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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Weaknesses in health systems contribute to a failure to improve health outcomes in developing countries, despite increased official development assistance. Changes in the demands on health systems, as well as ...

    Authors: Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Anne Mills, Gill Walt and Andy Haines

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:22

    Content type: Review

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  11. 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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  12. Policy analysis is often retrospective and not well suited to helping policy makers decide what to do; in contrast prospective policy analysis seeks to assist in formulating responses to challenging public pol...

    Authors: Melissa Pearson, Anthony B Zwi and Nicholas A Buckley

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  13. Assessing the consequences of research is an increasingly important task in research and innovation policy. This paper takes a broader view of those consequences than the conventional economic approach, placin...

    Authors: Susan E Cozzens

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:18

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. Tobacco control is an area where the translation of evidence into policy would seem to be straightforward, given the wealth of epidemiological, behavioural and other types of research available. Yet, even here...

    Authors: Laura Rosen, Elliot Rosenberg, Martin McKee, Shosh Gan-Noy, Diane Levin, Elana Mayshar, Galia Shacham, John Borowski, Gabi Bin Nun and Boaz Lev

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:17

    Content type: Research

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  15. The preparation of HTA reports requires a great deal of time, effort and resource, and there is a desire to improve efficiency, avoid duplication of effort and facilitate the transfer of knowledge between coun...

    Authors: Sheila Turner, Neil Adams, Andrew Cook, Alison Price and Ruairidh Milne

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  16. Through the nearly three decades that have passed since the Alma Ata conference on Primary Health Care, a wide range of global health initiatives and ideas have been advocated to improve the health of people l...

    Authors: Øystein E Olsen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  17. Health research is increasing in Africa, but most resources are currently chanelled towards infectious diseases and health system development. While infectious diseases remain a heavy burden for some African c...

    Authors: Mark McCarthy, Dermot Maher, Adama Ly and Agbor Ndip

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Little is known about how to implement promising small-scale projects to reduce reproductive ill health and HIV vulnerability in young people on a large scale. This evaluation documents and explains how a part...

    Authors: Jenny Renju, Maende Makokha, Charles Kato, Lemmy Medard, Bahati Andrew, Pieter Remes, John Changalucha and Angela Obasi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  19. Health research systems consist of diverse groups who have some role in health research, but the boundaries around such a system are not clear-cut. To explore what various stakeholders need we reviewed the lit...

    Authors: Stephen Hanney, Shyama Kuruvilla, Bryony Soper and Nicholas Mays

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:11

    Content type: Review

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  20. There were 59,500 Children in out-of-home care in England in 2008. Research into this population points to poor health and quality of life outcomes over the transition to adult independence. This undesirable o...

    Authors: Jane Akister, Matt Owens and Ian M Goodyer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:10

    Content type: Review

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  21. Uncontrolled proliferation of health technologies (HT) is one contributor to the increasing pressure on health systems to adopt new technologies. With limited resources, policy-makers encounter difficulties in...

    Authors: Mohammad Palesh, Carol Tishelman, Sten Fredrikson, Hamidreza Jamshidi, Göran Tomson and Azita Emami

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  22. In order to determine the type and amount of health systems research being conducted within ICDDR,B (also known as the Centre), a leading research institution in Bangladesh, an internal review of all on-going ...

    Authors: Tracey P Koehlmoos, Damian G Walker and Rukshana Gazi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  23. Few methodological studies address the prioritization of clinical topics for the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). The aim of this study was to validate a methodology for Priority Determinati...

    Authors: Ludovic Reveiz, Diana R Tellez, Juan S Castillo, Paola A Mosquera, Marcela Torres, Luis G Cuervo, Andres F Cardona and Rodrigo Pardo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  24. Data on under five mortality in the twelve countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States show important fluctuations over time due to variations in quality of data, definitions of neonatal deaths and met...

    Authors: Adriano Cattaneo, Ilkhom Gafurov, Tamara Bomestar, Marianna Bacci, Sanjiv Kumar, Dragoslav Popovic and Giorgio Tamburlini

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  25. A questionnaire could assist researchers, policymakers, and healthcare providers to describe and monitor changes in efforts to bridge the gaps among research, policy and practice. No questionnaire focused on r...

    Authors: David Cameron, John N Lavis, G Emmanuel Guindon, Tasleem Akhtar, Francisco Becerra Posada, Godwin D Ndossi and Boungnong Boupha

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  26. The reliability and validity of instruments used to survey health-care providers' views about and experiences with research evidence have seldom been examined.

    Authors: G Emmanuel Guindon, John N Lavis, Boungnong Boupha, Guang Shi, Mintou Sidibe and Botagoz Turdaliyeva

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  27. There is ongoing discussion whether the mobile phone radiation causes any health effects. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safet...

    Authors: Dariusz Leszczynski and Zhengping Xu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2010 8:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  28. Little is known about the process of knowledge translation in low- and middle-income countries. We studied policymaking processes in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe to understand the factors affecting th...

    Authors: Godfrey Woelk, Karen Daniels, Julie Cliff, Simon Lewin, Esperança Sevene, Benedita Fernandes, Alda Mariano, Sheillah Matinhure, Andrew D Oxman, John N Lavis and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7:31

    Content type: Research

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S18

    Content type: Guide

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

  30. 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):S17

    Content type: Guide

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

  31. 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, Simon Lewin, John N Lavis and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S15

    Content type: Guide

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

  32. 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, Govin Permanand, Andrew D Oxman, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S13

    Content type: Guide

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

  33. 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, Atle Fretheim, John N Lavis and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Guide

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

  34. 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: Simon Lewin, Andrew D Oxman, John N Lavis, Atle Fretheim, Sebastian Garcia Marti and Susan Munabi-Babigumira

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Guide

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

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Guide

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

  36. 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: Atle Fretheim, Susan Munabi-Babigumira, Andrew D Oxman, John N Lavis and Simon Lewin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S6

    Content type: Guide

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

  37. 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, Simon Lewin and Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2009 7(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Guide

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

  38. 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

    Content type: Guide

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

  39. 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):S1

    Content type: Guide

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

  40. This article is the Introduction to 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):I1

    Content type: Introduction

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