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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

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    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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    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

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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