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Available online 3 March 2015:


  • ID: BLT.14.142489
    pdf, 189kb

    Introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria to drug shops in Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    - Jessica Cohen, Günther Fink, Kathleen Maloney, Katrina Berg, Matthew Jordan, Theodore Svoronos, Flavia Aber & William Dickens
  • ID: BLT.14.140368
    pdf, 235kb

    Assessing the potential for improvement of primary care in 34 countries: a cross-sectional survey
    - Willemijn LA Schäfer, Wienke GW Boerma, Anna M Murante, Herman JM Sixma, François G Schellevis & Peter P Groenewegen
  • ID: BLT.14.142745
    pdf, 166kb

    Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis and antiretroviral therapy: an observational cohort study in China
    - Wei Cheng, Yasong Wu, Yi Wen, Ye Ma, Decai Zhao, Zhihui Dou, Weiwei Zhang, Marc Bulterys & Fujie Zhang
  • ID: BLT.14.139998
    pdf, 135kb

    Legislation coverage for child injury prevention in China
    - Li Li, Robert Scherpbier, Jing Wu, Xu Zhu, Wei Zhang, Lin Zhang, Xin Gao, Jiesi Luo & Guoqing Hu
  • ID: BLT.14.143990
    pdf, 149kb

    Nurse versus physician-provision of early medical abortion in Mexico: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial
    - Claudia Diaz Olavarrieta, Bela Ganatra, Annik Sorhaindo, Tahilin S Karver, Armando Seuc, Aremis Villalobos, Sandra G García, Martha Pérez, Manuel Bousieguez & Patricio Sanhueza
  • ID: BLT.14.139972
    pdf, 867kb

    Data-driven methods for imputing national-level incidence in global burden of disease studies
    - Scott A McDonald, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Niko Speybroeck, Niel Hens, Nicolas Praet, Paul R Torgerson, Arie H Havelaar, Felicia Wu, Marlène Tremblay, Ermias W Amene & Dörte Döpfer
  • ID: BLT.14.147256
    pdf, 944kb

    The Global Drug Facility as an intervention in the market for tuberculosis drugs
    - Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Thierry Cordier-Lassalle, Kaspars Lunte & Christopher Dye
  • ID: BLT.14.142844
    pdf, 1.21Mb

    Antibiotic prescription behaviours in Lao People's Democratic Republic: a knowledge, attitude and practice survey
    - Fabrice Quet, Erika Vlieghe, Caroline Leyer, Yves Buisson, Paul N Newton, Philaysak Naphayvong, Valy Keoluangkhot, Monique Chomarat, Christophe Longuet, Nicolas Steenkeste & Jan Jacobs


  • ID: BLT.14.139022
    pdf, 104kb

    Big data in global health: improving health in low- and middle-income countries
    - Rosemary Wyber, Samuel Vaillancourt, William Perry, Priya Mannava, Temitope Folaranmi & Leo Anthony Celi
  • ID: BLT.14.141069
    pdf, 153kb

    Midterm review of national health plans: an example from the United Republic of Tanzania
    - Leonard EG Mboera, Yahya Ipuge, Claud J Kumalija, Josbert Rubona, Sriyant Perera, Honorati Masanja & Ties Boerma


  • ID: BLT.14.140970
    pdf, 230kb

    The burden of child maltreatment in China
    - Xiangming Fang, Deborah A Fry, Kai Ji, David Finkelhor, Jingqi Chen, Patricia Lannen & Michael P Dunne
  • ID: BLT.14.141390
    pdf, 857kb

    Participants’ understanding of informed consent in clinical trials over three decades: systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Nguyen Thanh Tam, Nguyen Tien Huy, Le Thi Bich Thoa, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Kenji Hirayama & Juntra Karbwang
  • ID: BLT.14.142141
    pdf, 331kb

    Estimates of alcohol-related oesophageal cancer burden in Japan: systematic review and meta-analyses
    - Michael Roerecke, Kevin D Shield, Susumu Higuchi, Atsushi Yoshimura, Elisabeth Larsen, Maximilien X Rehm & Jürgen Rehm


  • ID: BLT.14.145920
    pdf, 80kb

    Reducing the price of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis through the Global Drug Facility
    - Kaspars Lunte, Thierry Cordier-Lassalle & Joel Keravec