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  1. We sought to analyze gender differences in General Practitioners’ (GP) preventive practices: variations according to the GP’s and the patient’s genders, separately and combined, and the homogeneity of GPs’ pra...

    Authors: Raphaëlle Delpech, Géraldine Bloy, Henri Panjo, Hector Falcoff, Virginie Ringa and Laurent Rigal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:331

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Understanding the resilience of healthcare is critically important. A resilient healthcare system might be expected to consistently deliver high quality care, withstand disruptive events and continually adapt,...

    Authors: Siri Wiig, Karina Aase, Stephen Billett, Carolyn Canfield, Olav Røise, Ove Njå, Veslemøy Guise, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Eline Ree, Janet E. Anderson and Carl Macrae

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:330

    Content type: Debate

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  3. Shared decision-making (SDM) can advance patient satisfaction, understanding, goal fulfilment, and patient-reported outcomes. We lack clarity on whether this physician-focused literature applies to community r...

    Authors: Kiran Pohar Manhas, Karin Olson, Katie Churchill, Sunita Vohra and Tracy Wasylak

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:329

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The rising co-epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) is a challenge for constrained health systems in low and middle-income countries. Diabetes is a known risk factor for tuberculosis and ass...

    Authors: Shifa Salman Habib, Sana Rafiq, Wafa Zehra Jamal, Shaikh Muhammad Ayub, Rashida Abbas Ferrand, Aamir Khan and Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:328

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Healthcare policy- and decision-makers make efforts to build and maintain high-performing and effective health systems, implementing effectiveness programs and health reforms. In May 2014, the Iranian Ministry...

    Authors: Siavash Beiranvand, Mandana Saki, Meysam Behzadifar, Ahad Bakhtiari, Masoud Behzadifar, Mohammad Keshvari and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:327

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A research project, which aims to improve the situation of children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI) is currently underway in the Austrian region of Tyrol. The project aims to strengthen formal and inf...

    Authors: Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Melinda Goodyear, Heinz Tüchler and Jean Lillian Paul

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:326

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Traditional approaches to safety management in health care have focused primarily on counting errors and understanding how things go wrong. Resilient Health Care (RHC) provides an alternative complementary per...

    Authors: Mais Iflaifel, Rosemary H. Lim, Kath Ryan and Clare Crowley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:324

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The weekend effect is the phenomenon of a patient’s day of admission affecting their risk for mortality. Our study reviews the situation at six secondary hospitals in the greater Helsinki area over a 14-year p...

    Authors: Morag Tolvi, Kimmo Mattila, Jari Haukka, Leena-Maija Aaltonen and Lasse Lehtonen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:323

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The assessment of unmet need is one way to gauge inequities in access to healthcare services. While there are multiple reasons for unmet need, financial barriers are a major reason particularly in low- and mid...

    Authors: Purity Njagi, Jelena Arsenijevic and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In Canada’s increasing immigrant population, a phenomenon called the “healthy immigrant effect” has arisen in which health declines after four years of settling. Access to healthcare is an important considerat...

    Authors: Setareh Ghahari, Shawna Burnett and Libby Alexander

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:321

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Implementing digital technology in home care services challenges care arrangements built on face-to-face encounters. Digital welfare technology has been suggested as a solution to increasing demands on health ...

    Authors: Hanne H. Kleiven, Birgitte Ljunggren and Marit Solbjør

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:320

    Content type: Research article

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  12. While the participation of adults with visual and severe or profound intellectual disabilities (VSPID) in society and community life is important, evidence-based interventions to improve their participation ar...

    Authors: Gineke Hanzen, Ruth M. A. van Nispen, Carla Vlaskamp, Eliza L. Korevaar, Aly Waninge and Annette A. J. van der Putten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:319

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Dengue fever (DF) is a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease along the China-Myanmar border. Understanding treatment-seeking behaviors (TSBs) and associated factors of suspected DF patients in local communi...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Jian-Wei Xu, Zadan Ai, Yan Yu and Bian Yu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:318

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Transitional care for older chronically ill people is an important area for healthcare quality improvement. A central goal is to involve older people more in transitional care and make care more patient-center...

    Authors: Cecilie Fromholt Olsen, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland, Asta Bye and Anne G. Langaas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:317

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Community-based screening may be one solution to increase testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in sexually active teenagers, but there are few data on the practicalities and cost of running...

    Authors: Sarah Kerry-Barnard, Susie Huntington, Charlotte Fleming, Fiona Reid, S. Tariq Sadiq, Vari M. Drennan, Elisabeth Adams and Pippa Oakeshott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The use of Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) has great potential in healthcare service improvement, but a limited use. This paper presents an empirical case of PREMs innovation in Italy, to foster p...

    Authors: Sabina De Rosis, Domenico Cerasuolo and Sabina Nuti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are common and associated with many illnesses. Most physicians do not routinely screen for ACEs. We aimed to determine if screening is related to knowledge or medical speci...

    Authors: Robert G. Maunder, Jonathan J. Hunter, David W. Tannenbaum, Thao Lan Le and Christine Lay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Since 2009, the Chinese government has been reforming the healthcare system and has committed to reinforcing increased use of primary care. To date, however, the Chinese healthcare system is still heavily reli...

    Authors: Zhuojun Luo, Yuanzhu Ma, Naiqi Ke, Shuyi Xu, Ruwei Hu, Nan Hu and Li Kuang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:313

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Issuing of correct prescriptions is a foundation of patient safety. Medication errors represent one of the most important problems in health care, with ‘look-alike and sound-alike’ (LASA) being the lead error....

    Authors: Hsien-Wei Ting, Sheng-Luen Chung, Chih-Fang Chen, Hsin-Yi Chiu and Yow-Wen Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:312

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In response to the rising burden of cardiovascular risk factors, the Malaysian government has implemented Enhanced Primary Healthcare (EnPHC) interventions in July 2017 at public clinic level to improve manage...

    Authors: Wen Jun Wong, Aisyah Mohd Norzi, Swee Hung Ang, Chee Lee Chan, Faeiz Syezri Adzmin Jaafar and Sheamini Sivasampu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:311

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Patient safety culture is defined as a product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of,...

    Authors: Ryosuke Hayashi, Shigeru Fujita, Shuhei Iida, Yoji Nagai, Yoshiko Shimamori and Tomonori Hasegawa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Recently arrived culturally and linguistically diverse migrant mothers in Western Industrialised Nations are less likely to access health care and are more likely to report negative healthcare experiences than...

    Authors: Louise Dougherty, Jane Lloyd, Elizabeth Harris, Paula Caffrey and Mark Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:309

    Content type: Research article

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  23. To describe the clinical activity patterns and nature of interventions of hospital-based liaison psychiatry services in England.

    Authors: Sonia Saraiva, Elspeth Guthrie, Andrew Walker, Peter Trigwell, Robert West, Farag Shuweidi, Mike Crawford, Matt Fossey, Jenny Hewison, Carolyn Czoski Murray, Claire Hulme and Allan House

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:308

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The National Health Service diabetes prevention programme in England, (NHS DPP) aims to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and offer them a face-to-face, group-based, behaviour change interv...

    Authors: Angela M. Rodrigues, Anna Haste, Linda Penn, Ruth Bell, Carolyn Summerbell, Martin White, Ashley J. Adamson and Falko F. Sniehotta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:307

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This study aimed to examine managers’ attitudes towards and use of a mandatory accreditation program in Denmark, the Danish Healthcare Quality Program (Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel [DDKM]) after it was terminated...

    Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Anne Nicolaisen, Søren Bie Bogh, Kate Churruca, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Christian von Plessen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:306

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The Philippines decentralized government health services through devolution to local governments in 1992. Over the years, opinions varied on the impact of devolved governance to decision-making for local healt...

    Authors: Harvy Joy Liwanag and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:305

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Good quality midwifery care saves the lives of women and babies. Continuity of midwife carer (CMC), a key component of good quality midwifery care, results in better clinical outcomes, higher care satisfaction...

    Authors: Rhona J. McInnes, Alix Aitken-Arbuckle, Suzanne Lake, Caroline Hollins Martin and Juliet MacArthur

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:304

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Human resources play a critical role in encouraging efficient performance within organisations, especially for public healthcare organisations, where competences of staff are key aspects of the quality of serv...

    Authors: Simone Fanelli, Gianluca Lanza, Cristiana Enna and Antonello Zangrandi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:303

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Visual impairments (VIs) have a negative impact on life and affect up to 60% of stroke survivors. Despite this, VIs are often overlooked. This paper explores how persons with VIs experience vision care within ...

    Authors: Helle K. Falkenberg, Torgeir S. Mathisen, Heidi Ormstad and Grethe Eilertsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Research on organizational justice in hospitals in African countries are limited despite being important for workforce performance and hospital operational efficiency. This paper investigated perceptions and p...

    Authors: Nwanneka Chidinma Ghasi, Daniel Chukwuemeka Ogbuabor and Vincent Aghaegbunam Onodugo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:301

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A reasonable allocation of health resources is often characterized by equity and high efficiency. This study aims to evaluate the equity and efficiency of maternal and child health (MCH) resources allocation i...

    Authors: Minyuan Huang, Dan Luo, Zhanghua Wang, Yongmei Cao, Hua Wang, Fengying Bi, Yunxiang Huang and Luxi Yi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:300

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Preventing patient falls is a priority in tertiary spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation. Falls can result in patient or staff injury, delayed rehabilitation, and hospital liability. A comprehensive overview...

    Authors: Hardeep Singh, Heather M. Flett, Michelle P. Silver, B. Catharine Craven, Susan B. Jaglal and Kristin E. Musselman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Specialized Institution-Based Rehabilitation (SIBR) is the cornerstone of care and treatment for individuals with spinal cord injury, but most people with chronic spinal cord injury (CSCI) living in China have...

    Authors: Fengshui Chang, Qi Zhang, Haixia Xie, Yuhui Yang, Mei Sun, Airong Wu, Jinghua Wu, Gang Chen, Feng Shen, Chengyue Li and Jun Lu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:298

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Evaluation of renal replacement therapy with haemodialysis is essential for its improvement. Remarkably, outcomes vary across centres. In addition, the methods used have important epistemological limitations, ...

    Authors: Eduardo Parra, María Dolores Arenas, María José Fernandez-Reyes Luis, Angel Blasco Forcén, Fernando Alvarez-Ude, Juan Aguarón Joven, Alfredo Altuzarra Casas and José María Moreno-Jiménez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  35. With demographic change, the number of noncommunicable diseases, chronic diseases and multimorbidity is increasing, and so is the demand for health services. This represents a further challenge for the healthc...

    Authors: Simone Richter, Ibrahim Demirer, Kyung-Eun Choi, Johannes Hartrampf, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:296

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The phased withdrawal of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and the introduction of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) is central to the polio ‘end-game’ strategy.

    Authors: Ignacio Olivera, Carlos Grau, Hugo Dibarboure, Juan Pablo Torres, Gustavo Mieres, Luis Lazarov, Fabián P. Alvarez and Juan Guillermo López Yescas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Since stroke survivors are increasingly responsible for managing stroke-related changes in their own health and lifestyle, self-management skills are required. In a recent randomised controlled trial a self-ma...

    Authors: Ghislaine A. P. G. van Mastrigt, Mitchel van Eeden, Caroline M. van Heugten, Nienke Tielemans, Vera P. M. Schepers and Silvia M. A. A. Evers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The Cypriot healthcare system has undergone a number of major transformations since the induction of the Republic of Cyprus in the European Union over 10 years ago. Currently Cyprus is undergoing a major refor...

    Authors: Elena Pallari, George Samoutis and Anthony Rudd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Across the United States, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy rates are alarmingly high among youth. Schools, due to their proximity and access to youth, can increase student access to sex...

    Authors: Emily Leung, Kathryn J. Wanner, Lindsay Senter, Amanda Brown and Dawn Middleton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:292

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Pay for performance (P4P) schemes provide financial incentives to health workers or facilities based on the achievement of pre-specified performance targets and have been widely implemented in health systems a...

    Authors: Roxanne J. Kovacs, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Søren R. Kristensen, Neha Singh and Josephine Borghi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:291

    Content type: Research article

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  41. South Africa’s divided healthcare system is believed to be inequitable as the population serviced by each sector and the treatment received differs while annual healthcare expenditure is similar. The appropria...

    Authors: Candice-lee Herbst, Jacqueline K. Miot, Shirra L. Moch and Paul Ruff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Patient safety in home healthcare is largely unexplored. No-harm incidents may give valuable information about risk areas and system failures as a source for proactive patient safety work. We hypothesized that...

    Authors: Marléne Lindblad, Maria Unbeck, Lena Nilsson, Kristina Schildmeijer and Mirjam Ekstedt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:289

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The result from the Life After Stroke (LAST) study showed that an 18-month follow up program as part of the primary health care, did not improve maintenance of motor function for stroke survivors. In this stud...

    Authors: Øystein Døhl, Vidar Halsteinli, Torunn Askim, Mari Gunnes, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Bent Indredavik, Birgitta Langhammer, Ailan Phan and Jon Magnussen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:288

    Content type: Research article

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  44. There is a large “treatment gap” for depression worldwide. This study aimed to better understand the treatment gap in rural India by describing health care use and treatment-seeking for depression.

    Authors: Tessa Roberts, Rahul Shidhaye, Vikram Patel and Sujit D. Rathod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The incidence and burden of depressive disorders are increasing in South Korea. There are many differences between pharmaceutically treated depression (PTD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD), including ...

    Authors: Daun Shin, Nam Woo Kim, Min Ji Kim, Sang Jin Rhee, Christopher Hyung Keun Park, Hyeyoung Kim, Bo Ram Yang, Mi-sook Kim, Gum Jee Choi, Minjung Koh and Yong Min Ahn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  46. A new movement towards improved postpartum care calls for restructuring how that care is provided. As professional guidelines evolve, understanding how providers prioritize and practice postpartum care can offer ...

    Authors: Tamar Krishnamurti, Hyagriv N. Simhan and Sonya Borrero

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  47. As the gatekeepers of rural residents’ health, teams of village doctors play a vital role in improving rural residents’ health. However, the high turnover of village doctors, both individually and collectively...

    Authors: Xuewen Zhang, Liyan Bian, Xue Bai, Dezhong Kong, Li Liu, Qing Chen and Ningxiu Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  48. To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health service provision in China, the National Health Commission has emphasised that training of all health service managers is essential. However, the implement...

    Authors: Zhanming Liang, Peter Howard, Jian Wang, Min Xu and Mei Zhao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:281

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Nurses are particularly vulnerable to nosocomial tuberculosis (TB) infection because, being in the frontline of healthcare provision, they are frequently exposed to patients with infectious TB disease. Althoug...

    Authors: Patrick Aboh Akande

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:280

    Content type: Research article

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