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  1. Out-patient department (OPD) is a crucial component of the healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries including Thailand. A considerable impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and i...

    Authors: Jarawee Sukmanee, Rukmanee Butchon, Picharee Karunayawong, Thanayut Saeraneesopon, Chulathip Boonma, Yot Teerawattananon and Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:116
  2. To meet the increasing demand for home healthcare in Japan as the population ages, home care support clinics/hospitals (HCSCs) and enhanced HCSCs were introduced in 2006 and 2012, respectively. This study aime...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Masao Iwagami, Nobuo Sakata, Tomoko Ito, Ryota Inokuchi, Jun Komiyama, Naoaki Kuroda and Nanako Tamiya
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:115
  3. Reconditioning for patients who have experienced functional decline following medical illness, surgery or treatment for cancer accounts for approximately 26% of all reported inpatient rehabilitation episodes i...

    Authors: Roslyn G Poulos, Andrew M Cole, Kerry N Warner, Steven G Faux, Tuan-Anh Nguyen, Friedbert Kohler, Fey-Ching Un, Tara Alexander, Jacquelin T Capell, Dan R Hilvert, Claire MC O’Connor and Christopher J Poulos
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:113
  4. The influence of healthcare system factors on treatment pathways for breast cancer has been studied extensively in lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), but in upper-middle-income countries (UMICs), this area...

    Authors: Zeynep Kesici and Volkan Yilmaz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:112
  5. Mixed payment schemes have become one of the effective measures to balance medical costs and quality of medical services. However, altruism as an intrinsic motivation may influence the effect of switching from...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Xing Li, Xinyuan Zhang, Xinyan Li, Xing Lin and Youli Han
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:111
  6. Violence against women is a serious public health problem. Primary care could be one of the ideal places for the detection of gender-based violence (GBV), since women come into contact with PC at some point in...

    Authors: Ester Muñoz-Sellés, Georgina Pujolar-Díaz, Aïna Fuster-Casanovas and Queralt Miró Catalina
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:110
  7. Women empowerment is recognized as a potential enabling factor to the utilization of health facilities during childbirth. However, the association between women empowerment and utilization of health facilities...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, David Mukunya, Milton W. Musaba, Linet M. Mutisya, Kassim Kamara and Shirin Ziaei
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:109
  8. Migration to Norway has increased rapidly in recent decades. Migrants have a lower prevalence of substance use, but may have an elevated risk of developing mental health issues and substance use problems due t...

    Authors: Ruben Jervell Pettersen and Jonas Debesay
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:107
  9. Organizational coaching to promote the implementation of evidence-informed interventions is becoming more popular in healthcare organizations. In order to open the “black box” of coaching for implementation, w...

    Authors: Kathryn Fleddermann, Nora Jacobson, Julie Horst, Lynn M Madden, Eric Haram and Todd Molfenter
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:106
  10. The increasing cultural diversity in healthcare in European countries, including Austria, has highlighted the need to enhance nurses’ cultural competence. Assessing cultural competence and identifying relevant...

    Authors: Selvedina Osmancevic, Franziska Großschädl and Christa Lohrmann
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:105
  11. Abortion-related complications contribute to preventable maternal mortality, accounting for 9.8% of maternal deaths globally, and 15.6% in sub-Saharan Africa. High-quality postabortion care (PAC) can mitigate ...

    Authors: Melissa Stillman, Simon P. S. Kibira, Solomon Shiferaw, Fredrick Makumbi, Assefa Seme, Elizabeth A. Sully, Lilian Han and Margaret Giorgio
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:104
  12. Stage III and IV pressure injuries (PIs) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) require complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional treatment approaches that are difficult to implement. Practical aspect...

    Authors: Anke Scheel-Sailer, Kamran Koligi, Patricia Lampart, Carina Fähndrich, Hans Peter Gmünder, Stefan Metzger, Dirk Schaefer, Klaus Schmitt, Stefan Stalder, Reto Wettstein and Armin Gemperli
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:103
  13. There are challenges in healthcare service delivery in rural areas, and this may be especially true for persons with dementia, who have higher needs to access to the healthcare system, and may have difficultie...

    Authors: Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre, Tammy X. Bui, Mélanie Le Berre, Howard Bergman and Isabelle Vedel
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:102
  14. Health systems in Latin America face many challenges in controlling the increasing burden of diabetes. Digital health interventions are a promise for the provision of care, especially in developing countries w...

    Authors: Daniela Moraes Morelli, Fernando Rubinstein, Marilina Santero, Luz Gibbons, Daniela Moyano, Analia Nejamis and Andrea Beratarrechea
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:101
  15. The care sector is characterized by high absenteeism of nursing care employees due to illness. Organizational determinants that can affect the mental health of nurses are known. Although nurses are confronted ...

    Authors: Jasmin Lützerath, Hannah Bleier, Gerrit Stassen and Andrea Schaller
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:100
  16. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions represent a growing proportion of disease burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While past efforts have identified interventions to be...

    Authors: Alma J. Adler, Laura Drown, Chantelle Boudreaux, Matthew M. Coates, Andrew Marx, Oyetayo Akala, Temo Waqanivalu, Hongyi Xu and Gene Bukhman
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:99
  17. Patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), commonly categorized as a rare disease, have been affected by the changes in healthcare management brought about by COVID-19. This study’s aim was to identi...

    Authors: Myriam Calle Rubio, José Luis López-Campos, Marc Miravitlles, Francisco Javier Michel de la Rosa, José María Hernández Pérez, Carmen Montero Martínez, José Bruno Montoro Ronsano, Francisco Casas Maldonado, Juan Luis Rodríguez Hermosa, Eva María Tabernero Huguet, José Manuel Martínez Sesmero, Carlos Martínez Rivera, Francisco Javier Callejas González and María Torres Durán
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:98
  18. Healthcare workers employed in emergency departments (EDs) are particularly affected by physical and verbal violence. Violent assaults can be committed by both patients and their attendants. Research on interv...

    Authors: Sonja Reißmann, Tanja Wirth, Vanessa Beringer, David A. Groneberg, Albert Nienhaus, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:97
  19. Both patients and health care providers working in mental health facilities witness high rates of incidents that have the potential to jeopardize their safety. Despite this, there are few studies that have doc...

    Authors: Kamaru Edith Kwobah, Sitienei Robert Kiptoo, Florence Jaguga, Felicita Wangechi, Saina Chelagat, Francis Ogaro and WK Aruasa
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:95
  20. Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be used by healthcare organisations to inform improvements in service delivery. However, routine collection of PROMs is difficult to achieve across an entire healt...

    Authors: David A. Snowdon, Velandai Srikanth, Richard Beare, Lucy Marsh, Emily Parker, Kim Naude and Nadine E. Andrew
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:94
  21. Organizational readiness is a key factor for successful implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs), but a valid and reliable measure to assess readiness across contexts and settings is needed. The R...

    Authors: Maria McClam, Lauren Workman, Emanuelle M. Dias, Timothy J. Walker, Heather M. Brandt, Derek W. Craig, Robert Gibson, Andrea Lamont, Bryan J. Weiner, Abraham Wandersman and Maria E. Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:93
  22. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan. Medical expenditures related to cancer accounted for 44.8% of all major illness insurance claims in Taiwan. Prior research has indicated that the dual presence o...

    Authors: Kai-Jie Ma, Shu-Yuan Su, Daniel Nie, Wei-Sheng Chung, Chi-Yu Yao and Jong-Yi Wang
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:92
  23. Authors: Jennifer C. Gander, Ella Chrenka, Lee Cromwell, Anjali R. Truitt, Musu Sesay, Marni Segall, Sandra A. Amouzou, Alexander F. Hudgins, Prasanthi Kodthala, Douglas Roblin, Adrienne N. Deneal, Thomas Whiting, John H. Powers and Brian C. Martinson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:90

    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2022 22:1591

  24. As the main cause of cancer death, lung cancer imposes seriously health and economic burdens on individuals, families, and the health system. In China, there is no national study analyzing the hospitalization ...

    Authors: Hanxu Hu, Liying Zhao, Yang Yong, Stephen Nicholas, Elizabeth Maitland, Weihan Zhao, Hao Yan, Yong Ma and Xuefeng Shi
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:89
  25. Evidence-based interventions, which are typically supported by data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs), are highly valued by providers of human services like child welfare. However, implementing such int...

    Authors: Elise Trott Jaramillo, Cathleen E Willging, Lisa Saldana, Shannon Self-Brown, Erin A. Weeks and Daniel J. Whitaker
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:88
  26. Opioid-related hospitalizations have risen dramatically, placing hospitals at the frontlines of the opioid epidemic. Medicaid expansion and 1115 waivers for substance use disorders (SUDs) are two key policies ...

    Authors: Ji Eun Chang, Cory E. Cronin, Zoe Lindenfeld, José A. Pagán and Berkeley Franz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:87
  27. Stigma associated with mental health challenges is a major barrier to service seeking among youth. Understanding how stigma impacts service-seeking decisions from the perspectives of youth remains underexplore...

    Authors: Natasha Y. Sheikhan, Jo L. Henderson, Tanya Halsall, Mardi Daley, Samantha Brownell, Jai Shah, Srividya N. Iyer and Lisa D. Hawke
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:86
  28. Implementing Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in community practice could help to decide upon and prioritise initial treatment, procedures and appropriate specialist referral or conveyance to hospital. A recen...

    Authors: Joseph N.A Akanuwe, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Luc Bidaut, Pauline Mitchell, Paul Bird, Daniel Lasserson, Patricia Apenteng and Richard Lilford
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:84
  29. Quantitative and qualitative procedures are necessary components of instrument development and assessment. However, validation studies conventionally emphasise quantitative assessments while neglecting qualita...

    Authors: Jean Anthony Grand-Guillaume-Perrenoud, Franziska Geese, Katja Uhlmann, Angela Blasimann, Felicitas L. Wagner, Florian B. Neubauer, Sören Huwendiek, Sabine Hahn and Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:83
  30. Female genital cutting (FGC) may cause a series of health problems that require specialized healthcare. General practitioners (GPs) are gatekeepers to specialized healthcare services in Norway. To refer girls ...

    Authors: Mai Mahgoub Ziyada, R. Elise B Johansen, Mona Berthelsen, Inger-Lise Lien and Bothild Bendiksen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:82
  31. There is sufficient and consistent international evidence of issues reported by nurses working in single-bed room environments, requiring a design that is not only comfortable for patients but meets nurses wor...

    Authors: Lynette Cusack, Rebecca Munt, Naomi Verdonk, Tim Schultz and Jill Maben
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:81
  32. Non-pharmacologic treatments such as physical therapy (PT) are advocated for musculoskeletal pain. Early access to PT through self-referral has been shown to decrease costs and improve outcomes. Although self-...

    Authors: Noor Alshareef, Melanie Cozad, Mark Macauda, Jan Ostermann and Charles Thigpen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:80
  33. Non- communicable diseases (NCDs) are the main cause of death, which lead to over 73% of death and 62% of DALYs globally. As an unhealthy diet is the leading behavioral risk factor of NCDs, in line with the na...

    Authors: Mohammad Amerzadeh, Amirhossein Takian, Hamed Pouraram, Ali Akbari Sari and Afshin Ostovar
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:79
  34. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a rapid shift from traditional face-to-face care provision towards delivering mental health care remotely through telecommunications, often referred to as telemental health ca...

    Authors: Rebecca Appleton, Phoebe Barnett, Norha Vera San Juan, Elizabeth Tuudah, Natasha Lyons, Jennie Parker, Emily Roxburgh, Spyros Spyridonidis, Millie Tamworth, Minnie Worden, Melisa Yilmaz, Nick Sevdalis, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Justin J. Needle and Sonia Johnson
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:78
  35. Commissioning policies are in place in England that alter access to hip and knee arthroplasty based on patients’ body mass index and smoking status. Our objectives were to ascertain the prevalence, trend and n...

    Authors: Joanna McLaughlin, Joshua Elsey, Ruth Kipping, Amanda Owen-Smith, Andrew Judge and Hugh McLeod
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:77
  36. Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are among the most highly stigmatized medical conditions. Only a minority of individuals with AUD seek treatment, and stigma is one of the most prominent barriers to treatment-seeki...

    Authors: Sara Wallhed Finn, Anna Mejldal and Anette Søgaard Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:76
  37. Having a research-engaged health and medical workforce is associated with improvements in clinical outcomes for patients. As such, there has been significant government investment internationally to support he...

    Authors: Sze Lin Yoong, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Kathryn Reilly, Christopher Williams, Luke Wolfenden, Alice Grady, Melanie Kingsland, Meghan Finch and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:75
  38. The prevalence of modern contraception use is higher in Kenya than in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The uptake has however slowed down in recent years, which, among other factors, has been attributed t...

    Authors: Katherine Tumlinson, Laura E. Britton, Emilia Goland, Stephanie Chung, Brooke W. Bullington, Caitlin R. Williams, Debborah Muthoki Wambua, Dickens Otieno Onyango and Leigh Senderowicz
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:74
  39. As the misuse and abuse of medical narcotics are increasing in South Korea, an information system for the integrated information management of medical narcotic drugs across the nation is needed. This paper pre...

    Authors: Sang-Yoon Kim, Nam-Wook Cho, Myung-Sik Yoo, Soon-Young Han and Jeong-Wyan Oh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:73
  40. Assisted partner notification (APN) is recommended as a public health strategy to increase HIV testing in people exposed to HIV. Yet its adoption in many countries remains at an early stage. This qualitative s...

    Authors: Judith A. Levy, Valerie A. Earnshaw, Ariesta Milanti, Agung Waluyo and Gabriel J. Culbert
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:71
  41. Basic emergency management in urban and rural areas is a critical challenge, which can affect the pre-hospital mortality rate. Therefore, Non-hospital Healthcare Center (NHHC) must be prepared to manage such e...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami, Ali Janati and Farzad Rahmani
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:70
  42. Evidence on the effectiveness of community-based health insurance (CBHI) in low-income countries is inconclusive. This study assessed the impact of CBHI on health service utilization and financial risk protect...

    Authors: Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Ermias Dessie, Girmay Medhin, Negalign Birhanu, David R. Hotchkiss, Alula M. Teklu and Mizan Kiros
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:67
  43. Poor quality of care is a barrier to engagement in HIV care and treatment in low- and middle-income country settings. This study involved focus group discussions (FGD) with patients and health workers in two l...

    Authors: Nancy Puttkammer, Joseph Adrien Emmanuel Demes, Witson Dervis, Jean Marcxime Chéry, Josette Elusdort, Elizabeth Haight, Jean Guy Honoré and Jane M. Simoni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2023 23:66