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  1. For adults living with HIV (ALHIV) and comorbidities, access to comprehensive healthcare services is crucial to achieving optimal health outcomes. This study aims to describe lived experiences, challenges, and...

    Authors: Theresia A. Ottaru, Christine V. Wood, Zeeshan Butt, Claudia Hawkins, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Peter Karoli, Elizabeth H. Shayo, Emmy Metta, Pilly Chillo, Hellen Siril and Gideon P. Kwesigabo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:186
  2. Over time, Uganda has experienced high levels of maternal mortality (435 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2006 to 336 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016). The persistence of high levels of maternal mortal...

    Authors: Moses Festo Towongo, Enock Ngome, Kannan Navaneetham and Gobopamang Letamo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:185
  3. Critical illness is a state of ill health with vital organ dysfunction, a high risk of imminent death if care is not provided and potential for reversibility. The burden of critical illness is high, especially...

    Authors: Karima Khalid, Carl Otto Schell, Jacquie Oliwa, Mike English, Onesmus Onyango, Jacob Mcknight, Elibariki Mkumbo, Khamis Awadh, John Maiba and Tim Baker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:182
  4. Local health protection systems play a crucial role in infectious disease prevention and control and were critical to COVID-19 pandemic responses. Despite this vital function, few studies have explored the liv...

    Authors: Suzanne Rotheram, Stephen Clayton, Ian Buchan, Sam Ghebrehewet and Ben Barr
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:181
  5. Improving screening and triage practices is essential for early severity assessments at the first point of contact and ensuring timely attention by healthcare workers (HCWs). The main objective of this study w...

    Authors: Bipin Adhikari, Lava Shrestha, Manjita Bajracharya, Nishika Aryal, Anuja Rajbhandari, Ramesh K. Maharjan, Santa K. Das, Jyotshna Sapkota, Kevin K. A. Tetteh and Debashish Das
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:180
  6. Opioid-involved overdose deaths continue to rise in the US, despite availability of highly effective treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD), in part due to the insufficient number of treatment providers. Bar...

    Authors: Amesika N. Nyaku, Erin A. Zerbo, Clement Chen, Nicole Milano, Barbara Johnston, Randall Chadwick, Stephanie Marcello, Kaitlan Baston, Rachel Haroz and Stephen Crystal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:179
  7. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the relationship between strategies to improve care delivery for older adults in ED and evaluation measures of patient outcomes, patient experience, staff exper...

    Authors: Luke Testa, Lieke Richardson, Colleen Cheek, Theresa Hensel, Elizabeth Austin, Mariam Safi, Natália Ransolin, Ann Carrigan, Janet Long, Karen Hutchinson, Magali Goirand, Mia Bierbaum, Felicity Bleckley, Peter Hibbert, Kate Churruca and Robyn Clay-Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:178
  8. Electronic clinical decision-making support systems (eCDSS) aim to assist clinicians making complex patient management decisions and improve adherence to evidence-based guidelines. Integrated management of Chi...

    Authors: C. Horwood, L. Haskins, S. Mapumulo, C. Connolly, S. Luthuli, C. Jensen, D. Pansegrouw and N. McKerrow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:177
  9. This study aimed to identify strategies for the implementation of a guided internet- and mobile-based intervention (IMI) for infant sleep problems (“Sleep Well, Little Sweetheart”) in well-baby and community ment...

    Authors: Filip Drozd, Hege Pettersen Sandtrø, Turid Skjerve Leksbø, Silje Marie Haga, Heidi Jacobsen and Hege Therese Størksen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:175
  10. Oral health care is essential, and digital training may influence healthcare professionals’ attitudes to and knowledge of oral health. The aim, therefore, was to evaluate the impact on attitudes to and knowled...

    Authors: Maria Snogren, Kristina Ek, Maria Browall, Irene Eriksson and Ulrika Lindmark
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:174
  11. Pressure injury is a severe problem that can significantly impact a patient’s health, quality of life, and healthcare expenses. The prevalence of pressure injuries is a widely used clinical indicator of patien...

    Authors: Talal ALFadhalah, Marjan Lari, Gheed Al Salem, Shaimaa Ali, Hamad Al Kharji and Hossam Elamir
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:173
  12. Qualitative social research has made valuable contributions to understanding technology-based interventions in global health. However, we have little evidence of who is carrying out this research, where, how, ...

    Authors: Janet Perkins, Sarah Nelson, Emma Birley, Emilie Mcswiggan, Marshall Dozier, Anna McCarthy, Nadege Atkins, Eldad Agyei-Manu, Jasmin Rostron, Koichi Kameda, Ann Kelly, Clare Chandler and Alice Street
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:172
  13. Severe events during the perinatal period can be experienced as traumatic by pregnant women, their partners or others who are closely involved. This includes maternity care providers who can be affected by bei...

    Authors: Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Patricia Leahy-Warren, Maria Healy, Songül Aktaş, Ruveyde Aydin, Jean Calleja-Agius, Josefina Goberna-Tricas, Eleni Hadjigeorgiou, Katharina Hartmann, Lena Henriksen, Antje Horsch, Ute Lange, Margaret Murphy, Annabelle Pierron, Rainhild Schäfers, Zada Pajalic…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:171
  14. Despite efforts to view electronic health records (EHR) data through an equity lens, crucial contextual information regarding patients’ social environments remains limited. Integrating EHR data and Geographic ...

    Authors: Sang S. Pak, Madeline Ratoza and Victor Cheuy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:170
  15. The presence of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) requires behavioral lifestyle changes mediated by individuals’ motivation for change and adherence to treatment. This study aims to ex...

    Authors: Elisa Brosina de Leon, Hércules Lázaro Morais Campos, Natália Barbeiro Santos, Fabiana Almeida Brito and Fabio Araújo Almeida
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:169
  16. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is a very crucial aspect of the healthcare system in providing urgent management and transportation of patients during emergencies. The sustainability of the services is however...

    Authors: Nor Zam Azihan Mohd Hassan, Mohd Shahri Bahari, Sivaraj Raman, Farhana Aminuddin, Mohd Shaiful Jefri Mohd Nor Sham Kunusagaran, Nur Amalina Zaimi, Min Fui Wong, Marhaini Mostapha, Ahmad Tajuddin Mohamad Nor and Mohd Ridzwan Shahari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:168
  17. The public health policy “Making Every Contact Count” (MECC) compels healthcare professionals to deliver health behaviour change interventions during routine consultations. As healthcare systems continue their...

    Authors: Chris Keyworth, Mark Conner, Judith Johnson, Tracy Epton, Katharina S. Vogt and Christopher J. Armitage
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:167
  18. The need for rehabilitation in low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) is rapidly increasing as more people are living longer with chronic diseases. Primary health care (PHC) is ideally placed to provide the sp...

    Authors: Maria Yvonne Charumbira, Thandi Conradie, Karina Berner and Quinette Abegail Louw
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:166
  19. The Malaysian Allied Health Profession Act (Act 774) regulates the practice of allied health practitioners in Malaysia, with two described professions viz. allied health profession (AHP) and profession of allied ...

    Authors: L Mageswary Lapchmanan, Duratul Ain Hussin, Naji Arafat Mahat, Aik Hao Ng, Nurul Huda Bani, Salina Hisham, Wai Siew Teh, Mohd Azmarul A Aziz, Saravanakumar Maniam, Pauzilah Dollah, Nur Atiqah Hasbullah, Salini Manimaran, Hazirah Hassan and Farina Zulkernain
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:165
  20. Scarce evidence exists on audit and feedback implementation processes in low-resource health systems. The Integrated District Evidence to Action (IDEAs) is a multi-component audit and feedback strategy designe...

    Authors: Aneth Dinis, Quinhas Fernandes, Bradley H Wagenaar, Sarah Gimbel, Bryan J Weiner, Grace John-Stewart, Ermyas Birru, Stephen Gloyd, Ruth Etzioni, Dorlim Uetela, Isaías Ramiro, Artur Gremu, Orvalho Augusto, Stélio Tembe, Jaime L Mário, Jalilo E Chinai…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:164
  21. Hospital at Home (HaH) provides intensive, hospital-level care in patients’ homes for acute conditions that would normally require hospitalisation, using multidisciplinary teams. As a programme of complex medi...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Agnieszka Ignatowicz, Magdalena Skrybant and Daniel Lasserson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:163
  22. The Danish Health Authority recommended the implementation of new types of emergency departments. Organizational changes in the hospital sector challenged the role, identity, and autonomy of medical specialist...

    Authors: Jeanette Wassar Kirk, Mette Bendtz Lindstroem, Nina Thórný Stefánsdóttir, Ove Andersen, Byron J. Powell, Per Nilsen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:162
  23. The shortage of medicines and medical supplies remains to be a major issue that is facing public health facilities in Tanzania. This situation has been influenced by lack of consistency in the supply chain, in...

    Authors: Liberatus Elias and Lawrencia Mushi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:161
  24. The previous “one-size-fits-all” practice in resource allocation can no longer adapt to the spatial variation in population and health needs. This study aimed to investigate the spatially heterogeneous effect ...

    Authors: Wanchun Xu, Zijing Pan, Liang Zhang and Shan Lu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:160
  25. Peer support is an essential part of recovery-oriented care worldwide. Contextual factors have an impact on the implementation of peer support work. However, research has paid little attention to similarities ...

    Authors: Maria Haun, Inbar Adler Ben-Dor, Cerdic Hall, Jasmine Kalha, Palak Korde, Galia Moran, Annabel S. Müller-Stierlin, Jackline Niwemuhwezi, Rebecca Nixdorf, Bernd Puschner, Mary Ramesh, Ashleigh Charles and Silvia Krumm
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:159
  26. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged many countries worldwide since December 2019. The high infection rates, and the need for health care assistance for individuals with comorbidities, strained the national healt...

    Authors: Assunta De Luca, Luca Provvidenti, Mario Muselli, Giacinto Di Gianfilippo, Massimiliano Angelucci, Michele Ciro Totaro, Mauro Pitorri, Marzia Marcelli, Marinella D’Innocenzo, Maria Scatigna, Riccardo Mastrantonio, Stefano Necozione and Leila Fabiani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:158
  27. Adolescents’ Mental Healthcare (MHC) is influenced by numerous factors, and adolescents occasionally seek professional help for mental health (MH) issues. These factors become more complex within low-middle-in...

    Authors: Zainab Mubeen, Zafar Fatmi, Waqas Hameed and Muhammad Asim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:157
  28. As Vietnam and other low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) experience a rapid increase in the number of people living with dementia, an acute need exists to strengthen research capacity to inform policy, imp...

    Authors: Huyen Thi Thanh Vu, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Thu Thi Hoai Nguyen, Anh Trung Nguyen, Duyen Tran, Huong Nguyen, Ladson Hinton and Thang Pham
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:156
  29. Losing a close other to cancer is an incisive experience that occurs after a long course of illness and intense family caregiving. Despite an evident need for family engagement and support and guidance on this...

    Authors: Qëndresa Thaqi, Marco Riguzzi, David Blum, Simon Peng-Keller, Anja Lorch and Rahel Naef
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:155
  30. Hospital at home (HaH) was increasingly implemented in Catalonia (7.7 M citizens, Spain) achieving regional adoption within the 2011-2015 Health Plan. This study aimed to assess population-wide HaH outcomes ov...

    Authors: Rubèn González-Colom, Gerard Carot-Sans, Emili Vela, Mireia Espallargues, Carme Hernández, Francesc Xavier Jiménez, David Nicolás, Montserrat Suárez, Elvira Torné, Eulalia Villegas-Bruguera, Fernando Ozores, Isaac Cano, Jordi Piera-Jiménez and Josep Roca
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:154
  31. The number of patients depending on home mechanical ventilation (HMV) has increased substantially in Germany in recent years. These patients receive long-term care in different nursing facilities (nursing home...

    Authors: Martha Schutzmeier, Lilly Sophia Brandstetter, Stephanie Stangl, Jutta Ahnert, Anna Grau, Laura Gerken, Hanna Klingshirn, Bernd Reuschenbach, Tobias Skazel, Maximilian Kippnich, Thomas Wurmb, Peter Heuschmann and Kirsten Haas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:152
  32. Inpatient rehabilitation services are challenged by increasing demand. Where appropriate, a shift in service models towards more community-oriented approaches may improve efficiency. We aimed to estimate the h...

    Authors: Roslyn G. Poulos, Andrew M. D. Cole, Dan R. Hilvert, Kerry N. Warner, Steven G. Faux, Tuan-Anh Nguyen, Friedbert Kohler, Fey-Ching Un, Tara Alexander, Jacquelin T. Capell, Claire M. C. O’Connor and Christopher J. Poulos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:151
  33. Since 2018, four establishments in Quebec have been instrumental in implementing the PAROLE-Onco program, which introduced accompanying patients (APs) into healthcare teams to improve cancer patients’ experien...

    Authors: Marie-Pascale Pomey, Jesseca Paquette, Monica Iliescu Nelea, Cécile Vialaron, Rim Mourad, Karine Bouchard, Louise Normandin, Marie-Andrée Côté, Mado Desforges, Pénélope Pomey-Carpentier, Israël Fortin, Isabelle Ganache, Catherine Régis, Zeev Rosberger, Danielle Charpentier, Marie-France Vachon…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:150
  34. Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) affect one in five birthing individuals and represent a leading cause of maternal mortality. While these disorders are associated with a variety of poor outcomes an...

    Authors: Stephanie V. Hall, Kara Zivin, Gretchen A. Piatt, Addie Weaver, Anca Tilea, Xiaosong Zhang and Cheryl A. Moyer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:149
  35. The Directly Observed Therapy Short Course (DOTS) strategy recommended by World Health Organization for tuberculosis control requires multiple clinic visits which may place economic burden on treatment support...

    Authors: Robert Bagngmen Bio, Patricia Akweongo, Augustina Koduah and Augustine Adomah-Afari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:148
  36. People who are unhoused, use substances (drugs and/or alcohol), and who have mental health conditions experience barriers to care access and are frequently confronted with discrimination and stigma in health c...

    Authors: Meghan O’Neill, Camilla Michalski, Kate Hayman, Jennifer Hulme, Sané Dube, Lori M. Diemert, Kathy Kornas, Alice Schoffel, Laura C. Rosella and Andrew Boozary
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:147
  37. A lifelong gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease. The cost and availability of gluten-free substitute food (GFSF) remain challenging. Some local areas in England have stopped gluten-free p...

    Authors: Thavapriya Sugavanam, Helen Crocker, Mara Violato and Michele Peters
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:146
  38. Welfare technology interventions have become increasingly important in home-based palliative care for facilitating safe, time-efficient, and cost-effective methods to support patients living independently. How...

    Authors: Lina Oelschlägel, Anne Moen, Alfhild Dihle, Vivi L. Christensen, Kristin Heggdal, Jane Österlind and Simen A. Steindal
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:145
  39. Variation in hospital stroke care is problematic. The Quality in Acute Stroke (QASC) Australia trial demonstrated reductions in death and disability through supported implementation of nurse-led, evidence-base...

    Authors: Elizabeth McInnes, Simeon Dale, Kathleen Bagot, Kelly Coughlan, Jeremy Grimshaw, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Thomas Fischer, Jan van der Merwe and Sandy Middleton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:144
  40. A research culture in health care organisations is associated with improved healthcare performance. Allied health (AH) students undertake research training as part of their professional degree qualifications. ...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Angus, H. Laetitia Hattingh and Kelly A. Weir
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:143
  41. Evidence-based mental health policies are key to supporting the expansion of community-based mental health care and are increasingly being developed in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this, re...

    Authors: Jill K. Murphy, Leena W. Chau, Vu Cong Nguyen, Harry Minas, Duong Viet Anh and John O’Neil
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:142
  42. There is limited understanding of how universal health coverage (UHC) schemes such as publicly-funded health insurance (PFHI) benefit women as compared to men. Many of these schemes are gender-neutral in desig...

    Authors: Susanne Ziegler, Swati Srivastava, Divya Parmar, Sharmishtha Basu, Nishant Jain and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:141
  43. In Japan, medical doctors have traditionally been assigned from university medical offices, under the medical office system. The present study examined the effects of the medical office system on job satisfact...

    Authors: Satoru Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Motozawa and Toshiki Mano
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:139
  44. Colombia has one of the longest running internal armed conflicts, which has significantly impacted the mental health of the population. This article is the first to present a national level mapping of the prov...

    Authors: Sarah-Jane Fenton, Juan Roberto Rengifo Gutiérrez, Monica Pinilla-Roncancio, German Casas, Francy Carranza, Sanne Weber, Paul Jackson and Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:138
  45. Neurosurgical clinic assesses presence and extent of pathologies of central and peripheral nervous system or disorders affecting the spine, to identify most effective treatment and possible recourse to surgery...

    Authors: Marta Menegatti, Nunzia Del Villano, Alba Scerrati, Francesco Travaglini, Luca Ricciardi, Giorgio Lofrese, Michele Alessandro Cavallo and Pasquale De Bonis
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:137
  46. Malaria is a public health hazard globally, with Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for more than 90% of malaria deaths, primarily affecting children under the age of five. In Rwanda, malaria interventions include ...

    Authors: Godelive Umulerwa Gakinahe, Eugene Rutungwa, Francois Mbonyinshuti and Egide Kayitare
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:136
  47. Despite the proven efficacy of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in promoting primary healthcare in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), they are not adequately financed and compensated. The latter contr...

    Authors: Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Njeri Nyanja, Adelaide Lusambili, Eunice Muthoni Mwangi, Joshua R. Ehrlich, Paul Clyde, Cyprian Mostert and Anthony Ngugi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:132