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  1. Over the past two decades, Tanzania’s burden of non-communicable diseases has grown disproportionately, but limited resources are still prioritized. A trained human resource for health is urgently needed to co...

    Authors: Peter Karoli, Mary Mayige, Gibson Kagaruki, Amani Mori, Edgar Macha, Reuben Mutagaywa, Arafa Momba, Harrieth Peter, Ritha Willilo, Pilly Chillo, Aidan Banduka, Bruno Sunguya, Kaushik Ramaiya, Edna Majaliwa, Stella Malangahe, Renatus Nyarubamba…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:612
  2. Integrated primary care programs for patients living with chronic pain which are accessible, interdisciplinary, and patient-centered are needed for preventing chronicity and improving outcomes. Evaluation of t...

    Authors: Sara Ahmed, Regina Visca, Amede Gogovor, Owis Eilayyan, Roderick Finlayson, Marie-France Valois and Mark A. Ware
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:611
  3. During the first year postpartum, about 25 per cent of Swedish women with severe perineal trauma (SPT), i.e., a third- or fourth-degree perineal laceration at childbirth, are unsatisfied with their healthcare ...

    Authors: Katharina Tjernström, Inger Lindberg, Maria Wiklund and Margareta Persson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:610
  4. The aim of this study was to explore how early follow-up sessions (after 14 and 16 weeks of sick leave) with social insurance caseworkers was experienced by sick-listed workers, and how these sessions influenc...

    Authors: Martin Inge Standal, Vegard Stolsmo Foldal, Lene Aasdahl, Egil A. Fors and Marit Solbjør
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:609
  5. Primary health care has a central role in dementia detection, diagnosis, and management, especially in low-resource rural areas. Care navigation is a strategy to improve integration and access to care, but lit...

    Authors: Debra G. Morgan, Julie Kosteniuk and Melanie Bayly
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:607
  6. Assisted index case testing (ICT), in which health care workers take an active role in referring at-risk contacts of people living with HIV for HIV testing services, has been widely recognized as an evidence-b...

    Authors: Caroline J. Meek, Tiwonge E. Mbeya Munkhondya, Mtisunge Mphande, Tapiwa A. Tembo, Mike Chitani, Milenka Jean-Baptiste, Dhrutika Vansia, Caroline Kumbuyo, Jiayu Wang, Katherine R. Simon, Sarah E. Rutstein, Clare Barrington, Maria H. Kim, Vivian F. Go and Nora E. Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:606
  7. Distal radius fractures (DRFs) have become a public health problem for all countries, bringing a heavier economic burden of disease globally, with China’s disease economic burden being even more acute due to t...

    Authors: Mengen Chen, Jingyu Yang, Haojia Hou, Baozhu Zheng, Shiji Xia, Yuhan Wang, Jing Yu, Guoping Wu, Henong Sun, Xuan Jia, Hao Ning, Hui Chang, Xiaoxi Zhang, Youshu Yuan and Zhiwei Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:605
  8. Inadequate and inequitable access to quality behavioral health services and high costs within the mental health systems are long-standing problems. System-level (e.g., fee-for-service payment model, lack of a ...

    Authors: Xin Zhao, Rachel Varisco, Judith Borghouts, Elizabeth V. Eikey, David Safani, Dana B. Mukamel, Stephen M. Schueller and Dara H. Sorkin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:604
  9. Healthcare staff deliver patient care in emotionally charged settings and experience a wide range of emotions as part of their work. These emotions and emotional contexts can impact the quality and safety of c...

    Authors: Raabia Sattar, Rebecca Lawton, Gillian Janes, Mai Elshehaly, Jane Heyhoe, Isabel Hague and Chloe Grindey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:603
  10. Over the past few decades, the utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has surged in popularity, and its application in the medical field is witnessing a global increase. Nevertheless, the implementation o...

    Authors: Muhammad Daniyal, Moiz Qureshi, Roy Rillera Marzo, Mohammed Aljuaid and Duaa Shahid
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:587
  11. Prolonged standing at work may contribute to increased risk of musculoskeletal pain in home care workers. Patients’ activities of daily living (ADL) score may be a proxy for home care workers’ standing time at...

    Authors: Fredrik Klæboe Lohne, Marius Steiro Fimland, Charlotte Lund Rasmussen, Ingeborg Frostad Liaset, Heike Fischer and Skender Redzovic
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:565
  12. Limited access to health services during the antenatal period and during childbirth, due to financial barriers, is an obstacle to reducing maternal and child mortality. To improve the use of health services in...

    Authors: Isidore Sieleunou and Roland Pascal Enok Bonong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:602
  13. Previous studies found that documentation of comorbidities differed when Veterans received care within versus outside Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Changes to medical center funding, increased attentio...

    Authors: Matthew P. Dizon, Adam Chow, Michael K. Ong, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Megan E. Vanneman, Yue Zhang and Jean Yoon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:601
  14. Stroke is among the top contributors to disability and can impact an individual’s cognition, physical functioning, and mental health. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, several community-based organizations have sta...

    Authors: Amy Cruickshank, Emma D’Andrea Brooks, Christina Sperling, Michelle LA Nelson and Hardeep Singh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:600
  15. In Mexico, this pioneering research was undertaken to assess the accessibility of timely diagnosis of Dyads [Children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their primary care...

    Authors: María Magdalena Martínez-Jaime, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Ixchel Peyrot-Negrete and Mauricio Sebastián Barrientos-Álvarez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:599
  16. Access to anaesthesia and surgical care is a major problem for people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this region, ketamine is critical for the provision of anaesthesia care. However, efforts to control ketam...

    Authors: Gaby I. Ooms, Mohammed A. Usman, Tim Reed, Hendrika A. van den Ham and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:598
  17. Globally, a fifth of the children continue to face chronic undernutrition with a majority of them situated in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). The rising numbers are attributed to aggravating facto...

    Authors: Grace Wothaya Kihagi, Lea-Sophie Hansen, Erick Agure, Erick M.O. Muok, Isabel Mank, Ina Danquah and Raissa Sorgho
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:597
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted individuals, society, and healthcare organisations worldwide. Recent international research suggests that concerns, needs, and experiences of healthcare workers (H...

    Authors: Sarah L. McGuinness, Owen Eades, Shannon Zhong, Sharon Clifford, Jane Fisher, Helen L. Kelsall, Maggie Kirkman, Grant Russell, Helen Skouteris and Karin Leder
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:596
  19. Critically ill children require close monitoring to facilitate timely interventions throughout their hospitalisation. In low- and middle-income countries with a high disease burden, scarce paediatric critical ...

    Authors: Daniel Mwale, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Josephine Langton, Alice Likumbo, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Job Calis, Wendy Janssens and Christopher Pell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:595
  20. Student midwives deliver care for women under challenging job demands, which may affect their mental health– thus creating a high need for health promotion. Given the lack of research addressing this topic, th...

    Authors: Ilona Efimov, Caroline Johanna Agricola, Albert Nienhaus, Volker Harth, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:594
  21. In-hospital mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is widely used in international comparisons as an indicator of health system performance. Because of the high risk of early death after AMI, interna...

    Authors: Ulrike Nimptsch, Thomas Mansky and Reinhard Busse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:593
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented transition from in-person to virtual delivery of primary health care services. Leaders were at the helm of the rapid changes required to make this happen, yet ...

    Authors: Michelle Yang, Jenna M. Evans, Sara J. Singer, Jennifer Gutberg, Tracy H. Porter and Agnes Grudniewicz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:590
  23. Previous studies have identified substantial regional variations in outpatient antibiotic prescribing in Germany, both in the paediatric and adult population. This indicates inappropriate antibiotic prescribin...

    Authors: Benjamin Schüz, Oliver Scholle, Ulrike Haug, Roland Tillmann and Christopher Jones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:589
  24. Effective skills and training for physicians are essential for communicating difficult or distressing information, also known as breaking bad news (BBN). This study aimed to assess both the capacity and the pr...

    Authors: Muhammad Ahmed Abdullah, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Kashif Rehman Khan and Muhammad Asif Yasin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:588
  25. Postpartum Length of hospital stay (PLOHS) is an essential indicator of the quality of maternal and perinatal healthcare services. Identifying the factors associated with PLOHS will inform targeted interventio...

    Authors: Ikeola A. Adeoye, Blessing U. Aleka, Rotimi F. Afolabi and Timothy A.O Oluwasola
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:586
  26. The 5.8 million Ukrainian refugees arriving in European countries must navigate varying healthcare systems and different and often unknown languages in their respective host countries. To date, there has been ...

    Authors: Kristin Rolke, Johanna Walter, Klaus Weckbecker, Eva Münster and Judith Tillmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:585
  27. Youth healthcare has an important role in promoting a healthy lifestyle in young children in order to prevent lifestyle-related health problems. To aid youth healthcare in this task, a new lifestyle screening ...

    Authors: Anne Krijger, Lieke Schiphof-Godart, Caren Lanting, Liset Elstgeest, Hein Raat and Koen Joosten
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:584
  28. Health professionals in Colombian and many parts of the world, in some cases, work in precarious conditions and intend to migrate to other countries in search of better living conditions for themselves and the...

    Authors: Laura del Pilar Quiñones-Rozo and Gladys Eugenia Canaval-Erazo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:582
  29. Patient education is a vital role of nurses in nurse-led clinics(NLCs). Since 2011, independent NLCs entitled health education Nurse-led clinics(HENLCs) have been established in Iran. In order for this newly d...

    Authors: Zohre Pouresmail, Fatemeh Heshmati Nabavi and Maryam Rassouli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:581
  30. This study aimed to assess COVID-19 vaccine confidence among healthcare personnel in the safety net sector of the United States and Puerto Rico. This study aimed to examine the extent to which increased knowle...

    Authors: Thomas T. Miles, Shang-Ju Li, Tija Danzig, Miguel Marrero, Ivelisse Morales and Saleh Babazadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:580
  31. In middle-income countries, poor physician-patient communication remains a recognized barrier to enhancing healthcare quality and patient satisfaction. This study investigates the influence of provider-patient...

    Authors: Qiufeng Gao, Bin Zhang, Qian Zhou, Cuiyao Lei, Xiaofei Wei and Yaojiang Shi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:579
  32. Effective governance arrangements are central to the successful functioning of health systems. While the significance of governance as a concept is acknowledged within health systems research, its interplay wi...

    Authors: Katharine Schulmann, Carlos Bruen, Sarah Parker, Rikke Siersbaek, Luisne Mac Conghail and Sara Burke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:578
  33. Tuberculosis is the second most deadly infectious disease after COVID-19 and the 13th leading cause of death worldwide. Among the 30 countries with a high burden of TB, China ranks third in the estimated numbe...

    Authors: Pengyu Xu, Yazhen Ying, Debin Xu, Shitong Huan, Lindu Zhao and Hong Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:577
  34. The transition of patients between care contexts poses patient safety risks. Discharges to home from inpatient care can be associated with adverse patient outcomes. Quality in discharge processes is essential ...

    Authors: Matthias Marsall, Thorsten Hornung, Alexander Bäuerle and Matthias Weigl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:576
  35. Polypharmacy is common in chronic medication users, which increases the risk of drug related problems. A suitable intervention is the clinical medication review (CMR) that was introduced in the Netherlands in ...

    Authors: S. Hogervorst, M.C. Adriaanse, M. Vervloet, M. Teichert, J.J. Beckeringh, L. van Dijk and J.G. Hugtenburg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:575
  36. Audit and feedback (A/F), which include initiatives like report cards, have an inconsistent impact on clinicians’ prescribing behavior. This may be attributable to their focus on aggregate prescribing measures...

    Authors: Molly Candon, Siyuan Shen, Aileen Rothbard, Abigail Reed, Mia Everett, Neal Demp, Melissa Weingartner and Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:574
  37. The problem of mental ill-health in doctors is complex, accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and impacts on healthcare provision and broader organisational performance. There are many interventions to address...

    Authors: Alison Pearson, Daniele Carrieri, Anna Melvin, Charlotte Bramwell, Jessica Scott, Jason Hancock, Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Mark Pearson, Geoff Wong and Karen Mattick
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:573
  38. Patient-centredness has become a central quality indicator for oncology care. Elements include shared decision-making, patient navigation and integration of psychosocial care, which impact patient-reported and...

    Authors: Elâ Ziegler, Jens Klein and Christopher Kofahl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:572
  39. The growing number of older adults with chronic diseases challenges already strained healthcare systems. Fragmented systems make transitions between healthcare settings demanding, posing risks during transitio...

    Authors: Emelie Ingvarsson, Kristina Schildmeijer, Heidi Hagerman and Catharina Lindberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:571
  40. HIV partner notification services can help people living with HIV (PLHIV) to identify, locate, and inform their sexual and injecting partners who are exposed to HIV and refer them for proper and timely counse...

    Authors: Fatemeh Tavakoli, Mahlagha Dehghan, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Ali Mirzazadeh, Mohammad Mehdi Gouya and Hamid Sharifi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:570
  41. The national breast screening programme in the United Kingdom is under pressure due to workforce shortages and having been paused during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial intelligence has the potential to tran...

    Authors: Rumana Newlands, Hanne Bruhn, Magdalena Rzewuska Díaz, Gerald Lip, Lesley A. Anderson and Craig Ramsay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:569
  42. Strong cultures of workplace safety and patient safety are both critical for advancing safety in healthcare and eliminating harm to both the healthcare workforce and patients. However, there is currently minim...

    Authors: Brandon Hesgrove, Katarzyna Zebrak, Naomi Yount, Joann Sorra and Caren Ginsberg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:568
  43. There is a growing recognition of multidisciplinary practices as the most rational approach to providing better and more efficient healthcare services. Pharmacists are increasingly integrated into primary care...

    Authors: Karl-Erik Bø, Kjell H. Halvorsen, Anna Yen-Ngoc Le and Elin C. Lehnbom
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:567
  44. The need to transform the United Kingdom’s (UK) delivery of health and care services to better meet population needs and expectations is well-established, as is the critical importance of research and innovati...

    Authors: Jo Watson, Steven Robertson, Tony Ryan, Emily Wood, Jo Cooke, Susan Hampshaw and Hazel Roddam
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:566
  45. The vast majority of children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not have access to proper diagnosis and treatment in China. The goal of this project is to identify the challenges and faci...

    Authors: Sayna Bahraini, Alexander R. Maisonneuve, Danping Wu, Minhui Huang, Mingyu Xu, Li Yang, Fei Li, André Samson, Feng Li and Philippe Robaey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:564
  46. The rapid evolution, complexity, and specialization of oncology treatment makes it challenging for physicians to provide care based on the latest and best evidence. We hypothesized that physicians would use ev...

    Authors: Mary Ichiuji, Laura Asakura, Carol Cain, Nancy Aye, Tatjana Kolevska, David Chen, Farah Mohebpour Brasfield and Dinesh Kotak
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:560