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  1. Children with combined mental and somatic conditions pose a challenge to specialized health services. These cases are often characterized by multi-referrals, frequent use of health services, poor clinical and ...

    Authors: Ragnhild B. Lygre, Viktoria Mellingen Thuen, Rolf Gjestad, Tone M. Norekvål, Gottfried Greve, Thomas Mildestvedt and Irene Bircow Elgen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:786

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  2. In 2017, the Vietnam Ministry of Health conducted a demonstration project to introduce seasonal influenza vaccination to health care workers. A total of 11,000 doses of influenza vaccine, single-dose prefilled...

    Authors: Nga T. Ha, Thoa T. M. Nguyen, Tung X. Nguyen, Phu D. Tran, Hang M. Nguyen, Van T. Ha, Kathryn E. Lafond, Jane F. Seward, Jeffrey W. McFarland and Susan Y. Chu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:785

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  3. Several studies have demonstrated that cultural competence improves patient-provider communication, which promotes adherence to established care plans and improves patient satisfaction and health outcomes. How...

    Authors: Marie Parker, Xiangming Fang and Andrew Bradlyn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:784

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  4. Individuals with acute cervical spinal cord injury require specialised interventions to ensure optimal clinical outcomes especially for respiratory, swallowing and communication impairments. This study explore...

    Authors: Jackie McRae, Christina Smith, Anton Emmanuel and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:783

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  5. Improving health system value and efficiency are considered major policy priorities internationally. Ontario has undergone a primary care reform that included introduction of interprofessional teams. The purpo...

    Authors: Wissam Haj-Ali, Rahim Moineddin, Brian Hutchison, Walter P. Wodchis and Richard H. Glazier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:782

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  6. Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country and has one the highest rates of maternal and child mortality with inadequate use of maternal healthcare services in the region. The present study aimed to analyse the pro...

    Authors: Donghua Zhou, Zhonghe Zhou, Cheng Yang, Lu Ji, Bishwajit Ghose and Shangfeng Tang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:781

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  7. Transitions of care are often risky, particularly for older people, and shorter hospital stays mean that patients can go home with ongoing care needs. Most previous research has focused on fundamental system f...

    Authors: Ruth Baxter, Rosemary Shannon, Jenni Murray, Jane K. O’Hara, Laura Sheard, Alison Cracknell and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:780

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Healthcare services are facing extensive challenges due to the increased proportion of elderly persons and persons with chronic disease. Technology enabled care (TEC) is a collective term for telecare, telehea...

    Authors: Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Camilla Hardeland, Ann Karin Helgesen and Vigdis A. Grøndahl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:779

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Migrant families’ transnational ties (i.e., connections to their countries of origin) may contribute to their hardships and/or may be a source of resiliency. A care approach that addresses these transnational ...

    Authors: Lisa Merry, Sarah Fredsted Villadsen, Veronik Sicard and Naomie Lewis-Hibbert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:778

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Family planning (FP) needs among postpartum women in low- and middle-income countries remain largely unmet. Integrating FP with childhood immunisation services could partially reduce this unmet need by creatin...

    Authors: Jessie K. Hamon, Shari Krishnaratne, Jenna Hoyt, Misozi Kambanje, Shannon Pryor and Jayne Webster

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:777

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Global health priority setting increasingly focuses on understanding the functioning of health systems and on how they can be strengthened. Beyond vertical programs, health systems research should examine syst...

    Authors: Abdulrahman Jbaily, Isabelle Feldhaus, Benjamin Bigelow, Leila Kamareddine, Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Marion Bouvier, Mizan Kiros and Stéphane Verguet

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:776

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  12. Given system-level focus on avoidance of unnecessary hospitalizations, better understanding admission decision-making is of utility. Our study sought to identify factors associated with hospital admission vers...

    Authors: Noushyar Panahpour Eslami, Jefferson Nguyen, Luis Navarro, Madison Douglas and Maralyssa Bann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:775

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  13. Emerging countries continue to suffer gravely from insufficient healthcare funding, which adversely affects access to quality healthcare and ultimately the health status of citizens. By using panel data from t...

    Authors: Lulin Zhou, Sabina Ampon-Wireko, Henry Asante Antwi, Xinglong Xu, Muhammad Salman, Maxwell Opuni Antwi and Tordzro Mary Norvienyo Afua

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:774

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  14. The number of patients undergoing joint arthroplasty is increasing worldwide. An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for hip and knee arthroplasty was introduced in an Italian high-volume research h...

    Authors: Francesco Vanni, Emanuela Foglia, Federico Pennestrì, Lucrezia Ferrario and Giuseppe Banfi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:773

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  15. To identify context factors associated with and predicting success in the hospital accreditation process, and to contribute to the understanding of the relative relevance of context factors and their organizat...

    Authors: Mario A. Zapata-Vanegas and Pedro J. Saturno-Hernández

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:772

    Content type: Research article

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  16. People with schizophrenia have a higher premature mortality risk compared with the general population mainly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite this, people with schizophrenia are less likely to acce...

    Authors: Alexandra Berry, Richard J. Drake and Alison R. Yung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:771

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  17. Low-value care (LVC) is understudied in pediatric populations and in the Military Health System (MHS). This cross-sectional study applies previously developed measures of pediatric LVC diagnostic tests, proced...

    Authors: Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Cathaleen Madsen, Amanda Banaag, Qiong Li, Andrew J. Schoenfeld and Joel S. Weissman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:770

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  18. Sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood-borne virus (BBV) diagnoses data are a core component of the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). However, the NNDSS data alone ...

    Authors: Clare Bradley, Belinda Hengel, Katy Crawford, Salenna Elliott, Basil Donovan, Donna B. Mak, Barbara Nattabi, David Johnson, Rebecca Guy, Christopher K. Fairley, Handan Wand and James Ward

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:769

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  19. A policy statement recommending that healthcare providers (HCPs) encourage cardiac patients to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) was recently endorsed by 23 medical societies. This study describes the deve...

    Authors: Carolina Santiago de Araújo Pio, Anna Gagliardi, Neville Suskin, Farah Ahmad and Sherry L. Grace

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:768

    Content type: Research article

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  20. For several years mobile X-ray equipment has been routinely used for imaging in patients too unwell within the hospital, when transportation to the radiology department was inadvisable. Now, mobile X-ray exami...

    Authors: Maria Dietz Toppenberg, Thomas Erik Møller Christiansen, Finn Rasmussen, Camilla Palmhøj Nielsen and Else Marie Damsgaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:767

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Globally there are growing multicultural and multilingual societies. As a result of extensive international migration, the number of elderly migrants has increased and will further increase in the future. This...

    Authors: Emina Hadziabdic and Katarina Hjelm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:766

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Public-private partnership in the health sector was introduced to improve the delivery of health services in Tanzania. Contrary, the expected outcomes have not been fully realised. This study aimed at investig...

    Authors: Said Nuhu, Chakupewa Joseph Mpambije and Kinamhala Ngussa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:765

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  23. Reduction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a worldwide health priority and innovative uses of technology-based interventions may assist patients with improving prevention behaviours. Targeting these interven...

    Authors: Genevieve Coorey, David Peiris, Lis Neubeck and Julie Redfern

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:764

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  24. The coverage for influenza vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs) is inadequate in many countries despite strong recommendations; is there evidence that influenza vaccination is effective in preventing ab...

    Authors: Francesca Antinolfi, Claudio Battistella, Laura Brunelli, Francesca Malacarne, Francesco Giuseppe Bucci, Daniele Celotto, Roberto Cocconi and Silvio Brusaferro

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:763

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  25. The relationship between quality and safety regulation and resilience in healthcare has received little systematic scrutiny. Accordingly, this study examines the introduction of a new regulatory framework (the...

    Authors: Sina Furnes Øyri, Geir Sverre Braut, Carl Macrae and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:762

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  26. Provision of timely care to critically ill children is essential for good outcome. Referral from smaller peripheral hospitals to higher centers for intensive care is common. However, lack of an organized refer...

    Authors: Gopalakrishnan Ezhumalai, Muralidharan Jayashree, Karthi Nallasamy, Arun Bansal and Bhavneet Bharti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:761

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  27. The high maternal mortality, home delivery, unwanted pregnancies, incidence of unsafe abortion, and unmeet family planning needs are maternal health gaps attributed to health care access barriers and responsib...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema and Koku Sisay Tamirat

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:760

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  28. One way to optimize the adoption and use of technological innovations is to understand how those involved perceive, assess and decide to use them. This study aims to analyze the attributes that influence the a...

    Authors: Valéria Conceição de Oliveira, Eliete Albano de Azevedo Guimarães, Gilberto Perez, Fabiana Costa Machado Zacharias, Ricardo Bezerra Cavalcante, Tarcísio Laerte Gontijo, Humberto Ferreira de Oliveira Quites, Gabriela Gonçalves Amaral, Brener Santos Silva and Ione Carvalho Pinto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:759

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Failure to attend the clinic without prior intimation, known as “Did Not Attend” (DNA) is a significant global issue. There have been no published studies attempting to reduce DNA rates in breast clinics. We a...

    Authors: Pasupathy Kiruparan, Nanthesh Kiruparan and Debasish Debnath

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:757

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  30. Eye examinations are recommended for all persons throughout life. However, there is disparity in the uptake of eye care services in different populations. Using data from a nationally representative population...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Ronel Sewpaul, Natisha Dukhi, Akosua Kesewah Asare, David Ben Kumah, Emmanuel Kofi Addo, Eldad Agyei-Manu and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:756

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Both diagnosis and treatment of neurological emergencies require neurological expertise and are time-sensitive. The lack of fast neurological expertise in regions with underserved infrastructure poses a major ...

    Authors: J. E. Weber, A. Angermaier, K. Bollweg, H. Erdur, S. Ernst, A. Flöel, C. Gorski, F. I. Kandil, S. Kinze, K. Kleinsteuber, T. Kurth, I. Schmehl, S. Theen, M. Endres and H. J. Audebert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:755

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are health conditions for which adequate management, treatment and interventions delivered in the ambulatory care setting could potentially prevent hospitalization....

    Authors: João Sarmento, João Victor Muniz Rocha and Rui Santana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:754

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  33. People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at greater risk of earlier mortality due to physical health problems including cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is limited work exploring whether physical health ...

    Authors: Suzan Hassan, Samira Heinkel, Alexandra Burton, Ruth Blackburn, Tayla McCloud, Jamie Ross, David Osborn and Kate Walters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:753

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  34. Japan faces the most elderly society in the world, and the Japanese government has launched an unprecedented health plan to reinforce home care medicine and increase the number of home care physicians, which m...

    Authors: Hiroyoshi Iwata, Masato Matsushima, Takamasa Watanabe, Yoshifumi Sugiyama, Kenichi Yokobayashi, Daisuke Son, Yoshinao Satoi, Eriko Yoshida, Sumiko Satake, Yuki Hinata and Yasuki Fujinuma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:752

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  35. Evidence based practice enhances service planning and delivery, clinical decision making and patient care. However, health professionals often lack the time and opportunity to access or generate evidence. Rese...

    Authors: David Wright, Mary Fry, Jo Adams and Catherine Bowen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:751

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  36. Rates of low-value care vary between hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. Understanding factors associated with this variation will help in understanding the drivers of low-value care and in planning initi...

    Authors: Tim Badgery-Parker, Sallie-Anne Pearson and Adam G. Elshaug

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:750

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  37. The Advanced Geriatric Nurse role recently has been introduced into Norway’s primary healthcare system, and our study’s purpose was to examine the implementation of models of care developed for Advanced Geriat...

    Authors: Konstantinos Antypas and Marit Kirkevold

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:749

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  38. Medication errors have a high prevalence in surgery and management of home medication is strongly involved in these errors. In scheduled surgery, the preoperative consultation is a privileged time to inform th...

    Authors: Amélie Renaudin, Géraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Chloé Choukroun, Audrey Lefauconnier, Christophe Boisson, Jean-Marie Kinowski, Philippe Cuvillon and Hélène Richard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:747

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  39. The substantial prevalence and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) underscore the need for effective healthcare response in the way of screening and follow up care.

    Authors: Galina A. Portnoy, Richard Colon, Georgina M. Gross, Lynette J. Adams, Lori A. Bastian and Katherine M. Iverson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:746

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  40. Many organizations have suggested a minimum standard regarding pharmaceutical counselling for patients, which includes information about the name of the drug, the description the drug, the indication for use, ...

    Authors: Hassan Al Qarni, Tahani Alrahbini, Ayidh M AlQarni and Abdullah Alqarni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:745

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In a robust health care system, at least 80% of a country’s population should be able to access a district hospital that provides surgical care within 2 hours. The objective was to identify the proportion of t...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Chu, Angela J. Dell, Harry Moultrie, Candy Day, Megan Naidoo, Stephanie van Straten and Sarah Rayne

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:744

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  42. Research in lifestyle interventions focusing on nutrition and physical activity in people living with psychotic illness, highlights anthropometric and metabolic benefits of these interventions. However, little...

    Authors: Doreen Mucheru, Samantha Ashby, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Mark McEvoy and Lesley MacDonald-Wicks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:743

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  43. Diagnosis by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important for patient care. However, the geographic distribution and utilisation of these machines in countries with limited resour...

    Authors: Moe Khaing, Yu Mon Saw, Thet Mon Than, Aye Myat Mon, Su Myat Cho, Thu Nandar Saw, Tetsuyoshi Kariya, Eiko Yamamoto and Nobuyuki Hamajima

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:742

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  44. Monitoring progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) requires an assessment of progress in coverage of health services and protection of households from the impact of direct out-of-pocket payments (i.e....

    Authors: Brendan Kwesiga, Tom Aliti, Pamela Nabukhonzo, Susan Najuko, Peter Byawaka, Justine Hsu, John E. Ataguba and Grace Kabaniha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:741

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:843

  45. Reaching the 90–90-90 targets requires efficient resource use to deliver HIV testing and treatment services. We investigated the costs and efficiency of HIV services in relation to HIV testing yield in rural K...

    Authors: Seema Vyas, John Songo, Lorna Guinness, Albert Dube, Steffen Geis, Thokozani Kalua, Jim Todd, Jenny Renju, Amelia Crampin and Alison Wringe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:740

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  46. Responding to stagnating neonatal mortality rates in Ghana, a five-year collaboration called Making Every Baby Count Initiative (MEBCI) was undertaken to improve the quality of newborn care provided around the...

    Authors: Margaret Amanua Chinbuah, Mira Taylor, Magdalena Serpa, Goldy Mazia, Patience Korkor Cofie, Williams Kwarah, Suzanne Dawson, Brett D. Nelson and Cyril Engmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:739

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  47. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Claudia L. Leung, Mackenzie Naert, Benjamin Andama, Rae Dong, David Edelman, Carol Horowitz, Peninah Kiptoo, Simon Manyara, Winnie Matelong, Esther Matini, Violet Naanyu, Sarah Nyariki, Sonak Pastakia, Thomas Valente, Valentin Fuster, Gerald S. Bloomfield…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:738

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:415

  48. Countries with the highest burden of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths often have little information on these deaths. Since over 81% of births worldwide now occur in facilities, using routine facilit...

    Authors: Louise Tina Day, Georgia R. Gore-Langton, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Omkar Basnet, Josephine Shabani, Tazeen Tahsina, Asmita Poudel, Kizito Shirima, Shafiqul Ameen, Ashish K.C., Nahya Salim, Sojib Bin Zaman, Donat Shamba, Hannah Blencowe, Harriet Ruysen, Shams El Arifeen…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:737

    Content type: Research article

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