Understanding health system resilience in responding to COVID-19 pandemic: experiences and lessons from an evolving context of federalization in Nepal
The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience capacities of health systems worldwide and highlighted the need to understand the concept, pathways, and elements of resilience in different country contexts. In... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 4, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Shophika Regmi, Maria Paola Bertone, Prabita Shrestha, Suprich Sapkota, Abriti Arjyal, Tim Martineau, Joanna Raven, Sophie Witter and Sushil Baral Tags: Research Source Type: research

Equitable access to quality injury care; Equi-Injury project protocol for prioritizing interventions in four low- or middle-income countries: a mixed method study
Equitable access to quality care after injury is an essential step for improved health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We introduce the Equi-Injury project, in which we will use integrate... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 4, 2024 Category: General Medicine Tags: Study Protocol Source Type: research

A service mapping exercise of four health and social care staff mental health and wellbeing services, Resilience Hubs, to describe health service provision and interventions
NHS England funded 40 Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs to support health and social care staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to document variations in how national guidance was adapted to the loc... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 4, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kate Allsopp, Filippo Varese, Paul French, Ellie Young, Hannah White, Priscilla Chung, Jessica Davey, Alysha A. Hassan, Sally-Anne Wright, Alan Barrett, Gita Bhutani, Katherine McGuirk, Gemma Shields, Fay Huntley, Joanne Jordan, Aleix Rowlandson & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Advance directives in the emergency department –a systematic review of the status quo
Providing individualised healthcare in line with patient wishes is a particular challenge for emergency healthcare professionals. Documentation of patient wishes (DPW), e.g. as advance directives, can guide cl... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Vincent Weber, Aurelia H übner, Sandra Pflock, Lukas Schamberger, Rajan Somasundaram, Lennert Boehm, Wolfgang Bauer and Eva Diehl-Wiesenecker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Empowerment of individuals in Iranian health systems: a qualitative study using the Z-cognitive map approach
The empowerment of people is considered as one of the most effective approaches in national healthcare systems. Identifying the effective criteria for this empowerment approach can be useful for planning enhan... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mostafa Izadi and Hamidreza Seiti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of intraoperative radiation therapy versus intensity-modulated radiation therapy for the treatment of early breast cancer: a disinvestment analysis
Adjuvant radiotherapy represents a key component in curative-intent treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients. In recent years, two accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) techniques are preferred... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Carlos Mu ñoz-Montecinos, Catalina González-Browne, Felipe Maza, Diego Carreño-Leiton, Pablo González, Badir Chahuan and Camila Quirland Tags: Research Source Type: research

Co-development of a training programme on disability for healthcare workers in Uganda
Approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide face barriers in accessing inclusive healthcare due to disabilities, leading to worse health outcomes, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). However... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tracey Smythe, Andrew Sentoogo Ssemata, Sande Slivesteri, Femke Bannink Mbazzi and Hannah Kuper Tags: Research Source Type: research

Is it possible to make ‘living’ guidelines? An evaluation of the Australian Living Stroke Guidelines
Keeping best practice guidelines up-to-date with rapidly emerging research evidence is challenging. ‘Living guidelines’ approaches enable continual incorporation of new research, assisting healthcare professio... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Louise Wiles, Peter D Hibbert, Yvonne Zurynski, Carolynn L. Smith, Gaston Arnolda, Louise A. Ellis, Rebecca Lake, Brona Nic Giolla Easpaig, Charlotte Molloy, Sandy Middleton, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Kelvin Hill and Tari Turner Tags: Research Source Type: research

Capturing artificial intelligence applications ’ value proposition in healthcare – a qualitative research study
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications pave the way for innovations in the healthcare (HC) industry. However, their adoption in HC organizations is still nascent as organizations often face a fragmented and... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 3, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jasmin Hennrich, Eva Ritz, Peter Hofmann and Nils Urbach Tags: Research Source Type: research

Linkage to HIV care and early retention in HIV care among men in the ‘universal test-and-treat’ era in a high HIV-burdened district, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Despite the numerous efforts and initiatives, males with HIV are still less likely than women to receive HIV treatment. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, men are tested, linked, and retained in HIV care at lower rate... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Wisdom Basera, Khumbulani Hlongwana, Carl Lombard, Ria Laubscher, Sinegugu Duma, Mireille Cheyip, Debbie Bradshaw and Edward Nicol Tags: Research Source Type: research

Building resilience: analysis of health care leaders ’ perspectives on the Covid-19 response in Region Stockholm
The Covid-19 pandemic has tested health care organizations worldwide. Responses have demonstrated great variation and Sweden has been an outlier in terms of both strategy and how it was enacted, making it an i... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Carl Savage, Leonard Tragl, Moa Malmqvist Castillo, Louisa Azizi, Henna Hasson, Carl Johan Sundberg and Pamela Mazzocato Tags: Research Source Type: research

Geographical distribution of emergency obstetric and neonatal care signal functions in Ethiopian health facilities: 2021 –2022 Ethiopian service Provision Assessment (SPA)
The maternal mortality ratio in Ethiopia is still high, with an estimate of 412 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016. Signal functions for emergency obstetric and neonatal care must be accessible and usable ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Dagne Deresa Dinagde and Habtamu Wana Wada Tags: Research Source Type: research

The use of medical health applications by primary care physicians in Israel: a cross-sectional study
The use of medical health applications (mHealth apps) by patients, caregivers, and physicians is widespread. mHealth apps are often employed by physicians to quickly access professional knowledge, guide treatm... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Menashe Meni Amran, Avital Bilitzky, Mattan Bar-Yishay and Limor Adler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementing digital sexual and reproductive health care services in youth clinics: a qualitative study on perceived barriers and facilitators among midwives in Stockholm, Sweden
Digital health care services have the potential to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care for youth but require substantial implementation efforts to translate into individual and public health ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Linn Zettergren, Elin C. Larsson, Lovisa Hellsten, Kyriaki Kosidou and Anna Maria Nielsen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Strategies to implement evidence-informed decision making at the organizational level: a rapid systematic review
Achievement of evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) requires the integration of evidence into all practice decisions by identifying and synthesizing evidence, then developing and executing plans to impleme... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - April 1, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Emily C. Clark, Trish Burnett, Rebecca Blair, Robyn L. Traynor, Leah Hagerman and Maureen Dobbins Tags: Research Source Type: research