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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    This paper presents the research protocol of the GoveRnance for Equity, EnviroNment and Health in the City (GREENH-City) project funded by the National Institute for Cancer (Subvention N°2017–003-INCA). In Fra...

    Authors: Marion Porcherie, Zoé Vaillant, Emmanuelle Faure, Stéphane Rican, Jean Simos, Nicola Luca Cantoreggi, Zoé Heritage, Anne Roue Le Gall, Linda Cambon, Thierno Amadou Diallo, Eva Vidales and Jeanine Pommier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:820

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:865

  11. Content type: Research article

    The considerable challenges associated with implementing national level alcohol policies have encouraged a renewed focus on the prospects for local-level policies in the UK and elsewhere. We adopted a case stu...

    Authors: John D. Mooney, John Holmes, Lucy Gavens, Frank de Vocht, Matt Hickman, Karen Lock and Alan Brennan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:825

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This paper examines the extent to which actors from sectors other than health engaged with the South Australian Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative, determines why they were prepared to do so and explains...

    Authors: Fran Baum, Toni Delany-Crowe, Colin MacDougall, Angela Lawless, Helen van Eyk and Carmel Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:811

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:873

  13. Content type: Research article

    There have been consistent recommendations for multicomponent and multidisciplinary approaches for obesity management. However, there is no clear agreement on the components, disciplines or processes to be con...

    Authors: Anita J. Cochrane, Bob Dick, Neil A. King, Andrew P. Hills and David J. Kavanagh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:814

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Strengthening public health systems has been a concern in Canada in the wake of public health emergencies. In one Canadian province, British Columbia, a high priority has been placed on the role of evidence to...

    Authors: Wanda Martin, Joan Wharf Higgins, Bernadette (Bernie) Pauly and Marjorie MacDonald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:803

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Alcohol-related harm is a substantial burden on the community in Australia and internationally, particularly harm related to risky drinking practices of young people in the night-time economy. This protocol pa...

    Authors: Peter G. Miller, Jason Ferris, Kerri Coomber, Renee Zahnow, Nicholas Carah, Heng Jiang, Kypros Kypri, Tanya Chikritzhs, Alan Clough, Michael Livingston, Dominique de Andrade, Robin Room, Sarah Callinan, Ashlee Curtis, Richelle Mayshak, Nicolas Droste…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:789

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  16. Content type: Research article

    European Union public healthcare expenditure on treating smoking and attributable diseases is estimated at over €25bn annually. The reduction of tobacco consumption has thus become one of the major social poli...

    Authors: Chun-Yuan Yeh, Christian Schafferer, Jie-Min Lee, Li-Ming Ho and Chi-Jung Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:676

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Adult obesity is linked to a greater need for social care because of its association with the development of long term conditions and because obese adults can have physical and social difficulties which inhibi...

    Authors: Vicky R. Copley, Nick Cavill, Jane Wolstenholme, Richard Fordham and Harry Rutter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:667

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Coordinated partnerships and collaborations can optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of service and program delivery in organizational networks. However, the extent to which organizations are working toge...

    Authors: Christina C. Loitz, Jodie A. Stearns, Shawn N. Fraser, Kate Storey and John C. Spence

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:649

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Targeted therapies have become important treatment options for cancer care in many countries. This study aimed to examine recent trends in utilization of antineoplastic drugs, particularly the use of targeted ...

    Authors: Jason C. Hsu, Sheng-Mao Chang and Christine Y. Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:89

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  20. Content type: Research article

    To achieve population-wide health improvement, public health interventions found effective in selected samples need to be ‘scaled up’ and implemented more widely. The pathways through which interventions are s...

    Authors: Devon Indig, Karen Lee, Anne Grunseit, Andrew Milat and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:68

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  21. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal and postnatal visits are two effective interventions for protection and promotion of maternal health by reducing maternal mortality and improving the quality of birth. There is limited nationally repr...

    Authors: Xiaojing Fan, Zhongliang Zhou, Shaonong Dang, Yongjian Xu, Jianmin Gao, Zhiying Zhou, Min Su, Dan Wang and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:39

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  22. Content type: Research article

    One of the reasons why Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for Tuberculosis (TB) is not widely used in low income countries is concerns on cost of excluding active TB. We analyzed the cost-effectiveness of IPT ...

    Authors: Grace A. Shayo, Dereck Chitama, Candida Moshiro, Said Aboud, Muhammad Bakari and Ferdinand Mugusi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:35

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  23. Content type: Research article

    Patient and public involvement (PPI) is framed as positive for individuals, the health system, public health, as well as for communities and society as a whole. We investigated whether preferences for PPI diff...

    Authors: Mio Fredriksson, Max Eriksson and Jonathan Tritter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:18

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  24. Content type: Research article

    The reasons for low adherence to cereal dietary guidelines are not well understood but may be related to knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceived barriers. This study aims to assess trends in cereal foods c...

    Authors: Christina Mary Pollard, Claire Elizabeth Pulker, Xingqiong Meng, Jane Anne Scott, Felicity Claire Denham, Vicky Anne Solah and Deborah Anne Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:597

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Of the 4.8 million uninsured children in America, 62–72% are eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. Not enough is known, however, about the impact of health insurance on outcomes and costs for prev...

    Authors: Glenn Flores, Hua Lin, Candice Walker, Michael Lee, Janet M. Currie, Rick Allgeyer, Alberto Portillo, Monica Henry, Marco Fierro and Kenneth Massey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:553

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Increased marketing of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods has been identified as a driver of the global obesity epidemic and a priority area for preventative efforts. Local and international research has focuse...

    Authors: Emma Sainsbury, Stephen Colagiuri and Roger Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:490

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In the European Union and European Economic Area only 38% of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients notified in 2011 completed treatment successfully at 24 months’ evaluation. Socio-economic factors and pat...

    Authors: Gerard de Vries, Svetla Tsolova, Laura F. Anderson, Agnes C. Gebhard, Einar Heldal, Vahur Hollo, Laura Sánchez-Cambronero Cejudo, Daniela Schmid, Bert Schreuder, Tonka Varleva and Marieke J. van der Werf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:334

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether a multidimensional public-private partnership intervention, focussing on improving the quality and efficiency of sickness benefit case management, reduced the s...

    Authors: Malene Rode Larsen, Birgit Aust and Jan Høgelund

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:329

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Poor diet is the leading preventable risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. A range of cost-effective, comprehensive population-focussed strategies are available to address these dieta...

    Authors: Katherine Cullerton, Timothy Donnet, Amanda Lee and Danielle Gallegos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:307

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  30. Content type: Research article

    South Australia (SA) has resettled 151,134 refugees in the last ten years (Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Settlement reporting facility, 2014). Northern metropolitan Adelaide, an area which e...

    Authors: Miriam Posselt, Karalyn McDonald, Nicholas Procter, Charlotte de Crespigny and Cherrie Galletly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:280

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Many countries have recently expanded their childhood immunisation programmes. Schools are an increasingly attractive setting for delivery of these new immunisations because of their ability to reach large num...

    Authors: Sarah Perman, Simon Turner, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Abigail Baim-Lance, Martin Utley and Naomi J. Fulop

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:252

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The future of notifiable condition reporting in the United States is undergoing a transformation with the increasing development of Health Information Exchanges which support electronic data-sharing and -trans...

    Authors: Debra Revere, Rebecca H. Hills, Brian E. Dixon, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:247

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The wide-ranging program of reforms brought about by the Health and Social Care Act (2012) in England fundamentally changed the operation of the public health system, moving responsibility for the commissionin...

    Authors: E. W. Gadsby, S. Peckham, A. Coleman, D. Bramwell, N. Perkins and L. M. Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:211

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Pivotal trials have established that, among people who have no immediate intention to quit smoking, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) helps people reduce and eventually stop smoking. The prime aim of this tri...

    Authors: Amanda Farley, Sarah Tearne, Taina Taskila, Rachel H. Williams, Susan MacAskill, Jean-Francois Etter and Paul Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:210

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:288

  35. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study is to carry out a cost-effectiveness analysis of three different interventions to promote the uptake of screening for cervical cancer in general practice in the county of Valles Occidental...

    Authors: Marta Trapero-Bertran, Amelia Acera Pérez, Silvia de Sanjosé, Josep Maria Manresa Domínguez, Diego Rodríguez Capriles, Ana Rodriguez Martinez, Josep Maria Bonet Simó, Norman Sanchez Sanchez, Pablo Hidalgo Valls and Mireia Díaz Sanchis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:194

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Food regulatory bodies play an important role in public health, and in reducing the costs of food borne illness that are absorbed by both industry and government. Regulation in the food industry involves a rel...

    Authors: Samantha B Meyer, Annabelle M Wilson, Michael Calnan, Julie Henderson, John Coveney, Dean McCullum, Alex R Pearce, Paul Ward and Trevor Webb

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:189

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  37. Content type: Research article

    South Africa has a large domestically funded HIV programme with highly saturated coverage levels for most prevention and treatment interventions. To further optimise its allocative efficiency, we designed a no...

    Authors: Calvin Chiu, Leigh F. Johnson, Lise Jamieson, Bruce A. Larson and Gesine Meyer-Rath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:143

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The Netherlands, because of the sustained and systematic attention it paid to migrant and minority health issues during the last quarter of the twentieth century, has been depicted as being progressive in its ...

    Authors: Alana Helberg-Proctor, Agnes Meershoek, Anja Krumeich and Klasien Horstman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:132

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Amidst an Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic of unprecedented magnitude in west Africa, concerns about the risk of importing EVD led to the introduction of programs for the screening and monitoring of travelle...

    Authors: Jocelyn Chan, Mahomed Patel, Sean Tobin and Vicky Sheppeard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:113

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive smoke-free policy in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) setting provides an opportunity to reduce tobacco related harms among clients and staff. This study aimed to examine within AOD services: sta...

    Authors: Eliza Skelton, Billie Bonevski, Flora Tzelepis, Anthony Shakeshaft, Ashleigh Guillaumier, Adrian Dunlop, Sam McCrabb and Kerrin Palazzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:87

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  41. Content type: Research article

    For the prevention and control of chronic diseases, two strategies are frequently highlighted: that public health should be evidence based, and that it should develop a multisectoral approach. At the end of a ...

    Authors: Cornelia Guell, Roger Mackett and David Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:17

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  42. Content type: Research article

    As public opinion is an important part of the health equity policy agenda, it is important to assess public opinion around potential policy interventions to address health inequities. We report on public opini...

    Authors: Maritt Kirst, Ketan Shankardass, Sonica Singhal, Aisha Lofters, Carles Muntaner and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:7

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Contemporary food systems are vast and complex, creating greater distance between consumers and their food. Consequently, consumers are required to put faith in a system of which they have limited knowledge or...

    Authors: Elizabeth Withall, Annabelle M. Wilson, Julie Henderson, Emma Tonkin, John Coveney, Samantha B. Meyer, Jacinta Clark, Dean McCullum, Rachel Ankeny and Paul R. Ward

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1241

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) among ethnic minority groups, despite its growing popularity for homeless adults experiencing mental illness. This randomized controlled trial test...

    Authors: Vicky Stergiopoulos, Agnes Gozdzik, Vachan Misir, Anna Skosireva, Aseefa Sarang, Jo Connelly, Adam Whisler and Kwame McKenzie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1110

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