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Available online 24 July 2017:

RESEARCH

  • ID: BLT.16.176982
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    Improving the quality of hospital care for children by supportive supervision: a cluster randomized trial, Kyrgyzstan
    - Marzia Lazzerini, Venera Shukurova, Marina Davletbaeva, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Tatiana Kulichenko, Yuri Akoev, Maya Bakradze, Tea Margieva, Ilya Mityushino, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, Elnura Boronbayeva, Aigul Kuttumuratova, Martin Willy Weber & Giorgio Tamburlini
  • ID: BLT.16.179531
    pdf, 181kb

    Developing global indicators for quality of maternal and newborn care: a feasibility assessment
    - Barbara Madaj, Helen Smith, Matthews Mathai, Nathalie Roos & Nynke van den Broek
  • ID: BLT.16.179143
    pdf, 267kb

    Records of medical malpractice litigation: a potential indicator of health-care quality in China
  • ID: BLT.16.175885
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    A geospatial evaluation of timely access to surgical care in seven countries
    - Lisa M Knowlton, Paulin Banguti, Smita Chackungal, Traichit Chanthasirid, Tiffany E Chao, Bernice Dahn, Milliard Derbew, Debashish Dhar, Micaela M Esquivel, Faye Evans, Simon Hendel, Drake G LeBrun, Michelle Notrica, Iracema Saavedra-Pozo, Ross Shockley, Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, Kelly A McQueen, David A Spain & Thomas G Weiser
  • ID: BLT.16.179291
    pdf, 978kb

    Quality of routine essential care during childbirth: clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
    - Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley & Véronique Filippi
  • ID: BLT.16.175844
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    Community-based approaches for neonatal survival: meta-analyses of randomized trial data
    - Claudia Hanson, Sanni Kujala, Peter Waiswa, Tanya Marchant & Joanna Schellenberg
  • ID: BLT.16.185314
    pdf, 778kb

    The impact of the roll-out of rapid molecular diagnostic testing for tuberculosis on empirical treatment in Cape Town, South Africa
    - Sabine Hermans, Judy Caldwell, Richard Kaplan, Frank Cobelens & Robin Wood
  • ID: BLT.16.175869
    pdf, 274kb

    Variation in quality of primary-care services in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania
    - Margaret E Kruk, Adanna Chukwuma, Godfrey Mbaruku & Hannah H Leslie
  • ID: BLT.17.191668
    pdf, 177kb

    Malaria in China, 2011–2015: an observational study
    - Shengjie Lai, Zhongjie Li, Nicola A Wardrop, Junling Sun, Michael G Head, Zhuojie Huang, Sheng Zhou, Jianxing Yu, Zike Zhang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Zhigui Xia, Rubo Wang, Bin Zheng, Yao Ruan, Li Zhang, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Andrew J Tatem & Hongjie Yu
  • ID: BLT.16.180273
    pdf, 185kb

    A cohort study of low birth weight and health outcomes in the first year of life, Ghana
    - Maureen O’Leary, Karen Edmond, Sian Floyd, Sam Newton, Gyan Thomas & Sara L Thomas
  • ID: BLT.16.187849
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    Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and hospitalization of children for pneumonia: a time-series analysis, South Africa, 2006–2014
    - Alane Izu, Fatima Solomon, Susan A Nzenze, Azwifarwi Mudau, Elizabeth Zell, Katherine L O’Brien, Cynthia G Whitney, Jennifer Verani, Michelle Groome & Shabir A Madhi
  • ID: BLT.16.178475
    pdf, 255kb

    Estimated economic impact of vaccinations in 73 low- and middle-income countries, 2001–2020
    - Sachiko Ozawa, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Simrun Grewal, Meghan L Stack, Anushua Sinha, Andrew Mirelman, Heather Franklin, Ingrid K Friberg, Yvonne Tam, Neff Walker, Andrew Clark, Matthew Ferrari, Chutima Suraratdecha, Steven Sweet, Sue J. Goldie, Tini Garske, Michelle Li, Peter M. Hansen, Hope L Johnson & Damian Walker

POLICY & PRACTICE

  • ID: BLT.16.180190
    pdf, 640kb

    Quality of care: measuring a neglected driver of improved health
    - Yoko Akachi & Margaret E Kruk
  • ID: BLT.16.187484
    pdf, 93kb

    Assistive technologies for people with dementia: ethical considerations
    - Belinda Bennett, Fiona McDonald, Elizabeth Beattie, Terry Carney, Ian Freckelton, Ben White & Lindy Willmott
  • ID: BLT.16.186650
    pdf, 92kb

    Threats posed by stockpiles of expired pharmaceuticals in low- and middle-income countries: a Ugandan perspective
    - Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba, Munanura Edson Ireeta, Sulah Balikuna & Bruhan Kaggwa
  • ID: BLT.16.187617
    pdf, 124kb

    Organizing health-care services to meet older people’s needs
    - Islene Araujo de Carvalho, JoAnne Epping-Jordan, Anne Margriet Pot, Edward Kelley, Nuria Toro, Jotheeswaran A Thiyagarajan & John R Beard
  • ID: BLT.16.187468
    pdf, 114kb

    A guide to aid the selection of diagnostic tests
    - Cara S Kosack, Anne-Laure Page & Paul R Klatser

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

  • ID: BLT.17.193375
    pdf, 535kb

    Decentralized care for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    - Jennifer Ho, Anthony L Byrne, Nguyen N Linh, Ernesto Jaramillo & Greg J Fox

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

  • ID: BLT.16.179648
    pdf, 72kb

    Antimicrobial resistance: from global agenda to national strategic plan, Thailand
    - Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Wanchai Sattayawutthipong, Sukhum Kanjanapimai, Wantanee Kanpravidth, Richard Brown & Angkana Sommanustweechai
  • ID: BLT.16.188060
    pdf, 207kb

    A data platform to improve rabies prevention, Sri Lanka
    - AP De Silva, PAL Harischandra, A Beane, S Rathnayaka, R Pimburage, W Wijesiriwardana, D Gamage, D Jayasinghe, PC Sigera, A Gunasekara, M Cadre, S Amunugama, PL Athapattu, KSA Jayasinghe, AM Dondorp & R Haniffa
  • ID: BLT.16.187526
    pdf, 74kb

    Volunteer provision of long-term care for older people in Thailand and Costa Rica
    - Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Anne Margriet Pot, Siriphan Sasat & Fernando Morales-Martinez
  • ID: BLT.16.189399
    pdf, 82kb

    Integrated morbidity management for lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis, Ethiopia
    - Kebede Deribe, Biruck Kebede, Mossie Tamiru, Belete Mengistu, Fikreab Kebede, Sarah Martindale, Heven Sime, Abate Mulugeta, Biruk Kebede, Mesfin Sileshi, Asrat Mengiste, Scott McPherson & Amha Fentaye
  • ID: BLT.17.191635
    pdf, 111kb

    Monetary incentives for provision of syphilis screening, Yunnan, China
    - Wanyue Zhang, Hongbin Luo, Yanling Ma, Yan Guo, Qingyan Fang, Zhifang Yang, Xiujie Zhang, Xiaobin Zhang, Manhong Jia & Xiang-Sheng Chen

PERSPECTIVES

  • ID: BLT.16.178392
    pdf, 56kb

    Changing the narratives for patient safety
    - Peter J Pronovost, Kathleen M Sutcliffe, Lopa Basu & Mary Dixon-Woods
  • ID: BLT.16.189688
    pdf, 49kb

    Improving the built environment in urban areas to control Aedes aegypti-borne diseases
    - Steve W Lindsay, Anne Wilson, Nick Golding, Thomas W Scott & Willem Takken
  • ID: BLT.17.189977
    pdf, 61kb

    Regulating the stem cell industry: needs and responsibilities
    - Tsung-Ling Lee, Tamra Lysaght, Wendy Lipworth, Tereza Hendl, Ian Kerridge, Megan Munsie & Cameron Stewart
  • ID: BLT.16.171736
    pdf, 78kb

    Environmental health policies for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
    - Maria Neira, Elaine Fletcher, Marie Noel Brune-Drisse, Michaela Pfeiffer, Heather Adair-Rohani & Carlos Dora