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  1. Clinician dependent costs are the costs of care that are under the discretion of the healthcare provider. These costs include the costs of drugs, tests and investigations, and discretionary outpatient visits a...

    Authors: George Kosimbei, Kara Hanson and Mike English

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:24

    Content type: Review

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  2. This article describes and analyses a research based engagement by a university school of public health in Bangladesh aimed at raising public debate on sexuality and rights and making issues such as discrimina...

    Authors: Sabina Faiz Rashid, Hilary Standing, Mahrukh Mohiuddin and Farah Mahjabeen Ahmed

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  3. Research institutions and donor organizations are giving growing attention to how research evidence is communicated to influence policy. In the area of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV there is les...

    Authors: Olivia Tulloch, Philippe Mayaud, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Baafuor Kofi Opoku, Nana Oye Lithur, Eugene Sickle, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Mwita Wambura, John Changalucha and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S10

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  4. Swaziland is experiencing the world’s worst HIV and AIDS epidemic. Prevalence rose from four percent of antenatal clinic attendees in 1992 to 42.6 percent in 2004. The Report ‘Reviewing ‘Emergencies’ for Swazi...

    Authors: Alan Whiteside and Fiona E Henry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S9

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  5. Communicating the results of randomised controlled trials may present challenges for researchers who have to work with communities and policy-makers to anticipate positive outcomes, while being aware that resu...

    Authors: Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Jonathan Stadler, Philippe Mayaud and Helen Rees

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  6. The mass media have excellent potential to promote good sexual and reproductive health outcomes, but around the world, media often fail to prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights issues or report ...

    Authors: Rose Ndakala Oronje, Chi-Chi Undie, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and Joanna Crichton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S7

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  7. Several frameworks have been constructed to analyse the factors which influence and shape the uptake of evidence into policy processes in resource poor settings, yet empirical analyses of health policy making ...

    Authors: Eleanor Hutchinson, Justin Parkhurst, Sam Phiri, Di M Gibb, Nathaniel Chishinga, Benson Droti and Susan Hoskins

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  8. Observational epidemiological and biological data indicate clear synergies between Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV, whereby HSV-2 enhances the potential for HIV acquisition or transmission. In 2001...

    Authors: H Burris, J Parkhurst, Y Adu-Sarkodie and P Mayaud

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S5

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  9. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV issues are often controversial and neglected, leading to challenges with engaging policy actors. Research evidence is complex, posing further challenges for ensurin...

    Authors: Joanna Crichton and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  10. Assessing the impact that research evidence has on policy is complex. It involves consideration of conceptual issues of what determines research impact and policy change. There are also a range of methodologic...

    Authors: Andy Sumner, Jo Crichton, Sally Theobald, Eliya Zulu and Justin Parkhurst

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  11. In Tanzania, many people seek malaria treatment from retail drug sellers. The National Malaria Control Program identified the accredited drug dispensing outlet (ADDO) program as a private sector mechanism to s...

    Authors: Edmund Rutta, Bryceson Kibassa, Brittany McKinnon, Jafary Liana, Romuald Mbwasi, Wilson Mlaki, Martha Embrey, Michael Gabra, Elizabeth Shekalaghe, Suleiman Kimatta and Hiiti Sillo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:22

    Content type: Research

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  12. Authors: Wuxiang Shi, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Alan Geater, Hong Zhang, Junhua Zhang, Daniele Brombal, Maria Santonastaso and Giorgio Mario Cortassa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:21

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:16

  13. Health insurance schemes have been widely introduced during this last decade in many African countries, which have strived for improvements in health service provision and the promotion of health care utilizat...

    Authors: Shafiu Mohammed, Mohammad N Sambo and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:20

    Content type: Research

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  14. It is estimated that more than $130 billion is invested globally into health research each year. Increasingly, there is a need to set priorities in health research investments in a fair and legitimate way, usi...

    Authors: Mark Tomlinson, Micky Chopra, Naeema Hoosain and Igor Rudan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  15. To collaborate with consumer and community representatives in the Alcohol and Pregnancy Project from 2006-2008 http://​www.​ichr.​uwa.​edu.​au/​alcoholandpregna​ncy

    Authors: Janet M Payne, Heather A D'Antoine, Kathryn E France, Anne E McKenzie, Nadine Henley, Anne E Bartu, Elizabeth J Elliott and Carol Bower

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  16. Approximately half of the countries in the African Region had a mental health policy by 2005, but little is known about quality of mental health policies in Africa and globally. This paper reports the results ...

    Authors: Edwige Faydi, Michelle Funk, Sharon Kleintjes, Angela Ofori-Atta, Joshua Ssbunnya, Jason Mwanza, Caroline Kim and Alan Flisher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  17. The study aimed to examine the effect of household and community characteristics on financial catastrophe and impoverishment due to health payment in Western and Central Rural China.

    Authors: Wuxiang Shi, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Alan Geater, Junhua Zhang, Hong Zhang and Daniele Brombal

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  18. When a new health product becomes available, countries have a choice to adopt the product into their national health systems or to pursue an alternate strategy to address the public health problem. Here, we de...

    Authors: William A Wells and Alan Brooks

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:15

    Content type: Review

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  19. Despite substantial investment in health capacity building in developing countries, evaluations of capacity building effectiveness are scarce. By analysing projects in Africa that had successfully built sustai...

    Authors: Imelda Bates, Miriam Taegtmeyer, S Bertel Squire, Daniel Ansong, Bertha Nhlema-Simwaka, Amuda Baba and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was established in 2006 with the aim of creating an applied health research system embedded within the English National Health Service (NHS). NIHR sought to im...

    Authors: Anas El Turabi, Michael Hallsworth, Tom Ling and Jonathan Grant

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  21. The lack of a mechanism that aligns financial flows for global health research towards public health priorities limits the impact of health research on health and health equity. Collaborative groups of health ...

    Authors: Roderik F Viergever

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. The knowledge translation self-assessment tool for research institutes (SATORI) was designed to assess the status of knowledge translation in research institutes. The objective was, to identify the weaknesses ...

    Authors: Jaleh Gholami, Reza Majdzadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Sima Nedjat, Katayoun Maleki, Mahnaz Ashoorkhani and Bahareh Yazdizadeh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  23. This study is based on a large-scale household survey and in-depth interviews of key informants that was conducted in villages in three counties of two provinces in China. We assess the new decentralized servi...

    Authors: Xiulan Zhang, Pierre Miège and Yurong Zhang

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  24. We conducted a print media analysis in 44 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Eastern Mediterranean in order to understand one dimension of the climate for evidence-informed health systems and to ...

    Authors: Andrew Cheung, John N Lavis, Ali Hamandi, Fadi El-Jardali, Jonathan Sachs and Nelson Sewankambo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. A comprehensive understanding of the barriers to and facilitators of poor tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcome is still lacking; posing a major obstacle to finding effective solutions. Assessment of patient sat...

    Authors: Harriet M Babikako, Duncan Neuhauser, Achilles Katamba and Ezekiel Mupere

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  26. With rapidly increasing globalization, trends towards unhealthy diets, obesity, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy habits are resulting in an increased worldwide burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NC...

    Authors: Dermot Maher and James Sekajugo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. Less is known about mass drug administration [MDA] for neglected tropical diseases [NTDs] than is suggested by those so vigorously promoting expansion of the approach. This paper fills an important gap: it dra...

    Authors: Melissa Parker and Tim Allen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  28. The level of funding provides a good proxy for the level of commitment or prioritisation given to a particular issue. While the need for research relevant to social, economic, cultural and behavioural aspects ...

    Authors: Subhash Pokhrel, Daniel Reidpath and Pascale Allotey

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  29. Industry standards provide rigorous descriptions of required data presentation, with the aim of ensuring compatibility across different clinical studies. However despite their crucial importance, these standar...

    Authors: Luciana Cofiel, Guilherme R Zammar, Amrapali J Zaveri, Jatin Y Shah, Elias Carvalho, Meredith Nahm, Gustavo Kesselring and Ricardo Pietrobon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:38

    Content type: Research

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  30. Public health includes policy, practice and research but to sufficiently connect academic research, practice and public health policy appears to be difficult. Collaboration between policy, practice and researc...

    Authors: Maria WJ Jansen, Hans AM van Oers, Gerjo Kok and Nanne K de Vries

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:37

    Content type: Research

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  31. Health research priority setting processes assist researchers and policymakers in effectively targeting research that has the greatest potential public health benefit. Many different approaches to health resea...

    Authors: Roderik F Viergever, Sylvie Olifson, Abdul Ghaffar and Robert F Terry

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:36

    Content type: Review

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  32. Atoifi Adventist Hospital is a 90 bed general hospital in East Kwaio, Malaita, Solomon Islands providing services to the population of subsistence villagers of the region. Health professionals at the hospital ...

    Authors: Michelle L Redman-MacLaren, David J MacLaren, Janella Solomon, Alwin Muse, Rowena Asugeni, Humpress Harrington, Esau Kekuabata, Richard Speare and Alan R Clough

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. Centuries of scientific advances and developments in biomedical sciences have brought us a long way to understanding and managing disease processes, by reducing them to simplified cause-effect models. For most...

    Authors: Pascale Allotey, Daniel D Reidpath and Subhash Pokhrel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:32

    Content type: Review

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  34. The last decade has seen the evaluation of health research pay more and more attention to societal use and benefits of research in addition to scientific quality, both in qualitative and quantitative ways. Thi...

    Authors: Sebastian P Mostert, Stéfan PH Ellenbroek, Ingeborg Meijer, Gerrit van Ark and Eduard C Klasen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  35. Although multidisciplinary and team-based approaches are increasingly acknowledged as necessary to address some of the most pressing contemporary health challenges, many researchers struggle with a lack of inf...

    Authors: Stephanie E Coen, Joan L Bottorff, Joy L Johnson and Pamela A Ratner

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  36. When evaluating health technologies with insufficient scientific evidence, only innovative potentials can be assessed. A Regional policy initiative linking the governance of health innovations to the developme...

    Authors: Luciana Ballini, Silvia Minozzi, Antonella Negro, Giampiero Pirini and Roberto Grilli

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  37. In the Netherlands municipalities are legally required to draw up a Local Health Policy Memorandum every four years. This policy memorandum should be based on (local) epidemiological research as performed by t...

    Authors: Joyce de Goede, Kim Putters, Tom van der Grinten and Hans AM van Oers

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:26

    Content type: Review

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  38. The poor in low and middle income countries have limited access to health services due to limited purchasing power, residence in underserved areas, and inadequate health literacy. This produces significant gap...

    Authors: Onil Bhattacharyya, Sara Khor, Anita McGahan, David Dunne, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:24

    Content type: Review

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  39. In South Africa the need to integrate HIV, TB and STI programmes has been recognised at a policy and organisation level; the challenge is now one of translating policies into relevant actions and monitoring im...

    Authors: Vera Scott, Mickey Chopra, Virginia Azevedo, Judy Caldwell, Pren Naidoo and Brenda Smuts

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  40. Africa's progress depends on her capacity to generate, adapt, and use scientific knowledge to meet regional health and development needs. Yet, Africa's higher education institutions that are mandated to foster...

    Authors: Caroline W Kabiru, Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Susan W Wambugu and Alex C Ezeh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:21

    Content type: Commentary

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