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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

    In the U.S. diabetes prevalence estimates for adults ≥ 65 years exceed 20%. Rural communities have higher proportions of older individuals and health disparities associated with rural residency place rural com...

    Authors: M Nawal Lutfiyya, Joel E McCullough, Lori Mitchell, L Scott Dean and Martin S Lipsky

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:940

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    Since 2002, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has invited all hospitals and long-term care facilities for elderly (LTCFs) to participate in two annual point-prevalence surveys covering the most frequent...

    Authors: Agnes Hajdu, Hanne M Eriksen, Nina K Sorknes, Siri H Hauge, Hege L Loewer, Bjørn G Iversen and Preben Aavitsland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:923

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    Spatial planning affects the built environment, which in turn has the potential to have a significant impact on health, for good or ill. One way of ensuring that spatial plans take due account of health is thr...

    Authors: Selena Gray, Laurence Carmichael, Hugh Barton, Julie Mytton, Helen Lease and Jennifer Joynt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:889

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    General practice based registration networks (GPRNs) provide information on morbidity rates in the population. Morbidity rate estimates from different GPRNs, however, reveal considerable, unexplained differenc...

    Authors: C van den Dungen, N Hoeymans, HC Boshuizen, M van den Akker, MCJ Biermans, K van Boven, HJ Brouwer, RA Verheij, MWM de Waal, FG Schellevis and GP Westert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:887

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Sentinel surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections in hospitals and influenza-like illness in ambulatory clinics is recommended to assist in global pandemic influenza preparedness. Healthcare utiliz...

    Authors: Kim A Lindblade, April J Johnson, Wences Arvelo, Xingyou Zhang, Hannah T Jordan, Lissette Reyes, Alicia M Fry and Norma Padilla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:885

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    Although communities have long been exhorted to make efforts to enhance their own health, such approaches have often floundered and resulted in little or no health benefits when the capacity of the community h...

    Authors: Selma C Liberato, Julie Brimblecombe, Jan Ritchie, Megan Ferguson and John Coveney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:850

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Population surveys and health services registers are the main source of data for the management of public health. Yet, the validity of survey data on the use of mental health services has been questioned repea...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Richard Boyer and Fatoumata Binta Diallo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:837

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents...

    Authors: Anna Rosén, Maria Emmelin, Annelie Carlsson, Solveig Hammarroth, Eva Karlsson and Anneli Ivarsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:822

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Kenya experienced rapid scale up of HIV testing and counselling services in government health services from 2001. We set out to examine the human resource policy implications of scaling up HIV testing and coun...

    Authors: Miriam Taegtmeyer, Tim Martineau, Jane H Namwebya, Annrita Ikahu, Carol W Ngare, James Sakwa, David G Lalloo and Sally Theobald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:812

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Conduct disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in children and may persist into adulthood in about 50% of cases. The costs to society are high and impact many public sector agencies. Parenting pro...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Bonin, Madeleine Stevens, Jennifer Beecham, Sarah Byford and Michael Parsonage

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:803

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    The few studies that have attempted to estimate the future cost of caring for people with dementia in Australia are typically based on total prevalence and the cost per patient over the average duration of ill...

    Authors: Victor Vickland, Joel Werner, Thomas Morris, Geoff McDonnell, Brian Draper, Lee-Fay Low and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:793

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    Measures of premature mortality have been used to guide debates on future health priorities and to monitor the population health status. Standard expected years of life lost (SEYLL) is one of the methods used ...

    Authors: Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Ferrán Catalá-López, Nerea Fernández de Larrea-Baz, Elena Álvarez-Martín and Consuelo Morant-Ginestar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:787

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Objective of the study was to assess the effects of strategies to integrate targeted priority population, health and nutrition interventions into health systems on patient health outcomes and health system eff...

    Authors: Rifat Atun, Thyra E de Jongh, Federica V Secci, Kelechi Ohiri, Olusoji Adeyi and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:780

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Understanding injection practices is crucial for evidence-based development of intervention initiatives. This study explored the extent of injection use and injection safety practices in primary care hospitals...

    Authors: AK Azad Chowdhury, Tapash Roy, ABM Faroque, Sitesh C Bachar, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Nishat Nasrin, Nahid Akter, Hamidur Rahman Gazi, Abul Kalam Lutful Kabir, Masuma Parvin and Claire Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:779

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Accurate and timely regional data on smoking trends allow tobacco control interventions to be targeted at the areas most in need and facilitate the evaluation of such interventions. Electronic primary care dat...

    Authors: Tessa E Langley, Lisa C Szatkowski, Stephen Wythe and Sarah A Lewis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:773

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The reported prevalence of infertility in Pakistan is approximately 22% with 4% primary and 18% secondary infertility. Infertility is not only a medical but also a social problem in our society as cultural cus...

    Authors: Sumera Ali, Raafay Sophie, Ayesha M Imam, Faisal I Khan, Syed F Ali, Annum Shaikh and Syed Farid-ul-Hasnain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:760

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Over the past three decades, the capacity to develop and implement injury surveillance systems (ISS) has grown worldwide and is reflected by the diversity of data gathering environments in which ISS operate. T...

    Authors: Anna M Auer, Teresa M Dobmeier, Bo JA Haglund and Per Tillgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:744

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The International Health Regulations (IHR (2005)) require countries to notify WHO of any event which may constitute a public health emergency of international concern. This notification relies on reports of ev...

    Authors: Emily MacDonald, Preben Aavitsland, Dounia Bitar and Katrine Borgen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:713

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  19. Content type: Research article

    European Member States are facing a challenge to provide accessible and effective health care services for immigrants. It remains unclear how best to achieve this and what characterises good practice in increa...

    Authors: Walter Devillé, Tim Greacen, Marija Bogic, Marie Dauvrin, Sónia Dias, Andrea Gaddini, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Christina Karamanidou, Ulrike Kluge, Ritva Mertaniemi, Rosa Puigpinós i Riera, Attila Sárváry, Joaquim JF Soares, Mindaugas Stankunas, Christa Straßmayr, Marta Welbel…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:699

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Studies in the United States show that rural persons with HIV are more likely than their urban counterparts to be diagnosed at a late stage of infection, suggesting missed opportunities for HIV testing in rura...

    Authors: Michael E Ohl and Eli Perencevich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:681

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In Tyrol, Austria, the existing system of spontaneous mammography screening was switched in 2007 to an organised program by smoothly changing the established framework. This process followed most EU recommenda...

    Authors: Willi Oberaigner, Martin Daniaux, Sabine Geiger-Gritsch, Rudolf Knapp, Uwe Siebert and Wolfgang Buchberger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:673

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Examining professional assessments of a blood product recall/withdrawal and its implications for risk and public health, the paper introduces ideas about perceptions of minimal risk and its management. It also...

    Authors: John Eyles, Nancy Heddle, Kathryn Webert, Emmy Arnold and Bronwen McCurdy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:666

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate social evolution in Taiwan in recent decades using the changing pattern of care provided by grandparents for their grandchildren as an indicator.

    Authors: Feng-jen Tsai, Sandrine Motamed, Nadia Elia and André C Rougemont

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:639

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The ability to accurately detect differential resource use between persons of different socioeconomic status relies on the accuracy of health-needs adjustment measures. This study tests different approaches to...

    Authors: Efrat Shadmi, Ran D Balicer, Karen Kinder, Chad Abrams and Jonathan P Weiner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:609

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco control strategies have mainly targeted reducing demand. Supply-side focused measures, though less familiar, deserve consideration, particularly to achieve 'endgame' tobacco control aims (e.g. achievin...

    Authors: Richard Edwards, Marie Russell, George Thomson, Nick Wilson and Heather Gifford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:580

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  26. 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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Content type: Research article

    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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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