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  1. Generic medicines substitution is an important means to control rapid growth of pharmaceutical expenditures for the healthcare system in China. Acceptance and utilization of generic medicines is highly influen...

    Authors: Jinghan Qu, Wei Zuo, Roxane L. Took, Kenneth W. Schafermeyer, Stephanie Lukas, Shaohong Wang, Liping Du, Xin Liu, Yang Gao, Jiantao Li, Hui Pan, Xiaoli Du, Dan Mei and Bo Zhang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1069
  2. Optimising capacity along clinical pathways is essential to avoid severe hospital pressure and help ensure best patient outcomes and financial sustainability. Yet, typical approaches, using only average arriva...

    Authors: Richard M. Wood, Simon J. Moss, Ben J. Murch, Christos Vasilakis and Philip L. Clatworthy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1068
  3. While effectiveness outcomes of eHealth-facilitated integrated care models (eICMs) in transplant and oncological populations are promising, implementing and sustaining them in real-world settings remain challe...

    Authors: Sabina De Geest, Sabine Valenta, Janette Ribaut, Sabine Gerull, Juliane Mielke, Michael Simon, Jana Bartakova, Klaus Kaier, Jens Eckstein, Lynn Leppla and Alexandra Teynor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1067
  4. Despite the increased utilisation of Managed Entry Agreements (MEAs), empirical studies assessing their impact on achieving better access to medicines remains scarce. In this study we evaluated the role of MEA...

    Authors: Olina Efthymiadou and Panos Kanavos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1066
  5. The Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS) was developed to assess leadership behavior with regard to being proactive, knowledgeable, supportive, or perseverant in implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs). ...

    Authors: Sara Söling, Holger Pfaff, Ute Karbach, Lena Ansmann and Juliane Köberlein-Neu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1065
  6. Quality of care in colonoscopy is closely related to colonoscopy participants and the nursing workforce in endoscopy-related settings. However, limited data are available on the evaluations and recommendations...

    Authors: Wenwen Cai, Xingxing Zhang, Yanxia Luo, Minshan Ye, Yu Guo and Weiqing Ruan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1064
  7. The hospital management of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 can be hampered by heterogeneous characteristics at entry into the emergency department. We aimed to identify demographic, clinical and laboratory pa...

    Authors: Ennio Polilli, Antonella Frattari, Jessica Elisabetta Esposito, Milena D’Amato, Giorgia Rapacchiale, Angela D’Intino, Alberto Albani, Giancarlo Di Iorio, Fabrizio Carinci and Giustino Parruti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1062
  8. One of the most significant challenges of implementing a multi-provider bundled payment contract is to determine an appropriate, casemix-adjusted total bundle price. The most frequently used approach is to lev...

    Authors: Sander Steenhuis, Geeske Hofstra, France Portrait, Fatima Amankour, Xander Koolman and Eric van der Hijden
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1061
  9. Urinary stone disease is a widespread disease with tremendous impact on those affected and on societies around the globe. Nevertheless, clinical and health care research in this area seem to lag far behind car...

    Authors: Martin Schoenthaler, Urs Alexander Fichtner, Martin Boeker, Daniela Zoeller, Harald Binder, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Friederike Praus, Tabea Walther, Maximilian Glienke, Petar Horki, Christian Gratzke and Erik Farin-Glattacker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1060
  10. COVID-19 mass vaccination programs place an additional burden on healthcare services. We aim to model the queueing process at vaccination sites to inform service delivery.

    Authors: Mark Hanly, Tim Churches, Oisín Fitzgerald, Ian Caterson, Chandini Raina MacIntyre and Louisa Jorm
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1059
  11. Measuring the caregivers' satisfaction is vital for the effectiveness of childcare. Children admitted to pediatric wards require special hospital situations, a bespoke approach from the medical team, and the p...

    Authors: Mohammed Beshir, Tsion Tilahun, Diriba Fufa Hordofa, Gersam Abera, Workineh Tesfaye, Kumale Tolesa Daba, Netsanet Workineh, Samson Nadew Woldeyesus, Tilahun Fufa Debela and Elias Ali Yesuf
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1058
  12. There is no standard assessment tool for pediatric home care recipients in Canada, limiting the availability of comparable, population-based data. The objective of this study was to describe pediatric home car...

    Authors: Emily Thorburn-Winsor, Megan Doherty, Aaron Jones and Christina Vadeboncoeur
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1057
  13. The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), a publicly funded health insurance scheme for the poor in India, was launched in 2018. Early experiences of states with various purchasing arrangements can provide...

    Authors: Kheya Melo Furtado, Arif Raza, Devasheesh Mathur, Nafisa Vaz, Ruchira Agrawal and Zubin Cyrus Shroff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1056
  14. Authors: Aleefia Somji, Kate Ramsey, Sean Dryer, Fredrick Makokha, Constance Ambasa, Brittany Aryeh, Kathleen Booth, Serge Xueref, Seneca Moore, Ralpher Mwenesi and Shafia Rashid
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1055

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  15. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) remain a global public health concern. Pharmacovigilance practises are essential in ensuring patients safety and post drug marketing surveillance. This study aimed to describe pra...

    Authors: Sindiswa Zondi and Panjasaram Naidoo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1054
  16. The opioid crisis has necessitated new approaches to managing chronic pain. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Whole Health model of care, with its focus on patient empowerment and emphasis on nonpharmac...

    Authors: Steven B. Zeliadt, Jamie H. Douglas, Hannah Gelman, Scott Coggeshall, Stephanie L. Taylor, Benjamin Kligler and Barbara G. Bokhour
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1053
  17. Gynecological malignant patients often have significant psychological and physical problems. The feasibility and generalizability of traditional intervention method is low due to the high time and labor cost, ...

    Authors: Liyuan Sun, Yanling Tao, Shening Zhu and Ke Liu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1052
  18. Families, whether at home or at the hospital, should be a vital part of newborn care. However, most families are excluded from hospital care, particularly in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). This is inco...

    Authors: Alhassan Sibdow Abukari, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong and Lydia Aziato
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1051
  19. Approximately every fourth person in Germany has a migration background. Health research on the use of primary and specialist health care in this group is still scarce. Few studies have suggested a difference ...

    Authors: Anne-Kathrin M. Loer, Carmen Koschollek and Claudia Hövener
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1050
  20. Telemedicine has been widely used in various medical settings including in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The goal of this study was to assess the possible roles of real-time video communication between par...

    Authors: Roman Sonkin, Eli Jaffe, Oren Wacht, Helena Morse and Yuval Bitan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1049
  21. The current pandemic situation led to deep changes not only in social relationships, but also on clinical care and access to healthcare facilities. The authors aimed to understand whether this context affected...

    Authors: Carolina Alves Rodrigues, Nuno Rodrigues, Miguel Nascimento and Joana Oliveira-Silva
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1048
  22. The health sectors success has been determined by consistent and reasonably priced health commodities supply. Despite possible death from the disease, Tuberculosis (TB) can be prevented with early diagnosis an...

    Authors: Kassech Sintayehu, Eden Dagnachew Zeleke, Busha Temesgen, Meron Kifle, Dawit Getachew Assefa, Kibebew Zenebe, Ashenafi Kassahun and Ben Tegegn Yimer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1047
  23. Human resources for health consume a substantial share of healthcare resources and determine the efficiency and overall performance of health systems. Under Kenya’s devolved governance, human resources for hea...

    Authors: Lizah Nyawira, Benjamin Tsofa, Anita Musiega, Joshua Munywoki, Rebecca G. Njuguna, Kara Hanson, Andrew Mulwa, Sassy Molyneux, Isabel Maina, Charles Normand, Julie Jemutai and Edwine Barasa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1046
  24. Our primary objective was to evaluate how the Indigenous Healing and Seeking Safety (IHSS) model impacted residential addiction treatment program completion rates. Our secondary objective was to evaluate healt...

    Authors: K. A. Morin, T. N. Marsh, C. Eshakakogan, J. K. Eibl, M. Spence, G. Gauthier, J. D. Walker, Dean Sayers, Alan Ozawanimke, Brent Bissaillion and D. C. Marsh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1045
  25. Work engagement is crucial for quality care at the primary healthcare level. This is especially true during the Covid-19 pandemic, as it has effects on the community from both a health and economic point of vi...

    Authors: Polona Szilvassy and Klemen Širok
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1044
  26. Lower limb lymphoedema (swelling of the lower leg) due to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) such as podoconiosis, lymphatic filariasis and leprosy is common in Ethiopia, imposing huge burdens on affected indi...

    Authors: Abebayehu Tora, Mersha Kinfe, Oumer Ali, Asrat Mengiste, Abdulkadir Ahimed, Abebaw Fekadu, Gail Davey and Maya Semrau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1043
  27. The private health insurance (PHI) market in Republic of Korea has instituted indemnity insurance plans that provide partial reimbursements for some medical services or costs that are not covered by the Nation...

    Authors: Hyun Woo Jung, Young Dae Kwon and Jin-Won Noh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1042
  28. High prevalence of HIV and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa puts adults living with HIV (ALWH) at high risk of end-organ complications. Both World Health Organization (WHO) and national guidelines recommend ...

    Authors: Lydia Buzaalirwa, Lydia Nambala, Grace Banturaki, Penninah Iutung Amor, Anne Katahoire, Elvin Geng and Aggrey Semeere
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1041
  29. Responsiveness of Physicians (ROP) is defined as the social actions by physicians aimed at meeting the legitimate expectations of healthcare users. Even though patients’ expectations regarding ROP have increas...

    Authors: Taufique Joarder, Mohammad Aminul Islam, Md Shariful Islam, Shabnam Mostari and Md. Tanvir Hasan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1040
  30. Newborn screening (NBS) can prevent inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), which may cause long-term disability and even death in newborns. However, in China, tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) screening has just s...

    Authors: Mingren Yu, Juan Xu, Xiaohong Song and Jiayue Du
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1039
  31. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a targeted telephone-based case management service that aimed to reduce ED attendance amongst frequent attenders, known to disproportionately contribute to demand. Evi...

    Authors: Julian Elston, Felix P. Gradinger, Adam J. Streeter, Stephen Macey and Susan Martin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1038
  32. There is a growing interest in redesigning healthcare systems to increase access to and coordination across care settings for people with chronic conditions. We aim to gain a better understanding of the barrie...

    Authors: Tanja Schwarz, Andrea E. Schmidt, Julia Bobek and Joy Ladurner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1037
  33. A just culture is regarded as vital for learning from errors and fostering patient safety. Key to a just culture after incidents is a focus on learning rather than blaming. Existing research on just culture is...

    Authors: Eva van Baarle, Laura Hartman, Sven Rooijakkers, Iris Wallenburg, Jan-Willem Weenink, Roland Bal and Guy Widdershoven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1035
  34. The practice of referring diabetic patients for dental intervention has been poor despite awareness and knowledge of the oral health effects of diabetes. Likewise, dentists treating patients receiving diabetes...

    Authors: Aznida Firzah Abdul Aziz, Tuti Ningseh Mohd-Dom, Norlaila Mustafa, Abdul Hadi Said, Rasidah Ayob, Salbiah Mohamed Isa, Ernieda Hatah, Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh and Mohd Farez Fitri Mohd Alwi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1034
  35. In the present study, we attempted to develop and validate a participatory competency model for medical workers and then evaluate the current status of competency characteristics of Chinese medical workers.

    Authors: Yuhan Zhao, Yuanyuan Wang, Ting Zhang, Miaomiao Wang, Xiaojun Ye, Xintian Wang and Hongwei Sun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1033
  36. Trial recruitment of Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) is key for interventions that interact with socioeconomic factors and cultural norms, preferences, and values. We report on our experience en...

    Authors: Angela Sivly, Haeshik S. Gorr, Derek Gravholt, Megan E. Branda, Mark Linzer, Peter Noseworthy, Ian Hargraves, Marleen Kunneman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Takeki Suzuki, Juan P. Brito, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Bruce Burnett, Mike Wambua and Victor M. Montori
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1032
  37. Regulatory frameworks surrounding medical devices (MDs) and medical locations are of utter importance for safeguarding patients and users, and for granting a universal access to healthcare.

    Authors: A. Maccaro, D. Piaggio, S. Leesurakarn, N. Husen, S. Sekalala, S. Rai and L. Pecchia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1031
  38. Today, the ageing population is larger than ever before, and people who are living longer with chronic illnesses and multimorbidity need support from multiple healthcare service levels. Similarly, healthcare s...

    Authors: Marianne Kumlin, Geir Vegar Berg, Kari Kvigne and Ragnhild Hellesø
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1030
  39. Regional health care networks with interfaces between clinics, general practitioners and patients can act faster when utilizing digital measures. This manuscript describes the establishment of an online video ...

    Authors: DA Back, K Estel, D Pförringer, S Tsitsilonis, J Bachner, C Willy and HP Becker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1029
  40. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is the cornerstone of nonpharmacological treatments in chronic respiratory disease (CRD) management. PR can be performed in different settings, the most frequent of which are inpa...

    Authors: Virginie Molinier, François Alexandre and Nelly Heraud
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1028
  41. This paper assesses the impact of effective access on out-of-pocket health payments and catastrophic health expenditure. Effective access cannot be attained unless both health services and financial risk prote...

    Authors: Rocio Garcia-Diaz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1027
  42. Perinatal healthcare professionals (PHCPs) provide essential support to all parents in the perinatal period, including young parents aged 16–24, who are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Little ...

    Authors: Bettina Moltrecht, Simone de Cassan, Elizabeth Rapa, Jeffrey R. Hanna, Clare Law and Louise J. Dalton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1026
  43. Research shows that the most typical response to client violence has been to implement policies that safeguard social workers at their workplaces. This article examined, through a document analysis, the intern...

    Authors: Lucé Pretorius and Alida G. Herbst
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1025
  44. About half of all medical devices in low- and lower-middle-income countries are currently non-operational because equipment maintenance is lacking. Thus, choosing a cost-efficient equipment maintenance approac...

    Authors: Michael Hillebrecht, Constantin Schmidt, Bhim Prasad Saptoka, Josef Riha, Matthias Nachtnebel and Till Bärnighausen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1023
  45. Community health workers (CHWs) are crucial human resources for health. While specialist CHWs focus on a single disease vertically, the generalist or multipurpose CHWs perform wider functions. The current stud...

    Authors: Samir Garg, Mukesh Dewangan, Prabodh Nanda, Krishnendhu C, Ashu Sahu and Lalita Xalxo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1018
  46. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented increase in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) among medical personnel. The goal of this study was to determine the risk factors and frequency of PPE-i...

    Authors: Mantas Jokubaitis, Reda Timofejavaitė, Mark Braschinsky, Linda Zvaune, Alo-Rainer Leheste, Laura Gribuste, Paula Mattila, Sintija Strautmane, Austėja Dapkutė and Kristina Ryliškienė
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1016