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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:87

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  11. Content type: Research article

    For the prevention and control of chronic diseases, two strategies are frequently highlighted: that public health should be evidence based, and that it should develop a multisectoral approach. At the end of a ...

    Authors: Cornelia Guell, Roger Mackett and David Ogilvie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1241

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1110

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Varicella is a highly infectious disease with a significant public health and economic burden, which can be prevented with childhood routine varicella vaccination. Vaccination strategies differ by country. Som...

    Authors: Katsiaryna Holl, Christophe Sauboin, Emanuele Amodio, Paolo Bonanni and Giovanni Gabutti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1103

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To stimulate physical activity (PA) and guide primary care patients towards local PA facilities, Care Sport Connectors (CSC), to whom a broker role has been ascribed, were introduced in 2012 in the Netherlands...

    Authors: Karlijn E. F. Leenaars, Annemiek M. E. Florisson, Eva Smit, Annemarie Wagemakers, Gerard R. M. Molleman and Maria A. Koelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:1001

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  17. Content type: Research article

    All newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in the Netherlands should be screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and offered preventive therapy if infected without evidence of active tuberculosis. This...

    Authors: Kirsten Evenblij, Annelies Verbon and Frank van Leth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:915

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Public health research is an important component of United Kingdom (UK) health research and strategic analysis of its breadth and balance is key to ensure value. The National Institute for Health Research (NIH...

    Authors: Eleanor Woodford Guegan, Hannah Dorling, Liz Ollerhead and Matt Westmore

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:911

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A considerable economic burden has been repeatedly associated with alcohol dependence (AD) – mostly calculated using aggregate data and alcohol-attributable fractions (top-down approach). However, this approac...

    Authors: Jakob Manthey, Philippe Laramée, Steve Parrott and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:906

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Eat Well Campaign (EWC) was a social marketing campaign developed by Health Canada and disseminated to the public with the help of cross-sector partners. The purpose of this study was to describe factors that...

    Authors: Melissa Anne Fernandez, Sophie Desroches, Mylène Turcotte, Marie Marquis, Joëlle Dufour and Véronique Provencher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:904

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Media representations play a crucial role in informing public and policy opinions about the causes of, and solutions to, ill-health. This paper reviews studies analysing media coverage of non-communicable dise...

    Authors: Heide Weishaar, Lori Dorfman, Nicholas Freudenberg, Benjamin Hawkins, Katherine Smith, Oliver Razum and Shona Hilton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:899

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The disease burden due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity and obesity is high and increasing. An adequately sized and skilled workforce is required to respond to this issue. This study describes the public...

    Authors: Andrea Begley and Christina Mary Pollard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:881

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Between 1997 and 2010, the English government pursued an ambitious programme to reduce health inequalities, the explicit and sustained commitment of which was historically and internationally unique. Previous ...

    Authors: Yannan Hu, Frank J. van Lenthe, Ken Judge, Eero Lahelma, Giuseppe Costa, Rianne de Gelder and Johan P. Mackenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:865

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Employment and unemployment are key determinants of health inequalities and should be a priority when discussing policies to reduce such inequalities. Our aim is to investigate how flexicurity policies across ...

    Authors: Mona C Backhans, Sarah Mosedale, Daniel Bruce, Margaret Whitehead and Bo Burström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:842

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  25. Content type: Research article

    While there is a growing interest in the field of research translation, there are few published examples of public health interventions that have been effectively scaled up and implemented in the community. Th...

    Authors: R. Laws, K. D. Hesketh, K. Ball, C. Cooper, K. Vrljic and K. J. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:748

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  26. Content type: Research article

    A conflict of interest (CoI) can occur between public duty and private interest, in which a public official’s private-capacity interest could improperly influence the performance of their official duties and r...

    Authors: Alex Newton, Ffion Lloyd-Williams, Helen Bromley and Simon Capewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:735

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Influencing the life-style risk-factors alcohol, body mass index (BMI), and smoking is an European Union (EU) wide objective of public health policy. The population-level health effects of these risk-factors d...

    Authors: Stefan K. Lhachimi, Wilma J. Nusselder, Henriette A. Smit, Paolo Baili, Kathleen Bennett, Esteve Fernández, Margarete C. Kulik, Tim Lobstein, Joceline Pomerleau, Hendriek C. Boshuizen and Johan P. Mackenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:734

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The increasing mortality rates from alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) are a public health concern. To address this, alcohol care teams (ACT) case-find and lead management of alcohol issues for these patient...

    Authors: Claire Currie, Alisha Davies, Cono Ariti and Martin Bardsley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:685

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Government social assistance payments seek to alleviate poverty and address survival needs, but their monthly disbursement may cue increases in illicit drug use. This cue may be magnified when assistance is di...

    Authors: Lindsey Richardson, Allison Laing, M-J Milloy, Russ Maynard, Bohdan Nosyk, Brandon Marshall, Eric Grafstein, Patricia Daly, Evan Wood, Julio Montaner and Thomas Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:668

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To examine the extent to which state adoption of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2006 revisions to adult and adolescent HIV testing guidelines is associated with availability of other impo...

    Authors: Jemima A. Frimpong, Thomas D’Aunno, Stéphane Helleringer and Lisa R. Metsch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:666

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Involvement in a compensation process following a motor vehicle collision is consistently associated with worse health status but the reasons underlying this are unclear. Some compensation systems are hypothes...

    Authors: Nieke A. Elbers, Alex Collie, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Katherine Lippel, Keri Lockwood and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:658

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Poor diets are a leading cause of disease burden worldwide. In Australia, the Federal Government established the Food and Health Dialogue (the Dialogue) in 2009 to address this issue, primarily through food re...

    Authors: Alexandra Jones, Roger Magnusson, Boyd Swinburn, Jacqui Webster, Amanda Wood, Gary Sacks and Bruce Neal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:651

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Estimated medical costs (“T”) and QALYs (“Q”) associated with smoking are frequently used in cost-utility analyses of tobacco control interventions. The goal of this study was to understand how researchers hav...

    Authors: Shari P. Feirman, Allison M. Glasser, Lyubov Teplitskaya, David R. Holtgrave, David B. Abrams, Raymond S. Niaura and Andrea C. Villanti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:646

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The United States spends more than most other countries per capita on maternal and child health (MCH), and yet lags behind other countries in MCH outcomes. Local health departments (LHDs) are responsible for a...

    Authors: Tamar Klaiman, Athena Pantazis, Anjali Chainani and Betty Bekemeier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:602

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a need for accurate and precise food price elasticities (PE, change in consumer demand in response to change in price) to better inform policy on health-related food taxes and subsidies.

    Authors: Wilma E. Waterlander, Tony Blakely, Nhung Nghiem, Christine L. Cleghorn, Helen Eyles, Murat Genc, Nick Wilson, Yannan Jiang, Boyd Swinburn, Liana Jacobi, Jo Michie and Cliona Ni Mhurchu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:601

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have reported on the outcomes of outpatient alcohol treatment or the factors associated with effective treatment. We investigated treatment outcome, treatment retention, and their predictors in cli...

    Authors: Severin Haug and Michael P. Schaub

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:581

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Many health departments collaborate with community organizations on community health improvement processes. While a number of resources exist to plan and implement a community health improvement plan (CHIP), l...

    Authors: J. Mac McCullough, Eileen Eisen-Cohen and S. Bianca Salas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:566

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  38. Content type: Research article

    To explore changes in utilization patterns for general practice (GP) and hospital care of people living in deprived neighbourhoods when primary care providers work in a more coherent and coordinated manner by ...

    Authors: Dionne S. Kringos, Jennifer R. van den Broeke, Arnold P. M. van der Lee, Thomas Plochg and Karien Stronks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:545

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Malaysia is a multicultural society, predominantly composed of a Muslim majority population, where Islam is influential. Malaysia has a concentrated HIV epidemic amongst high risk groups, such as, Intravenous ...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:524

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  40. Content type: Research article

    There is a significant body of evidence that highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of child and youth health. In order to tackle health inequities Australian governments are being cal...

    Authors: Clare Phillips, Matt Fisher, Fran Baum, Colin MacDougall, Lareen Newman and Dennis McDermott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:512

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In the UK, people of South Asian origin with asthma experience excess morbidity, with hospitalisation rates three times those of the majority White population and evidence suggests that South Asian children wi...

    Authors: Nicky Hudson, Lorraine Culley, Mark Johnson, Melanie McFeeters, Noelle Robertson, Emma Angell and Monica Lakhanpaul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:510

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated whether the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension and diabetes differed by residential areas. In addition, the rate of good hypertension or diabetes control was ...

    Authors: Young-Jee Jeon, Chung Reen Kim, Joo-Sung Park, Kyung-Hyun Choi, Myoung Joo Kang, Seung Guk Park and Young-Jin Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:492

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  43. Content type: Research article

    U.S. health departments have not historically used HIV surveillance data for disease control interventions with individuals, but advances in HIV treatment and surveillance are changing public health practice. ...

    Authors: Julia C. Dombrowski, James W. Carey, Nicole Pitts, Jason Craw, Arin Freeman, Matthew R. Golden and Jeanne Bertolli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:491

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  44. Content type: Research article

    What we eat simultaneously impacts our exposure to pathogens, allergens, and contaminants, our nutritional status and body composition, our risks for and the progression of chronic diseases, and other outcomes...

    Authors: Shannon E. Majowicz, Samantha B. Meyer, Sharon I. Kirkpatrick, Julianne L. Graham, Arshi Shaikh, Susan J. Elliott, Leia M. Minaker, Steffanie Scott and Brian Laird

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:487

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