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  1. To achieve national and international strategic goals, countries are advised to assess the maturity status of their health information systems (HIS), including business continuity and interoperability. This w...

    Authors: Amanuel Biru, Dawit Birhan, Gemechis Melkamu, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Afrah Mohammedsanni Omer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:78
  2. The current paper examines the level of use of evidence and factors affecting the use of evidence by frontline maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and reproductive and child health (RCH) staff in practic...

    Authors: Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah, Doris Ottie-Boakye, Johnson Ermel and Sombié Issiaka
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:77
  3. In the early 2000s, Ontario and Quebec, two provinces of Canada, began to introduce hospital payment reforms to improve quality and access to care. This paper (1) critically reviews patient-based funding (PBF)...

    Authors: Maude Laberge, Francesca Katherine Brundisini, Myriam Champagne and Imtiaz Daniel
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:76
  4. Health systems responsiveness is the key to addressing infectious disease threats such as pandemics. The paper outlines an assessment of health systems resilience by exploring the association of health systems...

    Authors: Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Shivam Pandey, G. S. Preetha and Sumant Swain
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:75
  5. Research on public health responses to COVID-19 globally has largely focused on understanding the virus’ epidemiology, identifying interventions to curb transmission, and assessing the impact of interventions ...

    Authors: Laura Jane Brubacher, Md. Zabir Hasan, Veena Sriram, Shelly Keidar, Austin Wu, Michael Cheng, Chris Y. Lovato and Peter Berman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:74
  6. “Living guidelines” are guidelines which are continually kept up to date as new evidence emerges. Living guideline methods are evolving. The aim of this study was to determine how frequently searches for new e...

    Authors: Tari Turner, Steve McDonald, Louise Wiles, Coralie English and Kelvin Hill
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:73
  7. With most mental health problems established during childhood/adolescence, young people must be a key focus of public mental health approaches. Despite the range of factors known to influence mental health, ev...

    Authors: Andrea Taylor, Christina McMellon, Tara French, Alice MacLachlan, Rhiannon Evans, Ruth Lewis, Mark McCann, Laurence Moore, Simon Murphy, Sharon Simpson and Jo Inchley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:72
  8. Citizens of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic have difficulties in obtaining proper health services compared to more developed countries, due to the lack of available health facilities and health financing ...

    Authors: Somdeth Bodhisane and Sathirakorn Pongpanich
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:71
  9. Engaging users of health research, namely knowledge users, as partners in the research process may to lead to evidence that is more relevant to the users. This may optimize the uptake of evidence in healthcare...

    Authors: B. J. Tittlemier, J. Cooper, D. Steliga, R. L. Woodgate and K. M. Sibley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:69
  10. COVID-19 has tested healthcare and research systems around the world, forcing the large-scale reorganization of hospitals, research infrastructure and resources. The United Kingdom has been singled out for the...

    Authors: Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein, David Wyatt, Hannah Cowan, Naomi Hare, Clair Harris and Charles Wolfe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:68
  11. WHO promotes the use of research in policy-making to drive improvements in health, including in achieving Sustainable Development Goals such as tobacco control. The European Union’s new €95 billion Horizon Eur...

    Authors: Marta Trapero-Bertran, Subhash Pokhrel and Stephen Hanney
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:67
  12. The gap between knowledge and practice, along with postponing or not implementing research findings in practice and policy-making, is one of the reasons for low-quality services. Hence, this study aimed at pre...

    Authors: Ghanbar Roohi, Mohammad Ali Jahani, Zeynab Farhadi and Ghahraman Mahmoudi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:66
  13. It is well documented that Canadian healthcare does not fully meet the health needs of First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples. In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concluded that Indigenous peopl...

    Authors: Crystal Milligan, Rosa Mantla, Grace Blake, John B. Zoe, Tyanna Steinwand, Sharla Greenland, Susan Keats, Sara Nash, Kyla Kakfwi-Scott, Georgina Veldhorst, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Suzanne Stewart, Susan Chatwood, Whitney Berta and Mark J. Dobrow
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:65
  14. Evidence-based health system guidelines are pivotal tools to help outline the important financial, policy and service components recommended to achieve a sustainable and resilient health system. However, not a...

    Authors: Sydney Breneol, Janet A. Curran, Robert Marten, Kirti Minocha, Catie Johnson, Helen Wong, Etienne V. Langlois, Lori Wozney, C. Marcela Vélez, Christine Cassidy, Sanjay Juvekar, Melissa Rothfus, Lydia Aziato, Lisa Keeping-Burke, Samuel Adjorlolo and Daniel F. Patiño-Lugo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:64
  15. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for an increasing disease and economic burden in Saudi Arabia, particularly those due to chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Efforts ar...

    Authors: Ahmed Hazazi and Andrew Wilson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:63
  16. Little attention has been given to the process of implementing or evaluating a structured academic–clinician (university–health service) research capacity-building (RCB) model within healthcare settings. We ha...

    Authors: Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Julie Kahl, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Kerry Reid-Searl and Tania Signal
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:62
  17. Improving access to palliative care for Canadians requires a focused collective effort towards palliative and end-of-life care advocacy and policy. However, evolution of modern palliative care in Canada has re...

    Authors: Jingjie Xiao, Carleen Brenneis and Konrad Fassbender
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:61
  18. The relationship between burden of disease and research funding has been examined cross-sectionally, but temporal patterns have not been investigated. It is logical to assume that temporal improvements in disa...

    Authors: Alok Nimgaonkar, Anisa Y. Mughal, Hakon Heimer, Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, Dede Greenstein and Alexandra Wright
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:60
  19. Complexity theory and systems-thinking are increasingly popular in physical activity (PA) research and policy discourse. The impact of this perspective shift, across many sectors, may be underwhelming. We expl...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Rigby, Caroline J. Dodd-Reynolds and Emily J. Oliver
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:59
  20. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are among those regions most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained health systems in the region. In this context of severe health...

    Authors: Claudia-Marcela Vélez, Bernardo Aguilera, Lydia Kapiriri, Beverley M. Essue, Elysee Nouvet, Lars Sandman and Iestyn Williams
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:58
  21. Epistemic injustices are increasingly decried in global health. This study aims to investigate whether the source of knowledge influences the perception of that knowledge and the willingness to use it in franc...

    Authors: Amandine Fillol, Esther McSween-Cadieux, Bruno Ventelou, Marie-Pier Larose, Ulrich Boris Nguemdjo Kanguem, Kadidiatou Kadio, Christian Dagenais and Valéry Ridde
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:57
  22. In 2018, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada transformed its approach to organizational strategic planning and priority-setting. The goal was to generate impact from bench to bedside to community, to im...

    Authors: Krystina B. Lewis, Nedra Peter, Ian D. Graham and Anita Kothari
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:56
  23. Several countries allocate official development assistance (ODA) for research on global health and development issues that is initiated in the donor country. The integration of such research within domestic re...

    Authors: Adèle Cassola, Prativa Baral, John-Arne Røttingen and Steven J. Hoffman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:55
  24. Evidence briefs for policy (EBPs) represent a potentially powerful tool for supporting evidence-informed policy-making. Since 2012, WHO Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Europe has been supporting Mem...

    Authors: Adrianna Murphy, Maja Šubelj, Balázs Babarczy, Kristina Köhler, Evelina Chapman, Polonca Truden-Dobrin, Kathryn Oliver, Saskia Nahrgang, Marge Reinap and Tanja Kuchenmüller
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:54
  25. The delayed retirement initiative and population aging have led to a growing group of late retirees. However, it remains unclear whether the existing employment-based health insurance system can effectively ma...

    Authors: Bocong Yuan, Jiannan Li, Wenqi Liang and Junbang Lan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:53
  26. This commentary focuses on “intangible software”, defined as the range of ideas, norms, values and issues of power or trust that affect the performance of health systems. While the need to work with intangible...

    Authors: Sudha Ramani, Rakesh Parashar, Nobhojit Roy, Arpana Kullu, Rakhal Gaitonde, Ramya Ananthakrishnan, Sanjida Arora, Shantanu Mishra, Amita Pitre, Deepika Saluja, Anupama Srinivasan, Anju Uppal, Prabir Bose, Vijayshree Yellappa and Sanjeev Kumar
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:52
  27. Timely knowledge mobilization has become increasingly critical during the COVID-19 pandemic and complicated by the need to establish or maintain lines of communication between researchers and decision-makers v...

    Authors: Kathleen Leslie, Mary Bartram, Jelena Atanackovic, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe, Christine Tulk and Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:51
  28. The shift in the global burden of disease from communicable to noncommunicable was a factor in mobilizing support for a broader post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) health agenda. To curb these and other g...

    Authors: Ayal Debie, Resham B. Khatri and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:50
  29. The need to more collaboratively measure the impact of health research and to do so from multidimensional perspectives has been acknowledged. A scorecard was developed as part of the Collective Research Impact...

    Authors: Anna-Aurora Kork, Carla Antonini, Nicolás García-Torea, Mercedes Luque-Vílchez, Ericka Costa, Juliette Senn, Carlos Larrinaga, Deborah Bertorello, Giampaolo Brichetto, Paola Zaratin and Michele Andreaus
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:49
  30. Wide adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems in the United States can lead to better-quality medical care at lower cost. Despite the laws and financial subsidies by the United States government fo...

    Authors: Raghid El-Yafouri, Leslie Klieb and Valérie Sabatier
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:48
  31. Partnership between local government and local health districts is imperative, given their overlapping goals. However, the need for further evidence-informed actions to address health inequities remains. The e...

    Authors: Vilas Kovai, Zeenat Mahjabeen, Bin Jalaludin and Francis Fox
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:47
  32. Choosing the appropriate definition of rural area is critical to ensuring health resources are carefully targeted to support the communities needing them most. This study aimed at reviewing various definitions...

    Authors: Likke Prawidya Putri, Deborah Jane Russell, Belinda Gabrielle O’Sullivan, Andreasta Meliala and Rebecca Kippen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:46
  33. There is evidence reporting more positive outcomes from research capacity-building (RCB) programmes that include a research facilitator role. Further, it has been suggested that research facilitator roles can ...

    Authors: Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Julie Kahl, Agnieszka Sobolewska, Kerry Reid-Searl and Tania Signal
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:45
  34. Effective integration of evidence and youth perspectives into policy is crucial for supporting the future health and well-being of young people. The aim of this project was to translate evidence from the Access 3

    Authors: Daniel Waller, Fiona Robards, Carmen Huckel Schneider, Lena Sanci, Katharine Steinbeck, Sally Gibson, Tim Usherwood, Catherine Hawke, Stephen Jan, Marlene Kong and Melissa Kang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:44
  35. Brief behavioural support can effectively help tuberculosis (TB) patients quit smoking and improve their outcomes. In collaboration with TB programmes in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, we evaluated the implem...

    Authors: Helen Elsey, Zunayed Al Azdi, Shophika Regmi, Sushil Baral, Razia Fatima, Fariza Fieroze, Rumana Huque, Jiban Karki, Dost Mohammad Khan, Amina Khan, Zohaib Khan, Jinshuo Li, Maryam Noor, Abriti Arjyal, Prabin Shrestha, Safat Ullah…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:43
  36. Strategic healthcare purchasing (SHP), as a critical function of health financing, enhances the optimal attainment of health system goals through the efficient use of financial resources. Countries committed t...

    Authors: Charles Ezenduka, Eric Obikeze, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:41
  37. Governments and third-sector organizations (TSOs) require support to reduce suicide mortality through funding of suicide prevention services and innovative research. One way is for researchers to engage indivi...

    Authors: Tania Pearce, Myfanwy Maple, Sarah Wayland, Kathy McKay, Alan Woodward, Anna Brooks and Anthony Shakeshaft
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:40
  38. In light of replication and translational failures, biomedical research practices have recently come under scrutiny. Experts have pointed out that the current incentive structures at research institutions do n...

    Authors: M. R. Holst, A. Faust and D. Strech
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:39
  39. To achieve global health targets, innovative approaches are needed to strengthen the implementation of efficacious interventions. New approaches in implementation research that bring together health system dec...

    Authors: N. Ilona Varallyay, Caitlin Kennedy, Sara C. Bennett and David H. Peters
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:38
  40. Population health prevention programmes are needed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases. Nevertheless, sustaining programmes at a population level is challenging. Population health is highly influenced...

    Authors: Melanie Crane, Nicole Nathan, Heather McKay, Karen Lee, John Wiggers and Adrian Bauman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:37
  41. Interest in and use of co-production in healthcare services and research is growing. Previous reviews have summarized co-production approaches in use, collated outcomes and effects of co-production, and focuse...

    Authors: Helen Smith, Luke Budworth, Chloe Grindey, Isabel Hague, Natalie Hamer, Roman Kislov, Peter van der Graaf and Joe Langley
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:36
  42. Successful implementation research requires effective and equitable relationships between policy-makers, researchers and implementers to effect evidence-based systems change. However, mainstream research grant...

    Authors: Rachael Farquhar, Annie Dori, Sarah MacCana, Nakapi Tefuarani, Evelyn Lavu, Alyssa Barry, Stephan Karl, Leo Makita, Leanne Robinson and Moses Laman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:35
  43. The last decade has seen growing interest in scaling up of innovations to strengthen healthcare systems. However, the lack of appropriate methods for determining their potential for scale-up is an unfortunate ...

    Authors: Ali Ben Charif, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Amédé Gogovor, Mamane Abdoulaye Samri, José Massougbodji, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Ploeg, Merrick Zwarenstein, Andrew J. Milat, Nathalie Rheault, Youssoufa M. Ousseine, Jennifer Salerno, Maureen Markle-Reid and France Légaré
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:34
  44. Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is seen as a win–win situation for governments. It is argued that SSB taxes are relatively easy to implement from a practical perspective compared to for example other nu...

    Authors: Sarah Forberger, Lucia Reisch, Biljana Meshkovska, Karolina Lobczowska, Daniel Alexander Scheller, Janine Wendt, Lara Christianson, Jennifer Frense, Jürgen Michael Steinacker, Aleksandra Luszczynska and Hajo Zeeb
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:33
  45. Rising healthcare costs and poor access to health services have become a significant concern for policy-makers; therefore, efforts must be made to generate fiscal space through alternative revenue measures in ...

    Authors: Deepak Kumar Behera, Umakant Dash and Santosh Kumar Sahu
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:32
  46. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased interest in communication with the public regarding vaccination. Our recent Cochrane qualitative evidence synthesis points to several factors that could influence ...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Benedicte Carlsen, Brita Askeland Winje, Renske Eilers, Manuela Dominique Wennekes, Tammy C. Hoffmann and Simon Lewin
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:31
  47. The objective of this article is to draw lessons from the Thai experience in estimating vaccine effectiveness (VE) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on routine service data. We found that a matched...

    Authors: Natthaprang Nittayasoot, Panithee Thammawijaya, Piyanit Tharmaphornpilas, Chalo Sansilapin, Chuleeporn Jiraphongsa and Rapeepong Suphanchaimat
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:29