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  1. Depression is prevalent among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans, yet rates of Veteran mental health care utilization remain modest. The current study examined: factors i...

    Authors: Vanessa Panaite, Dezon K. Finch, Paul Pfeiffer, Nathan J. Cohen, Amy Alman, Jolie Haun, Susan K. Schultz, Shannon R. Miles, Heather G. Belanger, F. Andrew F. Kozel, Jonathan Rottenberg, Andrew R. Devendorf, Blake Barrett and Stephen L. Luther
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:529
  2. Quality in healthcare is a subject in need of continuous attention. Quality improvement (QI) programmes with the purpose of increasing service quality are therefore of priority for healthcare leaders and gover...

    Authors: Hilda Bø Lyng, Eline Ree, Torunn Strømme, Terese Johannessen, Ingunn Aase, Berit Ullebust, Line Hurup Thomsen, Elisabeth Holen-Rabbersvik, Lene Schibevaag, David W. Bates and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:528
  3. The rates of coronary angiograms (CA) and related procedures (percutaneous intervention [PCI]) are significantly higher in Germany than in other Organisation for Economic Co-ordination and Development (OECD) c...

    Authors: Jutta Jung-Henrich, Kathrin Schlößler, Til Uebel, Nino Chikhradze, Anastasia Suslow, Nicole Lindner, Sandra Fahrenkrog, Judith Kraft, Eva Hummers, Horst Christian Vollmar, Ildikó Gágyor, Dirk Heider, Hans-Helmut König and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:527
  4. Individuals experiencing homelessness face unique physical and mental health challenges, increased morbidity, and premature mortality. COVID -19 creates a significant heightened risk for those living in congre...

    Authors: Vivetha Thambinathan, Suvendrini Lena, Jordan Ramnarine, Helen Chuang, Luwam Ogbaselassie, Marc Dagher, Elaine Goulbourne, Sheila Wijayasinghe, Jessica Bawden, Logan Kennedy and Vanessa Wright
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:526
  5. People with physical disabilities due to disease or injury face barriers to their daily activities and participation in society. Many depend on formal or informal caregivers for assistance to live independentl...

    Authors: Linda Sørensen, Dag Tomas Johannesen, Helinä Melkas and Hege Mari Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:523
  6. Women are disproportionately impacted by osteoarthritis (OA) but less likely than men to access OA care, particularly racialized women. One way to reduce inequities is through policies that can influence healt...

    Authors: Angelina Abbaticchio, Madeline Theodorlis, Deborah Marshall, Crystal MacKay, Cornelia M. Borkhoff, Glen Stewart Hazlewood, Marisa Battistella, Aisha Lofters, Vandana Ahluwalia and Anna R. Gagliardi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:522
  7. Compensation for medical damage liability disputes (CMDLD) seriously hinders the healthy development of hospitals and undermines the harmony of the doctor-patient relationships (DPR). Risk management in the DP...

    Authors: Hui Li, Limin Li, Tong Liu, Meiqiong Tan, Wanwan He, Yuzhu Luo, Xuerong Zhong, Liping Zhang and Jiangjie Sun
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:521
  8. Veterans who need post-acute home health care (HHC) are at risk for adverse outcomes and unmet social needs. Veterans’ social needs could be identified and met by community-based HHC clinicians due to their un...

    Authors: Marguerite Daus, Marcie Lee, Lexus L. Ujano-De Motta, Ariel Holstein, Brianne Morgan, Karen Albright, Roman Ayele, Michaela McCarthy, Heidi Sjoberg and Christine D. Jones
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:520
  9. Mental disorders are common among people with HIV (PWH) and are associated with poor HIV outcomes. Despite high unmet mental health needs among PWH, use of evidence-based mental health screening and treatment ...

    Authors: Kathryn E. L. Grimes, Peter Vanes Ebasone, Anastase Dzudie, Denis Nash, Milton L Wainberg, Brian W. Pence, Clare Barrington, Eric Pefura, Marcel Yotebieng, Kathryn Anastos, Denis Nsame, Rogers Ajeh, Annereke Nyenti and Angela M. Parcesepe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:519
  10. Rural populations consistently experience a disproportionate burden of cancer, including higher incidence and mortality rates, compared to the urban populations. Factors that are thought to contribute to these...

    Authors: Shin Chang, Michelle Liu, Christa Braun-Inglis, Randall Holcombe and Izumi Okado
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:518
  11. This study aimed to assess the service quality (SQ) for Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension in primary healthcare settings from the perspective of service users in Iran.

    Authors: Shabnam Iezadi, Kamal Gholipour, Jabraeil Sherbafi, Sama Behpaie, Nazli soltani, Mohsen Pasha and Javad Farahishahgoli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:517

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  12. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of telemedicine which is seen as a possibility to reduce the pressure on healthcare systems globally. However, little research has been carried out on video as a consu...

    Authors: Olivia Mandal Møller, Sif Sofie Vange, Anne Sofie Borsch, Tomas Norman Dam, Anja MB Jensen and Signe Smith Jervelund
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:516
  13. COVID-19 impacted the mental health of healthcare workers, who endured pressures as they provided care during a prolonged crisis. We aimed to explore whether and how a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach was r...

    Authors: Sonia Rose Harris, Alexis Amano, Marcy Winget, Kelley M Skeff and Cati G Brown-Johnson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:515
  14. The measurement of patient satisfaction is a vital metric that enhances stakeholders to take proactive steps in improving the quality of healthcare services within medical care systems. This study assessed pat...

    Authors: Doaa Altarifi, Tahani Harb and Murad Abualhasan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:514
  15. Under the background of the regular implementation of the National Centralized Drug Procurement (NCDP) policy, this study aimed to assess the impacts of the NCDP policy on drug utilization of county-level medi...

    Authors: Haoye Li, Fanyu Lin, Rui Wang, Chenxuan Zhu, Keyao Cao, Yu Chen, Gang Fang, Jiaming Li, Jinxi Ding and Wei Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:513
  16. It is known that many surgeons encounter intraoperative adverse events which can result in Second Victim Syndrome (SVS), with significant detriment to their emotional and physical health. There is, however, a ...

    Authors: Clyve Yu Leon Yaow, Qin Xiang Ng, Ryan Ian Houe Chong, Clarence Ong, Nicolette Zy-Yin Chong, Nicole Li Xian Yap, Ashley Shuen Ying Hong, Benita Kiat Tee Tan, Amos Hong Pheng Loh, Andrew Siang Yih Wong and Hiang Khoon Tan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:512
  17. On average, older patients use five or more medications daily, increasing the risk of adverse drug reactions, interactions, or medication errors. Healthcare sector transitions increase the risk of information ...

    Authors: Thorbjørn Hougaard Mikkelsen, Jens Søndergaard, Niels Kristian Kjær, Jesper Bo Nielsen, Jesper Ryg, Lene Juel Kjeldsen and Christian Backer Mogensen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:511
  18. This qualitative study explores the experiences of peer support workers (PSWs) and service users (or peers) during transition from in-person to virtual mental health services. During and following the COVID-19...

    Authors: Elmira Mirbahaeddin and Samia Chreim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:510
  19. This study evaluates the feasibility of a nine-month advanced quality-improvement program aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided by primary care physical therapists in the Netherlands. The evaluation ...

    Authors: LSF Smeekens, AC Verburg, MJM Maas, R van Heerde, A van Kerkhof and PJ van der Wees
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:509
  20. Current and former dementia policies in the United Kingdom (UK) recommend diagnosing dementia early, or as close to the onset of symptoms as possible. Informal caregivers play an important role in initiating t...

    Authors: Elyse Couch, Melissa Co, Christopher P. Albertyn, Matthew Prina and Vanessa Lawrence
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:508
  21. Hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) incur substantial costs on the health system that could be partially avoided with adequate outpatient care. Complications of chronic diseases, s...

    Authors: Pedro Saturno-Hernández, Estephania Moreno-Zegbe, Ofelia Poblano-Verastegui, Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola, Arturo C. Bautista-Morales, Cynthya Maya-Hernández, Juan David Uscanga-Castillo, Sergio Flores-Hernández, Patricia María Gómez-Cortez and Waldo Iván Vieyra-Romero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:507
  22. Since 2015, the New York State Office of Mental Health has provided state primary care clinics with outreach, free training and technical assistance, and the opportunity to bill Medicaid for the Collaborative ...

    Authors: Erin LePoire, Molly Joseph, Ashley Heald, Danielle Gadbois, Amy Jones, Joan Russo and Deborah J Bowen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:505
  23. Children with medical complexity (CMC) comprise 1% of the paediatric population, but account for over 30% of health service costs. Lack of healthcare integration and coordination for CMC is well-documented. To...

    Authors: Stephanie Hodgson, Kirsten Noack, Ashleigh Griffiths and Michael Hodgins
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:504
  24. A new interprofessional model incorporating non-dispensing pharmacists in general practice teams can improve the quality of pharmaceutical care. However, results of the model are dependent on the context. Unde...

    Authors: A.C.M. Hazen, V.M. Sloeserwij, E. de Groot, J.J. de Gier, N.J. de Wit, A.A. de Bont and D.L.M. Zwart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:502
  25. Primary healthcare in South Africa aims to transform the national health system by emphasising community-based care and preventive strategies. However, rehabilitation services, particularly for individuals wit...

    Authors: Lebogang Maseko, Fasloen Adams and Hellen Myezwa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:501
  26. Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admissions put a substantial burden on hospitals, most of the patients’ contacts with health services are in outpatient care. Traditionally, outpatient car...

    Authors: Tron Anders Moger, Jon Helgheim Holte, Olav Amundsen, Silje Bjørnsen Haavaag, Anne Edvardsen, Line Kildal Bragstad, Ragnhild Hellesø, Trond Tjerbo and Nina Køpke Vøllestad
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:500
  27. Previous research has shown that the use of dental care services has a significant socioeconomic gradient. Lower income groups tend to use dental care services less, and they often have poorer dental health th...

    Authors: Miska Simanainen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:499
  28. There are large racial inequities in pregnancy and early childhood health within state Medicaid programs in the United States. To date, few Medicaid policy interventions have explicitly focused on improving he...

    Authors: Marian Jarlenski, Evan Cole, Christine McClure, Sarah Sanders, Marquita Smalls and Dara D Méndez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:498
  29. Intersectoral cooperation between physicians in private practice and hospitals is highly relevant for ensuring the quality of medical care. However, the experiences and potential for optimization at this inter...

    Authors: R. M. Waeschle, T. Epperlein, I. Demmer, E. Hummers and Q. Quintel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:497
  30. China initiated the Medical Alliances (MAs) reform to enhance resource allocation efficiency and ensure equitable healthcare. In response to challenges posed by the predominance of public hospitals, the reform...

    Authors: Yingbei Xiong, Kunhe Lin, Yifan Yao, Zhengdong Zhong and Li Xiang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:496
  31. Since 2005, the healthcare system in Ethiopia has implemented policies to promote the provision of free maternal healthcare services. The primary goal of these policies is to enhance the accessibility of mater...

    Authors: Menen Tilahun Chewaka, Gistane Ayele, Godana Yaya Tessema, Dagne Deresa Dinagde, Hana Tadesse Afework, Bezalem Mekonen Biwota and Habtamu Wana Wada
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:495
  32. Utilization of telemedicine care for vulnerable and low income populations, especially individuals with mental health conditions, is not well understood. The goal is to describe the utilization and regional di...

    Authors: Benjamin Ukert, Mark Lawley and Hye-Chung Kum
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:494
  33. Health literacy (HL) has become a subject of major interest in public health worldwide. It is known to be linked to self-efficacy in care use and to global health status, and a non-negligible frequency of prob...

    Authors: Pauline Marie, Nicolas Romain-Scelle, Veronique Potinet, Anne Marie Schott and Marion Douplat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:493
  34. Homelessness is associated with significant health disparities. Conventional health services often fail to address the unique needs and lived experience of homeless individuals and fail to include participator...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Miller, Jennie Hutton, Claire Doherty, Shannen Vallesi, Jane Currie, Katrina Rushworth, Matthew Larkin, Matthew Scott, James Morrow and Lisa Wood
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:492
  35. Hospice care professionals often experience trauma patient deaths and multiple patient deaths in a short period of time (more so than other nurses). This repeated exposure to the death process and the death of...

    Authors: Yanting Zhang, Li Zheng, Yanling He, Min Han, Yu Wang, Jinyu Xv, Hui Qiu and Liu Yang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:491
  36. Demand for healthcare outweighs available resources, making priority setting a critical issue. ‘Severity’ is a priority-setting criterion in many healthcare systems, including in Norway, Sweden, the Netherland...

    Authors: Mille Sofie Stenmarck, David GT Whitehurst, Hilde Lurås and Jorun Rugkåsa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:490
  37. To understand the awareness and practice of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) or nephropathy screening among community-based patients with type 2 diabetes in six provinces and cities in China, and to analyse the r...

    Authors: Zhang Xia, Xuechun Luo, Yanzhi Wang, Tingling Xu, Jianqun Dong, Wei Jiang and Yingying Jiang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:489
  38. This study was a two-year follow-up evaluation of health service use and the cost-effectiveness of a multicomponent general practice intervention targeted at people at high risk of poor health outcomes.

    Authors: Richard L. Reed, Leigh Roeger and Billingsley Kaambwa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:488
  39. The growing adoption of continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives in healthcare has generated a surge in research interest to gain a deeper understanding of CQI. However, comprehensive evidence regardin...

    Authors: Aklilu Endalamaw, Resham B Khatri, Tesfaye Setegn Mengistu, Daniel Erku, Eskinder Wolka, Anteneh Zewdie and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:487
  40. Burn treatments are complex, and for this reason, a specialised multidisciplinary approach is recommended. Evaluating the quality of care provided to acute burn patients through quality indicators makes it pos...

    Authors: Denise R. Rabelo Suzuki, Levy Aniceto Santana, Juliana Elvira H. Guerra Ávila, Fábio Ferreira Amorim, Guilherme Pacheco Modesto, Leila Bernarda Donato Gottems and Vinicius Maldaner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:486
  41. Older adults and people with dementia were anticipated to be particularly unable to use health and care services during the lockdown period following the COVID-19 pandemic. To better prepare for future pandemi...

    Authors: Tanja Louise Ibsen, Bjørn Heine Strand, Sverre Bergh, Gill Livingston, Hilde Lurås, Svenn-Erik Mamelund, Richard Oude Voshaar, Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Pernille Thingstad, Debby Gerritsen and Geir Selbæk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:485
  42. Malaria in pregnancy remains a major global public health problem. Intermittent prophylaxis treatment of malaria in pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and co-trimoxazole is efficacious for prevention of...

    Authors: Rita Nakalega, Ruth Nabisere-Arinaitwe, Nelson Mukiza, Cynthia Ndikuno Kuteesa, Denis Mawanda, Paul Natureeba, Ronnie Kasirye, Clemensia Nakabiito, Jane Nabakooza, Emmie Mulumba, Josephine Nabukeera, Joseph Ggita, Abel Kakuru, Lynn Atuyambe, Philippa Musoke, Mary Glenn Fowler…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:484
  43. COVID-19 has had wide-reaching effects on healthcare services beyond the direct treatment of the pandemic. Most current studies have reported changes in realised service usage, but the dynamics of how patients...

    Authors: Oskar Niemenoja, Antti-Jussi Ämmälä, Sari Riihijärvi, Paul Lillrank, Petri Bono and Simo Taimela
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:483
  44. Eliminating hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a significant worldwide challenge requiring innovative approaches for vaccination, screening, disease management, and the prevention of related conditions. Programs that ...

    Authors: M. Cabell Jonas, Yi-Shin Sheu, Kara Wright, Lauren Peyton, R. Clayton Bishop, Sundeep Basra, Fariha Sarwar, Grace Winn and Karen Chesbrough
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:482
  45. Healthcare providers may experience moral distress when they are unable to take the ethically or morally appropriate action due to real or perceived constraints in delivering care, and this psychological stres...

    Authors: Anne Marie Levy, Alisa Grigorovich, Josephine McMurray, Hannah Quirt, Kaitlyn Ranft, Katia Engell, Steven Stewart, Arlene Astell, Kristina Kokorelias, Denise Schon, Kevin Rogrigues, Mario Tsokas, Alastair J. Flint and Andrea Iaboni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:481
  46. Stakeholder engagement is essential to the design, implementation and evaluation of complex mental health interventions like peer support. Theory of Change (ToC) is commonly used in global health research to h...

    Authors: Ramona Hiltensperger, Grace Ryan, Inbar Adler Ben-Dor, Ashleigh Charles, Ellen Epple, Jasmine Kalha, Palak Korde, Yasuhiro Kotera, Richard Mpango, Galia Moran, Annabel Sandra Mueller-Stierlin, Rebecca Nixdorf, Mary Ramesh, Donat Shamba, Mike Slade, Bernd Puschner…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:480
  47. Audit and Feedback (A&F) interventions based on quality indicators have been shown to lead to significant improvements in compliance with evidence-based care including de-adoption of low-value practices (LVPs)...

    Authors: Blanchard Conombo, Jason R. Guertin, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Jeremy Grimshaw, Mélanie Bérubé, Christian Malo, Simon Berthelot, François Lauzier, Henry T. Stelfox, Alexis F. Turgeon, Patrick Archambault, Amina Belcaid and Lynne Moore
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:479
  48. Public health emergencies are characterized by uncertainty, rapid transmission, a large number of cases, a high rate of critical illness, and a high case fatality rate. The intensive care unit (ICU) is the “la...

    Authors: Weiwei Zhang and Xinchun Li
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:477