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. Research article

    Improving the effectiveness of sickness benefit case management through a public-private partnership? A difference-in-difference analysis in eighteen Danish municipalities

    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...

    Malene Rode Larsen, Birgit Aust and Jan Høgelund

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:329

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Joining the dots: the role of brokers in nutrition policy in Australia

    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...

    Katherine Cullerton, Timothy Donnet, Amanda Lee and Danielle Gallegos

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:307

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Improving the provision of services to young people from refugee backgrounds with comorbid mental health and substance use problems: addressing the barriers

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:280

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Research article

    School-based vaccination programmes: a systematic review of the evidence on organisation and delivery in high income countries

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:252

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Notifiable condition reporting practices: implications for public health agency participation in a health information exchange

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:247

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed?

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:211

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  7. Research article

    A mixed methods feasibility study of nicotine-assisted smoking reduction programmes delivered by community pharmacists – The RedPharm study

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:210

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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

  8. Research article

    Cost-effectiveness of strategies to increase screening coverage for cervical cancer in Spain: the CRIVERVA study

    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...

    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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:194

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  9. Research article

    In the interest of food safety: a qualitative study investigating communication and trust between food regulators and food industry in the UK, Australia and New Zealand

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:189

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Designing an optimal HIV programme for South Africa: Does the optimal package change when diminishing returns are considered?

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:143

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  11. Research article

    ‘Foreigners’, ‘ethnic minorities’, and ‘non-Western allochtoons’: an analysis of the development of ‘ethnicity’ in health policy in the Netherlands from 1970 to 2015

    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 ...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:132

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Tobacco smoking policies in Australian alcohol and other drug treatment services, agreement between staff awareness and the written policy document

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:87

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Addressing health inequities in Ontario, Canada: what solutions do the public support?

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:7

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  14. Research article

    Obtaining consumer perspectives using a citizens’ jury: does the current country of origin labelling in Australia allow for informed food choices?

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16:1241

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  15. Research article

    The effectiveness of a Housing First adaptation for ethnic minority groups: findings of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

    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...

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

    BMC Public Health 2016 16:1110

    Published on: 21 October 2016

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