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Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries

Section edited by Bianca Brijnath

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. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have provided inconsistent findings on smoking among migrants, and very limited data exist on their second-hand smoke exposure. This study aims to investigate internal migrants’ smoking preval...

    Authors: Yunting Zheng, Ying Ji, Hongbo Dong and Chun Chang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:655

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    Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in health care organizations, public health agencies are interested in accessing EHR data to improve health assessment and surveillance. ...

    Authors: Karen F. Comer, P. Joseph Gibson, Jian Zou, Marc Rosenman and Brian E. Dixon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:647

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    Drug consumption during pregnancy is a matter of concern, especially regarding drugs known or suspected to be teratogens. Little is known about drug use in pregnant women in Italy. The present study is aimed a...

    Authors: Martina Ventura, Alice Maraschini, Paola D’Aloja, Ursula Kirchmayer, Ilaria Lega, Marina Davoli and Serena Donati

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:623

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the effectiveness of three interventions that were aimed to reduce non-acute low back pain (LBP) related symptoms in the occupational health setting.

    Authors: J. Rantonen, J. Karppinen, A. Vehtari, S. Luoto, E. Viikari-Juntura, M. Hupli, A. Malmivaara and S. Taimela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:598

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Indicators are essential instruments for monitoring and evaluating population health. The selection of a multidimensional set of indicators should not only reflect the scientific evidence on health outcomes an...

    Authors: Ângela Freitas, Paula Santana, Mónica D. Oliveira, Ricardo Almendra, João C. Bana e Costa and Carlos A. Bana e Costa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:557

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Public health journals need to have clear policies for reporting the funding of studies and authors’ personal financial and non-financial conflicts of interest (COI) disclosures. This study aims to assess the ...

    Authors: Karim N. Daou, Maram B. Hakoum, Assem M. Khamis, Lama Bou-Karroum, Ahmed Ali, Joseph R. Habib, Aline T. Semaan, Gordon Guyatt and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:533

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is growing recognition among public health circles of the need for regulatory action for overweight and obesity, but there has been limited research into whether the Australian public supports government...

    Authors: Emma Sainsbury, Chelsea Hendy, Roger Magnusson and Stephen Colagiuri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:513

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of mortality differentials in immigrant groups depending on their reason for migration, length of stay in host countries and characteristics of sending countries may be beneficial for policy interven...

    Authors: Astri Syse, Minja T. Dzamarija, Bernadette N. Kumar and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:508

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Homelessness increases the risk of tuberculosis (TB) disease and latent TB infection (LTBI), but persons experiencing homelessness often lack access to testing and treatment. We assessed the yield of TB testin...

    Authors: Andrea Parriott, Mohsen Malekinejad, Amanda P. Miller, Suzanne M. Marks, Hacsi Horvath and James G. Kahn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:485

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A longstanding challenge of community-based participatory research (CBPR) has been to anchor evaluation and practice in a relevant theoretical framework of community change, which articulates specific and conc...

    Authors: Marie-Claude Tremblay, Debbie H. Martin, Alex M. McComber, Amelia McGregor and Ann C. Macaulay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:487

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Several large scale community-based cardiovascular disease prevention programs were initiated in the 80s, and one was the Västerbotten Intervention Programme, Sweden. As an initial step in 1985, a pilot study ...

    Authors: Lars Lindholm, Anna Stenling, Margareta Norberg, Hans Stenlund and Lars Weinehall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:452

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The safety and efficacy of live-attenuated varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccines in preventing varicella and reducing associated morbidity and mortality in real-world have been previously shown. In Poland, VZV...

    Authors: Jacek Wysocki, Ilona Malecka, Joanna Stryczynska-Kazubska, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Barbara Kuter and Lara J. Wolfson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:410

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In the UK, police custody officers have a responsibility to screen for health morbidity and vulnerability among detainees. This study aimed to develop an understanding of the barriers to performing effective h...

    Authors: Iain McKinnon and Tracy Finch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:393

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Illicit drug use (DU) and hazardous drinking (HD) among marginalized populations may be associated with greater barriers to care.

    Authors: Mika Matsuzaki, Quan M. Vu, Marya Gwadz, Joseph A. C. Delaney, Irene Kuo, Maria Esther Perez Trejo, William E. Cunningham, Chinazo O. Cunningham and Katerina Christopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:366

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    No evaluations of the cost or cost effectiveness of interventions to increase school implementation of food availability policies have been reported. Government and non-government agency decisions regarding th...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Reilly, Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Sze Lin Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Nicole Nathan and John Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:378

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B infection is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are disproportionately affected. Economic evaluations are a useful decision t...

    Authors: Cameron M. Wright, Lydia Boudarène, Ninh Thi Ha, Olivia Wu and Neil Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:373

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite the potential population-level impact of a health-promoting schools approach, schools face challenges in implementation, indicating a gap between school health research and practice. Knowledge exchange...

    Authors: Kristin M. Brown, Susan J. Elliott, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Michelle M. Vine and Scott T. Leatherdale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:351

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