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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

    As in many European countries, undocumented migrants in Denmark have restricted access to healthcare. The aim of this study is to describe and analyse undocumented migrants' experiences of access to healthcare...

    Authors: Dan Biswas, Maria Kristiansen, Allan Krasnik and Marie Norredam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:560

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    In 2005, Rwanda drafted a national TB/HIV policy and began scaling-up collaborative TB/HIV activities. Prior to the scale-up, we evaluated existing TB/HIV practices, possible barriers to policy and programmati...

    Authors: Eric S Pevzner, Greet Vandebriel, David W Lowrance, Michel Gasana and Alyssa Finlay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:550

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    Antibiotics sales without medical prescriptions are increasingly recognized as sources of antimicrobial misuse that can exacerbate the global burden of antibiotic resistance. We aimed to determine the percenta...

    Authors: Aref A Bin Abdulhak, Mohamad A Al Tannir, Mohammed A Almansor, Mohammed S Almohaya, Atallah S Onazi, Mohammed A Marei, Oweida F Aldossary, Sadek A Obeidat, Mustafa A Obeidat, Muhammad S Riaz and Imad M Tleyjeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:538

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    This study aims to determine the maximum price at which HIV vaccination is cost-effective in the Thai healthcare setting. It also aims to identify the relative importance of vaccine characteristics and risk be...

    Authors: Pattara Leelahavarong, Yot Teerawattananon, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Chutima Akaleephan, Nakorn Premsri, Chawetsan Namwat, Wiwat Peerapatanapokin and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:534

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Self-reported health status in underserved population of prisoners has not been extensively explored. The purposes of this cross-sectional study were to assess self-reported health, quality of life, and access...

    Authors: Carmelo GA Nobile, Domenico Flotta, Gaetano Nicotera, Claudia Pileggi and Italo F Angelillo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:529

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The reproductive and mental health of women contributes significantly to their overall well-being. Three of the eight Millennium Development Goals are directly related to reproductive and sexual health while m...

    Authors: Jasim Anwar, Elias Mpofu, Lynda R Matthews, Ahmed Farah Shadoul and Kaye E Brock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:523

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  7. Content type: Research article

    China has been experiencing the largest rural to urban migration in history. Rural-to-urban migrants are those who leave their hometown for another place in order to work or live without changing their hukou stat...

    Authors: Peiyuan Qiu, Yang Yang, Juying Zhang and Xiao Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:520

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Financial reform aims to overcome the problems of financial barriers and utilization of health services. However, it is unclear whether financial reforms or health insurance can reduce delays and/or barriers o...

    Authors: Tippawan Liabsuetrakul and Nurlisa Oumudee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:510

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Male circumcision (MC) has been shown to be effective against heterosexual acquisition of HIV infection and is being scaled up as an additional strategy against HIV in several countries of Africa. However, the...

    Authors: Joseph R Mwanga, Mwita Wambura, Jacklin F Mosha, Gerry Mshana, Frank Mosha and John Changalucha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:506

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    The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy (IMCI), developed by WHO/UNICEF, aims to contribute to reducing childhood morbidity and mortality (MDG4) in resource-limited settings. Since 1996 more th...

    Authors: Ameena E Goga and Lulu M Muhe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:503

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  11. Content type: Research article

    It is widely accepted that patient generates overall satisfaction with medical service and sub satisfaction on the basis of response to patient's trust in medical service and response to patient's attitude tow...

    Authors: Liyang Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:472

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In the United States, a dedicated property tax describes the legal authority given to a local jurisdiction to levy and collect a tax for a specific purpose. We investigated for an association of locally dedica...

    Authors: Peggy A Honoré, Peter J Fos, Xueyuan Wang and Ramal Moonesinghe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:471

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem in India with the country accounting for 1 in 5 of all TB cases reported globally. An advocacy, communication and social mobilisation project for Tuberculosis...

    Authors: Vishnu Vardhan Kamineni, Tahir Turk, Nevin Wilson, Srinath Satyanarayana and Lakbir Singh Chauhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:463

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There are three main service delivery channels: clinical services, outreach, and family and community. To determine which delivery channels are associated with the greatest reductions in under-5 mortality rate...

    Authors: Nancy Binkin, Mickey Chopra, Aline Simen-Kapeu and Dirk Westhof

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:456

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The GAVI Alliance was created in 2000 to increase access to vaccines. More recently, GAVI has supported evidence-based health systems strengthening to overcome barriers to vaccination. Our objectives were: to ...

    Authors: Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Marion Kelly and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:449

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Influenza intelligence in New South Wales (NSW), Australia is derived mainly from emergency department (ED) presentations and hospital and intensive care admissions, which represent only a portion of influenza...

    Authors: Gösta TH Liljeqvist, Michael Staff, Michele Puech, Hans Blom and Siranda Torvaldsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:435

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is evidence suggesting that the use of health services is lower among immigrants after adjusting for age and sex. This study takes a step forward to compare primary care (PC) utilisation patterns between...

    Authors: Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Luis A Gimeno-Feliu, Rosa Macipe-Costa, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, Daniel Bordonaba-Bosque and Alexandra Prados-Torres

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:432

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Many countries, such as Niger, are considering changing their vaccine vial size presentation and may want to evaluate the subsequent impact on their supply chains, the series of steps required to get vaccines ...

    Authors: Tina-Marie Assi, Shawn T Brown, Ali Djibo, Bryan A Norman, Jayant Rajgopal, Joel S Welling, Sheng-I Chen, Rachel R Bailey, Souleymane Kone, Hailu Kenea, Diana L Connor, Angela R Wateska, Anirban Jana, Stephen R Wisniewski, Willem G Van Panhuis, Donald S Burke…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:425

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The medical tourism industry, which assists patients with accessing non-emergency medical care abroad, has grown rapidly in recent years. A lack of reliable data about medical tourism makes it difficult to cre...

    Authors: Rory Johnston, Valorie A Crooks, Krystyna Adams, Jeremy Snyder and Paul Kingsbury

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:416

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Overpopulation, poor hygiene and disease prevention conditions in prisons are major structural determinants of increased infectious risk within prison settings but evidence-based national and WHO guidelines pr...

    Authors: Laurent Michel, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Jerôme Blanche, Olivier Maguet, Christine Calderon, Julien Cohen and Patrizia M Carrieri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:400

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Charging for tuberculosis (TB) treatment could reduce completion rates, particularly in the poor. We identified and synthesised studies that measure costs of TB treatment, estimates of adherence and the potent...

    Authors: Qian Long, Helen Smith, Tuohong Zhang, Shenglan Tang and Paul Garner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:393

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In Puerto Rico, relative to the United States, a disparity exists in detecting oral precancers and early cancers. To identify factors leading to the deficit in early detection, we obtained the perspectives of ...

    Authors: Douglas E Morse, Carmen M Vélez Vega, Walter J Psoter, Himilce Vélez, Carmen J Buxó, Linda S Baek, Augusto Elias and Melba Sánchez Ayendez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:391

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. Health care seeking behavior for diarrhea varies by context and has important implications for develop...

    Authors: Anne-Laure Page, Sarah Hustache, Francisco J Luquero, Ali Djibo, Mahamane Laouali Manzo and Rebecca F Grais

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:389

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Informal payments for health care are common in most former communist countries. This paper explores the demand side of these payments in Albania. By using data from the Living Standard Measurement Survey 2005...

    Authors: Sonila Tomini and Hans Maarse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:375

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The beneficial effects of human milk on decreasing rates of paediatric infections such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and sepsis have been clearly demonstrated. Donor breastmilk has been encouraged as the ...

    Authors: Irene Coutsoudis, Miriam Adhikari, Nadia Nair and Anna Coutsoudis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:356

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  26. Content type: Research article

    During the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic, policy makers debated over whether, when, and how long to close schools. While closing schools could have reduced influenza transmission thereby preventing cases, death...

    Authors: Shawn T Brown, Julie HY Tai, Rachel R Bailey, Philip C Cooley, William D Wheaton, Margaret A Potter, Ronald E Voorhees, Megan LeJeune, John J Grefenstette, Donald S Burke, Sarah M McGlone and Bruce Y Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:353

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  27. Content type: Research article

    An increasingly significant public health issue in Canada, and elsewhere throughout the developed world, pertains to the provision of adequate palliative/end-of-life (P/EOL) care. Informal caregivers who take ...

    Authors: Allison M Williams, Jeanette A Eby, Valorie A Crooks, Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Mirjana Vuksan, S Robin Cohen, Kevin Brazil and Diane Allan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:335

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Costly efforts have been invested to control and prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors but the ideal solutions for low resource settings remain unclear. This paper aims at summarising ou...

    Authors: Quang Ngoc Nguyen, Son Thai Pham, Viet Lan Nguyen, Stig Wall, Lars Weinehall, Ruth Bonita and Peter Byass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:325

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Despite the need for a reduction in levels of childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) being a recognised public health goal, the delivery of ETS preventive care in child health service settings...

    Authors: Todd R Heard, Justine B Daly, Jennifer A Bowman, Megan AG Freund and John H Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:324

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is highly prevalent and is associated with a substantial economic burden. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in treating IBS. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Erik Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Filip Smit, Björn Paxling, Erik Hedman, Nils Lindefors, Gerhard Andersson and Christian Rück

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:215

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide population aging has been considered one of the most important demographic phenomena, and is frequently referred as a determinant of health costs and expenditures. These costs are an effect either of...

    Authors: César González-González, Sergio Sánchez-García, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Oscar Rosas-Carrasco, Luis M Gutiérrez-Robledo and Carmen García-Peña

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:192

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Health services across Europe provide health care for migrant patients every day. However, little systematic research has explored the views and experiences of health care professionals in different European c...

    Authors: Stefan Priebe, Sima Sandhu, Sónia Dias, Andrea Gaddini, Tim Greacen, Elisabeth Ioannidis, Ulrike Kluge, Allan Krasnik, Majda Lamkaddem, Vincent Lorant, Rosa Puigpinósi Riera, Attila Sarvary, Joaquim JF Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Kristian Wahlbeck…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:187

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    In 2004, the Ministry of Health issued the policy of decentralising microscopy services (MCs) to one third of all township hospitals in China. The study was conducted in Gansu Province, a poor western one in C...

    Authors: Xiaolin Wei, Guanyang Zou, Hui Zhang, Renzhong Li, John D Walley, Shiwen Jiang, Jia Yin, Shuigao Jin, You Li, Qiang Sun, James N Newell, Sian Griffiths and Lixia Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:103

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