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  1. Challenged to innovate and improve efficiency both at the policy level and in everyday work, many health care organizations are undergoing radical change. However, in many earlier studies, the significance of ...

    Authors: Anu Kajamaa and Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1022
  2. Although racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately use some hospitals, hospital-based racial and ethnic composition relative to geographic region and its association with quality indicators has not been ...

    Authors: Bian Liu, Katherine A. Ornstein, Julia L. Frydman, Amy S. Kelley, Emma K. T. Benn and Albert L. Siu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1021
  3. Due to unwanted delays and suboptimal resource control of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS), regional HEMS coordinators have recently been introduced in Norway. This may represent an unnecessary lin...

    Authors: Ole Erik Ulvin, Eivinn Årdal Skjærseth, Helge Haugland, Kjetil Thorsen, Trond Nordseth, Marie Falch Orre, Lars Vesterhus and Andreas Jørstad Krüger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1020
  4. People residing in rural areas have higher rates of skin cancer and face barriers to accessing care. Models of skin cancer care addressing the specific needs of rural communities and overcoming specific challe...

    Authors: Kristen Glenister, Sophie Witherspoon and Alan Crouch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1019
  5. Stroke survivors require continuing services to limit disability. This study assessed the coverage and equity of essential care services received during the first six months of post-stroke follow-up of stroke ...

    Authors: Nalinda Tharanga Wellappuli, Hettiarachchige Subashini Rasanja Perera, Thashi Chang, Gunendrika Kasthuriratne and Nalika Sepali Gunawardena
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1017
  6. In settings like the ambulatory care sector in Germany, where data on the outcomes of interdisciplinary health services provided by multiple office-based physicians are not always readily available, our study ...

    Authors: Wiebke Schüttig, Ronja Flemming, Christiane Höhling Mosler, Verena Leve, Olaf Reddemann, Annemarie Schultz, Emmanuelle Brua, Matthias Brittner, Frank Meyer, Johannes Pollmanns, Johnannes Martin, Thomas Czihal, Dominik von Stillfried, Stefan Wilm and Leonie Sundmacher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1015
  7. Treatment abandonment is one of major reasons for childhood cancer treatment failure and low survival rate in low- and middle-income countries. Ethiopia plans to reduce abandonment rate by 60% (2019–2023), but...

    Authors: Mizan Kiros Mirutse, Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Solomon Tessema Memirie, Michael Tekle Palm, Daniel Hailu, Kunuz Abdella Abdi, Ermias Dessie Buli and Ole F. Norheim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1014
  8. Poor oral health has been widely recognised as an ongoing public health issue. Patients with oral conditions may visit either a general practitioner (GP) or a dental practitioner for management. The aims of th...

    Authors: An-Lun Cheng, Joerg Eberhard, Julie Gordon, Madhan Balasubramanian, Amber Willink, Woosung Sohn, Jennifer Dai and Christopher Harrison
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1013
  9. Peer support work for substance use disorders is widely implemented in high-income countries. More research is still needed to understand its applicability in settings which have proportionately low budgets al...

    Authors: Nashwa Ibrahim, Abeer Selim, Fiona Ng, Muhamed Kasaby, Amira Mohammed Ali, Rasha Eweida, Doha Almakki, Amna Elaagib and Mike Slade
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1012
  10. Satisfaction is basically the state of being gratified and act of fulfilling one's need or desires. Nowadays, evidence-based practice concept is prevailing and there has been a growing interest in the measurem...

    Authors: Yisak Girma Guadie, Alemu Kassaw Kibret, Kedir Sany Adem and Ermias Solomon Yalew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1011
  11. Despite extensive evidence that COVID-19 symptoms may persist for up to a year, their long-term implications for healthcare utilization and costs 6 months post-diagnosis remain relatively unexplored. We examin...

    Authors: Antonios M. Koumpias, David Schwartzman and Owen Fleming
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1010
  12. Patients with chronic diseases have seen unprecedented changes to healthcare practices since the emergence of COVID-19. Traditional ‘on-site’ clinics have had to innovate to continue services. Whether these ch...

    Authors: Jennifer Sumner, Anjali Bundele, Lin Siew Chong, Gim Gee Teng, Yanika Kowitlawakul and Amartya Mukhopadhyay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1009
  13. In recent years a variety of eHealth solutions has been introduced to enhance efficiency and to empower patients, leading to a more accessible and equitable health care system. Within pediatric care eHealth ha...

    Authors: Mia Hylén, Stefan Nilsson, Inger Kristensson-Hallström, Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir, Pernilla Stenström and Rúnar Vilhjálmsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1008
  14. BRCA1/2 alterations increase females’ lifetime breast cancer risk to 40 – 90%, ovarian cancer to 10 – 60%, and males’ lifetime prostate cancer risk to ~ 10 – 25%. Psychosocial issues such as heightened distress c...

    Authors: Nikolett Zsuzsanna Warner and AnnMarie Groarke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1007
  15. Research studies as well as anecdotal evidence suggest that there are challenges regarding the NHI plan implementation. These include problems such as an increase in illnesses and a shortage of personnel to d...

    Authors: Ntsibeng Valerie Mukwena and Zodwa Margaret Manyisa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1006
  16. Pharmacist-led medication review and medication management programs (MMP) are well-known strategies to improve medication safety and effectiveness. If performed interprofessionally, outcomes might even improve...

    Authors: Robert Moecker, Marina Weissenborn, Anja Klingenberg, Lucas Wirbka, Andreas Fuchs, Christiane Eickhoff, Uta Mueller, Martin Schulz, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Walter E. Haefeli and Hanna M. Seidling
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1005
  17. Use of alcohol is a major public health issue, representing the 7th largest burden of disease in the world. Workplaces offer a unique arena for health initiatives addressing alcohol use, where occupational health...

    Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Neda Hashemi, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras and Randi Wågø Aas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1004

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  18. In Sierra Leone persons with disabilities are at higher risk of living in poverty and have poor access to a fragile healthcare and rehabilitation services. The aim was to explore stakeholders’ perceptions of a...

    Authors: Lina Magnusson, Ismaila Kebbie and Victoria Jerwanska
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1003
  19. Human papilloma virus (HPV) causes multiple anogenital diseases including cervical cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Healthcare resource utilization (HRU) associated with HPV-relate...

    Authors: Miriam Reuschenbach, Sarah Mihm, Regine Wölle, Kim Maren Schneider, Christian Jacob, Wolfgang Greiner, Monika Hampl and Elizabeth Goodman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1002
  20. Since 2017, PERFORM2Scale, a research consortium with partners from seven countries in Africa and Europe, has steered the implementation and scale-up of a district-level health management strengthening interve...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Susan Bulthuis, Marjolein Dieleman, Olivier Onvlee, Rebecca Murphy, Patricia Akweongo, Justine Namakula, Hastings Banda, Kaspar Wyss, Joanna Raven and Tim Martineau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1001
  21. In hospitals, catheter acquired urinary tract infection causes significant resource waste and discomfort among admitted patients. An intervention for reducing indwelling catheterisations - No-CAUTI - was trial...

    Authors: Rod Ling, Michelle Giles and Andrew Searles
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1000
  22. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a prognostic management strategy to help patients with CVD achieve a good quality of life and lower the rates of recurrence, readmission, and premature death from disease. Global...

    Authors: Chul Kim, Hae-Bin Kwak, Jidong Sung, Jae-Young Han, Jang Woo Lee, Jong Hwa Lee, Won-Seok Kim, Heui Je Bang, Sora Baek, Kyung Lim Joa, Ae Ryoung Kim, So Young Lee, Jihee Kim, Chung Reen Kim, Oh. Pum Kwon, Min Kyun Sohn…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:999
  23. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder among women. Given the prevalence of this disease in adolescent girls as well as its serious physical, psychological, and social consequen...

    Authors: Leila Hajivandi, Mahnaz Noroozi, Firoozeh Mostafavi and Maryam Ekramzadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:998
  24. Increasing innovation readiness of healthcare organizations is necessary to meet upcoming challenges, including population aging, staff shortages and reduced funding. Health care organizations differ in the ex...

    Authors: Monique W. van den Hoed, Ramona Backhaus, Erica de Vries, Jan P. H. Hamers and Ramon Daniëls
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:997
  25. Type 2 diabetes is a significant public health problem globally and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) programmes are associated with im...

    Authors: Roberta Lamptey, Melanie J. Davies, Kamlesh Khunti, Sally Schreder, Bernie Stribling and Michelle Hadjiconstantinou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:996
  26. Unintentional changes to patients’ medicine regimens and drug non-adherence are discovered by medication reconciliation. High numbers of outpatient visits and medication reconciliation being time-consuming, ma...

    Authors: Denise J. van der Nat, Victor J. B. Huiskes, Aatke van der Maas, Judith Y. M. N. Derijks-Engwegen, Hein A. W. van Onzenoort and Bart J. F. van den Bemt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:995
  27. The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic stenosis with intermediate surgical risk in Singapore.

    Authors: Rachel Su-En See-Toh, Xin Yi Wong, Kush Shiv Kishore Herkshin Mahboobani, Swee Sung Soon, Benjamin Kearns, Katy Cooper, Kay Woon Ho, Ivandito Kuntjoro and Kwong Ng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:994
  28. Family doctor contract services was launched in Sichuan province in 2016. The focus was mainly on developing primary health care services but paying less attention to the work stress and job satisfaction of in...

    Authors: Jinhua Chen, Yijun Wang, Wen Du, Shuyi Liu, Zhu Xiao and Yuelei Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:992
  29. This article investigates the hospital costs related to the management of COVID-19 positive patients, requiring a hospitalization (from the positivity confirmation to discharge, including rehabilitation activi...

    Authors: Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Fabrizio Schettini, M. Beatrice Pagani, Martina Dalla Bona and Emanuele Porazzi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:991
  30. Since 2006, business principles have been introduced to foster efficient healthcare by way of managed competition. Managed competition is expressed by a contract between a health insurer and a physiotherapy pr...

    Authors: Rutger IJntema, Di-Janne Barten, Hans Duits, Brian Tjemkes and Cindy Veenhof
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:990
  31. The UK’s “Getting It Right First Time” programme recommends that management of people with fibromyalgia should centre on primary care. However, it remains unclear as to how best to organise health systems to d...

    Authors: Nicky Wilson, Marcus J. Beasley, Catherine Pope, Debra Dulake, Laura J. Moir, Rosemary J. Hollick and Gary J. Macfarlane
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:989
  32. Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and is one of the countries with the highest rates of new pediatric infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The country faces several challenges in the provis...

    Authors: Josephine Moshe Ibu and Euphemia Mbali Mhlongo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:988
  33. The impact of ambulance diversion on potentially diverted patients, particularly racial/ethnic minority patients, is largely unknown. Treating Massachusetts’ 2009 ambulance diversion ban as a natural experimen...

    Authors: Amresh D. Hanchate, William E. Baker, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow and James Feldman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:987
  34. Notification of laboratory-determined critical values is key for effective clinical decision making and is thus a consequential step in a patient’s health care and safety. This study presents an overview of st...

    Authors: Talal ALFadhalah, Buthaina Al Mudaf, Haya Al Tawalah, Wadha A. Al Fouzan, Gheed Al Salem, Hanaa A. Alghanim, Samaa Zenhom Ibrahim, Hossam Elamir and Hamad Al Kharji
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:986
  35. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for an estimated 71% of all global deaths annually and nearly 80% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to assess the readiness of...

    Authors: Rita Ammoun, Welcome Mkhululi Wami, Peter Otieno, Constance Schultsz, Catherine Kyobutungi and Gershim Asiki
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:985
  36. Telerehabilitation (TR) interventions are receiving increasing attention. They have been evaluated in various scientific areas through systematic reviews. However, there is a lack of data on how to standardize...

    Authors: Blandine Chapel, François Alexandre, Nelly Heraud, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Anne-Sophie Cases, François Bughin and Maurice Hayot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:984
  37. Research in high-income countries has identified low socioeconomic status as a risk factor for disability pension (DP) due to common mental disorders (CMDs). Psychotherapy is an evidence-based treatment for th...

    Authors: Helena Leppänen, Olli Kampman, Reija Autio, Tino Karolaakso, Turkka Näppilä, Päivi Rissanen and Sami Pirkola
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:983
  38. Considering the importance of intention to receive COVID-19 vaccine among healthcare workers and its role in maintaining their health and inhibiting the epidemic spread of Covid-19, the present study was done ...

    Authors: Alipasha Meysamie, Elham Ghasemi, Shadi Moshksar and Mehrdad Askarian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:982
  39. CPs and PPMVs are an important source of modern contraceptives in Nigeria, yet many lack the requisite knowledge and skills to capably provide these services. This skills gap might be addressed through targete...

    Authors: Sikiru Baruwa, Elizabeth Tobey, Emeka Okafor, Kayode Afolabi, Toyin O. Akomolafe, Innocent Ubuane, Jennifer Anyanti and Aparna Jain
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:981
  40. Community medicine outlets (CMOs) are the first point of call for individuals presenting with cough in Ghana. Although operators of CMOs comprising pharmacists and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine sellers large...

    Authors: M.P Kwabla, C. J. Klett-Tammen and S. Castell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:980
  41. This systematic literature review identifies hospital value-based healthcare quality measures, measurement practices, and tools, as well as potential strategies for improving cardiovascular diseases and cancer...

    Authors: Rawia Abdalla, Milena Pavlova, Mohammed Hussein and Wim Groot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:979
  42. The mechanism underlying the health care cost trajectories among asylum seekers is not well understood. In the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, a nurse-led health care and medical Network for Migrant Health (“Ré...

    Authors: Christina Tzogiou, Jacques Spycher, Raphaël Bize, Javier Sanchis Zozaya, Jeremie Blaser, Brigitte Pahud Vermeulen, Andrea Felappi, Patrick Bodenmann and Joachim Marti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:978
  43. Hospitals are the biggest users of the health system budgets. Policymakers are interested in improving hospital efficiency while maintaining their performance during the economic crisis. This study aims at ana...

    Authors: Zeynab Foroughi, Parvin Ebrahimi, Aidin Aryankhesal, Mohammadreza Maleki and Shahram Yazdani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:977
  44. Sepsis affects 1.7 million patients in the US annually, is one of the leading causes of mortality, and is a major driver of US healthcare costs. African American/Black and LatinX populations experience higher ...

    Authors: Erika L. Linnander, Adeola Ayedun, Dowin Boatright, Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, Timothy I. Morgenthaler, Natasha Ray, Brita Roy, Steven Simpson and Leslie A. Curry
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:975
  45. Overcrowding occurs when the identified need for emergency services outweighs the available resources in the emergency department (ED). Literature shows that ED overcrowding impacts the overall quality of the ...

    Authors: Marta Marsilio, Eugenia Tomas Roldan, Luca Salmasi and Stefano Villa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:974
  46. Access to emergency and essential surgical care is still unmet and accessibility is disproportionately inequitable in Ethiopia and other low-and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess sur...

    Authors: Berhane Redae Meshesha, Manuel Kassaye Sibhatu, Hassen Mohammed Beshir, Wuletaw Chane Zewude, Desalegn Bekele Taye, Edlawit Mesfin Getachew, Kassa Haile Merga, Tsegaye Hailu Kumssa, Endawoke Amsalu Alemayue, Akililu Alemu Ashuro, Mulatu Biru Shagre and Senedu Bekele Gebreegziabher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:973
  47. The objective of the present study was to analyse the quality of adults and older adults health care in Primary Health Care (PHC) services in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, 2018.

    Authors: Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Hazelelponi Querã Naumann Cerqueira Leite, Edilson José Zafalon, Alessandro Diogo De-Carli and Mara Lisiane de Moraes dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:972
  48. The relationship between healthcare service accessibility in the community and incarceration is an important, yet not widely understood, phenomenon. Community behavioral health and the criminal legal systems a...

    Authors: Niloofar Ramezani, Alex J. Breno, Benjamin J. Mackey, Jill Viglione, Alison Evans Cuellar, Jennifer E. Johnson and Faye S. Taxman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:966