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  1. Research

    A critical appraisal of guidelines used for management of severe acute malnutrition in South Africa’s referral system

    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...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:90

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Opinion

    Evidence-based decision-making for diagnostic and therapeutic methods: the changing landscape of assessment approaches in Germany

    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...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:89

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  3. Research

    Generating demand for and use of evaluation evidence in government health ministries: lessons from a pilot programme in Uganda and Zambia

    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...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:86

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  4. Editorial

    ‘Knowledge for better health’ revisited – the increasing significance of health research systems: a review by departing Editors-in-Chief

    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...

    Stephen R. Hanney and Miguel A. González-Block

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:81

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  5. Opinion

    Knowledge mobilisation for policy development: implementing systems approaches through participatory dynamic simulation modelling

    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...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:83

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  6. Review

    How do we define the policy impact of public health research? A systematic 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 ...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:84

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  7. Research

    Non-communicable diseases: mapping research funding organisations, funding mechanisms and research practices in Italy and Germany

    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...

    Victor Stephani, Silvia Sommariva, Anne Spranger and Oriana Ciani

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:85

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  8. Research

    Ethical challenges for international collaborative research partnerships in the context of the Zika outbreak in the Dominican Republic: a qualitative case study

    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...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:82

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  9. Research

    Requirements of health policy and services journals for authors to disclose financial and non-financial conflicts of interest: a cross-sectional study

    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 ...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:80

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  10. Research

    Barriers and enablers for the development and implementation of allied health clinical practice guidelines in South African primary healthcare settings: a qualitative study

    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 ...

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

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:79

    Published on: 15 September 2017

  11. Research

    Preterm birth: the role of knowledge transfer and exchange

    Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of death in children under age five. Healthcare policy and other decision-making relevant to PTB may rely on obsolete, incomplete or inapplicable research evidence, lea...

    Hacsi Horvath, Claire D. Brindis, E. Michael Reyes, Gavin Yamey and Linda Franck

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:78

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  12. Research

    The SPARK Tool to prioritise questions for systematic reviews in health policy and systems research: development and initial validation

    Groups or institutions funding or conducting systematic reviews in health policy and systems research (HPSR) should prioritise topics according to the needs of policymakers and stakeholders. The aim of this st...

    Elie A. Akl, Racha Fadlallah, Lilian Ghandour, Ola Kdouh, Etienne Langlois, John N. Lavis, Holger Schünemann and Fadi El-Jardali

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:77

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  13. Research

    Doctoral level research and training capacity in the social determinants of health at universities and higher education institutions in India, China, Oman and Vietnam: a survey of needs

    Research capacity is scarce in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings. Social determinants of health research (SDH) is an area in which research capacity is lacking, particularly in Asian countries. SD...

    Farhad Ali, Arun Shet, Weirong Yan, Abdullah Al-Maniri, Salla Atkins and Henry Lucas

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:76

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  14. Research

    The research–policy–deliberation nexus: a case study approach

    Decision-makers tend to make connections with researchers far too late in the game of public policy, expecting to find a retail store in which researchers are busy filling shop-front shelves with a comprehensi...

    Camille La Brooy and Margaret Kelaher

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:75

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  15. Research

    Donor funding health policy and systems research in low- and middle-income countries: how much, from where and to whom

    The need for sufficient and reliable funding to support health policy and systems research (HPSR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been widely recognised. Currently, most resources to support su...

    Karen Ann Grépin, Crossley Beth Pinkstaff, Zubin Cyrus Shroff and Abdul Ghaffar

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:68

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  16. Research

    Knowledge sharing in global health research – the impact, uptake and cost of open access to scholarly literature

    In 1982, the Annals of Virology published a paper showing how Liberia has a highly endemic potential of Ebola warning health authorities of the risk for potential outbreaks; this journal is only available by subs...

    Elise Smith, Stefanie Haustein, Philippe Mongeon, Fei Shu, Valéry Ridde and Vincent Larivière

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:73

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  17. Research

    Exploring the dynamics of food-related policymaking processes and evidence use in Fiji using systems thinking

    Obesity and non-communicable diseases are significant public health issues globally and particularly in the Pacific. Poor diet is a major contributor to this issue and policy change is a powerful lever to impr...

    Gade Waqa, Marj Moodie, Wendy Snowdon, Catherine Latu, Jeremaia Coriakula, Steven Allender and Colin Bell

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:74

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  18. Study Protocol

    Maximising value from a United Kingdom Biomedical Research Centre: study protocol

    Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) are partnerships between healthcare organisations and universities in England. Their mission is to generate novel treatments, technologies, diagnostics and other intervention...

    Trisha Greenhalgh, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Nick Fahy, Sara Shaw, Polly Kerr, Alexander D. Rushforth, Keith M. Channon and Vasiliki Kiparoglou

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:70

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  19. Research

    Setting strategy for system change: using concept mapping to prioritise national action for chronic disease prevention

    Chronic diseases are a serious and urgent problem, requiring at-scale, multi-component, multi-stakeholder action and cooperation. Despite numerous national frameworks and agenda-setting documents to coordinate...

    Sonia Wutzke, Nick Roberts, Cameron Willis, Allan Best, Andrew Wilson and William Trochim

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:69

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  20. Research

    Assessing service use for mental health by Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America: a rapid review of population surveys

    Indigenous people in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America experience disproportionately poor mental health compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. To optimally allocate resour...

    Cecily McIntyre, Meredith G. Harris, Amanda J. Baxter, Stuart Leske, Sandra Diminic, Joseph P. Gone, Ernest Hunter and Harvey Whiteford

    Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:67

    Published on: 4 August 2017

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