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  1. The scope of practice for nurses caring for families has evolved to meet the challenges presented by societal changes and increasing needs. In 2015, early childhood nurses from a Swiss region decided to implem...

    Authors: Camille Thentz, Christine Durgnat-Sciboz, Sylvie Macé, Marie-Catherine Béguin, Vincent Falcy, Elisabeth Schobinger and Gora Da Rocha
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1572
  2. In Spring of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian provincial dental hygiene regulatory bodies implemented new practice guidelines. Reports of stress, anxiety and conflict experienced by dental hygienis...

    Authors: Lindsay K. Macdonald, Michael Glogauer, Paul Allison, Carlos Quiñonez, Sreenath Madathil and Leigha D. Rock
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1570
  3. Care decision discussions are intended to align treatment with the patient’s wishes, goals and values. To overcome the numerous barriers to such discussions, physicians as well as patients need tailored suppor...

    Authors: Saskia Briedé, Maria A. de Winter, Tessa C. van Charldorp and Karin A. H. Kaasjager
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1569
  4. In recent years, studies have shown that electronic WOM (eWOM) directly reflects consumers’ post-purchase psychological perception and directly affects repurchase behavior. This information is valued by instit...

    Authors: Po-Chun Lee, Li-Lin Liang, Min-Hsin Huang and Ching-Yuan Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1568
  5. We aimed to investigate the association between fragmented cancer care in the early phase after cancer diagnosis and patient outcomes using national insurance claim data.

    Authors: Dong-Woo Choi, Sun Jung Kim, Dong Jun Kim, Yoon-Jung Chang, Dong Wook Kim and Kyu-Tae Han
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1566
  6. To describe the key findings and lessons learned from an international pilot study that surveyed spinal cord injury programs in acute and rehabilitation facilities to understand the status of spinal cord injur...

    Authors: Aidin Abedi, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Harvinder S. Chhabra, Julia Maria D’Andréa Greve, Nasser M. Khan, Eerika Koskinen, Kenny Yat Hong Kwan, Nan Liu, James W. Middleton, Sasa Moslavac, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Colleen O’Connell, Jean G. Previnaire, Alpesh Patel, Giorgio Scivoletto, Lisa N. Sharwood…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1565
  7. Coronavirus-2019 pandemic in China aroused increasing interest in telemedicine-supported glycaemic control. We hypothesize that age might influence usage and efficacy of telemedicine-supported glycaemic contro...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Tan, Zonghai Qi, Ling Chen, Dongmin Li, Xiangyin Cai, Yi Song and Yajie Liu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1564
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic placed great pressure on health care workers and increased the risk of these workers developing mental illness. Effective leadership is essential to prevent mental illness from developing...

    Authors: Matilda Skogsberg, Gustav Jarl and Marie Matérne
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1563
  9. While a large body of research has focused on the challenges experienced by healthcare staff when providing sexual and reproductive health services, little attention has been paid to the ways healthcare provid...

    Authors: Nada Amroussia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1562
  10. Rehabilitation services are an integral part of patient care, but in many developing countries, they are not prioritized and either unavailable or easily accessible to those who need them. Although the need fo...

    Authors: Valerie Umaefulam, Isabel Cristina Gómez-Díaz, Laura Marcela Uribe-Calderón, Eliany Pedrozo-Araque, Kalyani Premkumar, Ethel Maldonado-Molina, Maria Laura Basualdo and Julia Bidonde
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1561
  11. The internet has become a powerful worldwide information source that revolutionized access to knowledge, especially in the fields of health and medicine (health knowledge). Therefore, providing high-quality, a...

    Authors: Sadaf Alipour, Shekoofeh Nikooei, Reza Hosseinpour and Mohammad Javad Yavari Barhaghtalab
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1560
  12. Indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities in fragile and conflict-affected settings may be severe due to reduced access and use of healthcare, as happened during the 2015 Ebola Virus Disease out...

    Authors: M. A. S. Schots, H. L. S. Coleman, G. W. Lutwama, M. Straetemans and E. Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1559
  13. Stroke has one of the biggest burden of disease in Thailand and all health regions have been tasked to develop their service delivery to achieve the national key performance indicators set out by the Thai serv...

    Authors: Suthasinee Kumluang, Claudia Geue, Peter Langhorne and Olivia Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1558
  14. Out- of-pocket health expenditures (OOPs) constitute a significant proportion of total health expenditures in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), leading to an increased likelihood of exposure to fi...

    Authors: Adeyemi Okunogbe, Joel Hähnle, Bosede F. Rotimi, Tanimola M. Akande and Wendy Janssens
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1557
  15. The absence of a referral system and patients’ freedom to choose among service providers in Iran have led to increased patient mobility, which continues to concern health policymakers in the country. This stu...

    Authors: Somayeh Noori Hekmat, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Zahra Zamaninasab, Rohaneh Rahimisadegh, Fatemeh Dehnavieh and Samira Emadi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1556
  16. Although several diabetes management and control programs are introduced in Iran, rate of using such cares in patients with Type II Diabetic in Ahvaz is low and they show no tendency for receiving free diabete...

    Authors: Mostafa Amini-Rarani, Saeed Karimi and Laleh Gharacheh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1555
  17. Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) is a key method to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In Australia, private hospitals have a higher rate of inappropriate prescribing and non-compliance with antimicrobial g...

    Authors: Darshini Ayton, Eliza Watson, Juliana M. Betts, Joseph Doyle, Benjamin Teh, Glenn Valoppi, Menino Cotta, Megan Robertson and Trisha Peel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1554
  18. Norway has prioritized health services according to the principle of “severity of conditions”, where waiting time reflects patients’ medical urgency. We aim to investigate if the “severity-of-condition” princi...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Knut Reidar Wangen, Mattias Victor, Ole André Solbakken and Per Arne Holman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1553
  19. One of the major reforms in the health system of any country is the financing reform. Network analysis as a practical method for investigating complex systems allows distinguishing prominent actors in the rela...

    Authors: Rohaneh Rahimisadegh, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Mohammad Jafari Sirizi and Somayeh Noori Hekmat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1552
  20. High bed-occupancy (capacity utilization) rates are commonly thought to increase in-hospital mortality; however, little evidence supports a causal relationship between the two. This observational study aimed t...

    Authors: Narayan Sharma, Giusi Moffa, René Schwendimann, Olga Endrich, Dietmar Ausserhofer and Michael Simon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1551
  21. People with disabilities and without natural speech often rely on care provided by informal caregivers. The caregiving situation of these informal caregivers has been poorly researched. The objectives of the s...

    Authors: Anna Zinkevich, Sarah Anna Katharina Uthoff, Markus Antonius Wirtz, Jens Boenisch, Stefanie Kalén Sachse, Tobias Bernasconi, Michael Feldhaus and Lena Ansmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1549
  22. “Speaking up” is considered an important patient safety behaviour. The main idea is to voice patient safety concerns; however, several studies revealed that the organisational culture can be obstructive. In pr...

    Authors: Magdalena Hoffmann, Christine Maria Schwarz, David Schwappach, Chiara Banfi, Christoph Palli and Gerald Sendlhofer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1547
  23. Nurse team leaders are responsible for contributing to managing the quality of service delivery and facility output of their nurses to ensure there is a high quality of care delivered by the health system. Thi...

    Authors: Sheenal Shivangani Singh, Masoud Mohammadnezhad and Ledua Tamani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1546
  24. The fee waiver system is one of the components of the 2004 health care financing reform in Ethiopia. It is a system for granting access to health services to those who are unable to pay. The utilization health...

    Authors: Nigusie Tadesse, Amsalu Feleke, Muluken Genetu Chanie, Kidist Adamu and Asnakew Molla Mekonen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1544
  25. Adaptation of interventions is inevitable during translation to new populations or settings. Systematic approach to adaptation can ensure that fidelity to core functions of the intervention are preserved while...

    Authors: Emily B. H. Treichler, Robert Mercado, David Oakes, Dimitri Perivoliotis, Yuliana Gallegos-Rodriguez, Elijah Sosa, Erin Cisneros, William D. Spaulding, Eric Granholm, Gregory A. Light and Borsika Rabin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1543
  26. Cognitive Symptom Management and Rehabilitation Training (CogSMART) and Compensatory Cognitive Training (CCT) are evidence-based compensatory cognitive training interventions that improve cognition in persons ...

    Authors: Laurie Lindamer, Erin Almklov, James O. E. Pittman, Shuyuan Shi, Jacqueline Maye, Amy Jak, Elizabeth Twamley and Borsika Rabin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1542
  27. Healthcare workers (HCWs) is the high-risk group for COVID-19 infection due to increased workplace exposure. However, evidence of the disease burden and factors associated with severe COVID-19 infection among ...

    Authors: Lim Kai Joo, Mohd Fazeli Sazali, Michelle Goroh, Abraham Chin Zefong, Marilyn Charlene Montini Maluda, Richard Avoi and Valentine Japulee Gantul
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1541
  28. Viral suppression (VS) is a marker of effective HIV therapy, and viral load (VL) testing is critical for treatment monitoring, especially in high-risk groups such as children and pregnant/postpartum women. Alt...

    Authors: Shirley Rui W. Qian, Shukri A. Hassan, Andrea J. Scallon, Patrick Oyaro, Evelyn Brown, James Wagude, Irene Mukui, Eunice Kinywa, Frederick Oluoch, Francesca Odhiambo, Boaz Oyaro, Leonard Kingwara, Nashon Yongo, Enericah Karauki, Jody Gao, Lindah Otieno…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1540
  29. The role of community pharmacy professionals has been expanded to patient care and health promotion service globally. However, in Ethiopia, there is a scanty of data on the issue, although the country is deali...

    Authors: Wondim Ayenew, Abdulwase Mohammed Seid, Asmamaw Emagn Kasahun, Asrat Elias Ergena, Derso Teju Geremaw, Liknaw Workie Limenh, Teshome Bitew Demelash, Wudneh Simegn and Yeniewa Kerie Anagaw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1539
  30. One of the most important challenges facing hospitals is inappropriate admissions and stays the reduction of which can contribute to a decline in healthcare costs without reducing the quality of services. The ...

    Authors: Nasrin Moradi, Kianoosh Moradi, Rafat Bagherzadeh and Aidin Aryankhesal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1538
  31. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, immune-mediated, spondyloarthropathy characterised by musculoskeletal signs and symptoms with associated joint pain and tenderness. The average worldwide PsA prevalence ...

    Authors: Emanuela Zagni, Micol Frassi, Giuseppa Pagano Mariano, Enrico Fusaro, Claudia Lomater, Patrizia Del Medico, Florenzo Iannone, Rosario Foti, Massimiliano Limonta, Antonio Marchesoni, Bernd Raffeiner, Ombretta Viapiana, Walter Grassi, Rosa Daniela Grembiale, Giuliana Guggino, Antonino Mazzone…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1537
  32. Despite existing guidelines for managing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), evidence-based treatments are still scarce and large-scale studies on the provision and impact of specific rehabilitation services a...

    Authors: Emilie Isager Howe, Marina Zeldovich, Nada Andelic, Nicole von Steinbuechel, Silje C. R. Fure, Ida M. H. Borgen, Marit V. Forslund, Torgeir Hellstrøm, Helene L. Søberg, Unni Sveen, Mari Rasmussen, Ingerid Kleffelgaard, Cathrine Tverdal, Eirik Helseth, Marianne Løvstad, Juan Lu…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1536
  33. Most justice-involved youth are supervised in community settings, where assessment and linkage to substance use (SU) treatment services are inconsistent and fragmented. Only 1/3 of youth with an identified SU ...

    Authors: Danica K. Knight, Steven Belenko, Michael L. Dennis, Gail A. Wasserman, George W. Joe, Gregory A. Aarons, John P. Bartkowski, Jennifer E. Becan, Katherine S. Elkington, Aaron Hogue, Larkin S. McReynolds, Angela A. Robertson, Yang Yang and Tisha R. A. Wiley
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1535
  34. The “gatekeepers” for residents’ health are their family doctors. The implementation of contracted services provided by family doctors is conducive to promoting hierarchical diagnosis and treatment and achievi...

    Authors: Songyi Liu, Wenqi Meng, Qianqian Yu, Haibo Peng, Xiaoli Jiang, Zixin Li, Wenqiang Yin, Zhongming Chen, Dongping Ma and Kui Sun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1534
  35. The use of complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) has risen globally in recent times. Such medications are exclusively and readily available in the Riyadh region of Saudi Arabia through community pharmacie...

    Authors: Hanan M. Al-Yousef, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Amir Iqbal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1533
  36. The global need for well-trained field epidemiologists has been underscored in the last decade in multiple pandemics, the most recent being COVID-19. Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) are in-service...

    Authors: Julie R. Harris, Daniel Kadobera, Benon Kwesiga, Steven N. Kabwama, Lilian Bulage, Henry B. Kyobe, Atek A. Kagirita, Henry G. Mwebesa, Rhoda K. Wanyenze, Lisa J. Nelson, Amy L. Boore and Alex Riolexus Ario
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1532
  37. The Biopsychosocial (BPS) model is recognized and widely accepted in the field of health care, particularly in rehabilitation. However, in clinical practice the applicability of the BPS model is a challenge fo...

    Authors: Aija Klavina, Kwok Ng, Olena Lazarieva, Marina Mruga, Kateryna Tymruk-Skoropad, Serhii Rokutov, Oleh Bazylchuk, Nataliia Zakaliak, Lorenzo Billiet, Lubov Tsizh, Dariya Popovych, Kateryna Myndziv and Olha Yezhova
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1531
  38. Diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, and thyroid diseases are chronic diseases that require regular monitoring through blood tests. This paper first investigates the experiences ...

    Authors: Deon Lingervelder, Michelle M. A. Kip, Eva D. Wiese, Hendrik Koffijberg, Maarten J. Ijzerman and Ron Kusters
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1529
  39. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a progressive genetic neurodegenerative disease accompanied by mental and neurocognitive disabilities, which requires long-term and comprehensive treatment and care. Information on...

    Authors: Marleen R. van Walsem, Jan C. Frich, Monica Gómez Castañeda, Emilie Isager Howe, Lasse Pihlstrøm, Nada Andelic and Eline Aas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1527
  40. Rapid increases in caesarean section (CS) rates have been observed globally; however, CS rates exceeding 15% at a population-level have limited benefits for women and babies. Many interventions targeting healt...

    Authors: Rana Islamiah Zahroh, Dylan Kneale, Katy Sutcliffe, Martha Vazquez Corona, Newton Opiyo, Caroline S. E. Homer, Ana Pilar Betrán and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1526
  41. Policymakers use simulation-based models to improve system feedback and model the reality of the problems in the system. This study uses the system dynamics approach to provide a model for predicting hospital ...

    Authors: Seyede Maryam Najibi, Seyed Hosein Seyedi, Payam Farhadi, Erfan Kharazmi, Payam Shojaei, Sajad Delavari, Farhad Lotfi and Zahra kavosi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1525
  42. ALL is the most frequent hematological tumor in children, so during remission induction chemotherapy protocol (RICP) adverse events (AEs) may appear. The public program in Mexico in charge of financial support...

    Authors: Eréndira Mejía-Aranguré, Alfonso Reyes-López, Luis Enrique Juárez-Villegas, Yosef Olaf Hernández-Olivares, Alberto Daniel Saucedo-Campos, Gabriela Hernández-Pliego, Silvia Martínez-Valverde, Leticia A. Barajas-Nava and Juan Garduño-Espinosa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1522
  43. Complications of prematurity are the leading cause of neonatal mortality, and the majority of these deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. Research in these settings has focused on improved outcomes ...

    Authors: Holly Lyne, Kathy Burgoine, Collin Ogara, James Ditai and Melissa Gladstone
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1521
  44. Despite the implementation of a mandatory health insurance (MHI) scheme in Togo since 2011, its coverage rate remains low, resulting in a high out-of-pocket payment rate. More than 10 years after its implement...

    Authors: Dossè Mawussi Djahini-Afawoubo and Segnon T. Aguey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1520