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Health policies, systems and management in high-income countries

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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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