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  1. In designing, adapting, and integrating mental health interventions, it is pertinent to understand patients’ needs and their own perceptions and values in receiving care. Conjoint analysis (CA) and discrete ch...

    Authors: Anna Larsen, Albert Tele and Manasi Kumar

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:589

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A key characteristic of healthcare systems that deliver high quality and cost performance in a sustainable way is a systematic approach to capacity and capability building for quality improvement. The aim of t...

    Authors: Peter D. Hibbert, Martin Basedow, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Louise K. Wiles, Robyn Clay-Williams and Robert Padbury

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:588

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  3. Adherence to heart failure (HF) self-care behaviours has been found to be effective for alleviating illness symptoms, increasing quality of life and reducing hospital re-admissions and mortality. However, many...

    Authors: Oliver Rudolf Herber, Isabell Ehringfeld, Paula Steinhoff and Amanda Whittal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:585

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  4. Although the equitable distribution of diabetic retinopathy (DR) services across Ghana remains paramount, there is currently a poor understanding of nationwide DR treatment services. This study aims to conduct...

    Authors: Agatha Mensah-Debrah, Kwesi Nyan Amissah Arthur, David Ben Kumah, Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Isaiah Osei Duah and Covadonga Bascaran

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:584

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  5. Few European smokers receive professional counselling when attempting to quit smoking, resulting in suboptimal success rates and poor health outcomes. Healthcare providers in general practice play an important...

    Authors: Naomi A. van Westen-Lagerweij, Elisabeth G. Meeuwsen, Esther A. Croes, Eline Meijer, Niels H. Chavannes and Marc C. Willemsen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:583

    Content type: Research

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  6. Rates of end-stage kidney disease in Australia are highest in the Northern Territory (NT), with the burden of disease heaviest in remote areas. However, the high cost of delivering dialysis services in remote ...

    Authors: Gillian Gorham, Kirsten Howard, Joan Cunningham, Federica Barzi, Paul Lawton and Alan Cass

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:582

    Content type: Research

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  7. Decentralization of healthcare services has been widely utilized, especially in developing countries, to improve the performance of healthcare systems by increasing the access and efficiency of service deliver...

    Authors: Bandar Noory, Sara Hassanain, Jeffrey Edwards and Benedikte V. Lindskog

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:581

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The French healthcare system is characterised by a shift towards outpatient care and the desire to develop telemedicine affirmed in the collective commitment “Ma santé 2022” presented by President Macron in 20...

    Authors: Corinne Rochette, Anne Sophie Michallet, Stéphanie Malartre-Sapienza and Sophie Rodier

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:580

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on health care processes. Precautions such as restrictions imposed on visitors and social distancing have led to multiple challenges, particularly in terms of com...

    Authors: Sabahat Ölcer, Mohamed Idris¹, Yüce Yilmaz-Aslan and Patrick Brzoska

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:579

    Content type: Research

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  10. The COVID-19 pandemic impedes therapy and care activities. Tele-health, i.e., the provision of health care at a distance (HCD), is a promising way to fill the supply gap. However, facilitators and barriers inf...

    Authors: Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Michael Gemperle, Thomas Ballmer, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Jessica Pehlke-Milde and Brigitte E. Gantschnig

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:578

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To describe the ethical issues and experiences of scientists conducting mixed methods health services research and to advance empirical and conceptual discussion on ethical integrity in mixed methods health re...

    Authors: Nicole A. Stadnick, Cheryl N. Poth, Timothy C. Guetterman and Joseph J. Gallo

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:577

    Content type: Research

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  12. Health care funding reforms are being used worldwide to improve system performance but may invoke unintended consequences. We assessed the effects of introducing a targeted hospital funding model, based on fix...

    Authors: Daniel Pincus, Jessica Widdifield, Karen S. Palmer, J. Michael Paterson, Alvin Li, Anjie Huang, David Wasserstein, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Adalsteinn Brown, Monica Taljaard and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:576

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in health care personalization and customization (i.e. personalized medicine and patient-centered care). While some positive impacts of these approaches have ...

    Authors: Etienne Minvielle, Aude Fourcade, Thomas Ricketts and Mathias Waelli

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:575

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is common among women and affects their quality of life. Pelvic floor muscle training is an effective conservative therapy, but only a minority of women seek help. E-health wi...

    Authors: Lotte Firet, Theodora Alberta Maria Teunissen, Rudolf Bertijn Kool, Lukas van Doorn, Manal Aourag, Antoinette Leonarda Maria Lagro-Janssen and Willem Jan Jozef Assendelft

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:574

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  15. During the past decade there has been some evaluation of transition programmes for adolescents with chronic conditions. However, this has rarely involved process evaluations focusing on mechanisms leading to o...

    Authors: Markus Saarijärvi, Lars Wallin, Philip Moons, Hanna Gyllensten and Ewa-Lena Bratt

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:573

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Understanding the differential utilization of healthcare services is essential to address the public health challenges. Through the migration process, refugees move from one set of health risk factors to anoth...

    Authors: Jasmin Haj-Younes, Elisabeth Marie Strømme, Jannicke Igland, Eirik Abildsnes, Bernadette Kumar, Wegdan Hasha and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:572

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Effective implementation processes play a central role in health care organizations and affect the care of patients. Managers are pivotal in facilitating the use of new practices, but their experience and how ...

    Authors: Anette Granberg, Marie Matérne, Lars-Olov Lundqvist and Anna Duberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:571

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Mental disorders impose heavy burdens on patients’ families and children. It is imperative to provide family-focused services to avoid adverse effects from mental disorders on patients’ families and children. ...

    Authors: Hao Yao, Lili Guan, Changchun Zhang, Yang Pan, Jinxiang Han, Rui He, Zhengjiao Chang, Tianhang Zhou, Chunyu Du, Tingfang Wu, Jingwen Sun, Yilin Yuan, Darryl Maybery and Hong Ma

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:569

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The epidemiology and cost of surgical care delivery in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is poorly understood. This study characterizes the cost of surgical care, rate of catastrophic medical expenditure...

    Authors: Obieze Nwanna–Nzewunwa, Rasheedat Oke, Esther Agwang, Mary-Margaret Ajiko, Christopher Yoon, Melissa Carvalho, Fred Kirya, Elliot Marseille and Rochelle A. Dicker

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:568

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Healthcare practitioners (HCPs) play a crucial role in recognising, responding to, and supporting female patients experiencing intimate partner abuse (IPA). However, research consistently identifies barriers t...

    Authors: Laura Tarzia, Jacqui Cameron, Jotara Watson, Renee Fiolet, Surriya Baloch, Rebecca Robertson, Minerva Kyei-Onanjiri, Gemma McKibbin and Kelsey Hegarty

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:567

    Content type: Research

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  21. Predicting bed occupancy for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 requires understanding of length of stay (LoS) in particular bed types. LoS can vary depending on the patient’s “bed pathway” - the sequence of ...

    Authors: Quentin J. Leclerc, Naomi M. Fuller, Ruth H. Keogh, Karla Diaz-Ordaz, Richard Sekula, Malcolm G. Semple, Katherine E. Atkins, Simon R. Procter and Gwenan M. Knight

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:566

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  22. We evaluated a 14-county quality improvement program of care delivery and payment of a dental care organization for child and adolescent managed care Medicaid beneficiaries after 2 years of implementation.

    Authors: Douglas A. Conrad, Peter Milgrom, Yuxian Du, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Sharity Ludwig and R. Mike Shirtcliff

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:565

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  23. Cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship is multifaceted, and the cancer patient experience can serve as a key indicator of healthcare performance and quality. The purpose of this paper was to analyse free...

    Authors: Gillian Prue, Dominic O’Connor, Malcolm Brown and Olinda Santin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:564

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  24. To assess the impact on seven-day in-hospital mortality following the introduction in 2012 of a shadowing programme for new UK medical graduates requiring them to observe the doctor they are replacing for at l...

    Authors: Balinskaite Violeta, Bottle Alex and Aylin Paul

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:563

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There is a disparity in outcomes between rural and urban emergency medical services (EMS) around the world. However, there is a scarcity of research that directly asks EMS staff in both rural and urban areas h...

    Authors: Ahmed Ramdan M Alanazy, John Fraser and Stuart Wark

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:562

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Although risk prediction has become an integral part of clinical practice guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, multiple studies have shown that patients’ risk still plays almost no role in c...

    Authors: Linda Takamine, Jane Forman, Laura J. Damschroder, Bradley Youles and Jeremy Sussman

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:561

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Medical education should ensure graduates are equipped for practice in modern health-care systems. Practicing effectively in complex health-care systems requires contemporary attributes and competencies, compl...

    Authors: Kathryn Ogden, Sue Kilpatrick, Shandell Elmer and Kim Rooney

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:560

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To stimulate quality through choice of provider, patients need to seek and base their decisions on both relevant and reliable information describing providers’ clinical quality. The purpose of this study was f...

    Authors: Caroline Hoffstedt, Magnus Fredriksson and Ulrika Winblad

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:559

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There is general scarcity of research on key elements of implementation processes and the factors which impact implementation success. Implementation of healthcare interventions is a complex process. Tools to ...

    Authors: Gillian Parker, Monika Kastner, Karen Born and Whitney Berta

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:558

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Older persons with polypharmacy are at increased risk of harm from medications. Therefore, it is important that physicians and nurses, together with the persons, evaluate medications to avoid hazardous polypha...

    Authors: Malin Holmqvist, Johan Thor, Axel Ros and Linda Johansson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:557

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  31. The share of out-of-pocket payments in Iranian families has the greatest burden on the poor and lead to an impoverishment caused by catastrophic health expenditures. In order to improve access of the poor to p...

    Authors: Manal Etemadi, Patrick Kenis, Kioomars Ashtarian, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji and Hannaneh Mohammadi Kangarani

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:556

    Content type: Research

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  32. Healthcare costs are disproportionately incurred by a relatively small group of people often described as high-cost users. Understanding the factors associated with high-cost use of health services among peopl...

    Authors: Kathryn Wiens, Laura C. Rosella, Paul Kurdyak, Simon Chen, Tim Aubry, Vicky Stergiopoulos and Stephen W. Hwang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:555

    Content type: Research article

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  33. In the case of ischemic stroke, access to a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and the start of thrombolytic therapy immediately is imperative. Transport to the nearest hospital from the remote, rural area of Ha...

    Authors: Elin Kjelle and Aud Mette Myklebust

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:554

    Content type: Research

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  34. In health care, the work of keeping the patient safe and reducing the risk of harm is defined as safety work. In our digitised and technology-rich era, safety work usually involves a relationship between people a...

    Authors: Randi Stokke, Line Melby, Jørn Isaksen, Aud Obstfelder and Hege Andreassen

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:553

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  35. Little is known about how continuity of care for hospitalized patients varies among hospitals. We describe the number of different general internal medicine physicians seeing hospitalized patients during a med...

    Authors: James S. Goodwin, Shuang Li, Jie Zhou, Yong-Fang Kuo and Ann Nattinger

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:552

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  36. MedicineInsight is a database containing de-identified electronic health records (EHRs) from over 700 Australian general practices. It is one of the largest and most widely used primary health care EHR databas...

    Authors: Alys Havard, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Jill Thistlethwaite, Benjamin Daniels, Rimma Myton, Karen Tu and Kendal Chidwick

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:551

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  37. Bleeding during cardiac surgery is a common complication that often requires the transfusion of blood products. The combination of bleeding and blood product transfusion incrementally increases adverse outcome...

    Authors: Bronwyn L. Pearse, Samantha Keogh, Claire M. Rickard and Yoke L. Fung

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:550

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  38. Authors: Lingrui Liu, Sarah Christie, Maggie Munsamy, Phil Roberts, Merlin Pillay, Sheela V. Shenoi, Mayur M. Desai and Erika L. Linnander

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:549

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:463

  39. Globally, interpreters are underused by health providers in hospitals, despite 40 years of evidence documenting benefits to both patients and providers. At Royal Darwin Hospital, in Australia’s Northern Territ...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Stuart Yiwarr McGrath, Sandawana William Majoni, Michelle Walker, Mandy Ahmat, Bilawara Lee, Alan Cass, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:548

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  40. This study tried to improve the operational efficiency and service quality of the community case management model for the High-Care Elderly in Communities in Taiwan. This study tried to assistant social worker...

    Authors: Yu-Ming Chen, Kuei-Min Chen, Chiang-Ching Chang, Meng-Chin Chen and Li-Yen Yang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:546

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Bypassing primary health care (PHC) facilities for maternal health care is an increasing phenomenon. In Ghana, however, there is a dearth of systematic evidence on bypassing PHC facilities for maternal healthc...

    Authors: Valeria Avoayea Amoro, Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro and Kennedy A. Alatinga

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:545

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Sepsis survivors experience high morbidity and mortality, and healthcare systems lack effective strategies to address patient needs after hospital discharge. The Sepsis Transition and Recovery (STAR) program i...

    Authors: Marc Kowalkowski, Tara Eaton, Andrew McWilliams, Hazel Tapp, Aleta Rios, Stephanie Murphy, Ryan Burns, Bella Gutnik, Katherine O’Hare, Lewis McCurdy, Michael Dulin, Christopher Blanchette, Shih-Hsiung Chou, Scott Halpern, Derek C. Angus and Stephanie P. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:544

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Healthcare organisations are in constant need of improvement and change. Nudging has been proposed as a strategy to affect people’s choices and has been used to affect patients’ behaviour in healthcare setting...

    Authors: Anita Sant’Anna, Andreas Vilhelmsson and Axel Wolf

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:543

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Advances in genetics and sequencing technologies are enabling the identification of more individuals with inherited cancer susceptibility who could benefit from tailored screening and prevention recommendation...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Kaphingst, Wendy Kohlmann, Rachelle Lorenz Chambers, Melody S. Goodman, Richard Bradshaw, Priscilla A. Chan, Daniel Chavez-Yenter, Sarah V. Colonna, Whitney F. Espinel, Jessica N. Everett, Amanda Gammon, Eric R. Goldberg, Javier Gonzalez, Kelsi J. Hagerty, Rachel Hess, Kelsey Kehoe…

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:542

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. Shared decision-making (SDM) between patients and healthcare professionals (HCPs) is a key component of patient-centred care. To implement SDM in clinical practice and to evaluate its effects, it is helpful to...

    Authors: Anja Lindig, Pola Hahlweg, Eva Christalle, Anik Giguere, Martin Härter, Olaf von dem Knesebeck and Isabelle Scholl

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:541

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  46. Predischarge home assessments (PDHA) aim to support safe discharge from hospital or rehabilitation. There is insufficient evidence on the effectiveness of PDHA. For adults with any diagnosis, we aimed to deter...

    Authors: Uta Kirchner-Heklau, Kai Krause and Susanne Saal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:540

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  47. The goal of regionalized perinatal care, specifically levels of maternal care, is to improve maternal outcomes through risk-appropriate obstetric care. Studies of levels of maternal care are limited by current...

    Authors: Sara C. Handley, Molly Passarella, Sindhu K. Srinivas and Scott A. Lorch

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:538

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  48. The role of healthcare workers (HCWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic may make them more susceptible to anxiety than the general population. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of anxiety and evaluate th...

    Authors: Anthony A. Olashore, Oluyemi O. Akanni and Kehinde O. Oderinde

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:398

    Content type: Research article

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