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  1. The continuum of care is a key strategy for ensuring comprehensive service delivery for maternal health, while acknowledging the role of the social determinants of health. However, there is little research on ...

    Authors: Mamothena Carol Mothupi, Lucia Knight and Hanani Tabana

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:28

    Content type: Research

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  2. Limited evidence exists on how to assess long-term care system performance. This study aims to report on the process and results of developing a performance assessment framework to evaluate the long-term care ...

    Authors: Hongsoo Kim and Boyoung Jeon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:27

    Content type: Research

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  3. Various population segmentation tools have been developed to inform the design of interventions that improve population health. However, there has been little consensus on the core indicators and purposes of p...

    Authors: Sungwon Yoon, Hendra Goh, Yu Heng Kwan, Julian Thumboo and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  4. Access to qualitative and equitable healthcare is a major challenge in Mauritania. In order to support the country’s efforts, a health sector strengthening programme was set up with participatory action resear...

    Authors: Kirsten Accoe, Bruno Marchal, Yahya Gnokane, Dieng Abdellahi, Paul Bossyns and Bart Criel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  5. Integrated knowledge translation refers to researcher and research user partnerships to co-generate and implement knowledge. This type of partnership may be critical to success in increasing knowledge use and ...

    Authors: Maria Maddalena Zych, Whitney B. Berta and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:24

    Content type: Review

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  6. Considerable research shows that women experience gendered disparities in healthcare access and quality. Patient-centred care (PCC) could reduce inequities by addressing the patient’s clinical and personal nee...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Sheila Dunn, Angel M. Foster, Sherry L. Grace, Nazilla Khanlou, Donna E. Stewart and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:23

    Content type: Research

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  7. Health research has scientific, social and political impacts. To achieve such impacts, several institutions need to participate; however, health research funding institutions are seldom nominated in the litera...

    Authors: Pernelle Smits and François Champagne

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. Decision-makers in crisis zones are faced with the challenge of having to make health-related decisions under limited time and resource constraints and in light of the many factors that can influence their dec...

    Authors: Ahmad Firas Khalid, John N. Lavis, Fadi El-Jardali and Meredith Vanstone

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Data on grants for biomedical research by 10 major funders of health research were collected from the World RePORT platform to explore what is being funded, by whom and where. This analysis is part of the Worl...

    Authors: Ambinintsoa H. Ralaidovy, Taghreed Adam and Philippe Boucher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  10. Given the complex mix of structural, cultural and institutional factors that produce barriers for women in science, an equally complex intervention is required to understand and address them. The Athena SWAN A...

    Authors: Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Lorna R. Henderson and Vasiliki Kiparoglou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:19

    Content type: Research

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  11. Population health measurements are recognised as appropriate tools to support public health monitoring. Yet, there is still a lack of tools that offer a basis for policy appraisal and for foreseeing impacts on...

    Authors: Paula Santana, Ângela Freitas, Iwa Stefanik, Cláudia Costa, Mónica Oliveira, Teresa C. Rodrigues, Ana Vieira, Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Carme Borrell, Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Stéphane Rican, Christina Mitsakou, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Jürgen Schweikart, Diana Corman and Carlos A. Bana e Costa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:18

    Content type: Research

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  12. Billions of dollars are lost annually in health research that fails to create meaningful benefits for patients. Engaging in research co-design – the meaningful involvement of end-users in research – may help a...

    Authors: Peter Slattery, Alexander K. Saeri and Peter Bragge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:17

    Content type: Review

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  13. Knowledge translation (KT) is a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge to yield beneficial outcomes for society. Effective K...

    Authors: Violet Ibukayo Murunga, Rose Ndakala Oronje, Imelda Bates, Nadia Tagoe and Justin Pulford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:16

    Content type: Review

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  14. Relationships between researchers and decision-makers have demonstrated positive potential to influence research, policy and practice. Over time, interest in better understanding the relationships between the ...

    Authors: Nasreen S. Jessani, Akshara Valmeekanathan, Carly Babcock, Brenton Ling, Melissa A. Davey-Rothwell and David R. Holtgrave

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:15

    Content type: Research

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  15. Cross-sector collaborative partnerships are a vital strategy in efforts to strengthen research-informed policy and practice and may be particularly effective at addressing the complex problems associated with ...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Samantha Rowbotham, Anne Grunseit, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Emma Slaytor, Andrew Wilson, Karen Lee, Seanna Davidson and Sonia Wutzke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:13

    Content type: Research

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  16. Promoting the well-being at all ages and reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major target of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the frame of the JA-CHRODIS, a Strengths, ...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Marina Maggini and Sofia Colaceci

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:12

    Content type: Research

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  17. Disproportionate regulation of health and medical research contributes to research waste. Better understanding of exemptions of research from ethics review in different jurisdictions may help to guide modifica...

    Authors: Anna Mae Scott, Simon Kolstoe, M. C. ( Corrette) Ploem, Zoë Hammatt and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  18. Research shows that the way that healthcare staff experience their job impacts on their individual performance, patient experience and outcomes as well as on the performance of organisations. This article buil...

    Authors: Josephine Ocloo, Joanna Goodrich, Hiro Tanaka, Julia Birchall-Searle, Derek Dawson and Michelle Farr

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:10

    Content type: Research

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  19. A major review of Victoria’s ambulance services identified the need to improve public awareness of the role of ambulances as an emergency service. A communications campaign was developed to address this challe...

    Authors: Kim Borg, David Dumas, Emily Andrew, Karen Smith, Tony Walker, Matthew Haworth and Peter Bragge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:9

    Content type: Research

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  20. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) is a model of research co-production, whereby researchers partner with knowledge users throughout the research process and who can use the research recommendations in pra...

    Authors: L. Boland, A. Kothari, C. McCutcheon and I. D. Graham

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. There is growing interest in how different forms of knowledge can strengthen policy-making in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) health systems. Additionally, health policy and systems researchers are incre...

    Authors: Adam D. Koon, Lauren Windmeyer, Maryam Bigdeli, Jodi Charles, Fadi El Jardali, Jesse Uneke and Sara Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:7

    Content type: Review

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  22. Public research funding agencies and research organisations are increasingly accountable for the wider impacts of the research they support. While research impact assessment (RIA) frameworks and tools exist, l...

    Authors: Adam Kamenetzky and Saba Hinrichs-Krapels

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:6

    Content type: Research

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  23. Infertility is a complex and neglected reproductive health issue of global proportions, with varying effects on couples and their relationships. Therefore, international organisations and several countries hav...

    Authors: Bahar Morshed-Behbahani, Minoor Lamyian, Hassan Joulaei and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:5

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  24. Endemic tropical diseases (ETDs) constitute a significant health burden in resource-poor countries. Weak integration of research evidence into policy and practice poses a major challenge to the control of ETDs...

    Authors: Uchenna Ezenwaka, Chinyere Mbachu, Enyi Etiaba, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:4

    Content type: Research

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  25. While intersectoral collaboration is considered valuable and important for achieving health outcomes, there are few examples of successes. The literature on intersectoral collaboration suggests that success re...

    Authors: Ida Okeyo, Uta Lehmann and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:3

    Content type: Research

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  26. Cancer is the third-leading cause of mortality in Kenya, resulting in unique challenges to the country’s health system. An increase in the number of cancer cases in Kenya over the past decade resulted in legis...

    Authors: Louise Kathini Makau-Barasa, Sandra Greene, N. A. Othieno-Abinya, Stephanie B. Wheeler, Asheley Skinner and Antonia V. Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:2

    Content type: Research

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  27. Promising health interventions tested in pilot studies will only achieve population-wide impact if they are implemented at scale across communities and health systems. Scaling up effective health interventions...

    Authors: Andrew Milat, Karen Lee, Kathleen Conte, Anne Grunseit, Luke Wolfenden, Femke van Nassau, Neil Orr, Padmaja Sreeram and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:1

    Content type: Research

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  28. Repeated, data-driven optimisation processes have been applied in many fields to rapidly transform the performance of products, processes and interventions. While such processes may similarly be employed to en...

    Authors: Luke Wolfenden, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Alice Grady, Sam McCrabb, Melanie Kingsland, John Wiggers, Adrian Bauman, Rebecca Wyse, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland, Rebecca Kate Hodder, Maria Fernandez, Cara Lewis, Natalie Taylor, Heather McKay, Jeremy Grimshaw…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:108

    Content type: Research

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  29. Humanitarian action in crisis zones is fraught with many challenges, including lack of timely and accessible research evidence to inform decision-making about humanitarian interventions. Evidence websites have...

    Authors: Ahmad Firas Khalid, John N. Lavis, Fadi El-Jardali and Meredith Vanstone

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:106

    Content type: Research

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  30. Measurement of what knowledge is taken-up and how that information is used to inform practice and policies can provide an understanding about the effectiveness of knowledge uptake and utilization processes. In...

    Authors: Sneha Shankar, Kelly Skinner, Melody E. Morton Ninomiya and Jasmin Bhawra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:105

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  31. Health surveillance and survey data are helpful in evidence-informed policy decisions. This study is part of an evaluation of the National Health Examination Survey (NHES) programme in Thailand. This paper foc...

    Authors: Sripen Tantivess, Jomkwan Yothasamut and Wilailak Saengsri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:104

    Content type: Research

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  32. In this study, we aimed to assess health research funding allocation in South Korea by analysing the relationship between government funding and disease burden in South Korea, specifically focusing on cancers.

    Authors: Ye Lim Jung, Hyoung Sun Yoo and Eun Sun Kim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  33. Much of the research about Health in All Policies (HiAP) implementation is descriptive, and there have been calls for more evaluative evidence to explain how and why successes and failures have occurred. In th...

    Authors: Lauri Kokkinen, Alix Freiler, Carles Muntaner and Ketan Shankardass

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:102

    Content type: Research

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  34. Among the many barriers to evidence use in decision-making, weak capacity for evidence use has attracted a lot of focus in the last decade. The study aims to inform and enrich ongoing and future efforts to str...

    Authors: Rose N. Oronje, Violet I. Murunga and Eliya M. Zulu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:101

    Content type: Research

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  35. The importance of linking evidence into practice and policy is recognised as a key pillar of a prudent approach to healthcare; it is of importance to healthcare professionals and decision-makers across the wor...

    Authors: Mala Mann, Amanda Woodward, Annmarie Nelson and Anthony Byrne

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:100

    Content type: Commentary

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  36. Many schemes have been implemented by the government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to provide equity in health service utilisation. Initially, health service utilisations were fully supported by the ...

    Authors: Somdeth Bodhisane and Sathirakorn Pongpanich

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:99

    Content type: Research

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  37. The Health Product Profile Directory (HPPD) is an online database describing 8–10 key characteristics (such as target population, measures of efficacy and dosage) of product profiles for medicines, vaccines, d...

    Authors: R. F. Terry, A. Plasència and J. C. Reeder

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  38. Properly implemented evidence-based clinical and public health guidelines can improve patient outcomes. WHO has been a major contributor to guideline development, publishing more than 250 guidelines on various...

    Authors: Zhicheng Wang, Quinn Grundy, Lisa Parker and Lisa Bero

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  39. In 2006, the research and development (R&D) activity of England’s national healthcare system, the National Health Service, was reformed. A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was established within t...

    Authors: Paul Atkinson, Sally Sheard and Tom Walley

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  40. The impact of policy ambiguity on implementation is a perennial concern in policy circles. The degree of ambiguity of policy goals and the means to achieve them influences the likelihood that a policy will be ...

    Authors: Jenna M. Evans, Karen S. Palmer, Adalsteinn D. Brown, Husayn Marani, Kirstie K. Russell, Danielle Martin and Noah M. Ivers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:94

    Content type: Commentary

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  41. Identifying and addressing research gaps on the implementation of free maternal healthcare financing policies and the quality of service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is essential in ensuring continuous...

    Authors: Monica Ansu-Mensah, Tahiru Mohammed, Roseline H. Udoh, Vitalis Bawontuo and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:93

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  42. Integrated knowledge translation describes the process of partnered research between different stakeholders with the goal of producing research that ultimately achieves a greater impact when put into practice....

    Authors: Shannon L. Sibbald, Hosung Kang and Ian D. Graham

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  43. Research co-production is about doing research with those who use it. This approach to research has been receiving increasing attention from research funders, academic institutions, researchers and even the pu...

    Authors: Ian D. Graham, Chris McCutcheon and Anita Kothari

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:88

    Content type: Editorial

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  44. Although important syntheses and theoretical works exist in relation to understanding the organisational factors that facilitate research use, these contributions differ in their scope and object of study as w...

    Authors: Mette Winge Jakobsen, Leena Eklund Karlsson, Thomas Skovgaard and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:90

    Content type: Review

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  45. Translating research evidence from global guidance into policy can help strengthen health systems. A workbook was developed to support the contextualization of the WHO’s ‘Optimizing health worker roles to impr...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alvarez, John N. Lavis, Melissa Brouwers, Gloria Carmona Clavijo, Nelson Sewankambo, Lely Solari and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:89

    Content type: Research

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  46. Healthcare redesign, based on building collaborative capacity between academic and clinical partners, should create a method to facilitate flow between the key elements of health service improvement. However, ...

    Authors: Sarah Jane Prior, Carey Mather, Andrea Miller and Steven Campbell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:87

    Content type: Commentary

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