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  1. Community health committees (CHCs) are mechanisms for community participation in decision-making and overseeing health services in several low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is little research that...

    Authors: Robinson Karuga, Sitara Khan, Maryse Kok, Malkia Moraa, Patrick Mbindyo, Jacqueline Broerse and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1373
  2. Lay counsellors are critical in sustaining access to HIV testing services (HTS) and psychosocial support for persons living with HIV (PLHIV). We aimed to describe the professional and psychosocial profiles of ...

    Authors: Idah Mokhele, Tembeka Sineke, Marnie Vujovic, Robert A.C. Ruiter and Dorina Onoya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1372
  3. The Norwegian health authorities introduced standardized cancer patient pathways (CPPs) in 2015, aiming to reduce practice variations across hospitals and regions, and improve the continuity, coordination and ...

    Authors: Monica Solberg, Geir Vegard Berg and Hege Kristin Andreassen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1371
  4. Individuals seen in Primary Care with behavioral health concerns who decline behavioral health treatment may benefit from the support of peers (consumers in recovery from behavioral health concerns employed to...

    Authors: Emily M. Johnson, Kyle Possemato, Matthew Chinman, Gala True, Jacob Hedges, Brittany N. Hampton, E. Jennifer Edelman and Stephen A. Maisto
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1370
  5. Mental health problems are the most common morbidities of women during the prenatal period. In LMICs mobile phones have been identified as a good vehicle for monitoring individuals with a high risk of mental h...

    Authors: Wabi Temesgen Atinafu, Kefyalew Naniye Tilahun, Tesfahun Melese Yilma, Zeleke Abebaw Mekonnen, Agmasie Damtew Walle and Jibril Bashir Adem
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1368
  6. The hospitalist system has been introduced to improve the quality and safety of inpatient care. As its effectiveness has been confirmed in previous studies, the hospitalist system is spreading in various field...

    Authors: Sun-wook Kim, Jung Hun Ohn, Nak-Hyun Kim, Eun Sun Kim, Yejee Lim, Jongchan Lee, Hye Won Kim, Jiwon Ryu, Hee-Sun Park, Koung Jin Suh, Ji-Won Kim, Jin Won Kim, Se Hyun Kim, Yu Jung Kim, Keun-Wook Lee, Jee Hyun Kim…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1367
  7. In response to the escalating global prevalence of substance use and the specific challenges faced in Northern Ontario, Canada, an Addiction Medicine Unit (AMU) was established at Health Sciences North (HSN) i...

    Authors: Kristen A. Morin, Karla Ghartey, Adele Bodson, Alexandra Sirois and Tara Leary
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1366
  8. Community-based health insurance programs are being acknowledged as effective strategies to attain universal health coverage and mitigate the financial catastrophic shock of the community. Even though Ethiopia...

    Authors: Yonas Abebe and Fanuel Belayneh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1365
  9. The restrictions introduced to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus have also had a direct impact on people with chronic diseases and especially on diseases to which lifestyles are relevant in their control a...

    Authors: Liliana Mahuela, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Lear-Claveras, Fátima Méndez-López, Mario Samper-Pardo, Sandra León-Herrera, Rosa Magallón-Botaya and María Antonia Sánchez-Calavera
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1364
  10. COVID-19 has changed and challenged the way health and maternity care is provided. Midwives are among the first and most influential maternity care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, there is ina...

    Authors: Sedigheh Moghasemi, Elham Adib Moghaddam and Sahar Arab
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1363
  11. This study examines how leadership is provided at the operational level of a health system in a protracted crisis context. Despite advances in medical science and technology, health systems in low- and middle-...

    Authors: Rosine N. Bigirinama, Samuel L. Makali, Mamothena C. Mothupi, Christian Z. Chiribagula, Patricia St Louis, Pacifique L. Mwene-Batu, Ghislain B. Bisimwa, Albert T. Mwembo and Denis G. Porignon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1362
  12. Clinical pharmacists always work as the pivotal role in the process of facilitating the proper use of drug. Based on the person-environment fit theory, the availability of facilities required in pharmaceutical...

    Authors: Rong Cai, Xiaoyu Xi and Yuankai Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1361
  13. Medication prescribing and discontinuation processes are complex and involve the patient, numerous health care professionals, organizations, health information technology (IT). CancelRx is a health IT that aut...

    Authors: Taylor L. Watterson, Jamie A. Stone, Peter C. Kleinschmidt and Michelle A. Chui
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1360
  14. ‘Most patients want to die at home’ is a familiar statement in palliative care. The rate of home deaths is therefore often used as a success criterion. However, providing palliative care and enabling patients ...

    Authors: Bente Ervik, Tom Dønnem and May-Lill Johansen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1359
  15. There is less attention to assessing how health services meet the expectations of private health insurance (PHI) actors, clients, insurers, and providers in developing countries. Interdependently, the expectat...

    Authors: Tonny Tindyebwa, Richard Ssempala, Aloysius Ssennyonjo, Chrispus Mayora, Micheal Muhoozi, Joan Tusabe, Paul Mukama and Ssengooba Freddie
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1358
  16. Globally, the medical and teaching professions are two major professions with the highest prevalence of burnout, and academic physicians bestride the two professions. This study investigated the prevalence and...

    Authors: Kehinde Sunday Oluwadiya, Anthony A. Olasinde, Adekunle Olatayo Adeoti, Oyewole Adeoye, Ibironke Omowunmi Oluwadiya and Innih Asuekome Kadiri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1357
  17. Family carers face challenges that could significantly affect their health and the health of those they care for. However, these challenges are not well documented in low-income settings, including Uganda. We ...

    Authors: Lorna Montgomery, Cyprian Misinde, Alimah Komuhangi, Angela N. Kawooya, Peninah Agaba, Charlene M. McShane, Olinda Santin, Judith Apio, Christopher Jenkins, Florence Githinji, Mandi MacDonald, Florence Nakaggwa and Rose C. Nanyonga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1356
  18. The incidence and mortality rates of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in China have recently increased. This study performed a long-term economic evaluation of the first-line treatment strategi...

    Authors: Yuan Hong, Xichuang Chen, Yuanquan Hong, Xingfang Xiao, Yan Wang, Xiaohong You, Jingyi Mi, Tao Zhou, Panpan Zheng and Zhihu Huang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1355
  19. One in five children with an intellectual disability in the UK display behaviours that challenge. Despite associated impacts on the children themselves, their families, and services, little research has been p...

    Authors: Emma L. Taylor, Paul A. Thompson, Nicholas Manktelow, Samantha Flynn, David Gillespie, Jill Bradshaw, Nick Gore, Ashley Liew, Mark Lovell, Kate Sutton, Caroline Richards, Stavros Petrou, Peter E. Langdon, Gemma Grant, Vivien Cooper, Kate Seers…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1354
  20. People with problems in functioning following severe injury or illness often need multiple and combined interventions in their rehabilitation processes. In these processes, communication and collaboration betw...

    Authors: Randi Skumsnes, Hilde Thygesen and Karen Synne Groven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1353
  21. People who inject drugs (PWID) in Europe are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, chronic viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV), and tuberculosis (TB). We aimed to complement the evidence base on interventions opti...

    Authors: Ilonka Horváth, Otilia Mårdh and Tanja Schwarz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1352
  22. Health service utilization among people living with HIV is vital for their survival and quality of life. This study aims to exploring the determinants influencing health service utilization among people living...

    Authors: Neda SoleimanvandiAzar, Salah Eddin Karimi, Sina Ahmadi, Seyed Fahim Irandoost, Ali Amirkafi and Amir Azimi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1351
  23. Discarding pharmaceuticals in the garbage or into the sewage system are still the most common methods in many countries. This study aims to investigate the guidance provided by pharmacists to customers on the ...

    Authors: Aparecida de Fatima Michelin, Neuza Alves Bonifácio, Walter Bertequini Nagata, Valéria Maria Savoya da Silva, Laura Emilia Michelin Gobbo and Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1350
  24. Despite the great confidence of Western governments in the principles of New Public Management (NPM) and its ability to stimulate “healthcare entrepreneurship”, it is unclear how policies seeking to reform hea...

    Authors: Martijn Pieter van der Steen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1349
  25. Primary care is widely seen as a core component of resilient and sustainable health systems, yet its efficiency is not well understood and there is a lack of evidence about how primary care efficiency is assoc...

    Authors: Valerie Moran, Marc Suhrcke and Ellen Nolte
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1348
  26. mHealth technologies are now widely utilised to support the delivery of secondary prevention programs in heart disease. Interventions with mHealth included have shown a similar efficacy and safety to conventio...

    Authors: Caroline de Moel-Mandel, Chris Lynch, Ayuba Issaka, Justin Braver, Georgios Zisis, Melinda J. Carrington and Brian Oldenburg
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1347
  27. There is a need for scalable clinician education in rational medication prescribing and rational ordering of pathology and imaging to help improve patient safety and enable more efficient utilisation of health...

    Authors: Christine Metusela, Judy Mullan, Conrad Kobel, Joel Rhee, Marijka Batterham, Stephen Barnett and Andrew Bonney
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1346
  28. The early diagnosis and intervention of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients is expected to delay the progression of AD. Delayed treatment will lead to MCI patients missing the best intervention expectatio...

    Authors: Yu-Chen Jiao, Jing Chang, Chang Liu, Shi-Yu Zhou, Yan Ji and Yao Meng
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1345
  29. Medication management has a key role in the daily tasks of home care professionals delivered to older clients in home care. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of using a robot for medication manag...

    Authors: Satu Kajander-Unkuri, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Jouko Katajisto, Mari Kangasniemi and Riitta Turjamaa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1344
  30. Operating rooms (ORs) are one of the costliest units in a hospital, therefore the cumulative consequences of any kind of inefficiency in OR management lead to a significant loss of revenue for the hospital, st...

    Authors: Vahid Riahi, Hamed Hassanzadeh, Sankalp Khanna, Justin Boyle, Faraz Syed, Barbara Biki, Ellen Borkwood and Lianne Sweeney
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1343
  31. In response to concerns about high hospital mortality rates, patient and carer complaints, a Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry was conducted at the request of the UK government. This inquir...

    Authors: Mary Leamy, Sarah Sims, Ros Levenson, Nigel Davies, Sally Brearley, Stephen Gourlay, Giampiero Favato, Fiona Ross and Ruth Harris
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1341
  32. To describe healthcare resource utilization (HCRU) and costs, in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure (HF) according to ejection fraction (EF) in Spain.

    Authors: Carlos Escobar, Beatriz Palacios, Victoria Gonzalez, Martín Gutiérrez, Mai Duong, Hungta Chen, Nahila Justo, Javier Cid-Ruzafa, Ignacio Hernández, Phillip R. Hunt and Juan F. Delgado
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1340
  33. The Family in Intensive Care UnitS (FICUS) trial investigates the clinical effectiveness of a multicomponent, nurse-led interprofessional family support intervention (FSI) and explores its implementation in in...

    Authors: Lotte Verweij, Saskia Oesch and Rahel Naef
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1339
  34. Africa has some of the highest cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates globally. Burkina Faso launched a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for 9-year-old girls in 2022 with support from Ga...

    Authors: Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo, Annick Raissa O. Sidibe, Ghislain Bertrand Compaoré, Relwendé Nacanabo, Orokia Sory, Issa Ouédraogo, Saira Nawaz, Anne E Schuind and Andrew Clark
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1338
  35. The Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial (PDST) evaluated three approaches to screening for undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in community pharmacy: (1) paper-based risk assessment (AUSDRISK) alone; and...

    Authors: Ines Krass, Michael J. Twigg, Bernadette Mitchell, Frances Wilson, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Peta Trinder, Sophy T. F. Shih, Rob Carter, Vincent L. Versace and Kevin McNamara
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1337
  36. The detrimental impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare providers’ psychological health and well-being continue to affect their professional roles and activities, leading to compassion fatigue. The purpose of this r...

    Authors: Anna Garnett, Lucy Hui, Christina Oleynikov and Sheila Boamah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1336
  37. The recent rising health spending intrigued efficiency and cost-based performance measures. However, mortality risk adjustment methods are still under consideration in cost estimation, though methods specific ...

    Authors: Juyoung Kim, Minsu Ock, In-Hwan Oh, Min-Woo Jo, Yoon Kim, Moo-Song Lee and Sang-il Lee
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1334
  38. A major component of emergency medical care is blood. The Gaza Strip has faced repeated wars over the last few years, emphasizing the importance of blood donation even more. This study aims to assess medical s...

    Authors: Muath Alsarafandi, Abd Al-Karim Sammour, Younis Elijla, Belal Aldabbour, Deema Muhaisen, Heba Abu Shiha, Abdalmajid Alasttal, Nour Dalloul and Anas Abuhaiba
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1333
  39. Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in the world, and is associated with significant economic costs for patients and communities. Therefore, the information on the costs of the disease and the identif...

    Authors: Faride Sadat Jalali, Mozhgan Seif, Abdosaleh Jafari, Vahid Zangouri, Khosro Keshavarz and Ramin Ravangard
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1332
  40. Street-connected individuals (SCI) in Kenya experience barriers to accessing HIV care. This pilot study provides proof-of-concept for Enabling Adherence to Treatment (EAT), a combination intervention providing...

    Authors: Mia Kibel, Monicah Nyambura, Lonnie Embleton, Reuben Kiptui, Omar Galárraga, Edith Apondi, David Ayuku and Paula Braitstein
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1331
  41. In response to COVID-19’s first wave, provincial governments rapidly implemented several public health directives, including isolation measures and care facility visitor restrictions, which profoundly affected...

    Authors: Maria Cherba, Laura Funk, Erin Scott, Bora Salman, Andrea Rounce, Corey Mackenzie, Kelli Stajduhar, Carren Dujela, Marian Krawczyk and S. Robin Cohen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1330
  42. Unwarranted practice variation refers to regional differences in treatments that are not driven by patients’ medical needs or preferences. Although it is the subject of numerous studies, most research focuses ...

    Authors: Luca Schippa, Katalin Gaspar, Eric van der Hijden and Xander Koolman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1329
  43. The Saudi Arabian Vision 2030 encompasses the Health Sector Transformation Program (HSTP), an initiative aimed at enhancing the accessibility, affordability, and quality of healthcare, with a strong emphasis o...

    Authors: Arwa Abdulrahman Althumairi, Fatmah Muhammad Bukhari, Layan Bassam Awary and Duaa Aljabri
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1328
  44. Across healthcare systems, current health policies promote interprofessional teamwork. Compared to single-profession general practitioner care, interprofessional primary healthcare teams are expected to posses...

    Authors: Birgit Abelsen, Kine Pedersen, Hanna Isabel Løyland and Emilie Aandahl
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1327
  45. Unprofessional behaviours (UB) between healthcare staff are rife in global healthcare systems, negatively impacting staff wellbeing, patient safety and care quality. Drivers of UBs include organisational, situ...

    Authors: Justin Avery Aunger, Jill Maben, Ruth Abrams, Judy M. Wright, Russell Mannion, Mark Pearson, Aled Jones and Johanna I. Westbrook
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1326
  46. The World Trade Center Health Program (Program) provides limited health care to those directly affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Because of physical/mental trauma arising from the 9/11 attacks, Program m...

    Authors: Ruiling Liu, Geoffrey M. Calvert, Kristi R. Anderson, Helen Malcolm, Lauren Cimineri, Hannah Dupont and Marisol Martinez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1323
  47. Informal and unregulated rural medical practitioners (RMPs) provide healthcare services to about two-thirds of people in Bangladesh, although their service is assumed to be substandard by qualified providers. ...

    Authors: Hasnat Sujon, Mohammad Habibur Rahman Sarker, Aftab Uddin, Shakila Banu, Mohammod Rafiqul Islam, Md. Ruhul Amin, Md. Shabab Hossain, Md. Fazle Alahi, Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Syed Jafar Raza Rizvi, Mohammad Zahirul Islam and Md. Nazim Uzzaman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:1322