“Hospitals respond to demand. Public health needs to respond to risk”: health system lessons from a case study of northern Queensland’s COVID-19 surveillance and response
This study exami... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Alexandra Edelman, Tammy Allen, Susan Devine, Paul F. Horwood, Emma S. McBryde, Julie Mudd, Jeffrey Warner and Stephanie M Topp Tags: Research Source Type: research

How COVID-19 has changed the utilization of different health care services in Poland
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected health care systems in many ways, including access to and the use of non-COVID services. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of the pandemic on the utilization of d... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Magdalena Mro żek-Gąsiorowska and Marzena Tambor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Nurses ’ perspectives on user-friendly self-sampling interventions for diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections among young women in eThekwini district municipality: a nominal group technique
Syndromic management in the main non-laboratory-based management approach for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) but it has limitations. Self-sampling has be... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ziningi N. Jaya, Witness Mapanga, Boitumelo Moetlhoa and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hospital length of stay and readmission after elective surgery: a comparison of current and former smokers with non-smokers
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between non-smokers, ex-smokers and current smokers in hospital length of stay (LOS), readmission (seven and 28 days) and cost of readmission for patien... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Gina Arena, Craig Cumming, Natalia Lizama, Hamish Mace and David B. Preen Tags: Research Source Type: research

People living with HIV ’s perspectives of acceptability of fee for home delivery of ART: a qualitative study
Significant progress has been made in the HIV response in South Africa; however, gaps remain in ensuring engagement in care to support life-long medication adherence and viral suppression. The National Departm... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Xolani Ntinga, Franco Musiello, Thembelihle Pita, Nomagugu Mabaso, Connie Celum, Adam Szpiro, Heidi van Rooyen, Ruanne Barnabas and Alastair van Heerden Tags: Research Source Type: research

Intervention components in the self-management of Parkinson ’s: a mixed-methods synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence
Self-management interventions consist of multiple components to support people in the management of medical, emotional, and behavioural aspects of their condition, and aim to improve quality of life, function,... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Megan Armstrong, Kate Walters, Nathan Davies, Danielle Nimmons, Jennifer Pigott, Joy Read and Anette Schrag Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of pre-referral treatment for malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia by rural community health workers in Southwestern Uganda: a cross-sectional study
This study explored pre-referral treatment for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia in childr... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Jessica Kenney, Andrew Wesuta, Peter Chris Kawungezi, Shem Bwambale, David Ayebare, Stephen Baguma, Fred Bagenda, Geren Stone and Edgar Mulogo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does integration with national registers improve the data completeness of local COVID-19 contact tracing tools? A register-based study in Norway, May 2020 - September 2021
During the COVID-19 response in Norway, many municipalities used the Fiks contact tracing tool (FiksCT) to register positive individuals and follow-up contacts. This tool is based on DHIS2, an open source, web... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 17, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hinta Meijerink, Mohamed Shelil, Jagrati Jani-B ølstad, Evy Therese Dvergsdal, Elisabeth Henie Madslien, Madeleine Wilberg, Ragnhild Bassøe Gundersen, Johan Ivar Sæbø, Anne Asmyr Thorseng and Bjørn Gunnar Iversen Tags: Research Source Type: research

What do primary care providers want to know when caring for patients living with frailty? An analysis of eConsult communications between primary care providers and specialists
Frailty is a complex condition that primary care providers (PCPs) are managing in increasing numbers, yet there is no clear guidance or training for frailty care. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sathya Karunananthan, Giovanni Bonacci, Celeste Fung, Allen Huang, Benoit Robert, Tess McCutcheon, Deanne Houghton, Ramtin Hakimjavadi, Erin Keely and Clare Liddy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators in developing patient versions of clinical practice guidelines - qualitative interviews on experiences of international guideline producers
Several guideline organizations produce patient versions of clinical practice guidelines (PVGs) which translate recommendations into simple language. A former study of our working group revealed that few guide... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nora Meyer, Julia Hauprich, Jessica Breuing, Irma Hellbrecht, Sarah Wahlen, Nadja K önsgen, Stefanie Bühn, Monika Becker, Susanne Blödt, Günther Carl, Markus Follmann, Stefanie Frenz, Thomas Langer, Monika Nothacker, Corinna Schaefer and Dawid Pieper Tags: Research Source Type: research

Patients ’ experience of accessing hepatitis C treatment through the Myanmar national hepatitis C treatment program: a qualitative evaluation
Globally, 56.8 million people are living with hepatitis C and over three-quarters of those reside in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Barriers and enablers to hepatitis C care among people who inject d... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bridget Draper, Win Lei Yee, Anna Bowring, Win Naing, Khin Pyone Kyi, Hla Htay, Jessica Howell, Margaret Hellard and Alisa Pedrana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Adolescents ’ perspectives regarding their communication with reproductive health service providers in Rwanda: an explorative study
Adolescents in low-middle-income countries often face limited access to health information and services due to several different factors. Ineffective communication between healthcare providers and adolescents ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Josephine Uzayisenga, Augustin Nshimiyimana, Gerard Kaberuka, Marie Laetitia Ishimwe Bazakare, Valens Mbarushimana, Madeleine Mukeshimana, Aimable Musafili and Laetitia Nyirazinyoye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does power distance in healthcare teams linked to patient satisfaction? A multilevel study of interprofessional care teams in a referral hospital in Indonesia
Interprofessional care teams collaborate to provide care to patients in hospitals to ensure their full recovery. To provide quality patient care, healthcare workers must have a comprehensive understanding of e... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 16, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Susi Afrianti Rahayu, Sunu Widianto, Irma Ruslina Defi and Rizky Abdulah Tags: Research Source Type: research

Establishing a trigger tool based on global trigger tools to identify adverse drug events in obstetric inpatients in China
Pregnant women belong to the special population of drug therapy, and their physiological state, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are significantly different from the general population. Drug safety during... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 15, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shan Wu, Qinan Yin, Liuyun Wu, Yue Wu, Nan Yu, Junfeng Yan and Yuan Bian Tags: Research Source Type: research

A qualitative study on patients ’ and health care professionals’ perspectives regarding care delivered during CIED operation
Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) has proven to be an invaluable tool in the practice of cardiology. Patients who have undergone CIED surgery with local anesthesia may result in fear, insecurity a... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - January 15, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Min Zhou, Huilin Zhou, Xiong Zhang, Xiaorong Jin, Xu Su, Yangjuan Bai, Wei Wei, Yimei Zhang and Fang Ma Tags: Research Source Type: research