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  1. Scientific journals play a critical role in research validation and dissemination and are increasingly vocal about the identification of research priorities and the targeting of research results to key audienc...

    Authors: Miguel Angel González Block, Juan Arroyo Laguna, Oscar Cetrángolo, Pedro Crocco Ábalos, Ramiro Guerrero, Daniela Riva Knauth, Abdul Ghaffar, Patricia Pavón León, María del Rocío Saénz, Rosanna González McQuire, Beatriz Martínez Zavala and Emilio Gutiérrez Calderón

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:59

    Content type: Research

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  2. Expanding healthcare innovations from the local to national level is a complex pursuit requiring careful assessment of all relevant factors. In this study (a component of a larger eConsult programme of researc...

    Authors: Isabella Moroz, Douglas Archibald, Mylaine Breton, Elizabeth Cote-Boileau, Lois Crowe, Tanya Horsley, Lirjie Hyseni, Gina Johar, Erin Keely, Katharina Kovacs Burns, Craig Kuziemsky, Jim Laplante, Ariana Mihan, Luis Oppenheimer, Don Sturge, Delphine S. Tuot…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:57

    Content type: Research

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  3. Systems thinking is a conceptual approach that can assist stakeholders in understanding complexity and making progress on persistent public health challenges. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a complex glob...

    Authors: Jeffrey Glenn, Kimberly Kamara, Zaiyanatu Abubakar Umar, Teresa Chahine, Nils Daulaire and Thomas Bossert

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:56

    Content type: Research

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  4. Universal health coverage is a key target of the Sustainable Development Goals and quality of care is fundamental to its attainment. In South Africa, the National Health Insurance (NHI) system is a major healt...

    Authors: Immaculate Sabelile Muthathi and Laetitia C. Rispel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:55

    Content type: Research

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  5. Numerous sub-Saharan African countries have experimented with performance-based financing (PBF) with the goal of improving health system performance. To date, few articles have examined the implementation of t...

    Authors: Abdourahmane Coulibaly, Lara Gautier, Tony Zitti and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:54

    Content type: Research

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  6. Implementation research is increasingly being recognised as an important discipline seeking to maximise the benefits of evidence-based interventions. Although capacity-building efforts are ongoing, there has b...

    Authors: Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Emmanuel Asampong, Edwin Afari, Pascal Launois, Mercy Ackumey, Kwabena Opoku-Mensah, Samuel Dery, Patricia Akweongo, Justice Nonvignon and Moses Aikins

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:53

    Content type: Research

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  7. Conducting research in partnership with stakeholders (e.g. policy-makers, practitioners, organisations, patients) is a promising and popular approach to improving the implementation of research findings in pol...

    Authors: F. Hoekstra, K. J. Mrklas, M. Khan, R. C. McKay, M. Vis-Dunbar, K. M. Sibley, T. Nguyen, I. D. Graham and H. L. Gainforth

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:51

    Content type: Review

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  8. Universal health coverage (UHC) has provided the impetus for the introduction of publicly funded health insurance (PFHI) schemes in the mixed health systems of India and many other low- and middle-income count...

    Authors: Sulakshana Nandi and Helen Schneider

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:50

    Content type: Research

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  9. In rural settings where patients face significant structural barriers to accessing healthcare services, the formal existence of government-provided health coverage does not necessarily translate to meaningful ...

    Authors: Anne Williamson, Lorena Ponce de León, Francisco Rodríguez Garza, Valeria Macías and Hugo Flores Navarro

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:49

    Content type: Research

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  10. Natural experiments are increasingly valued as a way to assess the health impact of health and non-health interventions when planned controlled experimental research designs may be infeasible or inappropriate ...

    Authors: Melanie Crane, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Anne Grunseit and Adrian Bauman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:48

    Content type: Review

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  11. It has been well established that research is not addressing health needs in a balanced way — much more research is conducted on diseases with more burden in high-income countries than on those with more burde...

    Authors: Alfredo Yegros-Yegros, Wouter van de Klippe, Maria Francisca Abad-Garcia and Ismael Rafols

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:47

    Content type: Research

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  12. Internationally, there has been renewed focus on primary healthcare (PHC). PHC revitalisation is one of the mechanisms to emphasise health promotion and prevention. However, it is not always clear who should l...

    Authors: Teurai Rwafa-Ponela, John Eyles, Nicola Christofides and Jane Goudge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:46

    Content type: Research

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  13. Effective efforts to strengthen health systems need diverse, multi-stakeholder networks working together on complex or ‘wicked’ problems such as prevention and control of chronic diseases, solutions to which g...

    Authors: Jodie Bailie, Alison Frances Laycock, David Peiris, Roxanne Gwendalyn Bainbridge, Veronica Matthews, Frances Clare Cunningham, Kathleen Parker Conte, Seye Abimbola, Megan Elizabeth Passey and Ross Stewart Bailie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:45

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. This article is a response to Oliver et al.’s Commentary ‘The dark side of coproduction: do the costs outweigh the benefits for health research?’ recently published in Health Research Policy and Systems (2019, 17...

    Authors: Oli Williams, Sophie Sarre, Stan Constantina Papoulias, Sarah Knowles, Glenn Robert, Peter Beresford, Diana Rose, Sarah Carr, Meerat Kaur and Victoria J. Palmer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:43

    Content type: Commentary

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  15. Despite increasing evidence on health inequalities over the past decades, further efforts to strengthen capacities to produce research on this topic are still urgently needed to inform effective interventions ...

    Authors: Lucinda Cash-Gibson, Matthew Harris, Germán Guerra and Joan Benach

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:42

    Content type: Research

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  16. Evidence-based decision-making for prioritising health is assisted by health technology assessment (HTA) to integrate data on effectiveness, costs and equity to support transparent decisions. Ghana is moving t...

    Authors: Samantha A. Hollingworth, Laura Downey, Francis J. Ruiz, Emmanuel Odame, Lydia Dsane-Selby, Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Justice Nonvignon and Kalipso Chalkidou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:41

    Content type: Research

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  17. Attention to evidence-informed policy has grown; however, efforts to strengthen the quality and use of evidence are not starting from a blank slate. Changes in health architectures and financing pose different...

    Authors: Anne L. Buffardi and Susan Njambi-Szlapka

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:40

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Persons with developmental disabilities (PWDD) face a number of individual, environmental and societal barriers when seeking employment. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) involves ongoing and dynamic inte...

    Authors: Akram Khayatzadeh-Mahani, Krystle Wittevrongel, Lisa Petermann, Ian D. Graham and Jennifer D. Zwicker

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  19. The September 2019 United Nations’ High-Level Meeting renewed political commitments to invest in universal health coverage by strengthening health systems, programmes and policies to achieve ‘health for all’. ...

    Authors: Hueiming Liu, Mark D. Huffman and Kathy Trieu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:38

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. Many countries are currently rethinking their global health research funding priorities. When resources are limited, it is important to understand and use information about existing research strengths to infor...

    Authors: Ranjana Nagi, Susan Rogers Van Katwyk and Steven J. Hoffman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:37

    Content type: Research

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  21. Evidence-informed decision-making and better use of scientific information in societal decisions has been an area of development for decades but is still topical. Decision support work can be viewed from the p...

    Authors: Jouni T. Tuomisto, Mikko V. Pohjola and Teemu J. Rintala

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:36

    Content type: Research

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  22. Research funders in Canada and abroad have made substantial investments in supporting collaborative research approaches to generating and translating knowledge as it is believed to increase knowledge use. Cana...

    Authors: Tram Nguyen, Ian D. Graham, Kelly J. Mrklas, Sarah Bowen, Margaret Cargo, Carole A. Estabrooks, Anita Kothari, John Lavis, Ann C. Macaulay, Martha MacLeod, David Phipps, Vivian R. Ramsden, Mary J. Renfrew, Jon Salsberg and Nina Wallerstein

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:35

    Content type: Research

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  23. Knowledge brokering is a knowledge translation approach that includes making connections between researchers and decision-makers to facilitate the latter’s use of evidence in health promotion and the provision...

    Authors: Kristine Newman, Ryan DeForge, Dwayne Van Eerd, Yan Wei Mok and Evelyn Cornelissen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:34

    Content type: Research

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  24. The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Health Act of 2009 mandates the Provincial Health Research and Ethics Committee to develop health research priorities for the province. During 2013, the KZN Department of Health embarke...

    Authors: G. Khumalo, R. Desai, X. Xaba, M. Moshabela, S. Essack and E. Lutge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:32

    Content type: Research

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  25. It was highlighted that in the original article [1] Fig. 2 was incorrect and the link for the Additional File was missing. This Correction article provides the correct Fig. 2 and the Additional File with its l...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Marina Maggini and Sofia Colaceci

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:31

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:12

  26. Health systems in Australia and worldwide are increasingly expected to conduct research and quality improvement activities in addition to delivering clinical care and training health professionals. This study ...

    Authors: Alexandra Edelman, Amy Brown, Tilley Pain, Sarah Larkins and Gillian Harvey

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:30

    Content type: Research

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  27. Systems transformation for health promotion, involving engagement from multiple disciplines and levels of influence, requires an investment in partnership development. Integrated youth service is a collaborati...

    Authors: T. Halsall, I. Manion, J. Henderson, P. Robeson, R. Purcell, P. Liversidge and S. N. Iyer

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:29

    Content type: Research

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  28. The continuum of care is a key strategy for ensuring comprehensive service delivery for maternal health, while acknowledging the role of the social determinants of health. However, there is little research on ...

    Authors: Mamothena Carol Mothupi, Lucia Knight and Hanani Tabana

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:28

    Content type: Research

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  29. Limited evidence exists on how to assess long-term care system performance. This study aims to report on the process and results of developing a performance assessment framework to evaluate the long-term care ...

    Authors: Hongsoo Kim and Boyoung Jeon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:27

    Content type: Research

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  30. Various population segmentation tools have been developed to inform the design of interventions that improve population health. However, there has been little consensus on the core indicators and purposes of p...

    Authors: Sungwon Yoon, Hendra Goh, Yu Heng Kwan, Julian Thumboo and Lian Leng Low

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  31. Access to qualitative and equitable healthcare is a major challenge in Mauritania. In order to support the country’s efforts, a health sector strengthening programme was set up with participatory action resear...

    Authors: Kirsten Accoe, Bruno Marchal, Yahya Gnokane, Dieng Abdellahi, Paul Bossyns and Bart Criel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. Integrated knowledge translation refers to researcher and research user partnerships to co-generate and implement knowledge. This type of partnership may be critical to success in increasing knowledge use and ...

    Authors: Maria Maddalena Zych, Whitney B. Berta and Anna R. Gagliardi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:24

    Content type: Review

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  33. Considerable research shows that women experience gendered disparities in healthcare access and quality. Patient-centred care (PCC) could reduce inequities by addressing the patient’s clinical and personal nee...

    Authors: Anna R. Gagliardi, Sheila Dunn, Angel M. Foster, Sherry L. Grace, Nazilla Khanlou, Donna E. Stewart and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. Health research has scientific, social and political impacts. To achieve such impacts, several institutions need to participate; however, health research funding institutions are seldom nominated in the litera...

    Authors: Pernelle Smits and François Champagne

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. Decision-makers in crisis zones are faced with the challenge of having to make health-related decisions under limited time and resource constraints and in light of the many factors that can influence their dec...

    Authors: Ahmad Firas Khalid, John N. Lavis, Fadi El-Jardali and Meredith Vanstone

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  36. Data on grants for biomedical research by 10 major funders of health research were collected from the World RePORT platform to explore what is being funded, by whom and where. This analysis is part of the Worl...

    Authors: Ambinintsoa H. Ralaidovy, Taghreed Adam and Philippe Boucher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  37. Given the complex mix of structural, cultural and institutional factors that produce barriers for women in science, an equally complex intervention is required to understand and address them. The Athena SWAN A...

    Authors: Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Lorna R. Henderson and Vasiliki Kiparoglou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. Population health measurements are recognised as appropriate tools to support public health monitoring. Yet, there is still a lack of tools that offer a basis for policy appraisal and for foreseeing impacts on...

    Authors: Paula Santana, Ângela Freitas, Iwa Stefanik, Cláudia Costa, Mónica Oliveira, Teresa C. Rodrigues, Ana Vieira, Pedro Lopes Ferreira, Carme Borrell, Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Stéphane Rican, Christina Mitsakou, Marc Marí-Dell’Olmo, Jürgen Schweikart, Diana Corman and Carlos A. Bana e Costa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:18

    Content type: Research

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  39. Billions of dollars are lost annually in health research that fails to create meaningful benefits for patients. Engaging in research co-design – the meaningful involvement of end-users in research – may help a...

    Authors: Peter Slattery, Alexander K. Saeri and Peter Bragge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:17

    Content type: Review

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  40. Knowledge translation (KT) is a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge to yield beneficial outcomes for society. Effective K...

    Authors: Violet Ibukayo Murunga, Rose Ndakala Oronje, Imelda Bates, Nadia Tagoe and Justin Pulford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:16

    Content type: Review

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  41. Relationships between researchers and decision-makers have demonstrated positive potential to influence research, policy and practice. Over time, interest in better understanding the relationships between the ...

    Authors: Nasreen S. Jessani, Akshara Valmeekanathan, Carly Babcock, Brenton Ling, Melissa A. Davey-Rothwell and David R. Holtgrave

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:15

    Content type: Research

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  42. Cross-sector collaborative partnerships are a vital strategy in efforts to strengthen research-informed policy and practice and may be particularly effective at addressing the complex problems associated with ...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Samantha Rowbotham, Anne Grunseit, Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Emma Slaytor, Andrew Wilson, Karen Lee, Seanna Davidson and Sonia Wutzke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:13

    Content type: Research

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  43. Promoting the well-being at all ages and reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major target of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the frame of the JA-CHRODIS, a Strengths, ...

    Authors: Angela Giusti, Marina Maggini and Sofia Colaceci

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:12

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:31

  44. Disproportionate regulation of health and medical research contributes to research waste. Better understanding of exemptions of research from ethics review in different jurisdictions may help to guide modifica...

    Authors: Anna Mae Scott, Simon Kolstoe, M. C. ( Corrette) Ploem, Zoë Hammatt and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:11

    Content type: Research

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  45. Research shows that the way that healthcare staff experience their job impacts on their individual performance, patient experience and outcomes as well as on the performance of organisations. This article buil...

    Authors: Josephine Ocloo, Joanna Goodrich, Hiro Tanaka, Julia Birchall-Searle, Derek Dawson and Michelle Farr

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2020 18:10

    Content type: Research

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