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  1. Little is known about hip fracture inpatient care in East Asia. This study examined the characteristics of patients, hospitals, and regions associated with delivery of hip fracture surgeries across Japan, Kore...

    Authors: Hongsoo Kim, Shou-Hsia Cheng, Hayato Yamana, Seyune Lee, Nan-He Yoon, Yi-Chieh Lin, Kiyohide Fushimi and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:694

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  2. It is known that drug shortages represent a major challenge for all stakeholders involved in the process, but there is little evidence regarding insights into patients′ awareness and perspectives. This study a...

    Authors: Darija Kuruc Poje, Domagoj Kifer, Isabelle Huys, Joao Miranda, Helena Jenzer, Nenad Miljković, Torsten Hoppe-Tichy, Marcin Bochniarz, Roberto Frontini, David G Schwartz, Vesna Vujić-Aleksić, Lana Nežić, Eleni Rinaki, Leonidas Tzimis, Kim Green, Jelena Jovanić…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:689

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  3. For people with Type 2 diabetes (T2D), lifestyle changes may be the most effective intervention. Online groups for people with diabetes holds a great potential to support such changes. However, little is known...

    Authors: Anne Helen Hansen, Silje C. Wangberg and Eirik Årsand

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:688

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  4. Policy-makers expect that integration of health and social care will improve user and carer experience and reduce avoidable hospital use. [We] evaluate the impact on emergency hospital admissions of two large ...

    Authors: Marcello Morciano, Katherine Checkland, Mary Alison Durand, Matt Sutton and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:687

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  5. Scribes have been proposed as an intervention to decrease physician electronic health record (EHR) workload and improve clinical quality. We aimed to assess the impact of a scribe on clinical efficiency and qu...

    Authors: Anastasia Pozdnyakova Piersa, Neda Laiteerapong, Sandra A. Ham, Felipe Fernandez del Castillo, Sachin Shah, Deborah L. Burnet and Wei Wei Lee

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:686

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  6. In sub-Saharan Africa, there is increasing mortality and morbidity of adolescents due to poor linkage, retention in HIV care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is a result of limited adolescen...

    Authors: Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife, Chinelo Janefrances Ofomata, Charles Ebuka Okafor, Maureen Ugonwa Anetoh, Stephen Okorafor Kalu, Prince Udegbunam Ele and George Uchenna Eleje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:685

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  7. Elder abuse in nursing homes (NH) is a widespread and complex problem. Residents’ ability to share their experiences are impeded, due to a high degree of cognitive problems and frailty, and previous studies ar...

    Authors: Susan Saga, Lene Elisabeth Blekken, Sigrid Nakrem and Astrid Sandmoe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:684

    Content type: Research

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  8. Patients in Alberta, Canada are referred to the United States (US) for proton treatment. The Alberta Ministry of Health pays for the proton treatment and the cost of flights to and from the United States. This...

    Authors: Jacqueline Middleton, Karina Black, Sunita Ghosh, David D. Eisenstat and Samir Patel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:683

    Content type: Research

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  9. Diabetic ketoacidosis causes a significant number of hospitalisations worldwide, with rates tending to increase with remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage. Our study aimed to explore healthcare professiona...

    Authors: Steven James, Kylie Annetts, Thuy Frakking, Marc Broadbent, John Waugh, Lin Perry, Julia Lowe and Sean Clark

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:682

    Content type: Research

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  10. Switzerland, with its decentralized health system, has seen the emergence of a variety of care models to meet the complex needs of asylum seekers. A network of public and private providers was designed in the ...

    Authors: Jacques Spycher, Patrick Bodenmann, Raphaël Bize and Joachim Marti

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:681

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  11. Internationally, health and social services are undergoing creative and extensive redesign to meet population demands with rationed budgets. This has critical implications for the health workforces that serve ...

    Authors: Kristen Foley, Stacie Attrill and Chris Brebner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:680

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  12. Despite reports of universal access to and modest utilization of maternal and newborn health services in Ethiopia, mothers and newborns continue to die from preventable causes. Studies indicate this could be d...

    Authors: Abera Biadgo, Aynalem Legesse, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Kavita Singh, Zewdie Mulissa, Abiyou Kiflie, Hema Magge, Befikadu Bitewulign, Mehiret Abate and Haregeweyni Alemu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:679

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  13. Reducing the economic impact of hip fractures (HF) is a global issue. Some efforts aimed at curtailing costs associated with HF include rehabilitating patients within primary care. Little, however, is known ab...

    Authors: Rina Moe Fosse, Eliva Atieno Ambugo, Tron Anders Moger, Terje P. Hagen and Trond Tjerbo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:678

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Background: Quantitative evidence suggests that interventions involving telephone calls and text message are feasible and effective for improving lifestyle intervention adherence and clinical outcomes among ad...

    Authors: Emily Lewis, Peter Hassmén and Kate L. Pumpa

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:675

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  15. Optimal, need-based, and equitable allocation of financial resources is one of the most important concerns of health systems worldwide. Fulfilling this goal requires considering various criteria when allocatin...

    Authors: Maryam Radinmanesh, Farbod Ebadifard Azar, Asgar aghaei Hashjin, Behzad Najafi and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:674

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  16. Hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) are equivalent treatment alternatives for patients with end stage renal disease. In Germany, there is a legal obligation to inform every patient about all treatme...

    Authors: Isabell Schellartz, Tim Ohnhaeuser, Thomas Mettang and Nadine Scholten

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:673

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  17. The use of routine immunization data by health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries remains an underutilized resource in decision-making. Despite the significant resources invested in develop...

    Authors: Allison L. Osterman, Jessica C. Shearer and Nicole A. Salisbury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:672

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  18. Health systems around the globe are struggling to recruit qualified health professionals. Work-related stress plays an important role in why health professionals leave their profession prematurely. However, li...

    Authors: Karin Anne Peter, Barbara Meier-Kaeppeli, Jessica Pehlke-Milde and Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:671

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  19. Childhood morbidities such as diarrhea and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in Ethiopia. Appropriate healthcare-seeking behavior of mothers for common childhood illnesses could prevent a significant n...

    Authors: Nigatu Regassa Geda, Cindy Xin Feng, Susan J. Whiting, Rein Lepnurm, Carol J. Henry and Bonnie Janzen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:670

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  20. The aim of this study was to determine how clusters or subgroups of insulin-treated people with diabetes, based upon healthcare resource utilization, select social demographic and clinical characteristics, and...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Eby, Alison Edwards, Eric Meadows, Ilya Lipkovich, Brian D. Benneyworth and Kenneth Snow

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:669

    Content type: Research

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  21. In 2019, Chinese government implemented volume-based procurement of 25 drugs in 4 municipalities and 7 sub-provincial cities, i.e. “4 + 7” policy. Competitive bidding was conducted by the government based on t...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Lei Chen, Xinfeng Ke, Zongfu Mao and Bo Zheng

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:668

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  22. With an estimated 24,000 deaths per year, pneumonia is the single largest cause of death among young children in Bangladesh, accounting for 18% of all under-5 deaths. The Government of Bangladesh adopted the W...

    Authors: Ahmed Ehsanur Rahamn, Shema Mhajabin, David Dockrell, Harish Nair, Shams El Arifeen and Harry Campbell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:667

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  23. While people in the societies must stay home to reduce spread of the newly discovered coronavirus, healthcare professionals do the exact opposite. For them the coronavirus is an enemy that should be defeated a...

    Authors: Ilkay Dagyaran, Signe Stelling Risom, Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Ida Elisabeth Højskov, Malin Heiden, Camilla Bernild, Signe Westh Christensen and Malene Missel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:666

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  24. To understand what is needed to achieve a successful Danish home-based reablement service from the perspective of reablement professionals.

    Authors: Mads Nibe Stausholm, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Ole Kristian Hejlesen and Pernille Heyckendorff Secher

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:665

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  25. Organizational health literacy (OHL) aims to respond to the health literacy needs of patients by improving health information and services and making them easier to understand, access, and apply. This scoping ...

    Authors: Daniel Bremer, Izumi Klockmann, Leonie Jaß, Martin Härter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck and Daniel Lüdecke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:664

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  26. This article addresses the role of audit and feedback (A&F) to support change behaviour and quality improvement work in healthcare organisations. It contributes to the sparse literature on primary care centre ...

    Authors: Anna H. Glenngård and Anders Anell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:663

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  27. Organizational reforms of hospitals in Iran are mainly aimed at improving efficiency, reducing government spending on health care, and improving the quality of services. These reforms began with hospital auton...

    Authors: Rahim Sohrabi, Sogand Tourani, Mehdi Jafari, Hossein Joudaki, Leila Doshmangir, Javad Moghri and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:662

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  28. There are several healthcare professionals involved in health information provision regarding bariatric surgery, such as bariatric surgeons, nutritionists, and medical doctors in outpatient settings. Trustwort...

    Authors: Jessica Breuing, Nadja Könsgen, Katharina Doni, Annika Lena Neuhaus and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:659

    Content type: Research

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  29. Low and middle income countries has recently implemented various reforms toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This study aims to assess the impact of Family Physician Plan (FPP) and Health Transformation Pl...

    Authors: Samad Rouhani, Reza Esmaeili, Jamshid Yazdani Charati and Masoud Khandehroo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:658

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  30. Community Health Navigators (CHNs) are members of a patient’s care team that aim to reduce barriers in accessing healthcare. CHNs have been described in various healthcare settings, including chronic disease m...

    Authors: Rachel J. Livergant, Natalie C. Ludlow and Kerry A. McBrien

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:657

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  31. The aim of this study is to address the difficulties encountered by public health workers in the early and middle stages of their efforts to combat COVID-19, compare the gaps among different types of instituti...

    Authors: Zhicheng Du, Hua You, Huan Zhou, Xiaohui Wang, Jingdong Xu, Yan Li, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Jing Gu and Yuantao Hao

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:656

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  32. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of deaths and disability in Nepal. Health systems can improve CVD health outcomes even in resource-limited settings by directing efforts to meet critical sy...

    Authors: Archana Shrestha, Rashmi Maharjan, Biraj Man Karmacharya, Swornim Bajracharya, Niharika Jha, Soniya Shrestha, Anu Aryal, Phanindra Prasad Baral, Rajendra Dev Bhatt, Sanju Bhattarai, Durga Bista, David Citrin, Meghnath Dhimal, Annette L. Fitzpatrick, Anjani Kumar Jha, Robin Man Karmacharya…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:655

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  33. Service model design is slowly being recognized among eHealth developers as a valuable method for creating durable implementation strategies. Nonetheless, practical guidelines and case-studies that inform the ...

    Authors: Marijke Broekhuis, Marit Dekker-van Weering, Cheyenne Schuit, Stefan Schürz and Lex van Velsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:654

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  34. To reduce the physical burden of caregivers, wearable transfer support robots are highly desirable. Although these robots are reportedly effective for specific tasks in experimental environments, there is litt...

    Authors: Kenji Kato, Tatsuya Yoshimi, Shohei Tsuchimoto, Nobuaki Mizuguchi, Keita Aimoto, Naoki Itoh and Izumi Kondo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:652

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  35. Standardised cancer patient pathways (CPP) are implemented within cancer care with an aim to ensure standardised waiting times for diagnosis and treatment. This article investigates how patients in Norway expe...

    Authors: Marit Solbjør, Kari Sand, Bente Ervik and Line Melby

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:651

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  36. Out of pocket (OOP) payments for health are significant health financing challenges in Afghanistan as it is a source of incurrence of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment. Measuring and und...

    Authors: Ilker Dastan, Asiyeh Abbasi, Chokri Arfa, Mir Najmuddin Hashimi and Said Mohammad Karim Alawi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:650

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  37. Community pharmacies provide alternatives for medication procurement and other basic and minor health-related services in addition to mainstream hospitals and primary healthcare services. This study aimed to d...

    Authors: Normaizira Hamidi, Yeung R’ong Tan, Suhana Jawahir and Ee Hong Tan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:649

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  38. PLWH are living longer as a result of advancement and adherence to antiretroviral therapy. As the life expectancy of PLWH increases, they are at increased risk of hypertension and diabetes. HIV chronic co-morb...

    Authors: Motlatso Godongwana, Nicole De Wet-Billings and Minja Milovanovic

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:647

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  39. Globally, there is increased advocacy for community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes. Like other low and middle-income countries (LMICs), Tanzania officially established the Community Health Fund (CHF) in...

    Authors: Ramadhani Kigume and Stephen Maluka

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:646

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  40. The importance and potential benefits of introducing patient reported measures (PRMs) into health care service have been widely acknowledged, yet the experience regarding their implementation into practice is ...

    Authors: An Chen, Kirsi Väyrynen, Riikka-Leena Leskelä, Seppo Heinonen, Paul Lillrank, Aydin Tekay and Paulus Torkki

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:645

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  41. Symptom recognition and timely referral in primary care are crucial for the early diagnosis of cancer. Physician assistants or associates (PAs) have been introduced in 18 healthcare systems across the world, w...

    Authors: Jessica Sheringham, Angela King, Ruth Plackett, Anwar Khan, Michelle Cornes and Angelos P. Kassianos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:644

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  42. There is a global emphasis on engaging community health volunteers (CHVs) in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) to reach to the vast underserved populations that live in rural areas. Retention of CHVs in ...

    Authors: Adelaide M Lusambili, Njeri Nyanja, Sophie Vusha Chabeda, Marleen Temmerman, Lucy Nyaga, Jerim Obure and Anthony Ngugi

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:642

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  43. The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has become a challenge for nursing homes in China. Nursing homes are particularly dangerous places in terms of the spread of COVID-19 given that they hous...

    Authors: Meihong Shi, Fengying Zhang, Xinxin He, Siyuan Huang, Mingfeng Zhang and Xiuying Hu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:641

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  44. Appropriate help-seeking behavior (HSB) that involves lay and professional care may moderate the usage of medical resources and promote good health, especially among the rural elderly. However, there is little...

    Authors: Ryuichi Ohta, Mikiya Sato, Yoshinori Ryu, Jun Kitayuguchi, Tetsuhiro Maeno and Chiaki Sano

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:640

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