Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries

Section edited by Bianca Brijnath, Christina Pollard

This section aims to publish studies looking at the impact of health policies, practices and interventions on communities in high-income countries.

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  1. Research article

    The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling

    European Union public healthcare expenditure on treating smoking and attributable diseases is estimated at over €25bn annually. The reduction of tobacco consumption has thus become one of the major social poli...

    Chun-Yuan Yeh, Christian Schafferer, Jie-Min Lee, Li-Ming Ho and Chi-Jung Hsieh

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:676

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Estimating the variation in need for community-based social care by body mass index in England and associated cost: population-based cross-sectional study

    Adult obesity is linked to a greater need for social care because of its association with the development of long term conditions and because obese adults can have physical and social difficulties which inhibi...

    Vicky R. Copley, Nick Cavill, Jane Wolstenholme, Richard Fordham and Harry Rutter

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:667

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Network analysis of inter-organizational relationships and policy use among active living organizations in Alberta, Canada

    Coordinated partnerships and collaborations can optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of service and program delivery in organizational networks. However, the extent to which organizations are working toge...

    Christina C. Loitz, Jodie A. Stearns, Shawn N. Fraser, Kate Storey and John C. Spence

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:649

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  4. Research article

    Geographic Variations and Time Trends in Cancer Treatments in Taiwan

    Targeted therapies have become important treatment options for cancer care in many countries. This study aimed to examine recent trends in utilization of antineoplastic drugs, particularly the use of targeted ...

    Jason C. Hsu, Sheng-Mao Chang and Christine Y. Lu

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:89

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Pathways for scaling up public health interventions

    To achieve population-wide health improvement, public health interventions found effective in selected samples need to be ‘scaled up’ and implemented more widely. The pathways through which interventions are s...

    Devon Indig, Karen Lee, Anne Grunseit, Andrew Milat and Adrian Bauman

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:68

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Exploring status and determinants of prenatal and postnatal visits in western China: in the background of the new health system reform

    Prenatal and postnatal visits are two effective interventions for protection and promotion of maternal health by reducing maternal mortality and improving the quality of birth. There is limited nationally repr...

    Xiaojing Fan, Zhongliang Zhou, Shaonong Dang, Yongjian Xu, Jianmin Gao, Zhiying Zhou, Min Su, Dan Wang and Gang Chen

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:39

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Cost-Effectiveness of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients clinicaly screened for latent tuberculosis infection in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: A prospective Cohort study

    One of the reasons why Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for Tuberculosis (TB) is not widely used in low income countries is concerns on cost of excluding active TB. We analyzed the cost-effectiveness of IPT ...

    Grace A. Shayo, Dereck Chitama, Candida Moshiro, Said Aboud, Muhammad Bakari and Ferdinand Mugusi

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:35

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Consumer attitudes and misperceptions associated with trends in self-reported cereal foods consumption: cross-sectional study of Western Australian adults, 1995 to 2012

    The reasons for low adherence to cereal dietary guidelines are not well understood but may be related to knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers. This study aims to assess trends in cereal foods c...

    Christina Mary Pollard, Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Xingqiong Meng, Jane Anne Scott, Felicity Claire Denham, Vicky Anne Solah and Deborah Anne Kerr

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:597

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies

    Taxes on alcohol and tobacco have long been an important means of raising revenues for public spending in many countries but there is increasing interest in using taxes on these, and other unhealthy products, ...

    Alexandra Wright, Katherine E. Smith and Mark Hellowell

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:583

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  10. Research article

    The health and healthcare impact of providing insurance coverage to uninsured children: A prospective observational study

    Of the 4.8 million uninsured children in America, 62–72% are eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. Not enough is known, however, about the impact of health insurance on outcomes and costs for prev...

    Glenn Flores, Hua Lin, Candice Walker, Michael Lee, Janet M. Currie, Rick Allgeyer, Alberto Portillo, Monica Henry, Marco Fierro and Kenneth Massey

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:553

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Health system factors influencing management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in four European Union countries - learning from country experiences

    In the European Union and European Economic Area only 38% of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients notified in 2011 completed treatment successfully at 24 months’ evaluation. Socio-economic factors and pat...

    Gerard de Vries, Svetla Tsolova, Laura F. Anderson, Agnes C. Gebhard, Einar Heldal, Vahur Hollo, Laura Sánchez-Cambronero Cejudo, Daniela Schmid, Bert Schreuder, Tonka Varleva and Marieke J. van der Werf

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:334

    Published on: 19 April 2017

  12. Research article

    Improving the effectiveness of sickness benefit case management through a public-private partnership? A difference-in-difference analysis in eighteen Danish municipalities

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether a multidimensional public-private partnership intervention, focussing on improving the quality and efficiency of sickness benefit case management, reduced the s...

    Malene Rode Larsen, Birgit Aust and Jan Høgelund

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:329

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Joining the dots: the role of brokers in nutrition policy in Australia

    Poor diet is the leading preventable risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. A range of cost-effective, comprehensive population-focussed strategies are available to address these dieta...

    Katherine Cullerton, Timothy Donnet, Amanda Lee and Danielle Gallegos

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:307

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Improving the provision of services to young people from refugee backgrounds with comorbid mental health and substance use problems: addressing the barriers

    South Australia (SA) has resettled 151,134 refugees in the last ten years (Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Settlement reporting facility, 2014). Northern metropolitan Adelaide, an area which e...

    Miriam Posselt, Karalyn McDonald, Nicholas Procter, Charlotte de Crespigny and Cherrie Galletly

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:280

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  15. Research article

    School-based vaccination programmes: a systematic review of the evidence on organisation and delivery in high income countries

    Many countries have recently expanded their childhood immunisation programmes. Schools are an increasingly attractive setting for delivery of these new immunisations because of their ability to reach large num...

    Sarah Perman, Simon Turner, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Abigail Baim-Lance, Martin Utley and Naomi J. Fulop

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:252

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Notifiable condition reporting practices: implications for public health agency participation in a health information exchange

    The future of notifiable condition reporting in the United States is undergoing a transformation with the increasing development of Health Information Exchanges which support electronic data-sharing and -trans...

    Debra Revere, Rebecca H. Hills, Brian E. Dixon, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:247

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  17. Research article

    A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

    Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking. The prime aim of this tri...

    Amanda Farley, Sarah Tearne, Taina Taskila, Rachel H. Williams, Susan MacAskill, Jean-Francois Etter and Paul Aveyard

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:210

    Published on: 17 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:288

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