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  1. Integrated care has the potential to ease the increasing pressures faced by health and social care systems, however, challenges around measuring the benefits for providers, patients, and service users remain. ...

    Authors: Helen Crocker, Laura Kelly, Jenny Harlock, Ray Fitzpatrick and Michele Peters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There is growing interest in the use of reliable evidence for health decision-making among low-and middle-income countries. Ghana has deployed DHIMS2 to replace the previously existing manual data harmonizatio...

    Authors: Eliezer Ofori Odei-Lartey, Rebecca Kyerewaa Dwommoh Prah, Edward Apraku Anane, Harry Danwonno, Stephaney Gyaase, Felix Boakye Oppong, Godwin Afenyadu and Kwaku Poku Asante

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Little is known about how to build leadership capacity to support implementation of evidence-based practices within health systems. We observed substantial variability across sites in uptake and sustainability...

    Authors: L. M. Puchalski Ritchie, H. Mundeva, Monique van Lettow, S. E. Straus, E. Kip and A. Makwakwa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:513

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The health and social care workforce requires access to appropriate education and training to provide quality care for people with dementia. Success of a training programme depends on staff ability to put thei...

    Authors: Claire A. Surr, Sahdia Parveen, Sarah J. Smith, Michelle Drury, Cara Sass, Sarah Burden and Jan Oyebode

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:512

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The French healthcare system is evolving to meet the challenges of an aging population, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, the development of new technologies and the increasing involvement of patient...

    Authors: Apolline Adé, Frédérique Debroucker, Laura Delporte, Cécile De Monclin, Emmanuel Fayet, Pierre Legendre, Lise Radoszycki and Michael Chekroun

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The substitution of healthcare is a way to control rising healthcare costs. The Primary Care Plus (PC+) intervention of the Dutch ‘Blue Care’ pioneer site aims to achieve this feat by facilitating consultation...

    Authors: Esther H. A. van den Bogaart, Mariëlle E. A. L. Kroese, Marieke D. Spreeuwenberg, Herm Martens, Peter M. Steijlen and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:510

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Malaysia’s public healthcare sector provides a greater volume of medicines at lower overall cost compared to the private sector, indicating its importance in providing access to medicines for Malaysians. Howev...

    Authors: NM Hamzah, P. N. Perera and R. P. Rannan-Eliya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:509

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Being homeless entails higher mortality, morbidity, and prevalence of psychiatric diseases. This leads to more frequent and expensive use of health care services. Medical respite care enables an opportunity to...

    Authors: Camilla Bring, Marie Kruse, Mikkel Z. Ankarfeldt, Nina Brünés, Maja Pedersen, Janne Petersen and Ove Andersen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:508

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Across Ontario, since the year 2006 various knowledge translation (KT) interventions designed to improve the quality of rectal cancer surgery have been implemented by the provincial cancer agency or by individ...

    Authors: Marko Simunovic, Christine Fahim, Angela Coates, David Urbach, Craig Earle, Vanja Grubac, Melissa Brouwers, Mary Ann O’Brien and Nancy Baxter

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:506

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The need to reduce healthcare practices that provide no value has led to the development of initiatives that generate and publish recommendations to improve the appropriateness of clinical practice by identify...

    Authors: Xavier Bonfill, Karla Salas-Gama, Carolina Requeijo, Angela Merchán-Galvis, Antonio Sánchez, Elena Medarde and M. Jesús Quintana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:505

    Content type: Research article

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  11. More people living into old age with dementia. The complexity of treatment and care, particularly those with multiple health problems, can be experienced as disjointed. As part of an evaluation of a ‘healthcar...

    Authors: Gerard Leavey, Emma Curran, Deirdre Fullerton, Steven Todd, Sonja McIlfatrick, Vivien Coates, Max Watson, Aine Abbott and Dagmar Corry

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:503

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Although tuberculosis (TB) patients often incur high costs to access TB-related services, it was unclear beforehand whether the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia in 2014 would redu...

    Authors: Ahmad Fuady, Tanja A. J. Houweling, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Erlina Burhan and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Little is known about the impact of infectious disease (ID) consultations on the management of patients with cancer. This study aimed to describe the consultation services provided by ID specialists to all dep...

    Authors: Naoya Itoh, Yoshiro Hadano, Yasumasa Yamamoto, Norihiko Terada and Hanako Kurai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:500

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Public guidelines in many western countries recommend post-incident reviews (PIRs) with patients after restraint use in mental health care. PIRs are one of several elements of seclusion and restraint reduction...

    Authors: Unn Elisabeth Hammervold, Reidun Norvoll, Kari Vevatne and Hildegunn Sagvaag

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In order to analyze use of health services and identify sources of delays in accessing the right care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), understanding of care seeking pathwa...

    Authors: Nathan Kakongi, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Bizu Gelaye, Edith K. Wakida, Celestino Obua and Elialilia S. Okello

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:498

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Concerns have been raised regarding the reasonableness of using personal health responsibility as a principle or criterion for setting priorities in healthcare. While this debate continues, little is known abo...

    Authors: Gloria Traina and Eli Feiring

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:497

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The relationship between healthcare system inputs (e.g., human resources and infrastructure) and mortality has been extensively studied. However, the association between healthcare system inputs and patient-re...

    Authors: Liesbet Van Bulck, Eva Goossens, Koen Luyckx, Silke Apers, Erwin Oechslin, Corina Thomet, Werner Budts, Junko Enomoto, Maayke A. Sluman, Chun-Wei Lu, Jamie L. Jackson, Paul Khairy, Stephen C. Cook, Shanthi Chidambarathanu, Luis Alday, Katrine Eriksen…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:496

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Patient-centered healthcare in the context of a medical home (PCMH) is an important pathway to reducing healthcare inequities. To date, no work has examined the prevalence of care experiences associated with P...

    Authors: Jamie A. Mitchell, Ed-Dee G. Williams, Yuyi Li and Wassim Tarraf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:495

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is a promising strategy to increase patient value. For a successful implementation of VBHC, intensive collaborations between organizations and integrated care delivery systems are...

    Authors: Dennis van Veghel, Mohamed Soliman-Hamad, Daniela N. Schulz, Bernard Cost, Timothy A. Simmers and Lukas R. C. Dekker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:494

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sepsis is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Every hour of delay in treatment is associated with an escalating risk of morbidity and mortality. The burden of sepsis is greatest in low- and ...

    Authors: Alishah Mawji, Edmond Li, Clare Komugisha, Samuel Akech, Dustin Dunsmuir, Matthew O. Wiens, Niranjan Kissoon, Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, Abner Tagoola, David Kimutai, Jeffrey N. Bone, Guy Dumont and J. Mark Ansermino

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:493

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Despite the rapid uptake of genomic technologies within cancer care, few studies provide detailed information on the costs of sequencing across different applications. The objective of the study was to examine...

    Authors: Louisa G. Gordon, Nicole M. White, Thomas M. Elliott, Katia Nones, Anthony G. Beckhouse, Astrid J. Rodriguez-Acevedo, Penelope M. Webb, Xing J. Lee, Nicholas Graves and Deborah J. Schofield

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Allied health assistants (AHAs) are support staff who complete clinical and non-clinical tasks under the supervision and delegation of an allied health professional. The effect of allied health professional de...

    Authors: David A. Snowdon, Beth Storr, Annette Davis, Nicholas F. Taylor and Cylie M. Williams

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:491

    Content type: Research article

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  23. This study aims to establish a multi-agent system model to provide accurate suggestions for the policy proposal of controlling the unreasonable growth of medical expenses charged by public hospitals in China.

    Authors: Wenya Yu, Xiang Liu, Fangjie Zhao, Meina Li and Lulu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:490

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and accounts for 56% of maternal deaths in Afghanistan. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is commonly caused by uterine atony, genital tract trauma, re...

    Authors: Nasratullah Ansari, Farzana Maruf, Partamin Manalai, Sheena Currie, Mohammad Samim Soroush, Sher Shah Amin, Ariel Higgins-Steele, Young Mi Kim, Jelle Stekelenburg, Jos van Roosmalen and Hannah Tappis

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Quantifying the burden of multimorbidity for healthcare research using administrative data has been constrained. Existing measures incompletely capture chronic conditions of relevance and are narrowly focused ...

    Authors: Melissa Y. Wei, Jamie E. Luster, Chiao-Li Chan and Lillian Min

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:489

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To improve the use of eRehabilitation after stroke, the identification of barriers and facilitators influencing this use in different healthcare contexts around the world is needed. Therefore, this study aims ...

    Authors: Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J. de Kloet, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Ingrid L. C. Gil, Lígia M. N. Souza, Lucia W. Braga and Jorit J. L. Meesters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:488

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Hospital clinical pharmacists have been working in many countries for many years and clinical pharmaceutical care have a positive effect on the recovery of patients. In order to evaluate the clinical effective...

    Authors: Guohua Lin, Rong Huang, Jing Zhang, Gaojie Li, Lei Chen and Xiaoyu Xi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In the light of the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, context-adapted, cost-effective service deli...

    Authors: Marthe Frieden, Blessing Zamba, Nisbert Mukumbi, Patron T. Mafaune, Brian Makumbe, Elizabeth Irungu, Virginia Moneti, Petros Isaakidis, Daniela Garone and Madhu Prasai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:486

    Content type: Research article

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  29. According to the Donabedian model, the assessment for the quality of care includes three dimensions. These are structure, process, and outcome. Therefore, the present study aimed at assessing the structural qu...

    Authors: Atkure Defar, Theodros Getachew, Girum Taye, Tefera Tadele, Misrak Getnet, Tigist Shumet, Gebeyaw Molla, Geremew Gonfa, Habtamu Teklie, Ambaye Tadesse and Abebe Bekele

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:485

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Access to affordable and adequate healthcare in a health system determines the universal health coverage achievement for all residents in a country. Achieving access to healthcare requires the availability of ...

    Authors: N’doh Ashken Sanogo, Arone Wondwossen Fantaye and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:483

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Community volunteerism is essential in the implementation of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in Ghana. We explored the responsibilities, motivations and challenges of community health m...

    Authors: Margaret Kweku, Emmanuel Manu, Hubert Amu, Fortress Yayra Aku, Martin Adjuik, Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang, Joyce Komesuor, Geoffery Adebayor Asalu, Norbert N. Amuna, Laud Ampomah Boateng, Justine Sefakor Alornyo, Roland Glover, Ayaga A. Bawah, Timothy Letsa, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, James F. Phillips…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

  41. 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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  42. 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

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  43. 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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  44. 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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