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  1. Content type: Review

    Research capacity development (RCD) is considered fundamental to closing the evidence–practice gap, thereby contributing to health, wealth and knowledge for practice. Numerous frameworks and models have been p...

    Authors: Jo Cooke, Paolo Gardois and Andrew Booth

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:93

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  2. Content type: Research

    In recent years, WHO has made major changes to its guidance on the provision of HIV care and treatment services. We conducted a longitudinal study from 2013 to 2015 to establish how these changes have been tra...

    Authors: Malebogo Tlhajoane, Tidings Masoka, Edith Mpandaguta, Rebecca Rhead, Kathryn Church, Alison Wringe, Noah Kadzura, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Constance Nyamukapa, Nadine Schur, Owen Mugurungi, Morten Skovdal, Jeffrey W. Eaton and Simon Gregson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:92

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  3. Content type: Review

    The scholarship on responsible research and innovation (RRI) aims to align the processes and outcomes of innovation with societal values by involving a broad range of stakeholders from a very early stage. Thou...

    Authors: Hudson Pacifico Silva, Pascale Lehoux, Fiona Alice Miller and Jean-Louis Denis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:90

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  4. Content type: Research

    Public health interventions can be complicated, complex and context dependent, making the assessment of applicability challenging. Nevertheless, for them to be of use beyond the original study setting, they ne...

    Authors: Helen Elizabeth Denise Burchett, Laurence Blanchard, Dylan Kneale and James Thomas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:88

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  5. Content type: Research

    Interest in public involvement in health research projects has led to increased attention on the coordination of public involvement through research organisations, networks and whole systems. We draw on previo...

    Authors: Fiona Alice Miller, Sarah J. Patton, Mark Dobrow, Deborah A. Marshall and Whitney Berta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:87

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  6. Content type: Research

    While several individual studies addressing research productivity of post-graduate students are available, a synthesis of effective strategies to increase productivity and the determinants of productivity in l...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, J. N. Lavis, A. Kinengyere, R. Ssenono, M. Ocan, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Ssengooba, C. Karamagi and N. K. Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:86

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  7. Content type: Research

    The interrelationships between research evidence and policy-making are complex. Different theoretical frameworks exist to explain general evidence–policy interactions. One largely unexplored element of these i...

    Authors: Nicole Votruba, Alexandra Ziemann, Jonathan Grant and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:85

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has changed considerably over the last 20 years, but its main purpose remains to inform and influence health policies and systems. Whereas goals that underpin health s...

    Authors: David H. Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:84

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  9. Content type: Research

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of disease burden and mortality at the European level and in Cyprus. This research was conducted to map the research activities of Cypriot institutions i...

    Authors: Elena Pallari, Grant Lewison, Chryso Th. Pallari, George Samoutis, Mursheda Begum and Richard Sullivan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:82

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  10. Content type: Research

    Major research-reporting statements, such as PRISMA and CONSORT, require authors to provide information about funding. The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the reporting of funding in health policy ...

    Authors: Assem M. Khamis, Lama Bou-Karroum, Maram B. Hakoum, Mounir Al-Gibbawi, Joseph R. Habib, Fadi El-Jardali and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:83

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  11. Content type: Opinion

    There is often a discordance between health research evidence and public health policies implemented by the United States federal government. In the process of developing health policy, discordance can arise t...

    Authors: Mohsen Malekinejad, Hacsi Horvath, Harry Snyder and Claire D. Brindis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:81

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    Health workers are central to people-centred health systems, resilient economies and sustainable development. Given the rising importance of the health workforce, changing human resource for health (HRH) polic...

    Authors: A.S. George, J. Campbell and A. Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:80

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  13. Content type: Research

    If there is one universal recommendation to countries wanting to make progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), it is to develop the learning capacities that will enable them to ‘find their own way’ – ...

    Authors: E. Akhnif, J. A. Kiendrebeogo, A. Idrissi Azouzzi, Z. Adam, C. P. Makoutode, S. Mayaka Manitu, Z. Njoumemi, A. Gamble Kelley and B. Meessen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:78

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  14. Content type: Research

    Growing interest in public involvement in health research has led to organisational and policy change. Additionally, an emerging body of policy-oriented scholarship has begun to identify the organisational and...

    Authors: Fiona Alice Miller, Sarah J. Patton, Mark Dobrow and Whitney Berta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:79

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  15. Content type: Research

    Understanding decision-making processes that influence the fate of items on the health policy agenda at national level in low- and middle-income countries is important because of the implications for programme...

    Authors: Augustina Koduah, Irene Akua Agyepong and Han van Dijk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:76

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  16. Content type: Research

    Since 2011, the Government of Ontario, Canada, has phased in hospital funding reforms hoping to encourage standardised, evidence-based clinical care processes to both improve patient outcomes and reduce system...

    Authors: Karen S. Palmer, Adalsteinn D. Brown, Jenna M. Evans, Husayn Marani, Kirstie K. Russell, Danielle Martin and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:74

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  17. Content type: Research

    The paper carries out a situational analysis to examine the production, dissemination and utilisation of reproductive and child health-related evidence to inform policy formulation in Ghana’s health sector.

    Authors: Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah, Sombié Issiaka, Lokossou Virgil and Johnson Ermel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:75

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  18. Content type: Research

    World over, stakeholders are increasingly concerned about making research useful in public policy-making. However, there are hardly any reports linking production of research by students at institutions of hig...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, N. K. Sewankambo, D. K. Mafigiri, F. Sengooba, C. Karamagi and J. N. Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:77

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  19. Content type: Research

    Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) is encouraged in population health intervention research (PHIR) to ensure the co-production of policy-relevant research, yet there is little published literature that rep...

    Authors: Jessie-Lee D. McIsaac, Tarra L. Penney, Kate E. Storey, Lori Sigfridson, Jane Cunningham, Stefan Kuhle and Sara F. L. Kirk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:72

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    Major pharmaceutical companies contribute important expertise to health research and development (R&D), particularly in their ability to develop and bring pharmaceuticals to market. The Access to Medicine Inde...

    Authors: Clarke B. Cole, Stine Trolle and Danny J. Edwards

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:73

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  21. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is growing recognition that the wider benefits of research (economic, social and health impacts) should be assessed and valued alongside traditional research performance metrics such as peer-reviewed pap...

    Authors: Shanthi Ramanathan, Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Julie Bernhardt, Michael Nilsson, Dominique A. Cadilhac, Frederick Rohan Walker, Leeanne Carey, Sandy Middleton, Elizabeth Lynch and Andrew Searles

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:71

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  22. Content type: Research

    In 2011, the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region committee launched a strategy for scaling up research in the region to address the countries’ health needs through formulating and analysing the National Health Re...

    Authors: Mohammed AlKhaldi, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat, Yehia Abed, Constanze Pfeiffer, Rana Halaseh, Ruba Salah, Manar Idries, Said Abueida, Ibrahim Idries, Ibrahim Jeries, Hamza Meghari, Ali Shaar, Marcel Tanner and Saleem Haj-Yahia

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:69

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  23. Content type: Opinion

    Relevant information on health research must be made publicly available in an accurate, timely and accessible manner if evidence is to inform practice and benefit patient care. Failure to publish research info...

    Authors: David Wright, Elaine Williams, Colin Bryce, Andrée le May, Ken Stein, Ruairidh Milne and Tom Walley

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:70

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  24. Content type: Research

    There is increased international focus on improving the rigour of clinical practice guideline (CPG) development practices. However, few empirical studies on CPG development have been conducted in low- and midd...

    Authors: Tamara Kredo, Sara Cooper, Amber Abrams, Karen Daniels, Jimmy Volmink and Salla Atkins

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:68

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  25. Content type: Research

    There is a growing demand within international health agencies to ensure health research systems (HRSs) are strengthened and well-functioning to support healthcare systems (HCSs). Understanding HRS performance...

    Authors: Mohammed AlKhaldi, Yehia Abed, Constanze Pfeiffer, Saleem Haj-Yahia, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat and Marcel Tanner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:66

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  26. Content type: Research

    Schools of public health (SPHs) are increasingly being recognised as important contributors of human, social and intellectual capital relevant to health policy and decision-making. Few studies within the imple...

    Authors: Nasreen S. Jessani, Sameer M. Siddiqi, Carly Babcock, Melissa Davey-Rothwell, Shirley Ho and David R. Holtgrave

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:65

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  27. Content type: Opinion

    In a world of changing disease burdens, poor quality care and constrained health budgets, finding effective approaches to developing and implementing evidence-based health services is crucial. Much has been pu...

    Authors: John Walley, Mohammad Amir Khan, Sophie Witter, Rumana Haque, James Newell and Xiaolin Wei

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:67

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  28. Content type: Research

    The use of health policy and systems research (HPSR) to inform health policy-making is an international challenge. Incorporating HPSR into decision-making primarily involves two groups, namely researchers (kno...

    Authors: Moriah E. Ellen, John N. Lavis, Einav Horowitz and Robin Berglas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:64

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  29. Content type: Research

    Guidelines in the healthcare field generally should contain evidence-based recommendations to inform healthcare decisions. Guidelines often require 2 years or more to develop, but certain circumstances necessi...

    Authors: Sergio C. Kowalski, Rebecca L. Morgan, Maicon Falavigna, Iván D. Florez, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Wojtek Wiercioch, Yuan Zhang, Faria Sakhia, Liudmila Ivanova, Nancy Santesso and Holger J. Schünemann

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:61

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  30. Content type: Research

    Practice guidelines require a substantial investment of resources and time, often taking between 1 and 3 years from conceptualisation to publication. However, urgent situations require the development of recom...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Morgan, Ivan Florez, Maicon Falavigna, Sergio Kowalski, Elie A. Akl, Kristina A. Thayer, Andrew Rooney and Holger J. Schünemann

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:63

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  31. Content type: Research

    Situations such as public health emergencies and outbreaks necessitate the development and publication of high-quality recommendations within a condensed timeframe. For example, WHO has produced examples of an...

    Authors: Ivan D. Florez, Rebecca L. Morgan, Maicon Falavigna, Sérgio C. Kowalski, Yuan Zhang, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Nancy Santesso, Wojtek Wiercioch and Holger J. Schünemann

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:62

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  32. Content type: Opinion

    Closing the gap between research production and research use is a key challenge for the health research system. Stakeholder engagement is being increasingly promoted across the board by health research funding...

    Authors: Annette Boaz, Stephen Hanney, Robert Borst, Alison O’Shea and Maarten Kok

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:60

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  33. Content type: Research

    Systematic reviews are an important source of evidence for public health decision-making, but length and technical jargon tend to hinder their use. In non-English speaking countries, inaccessibility of informa...

    Authors: Laura K. Busert, Margot Mütsch, Christina Kien, Aline Flatz, Ursula Griebler, Manfred Wildner, Jan M. Stratil and Eva A. Rehfuess

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:59

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  34. Content type: Research

    Gender is often neglected in health systems, yet health systems are not gender neutral. Within health systems research, gender analysis seeks to understand how gender power relations create inequities in acces...

    Authors: Rosemary Morgan, Richard Mangwi Ayiasi, Debjani Barman, Stephen Buzuzi, Charles Ssemugabo, Nkoli Ezumah, Asha S. George, Kate Hawkins, Xiaoning Hao, Rebecca King, Tianyang Liu, Sassy Molyneux, Kelly W. Muraya, David Musoke, Tumaini Nyamhanga, Bandeth Ros…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:58

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  35. Content type: Research

    Priority-setting is a complicated and time-consuming process; however, if appropriately conducted, it could efficiently divert resources to the most important studies. A considerable body of evidence indicates...

    Authors: Abbas Badakhshan, Mohammad Arab, Arash Rashidian, Neda Mehrdad and Kazem Zendehdel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:57

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  36. Content type: Research

    Citation of research in policy documents has been suggested as an indicator of the potential longer-term impacts of research. We investigated the use of research citations in childhood obesity prevention polic...

    Authors: Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Lesley King, Andrew Milat and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:55

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  37. Content type: Review

    Measuring the policy and practice impacts of research is becoming increasingly important. Policy impacts can be measured from two directions – tracing forward from research and tracing backwards from a policy ...

    Authors: Robyn Newson, Lesley King, Lucie Rychetnik, Andrew Milat and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:54

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  38. Content type: Research

    Priority-driven funding streams for population and public health are an important part of the health research landscape and contribute to orienting future scholarship in the field. While research priorities ar...

    Authors: Yuri Cartier, Maria I. Creatore, Steven J. Hoffman and Louise Potvin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:53

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    The importance of a sustainable health workforce is increasingly recognised. However, the building of a future health workforce that is responsive to diverse population needs and demographic and economic chang...

    Authors: Ellen Kuhlmann, Ronald Batenburg, Matthias Wismar, Gilles Dussault, Claudia B. Maier, Irene A. Glinos, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Christine Bond, Viola Burau, Tiago Correia, Peter P. Groenewegen, Johan Hansen, David J. Hunter, Usman Khan, Hans H. Kluge, Marieke Kroezen…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:52

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  40. Content type: Research

    Health systems guidance (HSG) provides recommendations to address health systems challenges. No tools exist to inform HSG developers and users about the components of high quality HSG and to differentiate betw...

    Authors: Melissa C. Brouwers, Denis Ako-Arrey, Karen Spithoff, Marija Vukmirovic, Ivan D. Florez, John N. Lavis, Francoise Cluzeau, Govin Permanand, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch and Yaolong Chen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:51

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  41. Content type: Research

    In evidence-informed policy-making (EIP), major knowledge gaps remain in understanding the context and possibilities for institutionalisation of knowledge translation. In 2014, the WHO Evidence-informed Policy...

    Authors: Péter Mihalicza, Mark Leys, Ilona Borbás, Szabolcs Szigeti, Olivia Biermann and Tanja Kuchenmüller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:50

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  42. Content type: Research

    The importance of a health research system (HRS), namely an instrument for developing and enabling health systems, is increasing, particularly in developing countries. Assessing the perceptions of system perfo...

    Authors: Mohammed AlKhaldi, Yehia Abed, Constanze Pfeiffer, Saleem Haj-Yahia, Abdulsalam Alkaiyat and Marcel Tanner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:49

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  43. Content type: Review

    Health systems are increasingly focusing on the issue of ‘overuse’ of health services and how to address it. We developed a framework focused on (1) the rationale and context for health systems prioritising ad...

    Authors: Moriah E. Ellen, Michael G. Wilson, Marcela Vélez, Ruth Shach, John N. Lavis, Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Kaelan A. Moat

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:48

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  44. Content type: Research

    Ensuring health policies are informed by evidence still remains a challenge despite efforts devoted to this aim. Several tools and approaches aimed at fostering evidence-informed policy-making (EIPM) have been...

    Authors: Valentina Tudisca, Adriana Valente, Tommaso Castellani, Timo Stahl, Petru Sandu, Diana Dulf, Hilde Spitters, Ien Van de Goor, Christina Radl-Karimi, Mohamed Ahmed Syed, Natasa Loncarevic, Cathrine Juel Lau, Susan Roelofs, Maja Bertram, Nancy Edwards and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:47

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  45. Content type: Research

    Getting research into policy and practice in healthcare is a recognised, world-wide concern. As an attempt to bridge the gap between research and practice, research funders are requesting more interdisciplinar...

    Authors: M. E. Nyström, J. Karltun, C. Keller and B. Andersson Gäre

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:46

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  46. Content type: Review

    To describe a framework for people making and using evidence-informed health system and public health recommendations and decisions.

    Authors: Jenny Moberg, Andrew D. Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Holger J. Schünemann, Gordon Guyatt, Signe Flottorp, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Angela Morelli, Gabriel Rada and Pablo Alonso-Coello

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:45

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  47. Content type: Research

    It is widely accepted that research can lead to improved health outcomes. However, translating research into meaningful impacts in peoples’ lives requires actions that stretch well beyond those traditionally a...

    Authors: Robert K. D. McLean, Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline M. Tetroe and Jimmy A. Volmink

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:44

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