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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

    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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