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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

    Socio-economic inequalities are associated with unequal exposure to social, economic and environmental risk factors, which in turn contribute to health inequalities. Understanding the impact of specific public...

    Authors: Katie Thomson, Frances Hillier-Brown, Adam Todd, Courtney McNamara, Tim Huijts and Clare Bambra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:869

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    Public health has had a history characterised by uncertainty of purpose, locus of control, and workforce identity. In many health systems, the public health function is fragmented, isolated and under-resourced...

    Authors: Alex Hall, Jonathan Hammond, Donna Bramwell, Anna Coleman, Lynsey Warwick-Giles and Kath Checkland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:856

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    Participatory budgeting (PB), citizens deliberating among themselves and with officials to decide how to allocate funds for public goods, has been increasingly implemented across Europe and worldwide. While PB...

    Authors: Mhairi Campbell, Oliver Escobar, Candida Fenton and Peter Craig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:822

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    Influenza is a serious public health concern, resulting in morbidity, mortality and significant expense to healthcare systems worldwide. Annual vaccination is the most effective way to prevent influenza. The N...

    Authors: Jennifer E. Isenor, Beth A. O’Reilly and Susan K. Bowles

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:787

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    Displaying tobacco products at point-of-sale (PoS) has become an important marketing strategy for the tobacco industry. This study was designed to (1) examine how support for a PoS cigarette display ban change...

    Authors: Dirk-Jan A. van Mourik, Math J. J. M. Candel, Gera E. Nagelhout, Marc C. Willemsen, Geoffrey T. Fong, Karin Hummel, Bas van den Putte and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:740

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    Evidence-based policy communication (EBPC) is an important, emerging focus in public health research. However, we have yet to understand public health workforce ability to develop and/or use it. The study obje...

    Authors: Beth E. Meyerson, Laura T. Haderxhanaj, Karen Comer and Gregory D. Zimet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:700

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    Globally, alcohol is causally related to 2.5 million deaths per year and 12.5% of these are due to cancer. Previous research has indicated that public awareness of alcohol as a risk factor for cancer is low an...

    Authors: Sarah Bates, John Holmes, Lucy Gavens, Elena Gomes de Matos, Jessica Li, Bernadette Ward, Lucie Hooper, Simon Dixon and Penny Buykx

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:688

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    This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of capacity building interventions relevant to public health practice. The aim is to inform and improve capacity building interventions.

    Authors: Kara DeCorby-Watson, Gloria Mensah, Kim Bergeron, Samiya Abdi, Benjamin Rempel and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:684

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    Involving groups of community stakeholders (e.g., steering committees) to lead community-wide health interventions appears to support multiple outcomes ranging from policy and systems change to individual biol...

    Authors: Ariella R. Korn, Erin Hennessy, Ross A. Hammond, Steven Allender, Matthew W. Gillman, Matt Kasman, Jaimie McGlashan, Lynne Millar, Brynle Owen, Mark C. Pachucki, Boyd Swinburn, Alison Tovar and Christina D. Economos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:681

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    Factors that affect latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment completion in the US have not been well studied beyond public health settings. This gap was highlighted by recent health insurance-related reg...

    Authors: Erica L. Stockbridge, Thaddeus L. Miller, Erin K. Carlson and Christine Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:662

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    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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    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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    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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    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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