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  1. Telemedicine is increasingly utilized as an alternative to in person consultation. Current pandemic conditions are providing additional impetus to virtual care delivery. We compared both adolescent and caregiv...

    Authors: Yi Qiu, Sherry Coulson, Christopher William McIntyre, Brooke Wile and Guido Filler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:537

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  2. Data about the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on health care costs in Spain are scarce This study was aimed to evaluate cumulative costs and healthcare utilisation in CKD in Spain.

    Authors: Carlos Escobar, Beatriz Palacios, Unai Aranda, Margarita Capel, Antoni Sicras, Aram Sicras, Antonio Hormigo, Roberto Alcázar, Nicolás Manito and Manuel Botana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:536

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  3. Women with previous gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Recommendations therefore urge these women to participate in follow-up screening, 4–12 weeks postpar...

    Authors: Jane Hyldgaard Nielsen, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Torill Alise Rotevatn, Kimberly Peven, Kirsten Fonager and Charlotte Overgaard

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:535

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  4. Decision-makers increasingly consider patient-reported outcomes as important measures of care quality. Studies on the importance of work-place social capital–a collective work-place resource–for the experience...

    Authors: Alice Clark, Thim Prætorius, Eszter Török, Ulla Arthur Hvidtfeldt, Peter Hasle and Naja Hulvej Rod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:534

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  5. The NHS pledges to give all patients access to clinical research. In England, 32% of General Practices are research active and only 14% of patients engage in research. This project aimed to evaluate consent-fo...

    Authors: Dorothy Coe, Angela Birt, Gareth Forbes, Jonathan Ling, Michael Foster, Stephen Robson, Joe McDonald and Yan Yiannakou

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:533

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is now established, occurring at a time of winter pressure on acute care in the NHS. This is likely to be more challenging then the first wave for the diagnosis of C...

    Authors: Timothy Hicks, Amanda Winter, Kile Green, Patrick Kierkegaard, D. Ashley Price, Richard Body, A. Joy Allen and Sara Graziadio

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:532

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  7. To evaluate the effects of prevention services provided by long-term care insurance (LTCI) for older adults who require support from LTCI in Kashiwa City, Japan.

    Authors: Tomoko Ito, Takahiro Mori, Hideto Takahashi, Natsumi Shimafuji, Katsuya Iijima, Satoru Yoshie and Nanako Tamiya

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:531

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Meaningful performance measurement requires indicators to be scientifically robust and strategically focused. For many circumpolar states, indicators aligned with national strategies may ignore the priorities ...

    Authors: Rebecca Rich, Thomsen D’Hont, Kellie E. Murphy, Jeremy Veillard and Susan Chatwood

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:530

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  9. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for schistosomiasis endemic countries to integrate schistosomiasis control measures into the primary health care (PHC) services; however, in Tanzania, little is known ...

    Authors: Humphrey Deogratias Mazigo, Cecilia Uisso, Paul Kazyoba and Upendo J. Mwingira

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:529

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  10. Several studies have found a so-called weekend effect that patients admitted at the weekends had worse clinical outcomes than patients admitted at the weekdays. We performed this retrospective cohort study to ...

    Authors: Chao-Lun Lai, Raymond Nien-Chen Kuo, Ting-Chuan Wang and K. Arnold Chan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:528

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  11. Medical Assessment Units (MAUs) have become a popular model of acute medical care to improve patient flow through timely clinical assessment and patient management. The purpose of this study was to determine t...

    Authors: Sonya Osborne, Helen Cleak, Nicole White, Xing Lee, Anthony Deacon and Julian W M de Looze

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:527

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  12. Catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) are out-of-pocket payments (OOP) that exceed a predefined percentage or threshold of a household’s resources, usually 40 %, that can push households into poverty in China...

    Authors: Cai Liu, Zhao-min Liu, Stephen Nicholas and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:526

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has been associated with stress and challenges for healthcare professionals, especially for those working in the front-line of treating COVID-19 patients. This ...

    Authors: Gijs Hesselink, Lise Straten, Lars Gallée, Anne Brants, Joris Holkenborg, Dennis G. Barten and Yvonne Schoon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:525

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  14. The ongoing Appalachian opioid epidemic has led to increasing hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) outbreaks have been observed. The p...

    Authors: Carmen N. Burrell, Melinda J. Sharon, Stephen Davis, Judith Feinberg, Elena M. Wojcik, Julia Nist, Owen Lander, Valerie Boley, Justin Burns and Ian B. K. Martin

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:524

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  15. Many inpatient facilities in Scotland have opened short stay paediatric assessment units (SSPAU) which are clinical areas separate from the usual inpatient ward area and these are where most short stay (also c...

    Authors: Steve Turner and Edwin-Amalraj Raja

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:523

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  16. A hospitalization phase represents a challenge to medication safety especially for multimorbid patients as acute medical needs might interact with pre-existing medications or evoke adverse drug effects. This p...

    Authors: Kevin Migliazza, Caroline Bähler, Daniel Liedtke, Andri Signorell, Stefan Boes and Eva Blozik

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:522

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  17. There is scarcity of data on experiences of patients who access laboratory services during hospital visits in sub-Saharan Africa. This study sought to evaluate the depth of laboratory professionals-patient int...

    Authors: Patrick Adu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:520

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  18. In China, post-abortion care (PAC) services mainly focus on married couples, such that adolescents and unmarried young women have limited access to those services for contraception counseling. The provision of...

    Authors: Yiding Wang, Jinzhi Liu, Ribo Xiong and Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:519

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  19. Malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia are clinical wasting syndromes characterised by muscle loss. Systematic monitoring by body composition assessment (BCA) is recommended for the diagnosis, treatment and mon...

    Authors: Chloe J. D. Jobber, Shelley A. Wilkinson, Elyssa K. Hughes, Fiona Nave and Barbara S. van der Meij

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:518

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  20. A guiding principle of a successful integrated health and social care delivery network is to establish a governance approach based on learning, grounded in a data and knowledge infrastructure. The ‘Krijtmolen ...

    Authors: Véronique L. L. C. Bos, Niek S. Klazinga and Dionne S. Kringos

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:517

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  21. How much does the medical malpractice system affect treatment decisions in orthopaedics? To further this inquiry, we sought to assess whether malpractice liability is associated with differences in surgery rat...

    Authors: Brian Chen, Cole Chapman, Sarah Bauer Floyd, John Mobley and John Brooks

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:516

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  22. Patient engagement is effective in promoting adherence to HIV care. In an effort to promote patient-centered care, we implemented an enhanced patient care (EPC) intervention that addresses a combination of sys...

    Authors: Juddy Wachira, Becky Genberg, Diana Chemutai, Ann Mwangi, Omar Galarraga, Siika Abraham and Ira Wilson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:515

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  23. A large evidence-practice gap exists regarding provision of nutrition to patients following surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the processes supporting the implementation of an intervention designe...

    Authors: Megan Rattray, Andrea P. Marshall, Ben Desbrow, Michael von Papen and Shelley Roberts

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:514

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  24. Current international consensus is that ‘early’ referral to palliative care services improves cancer patient and family carer outcomes. In practice, however, these referrals are not routine. An approach which ...

    Authors: Jennifer Philip, Roslyn Le Gautier, Anna Collins, Anna K. Nowak, Brian Le, Gregory B. Crawford, Nicole Rankin, Meinir Krishnasamy, Geoff Mitchell, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Maarten IJzerman, Robyn Hudson, Danny Rischin, Tanara Vieira Sousa and Vijaya Sundararajan

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:513

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk of occupational injuries and approximately 10–15% of patients are affected by an adverse event during their hospital stay. There is scarce scientific literature abou...

    Authors: Emma Nilsing Strid, Charlotte Wåhlin, Axel Ros and Susanne Kvarnström

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:511

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  26. Stakeholders in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg agreed upon the central aims for healthcare planning. These include a focus on geographical districts; a comprehensive, cross-sectoral perspective on heal...

    Authors: Pamela Wronski, Jan Koetsenruijter, Dominik Ose, Jan Paulus, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:510

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  27. There is a need for information and healthcare support for the fertility desires and contraceptive needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in order to provide safer conception support for sero-discordant coupl...

    Authors: Cecilia Milford, Mags Beksinska, Ross Greener, Jacqueline Pienaar, Letitia Rambally Greener, Zonke Mabude and Jennifer Smit

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:509

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  28. Asylum evaluations are highly specialized medico-legal encounters to collect physical or mental health evidence for use in immigration proceedings. Although the field of asylum medicine is growing, access to t...

    Authors: Ranit Mishori, Kathryn Hampton, Hajar Habbach, Elsa Raker, Anjali Niyogi and Dona Murphey

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:508

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  29. Hospitalisations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) cause harm to users and to health systems, as these events are potentially avoidable. In 2009, Portugal was hit by an economic and financial cri...

    Authors: Cristina Loureiro da Silva, João Victor Rocha and Rui Santana

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:506

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  30. From 2014 to 17, a large-scale project, ‘The User-involving Hospital’, was implemented at a Danish university hospital. Research highlights leadership as crucial for the outcome of change processes in general ...

    Authors: Kathrine Håland Jeppesen, Kirsten Frederiksen, Marianne Johansson Joergensen and Kirsten Beedholm

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:505

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  31. The spiritual aspect of care is an often neglected resource in pain therapies. The aim of this study is to identify commonalities and differences in chronic pain patients’ (CPP) and health care professionals’ ...

    Authors: Joël Perrin, Nina Streeck, Rahel Naef, Michael Rufer, Simon Peng-Keller and Horst Rettke

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:504

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  32. The long-term consequences of childhood cancer have received increasing attention due to the growing number of survivors over the past decades. However, insurance hardships of survivors are mostly unknown. Thi...

    Authors: Manya Jerina Hendriks, Erika Harju, Katharina Roser, Marcello Ienca and Gisela Michel

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:503

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  33. There is a growing understanding that empowerment of interprofessional personnel is linked to job satisfaction levels and quality of care, but little is known about empowerment in the context of cancer care. T...

    Authors: Mervi Siekkinen, Liisa Kuokkanen, Hannele Kuusisto, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Päivi Rautava, Maijastiina Rekunen, Laura Seppänen, Minna Stolt, Leena Walta and Virpi Sulosaari

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:502

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  34. The level of outpatient satisfaction plays a significant role in improving the quality and utilization of healthcare services. Patient satisfaction gives providers insights into various aspects of services inc...

    Authors: Weicun Ren, Lei Sun, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Quanman Li and Jian Wu

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:500

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  35. Pharmacists are recognized as one of the most accessible healthcare providers and are licensed to advise patients on drugs and health products including dietary and herbal supplements (DHSs). The objective of ...

    Authors: Jeremy Y. Ng, Umair Tahir and Simran Dhaliwal

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:499

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  36. Health Management Information System (HMIS) is a set of data regularly collected at health care facilities to meet the needs of statistics on health services. This study aimed to determine the utilisation of H...

    Authors: Leonard E. G. Mboera, Susan F. Rumisha, Doris Mbata, Irene R. Mremi, Emanuel P. Lyimo and Catherine Joachim

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:498

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  37. Stroke is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Visual impairments (VIs) affect 60% of stroke survivors, and have negative consequences for rehabilitation and post-stroke life. VIs after stroke are often ov...

    Authors: Torgeir S. Mathisen, Grethe Eilertsen, Heidi Ormstad and Helle K. Falkenberg

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:497

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  38. To evaluate the performance of medical service for patients with breast cancer in Henan Province, China, using diagnosis related groups (DRGs) indicators and to provide data to inform practices and policies fo...

    Authors: Xinkui Liu, Furong Liu, Lin Wang, MengFan Wu, LinPeng Yang and Le Wei

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:496

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  39. Past studies examining the health outcomes of diabetes mellitus (DM) patients found that social determinants of health disparities were associated with variabilities in health outcomes. However, improving acce...

    Authors: Soo-Hoon Lee, Samuel L. Brown and Andrew A. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:495

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  40. Chronic pain presents a significant burden for both federal health care systems designed to serve combat Veterans in the United States (i.e., the Military Health System [MHS] and Veterans Health Administration...

    Authors: Rachel Sayko Adams, Esther L. Meerwijk, Mary Jo Larson and Alex H. S. Harris

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:494

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  41. Improving health outcomes for Indigenous people by providing person-centred, culturally safe care is a crucial challenge for the health sector, both in Australia and internationally. Many cancer providers and ...

    Authors: Emma V. Taylor, Marilyn Lyford, Michele Holloway, Lorraine Parsons, Toni Mason, Sabe Sabesan and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:493

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  42. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) funded demonstration project to evaluate financial incentives for nursing facilities providing care for 6 clinical conditions to reduce potentially avoidable ho...

    Authors: Justin Blackburn, Casey P. Balio, Jennifer L. Carnahan, Nicole R. Fowler, Susan E. Hickman, Greg A. Sachs, Wanzhu Tu and Kathleen T. Unroe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:492

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  43. Care guidelines for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recommend an integrated approach for holistic, flexible, and tailored interventions. Continuity of care is also emphasised. However,...

    Authors: Wendy Hartford, Sevinj Asgarova, Graham MacDonald, Mary Berger, Sayra Cristancho and Laura Nimmon

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:491

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  44. A chronic state of imbalance between effort and reward can affect sleep quality. However, few studies have explored the relationship between variables in the work-related stress (the effort-reward imbalance mo...

    Authors: Xuexue Deng, Ronghua Fang and Yaoting Cai

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:490

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Improving the quality of primary healthcare provision is a key goal in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, to develop effective quality improvement interventions, we first need to be able to accu...

    Authors: Navneet Aujla, Temitope Ilori, Achiaka Irabor, Abimbola Obimakinde, Eme Owoaje, Olufunke Fayehun, Motunrayo M. Ajisola, Sinmisola O. Bolaji, Samuel I. Watson, Timothy P. Hofer, Akinyinka Omigbodun and Richard J. Lilford

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:488

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  46. Apart from a person’s physical functioning, the early identification of social context indicators which affect patient outcomes - such as environmental and psychosocial issues - is key for high quality and com...

    Authors: Shauni Van Doren, Kirsten Hermans and Anja Declercq

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:487

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  47. Several studies have reported inadequate levels of quality of care in the Ethiopian health system. Facility characteristics associated with better quality remain unclear. Understanding associations between pat...

    Authors: Catherine Arsenault, Bereket Yakob, Tizta Tilahun, Tsinuel Girma Nigatu, Girmaye Dinsa, Mirkuzie Woldie, Munir Kassa, Peter Berman and Margaret E. Kruk

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2021 21:485

    Content type: Research article

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