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  1. People's lives were seriously affected by the emergence and the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Several vaccines were developed in record time to overcome this pandemic. However, putting an end to this public ...

    Authors: Nawel Zammit, Amani El Gueder, Aïcha Brahem, Imen Ayouni, Rim Ghammam, Sihem Ben Fredj, Chaima Sridi, Asma Chouchene, Houda Kalboussi, Olfa El Maalel, Souhaeil Chatti, Jihene Maatoug, Hassen Ghannem and Néjib Mrizak
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:489
  2. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging epidemic that affects approximately half of all people with type 2 diabetes. Those with type 2 diabetes are a high-risk NAFLD subgroup because of their ...

    Authors: Lucy Gracen, Kelly L. Hayward, Melanie Aikebuse, Anthony Russell, James O’Beirne, Steven McPhail, Katharine M. Irvine, Suzanne Williams, Patricia C. Valery and Elizabeth E. Powell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:487
  3. Public health sector service delivery challenges leading to poor population health outcomes have been observed in the Free State province of South Africa for the past decade. A multi-method situation appraisal...

    Authors: Benjamin Malakoane, James Christoffel Heunis, Perpetual Chikobvu, Nanteza Gladys Kigozi and Willem Hendrik Kruger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:486
  4. Transition from pediatric to adult care for adolescents with chronic illness is associated with outpatient non-attendance and low treatment adherence in adolescents, and with anxiety and concerns among parents...

    Authors: Ena Lindhart Thomsen, Bente Appel Esbensen, Signe Hanghøj, Helena Hansson and Kirsten Arntz Boisen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:485
  5. The shortage of clinical pharmacists is severe in China, and transferring non-clinical pharmacists into clinical pharmacists serves as a feasible solution to this problem. In China, a one-year training program...

    Authors: Chuchuan Wan, Yuankai Huang, Lei Chen and Xiaoyu Xi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:484
  6. Prostate cancer is the fifth cause of cancer mortality among men worldwide. However, there is limited data on costs associated with prostate cancer in low- and middle-income countries particularly in the sub-S...

    Authors: Cebisile Ngcamphalala, Ellinor Östensson and Themba G. Ginindza
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:483
  7. Authors: Dominikus Stelzer, Erika Graf, Ingrid Köster, Peter Ihle, Christian Günster, Patrik Dröge, Andreas Klöss, Claudia Mehl, Erik Farin-Glattacker, Max Geraedts, Ingrid Schubert, Achim Siegel and Werner Vach
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:482

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:247

  8. Findings about the relationship between individuals’ social relations and general practitioner (GP) contact are ambiguous as to whether weak social relations are associated with an increased or decreased consu...

    Authors: Anne Sophie Bech Mikkelsen, Rikke Lund, Volkert Siersma, Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen, Ulla Christensen and Maria Kristiansen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:481
  9. Psychiatric and medical multimorbidity is associated with low quality of life, poor functioning and excess mortality. Differences in healthcare utilization between those receiving co-occurring medical and psyc...

    Authors: Maarten van Schijndel, Luc Jansen, Jan Busschbach, Jeroen van Waarde, Andre Wierdsma and Henning Tiemeier
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:480
  10. Racial/ethnic minorities bear a disproportionate burden of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and disease. Disparities in HBV screening contribute to worse outcomes for communities of color. We examined the imp...

    Authors: Janet N. Chu, Tung T. Nguyen, Natalie A. Rivadeneira, Robert A. Hiatt and Urmimala Sarkar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:479
  11. Commuting time to treatment has been shown to affect healthcare outcomes such as engagement and initiation. The purpose of this study is to extend this line of research to investigate the effects of driving ti...

    Authors: Abdullah Alibrahim, Jeanne C. Marsh, Hortensia Amaro, Yinfei Kong, Tenie Khachikian and Erick Guerrero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:478

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:620

  12. Research findings on the association between outpatient service use and emergency department (ED) visits for mental and substance use disorders (MSUDs) are mixed and may differ by disorder type.

    Authors: M. Ruth Lavergne, Jackson P. Loyal, Mehdi Shirmaleki, Ridhwana Kaoser, Tonia Nicholls, Christian G. Schütz, Adam Vaughan, Hasina Samji, Joseph H. Puyat, Megan Kaulius, Wayne Jones and William Small
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:477
  13. Family risk factors, e.g. low socioeconomic status or parental mental health disorders, can affect children’s health and development. Thus, targeted preventive services for families with psychosocial burden ar...

    Authors: Gloria Metzner, Sabine Horstmann, Michael Barth, Jürgen M. Giesler, Susanne Jünemann, Klaus Kaier, Christian Schlett, Nora Schroeder, Marcus Siebolds, Frank Sinss, Juliane van Staa, Manuela Glattacker and Ilona Renner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:475
  14. Despite an emerging consensus on the importance of resilience as a framework for understanding the healthcare system, the operationalization of resilience in healthcare has become an area of continuous discuss...

    Authors: Hilda Bø Lyng, Carl Macrae, Veslemøy Guise, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Birte Fagerdal, Lene Schibevaag and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:474
  15. Ethiopia has achieved impressive improvements in health outcomes and economic growth in the last decade but its total health spending is among the lowest in Africa. Ethiopia launched a Community-Based Health I...

    Authors: Addis Kassahun Mulat, Wenhui Mao, Ipchita Bharali, Rahel Belete Balkew and Gavin Yamey
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:473
  16. The current COVID-19 pandemic interferes with family lives across the world, particularly families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are at a greater risk for being negatively impacted by th...

    Authors: Mats Nylén-Eriksen, Mariela Loreto Lara-Cabrera, Ellen Karine Grov, Hanne Skarsvaag, Irene Lie, Tone Dahl-Michelsen, Torill Margaret Sæterstrand, Arthur Mandahl, Hege Hafstad, Mona Breding Lersveen and Ann Kristin Bjørnnes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:472
  17. Internationally Emergency Department (ED) crowding is a significant health services delivery issue posing a major risk to population health. ED crowding affects both the quality and access of health services a...

    Authors: Niamh M. Cummins, Louise A. Barry, Carrie Garavan, Collette Devlin, Gillian Corey, Fergal Cummins, Damien Ryan, Sinead Cronin, Emma Wallace, Gerard McCarthy and Rose Galvin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:471
  18. Guidelines in 2013 and 2014 recommended Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) testing for metastatic lung adenocarcinoma patients as the efficacy of targeted therapies depends on the mutations. However, adhe...

    Authors: Chan Shen, Rolfy A. Perez Holguin, Eric Schaefer, Shouhao Zhou, Chandra P. Belani, Patrick C. Ma and Michael F. Reed
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:470
  19. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and its complications cause a significant public health and economic challenge. To enable the optimal resource allocation across different prevention and treatment policies for the manage...

    Authors: Reijo Sund, Tuomas Peltonen, Aku-Ville Lehtimäki and Janne Martikainen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:469
  20. Non-Hispanic (NH) Black older adults experience substantially higher rates of potentially avoidable hospitalization compared to NH White older adults. This study explores the top three chronic conditions prece...

    Authors: Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen, Heather Allore, Miriam R. Elman, Corey Nagel and Ana R. Quiñones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:468
  21. In the wake of COVID-19, community pharmacists (CP) were called upon to free up healthcare providers to treat more serious conditions and alleviate overcrowded healthcare centers. CPs were placed under tremend...

    Authors: Samar Karout, Hani M. J. Khojah, Rania Itani, Fatima Jaffal and Abdalla El-Lakany
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:467
  22. In Ethiopia, the proportion of mothers who attend the fourth antenatal care visit is lower than the proportion who attend the first visit. Although the reasons for these dropouts were investigated, few studies...

    Authors: Netsanet Belete Andargie and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:466
  23. Medical documentation is an important part of the medical process as it is an essential way of communication within the health care system. However, medical documentation practice in the private sector is not ...

    Authors: Mulugeta Desalegn Kasaye, Miftah Abdella Beshir, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Binyam Tilahun, Habtamu Alganeh Guadie, Shekur Mohammed Awol, Mulugeta Hayelom Kalayou and Tesfahun Melese Yilma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:465
  24. Incidence of stroke is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. People who survive stroke experience disability and require long-term care. Health systems in South Africa (SA) are experiencing important challenges, a...

    Authors: T Smythe, G Inglis-Jassiem, T Conradie, S Kamalakannan, S Fernandes, SM van-Niekerk, R English, J Webster, S Hameed and QA Louw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:464
  25. During the cluster randomised TRIAGE-trial, a nurse advised 13% of low-risk patients presenting at an emergency department in Belgium to visit the adjacent general practitioner cooperative. Patients had the ri...

    Authors: Ines Homburg, Stefan Morreel, Veronique Verhoeven, Koenraad G. Monsieurs, Jasmine Meysman, Hilde Philips and Diana De Graeve
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:463
  26. Coordinating health care within and among sectors is crucial to improving quality of care and avoiding undesirable negative health outcomes, such as avoidable hospitalizations. Quality circles are one approach...

    Authors: Ronja Flemming, Wiebke Schüttig, Frank Ng, Verena Leve and Leonie Sundmacher
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:462
  27. Lymphoedema is a common, distressing and debilitating condition that can be related to cancer and its treatment or other conditions. Little is known about current practices in the diagnosis, assessment and man...

    Authors: Eric Torgbenu, Tim Luckett, Mark Buhagiar, Cecilia Mauricio Requena and Jane L. Phillips
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:461
  28. The Ethiopian Ministry of Health strives to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) through increasing the number of its high-performing primary healthcare units. Although the Ethiopian health system is manage...

    Authors: Wubishet Kebede Heyi, Elias Mamo Gurmamo, Amare Assefa Anara, Agegnehu Gebru Sendeku, Abera Refissa, Feyisa Serbessa Yadeta, Mesele Damte Argaw and Binyam Fekadu Desta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:460
  29. A large proportion of staff working in hospital settings are overweight or obese, have poor dietary habits and low physical activity levels. The workplace is a priority setting for health promotion. This syste...

    Authors: Verity Worley, Penny Fraser, Steven Allender and Kristy A. Bolton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:459
  30. Primary aldosteronism (PA), the most common cause of secondary hypertension is considered as a “major public health issue” due to higher risk of cardiovascular complications compared to blood-pressure-match hy...

    Authors: Onnicha Suntornlohanakul, Suporn Sakarin, Noppadol Kietsiriroje and Hutcha Sriplung
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:458
  31. Patients are important stakeholders in reducing low-value care, yet mechanisms for optimizing their involvement in low-value care remain unclear. To explore the role of patients in the development and implemen...

    Authors: Chloe de Grood, Emma E. Sypes, Daniel J. Niven, Fiona Clement, Emily A. FitzGerald, Shelly Kupsch, Shelly King-Hunter, Henry T. Stelfox and Jeanna Parsons Leigh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:457
  32. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is ubiquitous and its sequelae contribute to high levels of healthcare utilization, yet AUD remains undertreated. The ED encounter represents a missed opportunity to initiate medicat...

    Authors: Thibault Philippine, Ethan Forsgren, Cassandra DeWitt, Inanna Carter, Maureen McCollough and Breena R. Taira
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:456
  33. The reliability of Criteria for Assessing Prescription Quality in Chinese Hospitals (CAPQCH) has never been rigorously verified. This study was designed to verify the reliability of the CAPQCH among pharmacist...

    Authors: Xiaofang Tan, Jun Zhang, Dongshi Gu, San Ran, Tongtong Gu, Xiaowen Lin, Enxiang Tao, Tetsuya Asakawa and Huan Fang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:455
  34. Capacity-based mental health legislation was introduced in Norway on 1 September 2017. The aim was to increase the autonomy of patients with severe mental illness and to bring mental health care in line with h...

    Authors: Nina Camilla Wergeland, Åshild Fause, Astrid Karine Weber, Anett Beatrix Osnes Fause and Henriette Riley
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:454
  35. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented demand for digital health technology solutions, such as remote monitoring. Previous research has focused on patients with chronic diseases, and their experience...

    Authors: Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Ann Karin Helgesen, Andreas Stensvold, Jannik Magnussen and Vigdis A. Grøndahl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:453
  36. Lumps and soft tissue tumors (STT) are frequent reasons for consulting a physician. Most STT are benign, and lumps are not always associated with a tumor. MRI is the most advanced imaging modality to assist a ...

    Authors: Tobias M. Ballhause, Alonja Reiter, Alexander Korthaus, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Carsten W. Schlickewei and Matthias H. Priemel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:452
  37. Non-attendance to scheduled hospital outpatient appointments may compromise healthcare resource planning, which ultimately reduces the quality of healthcare provision by delaying assessments and increasing wai...

    Authors: Damià Valero-Bover, Pedro González, Gerard Carot-Sans, Isaac Cano, Pilar Saura, Pilar Otermin, Celia Garcia, Maria Gálvez, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva and Jordi Piera-Jiménez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:451
  38. There is an urgent need to understand the determinants (i.e., barriers and facilitators) of de-implementation. The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive list of determinants of the de-implementa...

    Authors: Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Emma E. Sypes, Sharon E. Straus, Danielle Demiantschuk, Henry Ma, Rebecca Brundin-Mather, Chloe de Grood, Emily A. FitzGerald, Sara Mizen, Henry T. Stelfox and Daniel J. Niven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:450
  39. As needs of families with social and behavioral health problems often exceed the expertise and possibilities of a single professional, service or organization, cross-service collaboration is indispensable to a...

    Authors: Mariëlle Blanken, Jolanda Mathijssen, Chijs van Nieuwenhuizen, Jörg Raab and Hans van Oers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:449
  40. To investigate the impact of medication reconciliation (MR), through avoidance of unintentional medication discrepancies, on enhanced recovery after surgery programs designed for older patients undergoing orth...

    Authors: Xiaoying Zheng, Lei Xiao, Ying Li, Feng Qiu, Wei Huang and Xinyu Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:448
  41. The aim of the study is two-fold. It explores how managers and key employees at the Emergency Department (ED) and specialist departments in a university hospital in the Capital Region of Denmark respond to the...

    Authors: Nina Thórný Stefánsdóttir, Per Nilsen, Mette Bendtz Lindstroem, Ove Andersen, Byron J. Powell, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen and Jeanette Wassar Kirk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:447
  42. Primary care plays a central role in the treatment of depression. Nonetheless, shortcomings in its management and suboptimal outcomes have been identified. Collaborative care models improve processes for the m...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Germán López-Cortacans, Narcís Cardoner, Catarina Tomé-Pires, Daniel Porta-Casteràs and Diego Palao
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:446
  43. This exploratory study aimed to: (i) examine the relationship between health service use and quality of life, psychological wellbeing, global function and participation after discharge from brain injury inpati...

    Authors: David N. Borg, Jennifer Fleming, Joshua J. Bon, Michele M. Foster, Elizabeth Kendall and Timothy Geraghty
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:445
  44. In an ideal world, everyone would receive medical resources in accordance with their needs. In reality, resources are often scarce and have an alternative use. Thus, we are forced to prioritize. Although Norwa...

    Authors: Carl Tollef Solberg, Eirik Joakim Tranvåg and Morten Magelssen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:444

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:634

  45. Older patients are the most frequent users of initial hospital admissions and readmissions. Both hospital admission and discharge require communication and coordination between healthcare professionals within ...

    Authors: Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen, Anne Werner, Hilde Lurås and Anne-Kari Johannessen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:443
  46. Process evaluations are useful in clarifying results obtained from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Traditionally, the degree of intervention usage in process evaluations is monitored by measuring dose or ...

    Authors: Emmelie Barenfeld, Joanne M. Fuller, Sara Wallström, Andreas Fors, Lilas Ali and Inger Ekman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:442
  47. Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a significant health concern worldwide. Appropriate and timely health services for victims can prevent severe and long-term consequences. This study identified and c...

    Authors: Mona Rahnavardi, Shadab Shahali, Ali Montazeri and Fazlollah Ahmadi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:441
  48. Internationally, policy-makers and health administrators are seeking evidence to inform further integration and optimal utilization of registered nurses (RNs) within primary care teams. Although existing liter...

    Authors: Julia Lukewich, Shabnam Asghari, Emily Gard Marshall, Maria Mathews, Michelle Swab, Joan Tranmer, Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Ruth Martin-Misener, Allison A. Norful, Dana Ryan and Marie-Eve Poitras
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:440
  49. Vaccines are considered the path out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Kenya is implementing a phased strategy to vaccinate the Kenyan population, initially targeting populations at high risk of seve...

    Authors: Stacey Orangi, Angela Kairu, Anthony Ngatia, John Ojal and Edwine Barasa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:439