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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Content type: Reseach

    Many effective innovations and interventions are never effectively scaled up. Implementation research (IR) has the promise of supporting scale-up through enabling rapid learning about the intervention and its ...

    Authors: Sara Bennett, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Anbrasi Edward, Moses Tetui and Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):108

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

  21. Content type: Research

    The Theory of Change (ToC) is a management and evaluation tool supporting critical thinking in the design, implementation and evaluation of development programmes. We document the experience of Future Health S...

    Authors: Ligia Paina, Annie Wilkinson, Moses Tetui, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Debjani Barman, Tanvir Ahmed, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Gerry Bloom, Jeff Knezovich, Asha George and Sara Bennett

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):109

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

  22. Content type: Research

    Effective stakeholder engagement in research and implementation is important for improving the development and implementation of policies and programmes. A varied number of tools have been employed for stakeho...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Upasona Ghosh, Rittika Brahmachari and Ligia Paina

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15(Suppl 2):106

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. Content type: Study Protocol

    There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impa...

    Authors: Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Shanthi Ramanathan, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden and Andrew Searles

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:111

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  27. Content type: Research

    In examining an initiative to develop and implement new cancer diagnostic pathways in two English localities, this paper evaluates ‘what works’ and examines the role of researchers in facilitating knowledge tr...

    Authors: Jon Banks, Lesley Wye, Nicola Hall, James Rooney, Fiona M. Walter, Willie Hamilton, Ardiana Gjini and Greg Rubin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:103

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  28. Content type: Research

    In recent decades, evidence-based practices (EBPs) have been broadly promoted in community behavioural health systems in the United States of America, yet reported EBP penetration rates remain low. Determining...

    Authors: Ashley T. Scudder, Sarah M. Taber-Thomas, Kristen Schaffner, Joy R. Pemberton, Leah Hunter and Amy D. Herschell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:102

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  29. Content type: Research

    The Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC) is a multi-stakeholder alliance founded in 2006 to advance population health intervention research (PHIR). PHIRIC aimed to strengthen ...

    Authors: Erica Di Ruggiero, Natalie Kishchuk, Sarah Viehbeck, Nancy Edwards, Kerry Robinson, Barbara Riley and Heather Smith Fowler

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:101

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  30. Content type: Research

    An intervention’s success depends on how participants interact with it in local settings. Process evaluation examines these interactions, indicating why an intervention was or was not effective, and how it (an...

    Authors: Abby Haynes, Sue Brennan, Sally Redman, Anna Williamson, Steve R. Makkar, Gisselle Gallego and Phyllis Butow

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:99

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  31. Content type: Research

    In several countries, attempts are made to improve health promotion by centrally rating the effectiveness of health promotion interventions. The Dutch Effectiveness Rating System (ERS) for health promotion int...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:100

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:21

  32. Content type: Opinion

    Fragmented care results in poor outcomes for individuals with complexity of need. Person-centred coordinated care (P3C) is perceived to be a potential solution, but an absence of accessible evidence and the la...

    Authors: Helen M. Lloyd, Mark Pearson, Rod Sheaff, Sheena Asthana, Hannah Wheat, Thava Priya Sugavanam, Nicky Britten, Jose Valderas, Michael Bainbridge, Louise Witts, Debra Westlake, Jane Horrell and Richard Byng

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:98

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  33. Content type: Research

    The existing gap between research evidence and public health practice has attributed to the unmet Millennium Development Goals in Africa and consequently, has stimulated the development of frameworks to enhanc...

    Authors: Chikondi Mwendera, Christiaan de Jager, Herbert Longwe, Charles Hongoro, Kamija Phiri and Clifford M. Mutero

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:97

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  34. Content type: Research

    At the turn of the 90s, studies showed that health research contributed little to health and development in low- and middle-income countries because it was oriented towards international priorities and dominat...

    Authors: Maarten Olivier Kok, John Owusu Gyapong, Ivan Wolffers, David Ofori-Adjei and Elis Joost Ruitenberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:96

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  35. Content type: Research

    Discussions within the health community routinely emphasise the importance of evidence in informing policy formulation and implementation. Much of the support for the evidence-based policy movement draws from ...

    Authors: Helen Walls, Marco Liverani, Kannarath Chheng and Justin Parkhurst

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:95

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  36. Content type: Research

    Relenza represents the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NI), a class of drugs that also includes the drug Tamiflu. Although heralded as breakthrough treatments in influenza, NI efficacy has remained highly contr...

    Authors: Shai Mulinari and Courtney Davis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:93

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  37. Content type: Research

    Evidence-informed decision-making for health is far from the norm, particularly in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Health policy and systems research (HPSR) has an important role in providing th...

    Authors: Zubin Cyrus Shroff, Dena Javadi, Lucy Gilson, Rockie Kang and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:94

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  38. Content type: Commentary

    There is a critical gap between needs and available resources for mental health treatment across the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In countries committed to increasing resour...

    Authors: Mary Hawk, Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, Triptish Bhatia, Jaspreet S. Brar, Wafaa Abdelhakim Elbahaey, James E. Egan, Prasad Konasale, Supriya Kumar, Margaret C. McDonald, Ravinder Singh, Soumya Swaminathan, Joel Wood and Smita N. Deshpande

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:92

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  39. Content type: Research

    Despite the apparent benefits to teaching, many faculty members are reluctant to participate in medical education research (MER) for a variety of reasons. In addition to the further demand on their time, physi...

    Authors: Douglas Archibald, William Hogg, Jacques Lemelin, Simone Dahrouge, Mireille St. Jean and François Boucher

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:91

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  40. Content type: Research

    Focusing on healthcare referral processes for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in South Africa, this paper discusses the comprehensiveness of documents (global and national) that guide the country...

    Authors: Faith Nankasa Mambulu-Chikankheni, John Eyles, Ejemai Amaize Eboreime and Prudence Ditlopo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:90

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  41. Content type: Opinion

    This article examines the current status and most important changes over time to the legislative framework on the health technology assessment-informed decision-making process on diagnostic and therapeutic ‘me...

    Authors: Britta Olberg, Sabine Fuchs, Katja Matthias, Alexandra Nolting, Matthias Perleth and Reinhard Busse

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:89

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  42. Content type: Research

    In the funding of health research and public health research it is vital that research questions posed are important and that funded research meets a research need or a gap in evidence. Many methods are used i...

    Authors: S. Turner, E. Ollerhead and A. Cook

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:87

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  43. Content type: Research

    The Demand-Driven Evaluations for Decisions (3DE) programme was piloted in Zambia and Uganda in 2012–2015. It aimed to answer evaluative questions raised by policymakers in Ministries of Health, rapidly and wi...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Andrew Kardan, Molly Scott, Lucie Moore and Louise Shaxson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:86

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  44. Content type: Editorial

    How can nations organise research investments to obtain the best bundle of knowledge and the maximum level of improved health, spread as equitably as possible? This question was the central focus of a major in...

    Authors: Stephen R. Hanney and Miguel A. González-Block

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:81

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  45. Content type: Opinion

    Evidence-based decision-making is an important foundation for health policy and service planning decisions, yet there remain challenges in ensuring that the many forms of available evidence are considered when...

    Authors: Louise Freebairn, Lucie Rychetnik, Jo-An Atkinson, Paul Kelly, Geoff McDonnell, Nick Roberts, Christine Whittall and Sally Redman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:83

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  46. Content type: Review

    In order to understand and measure the policy impact of research we need a definition of research impact that is suited to the task. This article systematically reviewed both peer-reviewed and grey literature ...

    Authors: Kristel Alla, Wayne D. Hall, Harvey A. Whiteford, Brian W. Head and Carla S. Meurk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:84

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  47. Content type: Research

    Evidence shows that territorial borders continue to have an impact on research collaboration in Europe. Knowledge of national research structural contexts is therefore crucial to the promotion of Europe-wide p...

    Authors: Victor Stephani, Silvia Sommariva, Anne Spranger and Oriana Ciani

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2017 15:85

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