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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. : 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. China proposed the Zero Markup Drug Policy (ZMDP), which popularized in tertiary hospitals across the country in 2017, to control drug expenditures’ rapid growth further and reduce the public’s medical burden....

    Authors: Jielin Du, Jiajia Xie, Yan Qian, Mingyue Wu, Wenjing Huang, Jin Yin, Xin Peng and Dan Deng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:404

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  34. Although community participation remains an essential component globally in healthcare service planning, evidence of how rural communities participate in the planning of rural-based healthcare programs has les...

    Authors: Isaac Annobil, Francis Dakyaga and Mavis Lepiinlia Sillim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:403

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  35. Weak referral systems remain a major concern influencing timely access to the appropriate level of care during obstetric emergencies, particularly for Low-and Middle-Income Countries, including Ghana. It is a ...

    Authors: Bernice Ofosu, Dan Ofori, Michael Ntumy, Kwaku Asah-Opoku and Theodore Boafor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:402

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  36. 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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  37. 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

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  38. Demand for stroke rehabilitation is expected to grow dramatically; with the estimated prevalence of stroke survivors rising to 70 million worldwide by 2030. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report - Rehabili...

    Authors: Kimberley Elizabeth Watkins, William Mark Magnus Levack, Farooq Azam Rathore and Elizabeth Jean Carleton Hay-Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:399

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  39. Primary health care is the entry point to the health-care system and regarded as an essential step to achieving universal health coverage. The present study aimed at evaluating the quality of health-care servi...

    Authors: Tahereh Sharifi, Seyede-Elahe Hosseini, Saeed Mohammadpour, Javad Javan-Noughabi, Hosein Ebrahimipour and Elahe Hooshmand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:397

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  40. In recent years, health centers in the United States have embraced the opportunity to train the next generation of health professionals. The uniqueness of the health centers as teaching settings emphasizes the...

    Authors: Ianita Zlateva, Amanda Schiessl, Nashwa Khalid, Kerry Bamrick and Margaret Flinter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:396

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  41. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused unprecedented challenges within medical centers, revealing inequities embedded in the medical community and exposing fragile social support systems. While faculty...

    Authors: Emily Gottenborg, Amy Yu, Roxana Naderi, Angela Keniston, Lauren McBeth, Katherine Morrison, David Schwartz and Marisha Burden

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:395

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  42. Quality improvement (QI) initiatives are increasingly used to improve the quality of care and reduce prescribing errors. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Clinical Practice Research Datalin...

    Authors: Nada F. Khan, Helen P. Booth, Puja Myles, David Mullett, Arlene Gallagher, Catheryn Evans, Nick Thomas and Janet Valentine

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:394

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  43. Healthcare service users who are parents with psychosis form part of the caseload of most community mental health teams. Mental health professionals can experience uncertainty about how to work with and ask ab...

    Authors: Jessica Radley, Jane Barlow and Louise Johns

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:393

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  44. Work stress and compassion fatigue are prevalent among healthcare staff and their negative effects on staff well-being and patient care are well-known. This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation o...

    Authors: Jeremy Dawson, Imelda McCarthy, Cath Taylor, Kristin Hildenbrand, Mary Leamy, Ellie Reynolds and Jill Maben

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:392

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  45. Provision of informal care may adversely affect health, daily and social activities of the informal caregivers, but few studies have examined these effects in relation to caregiving intensity. This study exami...

    Authors: Suhana Jawahir, Ee Hong Tan, Yeung R’ong Tan, Sarah Nurain Mohd Noh and Iqbal Ab Rahim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:391

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  46. In an era of an increasingly ageing society, part of healthcare for older adults can be provided in patients’ homes, and the need for home health care services (HHCSs) is increasing. This study sought to deter...

    Authors: Xiaojingyuan Xu, Chunyan Zhao, Meirong Wang, Xiaolei Chen, Shuang Shao and Juan Du

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:389

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  47. Competition-promoting reforms and economic incentives are increasingly being introduced worldwide to improve the performance of healthcare delivery. This study considers such a reform which was initiated in 20...

    Authors: Fanny Goude, Sverre A. C. Kittelsen, Henrik Malchau, Maziar Mohaddes and Clas Rehnberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:387

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  48. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was introduced to reduce readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries, however little is known about readmissions and costs for HRRP-targeted conditions in ...

    Authors: Chi-Hua Lu, Collin M. Clark, Ryan Tober, Meghan Allen, Walter Gibson, Edward M. Bednarczyk, Christopher J. Daly and David M. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:386

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  49. Lean management practices are increasingly used in hospitals. However, their impacts on staff have not been systematically synthesised. This scoping review aims to synthesise the evidence on the effects of Lea...

    Authors: Zeyad Mahmoud, Nathalie Angelé-Halgand, Kate Churruca, Louise A. Ellis and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:383

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