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  1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections that require antibiotic therapy. In December 2015, new guidelines for UTI management were published in France with the aim of reducing antib...

    Authors: Arthur Piraux, Sébastien Faure, Kurt G. Naber, Jakhongir F. Alidjanov and Aline Ramond-Roquin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:612

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  2. The causes and consequences of childhood obesity are complex and multifaceted. Therefore, an integrated care approach is required to address weight-related issues and improve children’s health, societal partic...

    Authors: L. W. Koetsier, M. M. A. van Mil, M. M. A. Eilander, E. van den Eynde, C. A. Baan, J. C. Seidell and J. Halberstadt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:611

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  3. ‘Whole-person’ palliative approaches to care (PAC) are important for enhancing the quality of life of residents with life-limiting conditions in long-term care (LTC). This research is part of a larger, four pr...

    Authors: Denise Cloutier, Kelli I. Stajduhar, Della Roberts, Carren Dujela and Kaitlyn Roland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:610

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  4. Transgender, or trans, people experience a number of barriers to accessing gender-affirming healthcare and have a range of barriers and facilitators to primary care and specialist services, commonly citing dis...

    Authors: Talen Wright, Emily Jay Nicholls, Alison J Rodger, Fiona M Burns, Peter Weatherburn, Roger Pebody, Leanne McCabe, Aedan Wolton, Mitzy Gafos and T. Charles Witzel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:609

    Content type: Research

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  5. Acceptability is recognised as a key concept in the development of health interventions, but there has been a lack of consensus about how acceptability should be conceptualised. The theoretical framework of ac...

    Authors: Y. Kiera Bartlett, Cassandra Kenning, Jack Crosland, Nikki Newhouse, Lisa M. Miles, Veronika Williams, Jenny McSharry, Louise Locock, Andrew J. Farmer and David P. French

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:608

    Content type: Research

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  6. Self-referral leads to diminished quality of health care service; increase resource depletion and poorer patient outcomes. However, a significant number of patients referred themselves to the higher health car...

    Authors: Tigist Misganaw Abere, Desta Debalkie Atnafu and Yaread Mulu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:607

    Content type: Research

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  7. Communities represent a highly relevant source of knowledge with regard to not only healthcare performance but also sociocultural context, yet their role in learning health systems has not been studied. Situat...

    Authors: Crystal Milligan and Whitney Berta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:603

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Health systems are facing unprecedented socioeconomic pressures as well as the need to cope with the ongoing strain brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the reconfiguration of health systems to...

    Authors: Justin Avery Aunger, Ross Millar and Joanne Greenhalgh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:602

    Content type: Research

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  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted important needs in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and standard practices for infection prevention and control in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the availab...

    Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Savannah Allen, Safia S Jiwani and David Fuente

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:601

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In order to solve the problem of “expensive medical treatment and difficult medical treatment” for patients and improve the equity of medical services, China started the health-care reform in 2009, and propose...

    Authors: Qingqing Yuan, Yuxuan Wu, Furong Li, Min Yang, Dandi Chen and Kun Zou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:600

    Content type: Research article

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  11. An existing hospital avoidance program, the Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT), rapidly delivers geriatric outreach services to acutely unwell or older people with declining health at risk of hospitalisation...

    Authors: Luke Testa, Tayhla Ryder, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Rebecca J. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:599

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Patients with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses have a poor prognostic outlook and rates of recovery. Inpatient care is common, but the decision to initiate such care is not solely up to the patient but also in...

    Authors: Maria Skott, Natalie Durbeej, Maria Smitmanis-Lyle, Clara Hellner, Emelie Allenius, Sigrid Salomonsson, Tobias Lundgren, Nitya Jayaram-Lindström and Alexander Rozental

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:598

    Content type: Research

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  13. One way in which care for pregnant and postpartum women living with long-term health conditions (LTCs) may be improved is through the adoption of standardised measures to provide evidence of health outcomes an...

    Authors: Laura Kelly, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Ray Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Gibbons and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:597

    Content type: Research

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  14. Testing for recent HIV infection can distinguish recently acquired infection from long-standing infections. Given current interest in the implementation of recent infection testing algorithms (RITA), we report...

    Authors: Mariken M. de Wit, Brian Rice, Kathryn Risher, Susie Welty, Wanjiru Waruiru, Sitholubuhle Magutshwa, John Motoku, Daniel Kwaro, Benard Ochieng, Georges Reniers, Frances Cowan, George Rutherford, James R. Hargreaves and Gary Murphy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:596

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  15. Health care personnel who work in penitentiary environments are at risk of burnout due to a variety of factors. Latest research have brought forward a classification system consisting of five burnout profiles ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Boulier, Cédric Baumann, Hélène Rousseau, Pierre Horrach and Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:595

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Increasing the performance of routine health information systems (RHIS) is an important policy priority both globally and in Senegal. As RHIS data become increasingly important in driving decision-making in Se...

    Authors: Pierre Muhoza, Haneefa Saleem, Adama Faye, Ibrahima Gaye, Roger Tine, Abdoulaye Diaw, Alioune Gueye, Almamy Malick Kante, Andrea Ruff and Melissa A. Marx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:594

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  17. Depression is one of the key factors contributing to difficulties in one’s ability to work, and serves as one of the major reasons why employees apply for psychotherapy and receive insurance subsidization of t...

    Authors: A. Heissel, J. Bollmann, M. Kangas, K. Abdulla, M. Rapp and A. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:593

    Content type: Research

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  18. Few studies have assessed the impact of clinical decision support (CDS), with or without shared decision-making tools (SDMTs), on patients’ perceptions of cancer screening or prevention in primary care setting...

    Authors: Daniel M. Saman, Ella A. Chrenka, Melissa L. Harry, Clayton I. Allen, Laura A. Freitag, Stephen E. Asche, Anjali R. Truitt, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O’Connor, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss and Thomas E. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:592

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Family caregivers are key actors in the ageing society. They are mediators between practitioners and patients and usually provide also essential daily services for the elders. However, till now, few services h...

    Authors: Guendalina Graffigna, Eleonora Gheduzzi, Niccolò Morelli, Serena Barello, Massimo Corbo, Valeria Ginex, Roberta Ferrari, Andrea Lascioli, Carolina Feriti and Cristina Masella

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:591

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  20. There have been a major advance made in screening, early diagnosis, and prompt treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy among Person living with diabetes (PLWD). However, screening services remain a challenge in Low-...

    Authors: Bridgid Akrofi, John Tetteh, Kwesi N. Amissah-Arthur, Eileen N.A. Buxton and Alfred Yawson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:590

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  21. In designing, adapting, and integrating mental health interventions, it is pertinent to understand patients’ needs and their own perceptions and values in receiving care. Conjoint analysis (CA) and discrete ch...

    Authors: Anna Larsen, Albert Tele and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:589

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A key characteristic of healthcare systems that deliver high quality and cost performance in a sustainable way is a systematic approach to capacity and capability building for quality improvement. The aim of t...

    Authors: Peter D. Hibbert, Martin Basedow, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Louise K. Wiles, Robyn Clay-Williams and Robert Padbury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:588

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Authors: Eva S. van den Ende, Bo Schouten, Marjolein N. T. Kremers, Tim Cooksley, Chris P. Subbe, Immo Weichert, Louise S. van Galen, Harm R. Haak, John Kellett, Jelmer Alsma, Victoria Siegrist, Mark Holland, Erika F. Christensen, Colin A. Graham, Ling Yan LEUNG, Line E. Laugesen…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:586

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:474

  24. Adherence to heart failure (HF) self-care behaviours has been found to be effective for alleviating illness symptoms, increasing quality of life and reducing hospital re-admissions and mortality. However, many...

    Authors: Oliver Rudolf Herber, Isabell Ehringfeld, Paula Steinhoff and Amanda Whittal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:585

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  25. Although the equitable distribution of diabetic retinopathy (DR) services across Ghana remains paramount, there is currently a poor understanding of nationwide DR treatment services. This study aims to conduct...

    Authors: Agatha Mensah-Debrah, Kwesi Nyan Amissah Arthur, David Ben Kumah, Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Isaiah Osei Duah and Covadonga Bascaran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:584

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  26. Few European smokers receive professional counselling when attempting to quit smoking, resulting in suboptimal success rates and poor health outcomes. Healthcare providers in general practice play an important...

    Authors: Naomi A. van Westen-Lagerweij, Elisabeth G. Meeuwsen, Esther A. Croes, Eline Meijer, Niels H. Chavannes and Marc C. Willemsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:583

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  27. Rates of end-stage kidney disease in Australia are highest in the Northern Territory (NT), with the burden of disease heaviest in remote areas. However, the high cost of delivering dialysis services in remote ...

    Authors: Gillian Gorham, Kirsten Howard, Joan Cunningham, Federica Barzi, Paul Lawton and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:582

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  28. Decentralization of healthcare services has been widely utilized, especially in developing countries, to improve the performance of healthcare systems by increasing the access and efficiency of service deliver...

    Authors: Bandar Noory, Sara Hassanain, Jeffrey Edwards and Benedikte V. Lindskog

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:581

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  29. The French healthcare system is characterised by a shift towards outpatient care and the desire to develop telemedicine affirmed in the collective commitment “Ma santé 2022” presented by President Macron in 20...

    Authors: Corinne Rochette, Anne Sophie Michallet, Stéphanie Malartre-Sapienza and Sophie Rodier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:580

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on health care processes. Precautions such as restrictions imposed on visitors and social distancing have led to multiple challenges, particularly in terms of com...

    Authors: Sabahat Ölcer, Mohamed Idris¹, Yüce Yilmaz-Aslan and Patrick Brzoska

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:579

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  31. The COVID-19 pandemic impedes therapy and care activities. Tele-health, i.e., the provision of health care at a distance (HCD), is a promising way to fill the supply gap. However, facilitators and barriers inf...

    Authors: Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Michael Gemperle, Thomas Ballmer, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Jessica Pehlke-Milde and Brigitte E. Gantschnig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:578

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  32. To describe the ethical issues and experiences of scientists conducting mixed methods health services research and to advance empirical and conceptual discussion on ethical integrity in mixed methods health re...

    Authors: Nicole A. Stadnick, Cheryl N. Poth, Timothy C. Guetterman and Joseph J. Gallo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:577

    Content type: Research

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  33. Health care funding reforms are being used worldwide to improve system performance but may invoke unintended consequences. We assessed the effects of introducing a targeted hospital funding model, based on fix...

    Authors: Daniel Pincus, Jessica Widdifield, Karen S. Palmer, J. Michael Paterson, Alvin Li, Anjie Huang, David Wasserstein, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Adalsteinn Brown, Monica Taljaard and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:576

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  34. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in health care personalization and customization (i.e. personalized medicine and patient-centered care). While some positive impacts of these approaches have ...

    Authors: Etienne Minvielle, Aude Fourcade, Thomas Ricketts and Mathias Waelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:575

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  35. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is common among women and affects their quality of life. Pelvic floor muscle training is an effective conservative therapy, but only a minority of women seek help. E-health wi...

    Authors: Lotte Firet, Theodora Alberta Maria Teunissen, Rudolf Bertijn Kool, Lukas van Doorn, Manal Aourag, Antoinette Leonarda Maria Lagro-Janssen and Willem Jan Jozef Assendelft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:574

    Content type: Research

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  36. During the past decade there has been some evaluation of transition programmes for adolescents with chronic conditions. However, this has rarely involved process evaluations focusing on mechanisms leading to o...

    Authors: Markus Saarijärvi, Lars Wallin, Philip Moons, Hanna Gyllensten and Ewa-Lena Bratt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:573

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Understanding the differential utilization of healthcare services is essential to address the public health challenges. Through the migration process, refugees move from one set of health risk factors to anoth...

    Authors: Jasmin Haj-Younes, Elisabeth Marie Strømme, Jannicke Igland, Eirik Abildsnes, Bernadette Kumar, Wegdan Hasha and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:572

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  38. Effective implementation processes play a central role in health care organizations and affect the care of patients. Managers are pivotal in facilitating the use of new practices, but their experience and how ...

    Authors: Anette Granberg, Marie Matérne, Lars-Olov Lundqvist and Anna Duberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:571

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  39. Mental disorders impose heavy burdens on patients’ families and children. It is imperative to provide family-focused services to avoid adverse effects from mental disorders on patients’ families and children. ...

    Authors: Hao Yao, Lili Guan, Changchun Zhang, Yang Pan, Jinxiang Han, Rui He, Zhengjiao Chang, Tianhang Zhou, Chunyu Du, Tingfang Wu, Jingwen Sun, Yilin Yuan, Darryl Maybery and Hong Ma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:569

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  40. The epidemiology and cost of surgical care delivery in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is poorly understood. This study characterizes the cost of surgical care, rate of catastrophic medical expenditure...

    Authors: Obieze Nwanna–Nzewunwa, Rasheedat Oke, Esther Agwang, Mary-Margaret Ajiko, Christopher Yoon, Melissa Carvalho, Fred Kirya, Elliot Marseille and Rochelle A. Dicker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:568

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  41. Healthcare practitioners (HCPs) play a crucial role in recognising, responding to, and supporting female patients experiencing intimate partner abuse (IPA). However, research consistently identifies barriers t...

    Authors: Laura Tarzia, Jacqui Cameron, Jotara Watson, Renee Fiolet, Surriya Baloch, Rebecca Robertson, Minerva Kyei-Onanjiri, Gemma McKibbin and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:567

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  42. Predicting bed occupancy for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 requires understanding of length of stay (LoS) in particular bed types. LoS can vary depending on the patient’s “bed pathway” - the sequence of ...

    Authors: Quentin J. Leclerc, Naomi M. Fuller, Ruth H. Keogh, Karla Diaz-Ordaz, Richard Sekula, Malcolm G. Semple, Katherine E. Atkins, Simon R. Procter and Gwenan M. Knight

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:566

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  43. We evaluated a 14-county quality improvement program of care delivery and payment of a dental care organization for child and adolescent managed care Medicaid beneficiaries after 2 years of implementation.

    Authors: Douglas A. Conrad, Peter Milgrom, Yuxian Du, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Sharity Ludwig and R. Mike Shirtcliff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:565

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  44. Cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship is multifaceted, and the cancer patient experience can serve as a key indicator of healthcare performance and quality. The purpose of this paper was to analyse free...

    Authors: Gillian Prue, Dominic O’Connor, Malcolm Brown and Olinda Santin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:564

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  45. To assess the impact on seven-day in-hospital mortality following the introduction in 2012 of a shadowing programme for new UK medical graduates requiring them to observe the doctor they are replacing for at l...

    Authors: Balinskaite Violeta, Bottle Alex and Aylin Paul

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:563

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Although risk prediction has become an integral part of clinical practice guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, multiple studies have shown that patients’ risk still plays almost no role in c...

    Authors: Linda Takamine, Jane Forman, Laura J. Damschroder, Bradley Youles and Jeremy Sussman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:561

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Medical education should ensure graduates are equipped for practice in modern health-care systems. Practicing effectively in complex health-care systems requires contemporary attributes and competencies, compl...

    Authors: Kathryn Ogden, Sue Kilpatrick, Shandell Elmer and Kim Rooney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:560

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  48. To stimulate quality through choice of provider, patients need to seek and base their decisions on both relevant and reliable information describing providers’ clinical quality. The purpose of this study was f...

    Authors: Caroline Hoffstedt, Magnus Fredriksson and Ulrika Winblad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:559

    Content type: Research article

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