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  1. Malnutrition is present in 30% of hospitalized patients and has adverse outcomes for the patient and the healthcare system. The current practice for nutritional care is associated with many barriers. The MyFoo...

    Authors: Mari Mohn Paulsen, Cecilie Varsi and Lene Frost Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health guidance to reduce the spread of the disease have wide-reaching implications for children’s health and wellbeing. Furthermore, paediatric emergency department...

    Authors: Ciara Conlon, Thérèse McDonnell, Michael Barrett, Fergal Cummins, Conor Deasy, Conor Hensey, Eilish McAuliffe and Emma Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:279

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  3. Understanding the use of tele-intensive care unit (ICU) services is an essential component in evaluating current practice and informing future use as the adoption and application of teleICU services expands. W...

    Authors: Anna Krupp, Michael Di Martino, Wesley Chung, Krisda Chaiyachati, Anish K. Agarwal, Ann Marie Huffenberger and Krzysztof Laudanski

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:277

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  4. Between the years 2000 and 2017, the global maternal mortality rate dropped by 38% however, 94% of maternal deaths still emanated from low-to middle-income countries. Rural women are at a significantly higher ...

    Authors: William Busumani and Paddington T. Mundagowa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:276

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  5. This study aimed to explore associations between various elements of primary care, patient satisfaction, and loyalty.

    Authors: Tsunetaka Kijima, Akira Matsushita, Kenju Akai, Tsuyoshi Hamano, Satoshi Takahashi, Kazushige Fujiwara, Yuko Fujiwara, Makoto Sato, Toru Nabika, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist, Yutaka Ishibashi and Shunichi Kumakura

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Tanzania’s primary healthcare system suffers from a scarcity of financial and human resources that impedes its effectiveness to deliver dependable and uniform quality healthcare. Adherence to standard treatmen...

    Authors: Karin Wiedenmayer, Eva Ombaka, Baraka Kabudi, Robert Canavan, Sarah Rajkumar, Fiona Chilunda, Selemani Sungi and Manfred Stoermer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:272

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Since operating rooms are a major bottleneck resource and an important revenue driver in hospitals, it is important to use these resources efficiently. Studies estimate that between 60 and 70% of hospital admi...

    Authors: Jan Schoenfelder, Sebastian Kohl, Manuel Glaser, Sebastian McRae, Jens O. Brunner and Thomas Koperna

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:271

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Studies focusing on the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) program in the Philippines are limited, and perspectives of frontline health care workers (HCWs) are largely absent in relation to the ...

    Authors: Mark Donald C. Reñosa, Kate Bärnighausen, Sarah L. Dalglish, Veronica L. Tallo, Jhoys Landicho-Guevarra, Maria Paz Demonteverde, Carol Malacad, Thea Andrea Bravo, Mary Lorraine Mationg, Socorro Lupisan and Shannon A. McMahon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Psychological safety is the concept by which individuals feel comfortable expressing themselves in a work environment, without fear of embarrassment or criticism from others. Psychological safety in healthcare...

    Authors: Ridhaa Remtulla, Arwa Hagana, Nour Houbby, Kajal Ruparell, Nivaran Aojula, Anannya Menon, Santhosh G. Thavarajasingam and Edgar Meyer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Improving access to radiotherapy services in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) is challenging. Many LMICs’ radiotherapy initiatives fail because of multi-faceted barriers leading to significant wastage o...

    Authors: Andrew Donkor, Tim Luckett, Sanchia Aranda, Verna Vanderpuye and Jane L. Phillips

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:268

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  11. To implement the “without the need for a second visit” (WNASV) initiative in our hospital by optimizing the outpatient clinic services via an upgraded information system, in order to increase the quality of ou...

    Authors: Jian Shen, Jun Zhang, Qiang He, Haihui Pan, Zhiqiang Wu, Liangming Nie, Hongfang Zhang, Shuning Liu, Yan Sun, Yaoqiang Du and Dongsheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:267

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  12. Based on several existing patient-oriented activities, Medicines Use Review (MUR) service was standardized and officially adopted in Slovenia in 2015. Service aims to provide adherence support and ensure safe ...

    Authors: Urška Nabergoj Makovec, Igor Locatelli and Mitja Kos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:266

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  13. Globally, interprofessional teamwork is described as a key method to promote health and prevent illness in children, namely, to achieve the goals of Child Healthcare Services (CHS). However, how teamwork shoul...

    Authors: Ulrika Svea Nygren, Ylva Tindberg, Leif Eriksson, Ulf Larsson, Håkan Sandberg and Lena Nordgren

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:265

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  14. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer should receive supervised exercise to manage the side-effects of treatm...

    Authors: Sophie Reale, Rebecca R. Turner, Eileen Sutton, Stephanie J. C. Taylor, Liam Bourke, Dylan Morrissey, Janet Brown, Derek J. Rosario and Liz Steed

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:264

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  15. Economic evaluations that include the patient perspective often base their estimates of patient time and travel costs on data collected at a single point in time. This, however, may be inaccurate if the costs ...

    Authors: Julija Simpson, Tomos Robinson and Luke Vale

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:263

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  16. The association of workplace factors on mental health of healthcare workers (HCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be urgently established. This will enable governments and policy-makers to make evidence...

    Authors: Ankur Khajuria, Wojtek Tomaszewski, Zhongchun Liu, Jian-hua Chen, Roshana Mehdian, Simon Fleming, Stella Vig and Mike J. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:262

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  17. Patients, providers and health care organisations benefit from an increased understanding and implementation of patient-centred care (PCC) by general practitioners (GPs). This study aimed to evaluate and advan...

    Authors: Bryce Brickley, Lauren T. Williams, Mark Morgan, Alyson Ross, Kellie Trigger and Lauren Ball

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:261

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  18. The implementation of strategic health system change is often complicated by informal ‘politics’ in healthcare organisations. Leadership development programmes increasingly call for the development and use of ...

    Authors: Jenelle M. Clarke, Justin Waring, Simon Bishop, Jean Hartley, Mark Exworthy, Naomi J. Fulop, Angus Ramsay and Bridget Roe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The support of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) rarely focused on motor activity, which might have negative consequences for the quality of life of these people. Evidence-base...

    Authors: Helena J. M. van Alphen, Aly Waninge, Alexander E. M. G. Minnaert and Annette A. J. van der Putten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:259

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  20. A patient-centred approach is increasingly the mandate for healthcare delivery, especially with the growing emergence of chronic conditions. A relevant but often overlooked obstacle to delivering person-centre...

    Authors: Mathias WAELLI, Etienne Minvielle, Maria Ximena Acero, Khouloud Ba and Benoit Lalloué

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:256

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy (LA ART) has been shown to be non-inferior to daily oral ART, with high patient satisfaction and preference to oral standard of care in research to date, and has r...

    Authors: Andrea Mantsios, Miranda Murray, Tahilin S. Karver, Wendy Davis, Noya Galai, Princy Kumar, Susan Swindells, U. Fritz Bredeek, Rafael Rubio García, Antonio Antela, Santiago Cenoz Gomis, Miguel Pascual Bernáldez, Maggie Czarnogorski, Krischan Hudson, Nicki Walters and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:255

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  22. ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is a multidisciplinary and integrative approach with the goal of optimizing the postoperative recovery. We aimed to analyze the economic impact of a newly established ERA...

    Authors: Johannes Petersen, Benjamin Kloth, Johanna Konertz, Jens Kubitz, Leonie Schulte-Uentrop, Gesche Ketels, Hermann Reichenspurner and Evaldas Girdauskas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:254

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  23. This study explored the rewards and difficulties of raising an adolescent and investigated parents’ level of interest in receiving guidance from healthcare providers on parenting and adolescent health topics. ...

    Authors: Lindsey D. Jones, Randall W. Grout, Amy L. Gilbert, Tracey A. Wilkinson, Tamila Garbuz, Stephen M. Downs and Matthew C. Aalsma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:253

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  24. Turnover intention is a major cause of reduced team morale and low work efficiency. It hinders work performance and reduces the quality of medical services. This study aimed to investigate the relationship bet...

    Authors: Huosheng Yan, Lingzhi Sang, Hongzhang Liu, Cancan Li, Zijing Wang, Ren Chen, Hong Ding, Zhi Hu and Guimei Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:252

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  25. Medication-related errors are one of the most frequently reported incidents in hospitals. With the aim of reducing the medication error rate, a Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting (PPMC) model was trialle...

    Authors: Hannah Beks, Kevin Mc Namara, Elizabeth Manias, Andrew Dalton, Erica Tong and Michael Dooley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:251

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  26. Caregivers of patients load different kinds of burdens, including emotional distress. Aims of this study were to evaluate both burden and empathy of caregivers who assist patients with schizophrenia spectrum d...

    Authors: Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Anna Girone, Nunzio Panzera, Gianluca Fiore, Margherita Pinelli, Giulia Venturi, Federica Magarini and Paola Ferri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:250

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  27. Healthcare is funded and delivered separately from income support programs such as unemployment and disability benefits. Greater understanding of the health service use (HSU) of benefit recipients would suppor...

    Authors: Alex Collie, Luke Sheehan and Ashley McAllister

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), implemented beginning in 2013, seeks to incentivize Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals to reduce 30-day readmissions for selected i...

    Authors: Souvik Banerjee, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, Danny McCormick, Meng-Yun Lin and Amresh D. Hanchate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:248

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  29. Overweight and obesity are problems that are increasing globally in both children as well as adults, and may be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Lifestyle coaches counsel overweight and obese child...

    Authors: Celeste E. van Rinsum, Sanne M. P. L. Gerards, Geert M. Rutten, Ien A. M. van de Goor, Stef P. J. Kremers and Liesbeth Mercken

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:247

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  30. Since the introduction in 1984 of Australia’s publicly-funded universal healthcare system, Medicare, healthcare financing has relied on a mix of public and private sources to meet the needs of the population (...

    Authors: Lisa Tam, Ellen Tyquin, Amisha Mehta and Ingrid Larkin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:246

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  31. Public home care for the elderly is a key area in relation to improving health care quality. It is an important political goal to increase elderly people’s involvement in their care and in the use of welfare t...

    Authors: Heidi Snoen Glomsås, Ingrid Ruud Knutsen, Mariann Fossum and Kristin Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:245

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Elder abuse is a public health problem that is gaining attention due to its serious impacts on people’s health and well-being, and it is predicted to increase along with the world’s rapidly ageing population. ...

    Authors: Anja Botngård, Arne Henning Eide, Laura Mosqueda, Lene Blekken and Wenche Malmedal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:244

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  33. The understanding of appropriate or optimal care is particularly important for dementia, characterised by multiple, long-term, changing needs and the increasing expectations of people using services. However, ...

    Authors: Fiona Keogh, Tom Pierse, David Challis and Eamon O’Shea

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:243

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  34. Insufficient cost data and limited capacity constrains the understanding of the actual resources required for effective TB control. This study used process maps and time-driven activity-based costing to docume...

    Authors: J. Chirenda, B. Nhlema Simwaka, C. Sandy, K. Bodnar, S. Corbin, P. Desai, T. Mapako, S. Shamu, C. Timire, E. Antonio, A. Makone, A. Birikorang, T. Mapuranga, M. Ngwenya, T. Masunda, M. Dube…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:242

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  35. Evidence based practice in health care has become increasingly popular over the last decades. Many guidelines have been developed to improve evidence informed decision making in health care organisations, howe...

    Authors: Kaat Goorts, Janine Dizon and Steve Milanese

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:241

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  36. Technology support and person-centred care are the new mantra for healthcare programmes in Western societies. While few argue with the overarching philosophy of person-centred care or the potential of informat...

    Authors: Kari Dyb, Gro Rosvold Berntsen and Lisbeth Kvam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:240

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  37. Out-of-pocket payments have a diverse impact on the burden of those with a higher morbidity or the chronically ill. As the prevalence of chronic diseases increases with age, older adults are a vulnerable group...

    Authors: Veronika Kočiš Krůtilová, Lewe Bahnsen and Diana De Graeve

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:239

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  38. We sought to understand barriers and facilitators to implementing distress screening (DS) of cancer patients to inform and promote uptake in cancer treatment facilities. We describe the recruitment and data co...

    Authors: Diane Ng, M. Shayne Gallaway, Grace C. Huang, Theresa Famolaro, Jennifer Boehm, Karen Stachon and Elizabeth A. Rohan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:238

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  39. Many studies suggest that patient satisfaction is significantly negatively correlated with the waiting time. A well-designed healthcare system should not keep patients waiting too long for an appointment and c...

    Authors: Xiaoqing Li, Dan Tian, Weihua Li, Bin Dong, Hansong Wang, Jiajun Yuan, Biru Li, Lei Shi, Xulin Lin, Liebin Zhao and Shijian Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:237

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  40. Although access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among children and young people living with HIV has increased in recent years, adherence to medication and viral suppression remain challenges. Evidence of benef...

    Authors: Susan K. Settergren, Robert Philippe, Joanne St. Louis, Nathaniel Segaren, Sylvie Boisson, Tessa Lewis, Olbeg Désinor and Kesner François

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:236

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  41. Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PEC) is a fundamental property of prevention of Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs). Thus, this sector requires a system for evaluation and performance improvement. This study aimed to de...

    Authors: Saber Azami-Aghdash, Ahmad Moosavi, Hojatolah Gharaee, Ghader Sadeghi, Haleh Mousavi Isfahani, Alireza Ghasemi Dastgerdi and Mohammad Mohseni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:235

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  42. Price negotiations for specialty pharmaceuticals take place in a complex market setting. The determination of the added value of new treatments and the related societal willingness to pay are of increasing imp...

    Authors: Dominik J. Wettstein and Stefan Boes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:234

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  43. Healthcare rationing can be defined as withholding beneficial care for cost reasons. One form in particular, hidden bedside rationing, is problematic because it may result in conflicting loyalties for physicia...

    Authors: Ursula W. de Ruijter, Hester F. Lingsma, Willem A. Bax and Johan Legemaate

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:233

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  44. Uganda experiences a high morbidity and mortality burden due to conditions amenable to emergency care, yet few public hospitals have dedicated emergency units. As a result, little is known about the costs and ...

    Authors: Kalin Werner, Tracy Kuo Lin, Nicholas Risko, Martha Osiro, Joseph Kalanzi and Lee Wallis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:232

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

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Benjamin Jones, Peter Gardner and Rebecca Lawton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:231

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:144

  46. Not-for-profit hospitals are facing an uncertain financial future, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, they are legally obligated to provide free and discounted health care services to co...

    Authors: Jason N. Mose

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:230

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  47. The COVID-19 pandemic has a disruptive impact on our society. We therefore conducted a population survey to describe: 1) stress, concerns and quality of life 2) access to healthcare and cancelled/delayed healt...

    Authors: Hanne van Ballegooijen, Lucas Goossens, Ralph H. Bruin, Renée Michels and Marieke Krol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:227

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Nevena Zivkovic, Musfer Aldossri, Noha Gomaa, Julie W. Farmer, Sonica Singhal, Carlos Quiñonez and Vahid Ravaghi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:224

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:124

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