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  1. This paper discusses the critical importance of epidemic preparedness and innovations in digital health care by examining the transformative impact on speech-language pathology (SLP) services in a specialist o...

    Authors: Abdullah Amro, Hanan Abdallah Kotkot, Yahia Albobali, Prem Chandra and Yasser Saeed Khan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:673
  2. Adolescents living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have an increased risk of depression, negatively affecting their adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and treatment outcomes. Integrating mental ...

    Authors: Tasiana Njau, Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Bruno Sunguya, Agape Minja, Sylvia Kaaya and Abebaw Fekadu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:672
  3. Neonatal jaundice is a common condition that can lead to brain damage and disabilities when severe cases go undetected. Low- and middle-income countries often lack accurate methods for detecting neonatal jaund...

    Authors: Gabriela Jiménez-Díaz, Anders Aune, Jesús Elizarrarás-Rivas, Lobke M. Gierman, Martina Keitsch, Anna Marcuzzi and Jennifer J. Infanti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:671
  4. Despite advances in cancer research and treatment, the burden of cancer is not evenly distributed. People experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage have higher rates of cancer, later stage at diagnoses, and are ...

    Authors: Amber Bourgeois, Tara Horrill, Ashley Mollison, Eleah Stringer, Leah K. Lambert and Kelli Stajduhar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:670
  5. Parent-infant interaction is highly recommended during the preterm infant hospitalisation period in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Integrating culturally sensitive healthcare during hospitalisation o...

    Authors: Madimetja J. Nyaloko, Welma Lubbe, Salaminah S. Moloko-Phiri and Khumoetsile D. Shopo
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:669
  6. Government-led, population-wide initiatives are crucial for advancing the management of hypertension − a leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. An urban population health initia...

    Authors: Marta S. Palmeirim, Yara C. Baxter, Mariana Silveira, Rafael V. Maggion, Beatriz Aquino, Álvaro Avezum, Jasmina Saric, Louise Morgan, Luciano F. Drager, Luiz A. Bortolotto, Suely Miya S. Rollemberg, Marcia M. C. de Lima, Edmir P. R. Albuquerque, Olivia Jones, Peter Steinmann, Theresa Reiker…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:668
  7. In 2016, Uganda added Hydroxyurea (HU) to the list of essential drugs to treat sickle cell disease SCD. However, Hydroxyurea utilization has been low for several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This study exa...

    Authors: Priscilla Namaganda, Patience Nantume, Kelvin Roland Mubiru, Adelliine Twimukye and Christine Sekaggya Wiltshire
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:666
  8. Using claims data to identify a predominant prenatal care (PNC) provider is not always straightforward, but it is essential for assessing access, cost, and outcomes. Previous algorithms applied plurality (prov...

    Authors: Songyuan Deng, Samantha Renaud and Kevin J. Bennett
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:665
  9. Reproductive health service (RHS) helps for people to have a delighted and safe sex through their life journey. It enables especially for women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples...

    Authors: Molalign Gualu Gobena and Yihenew Mitiku Alemu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:664
  10. Vaccines play a crucial role in eradicating and containing disease outbreaks. Therefore, understanding the reasons behind vaccine refusal and associated factors is essential for improving vaccine acceptance ra...

    Authors: Nasimu Kyakuwa, Andrew Abaasa, Simon Mpooya, Hamza Kalutte, Christine Atuhairwe, Laurent Perez and Bernard Kikaire
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:663
  11. Nurses turnover intention, representing the extent to which nurses express a desire to leave their current positions, is a critical global public health challenge. This issue significantly affects the healthca...

    Authors: Eshetu Elfios, Israel Asale, Merid Merkine, Temesgen Geta, Kidist Ashager, Getachew Nigussie, Ayele Agena, Bizuayehu Atinafu, Eskindir Israel and Teketel Tesfaye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:662
  12. Deprescribing is a clinical intervention aimed at managing polypharmacy and improving older adults’ health outcomes. However, evidence suggests that healthcare professionals (HCPs) may face challenges in imple...

    Authors: Sule Ajibola Saka and Tolulope Ruth Osineye
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:661
  13. Difficulty obtaining a dermatological consultation is an obstacle to the early diagnosis of melanoma. On the one hand, patients survival depends on the lesion thickness at the time of diagnosis. On the other h...

    Authors: Céline Bouton, Héloïse Schmeltz, Charlotte Lévèque, Aurélie Gaultier, Gaëlle Quereux, Brigitte Dreno, JM Nguyen and Cédric Rat
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:660
  14. Healthcare facility characteristics, such as ownership, size, and location, have been associated with patient outcomes. However, it is not known whether the outcomes of healthcare workers are associated with t...

    Authors: Jay B. Lusk, Pratik Manandhar, Laine E. Thomas and Emily C. O’Brien
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:659
  15. The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) has maintained a longstanding partnership with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to ...

    Authors: Kelsie H. Okamura, David Jackson, Danielle L. Carreira Ching, Da Eun Suh, Tia L. R. Hartsock, Puanani J. Hee and Scott K. Shimabukuro
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:658
  16. Infection prevention and control (IPC) research has long neglected the home healthcare sector with its unique challenges. This study aimed to gain an understanding of the barriers to the implementation of infe...

    Authors: Lisa Brockhaus, Claudia Lötscher and Niklaus Daniel Labhardt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:657
  17. An increasingly complex healthcare system entails an urgent need for competent and resilient leadership. However, there is a lack of extensive research on leadership development within healthcare. The knowledg...

    Authors: Trude Anita Hartviksen, Rita Solbakken, Lars Strauman and Inger-Lise Magnussen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:656
  18. Primary care needs to find strategies to deal with today’s societal challenges and continue to deliver efficient and high-quality care. Employee-driven innovation is increasingly gaining ground as an accessibl...

    Authors: Sarah Samuelson, Sandra Pennbrant, Ann Svensson and Irene Svenningsson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:655
  19. Research on disaster preparedness in public hospitals is limited, and specialised units such as obstetric departments need to be even more prepared when rendering health care to vulnerable populations. Disaste...

    Authors: Carla Horn, Nokwanda Edith Bam and Molekodi Jacob Matsipane
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:654
  20. Implicit absenteeism is very common among nurses. Poor perceived social support of intensive care unit nurses has a negative impact on their mental and physical health. There is evidence that lack of occupatio...

    Authors: Qin Lin, Mengxue Fu, Kun Sun, Linfeng Liu, Pei Chen, Ling Li, Yanping Niu and Jijun Wu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:653
  21. Strong growth in graduate supply from health, welfare and care courses across Australia may bode well for easing rural workforce shortages. However, little is known about the employment opportunities available...

    Authors: Belinda Jessup, Fiona Proudfoot, Merylin Cross and Tony Barnett
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:652
  22. Efficient healthcare delivery and access to specialized care rely heavily on a well-established healthcare sector referral system. However, the referral system faces significant challenges in developing nation...

    Authors: Mohammad Jahid Hasan, Md. Abdur Rafi, Nahida Hannan Nishat, Ima Islam, Nusrat Afrin, Bikona Ghosh, Etminan Kabir, Samiha Zaman Akhter, Maisha Zaman Poushi, Saadi Abdullah Bin Shahnoor, Jannatul Fardous, Tamanna Tabassum, Sadia Islam, Sumiya Bent Kalam, Mehjabeen Tasnuva Aslam and Taufique Joarder
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:651
  23. Approximately 3.9 million persons worldwide have young-onset dementia. Symptoms related to young-onset dementia present distinct challenges related to finances, employment, and family. To provide tailored supp...

    Authors: Fanny Kårelind, Deborah Finkel, Steven H Zarit, Helle Wijk, Therese Bielsten and Linda Johansson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:649
  24. Suicide poses a major public health challenge, claiming around 650 lives annually in Norway. There is limited understanding of mental healthcare utilization patterns preceding suicide, particularly relating to...

    Authors: Carine Øien-Ødegaard, Solveig Tobie Glestad Christiansen, Lars Johan Hauge, Kim Stene-Larsen, Sissel Marguerite Bélanger, Espen Bjertness and Anne Reneflot
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:648
  25. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at heightened risk for HIV acquisition, yet they may delay or avoid HIV testing due to intersectional stigma experienced at the healthcare facility (HCF). Few validated scal...

    Authors: Emmanuel A. Oga, Melissa A. Stockton, Gamji R. Abu-Ba’are, Richard Vormawor, Emmanuel Mankattah, Stacy Endres-Dighe, Ryan Richmond, Sangchoon Jeon, Carmen H. Logie, Emma Baning, Khalida Saalim, Kwasi Torpey, Laron E. Nelson and Laura Nyblade
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:647
  26. During the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous long-term care (LTC) homes faced restrictions that prevented face-to-face visits. To address this challenge and maintain family connections, many LTC homes facilitated th...

    Authors: Marie-Soleil Hardy, Chaimaa Fanaki, Camille Savoie, Machelle Wilchesky, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Maude Laberge, Vincent Couture, André Côté, Clémence Dallaire, Philippe Voyer, Maria Cecilia Gallani, Bernadette Dallaire and Éric Gagnon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:646
  27. Social prescribing (SP) is a non-clinical approach, most commonly based in healthcare units, that aims to address non-medical health-related social needs by connecting individuals with community-based services...

    Authors: Andreia Costa, Joana Henriques, Violeta Alarcão, Teresa Madeira, Ana Virgolino, Marie J. Polley, Adriana Henriques, Rodrigo Feteira-Santos, Miguel Arriaga and Paulo Nogueira
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:645
  28. This paper aims to instigate discussion and publication of methodologies applied to enhance quality management through comprehensive scientific reports. It provides a detailed description of the design, implem...

    Authors: Bruna Vieira Fernandes, Natália Luiza Kops, Luana Giongo Pedrotti, Tássia Rolim Camargo and Eliana Marcia Wendland
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:644
  29. School and Community-embedded reproductive health interventions have been implemented in developing countries, with evidence that they led to improved sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. However,...

    Authors: Aloysius Odii, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:643
  30. Several studies have been conducted with the 1.0 version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) in Norway and globally. The 2.0 version has not been translated and tested in Norwegian hospit...

    Authors: Espen Olsen, Seth Ayisi Junior Addo, Susanne Sørensen Hernes, Marit Halonen Christiansen, Arvid Steinar Haugen and Ann-Chatrin Linqvist Leonardsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:642
  31. The ongoing crisis in Syria has divided the country, leading to significant deterioration of the healthcare infrastructure and leaving millions of people struggling with poor socioeconomic conditions. Conseque...

    Authors: Orwa Al-Abdulla, Aliye Aslı Sonsuz, Maher Alaref, Bakor Albakor and Jussi Kauhanen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:641
  32. Despite efforts to enhance the quality of medication prescribing in outpatient settings, potentially inappropriate prescribing remains common, particularly in unscheduled settings where patients can present wi...

    Authors: Michael J. Ward, Michael E. Matheny, Melissa D. Rubenstein, Kemberlee Bonnet, Chloe Dagostino, David G. Schlundt, Shilo Anders, Thomas Reese and Amanda S. Mixon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:640
  33. Violence in the healthcare workplace has been a global concern for over two decades, with a high prevalence of violence towards healthcare workers reported. Workplace violence has become a healthcare quality i...

    Authors: Elizabeth Lin, Mais Malhas, Emmanuel Bratsalis, Kendra Thomson, Fabienne Hargreaves, Kayle Donner, Heba Baig, Rhonda Boateng, Rajlaxmi Swain, Mary Benisha Benadict and Louis Busch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:639
  34. In Japan, over 450 public health centers played a central role in the operation of the local public health system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to identify key issues for improving the...

    Authors: Kosuke Sakai, Yu Igarashi, Shuji Tounai, Chika Shirai, Yoko Tsurugi, Fumihiko Kakuno, Yukako Komasa, Maya Fujimura, Mika Uruha, Koji Mori and Seiichiro Tateishi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:636
  35. In healthcare, regulation of professions is an important tool to protect the public. With increasing regulation however, professions find themselves under increasing scrutiny. Recently there has also been cons...

    Authors: Mark McJury
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:635
  36. Multisectoral collaboration is essential for advancing primary health care (PHC). In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), limited institutional capacities, governance issues, and inadequate stakeholder en...

    Authors: Shalini Singh, Emily Miller and Svea Closser
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:634
  37. Care coordination is crucial to ensure the health of individuals with serious mental illness. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze an inclusive innovation process for coordinating municipal health...

    Authors: Jorunn Nærland Skjærpe, Tatiana Aleksandrovna Iakovleva and Marianne Storm
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:633
  38. Ensuring equal access to medicines and their appropriate and safe use at reasonable costs are core functions of health systems. Despite that, few descriptions of national medicines policies' development proces...

    Authors: Heidi Tahvanainen, Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Katri Hämeen-Anttila, Ulla Närhi, Taina Mäntyranta, Anna-Riia Holmström and Marja Airaksinen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:631
  39. Increased survival from traumatic injury has led to a higher demand for follow-up care when patients are discharged from hospital. It is currently unclear how follow-up care following major trauma is provided ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wake, Jamie Ranse, Don Campbell, Belinda Gabbe and Andrea P. Marshall
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:630
  40. Emergency departments (ED) worldwide have to cope with rising patient numbers. Low-acuity consulters who could receive a more suitable treatment in primary care (PC) increase caseloads, and lack of PC attachme...

    Authors: Lisa Kümpel, Sarah Oslislo, Rebecca Resendiz Cantu, Martin Möckel, Christoph Heintze and Felix Holzinger
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:629
  41. In the quest for quality antenatal care (ANC) and positive pregnancy experience, the value of comprehensive woman hand-held case notes cannot be emphasised enough. However, the woman’s health passport book in ...

    Authors: Leonard Mndala, Chifundo Kondoni, Luis Gadama, Catherine Bamuya, Annie Kuyere, Bertha Maseko, Fannie Kachale, Mtisunge Joshua Gondwe, David Lissauer and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:628
  42. The COVID-19 pandemic control strategies disrupted the smooth delivery of essential health services (EHS) globally. Limited evidence exists on the health systems lens approach to analyzing the challenges encou...

    Authors: Segun Bello, Rachel Neill, Ayodele S Jegede, Eniola A. Bamgboye, Mobolaji M. Salawu, Rotimi Felix Afolabi, Charles Nzelu, Ngozi Azodo, Anthony Adoghe, Munirat Ogunlayi, Saudatu Umma Yaradua, William Wang, Anne Liu and Olufunmilayo I. Fawole
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:625
  43. The emergence of several SARS-CoV-2 variants may necessitate an annual COVID-19 booster vaccine. This study aimed to evaluate healthcare workers' (HCWs) acceptance of a COVID-19 yearly booster vaccine if recom...

    Authors: Beesan Maraqa, Zaher Nazzal, Hassan Baroud, Mahmoud Douden, Yousef El Hamshary and Tala Jalamneh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:624
  44. A quarter of all 30-day readmissions involve fragmented care, where patients return to a different hospital than their original admission; these readmissions are associated with increased in-hospital mortality...

    Authors: Sara Turbow, Tiffany Walker, Steven Culler and Mohammed K. Ali
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2024 24:622