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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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    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

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    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

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