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  1. Diagnostic testing and treatment recommendations can vary when medical care is sought by individuals for low back pain (LBP), leading to variation in quality and costs of care. We examine how the first provide...

    Authors: Kenneth J. Harwood, Jesse M. Pines, C. Holly A. Andrilla and Bianca K. Frogner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:694
  2. Research on patients’ perceptions of cancer care often documents sub-optimal experiences. Cancer care quality issues include restricted service access, lack of care coordination, gaps in follow-up and “generic...

    Authors: Michaela A. Bourque and Carmen G. Loiselle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:693
  3. Frail older adults require specific, targeted care and expedited shared decision making in the emergency department (ED) to prevent poor outcomes and minimise time spent in this chaotic environment. The Geriat...

    Authors: Marianne Wallis, Alison Craswell, Elizabeth Marsden and Andrea Taylor
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:692
  4. Cancer survivors treated with any dose of radiation to the abdomen, pelvis, spine, or total body irradiation (TBI) are at increased risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC) compared to the general populatio...

    Authors: Tara O. Henderson, Jenna K. Bardwell, Chaya S. Moskowitz, Aaron McDonald, Chris Vukadinovich, Helen Lam, Michael Curry, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Jennifer S. Ford, Elena B. Elkin, Paul C. Nathan, Gregory T. Armstrong and Karen Kim
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:691
  5. Health systems are increasingly implementing policy-driven programs to incentivize performance using contracts, scorecards, rankings, rewards, and penalties. Studies of these “Performance Management” (PM) prog...

    Authors: Xinyu Li and Jenna M. Evans
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:690
  6. Populations have varying needs and expectations concerning health care that result from diversity characteristics such as a migrant background, gender identity, disability, and age. These needs and expectation...

    Authors: Fabian Erdsiek, Tuğba Aksakal, Maria Mader, Munzir Idris, Yüce Yılmaz-Aslan, Oliver Razum and Patrick Brzoska
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:689
  7. The growing burden of hypertension and diabetes is one of the major public health challenges being faced by the health system in India. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) that assist with tailoring evide...

    Authors: Devraj Jindal, Hanspria Sharma, Yashdeep Gupta, Vamadevan S. Ajay, Ambuj Roy, Rakshit Sharma, Mumtaj Ali, Prashant Jarhyan, Priti Gupta, Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Mohammed K. Ali, K M Venkat Narayan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mary Beth Weber, Sailesh Mohan, Shivani A. Patel…
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:688
  8. Physicians, who perform disability assessments for the Dutch Social Security Institute, were urged to conduct phone consultations from their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The purpose of the study wa...

    Authors: Nadia Baart, Jan Lucas Hoving and Birgit Helena Petra Maria Donker-Cools
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:687
  9. Continuity of care (CoC) implies delivery of services in a coherent, logical and timely fashion. Continuity is conceptualized as multidimensional, encompassing three specific domains – relational, management a...

    Authors: Linda Ljungholm, Anette Edin-Liljegren, Mirjam Ekstedt and Charlotte Klinga
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:686
  10. In October 2017 we opened a multidisciplinary Adult Outpatient Thrombosis Service (Thrombosis Service) in a regional health authority servicing over 300 000 people. The Thrombosis Service is a comprehensive th...

    Authors: Stephanie W. Young, Kwadwo O. Bonsu, Tiffany Lee, Hai V. Nguyen and Rufaro S. Chitsike
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:685
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic left countries to rapidly implement diverse and stringent public health measures without recourse to mitigate its effect on the sustenance of routine healthcare services. This study descr...

    Authors: Obafemi J. Babalola, Himiede W. Sesay, Lily S. Blebo, Faith K. Whesseh, Chukwuma D. Umeokonkwo, Peter A. Adewuyi and Maame Amo-Addae
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:684
  12. In 2018 Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP), an evidence-based patient navigation intervention aimed at addressing breast cancer care disparities, was implemented across six Boston hospitals. This study ...

    Authors: Stephanie Loo, Katelyn Mullikin, Charlotte Robbins, Victoria Xiao, Tracy A. Battaglia, Stephenie C. Lemon and Christine Gunn
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:683
  13. The kakaritsuke-yakuzaishi system (henceforth, the family pharmacist system) which provides more health services than those by general pharmaceutical practice, was implemented in Japan in April 2016. To distri...

    Authors: Ryo Iketani and Keiko Konomura
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:682
  14. Rural and urban areas hold different health challenges and resources for resident small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their employees. Additionally, residents of urban and rural areas differ in indiv...

    Authors: Lara Lindert, Lukas Kühn and Kyung-Eun Choi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:681
  15. The existing digital healthcare solutions demand a service development approach that assesses needs, experience, and outcomes, to develop high-value digital healthcare services. The objective of this study was...

    Authors: A. Londral, S. Azevedo, P. Dias, C. Ramos, J. Santos, F. Martins, R. Silva, H. Semedo, C. Vital, A. Gualdino, J. Falcão, L. V. Lapão, P. Coelho and J. G. Fragata
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:680
  16. In the Netherlands, General Practitioners (GP) are usually the first point of contact with a health professional for most health problems. Out-of-hours (OOH) primary care is provided by regional OOH services. ...

    Authors: Lotte Ramerman, Corinne Rijpkema, Nanne Bos, Linda E. Flinterman and Robert A. Verheij
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:679
  17. Overuse, underuse, and significant variation in the utilisation of radiological services are well documented in the literature. Several radiological examinations are identified as low-value examinations as the...

    Authors: Eivind Richter Andersen, Bjørn Morten Hofmann and Elin Kjelle
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:678
  18. People with dementia living in nursing homes are mostly sedentary, which is a consequence of various personal, environmental and organizational factors. Until now, studies on physical activity and safety in de...

    Authors: Suzanne Portegijs, Adriana Petronella Anna van Beek, Lilian Huibertina Davida van Tuyl and Cordula Wagner
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:677
  19. Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide, accounting for 15% of all deaths in children under the age of five. Hypoxemia is a major cause of death in patients suffering from pneu...

    Authors: Habtamu Seyoum Tolla, Dinkineh Bikila Woyessa, Rahel Belete Balkew, Yigeremu Abebe Asemere, Zinabie Feleke Fekadu, Alemayehu Berhanu Belete, Martha Gartley, Audrey Battu, Felix Lam and Alebel Yaregal Desale
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:676
  20. Screening for upper gastrointestinal cancer (UGC) effectively reduces morbidity and mortality in gastric and esophageal cancers. It is considered one of the effective measures for cancer control in China, but ...

    Authors: Xiang Feng, Jinhua Zhu, Zhaolai Hua, Qin Zhou, Aiwu Shi, Tongqiu Song, Shenghua Yao, Ru Chen, Wenqiang Wei and Jinyi Zhou
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:675
  21. Primary health care-oriented systems provide better healthcare, especially for chronic diseases. This study analyzed the perspectives of physicians and nurses performing care for patients with chronic diseases...

    Authors: Carolinny Nunes Oliveira, Marcio Galvão Oliveira, Welma Wildes Amorim, Clavdia Nicolaevna Kochergin, Sóstenes Mistro, Danielle Souto de Medeiros, Kelle Oliveira Silva, Vanessa Moraes Bezerra, Vivian Carla Honorato dos Santos de Carvalho, José Patrício Bispo Júnior, José Andrade Louzado, Matheus Lopes Cortes and Daniela Arruda Soares
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:673
  22. Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is high among Māori and other Pacific Island peoples in New Zealand. Current health services to address T2DM largely take place in primary healthcare settings and ...

    Authors: Tania Mullane, Matire Harwood, Isaac Warbrick, Taria Tane and Anneka Anderson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:672
  23. Knowledge of medical specialists' numbers and geographical distribution are essential for planning health services and health workforce supply. However, although the distribution of physicians is a significant...

    Authors: Alejandro Rodriguez, Adriana Romero-Sandoval, Bernardo A. Sandoval and Natalia Romero
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:671
  24. This systematic literature review aims to demonstrate how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently used in emergency departments (ED) and how it alters the work design of ED clinicians. AI is still new and un...

    Authors: Albert Boonstra and Mente Laven
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:669
  25. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is an important aspect for young people. In Sweden, young migrants often encounter barriers to accessing and using sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services...

    Authors: Veronika Tirado, Siri Engberg, Ingrid Siösteen Holmblad, Susanne Strömdahl, Anna Mia Ekström and Anna Karin Hurtig
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:668
  26. With increasing recognition of the quality and safety issues in residential aged care, there is an urgent need to better understand what skills senior managers require to deliver on the spectrum of leadership ...

    Authors: Nathan Dawes and Stephanie M. Topp
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:667
  27. Complex interventions are increasingly applied to healthcare problems. Understanding of post-implementation sustainment, sustainability, and spread of interventions is limited. We examine these phenomena for a...

    Authors: Yuting Song, Lauren MacEachern, Malcolm B. Doupe, Liane Ginsburg, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Lisa Cranley, Adam Easterbrook, Matthias Hoben, Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, R. Colin Reid, Adrian Wagg, Carole A. Estabrooks, Janice M. Keefe, Tim Rappon and Whitney B. Berta
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:666
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the organisational and management strategies of healthcare institutions such as primary care centres. Organisational culture as well as leadership style are key issues for the...

    Authors: Montserrat Pulido-Fuentes, Luisa Abad González, Isaac Aranda Reneo, Carmen Cipriano-Crespo, Juan Antonio Flores-Martos and Ana Palmar Santos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:665
  29. Previous literature has suggested that identifying putative differences in health care seeking patterns before death by suicide depending on age and gender may facilitate more targeted suicide preventive appro...

    Authors: Erik Bergqvist, Sara Probert-Lindström, Elin Fröding, Nina Palmqvist-Öberg, Anna Ehnvall, Charlotta Sunnqvist, Tabita Sellin, Marjan Vaez, Margda Waern and Åsa Westrin
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:664
  30. In March 2021, the supervision group of our hospital inspected the daily work of the outpatient department in the branch and found many problems in the process, such as an excessive number of daily check-up fo...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Lizhi Ren, Xiaojing Wang, Qianqian Wang, Xiaohong Zhang, Weili Li, Bin Zhao, Xiuyun Ren, Bing Li, Haiyun Qin, Xuejun Ge, Fang Zhang, Xiangyu Wang, Xiaorui Meng and Feiyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:663
  31. Migration has increased the number of immigrant women in western countries, which has led to a need to adapt sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care to a larger variety of experiences. Examples of problems a...

    Authors: M. E. Nyström, E. C. Larsson, K. Pukk Härenstam and S. Tolf
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:662
  32. Patient preference has preceded the use of health care services, and it has been affected by different hospital attributes. Meanwhile, the number of patients receiving vital health intervention is particularly...

    Authors: Tigabu Addisu Lendado, Shimelash Bitew, Fikadu Elias, Serawit Samuel, Desalegn Dawit Assele and Merid Asefa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:661
  33. Surgical instrument packaging quality directly affects the safety and performance of surgery. We aimed to investigate the factors causing defects in surgical instrument packaging and recommend strategies to pr...

    Authors: Yanhua Chen, Liangying Yi, Juan Hu and Ruixue Hu
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:660
  34. Telemedicine has grown significantly in recent years, mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and there has been a growing body of literature on the subject. Another topic that merits increased attention is diffe...

    Authors: Sandro Marques, June Alisson Westarb Cruz, Maria Alexandra Viegas Cortez da Cunha, Felipe Francisco Tuon, Thyago Proença de Moraes, Alaís Daiane Zdziarski, Sean T. Bomher, Lane F. Donnelly and Robson Capasso
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:659
  35. To describe how longitudinal continuity of care (COC) is measured using claims-based data and to review its association with healthcare use and costs.

    Authors: Anna Nicolet, Muaamar Al-Gobari, Clémence Perraudin, Joël Wagner, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux and Joachim Marti
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:658
  36. The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is endemic with dengue, with frequent outbreaks and occurrence of severe disease. However, the economic burden of dengue is poorly quantified. Therefore, we conducted a cost ...

    Authors: N. P. Weerasinghe, C. K. Bodinayake, W. M. D. G. B. Wijayaratne, I. V. Devasiri, N. J. Dahanayake, M. R. P. Kurukulasooriya, M. Premamali, T. Sheng, B. P. Nicholson, H. A. Ubeysekera, A. D. de Silva, T. Østbye, C. W. Woods, L. G. Tillekeratne and A De S Nagahawatte
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:657
  37. This study aimed to document the evolution of perceptions of frontline healthcare workers (FHCW) regarding their well-being and the quality of health systems' response to the COVID-19 pandemic over four months...

    Authors: Natasha Shaukat, Daniyal Mansoor Ali, Rubina Barolia, Butool Hisam, Sheza Hassan, Badar Afzal, Abdus Salam Khan, Meher Angez and Junaid Razzak
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:656
  38. In sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has risen sharply amidst a high burden of communicable diseases. An integrated approach to HIV and NCD care offers the potential of str...

    Authors: Elizabeth H. Shayo, Sokoine Kivuyo, Janet Seeley, Dominic Bukenya, Peter Karoli, Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga, Shabbar Jaffar and Marie-Claire Van Hout
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:655
  39. Seasonal influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) is widely recommended to protect staff and patients. A previous systematic review examined interventions to encourage uptake finding that hard mandate...

    Authors: Katy Sutcliffe, Dylan Kneale and James Thomas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:653
  40. This study aimed to estimate the economic impact of replacing the current Peruvian primary immunization scheme for infants under 1 year old with an alternative scheme with similar efficacy, based on a hexavale...

    Authors: Janice Seinfeld, María Laura Rosales, Alfredo Sobrevilla and Juan Guillermo López Yescas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:651
  41. Health care incidents, such as medical errors, cause tragedies all over the world. Recent legislation in the Netherlands has established medical dispute committees to provide for an appeals procedure offering ...

    Authors: Rachel I. Dijkstra, Nieke A. Elbers, Roland D. Friele and Antony Pemberton
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:650
  42. Collaborative practice between community pharmacists and physicians is becoming increasingly common. Although tools and models to explore collaborative practice between both health care professionals have been...

    Authors: Ana I. Sanchez-Molina, Shalom I. Benrimoj, Ramon Ferri-Garcia, Fernando Martinez-Martinez, Miguel Angel Gastelurrutia and Victoria Garcia-Cardenas
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:649
  43. Rare disease patients and carers report significant impacts on mental health but studies on UK populations have focussed on relatively few, specific conditions. Collectively rare conditions represent a substan...

    Authors: Rosa Spencer-Tansley, Nick Meade, Farhana Ali, Amy Simpson and Amy Hunter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:648
  44. Smoking, physical inactivity, low fruit and vegetable consumption, and obesity are common in Kosovo. Their prevention is a priority to relieve the health system of from costly non-communicable disease treatmen...

    Authors: Ariana Bytyci-Katanolli, Sonja Merten, Marek Kwiatkowski, Katrina Obas, Jana Gerold, Manfred Zahorka, Naim Jerliu, Qamile Ramadani, Nicu Fota and Nicole Probst-Hensch
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:647
  45. Although remote home monitoring (RHM) has the capacity to prevent exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), evidence regarding its effectiveness remains unclear. The objectiv...

    Authors: Fernanda Inagaki Nagase, Tania Stafinski, Melita Avdagovska, Michael K. Stickland, Evelyn Melita Etruw and Devidas Menon
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:646
  46. Substance use disorders are a major problem in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. The objective of this study was to describe the existing resources within substance use treatment facilities in the County, with the ai...

    Authors: Florence Jaguga, Matthew Turissini, Julius Barasa, Mercy Kimaiyo, Joash Araka, Lily Okeyo and Edith Kwobah
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:645