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  1. Content type: Research

    Getting research into policy and practice in healthcare is a recognised, world-wide concern. As an attempt to bridge the gap between research and practice, research funders are requesting more interdisciplinar...

    Authors: M. E. Nyström, J. Karltun, C. Keller and B. Andersson Gäre

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:46

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  2. Content type: Review

    To describe a framework for people making and using evidence-informed health system and public health recommendations and decisions.

    Authors: Jenny Moberg, Andrew D. Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Holger J. Schünemann, Gordon Guyatt, Signe Flottorp, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Angela Morelli, Gabriel Rada and Pablo Alonso-Coello

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:45

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  3. Content type: Research

    It is widely accepted that research can lead to improved health outcomes. However, translating research into meaningful impacts in peoples’ lives requires actions that stretch well beyond those traditionally a...

    Authors: Robert K. D. McLean, Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline M. Tetroe and Jimmy A. Volmink

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:44

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  4. Content type: Research

    As countries continue to improve their family planning (FP) programmes, they may draw on WHO’s evidence-based FP guidance and tools (i.e. materials) that support the provision of quality FP services.

    Authors: Joan Marie Kraft, Titilope Oduyebo, Tara C. Jatlaoui, Kathryn M. Curtis, Maura K. Whiteman, Lauren B. Zapata and Mary Eluned Gaffield

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:42

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  5. Content type: Commentary

    Team science, defined as collaborative research efforts that leverage the expertise of diverse disciplines, is recognised as a critical means to address complex healthcare challenges, but the practical impleme...

    Authors: Tullika Garg, Kathryn Anzuoni, Valentina Landyn, Alexandra Hajduk, Stephen Waring, Leah R. Hanson and Heather E. Whitson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:41

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  6. Content type: Research

    The quality of the evidence used in health technology assessment (HTA) agency reports has been considered essential for decision-making processes and their legitimacy. In Brazil, CONITEC is the agency responsi...

    Authors: Tania Yuka Yuba, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes and Patrícia Coelho de Soárez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:40

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  7. Content type: Research

    Measuring research impact is of critical interest to philanthropic and government funding agencies interested in ensuring that the research they fund is both scientifically excellent and has meaningful impact ...

    Authors: Jacqueline A. Bowden, Nicole Sargent, Steve Wesselingh, Lincoln Size, Claire Donovan and Caroline L. Miller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:39

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development covers a wide range of interrelated goals, including poverty eradication and economic growth, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace for all people...

    Authors: Fadi El-Jardali, Nour Ataya and Racha Fadlallah

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:38

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Immunisation remains one of the most important and cost-effective interventions to reduce vaccine-preventable child morbidity, disability and mortality. Health programmes like the Expanded Program of Immunizat...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Alemayehu Teklu, Arielle Mancuso, Zeleke Abebaw, Kassahun Dessie and Desalegn Zegeye

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:37

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  10. Content type: Research

    Decision-making in mental health systems should be supported by the evidence-informed knowledge transfer of data. Since mental health systems are inherently complex, involving interactions between its structur...

    Authors: Younjin Chung, Luis Salvador-Carulla, José A. Salinas-Pérez, Jose J. Uriarte-Uriarte, Alvaro Iruin-Sanz and Carlos R. García-Alonso

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:35

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  11. Content type: Research

    In 2006, a local collective combating homelessness set up an ‘experimental squat’ in an abandoned building in Marseille, France’s second largest city. They envisioned the squat as an alternative to conventiona...

    Authors: Pauline Rhenter, Aurélie Tinland, Julien Grard, Christian Laval, Jean Mantovani, Delphine Moreau, Benjamin Vidaud, Tim Greacen, Pascal Auquier and Vincent Girard

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:34

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  12. Content type: Review

    Health managers play a key role in ensuring that health services are responsive to the needs of the population. Participatory action research (PAR) is one of the approaches that have been used to strengthen ma...

    Authors: Moses Tetui, Joseph Mumba Zulu, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka and Anna-Britt Coe

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:33

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  13. Content type: Opinion

    Implementation research (IR) facilitates health systems strengthening and optimal patient outcomes by generating evidence for scale-up of efficacious strategies in context. Thus, difficulties in generating IR ...

    Authors: Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Muktar H. Aliyu, Olusegun A. Adeyemi, Frank Oronsaye, Bolanle Oyeledun, Amaka G. Ogidi and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:32

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  14. Content type: Review

    Health policy-making can benefit from more effective use of research. In many policy settings there is scope to increase capacity for using research individually and organisationally, but little is known about...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Samantha J. Rowbotham, Sally Redman, Sue Brennan, Anna Williamson and Gabriel Moore

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:31

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  15. Content type: Research

    Public–private partnerships (PPPs), widely used as a means of leveraging the skills, expertise and resources of the private sector to mutual advantage, were similarly adopted by South Africa to support public ...

    Authors: David R. Walwyn and Adolph T. Nkolele

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:30

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  16. Content type: Research

    The question of how to measure, assess and optimise the returns from investment in health and medical research (HMR) is a highly policy-relevant issue. Research Impact Assessment Frameworks (RIAFs) provide a c...

    Authors: Simon Deeming, Penny Reeves, Shanthi Ramanathan, John Attia, Michael Nilsson and Andrew Searles

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:28

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  17. Content type: Research

    A strategy for minimising the time and obstacles to accessing systematic reviews of health system evidence is to collect them in a freely available database and make them easy to find through a simple ‘Google-...

    Authors: Marit Johansen, Gabriel Rada, Sarah Rosenbaum, Elizabeth Paulsen, Nkengafac Villyen Motaze, Newton Opiyo, Charles S. Wiysonge, Yunpeng Ding, Fidele K. Mukinda and Andrew D. Oxman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:27

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  18. Content type: Case Study

    There has been a renewed interest in broadening the research agenda in health promotion to include action on the structural determinants of health, including a focus on the implementation of Health in All Poli...

    Authors: Ketan Shankardass, Carles Muntaner, Lauri Kokkinen, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Alix Freiler, Goldameir Oneka, Ahmed M. Bayoumi and Patricia O’Campo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:26

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  19. Content type: Research

    Research conducted on conditions responsible for the greatest disease burden should be given the highest priority, particularly in resource-limited settings. The present study aimed to assess the research outp...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Khamis Elessi and Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:25

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  20. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in the surname of Virginia Vandall-Walker. This was incorrectly captured as Virgnia Vandall-Walker in the original manuscri...

    Authors: Elizabeth Manafo, Lisa Petermann, Ping Mason-Lai and Virginia Vandall-Walker

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:24

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:5

  21. Content type: Research

    The economic implications of major system change are an important component of the decision to implement health service reconfigurations. Little is known about how best to report the results of economic evalua...

    Authors: Rachael M. Hunter, Naomi J. Fulop, Ruth J. Boaden, Christopher McKevitt, Catherine Perry, Angus I. G. Ramsay, Anthony G. Rudd, Simon J. Turner, Pippa J. Tyrrell, Charles D. A. Wolfe and Stephen Morris

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:23

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  22. Content type: Research

    The Knowledge Network project was launched in 2010 to build evidence on the HIV epidemic by using the data generated by HIV programme implementing organisations in India. This paper describes the implementatio...

    Authors: Deepika Ganju, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Rajatashuvra Adhikary, Sangram Kishor Patel, Niranjan Saggurti and Gina Dallabetta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:22

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  23. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original manuscript [1] contains a typesetting error in the surname of Caspar David Roelofs. This was incorrectly captured as Caspar David Roelefs in the original manuscript wh...

    Authors: Maarten Olivier Kok, Roland Bal, Caspar David Roelofs and Albertine Jantine Schuit

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:21

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:100

  24. Content type: Research

    Policy-makers, managers, scientists, patients and the general public are confronted daily with figures on health and healthcare through public reporting in newspapers, webpages and press releases. However, inf...

    Authors: Reinie G. Gerrits, Dionne S. Kringos, Michael J. van den Berg and Niek S. Klazinga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:20

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  25. Content type: Research

    Global guidance can help countries strengthen their health systems to deliver effective interventions to their populations. However, to have an impact, guidance needs to be contextualised or adapted to local s...

    Authors: Elizabeth Alvarez, John N. Lavis, Melissa Brouwers and Lisa Schwartz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:19

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  26. Content type: Review

    Globally, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among those aged 15–29 years. However, road traffic injury research has not received adequate attention from the scientific community in low- and ...

    Authors: Neeraj Sharma, Mohan Bairwa, B. Gowthamghosh, S. D. Gupta and D. K. Mangal

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:18

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  27. Content type: Research

    Rapid reviews are increasingly used by policy agencies to access relevant research in short timeframes. Despite the growing number of programmes, little is known about how rapid reviews are used by health poli...

    Authors: Gabriel Moore, Sally Redman, Sian Rudge and Abby Haynes

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:17

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  28. Content type: Research

    In light of the gap in evidence to inform future resource allocation decisions about healthcare provider (HCP) training in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the considerable donor investments being...

    Authors: Shishi Wu, Helena Legido-Quigley, Julia Spencer, Richard James Coker and Mishal Sameer Khan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:16

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  29. Content type: Research

    Following approximately 10 years from the beginning of Iran’s national Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme, the present study aims to evaluate its success by examining the impact of HTA and identifyin...

    Authors: Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Farideh Mohtasham and Ashraf Velayati

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:15

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:89

  30. Content type: Research

    The present study aims to test out contextually tailored interventions to increase evidence-informed health-enhancing physical activity policy-making in two Danish municipalities.

    Authors: Maja Bertram, Natasa Loncarevic, Christina Radl-Karimi, Malene Thøgersen, Thomas Skovgaard and Arja R. Aro

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:14

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  31. Content type: Research

    The importance of strong engagement between researchers and decision-makers in the improvement of health systems is increasingly being recognised in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In 2013, in India,...

    Authors: Veena Sriram, Sara Bennett, V. R. Raman and Kabir Sheikh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:13

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  32. Content type: Research

    Priority-setting for health research in low-income countries remains a major challenge. While there have been efforts to systematise and improve the processes, most of the initiatives have ended up being a one...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri and Pascalina Chanda-Kapata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:11

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  33. Content type: Research

    Despite being disproportionately burdened by preventable diseases than more advanced countries, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) continue to trail behind other parts of the world in the number, quality...

    Authors: Echezona E. Ezeanolue, William Nii Ayitey Menson, Dina Patel, Gregory Aarons, Ayodotun Olutola, Michael Obiefune, Patrick Dakum, Prosper Okonkwo, Bola Gobir, Timothy Akinmurele, Anthea Nwandu, Hadiza Khamofu, Bolanle Oyeledun, Muyiwa Aina, Andy Eyo, Obinna Oleribe…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:10

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  34. Content type: Opinion

    A shift in the culture and practice of health and development research is required to maximise the real-world use of evidence by non-academic or non-research-oriented audiences. Many frameworks have been devel...

    Authors: Christine Kim, Rose Wilcher, Tricia Petruney, Kirsten Krueger, Leigh Wynne and Trinity Zan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:9

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  35. Content type: Opinion

    As governments, funding agencies and research organisations worldwide seek to maximise both the financial and non-financial returns on investment in research, the way the research process is organised and fund...

    Authors: Paula Adam, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Jonathan Grant, Kathryn E. A. Graham, Omar F. Boukhris, Anne-Maree Dowd, Gert V. Balling, Rikke N. Christensen, Alexandra Pollitt, Mark Taylor, Omar Sued, Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, Maite Solans‐Domènech and Heidi Chorzempa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:8

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  36. Content type: Research

    In 2007, WHO established the Guidelines Review Committee (GRC) to ensure that WHO guidelines adhere to the highest international standards. The GRC reviews guideline proposals and final guidelines. The objecti...

    Authors: Teegwendé V. Porgo, Mauricio Ferri and Susan L. Norris

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:7

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  37. Content type: Research

    Health workers are critical to the performance of health systems; yet, evidence about their coping strategies and support needs during and post crisis is lacking. There is very limited discussion about how res...

    Authors: Joanna Raven, Sushil Baral, Haja Wurie, Sophie Witter, Mohamed Samai, Pravin Paudel, Hom Nath Subedi, Tim Martineau, Helen Elsey and Sally Theobald

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:6

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  38. Content type: Review

    Over the last 10 years, patient engagement in health research has emerged as the next evolution in healthcare research. However, limited evidence about the clear role and scope of patient engagement in health ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Manafo, Lisa Petermann, Ping Mason-Lai and Virginia Vandall-Walker

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:5

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:24

  39. Content type: Research

    The use of economic evaluation in healthcare policies and decision-making, which is limited in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), might be promoted through the improvement of the conduct and reporting o...

    Authors: Alia Luz, Benjarin Santatiwongchai, Juntana Pattanaphesaj and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:4

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  40. Content type: Research

    Monitoring the degree of implementation of widely recommended food environment policies by national governments is an important part of stimulating progress towards better population nutritional health.

    Authors: Stefanie Vandevijvere, Sally Mackay and Boyd Swinburn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:3

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  41. Content type: Research

    This article reports on the development of a systematic approach to assess for community readiness prior to implementation of a behavioural intervention for childhood obesity. Using the Consolidated Framework ...

    Authors: Leah A. Teeters, William J. Heerman, David Schlundt, Dawn Harris and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:2

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  42. Content type: Research

    Building on an approach applied to cardiovascular and cancer research, we estimated the economic returns from United Kingdom public- and charitable-funded musculoskeletal disease (MSD) research that arise from...

    Authors: Matthew Glover, Erin Montague, Alexandra Pollitt, Susan Guthrie, Stephen Hanney, Martin Buxton and Jonathan Grant

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:1

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  43. Content type: Research

    Many approaches to improving health managers’ capacity in poor countries, particularly those pursued by external agencies, employ non-participatory approaches and often seek to circumvent (rather than strength...

    Authors: Moses Tetui, Anna-Britt Coe, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Sara Bennett, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka, Asha George and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):110

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  44. Content type: Research

    The use of participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches is important for guiding local decision-making, promoting the implementation of effective interventions and addressing emerging issues in the...

    Authors: Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Ligia Paina, Ahmed Bumba, Godfrey Mulekwa, Dinah Nakiganda-Busiku, Htet Nay Lin Oo, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka, Asha George and David H. Peters

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):107

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  45. Content type: Commentary

    Researchers and policy-makers alike increasingly recognise the importance of engaging diverse perspectives in implementation research. This roundtable discussion presents the experiences and perspectives of th...

    Authors: Said Habib Arwal, Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Ahmed Bumba and Akshita Siddula

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):105

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2