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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Commentary

    There exists a disconnection between evolving policies in the policy arenas of mental health, housing, and income support in Canada. One of the complexities associated with analysing the intersection of these ...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Libbey Joplin, Ruth Schofield, Rick Csiernik, Carolyne Gorlick and Katherine Turner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:14

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    Comparative, multi-country research has been underutilised as a means to inform health system development. South-south collaboration has been particularly poor, even though there have been clearly identified b...

    Authors: Suraya Dawad and Nina Veenstra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:13

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  13. Content type: Research

    Lao PDR is a low-income country with an urgent need for evidence-informed policymaking in the healthcare sector. During the last decade a number of Health Systems Research (HSR) projects have been conducted in...

    Authors: Kristina Jönsson, Göran Tomson, Christer Jönsson, Sengchanh Kounnavong and Rolf Wahlström

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:11

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Micronutrient deficiency undernutrition, due to insufficient levels of vitamins and minerals in the diet, remains one of the most prevalent and preventable nutritional problems in the world today. Micronutrien...

    Authors: Monica H Campos-Bowers and Brian F Wittenmyer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:10

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  15. Content type: Research

    Achieving universal health insurance coverage by means of different types of insurance programs may be a pragmatic and feasible approach. However, the fragmentation of the health financing system may imply cos...

    Authors: Björn Ekman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:6

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    In the landmark 1990 publication Scholarship Reconsidered, Boyer challenged the 'teaching verses research debates' by advocating for the scholarship of discovery, teaching, integration, and application. The schol...

    Authors: Anne Hofmeyer, Mandi Newton and Cathie Scott

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:5

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  17. Content type: Research

    Millions of child deaths and stillbirths are attributable to birth asphyxia, yet limited information is available to guide policy and practice, particularly at the community level. We surveyed selected policym...

    Authors: Joy E Lawn, Ananta Manandhar, Rachel A Haws and Gary L Darmstadt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:4

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  18. Content type: Research

    Policy implementation in the context of health systems is generally difficult and the Kenyan health sector situation is not an exception. In 2005, a new health sector strategic plan that outlines the vision an...

    Authors: Anna H Glenngård and Thomas M Maina

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:3

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  19. Content type: Research

    Research findings are increasingly being recognized as an important input in the formation of health policy. There is concern that research findings are not being utilized by health policy-makers to the extent...

    Authors: Michael A Albert, Atle Fretheim and Diadié Maïga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:2

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  20. Content type: Research

    Supported by development partners, the Government of Bangladesh carried out a comprehensive reform of health services in Bangladesh between 1998 and 2003, intended to make services more responsive to public ne...

    Authors: Anne Cockcroft, Neil Andersson, Deborah Milne, Md Zakir Hossain and Enamul Karim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2007 5:1

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  21. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Holger J Schünemann and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:27

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  22. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Holger J Schünemann, Atle Fretheim and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:25

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  23. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, Holger J Schünemann and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:24

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  24. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:23

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  25. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Holger J Schünemann, Atle Fretheim and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:22

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  26. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Holger J Schünemann, Atle Fretheim and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:21

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  27. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, Holger J Schünemann and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:20

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  28. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Andrew D Oxman, Holger J Schünemann and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:19

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  29. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Holger J Schünemann, Andrew D Oxman and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:18

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  30. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim, Holger J Schünemann and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:15

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  31. Content type: Review

    The World Health Organization (WHO), like many other organisations around the world, has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best a...

    Authors: Holger J Schünemann, Atle Fretheim and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:13

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  32. Content type: Editorial

    Health research systems can link knowledge generation with practical concerns to improve health and health equity. Interest in health research, and in how health research systems should best be organised, is m...

    Authors: Stephen R Hanney and Miguel A González Block

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:10

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  33. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation of a 'virtual' (computer-mediated) approach to health research commissioning. This had been introduced experimentally in a DOH programme – the 'He...

    Authors: Christine A McCourt, Philip A Morgan and Penny Youll

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    In the past decade the sector-wide approach (SWAp) model has been promoted by donors and adopted by governments in several countries. The purpose of this study is to look at how partners involved in the health...

    Authors: Jesper Sundewall, Birger Carl Forsberg and Göran Tomson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2006 4:5

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