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  1. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, John N Lavis, Atle Fretheim and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S16

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  2. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: John N Lavis, Jennifer A Boyko, Andrew D Oxman, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S14

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  3. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, John N Lavis, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S10

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  4. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: John N Lavis, Andrew D Oxman, Nathan M Souza, Simon Lewin, Russell L Gruen and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S9

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  5. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: John N Lavis, Andrew D Oxman, Jeremy Grimshaw, Marit Johansen, Jennifer A Boyko, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S7

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  6. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: John N Lavis, Michael G Wilson, Andrew D Oxman, Jeremy Grimshaw, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S5

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  7. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: John N Lavis, Andrew D Oxman, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S3

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  8. Content type: Guide

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers.

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, Per Olav Vandvik, John N Lavis, Atle Fretheim and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S2

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 7 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Research

    Despite the increasing mobilization of researchers and funding organizations around knowledge translation (KT) in Canada and elsewhere, many questions have been only partially answered, particularly in the fie...

    Authors: Christian Dagenais, Valéry Ridde, Marie-Claire Laurendeau and Karine Souffez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:28

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  10. Content type: Review

    Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has been identified as critical to scaling-up interventions to achieve the millennium development goals, but research priority setting exercises often do not address H...

    Authors: Michael K Ranson and Sara C Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:27

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    Published practical examples of how to bridge gaps between research, policy and practice in health systems research in Sub Saharan Africa are scarce. The aim of our study was to use a case study approach to an...

    Authors: Sally Theobald, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Stephen Bertel Squire, Jo Crichton, Bertha Nhlema Simwaka, Rachael Thomson, Ireen Makwiza, Rachel Tolhurst, Tim Martineau and Imelda Bates

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:26

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  12. Content type: Review

    Priority setting is about making decisions. Key issues faced during priority setting processes include identifying who makes these decisions, who sets the criteria, and who benefits. The paper reviews the literat...

    Authors: Johanna M Monk, Kevin G Rowley and Ian PS Anderson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:25

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    Despite multiple efforts to strengthen health systems in low and middle income countries, intended sustainable improvements in health outcomes have not been shown. To date most priority setting initiatives in ...

    Authors: Jens Byskov, Paul Bloch, Astrid Blystad, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Knut Fylkesnes, Peter Kamuzora, Yeri Kombe, Gunnar Kvåle, Bruno Marchal, Douglas K Martin, Charles Michelo, Benedict Ndawi, Thabale J Ngulube, Isaac Nyamongo, Øystein E Olsen, Washington Onyango-Ouma…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:23

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Several influenza pandemics have taken place throughout history and it was assumed that the pandemic would emerge from a new human virus resulting from the adaptation of an avian virus strain. Mexico, since 20...

    Authors: José A Córdova-Villalobos, Elsa Sarti, Jacqueline Arzoz-Padrés, Gabriel Manuell-Lee, Josefina Romero Méndez and Pablo Kuri-Morales

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:21

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  15. Content type: Commentary

    Increasing rates of HIV have been recorded amongst the Injection Drug User community from all parts of Pakistan. This has mobilized the health authorities into definitive action before there is a general sprea...

    Authors: Mohammad A Rai, Alefiyah Rajabali, Muhammad N Khan, Mohammad A Khan and Syed H Ali

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:20

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  16. Content type: Research

    Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in Myanmar as in other developing countries. About 73% of TB patients seek care at private general practitioners' clinics before presenting to the public TB centre...

    Authors: Saw Saw, Lenore Manderson, Mridula Bandyopadhyay, Than Tun Sein, Myo Myo Mon and Win Maung

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:19

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    The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy (IMCI) is effective in improving management of sick children, and thus child survival. It is currently recommended that in-service IMCI case management t...

    Authors: Ameena E Goga, Lulu M Muhe, Kevin Forsyth, Mickey Chopra, Samira Aboubaker, Jose Martines and Elizabeth M Mason

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:18

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  18. Content type: Research

    Despite improving trends, countries in Europe continue to face public-health challenges. This study investigated the priorities of stakeholders for research to meet these challenges.

    Authors: Mark McCarthy, Gabrielle Harvey, Claudia Conceição, Giuseppe la Torre and Gabriel Gulis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:17

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Community Advisory Boards are now seen as standard practice for clinical vaccine and drug trials worldwide. In the past, most Community Advisory Boards (CABs) were established by activists and lobbyists to mon...

    Authors: Kafuruki Shubis, Omar Juma, Rahiya Sharifu, Brandt Burgess and Salim Abdulla

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:16

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  20. Content type: Research

    The increasing resources available for and number of partners providing health sector aid have stimulated innovations, notably, the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, which aim to improve aid coordination...

    Authors: Jesper Sundewall, Birger C Forsberg, Kristina Jönsson, Collins Chansa and Göran Tomson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:14

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  21. Content type: Review

    Globally, health research organizations are called upon to re-examine their policies and practices to more efficiently and effectively address current scientific and social needs, as well as increasing public ...

    Authors: Jonathan M Kagan, Mary Kane, Kathleen M Quinlan, Scott Rosas and William MK Trochim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:12

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  22. Content type: Research

    Primary health care research is under pressure to be accountable to funders in terms of benefits for practice and policy. However, methods to assess the impact of primary health care research must be appropria...

    Authors: Elizabeth C Kalucy, Eleanor Jackson-Bowers, Ellen McIntyre and Richard Reed

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    Recognising the potential of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to improve practice, one of the strategies of the SEA-ORCHID project was to facilitate the development of evidence-based CPGs, and to support cl...

    Authors: Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Tari Turner and Sivasangari Subramaniam

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:9

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  24. Content type: Research

    In 1985 medical schools were integrated into the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education was created in Iran. Under this infrastructure education, research and service provision ar...

    Authors: Reza Majdzadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Jaleh Gholami, Sima Nedjat, Katayoun Maleki, Mostafa Qorbani, Mostafa Shokoohi and Mahnaz Ashoorkhani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:8

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  25. Content type: Research

    Improving health workers' performance is vital for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In the literature on human resource management (HRM) interventions to improve health workers' performance in Low a...

    Authors: Marjolein Dieleman, Barend Gerretsen and Gert Jan van der Wilt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:7

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  26. Content type: Research

    Hemorrhage is the leading cause of obstetric mortality. Studies show that Active Management of Third Stage of Labor (AMTSL) reduces Post Partum Hemorrhage (PPH). This study describes the practice of AMTSL and ...

    Authors: Godfrey S Mfinanga, Godfather D Kimaro, Esther Ngadaya, Sirili Massawe, Rugola Mtandu, Elizabeth H Shayo, Amos Kahwa, Ominde Achola, Alice Mutungi, Rod Knight, Deborah Armbruster, David Sintasath, Andrew Kitua and Cynthia Stanton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:6

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  27. Content type: Research

    During the Suharto era public funding of health in Indonesia was low and the health services were tightly controlled by the central government; district health staff had practically no discretion over expendit...

    Authors: Peter Heywood and Nida P Harahap

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    Organizational leaders in business and medicine have been experiencing a similar dilemma: how to ensure that their organizational members are adopting work innovations in a timely fashion. Organizational leade...

    Authors: Gerald E Crites, Megan C McNamara, Elie A Akl, W Scott Richardson, Craig A Umscheid and James Nishikawa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    This paper presents findings from the Tobacco Control in Arizona Healthcare Systems Survey, conducted in 2000. The purpose of the survey was to assess the status of Arizona healthcare systems' awareness and im...

    Authors: Mary E Gilles, Louise J Strayer, Robert Leischow, Chun Feng, J Michael Menke and Lee Sechrest

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:13

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  30. Content type: Research

    Few empirical studies of research utilisation have been conducted in low and middle income countries. This paper explores how research information, in particular findings from randomised controlled trials and ...

    Authors: Karen Daniels and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:12

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  31. Content type: Research

    The 2004 International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines recommended that emerging and expanding health insurances in low-income countries focus on improving access to and use of medicines. In recent ye...

    Authors: Catherine E Vialle-Valentin, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Joseph Ntaganira and Anita K Wagner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:11

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  32. Content type: Research

    We describe a step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trial which has been conducted since 2003 to accompany the implementation of a community health insurance (CHI) scheme in West Africa. The trial aims...

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Subhash Pokhrel, Heiko Becher, Hengjin Dong, Ulrich Mansmann, Bocar Kouyaté, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Adjima Gbangou, Mamadou Sanon, John Bridges and Rainer Sauerborn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    We aimed to examine the co-authorship networks in three successful Iranian academic research centers, in order to find the association between the scientific productivity and impact indicators with network fea...

    Authors: Reza Yousefi-Nooraie, Marjan Akbari-Kamrani, Robert A Hanneman and Arash Etemadi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Over the past ten years, calls to strengthen health systems research capacities in low and middle income countries have increased. One mechanism for capacity development is the partnering of northern and south...

    Authors: Susannah H Mayhew, Jane Doherty and Siriwan Pitayarangsarit

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:8

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  35. Content type: Review

    Scoping studies have been used across a range of disciplines for a wide variety of purposes. However, their value is increasingly limited by a lack of definition and clarity of purpose. The UK's Service Delive...

    Authors: Stuart Anderson, Pauline Allen, Stephen Peckham and Nick Goodwin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:7

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  36. Content type: Research

    Institutional operating figures and benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. They are needed for research evaluation and funding policy. How...

    Authors: Beatrix Groneberg-Kloft, Cristian Scutaru, Carolin Kreiter, Silvana Kölzow, Axel Fischer and David Quarcoo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:6

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  37. Content type: Research

    Randomized trials have long been the gold-standard for evaluating clinical practice. There is growing recognition that rigorous studies are similarly needed to assess the effects of policy. However, these stud...

    Authors: Riti Shimkhada, John W Peabody, Stella A Quimbo and Orville Solon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:5

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    The complex evidence-policy interface in low and middle income country settings is receiving increasing attention. Future Health Systems (FHS): Innovations for Equity, is a research consortium conducting healt...

    Authors: Shamsuzzoha B Syed, Adnan A Hyder, Gerald Bloom, Sandhya Sundaram, Abbas Bhuiya, Zhang Zhenzhong, Barun Kanjilal, Oladimeji Oladepo, George Pariyo and David H Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:4

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Health and medical research invariably impacts on the lives of everyday people. Organisations in the developed world are increasingly involving the public in health research projects, and research governance s...

    Authors: Carla Saunders, Afaf Girgis, Phyllis Butow, Sally Crossing and Andrew Penman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2008 6:3

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