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  1. Content type: Research

    Cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary partnership research is considered one of the most effective means of facilitating research-informed policy and practice, particularly for addressing complex problems such as ...

    Authors: Sonia Wutzke, Samantha Rowbotham, Abby Haynes, Penelope Hawe, Paul Kelly, Sally Redman, Seanna Davidson, Jackie Stephenson, Marge Overs and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:109

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  2. Content type: Review

    The importance of accessible mental health treatment is a global concern, particularly when one in five people will experience a mental health problem in their lifespan. This is no less important in Ghana; how...

    Authors: Eric Badu, Anthony Paul O’Brien and Rebecca Mitchell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:110

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Decisions regarding the regulation of individual medicines differ from country to country. In the case of Relenza, Mulinari and Davis (Health Res Policy Syst 15:93, 2017) have suggested that these inconsistencies...

    Authors: Tracy Merlin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:108

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:98

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:100

  4. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) objects to the fact that we occasionally refer to one of its senior ex-employees by name. However, names of individual MPA assessors, Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

    Authors: Shai Mulinari and Courtney Davis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:98

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:108

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:100

  5. Content type: Study Protocol

    Conducting and/or disseminating research together with community stakeholders (e.g. policy-makers, practitioners, community organisations, patients) is a promising approach to generating relevant and impactful...

    Authors: Femke Hoekstra, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Veronica Allan, Anita Kothari and Heather L. Gainforth

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:107

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  6. Content type: Research

    This paper reports on an online platform, People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni), as a means of enhancing access to master’s level public health education for health professionals. Peoples-uni...

    Authors: Sanjeev Sridharan, Madeleine Bondy, April Nakaima and Richard F. Heller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:106

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  7. Content type: Research

    Priority-setting (PS) for health research presents an opportunity for the relevant stakeholders to identify and create a list of priorities that reflects the country’s knowledge needs. Zambia has conducted sev...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri, Corinne Schuster-Wallace and Pascalina Chanda-Kapata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:105

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  8. Content type: Opinion

    Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) flows from the premise that knowledge co-produced with decision-makers is more likely to inform subsequent decisions. However, evaluations of manager/policy-maker-focused...

    Authors: Sara A. Kreindler

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:104

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  9. Content type: Research

    Issues with the uptake of research findings in applied health services research remain problematic. Part of this disconnect is attributed to the exclusion of knowledge users at the outset of a study, which oft...

    Authors: Jennifer Baumbusch, Sarah Wu, Sandra B. Lauck, Davina Banner, Tamar O’Shea and Leslie Achtem

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:103

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  10. Content type: Research

    To describe the implementation, main intervention areas and initial results of the Integrated Strategy for the Promotion of Healthy Eating (EIPAS) in Portugal.

    Authors: Pedro Graça, Maria João Gregório, Sofia Mendes de Sousa, Sónia Brás, Tatiana Penedo, Telmo Carvalho, Narcisa M. Bandarra, Rui Matias Lima, Ana Paula Simão, Francisco Goiana-da-Silva, Maria Graça Freitas and Fernando Ferreira Araújo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:102

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  11. Content type: Research

    Knowledge syntheses that use a realist methodology are gaining popularity. Yet, there are few reports in the literature that describe how results are summarised, shared and used. This paper aims to inform know...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Boyko, Barbara L. Riley, Cameron D. Willis, Lisa Stockton, Dana Zummach, Jon Kerner, Kerry Robinson and Marie Chia

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:101

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  12. Content type: Research

    Integrating sustainable responses to intimate partner violence in health care is a persistent and complex problem internationally. New Zealand holds a leading role, having established national health system in...

    Authors: Claire Gear, Elizabeth Eppel and Jane Koziol-Mclain

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:99

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  13. Content type: Review

    This paper focuses on inequities in health in the context of disability, mental health, sexual orientation and gender identity (The authors’ location outside of these identities is acknowledged as a serious li...

    Authors: N. Nakkeeran and Barathi Nakkeeran

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16(Suppl 1):97

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  14. Content type: Review

    In this paper, we draw upon and build on three presentations which were part of the plenary session on ‘Structural Drivers of Health Inequities’ at the National Conference on Health Inequities in India: Transf...

    Authors: Rama V. Baru and Malu Mohan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16(Suppl 1):91

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  15. Content type: Proceedings

    This paper describes the process and outcome of a consultative exercise undertaken to develop a medium-term agenda for the next decade, and to identify a short list of immediate priorities for health equity re...

    Authors: T.K. Sundari Ravindran and Tanya Seshadri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16(Suppl 1):94

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  16. Content type: Research

    The large number of South Africans with disability who cannot access good quality rehabilitation presents a public health and human rights challenge. A cost-effective, efficient approach is required to address...

    Authors: Q. Louw, K. Grimmer, J. M. Dizon, S. Machingaidze, H. Parker and D. Ernstzen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:96

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  17. Content type: Research

    Reducing monies spent on unnecessary medical care is one possible target to improve value in healthcare systems. Regional variation in the provision of medical care suggests physician behaviour and patient dem...

    Authors: Mark Embrett and Glen E Randall

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:95

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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