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  1. Chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T) represent an innovation but raise issues for healthcare payers because of the uncertainty on impact at market launch, high cost and important organisational impact. Th...

    Authors: Maria Caterina Cavallo, Marianna Cavazza, Francesca Bonifazi, Beatrice Casadei, Ilaria Cutini, Barbara Tonietti, Riccardo Saccardi, PierLuigi Zinzani and Claudio Jommi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:121
  2. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a serious global public health crisis. In response, 2016, 14 ministries in China, under the leadership of the National Health Commission, collaboratively issued th...

    Authors: Yun Tao, Ying Wang, Yu Zhang, Yong Han, Jiajia Feng, Hong Cheng and Likai Lin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:120
  3. First Nations peoples in colonised countries often feel culturally unsafe in hospitals, leading to high self-discharge rates, psychological distress and premature death. To address racism in healthcare, instit...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Stuart Yiwarr McGrath, Cassandra Doig, Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman, Shannon Daly, Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri, Bilawara Lee, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:119
  4. After the revision of the Korean Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, the certification of specialized pharmacists is scheduled to be legally recognized in 2023. Considering that the specialized pharmacist certificatio...

    Authors: Mirinae Lee, Seung-Eun Kim, Jee-Hye Jeong, Yoon-Hee Park and Hye-Won Han
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:118
  5. The number of people living with chronic conditions is increasing worldwide, and with that, the need for multiple long-term complex care across care settings. Undergoing transitions across healthcare settings...

    Authors: Sisse Walløe, Malene Beck, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Lars Morsø and Charlotte Simonÿ
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:117
  6. Developing countries such as Kenya still experience challenges around human resource to deliver refractive error services. However, given the burden of uncorrected refractive error, adoption of innovative and ...

    Authors: Shadrack Muma, Kovin Shunmugam Naidoo and Rekha Hansraj
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:115
  7. The proportion of individuals who know their HIV status in Indonesia (66% in 2021) still remains far below the first 95% of UNAIDS 2030 target and were much lower in certain Key Populations (KPs) particularly ...

    Authors: Wayan Citra Wulan Sucipta Putri, Luh Putu Sinthya Ulandari, Ivy Cerelia Valerie, Bagus Rahmat Prabowo, Donny Hardiawan, Estro Dariatno Sihaloho, Riki Relaksana, Brigitta Dhyah Kunthi Wardhani, Ngakan Putu Anom Harjana, Nur Wulan Nugrahani, Adiatma Yudistira Manogar Siregar and Pande Putu Januraga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:114
  8. Given significant risks associated with long-term prescription opioid use, there is a need for non-pharmacological interventions for treating chronic pain. Activating patients to manage chronic pain has the po...

    Authors: Monique B. Does, Sara R. Adams, Andrea H. Kline-Simon, Catherine Marino, Nancy Charvat-Aguilar, Constance M. Weisner, Andrea L. Rubinstein, Murtuza Ghadiali, Penney Cowan, Kelly C. Young-Wolff and Cynthia I. Campbell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:112
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted an urgent need for harmonised requirements for the regulation of medicines. To fully implement harmonised medicines regulations across Africa, common technical standards of me...

    Authors: K. Narsai, F. B. Masekela, H. G.M Leufkens and A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:111
  10. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a manifestation of atherosclerosis that affects the lower extremities and afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide. Because of limited resources, the need to provide...

    Authors: Benoît Rondelet, Fabian Dehanne, Julie Van Den Bulcke, Dimitri Martins, Asmae Belhaj, Benoît Libert, Pol Leclercq and Magali Pirson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:109
  11. Although physicians are highly regarded members of society, patients are not always satisfied with their care, suggesting a mismatch between the public’s expectations and reality. Thus, the aim of this study w...

    Authors: Hammad Atif Irshad, Muhammad Umar Mahar, Arshia Jahangir, Syed Roohan Aamir, Muhammad Abdullah Jamil, Khizer Ahsan, Maliha Taufiq, Abdullah Ahmed, Shilpa Golani, Sehba Amir, Wasila Gul Kakar, Abida Ali and Asaad Ahmed Nafees
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:108
  12. Research for evidence-based interventions and strategies for implementation continues. Yet there is a continued shortage of qualified health care staff while stress and burnout are common. Health care professi...

    Authors: My Säfström and Ulrika Löfkvist
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:107
  13. Syndromic management in the main non-laboratory-based management approach for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) but it has limitations. Self-sampling has be...

    Authors: Ziningi N. Jaya, Witness Mapanga, Boitumelo Moetlhoa and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:106
  14. The vast region of northern Queensland (NQ) in Australia experiences poorer health outcomes and a disproportionate burden of communicable diseases compared with urban populations in Australia. This study exami...

    Authors: Alexandra Edelman, Tammy Allen, Susan Devine, Paul F. Horwood, Emma S. McBryde, Julie Mudd, Jeffrey Warner and Stephanie M Topp
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:104
  15. Low-acuity pediatric emergency department (PED) visits are frequent in high-income countries and have a negative impact on patient care at the individual and health system levels. Knowing what drives low-acuit...

    Authors: Manon Jaboyedoff, Carl Starvaggi, Joan-Carles Suris, Claudia E. Kuehni, Mario Gehri and Kristina Keitel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:103
  16. The burden of cancer can be altered by screening. The field of cancer screening is constantly evolving; from the initiation of program for new cancer types as well as exploring innovative screening strategies ...

    Authors: Hwee-Lin Wee, Karen Canfell, Han-Mo Chiu, Kui Son Choi, Brian Cox, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Kate T Simms, Chisato Hamashima, Qianyu Shen, Brandon Chua, Niyomsri Siwaporn and Esther Toes-Zoutendijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:102
  17. Alabama is one of seven priority states for the National Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative due to a disproportionate burden of rural infections. To reverse growing infection rates, the state must increase its...

    Authors: Kaylee Burgan, C. Greer McCollum, Alfredo Guzman, Brooke Penney, Samantha V. Hill, Kachina Kudroff, Shey Thorn, Toya Burton, Kelly Turner, Michael J. Mugavero, Aadia Rana and Latesha Elopre
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:101
  18. Provision of critical care in rural areas is challenging due to geographic distance, smaller facilities, generalist skill mix and population characteristics. Internationally, the amalgamation telemedicine and ...

    Authors: Kimberley Dean, Cynthia Chang, Erin McKenna, Shannon Nott, Amanda Hunter, Julie A. Tall, Madeline Setterfield, Bridget Addis and Emma Webster
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:100
  19. The care organization of persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) varies by country according to the health care system. This study used a large sample of French individuals with sev...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Ilyes Hamouda, Marie-Anastasie Aim, Any Beltran Anzola, Sherezad Khaldi-Cherif, Agnès Felce, Kim Maincent, Katia Lind, Pascal Auquier, Thierry Billette de Villemeur and Marie-Christine Rousseau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:99
  20. Airway clearance interventions are recommended for people with chronic lung conditions and mucus hypersecretion, but there are few published models of care or descriptions of airway clearance service provision...

    Authors: Laura Cooper, Kylie Johnston and Marie Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:98
  21. Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest excess death due to COVID-19. Chiapas, the poorest state in the country, has been particularly affected. Faced with an exacerbated shortage of health profession...

    Authors: Zeus Aranda, Sandra Vázquez, Anuraag Gopaluni, Laura Martínez, Mayra Ramírez, Ariwame Jiménez, Daniel Bernal, Ana L. Rodríguez, Selene Chacón, Bruno Vargas, Isabel R. Fulcher and Dale A. Barnhart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:97
  22. During the COVID-19 response in Norway, many municipalities used the Fiks contact tracing tool (FiksCT) to register positive individuals and follow-up contacts. This tool is based on DHIS2, an open source, web...

    Authors: Hinta Meijerink, Mohamed Shelil, Jagrati Jani-Bølstad, Evy Therese Dvergsdal, Elisabeth Henie Madslien, Madeleine Wilberg, Ragnhild Bassøe Gundersen, Johan Ivar Sæbø, Anne Asmyr Thorseng and Bjørn Gunnar Iversen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:96
  23. Pre-referral treatment aims to stabilize the child’s condition before transferring them to a higher level of healthcare. This study explored pre-referral treatment for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia in childr...

    Authors: Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Jessica Kenney, Andrew Wesuta, Peter Chris Kawungezi, Shem Bwambale, David Ayebare, Stephen Baguma, Fred Bagenda, Geren Stone and Edgar Mulogo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:95
  24. While financial toxicity (FT) is prevalent in patients with cancer, young and middle-aged patients with stroke are also affected by FT, which can exacerbate their physical and psychological challenges. Underst...

    Authors: Ling Xu, Qiong Dong, Aiping Jin, Sining Zeng, Kai Wang, Xiaopei Yang and Xiaoping Zhu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:94
  25. Australian preventive health strategy outlines the importance of preconception health in improving health in the community, across multiple generations and places primary and community healthcare services as a...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Harriet Gibson, Jon Adams and Danielle Schoenaker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:93
  26. Self-management interventions consist of multiple components to support people in the management of medical, emotional, and behavioural aspects of their condition, and aim to improve quality of life, function,...

    Authors: Megan Armstrong, Kate Walters, Nathan Davies, Danielle Nimmons, Jennifer Pigott, Joy Read and Anette Schrag
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:92
  27. The most recent World Medicines Situation Report published in 2011 found substantial medicine availability and affordability challenges across WHO regions, including Africa. Since publication of the 2011 repor...

    Authors: Jeff Lane, Hilma Nakambale, Asha Kadakia, Yoswa Dambisya, Andy Stergachis and Walter Denis Odoch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:91
  28. The high costs of innovative anticancer drugs hinder a number of cancer patients’ access to these drugs in China. To address this problem, in 2018, the medical insurance access negotiation (MIAN) policy was im...

    Authors: Cui Li, Jingmin Zhu, Linghan Shan, Yingyu Zhou, Gang Liu, Hong Zhu, Qunhong Wu, Yu Cui and Zheng Kang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:90
  29. Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) schemes are recognized as an important health financing pathway to achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Although previous studies have documented CBHIs in low-inco...

    Authors: Christine Nabanoba and Henry Zakumumpa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:89
  30. Significant progress has been made in the HIV response in South Africa; however, gaps remain in ensuring engagement in care to support life-long medication adherence and viral suppression. The National Departm...

    Authors: Xolani Ntinga, Franco Musiello, Thembelihle Pita, Nomagugu Mabaso, Connie Celum, Adam Szpiro, Heidi van Rooyen, Ruanne Barnabas and Alastair van Heerden
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:88
  31. Apart from a consistent focus on treating inflammation, patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) report a range of unmet needs. Many experience not only residual symptoms but also various other physical, psyc...

    Authors: Jette Primdahl, Ann Bremander, Oliver Hendricks, Mikkel Østergaard, Kristine Marie Latocha, Lena Andersen, Kim Vilbaek Jensen and Bente Appel Esbensen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:87
  32. Dementia is a global public health priority. The World Health Organization adopted a Global Action Plan on Dementia, with dementia awareness a priority. This study examined the knowledge, attitudes, and self-c...

    Authors: Bich Diep Pham, Bao Giang Kim, Adrian Esterman, Henry Brodaty, Susan Kurrle, Thanh Binh Nguyen, Trong Hung Nguyen, Elizabeth Roughead, Ladson Hinton, Thu Ha Dang, Thi Diem Huong Nguyen, Kham Tran, Maria Crotty, Duc Du and Tuan Anh Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:86
  33. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between non-smokers, ex-smokers and current smokers in hospital length of stay (LOS), readmission (seven and 28 days) and cost of readmission for patien...

    Authors: Gina Arena, Craig Cumming, Natalia Lizama, Hamish Mace and David B. Preen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:85
  34. Little is known about postabortion care (PAC) services in Burkina Faso, despite PAC’s importance as an essential and life-saving component of emergency obstetric care. This study aims to evaluate PAC service a...

    Authors: Yentéma Onadja, Rachidatou Compaoré, Danielle Belemsaga Yugbaré, Haley L. Thomas, Georges Guiella, Siaka Lougué, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Fiacre Bazie, Seni Kouanda, Caroline Moreau and Suzanne O. Bell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:84
  35. Interprofessional care teams collaborate to provide care to patients in hospitals to ensure their full recovery. To provide quality patient care, healthcare workers must have a comprehensive understanding of e...

    Authors: Susi Afrianti Rahayu, Sunu Widianto, Irma Ruslina Defi and Rizky Abdulah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:83
  36. Adolescents in low-middle-income countries often face limited access to health information and services due to several different factors. Ineffective communication between healthcare providers and adolescents ...

    Authors: Josephine Uzayisenga, Augustin Nshimiyimana, Gerard Kaberuka, Marie Laetitia Ishimwe Bazakare, Valens Mbarushimana, Madeleine Mukeshimana, Aimable Musafili and Laetitia Nyirazinyoye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:82
  37. Improvement and access to quality healthcare are a global agenda. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3) is committed to ensuring good health and well-being of the people by 2030. However, this commitment heavil...

    Authors: Richard F. Msacky
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:81
  38. Globally, 56.8 million people are living with hepatitis C and over three-quarters of those reside in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Barriers and enablers to hepatitis C care among people who inject d...

    Authors: Bridget Draper, Win Lei Yee, Anna Bowring, Win Naing, Khin Pyone Kyi, Hla Htay, Jessica Howell, Margaret Hellard and Alisa Pedrana
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:80
  39. Professional role substitution models of care have emerged as a key strategy to address increasing healthcare demand. Gaining insights from those actively engaged in the process of these models’ implementation...

    Authors: Rumbidzai N. Mutsekwa, Katrina L. Campbell, Russell Canavan, Rebecca L. Angus, Liza-Jane McBride and Joshua M. Byrnes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:79
  40. Several guideline organizations produce patient versions of clinical practice guidelines (PVGs) which translate recommendations into simple language. A former study of our working group revealed that few guide...

    Authors: Nora Meyer, Julia Hauprich, Jessica Breuing, Irma Hellbrecht, Sarah Wahlen, Nadja Könsgen, Stefanie Bühn, Monika Becker, Susanne Blödt, Günther Carl, Markus Follmann, Stefanie Frenz, Thomas Langer, Monika Nothacker, Corinna Schaefer and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:78
  41. Adverse events (AEs) that occur in hospitals remain a challenge worldwide, and especially in intensive care units (ICUs) where they are more likely to occur. Monitoring of AEs can provide insight into the stat...

    Authors: Mohamed Ayoub Tlili, Wiem Aouicha, Nikoloz Gambashidze, Asma Ben Cheikh, Jihene Sahli, Matthias Weigl, Ali Mtiraoui, Souad Chelbi, Houyem Said Laatiri and Manel Mallouli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:77
  42. Frailty is a complex condition that primary care providers (PCPs) are managing in increasing numbers, yet there is no clear guidance or training for frailty care.

    Authors: Sathya Karunananthan, Giovanni Bonacci, Celeste Fung, Allen Huang, Benoit Robert, Tess McCutcheon, Deanne Houghton, Ramtin Hakimjavadi, Erin Keely and Clare Liddy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:76
  43. Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has proven to be an invaluable tool in the practice of cardiology. Patients who have undergone CIED surgery with local anesthesia may result in fear, insecurity a...

    Authors: Min Zhou, Huilin Zhou, Xiong Zhang, Xiaorong Jin, Xu Su, Yangjuan Bai, Wei Wei, Yimei Zhang and Fang Ma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:73
  44. Pregnant women belong to the special population of drug therapy, and their physiological state, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are significantly different from the general population. Drug safety during...

    Authors: Shan Wu, Qinan Yin, Liuyun Wu, Yue Wu, Nan Yu, Junfeng Yan and Yuan Bian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:72
  45. Although the Ethiopian government has implemented a community-based health insurance (CBHI) program, community enrollment and clients’ satisfaction have not been well investigated in Gondar Zuria district, Nor...

    Authors: Ashenafi Kibret Sendekie, Ayenew Hailu Gebremichael and Melkamu Workie Tadesse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:70
  46. Access to correct and up to date medication information is crucial for effective patient treatment. However, persistent discrepancies exist. This study examines the experiences and challenges health profession...

    Authors: Bo Wang and Unn Sollid Manskow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:68