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  1. The most recent World Medicines Situation Report published in 2011 found substantial medicine availability and affordability challenges across WHO regions, including Africa. Since publication of the 2011 repor...

    Authors: Jeff Lane, Hilma Nakambale, Asha Kadakia, Yoswa Dambisya, Andy Stergachis and Walter Denis Odoch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:91
  2. Interprofessional care teams collaborate to provide care to patients in hospitals to ensure their full recovery. To provide quality patient care, healthcare workers must have a comprehensive understanding of e...

    Authors: Susi Afrianti Rahayu, Sunu Widianto, Irma Ruslina Defi and Rizky Abdulah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:83
  3. Adolescents in low-middle-income countries often face limited access to health information and services due to several different factors. Ineffective communication between healthcare providers and adolescents ...

    Authors: Josephine Uzayisenga, Augustin Nshimiyimana, Gerard Kaberuka, Marie Laetitia Ishimwe Bazakare, Valens Mbarushimana, Madeleine Mukeshimana, Aimable Musafili and Laetitia Nyirazinyoye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:82
  4. Improvement and access to quality healthcare are a global agenda. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-3) is committed to ensuring good health and well-being of the people by 2030. However, this commitment heavil...

    Authors: Richard F. Msacky
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:81
  5. Globally, 56.8 million people are living with hepatitis C and over three-quarters of those reside in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Barriers and enablers to hepatitis C care among people who inject d...

    Authors: Bridget Draper, Win Lei Yee, Anna Bowring, Win Naing, Khin Pyone Kyi, Hla Htay, Jessica Howell, Margaret Hellard and Alisa Pedrana
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:80
  6. Professional role substitution models of care have emerged as a key strategy to address increasing healthcare demand. Gaining insights from those actively engaged in the process of these models’ implementation...

    Authors: Rumbidzai N. Mutsekwa, Katrina L. Campbell, Russell Canavan, Rebecca L. Angus, Liza-Jane McBride and Joshua M. Byrnes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:79
  7. Several guideline organizations produce patient versions of clinical practice guidelines (PVGs) which translate recommendations into simple language. A former study of our working group revealed that few guide...

    Authors: Nora Meyer, Julia Hauprich, Jessica Breuing, Irma Hellbrecht, Sarah Wahlen, Nadja Könsgen, Stefanie Bühn, Monika Becker, Susanne Blödt, Günther Carl, Markus Follmann, Stefanie Frenz, Thomas Langer, Monika Nothacker, Corinna Schaefer and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:78
  8. Adverse events (AEs) that occur in hospitals remain a challenge worldwide, and especially in intensive care units (ICUs) where they are more likely to occur. Monitoring of AEs can provide insight into the stat...

    Authors: Mohamed Ayoub Tlili, Wiem Aouicha, Nikoloz Gambashidze, Asma Ben Cheikh, Jihene Sahli, Matthias Weigl, Ali Mtiraoui, Souad Chelbi, Houyem Said Laatiri and Manel Mallouli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:77
  9. Frailty is a complex condition that primary care providers (PCPs) are managing in increasing numbers, yet there is no clear guidance or training for frailty care.

    Authors: Sathya Karunananthan, Giovanni Bonacci, Celeste Fung, Allen Huang, Benoit Robert, Tess McCutcheon, Deanne Houghton, Ramtin Hakimjavadi, Erin Keely and Clare Liddy
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:76
  10. Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has proven to be an invaluable tool in the practice of cardiology. Patients who have undergone CIED surgery with local anesthesia may result in fear, insecurity a...

    Authors: Min Zhou, Huilin Zhou, Xiong Zhang, Xiaorong Jin, Xu Su, Yangjuan Bai, Wei Wei, Yimei Zhang and Fang Ma
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:73
  11. Pregnant women belong to the special population of drug therapy, and their physiological state, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are significantly different from the general population. Drug safety during...

    Authors: Shan Wu, Qinan Yin, Liuyun Wu, Yue Wu, Nan Yu, Junfeng Yan and Yuan Bian
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:72
  12. Multi-disciplinary behavioral research on acute care teams has focused on understanding how teams work and on identifying behaviors characteristic of efficient and effective team performance. We aimed to defin...

    Authors: Sandra Keller, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Franziska Tschan, Nick Sevdalis, Ruth M. Löllgen, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lauren R. Kennedy-Metz, Walter Eppich, Norbert K. Semmer, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Karin Pukk Härenstam and Martine C. de Bruijne
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:71
  13. Although the Ethiopian government has implemented a community-based health insurance (CBHI) program, community enrollment and clients’ satisfaction have not been well investigated in Gondar Zuria district, Nor...

    Authors: Ashenafi Kibret Sendekie, Ayenew Hailu Gebremichael and Melkamu Workie Tadesse
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:70
  14. Post-hospitalization remote patient monitoring (RPM) has potential to improve health outcomes for high-risk patients with chronic medical conditions. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to whi...

    Authors: Samantha Harris, Kayla Paynter, Megan Guinn, Julie Fox, Nathan Moore, Thomas M. Maddox and Patrick G. Lyons
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:69
  15. Access to correct and up to date medication information is crucial for effective patient treatment. However, persistent discrepancies exist. This study examines the experiences and challenges health profession...

    Authors: Bo Wang and Unn Sollid Manskow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:68
  16. The growing demand for electrophysiology (EP) treatment in China presents a challenge for current EP care delivery systems. This study constructed a discrete event simulation (DES) model of an inpatient EP car...

    Authors: Wenjuan Lin, Lin Zhang, Shuqing Wu, Fang Yang, Yueqing Zhang, Xiaoying Xu, Fei Zhu, Zhen Fei, Lihua Shentu and Yi Han
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:67
  17. Effective stakeholder engagement in health research is increasingly being recognised and promoted as an important pathway to closing the gap between knowledge production and its use in health systems. However,...

    Authors: Genevie Fernandes, Siân Williams, Peymané Adab, Nicola Gale, Corina de Jong, Jaime Correia de Sousa, KK Cheng, Chunhua Chi, Brendan G. Cooper, Andrew P. Dickens, Alexandra Enocson, Amanda Farley, Kate Jolly, Sue Jowett, Maka Maglakelidze, Tamaz Maghlakelidze…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:66
  18. Quality indicators are standardized, evidence-based measures of health care quality. Currently, there is no basic set of quality indicators for chiropractic care published in peer-reviewed literature. The goal...

    Authors: Robert Vining, Jennifer Smith, Brian Anderson, Zachary Almquist and Danveshka Wong
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:65
  19. The field of health has been facing challenges with fraudulent practices and the prevalence of “quack medicine”. Many cases have given rise to this issue. Therefore, this study aims to comprehensively investig...

    Authors: Ali Amir-Azodi, Mohammad Setayesh, Mohammad Bazyar, Mina Ansari and Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:64
  20. With the purpose of improving healthcare, past research has examined the link between healthcare utilization and attachment. It is suggested that an individual’s attachment style influences both the quality of...

    Authors: I. Schmalbach, G. H. Franke, W. Häuser, B. Strauss, K. Petrowski and Elmar Brähler
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:63
  21. People with disabilities (PWD) have different health service needs and different factors affect the utilization of these services. Therefore, the aim of this present study was to identify determinants of inpat...

    Authors: Badriyeh Karami, Satar Rezaei, Hadi Darvishi Gillan, Shahram Akbari, Raheleh Maleki, Fardin Moradi, Faramarz Jalili, Mohammad Karami and Shahin Soltani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:62
  22. There are few community-level behaviors change interventions for reducing diabetes and hypertension risk in Africa, despite increasing cases of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Thus, this study was...

    Authors: Lancina Doumbia, Sally Findley, Hamidou Oumar Ba, Bonkana Maiga, Aissata Ba, Rokiatou Koné Béréthé, Hadja Madjè Sangaré, S Patrick Kachur, Stéphane Besançon and Seydou Doumbia
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:61
  23. Gradually, society has shifted more services online, with COVID-19 highlighting digital inequalities in access to services such as healthcare. Older adults can experience such digital inequalities, yet this gr...

    Authors: Ayse Aslan, Freda Mold, Harm van Marwijk and Jo Armes
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:60
  24. A Meningitis and Encephalitis Surveillance (MERIN) was implemented in 2003 in Lower Saxony, Germany as an alternative to acute flaccid paralyses surveillance, as the latter did not reach WHO sensitivity criter...

    Authors: Anna Łuczyńska, Konrad Beyrer, Ina Holle, Armin Baillot, Masyar Monazahian, Johannes Dreesman, Elke Mertens and Sophie Rettenbacher-Riefler
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:59
  25. Health-promoting behaviors have been noticed recently as one of the most critical factors in raising life expectancy, which can be formed during adolescence. Thus, the current scoping review aimed to identify ...

    Authors: Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Leila Doshmangir, Najibeh Khoshmaram, Elham Shakibazadeh, Hosein Mashhadi Abdolahi and Roghayeh Khabiri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:58
  26. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the process by which microbes evolve mechanisms to survive the medicines designed to destroy them i.e. antimicrobials (AMs). Despite being a natural process, AMR is being hast...

    Authors: Ayuska Parajuli, Lidis Garbovan, Basudev Bhattarai, Abriti Arjyal, Sushil Baral, Paul Cooke, Sophia Latham, Dani J. Barrington, Jessica Mitchell and Rebecca King
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:57
  27. Community-based health programmes have been a cornerstone of primary care in Laos for decades. The study presented here aimed to document prospects for the development of current programmes, considering percep...

    Authors: Marco Liverani, Khampheng Phongluxa, Koukeo Phommasone, Rusheng Chew, Arjun Chandna, Tiengkham Pongvongsa, Mayfong Mayxay, Sengchanh Kounnavong, Elizabeth Ashley and Yoel Lubell
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:55
  28. Despite three decades of policy initiatives to improve integration of health care, delivery of health care in New Zealand remains fragmented, and health inequities persist for Māori and other high priority pop...

    Authors: Kanchan M Sharma, Peter B Jones, Jacqueline Cumming and Lesley Middleton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:54
  29. The National Health Service Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission programme in England (known as the NHS Low Calorie Diet programme when piloted) was established to support people living with excess weight and Typ...

    Authors: Susan Jones, Tamara J Brown, Patricia Watson, Catherine Homer, Charlotte Freeman, Chirag Bakhai and Louisa Ells
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:53
  30. Lockdown measure has been utilized widely to mitigate COVID-19 pandemic transmission and recently during the 2022 Sudan Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Uganda. These have setback effects on the continuity of e...

    Authors: Mudarshiru Bbuye, Stella Zawedde Muyanja, Isaac Sekitoleko, Roma Padalkar, Nicole Robertson, Madeline Helwig, Dennis Hopkinson, Trishul Siddharthan and Peter Jackson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:52
  31. Advance care planning (ACP) is becoming increasingly important in medical care. Some suggest standardized approaches to initiate ACP with all older adults. However, the idea of patient-centered care suggests m...

    Authors: Heike Gerger, Anneke van Dijk-de Vries, Albine Moser, Inge Jochem, Marja Veenstra, Marieke Perry and Marloes van Bokhoven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:51
  32. Despite significant progress in health technology and growing interest among countries in incorporating telemedicine into healthcare delivery, its usage remains limited in Iran. The aim of this study is to inv...

    Authors: Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini, Shiva Abdolahnejad Boushehri and Khalil Alimohammadzadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:50
  33. International medical travel or medical tourism is not a new phenomenon in many countries, including among Indonesians. Indonesia is reported as a major source of patients from the lower, middle, to upper clas...

    Authors: Gregorius Abanit Asa, Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Caitlan McLean and Paul Russell Ward
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:49
  34. Engagement in care is important for people living with HIV (PLH) to achieve optimal outcomes. Several strategies have been developed to improve client flow through the HIV care cascade, specifically targeting ini...

    Authors: Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Saranee Fernando, Chloe Lee, Maureen Owino, Cynthia Youssef and M. Elizabeth Snow
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:48
  35. Hospitals, as complex organizations with clinical, financial, and social functions, face different barriers to providing high-quality and safe services at reasonable costs. Various initiatives have been carrie...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Jalilvand, Ahmad Reza Raeisi and Nasrin Shaarbafchizadeh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:47
  36. Promoting safe and efficient transitions of care is critical to reducing readmission rates and associated costs and improving the quality of patient care. A growing body of literature suggests that transitiona...

    Authors: Stefano Landi, Maria Martina Panella and Chiara Leardini
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:46
  37. Families with children who have life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses often prefer to receive care at home to maintain a sense of normalcy. However, caring for children at home is different from caring f...

    Authors: Judith Schröder, Kirsti Riiser and Heidi Holmen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:45
  38. Hospital Examination Reservation System (HERS) was designed for reducing appointment examination waiting time and enhancing patients’ medical satisfaction in China, but implementing HERS would encounter many d...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Yingjie Ma, Jian Mao, Jingyan Song, Mingzhao Xiao, Qinghua Zhao, Fang Yuan and Lei Hu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:44
  39. South Africa maintains an integrated health system where syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STI) is the standard of care. An estimated 2 million cases of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoea...

    Authors: Lindsey de Vos, Joseph Daniels, Avuyonke Gebengu, Laura Mazzola, Birgitta Gleeson, Benjamin Blümel, Jérémie Piton, Mandisa Mdingi, Ranjana M.S. Gigi, Cecilia Ferreyra, Jeffrey D. Klausner and Remco P.H. Peters
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:43
  40. With the escalating burden of chronic disease and multimorbidity in India, owing to its ageing population and overwhelming health needs, the Indian Health care delivery System (HDS) is under constant pressure ...

    Authors: Moonis Mirza, Madhur Verma, Arun Aggarwal, Sidhartha Satpathy, Soumya Swaroop Sahoo and Rakesh Kakkar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:42
  41. The period after a child is discharged from hospital is generally described as challenging for the parents. Their satisfaction with the health services received is an important indicator of the quality of care...

    Authors: Sarah Foldager Jeppesen, Rúnar Vilhjálmsson, Helene Åvik Persson and Inger Kristensson Hallström
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:41
  42. Sepsis is associated with about 20% of deaths worldwide. It often presents with non-specific initial symptoms, making its emergency treatment an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral challenge. Three in four se...

    Authors: Carolin Fleischmann-Struzek, Norman Rose, Bianka Ditscheid, Lea Draeger, Patrik Dröge, Antje Freytag, Ludwig Goldhahn, Lena Kannengießer, Aurelia Kimmig, Claudia Matthäus-Krämer, Thomas Ruhnke, Konrad Reinhart, Peter Schlattmann, Konrad Schmidt, Josephine Storch, Ruben Ulbrich…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:40
  43. As the Canadian population ages and the prevalence of chronic illnesses increases, delivering high-quality care to individuals with advanced life limiting illnesses becomes more challenging. Community-based na...

    Authors: Sarah Scruton, Grace Warner, Cynthia Kendell, Kathryn Pfaff, Kelli Stajduhar, Linda Patrick, Carren Dujela, Faith Fauteux and Robin Urquhart
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:39
  44. No-show to medical appointments has significant adverse effects on healthcare systems and their clients. Using machine learning to predict no-shows allows managers to implement strategies such as overbooking a...

    Authors: Carolina Deina, Flavio S. Fogliatto, Giovani J. C. da Silveira and Michel J. Anzanello
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:37
  45. New Public Management-inspired reforms in the Norwegian hospital sector have introduced several features from the private sector into a predominantly public healthcare system. Since the late 1990s, several ref...

    Authors: Nils Arne Lindaas, Kjartan Sarheim Anthun and Jon Magnussen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:36
  46. Female condoms protect against unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV; however, their uptake is very low in South Africa. Nurses are frontline healthcare workers and are...

    Authors: Enwongo Ettang, Parimalaranie Yogeswaran and Oladele Vincent Adeniyi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:35
  47. Translation into clinical practice for use of intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for the management of ischemic stroke remains a challenge especially across low- and middle-income countries, with regional inconsis...

    Authors: Wen Yea Hwong, Sock Wen Ng, Seng Fah Tong, Norazida Ab Rahman, Wan Chung Law, Sing Keat Wong, Santhi Datuk Puvanarajah, Aisyah Mohd Norzi, Fiona Suling Lian and Sheamini Sivasampu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:34