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  1. Rapid Response Team (RRT) calls are clinical crises. Clinical and time pressures can hinder effective liaison between staff who call the RRT (‘users’) and those responding as part of the RRT (‘members’). Non-t...

    Authors: Richard Chalwin, Lynne Giles, Amy Salter, Karoline Kapitola and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite significant reductions in mortality, preventable and treatable conditions remain leading causes of death and illness in children in South Africa. The PACK Child intervention, comprising clinical decisi...

    Authors: Jamie Murdoch, Robyn Curran, Ruth Cornick, Sandy Picken, Max Bachmann, Eric Bateman, Makhosazana Lungile Simelane and Lara Fairall

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:479

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Assessment of the costs of care associated with chronic upper-limb spasticity following stroke in Australia and the potential benefits of adding intensive upper limb rehabilitation to botulinum toxin-A are key...

    Authors: Rachel Milte, Julie Ratcliffe, Louise Ada, Coralie English, Maria Crotty and Natasha A. Lannin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:478

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Attempts to achieve digital transformation across the health service have stimulated increasingly large-scale and more complex change programmes. These encompass a growing range of functions in multiple locati...

    Authors: Kathrin Cresswell, Aziz Sheikh, Bryony Dean Franklin, Marta Krasuska, Hung The Nguyen, Susan Hinder, Wendy Lane, Hajar Mozaffar, Kathy Mason, Sally Eason, Henry W. W. Potts and Robin Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:477

    Content type: Review

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  5. Day care is an important service for many people with dementia and their carers. In Ireland, day care services for people with dementia are delivered by a mix of dementia-specific day care centres as well as g...

    Authors: Tom Pierse, Fiona Keogh, Eamon O’Shea and John Cullinan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Many studies assessed the effect of mobile phone applications on self-management outcomes in patients with asthma, but all of them presented variable results. In this paper. we examined the effect of a mobile ...

    Authors: Laura Adela Munteanu, Mirela Frandes, Bogdan Timar, Emanuela Tudorache, Ariadna Petronela Fildan, Cristian Oancea and Doina Ecaterina Tofolean

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:475

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of global mortality and disability with a rising burden in low- and middle-income countries. Their multifactorial aetiology, and their requirement of long...

    Authors: Nicole Vidal, Montserrat León-García, Marta Jiménez, Keven Bermúdez and Pol De Vos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:474

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To determine how socioeconomic factors, such as level of education and employment status, affect patient experiences on quality of care for ambulatory healthcare services in teaching hospitals in southeast Nig...

    Authors: Henry E. Aloh, Obinna E. Onwujekwe, Obianuju G. Aloh, Ijeoma L. Okoronkwo and Chijioke Joel Nweke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:473

    Content type: Research article

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  9. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Stephanie Steels, Marieke Van der Zande and Tjeerd Pieter van Staa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:471

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2019 19:942

  10. Hospital admission and emergency department(ED) visits are a massive burden in medical expenditures. In 2003, the Taiwanese government developed Family Physician Integrated Care Program (FPIC) to increase the ...

    Authors: Po-Tsung Huang, Pei-Tseng Kung, Wen-Yin Kuo and Wen-Chen Tsai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:470

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Health worker strikes are a significant threat to universal access to care globally and especially in sub Saharan Africa. Kenya’s health sector has seen an increase in such industrial action. Globally there is...

    Authors: Grace Kiringa Kaguthi, Videlis Nduba and Mary Beth Adam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:469

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Accurate diagnosis of anemia by community workers using a point-of-care device is a challenge. The objective of the study was to establish the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care devices for detecting anemia ...

    Authors: Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Jyoti Sharma, Shivam Pandey, Nausheen Zaidi, Maitreyee Bhattacharya, Rakhee Kar, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, Abhishek Purohit, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay and Renu Saxena

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:468

    Content type: Research article

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  13. A major part of midwifery care involves the empowerment of women and their families for the control of factors affecting their health. To this end, midwives should experience their own empowerment first. The p...

    Authors: Maryam Hajiesmaello, Nourossadat Kariman, Hamid Sharif Nia, Gity Ozgoli, Sepideh Hajian, Shahin Bazzazian and Tahereh Mokhtarian-Gilani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:466

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Accurate and high-quality data are important for improving program effectiveness and informing policy.

    Authors: Tahmina Begum, Shaan Muberra Khan, Bridgit Adamou, Jannatul Ferdous, Muhammad Masud Parvez, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Feroza Akhter Kumkum, Aminur Rahman and Iqbal Anwar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:465

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Numerous studies have revealed challenges associated with ensuring informational continuity in municipal care services for older adults with comprehensive, prolonged and complex care needs. Most research is qu...

    Authors: Marijke Veenstra, Marianne Sundlisæter Skinner and Maren Kristine Raknes Sogstad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:464

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Novel technical solutions are called for to promote home-based exercise among community-dwelling stroke survivors supported by their caregivers. Lack of resources and knowledge about how to accomplish it, has ...

    Authors: Steinunn A. Olafsdottir, Helga Jonsdottir, Charlotte Magnusson, Héctor Caltenco, Mikko Kytö, Laura Maye, David McGookin, Ingibjörg Bjartmarz, Solveig Asa Arnadottir, Ingibjörg Hjaltadottir and Thora B. Hafsteinsdottir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:463

    Content type: Technical advance

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  17. Patient-powered research networks (PPRNs) have been employing and exploring different methods to engage patients in research activities specific to their conditions. One way to intensify patient engagement is ...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Chen, Abiy Agiro, W. Benjamin Nowell, Sara Loud, Robert McBurney, Kalen Young, Rebecca Sutphen, Elizabeth Bourquardez Clark, Cristina M. Burroughs, Jeffrey R. Curtis, Antoine G. Sreih, Peter A. Merkel and Kevin Haynes

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:462

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The World Health Organization estimated that 1.12 million children developed tuberculosis (TB) in 2018, and at least 200,000 children died from TB. Implementation of effective child contact management is an im...

    Authors: Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Joanne E. Mantell, Limakatso Lebelo, Andrea A. Howard, Anneke C. Hesseling, Sharon Nachman, Koen Frederix, Llang Bridget Maama and Wafaa M. El-Sadr

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:461

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Navajo community members face high rates of diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases. The Navajo Community Health Representative Outreach Program collaborated with healthcare providers and academic partner...

    Authors: Calvin Franz, Sidney Atwood, E. John Orav, Cameron Curley, Christian Brown, Letizia Trevisi, Adrianne Katrina Nelson, Mae-Gilene Begay and Sonya Shin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:460

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Psychological interventions have been proved to be effective in chronic headache (CH) in adults. Nevertheless, no data exist about their actual implementation into standard clinical settings. We aimed at criti...

    Authors: Cinzia Perlini, Valeria Donisi and Lidia Del Piccolo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:459

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Guidelines based on patient preferences differ from those developed solely by clinicians and may promote patient adherence to guideline recommendations. There is scant evidence on how to develop patient-inform...

    Authors: Jayden Blackwood, Melissa J. Armstrong, Corinna Schaefer, Ian D. Graham, Loes Knaapen, Sharon E. Straus, Robin Urquhart and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:458

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Cochlear implants (CIs) can provide a sound sensation for those with severe sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), benefitting speech understanding and quality of life. Nevertheless, rates of implantation remain l...

    Authors: Frances Rapport, Sarah E. Hughes, Isabelle Boisvert, Catherine M. McMahon, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Mona Faris and Mia Bierbaum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:457

    Content type: Research article

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  23. High use of services is associated with ill health and a number of health problems, but more information is needed on whether high use of services presents a risk for future pensions or disability. We aimed to...

    Authors: Tiia T. M. Reho, Salla A. Atkins, Nina Talola, Markku P. T. Sumanen, Mervi Viljamaa and Jukka Uitti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:456

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, lower levels of distress tolerance, and greater emotional dysregulation, as well as with increased healthcare utiliza...

    Authors: Eva Purkey, Colleen Davison, Meredith MacKenzie, Tracey Beckett, Daniel Korpal, Katherine Soucie and Susan Bartels

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:455

    Content type: Research article

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  25. While the majority of deaths in high-income countries currently occur within institutional settings such as hospitals and nursing homes, there is considerable variation in the pattern of place of death. The pl...

    Authors: Jorid Kalseth and Thomas Halvorsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:454

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Delirium is very common in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and results in negative long-term outcomes. Family members are also at risk of long-term complications, including de...

    Authors: Kirsten M. Fiest, Karla D. Krewulak, Bonnie G. Sept, Krista L. Spence, Judy E. Davidson, E. Wesley Ely, Andrea Soo and Henry T. Stelfox

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:453

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Accessibility to efficient and person-centered healthcare delivery drives healthcare transformation in many countries. In Singapore, specialist outpatient clinics (SOCs) are commonly congested due to increasin...

    Authors: Milawaty Nurjono, Pami Shrestha, Ian Yi Han Ang, Farah Shiraz, Ke Xin Eh, Sue-Anne Ee Shiow Toh and Hubertus Johannes Maria Vrijhoef

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  28. According to UNAIDS, the HIV epidemic has stabilized. This as a result of increased condom use and greater access to coverage for antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Central America, civil society organizations w...

    Authors: Mario Salvador Sanchez-Dominguez, Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa, Rene Leyva-Flores and Cesar Infante-Xibille

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:451

    Content type: Research article

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: İlker Devrim, Mustafa Taha Özkul, İlknur Çağlar, Yeliz Oruç, Nevbahar Demiray, Neryal Tahta and Canan Vergin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:450

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:336

  30. The concept of rapid implementation has emerged in the literature recently, but without a precise definition. Further exploration is required to distinguish the concept’s unique meanings and significance from ...

    Authors: James Smith, Frances Rapport, Tracey A. O’Brien, Stephanie Smith, Vanessa J. Tyrrell, Emily V. A. Mould, Janet C. Long, Hossai Gul, Jeremy Cullis and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:449

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Incidence and prevalence of prostate cancer in Sweden have increased markedly due to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Moreover, new diagnostic tests and treatment technologies are expected to further i...

    Authors: Shuang Hao, Ellinor Östensson, Martin Eklund, Henrik Grönberg, Tobias Nordström, Emelie Heintz and Mark Clements

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:448

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Overactive bladder (OAB) is common and morbid. Medication and diagnosis claims may be specific, but lack sensitivity to identify patients with overactive bladder. We used an “electronic health record (EHR) phe...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Linder, Joel S. Weissman, Harry Reyes Nieva, Stuart Lipsitz, R. Sterling Haring, Julie DeAngelis, Rita M. Kristy and Kevin R. Loughlin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:447

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The number of people aged 80 years and above is projected to triple over the next 30 years. People in this age group normally have at least two chronic conditions. The impact of multimorbidity is often signifi...

    Authors: Ingvild Lilleheie, Jonas Debesay, Asta Bye and Astrid Bergland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:446

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Health seeking behavior is one of the challenges affecting tuberculosis (TB) control program because of its high risk to prolonged diseases transmission and poor treatment outcome. Although there are few prima...

    Authors: Dinka Fikadu Gamtesa, Habteyes Hailu Tola, Zemedu Mehamed, Ephrem Tesfaye and Ayinalem Alemu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:445

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Anaemia and malaria are both major contributors to maternal and child mortality, and morbidity, with some of the worst outcomes occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Point of care tests (POCT), if used appropriatel...

    Authors: Tanith Palmer, Abiola O. Aiyenigba, Imelda Bates, Doris Dokua Okyere, Harry Tagbor and Gifty Dufie Ampofo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:444

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Implementing clinical guidelines is challenging. To facilitate uptake, we developed a model of care (BetterBack Model of Care) and an implementation strategy to support management of low back pain in primary c...

    Authors: Karin Schröder, Birgitta Öberg, Paul Enthoven, Alice Kongsted and Allan Abbott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:443

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Healthcare teams often consist of geographically dispersed members. Virtual worlds can support immersive, high-quality, multimedia interaction between remote individuals; this study investigated use of virtual...

    Authors: Michael J. Taylor, Chiya Shikaislami, Chris McNicholas, David Taylor, Julie Reed and Ivo Vlaev

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In Nigeria, anecdotes abound that female clients, particularly within northern Nigeria, have gender-based preferences for frontline health workers (FLHWs) who provide healthcare services. This may adversely af...

    Authors: Ekechi Okereke, Godwin Unumeri, Akinwumi Akinola, George Eluwa and Sylvia Adebajo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:441

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Clinical work in the operating room (OR) is considered challenging as it is complex, dynamic, and often time- and resource-constrained. Important characteristics for successful management of complexity include...

    Authors: Camilla Göras, Ulrica Nilsson, Mirjam Ekstedt, Maria Unbeck and Anna Ehrenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:440

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The concept of Organizational Culture (OC) which refers to the pattern of values, norms, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions may not be articulated through verbal language. However, it shapes the way people beh...

    Authors: Dereje Mesfin, Mirkuzie Woldie, Ayinengida Adamu and Fitsum Bekele

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Prompt Mental Health Care (PMHC) is the Norwegian adaptation of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). Thus far, evaluations of PMHC have mostly focused on the effectiveness, rather than on contex...

    Authors: Linn Vathne Lervik, Marit Knapstad and Otto Robert Frans Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:437

    Content type: Research article

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  42. About 20–40% of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) suffer from depressive disorders (DD) during the course of their illness. Despite the high burden of DD among patients with DM, it is rarely identified and ...

    Authors: Dickens Akena, Elialilia S. Okello, Jane Simoni and Glenn Wagner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:436

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Remote Patient Monitoring Systems (RPMS) based on e-health, Nurse Navigators (NNs) and patient engagement can improve patient follow-up and have a positive impact on quality of care (by limiting adverse events...

    Authors: Marie Ferrua, Etienne Minvielle, Aude Fourcade, Benoît Lalloué, Claude Sicotte, Mario Di Palma and Olivier Mir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:434

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  44. The Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) can be automatically calculated from the International Classification of Disease (ICD) code. However, the feasibility of this transformation has not been acknowledged, part...

    Authors: Liyi Mo, Zhen Xie, Guohui Liu, Qiang He, Zhiming Mo, Yanhua Wu, Wenji Wang, Feng Ding, Yuanjiang Liao, Li Hao, Chen Lu, Jin Sun, Libin Xu, Yusheng Zhang, Rizwangul Ghappar, Hongwei Peng…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:432

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  45. To tackle the issue with the low usage of primary healthcare service in China, it is essential to align resource distribution with the preferences of the community residents. There are few academic researches ...

    Authors: Ming-zhu Jiang, Qiang Fu, Ju-yang Xiong, Xiang-lin Li, Er-ping Jia, Ying-ying Peng and Xiao Shen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:430

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