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  1. Long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) use varies considerably across the U.S., which may reflect uncertainty about the effectiveness of LTACHs vs. skilled nursing facilities (SNF), the principal post-acute car...

    Authors: Anil N. Makam, Oanh Kieu Nguyen, Michael E. Miller, Sachin J. Shah, Kandice A. Kapinos and Ethan A. Halm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1032

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Extensive measures to reduce person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 are required to control the current outbreak. Special attention is directed at healthcare professionals as reducing the risk of infection ...

    Authors: Malene Missel, Camilla Bernild, Ilkay Dagyaran, Signe Westh Christensen and Selina Kikkenborg Berg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1031

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Patient experience surveys are increasingly conducted in cancer care as they provide important results to consider in future development of cancer care and health policymaking. These surveys usually include cl...

    Authors: Chantal Arditi, Diana Walther, Ingrid Gilles, Saphir Lesage, Anne-Claude Griesser, Christine Bienvenu, Manuela Eicher and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1029

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd leading cancer killer among men and women in the US. The Strategies and Opportunities to STOP Colon Cancer in Priority Populations (STOP CRC) project aimed to increase CRC sc...

    Authors: Amanda F. Petrik, Erin Keast, Eric S. Johnson, David H. Smith and Gloria D. Coronado

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1028

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Mental health is linked to HIV outcomes, including linkage into care and adherence to medication. Integrated care for mental and physical health is recommended. HIV testing and counselling sessions represent a...

    Authors: Faith Martin, Winfred Nalukenge, Oucul Lazarus, Josephine Birungi and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1027

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study estimated the economic cost of treating measles in children under-5 in Bangladesh from the caregiver, government, and societal perspectives.

    Authors: Gatien de Broucker, Sayem Ahmed, Md. Zahid Hasan, Gazi Golam Mehdi, Jorge Martin Del Campo, Md. Wazed Ali, Md. Jasim Uddin, Dagna Constenla and Bryan Patenaude

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1026

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common and deadliest chronic diseases worldwide. Since COPD is a chronic and progressive disease, treatment is necessary throughout life. For peo...

    Authors: Sara Lundell, Ulla-Maija Pesola, André Nyberg and Karin Wadell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1025

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In the Netherlands, the for-profit sector has gained a substantial share of nursing home care within just a few years. The ethical question that arises from the growth of for-profit care is whether the market ...

    Authors: Florien M. Kruse, Wieke M. R. Ligtenberg, Anke J. M. Oerlemans, Stef Groenewoud and Patrick P. T. Jeurissen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1024

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Despite a strong evidence base and policy recommendation supporting the implementation of psychoeducation interventions within the mental health system, equitable access for many service users and family membe...

    Authors: Agnes Higgins, Rebecca Murphy, Carmel Downes, Jennifer Barry, Mark Monahan, David Hevey, Thilo Kroll, Louise Doyle and Patrick Gibbons

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1023

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Hypertension and diabetes are among the most common and deadly chronic conditions globally. In India, most adults with these conditions remain undiagnosed, untreated, or poorly treated and uncontrolled. Innova...

    Authors: Shivani A. Patel, Hanspria Sharma, Sailesh Mohan, Mary Beth Weber, Devraj Jindal, Prashant Jarhyan, Priti Gupta, Rakshit Sharma, Mumtaj Ali, Mohammed K. Ali, K. M. Venkat Narayan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Yashdeep Gupta, Ambuj Roy and Nikhil Tandon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1022

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Healthcare providers across all clinical practice settings are progressively relying and adapting information communication technologies to perform their professional activities. In this era of technology, hea...

    Authors: Kirubel Biruk Shiferaw, Binyam Chakilu Tilahun and Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1021

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The DIALOG scale has been implemented as a routine patient outcome and experience measure (PROM/PREM) in a mental health trust in East London since 2017. The resulting healthcare dataset was used to estimate s...

    Authors: Franziska Mosler, Stefan Priebe and Victoria Bird

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1020

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of nonoperative management is growing. However, the best treatment strategy for acute complicated appendicitis remains controversial. We aimed to evaluate the cos...

    Authors: Kiyoaki Sugiura, Keiichi Suzuki, Tomoshige Umeyama, Kenshi Omagari, Takeo Hashimoto and Akihiko Tamura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1019

    Content type: Research article

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  14. This study focuses on the application of Provan and Kenis’ modes of network governance to the specific field of public healthcare networks, extending the framework to an analysis of systems in which networks a...

    Authors: Anna Romiti, Mario Del Vecchio and Gino Sartor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1018

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The substantial increase in the use of expensive anticancer drugs has been accompanied by an increase in the amount of disposing residual liquid from drug preparations. Many Western countries, including the Un...

    Authors: Koichi Matsuo, Hisanaga Nomura, Masanobu Uchiyama, Motoyasu Miyazaki and Osamu Imakyure

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1017

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  16. Many childbearing women in sub-Saharan African countries like Guinea still face challenges accessing and utilizing health facility delivery services and opt to deliver at home. This study examined the non-util...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1016

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  17. Knowledge about the relationship between the residents’ Quality of Life (QOL) and the nursing home price is currently lacking. Therefore, this study investigates the relationship between 11 dimensions of QOL a...

    Authors: Sarah Raes, Sophie Vandepitte, Delphine De Smedt, Herlinde Wynendaele, Yannai DeJonghe and Jeroen Trybou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:987

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Risk assessment is a precision medicine technique that can be used to enhance population health when applied to prevention. Several barriers limit the uptake of risk assessment in health care systems; and litt...

    Authors: Lori A. Orlando, R. Ryanne Wu, Rachel A. Myers, Joan Neuner, Catherine McCarty, Irina V. Haller, Melissa Harry, Kimberly G. Fulda, David Dimmock, Teji Rakhra-Burris, Adam Buchanan and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1015

    Content type: Research article

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  19. HIV continuum of care has been used as a strategy to reduce HIV transmission rates, with timely engagement in HIV testing being the first and most critical step. This study examines interprofessional-collabora...

    Authors: Liliane Cambraia Windsor, Rogério Meireles Pinto and Carol Ann Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1014

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Immunization has been an important public health intervention for preventing and reducing child morbidity and mortality over the years and coverage has increased in the past decades. However, the validity of t...

    Authors: Sorengmen Amos Ziema and Livingstone Asem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1013

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The World Health Organization has advocated for the integration of dental care into the primary healthcare (PHC) setting, including oral urgent treatment (OUT). However, the knowledge necessary for OUT impleme...

    Authors: Danielle Viana Ribeiro Ramos, João Luiz Miraglia, Camila Nascimento Monteiro, Danielle Borchardt, Leonardo Tribis, Thais Paragis Sanchez, Daiana Bonfim, Danielle da Costa Palacio, Maria da Luz Rosário de Souza and Marília Jesus Batista de Brito Mota

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1012

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Medical tests provide important information to guide clinical management. Overtesting, however, may cause harm to patients and the healthcare system, including through misdiagnosis, false positives, false nega...

    Authors: Justin H. Lam, Kristen Pickles, Fiona F. Stanaway and Katy J. L. Bell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1011

    Content type: Research article

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  23. ‘Older People’s Shoes’ is a training intervention designed for healthcare assistants (HCAs) to improve the relational care of older people in hospital. The intervention formed part of a broader evaluation, in ...

    Authors: Heather Wharrad, Sophie Sarre, Justine Schneider, Jill Maben, Clare Aldus, Elaine Argyle and Anthony Arthur

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1010

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  24. Although leadership is considered as a key factor in health care, leadership styles and outcomes in nursing homes often remain a black box. Therefore, this study explored leadership styles and leadership outco...

    Authors: Joris Poels, Marc Verschueren, Koen Milisen and Ellen Vlaeyen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1009

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The proportion of people aged 60 years or over is growing faster than other age groups. Traditionally, retirement has been considered as both a loss to the labour market and an additional economic burden on th...

    Authors: Shanquan Chen, Xi Chen, Stephen Law, Henry Lucas, Shenlan Tang, Qian Long, Lei Xue and Zheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1008

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The COVID-19 has been a pandemic around the world, which affirmatively brought mental health problems to medical staff. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of anxiety in Chinese medical staff and examine th...

    Authors: Wei Zhu, Yi Wei, Xiandong Meng and Jiping Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1007

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Few studies have examined public opinion about the health care system in the former Soviet region. The objective of our study was to evaluate the population’s satisfaction with the health care system and ident...

    Authors: Tsovinar Harutyunyan and Varduhi Hayrumyan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1005

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Acute 24-h detoxification services (detox) are necessary but insufficient for many individuals working towards long-term recovery from opiate, alcohol or other drug addiction. Longer engagement in substance us...

    Authors: Maria E. Torres, Mary Brolin, Lee Panas, Grant Ritter, Dominic Hodgkin, Margaret Lee, Elizabeth Merrick, Constance Horgan, Jonna C. Hopwood, Andrea Gewirtz, Natasha De Marco and Nancy Lane

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1004

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  29. During discharge from hospital, older patients and physicians discuss the plan for managing patients’ health at home. If not followed at home, it can result in poor medication management, readmissions, or othe...

    Authors: Tahreem Ghazal Siddiqui, Socheat Cheng, Marte Mellingsæter, Ramune Grambaite, Pål Gulbrandsen, Christofer Lundqvist and Jennifer Gerwing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1002

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  30. Many of the strategies designed to reduce “low-value care” have been implemented without a consensus on the definition of the term “value”. Most “low value care” lists are based on the comparative effectivenes...

    Authors: José Antonio Sacristán

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:1000

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Whilst treatment for mental health issues has traditionally been conducted in-person, advances in technology has seen a recent growth in the use of online video therapy services to help overcome access-to-care...

    Authors: Samuel D. Muir, Kathleen de Boer, Maja Nedeljkovic and Denny Meyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:999

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  32. Between-center variation in outcome may offer opportunities to identify variation in quality of care. By intervening on these quality differences, patient outcomes may be improved. However, whether observed di...

    Authors: Marzyeh Amini, Nikki van Leeuwen, Frank Eijkenaar, Maxim J. H. L. Mulder, Wouter Schonewille, Geert Lycklama à Nijeholt, Wouter H. Hinsenveld, Robert-Jan B. Goldhoorn, Pieter Jan van Doormaal, Sjoerd Jenniskens, Jan Hazelzet, Diederik W. J. Dippel, Bob Roozenbeek and Hester F. Lingsma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:998

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  33. A minority of individuals use a large portion of health system resources, incurring considerable costs, especially in acute-care hospitals where a significant proportion of deaths occur. We sought to describe ...

    Authors: Danial Qureshi, Sarina Isenberg, Peter Tanuseputro, Rahim Moineddin, Kieran Quinn, Christopher Meaney, Kimberlyn McGrail, Hsien Seow, Colleen Webber, Robert Fowler and Amy Hsu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:997

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  34. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is highly prevalent in the United States and impacts the physical and mental health and social well-being of those who experience it. Healthcare settings are important intervent...

    Authors: Emma C. Jackson, Lynette M. Renner, Nyla I. Flowers, Mary E. Logeais and Cari Jo Clark

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:996

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Healthy Homes and Neighbourhoods (HHAN) Integrated Care Initiative was established to improve the care of families with complex health and social needs who reside in Sydney Local Health District. HHAN seeks to...

    Authors: E. Tennant, E. Miller, K. Costantino, D. De Souza, H. Coupland, P. Fotheringham and J. Eastwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:995

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  36. This online cross-sectional survey assesses the signs/symptoms, the protective measures taken and the awareness and risk perception regarding COVID-19 among Italian dental hygienists. All Italian dental hygien...

    Authors: Giuliana Bontà, Guglielmo Campus and Maria Grazia Cagetti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:994

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Migration to India is a common livelihood strategy for poor people in remote Western Nepal. To date, little research has explored the degree and nature of healthcare access among Nepali migrant workers in Indi...

    Authors: Pratik Adhikary, Nirmal Aryal, Raja Ram Dhungana, Radheshyam Krishna KC, Pramod R. Regmi, Kolitha Prabhash Wickramage, Patrick Duigan, Montira Inkochasan, Guna Nidhi Sharma, Bikash Devkota, Edwin van Teijlingen and Padam Simkhada

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:992

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  38. Trauma and injury contribute to 11% of the all-cause mortality in Afghanistan. The study aimed to explore the perceptions of the healthcare providers (pre and in-hospital), hospital managers and policy makers ...

    Authors: Umerdad Khudadad, Wafa Aftab, Asrar Ali, Nadeem Ullah Khan, Junaid Razzak and Sameen Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:991

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Millions of older adults in the United States experience hearing, vision, and dual sensory impairment (concurring hearing and vision impairment) yet little research exists on their needs in interactions with t...

    Authors: Nicholas S. Reed, Lama Assi, Emily Pedersen, Yasmeen Alshabasy, Ashley Deemer, Jennifer A. Deal, Amber Willink and Bonnielin K. Swenor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:990

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Severe mental disorders, a leading cause of disability has become a major public health problem. In order to promote mental health, a series of programs have been promulgated by the Chinese government. However...

    Authors: Rubee Dev, Jinghua Li, Donglan Zhang, Yiyuan Cai, Chun Hao, Fengsu Hou, Ruixin Wang, Meijuan Lin and Dong (Roman) Xu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:989

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. This study compares and analyzes the differences of residents’ medical economic burden in different economic levels, explores the factors for improving the equity of health services in Guangdong, China.

    Authors: Jialong Chen, Liuna Yang, Zhenzhu Qian, Mingwei Sun, Honglin Yu, Xiaolei Ma, Chonghua Wan and Yunbin Yang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:988

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Retinal diseases are very difficult to treat. So, early diagnoses and preventions are very important. But, few eye doctors can treat patients with retinal diseases in Nepal. Retina Eye Care of Nepal (RECON) pr...

    Authors: Arjun Shrestha, Chunu Shrestha, Pratap Karki, Hara Maya Gurung and Takeshi Naito

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:986

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Falls and fall-related injuries are a major public health problem and an international priority for health services. Despite research showing that evidence-based fall prevention is effective, its translation i...

    Authors: Hilde Worum, Daniela Lillekroken, Birgitte Ahlsen, Kirsti Skavberg Roaldsen and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:985

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  44. Providing equal treatment for those who have the same need for healthcare, regardless of their socioeconomic and cultural background, has become a shared goal among policymakers who strive to improve healthcar...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Zhengyue Jing, Lulu Ding, Xue Tang, Yuejing Feng, Jie Li, Zhuo Chen and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:984

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  45. This study examines the effects of a shift in medical coverage, from National Health Insurance (NHI) to Medical Aid (MA), on health care utilization (measured by the number of outpatient visits and length of s...

    Authors: Doo Woong Lee, Jieun Jang, Dong-Woo Choi, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:979

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Canada legalized cannabis use for medical purposes in 1999. Legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes in October 2018 offered the opportunity to assess the impact of recreational legalization on cance...

    Authors: Philippa Hawley, Monica Gobbo and Narsis Afghari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:977

    Content type: Research article

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