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  1. Worldwide, socioeconomic differences in health and use of healthcare resources have been reported, even in countries providing universal healthcare coverage. However, it is unclear how large these socioeconomi...

    Authors: Bette Loef, Iris Meulman, Gerrie-Cor M. Herber, Geert Jan Kommer, Marc A. Koopmanschap, Anton E. Kunst, Johan J. Polder, Albert Wong and Ellen Uiters

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:643

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  2. Several technological innovations have been introduced in healthcare over the years, and their implementation proved crucial in addressing challenges of modern health. Healthcare workers have frequently been c...

    Authors: Chiara Barchielli, Cristina Marullo, Manila Bonciani and Milena Vainieri

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:639

    Content type: Research

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  3. Access to health care is a universal concern. Therefore, this study was conducted to develop a questionnaire to assess the Perceived Access to Health care based on Penchansky and Thomas’s definition of access ...

    Authors: Sara-Sadat Hoseini-Esfidarjani, Reza Negarandeh, Farzaneh Delavar and Leila Janani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:638

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  4. Family caregivers assume substantial caregiving responsibilities for persons with chronic conditions, such as individuals with spinal cord injury, which leads to negative impacts on their lives. Respite care a...

    Authors: Jianan Huang, Nadja Münzel, Anke Scheel-Sailer and Armin Gemperli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:637

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  5. Oxygen is vital in the treatment of illnesses in children and adults, yet is lacking in many low and middle-income countries health care settings. Oxygen concentrators (OCs) can increase access to oxygen, comp...

    Authors: Susan McAllister, Louise Thorn, Sainimere Boladuadua, Mireia Gil, Rick Audas, Tim Edmonds, Eric Rafai, Philip C. Hill and Stephen R. C. Howie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:636

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  6. Maternal and newborn mortality is high immediately after childbirth and up to 42 days postnatally despite the availability of interventions. Postnatal care is crucial in preventing mortality and improving the ...

    Authors: Eveline T. Konje, Jennifer Hatfield, Reg Sauve, Susan Kuhn, Moke Magoma and Deborah Dewey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:635

    Content type: Research

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  7. Patient blood management (PBM) describes a set of evidence-based practices to optimize medical and surgical patient outcomes by clinically managing and preserving a patient’s own blood. This concepts aims to d...

    Authors: Axel Hofmann, Donat R. Spahn and Anke-Peggy Holtorf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:634

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  8. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is performed to treat end-stage knee osteoarthritis. In Germany, a minimum volume threshold of 50 TKAs/hospital/year was implemented to ensure outcome quality. This study, embedde...

    Authors: Charlotte M. Kugler, Karina K. De Santis, Tanja Rombey, Kaethe Goossen, Jessica Breuing, Nadja Könsgen, Tim Mathes, Simone Hess, René Burchard and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:633

    Content type: Research

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  9. Pastoralist community accounts for a significant portion of the population in Ethiopia. This community is different from majority of the country’s population. Access to TB prevention and control services is un...

    Authors: Abebe Megerso, Negusie Deyessa, Godana Jarso, Robel Tezera and Alemayehu Worku

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:632

    Content type: Research

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  10. The average annual healthcare expenditure among elderly patients in Korea is increasing rapidly in indirect healthcare sectors, requiring an understanding of factors related to the use of both formal and infor...

    Authors: Jennifer Ivy Kim and Sukil Kim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:631

    Content type: Research

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  11. NHS systems are under increasing, unsustainable pressure. In the context of rising demand, limited resources and changing population needs, partnership working across sectors is crucial. The Liverpool City Reg...

    Authors: Joanne Worsley, Clare Rotheram and Rhiannon Corcoran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:630

    Content type: Research

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  12. Between 2010 and 2018, Greece implemented an Economic Adjustment Programme and underwent a series of extensive reforms, including in the health sector. We conducted a scoping review to examine whether the Prim...

    Authors: Thanos Myloneros and Dikaios Sakellariou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:628

    Content type: Research

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  13. The End-TB strategy aims to see a world free of tuberculosis (TB) by the coming decade through detecting and treating all cases irrespective of socioeconomic inequalities. However, case detections and treatmen...

    Authors: Fentabil Getnet, Meaza Demissie, Alemayehu Worku, Tesfaye Gobena, Rea Tschopp, Alinoor Mohamed Farah and Berhanu Seyoum

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:627

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  14. The integration of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) into clinical care presents many challenges for health systems. PROMs provide quantitative data regarding patient-reported health status. However, t...

    Authors: Maggie E. Horn, Emily K. Reinke, Richard C. Mather, Jonathan D. O’Donnell and Steven Z. George

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:626

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  15. Syphilis infections have been on the rise, affecting men living with HIV in urban centres disproportionately. Since individuals in HIV care undergo routine blood testing, HIV clinics provide practical opportun...

    Authors: Kinnon R MacKinnon, Ramandip Grewal, Darrell HS Tan, Rodney Rousseau, John Maxwell, Sharon Walmsley, Paul A MacPherson, Anita Rachlis, Nisha Andany, Sharmistha Mishra, Vanessa G Allen and Ann N. Burchell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:625

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  16. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown evoked great worries among professionals in the field of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) as they expected a rise of the phenomenon. While many countries reported increased ...

    Authors: Nicole E. van Gelder, Ditte L. van Haalen, Kyra Ekker, Suzanne A. Ligthart and Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:624

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  17. Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) is the only potentially curative treatment option for many patients with hematological disorders but it includes a significant risk of mortality an...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann, Ernst Holler, Matthias Edinger, Sascha Eickmann and Daniel Wolff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:623

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  18. Nocturnal digital surveillance technologies are being widely implemented as interventions for remotely monitoring elderly populations, and often replace person-based surveillance. Such interventions are often ...

    Authors: Matt X. Richardson, Maria Ehn, Sara Landerdahl Stridsberg, Ken Redekop and Sarah Wamala-Andersson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:622

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  19. Early essential newborn care is one of the important interventions developed by the World Health Organization to reduce morbidities and mortalities in neonates. This study investigated the role of the public a...

    Authors: Maxwell Tii Kumbeni, Paschal Awingura Apanga, Mary-Ann Wepiamo Chanase, John Ndebugri Alem and Nana Mireku-Gyimah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:621

    Content type: Research

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  20. Family-based ‘informal’ caregivers are critical to enable sustainable cancer care that produces optimal health outcomes but also gives rise to psychological burdens on caregivers. Evidence of psychosocial supp...

    Authors: Reema Harrison, Madhav Raman, Ramesh Lahiru Walpola, Ashfaq Chauhan and Ursula M. Sansom-Daly

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:620

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  21. The economic burden of stroke on the healthcare system has been previously described, but sex differences in healthcare costs have not been well characterized. We described the direct person-level healthcare c...

    Authors: Amy Y. X. Yu, Murray Krahn, Peter C. Austin, Mohammed Rashid, Jiming Fang, Joan Porter, Manav V. Vyas, Susan E. Bronskill, Eric E. Smith, Richard H. Swartz and Moira K. Kapral

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:619

    Content type: Research

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  22. Authors: Yuki Kondo, Yoichi Ishitsuka, Eri Shigemori, Mitsuru Irikura, Daisuke Kadowaki, Sumio Hirata, Takeshi Maemura and Tetsumi Irie

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:617

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2014 14:615

  23. The demand for palliative care in hospitals in Thailand has rapidly increased in recent years. Subsequently, the way in which palliative care systems should be arranged to facilitate the care process and patie...

    Authors: Parichat Dokmai, Natthani Meemon, Seung Chun Paek and Supakarn Tayjasanant

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:616

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  24. Many primary health care (PHC) clients come in with medically unexplained complaints, leading to frequent consultations and high usage of services and healthcare costs. This study aimed to determine the preval...

    Authors: Zaher Nazzal, Beesan Maraqa, Marah Abu Zant, Layali Qaddoumi and Rana Abdallah

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:615

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  25. Following health insurance reforms, China’s health care system has made great progress. However, there are still huge differences between the urban and rural health insurance systems. For rural-to-urban migran...

    Authors: Dingying Fu, Li Liu, Xuewen Zhang, Chuan Yu, Huiqiang Luo and Ningxiu Li

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:614

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  26. Hospital admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) are potentially avoidable. Dementia is one of the leading chronic conditions in terms of variability in ACSC admissions by general practice,...

    Authors: Emily Eyles, Maria Theresa Redaniel, Sarah Purdy, Kate Tilling and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:613

    Content type: Research

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  27. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections that require antibiotic therapy. In December 2015, new guidelines for UTI management were published in France with the aim of reducing antib...

    Authors: Arthur Piraux, Sébastien Faure, Kurt G. Naber, Jakhongir F. Alidjanov and Aline Ramond-Roquin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:612

    Content type: Research

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  28. The causes and consequences of childhood obesity are complex and multifaceted. Therefore, an integrated care approach is required to address weight-related issues and improve children’s health, societal partic...

    Authors: L. W. Koetsier, M. M. A. van Mil, M. M. A. Eilander, E. van den Eynde, C. A. Baan, J. C. Seidell and J. Halberstadt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:611

    Content type: Research

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  29. ‘Whole-person’ palliative approaches to care (PAC) are important for enhancing the quality of life of residents with life-limiting conditions in long-term care (LTC). This research is part of a larger, four pr...

    Authors: Denise Cloutier, Kelli I. Stajduhar, Della Roberts, Carren Dujela and Kaitlyn Roland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:610

    Content type: Research

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  30. Transgender, or trans, people experience a number of barriers to accessing gender-affirming healthcare and have a range of barriers and facilitators to primary care and specialist services, commonly citing dis...

    Authors: Talen Wright, Emily Jay Nicholls, Alison J Rodger, Fiona M Burns, Peter Weatherburn, Roger Pebody, Leanne McCabe, Aedan Wolton, Mitzy Gafos and T. Charles Witzel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:609

    Content type: Research

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  31. Acceptability is recognised as a key concept in the development of health interventions, but there has been a lack of consensus about how acceptability should be conceptualised. The theoretical framework of ac...

    Authors: Y. Kiera Bartlett, Cassandra Kenning, Jack Crosland, Nikki Newhouse, Lisa M. Miles, Veronika Williams, Jenny McSharry, Louise Locock, Andrew J. Farmer and David P. French

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:608

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  32. Self-referral leads to diminished quality of health care service; increase resource depletion and poorer patient outcomes. However, a significant number of patients referred themselves to the higher health car...

    Authors: Tigist Misganaw Abere, Desta Debalkie Atnafu and Yaread Mulu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:607

    Content type: Research

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  33. Authors: Sayaka Horiuchi, Sommana Rattana, Bounnack Saysanasongkham, Outhevanh Kounnavongsa, Shogo Kubota, Mariko Inoue and Kazue Yamaoka

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:605

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:460

  34. Communities represent a highly relevant source of knowledge with regard to not only healthcare performance but also sociocultural context, yet their role in learning health systems has not been studied. Situat...

    Authors: Crystal Milligan and Whitney Berta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:603

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Health systems are facing unprecedented socioeconomic pressures as well as the need to cope with the ongoing strain brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the reconfiguration of health systems to...

    Authors: Justin Avery Aunger, Ross Millar and Joanne Greenhalgh

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:602

    Content type: Research

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  36. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted important needs in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and standard practices for infection prevention and control in sub-Saharan Africa. We assessed the availab...

    Authors: Mufaro Kanyangarara, Savannah Allen, Safia S Jiwani and David Fuente

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:601

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In order to solve the problem of “expensive medical treatment and difficult medical treatment” for patients and improve the equity of medical services, China started the health-care reform in 2009, and propose...

    Authors: Qingqing Yuan, Yuxuan Wu, Furong Li, Min Yang, Dandi Chen and Kun Zou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:600

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  38. An existing hospital avoidance program, the Aged Care Rapid Response Team (ARRT), rapidly delivers geriatric outreach services to acutely unwell or older people with declining health at risk of hospitalisation...

    Authors: Luke Testa, Tayhla Ryder, Jeffrey Braithwaite and Rebecca J. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:599

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  39. Patients with schizophrenia spectrum diagnoses have a poor prognostic outlook and rates of recovery. Inpatient care is common, but the decision to initiate such care is not solely up to the patient but also in...

    Authors: Maria Skott, Natalie Durbeej, Maria Smitmanis-Lyle, Clara Hellner, Emelie Allenius, Sigrid Salomonsson, Tobias Lundgren, Nitya Jayaram-Lindström and Alexander Rozental

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:598

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  40. One way in which care for pregnant and postpartum women living with long-term health conditions (LTCs) may be improved is through the adoption of standardised measures to provide evidence of health outcomes an...

    Authors: Laura Kelly, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Ray Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Gibbons and Fiona Alderdice

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:597

    Content type: Research

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  41. Testing for recent HIV infection can distinguish recently acquired infection from long-standing infections. Given current interest in the implementation of recent infection testing algorithms (RITA), we report...

    Authors: Mariken M. de Wit, Brian Rice, Kathryn Risher, Susie Welty, Wanjiru Waruiru, Sitholubuhle Magutshwa, John Motoku, Daniel Kwaro, Benard Ochieng, Georges Reniers, Frances Cowan, George Rutherford, James R. Hargreaves and Gary Murphy

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:596

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  42. Health care personnel who work in penitentiary environments are at risk of burnout due to a variety of factors. Latest research have brought forward a classification system consisting of five burnout profiles ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Boulier, Cédric Baumann, Hélène Rousseau, Pierre Horrach and Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:595

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  43. Increasing the performance of routine health information systems (RHIS) is an important policy priority both globally and in Senegal. As RHIS data become increasingly important in driving decision-making in Se...

    Authors: Pierre Muhoza, Haneefa Saleem, Adama Faye, Ibrahima Gaye, Roger Tine, Abdoulaye Diaw, Alioune Gueye, Almamy Malick Kante, Andrea Ruff and Melissa A. Marx

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:594

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  44. Depression is one of the key factors contributing to difficulties in one’s ability to work, and serves as one of the major reasons why employees apply for psychotherapy and receive insurance subsidization of t...

    Authors: A. Heissel, J. Bollmann, M. Kangas, K. Abdulla, M. Rapp and A. Sanchez

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:593

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  45. Few studies have assessed the impact of clinical decision support (CDS), with or without shared decision-making tools (SDMTs), on patients’ perceptions of cancer screening or prevention in primary care setting...

    Authors: Daniel M. Saman, Ella A. Chrenka, Melissa L. Harry, Clayton I. Allen, Laura A. Freitag, Stephen E. Asche, Anjali R. Truitt, Heidi L. Ekstrom, Patrick J. O’Connor, JoAnn M. Sperl-Hillen, Jeanette Y. Ziegenfuss and Thomas E. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:592

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  46. Family caregivers are key actors in the ageing society. They are mediators between practitioners and patients and usually provide also essential daily services for the elders. However, till now, few services h...

    Authors: Guendalina Graffigna, Eleonora Gheduzzi, Niccolò Morelli, Serena Barello, Massimo Corbo, Valeria Ginex, Roberta Ferrari, Andrea Lascioli, Carolina Feriti and Cristina Masella

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:591

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  47. There have been a major advance made in screening, early diagnosis, and prompt treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy among Person living with diabetes (PLWD). However, screening services remain a challenge in Low-...

    Authors: Bridgid Akrofi, John Tetteh, Kwesi N. Amissah-Arthur, Eileen N.A. Buxton and Alfred Yawson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:590

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  48. Authors: Eva S. van den Ende, Bo Schouten, Marjolein N. T. Kremers, Tim Cooksley, Chris P. Subbe, Immo Weichert, Louise S. van Galen, Harm R. Haak, John Kellett, Jelmer Alsma, Victoria Siegrist, Mark Holland, Erika F. Christensen, Colin A. Graham, Ling Yan LEUNG, Line E. Laugesen…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:586

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:474