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  1. Research

    Does a biomedical research centre affect patient care in local hospitals?

    Biomedical research can have impacts on patient care at research-active hospitals. We qualitatively evaluated the impact of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (Oxford BRC), a university-hospital partnership...

    Catherine A Lichten, Grace Marsden, Alexandra Pollitt, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Keith M Channon and Jon Sussex

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:2

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  2. Research

    Development and validation of SEER (Seeking, Engaging with and Evaluating Research): a measure of policymakers’ capacity to engage with and use research

    Capacity building strategies are widely used to increase the use of research in policy development. However, a lack of well-validated measures for policy contexts has hampered efforts to identify priorities fo...

    Sue E. Brennan, Joanne E. McKenzie, Tari Turner, Sally Redman, Steve Makkar, Anna Williamson, Abby Haynes and Sally E. Green

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:1

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  3. Research

    Post-doctoral research fellowship as a health policy and systems research capacity development intervention: a case of the CHESAI initiative

    Building capacity in health policy and systems research (HPSR), especially in low- and middle-income countries, remains a challenge. Various approaches have been suggested and implemented by scholars and insti...

    Martina Lembani, Gina Teddy, Dintle Molosiwa and Boroto Hwabamungu

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:89

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  4. Review

    Scaling up complex interventions: insights from a realist synthesis

    Preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, requires complex interventions, involving multi-component and multi-level efforts that are tailored to the contexts in which th...

    Cameron D. Willis, Barbara L. Riley, Lisa Stockton, Aneta Abramowicz, Dana Zummach, Geoff Wong, Kerry L. Robinson and Allan Best

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:88

    Published on: 19 December 2016

  5. Commentary

    Harmonisation and standardisation of health sector and programme reviews and evaluations – how can they better inform health policy dialogue?

    Health sector and programme performance assessments provide a rich source of contextual data directly linked to implementation of programmes and can inform health policy dialogue, planning and resource allocat...

    Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Prosper Tumusiime, Jennifer Nyoni and Aku Kwamie

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:87

    Published on: 16 December 2016

  6. Research

    The influence of cost-per-DALY information in health prioritisation and desirable features for a registry: a survey of health policy experts in Vietnam, India and Bangladesh

    Economic evaluation has been implemented to inform policy in many areas, including coverage decisions, technology pricing, and the development of clinical practice guidelines. However, there are barriers to ev...

    Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess, Inthira Yamabhai, Nattha Tritasavit, Damian G. Walker, Joshua T. Cohen and Peter J. Neumann

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:86

    Published on: 3 December 2016

  7. Research

    Impact of tailored blogs and content on usage of Web CIPHER – an online platform to help policymakers better engage with evidence from research

    There is a need to develop innovations that can help bridge the gap between research and policy. Web CIPHER is an online tool designed to help policymakers better engage with research in order to increase its ...

    Steve R. Makkar, Megan Howe, Anna Williamson and Frances Gilham

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:85

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  8. Review

    What are the best methodologies for rapid reviews of the research evidence for evidence-informed decision making in health policy and practice: a rapid review

    Rapid reviews have the potential to overcome a key barrier to the use of research evidence in decision making, namely that of the lack of timely and relevant research. This rapid review of systematic reviews a...

    Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Jorge Barreto, Ludovic Reveiz and John N. Lavis

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:83

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  9. Review

    Mapping genetic research in non-communicable disease publications in selected Arab countries: first step towards a guided research agenda

    In the Arab world, intervention and policy response to non-communicable diseases (NCD) has been weak despite extensive epidemiological evidence highlighting the alarmingly increased prevalence of chronic disea...

    Zeina Jamaluddine, Abla Mehio Sibai, Shahd Othman and Soha Yazbek

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:81

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  10. Study Protocol

    Systems Science for Caribbean Health: the development and piloting of a model for guiding policy on diabetes in the Caribbean

    Diabetes is highly prevalent in the Caribbean, associated with a high morbidity and mortality and is a recognised threat to economic and social development. Heads of Government in the Caribbean Community came ...

    L. Guariguata, C. Guell, T. A. Samuels, E. A. J. A. Rouwette, J. Woodcock, I. R. Hambleton and N. Unwin

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:79

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  11. Research

    The use of a policy dialogue to facilitate evidence-informed policy development for improved access to care: the case of the Winnipeg Central Intake Service (WCIS)

    Policy dialogues are critical for developing responsive, effective, sustainable, evidence-informed policy. Our multidisciplinary team, including researchers, physicians and senior decision-makers, comprehensiv...

    Zaheed Damani, Gail MacKean, Eric Bohm, Brie DeMone, Brock Wright, Tom Noseworthy, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc and Deborah A. Marshall

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:78

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  12. Research

    Mapping South African allied health primary care clinical guideline activity: establishing a stakeholder reference sample

    Little is known about allied health (AH) clinical practice guideline (CPG) activity in South Africa, and particularly in relation to primary health care (PHC). This paper reports on a scoping study undertaken ...

    Janine Margarita Dizon, Karen Grimmer, Shingai Machingaidze, Pam McLaren and Quinette Louw

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:77

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  13. Commentary

    Integrating and evaluating sex and gender in health research

    Both sex (biological factors) and gender (socio-cultural factors) shape health. To produce the best possible health research evidence, it is essential to integrate sex and gender considerations throughout the ...

    Suzanne Day, Robin Mason, Stephanie Lagosky and Paula A. Rochon

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:75

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  14. Research

    Global health equity in United Kingdom university research: a landscape of current policies and practices

    Universities are significant contributors to research and technologies in health; however, the health needs of the world’s poor are historically neglected in research. Medical discoveries are frequently licens...

    Dzintars Gotham, Jonathan Meldrum, Vaitehi Nageshwaran, Christopher Counts, Nina Kumari, Manuel Martin, Ben Beattie and Nathan Post

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:76

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  15. Research

    Applied statistical training to strengthen analysis and health research capacity in Rwanda

    To guide efficient investment of limited health resources in sub-Saharan Africa, local researchers need to be involved in, and guide, health system and policy research. While extensive survey and census data a...

    Dana R. Thomson, Muhammed Semakula, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Megan Murray, Vedaste Ndahindwa, Anatole Manzi, Assumpta Mukabutera, Corine Karema, Jeanine Condo and Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:73

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  16. Research

    Evaluation of a training program for medicines-oriented policymakers to use a database of systematic reviews

    Suboptimal prescribing and medications use is a problem for health systems globally. Systematic reviews are a comprehensive resource that can help guide evidence-informed decision-making and implementation of ...

    Heather L. Colquhoun, Dianne Lowe, Eftyhia Helis, Denis Belanger, Brendalynn Ens, Sophie Hill, Alain Mayhew, Michael Taylor and Jeremy M. Grimshaw

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:70

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  17. Research

    Circumventing ‘free care’ and ‘shouting louder’: using a health systems approach to study eye health system sustainability in government and mission facilities of north-west Tanzania

    Little is known about the contributions of faith-based organisations (FBOs) to health systems in Africa. In the specialist area of eye health, international and domestic Christian FBOs have been important cont...

    Jennifer J. Palmer, Alice Gilbert, Michelle Choy and Karl Blanchet

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:68

    Published on: 9 September 2016

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