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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Limited health literacy in (expectant) parents is associated with adverse health outcomes. Maternity care providers often experience difficulties assessing (expectant) parents’ level of health literacy. The ai...

    Authors: Evi M.E. Vlassak, Elina Miteniece, Judit K.J. Keulen, Marjolein Gravendeel, Irene Korstjens, Luc Budé, Marijke J.C. Hendrix and Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:135
  7. People with disabilities, who require numerous healthcare services, are vulnerable to unmet healthcare needs. This study aimed to investigate and identify the factors that influence unmet healthcare needs amon...

    Authors: Sujin Lee, Han Nah Park, Hye Jin Nam, Bohye Kim and Ju Young Yoon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:134
  8. Little is known about the effectiveness of, and implementation complexities associated with, service delivery models for children and young people (CYP) experiencing ‘common’ mental health problems such as anx...

    Authors: Steven Pryjmachuk, Susan Kirk, Claire Fraser, Nicola Evans, Rhiannon Lane, Jodie Crooks, Rose McGowan, Georgia Naughton, Liz Neill, Elizabeth Camacho, Peter Bower, Penny Bee and Tim McDougall
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:133
  9. 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
  10. Most injury care research in low-income contexts such as Malawi is facility centric. Community-derived data is needed to better understand actual injury incidence, health system utilisation and barriers to see...

    Authors: John Whitaker, Abena S. Amoah, Albert Dube, Rory Rickard, Andrew J. M. Leather and Justine Davies
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:131
  11. Health systems worldwide struggled to obtain sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic due to global supply chain disruptions. Our study’s aim was to create a ...

    Authors: Paula Götz, Willem L. Auping and Saba Hinrichs-Krapels
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:130
  12. This research depicts the linkage of public leadership on public health delivery (PHD) and collaborative administration. The research is also focused to examine the effect of public leadership on public health...

    Authors: Muhammad Zia ud din, Xu Yuan yuan, Naqib Ullah Khan and Christophe Estay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:129
  13. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death globally. CRC screening can reduce the incidence and mortality of CRC. However, socially disadvantaged groups may disproportionately benefit...

    Authors: Ana Paula Belon, Emily McKenzie, Gary Teare, Candace I. J. Nykiforuk, Laura Nieuwendyk, Minji (Olivia) Kim, Bernice Lee and Kamala Adhikari
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:128
  14. Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity placing a huge burden on individuals, families and health systems, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LM...

    Authors: Callum Brindley, Nilmini Wijemunige, Charlotte Dieteren, Judith Bom, Bruno Meessen and Igna Bonfrer
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:127

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:233

  15. Clinical decision-support (CDS) tools are systems that provide healthcare providers (HCPs) with recommendations based on knowledge and patient-specific factors to facilitate informed decisions.

    Authors: N Alsalemi, CA Sadowski, K Kilpatrick, N Elftouh, SKD Houle and JP Lafrance
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:126
  16. Healthcare systems (HCS) are challenged in adopting and sustaining comprehensive approaches to spine care that require coordination and collaboration among multiple service units. The integration of clinicians...

    Authors: Wren Burton, Stacie A. Salsbury and Christine M. Goertz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:125
  17. Hospital chief financial officer (CFO) contributes to improving health system performance. However, how to become an excellent hospital CFO has rarely been considered from a holistic perspective. This paper ai...

    Authors: Hongzhi Wang, Junjun Li and Xin Xiang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:124
  18. The world population is ageing rapidly. Rehabilitation is one of the most effective health strategies for improving the health and functioning of older persons. An understanding of the current provision of reh...

    Authors: Vanessa Seijas, Roxanne Maritz, Satish Mishra, Renaldo M Bernard, Patricia Fernandes, Viola Lorenz, Barbara Machado, Ana María Posada, Luz Helena Lugo-Agudelo, Jerome Bickenbach and Carla Sabariego
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:123

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:193

  19. Optimal adherence is crucial for ensuring both therapeutic and preventative benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Sub-optimal adherence is common in prisoners and little information is available about its ...

    Authors: Terefe Gone Fuge, George Tsourtos and Emma R Miller
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:122
  20. Chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T) represent an innovation but raise issues for healthcare payers because of the uncertainty on impact at market launch, high cost and important organisational impact. Th...

    Authors: Maria Caterina Cavallo, Marianna Cavazza, Francesca Bonifazi, Beatrice Casadei, Ilaria Cutini, Barbara Tonietti, Riccardo Saccardi, PierLuigi Zinzani and Claudio Jommi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:121
  21. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as a serious global public health crisis. In response, 2016, 14 ministries in China, under the leadership of the National Health Commission, collaboratively issued th...

    Authors: Yun Tao, Ying Wang, Yu Zhang, Yong Han, Jiajia Feng, Hong Cheng and Likai Lin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:120
  22. First Nations peoples in colonised countries often feel culturally unsafe in hospitals, leading to high self-discharge rates, psychological distress and premature death. To address racism in healthcare, instit...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Stuart Yiwarr McGrath, Cassandra Doig, Rarrtjiwuy Melanie Herdman, Shannon Daly, Pirrawayingi Puruntatameri, Bilawara Lee, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:119
  23. After the revision of the Korean Pharmaceutical Affairs Act, the certification of specialized pharmacists is scheduled to be legally recognized in 2023. Considering that the specialized pharmacist certificatio...

    Authors: Mirinae Lee, Seung-Eun Kim, Jee-Hye Jeong, Yoon-Hee Park and Hye-Won Han
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:118
  24. The number of people living with chronic conditions is increasing worldwide, and with that, the need for multiple long-term complex care across care settings. Undergoing transitions across healthcare settings...

    Authors: Sisse Walløe, Malene Beck, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Lars Morsø and Charlotte Simonÿ
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:117
  25. Patient follow-up is an essential component of hospital management. In the current information era, the patient follow-up scheme is expected to be replaced by Internet technology. This study constructed a clou...

    Authors: Xin Dan, Ya-Lin He, Yan Huang, Jian-Hua Ren, Dan-Qing Wang, Ru-Tie Yin and Ya-Lin Tian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:116
  26. Developing countries such as Kenya still experience challenges around human resource to deliver refractive error services. However, given the burden of uncorrected refractive error, adoption of innovative and ...

    Authors: Shadrack Muma, Kovin Shunmugam Naidoo and Rekha Hansraj
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:115
  27. The proportion of individuals who know their HIV status in Indonesia (66% in 2021) still remains far below the first 95% of UNAIDS 2030 target and were much lower in certain Key Populations (KPs) particularly ...

    Authors: Wayan Citra Wulan Sucipta Putri, Luh Putu Sinthya Ulandari, Ivy Cerelia Valerie, Bagus Rahmat Prabowo, Donny Hardiawan, Estro Dariatno Sihaloho, Riki Relaksana, Brigitta Dhyah Kunthi Wardhani, Ngakan Putu Anom Harjana, Nur Wulan Nugrahani, Adiatma Yudistira Manogar Siregar and Pande Putu Januraga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:114
  28. Increasing numbers of elderly patients experience prolonged decreased functional capacity and impaired quality of life after seemingly successful cardiac surgery. After discharge from hospital, these patients ...

    Authors: Bente Skovsby Toft, Lotte Ørneborg Rodkjær, Lotte Sørensen, Marianne Rørbæk Saugbjerg, Hilary Louise Bekker and Ivy Susanne Modrau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:113
  29. Given significant risks associated with long-term prescription opioid use, there is a need for non-pharmacological interventions for treating chronic pain. Activating patients to manage chronic pain has the po...

    Authors: Monique B. Does, Sara R. Adams, Andrea H. Kline-Simon, Catherine Marino, Nancy Charvat-Aguilar, Constance M. Weisner, Andrea L. Rubinstein, Murtuza Ghadiali, Penney Cowan, Kelly C. Young-Wolff and Cynthia I. Campbell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:112
  30. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted an urgent need for harmonised requirements for the regulation of medicines. To fully implement harmonised medicines regulations across Africa, common technical standards of me...

    Authors: K. Narsai, F. B. Masekela, H. G.M Leufkens and A. K. Mantel-Teeuwisse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:111
  31. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a manifestation of atherosclerosis that affects the lower extremities and afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide. Because of limited resources, the need to provide...

    Authors: Benoît Rondelet, Fabian Dehanne, Julie Van Den Bulcke, Dimitri Martins, Asmae Belhaj, Benoît Libert, Pol Leclercq and Magali Pirson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:109
  32. Although physicians are highly regarded members of society, patients are not always satisfied with their care, suggesting a mismatch between the public’s expectations and reality. Thus, the aim of this study w...

    Authors: Hammad Atif Irshad, Muhammad Umar Mahar, Arshia Jahangir, Syed Roohan Aamir, Muhammad Abdullah Jamil, Khizer Ahsan, Maliha Taufiq, Abdullah Ahmed, Shilpa Golani, Sehba Amir, Wasila Gul Kakar, Abida Ali and Asaad Ahmed Nafees
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:108
  33. Research for evidence-based interventions and strategies for implementation continues. Yet there is a continued shortage of qualified health care staff while stress and burnout are common. Health care professi...

    Authors: My Säfström and Ulrika Löfkvist
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:107
  34. Syndromic management in the main non-laboratory-based management approach for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) but it has limitations. Self-sampling has be...

    Authors: Ziningi N. Jaya, Witness Mapanga, Boitumelo Moetlhoa and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:106
  35. The vast region of northern Queensland (NQ) in Australia experiences poorer health outcomes and a disproportionate burden of communicable diseases compared with urban populations in Australia. This study exami...

    Authors: Alexandra Edelman, Tammy Allen, Susan Devine, Paul F. Horwood, Emma S. McBryde, Julie Mudd, Jeffrey Warner and Stephanie M Topp
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:104
  36. Low-acuity pediatric emergency department (PED) visits are frequent in high-income countries and have a negative impact on patient care at the individual and health system levels. Knowing what drives low-acuit...

    Authors: Manon Jaboyedoff, Carl Starvaggi, Joan-Carles Suris, Claudia E. Kuehni, Mario Gehri and Kristina Keitel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:103
  37. The burden of cancer can be altered by screening. The field of cancer screening is constantly evolving; from the initiation of program for new cancer types as well as exploring innovative screening strategies ...

    Authors: Hwee-Lin Wee, Karen Canfell, Han-Mo Chiu, Kui Son Choi, Brian Cox, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Kate T Simms, Chisato Hamashima, Qianyu Shen, Brandon Chua, Niyomsri Siwaporn and Esther Toes-Zoutendijk
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:102
  38. Alabama is one of seven priority states for the National Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative due to a disproportionate burden of rural infections. To reverse growing infection rates, the state must increase its...

    Authors: Kaylee Burgan, C. Greer McCollum, Alfredo Guzman, Brooke Penney, Samantha V. Hill, Kachina Kudroff, Shey Thorn, Toya Burton, Kelly Turner, Michael J. Mugavero, Aadia Rana and Latesha Elopre
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:101
  39. Provision of critical care in rural areas is challenging due to geographic distance, smaller facilities, generalist skill mix and population characteristics. Internationally, the amalgamation telemedicine and ...

    Authors: Kimberley Dean, Cynthia Chang, Erin McKenna, Shannon Nott, Amanda Hunter, Julie A. Tall, Madeline Setterfield, Bridget Addis and Emma Webster
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:100
  40. The care organization of persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) varies by country according to the health care system. This study used a large sample of French individuals with sev...

    Authors: Karine Baumstarck, Ilyes Hamouda, Marie-Anastasie Aim, Any Beltran Anzola, Sherezad Khaldi-Cherif, Agnès Felce, Kim Maincent, Katia Lind, Pascal Auquier, Thierry Billette de Villemeur and Marie-Christine Rousseau
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:99
  41. Airway clearance interventions are recommended for people with chronic lung conditions and mucus hypersecretion, but there are few published models of care or descriptions of airway clearance service provision...

    Authors: Laura Cooper, Kylie Johnston and Marie Williams
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:98
  42. Mexico is one of the countries with the greatest excess death due to COVID-19. Chiapas, the poorest state in the country, has been particularly affected. Faced with an exacerbated shortage of health profession...

    Authors: Zeus Aranda, Sandra Vázquez, Anuraag Gopaluni, Laura Martínez, Mayra Ramírez, Ariwame Jiménez, Daniel Bernal, Ana L. Rodríguez, Selene Chacón, Bruno Vargas, Isabel R. Fulcher and Dale A. Barnhart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:97
  43. During the COVID-19 response in Norway, many municipalities used the Fiks contact tracing tool (FiksCT) to register positive individuals and follow-up contacts. This tool is based on DHIS2, an open source, web...

    Authors: Hinta Meijerink, Mohamed Shelil, Jagrati Jani-Bølstad, Evy Therese Dvergsdal, Elisabeth Henie Madslien, Madeleine Wilberg, Ragnhild Bassøe Gundersen, Johan Ivar Sæbø, Anne Asmyr Thorseng and Bjørn Gunnar Iversen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:96
  44. Pre-referral treatment aims to stabilize the child’s condition before transferring them to a higher level of healthcare. This study explored pre-referral treatment for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia in childr...

    Authors: Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Jessica Kenney, Andrew Wesuta, Peter Chris Kawungezi, Shem Bwambale, David Ayebare, Stephen Baguma, Fred Bagenda, Geren Stone and Edgar Mulogo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:95
  45. Australian preventive health strategy outlines the importance of preconception health in improving health in the community, across multiple generations and places primary and community healthcare services as a...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Harriet Gibson, Jon Adams and Danielle Schoenaker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:93
  46. Self-management interventions consist of multiple components to support people in the management of medical, emotional, and behavioural aspects of their condition, and aim to improve quality of life, function,...

    Authors: Megan Armstrong, Kate Walters, Nathan Davies, Danielle Nimmons, Jennifer Pigott, Joy Read and Anette Schrag
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:92
  47. The high costs of innovative anticancer drugs hinder a number of cancer patients’ access to these drugs in China. To address this problem, in 2018, the medical insurance access negotiation (MIAN) policy was im...

    Authors: Cui Li, Jingmin Zhu, Linghan Shan, Yingyu Zhou, Gang Liu, Hong Zhu, Qunhong Wu, Yu Cui and Zheng Kang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:90