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  1. The Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) is one of the key mechanisms introduced by WHO to reduce the research-to-policy gap. EVIPNet Europe was launched in 2012. We evaluated the performance and achieve...

    Authors: Louise Lester, Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman and Tanja Kuchenmüller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:109

    Content type: Research

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  2. Sex and gender considerations are understood as essential components of knowledge translation in the design, implementation and reporting of interventions. Integrating sex and gender ensures more relevant evid...

    Authors: Amédé Gogovor, Tatyana Mollayeva, Nicole Etherington, Angela Colantonio and France Légaré

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:108

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Self-care interventions and remote care offer innovative and equitable ways to strengthen access to sexual and reproductive health services. Self-isolation during COVID-19 provided the opportunity for obstetri...

    Authors: A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Anne Ammerdorffer, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Alyce N. Wilson, Joshua P. Vogel, Lale Say and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:107

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. There have been claims that health research is not satisfactorily addressing healthcare challenges. A specific area of concern is the adequacy of the mechanisms used to plan investments in health research. How...

    Authors: Cristina Morciano, Maria Cristina Errico, Carla Faralli and Luisa Minghetti

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:106

    Content type: Research

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  5. Mali, like the rest of the world, has seen a rapid spread of COVID-19 since the first report of imported cases. Despite being a low-income country, Mali has leveraged scientific research resources via coordina...

    Authors: Seydou Doumbia, Ydrissa Sow, Mahamadou Diakite and Chuen-Yen Lau

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:105

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. The translation of biomedical research discoveries into clinical practice is marked by extended timelines (averaging 17 years) and multiple sequential process steps. However, even after a drug, device, diagnos...

    Authors: Jason H. Pitzen, Heidi L. Dieter, Darren L. Gronseth, Amber K. Dahl, Venessa L. Boyle, Tharana Maran, C. Michel Harper Jr and Gregory J. Gores

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:104

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  7. To explore the health research capacity (HRC) and factors associated with professional and technical personnel (PTP) in a first-class tertiary hospital in northwest China.

    Authors: Peijing Yan, Yongfeng Lao, Zhenxing Lu, Xu Hui, Biao Zhou, Xinyu Zhu, Xiaojie Chen, Li Li, Zixuan Wang, Min Zhang and Kehu Yang

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:103

    Content type: Research

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  8. Irrational prescribing has received increasing attention among policy-makers to improve drug safety and effectiveness while avoiding economic waste. The policies intended to rationalise prescribing have been g...

    Authors: Alexandru M. Rotar, Michael J. van den Berg and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:102

    Content type: Research

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  9. Community organisations and community members are increasingly being involved in health research projects worldwide as part of the engagement movement. Achieving deeper forms of community engagement like partn...

    Authors: Bridget Pratt, Tanya Seshadri and Prashanth N. Srinivas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:101

    Content type: Research

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  10. Although values underpin the goals pursued in health systems, including how health systems benefit the population, it is often not clear how values are incorporated into policy decision-making about health sys...

    Authors: C. Marcela Vélez, Michael G. Wilson, John N. Lavis, Julia Abelson and Ivan D. Florez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:100

    Content type: Review

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  11. Capacity for health economics analysis and research is indispensable for evidence-informed allocations of scarce health resources; however, little is known about the experience and capacity strengthening prefe...

    Authors: Adrian Gheorghe, Mohamed Gad, Sharif A. Ismail and Kalipso Chalkidou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:99

    Content type: Research

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  12. Health researchers and funders are increasingly consulting with stakeholders to set their research agendas but these activities are rarely evaluated. The Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group (CCCG) condu...

    Authors: Anneliese Synnot, Allison Tong, Rebecca Ryan and Sophie Hill

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:98

    Content type: Research

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  13. Social, behavioural and community engagement (SBCE) interventions are essential for global maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) strategies. Past efforts to synthesise research on SBCE interventions identi...

    Authors: Geoffrey Chan, J. Douglas Storey, Manoja Kumar Das, Emma Sacks, Mira Johri, Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian, Deepak Paudel, Sachiyo Yoshida and Anayda Portela

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:97

    Content type: Research

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  14. Health technology assessment (HTA) should provide an assessment of a technology’s effects on health and of the related social, economic, organisational and ethical issues. HTA reports on biosimilars can specif...

    Authors: Bruna de Oliveira Ascef, Ana Carolina de Freitas Lopes and Patrícia Coelho de Soárez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:95

    Content type: Review

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  15. Calls for evidence-informed public health policy-making often ignore that there are multiple, and often competing, bodies of potentially relevant evidence to which policy-makers have recourse in identifying po...

    Authors: Casper G. Schoemaker, Jeanne van Loon, Peter W. Achterberg, Frank R. J. den Hertog, Henk Hilderink, Johan Melse, Robert A. A. Vonk and Hans van Oers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:94

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Knowledge translation (KT) is currently endorsed by global health policy actors as a means to improve outcomes by institutionalising evidence-informed policy-making. Organisational knowledge brokers, comprised...

    Authors: Julia Scarlett, Birger C. Forsberg, Olivia Biermann, Tanja Kuchenmüller and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:93

    Content type: Review

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  17. Multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) are frequently cited as a means by which governments can improve population health while leveraging the resources and expertise of the private and non-profit sectors. As part...

    Authors: Lee M. Johnston, Laurie J. Goldsmith and Diane T. Finegood

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:92

    Content type: Research

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  18. The current literature lacks a detailed and standardised description of public health knowledge translation (KT) activities designed to be applied at local levels of health systems. As part of an ongoing resea...

    Authors: Aurélie Affret, Ollivier Prigent, Marion Porcherie, Olivier Aromatario and Linda Cambon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:91

    Content type: Research

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  19. The field of rural health research is critical for informing health improvement in rural places but it involves researching in small teams and distributed sites that may have specific sustainability challenges...

    Authors: Belinda O’Sullivan, Alice Cairns and Tiana Gurney

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:90

    Content type: Research

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  20. National and provincial funding was invested to increase the quantity and quality of patient-oriented research (POR) across Canada. Capacity development became a priority to ensure all stakeholders were prepar...

    Authors: Melanie King Rosario, Marilynne A. Hebert, Balreen Kaur Sahota and Dean Eurich

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:89

    Content type: Research

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  21. The opioid epidemic in the United States has had a devastating impact on millions of people as well as on their families and communities. The increased prevalence of opioid misuse, use disorder and overdose in...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Jalali, Michael Botticelli, Rachael C. Hwang, Howard K. Koh and R. Kathryn McHugh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:88

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:87

  22. The prevalence of opioid use and misuse has provoked a staggering number of deaths over the past two and a half decades. Much attention has focused on individual risks according to various characteristics and ...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Jalali, Michael Botticelli, Rachael C. Hwang, Howard K. Koh and R. Kathryn McHugh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:87

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:88

  23. In 2009, Alberta Health Services (AHS) became Canada’s first and largest fully integrated healthcare system, involving the amalgamation of nine regional health authorities and three provincial services. Within...

    Authors: Anna M. Auer, Patricia Hanson, Barbara Brady-Fryer, Julie Alati-it and Allison L. Johnson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:86

    Content type: Research

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  24. Learning is increasingly seen as an essential component to spur progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, learning remains an elusive concept, with ...

    Authors: Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo, Manuela De Allegri and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:85

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. Following a knowledge management analysis, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – a medical humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) – identified significant loss of medical knowledge from the field, owing p...

    Authors: Marta A. Balinska and Richard A. Watts

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:84

    Content type: Research

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  26. The importance of engaging stakeholders in the research process is well recognised. Whilst engagement is important, guidelines and practices vary for how stakeholders should be involved in research and how to ...

    Authors: Yvonne Laird, Jillian Manner, Louise Baldwin, Ruth Hunter, John McAteer, Sarah Rodgers, Chloë Williamson and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:83

    Content type: Research

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  27. The prevalence of mental health disorders is increasing globally. Countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East regions carry high burdens of mental health need; however, there are relatively few...

    Authors: Tulsi A. Malavia, Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, Triptish Bhatia, Ibtihal M. A. Ibrahim, Hader Mansour, Maribeth Wesesky, Joel Wood, Smita N. Deshpande and Mary Hawk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:82

    Content type: Research

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  28. The COVID-19 pandemic is a complex global public health crisis presenting clinical, organisational and system-wide challenges. Different research perspectives on health are needed in order to manage and monito...

    Authors: D. Kringos, F. Carinci, E. Barbazza, V. Bos, K. Gilmore, O. Groene, L. Gulácsi, D. Ivankovic, T. Jansen, S. P. Johnsen, S. de Lusignan, J. Mainz, S. Nuti and N. Klazinga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:80

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. Health policy and systems research (HPSR) is an inherently cross-disciplinary field of investigation. However, conflicting conceptualisations about inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary research have contribute...

    Authors: Gordon Dugle, Joseph Kwame Wulifan, John Paul Tanyeh and Wilm Quentin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:79

    Content type: Review

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  30. Evidence-based decision-making is crucial to leadership in the health sector to identify country-level priorities and generate solutions supported by rigorous research. Barriers and enablers have been explored...

    Authors: Meike J. Schleiff, Alice Kuan and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:78

    Content type: Research

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  31. Midwives’ roles in sexual and reproductive health and rights continues to evolve. Understanding the profession’s role and how midwives can be integrated into health systems is essential in creating evidence-in...

    Authors: Cristina A. Mattison, John N. Lavis, Michael G. Wilson, Eileen K. Hutton and Michelle L. Dion

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:77

    Content type: Research

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  32. Big data (BD) informs nearly every aspect of our lives and, in health research, is the foundation for basic discovery and its tailored translation into healthcare. Yet, as new data resources and citizen/patien...

    Authors: Shira Grayson, Megan Doerr and Joon-Ho Yu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:76

    Content type: Research

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  33. Without adequate reporting of research, valuable time and resources are wasted. In the same vein, adequate reporting of practice guidelines to optimise patient care is equally important. Our study examines the...

    Authors: Xiaoqin Wang, Qi Zhou, Yaolong Chen, Nan Yang, Kevin Pottie, Yujie Xiao, Yajing Tong, Liang Yao, Qi Wang, Kehu Yang and Susan L. Norris

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:75

    Content type: Research

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  34. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to improve the quality of care and reduce unjustified individual variation in clinical practice. Knowledge of the barriers and facilitators that influence the i...

    Authors: Verónica Ciro Correa, Luz Helena Lugo-Agudelo, Daniel Camilo Aguirre-Acevedo, Jesús Alberto Plata Contreras, Ana María Posada Borrero, Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo and Dolly Andrea Castaño Valencia

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:74

    Content type: Review

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  35. Demographic changes in the pattern of disease burden, escalating health expenditures and inequitable access to healthcare are global challenges. Irrespective of their level of development, all countries need t...

    Authors: Shuhei Nomura, Vera Siesjö, Göran Tomson, Wiebke Mohr, Eriko Fukuchi, Kenji Shibuya, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Hiroaki Miyata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:73

    Content type: Review

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  36. Health research is important for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, there are many challenges facing health research, including securing sufficient funds, building capacity, produci...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney, Lucy Kanya, Subhash Pokhrel, Teresa H. Jones and Annette Boaz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:72

    Content type: Opinion

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  37. Increasingly, WHO recommendations are defined by context-specific factors and WHO is developing strategies to ensure that recommendations are successfully adapted and implemented at country level. This manuscr...

    Authors: Maria Barreix, Theresa A. Lawrie, Nancy Kidula, Fatim Tall, Maurice Bucagu, Ram Chahar and Özge Tunçalp

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:70

    Content type: Research

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  38. Providing funding for clinicians to have protected time to undertake research can address a commonly cited barrier to research – lack of time. However, limited research has evaluated the impact or mechanisms o...

    Authors: Joanne Hilder, Sharon Mickan, Christy Noble, Kelly A. Weir and Rachel Wenke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:71

    Content type: Research

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  39. In Brazil, governmental and non-governmental organisations develop practice guidelines (PGs) in order to optimise patient care. Although important improvements have been made over the past years, many of these...

    Authors: Verônica Colpani, Sérgio Candido Kowalski, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Anna Maria Buehler, Daniel Zanetti, Gabriel Côrtes, Edison Vieira de Melo Junior, Jorgiany Emerick Ebeidalla, Natiela Beatriz de Oliveira, Renata Leborato Guerra, Sarah Nascimento Silva, Bruce B. Duncan, Maicon Falavigna and Holger Jens Schünemann

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:69

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. The introduction of the determinants of health has caused a shift towards understanding health from a holistic perspective as well as increased recognition of public health’s contributions to the health of the...

    Authors: Tamika Jarvis, Fran Scott, Fadi El-Jardali and Elizabeth Alvarez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:68

    Content type: Research

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  41. The calls for increased numbers of researchers in rural health are growing. To meet this demand, training is needed. If training is to be effective, the value placed on research, the organisational need for re...

    Authors: David Schmidt, Jill Reyment, Emma Webster, Sue Kirby and David Lyle

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:67

    Content type: Research

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  42. In the international agenda, it has become common to assert that the assessment of health system governance using a practical tool is crucial. This approach can help us better understand how health systems are...

    Authors: Rasha Hamra, Sameen Siddiqi, Emma Carmel and Walid Ammar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:66

    Content type: Research

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  43. Child health indicators have substantially improved across the last decade, yet Afghanistan has among the highest child stunting and malnutrition rates in Asia. Multisectoral approaches were recently introduce...

    Authors: Christine Kim, Ghulam Farooq Mansoor, Pir Mohammad Paya, Mohammad Homayoun Ludin, Mohammad Javed Ahrar, Mohammad Omar Mashal and Catherine S. Todd

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:65

    Content type: Review

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  44. Embedded approaches to implementation research (IR), whereby health system decision-makers participate actively in the research process, are gaining traction as effective approaches to optimise the delivery of...

    Authors: N. Ilona Varallyay, Etienne V. Langlois, Nhan Tran, Vanesa Elias and Ludovic Reveiz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:64

    Content type: Research

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  45. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) collect and generate vast amounts of potentially rich data, most of which are not used for research purposes. Secondary analysis of NGO data (their use and analysis in a s...

    Authors: Sarah C. Masefield, Alice Megaw, Matt Barlow, Piran C. L. White, Henrice Altink and Jean Grugel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:63

    Content type: Review

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  46. Policy is one of the levers for initiating structural change to foster the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). To this end, policy-makers have to deal with complex ecosystems embedded in sp...

    Authors: A. Noël Racine, J. M. Garbarino, K. Corrion, F. D’Arripe-Longueville, B. Massiera and A. Vuillemin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:62

    Content type: Research

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  47. It is often said that it takes 17 years to move medical research from bench to bedside. In a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) world, such time-lags feel intolerable. In these extraordinary circumstances could ye...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney, Steven Wooding, Jon Sussex and Jonathan Grant

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:61

    Content type: Commentary

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  48. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has the potential to threaten tens of millions of lives and poses major global economic and development challenges. As the AMR threat grows, it is increasingly important to stren...

    Authors: S. Rogers Van Katwyk, S. J. Hoffman, M. Mendelson, M. Taljaard and J. M. Grimshaw

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:60

    Content type: Review

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