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  1. Case mix adjustment is a pre-requisite for valid measurement of healthcare performance and socioeconomic status (SES) is important to account for. Lack of information on individual-level SES has led to investi...

    Authors: Johan Mesterton, Carl Willers, Tobias Dahlström and Ola Rolfson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:645

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In Mexico, patients with hematologic malignancies (HMs) are characterized by being at high risk and advanced stages at diagnosis and by having a low cure rate; yet information on their experiences with health ...

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Eduardo Terreros-Muñoz, Nancy Delgado-Lòpez, Efreen Horacio Montaño-Figueroa, Claudia Infante-Castañeda and Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:644

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  3. To promote the integration of medical resources, Beijing has built medical alliances since 2012, but this reform has not changed the state of disordered medical treatment. Patients are still willing to go to h...

    Authors: Chengsen Cui, Xu Zuo, Yujia Wang, Haiyan Song, Jingyu Shi and Kai Meng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:643

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  4. The high incidence of workplace violence (WPV) in clinical mental health settings has caused a series of negative impacts on nurses, which has subsequently increased public concern. De-escalation (DE) is recom...

    Authors: Junrong Ye, Aixiang Xiao, Chen Wang, Zhichun Xia, Lin Yu, Sijue Li, Jiankui Lin, Yao Liao, Yu Xu and Yun Lei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:642

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. The relative lack of flexibility of parametric models has led to the development of nonparametric regression techniques based on the family of generalized additive models. However, despite the potential advant...

    Authors: Francisco Reyes-Santías, Octavio Cordova-Arevalo and Elena Rivo-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:641

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hospital performance quality assessments inform patients, providers, payers, and purchasers in making healthcare decisions. These assessments have been developed by government, private and non-profit organizat...

    Authors: Kelly J. Thomas Craig, Mollie M. McKillop, Hu T. Huang, Judy George, Ekta S. Punwani and Kyu B. Rhee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:640

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  7. The quality of patient medical records is intrinsically related to patient safety, clinical decision-making, communication between health providers, and continuity of care. Additionally, its data are widely us...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra, João Luiz Miraglia, Fernando Antonio Basile Colugnati, Gilberto Soares Lourenço Padilha, Renata Rafaella Santos Tadeucci, Ederson Almeida and Mario Maia Bracco

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:638

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The shortage of health workers is a global phenomenon. To meet increasing patient demands on UK health services, providers are increasingly relying on temporary staff to fill permanent posts. This study examin...

    Authors: Michaela Senek, Steve Robertson, Tony Ryan, Rachel King, Emily Wood and Angela Tod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:637

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To protect hospitalized patients, who are more susceptible to complications of influenza, seasonal influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) has been recommended internationally. However, its effective...

    Authors: Wycliffe Enli Wei, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Wen Kai Chen, Maciej Piotr Chlebicki and Wee Hoe Gan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:636

    Content type: Research article

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  10. It is known that the use of a Patient Decision Aid (PtDA), combined with advice for professionals on how and when to use it, can enhance the involvement of patients in the treatment decision. However, we need ...

    Authors: W. Savelberg, M. Smidt, L. J. Boersma and T. van der Weijden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:635

    Content type: Research article

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  11. There is limited information on the state of emergency medical services (EMS) in Uganda. The available evidence is from studies that focused on either assessing EMS capacity and gaps at the national level espe...

    Authors: Albert Ningwa, Kennedy Muni, Frederick Oporia, Joseph Kalanzi, Esther Bayiga Zziwa, Claire Biribawa and Olive Kobusingye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:634

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Delayed hospital presentation is a hindrance to the optimum clinical outcome of modern therapies of Myocardial infarction (MI). This study aimed to investigate the significant factors associated with prolonged...

    Authors: Abdur Rafi, Zahidus Sayeed, Papia Sultana, Saw Aik and Golam Hossain

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:633

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Despite many important developments in the global mental health arena in the past decade, many people with mental health problems still do not have access to good quality mental health care. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Nawaraj Upadhaya, Mark J. D. Jordans, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Dristy Gurung, Ruwayda Petrus, Inge Petersen and Ivan H. Komproe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:632

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  14. Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) experience sleep disruption caused by a variety of conditions, such as staff activities, alarms on monitors, and overall noise. In this study, we explored the...

    Authors: Roberto Carlos Miranda-Ackerman, Mariana Lira-Trujillo, Alma Carolina Gollaz-Cervantez, Ana Olivia Cortés-Flores, Carlos José Zuloaga-Fernández del Valle, Luis Alberto García-González, Gilberto Morgan-Villela, Francisco José Barbosa-Camacho, Kevin Josue Pintor-Belmontes, Bertha Georgina Guzmán-Ramírez, Aldo Bernal-Hernández, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco and Alejandro González-Ojeda

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:631

    Content type: Research article

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  15. China’s rapidly aging population has led to many challenges related to the health care delivery and financing. Since 2007, the Urban Residents Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI) program has provided financial pro...

    Authors: Wenhui Mao, Yaoguang Zhang, Ling Xu, Zhiwen Miao, Di Dong and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:630

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Medical endoscope is widely used in clinical practice for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment, occupying around 5% of the medical device market. Evaluating the true service level of medical endoscope is ess...

    Authors: Jun Zheng, Ligang Lou, Ying Xie, Siyao Chen, Jun Li, Jingming Wei and Jingyi Feng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:629

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Ocular conditions are common following stroke and frequently occur in combination with pre-existing ophthalmologic disease. The Medicare International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health ...

    Authors: Kimberly P. Hreha, Steve R. Fisher, Timothy A. Reistetter, Kenneth Ottenbacher, Allen Haas, Chih-Ying Li, Joshua R. Ehrlich, Diane B. Whitaker and Heather E. Whitson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:628

    Content type: Research article

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  18. There is a gap in the literature regarding what takes place between the announcement of a regulatory intervention, such as an external inspection of a health care organisation, and the inspecting body’s site v...

    Authors: Einar Hovlid, Inger Lise Teig, Kjersti Halvorsen and Jan C. Frich

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:627

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The present study aimed to develop an Analytic Network Process (ANP) model to assist policymakers in identifying and prioritizing allocation indicators, which are being used or should be used to distribute dru...

    Authors: Leila Zarei, Najmeh Moradi, Farzad Peiravian and Gholamhosein Mehralian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:626

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. World Health Organization initiated community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in 1978, and by now, it has been an essential process of medical services worldwide. China had strengthened primary health care on build...

    Authors: Siliang Chen, Yi Lei, Hua Dai, Jia Wu, Ziyu Yang and Xiaoyang Liao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:625

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Emergency Department (ED) crowding reduces staff satisfaction and healthcare quality and safety, which in turn increase costs. Despite a number of proposed solutions, ED length of stay (LOS) - a main cause of ...

    Authors: Andrea Strada, Niccolò Bolognesi, Lamberto Manzoli, Giorgia Valpiani, Chiara Morotti, Francesca Bravi, Roberto Bentivegna, Elena Forini, Antonella Pesci, Armando Stefanati, Eugenio Di Ruscio and Tiziano Carradori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:624

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In many high-income countries, primary care practitioners are the main point of referral for specialist mental health services. In England, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are increasingly ...

    Authors: Stephen Rocks, Margaret Glogowska, Melissa Stepney, Apostolos Tsiachristas and Mina Fazel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:623

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Residents living in sheltered housing depend on help from healthcare personnel (HCP) with medication management, regarding regular long-term and pro re nata (PRN) medication. The HCP assess the need for PRN me...

    Authors: Marianne Kollerøs Nilsen, Hege Sletvold and Rose Mari Olsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:622

    Content type: Research article

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  24. With an increasing number of countries implementing Option B+ guidelines of lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant and breastfeeding women, there is urgent need to identify effective approaches...

    Authors: Allison Zerbe, Kirsty Brittain, Tamsin K. Phillips, Victoria O. Iyun, Joanna Allerton, Andile Nofemela, Cathy D. Kalombo, Landon Myer and Elaine J. Abrams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:621

    Content type: Research article

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  25. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Robyn Littlewood, Oliver J. Canfell and Frank Tracey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:620

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:589

  26. This study examined access to health care in an occupational context in an urban city of India. Many people migrate from rural areas to cities, often across Indian states, for employment prospects. The purpose...

    Authors: Maija Santalahti, Kumar Sumit and Mikko Perkiö

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:619

    Content type: Research article

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  27. In order to make optimal long-term care-related decisions, it is important to take a societal perspective. Shanghai is one of the pilot cities of social long-term care insurance in China. However, little knowl...

    Authors: Wenwei Liu, Tongzhou Lyu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Suwei Yuan and Huimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:618

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Chronic care models like the Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model strive to improve the efficiency and quality of care for patients with chronic diseases. However, there is a dearth of studies as...

    Authors: Limakatso Lebina, Tolu Oni, Olufunke A. Alaba and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:617

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In the regulation of healthcare, the subject of patient and family involvement figures increasingly prominently on the agenda. However, the literature on involving patients and families in regulation is still ...

    Authors: Siri Wiig, Suzanne Rutz, Alan Boyd, Kate Churruca, Sophia Kleefstra, Cecilie Haraldseid-Driftland, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Jane O’Hara and Hester van de Bovenkamp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:616

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to the permanent disorders involving postural and movement control as a result of injury to the developing brain. As a result of impairment in postural and movement control, children...

    Authors: Auwal Abdullahi and Auwal Isah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:615

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To reduce maternal mortality Tanzania introduced Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) system in 2015 as recommended by World Health Organization (WHO). All health facilities are to notify and review...

    Authors: Ali Said, Mats Malqvist, Andrea B. Pembe, Siriel Massawe and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:614

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Older patients with multimorbidity have complex health and social care needs, associated with elevated use of health care resources. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of CareWell integrated care ...

    Authors: Maider Mateo-Abad, Nerea González, Ane Fullaondo, Marisa Merino, Lierni Azkargorta, Anna Giné, Dolores Verdoy, Itziar Vergara and Esteban de Manuel Keenoy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:613

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving community malaria intervention coverages and success in reducing malaria incidence has been attributed to them. However, despite thi...

    Authors: Helen Mwiinga Chipukuma, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Steven Chifundo Azizi and Choolwe Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:612

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The vertical integration of medical delivery systems (VIMDSs) is a reform direction both in China and worldwide. We conducted a controlled economic experiment to explore decision-making by managers of medical ...

    Authors: Yunque Bo, Miaojie Qi, Siyu Liu, Jiyu Cui and Youli Han

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:611

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  35. Pharmacy service is an essential part of a healthcare system. The profession of pharmacy is well recognized and is practiced to its full potential in developed countries however, it is underutilized in develop...

    Authors: Nabeel Khan, Ken McGarry, Atta Abbas Naqvi, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal and Zaki Haider

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:610

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) is a patient-reported questionnaire for evaluation of the quality and safety of care transitions from hospital to home, as experienced by older adults. PACT-M ...

    Authors: Eirini Oikonomou, Bethan Page, Rebecca Lawton, Jenni Murray, Helen Higham and Charles Vincent

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:608

    Content type: Research article

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  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J. de Kloet, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Ingrid L. C. Gil, Lígia M. N. Souza, Lucia W. Braga and Jorit J. L. Meesters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:607

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:488

  38. Total Healthcare Expenditure (THE) has increased substantially in all countries. Since the health system reform and health policy environment differ from each country, it is necessary to analyze the motivation...

    Authors: Jifei Hou, Liqi Tian, Yun Zhang, Yanzheng Liu, Jing Li and Yue Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:606

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Mental healthcare is an important component in societies’ response to mental health problems. Although the World Health Organization highlights availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of healthc...

    Authors: Malin Axelsson, Viktor Schønning, Claudi Bockting, Ann Buysse, Mattias Desmet, Alexis Dewaele, Theodoros Giovazolias, Dewi Hannon, Konstantinos Kafetsios, Reitske Meganck, Spyridoula Ntani, Kris Rutten, Sofia Triliva, Laura Van Beveren, Joke Vandamme, Simon Øverland…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:605

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  40. Chronic pain is a widespread problem that is usually approached by focusing on its psychological aspects or on trying to reduce the pain from the pain generator. Patients report that they feel responsible for ...

    Authors: Johan Hambraeus, Kjerstin S. Hambraeus and Klas-Göran Sahlen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:604

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The aging of Pakistani immigrants in Norway raises questions related to their increased need for care and help from relatives, as well as those concerning what future formal and informal care and healthcare ac...

    Authors: Sanjana Arora, Bernd Rechel, Astrid Bergland, Melanie Straiton and Jonas Debesay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:603

    Content type: Research article

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  42. An increasing number of patients undergoing hip or knee replacement have chronic diseases. It has been suggested that the presence of chronic diseases may affect access to this type of surgery in the English N...

    Authors: Bélène Podmore, Andrew Hutchings, Sujith Konan, John Robson and Jan van der Meulen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:602

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is important for maximising the effectiveness of a health care interaction between and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and a...

    Authors: Annabelle M. Wilson, Janet Kelly, Michelle Jones, Kim O’Donnell, Sandra Wilson, Emma Tonkin and Anthea Magarey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:601

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  44. To estimate the prevalence of pain among people aged 45 years and older in China, to analyze the effect factors of pain and pain related economic burden.

    Authors: Yudian Qiu, Hu Li, Ziyi Yang, Qiang Liu, Kai Wang, Rujun Li, Dan Xing, Yunfei Hou and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:600

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  45. Inadequate financing is one of the major barriers in securing equitable access to high-quality physical rehabilitation services, without imposing financial hardship. Despite this, no sufficient attention has b...

    Authors: Saeed Shahabi, Ahmad Ahmadi Teymourlouy, Hosein Shabaninejad, Mohammad Kamali and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:599

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The need for evidence-based decision-making in the health sector is well understood in the global health community. Yet, gaps persist between the availability of evidence and the use of that evidence. Most res...

    Authors: Celso Inguane, Talata Sawadogo-Lewis, Eusébio Chaquisse, Timothy Roberton, Kátia Ngale, Quinhas Fernandes, Aneth Dinis, Orvalho Augusto, Alfredo Covele, Leecreesha Hicks, Artur Gremu and Kenneth Sherr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:598

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  47. Off-label drug use among ambulatory patients is often based on little or no scientific support. This paper reports the impact of a health warning about the risks of off-label flutamide use by women and the act...

    Authors: Raquel Vázquez-Mourelle, Eduardo Carracedo-Martínez and Adolfo Figueiras

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:597

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  48. We aimed to identify, synthesise and evaluate randomised control trial evidence on the effects of healthcare professional training on the delivery quality of health behaviour change interventions and, subseque...

    Authors: Thomas G. Hatfield, Thomas M. Withers and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:593

    Content type: Research article

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