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  1. The main aim of China’s Health Care System Reform was to help the decision maker find the optimal solution to China’s institutional problem of health care provider selection. A pilot health care provider resea...

    Authors: Liyang Tang
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:11
  2. Despite the recent rapid development of policies to counteract physical inactivity (PI), only a small number of systematic analyses on the evolution of these policies exists. In this article we analyze how PI,...

    Authors: Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Peter Gelius and Diana Schow
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:9
  3. Health research is crucial to understand a country’s needs and to improve health outcomes. We conducted a scoping review and analysis of existing health data in Timor-Leste to identify the health research prio...

    Authors: Jacqueline Deen, Livio da Conceicao Matos, Beth Temple, Jiunn-Yih Su, Joao da Silva, Selma Liberato, Valente da Silva, Ana Isabel Soares, Vijaya Joshi, Sarah Moon, James Tulloch, Joao Martins and Kim Mulholland
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:8
  4. The AIDS Control Program (ACP) in Uganda has spearheaded the national health sector HIV response for the last three decades. ACP has developed, revised and implemented various HIV prevention, care and treatmen...

    Authors: Benson T Tumwesigye, Damalie Nakanjako, Rhoda Wanyenze, Zainab Akol and Nelson Sewankambo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:7
  5. Society expects politicians to make sound decisions by bringing the best evidence to bear on the health problems in question. Performing this task requires access to independent sources of sound scientific adv...

    Authors: Antonio Sarría-Santamera, Eert J Schoten, Theodora MM Coenen, Louise J Gunning-Schepers, André Pauwels, Susanne V Allander, Miroslaw J Wysocki, Marius Ciutan and Carlos Segovia
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:6
  6. Intervention research provides important information regarding feasible and effective interventions for health policy makers, but few empirical studies have explored the mechanisms by which these studies influ...

    Authors: Andrew J Milat, Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Chris Rissel, Adrian E Bauman, Sally Redman and Jason Bennie
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:5
  7. There is growing interest by funding bodies and researchers in assessing the impact of research on real world policy and practice. Population health monitoring surveys provide an important source of data on th...

    Authors: Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Louise L Hardy, Andrew Milat, Chris Rissel, Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik and Adrian E Bauman
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:4
  8. Responsibility for planning and delivery of health services in the Philippines is devolved to the local government level. Given the recognised need to strengthen capacity for local planning and budgeting, we i...

    Authors: Sophie La Vincente, Bernardino Aldaba, Sonja Firth, Aleli Kraft, Eliana Jimenez-Soto and Andrew Clark
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:3
  9. China is experiencing increased health care use and expenditures, without sufficient controls to ensure quality and value. Transparent, cost-conscious and patient-centered guidelines based on the best availabl...

    Authors: Kehu Yang, Yaolong Chen, Youping Li and Holger J Schünemann
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2013 11:1
  10. Health Technology Reassessment (HTR) is a structured, evidence-based assessment of the clinical, social, ethical and economic effects of a technology currently used in the health care system, to inform optimal...

    Authors: Laura E Leggett, Gail Mackean, Tom W Noseworthy, Lloyd Sutherland and Fiona Clement
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:38
  11. Implementation of evidence-based practices in real-world settings is a complex process impacted by many factors, including intervention, dissemination, service provider, and organizational characteristics. Eff...

    Authors: Joanna Henderson, Karen Milligan, Alison Niccols, Lehana Thabane, Wendy Sword, Ainsley Smith and Susan Rosenkranz
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:37
  12. Community-based organizations are important health system stakeholders as they provide numerous, often highly valued programs and services to the members of their community. However, community-based organizati...

    Authors: Michael G Wilson, John N Lavis and Adrian Guta
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:36
  13. Elderly care practice and its management together with policy and research play a crucial role in responding to increasing challenges in institutional care for elderly people. Successful dialogue between these...

    Authors: Kaija Kokkonen, Sari Rissanen and Anneli Hujala
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:35
  14. Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS have synergistic health impacts in terms of disease development and progression. Therefore, collaborative TB and HIV/AIDS activities are a logical health systems response. However, th...

    Authors: Mao Tan Eang, Mean Chhi Vun, Khun Kim Eam, Samreth Sovannarith, Seng Sopheap, Ngauv Bora, Rajendra Yadav, Masami Fujita, Bernard Tomas, Massimo Ghidinelli, Pieter van Maaren and William A Wells
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:34
  15. Joining the domains of practice, research and policy is an important aspect of boosting the quality performance required to tackle complex public health problems. “Joining domains” implies a departure from the...

    Authors: Maria W Jansen, Evelyne De Leeuw, Marjan Hoeijmakers and Nanne K De Vries
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:33
  16. The publication of Best research for best health in 2006 and the “ring-fencing” of health research funding in England marked the start of a period of change for health research governance and the structure of res...

    Authors: Sarah EM Caldwell and Nicholas Mays
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:32
  17. Partnerships are increasingly common in conducting research. However, there is little published evidence about processes in research-policy partnerships in different contexts. This paper contributes to filling...

    Authors: Tolib N Mirzoev, Maye A Omar, Andrew T Green, Philippa K Bird, Crick Lund, Angela Ofori-Atta and Victor Doku
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:30
  18. With increased governmental interest in value assessment of technologies and where medical device manufacturers are finding it increasingly necessary to become more familiar with economic evaluation methods, t...

    Authors: Michael P Craven, Matthew J Allsop, Stephen P Morgan and Jennifer L Martin
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:29
  19. Today we have an incomplete picture of how much the world is spending on health and disease-related research and development (R&D). As such it is difficult to align, or even begin to coordinate, health R&D inv...

    Authors: Robert F Terry, Liz Allen, Charles A Gardner, Javier Guzman, Mary Moran and Roderik F Viergever
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:28
  20. When properly trained through training programs on epidemiology, clinical research and healthcare policy, members of patients’/consumers’ organizations could be helpful for a patient-oriented healthcare system...

    Authors: Paola Mosconi, Roberto Satolli, Cinzia Colombo and Walter Villani
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:27
  21. In Australia generally, smoking prevalence more than halved after 1980 and recently commenced to decline among Australia's disadvantaged Indigenous peoples. However, in some remote Indigenous Australian commun...

    Authors: Jan A Robertson, Katherine M Conigrave, Rowena Ivers, Kim Usher and Alan R Clough
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:23
  22. Resource-limited tropical countries are home to numerous infectious pathogens of both human and zoonotic origin. A capability for early detection to allow rapid outbreak containment and prevent spread to non-e...

    Authors: Tomasz A Leski, Rashid Ansumana, Anthony P Malanoski, David H Jimmy, Umaru Bangura, Brian R Barrows, Morie Alpha, Bashiru M Koroma, Nina C Long, Abu J Sundufu, Alfred S Bockarie, Baochuan Lin and David A Stenger
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:22
  23. A major obstacle to the progress of the Millennium Development Goals has been the inability of health systems in many low- and middle-income countries to effectively implement evidence-informed interventions. ...

    Authors: Ulysses Panisset, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, Ahmad Hamdi Alkhatib, Tomás Pantoja, Prabal Singh, Jane Kengey-Kayondo, Ben McCutchen and González Block Ángel Miguel
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:20
  24. In almost every major urban city, thousands of people live in overcrowded slums, streets, or other public places without any health services. Bangladesh has experienced one of the highest rates of urban popula...

    Authors: Jasim Uddin, Tracey P Koehlmoos, Nirod C Saha, Ziaul Islam, Iqbal A Khan and MA Quaiyum
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:19
  25. Biopharmaceutical innovation has had a profound health and economic impact globally. Developed countries have traditionally been the source of most innovations as well as the destination for the resulting econ...

    Authors: Rahim Rezaie, Anita M McGahan, Sarah E Frew, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:18
  26. For many sub-Saharan African countries, a National Health Research System (NHRS) exists more in theory than in reality, with the health system itself receiving the majority of investments. However, this lack o...

    Authors: Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Sandy Campbell and Christina Zarowsky
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:17
  27. The control of onchocerciasis is not only a major success story in global health, but also one of the best examples of the power of public-private partnership at the international level as well as at the natio...

    Authors: Stefanie E O Meredith, Catherine Cross and Uche V Amazigo
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:16
  28. Limited work has been done to promote knowledge translation (KT) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). The objectives of this study are to: 1.assess the climate for evidence use in policy; 2.explore views...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Nour Ataya, Diana Jamal and Maha Jaafar
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:15
  29. Purpose of the study was to test a theoretical model to assess and develop policies for the promotion of physical activity among older people as part of an international intervention study.

    Authors: Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Peter Gelius, Susie Dinan-Young, Kerstin Frändin, Marijke Hopman-Rock and Archie Young
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:14
  30. Improving health in Africa is a high priority internationally. Inadequate research capacity to produce local, relevant research has been identified as a limitation to improved population health. Increasing att...

    Authors: Ronel Kellerman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Renay Weiner, Steven Wayling and Sharon Fonn
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:11
  31. In the Netherlands, local authorities are required by law to develop local health memoranda, based on epidemiological analyses. The purpose of this study was to assess the actual use of these epidemiological r...

    Authors: Joyce de Goede, Marja JH van Bon-Martens, Jolanda JP Mathijssen, Kim Putters and Hans AM van Oers
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:9
  32. To review and assess (i) the factors that facilitate the development of sustainable health policy analysis institutes in low and middle income countries and (ii) the nature of external support for capacity dev...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Adrijana Corluka, Jane Doherty and Viroj Tangcharoensathien
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:7
  33. A wide range of preventive, treatment, and care programs for HIV/AIDS are currently available and some of them have been implemented in Thailand. Policy makers are now facing challenges on how the scarce resou...

    Authors: Sitaporn Youngkong, Yot Teerawattananon, Sripen Tantivess and Rob Baltussen
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:6
  34. Little is known about how health research systems (HRS) in low-income countries emerge and evolve over time, and how this process relates to their performance. Understanding how HRSs emerge is important for th...

    Authors: Maarten O Kok, Amabelia Rodrigues, Augusto Paulo Silva and Sylvia de Haan
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:5
  35. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada and accounts for 11.9% of all cancer-related mortality. Fortunately, previous studies have provided evidence of improved outcomes f...

    Authors: Geoffrey Porter, Robin Urquhart, Jingyu Bu, Cynthia Kendell, Maureen MacIntyre, Ron Dewar, George Kephart, Yukiko Asada and Eva Grunfeld
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:4
  36. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the past two decades locally relevant tobacco control research has been scant. Experience shows that tobacco control measures should be based on sound research ...

    Authors: Stephen L Hamann, Jeremiah Mock, Sibasis Hense, Naowarut Charoenca and Nipapun Kungskulniti
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:3
  37. Like many low- and middle-income countries, South Africa established a dedicated HIV monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to track the national response to HIV/AIDS. Its implementation in the public health s...

    Authors: Mary Kawonga, Duane Blaauw and Sharon Fonn
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:2
  38. Reducing the burden of disease relies on availability of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). There is limited data on availability, quality and content of guidelines within the Southern African...

    Authors: Tamara Kredo, Annette Gerritsen, Johan van Heerden, Shaun Conway and Nandi Siegfried
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2012 10:1
  39. Sustainable research capacity building requires training individuals at multiple levels within a supportive institutional infrastructure to develop a critical mass of independent researchers. At many African m...

    Authors: Yukari C Manabe, Elly Katabira, Richard L Brough, Alex G Coutinho, Nelson Sewankambo and Concepta Merry
    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2011 9:44