei Cheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1045

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  25. Multidisciplinary cancer care to facilitate the provision of patient centred and evidence-based care is considered best practice internationally. In 2016 multidisciplinary care measures were developed for all ...

    Authors: Kahren M. White, Ru K. Kwedza, Holly Seale and Reema Harrison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1044

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  26. Demand for eye care has increased in recent decades in China due to rapid socioeconomic development and demographic shift. Knowledge of output and productivity of ophthalmic services would allow policymakers t...

    Authors: Xiangjia Zhu, Yu Du, Wenwen He, Jinhui Dai, Minjie Chen, Peijun Yao, Han Chen, Hui Ren, Yuan Fang, Shensheng Tan and Yi Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1043

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  27. Genetic testing has potential roles in identifying whether an individual would have risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from a particular medicine. Robust cost-effectiveness results on genetic testing would ...

    Authors: Saowalak Turongkaravee, Jiraphun Jittikoon, Onwipa Rochanathimoke, Kathleen Boyd, Olivia Wu and Usa Chaikledkaew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1042

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  28. Medicines management in care homes requires significant improvement. CHIPPS was a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of integrating pharmacist independent prescribers into care ...

    Authors: Linda Birt, Lindsay Dalgarno, David J Wright, Mohammed Alharthi, Jackie Inch, Maureen Spargo, Jeanette Blacklock, Fiona Poland, Richard C Holland, David P. Alldred, Carmel M. Hughes and Christine M. Bond

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1041

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  29. Social norms continue to be entrenched in Uganda. Understanding social norms helps to uncover the underlying drivers that influence attitudes and behavior towards contraceptive access and use. This study there...

    Authors: Paul Bukuluki, Peter Kisaakye, Maxime Houinato, Adekemi Ndieli, Evelyn Letiyo and Dan Bazira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1040

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  30. This report describes how we refined a protocol for a pragmatic comparative effectiveness study of two models of an evidence-based diabetes shared medical appointment intervention and used the PRECIS-2 rating ...

    Authors: Russell E. Glasgow, Dennis Gurfinkel, Jeanette Waxmonsky, Jenny Rementer, Natalie D. Ritchie, Jennifer Dailey-Vail, Patrick Hosokawa, L. Miriam Dickinson and Bethany M. Kwan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1039

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  31. The Patient Safety Huddle (PSH) is a brief multidisciplinary daily meeting held to discuss threats to patient safety and actions to mitigate risk. Despite growing interest and application of huddles as a mecha...

    Authors: Laura Lamming, Jane Montague, Kate Crosswaite, Muhammad Faisal, Eileen McDonach, Mohammed A. Mohammed, Alison Cracknell, Alison Lovatt and Beverley Slater

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1038

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  32. The commitment of hospital managers plays a key role in decisions regarding investments in quality improvement (QI) and the implementation of quality improvement systems (QIS). With regard to the concept of so...

    Authors: Antje Hammer, Onyebuchi A. Arah, Russell Mannion, Oliver Groene, Rosa Sunol, Holger Pfaff and Kyung-Eun Choi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1036

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  33. Given high rates of mental health and substance challenges among youth and substantial system access barriers, system innovation is required. Integrated youth services (IYS) models aim to transform youth menta...

    Authors: Lisa D. Hawke, Lehana Thabane, Srividya N. Iyer, Alexia Jaouich, Paula Reaume-Zimmer and Joanna Henderson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1035

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  34. Effective health information systems (HIS) are critical towards achieving timely response to preventive chemotherapy neglected tropical diseases (PC-NTDs) and their eventual elimination. Strengthened HIS enabl...

    Authors: Arthur K. S. Ng’etich, Kuku Voyi and Clifford M. Mutero

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1034

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  35. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a serious phenomenon on a global scale that can worsen with the COVID-19 pandemic. The study aimed to understand the perceptions of health professionals about MDR-T...

    Authors: Ludmilla Leidianne Limirio Souza, Felipe Lima dos Santos, Juliane de Almeida Crispim, Regina Célia Fiorati, Sónia Dias, Alexandre Tadashi Inomata Bruce, Yan Mathias Alves, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Fernanda Bruzadelli Paulino da Costa, Luana Seles Alves, Aline Aparecida Monroe, Inês Fronteira and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1033

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  36. Multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs) are part of the standard cancer care process in many European countries. In France, they are a mandatory condition in the authorization system for cancer care administra...

    Authors: Quentin Rollet, Véronique Bouvier, Grégoire Moutel, Ludivine Launay, Anne-Laure Bignon, Karine Bouhier-Leporrier, Guy Launoy and Astrid Lièvre

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1032

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  37. Increasing pressure threatens to overwhelm primary care services, affecting the quality of care and their role as gatekeepers to specialised care services. This study investigated healthcare users’ acceptabili...

    Authors: Dewy Nijhof, Andy Ingram, Rebecca Ochieng, Emma-Jane Roberts, Barnaby Poulton and Bertha Ochieng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1030

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  38. Family-centred maternity care models include the expectation that fathers prepare for and attend the birth. In Australia over 20% of the population is from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. P...

    Authors: Faye Forbes, Karen Wynter, Berihun M. Zeleke and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1029

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  39. In India, the distribution and retention of biomedical doctors in public sector facilities in rural areas is an obstacle to improving access to health services. The Government of Uttar Pradesh is developing a ...

    Authors: Veena Sriram, Shreya Hariyani, Ummekulsoom Lalani, Ravi Teja Buddhiraju, Pooja Pandey and Sara Bennett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1027

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  40. Efforts to ensure safe and optimal medication management are crucial in reducing the prevalence of medication errors. The aim of this study was to determine the associations of person-related, environment-rela...

    Authors: Elizabeth Manias, Maryann Street, Grainne Lowe, Jac Kee Low, Kathleen Gray and Mari Botti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1025

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  41. Access to health care is an essential health policy issue. In several countries, waiting time guarantees mandate set time limits for assessment and treatment. High-quality waiting time data are necessary to ev...

    Authors: David Ebbevi, Henna Hasson, Knut Lönnroth and Hanna Augustsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1024

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  42. Over the past 20 years, Nepal has seen major improvements in childhood and maternal survival. In 2015, the Nepalese government introduced a new federal political structure. It is unclear how this has affected ...

    Authors: Pasang Tamang, Padam Simkhada, Paul Bissell, Edwin van Teijlingen, Rose Khatri and John Stephenson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1023

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  43. Worldwide, the current management of knee osteoarthritis appears heterogeneous, high-cost and often not based on current best evidence. The absence of epidemiological data regarding the utilisation of healthca...

    Authors: Daniela Costa, Ana M. Rodrigues, Eduardo B. Cruz, Helena Canhão, Jaime Branco and Carla Nunes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1022

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  44. After hospital discharge, patients can experience symptoms prompting them to seek acute medical attention. Early evaluation of patients’ post-discharge symptoms by healthcare providers may improve appropriate ...

    Authors: Jinying Chen, Jessica G. Wijesundara, Angela Patterson, Sarah L. Cutrona, Sandra Aiello, David D. McManus, M. Diane McKee, Bo Wang and Thomas K. Houston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1021

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  45. High prevalence of falls among older persons makes falls prevention a public health priority. Yet community-based falls prevention face complexity in implementation and any commissioning strategy should be sub...

    Authors: Joseph Kwon, Yujin Lee, Tracey Young, Hazel Squires and Janet Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1020

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