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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges and threats to the health care system, particularly affecting the effective delivery of essential health services in resource-poor countries such as Nep...

    Authors: Devendra Raj Singh, Dev Ram Sunuwar, Sunil Kumar Shah, Kshitij Karki, Lalita Kumari Sah, Bipin Adhikari and Rajeeb Kumar Sah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:174

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  2. Although quality indicators are frequently derived from guidelines, there is a substantial gap in collaboration between the corresponding parties. To optimise workflow, guideline recommendations and quality as...

    Authors: Thomas Piggott, Miranda Langendam, Elena Parmelli, Jan Adolfsson, Elie A. Akl, David Armstrong, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Jan Brozek, Jolanta Gore-Booth, Markus Follmann, Zbigniew Leś, Joerg J Meerpohl, Luciana Neamţiu, Monika Nothacker, Amir Qaseem…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:172

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  3. Recently, there has been an increasing focus among healthcare organisations on implementing patient portals. Previous studies have mainly focussed on the experiences of patient portal use. Few have investigate...

    Authors: Torunn Hatlen Nøst, Arild Faxvaag and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:171

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  4. Cardiologists play a key role in multidisciplinary care by guiding heart failure (HF) management in the hospital and in the community. Regional implementation of multidisciplinary health care interventions dep...

    Authors: Willem Raat, Miek Smeets, Isolde Vandewal, Lien Broekx, Sanne Peters, Stefan Janssens, Bert Vaes and Bert Aertgeerts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:170

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  5. While the nexus of migration and health outcomes is well acknowledged, the effect of rural–urban migration on the use of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services has received less attention. We assessed t...

    Authors: Mulekya F. Bwambale, Paul Bukuluki, Cheryl A. Moyer and Bart H. W. Van den Borne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:169

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  6. Globally, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) admissions are amongst the most expensive. In low middle-income countries, out of pocket expenditure (OOP) constitutes a major portion of the total expenditure. T...

    Authors: Amrit Kaur, Muralidharan Jayashree, Shankar Prinja, Ranjana Singh and Arun K. Baranwal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:168

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  7. There is increasing evidence that integrated care improves child related quality of life and reduces health service use. However, there is limited evidence on family perspectives about the quality of integrate...

    Authors: Rose-Marie Satherley, Raghu Lingam, Judith Green and Ingrid Wolfe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:167

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  8. Quality of care is gaining increasing attention in research, clinical practice, and health care planning. Methods for quality assessment and monitoring, such as quality indicators (QIs), are needed to ensure h...

    Authors: Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Gunnhild Berdal, Maryam Azimi, Ingvild Bø, Turid Nygaard Dager, Siv Grødal Eppeland, Guro Ohldieck Fredheim, Anne Sirnes Hagland, Åse Klokkeide, Anita Dyb Linge, Kjetil Tennebø, Helene Lindtvedt Valaas, Ann Margret Aasvold, Hanne Dagfinrud and Ingvild Kjeken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:164

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  9. Surgical Tray Rationalization (STR) consists of a systematic reduction in the number of surgical instruments to perform specific procedures without compromising patient safety while reducing losses in the ster...

    Authors: Bruno Miranda dos Santos, Flavio Sanson Fogliatto, Carolina Melecardi Zani and Fernanda Araujo Pimentel Peres

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:163

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  10. Several countries including Tanzania, have established voluntary non-profit insurance schemes, commonly known as community-based health insurance schemes (CBHIs), that typically target rural populations and th...

    Authors: Alphoncina Kagaigai, Amani Anaeli, Amani Thomas Mori and Sverre Grepperud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:162

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  11. Reliable benchmarking in Lean healthcare requires widely relevant and applicable domains for outcome metrics and careful attention to contextual levels. These levels have been poorly defined and no framework t...

    Authors: Elina Reponen, Thomas G. Rundall, Stephen M. Shortell, Janet C. Blodgett, Angelica Juarez, Ritva Jokela, Markku Mäkijärvi and Paulus Torkki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:161

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  12. Extensive waiting times before receiving services is a major barrier to adequate pain management. Waiting times may have a detrimental impact on patients’ conditions and quality of life. However, there remains...

    Authors: Simon Deslauriers, Jean-Sébastien Roy, Sasha Bernatsky, Nathan Blanchard, Debbie E. Feldman, Anne Marie Pinard, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, François Desmeules and Kadija Perreault

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:160

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  13. In the low- and middle-income countries, most patients with esophageal cancer present with advanced stage disease and experience poor survival. There is inadequate understanding of the factors that influence d...

    Authors: Nakimuli Esther, Ssentongo Julius and Mwaka Amos Deogratius

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:159

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  14. Early identification of patients with chronic conditions and complex health needs in emergency departments (ED) would enable the provision of services better suited to their needs, such as case management. A c...

    Authors: Catherine Hudon, Mathieu Bisson, Marie-France Dubois, Yohann Chiu, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Nicole Dubuc, Nicolas Elazhary, Véronique Sabourin and Alain Vanasse

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:157

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:321

  15. Implementation of Professional Pharmacy Services (PPSs) requires a demonstration of the service’s impact (efficacy) and its effectiveness. Several systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCT) have...

    Authors: R. Varas-Doval, L. Saéz-Benito, M. A. Gastelurrutia, S. I. Benrimoj, V. Garcia-Cardenas and F. Martinez-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:156

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  16. Long waiting times for elective surgery are common to many publicly funded health systems. Inefficiencies in referral systems in high-income countries are more pronounced than lower and middle-income countries...

    Authors: Dimuthu Rathnayake and Mike Clarke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:155

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  17. More fragmented ambulatory care (i.e., care spread across many providers without a dominant provider) has been associated with more subsequent healthcare utilization (such as more tests, procedures, emergency ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Kern, Mangala Rajan, Lisandro D. Colantonio, Evgeniya Reshetnyak, Joanna Bryan Ringel, Paul M. Muntner, Lawrence P. Casalino, Laura C. Pinheiro and Monika M. Safford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:154

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  18. The COVID-19 pandemic halted non-emergency surgery across Scotland. Measures to mitigate the risks of transmitting COVID-19 are creating significant challenges to restarting all surgical services safely. We de...

    Authors: Kelvin KW Cheng, Martin J Anderson, Stavros Velissaris, Robert Moreton, Ahmed Al-Mansour, Roshini Sanders, Shona Sutherland, Peter Wilson and Andrew Blaikie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:153

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  19. Valid and reliable quality measures can help catalyze improvements in health care. The care of transgender patients is ripe for quality measurement, as there is increasing awareness of the increasing prevalenc...

    Authors: Adam J. Rose, Michael S. Dunbar, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto and Guneet K. Jasuja

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:152

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  20. There is limited published data in Lebanon evaluating the impact of supplemental education for anticoagulants use, especially DOACs, on clinical outcomes such as bleeding. The study aims to assess the impact o...

    Authors: Lamis R. Karaoui, Elsy Ramia, Hanine Mansour, Nisrine Haddad and Nibal Chamoun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:151

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  21. Despite health centres being the first point of contact of care, there are challenges faced in providing care to patients at this level. In Malawi, service provision barriers reported at this level included lo...

    Authors: Mtisunge Joshua Gondwe, Marc Y. R. Henrion, Thomasena O’Byrne, Clemens Masesa, Norman Lufesi, Queen Dube, Maureen D. Majamanda, Martha Makwero, David G. Lalloo and Nicola Desmond

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:150

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  22. Existing comorbidity measures predict mortality among general patient populations. Due to the lack of outcome specific and patient-group specific measures, the existing indices are also applied to non-mortalit...

    Authors: Dasamal Tharanga Fernando, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Stuart Newstead and Zahid Ansari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:149

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  23. Burkina Faso has undertaken major reforms, the cornerstone of which has been the decentralization of the health system to increase access to primary healthcare and to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, fi...

    Authors: Hilaire Zon, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:148

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  24. Little is known about the nature of patients’ transitions between healthcare settings in the last year of life (LYOL) in Germany. Patients often experience transitions between different healthcare settings, su...

    Authors: Alina Kasdorf, Gloria Dust, Vera Vennedey, Christian Rietz, Maria C. Polidori, Raymond Voltz and Julia Strupp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:147

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  25. Managed care programs in the US are becoming a preferred alternative among low-income individuals in the US. Every year during open enrollment, seniors can enroll in Medicare Advantage (MA) or switch MA plans....

    Authors: Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez, Kristy L. Blackwood, Marquisele Mercedes and Kyle A. Moody

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:146

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  26. This paper aims to describe the profile of oral cancer (OC) patients, their risk classification and identify the time between screening and treatment initiation in Rio de Janeiro Municipality.

    Authors: Manoela Garcia Dias da Conceição, Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, Ana Claudia Figueiró and Vera Lucia Luiza

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:145

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  27. In the context of the volume of mixed- and multi-methods studies in health services research, the present study sought to develop an appraisal tool to determine the methodological and reporting quality of such...

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Benjamin Jones, Peter Gardner and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:144

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:231

  28. Solving inequality of health human resource (HHR) is one of the motives of Pakistan health policies, however, there is still exists a massive quantity of HHR inequality in almost every district of Pakistan. Th...

    Authors: Rashed Nawaz, Zhongliang Zhou, Neelum Khalid, Dan Cao, Guanping Liu, Yangling Ren, Dantong Zhao, Yaxin Zhao and Yaru Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:142

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  29. Technology is increasingly transforming the way we interact with others and undertake activities in our daily lives. The healthcare setting has, however, not yet realised the potential of technology solutions ...

    Authors: Kim E. Alexander, Theodora Ogle, Hana Hoberg, Libbie Linley and Natalie Bradford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:141

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  30. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the largest contributor to the non-communicable diseases (NCD) burden in Cameroon, but data on its economic burden is lacking.

    Authors: Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Anastase Dzudie, Yacouba N. Mapoure, Jacques Cabral Tantchou and J. Lennert Veerman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:140

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  31. In addition to patient evaluations, caregiver evaluations and experiences are important indicators of the quality of health services. The aim of this study was to examine determinants of caregiver satisfaction...

    Authors: Katarina Smejda Kjærandsen, Per Håkan Brøndbo and Marianne Berg Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:139

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  32. Dementia Care Mapping™ (DCM) is a widely used, staff-led, psychosocial intervention to support the implementation of person-centred care. Efficacy evaluations in care homes have produced mixed outcomes, with i...

    Authors: Alys Wyn Griffiths, Olivia C. Robinson, Emily Shoesmith, Rachael Kelley and Claire A. Surr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:138

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  33. Patient medicines helpline services (PMHS) have been established at some National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, to provide patients with post-discharge medicines-related support. However, findings suggest th...

    Authors: Matt Williams, Abbie Jordan, Jenny Scott and Matthew D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:137

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  34. Patients’ non-adherence with medical orders of physicians in outpatient clinics can lead to reduced clinical effectiveness, inadequate treatment, and increased medical care expenses. This study was conducted t...

    Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Nouzar Nakhaee, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani, Soheila Naghavi and Enayatollah Homaie Rad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:136

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  35. Patient satisfaction is one proxy indicator of the health care quality; however, enhancing patient satisfaction in low-income settings is very challenging due to the inadequacy of resources as well as low heal...

    Authors: Mukesh Adhikari, Narendra Raj Paudel, Shiva Raj Mishra, Archana Shrestha and Dipak Prasad Upadhyaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:135

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  36. This study was a retrospective evaluation of an unsuccessfully implemented team-based, chronic disease management program, with an aim to understand more about implementation barriers. The program, the Chronic...

    Authors: Shannon L. Sibbald, Rachelle Van Asseldonk, Peiwen L. Cao and Benson Law

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:134

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  37. Women developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) are subsequently at a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes later in life. Screening and effective management of women with GDM are essential in prevent...

    Authors: Biswamitra Sahu, Giridhara R. Babu, Kaveri Siddappa Gurav, Maithili Karthik, Deepa Ravi, Eunice Lobo, Daisy Abu John, Laura Oakley, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Iliatha Papachristou Nadal and Sanjay Kinra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:133

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  38. This study aimed to estimate both direct medical and indirect costs of treating the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from a societal perspective in the patients at a referral hospital in Fars province as we...

    Authors: Mohsen Ghaffari Darab, Khosro Keshavarz, Elnaz Sadeghi, Javad Shahmohamadi and Zahra Kavosi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:132

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  39. Since October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has penalized 25% of U.S. hospitals with the highest rates of hospital-acquired conditions under the Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Pr...

    Authors: Olga A. Vsevolozhskaya, Karina C. Manz, Pierre M. Zephyr and Teresa M. Waters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:131

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  40. Although evidence-based practice (EBP) is largely supported across healthcare professions, its implementation in manual therapy professions such as osteopathy remains limited and debated. There is currently li...

    Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Cristian Justribo, Tobias Sundberg, Oliver P. Thomson and Matthew J. Leach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:130

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  41. Excessive waiting times for cancer elective surgery are a concern in publicly funded healthcare systems. Several countries including Australia have introduced healthcare reforms involving time-based targets an...

    Authors: Khic-Houy Prang, Rachel Canaway, Marie Bismark, David Dunt, Julie A. Miller and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:129

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  42. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) aspires to improve universal health coverage through reduction of Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) and improving the quality of care. In the last two decades, there have been se...

    Authors: Avinash K Sunny, Omkar Basnet, Ankit Acharya, Prajwal Poudel, Mats Malqvist and Ashish KC

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:128

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  43. The paper aims to understand the main antecedents related to the blood donation propensity related to both donors and non-donors. With our research, we will analyse the two perspectives to identify similaritie...

    Authors: Roberta Guglielmetti Mugion, Maria Giovina Pasca, Laura Di Di Pietro and Maria Francesca Renzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:127

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  44. The introduction of generics after the loss of patent exclusivity plays a major role in budget savings by significantly decreasing drug prices. The aims of this study were to estimate the budget savings from o...

    Authors: Seung Mi Lee, Heui Jae Kim, David Suh, Kyung-In Joung, Eun Suk Kim, Hee Jung Back, Jun Young Kwon, Man-Jae Park and Dong Churl Suh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:126

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  45. Antenatal care utilization is one of the means for reducing the high maternal mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examined the association between barriers to healthcare access and implementation...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Emmanuel Kolawole Odusina, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:125

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  46. As telemedicine adoption increases, so does the importance of building cohesion among physicians in telemedicine teams. For example, in acute telestroke services, stroke specialists provide rapid remote stroke...

    Authors: Himalaya Patel, Teresa M. Damush, Edward J. Miech, Nicholas A. Rattray, Holly A. Martin, April Savoy, Laurie Plue, Jane Anderson, Sharyl Martini, Glenn D. Graham and Linda S. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:124

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