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  1. Although access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among children and young people living with HIV has increased in recent years, adherence to medication and viral suppression remain challenges. Evidence of benef...

    Authors: Susan K. Settergren, Robert Philippe, Joanne St. Louis, Nathaniel Segaren, Sylvie Boisson, Tessa Lewis, Olbeg Désinor and Kesner François

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:236

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  2. Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PEC) is a fundamental property of prevention of Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs). Thus, this sector requires a system for evaluation and performance improvement. This study aimed to de...

    Authors: Saber Azami-Aghdash, Ahmad Moosavi, Hojatolah Gharaee, Ghader Sadeghi, Haleh Mousavi Isfahani, Alireza Ghasemi Dastgerdi and Mohammad Mohseni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:235

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  3. Price negotiations for specialty pharmaceuticals take place in a complex market setting. The determination of the added value of new treatments and the related societal willingness to pay are of increasing imp...

    Authors: Dominik J. Wettstein and Stefan Boes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:234

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Healthcare rationing can be defined as withholding beneficial care for cost reasons. One form in particular, hidden bedside rationing, is problematic because it may result in conflicting loyalties for physicia...

    Authors: Ursula W. de Ruijter, Hester F. Lingsma, Willem A. Bax and Johan Legemaate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:233

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  5. Uganda experiences a high morbidity and mortality burden due to conditions amenable to emergency care, yet few public hospitals have dedicated emergency units. As a result, little is known about the costs and ...

    Authors: Kalin Werner, Tracy Kuo Lin, Nicholas Risko, Martha Osiro, Joseph Kalanzi and Lee Wallis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:232

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Not-for-profit hospitals are facing an uncertain financial future, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, they are legally obligated to provide free and discounted health care services to co...

    Authors: Jason N. Mose

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In well-resourced countries, comprehensive care programs have increased life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease, with almost all infants surviving into adulthood. However, families affected by sic...

    Authors: Maite E. Houwing, Marit Buddenbaum, Thijs C. J. Verheul, Anne P. J. de Pagter, Jacobus N. J. Philipsen, Jan A. Hazelzet and Marjon H. Cnossen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has a disruptive impact on our society. We therefore conducted a population survey to describe: 1) stress, concerns and quality of life 2) access to healthcare and cancelled/delayed healt...

    Authors: Hanne van Ballegooijen, Lucas Goossens, Ralph H. Bruin, Renée Michels and Marieke Krol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:227

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Hospitals in many countries are encouraged to develop audits to assess and improve the quality of care. Ward audit is a specific form of audit and feedback that is commonly used but little studied. The aim of ...

    Authors: Michael Sykes, Richard Thomson, Niina Kolehmainen, Louise Allan and Tracy Finch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:226

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In this study, we sought to assess healthcare professionals’ acceptance of and satisfaction with a shared decision making (SDM) educational workshop, its impact on their intention to use SDM, and their perceiv...

    Authors: Samira Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, Charo Rodriguez, Jordie Croteau, Alireza Sadeghpour, Amir-Mohammad Navali and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:225

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Nevena Zivkovic, Musfer Aldossri, Noha Gomaa, Julie W. Farmer, Sonica Singhal, Carlos Quiñonez and Vahid Ravaghi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:224

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:124

  12. To improve care for patients with chronic diseases, a recent policy initiative in Thailand focused on strengthening primary care based on the concept of Chronic Care Model (CCM). This study aimed to assess the...

    Authors: Wichai Aekplakorn, Paibul Suriyawongpaisal, Samrit Srithamrongsawadi and Phanuwich Kaewkamjonchai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:223

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Family Presence during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation has been studied both to identify the opinions of health professionals, patients, and family members, and to identify benefits and barriers, as well as to d...

    Authors: Eva de Mingo-Fernández, Ángel Belzunegui-Eraso and María Jiménez-Herrera

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:221

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The shortage of healthcare professionals (HCP) negatively affects health services in rural areas in many parts of the world, as is the case in South Africa. Innovative programs designed to improve the recruitm...

    Authors: Dumsani M. Gumede, Myra Taylor and Jane D. Kvalsvig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women. Breast cancer imposes a considerable economic burden on the health system. This study aimed to compare the cost of breast cancer among patients who refer...

    Authors: Abolhasan Afkar, Habib Jalilian, Abolghasem Pourreza, Habibeh Mir, Abdolhosein Emami Sigaroudi and Somayeh Heydari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:219

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Scaling-up and sustaining healthcare interventions can be challenging. Our objective was to describe how the 3 Wishes Project (3WP), a personalized end-of-life intervention, was scaled-up and sustained in an i...

    Authors: Alyson Takaoka, Benjamin Tam, Meredith Vanstone, France J. Clarke, Neala Hoad, Marilyn Swinton, Feli Toledo, Anne Boyle, Anne Woods, Erick H. Duan, Diane Heels-Ansdell, Lily Waugh, Mark Soth, Jill Rudkowski, Waleed Alhazzani, Dan Perri…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:218

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Within the Dutch health care system the focus is shifting from a disease oriented approach to a more population based approach. Since every inhabitant in the Netherlands is registered with one general practice...

    Authors: Shelley-Ann M. Girwar, Marta Fiocco, Stephen P. Sutch, Mattijs E. Numans and Marc A. Bruijnzeels

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:217

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Diabetes is one of the most important chronic diseases and affects 9% of the world’s population. To support these people in the day-to-day management of their treatments, pharmacies can offer professional phar...

    Authors: Noura Bawab, Emilie Zuercher, Tania Carron, Léonie Chinet, Olivier Bugnon, Jérôme Berger and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:216

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) are recommended with adjuvant behavioral therapies, counseling, and other services for comprehensive treatment of maternal opioid use disorder. Inadequate access to t...

    Authors: Doris Titus-Glover, Fadia T. Shaya, Christopher Welsh, Danya M. Qato, Savyasachi Shah, Laura E. Gresssler and Rebecca Vivrette

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:215

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition with a mean life expectancy of 3 years from first symptom. Understanding the factors that are important to both patients and the...

    Authors: Katy Tobin, Sinead Maguire, Bernie Corr, Charles Normand, Orla Hardiman and Miriam Galvin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:213

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Delays in care-seeking for childhood illness may lead to more severe outcomes. We evaluated whether community distance from a primary healthcare facility was associated with decreased healthcare utilization in...

    Authors: Catherine E. Oldenburg, Ali Sié, Mamadou Ouattara, Mamadou Bountogo, Valentin Boudo, Idrissa Kouanda, Elodie Lebas, Jessica M. Brogdon, Ying Lin, Fanice Nyatigo, Benjamin F. Arnold and Thomas M. Lietman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:212

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Social enterprises are organizations created to address social problems that use business models to sustain themselves financially. Social enterprises can help increase access to primary health care in low res...

    Authors: Lutfi Lokman and Teresa Chahine

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cancer patient pathways (CPPs) were introduced in Norway in 2015. CPPs are time-bound standardised care pathways that describe the organisation of and responsibilities for diagnostics and treatment, as well as...

    Authors: Line Melby and Erna Håland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:210

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  24. Second medical opinions can give patients confidence when choosing among treatment options and help them understand their diagnosis. Health insurers in several countries, including Germany, offer formal second...

    Authors: Nadja Könsgen, Barbara Prediger, Ana-Mihaela Bora, Angelina Glatt, Simone Hess, Victoria Weißflog and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:209

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Research capacity strengthening could be an indirect outcome of implementing a research project. The objective of this study was to explore the ability of the global maternal sepsis study (GLOSS), implemented ...

    Authors: Rachidatou Compaoré, Vanessa Brizuela, Anne M. Khisa, Alejandra López Gómez, Adama Baguiya, Mercedes Bonet, Anna Thorson, Evelyn Gitau and Seni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:208

    Content type: Research article

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  26. In meeting input data requirements for a system dynamics (SD) model simulating the radiotherapy (RT) process, the number of patient care pathways (RT workflows) needs to be kept low to simplify the model witho...

    Authors: Jesper Lindberg, Paul Holmström, Stefan Hallberg, Thomas Björk-Eriksson and Caroline E. Olsson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To determine if requiring Dual Eligible Special Need Plans (D-SNPs) to receive approval from the National Committee of Quality Assurance and contract with state Medicaid agencies impacts healthcare utilization.

    Authors: Kimberly Danae Cauley Narain, Jessica Harwood, Carol Mangione, O. Kenrik Duru and Susan Ettner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:206

    Content type: Research article

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  28. National standards are commonly used as an improvement strategy in healthcare, but organisations may respond in diverse and sometimes negative ways to external quality demands. This paper describes how a sampl...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sutton, Julian Bion, Russell Mannion, Janet Willars, Elizabeth Shaw and Carolyn Tarrant

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:205

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There is a growing number of older adults with cognitive impairment (CI) that require inpatient rehabilitation, and as such patient centred rehabilitation models have been developed. However, implementing evid...

    Authors: Katherine S. McGilton, Alexia Cumal, Dana Corsi, Shaen Gingrich, Nancy Zheng and Astrid Escrig-Pinol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:204

    Content type: Research article

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  30. While multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are now considered an essential part of cancer care decision-making, how they perform varies widely. The authors hypothesised that a comprehensive, multipronged improvement...

    Authors: Lynleigh Evans, Yiren Liu, Brendan Donovan, Terence Kwan, Karen Byth and Paul Harnett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:203

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  31. Frequent healthcare users place a significant burden on health systems. Factors such as multimorbidity and low socioeconomic status have been associated with high use of ambulatory care services (emergency roo...

    Authors: Cynthia MBUYA-BIENGE, Marc SIMARD, Myles GAULIN, Bernard CANDAS and Caroline SIROIS

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:202

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Systematic approaches to the inclusion of economic evaluation in national healthcare decision-making are usual. It is less common for economic evaluation to be routinely undertaken at the ‘local-level’ (e.g. i...

    Authors: Andrew Searles, Donella Piper, Christine Jorm, Penny Reeves, Maree Gleeson, Jonathan Karnon, Nicholas Goodwin, Kenny Lawson, Rick Iedema and Jane Gray

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:201

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. The transition to electronic health records offers the potential for big data to drive the next frontier in healthcare improvement. Yet there are multiple barriers to harnessing the power of data. The Learning...

    Authors: Joanne Enticott, Alison Johnson and Helena Teede

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:200

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Accountable care has profoundly changed the organizational models adopted by health care organizations and, consequently, the skill set required for doctor-managers who have become middle managers and must dea...

    Authors: Fausto Di Vincenzo, Daria Angelozzi and Federica Morandi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:199

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  35. Poor reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health outcomes in Nigeria can be attributed to several factors, not limited to low health service coverage, a lack of quality care, and gender inequ...

    Authors: Chioma Oduenyi, Joya Banerjee, Oniyire Adetiloye, Barbara Rawlins, Ugo Okoli, Bright Orji, Emmanuel Ugwa, Gbenga Ishola and Myra Betron

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:198

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  36. The World Health Organization recommends vaccination rates of 75% against seasonal influenza for patients over 65 years old. In the 2013/2014 season, the German vaccination rates ranged between 14 and 65%. Thi...

    Authors: Jonathan Arlt, Kristina Flaegel, Katja Goetz and Jost Steinhaeuser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:197

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Acute otitis media (AOM) is among the most common paediatric conditions managed in primary care. Most recent estimates of the cost of AOM date from a decade ago and lack a full societal perspective. We therefo...

    Authors: Rick T. van Uum, Roderick P. Venekamp, Clémence T. B. Pasmans, G. Ardine de Wit, Alies Sjoukes, Alma C. van der Pol, Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux and Anne G. M. Schilder

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:193

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  38. Diabetes mellitus is highly prevalent and associated with huge economic burden globally. The conventional care and management of diabetes mellitus is highly fragmented and complex, warranting the need for a co...

    Authors: Sara Abdulrhim, Sowndramalingam Sankaralingam, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohammed Issam Diab, Mohamed Abdelazim Mohamed Hussain, Hend Al Raey, Mohammed Thahir Ismail and Ahmed Awaisu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:192

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  39. Cancer remains one of the primary causes of death in Bangladesh. The success of cancer control in rural areas depends on the ability of the health care system and workforce to identify and manage cases properl...

    Authors: Nazirum Mubin, Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, Sayeeda Jahan, Fatema Tuz Zohora, Naim Mahmud Chowdhury and Golam Mohiuddin Faruque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:191

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  40. People prefer to age in place and not move into a nursing home as long as possible. The prevention of cognitive and functional impairments is feasible to support this goal. Health services play a key role in p...

    Authors: Dominik Domhoff, Kathrin Seibert, Susanne Stiefler, Karin Wolf-Ostermann and Dirk Peschke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:190

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 30-day hospital readmissions are an indicator of quality of care; hospitals are financially penalized by Medicare for high rates. Numerous care transition processes reduce readmissions in clinical trials. The ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Pugh, Lauren S. Penney, Polly H. Noël, Sean Neller, Michael Mader, Erin P. Finley, Holly J. Lanham and Luci Leykum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Quantitative evidence suggests that Brexit has had a severe and negative impact on European doctors, with many medical staff leaving the UK. This study provides a detailed examination of European doctors’ feel...

    Authors: Adrienne Milner, Rebecca Nielsen and Emma Norris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Smoking exerts substantial medical burdens on society. Precise estimation of the smoking-attributable medical expenditures (SAME) helps to inform tobacco control policy makers. Based on the epidemiological app...

    Authors: Shiyao Huang, Han Wei, Tingting Yao, Zhengzhong Mao, Qun Sun and Lian Yang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:187

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act increased funding for integrated care to improve access to quality health care among underserved populations. There is evidence that integrated care decreases ine...

    Authors: Robert Rosales and Rocío Calvo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:186

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  45. The communication between health providers and patients influences the quality of medical care. The Communication Skills Assessment (CAT) is a reliable, validated tool, which was developed to assess interperso...

    Authors: Andra Rodica Balanescu, Violeta Claudia Bojinca, Ana-Maria Schweitzer, Bogdan Joca, Denise Ani Mardale, Denisa Badea and Mihai Bojinca

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:184

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  46. Traditional medicine has been widely used to address relatively common illnesses. In this regard, Chinese government has been continually topping up its investments on public Traditional Chinese Medicine hospi...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Xiaoli Fu, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Maisa Kasanga, Yanqing Wang and Jian Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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