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  1. Among Canadian Inuit, cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are up to three times higher than the Canadian average. Cervical cancer is preventable through regular screening which, in Quebec, is opportu...

    Authors: Elyse Tratt, Ivan Sarmiento, Rachel Gamelin, Jeannie Nayoumealuk, Neil Andersson and Paul Brassard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:529

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  2. The objective of the Swedish cleft lip and palate (CLP) registry is to promote quality control, research and improvement of treatment, by comparison of the long-term results of surgery, orthodontics and speech...

    Authors: Kristina Klintö, Agneta Karsten, Agneta Marcusson, Anna Paganini, Sara Rizell, Jenny Cajander, Karin Brunnegård, Malin Hakelius, Åsa Okhiria, Petra Peterson, Avni Abdiu, Christina Havstam, Hans Mark, Emilie Hagberg, Lena Björnström, Anna-Paulina Wiedel…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:528

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  3. Tanzania is among the sub-Saharan African countries facing a tremendous increase in the burden of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In order to provide diabetes health care services, the government has established dia...

    Authors: Mariam J. Munyogwa, Reuben William, Stephen M. Kibusi and Nyasiro S. Gibore

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:527

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  4. The Woza Asibonisane Community Responses (CR) Programme was developed to prevent HIV infections and gender-based violence (GBV) within four provinces in South Africa. The Centre for Communication Impact (CCI) in ...

    Authors: Bruce Larson, Refiloe Cele, Sarah Girdwood, Lawrence Long and Jacqui Miot

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:526

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Numerous programs exist to support veterans in their transitions to civilian life. Programs are offered by a host of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Veterans report encountering many barriers t...

    Authors: Nicole R. Morgan, Keith R. Aronson, Daniel F. Perkins, Julia A. Bleser, Katie Davenport, Dawne Vogt, Laurel A. Copeland, Erin P. Finley and Cynthia L. Gilman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:525

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In Rwanda, maternal community health workers (M-CHWs) are involved in the country’s overall health system. In maternal health, their role includes the provision of preventive and promotional health services at...

    Authors: Germaine Tuyisenge, Celestin Hategeka, Isaac Luginaah, David F. Cechetto and Stephen Rulisa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:524

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  7. There are increasing numbers of total hip replacements (THR) and total knee replacements (TKR) being performed in patients of working age. Providing patients undergoing TKR and THR with return to work advice m...

    Authors: Carol Coole, Paul Baker, Catriona McDaid and Avril Drummond

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:523

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Quality improvement (QI) methods are effective in improving healthcare delivery using sustainable, collaborative, and cost-effective approaches. Systems-integrated interventions offer promise in terms of produ...

    Authors: Ashley K. Hagaman, Kavita Singh, Mehiret Abate, Haregeweyni Alemu, Abera Biadgo Kefale, Befikadu Bitewulign, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Abiyou Kiflie, Zewdie Mulissa, Hillina Tiyo, Yakob Seman, Meseret Zelalem Tadesse and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:522

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Policymakers, legislators, and clinicians have raised concerns that hospital-based clinicians may be incentivized to inappropriately prescribe and administer opioids when addressing pain care needs of their pa...

    Authors: Olena Mazurenko, Barbara T. Andraka-Christou, Matthew J. Bair, Areeba Y. Kara and Christopher A. Harle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:521

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In 2017, 80% of 425 million adults with diabetes worldwide were living in low and middle-income countries. Diabetes affected 6.9 million adults in Bangladesh and accounted for 3% of the country’s total mortali...

    Authors: Farzana Yasmin, Nazmun Nahar, Bilkis Banu, Liaquat Ali, Rainer Sauerborn and Aurélia Souares

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:520

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Since 1950, the hospitals had been permitted to take a 15% mark-up of drug purchase price to remedy the loss of public hospitals and doctors’ salaries in China due to tight government budget. This policy resul...

    Authors: Junman Wang, Peiyi Li and Jin Wen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:519

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Pharmaceutical care is attached with increasing importance around the world due to its clinical and economical effects. Tertiary hospitals are equipped with the richest healthcare resources and pioneer in the ...

    Authors: Xiaobo Guo, Dongning Yao, Jie Liu, Yuankai Huang, Yitao Wang and Wenbing Yao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:518

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Numerous studies have been conducted over the past 15 years to assess safety culture within healthcare facilities; in general, these studies have shown the pivotal role that managers play in its development. H...

    Authors: Jean-Luc Quenon, Anthony Vacher, Marc Faget, Marie Levif-Lecourt, Tamara Roberts, Isabelle Fucks, Myriam Promé-Visinoni, Christine Cadot, Jean-Yves Bousigue, Bruno Quintard, Pierre Parneix and Catherine Pourin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:517

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  14. Integrated care has the potential to ease the increasing pressures faced by health and social care systems, however, challenges around measuring the benefits for providers, patients, and service users remain. ...

    Authors: Helen Crocker, Laura Kelly, Jenny Harlock, Ray Fitzpatrick and Michele Peters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:515

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  15. There is growing interest in the use of reliable evidence for health decision-making among low-and middle-income countries. Ghana has deployed DHIMS2 to replace the previously existing manual data harmonizatio...

    Authors: Eliezer Ofori Odei-Lartey, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Edward Apraku Anane, Harry Danwonno, Stephaney Gyaase, Felix Boakye Oppong, Godwin Afenyadu and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Little is known about how to build leadership capacity to support implementation of evidence-based practices within health systems. We observed substantial variability across sites in uptake and sustainability...

    Authors: L. M. Puchalski Ritchie, H. Mundeva, Monique van Lettow, S. E. Straus, E. Kip and A. Makwakwa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:513

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  17. The health and social care workforce requires access to appropriate education and training to provide quality care for people with dementia. Success of a training programme depends on staff ability to put thei...

    Authors: Claire A. Surr, Sahdia Parveen, Sarah J. Smith, Michelle Drury, Cara Sass, Sarah Burden and Jan Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:512

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The French healthcare system is evolving to meet the challenges of an aging population, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, the development of new technologies and the increasing involvement of patient...

    Authors: Apolline Adé, Frédérique Debroucker, Laura Delporte, Cécile De Monclin, Emmanuel Fayet, Pierre Legendre, Lise Radoszycki and Michael Chekroun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The substitution of healthcare is a way to control rising healthcare costs. The Primary Care Plus (PC+) intervention of the Dutch ‘Blue Care’ pioneer site aims to achieve this feat by facilitating consultation...

    Authors: Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Herm Martens, Peter M. Steijlen and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:510

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Malaysia’s public healthcare sector provides a greater volume of medicines at lower overall cost compared to the private sector, indicating its importance in providing access to medicines for Malaysians. Howev...

    Authors: NM Hamzah, P. N. Perera and R. P. Rannan-Eliya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:509

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  21. Being homeless entails higher mortality, morbidity, and prevalence of psychiatric diseases. This leads to more frequent and expensive use of health care services. Medical respite care enables an opportunity to...

    Authors: Camilla Bring, Marie Kruse, Mikkel Z. Ankarfeldt, Nina Brünés, Maja Pedersen, Janne Petersen and Ove Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:508

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  22. Across Ontario, since the year 2006 various knowledge translation (KT) interventions designed to improve the quality of rectal cancer surgery have been implemented by the provincial cancer agency or by individ...

    Authors: Marko Simunovic, Christine Fahim, Angela Coates, David Urbach, Craig Earle, Vanja Grubac, Melissa Brouwers, Mary Ann O’Brien and Nancy Baxter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:506

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  23. The need to reduce healthcare practices that provide no value has led to the development of initiatives that generate and publish recommendations to improve the appropriateness of clinical practice by identify...

    Authors: Xavier Bonfill, Karla Salas-Gama, Carolina Requeijo, Angela Merchán-Galvis, Antonio Sánchez, Elena Medarde and M. Jesús Quintana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:505

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  24. More people living into old age with dementia. The complexity of treatment and care, particularly those with multiple health problems, can be experienced as disjointed. As part of an evaluation of a ‘healthcar...

    Authors: Gerard Leavey, Emma Curran, Deirdre Fullerton, Steven Todd, Sonja McIlfatrick, Vivien Coates, Max Watson, Aine Abbott and Dagmar Corry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:503

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  25. Although tuberculosis (TB) patients often incur high costs to access TB-related services, it was unclear beforehand whether the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia in 2014 would redu...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Erlina Burhan and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Little is known about the impact of infectious disease (ID) consultations on the management of patients with cancer. This study aimed to describe the consultation services provided by ID specialists to all dep...

    Authors: Naoya Itoh, Yoshiro Hadano, Yasumasa Yamamoto, Norihiko Terada and Hanako Kurai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:500

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Public guidelines in many western countries recommend post-incident reviews (PIRs) with patients after restraint use in mental health care. PIRs are one of several elements of seclusion and restraint reduction...

    Authors: Unn Elisabeth Hammervold, Reidun Norvoll, Kari Vevatne and Hildegunn Sagvaag

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In order to analyze use of health services and identify sources of delays in accessing the right care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), understanding of care seeking pathwa...

    Authors: Nathan Kakongi, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Bizu Gelaye, Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:498

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Concerns have been raised regarding the reasonableness of using personal health responsibility as a principle or criterion for setting priorities in healthcare. While this debate continues, little is known abo...

    Authors: Gloria Traina and Eli Feiring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:497

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The relationship between healthcare system inputs (e.g., human resources and infrastructure) and mortality has been extensively studied. However, the association between healthcare system inputs and patient-re...

    Authors: Liesbet Van Bulck, Eva Goossens, Koen Luyckx, Silke Apers, Erwin Oechslin, Corina Thomet, Werner Budts, Junko Enomoto, Maayke A. Sluman, Chun-Wei Lu, Jamie L. Jackson, Paul Khairy, Stephen C. Cook, Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Luis Alday, Katrine Eriksen…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:496

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  31. Patient-centered healthcare in the context of a medical home (PCMH) is an important pathway to reducing healthcare inequities. To date, no work has examined the prevalence of care experiences associated with P...

    Authors: Jamie A. Mitchell, Ed-Dee G. Williams, Yuyi Li and Wassim Tarraf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:495

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  32. Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is a promising strategy to increase patient value. For a successful implementation of VBHC, intensive collaborations between organizations and integrated care delivery systems are...

    Authors: Dennis van Veghel, Mohamed Soliman-Hamad, Daniela N. Schulz, Bernard Cost, Timothy A. Simmers and Lukas R. C. Dekker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:494

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  33. Sepsis is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Every hour of delay in treatment is associated with an escalating risk of morbidity and mortality. The burden of sepsis is greatest in low- and ...

    Authors: Alishah Mawji, Edmond Li, Clare Komugisha, Samuel Akech, Dustin Dunsmuir, Matthew O. Wiens, Niranjan Kissoon, Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, Abner Tagoola, David Kimutai, Jeffrey N. Bone, Guy Dumont and J. Mark Ansermino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:493

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Despite the rapid uptake of genomic technologies within cancer care, few studies provide detailed information on the costs of sequencing across different applications. The objective of the study was to examine...

    Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Nicole M. White, Thomas M. Elliott, Katia Nones, Anthony G. Beckhouse, Astrid J. Rodriguez-Acevedo, Penelope M. Webb, Xing J. Lee, Nicholas Graves and Deborah J. Schofield

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Allied health assistants (AHAs) are support staff who complete clinical and non-clinical tasks under the supervision and delegation of an allied health professional. The effect of allied health professional de...

    Authors: David A. Snowdon, Beth Storr, Annette Davis, Nicholas F. Taylor and Cylie M. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:491

    Content type: Research article

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  36. This study aims to establish a multi-agent system model to provide accurate suggestions for the policy proposal of controlling the unreasonable growth of medical expenses charged by public hospitals in China.

    Authors: Wenya Yu, Xiang Liu, Fangjie Zhao, Meina Li and Lulu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:490

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  37. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and accounts for 56% of maternal deaths in Afghanistan. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is commonly caused by uterine atony, genital tract trauma, re...

    Authors: Nasratullah Ansari, Farzana Maruf, Partamin Manalai, Sheena Currie, Mohammad Samim Soroush, Sher Shah Amin, Ariel Higgins-Steele, Young Mi Kim, Jelle Stekelenburg, Jos van Roosmalen and Hannah Tappis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Quantifying the burden of multimorbidity for healthcare research using administrative data has been constrained. Existing measures incompletely capture chronic conditions of relevance and are narrowly focused ...

    Authors: Melissa Y. Wei, Jamie E. Luster, Chiao-Li Chan and Lillian Min

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:489

    Content type: Research article

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  39. To improve the use of eRehabilitation after stroke, the identification of barriers and facilitators influencing this use in different healthcare contexts around the world is needed. Therefore, this study aims ...

    Authors: Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J. de Kloet, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Ingrid L. C. Gil, Lígia M. N. Souza, Lucia W. Braga and Jorit J. L. Meesters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:488

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  40. Hospital clinical pharmacists have been working in many countries for many years and clinical pharmaceutical care have a positive effect on the recovery of patients. In order to evaluate the clinical effective...

    Authors: Guohua Lin, Rong Huang, Jing Zhang, Gaojie Li, Lei Chen and Xiaoyu Xi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In the light of the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, context-adapted, cost-effective service deli...

    Authors: Marthe Frieden, Blessing Zamba, Nisbert Mukumbi, Patron T. Mafaune, Brian Makumbe, Elizabeth Irungu, Virginia Moneti, Petros Isaakidis, Daniela Garone and Madhu Prasai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:486

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  42. According to the Donabedian model, the assessment for the quality of care includes three dimensions. These are structure, process, and outcome. Therefore, the present study aimed at assessing the structural qu...

    Authors: Atkure Defar, Theodros Getachew, Girum Taye, Tefera Tadele, Misrak Getnet, Tigist Shumet, Gebeyaw Molla, Geremew Gonfa, Habtamu Teklie, Ambaye Tadesse and Abebe Bekele

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:485

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  43. Access to affordable and adequate healthcare in a health system determines the universal health coverage achievement for all residents in a country. Achieving access to healthcare requires the availability of ...

    Authors: N’doh Ashken Sanogo, Arone Wondwossen Fantaye and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:483

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  44. Despite significant reductions in mortality, preventable and treatable conditions remain leading causes of death and illness in children in South Africa. The PACK Child intervention, comprising clinical decisi...

    Authors: Jamie Murdoch, Robyn Curran, Ruth Cornick, Sandy Picken, Max Bachmann, Eric Bateman, Makhosazana Lungile Simelane and Lara Fairall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:479

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