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  1. Content type: Research

    In examining an initiative to develop and implement new cancer diagnostic pathways in two English localities, this paper evaluates ‘what works’ and examines the role of researchers in facilitating knowledge tr...

    Authors: Jon Banks, Lesley Wye, Nicola Hall, James Rooney, Fiona M. Walter, Willie Hamilton, Ardiana Gjini and Greg Rubin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:103

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    In recent decades, evidence-based practices (EBPs) have been broadly promoted in community behavioural health systems in the United States of America, yet reported EBP penetration rates remain low. Determining...

    Authors: Ashley T. Scudder, Sarah M. Taber-Thomas, Kristen Schaffner, Joy R. Pemberton, Leah Hunter and Amy D. Herschell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:102

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  3. Content type: Research

    The Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC) is a multi-stakeholder alliance founded in 2006 to advance population health intervention research (PHIR). PHIRIC aimed to strengthen ...

    Authors: Erica Di Ruggiero, Natalie Kishchuk, Sarah Viehbeck, Nancy Edwards, Kerry Robinson, Barbara Riley and Heather Smith Fowler

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:101

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  4. Content type: Research

    An intervention’s success depends on how participants interact with it in local settings. Process evaluation examines these interactions, indicating why an intervention was or was not effective, and how it (an...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Sue Brennan, Sally Redman, Anna Williamson, Steve R. Makkar, Gisselle Gallego and Phyllis Butow

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:99

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  5. Content type: Research

    In several countries, attempts are made to improve health promotion by centrally rating the effectiveness of health promotion interventions. The Dutch Effectiveness Rating System (ERS) for health promotion int...

    Authors: Maarten Olivier Kok, Roland Bal, Caspar David Roelefs and Albertine Jantine Schuit

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:100

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  6. Content type: Opinion

    Fragmented care results in poor outcomes for individuals with complexity of need. Person-centred coordinated care (P3C) is perceived to be a potential solution, but an absence of accessible evidence and the la...

    Authors: Helen M. Lloyd, Mark Pearson, Rod Sheaff, Sheena Asthana, Hannah Wheat, Thava Priya Sugavanam, Nicky Britten, Jose Valderas, Michael Bainbridge, Louise Witts, Debra Westlake, Jane Horrell and Richard Byng

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:98

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  7. Content type: Research

    The existing gap between research evidence and public health practice has attributed to the unmet Millennium Development Goals in Africa and consequently, has stimulated the development of frameworks to enhanc...

    Authors: Chikondi Mwendera, Christiaan de Jager, Herbert Longwe, Charles Hongoro, Kamija Phiri and Clifford M. Mutero

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:97

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  8. Content type: Research

    At the turn of the 90s, studies showed that health research contributed little to health and development in low- and middle-income countries because it was oriented towards international priorities and dominat...

    Authors: Maarten Olivier Kok, John Owusu Gyapong, Ivan Wolffers, David Ofori-Adjei and Elis Joost Ruitenberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:96

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  9. Content type: Research

    Discussions within the health community routinely emphasise the importance of evidence in informing policy formulation and implementation. Much of the support for the evidence-based policy movement draws from ...

    Authors: Helen Walls, Marco Liverani, Kannarath Chheng and Justin Parkhurst

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:95

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  10. Content type: Research

    Relenza represents the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NI), a class of drugs that also includes the drug Tamiflu. Although heralded as breakthrough treatments in influenza, NI efficacy has remained highly contr...

    Authors: Shai Mulinari and Courtney Davis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:93

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  11. Content type: Research

    Evidence-informed decision-making for health is far from the norm, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has an important role in providing th...

    Authors: Zubin Cyrus Shroff, Dena Javadi, Lucy Gilson, Rockie Kang and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:94

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    There is a critical gap between needs and available resources for mental health treatment across the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In countries committed to increasing resour...

    Authors: Mary Hawk, Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, Triptish Bhatia, Jaspreet S. Brar, Wafaa Abdelhakim Elbahaey, James E. Egan, Prasad Konasale, Supriya Kumar, Margaret C. McDonald, Ravinder Singh, Soumya Swaminathan, Joel Wood and Smita N. Deshpande

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:92

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  13. Content type: Research

    Despite the apparent benefits to teaching, many faculty members are reluctant to participate in medical education research (MER) for a variety of reasons. In addition to the further demand on their time, physi...

    Authors: Douglas Archibald, William Hogg, Jacques Lemelin, Simone Dahrouge, Mireille St. Jean and François Boucher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:91

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  14. Content type: Research

    Focusing on healthcare referral processes for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in South Africa, this paper discusses the comprehensiveness of documents (global and national) that guide the country...

    Authors: Faith Nankasa Mambulu-Chikankheni, John Eyles, Ejemai Amaize Eboreime and Prudence Ditlopo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:90

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  15. Content type: Opinion

    This article examines the current status and most important changes over time to the legislative framework on the health technology assessment-informed decision-making process on diagnostic and therapeutic ‘me...

    Authors: Britta Olberg, Sabine Fuchs, Katja Matthias, Alexandra Nolting, Matthias Perleth and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:89

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  16. Content type: Research

    In the funding of health research and public health research it is vital that research questions posed are important and that funded research meets a research need or a gap in evidence. Many methods are used i...

    Authors: S. Turner, E. Ollerhead and A. Cook

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:87

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  17. Content type: Research

    The Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE) programme was piloted in Zambia and Uganda in 2012–2015. It aimed to answer evaluative questions raised by policymakers in Ministries of Health, rapidly and wi...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Andrew Kardan, Molly Scott, Lucie Moore and Louise Shaxson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:86

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  18. Content type: Editorial

    How can nations organise research investments to obtain the best bundle of knowledge and the maximum level of improved health, spread as equitably as possible? This question was the central focus of a major in...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney and Miguel A. González-Block

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:81

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  19. Content type: Opinion

    Evidence-based decision-making is an important foundation for health policy and service planning decisions, yet there remain challenges in ensuring that the many forms of available evidence are considered when...

    Authors: Louise Freebairn, Lucie Rychetnik, Jo-An Atkinson, Paul Kelly, Geoff McDonnell, Nick Roberts, Christine Whittall and Sally Redman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:83

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  20. Content type: Review

    In order to understand and measure the policy impact of research we need a definition of research impact that is suited to the task. This article systematically reviewed both peer-reviewed and grey literature ...

    Authors: Kristel Alla, Wayne D. Hall, Harvey A. Whiteford, Brian W. Head and Carla S. Meurk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:84

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  21. Content type: Research

    Evidence shows that territorial borders continue to have an impact on research collaboration in Europe. Knowledge of national research structural contexts is therefore crucial to the promotion of Europe-wide p...

    Authors: Victor Stephani, Silvia Sommariva, Anne Spranger and Oriana Ciani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:85

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  22. Content type: Research

    The establishment of international collaborative research partnerships in times of infectious disease outbreaks of international importance has been considered an ethical imperative. Frail health research syst...

    Authors: Julio Arturo Canario Guzmán, Roberto Espinal, Jeannette Báez, Ricardo Elias Melgen, Patricia Antonia Pérez Rosario and Eddys Rafael Mendoza

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:82

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  23. Content type: Research

    The requirements of the health policy and services journals for authors to report their financial and non-financial conflicts of interest (COI) are unclear. The present article aims to assess the requirements ...

    Authors: Assem M. Khamis, Maram B. Hakoum, Lama Bou-Karroum, Joseph R. Habib, Ahmed Ali, Gordon Guyatt, Fadi El-Jardali and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:80

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  24. Content type: Research

    The South African allied health (AH) primary healthcare (PHC) workforce is challenged with the complex rehabilitation needs of escalating patient numbers. The application of evidence-based care using clinical ...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:79

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