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  1. While millions of women in many African countries have little autonomy in health care decision-making, in most low and middle-income countries, including Ethiopia, it has been poorly studied. Hence, it is impo...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Yigizie Yeshaw, Ayenew Kasie, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale and Adugnaw Zeleke Alem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:74

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  2. The adherence pattern of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) among patients with epilepsy is relatively lower in the United States and different European countries. However, adherence and cost analysis of AEDs in Asian...

    Authors: Muhammad Arif Asghar, Ahad Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Liaquat Raza, Yousra Shafiq and Muhammad Asif Asghar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:72

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  3. Health care administrators must establish and promote effective partnerships with community agencies to address social determinants of health, including reducing exposure of infants and young children to chron...

    Authors: Julie S. McCrae, Jo Ann L. Robinson, Angeline K. Spain, Kaela Byers and Jennifer L. Axelrod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:71

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  4. The consolidated framework for implementation research states that personal leadership matters in quality management implementation. However, it remains to be answered which characteristics of plural leadershi...

    Authors: Holger Pfaff, Antje Hammer, Marta Ballester, Kristina Schubin, Michael Swora and Rosa Sunol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:70

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  5. There is excess amenable mortality risk and evidence of healthcare quality deficits for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). We sought to identify sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated...

    Authors: Erica L. Stockbridge, Nathaniel J. Webb, Eleena Dhakal, Manasa Garg, Abiah D. Loethen, Thaddeus L. Miller and Karabi Nandy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:69

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  6. Despite the widely acknowledged potential for health information technologies to improve the accessibility, quality and clinical safety of mental health care, implementation of such technologies in services is...

    Authors: Haley M. LaMonica, Tracey A. Davenport, Antonia Ottavio, Shelley C. Rowe, Shane P. Cross, Frank Iorfino, Tanya A. Jackson, Michael A. Easton, Jennifer Melsness and Ian B. Hickie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:68

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

    Authors: M. P. Pomey, M. de Guise, M. Desforges, K. Bouchard, C. Vialaron, L. Normandin, M. Iliescu-Nelea, I. Fortin, I. Ganache, C. Régis, Z. Rosberger, D. Charpentier, L. Bélanger, M. Dorval, D. P. Ghadiri, M. Lavoie-Tremblay…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:67

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:10

  8. Injuries are a major public health problem globally. With sound planning and organization, essential trauma care can be reliably provided with relatively low-cost equipment and supplies. However, availability ...

    Authors: Godfred Boakye, Adam Gyedu, Melissa Stewart, Peter Donkor, Charles Mock and Barclay Stewart

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:66

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  9. The need to improve the care of people with complex care requirements has been driving the reforms integrating care processes. This study examines the effect of the integration of health services on health car...

    Authors: Katja Wikström, Marja-Leena Lamidi, Päivi Rautiainen, Hilkka Tirkkonen, Petri Kivinen and Tiina Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:65

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  10. Up to 50% of medicines are not used as intended, resulting in poor health and economic outcomes. Medicines optimisation is ‘a person-centred approach to safe and effective medicines use, to ensure people obtai...

    Authors: John Fellenor, Nicky Britten, Molly Courtenay, Rupert A. Payne, Jose Valderas, Rachel Denholm, Polly Duncan, Deborah McCahon, Lynn Tatnell, Richard Fitzgerald, Krystal Warmoth, David Gillespie, Katrina Turner and Margaret Watson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:64

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  11. Patient satisfaction studies have explored domains of patient satisfaction, the determinants of domains, and score differences of domains by patient/hospital structural measures but reports on the structure of...

    Authors: Masumi Okuda, Akira Yasuda and Shusaku Tsumoto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:63

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  12. This study explores how socio-demographic and health factors shape the relationship between multimorbidity and one-year acute care service use (i.e., hospital, emergency department visits) in older adults in O...

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

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:62

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  13. Dental care utilization for low income pregnant women is met with challenges in the traditional dentist-centered model of care. County-level measures provide insights for policy and roles for stakeholders that...

    Authors: Mark E. Moss, Andrew Grodner, Ananda P. Dasanayake and Cherry M. Beasley

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:61

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  14. Urinary incontinence is widely accepted to be among the most important issues in the global health system. However, only a limited number of women are referred for treatment because different factors complicat...

    Authors: Fahimeh Rashidi Fakari, Sepideh Hajian, Soodabeh Darvish and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:60

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  15. Person-centred care is the preferred model for caring for people with dementia. Knowledge of the level of person-centred care is essential for improving the quality of care for patients with dementia. The pers...

    Authors: Annette Keuning-Plantinga, Evelyn J. Finnema, Wim Krijnen, David Edvardsson and Petrie F. Roodbol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:59

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  16. Breast cancer costs were estimated at $16.5 billion in 2010 and were higher than other cancer costs. There are limited studies on breast cancer charges and costs by BRCA mutations and receptor status. We exami...

    Authors: Joseph Biskupiak, Sudhir Unni, Claire Telford, Minkyoung Yoo, Xiangyang Ye, Rishi Deka, Diana Brixner and David Stenehjem

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:58

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  17. Financial incentives is emerging as a viable strategy for improving clinical outcomes for adults with type 2 diabetes. However, there is limited data on optimal structure for financial incentives and whether f...

    Authors: Leonard E. Egede, Jennifer A. Campbell, Rebekah J. Walker, Aprill Z. Dawson and Joni S. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:57

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  18. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the dominant cause of global morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries. Tackling NCDs is central to advancing women’s and child health, and future generat...

    Authors: Firanbon Teshome Gonfa, Yohannes Kebede Lemu and Zewdie Birhanu Koricha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:56

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  19. The purpose of this study was to assess pediatric hematology clinic staff’s perspectives regarding barriers and facilitators in addressing unmet basic needs for children with sickle cell disease (SCD).

    Authors: Stephanie Loo, Annelise Brochier, Mikayla Gordon Wexler, Kristin Long, Patricia L. Kavanagh, Arvin Garg and Mari-Lynn Drainoni

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:55

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  20. The global population has transitioned to one where more adults are living with obesity than are underweight. Obesity is associated with the development of cardiometabolic diseases and widely attributed to inc...

    Authors: Neeru Gupta and Zihao Sheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:54

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  21. Global calls for renewed efforts to address stillbirth burden highlighted areas for policy and implementation resulting in national level translations. Information regarding adapted strategies to effect policy...

    Authors: Eric Ssegujja, Isaac Ddumba and Michelle Andipartin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:53

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  22. Maternal deaths reviews are proposed as one strategy to address high maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries, including Tanzania. Review of maternal deaths relies on comprehensive documentation o...

    Authors: Ali Said, Andrea B. Pembe, Siriel Massawe, Claudia Hanson and Mats Malqvist

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:52

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  23. To better understand the distribution and consumption patterns of resources in different ethnic groups and at different levels of economic development, this paper chose to describe the healthcare seeking behav...

    Authors: Xuechen Xiong, Xiaolin Cao and Li Luo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:51

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  24. Qualitative synthesis approaches are increasingly used in healthcare research. One of the most commonly utilised approaches is meta-ethnography. This is a systematic approach which synthesises data from multip...

    Authors: Raabia Sattar, Rebecca Lawton, Maria Panagioti and Judith Johnson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:50

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  25. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are commonly comorbid with mental health disorders, portending poorer cardiac prognosis. Despite the high prevalence of depression and anxiety, and guidelines recommending routine...

    Authors: C. M. Collopy, S. M. Cosh and P. J. Tully

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:49

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  26. Safety culture can be described and understood through its manifestations in the organization as artefacts, espoused values and basic underlying assumptions and is strongly related to leadership-yet it remains...

    Authors: Mats Hedsköld, Magna Andreen Sachs, Torleif Rosander, Mia von Knorring and Karin Pukk Härenstam

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:48

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  27. Despite an official policy of exemption from health care costs, pregnant women in Niger still face some out-of-pocket costs (OPC) in addition to time costs when they attend antenatal care (ANC) services. We ai...

    Authors: Césaire T. Ouédraogo, Stephen A. Vosti, K. Ryan Wessells, Charles D. Arnold, M. Thierno Faye and Sonja Y. Hess

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:47

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  28. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) are community health workers responsible for improving the health status of people by facilitating their access to healthcare services. The life skills of ASHA are kno...

    Authors: Shantanu Sharma, Kanishtha Arora, Chandrashekhar, Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Faiyaz Akhtar and Sunil Mehra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:46

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  29. To access the influence of insurance status on time of diagnosis, quality of treatment and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    Authors: Andreas Knopf, Simon Teutsch and Henning Bier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:45

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  30. Screening programs for colorectal cancer (CRC) exist in many countries, and with varying participation rates. The present study aimed at identifying socio-demographic factors for accepting a cost-free screenin...

    Authors: Jesper Bo Nielsen, Gabriele Berg-Beckhoff and Anja Leppin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:43

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  31. Implementing community-based innovations for older adults with serious illness, who are appropriate for a palliative approach to care, requires developing partnerships between health and community. Nav-CARE is...

    Authors: Grace Warner, Emily Kervin, Barb Pesut, Robin Urquhart, Wendy Duggleby and Taylor Hill

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:42

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  32. The acute treatment for stroke takes place in hospitals and in Norway follow-up of stroke survivors residing in the communities largely takes place in general practice. In order to provide continuous post stro...

    Authors: Rune Aakvik Pedersen, Halfdan Petursson, Irene Hetlevik and Henriette Thune

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:41

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  33. Inequalities in the use of postnatal care services (PNC) in Ghana have been linked to poor maternal and neonatal health outcomes. This has ignited a genuine concern that PNC interventions with a focus on influ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Dankwah, Cindy Feng, Shelley Kirychuck, Wu Zeng, Rein Lepnurm and Marwa Farag

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:40

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  34. Burnout resulting from long-term and unmanaged workplace stress is high among healthcare professionals, especially surgeons, and affects both individuals and the quality of patient care. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Suleyman Utku Celik, Alperen Aslan, Eylul Coskun, Beyza Nur Coban, Zeynep Haner, Selin Kart, Mahmoud N. I. Skaik, Merve Didem Kocer, Bahar Busra Ozkan and Cihangir Akyol

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:39

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  35. Increasing patient numbers, complexity of patient management, and healthcare resource limitations have resulted in prolonged patient wait times, decreased quality of service, and decreased patient satisfaction...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kam, Scott Collins, Tae Park, Michael Mihail, Fiona F. Stanaway, Noni L. Lewis, Daniel Polya, Samantha Fraser-Bell, Timothy V. Roberts and James E.H. Smith

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:38

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  36. The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) is as a community-based cardiovascular disease prevention program recently adapted to target older adults living in 14 social housing buildings in Ontario (7)...

    Authors: Nadia Deville-Stoetzel, Janusz Kaczorowski, Gina Agarwal, Marie-Thérèse Lussier and Magali Girard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:37

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  37. Mental health professionals usually decide patients’ access to inpatient care to ensure care based on need and potential benefit. The purpose of the current study is to investigate how patients evaluate admiss...

    Authors: Olav Nyttingnes, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth and Torleif Ruud

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:36

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  38. As health systems transition to value-based care, improving transitional care (TC) remains a priority. Hospitals implementing evidence-based TC models often adapt them to local contexts. However, limited resea...

    Authors: Jing Li, Gaixin Du, Jessica Miller Clouser, Arnold Stromberg, Glen Mays, Joann Sorra, Jane Brock, Terry Davis, Suzanne Mitchell, Huong Q. Nguyen and Mark V. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:35

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  39. Sustainability capacity (SC), which is an organization’s ability to implement and maintain change, is influenced by internal attributes, environmental contextual influencers, and intervention attributes. Tempo...

    Authors: James H. Ford II and Aaron Gilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:34

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  40. A systems-level approach to smoking cessation treatment may optimize healthcare provider adherence to guidelines. Institutions such as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are unique in their systematic ap...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Lewis, Nicole Senft, Heidi Chen, Kathryn E. Weaver, Lucy B. Spalluto, Kim L. Sandler, Leora Horn, Pierre P. Massion, Robert S. Dittus, Christianne L. Roumie and Hilary A. Tindle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:33

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  41. The Person-centred Practice Inventory-Staff (PCPI-S) instrument was developed to measure healthcare providers’ perception towards their person-centred practice. The study aimed to explore the influence of cult...

    Authors: Nur Zahirah Balqis-Ali, Pui San Saw, Anis Syakira Jailani, Weng Hong Fun, Noridah Mohd Saleh, Tengku Putri Zaharah Tengku Bahanuddin, Sondi Sararaks and Shaun Wen Huey Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:32

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  42. When there is a gap in professionals’ adherence to safe practices during cancer treatment, the consequences can be serious. Identifying these gaps in order to enable improvements in patient safety can be a cha...

    Authors: Isabel Rodrigo Rincón, Isabel Irigoyen Aristorena, Belén Tirapu León, Nicolás Zaballos Barcala, Maite Sarobe Carricas, Joaquín Lobo Palanco, María Luisa Antelo Caamaño, Marta Patricia Martin Vizcaíno and Susan Burnett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:31

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  43. The study aimed to estimate the comparative costs per positive diagnosis of previously undetected HIV in three testing regimes: conventional; parallel and point of care (POC) testing. The regimes are analysed ...

    Authors: Owain D. Williams, Judith A. Dean, Anna Crothers, Charles F. Gilks and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:30

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  44. Several factors might contribute to the delay to get cancer care including poor cancer awareness and having barriers to seeking help. This study described these barriers in Gaza and their association with reca...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Bettina Bottcher, Mohammed Alkhatib, Iyad Ismail, Khitam Abu-Nemer, Mustafa Hana, Ahmed Qandeel, Ahmed Abdelwahed, Hamza Yazji, Hisham Abuamro, Ghadeer Matar, Ahmed Alsahhar, Ahmed Abolamzi, Obay Baraka, Mahmood Elblbessy, Tahani Samra…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:28

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  45. Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a health services issue worldwide. Modern health policy emphasizes appropriate health services utilization. However, the relationship between accessibility, capability...

    Authors: Chih-Yuan Lin and Yue-Chune Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:21

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  46. Most existing research on medical clowns in health care services has investigated their usefulness mainly among child health consumers. In this research we examined multiple viewpoints of medical staff, clowns...

    Authors: Dorit Efrat-Triester, Daniel Altman, Enav Friedmann, Dalit Lev-Arai Margalit and Kinneret Teodorescu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:15

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  47. The purpose of this descriptive study is to outline the Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS) College of Dental Medicines’ Patient Assistance Fund development, organization and outcomes. The description...

    Authors: Burke W. Soffe, Justine E. Miranda, Jenny Fang, Daniel G. Epperson, Roberto A. Lara, Hazel L. Williamson and Martin S. Lipsky

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:14

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  48. Understanding how comorbidity measures contribute to patient mortality is essential both to describe patient health status and to adjust for risks and potential confounding. The Charlson and Elixhauser comorbi...

    Authors: Narayan Sharma, René Schwendimann, Olga Endrich, Dietmar Ausserhofer and Michael Simon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:13

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