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  1. After hospital discharge, patients can experience symptoms prompting them to seek acute medical attention. Early evaluation of patients’ post-discharge symptoms by healthcare providers may improve appropriate ...

    Authors: Jinying Chen, Jessica G. Wijesundara, Angela Patterson, Sarah L. Cutrona, Sandra Aiello, David D. McManus, M. Diane McKee, Bo Wang and Thomas K. Houston

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1021

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  2. High prevalence of falls among older persons makes falls prevention a public health priority. Yet community-based falls prevention face complexity in implementation and any commissioning strategy should be sub...

    Authors: Joseph Kwon, Yujin Lee, Tracey Young, Hazel Squires and Janet Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1020

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  3. Patients diagnosed with oesophageal and gastric cancer face a poor prognosis and numerous challenges of symptom management, lifestyle adjustments and complex treatment regimens. The multifaceted care needs and...

    Authors: Karin Dalhammar, Marlene Malmström, Magnus Sandberg, Dan Falkenback and Jimmie Kristensson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1019

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  4. Large healthcare institutions like the Veterans Health Administration (VA) continually seek best practices to improve clinical care. Relational coordination is an evidence-based organizational theory of commun...

    Authors: Brigid Connelly, Catherine Battaglia and Heather M. Gilmartin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1018

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  5. Finnish community pharmacies have undergone digitalization during the past decade. The introduction of the electronic prescription has had a significant impact on pharmacy workflows, such as the dispensing pro...

    Authors: Teijo Peltoniemi, Reima Suomi, Sirpa Peura and Markus N. Y. Lähteenoja

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1017

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  6. Risk stratification is the cornerstone in managing patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes (NSTE-ACS) and can attenuate the unjustified variability in treatment and guide the intervention decis...

    Authors: Zainab Atiyah Dakhil and Hasan Ali Farhan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1015

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  7. The vast availability of and demand for evidence in modern primary healthcare force clinical decisions to be made based on condensed evidence in the form of policies and guidelines. Primary healthcare managers...

    Authors: Tobias Abelsson, Helena Morténius, Ann-Kristin Karlsson, Stefan Bergman and Amir Baigi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1014

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  8. Evidence-based clinical practice is an inherent component of mental health professional practice in developed countries. However, little is known about professional perspectives of evidence-based practice in m...

    Authors: Eric Badu, Anthony Paul O’Brien, Rebecca Mitchell and Akwasi Osei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1013

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  9. Management of patient flow within a healthcare network, allowing equitable and qualified access to healthcare, is a major challenge for universal health systems. Implementation of telehealth strategies to supp...

    Authors: Sabrina Dalbosco Gadenz, Josué Basso, Patrícia Roberta Berithe Pedrosa de Oliviera, Stephan Sperling, Marcus Vinicius Dutra Zuanazzi, Gabriel Gausmann Oliveira, Ivonice Martins da Silva, Raphael Mendes Motta, Luana Gonçalves Gehres, Érica de Brito Mallmann, Átila Szczecinski Rodrigues, Daniela V Pachito and Beatriz de Faria Leao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1012

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  10. In cancer care as well as other types of treatment and care, little is known about the contribution of Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) operating at the managerial level in healthcare organizations. T...

    Authors: Mio Fredriksson and Anton Modigh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1011

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  11. Job aids such as observation charts are commonly used to record inpatient nursing observations. For sick newborns, it is important to provide critical information, intervene, and tailor treatment to improve he...

    Authors: Naomi Muinga, Chris Paton, Edith Gicheha, Sylvia Omoke, Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde, Lenka Benova, Mike English and Marjolein Zweekhorst

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1010

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  12. Most people with dementia wish to remain at home for as long as possible. Therefore, it is important to know the predictors of institutionalization, especially those that can be influenced. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Klara Spiegl, Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, Linda Becker, Jennifer Scheel and Anna Pendergrass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1009

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  13. Hospitals in England have undergone considerable change to address the surge in demand imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this on emergency department (ED) attendances is unknown, especially for n...

    Authors: Michaela A. C. Vollmer, Sreejith Radhakrishnan, Mara D. Kont, Seth Flaxman, Samir Bhatt, Ceire Costelloe, Kate Honeyford, Paul Aylin, Graham Cooke, Julian Redhead, Alison Sanders, Helen Mangan, Peter J. White, Neil Ferguson, Katharina Hauck, Shevanthi Nayagam…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1008

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  14. The meaningful sharing of health data between different stakeholders is central to the advancement of science and to improve care offered to individual patients. However, it is important that the interests of ...

    Authors: Lester Darryl Geneviève, Andrea Martani, Bernice Simone Elger and Tenzin Wangmo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1007

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  15. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of distress in dementia (BPSD) are major drivers of poor quality of life, caregiver burden, institutionalization, and cost of care in nursing homes. The Evidence Integrati...

    Authors: Liza Behrens, Marie Boltz, Kiernan Riley, Karen Eshraghi, Barbara Resnick, Elizabeth Galik, Jeanette Ellis, Ann Kolanowski and Kimberly Van Haitsma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1006

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  16. Most US adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) do not initiate mental health treatment within a year of diagnosis. Increasing treatment uptake can improve health and quality of life for those with PT...

    Authors: Wei Duan-Porter, David B. Nelson, Kristine E. Ensrud and Michele R. Spoont

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1005

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  17. Defining HIV-related stigma (HRS) can be problematic due to structural inequalities, cultural differences, discrimination by health care providers and the limitations of tools measuring stigma for people livin...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Peter Higgs, Marie-Josée Fleury, Amir-Hossien Bayat, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam, Azadeh Bayani and Yadollah Fakhri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1004

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  18. COVID-19 isolated home-dwelling people with dementia (PwD) from home care services, respite care, and daytime activities. We aimed to investigate the consequences of these restrictions on informal (family, fri...

    Authors: Maarja Vislapuu, Renira C. Angeles, Line I. Berge, Egil Kjerstad, Marie H. Gedde and Bettina S. Husebo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1003

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  19. Most studies examining the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers (HCWs) have assessed well-being during the initial stages or the peak of the first wave of the pandemic. We aimed to measure th...

    Authors: Joanne M Stubbs, Helen M Achat and Suzanne Schindeler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1002

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  20. Despite the Indian government’s Universal Immunization Program (UIP), the progress of full immunization coverage is plodding. The cost of delivering routine immunization varies widely across facilities within ...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar, Shekhar Chauhan and Adrita Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1001

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  21. Non-adherence to recommended therapy remains a challenge to achieving optimal clinical outcome with resultant economic implications.

    Authors: Aduke E. Ipingbemi, Wilson O. Erhun and Rasaq Adisa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1000

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  22. Primary healthcare is the main entry to the health care system for most of the population. In 2008, it was estimated that about 26% of the population in Quebec (Canada) did not have a regular family physician....

    Authors: Carine Sandrine Ngo Bikoko Piemeu, Christine Loignon, Émilie Dionne, Andrée-Anne Paré-Plante, Jeannie Haggerty and Mylaine Breton

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:999

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  23. During the SARS-CoV2 pandemic, protection measures, as well as visiting restrictions, had a severe impact on seriously ill and dying patients and their relatives. The study aims to describe the experiences of ...

    Authors: Karlotta Schloesser, Steffen T Simon, Berenike Pauli, Raymond Voltz, Norma Jung, Charlotte Leisse, Agnes van der Heide, Ida J Korfage, Anne Pralong, Claudia Bausewein, Melanie Joshi and Julia Strupp

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:998

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  24. The COVID-19 pandemic has overburdened the healthcare facilities, which demanded the use of alternative and effective methods for delivering healthcare services. The use of telehealth has become a necessity to...

    Authors: Rania Itani, Hani M J Khojah, Fatima Jaffal, Deema Rahme, Lina Karout and Samar Karout

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:997

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  25. People living with dementia account for a large proportion of deaths due to COVID-19. Family carers are faced with making significant and emotive decisions during the pandemic, including decisions about end of...

    Authors: Narin Aker, Emily West, Nathan Davies, Kirsten J. Moore, Elizabeth L. Sampson, Pushpa Nair and Nuriye Kupeli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:996

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  26. The demographic and social changes associated with population aging and the increasing incidence of chronic diseases underscore the importance of the role of informal carers. The number of informal carers is i...

    Authors: Wilfried GUETS and Lionel PERRIER

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:995

    Content type: Research

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  27. Effective and safe COVID 19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use since the end of 2020 and countries are actively vaccinating their people. Nevertheless, hesitancy towards the vaccines exist globally.

    Authors: Kenneth Grace Mascarenhas Danabal, Shiva Shankar Magesh, Siddharth Saravanan and Vijayaprasad Gopichandran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:994

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  28. Burnout among physicians is growing at an exponential rate and many are leaving the profession. Nevertheless, the specific antecedents and intermediary stages involved in predicting their professional turnover...

    Authors: Denis Chênevert, Steven Kilroy, Kevin Johnson and Pierre-Luc Fournier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:993

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  29. Healthcare workers are at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection during care encounters compared to the general population. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been shown to protect COVID-19 among healthcare...

    Authors: Jacob Kazungu, Kenneth Munge, Kalin Werner, Nicholas Risko, Andres I. Vecino-Ortiz and Vincent Were

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:992

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  30. The reduction of inequality is a key United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (WHO, Human Resources for Health: foundation for Universal Health Coverage and the post-2015 development agenda, 2014; Tran...

    Authors: Beulah Christina van Zyl, Michelle Monique Barnard, Keith Cloete, Amanda Fernandez, Matodzi Mukosi and Richard Denys Pitcher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:991

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  31. Quality improvement (QI) initiatives such as accreditation, public reporting, inspection and pay-for-performance are increasingly being implemented globally. In Flanders, Belgium, a government policy for acute...

    Authors: Astrid Van Wilder, Jonas Brouwers, Bianca Cox, Luk Bruyneel, Dirk De Ridder, Fien Claessens, Kristof Eeckloo and Kris Vanhaecht

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:990

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  32. Factors contributing to decisions to refer children for scheduled appointments at medical paediatric outpatient clinics are not well understood. Our aim was to describe practice-level characteristics associate...

    Authors: Smita Dick, Ryen Crabb, Claire McFaul, Clare MacRae, Philip Wilson and Steve Turner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:989

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  33. Differences in health care utilization by educational level can contribute to inequalities in health. Understanding health care utilization and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of educational groups may ...

    Authors: Marjolein van der Vlegel, Inge Spronk, Joost Oude Groeniger, Hidde Toet, Martien J. M. Panneman, Suzanne Polinder and Juanita A. Haagsma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:988

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  34. The challenge of including citizen-patient voices in healthcare planning is exacerbated in rural communities by regional variation in priorities and a historical lack of attention to rural healthcare needs. Th...

    Authors: Jude Kornelsen, Christine Carthew, Kayla Míguez, Matilda Taylor, Catherine Bodroghy, Kathryn Petrunia and Delia Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:987

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  35. Sars-Cov-2 is a novel corona virus associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Remdesivir and Dexamethasone are two treatments that have shown to be effective against the Sars-Cov-2 associated disease...

    Authors: Andrea Carta and Claudio Conversano

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:986

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  36. Cancer care can negatively impact children’s subjective well-being. In this research, well-being refers to patients’ self-perception and encompasses their hospital and care delivery assessment. Playful strateg...

    Authors: Leandro Miletto Tonetto, Valentina Marques da Rosa, Priscila Brust-Renck, Megan Denham, Pedro Marques da Rosa, Craig Zimring, Irini Albanti and Leslie Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:985

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  37. Inclusive engagement in healthcare policies and decision-making is essential to address the needs of patients and communities, reduce health inequities and increase the accountability of the government. In low...

    Authors: Sarah C. Masefield, Alan Msosa, Florence Kasende Chinguwo and Jean Grugel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:984

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  38. It is estimated that 20–50% of all radiological examinations are of low value. Many attempts have been made to reduce the use of low-value imaging. However, the comparative effectiveness of interventions to re...

    Authors: Elin Kjelle, Eivind Richter Andersen, Lesley J. J. Soril, Leti van Bodegom-Vos and Bjørn Morten Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:983

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  39. The guiding principle of disability insurance in Switzerland is ‘rehabilitation before pension’. Access to rehabilitation measures to restore, maintain or improve the earning capacity of individuals with disab...

    Authors: Szilvia Altwicker-Hámori

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:982

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  40. Retro-transfers from level 3 to 2 NICUs in Alberta’s regionalization of neonatal care system are essential to ensure the proper utilization of level 3 NICUs for complex neonatal cases. Parents often experience...

    Authors: Aliyah Dosani, Prashanth Murthy, Shafana Kassam, Baldeep Rai and Abhay K. Lodha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:981

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  41. People with musculoskeletal pain seek more healthcare than the general population, however little is known about the long-term effect on healthcare use. The aim of this study was to examine the consequences of...

    Authors: S. Mose, P. Kent, A. Smith, J. H. Andersen and D. H. Christiansen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:980

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  42. Community health worker (CHW) motivation is an important factor related to health service quality and CHW program sustainability in low- and middle-income countries. Financial and non-financial motivators may ...

    Authors: Jeffrey Glenn, Corrina Moucheraud, Denise Diaz Payán, Allison Crook, James Stagg, Haribondhu Sarma, Tahmeed Ahmed, Adrienne Epstein, Sharmin Khan Luies, Mahfuzur Rahman, Margaret E. Kruk and Thomas J. Bossert

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:979

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  43. The coexistence of chronic diseases among people with stroke is common. However, little is known about the extent of incremental healthcare expenditures associated with having physically and psychologically ch...

    Authors: Ji Zhang, Suhang Song, Yang Zhao, Gaoting Ma, Yinzi Jin and Zhi-Jie Zheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:978

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  44. Authors: Natasha K. Brusco, Christina L. Ekegren, Nicholas F. Taylor, Keith D. Hill, Annemarie L. Lee, Lisa Somerville, Natasha A. Lannin, Derick Wade, Rania Abdelmotaleb, Libby Callaway, Sara L. Whittaker and Meg E. Morris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:977

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:811

  45. To analyze the temporal evolution of the pattern of hospital use in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.

    Authors: Margareth Crisóstomo Portela, Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira, Sheyla Maria Lemos Lima, Carla Lourenço Tavares de Andrade and Mônica Martins

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:976

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  46. Screening in primary care for unmet individual social needs (e.g., housing instability, food insecurity, unemployment, social isolation) is critical to addressing their deleterious effects on patients’ health ...

    Authors: Connor Drake, Heather Batchelder, Tyler Lian, Meagan Cannady, Morris Weinberger, Howard Eisenson, Emily Esmaili, Allison Lewinski, Leah L. Zullig, Amber Haley, David Edelman and Christopher M. Shea

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:975

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  47. This study aimed to determine the magnitude of and factors associated with out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) during the first prenatal clinic visit among pregnant women in Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka, whic...

    Authors: Sajaan Praveena Gunarathne, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Indika Ruwan Prasanna and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:974

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  48. Recently, the parent-tailored telephone based smoking cessation counseling program ‘Smoke-free Parents’ was shown to be effective in helping parents to quit smoking. To implement this program in child healthca...

    Authors: Tessa Scheffers-van Schayck, Bethany Hipple Walters, Roy Otten and Marloes Kleinjan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:973

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  49. The South African government is implementing National Health Insurance (NHI) as a monopsony health care financing mechanism to drive the country towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Strategic purchasing, w...

    Authors: S D Murphy and S Moosa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:969

    Content type: Research

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