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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

    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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    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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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