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  1. Shared decision-making (SDM) has been shown to improve healthcare outcomes and is a recognized right of patients. Policy requires health services to implement SDM. However, there is limited research into what ...

    Authors: Alex Waddell, Gerri Spassova, Louise Sampson, Lena Jungbluth, Jennifer Dam and Peter Bragge
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:15
  2. COVID-19 has prompted the use of readily available administrative data to track health system performance in times of crisis and to monitor disruptions in essential healthcare services. In this commentary we d...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Borwornsom Leerapan, Patricia Akweongo, Freddie Amponsah, Amit Aryal, Daisuke Asai, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Wondimu Ayele, Sebastian Bauhoff, Svetlana V. Doubova, Dominic Dormenyo Gadeka, Mahesh Dulal, Anna Gage, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Damen Haile-Mariam, Jean Paul Joseph…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:14
  3. A policy dialogue is a tool which promotes evidence-informed policy-making. It involves deliberation about a high-priority issue, informed by a synthesis of the best-available evidence, where potential policy ...

    Authors: Polly Mitchell, Marge Reinap, Kaelan Moat and Tanja Kuchenmüller
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:13
  4. With the sharp increase in the involvement of patients (including family and informal caregivers) as active participants, collaborators, advisors and decision-makers in health systems, a new role has emerged: ...

    Authors: Meredith Vanstone, Carolyn Canfield, Cara Evans, Myles Leslie, Mary Anne Levasseur, Maggie MacNeil, Manisha Pahwa, Janelle Panday, Paula Rowland, Shipra Taneja, Laura Tripp, Jeonghwa You and Julia Abelson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:12
  5. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a pandemic within a matter of months. Analysing the first year of the pandemic, data and surveillance gaps have subsequently surfaced. Yet, policy decisions and publi...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alvarez, Iwona A. Bielska, Stephanie Hopkins, Ahmed A. Belal, Donna M. Goldstein, Jean Slick, Sureka Pavalagantharajah, Anna Wynfield, Shruthi Dakey, Marie-Carmel Gedeon, Edris Alam and Katrina Bouzanis
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:11
  6. The initial policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has differed widely across countries. Such variability in government interventions has made it difficult for policymakers and health research systems to com...

    Authors: Naomi Moy, Marcello Antonini, Mattias Kyhlstedt, Gianluca Fiorentini and Francesco Paolucci
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:10
  7. Responding to complex needs calls for integrating care across providers, settings and sectors. Among models to improve integrated care, case management demonstrates a good evidence base of facilitating the app...

    Authors: Catherine Hudon and Rodger Kessler
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:9
  8. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Policymakers’ Information Use Questionnaire (POLIQ) to capture the intention of individuals in decision-making positions, such as health policy-makers,...

    Authors: Keiko Shikako, Reem El Sherif, Roberta Cardoso, Hao Zhang, Jonathan Lai, Ebele R. I. Mogo and Tibor Schuster
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:8
  9. Despite political promise to reduce out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure on healthcare through the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) of Nepal, its implementation is challenging with low enrolment and high dr...

    Authors: Geha N. Khanal, Bishal Bharadwaj, Nijan Upadhyay, Tulasi Bhattarai, Minakshi Dahal and Resham B. Khatri
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:7
  10. Use of epidemiological research in policy and practice is suboptimal, contributing to significant preventable morbidity and mortality. Barriers to the use of research evidence in policy include lack of researc...

    Authors: Emily Banks, Abby Haynes, Ray Lovett, Uday Narayan Yadav and Jason Agostino
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:6
  11. Purely technical interventions aimed at enhancing evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) have rarely translated into organizational institutionalization or systems change. A panel of four presentations at th...

    Authors: Jeffrey Mecaskey, Ben Verboom, Marco Liverani, Rhona Mijumbi-Deve and Nasreen S. Jessani
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:5
  12. Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world, with a population that is growing at 2.4% annually. Despite considerable political will, including a national commitment that was endorsed by the presi...

    Authors: Mujahid Abdullah, Faiq Bilal, Romesa Khan, Azadeh Ahmed, Aamir Ashraf Khawaja, Faisal Sultan and Adnan Ahmad Khan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:4
  13. To identify and assess the globally available valid, reliable and acceptable tools for assessing health research partnership outcomes and impacts.

    Authors: K. J. Mrklas, J. M. Boyd, S. Shergill, S. Merali, M. Khan, L. Nowell, A. Goertzen, L. M. Pfadenhauer, K. Paul, K. M. Sibley, L. Swain, M. Vis-Dunbar, M. D. Hill, S. Raffin-Bouchal, M. Tonelli and I. D. Graham
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:3
  14. Diabetes is a major public health concern, with approximately 80% of the burden falling on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common microvascular complicati...

    Authors: Katie Curran, Prabhath Piyasena, Nathan Congdon, Lisa Duke, Belma Malanda and Tunde Peto
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2023 21:2
  15. Many countries have an inefficient vaccination system, which hinders global exit from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital to summarize COVID-19 vaccination practices in countries with high vaccination coverage ...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Zhiqiang Qu, Shiyi Tu, Xi Chen and Zhiyuan Hou
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:142
  16. The WHO ACTION-I trial, the largest placebo-controlled trial on antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) efficacy and safety to date, reaffirmed the benefits of ACS on mortality reduction among early preterm newborns i...

    Authors: Ayesha De Costa, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Shuchita Gupta, Anayda Portela, Joshua P. Vogel, Joao Paulo Souza, Suman Rao, Nicole Minckas, Özge Tuncalp, Rajiv Bahl and Fernando Althabe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:141
  17. This paper seeks to assess the sustainability of the reformed maternity insurance system and the extent to which China’s current maternity insurance system can support different levels of fertility incentives ...

    Authors: Xiaotian Zhang, Xiaoyun Liu, Wanxin Wang, Lulin Zhou, Yang Wang and Mingyue Li
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:140
  18. Pakistan’s maternal mortality rate remains persistently high at 186/100,000 live births. The country’s government-run first-level healthcare facilities, the basic health units (BHUs), are an important source o...

    Authors: Sarah Salway, Zubia Mumtaz, Afshan Bhatti, Amy Barnes, Jeremy Dawson and Gian Singh Jhangri
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:139
  19. Good governance and regulatory supervision are required to conduct research in an international public health emergency context and to ensure compliance with ethical standards. The “Strengthening research ethi...

    Authors: Julio Arturo Canario Guzmán, Jessie Orlich, Renata Mendizábal-Cabrera, Argentina Ying, Claude Vergès, Eleonora Espinoza, Mario Soriano, Elsy Cárcamo, Briana Beltrán, Eddys Rafael Mendoza Marrero, Reyna Sepulveda, Claudia Nieto Anderson, Nicole Feune de Colombi, Roxana Lescano, Eddy Pérez-Then, Trudie Lang…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:138
  20. In insurance-based healthcare systems, healthcare insurers are interested in engaging citizens in care procurement to contract healthcare services that matter to people. In the Netherlands, an amendment to the...

    Authors: Óscar Brito Fernandes, Véronique Bos, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:137
  21. Strong Global South (GS) health research leadership, itself both dependent on and a requisite for strong health research systems, is essential to generate locally relevant research and ensure that evidence is ...

    Authors: Marian Abouzeid, Ahlam Muthanna, Iman Nuwayhid, Fadi El-Jardali, Phil Connors, Rima R. Habib, Shahram Akbarzadeh and Samer Jabbour
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:136
  22. Public involvement in health and social care research is increasingly prioritized by policy-makers and research funders. Often, the impact of the involvement is described in terms of how it has contributed to ...

    Authors: Camilla Malm, Håkan Jönson, Stefan Andersson and Elizabeth Hanson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:135
  23. The global COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to evaluate factors associated with high levels of adoption of different therapeutics in a real-world setting. The aim of this nationwide, retrospective cohort st...

    Authors: Jennifer La, Nathanael R. Fillmore, Nhan V. Do, Mary Brophy, Paul A. Monach and Westyn Branch-Elliman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:134
  24. Accurate, consistent assessment of outcomes and impacts is challenging in the health research partnerships domain. Increased focus on tool quality, including conceptual, psychometric and pragmatic characterist...

    Authors: Kelly J. Mrklas, Sera Merali, Masood Khan, Sumair Shergill, Jamie M. Boyd, Lorelli Nowell, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Kevin Paul, Amelia Goertzen, Liam Swain, Kathryn M. Sibley, Mathew Vis-Dunbar, Michael D. Hill, Shelley Raffin-Bouchal, Marcello Tonelli and Ian D. Graham
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:133
  25. Aboriginal women and their infants experience significant disadvantage in health outcomes compared to their non-Aboriginal counterparts. Access to timely, effective, and appropriate maternal and child health c...

    Authors: Nina Sivertsen, Janiene Deverix, Carolyn Gregoric and Julian Grant
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:132
  26. Implementation studies evaluate strategies to move evidence-based practices into routine clinical practice. Often, implementation scientists use healthcare quality measures to evaluate the integration of an ev...

    Authors: Allison M. Gustavson, Hildi J. Hagedorn, Leah E. Jesser, Marie E. Kenny, Barbara A. Clothier, Mark Bounthavong, Princess E. Ackland, Adam J. Gordon and Alex H. S. Harris
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:131
  27. Population ageing is a global phenomenon that has profound implications for all aspects of health systems development. Research is needed to understand and improve the health system response to this demographi...

    Authors: Megumi Rosenberg, Shinichi Tomioka and Sarah Louise Barber
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):128

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  28. Hypertension is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although multiple studies have assessed the prevalence of hypertension among older people, no study has examined the unmet need for hypertens...

    Authors: Shamsul Azhar Shah, Megumi Rosenberg, Dzulfitree Ahmad, Saharudin Ahmad, Nazarudin Safian and Yugo Shobugawa
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):127

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  29. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about safe distancing measures that are unprecedented. This article details the impact of the pandemic across research studies involving older persons in Singapore, and assesses t...

    Authors: Ad Maulod, Sasha Rouse, Atiqah Lee, Malcolm Ravindran, Hazirah Mohamad, Veronica Goh, Diyana Azman, Lian Leng Low, Rahul Malhotra and Angelique Chan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):126

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  30.  Population ageing will accelerate rapidly in Mongolia in the coming decades. We explore whether this is likely to have deleterious effects on economic growth and health spending trends and whether any adverse...

    Authors: Gemma A. Williams, Jonathan Cylus, Lynn Al Tayara, Tomáš Roubal, Tsolmongerel Tsilaajav and Sarah L. Barber
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):122

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  31. Rapid population ageing remains an important concern for health, social and economics systems; thus, a broader assessment of cognitive decline among adults aged ≥ 60 years is essential. It is important to regu...

    Authors: Sengchanh Kounnavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Sayasone, Vanthanom Savathdy, Emiko Masaki, Ryoma Kayano, Bounfeng Phoummalaysith, Boungnong Boupha and Nobuyuki Hamajima
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):121

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  32. This study investigated how cognitive function-related simple questions can be used to identify older individuals who are at risk of needing long-term care.

    Authors: Shinsuke Kojima, Takashi Kikuchi, Yasumasa Kakei, Hisatomo Kowa, Yasuji Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kajita, Tohmi Osaki, Masanori Fukushima, Ryoma Kayano and Yoji Nagai
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):120

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  33. Hypertension is a major cause of morbidity among older adults. We investigated older adults’ access to health services in Myanmar by focusing on unmet needs in diagnosing hypertension. This study aims to ident...

    Authors: Ikuma Nozaki, Yugo Shobugawa, Yuri Sasaki, Daisuke Takagi, Yuiko Nagamine, Poe Ei Zin, Thae Zarchi Bo, Than Win Nyunt, Min Zaw Oo, Kay Thi Lwin and Hla Hla Win
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):114

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  34. Population ageing and the associated increase in the healthcare needs of older people are putting pressure on the healthcare system in Viet Nam. The country prioritizes healthcare for older people and has deve...

    Authors: Nguyen Hoang Giang, Nguyen The Vinh, Hoang Thi Phuong, Nguyen Thi Thang and Tran Thi Mai Oanh
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):112

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  35. A growing number of older adults require complex care, but coordination among professionals to provide comprehensive and high-quality care is perceived to be inadequate. Opportunities to gain the knowledge and...

    Authors: Keiko Nakamura, Kathryn Lizbeth L. Siongco, TJ Robinson T. Moncatar, Lourdes Marie S. Tejero, Shelley Ann F. De La Vega, Sheila R. Bonito, Richard Javier, Takako Tsutsui, Tran Dai Tri Han, Man Thi Hue Vo, Yuri Tashiro, Saber Al-Sobaihi, Kaoruko Seino, Thang Van Vo, Fely Marilyn E. Lorenzo and Carmelita C. Canila
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):111

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  36. Populations around the world are ageing faster, with the majority living in low- and middle-income countries where health and social care are yet to be universal and inclusive for the ageing population. This c...

    Authors: Myo Nyein Aung, Saiyud Moolphate, Thin Nyein Nyein Aung, Yuka Koyanagi, Akrapon Kurusattra, Sutatip Chantaraksa, Siripen Supakankunti and Motoyuki Yuasa
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):110

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  37. In Cambodia, economic development accompanied by health reforms has led to a rapidly ageing population and an increasing incidence and prevalence of noncommunicable diseases. National strategic plans recognize...

    Authors: Nirmali Sivapragasam, David B. Matchar, Pheak Chhoun, Hero Kol, Chhun Loun, Amina Mahmood Islam, John Ansah and Siyan Yi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20(Suppl 1):109

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  38. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted lives across all countries and communities. It significantly reduced the global economic output and dealt health systems across the world a seriou...

    Authors: Bereket Gebremichael, Alemayehu Hailu, Mekitew Letebo, Etsub Berhanesilassie, Arega Shumetie and Sibhatu Biadgilign
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:130
  39. Between 2019 and 2021, the first Irish health system performance assessment (HSPA) framework was developed. As routinely collected health data are necessary to continuously populate indicators of an HSPA frame...

    Authors: Damir Ivanković, Tessa Jansen, Erica Barbazza, Óscar Brito Fernandes, Niek Klazinga and Dionne Kringos
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 21:1
  40. China’s medical insurance schemes and poverty alleviation policy at this stage have achieved population-wide coverage and the system's universal function. At the late stage of the elimination of absolute pover...

    Authors: Wanxin Tian, Bing Wu, Yahong Yang, Yongqiang Lai, Wenqing Miao, Xiyu Zhang, Chenxi Zhang, Qi Xia, Linghan Shan, Huiying Yang, Huiqi Yang, Zhipeng Huang, Yuze Li, Yiyun Zhang, Fan Ding, Yulu Tian…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:129
  41. In 2019, WHO prioritized updating recommendations relating to three labour induction topics: labour induction at or beyond term, mechanical methods for labour induction, and outpatient labour induction. As pa...

    Authors: Melissa Murano, Doris Chou, Maria Laura Costa and Tari Turner
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:125
  42. Public health emergencies (PHEs), such as the COVID-19 crisis, are threats to global health and public order. We recommend that countries bolster their PHE responses by investing in health technology assessmen...

    Authors: Aparna Ananthakrishnan, Alia Cynthia Gonzales Luz, Sarin KC, Leslie Ong, Cecilia Oh, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Yot Teerawattananon and Hugo C. Turner
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:124
  43. The current global burden of stillbirth disproportionately affects regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, where Uganda is located. To respond to this burden, policies made at the national level were diffused from...

    Authors: Eric Ssegujja and Michelle Andipatin
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:123
  44. From 2014 to 2019, the Centre for Research Excellence in Integrated Quality Improvement (CRE-IQI) was evaluated as an innovation platform focusing on continuous quality improvement in Indigenous Australian pri...

    Authors: Frances Clare Cunningham, Boyd Alexander Potts, Shanthi Ann Ramanathan, Jodie Bailie, Roxanne Gwendalyn Bainbridge, Andrew Searles, Alison Frances Laycock and Ross Stewart Bailie
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:119
  45. The way in which research impact is evaluated and assessed has long been under debate. In recent years the focus is moving away from the use of numerical indicators, towards an emphasis on narratives. The Dutc...

    Authors: Rik Iping, Marielle Kroon, Chantal Steegers and Thed van Leeuwen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:118
  46. One of the challenges for countries implementing food policy measures has been the difficulty in demonstrating impact and retaining stakeholder support. Consequently, research funded to help countries overcome...

    Authors: Dori Patay, Kathy Trieu, Briar McKenzie, Shanthi Ramanathan, Alexis Hure, Colin Bell, Anne-Marie Thow, Steven Allender, Erica Reeve, Aliyah Palu, Mark Woodward, Gade Waqa and Jacqui Webster
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:117
  47. The health research system (HRS) is an important national priority that requires a systematic and functional approach. Evaluating the HRS of Iran as a developing country and identifying its challenges reveals ...

    Authors: Atousa Poursheikhali, Mohammed Alkhaldi, Reza Dehnavieh, AliAkbar Haghdoost, Ali Masoud, Somayeh Noorihekmat, Mohammad Reza Cheshmyazdan and Mousa Bamir
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:116
  48. As more people now live in urban areas than in rural communities in Nigeria, urban development (UD) requires urgent policy and programmatic attention. Although the population factor has been identified as impo...

    Authors: Sunday A. Adedini, Blessing U. Mberu, Christiana A. Alex-Ojei and Lorretta F. C. Ntoimo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:115
  49. Several countries across Europe are engaging in burden of disease (BoD) studies. This article aims to understand the experiences of eight small European states in relation to their research opportunities and c...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Ala’a Alkerwi, Mary Economou, Jane Idavain, Taavi Lai, Tina Lesnik, Caine Meyers, Hanen Samouda, Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Natasa Terzic, Lilian Tzivian and Elena Pallari
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:113
  50. In Mexico, the inclusion of a front-of-pack label in the Official Mexican Standard 051 (NOM-051 for its Spanish acronym) has been widely discussed for years by different stakeholder groups. In 2019, the NOM-05...

    Authors: Regina Durán, Edalith Asmitia, Juan Rivera, Simón Barquera and Lizbeth Tolentino-Mayo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:108