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  1. China is experiencing increased health care use and expenditures, without sufficient controls to ensure quality and value. Transparent, cost-conscious and patient-centered guidelines based on the best availabl...

    Authors: Kehu Yang, Yaolong Chen, Youping Li and Holger J Schünemann

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:1

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Health Technology Reassessment (HTR) is a structured, evidence-based assessment of the clinical, social, ethical and economic effects of a technology currently used in the health care system, to inform optimal...

    Authors: Laura E Leggett, Gail Mackean, Tom W Noseworthy, Lloyd Sutherland and Fiona Clement

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  3. Implementation of evidence-based practices in real-world settings is a complex process impacted by many factors, including intervention, dissemination, service provider, and organizational characteristics. Eff...

    Authors: Joanna Henderson, Karen Milligan, Alison Niccols, Lehana Thabane, Wendy Sword, Ainsley Smith and Susan Rosenkranz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:37

    Content type: Research

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  4. Community-based organizations are important health system stakeholders as they provide numerous, often highly valued programs and services to the members of their community. However, community-based organizati...

    Authors: Michael G Wilson, John N Lavis and Adrian Guta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:36

    Content type: Review

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  5. Elderly care practice and its management together with policy and research play a crucial role in responding to increasing challenges in institutional care for elderly people. Successful dialogue between these...

    Authors: Kaija Kokkonen, Sari Rissanen and Anneli Hujala

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:35

    Content type: Research

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  6. Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS have synergistic health impacts in terms of disease development and progression. Therefore, collaborative TB and HIV/AIDS activities are a logical health systems response. However, th...

    Authors: Mao Tan Eang, Mean Chhi Vun, Khun Kim Eam, Samreth Sovannarith, Seng Sopheap, Ngauv Bora, Rajendra Yadav, Masami Fujita, Bernard Tomas, Massimo Ghidinelli, Pieter van Maaren and William A Wells

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:34

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. Joining the domains of practice, research and policy is an important aspect of boosting the quality performance required to tackle complex public health problems. “Joining domains” implies a departure from the...

    Authors: Maria W Jansen, Evelyne De Leeuw, Marjan Hoeijmakers and Nanne K De Vries

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:33

    Content type: Research

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  8. The publication of Best research for best health in 2006 and the “ring-fencing” of health research funding in England marked the start of a period of change for health research governance and the structure of res...

    Authors: Sarah EM Caldwell and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:32

    Content type: Research

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  9. Partnerships are increasingly common in conducting research. However, there is little published evidence about processes in research-policy partnerships in different contexts. This paper contributes to filling...

    Authors: Tolib N Mirzoev, Maye A Omar, Andrew T Green, Philippa K Bird, Crick Lund, Angela Ofori-Atta and Victor Doku

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. With increased governmental interest in value assessment of technologies and where medical device manufacturers are finding it increasingly necessary to become more familiar with economic evaluation methods, t...

    Authors: Michael P Craven, Matthew J Allsop, Stephen P Morgan and Jennifer L Martin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. Today we have an incomplete picture of how much the world is spending on health and disease-related research and development (R&D). As such it is difficult to align, or even begin to coordinate, health R&D inv...

    Authors: Robert F Terry, Liz Allen, Charles A Gardner, Javier Guzman, Mary Moran and Roderik F Viergever

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. When properly trained through training programs on epidemiology, clinical research and healthcare policy, members of patients’/consumers’ organizations could be helpful for a patient-oriented healthcare system...

    Authors: Paola Mosconi, Roberto Satolli, Cinzia Colombo and Walter Villani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. In Australia generally, smoking prevalence more than halved after 1980 and recently commenced to decline among Australia's disadvantaged Indigenous peoples. However, in some remote Indigenous Australian commun...

    Authors: Jan A Robertson, Katherine M Conigrave, Rowena Ivers, Kim Usher and Alan R Clough

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:23

    Content type: Research

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  14. Resource-limited tropical countries are home to numerous infectious pathogens of both human and zoonotic origin. A capability for early detection to allow rapid outbreak containment and prevent spread to non-e...

    Authors: Tomasz A Leski, Rashid Ansumana, Anthony P Malanoski, David H Jimmy, Umaru Bangura, Brian R Barrows, Morie Alpha, Bashiru M Koroma, Nina C Long, Abu J Sundufu, Alfred S Bockarie, Baochuan Lin and David A Stenger

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:22

    Content type: Research

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  15. A major obstacle to the progress of the Millennium Development Goals has been the inability of health systems in many low- and middle-income countries to effectively implement evidence-informed interventions. ...

    Authors: Ulysses Panisset, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Ahmad Hamdi Alkhatib, Tomás Pantoja, Prabal Singh, Jane Kengey-Kayondo, Ben McCutchen and González Block Ángel Miguel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:20

    Content type: Review

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  16. In almost every major urban city, thousands of people live in overcrowded slums, streets, or other public places without any health services. Bangladesh has experienced one of the highest rates of urban popula...

    Authors: Jasim Uddin, Tracey P Koehlmoos, Nirod C Saha, Ziaul Islam, Iqbal A Khan and MA Quaiyum

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. Biopharmaceutical innovation has had a profound health and economic impact globally. Developed countries have traditionally been the source of most innovations as well as the destination for the resulting econ...

    Authors: Rahim Rezaie, Anita M McGahan, Sarah E Frew, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:18

    Content type: Research

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  18. For many sub-Saharan African countries, a National Health Research System (NHRS) exists more in theory than in reality, with the health system itself receiving the majority of investments. However, this lack o...

    Authors: Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Sandy Campbell and Christina Zarowsky

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:17

    Content type: Review

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  19. The control of onchocerciasis is not only a major success story in global health, but also one of the best examples of the power of public-private partnership at the international level as well as at the natio...

    Authors: Stefanie E O Meredith, Catherine Cross and Uche V Amazigo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:16

    Content type: Review

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  20. Limited work has been done to promote knowledge translation (KT) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). The objectives of this study are to: 1.assess the climate for evidence use in policy; 2.explore views...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Nour Ataya, Diana Jamal and Maha Jaafar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:15

    Content type: Research

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  21. Purpose of the study was to test a theoretical model to assess and develop policies for the promotion of physical activity among older people as part of an international intervention study.

    Authors: Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Peter Gelius, Susie Dinan-Young, Kerstin Frändin, Marijke Hopman-Rock and Archie Young

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. Improving health in Africa is a high priority internationally. Inadequate research capacity to produce local, relevant research has been identified as a limitation to improved population health. Increasing att...

    Authors: Ronel Kellerman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Renay Weiner, Steven Wayling and Sharon Fonn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  23. In the Netherlands, local authorities are required by law to develop local health memoranda, based on epidemiological analyses. The purpose of this study was to assess the actual use of these epidemiological r...

    Authors: Joyce de Goede, Marja JH van Bon-Martens, Jolanda JP Mathijssen, Kim Putters and Hans AM van Oers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:9

    Content type: Research

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  24. To review and assess (i) the factors that facilitate the development of sustainable health policy analysis institutes in low and middle income countries and (ii) the nature of external support for capacity dev...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Adrijana Corluka, Jane Doherty and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. A wide range of preventive, treatment, and care programs for HIV/AIDS are currently available and some of them have been implemented in Thailand. Policy makers are now facing challenges on how the scarce resou...

    Authors: Sitaporn Youngkong, Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess and Rob Baltussen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:6

    Content type: Research

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  26. Little is known about how health research systems (HRS) in low-income countries emerge and evolve over time, and how this process relates to their performance. Understanding how HRSs emerge is important for th...

    Authors: Maarten O Kok, Amabelia Rodrigues, Augusto Paulo Silva and Sylvia de Haan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada and accounts for 11.9% of all cancer-related mortality. Fortunately, previous studies have provided evidence of improved outcomes f...

    Authors: Geoffrey Porter, Robin Urquhart, Jingyu Bu, Cynthia Kendell, Maureen MacIntyre, Ron Dewar, George Kephart, Yukiko Asada and Eva Grunfeld

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  28. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the past two decades locally relevant tobacco control research has been scant. Experience shows that tobacco control measures should be based on sound research ...

    Authors: Stephen L Hamann, Jeremiah Mock, Sibasis Hense, Naowarut Charoenca and Nipapun Kungskulniti

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. Like many low- and middle-income countries, South Africa established a dedicated HIV monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to track the national response to HIV/AIDS. Its implementation in the public health s...

    Authors: Mary Kawonga, Duane Blaauw and Sharon Fonn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  30. Reducing the burden of disease relies on availability of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). There is limited data on availability, quality and content of guidelines within the Southern African...

    Authors: Tamara Kredo, Annette Gerritsen, Johan van Heerden, Shaun Conway and Nandi Siegfried

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  31. Sustainable research capacity building requires training individuals at multiple levels within a supportive institutional infrastructure to develop a critical mass of independent researchers. At many African m...

    Authors: Yukari C Manabe, Elly Katabira, Richard L Brough, Alex G Coutinho, Nelson Sewankambo and Concepta Merry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:44

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. Increasing demand for qualitative research within global health has emerged alongside increasing demand for demonstration of quality of research, in line with the evidence-based model of medicine. In quantitat...

    Authors: Joanna Reynolds, James Kizito, Nkoli Ezumah, Peter Mangesho, Elizabeth Allen and Clare Chandler

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:43

    Content type: Research

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  33. Despite a rapidly aging population, geriatrics - the branch of medicine that focuses on healthcare of the elderly - is relatively new in India, with many practicing physicians having little knowledge of the cl...

    Authors: Jenna M Evans, Pretesh R Kiran and Onil K Bhattacharyya

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:42

    Content type: Research

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  34. Maternal death reviews have been utilized in several countries as a means of identifying social and health care quality issues affecting maternal survival. From 2005 to 2009, a standardized community-based mat...

    Authors: Henry D Kalter, Pavitra Mohan, Archana Mishra, Narayan Gaonkar, Akhil B Biswas, Sudha Balakrishnan, Gaurav Arya and Marzio Babille

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:41

    Content type: Research

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  35. Funding for research is under pressure to be accountable in terms of benefits and translation of research findings into practice and policy. Primary health care research has considerable potential to improve h...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:40

    Content type: Research

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  36. The objectives of this study are to: (1) profile the production of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) published between 2000 and 2008 in 12 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR): Bahrain, ...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Diana Jamal, Nour Ataya, Maha Jaafar, Saned Raouf, Claudia Matta, Saja Michael and Colette Smith

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  37. Diet, in addition to tobacco, alcohol and physical exercise, is a major factor contributing to chronic diseases in Europe. There is a pressing need for multidisciplinary research to promote healthier food choi...

    Authors: Mark McCarthy, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Diána Bánáti, Lynn Frewer, Vasant Hirani, Tim Lobstein, Brian McKenna, Zenab Mulla, Giulia Rabozzi, Raluca Sfetcu and Rachel Newton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  38. Innovation through an open source model has proven to be successful for software development. This success has led many to speculate if open source can be applied to other industries with similar success. We a...

    Authors: Christine Årdal, Annette Alstadsæter and John-Arne Røttingen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  39. This commentary describes how the Brazilian Ministry of Health's (MoH) research support policy fulfilled the National Agenda of Priorities in Health Research (NAPHR). In 2003, the MoH started a democratic proc...

    Authors: Leonor Maria Pacheco Santos, Erly Catarina Moura, Rita de Cássia Barradas Barata, Suzanne Jacob Serruya, Marcia Luz da Motta, Flávia Tavares Silva Elias, Antonia Angulo-Tuesta, Ana Patricia de Paula, Gilvania de Melo, Reinaldo Guimarães and Carlos Augusto Grabois Gadelha

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:35

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. In many countries occupational health care system is in change. Occupational health studies are mainly focused on occupational health substance and content. This study offers new perspectives on municipal OHS ...

    Authors: Hanna Hakulinen, Sari Rissanen and Johanna Lammintakanen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:34

    Content type: Research

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