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#1Chiara Barchielli (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)
#2Cristina Marullo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 2
Last. Milena Vainieri (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies)H-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND Several technological innovations have been introduced in healthcare over the years, and their implementation proved crucial in addressing challenges of modern health. Healthcare workers have frequently been called upon to become familiar with technological innovations that pervade every aspect of their profession, changing their working schedule, habits, and daily actions. PURPOSE An in-depth analysis of the paths towards the acceptance and use of technology may facilitate the crafti...
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#1Susan McAllister (University of Otago)H-Index: 10
#2Louise M. Thorn (University of Otago)
Last. Stephen R. C. Howie (University of Auckland)H-Index: 27
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BACKGROUND: Oxygen is vital in the treatment of illnesses in children and adults, yet is lacking in many low and middle-income countries health care settings. Oxygen concentrators (OCs) can increase access to oxygen, compared to conventional oxygen cylinders. We investigated the costs and critical success factors of OCs in three hospitals in Fiji, and extrapolated these to estimate the oxygen delivery cost to all Sub-Divisional hospitals (SDH) nationwide. METHODS: Data sources included key perso...
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#1Axel Hofmann (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 29
#2Donat R. Spahn (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 94
Last. Anke-Peggy HoltorfH-Index: 9
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Background null Patient blood management (PBM) describes a set of evidence-based practices to optimize medical and surgical patient outcomes by clinically managing and preserving a patient's own blood. This concepts aims to detect and treat anemia, minimize the risk for blood loss and the need for blood replacement for each patient through a coordinated multidisciplinary care process. In combination with blood loss, anemia is the main driver for transfusion and all three are independent risk fac...
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#1Jianan HuangH-Index: 2
#2Nadja MünzelH-Index: 3
Last. Armin Gemperli (University of Lucerne)H-Index: 17
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BACKGROUND Family caregivers assume substantial caregiving responsibilities for persons with chronic conditions, such as individuals with spinal cord injury, which leads to negative impacts on their lives. Respite care and other services are provided as a temporary relief and support for them. Design of appropriate respite care programs depends on identification of beneficiary subgroups for the different types of service. This study aimed to quantify the uptake of different respite and support s...
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#1Charlotte M. Kugler (Witten/Herdecke University)H-Index: 1
#2Karina K. De Santis (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 1
Last. Dawid Pieper (Witten/Herdecke University)H-Index: 28
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BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is performed to treat end-stage knee osteoarthritis. In Germany, a minimum volume threshold of 50 TKAs/hospital/year was implemented to ensure outcome quality. This study, embedded within a systematic review, aimed to investigate the perspectives of potential TKA patients on the hospital volume-outcome relationship for TKA (higher volumes associated with better outcomes). METHODS A convenience sample of adults with knee problems and heterogeneous demograp...
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#1Eveline Konje (Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences)H-Index: 5
#2Jennifer Hatfield (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 13
Last. Deborah DeweyH-Index: 46
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BACKGROUND Maternal and newborn mortality is high immediately after childbirth and up to 42 days postnatally despite the availability of interventions. Postnatal care is crucial in preventing mortality and improving the health of women and newborns. This prospective cohort study investigated the initiation and utilization of postnatal care at health facilities and explored users' and providers' perspectives on utilization of postnatal care services. METHODS A sequential explanatory mixed method ...
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#1Sara-Sadat Hoseini-Esfidarjani (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 2
#2Reza Negarandeh (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 20
Last. Leila Janani (IUMS: Iran University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Access to health care is a universal concern. Therefore, this study was conducted to develop a questionnaire to assess the Perceived Access to Health care based on Penchansky and Thomas's definition of access and the assessment of its psychometric properties. METHOD The initial questionnaire contains 31 items developed based on a deductive approach with an extensive review of the related literature. Content validity, face validity, construct validity, internal consistenc...
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#1Jennifer Ivy Kim (Catholic University of Korea)H-Index: 1
#2Sukil Kim (Catholic University of Korea)H-Index: 11
OBJECTIVES The average annual healthcare expenditure among elderly patients in Korea is increasing rapidly in indirect healthcare sectors, requiring an understanding of factors related to the use of both formal and informal caregivers. This study analyzed the characteristics of caregiver use and caregiving costs among elderly patients hospitalized due to acute illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases. METHODS A total of 819 study participants were selected from the 2017 Korea Health Panel Stu...
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#1Thanos Myloneros (Lond: University of London)
#2Dikaios Sakellariou (Cardiff University)H-Index: 16
INTRODUCTION Between 2010 and 2018, Greece implemented an Economic Adjustment Programme and underwent a series of extensive reforms, including in the health sector. We conducted a scoping review to examine whether the Primary Health Care reforms during that period assisted the country in moving towards Universal Health Coverage. METHODS We performed a review of the literature on the following databases: Scopus, PubMed, Epistemonikos, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, including published resear...
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#1Joanne D. Worsley (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 5
#2Clare RotheramH-Index: 1
Last. Rhiannon Corcoran (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 30
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Background null NHS systems are under increasing, unsustainable pressure. In the context of rising demand, limited resources and changing population needs, partnership working across sectors is crucial. The Liverpool City Region has a richness of voluntary organisations and community based assets that the Life Rooms innovation draws upon to widen the base of health and wellbeing support. The Life Rooms therefore aims to facilitate the collaboration of NHS systems with arts, voluntary and communi...
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