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  1. Community paramedicine programs (i.e., physician-directed preventive care by emergency medical services personnel embedded in communities) offer a novel approach to community-based health care. Project Swaddle...

    Authors: Laura M. Schwab-Reese, Lynette M. Renner, Hannah King, R. Paul Miller, Darren Forman, Joshua S. Krumenacker and Andrea L. DeMaria

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1167

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  2. Patient navigators have been introduced across various countries to enable timely access to healthcare services and to ensure completion of diagnosis and follow-up of care. There is an increasing evidence on t...

    Authors: Hannah Budde, Gemma A. Williams, Juliane Winkelmann, Laura Pfirter and Claudia B. Maier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1166

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  3. Social Prescribing (SP) is an innovative strategy to respond to the non-clinical health needs of the population. A Social Prescribing Local System (SPLS) can be defined as a set of joined community, health, an...

    Authors: A. Costa, J. Lopes, C. J. Sousa, O. Santos, A. Virgolino, P. Nogueira, A. Henriques, P. Seabra, C. Capitão, R. Martins, M. Arriaga and V. Alarcão

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1164

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  4. The study set out to give an in-depth intersection of geo, eco-socio exposition of the factors relating to geography, healthcare supply and utilization in an island setting. This analysis is informed by what h...

    Authors: Japheth Nkiriyehe Kwiringira, James Mugisha, Mathias Akugizibwe and Paulino Ariho

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1163

    Content type: Research

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  5. Bouldering-Psychotherapy (BPT) has proven to effectively reduce depressive symptoms, but evidence on its cost-effectiveness is lacking. Corresponding information is paramount to support health policy decision ...

    Authors: Larissa Schwarzkopf, Lisa Dorscht, Ludwig Kraus and Katharina Luttenberger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1162

    Content type: Research

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  6. Several health care systems internationally have implemented protocolised sepsis recognition and treatment bundles for children to improve outcomes, as recommended by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Successful ...

    Authors: Amanda Harley, Luregn J. Schlapbach, Paula Lister, Debbie Massey, Patricia Gilholm and Amy N. B. Johnston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1161

    Content type: Research

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  7. Almost all maternal deaths and related morbidities occur in low-income countries. Childbirth supervised by a skilled provider in a health facility is a key intervention to prevent maternal and perinatal morbid...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, David Mukunya, Milton W. Musaba, Joseph Kawuki and Freddy Eric Kitutu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1160

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS) are nurse-administered clinical assessment tools utilizing vital signs and patient signs and symptoms to screen for patients at risk for clinical deterioration.1–3 When utili...

    Authors: David Mills, Alexis Schmid, Mohammad Najajreh, Ahmad Al Nasser, Yara Awwad, Kholoud Qattush, Michael C. Monuteaux, Joel Hudgins, Zeena Salman and Michelle Niescierenko

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1159

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The SARS-COV-2 pandemic provides a natural intervention to assess practical priority setting and internal evaluation of specific health services, such as radiological services. Norway makes an excellent case a...

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann, Eivind Richter Andersen and Elin Kjelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1158

    Content type: Research

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  10. Demographic changes are leading to an ageing population in Europe. People are becoming more dependent on digital technologies and health ministries invest increasingly in digitalisation. Societal digital deman...

    Authors: Moonika Raja, Jorunn Bjerkan, Ingjerd G. Kymre, Kathleen T. Galvin and Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1157

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The aim of the third WHO challenge released in 2017 was to attain a global commitment to lessen the severity and to prevent medication-related harm by 50% within the next five years. To achieve this goal, comp...

    Authors: Agani Afaya, Kennedy Diema Konlan and Hyunok Kim Do

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1156

    Content type: Research

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  12. Understanding patient preferences in emergency departments (EDs) can provide useful information to enhance patient-centred care and improve patient’s experience in hospitals. This study sought to find evidence...

    Authors: Dorrin Aghajani Nargesi, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Mohammadhasan Javadi Pakdel, Elham Gheysvandi and Enayatollah Homaie Rad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1155

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  13. Antigen-based lateral flow devices (LFDs) offer the potential of widespread rapid testing. The scientific literature has primarily focused on mathematical modelling of their use and test performance characteri...

    Authors: Patrick Kierkegaard, Massimo Micocci, Anna McLister, John S. P. Tulloch, Paula Parvulescu, Adam L. Gordon and Peter Buckle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1153

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  14. To characterize health care use and costs among new Medicaid enrollees before and during the COVID pandemic. Results can help Medicaid non-expansion states understand health care use and costs of new enrollees...

    Authors: Brad Wright, David Anderson, Rebecca Whitaker, Peter Shrader, Janet Prvu Bettger, Charlene Wong and Paul Shafer

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1152

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  15. Approximately 20% of patients experience chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Due to the growing number of TKA procedures, this will affect an increasing number of people worldwide. Catastrophic t...

    Authors: Turid Rognsvåg, Maren Falch Lindberg, Anners Lerdal, Jan Stubberud, Ove Furnes, Inger Holm, Kari Indrekvam, Bjørn Lau, Daniil Rudsengen, Søren T. Skou and Mona Badawy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1151

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  16. Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, the burden of disease is divided unevenly among different populations. Racial/ethnic di...

    Authors: Felippe O. Marcondes, David Cheng, Margarita Alegria and Jennifer S. Haas

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1150

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Routinely collected health facility data usually captured and stored in Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) are potential sources of data for frequent and local disaggregated estimation of the coverag...

    Authors: George Mwinnyaa, Elizabeth Hazel, Abdoulaye Maïga and Agbessi Amouzou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21(Suppl 2):1083

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  18. The study objective was to analyse the implementation challenges experienced in carrying out the IMPROVE programme. This programme was designed to implement checklist-related improvement initiatives based on t...

    Authors: Yvette Emond, André Wolff, Gerrit Bloo, Johan Damen, Gert Westert, Hub Wollersheim and Hiske Calsbeek

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1149

    Content type: Research

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  19. In 2011, the province of British Columbia (BC) moved to allow patients with complex rheumatic disease to be seen by nurses along with their rheumatologist by introducing a ‘Multidisciplinary Care Assessments’ ...

    Authors: Glory Apantaku, Magda Aguiar, K. Julia Kaal, Sarah Munro, Michelle Teo and Mark Harrison

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1148

    Content type: Research

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  20. Changes in pharmacy models of care, services and funding have been occurring internationally, moving away from the traditional dispensing role to more extended patient-facing roles utilising pharmacists’ clini...

    Authors: Janet McDonald, Caroline Morris, Megan Pledger, Phoebe Dunn, Ausaga Fa’asalele Tanuvasa, Kirsten Smiler and Jacqueline Cumming

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1147

    Content type: Research

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  21. Health systems are a complex web of interacting and interconnected parts; introducing an intervention, or the allocation of resources, in one sector can have effects across other sectors and impact the entire ...

    Authors: Anna J. Hussey, Shannon L. Sibbald, Madonna Ferrone, Alyson Hergott, Robert McKelvie, Cathy Faulds, Zofe Roberts, Andrew D. Scarffe, Matthew J. Meyer, Susan Vollbrecht and Christopher Licskai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1146

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  22. Managerial commitment is important for effective design and implementation of citizen charter to assure the quality of health service delivery as per the standards depicted in the document. Hence the objective...

    Authors: Nigusu Getachew, Gebeyehu Tsega, Firehiwot Worku, Tilahun Fufa Debela, Dejene Melese, Elias Ali Yesuf and Yibeltal Siraneh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1145

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  23. Allied health assistants (AHAs) support allied health professionals (AHPs) to meet workforce demands in modern healthcare systems. Previous studies have indicated that AHAs may be underutilised in some context...

    Authors: J. Huglin, L. Whelan, S. McLean, K. Greer, D. Mitchell, S. Downie and M. K. Farlie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1144

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  24. High-cost high-need patients are typically defined by risk or cost thresholds which aggregate clinically diverse subgroups into a single ‘high-need high-cost’ designation. Programs have had limited success in ...

    Authors: Jacob K. Quinton, O. Kenrik Duru, Nicholas Jackson, Arseniy Vasilyev, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Donna L. O’Shea and Carol M. Mangione

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1143

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  25. Social capital has become an important concept in the field of public health, and is associated with improved health services uptake. This study aimed to systematically review the available literature on the r...

    Authors: Endalkachew Worku Mengesha, Getu Degu Alene, Desalegne Amare, Yibeltal Assefa and Gizachew A Tessema

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1142

    Content type: Research

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  26. Besides coping with a disease with many uncertainties, people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis face complex decisions concerning disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). In an interview study, we aimed t...

    Authors: Anna Sippel, Karin Riemann-Lorenz, Jutta Scheiderbauer, Ingo Kleiter, Rebecca Morrison, Christopher Kofahl and Christoph Heesen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1141

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  27. Health insurance (HI) has increasingly been accepted as a mechanism to facilitate access to healthcare in low and middle-income countries. However, health insurance members, especially those in Sub-Saharan Afr...

    Authors: Paul Joseph Amani, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Gasto Frumence, Angwara Denis Kiwara, Isabel Goicolea and Miguel San Sebastiån

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1140

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  28. To examine racial/ethnic and educational inequities in the relationship between state-level restrictive abortion policies and adverse birth outcomes from 2005 to 2015 in the United States.

    Authors: Sara K. Redd, Whitney S. Rice, Monica S. Aswani, Sarah Blake, Zoë Julian, Bisakha Sen, Martha Wingate and Kelli Stidham Hall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1139

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Community Health Worker (CHW) programs have long been used to provide acute care for children and women in healthcare shortage areas, but their provision of comprehensive longitudinal care for chronic problems...

    Authors: Faraz Alizadeh, Aravind Addepalli, Shombit R. Chaudhuri, Annie Modesta Budongo, Immaculate Owembabazi, Gloria Fung Chaw, Sam Musominali and Gerald Paccione

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1138

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  30. Occupational blood exposure is one of the major public health problems that healthcare workers (HCWs) are encountering. Most previous occupational blood exposure studies are delimited to needle stick injury, w...

    Authors: Semere Reda, Mesfin Gebrehiwot, Mistir Lingerew, Awoke Keleb, Tefera chane Mekonnen, Birhanu Wagaye, Amanuel Atamo, Chala Daba, Alelgne Feleke and Metadel Adane

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1136

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  31. The increasing number of clinical research opportunities requires increasing numbers of participants in clinical trials. However, it may become increasingly problematic, as protocols have become increasingly c...

    Authors: Dimitrios Karampatakis, Angeliki Kakavouti-Doudos, Panagiotis Oikonomidis and Polychronis Voultsos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1135

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  32. Continuity of care is associated with many benefits for patients and health care systems. Therefore measuring care coordination - the deliberate organization of patient care activities between two or more part...

    Authors: Aleida Ringwald, Katja Goetz, Jost Steinhaeuser, Nina Fleischmann, Alexandra Schüssler and Kristina Flaegel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1134

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  33. Health systems need constant changes and reforms in their structure to adapt to changing conditions and meet the needs of society. One of the fundamental changes in the health system of Iran is the health tran...

    Authors: Mohammad Ranjbar, Mohammad Bazyar, Hassan Jafari, Mohsen Pakdaman and Vahid Pirasteh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1133

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Many interventions aim to improve the transition from ward to community at the time of discharge, with varying success. Guidelines suggest that discharge planning should begin at admission, but in reality this...

    Authors: Natasha Tyler, Nicola Wright, Kyriakos Gregoriou and Justin Waring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1132

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  35. The emergence of the Coronavirus disease has heightened the experience of emotional burden among healthcare staff. To guide the development of support programmes, this review sought to aggregate and synthesise...

    Authors: Frank Bediako Agyei, Jonathan Bayuo, Prince Kyei Baffour and Cletus Laari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1131

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  36. People with a mental health condition experience a greater prevalence of chronic disease and reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. Modifiable health risk behaviours, such as physical inac...

    Authors: Tegan Bradley, Vibeke Hansen, Paula Wye, Elizabeth Campbell, Kate Bartlem, Kate Reid and Jenny Bowman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1130

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  37. In an effort to accommodate the growing number of HIV clients, improve retention in care and reduce health care burden, the differentiated service delivery (DSD) models were introduced in 2014. One such model,...

    Authors: Timothy Mwanje Kintu, Anna Maria Ssewanyana, Tonny Kyagambiddwa, Pretty Mariam Nampijja, Patience Kevin Apio, Jessica Kitaka and Jerome Kahuma Kabakyenga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1129

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  38. The effect of predisposing factors on post-operative acute care length of stay (POALOS) after lower extremity amputation (LEA) has been sparsely studied with reports largely focused on major (through/proximal ...

    Authors: Samuel Kwaku Essien and Audrey Zucker-Levin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1128

    Content type: Research

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  39. In Australia’s north, Aboriginal peoples live with world-high rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its precursor, acute rheumatic fever (ARF); driven by social and environmental determinants of health. W...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Angela Kelly, Anne Marie Lee, Valerina Mungatopi, Alice G. Mitchell, Rosemary Wyber and Anna P. Ralph

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1127

    Content type: Research

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  40. Rural healthcare workers (RHWs) are the core of the rural health system. The antecedents of turnover of RHWs have been well studied, but little is known about the consequences of job mobilities among RWHs. Thi...

    Authors: Jinlin Liu, Ying Mao and Bin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1126

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  41. Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is a potentially curative therapy as well as a costly procedure. Published studies have examined the cost of HCT in the US and the complications that follow but little ...

    Authors: Machaon Bonafede, Elias Anaissie, Kristin Evans and Robbin Itzler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1125

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  42. Reducing inappropriate referrals to specialists is a challenge for the healthcare system as it seeks to transition from volume to value-based healthcare. Given the projection of a severe shortage of rheumatolo...

    Authors: Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Adam Atherly, Nick Cheney and Teresa Fama

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1124

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  43. Researchers often use survey data to study the effect of health and social variables on physician use, but how self-reported physician use compares to administrative data, the gold standard, in particular with...

    Authors: Lauren E. Griffith, Andrea Gruneir, Kathryn A. Fisher, Rumaisa Aljied, Richard Perez, Francis Nguyen, Christopher Patterson, Maureen Markle-Reid, Jenny Ploeg and Ross Upshur

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1123

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  44. A family member’s negative experiences with medical care have long-term effects on a patient’s attitudes and emotions. However, the impact of family members’ experiences on patients’ trust in their own physici...

    Authors: Nao Oguro, Ryo Suzuki, Nobuyuki Yajima, Kosuke Sakurai, Takafumi Wakita, Mark A. Hall and Noriaki Kurita

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1122

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  45. Hospital presentations provide unique opportunities to detect DFV. However, up to 70% of women experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) go undetected by hospital staff. While routine DFV screening is in...

    Authors: Debra K. Creedy, Kathleen Baird, Kerri Gillespie and Grace Brandjerdporn

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1121

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  46. Social participation is one of the guidelines of the Brazilian health system. Health councils are collegiate instances of participation established by Law 8.142/90. The most recent legal regulation for council...

    Authors: Rita de Cássia Costa da Silva, Maykon Anderson Pires de Novais and Paola Zucchi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1120

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  47. Shortages of antimicrobials lead to treatment failures, increase medical costs, and accelerate the development of antimicrobial resistance. We evaluated the effects of the serious cefazolin shortage in 2019 in...

    Authors: Ryuji Koizumi, Yoshiki Kusama, Yusuke Asai, Gu Yoshiaki, Yuichi Muraki and Norio Ohmagari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1118

    Content type: Research

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