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  1. Although Good Samaritan laws (GSLs) have been widely adopted throughout the United States, their efficacy in individual states is often unknown. This paper offers an approach for assessing the impact of GSLs a...

    Authors: Nasim S. Sabounchi, Rebekah Heckmann, Gail D’Onofrio, Jennifer Walker and Robert Heimer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:5
  2. The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated. Partly for this reason, new drugs generally take over 10 years from the product development stage to market entry. Although regulations affect the pharmaceutic...

    Authors: Seung In Um, Uy Dong Sohn, Sun-Young Jung, Seung-Hun You, Changone Kim, Sora Lee and Heesang Lee
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:4
  3. In China, health technology assessment (HTA) has recently been adopted in pricing negotiation for medicine listing in the National Reimbursement Drug List. At present, how HTA is applied to inform the decision...

    Authors: Cong Huang, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Lin Bai, Tao Huang, Xinyi Li, Xiaodong Guan and Luwen Shi
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:3
  4. Careful development of interventions using principles of co-production is now recognized as an important step for clinical trial development, but practical guidance on how to do this in practice is lacking. Th...

    Authors: Emily R. Ramage, Meredith Burke, Margaret Galloway, Ian D. Graham, Heidi Janssen, Dianne L. Marsden, Amanda J. Patterson, Michael Pollack, Catherine M. Said, Elizabeth A. Lynch and Coralie English
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:2
  5. An expanding body of literature shows that pharmacists’ interventions improve health outcomes and are cost-saving. However, diverse state regulations of pharmacists’ scope of practice create a discrepancy betw...

    Authors: Akshara Kumar, Amber Bivins Ray and Carrie Blanchard
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2022 20:1
  6. Evidence suggests that implementing an accountability mechanism such as the accountability framework for routine immunization in Nigeria (AFRIN) will improve routine immunization (RI) performance. The fact tha...

    Authors: Lawrence Ulu Ogbonnaya, Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Benedict Azuogu, Henry Urochukwu, Ogbonnaya Ogbu and Chigozie Jesse Uneke
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:154
  7. Globally, policy-makers face challenges to using evidence in health decision-making, particularly lack of interaction between research and policy. Knowledge-brokering mechanisms can fill research–policy gaps a...

    Authors: Pyone Yadanar Paing, Zarni Lynn Kyaw, Matthew Schojan, Tom Traill, Si Thura, Nilar Tin, Than-Tun Sein, Hnin Hnin Tha Myint, Paul Bolton and Catherine Lee
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:153
  8. The steady rise in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide has been a key global health challenge. Governments have the primary responsibility for taking action to prevent and control NCDs. Given the growing...

    Authors: Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Ahmad Ahmadi Teymourlouy, Mohammadreza Maleki, Leila Eslambolchi and Mahnaz Afshari
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:152
  9. Previous research suggests that the quality of clinical guidelines (CGs) in China is suboptimal. However, little is known about the methodology that CGs follow. We conducted a national survey of methods used b...

    Authors: Yang Song, Jing Li, Yaolong Chen, Ruixia Guo, Pablo Alonso-Coello and Yuan Zhang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:151
  10. Over the past three decades, allocation of foreign currency subsidies has been the primary strategy of various administrations in Iran to improve access to medicines. This strategy has resulted in several chal...

    Authors: Alireza Olyaaeemanesh, Ebrahim Jaafaripooyan, Akbar Abdollahiasl, Majid Davari, Seyyed Meysam Mousavi and Mansoor Delpasand
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:150
  11. Assessing the performance of health systems through quantitative and qualitative methods is recognized as an effective approach to strengthening national health systems. However, while many high-income countri...

    Authors: Emmanuel Kumah, Samuel E. Ankomah, Adam Fusheini, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Martin A. Ayanore, Richard K. Asravor, Felix O. Kesse, Emmanuel Mwini and Godfred Otchere
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:149
  12. The launch in 2017 of the Irish 10-year reform programme Sláintecare represents a key commitment in the future of the health system. An important component of the programme was the development of a health system ...

    Authors: Óscar Brito Fernandes, Erica Barbazza, Damir Ivanković, Tessa Jansen, Niek S. Klazinga and Dionne S. Kringos
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:148
  13. Australian governments are increasingly mandating the use of cost–benefit analysis (CBA) to inform the efficient allocation of government resources. CBA is likely to be useful when evaluating preventive health...

    Authors: Jaithri Ananthapavan, Marj Moodie, Andrew Milat, Lennert Veerman, Elizabeth Whittaker and Rob Carter
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:147
  14. As a building block of all health systems and a multi-sectoral domain, eHealth has a critical role to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly universal health coverage ...

    Authors: Seyyed Meysam Mousavi, Amirhossein Takian and Mahmood Tara
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:146
  15. Effective payment mechanisms for healthcare are critical to the quality of care and the efficiency and responsiveness of health systems to meet specific population health needs. Since its inception, Ghana’s Na...

    Authors: Yussif Issahaku, Andrea Thoumi, Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro, Osondu Ogbouji and Justice Nonvignon
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:145
  16. Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is an important aspect of women's health. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common disease among women and has long-term negative effects on women’s health. Evidence shows tha...

    Authors: Mehri Kalhor, Eesa Mohammadi, Shadab Shahali, Leila Amini and Lida Moghaddam-Banaem
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:144
  17. Progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) is an inherently political process. Political economy analysis (PEA) is gaining momentum as a tool to better understand the role of the political and economic d...

    Authors: Giulia Loffreda, Kéfilath Bello, Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo, Isidore Selenou, Mohamed Ali Ag Ahmed, Jean Paul Dossou, Sophie Witter and Maria Paola Bertone
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:143
  18. In recent years there have been calls to strengthen health sciences research capacity in African countries. This capacity can contribute to improvements in health, social welfare and poverty reduction through ...

    Authors: Clare Wenham, Olivier Wouters, Catherine Jones, Pamela A. Juma, Rhona M. Mijumbi-Deve, Joëlle L. Sobngwi-Tambekou and Justin Parkhurst
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:142
  19. A strong health information system (HIS) is one of the essential building blocks for a resilient health system. The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ethiopia is working on different initiatives to strengthen the na...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Kassahun D. Gashu, Zeleke A. Mekonnen, Berhanu F. Endehabtu, Moges Asressie, Amare Minyihun, Adane Mamuye, Asmamaw Atnafu, Wondimu Ayele, Keneni Gutema, Admas Abera, Mulumebet Abera, Teklit Gebretsadik, Biruk Abate, Mesoud Mohammed, Netsanet Animut…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:141
  20. The use of research evidence as an input for health decision-making is a need for most health systems. There are a number of approaches for promoting evidence use at different levels of the health system, but ...

    Authors: Evelina Chapman, Tomas Pantoja, Tanja Kuchenmüller, Tarang Sharma and Robert F. Terry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:140
  21. In response to an increased health burden from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primary health care (PHC) is effective platform to support NCDs prevention and control. This study aims to assess Thailand’s PHC...

    Authors: Titiporn Tuangratananon, Sataporn Julchoo, Mathudara Phaiyarom, Warisa Panichkriangkrai, Nareerut Pudpong, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:139
  22. Despite a growing movement toward a knowledge-user-driven research process, our understanding of the generation, implementation and evaluation of specific approaches in the integrated knowledge translation (iK...

    Authors: Francesca S. Cardwell, Susan J. Elliott and Ann E. Clarke
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:138
  23. Organizations with responsibilities for public health are increasingly required to use evidence-based practice to inform programme delivery, requiring research to generate relevant evidence, and dissemination ...

    Authors: Judith F. Fynn, John Jones and Andy Jones
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:137
  24. The ability to successfully transfer knowledge across international boundaries to improve health across the European Region is dependent on an in-depth understanding of the many factors involved in policy crea...

    Authors: Kinga Zdunek, Denise Alexander, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Michael Rigby and Mitch Blair
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:136
  25. There are increasing expectations for researchers and knowledge users in the health system to use a research partnership approach, such as integrated knowledge translation, to increase the relevance and use of...

    Authors: Christine E. Cassidy, Hwayeon Danielle Shin, Emily Ramage, Aislinn Conway, Kelly Mrklas, Celia Laur, Amy Beck, Melissa Demery Varin, Sandy Steinwender, Tram Nguyen, Jodi Langley, Rachel Dorey, Lauren Donnelly and Ilja Ormel
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:135
  26. Meaningful involvement of consumers in healthcare is a high priority worldwide. In Victoria, Australia, a Partnering in Healthcare (PiH) policy framework was developed to guide health services in addressing co...

    Authors: Peter Bragge, Lidia Horvat, Louise Mckinlay, Kim Borg, Belinda Macleod-Smith and Breanna Wright
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:133
  27. Health research governance is an essential function of national health research systems. Yet many African countries have not developed strong health research governance structures and processes. This paper pre...

    Authors: Pamela A. Juma, Catherine M. Jones, Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, Clare Wenham, Tiny Masupe, Joelle Sobngwi-Tambekou, Godfrey Biemba, Namuunda Mtombo and Justin Parkhurst
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:132
  28. There is now rapidly growing global awareness of the potential of large-scale community health worker (CHW) programmes not only for improving population health but, even more importantly, for accelerating the ...

    Authors: Joseph M. Zulu and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):130

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  29. Community health workers (CHWs) can play a critical role in primary healthcare and are seen widely as important to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The COVID-19 pandemic has e...

    Authors: Simon Lewin, Uta Lehmann and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):129

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  30. This is the fifth of our 11-paper supplement on “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of a New Era.” When planning new community health worker (CHW) roles or expanding existing roles, programme planners need t...

    Authors: Claire Glenton, Dena Javadi and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):128

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  31. This is the ninth paper in our series, “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of a New Era”. Community health workers (CHWs) are in an intermediary position between the health system and the community. While th...

    Authors: Karen LeBan, Maryse Kok and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):116

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  32. Supervision is essential for optimizing performance and motivation of community health workers (CHWs). This paper, the seventh in our series, “Community health workers at the dawn of a new era”, supplements th...

    Authors: Carey Westgate, David Musoke, Lauren Crigler and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):114

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  33. This is the sixth of our 11-paper supplement entitled “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of New Era”. Expectations of community health workers (CHWs) have expanded in recent years to encompass a wider array...

    Authors: Meike J. Schleiff, Iain Aitken, Mohammad Ariful Alam, Zufan Abera Damtew and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):113

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  34. This is the concluding paper of our 11-paper supplement, “Community health workers at the dawn of a new era”.

    Authors: Henry B. Perry, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Miriam Were, Karen LeBan, Lauren Crigler, Simon Lewin, David Musoke, Maryse Kok, Kerry Scott, Madeleine Ballard and Steve Hodgins
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):111

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  35. Community health worker (CHW) programmes are again receiving more attention in global health, as reflected in important recent WHO guidance. However, there is a risk that current CHW programme efforts may resu...

    Authors: Stephen Hodgins, Maryse Kok, David Musoke, Simon Lewin, Lauren Crigler, Karen LeBan and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):109

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  36. While the evidence supporting the effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) programmes is substantial, there is also considerable evidence that many of these programmes have notable weaknesses that need t...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Lauren Crigler, David Musoke, Madeleine Ballard, Steve Hodgins and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):108

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  37. This is the fourth of our 11-paper supplement on “Community Health Workers at the Dawn of New Era”. Here, we first make the case for investing in health programmes, second for investing in human resources for ...

    Authors: Lizah Masis, Angela Gichaga, Tseday Zerayacob, Chunling Lu and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):107

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  38. This is the eighth in our series of 11 papers on “CHWs at the Dawn of a New Era”. Community health worker (CHW) incentives and remuneration are core issues that affect the performance of individual CHWs and th...

    Authors: Christopher J. Colvin, Steve Hodgins and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):106

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  39. Community health workers (CHWs) play a critical role in grassroots healthcare and are essential for achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. While there is a critical shortage of essential h...

    Authors: Muhammad Mahmood Afzal, George W. Pariyo, Zohra S. Lassi and Henry B. Perry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 3):103

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 3

  40. Despite increasing interest in joint research priority-setting, few studies engage end-user groups in setting research priorities at the intersection of the healthcare and management disciplines. With health s...

    Authors: Jenna M. Evans, Julie E. Gilbert, Jasmine Bacola, Victoria Hagens, Vicky Simanovski, Philip Holm, Rebecca Harvey, Peter G. Blake and Garth Matheson
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:131
  41. The purpose of this paper is to highlight a perspective for decolonizing research with Australian First Nations and provide a framework for successful and sustained knowledge translation by drawing on the rece...

    Authors: Pamela Laird, Anne B. Chang, John Jacky, Mary Lane, André Schultz and Roz Walker
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:127
  42. Evidence-based practice in medicine and social policy relies heavily on evidence synthesis. To translate evidence into practical guidelines for low- and middle-income countries, local expertise is essential. T...

    Authors: Jiayi Pan, Yongqi Zhong, Sarah Young and Nynke M. D. Niezink
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:126
  43. A large proportion of postgraduate students the world over complete a research thesis in partial fulfilment of their degree requirements. This study identified and evaluated support mechanisms for research gen...

    Authors: E. A. Obuku, R. Apunyo, G. Mbabazi, D. K. Mafigiri, C. Karamagi, F. Sengooba, J. N. Lavis and N. K. Sewankambo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:125
  44. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal design (UD) principles call for inclusive planning. Within the transportation field, this includes the development or improvement of facilities that accom...

    Authors: Marianne J. W. A. Vanderschuren and Obiora A. Nnene
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:124
  45. Health systems around the world have been forced to make choices about how to prioritize care, manage infection control and maintain reserve capacity for future disease outbreaks. Primary healthcare has moved ...

    Authors: Andrew Georgiou, Julie Li, Christopher Pearce, Adam McLeod, Nasir Wabe, Rae-Anne Hardie, Guilherme Saffi Franco, Chisato Imai, Gorkem Sezgin, Judith Thomas, Zhaoli Dai, Muhammad Kashif Sheikh, Amanda Proposch, Stephen Weeding, Brendon Wickham, Tony Badrick…
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:122
  46. In the era of evidence-based policy-making (EBPM), scientific outputs and public policy should engage with each other in a more interactive and coherent way. Notably, this is becoming increasingly critical in ...

    Authors: Xi Cheng, Li Tang, Maotian Zhou and Guoyan Wang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:121
  47. Health interventions in a clinical setting may be complex. This is particularly true of clinical interventions which require systems reorganization or behavioural change, and/or when implementation involves ad...

    Authors: Robert Heggie, Kathleen Boyd and Olivia Wu
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:118