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  1. To improve nutritional assessment and care pathways in the acute care setting, it is important to understand the indicators that may predict nutritional risk. Informed by a review of systematic reviews, this p...

    Authors: Chamberlain Diane, Doeltgen Sebastian, Knowles Reegan, Yaxley Alison and Miller Michelle

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1288

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  2. Community-based health insurance systems are usually voluntary and characterized by community members pooling funds and protecting themselves against the high costs of seeking medical care and treatment for il...

    Authors: Mulugeta Tasew Hailie, Seid Legesse Hassen and Minwuyelet Maru Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1287

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  3. Health workers lack the competence to address maternal depression in the routine health education in Nigeria. Hence, awareness among maternal-child health clients is low. We assessed the effect of training and...

    Authors: Adeyinka Olufolake Adefolarin, Asiki Gershim, Arulogun Oyedunni Sola and Gureje Oye

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1286

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  4. As there is a shortage of care staff in elderly care homes, seniors are expected to work as assistants to help the care staff. This study examined the influence of older assistant workers in intermediate elder...

    Authors: Ryota Sakurai, Saya Watanabe, Hiroki Mori, Tomoya Sagara, Hiroshi Murayama, Shuichiro Watanabe, Kentaro Higashi and Yoshinori Fujiwara

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1285

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  5. The Partners at Care Transitions Measure (PACT-M) is a measure that assesses the quality and safety of care during the transition from hospital to home from the patient’s perspective. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: La-mei Liu, Ment-ting Liu, Meng-jie Sun, Jia-nan Wang, Bei-lei Lin, Peng Wang and Qiu-fang Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1284

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  6. Practice Development Nurses (PDNs) in Norwegian nursing homes (NHs) hold a specific responsibility for knowledge translation in this increasingly complex healthcare setting. They were involved as end users in ...

    Authors: Trine-Lise Dræge Steinskog, Oscar Tranvåg, Donna Ciliska, Monica Wammen Nortvedt and Birgitte Graverholt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1283

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  7. Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalisation in infants. All international bronchiolitis guidelines recommend supportive care, yet considerable variation in practice continues with infants recei...

    Authors: Libby Haskell, Emma J. Tavender, Sharon O’Brien, Catherine L. Wilson, Franz E. Babl, Meredith L. Borland, Rachel Schembri, Francesca Orsini, Elizabeth Cotterell, Nicolette Sheridan, Ed Oakley and Stuart R. Dalziel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1282

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  8. The objective of this study was to assess public hospital efficiency, including quality outputs, inefficiency determinants, and changes to efficiency over time, in an Italian region. To achieve this aim, the s...

    Authors: Luca Piubello Orsini, Chiara Leardini, Silvia Vernizzi and Bettina Campedelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1281

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  9. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) consistently pose a huge economic burden to health systems and countries in general. The aim of this study was to quantify inpatient costs associated with chronic obstructive p...

    Authors: Ariuntuya Tuvdendorj, Otgonjargal Dechinkhorloo, Bayarsaikhan Dorjsuren, Erik Buskens and Talitha Feenstra

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1280

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  10. Peer workers (those with lived/living experience of substance use working in overdose response settings) are at the forefront of overdose response initiatives in British Columbia (BC). Working in these setting...

    Authors: Zahra Mamdani, Sophie McKenzie, Fred Cameron, Mike Knott, Jennifer Conway-Brown, Tracy Scott, Jane A. Buxton and Bernie Pauly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1279

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  11. This article examines what the adoption and use of advanced medical technologies – computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – by public hospitals depend on and to what extent.

    Authors: Francisco Reyes-Santias and Manel Antelo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1278

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  12. There is growing evidence that participating in arts activities are beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Many patients attending primary care services have mental ill-health or social issues that health...

    Authors: Anita Jensen and Hilary Bungay

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1277

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  13. Mobile-phone reminders have gained traction among policymakers as a way to improve childhood vaccination coverage and timeliness. However, there is limited evidence on the acceptability of mobile-phone reminde...

    Authors: Paul Eze, Sergius Alex Agu, Ujunwa Justina Agu and Yubraj Acharya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1276

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  14. In 2019, Chinese government launched a nationwide volume-based drug procurement aiming at reducing drug prices and saving drug costs through economies of scale, which aroused widespread attention. The first ro...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Ruiwen Tong, Shicheng Yin, Lining Mao, Luxinyi Xu, Siyu Hao and Zongfu Mao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1275

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  15. New competence requirements have emerged for pharmacists as a result of changing societal needs towards more patient-centred practices. Today, medication review competence can be considered as basic pharmaceut...

    Authors: Noora Lias, Tanja Lindholm, Marika Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä, Aleksi Westerholm and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1274

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  16. In 2015, cancer patient pathways (CPP) were implemented in Norway to reduce unnecessary non-medical delay in the diagnostic process and start of treatment. The main aim of this study was to investigate the equ...

    Authors: Frank Olsen, Bjarne K. Jacobsen, Ivar Heuch, Kjell M. Tveit and Lise Balteskard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1272

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  17. COVID-19 has impacted the context in which healthcare staff and teams operate and this has implications for quality improvement (QI) work. Contrary to the usual ambivalent relationship staff have with QI work,...

    Authors: Zuneera Khurshid, Eilish McAuliffe and Aoife De Brún

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1271

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  18. Collaboration is the way to deliver the desired health outcome for the patients or service users in the healthcare. Inter-professional collaboration can improve medication safety, patient outcome and minimize ...

    Authors: Workineh Diriba Gemmechu and Endalkachew Mekonnen Eticha

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1269

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  19. Internet medical care has been advancing steadily, especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the development momentum of Internet medical care in China is more vigorous. This study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Yang Fu, Tianwei Tang, Junhao Long, Bohuai Lin, Jiayue Li, Guohong Quan, Hanwen Yang, Chongbang Zhao, Mei Yin and Lei Shi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1268

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  20. There is a longstanding research-to-practice gap in the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with heart failure. Despite adequate evidence confirming that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation can im...

    Authors: Paulina Daw, Thomas M. Withers, Jet J. C. S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Alexander Harrison and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1267

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  21. Mental health disorders are a global health concern. In Australia, numerous national reports have found that the current mental healthcare system does not adequately meet the needs of Australians with mental i...

    Authors: Erica McIntyre, Tracey Oorschot, Amie Steel, Matthew J Leach, Jon Adams and Joanna Harnett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1266

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  22. Turnover intention of employees in elderly caring social organizations has a significant impact on elderly care service delivery. This study investigated the associated factors of turnover intention among empl...

    Authors: Xuefei Chen, Ling Tang, Liu Liu, Zhongliang Bai and Ren Chen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1265

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  23. Decomposing health care spending by disease, type of care, age, and sex can lead to a better understanding of the drivers of health care spending. But the lack of diagnostic coding in outpatient care often pre...

    Authors: Michael Stucki, Janina Nemitz, Maria Trottmann and Simon Wieser

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1264

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  24. Adolescents may forego needed sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services due to a variety of concerns and barriers. The purpose of this study is to compare adolescents’ perceptions of these barriers by part...

    Authors: Martha J. Decker, Tara V. Atyam, Catherine Gilmore Zárate, Angela M. Bayer, Consuelo Bautista and Melissa Saphir

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1263

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  25. Model projects for flexible and integrated treatment (FIT) in Germany aim at advancing the quality of care for people with mental disorders. A new FIT model project was established in 2017 at the Department of...

    Authors: Anne Neumann, Helene Hense, Fabian Baum, Roman Kliemt, Martin Seifert, Lorenz Harst, Denise Kubat, Birgit Maicher, Christopher Schrey, Jochen Schmitt, Andrea Pfennig, Ines Weinhold, Enno Swart and Bettina Soltmann

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1262

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  26. Development in Eastern Indonesia tends to be left behind compared to other Indonesian regions, including development in the health sector. The study aimed at analyzing the health insurance ownership disparitie...

    Authors: Agung Dwi Laksono, Ratna Dwi Wulandari, Zuardin Zuardin and Nopianto Nopianto

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1261

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  27. Authors: Tonderai Mabuto, Geoffrey Setswe, Nolundi Mshweshwe-Pakela, Dave Clark, Sarah Day, Lerato Molobetsi and Jacqueline Pienaar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1260

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1176

  28. Processes such as prior authorization (PA) for medications, implemented by health insurance companies to ensure that safe, appropriate, cost-effective, and evidence-based care is provided to all members, have ...

    Authors: Laney K. Jones, Ilene G. Ladd, Christina Gregor, Michael A. Evans, Jove Graham and Michael R. Gionfriddo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1259

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  29. Haemovigilance is an important element of blood regulation. It includes collecting and evaluating the information on adverse events resulting from the use of blood and blood components with the aim to improve ...

    Authors: Washington T. Samukange, Verena Kluempers, Manvi Porwal, Linda Mudyiwenyama, Khamusi Mutoti, Noel Aineplan, Helga Gardarsdottir, Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse and C. Micha Nuebling

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1258

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  30. Healthcare organisations, such as hospitals, are largely seen as task-oriented, width different people expected to work in interdependent teams. The objective of this study was to investigate the relevance of ...

    Authors: Elena Stamouli and Sebastian Gerbeth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1257

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  31. Hospitals are perceived as fast-paced and complex environments in which a missed or incorrect diagnosis or misread chart has the potential to lead to patient harm. However, to date, limited attention has been ...

    Authors: Louise A. Ellis, Yvonne Tran, Chiara Pomare, Janet C. Long, Kate Churruca, Zeyad Mahmoud, Winston Liauw and Jeffrey Braithwaite

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1256

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  32. Many psychiatric services include social inclusion as a policy with the aim to offer users the opportunity to participate in care and to form reciprocal relationships. The aim of this study was to explore oppo...

    Authors: Veikko Pelto-Piri and Lars Kjellin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1255

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  33. Late cancellations of physical examination has severe impact on the operations of a physical examination center since it is often too late to fill vacancy. A booking control policy that considers overbooking i...

    Authors: Te-Wei Ho, Ling-Chieh Kung, Hsin-Ya Huang, Jui-Fen Lai and Han-Mo Chiu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1254

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  34. Minor ailments are “self-limiting conditions which may be diagnosed and managed without a medical intervention”. A cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) was designed to evaluate the clinical, humanistic a...

    Authors: Noelia Amador-Fernández, Shalom I. Benrimoj, Leticia García-Mochón, Victoria García-Cárdenas, Sarah Dineen-Griffin, Miguel Ángel Gastelurrutia, Jesús Carlos Gómez-Martínez, Vicente Colomer-Molina and Fernando Martínez-Martínez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1253

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  35. Sepsis disproportionately affects children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families in low-resource settings, where care seeking may consume scarce family resources and lead to financial hardships. Those ...

    Authors: A. Krepiakevich, A. R. Khowaja, O. Kabajaasi, B. Nemetchek, J. M. Ansermino, N. Kissoon, N. K. Mugisha, M. Tayebwa, J. Kabakyenga and M. O. Wiens

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1252

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  36. Retention of skilled midwives is crucial to reducing maternal mortality in rural areas; hence, Cambodia has been trying to retain at least one secondary midwife who can provide basic emergency obstetric care a...

    Authors: Kimiko Abe, Bandeth Ros, Kimly Chea, Rathavy Tung and Suzanne Fustukian

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1251

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  37. Children who are next-of-kin, for a parent who experience illness or disability, need support. In Norway, guidelines, routines and structured approaches in the community health services are lacking regarding i...

    Authors: Anne Kjersti Myhrene Steffenak, Agneta Anderzén-Carlsson, Elin Opheim and Tuva Sandsdalen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1250

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  38. Omphalitis is an important contributor to neonatal mortality in Kenya. Chlorhexidine digluconate 7.1 % w/w (CHX; equivalent to 4 % w/w chlorhexidine) was identified as a life-saving commodity for newborn cord ...

    Authors: Lecia Brown, Alan Martin, Christopher Were, Nandita Biswas, Alexander Liakos, Elena DeAngelis and Lee Alexandra Evitt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1249

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  39. The high and increasing demand for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) care has exceeded the capacity of specialist sleep services prompting consideration of whether general practitioners could have an enhanced role...

    Authors: Nicole Grivell, Jenny Haycock, Anne Redman, Andrew Vakulin, Nicholas Zwar, Nigel Stocks, Oliver Frank, Richard Reed, Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, Ronald R. Grunstein, R. Doug McEvoy and Elizabeth Hoon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1248

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  40. Care for people with an Intellectual Disability (ID) is complex: multiple health care professionals are involved and use different Health Information Systems (HISs) to store medical and daily care information ...

    Authors: Joep Tummers, Hilde Tobi, Bianca Schalk, Bedir Tekinerdogan and Geraline Leusink

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1247

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  41. Quality of care is a multidimensional concept that forms an integral part of the uptake and use of modern contraceptive methods. Satisfaction with services is a significant factor in the continued use of servi...

    Authors: Yolandie Kriel, Cecilia Milford, Joanna Paula Cordero, Fatima Suleman, Petrus S. Steyn and Jennifer Ann Smit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1246

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  42. Today’s healthcare provision is facing several challenges, that cause the level of complexity to increase at a greater rate than the managerial capacity to effectively deal with it. One of these challenges is ...

    Authors: E. A. Bartels, B. R. Meijboom, L. M. W. Nahar-van Venrooij and E. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1245

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  43. Hospitals in the public and private sectors tend to join larger organizations to form hospital groups. This increasingly frequent mode of functioning raises the question of how countries should organize their ...

    Authors: Jan Chrusciel, Adrien Le Guillou, Eric Daoud, David Laplanche, Sandra Steunou, Marie-Caroline Clément and Stéphane Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1244

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  44. Clinical pathways (CPs) can improve health outcomes, but to be sustainable, must be deemed acceptable and appropriate by staff. A CP for screening and management of anxiety and depression in cancer patients (t...

    Authors: Phyllis Butow, Heather L. Shepherd, Jessica Cuddy, Marnie Harris, Sharon He, Lindy Masya, Mona Faris, Nicole M. Rankin, Philip Beale, Afaf Girgis, Brian Kelly, Peter Grimison and Joanne Shaw

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1243

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  45. When used effectively, the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) system can bring into reality a revolutionary victory in the fight against maternal and perinatal mortality from avoida...

    Authors: Christina Jacob Kashililika and Fabiola Vincent Moshi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1242

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  46. The term ‘safeguarding’ covers the protection of health, wellbeing and human rights. Effective safeguarding enables people (particularly children, young adults and other vulnerable people) to live free from fe...

    Authors: Duncan Chambers, Anna Cantrell and Andrew Booth

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1241

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  47. The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic recession has increased parental psychosocial stress and mental health challenges. This has adversely impacted child development and wellbeing, particularly fo...

    Authors: V. Eapen, S. Woolfenden, V. Schmied, B. Jalaludin, K. Lawson, S. T. Liaw, R. Lingam, A. Page, S. Cibralic, T. Winata, A. Mendoza Diaz, C. Lam-Cassettari, J. Burley, K. Boydell, P. Lin, A. Masi…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:1240

    Content type: Study protocol

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