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BMC Public Health

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

    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have now demonstrated the benefits of peer support in promoting diabetes control. The aim of this study is to evaluate the implementation of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a group-bas...

    Authors: Zahra Aziz, Michaela A. Riddell, Pilvikki Absetz, Margaret Brand and Brian Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:262

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  7. Content type: Research article

    While increasing cigarette taxes has been a major policy driver to decrease smoking, taxes on other tobacco products have received less attention. Our aims were to evaluate the impact of chewing tobacco/cigar ...

    Authors: Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Nicoline Bach and Christopher F. Baum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:154

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Food manufacturers have made public statements and voluntary commitments, such as the Healthier Australia Commitment (HAC), to improve the nutritional quality of foods. However, limited information about the n...

    Authors: Sheree A. Spiteri, Dana Lee Olstad and Julie L. Woods

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:222

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is scant research that simultaneously analyzes the joint effects of long-term unemployment, poverty and public expenditure policies on poorer self-perceived health during the financial crisis. The aim of...

    Authors: M. Puerto López del Amo González, Vivian Benítez and José J. Martín-Martín

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:133

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Migration flows of women from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting practicing countries have generated a need for data on women potentially affected by Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. This paper presents enhan...

    Authors: Livia Elisa Ortensi, Patrizia Farina and Els Leye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:129

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Hypertension is one of the most frequently diagnosed chronic conditions in Germany. Targeted prevention strategies and allocation of general practitioners where they are needed most are necessary to prevent se...

    Authors: B. Kauhl, W. Maier, J. Schweikart, A. Keste and M. Moskwyn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:121

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  12. Content type: Research article

    One of the key elements to enhance the uptake of evidence in public health policies is stimulating cross-sector collaboration. An intervention stimulating collaboration is a policy game. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: H. P. E. M. Spitters, J. A. M. van Oers, P. Sandu, C. J Lau, M. Quanjel, D. Dulf, R. Chereches and L. A. M. van de Goor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:961

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol is associated with adverse health effects causing a considerable economic impact to society. A reliable estimate of this economic impact for Belgium is lacking. This is the aim of the study.

    Authors: Nick Verhaeghe, Delfine Lievens, Lieven Annemans, Freya Vander Laenen and Koen Putman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:958

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In Germany, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are normally reimbursed up to the age of 12 years only. The aim of this study was to analyse prices of over-the-counter drugs used by adolescents in Germany and their a...

    Authors: Salvatore Italia, Silke B. Wolfenstetter, Irene Brüske, Joachim Heinrich, Dietrich Berdel, Andrea von Berg, Irina Lehmann, Marie Standl and Christina M. Teuner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:904

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    With increasing financial pressures on public health in England, the need for evidence of high relevance to policy is now stronger than ever. However, the ways in which public health professionals (PHPs) and r...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Lynne F. Forrest, Jean Adams, Janet Shucksmith and Martin White

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:892

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A breast cancer diagnosis affects an individual’s affiliation to labour market, but the long-term consequences of breast cancer on income in a Danish setting have not been examined. The present study investiga...

    Authors: Laura Schärfe Jensen, Charlotte Overgaard, Henrik Bøggild, Jens Peter Garne, Thomas Lund, Kim Overvad and Kirsten Fonager

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:853

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health predict future inequalities in adult health. Subjective measures of socioeconomic status (SES) may contribute with an increased understanding of these inequaliti...

    Authors: Mikael Ahlborg, Petra Svedberg, Maria Nyholm, Antony Morgan and Jens M. Nygren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:838

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In British Columbia Canada, a Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy was mandated that requires elementary school teachers to provide students with opportunities to achieve 30 min of physical activity during the...

    Authors: Katie A. Weatherson, Rhyann McKay, Heather L. Gainforth and Mary E. Jung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:835

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