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  1. As systematically developed statements regarding possible courses of action, health system guidance (HSG) can assist with making decisions about addressing problems or achieving goals in health systems. Howeve...

    Authors: Qi Wang, Ying Zhu, Shitong Xie, Mohammad Golam Kibria, Qiangqiang Guo, Ahmed Atef Belal, Yanfei Li, Jingyi Zhang, Yaolong Chen, Holger J. Schünemann, Michael G. Wilson, Kehu Yang and John N. Lavis
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:105
  2. The past decade has increasingly seen systems approaches as a featured theme in public health studies and policy documents. This trend is evident in the area of physical activity, which is a significant global...

    Authors: Tracy Nau, Adrian Bauman, Ben J. Smith and William Bellew
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:104
  3. Leadership to manage the complex political and technical challenges of moving towards universal health coverage (UHC) is widely recognized as critical, but there are few studies which evaluate how to expand ca...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Nouria Brikci and David Scherer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:103
  4. The need to improve gender equity (GE) in academic medicine is well documented. Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), partnerships between leading National Health Service (NHS) organizations and universities in ...

    Authors: Lorna R. Henderson, Rinita Dam, Syed Ghulam Sarwar Shah, Pavel V. Ovseiko and Vasiliki Kiparoglou
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:102
  5. Recent estimates report that 2.4 billion people with health conditions globally could benefit from rehabilitation. While the benefits of rehabilitation for individuals and society have been described in the li...

    Authors: Alarcos Cieza, Aku Kwamie, Qhayiya Magaqa, Nino Paichadze, Carla Sabariego, Karl Blanchet, Nukhba Zia, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, Abdul Ghaffar and Bente Mikkelsen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:101
  6. The use of collaborative health research approaches, such as integrated knowledge translation (IKT), was challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic due to physical distancing measures and transition to virtual pl...

    Authors: Priscilla Medeiros, Celia Laur, Tram Nguyen, Meghan Gilfoyle, Aislinn Conway, Emily Giroux, Femke Hoekstra, Jean Michelle Legasto, Emily Ramage, Brenda Tittlemier, Brianne Wood and Sandy Steinwender
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:100
  7. During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, astonishingly rapid research averted millions of deaths worldwide through new vaccines and repurposed and new drugs. Evidence use informed life-saving national policies includin...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney, Sharon E. Straus and Bev J. Holmes
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:99
  8. WHO publishes public health and clinical guidelines to guide Member States in achieving better health outcomes. Furthermore, WHO’s Thirteenth General Programme of Work for 2019–2023 prioritizes strengthening i...

    Authors: Kiran Saluja, K. Srikanth Reddy, Qi Wang, Ying Zhu, Yanfei Li, Xiajing Chu, Rui Li, Liangying Hou, Tanya Horsley, Fred Carden, Kidist Bartolomeos and Janet Hatcher Roberts
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:98
  9. A learning health system (LHS) framework provides an opportunity for health system restructuring to provide value-based healthcare. However, there is little evidence showing how to effectively implement a LHS ...

    Authors: Mari Somerville, Christine Cassidy, Janet Curran, Melissa Rothfus, Doug Sinclair and Annette Elliott Rose
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:97
  10. Effectively addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the new pathogen requires continuous generation of evidence to inform decision-making. Despite an unprecedented amount of resea...

    Authors: Tasnim Azim, Anjana Bhushan, Victor J. Del Rio Vilas, Rahul Srivastava, Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe, Roderico Ofrin, Sharat Chauhan and Anand Krishnan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:96
  11. Communities of Practice are formed by people who interact regularly to engage in collective learning in a shared domain of human endeavor. Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP) are online communities that use...

    Authors: Shannon L. Sibbald, Maddison L. Burnet, Bill Callery and Jonathan I. Mitchell
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:95
  12. Ghana became the first African country to take delivery of the first wave of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine from the COVAX facility. But why has this promising start of the vaccination rollout not translated i...

    Authors: Roger A. Atinga, Augustina Koduah and Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:94
  13. User involvement in research has rapidly increased and is often a precondition to obtain research funding. Benefits such as effectiveness and increased relevance of research are described in the literature, bu...

    Authors: Maya Kylén, Björn Slaug, Oskar Jonsson, Susanne Iwarsson and Steven M. Schmidt
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:93
  14. The de-implementation of low-value care (LVC) is important to improving patient and population health, minimizing patient harm and reducing resource waste. However, there is limited knowledge about how the de-...

    Authors: Hanna Augustsson, Belén Casales Morici, Henna Hasson, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Sara Korlén Schalling, Sara Ingvarsson, Hanna Wijk, Marta Roczniewska and Per Nilsen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:92
  15. The translation of evidence-based practices and rapid uptake of innovations into global health practice is challenging. Design thinking is a consultative process involving multiple stakeholders and has been id...

    Authors: Caitlin Jarrett, Yara C. Baxter, Johannes Boch, Conrado Carrasco, Daniel Cobos Muñoz, Karina Mauro Dib, Lara Pessoa, Jasmina Saric, Mariana Silveira and Peter Steinmann
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:91
  16. In healthcare, analysing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) on an aggregated level can improve and regulate healthcare for specific patient populations (meso level). This mixed-methods systematic review...

    Authors: Maarten C. Dorr, K. S. van Hof, J. G. M. Jelsma, E. A. C. Dronkers, R. J. Baatenburg de Jong, M. P. J. Offerman and M. C. de Bruijne
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:90
  17. To develop an open-access database of Arabic health measures intended for use by researchers and healthcare providers, along with a bibliometric analysis of the measures included in the database.

    Authors: Nada M. Albawardi, Quratulain Shaikh, Wejdan Alahaideb, Maryam Alamasi, Doaa Aljasser, Lama Alrasheed, Sultanah H. Alsulaiman and Abdullah F. Alghannam
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:87
  18. Enacting evidence-based public health policy can be challenging. One factor contributing to this challenge is a lack of public support for specific policies, which may stem from limited interest or conviction ...

    Authors: Katherine Cullerton, Dori Patay, Michael Waller, Eloise Adsett and Amanda Lee
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:86
  19. The scale-up of successfully tested public health interventions is critical to achieving universal health coverage. To ensure optimal use of resources, assessment of the scalability of an intervention is recog...

    Authors: Susan Bulthuis, Maryse Kok, Olivier Onvlee, Tim Martineau, Joanna Raven, Freddie Ssengooba, Justine Namakula, Hastings Banda, Patricia Akweongo and Marjolein Dieleman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:85
  20. Authors: Claudia-Marcela Vélez, Bernardo Aguilera, Lydia Kapiriri, Beverley M. Essue, Elysee Nouvet, Lars Sandman and Iestyn Williams
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:84

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:58

  21. Financial risk protection (FRP), defined as households’ access to needed healthcare services without experiencing undue financial hardship, is a critical health systems target, particularly in low- and middle-...

    Authors: Taslima Rahman, Dominic Gasbarro and Khurshid Alam
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:83
  22. Evidence briefs for policy (EBP) draw on best-available data and research evidence (e.g., systematic reviews) to help clarify policy problems, frame options for addressing them, and identify implementation con...

    Authors: Xuan Yu, Qi Wang, Kaelan Moat, Cristián Mansilla, Claudia Marcela Vélez, Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo, Yosef G. Abraha, Fadi El-Jardali, Racha Fadlallah, Jinglin He, Mohammad Kibria, Laura Boeira, Myeong Soo Lee, John N. Lavis and Yaolong Chen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:82
  23. To examine the military-civilian collaborative efforts which addressed the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in areas including provision of supplies, patient and provider support...

    Authors: Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Jessica Korona-Bailey, Miranda Lynn Janvrin, Cathaleen Madsen and Eric Schneider
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:81
  24. Multisector collaboration between state public health departments (SHDs) and diverse community partners is increasingly recognized as important for promoting positive public health outcomes, addressing social ...

    Authors: Edward Tsai, Peg Allen, Louise Farah Saliba and Ross C. Brownson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:80
  25. Communities of Practice (CoPs) are a promising approach to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) to improve care for chronic conditions like heart failure (HF). CoPs involve a comple...

    Authors: Anju Sahay, Brian S. Mittman, Parisa Gholami, Shoutzu Lin and Paul A. Heidenreich
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:79
  26. To achieve national and international strategic goals, countries are advised to assess the maturity status of their health information systems (HIS), including business continuity and interoperability. This w...

    Authors: Amanuel Biru, Dawit Birhan, Gemechis Melkamu, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Afrah Mohammedsanni Omer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:78
  27. The current paper examines the level of use of evidence and factors affecting the use of evidence by frontline maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and reproductive and child health (RCH) staff in practic...

    Authors: Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah, Doris Ottie-Boakye, Johnson Ermel and Sombié Issiaka
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:77
  28. In the early 2000s, Ontario and Quebec, two provinces of Canada, began to introduce hospital payment reforms to improve quality and access to care. This paper (1) critically reviews patient-based funding (PBF)...

    Authors: Maude Laberge, Francesca Katherine Brundisini, Myriam Champagne and Imtiaz Daniel
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:76
  29. Health systems responsiveness is the key to addressing infectious disease threats such as pandemics. The paper outlines an assessment of health systems resilience by exploring the association of health systems...

    Authors: Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Shivam Pandey, G. S. Preetha and Sumant Swain
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:75
  30. Research on public health responses to COVID-19 globally has largely focused on understanding the virus’ epidemiology, identifying interventions to curb transmission, and assessing the impact of interventions ...

    Authors: Laura Jane Brubacher, Md. Zabir Hasan, Veena Sriram, Shelly Keidar, Austin Wu, Michael Cheng, Chris Y. Lovato and Peter Berman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:74
  31. “Living guidelines” are guidelines which are continually kept up to date as new evidence emerges. Living guideline methods are evolving. The aim of this study was to determine how frequently searches for new e...

    Authors: Tari Turner, Steve McDonald, Louise Wiles, Coralie English and Kelvin Hill
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:73
  32. With most mental health problems established during childhood/adolescence, young people must be a key focus of public mental health approaches. Despite the range of factors known to influence mental health, ev...

    Authors: Andrea Taylor, Christina McMellon, Tara French, Alice MacLachlan, Rhiannon Evans, Ruth Lewis, Mark McCann, Laurence Moore, Simon Murphy, Sharon Simpson and Jo Inchley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:72
  33. Citizens of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have difficulties in obtaining proper health services compared to more developed countries, due to the lack of available health facilities and health financing ...

    Authors: Somdeth Bodhisane and Sathirakorn Pongpanich
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:71
  34. Engaging users of health research, namely knowledge users, as partners in the research process may to lead to evidence that is more relevant to the users. This may optimize the uptake of evidence in healthcare...

    Authors: B. J. Tittlemier, J. Cooper, D. Steliga, R. L. Woodgate and K. M. Sibley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:69
  35. COVID-19 has tested healthcare and research systems around the world, forcing the large-scale reorganization of hospitals, research infrastructure and resources. The United Kingdom has been singled out for the...

    Authors: Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein, David Wyatt, Hannah Cowan, Naomi Hare, Clair Harris and Charles Wolfe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:68
  36. WHO promotes the use of research in policy-making to drive improvements in health, including in achieving Sustainable Development Goals such as tobacco control. The European Union’s new €95 billion Horizon Eur...

    Authors: Marta Trapero-Bertran, Subhash Pokhrel and Stephen Hanney
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:67
  37. The gap between knowledge and practice, along with postponing or not implementing research findings in practice and policy-making, is one of the reasons for low-quality services. Hence, this study aimed at pre...

    Authors: Ghanbar Roohi, Mohammad Ali Jahani, Zeynab Farhadi and Ghahraman Mahmoudi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:66
  38. It is well documented that Canadian healthcare does not fully meet the health needs of First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples. In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concluded that Indigenous peopl...

    Authors: Crystal Milligan, Rosa Mantla, Grace Blake, John B. Zoe, Tyanna Steinwand, Sharla Greenland, Susan Keats, Sara Nash, Kyla Kakfwi-Scott, Georgina Veldhorst, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Suzanne Stewart, Susan Chatwood, Whitney Berta and Mark J. Dobrow
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:65
  39. Evidence-based health system guidelines are pivotal tools to help outline the important financial, policy and service components recommended to achieve a sustainable and resilient health system. However, not a...

    Authors: Sydney Breneol, Janet A. Curran, Robert Marten, Kirti Minocha, Catie Johnson, Helen Wong, Etienne V. Langlois, Lori Wozney, C. Marcela Vélez, Christine Cassidy, Sanjay Juvekar, Melissa Rothfus, Lydia Aziato, Lisa Keeping-Burke, Samuel Adjorlolo and Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:64
  40. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for an increasing disease and economic burden in Saudi Arabia, particularly those due to chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Efforts ar...

    Authors: Ahmed Hazazi and Andrew Wilson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:63
  41. Little attention has been given to the process of implementing or evaluating a structured academic–clinician (university–health service) research capacity-building (RCB) model within healthcare settings. We ha...

    Authors: Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Julie Kahl, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Kerry Reid-Searl and Tania Signal
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:62
  42. Improving access to palliative care for Canadians requires a focused collective effort towards palliative and end-of-life care advocacy and policy. However, evolution of modern palliative care in Canada has re...

    Authors: Jingjie Xiao, Carleen Brenneis and Konrad Fassbender
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:61
  43. The relationship between burden of disease and research funding has been examined cross-sectionally, but temporal patterns have not been investigated. It is logical to assume that temporal improvements in disa...

    Authors: Alok Nimgaonkar, Anisa Y. Mughal, Hakon Heimer, Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, Dede Greenstein and Alexandra Wright
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:60
  44. Complexity theory and systems-thinking are increasingly popular in physical activity (PA) research and policy discourse. The impact of this perspective shift, across many sectors, may be underwhelming. We expl...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Rigby, Caroline J. Dodd-Reynolds and Emily J. Oliver
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:59
  45. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are among those regions most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems in the region. In this context of severe health...

    Authors: Claudia-Marcela Vélez, Bernardo Aguilera, Lydia Kapiriri, Beverley M. Essue, Elysee Nouvet, Lars Sandman and Iestyn Williams
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:58

    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:84

  46. Epistemic injustices are increasingly decried in global health. This study aims to investigate whether the source of knowledge influences the perception of that knowledge and the willingness to use it in franc...

    Authors: Amandine Fillol, Esther McSween-Cadieux, Bruno Ventelou, Marie-Pier Larose, Ulrich Boris Nguemdjo Kanguem, Kadidiatou Kadio, Christian Dagenais and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:57
  47. In 2018, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada transformed its approach to organizational strategic planning and priority-setting. The goal was to generate impact from bench to bedside to community, to im...

    Authors: Krystina B. Lewis, Nedra Peter, Ian D. Graham and Anita Kothari
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:56