Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (B WORLD HEALTH ORGAN)

Publisher: World Health Organization; World Health Organization, World Health Organization

Journal description

Publication of the World Health Organization. Mission: To publish and disseminate scientifically rigorous public health information of international significance that enables policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to be more effective; it aims to improve health, particularly among disadvantaged populations.

Current impact factor: 5.11

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 5.112
2012 Impact Factor 5.25
2011 Impact Factor 4.641
2010 Impact Factor 5.459
2009 Impact Factor 5.302
2008 Impact Factor 3.803
2007 Impact Factor 4.019
2006 Impact Factor 5.029
2005 Impact Factor 3.961
2004 Impact Factor 2.87
2003 Impact Factor 2.442
2002 Impact Factor 2.694
2001 Impact Factor 2.755
2000 Impact Factor 1.937
1999 Impact Factor 1.49
1998 Impact Factor 1.43
1997 Impact Factor 1.702

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 6.08
Cited half-life 9.70
Immediacy index 1.04
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 2.39
Website Bulletin of the World Health Organization website
Other titles Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Bulletin de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé
ISSN 1564-0604
OCLC 1588496
Material type Government publication, International government publication, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

World Health Organization

  • Pre-print
    • Archiving status unclear
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • On author's personal website or institutional website only
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 06/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: To estimate the health and economic burdens of child maltreatment in China. We did a systematic review for studies on child maltreatment in China using PubMed, Embase, PsycInfo, CINAHL-EBSCO, ERIC and the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases. We did meta-analyses of studies that met inclusion criteria to estimate the prevalence of child neglect and child physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We used data from the 2010 global burden of disease estimates to calculate disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost as a result of child maltreatment. From 68 studies we estimated that 26.6% of children under 18 years of age have suffered physical abuse, 19.6% emotional abuse, 8.7% sexual abuse and 26.0% neglect. We estimate that emotional abuse in childhood accounts for 26.3% of the DALYs lost because of mental disorders and 18.0% of those lost because of self-harm. Physical abuse in childhood accounts for 12.2% of DALYs lost because of depression, 17.0% of those lost to anxiety, 20.7% of those lost to problem drinking, 18.8% of those lost to illicit drug use and 18.3% of those lost to self-harm. The consequences of physical abuse of children costs China an estimated 0.84% of its gross domestic product - i.e. 50 billion United States dollars - in 2010. The corresponding losses attributable to emotional and sexual abuse in childhood were 0.47% and 0.39% of the gross domestic product, respectively. In China, child maltreatment is common and associated with large economic losses because many maltreated children suffer substantial psychological distress and might adopt behaviours that increase their risk of chronic disease.
    Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 03/2015; 93(3):176-185C. DOI:10.2471/BLT.14.140970
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    Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 03/2015; 93(3):135. DOI:10.2471/BLT.14.148627
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    ABSTRACT: To describe the characteristics and chief complaints of adults seeking emergency care at two Cambodian provincial referral hospitals. Adults aged 18 years or older who presented without an appointment at two public referral hospitals were enrolled in an observational study. Clinical and demographic data were collected and factors associated with hospital admission were identified. Patients were followed up 48 hours and 14 days after presentation. In total, 1295 hospital presentations were documented. We were able to follow up 85% (1098) of patients at 48 hours and 77% (993) at 14 days. The patients' mean age was 42 years and 64% (823) were females. Most arrived by motorbike (722) or taxi or tuk-tuk (312). Most common chief complaints were abdominal pain (36%; 468), respiratory problems (15%; 196) and headache (13%; 174). Of the 1050 patients with recorded vital signs, 280 had abnormal values, excluding temperature, on arrival. Performed diagnostic tests were recorded for 539 patients: 1.2% (15) of patients had electrocardiography and 14% (175) had diagnostic imaging. Subsequently, 783 (60%) patients were admitted and 166 of these underwent surgery. Significant predictors of admission included symptom onset within 3 days before presentation, abnormal vital signs and fever. By 14-day follow-up, 3.9% (39/993) of patients had died and 19% (192/993) remained functionally impaired. In emergency admissions in two public hospitals in Cambodia, there is high admission-to-death ratio and limited application of diagnostic techniques. We identified ways to improve procedures, including better documentation of vital signs and increased use of diagnostic techniques.
    Bulletin of the World Health Organisation 02/2015; 93(2):84-92. DOI:10.2471/BLT.14.143917