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Available online 31 August 2015:


  • ID: BLT.14.146498
    pdf, 192kb

    Psychological distress and the perception of radiation risks: the Fukushima health management survey
    - Yuriko Suzuki, Hirooki Yabe, Seiji Yasumura, Tetsuya Ohira, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Akira Ohtsuru, Hirobumi Mashiko, Masaharu Maeda & Masafumi Abe on behalf of the Mental Health Group of the Fukushima Health Management Survey
  • ID: BLT.14.148742
    pdf, 135kb

    Transitioning to a national health system in Cyprus: a stakeholder analysis of pharmaceutical policy reform
    - Olivier J Wouters & Panos G Kanavos
  • ID: BLT.14.150516
    pdf, 202kb

    Eliminating artificial trans fatty acids in Argentina: estimated effects on the burden of coronary heart disease and the costs
    - Adolfo Rubinstein, Natalia Elorriaga, Ulises Garay, Rosana Poggio, Joaquin Caporale, Maria G Matta, Federico Augustovski, Andres Pichon-Riviere & Dariush Mozaffarian
  • ID: BLT.14.146480
    pdf, 139kb

    Errors generated by a point-of-care CD4+ T-lymphocyte analyser: a retrospective observational study in nine countries
    - Emmanuel Fajardo, Carol Metcalf, Erwan Piriou, Monique Gueguen, David Maman, Pascale Chaillet, Vivian Cox, Maryam B Rumaney, Syanness Tunggal, Cara Kosack & Teri Roberts
  • ID: BLT.14.150193
    pdf, 455kb

    Road traffic crashes, injury and fatality trends in Sri Lanka: 1938–2013
    - Samath D Dharmaratne, Achala Upendr Jayatilleke & Achini C Jayatilleke
  • ID: BLT.14.149484
    pdf, 155kb

    Betel quid use and mortality in Bangladesh: cohort study
    - Fen Wu, Faruque Parvez, Tariqul Islam, Alauddin Ahmed, Muhammad Rakibuz-Zaman, Rabiul Hasan, Maria Argos, Diane Levy, Golam Sarwar, Habibul Ahsan & Yu Chen
  • ID: BLT.14.151290
    pdf, 131kb

    Availability and affordability of new medicines in Latin American countries where pivotal clinical trials were conducted
    - Núria Homedes & Antonio Ugalde
  • ID: BLT.14.144899
    pdf, 375kb

    Cost-effectiveness of community-based practitioner programmes in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Kenya
    - Barbara McPake, Ijeoma Edoka, Sophie Witter, Karina Kielmann, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Marjolein Dieleman, Kelsey Vaughan, Elvis Gama, Maryse Kok, Daniel Datiko, Lillian Otiso, Rukhsana Ahmed, Neil Squires, Chutima Suraratdecha & Giorgio Cometto
  • ID: BLT.14.149914
    pdf, 130kb

    Evaluating the quality and use of economic data in decisions about essential medicines
    - Corrina Moucheraud, Veronika J Wirtz & Michael R Reich
  • ID: BLT.14.147702
    pdf, 639kb

    An insecticide-treated bed net campaign and childhood malaria in Burkina Faso
    - Valérie R Louis, Anja Schoeps, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Claudia Beiersmann, Maurice Yé, Marie R Damiba, Guang Y Lu, André H Mbayiha, Manuela De Allegri, Albrecht Jahn, Ali Sié, Heiko Becher & Olaf Müller
  • ID: BLT.14.142604
    pdf, 252kb

    Facility-based active management of the third stage of labour: assessment of quality in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa
    - Linda Bartlett, David Cantor, Pamela Lynam, Gurpreet Kaur, Barbara Rawlins, Jim Ricca, Vandana Tripathi & Heather E Rosen on behalf of the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care Study Group of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program
  • ID: BLT.14.145623
    pdf, 157kb

    Using patient-held records to evaluate contraceptive use in Malawi
    - Aisha NZ Dasgupta, Ruth Ngwalo, Keith Branson, Levie Gondwe, Frank Taulo, Bagrey Ngwira, Basia Zaba & Amelia C Crampin


  • ID: BLT.14.150276
    pdf, 114kb

    The feasibility of eliminating podoconiosis
    - Kebede Deribe, Samuel Wanji, Oumer Shafi, Edrida M Tukahebwa, Irenee Umulisa, David H Molyneux & Gail Davey
  • ID: BLT.14.151399
    pdf, 120kb

    A national system for monitoring the performance of hospitals in Ethiopia
    - Zahirah McNatt, Erika Linnander, Abraham Endeshaw, Dawit Tatek, David Conteh & Elizabeth H Bradley


  • ID: BLT.14.145649
    pdf, 125kb

    Tuberculosis in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
    - Serena P Koenig, Vanessa Rouzier, Stalz Charles Vilbrun, Willy Morose, Sean E Collins, Patrice Joseph, Diessy Decome, Oksana Ocheretina, Stanislas Galbaud, Lauren Hashiguchi, Julma Pierrot & Jean William Pape
  • ID: BLT.14.137190
    pdf, 112kb

    Improving mortality data in Jordan: a 10 year review
    Faris Dababneh, Erin K Nichols, Majed Asad, Yousef Haddad, Francis Notzon & Robert Anderson
  • ID: BLT.14.144071
    pdf, 75kb

    Improving paediatric asthma care in Zambia
    - Somwe Wa Somwe, Emilia Jumbe-Marsden, Kondwelani Mateyo, Mutale Nsakashalo Senkwe, Maria Sotomayor-Ruiz, John Musuku, Joan B Soriano, Julio Ancochea & Mark C Fishman
  • ID: BLT.14.153684
    pdf, 55kb

    Implementation of information and communication technologies for health in Bangladesh
    - Sheik Mohammed Shariful Islam & Reshman Tabassum


  • ID: BLT.14.147231
    pdf, 463kb

    Interventions to improve adherence to treatment for paediatric tuberculosis in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Meaghann S Weaver, Knut Lönnroth, Scott C Howard, Debra L Roter & Catherine G Lam
  • ID: BLT.14.148429
    pdf, 316kb

    Data collection tools for maternal and child health in humanitarian emergencies: a systematic review
    - Thidar Pyone, Fiona Dickinson, Robbie Kerr, Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Matthews Mathai & Nynke van den Broek


  • ID: BLT.14.149765
    pdf, 42kb

    Disclosure of medical errors to patients in China
    - Lei Gao, Xuhong Zuo, Han Xu, Xiang Gao, Yanguo Chen, Chun Cecili Wang & Shaojun Wang
  • ID: BLT.14.149369
    pdf, 49kb

    Honouring the value of people in public health
    - David Bishai, Abdul Ghaffar, Ed Kelley & Marie-Paule Kieny
  • ID: BLT.14.149070
    pdf, 51kb

    Achieving universal health coverage
    - Joseph Wong
  • ID: BLT.14.151282
    pdf, 65kb

    Improving antenatal care in prisons
    - Molly Skerker, Nathaniel Dickey, Dana Schonberg, Ross MacDonald & Homer Venters
  • ID: BLT.14.144816
    pdf, 44kb

    Counterterrorism policies and practices: health and values at stake
    - Lisa Eckenwiler, Matthew Hunt, Ayesha Ahmad, Philippe Calain, Angus Dawson, Robert Goodin, Daniel Messelken, Leonard Rubenstein & Verina Wild