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  1. The World Economic Forum has recently highlighted substantial problems in mental health service provision and called for the rapid deployment of smarter, digitally-enhanced health services as a means to facili...

    Authors: Sarah Piper, Tracey A. Davenport, Haley LaMonica, Antonia Ottavio, Frank Iorfino, Vanessa Wan Sze Cheng, Shane Cross, Grace Yeeun Lee, Elizabeth Scott and Ian B. Hickie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:452

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Community health worker (CHW) programs are an important resource in the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, in countries with decentrali...

    Authors: Warren Dodd, Amy Kipp, Bethany Nicholson, Lincoln Leehang Lau, Matthew Little, John Walley and Xiaolin Wei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:451

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Low health literacy has been associated with poor health outcome and impaired use of healthcare services. The hospital discharge letter represents a key source of medical information for patients and can be us...

    Authors: Christian Smolle, Christine Maria Schwarz, Magdalena Hoffmann, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Gerald Sendlhofer and Gernot Brunner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:450

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  4. County hospitals as the backbone of the China’s healthcare system are providing services for over 70% of the total population. However, the hospital management practice (HMP) and its links with quality of care...

    Authors: Yidan Zhu, Yifei Zhao, Lixia Dou, Ruya Guo, Xuefei Gu, Runlin Gao and Yangfeng Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:449

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  5. There has been increasing interest in integrating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into routine oncological practice. To date, however, PROs have rarely been implemented in Germany. Currently, PROs are being u...

    Authors: Clara Breidenbach, Christoph Kowalski, Simone Wesselmann and Nora Tabea Sibert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:448

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Due to demographic changes, hospital emergency departments in many countries are overcrowded. Internationally, several primary healthcare models have been introduced as alternatives to hospitalisation. In Norw...

    Authors: Vivian Nystrøm, Hilde Lurås, Patrik Midlöv and Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:447

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A quality accreditation program (AP) is designed to guarantee predefined quality standards of healthcare organizations. Evidence of the impact of quality standards remains scarce and somewhat challenging to do...

    Authors: Elisa Mazzini, Francesco Soncini, Loredana Cerullo, Lucia Genovese, Giovanni Apolone, Luca Ghirotto, Giorgio Mazzi and Massimo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:446

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Institutions of higher learning provide education, training, independence and life-long skills for young people. However, for students to achieve their optimal growth and intellectual development they need to ...

    Authors: Sinakekelwe Khumalo, Musawenkosi Mabaso, Tawanda Makusha and Myra Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:445

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Self-management is of paramount importance in the non-surgical treatment of knee/hip osteoarthritis (OA). Modern technologies offer the possibility of 24/7 self-management support. We developed an e-self-manag...

    Authors: Tim Pelle, Job van der Palen, Frank de Graaf, Frank H. J. van den Hoogen, Karen Bevers and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:444

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Prehabilitation services assist patients in preparing for surgery, yet access to these services are often limited by geographical factors. Enabling rural and regional patients to access specialist surgical pre...

    Authors: Jamie L. Waterland, Rani Chahal, Hilmy Ismail, Catherine Sinton, Bernhard Riedel, Jill J. Francis and Linda Denehy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:443

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Older adults with mental health problems may benefit from psychotherapy; however, their perceived need for treatment in relation to rates of non-utilization of outpatient psychotherapy as well as the predispos...

    Authors: Paul Gellert, Sonia Lech, Eva-Marie Kessler, Wolfram Herrmann, Susanne Döpfmer, Klaus Balke, Monika Oedekoven, Adelheid Kuhlmey and Susanne Schnitzer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:442

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Infection control practitioners (ICPs) are a group of specialized nurses fundamental to effective healthcare infection prevention and control initiatives. Relative to other groups of nurses much less is known ...

    Authors: Katie Page and Nicholas Graves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:441

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In 2003, Ghana implemented a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) designed to promote universal health coverage and equitable access to health care. The scheme has largely been successful, yet it is confron...

    Authors: Patricia Akweongo, Moses Aikins, Kaspar Wyss, Paola Salari and Fabrizio Tediosi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:440

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Mental health policy internationally emphasizes patient centredness and personal recovery. This study investigated the relationship between satisfaction with mental health services among service users with psy...

    Authors: Regina Skar-Fröding, Hanne Kristin Clausen, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Torleif Ruud, Mike Slade and Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:439

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Based on the “China Migrants Dynamic Survey-Special investigation on Floating Elderly in 8 megacities in 2015”, the health status and the utilization of medical and health services in floating elderly were des...

    Authors: Yuwei Fu, Weiwei Lin, Yuan Yang, Ranran Du and Dongping Gao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:438

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The significant contribution of community-based distribution (CBD) of family planning services and contraceptives to the uptake of contraceptives in hard-to-reach communities has resulted in the scaling-up of ...

    Authors: Lucy Nyundo, Maxine Whittaker, Lynne Eagle and David R. Low

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:437

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Globally, female sex workers (FSW) are disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, uptake of STI and HIV testing services among FSW in sub-Saharan Africa remai...

    Authors: Richard Muhindo, Andrew Mujugira, Barbara Castelnuovo, Nelson K. Sewankambo, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi, Juliet Kiguli, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Edith Nakku-Joloba

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:436

    Content type: Research article

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  18. : Interventional cardiac electrophysiology (EP) is a rapidly evolving field in Canada; a nationwide registry was established in 2011 to conduct a periodic review of resource allocation.

    Authors: Anna Kaoutskaia, Mohammed Shurrab, Guy Amit, Ratika Parkash, Derek Exner, Satish Toal, Laurence Sterns, Jean-Francois Sarrazin, Vijay Chauhan, Omar Sultan, Girish Nair, Marc Deyell, Laurent Macle, Steve Klassen, Benedict Glover and Eugene Crystal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:435

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Public health initiatives must look for ways to cost-effectively scale critical interventions to achieve high coverage. Private sector distribution channels, can potentially distribute preventive healthcare pr...

    Authors: Calvin Chiu, Lauren A. Hunter, Sandra I. McCoy, Rashid Mfaume, Prosper Njau and Jenny X. Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:434

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is a lack of information on the cost of depression associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases in the literature.

    Authors: Felipe Saia Tápias, Victor Henrique Oyamada Otani, Daniel Augusto Corrêa Vasques, Thais Zelia Santos Otani and Ricardo Riyoiti Uchida

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:433

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Prescribing errors (PEs) are a common cause of morbidity and mortality, both in community practice and in hospitals. Pharmacists have an essential role in minimizing and preventing PEs, thus, there is a need t...

    Authors: Abdulhakim A. Alzahrani, Monira M. Alwhaibi, Yousif A. Asiri, Khalid M. Kamal and Tariq M. Alhawassi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:432

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Achieving quality improvement in primary care is a challenge worldwide, with substantial gaps between best practice and actual practice. Within the context of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Primary He...

    Authors: Karen Carlisle, Veronica Matthews (Quandamooka), Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Kristina Vine, Nalita Nungarrayi Turner (Anmatyerre/Jaru), Catrina Felton-Busch (Yangkaal/Gangalidda), Judy Taylor, Sandra Thompson, Donald Whaleboat (Meriam Le) and Sarah Larkins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:431

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Caring for a growing aging population using existing long-term care resources while simultaneously supporting and educating family caregivers, is a public health challenge.

    Authors: N. A. Boucher, L. L. Zullig, M. Shepherd-Banigan, K. P. Decosimo, J. Dadolf, A. Choate, E. P. Mahanna, N. R. Sperber, V. Wang, K. A. Allen, S. N. Hastings and C. H. Van Houtven

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:430

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Among all cancers, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer and the leading cause of mortality among women in developing countries including Palestine. Community pharmacists are trusted and easily accessible...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna and Hiba Awawdeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:429

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Annually 1.5 million Americans face housing insecurity, and compared to their domiciled counterparts are three times more likely to utilize the Emergency Department (ED). Community Based Participatory Research...

    Authors: Andrew Franco, Jonathan Meldrum and Christine Ngaruiya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:428

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Multimorbidity (the presence of two or more non-communicable diseases) is a major growing challenge for many low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Yet, its effects on health care costs and financial ...

    Authors: Kanya Anindya, Nawi Ng, Rifat Atun, Tiara Marthias, Yang Zhao, Barbara McPake, Alexander van Heusden, Tianxin Pan and John Tayu Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:427

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Several emergent circumstances require healthcare providers to recognize the unusual and dangerous and pathogenic agents. An in-depth literature review showed that studies about bioterrorism preparedness among...

    Authors: Abdullah Nofal, Isamme AlFayyad, Nawfal AlJerian, Jalal Alowais, Meshal AlMarshady, Anas Khan, Humariya Heena, Ayah Sulaiman AlSarheed and Amani Abu-Shaheen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:426

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Stroke has always been a severe disease and imposed heavy financial burden on the health system. Equity in patients in regard to healthcare utilization and medical costs are recognized as a significant factor ...

    Authors: Yong Yang, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland, Zhengwei Huang, Xiaoping Chen, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:425

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  29. Reproductive coercion and abuse is defined as any behaviour that seeks to control a woman’s reproductive autonomy. In Australia, women often access reproductive health care through a primary care clinician, ho...

    Authors: Molly Wellington, Kelsey Hegarty and Laura Tarzia

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:424

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  30. Worse health outcomes are consistently reported for First Nations people in Canada. Social, political and economic inequities as well as inequities in health care are major contributing factors to these health...

    Authors: Patrick McLane, Cheryl Barnabe, Brian R. Holroyd, Amy Colquhoun, Lea Bill, Kayla M. Fitzpatrick, Katherine Rittenbach, Chyloe Healy, Bonnie Healy and Rhonda J. Rosychuk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:423

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  31. Terminal illness can cause a financial burden for many households. In England and Wales, fast-track access to welfare payments is available through special rules for the terminally ill (SRTI). Individuals are ...

    Authors: Edward J. D. Webb, David Meads and Clare Gardiner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:421

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic put a pressure on all healthcare professionals and has affected the delivery of health care services globally. There is a need to understand the impact on different health care professi...

    Authors: M. M. Uhlen, V. E. Ansteinsson, L. Stangvaltaite-Mouhat, L. Korzeniewska, R. Skudutyte-Rysstad, M. Shabestari, I. Mdala and E. A. S. Hovden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:420

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  33. Medical regulators worldwide have implemented programmes of maintenance of professional competence (MPC) to ensure that doctors, throughout their careers, are up to date and fit to practice. The introduction o...

    Authors: Anél Wiese, Emer Galvin, Janet O’Farrell, Jantze Cotter and Deirdre Bennett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:419

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Population growth and general practitioner workforce constraints are creating increasing demand for health services in New Zealand (NZ) and internationally. Non-medical prescribing (NMP) is one strategy that h...

    Authors: Rakhee Raghunandan, Carlo A. Marra, June Tordoff and Alesha Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:418

    Content type: Research article

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  35. There is rich literature on barriers to medicines access for the treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in high-income countries. Less is known about low- and middle-income countries, in particular the ...

    Authors: Gloria Ng, Elizabeth Raskin, Veronika J. Wirtz, Kathleen P. Banks, Richard O. Laing, Zana W. Kiragu, Peter C. Rockers and Monica A. Onyango

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:417

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  36. Over the past decades, health care services for pancreatic surgery were reorganized. Volume norms were applied with the result that only a limited number of expert centers perform pancreatic surgery. As a resu...

    Authors: J. S. Hopstaken, D. van Dalen, B. M. van der Kolk, E. J. M. van Geenen, J. J. Hermans, E.C. Gootjes, H. J. Schers, A. M. van Dulmen, C. J. H. M. van Laarhoven and M. W. J. Stommel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:416

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  37. Diabetes care remains suboptimal in First Nations populations. Innovative and culturally relevant approaches are needed to promote systematic and proactive organization of diabetes care for people living with ...

    Authors: Lisa A. Wozniak, Allison L. Soprovich, Jeffrey A. Johnson and Dean T. Eurich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:415

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Implementation research has emerged as part of evidence-based decision-making efforts to plug current gaps in the translation of research evidence into health policy and practice. While there has been a growin...

    Authors: Chukwudi A. Nnaji, Charles S. Wiysonge, Joseph C. Okeibunor, Thobile Malinga, Abdu A. Adamu, Prosper Tumusiime and Humphrey Karamagi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:414

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  39. Adequate financing is a crucial function, securing that physical rehabilitation services (i.e., physiotherapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics) are available with no financial hardship. Like ma...

    Authors: Saeed Shahabi, Parviz Mojgani, Hosein Shabaninejad, Ahmad Ahmadi Teymourlouy, Masoud Behzadifar and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:413

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  40. It is increasingly common for two or more treatments for cancer to be combined as a single regimen. Determining value and appropriate payment for such regimens can be challenging. This study discusses these ch...

    Authors: Nicholas. R Latimer, Daniel Pollard, Adrian Towse, Chris Henshall, Lloyd Sansom, Robyn L Ward, Andrew Bruce and Carla Deakin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:412

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Being diagnosed with dementia is a confronting experience for any individual and their caregiver. However, a diagnosis provides opportunity for future preparation for management of the condition. This study in...

    Authors: Hikaru Oba, Teruyuki Matsuoka, Yuka Kato, Rochelle Watson, Elise Mansfield, Rob Sanson-Fisher and Jin Narumoto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:411

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  42. Increasing use of volunteers in healthcare requires structured collaboration between healthcare services and volunteers. The aim of this research was to explore critical issues and strategies in the implementa...

    Authors: Erica Fredriksen, Elin Thygesen, Carl E. Moe and Santiago Martinez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:410

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  43. Health optimisation programmes are an increasingly popular policy intervention that aim to support patients to lose weight or stop smoking ahead of surgery. There is little evidence about their impact and the ...

    Authors: Joanna McLaughlin, Cecily Palmer, Sabi Redwood, Ruth Kipping, Lucie Owens, Rebecca Reynolds, Lauren J Scott, Elizabeth M Hill, Jenny L Donovan, Russell Jago and Amanda Owen-Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:409

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  44. Ascertaining the causes for deaths occurring outside health facilities is a significant problem in many developing countries where civil registration systems are not well developed or non-functional. Standardi...

    Authors: C. Chabila Mapoma, Brian Munkombwe, Chomba Mwango, Bupe Bwalya Bwalya, Audrey Kalindi and N. Philimon Gona

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:408

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  45. To keep a high quality of assistance it is important for hospitals to invest in health technologies (HTs) that have the potential of improving health outcomes. Even though guidance exists on how HTs should be ...

    Authors: Adriano Grossi, Ilda Hoxhaj, Irene Gabutti, Maria Lucia Specchia, Americo Cicchetti, Stefania Boccia and Chiara de Waure

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:407

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  46. New Public Management (NPM) has been widely used to introduce competition into public healthcare. Results have been mixed, and there has been much controversy about the appropriateness of a private sector-mimi...

    Authors: Jonas Wohlin, Clara Fischer, Karin Solberg Carlsson, Sara Korlén, Pamela Mazzocato, Carl Savage, Holger Stalberg and Mats Brommels

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:406

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  47. Access to contraceptive services is a cornerstone of human well-being. While Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) promote family planning in Kenya, the unmet need for contraceptives among youth remains high. CHV...

    Authors: Hermen Ormel, George Oele, Maryse Kok, Happiness Oruko, Beatrice Oluoch, Eefje Smet and Dorcus Indalo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:405

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  48. Health Technology Reassessment (HTR) is a process that systematically assesses technologies that are currently used in the health care system. The process results in four outputs: increase use or decrease use,...

    Authors: Rosmin Esmail, Fiona M. Clement, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Daniel J. Niven and Heather M. Hanson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:401

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  49. There are increasing opportunities for healthcare professionals outside medicine to be involved in and lead clinical research. However, there are few roles within these professions that include time for resear...

    Authors: Lisa Newington, Mary Wells, Adine Adonis, Lee Bolton, Layla Bolton Saghdaoui, Margaret Coffey, Jennifer Crow, Olga Fadeeva Costa, Catherine Hughes, Matthew Savage, Lillie Shahabi and Caroline M. Alexander

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:400

    Content type: Research article

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