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  1. Management, culture and systems for better quality and patient safety in hospitals have been widely studied in Norway. Nursing homes and home care, however have received much less attention. An increasing numb...

    Authors: Terese Johannessen, Eline Ree, Ingunn Aase, Roland Bal and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:277

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  2. Medical-incident reporting (MIR) ensures patient safety and delivery of quality of care by minimizing unintentional harm among health care providers. We explored medical-incident reporting practices, perceived...

    Authors: Turyahabwe Naome, Mwesigwa James, Atuhairwe Christine and Taremwa Ivan Mugisha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:276

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  3. Tanzania has met only 50.1% of the 90% target for diagnosing HIV in children. The country’s pediatric case finding strategy uses global best practices of index testing, provider-initiated counselling and testi...

    Authors: Amon Exavery, John Charles, Erica Kuhlik, Asheri Barankena, Alison Koler, Levina Kikoyo and Elizabeth Jere

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:275

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  4. The “practice makes perfect” concept considers the more frequent a hospital performs a procedure, the better the outcome of the procedure. We aimed to study this concept by investigating whether patient outcom...

    Authors: Cécile Payet, Stéphanie Polazzi, Jean-Christophe Lifante, Eddy Cotte, Daniel Grinberg, Matthew J. Carty, Stéphane Sanchez, Muriel Rabilloud and Antoine Duclos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:274

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  5. Understanding the features of preventive care uptake is critical for assessing the performance and viability of primary care in any healthcare system. There are gaps in previous studies that focused on primary...

    Authors: Joshua N. T. Ofoli, Timi Ashau-Oladipo, Stephen S. Hati, Lile Ati and Victor Ede

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In highly segmented and complex healthcare organizations social capital is assumed to be of high relevance for the coordination of tasks in healthcare. So far, comprehensively validated instruments on social c...

    Authors: Lena Ansmann, Kira Isabel Hower, Markus Antonius Wirtz, Christoph Kowalski, Nicole Ernstmann, Lorna McKee and Holger Pfaff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:272

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  7. Due to demographic transition, multimorbidity and high numbers of medicinal products, polypharmacy rates will presumably further increase. This could lead to higher risks of potentially inappropriate medicatio...

    Authors: Christina Dornquast, Mirja Dombrowski, Markus Zabel, Stefan N. Willich and Thomas Reinhold

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Accessibility of health care to students with disabilities is a global concern. This is no less important in Ghana, however, to date, no study has been undertaken regarding access to health care to students wi...

    Authors: Eric Abodey, Irene Vanderpuye, Isaac Mensah and Eric Badu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This study aims to increase understanding of how patient and family education affects the prevention of medical errors, thereby providing basic data for developing educational contents.

    Authors: Yoon-Sook Kim, Hyuo Sun Kim, Hyun Ah. Kim, Jahae Chun, Mi Jeong Kwak, Moon-Sook Kim, Jee-In Hwang and Hyeran Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:269

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Potentially avoidable hospitalizations are an indirect measure of access to primary care. However, the role and quality of primary care might vary by geographical location. The main objective was to assess the...

    Authors: Gregoire Mercier, Vera Georgescu, Elodie Plancque, Claire Duflos, Annick Le Pape and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:268

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Intensive care units represent one of the largest clinical cost centers in hospitals. Mechanical ventilation accounts for a significant share of this cost. There is a relative dearth of information quantifying...

    Authors: Klaus Kaier, Thomas Heister, Jan Wolff and Martin Wolkewitz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:267

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  12. In spite of the promotion of institutional delivery in Ethiopia, home delivery is still common primarily in hard-to-reach areas. Institutional delivery supported to achieve the goal of reducing maternal and ne...

    Authors: Asmamaw Ketemaw, Minale Tareke, Endalkachew Dellie, Getachew Sitotaw, Yonas Deressa, Getasew Tadesse, Desta Debalkie, Mesafinet Ewunetu, Yibeltal Alemu and Daniel Debebe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:266

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  13. Institutional delivery is a delivery that takes place at any medical facility staffed by skilled delivery assistance. It is estimated that using institutional delivery could reduce 16 to 33% of maternal deaths...

    Authors: Metsehet Yoseph, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen, Mekonnen Sisay and Kedir Abdela Gonete

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:265

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  14. In Ethiopia, neonatal mortality accounts for approximately 54% of under-five deaths with the majority of these deaths driven by infections. Possible Severe Bacterial Infection (PSBI) in neonates is a syndromic...

    Authors: Meron D. Asfaha, Dawn L. Comeau, Sydney A. Spangler, Brandon L. Spratt, Lamesgin Alamineh, Abebe G. Gobezayehu and John N. Cranmer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:264

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  15. Under a constrained health care budget, cost-increasing technologies may displace funds from existing health services. However, it is unknown what services are displaced and how such displacement takes place i...

    Authors: Joost Johan Godert Wammes, Geert Frederix, Paulien Govaert, Domino Determann, Silvia Evers, Aggie Paulus, Niek Stadhouders, Patrick Jeurissen, Wija Oortwijn and Eddy M. M. Adang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:263

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  16. Standard monitoring during anaesthesia is a core element of patient safety and practice of safe anesthesia has reduced morbidity and mortality worldwide. The main objective of this study was to assess the prac...

    Authors: Furaha Nzanzu Blaise Pascal, Paulin Kambale Musavuli, Joel Kambale Ketha, Franck Katembo Sikakulya, Andreas Barratt-Due, Thomas Castner and Gregor Pollach

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:262

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  17. There is accumulating evidence for the value of collective and shared approaches to leadership. However, relatively little research has explored collective leadership in healthcare and thus, there is a lack un...

    Authors: Aoife De Brún and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:261

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  18. Individuals with whiplash associated disorder (WAD) frequently experience neck pain in addition to other physical, psychological and social symptoms. Consequently, treatment is sought from a variety of health ...

    Authors: Carrie Ritchie, Ashley Smith and Michele Sterling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:260

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  19. Falls and fall-related injuries are a foremost health concern among older adults aged 60 years and above. Fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) use by older adults is one related cause of falling, and it is frequ...

    Authors: Wuraola Akande-Sholabi, Francis S. Ogundipe and Rasaq Adisa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:259

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  20. Public health resources are limited and best used for effective programs. This study explores associations of mis-implementation in public health (ending effective programs or continuing ineffective programs) ...

    Authors: Peg Allen, Rebekah R. Jacob, Renee G. Parks, Stephanie Mazzucca, Hengrui Hu, Mackenzie Robinson, Maureen Dobbins, Debra Dekker, Margaret Padek and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:258

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  21. Although some advances have been made in recent years, the lack of measures remains a major challenge in the field of implementation research. This results in frequent adaptation of implementation measures for...

    Authors: Justin D. Smith, Miriam R. Rafferty, Allen W. Heinemann, Mariah K. Meachum, Juan Villamar, Richard L. Lieber and C. Hendricks Brown

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:257

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  22. The Aortic Valve Replacement Readmission (AVRre) randomized control trial tested whether a telephone intervention would reduce hospital readmissions following surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). The tele...

    Authors: Stein Ove Danielsen, Philip Moons, Marit Leegaard, Svein Solheim, Theis Tønnessen and Irene Lie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:256

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  23. To help promote a flexible and sustainable workforce in dentistry, it is necessary to access accurate and timely data about the structure and nature of the evolving dental team. This paper considers the result...

    Authors: Richard D. Holmes, Bryan Burford and Gillian Vance

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:255

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  24. One in nine emergency department (ED) visits in Canada are caused by adverse drug events, the unintended and harmful effects of medication use. Medication reviews by clinical pharmacists are interventions desi...

    Authors: Sophie A. Kitchen, Kimberlyn McGrail, Maeve E. Wickham, Michael R. Law and Corinne M. Hohl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:254

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  25. Workplace violence against healthcare workers is a global issue that is on the rise, with Chinese healthcare workers facing growing challenges with hospital violence. Attacks on medical staff have increased in...

    Authors: Yuxian Du, Wenxin Wang, David J. Washburn, Shinduk Lee, Samuel D. Towne Jr, Hao Zhang and Jay E. Maddock

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:253

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  26. Breast cancer (BC) and related treatment are associated with the risk of developing a wide range of persistent disabling impairments. Despite extensive research in the field and an enhanced focus on BC rehabil...

    Authors: Ulrika Olsson Möller, Ing-Marie Olsson, Katarina Sjövall, Ingela Beck, Lisa Rydén and Marlene Malmström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:252

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  27. In the past decade the provision of home care services in Canada has doubled; with this increase there has been a growing interest in improving quality and safety. National-level data are captured in the Home ...

    Authors: Jacobi Elliott, Alicia Gordon, Catherine E. Tong and Paul Stolee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:251

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  28. Despite attempts to improve universal health coverage (UHC) in low income countries like Nepal, most healthcare utilization is still financed by out-of-pocket (OOP) payments, with detrimental effects on the po...

    Authors: Selina Rajan, Sujit D. Rathod, Nagendra P. Luitel, Adrianna Murphy, Tessa Roberts and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:250

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  29. In 2016, WHO passed the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS), calling for its elimination by 2030. Two years later, Turkey approved a strategy to reach the WHO targets. This study reports ne...

    Authors: Ramazan Idilman, Homie Razavi, Sarah Robbins-Scott, Ulus Salih Akarca, Necati Örmeci, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Bilgehan Aygen, Nurdan Tozun, Rahmet Güner, Hurrem Bodur and Jeffrey V. Lazarus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:249

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  30. To evaluate the association between social capital and 30-day readmission to the hospital among Medicare beneficiaries overall, beneficiaries with dementia and related memory disorders, and beneficiaries with ...

    Authors: Hanna Zlotnick, Geoffrey J. Hoffman, Ushapoorna Nuliyalu, Tedi A. Engler, Kenneth M. Langa and Andrew M. Ryan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:248

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  31. Equalizing basic public health services (BPHS) for all has been one goal of the health system reform in China since 2009. At the end of the 12th five-year plan, we conducted a series of surveys to understand B...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Yong Chen, Shili Liu, Shengxiang Liang, Geng Wang, Li Li, Xingneng Luo and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:247

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  32. The first aim of this research was to investigate the current prevalence of musculoskeletal ultrasound in Dutch physiotherapy practices. The second aim was to explore experiences of physiotherapists with muscu...

    Authors: Margit K. Kooijman, Ilse C. S. Swinkels, Bart W. Koes, Dinny de Bakker and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:246

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  33. Although there has been momentum in implementing sexual and reproductive health services in Ethiopia, young people remain underserved despite their demonstrated needs. Quality care improves utilization of heal...

    Authors: Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Getu Degu Alene and Gurmesa Tura Debelew

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:245

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  34. An estimated 65,000 abortions occurred in Zimbabwe in 2016, and 40 % resulted in complications that required treatment. Quality post-abortion care (PAC) services are essential to treat abortion complications a...

    Authors: Taylor Riley, Mugove G. Madziyire, Onikepe Owolabi, Elizabeth A. Sully and Tsungai Chipato

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:244

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  35. Digital nursing technologies (DNT) comprise an expanding, highly diverse field of research, explored using a wide variety of methods and tools. Study results are therefore difficult to compare, which raises th...

    Authors: Tobias Krick, Kai Huter, Kathrin Seibert, Dominik Domhoff and Karin Wolf-Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:243

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  36. Hospital certification is an external assessment mechanism to assure quality and safety systems. Auditors representing the certification body play a key role in certification processes, as they perform the ass...

    Authors: Dag Tomas Sagen Johannesen and Siri Wiig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:242

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  37. Community-based care services refers to the professional services provided at home to the elderly with formally assessed demands. The growth of the elderly population has increased the demand for these service...

    Authors: Tiantian Gu, Jingfeng Yuan, Lingzhi Li, Qiuhu Shao and Chuanjun Zheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:241

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  38. Musculoskeletal disorders are common in the general population and a leading cause for care seeking. Despite the large number of patients with musculoskeletal disorders seeking care, little is known of the cli...

    Authors: Cecilie Rud Budtz, Søren Mose and David Høyrup Christiansen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:239

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  39. Most health systems provide the most specialized, and presumably also the highest quality of care at a central level. This study assessed parental satisfaction and its determinants in the context of neonatal c...

    Authors: An Thi Binh Nguyen, Ngan Thi Kim Nguyen, Phuc Huu Phan, Peter van Eeuwijk and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:238

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  40. As of 2015, second opinions are legally implemented in Germany. However, empirical results from German second opinion programs are lacking. The aim of this study was to examine several aspects within a populat...

    Authors: Jan Weyerstraß, Barbara Prediger, Edmund Neugebauer and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:237

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  41. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are highly prevalent in abdominal surgery despite evidence-based prevention measures. Since guidelines are not self-implementing and SSI-preventive compliance is often insuffici...

    Authors: Ivonne Tomsic, Nicole R. Heinze, Iris F. Chaberny, Christian Krauth, Bettina Schock and Thomas von Lengerke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:236

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  42. As diabetes prevalence rises world-wide, the arrangement of clinics and care packages is increasingly debated by health care professionals (HCPs), health service researchers, patient groups and policy makers. ...

    Authors: Christopher Bunn, Elissa Harwood, Kalsoom Akhter and David Simmons

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:235

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  43. Medicine shortages are a complex global challenge affecting all countries. This includes South Africa where ongoing medicine shortages are a concern among public sector hospitals as South Africa strives for un...

    Authors: Cynthia Modisakeng, Moliehi Matlala, Brian Godman and Johanna Catharina Meyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:234

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  44. Asking patients/clients what they perceive about the care and treatment they have received is one of the important steps towards improving the quality of health care. In the scientific world, a number of effor...

    Authors: Asefa Adimasu Taddese, Kiros Terefe Gashaye, Henok Dagne and Zewudu Andualem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:233

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  45. Measuring and improving outcomes is a central element of value-based health care. However, selecting improvement interventions based on outcome measures is complex and tools to support the selection process ar...

    Authors: Nina Zipfel, A. Stef Groenewoud, Benno J. W. M. Rensing, Edgar J. Daeter, Lea M. Dijksman, Jan-Henk E. Dambrink, Philip J. van der Wees, Gert P. Westert and Paul B. van der Nat

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:232

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  46. In the original publication of this article [1], there are two corrections:

    Authors: Mohammad Bazyar, Arash Rashidian, Minoo Alipouri Sakha, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi and Leila Doshmangir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:231

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:26

  47. Breast cancer accounts for 23% of all cancer cases among women in Kenya. Although breast cancer screening is important, we know little about the factors associated with women’s breast cancer screening utilizat...

    Authors: Roger Antabe, Moses Kansanga, Yujiro Sano, Emmanuel Kyeremeh and Yvonne Galaa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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