Evaluation of a peer-support, ‘mentor mother’ program in Gaza, Mozambique; a qualitative study
Retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programs is critical to reduce vertical transmission. To addresses challenges with retention, Mozambique launched a peer-support program in 2018, ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 27, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Leila Katirayi, Sozinho Ndima, Amgad Farah, Whitney Ludwig, Atan ásio Mabote, Ismail Chiposse, Ana Muteerwa, Jessica Greenberg Cowan and Ivete Meque Tags: Research Source Type: research

A qualitative evaluation of stakeholder perspectives on sustainable financing strategies for ‘priority’ adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions in Ghana
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) interventions are underfunded in Ghana. We explored stakeholder perspectives on innovative and sustainable financing strategies for priority ASRH interventions ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 26, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Evans Otieku, Ama P. Fenny, Daniel M. Achala and John E. Ataguba Tags: Research Source Type: research

Areas of consensus on unwarranted and warranted transfers between nursing homes and emergency care facilities in Norway: a Delphi study
Transferring residents from nursing homes (NHs) to emergency care facilities (ECFs) is often questioned as many are terminally ill and have access to onsite care. While some NH to ECF transfers have merit, avo... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 26, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Arne Bastian Wiik, Malcolm Bray Doupe, Marit Stordal Bakken, B ård Reiakvam Kittang, Frode Fadnes Jacobsen and Oddvar Førland Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new scale to assess health-facility level management: the development and validation of the facility management scale in Ghana, Uganda, and Malawi
The increased recognition of governance, leadership, and management as determinants of health system performance has prompted calls for research focusing on the nature, quality, and measurement of this key hea... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Paul Mubiri, Freddie Ssengooba, Thomasena O ’Byrne, Adelaine Aryaija-Keremani, Justine Namakula, Kingsley Chikaphupha, Moses Aikins, Tim Martineau and Frédérique Vallières Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic evaluation of institutions as a basis for designing the Brazilian maturity model of telehealth services
The objective of this manuscript is to present ... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ang élica Baptista Silva, Ivan Torres Pisa, Luiz Ary Messina, Andréa Pereira Simões Pelogi, Josceli Maria Tenório, Fernando Sequeira Sousa, Daniela Lacerda Santos, Jessi Maia, Ianê Germano de Andrade Filha, Ana Cristina Carneiro Menezes Guedes, Paulo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reduction in all-cause medical and caregiving costs through innovative health awareness projects in a rural area in Japan: a retrospective cohort study
This study evaluates cost reduction in participants of a health awareness program (the Center of Healthy Aging Program, CHAP) in a Japanese rural area, characterized by an annual check-up and personalized inte... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 25, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ayako Shoji, Kennichi Kudo, Koichi Murashita, Shigeyuki Nakaji and Ataru Igarashi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluating the cross-cultural competence instrument for healthcare professionals (CCCHP) among nurses in Okinawa, Japan
To provide better quality healthcare services to patients with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the cross-cultural competence of medical professionals is important. However, assessing and improvi... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Chieko Shirai, Daisuke Nonaka and Jun Kobayashi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Technology, data, people, and partnerships in addressing unmet social needs within Medicaid Managed Care
Individuals with unmet social needs experience adverse health outcomes and are subject to greater inequities in health and social outcomes. Given the high prevalence of unmet needs among Medicaid enrollees, ma... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 23, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Rachel Hogg-Graham, Allison M. Scott, Emily R. Clear, Elizabeth N. Riley and Teresa M. Waters Tags: Research Source Type: research

Translation and measurement properties of pregnancy and childbirth questionnaire in Iranian postpartum women
This study in... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Somayeh Abdolalipour, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Kosar Abdollahi and Mojgan Mirghafourvadsnd Tags: Research Source Type: research

Validation study of the Amharic version Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) in public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
In Ethiopia, there is a growing concern about improving patients ’ safety in healthcare facilities. However, the lack of a valid and reliable instrument sensitive to the Ethiopian culture for measuring health p... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bisrat Tamene Bekele, Trhas Tadesse Berhe, Biniam Yohannes Wotango, Wubet Mihretu Workneh and Nebiyou Wendwessen Tags: Research Source Type: research

How external and agency characteristics are related to coordination in homecare – findings of the national multicenter, cross-sectional SPOTnat study
Homecare client services are often distributed across several interdependent healthcare providers, making proper care coordination essential. However, as studies exploring care coordination in the homecare set... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nathalie M öckli, Michael Simon, Kris Denhaerynck, Diana Trutschel, Tania Martins, Carla Meyer-Massetti and Franziska Zúñiga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Level of technical efficiency and associated factors among health centers in East Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: an application of the data envelopment analysis
Besides the scarcity of resources, inefficient utilization of available health service resources has been the bottleneck to deliver quality health services in Ethiopia. However, Information regarding the effic... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Anteneh Lamesgen, Belayneh Mengist, Elyas Melaku Mazengia and Bekalu Endalew Tags: Research Source Type: research

Healthcare worker burnout: exploring the experiences of doctors working in a maternity unit in Namibia
Globally, healthcare workers (HCWs) in maternity units are at high risk of developing burnout. Burnout can lead to multiple harmful impacts on HCWs, their patients, and the broader healthcare system. Little is... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tanya Y. Br ückner, S. Heemelaar, T. Endjala and T. van den Akker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Economic burden of diabetic foot ulcer: a case of Iran
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is known as a serious complication of diabetes mellitus in patients with diabetes, imposing heavy medical costs on healthcare systems due to its chronic nature. patients with severe d... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Reza Hashempour, SeyedHadi MirHashemi, Fariba Mollajafari, Soheila Damiri, Ali ArabAhmadi and Behzad Raei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transforming health care systems towards high-performance organizations: qualitative study based on learning from COVID-19 pandemic in the Basque Country (Spain)
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the worst health catastrophes of the last century, which caused severe economic, political, and social consequences worldwide. Despite these devastating consequences, lessons le... (Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - March 21, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ane Fullaondo, Irati Erreguerena and Esteban de Manuel Keenoy Tags: Research Source Type: research