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  1. We propose a mathematical model formulated as a finite-horizon Markov Decision Process (MDP) to allocate capacity in a radiology department that serves different types of patients. To the best of our knowledge...

    Authors: Rodolfo Benedito Zattar da Silva, Flávio Sanson Fogliatto, André Krindges and Moiseis dos Santos Cecconello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:968

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Type 2 diabetes (T2D), with its prevalence and disability-causing nature, is a challenge for primary health care. Most patients with T2D are multimorbid, i.e. have one or more long-term diseases in addition to...

    Authors: Eveliina Heikkala, Ilona Mikkola, Jari Jokelainen, Markku Timonen and Maria Hagnäs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:964

    Content type: Research

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  3. This study aims to describe the validation and optimization of a new instrument designed to comprehensively measure and evaluate the quality of care in nursing homes; the Quality Evaluation Questionnaires for Nur...

    Authors: Mattanja Triemstra, Juliane Menting and Bellis van den Berg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:961

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Effectiveness and efficiency are part of the quality of care for mental health problems, and treatment should thus be performed at the right level of care. Norwegian guidelines specify which patients should be...

    Authors: Ole Gunnar Tveit, Torleif Ruud, Ketil Hanssen-Bauer, Ole Rikard Haavet and Ajmal Hussain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:960

    Content type: Research

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  5. The current 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is hitting citizen’s life and health like never before, with its significant loss to human life and a huge economic toll. In this case, the fever clinic...

    Authors: Qing Yong, Dinglong Liu, Guoqi Li, Wanshan Wu, Wenjie Sun and Sijing Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:959

    Content type: Research

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  6. Online communities for patients with chronic conditions are becoming healthcare providers. They gather to offer support and services, and to become a collective oppositional force. We found, however, that thes...

    Authors: Marie-Georges Fayn, Véronique des Garets and Arnaud Rivière

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:958

    Content type: Research

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  7. The novel coronavirus SARS-19 produces ‘COVID-19’ in patients with symptoms. COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital require early assessment and care including isolation. The National Early Warning Score (...

    Authors: Muhammad Faisal, Mohammed Amin Mohammed, Donald Richardson, Ewout W. Steyerberg, Massimo Fiori and Kevin Beatson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:957

    Content type: Research

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  8. Early detection and management of poverty-related disorders is a recommended pediatric practice; however, little is known about variations of practice between pediatric primary care physicians and subspecialis...

    Authors: Yonit Lax, Eleanor Bathory and Sandra Braganza

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:956

    Content type: Research

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  9. Recording and reporting health data in facilities is the backbone of routine health information systems which provide data collected by health facility workers during service provision. Data is firstly collect...

    Authors: Amani Siyam, Por Ir, Dararith York, James Antwi, Freddie Amponsah, Ofelia Rambique, Carlos Funzamo, Aderemi Azeez, Leonard Mboera, Claud John Kumalija, Susan Fred Rumisha, Irene Mremi, Ties Boerma and Kathryn O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):691

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  10. Coverage with the third dose of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus-containing vaccine (DPT3) is a widely used measure of the performance of routine immunization systems. Since 2015, data reported by Ethiopia’s healt...

    Authors: Bob Pond, Abebe Bekele, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Habtamu Teklie and Theodros Getachew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):587

    Content type: Case study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  11. There are limited existing approaches to generate estimates from Routine Health Information Systems (RHIS) data, despite the growing interest to these data. We calculated and assessed the consistency of matern...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Maïga, Agbessi Amouzou, Moussa Bagayoko, Cheikh M. Faye, Safia S. Jiwani, Dauda Kamara, Ibrahim B. Koroma and Osman Sankoh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):547

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  12. Routine health facility data are a critical source of local monitoring of progress and performance at the subnational level. Uganda has been using district health statistics from facility data for many years. ...

    Authors: Geraldine Agiraembabazi, Jimmy Ogwal, Christine Tashobya, Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Ties Boerma and Peter Waiswa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):512

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  13. Household survey data are frequently used to measure reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) service utilisation in low and middle income countries. However, these surveys are typ...

    Authors: Kristine Nilsen, Natalia Tejedor-Garavito, Douglas R. Leasure, C. Edson Utazi, Corrine W. Ruktanonchai, Adelle S. Wigley, Claire A. Dooley, Zoe Matthews and Andrew J. Tatem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):370

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  14. Monitoring medically certified causes of death is essential to shape national health policies, track progress to Sustainable Development Goals, and gauge responses to epidemic and pandemic disease. The combina...

    Authors: Trust Nyondo, Gisbert Msigwa, Daniel Cobos, Gregory Kabadi, Tumaniel Macha, Emilian Karugendo, Joyce Mugasa, Geofrey Semu, Francis Levira, Carmen Sant Fruchtman, James Mwanza, Isaac Lyatuu, Martin Bratschi, Claud J. Kumalija, Philip Setel and Don de Savigny

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):214

    Content type: Case study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  15. Achievement of successful health outcomes depends on evidence-based programming and implementation of effective health interventions. Routine Health Management Information System is one of the most valuable da...

    Authors: Ravi Prakash, Bidyadhar Dehury, Charu Yadav, Anand Bhushan Tripathi, Chhavi Sodhi, Huzaifa Bilal, N. Vasanthakumar, Shajy Isac, B. M. Ramesh, James Blanchard and Ties Boerma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):196

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  16. In conflict-affected settings, data on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) are often lacking for priority setting and timely decision-making. We aimed to describe the levels and trends in ...

    Authors: Espoir Bwenge Malembaka, Chiara Altare, Rosine Nshobole Bigirinama, Ghislain Bisimwa, Robert Banywesize, Nabil Tabbal and Ties Boerma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):195

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  17. South Africa is committed to advancing universal health coverage (UHC). The usefulness and potential of using routine health facility data for monitoring progress towards UHC, in the form of the 16-tracer WHO ...

    Authors: Candy Day, Andy Gray, Annibale Cois, Noluthando Ndlovu, Naomi Massyn and Ties Boerma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 1):194

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  18. Internationally, elective spinal surgery rates in workers’ compensation populations are high, as are reoperation rates, while return-to-work rates following spinal surgery are low. Little information is availa...

    Authors: AM Lewin, M Fearnside, R Kuru, BP Jonker, JM Naylor, M Sheridan and IA Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:955

    Content type: Research

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  19. There is emerging interest in person-centred care within a short-lived yet complex medical imaging encounter. This study explored this event from the viewpoint of patients referred for an imaging examination, ...

    Authors: Chandra Rekha Makanjee, Anne-Marie Bergh, Deon Xu and Drishti Sarswat

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:954

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1016

  20. The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated rapid changes in healthcare delivery in the United States, including changes in the care of hospitalized children. The objectives of this study were to identify major cha...

    Authors: Nicole Y. Penwill, Nadia Roessler De Angulo, Priya R. Pathak, Clairissa Ja, Martha J. Elster, Daniela Hochreiter, Jacqueline M. Newton, Karen M. Wilson and Sunitha V. Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:953

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  21. The role of an advanced practice physiotherapist has been introduced in many countries to improve access to care for patients with hip and knee arthritis. Traditional models of care have shown a gender bias, w...

    Authors: Susan Robarts, Suzanne Denis, Deborah Kennedy, Patricia Dickson, Shahiroz Juma, Veronica Palinkas, Maria Rachevitz, Dragana Boljanovic-Susic and Paul Stratford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:952

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  22. There is evidence of geographical variation in the use of mental health services in the UK and in international settings. It is important to understand whether this variation reflects differences in the preval...

    Authors: Lucy Maconick, Luke Sheridan Rains, Rebecca Jones, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans and Sonia Johnson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:951

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  23. A disconnect exists between the idealized model of every patient having a family physician (FP) who acts as the central hub for care, and the reality of health care where patients must navigate a network of di...

    Authors: Laurent Perrault-Sequeira, Jacqueline Torti, Andrew Appleton, Maria Mathews and Mark Goldszmidt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:950

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Type 2 diabetes cluster in lower social groups and people with type 2 diabetes from lower social groups experience more complications, benefit less from health services and live shorter lives than people with ...

    Authors: Sofie á Rogvi, Ann Dorrit Guassora, Gitte Wind, Nina Tvistholm, Solveig May-Britt Jansen, Inge Birgitte Hansen, Hans Joergen Duckert Perrild and Ulla Christensen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:949

    Content type: Research

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  25. Maternal mortality is still a challenge in Uganda, at 336 deaths per 100,000 live births, especially in rural hard to reach communities. Distance to a health facility influences maternal deaths. We explored wo...

    Authors: Ali Ssetaala, Julius Ssempiira, Gertrude Nanyonjo, Brenda Okech, Kundai Chinyenze, Bernard Bagaya, Matt A Price, Noah Kiwanuka and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:948

    Content type: Research

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  26. Rare diseases are difficult to diagnose. Due to their rarity, heterogeneity, and variability, rare diseases often result not only in extensive diagnostic tests and imaging studies, but also in unnecessary repe...

    Authors: Tina Willmen, Lukas Völkel, Simon Ronicke, Martin C. Hirsch, Jessica Kaufeld, Reinhard P. Rychlik and Annette D. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:947

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  27. Despite approaches to provide effective dementia training in acute care settings, little is known about the barriers and enablers to implement and embed learning into practice. We were commissioned by Health E...

    Authors: Michelle Heward, Michele Board, Ashley Spriggs, Dina Blagden and Jane Murphy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:946

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  28. Healthcare services have become more complex, globally and nationally. Denmark is renowned for an advanced and robust healthcare system, aiming at a less fragmented structure. However, challenges within the co...

    Authors: Maiken Hjuler Persson, Christian Backer Mogensen, Jens Søndergaard, Helene Skjøt-Arkil and Pernille Tanggaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:944

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  29. The Gambia has one of the lowest survival rates for breast cancer in Africa. Contributing factors are late presentation, delays within the healthcare system, and decreased availability of resources. We aimed t...

    Authors: Ousman Sanyang, Fidel Lopez-Verdugo, Meghan Mali, Moustafa Moustafa, Jonathan Nellermoe, Justin Sorensen, Mustapha Bittaye, Ramou Njie, Yankuba Singhateh, Ngally Aboubacarr Sambou, Alison Goldsmith, Nuredin I. Mohammed, Kirstyn E. Brownson, Raymond R. Price and Edward Sutherland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:943

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  30. Intense and aggressive treatment regimens for most children’s cancer have achieved vast improvements in survival but are also responsible for both a high number and burden of symptoms. The use of Patient Repor...

    Authors: Natalie Bradford, Paula Condon, Erin Pitt, Zephanie Tyack and Kimberly Alexander

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:942

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Despite prioritization, routine antenatal influenza vaccine coverage is < 16% in South Africa. We aimed to describe maternal influenza vaccine coverage in 27 antenatal clinics (ANCs) in Gauteng and Western Cap...

    Authors: Kate Bishop, Meredith McMorrow, Susan Meiring, Sibongile Walaza, Liza Rossi, Sarona Mhlanga, Stefano Tempia, Azwifarwi Mathunjwa, Jackie Kleynhans, Grace D. Appiah, Johanna M. McAnerney, Heather J. Zar and Cheryl Cohen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:941

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  32. As healthcare systems strive for efficiency, hospital “length of stay outliers” have the potential to significantly impact a hospital’s overall utilization. There is a tendency to exclude such “outlier” stays ...

    Authors: Andrew H. Hughes, David Horrocks Jr, Curtis Leung, Melissa B. Richardson, Ann M. Sheehy and Charles F. S. Locke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:940

    Content type: Research

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  33. Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is one of the leading nosocomial infections, resulting in increased hospital length of stay and additional treatment costs. Bezlotoxumab, the first monoclonal antibody aga...

    Authors: Florian Jakobs, Sebastian Marcel Wingen-Heimann, Julia Jeck, Anna Kron, Oliver Andreas Cornely and Florian Kron

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:939

    Content type: Research

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  34. Healthcare management faces complex challenges in allocating hospital resources, and predicting patients’ length-of-stay (LOS) is critical in effectively managing those resources. This work aims to map approac...

    Authors: Natália B. Medeiros, Flavio S. Fogliatto, Miriam K. Rocha and Guilherme L. Tortorella

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:938

    Content type: Research

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  35. Clinical pharmacy interventions (CPI) usually require prior medical authorization. Physicians approve 80% of CPI and reject 20%. If pharmacists show that physicians should authorize all 100% CPI, the professio...

    Authors: Loai M. Saadah, Amer H. Khan, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman and Iman A. Bashiti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:937

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Registered dietitians are rarely employed at community pharmacies in Japan, even though dietetic advice might benefit some patients.

    Authors: Hayato Kizaki, Tomu Ota, Saki Mashima, Yoshimi Nakamura, Shoko Kiyokawa, Hidenori Kominato, Hiroki Satoh, Yasufumi Sawada and Satoko Hori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:935

    Content type: Research

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  37. Over the last decade, regulators have taken significant steps towards tackling perceptions that regulatory systems are burdensome. There has been much international research activity in the regulation of healt...

    Authors: Julie Browne, Alison Bullock, Chiara Poletti and Dorottya Cserző

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:934

    Content type: Research

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  38. In the implementation of standardized cancer patient pathways (CPPs), the investigatory units, endoscopy, radiology and pathology, are crucial to ensure an eventual cancer diagnosis. However, when evaluating t...

    Authors: Jeanette Winterling, Sara Delilovic, Jessica Dervish, Malin Gunarsson, Mårten Åhström and Henna Hasson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:933

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The Norwegian Board of Health Supervision aims to contribute to the improvement of quality and patient safety in the healthcare services. Planned audits were performed to investigate how 12 selected Norwegian ...

    Authors: Lars T. Johansen, Geir Sverre Braut, Ganesh Acharya, Jan Fredrik Andresen and Pål Øian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:931

    Content type: Research

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  40. There are plenty of studies investigating the disparity of payer status in accessing to care. However, most studies are either disease-specific or cohort-specific. Quantifying the disparity from the level of f...

    Authors: Yanying Zhao, Ioannis Ch. Paschalidis and Jianqiang Hu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:930

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Patient participation in decision-making has become a hallmark of responsive healthcare systems. Cancer networks in many countries have committed to involving people living with and beyond cancer (PLC) at mult...

    Authors: Dominique Tremblay, Nassera Touati, Susan Usher, Karine Bilodeau, Marie-Pascale Pomey and Lise Lévesque

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:929

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  42. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are projected to become the leading cause of disability and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030; a vast treatment gap exists. There is a dearth of knowledge on developing e...

    Authors: Tiny Tinashe Kamvura, Jean Turner, Ephraim Chiriseri, Jermaine Dambi, Ruth Verhey and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:928

    Content type: Research

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  43. The highest risk of maternal and perinatal deaths occurs during and shortly after childbirth and is preventable if functional referral systems enable women to reach appropriate health services when obstetric c...

    Authors: Emma Radovich, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Oona M. R. Campbell, Michael Ezeanochie, Uchenna Gwacham-Anisiobi, Adedapo B. A. Ande and Lenka Benova

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:927

    Content type: Research

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  44. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enabled millions of people to gain coverage that was expected to improve access to healthcare services. However, it is unclear the extent of the policy’s impact on Federally Quali...

    Authors: Angelo Ercia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:920

    Content type: Research

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  45. Telemedicine offers additional ways of delivering medical care, e.g., in primary care in rural areas. During the last decades, projects including telemedicine are being implemented worldwide. However, implemen...

    Authors: Maja Maria Weißenfeld, Katja Goetz and Jost Steinhäuser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:919

    Content type: Research article

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