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  1. Content type: Research

    Fragility can have a negative effect on health systems and people’s health, and poses considerable challenges for actors implementing health programmes. However, how such programmes, in turn, affect the overal...

    Authors: Séverine Erismann, Sibel Gürler, Verena Wieland, Helen Prytherch, Nino Künzli, Jürg Utzinger and Bernadette Peterhans

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:20

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    The English National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network first established Hyperacute Stroke Research Centres (HSRCs) in 2010 to support multicentre hyperacute (< 9 h) and complex stroke re...

    Authors: Thompson G. Robinson, Xia Wang, Alice C. Durham, Gary A. Ford, Joy Liao, Sine Littlewood, Christine Roffe, Philip White, John Chalmers and Craig S. Anderson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:19

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  3. Content type: Research

    Health system expenditure on cancer drugs is rising rapidly in many OECD countries given the costly new treatments and increased rates of use due to a growing and ageing population. These factors put considera...

    Authors: Colene Bentley, Stuart Peacock, Julia Abelson, Michael M. Burgess, Olivier Demers-Payette, Holly Longstaff, Laura Tripp, John N. Lavis and Michael G. Wilson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:17

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  4. Content type: Review

    The need for research-based knowledge to inform health policy formulation and implementation is a chronic global concern impacting health systems functioning and impeding the provision of quality healthcare fo...

    Authors: Amanda Edwards, Virginia Zweigenthal and Jill Olivier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:16

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  5. Content type: Research

    Health in All Policies (HiAP) is an intersectoral approach that facilitates decision-making among policy-makers to maximise positive health impacts of other public policies. Kenya, as a member of WHO, has comm...

    Authors: Joy Mauti, Lara Gautier, Jan-Walter De Neve, Claudia Beiersmann, Jale Tosun and Albrecht Jahn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:15

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  6. Content type: Research

    This paper describes the trial of a novel intervention, Supporting Policy In health with evidence from Research: an Intervention Trial (SPIRIT). It examines (1) the feasibility of delivering this kind of progr...

    Authors: Anna Williamson, Daniel Barker, Sally Green, Catherine D’Este, Huw T. O. Davies, Louisa Jorm, Anthony Shakeshaft, Sian Rudge and Sally Redman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:14

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  7. Content type: Research

    Tobacco use and road traffic injuries are major public health problems in Turkey. During the last decade, the former issue received political priority in the country, while the latter did not despite the immen...

    Authors: Connie Hoe, Daniela C. Rodriguez, Yeşim Üzümcüoğlu and Adnan A. Hyder

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:13

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  8. Content type: Research

    Evidence-informed Decision-making in Nutrition and Health (EVIDENT) is an international partnership that seeks to identify information needs in nutrition and health in Africa and build local capacity in knowle...

    Authors: Pankti Motani, Anais Van de Walle, Richmond Aryeetey and Roosmarijn Verstraeten

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:12

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  9. Content type: Study Protocol

    Globally, good health system performance has resulted from continuous reform, including adaptation of Decentralisation by Devolution policies, for example, the Direct Health Facility Financing (DHFF). Generall...

    Authors: Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Albino Kalolo, Stephen M. Kibusi, Zainab Chaula, Anna Nswilla, Thomas Teuscher, Kyaw Aung and Josephine Borghi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    While the European Union is striving to become the ‘Innovation Union’, there remains a lack of quantifiable indicators to compare and benchmark regional innovation clusters. To address this issue, a HealthTIES...

    Authors: Laurel D. Edmunds, Silvia Gluderer, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Roel Kamerling, Jacqueline Ton, Laura Vis, Mario Jenni, Gregory Tutton, Helen Lawton-Smith, Márta Völgyiné Nadabán, Máté Rab, Jon Rees, John Anson, Alexander D. Rushforth, Maxine Allen, Alastair M. Buchan…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    All health systems struggle to meet health needs within constrained resources. This is especially true for low-income countries. It is critical that they can learn from wider contexts in order to improve their...

    Authors: Sophie Witter, Ian Anderson, Peter Annear, Abiodun Awosusi, Nitin N. Bhandari, Nouria Brikci, Blandine Binachon, Tata Chanturidze, Katherine Gilbert, Charity Jensen, Tomas Lievens, Barbara McPake, Snehashish Raichowdhury and Alex Jones

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:9

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    The current scholarly focus on implementation science is meant to ensure that public health interventions are effectively embedded in their settings. Part of this conversation includes understanding how to sup...

    Authors: David Roger Walugembe, Shannon Sibbald, Marlene Janzen Le Ber and Anita Kothari

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    The late 1990s and early 2000s have seen a growth in north–south health research partnerships resulting from scientific developments such as those in genetic studies and development of statistical techniques a...

    Authors: Tulani Francis L. Matenga, Joseph Mumba Zulu, J. Hope Corbin and Oliver Mweemba

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    Currently, thanks to the growing number of public database resources, most evidence on planning and management, healthcare institutions, policies and practices is becoming available to everyone. However, one o...

    Authors: Mireya Martínez-García, Maite Vallejo, Enrique Hernández-Lemus and Jorge Alberto Álvarez-Díaz

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    Newer technologies, such as smartphones and social networking sites, offer new opportunities for health promotion interventions. There is evidence to show that these technologies can be effectively and accepta...

    Authors: Cassandra J. C. Wright, Joanna Schwarzman, Paul M. Dietze, Belinda Crockett and Megan S. C. Lim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    Several studies on decentralisation have used the ‘decision space’ approach to assess the breadth of space made available to decision-makers at lower levels of the health system. However, in order to better un...

    Authors: Harvy Joy Liwanag and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:4

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  17. Content type: Review

    Policy- and decision-makers seek to improve the quality of care in the health sector and therefore aim to improve quality through appropriate policies. Higher quality of care will satisfy service providers and...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Morteza Arab-Zozani, Ahad Bakhtiari, Meysam Behzadifar, Tina Beyranvand, Negar Yousefzadeh, Samad Azari, Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Mandana Saki, Maryam Saran and Hasan Abolghasem Gorji

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:3

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  18. Content type: Research

    Immunisation is a cost-effective and highly efficacious public health intervention, saving over 20 million lives in the last two decades due to decreases in childhood bacterial infections. In the Lao People’s ...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Lucy Rowlands, Phoutsomphong Vilay, Jo Durham and Alison Morgan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:2

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    Innovative approaches are needed to maximise the uptake and sustainment of evidence-based practices in a variety of health service contexts. This protocol describes a study that will seek to characterise the p...

    Authors: Alex R. Dopp, Kathryn E. Parisi, Sean A. Munson and Aaron R. Lyon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    Despite calls for the application of complex systems science in empirical studies of health promotion, there are very few examples. The aim of this paper was to use a complex systems approach to examine the ke...

    Authors: Lori Baugh Littlejohns, Fran Baum, Angela Lawless and Toby Freeman

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:126

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  21. Content type: Opinion

    A better understanding of the conditions under which performance indicators can be used to improve accountability for outcomes and promote quality improvement could help policy-makers develop more effective pe...

    Authors: Karen Gardner, Sue Olney and Helen Dickinson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:125

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  22. Content type: Study Protocol

    The complexity and increasing burden of zoonotic diseases create challenges for the health systems of developing nations. Public health systems must therefore be prepared to face existing and future disease th...

    Authors: Sandul Yasobant, Walter Bruchhausen, Deepak Saxena and Timo Falkenberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:124

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  23. Content type: Research

    The uptake of findings from sexual and reproductive health and rights research into policy-making remains a complex and non-linear process. Different models of research utilisation and guidelines to maximise t...

    Authors: Emilomo Ogbe, Dirk Van Braeckel, Marleen Temmerman, Elin C. Larsson, Ines Keygnaert, Wilson De los Reyes Aragón, Feng Cheng, Gunta Lazdane, Diane Cooper, Simukai Shamu, Peter Gichangi, Sónia Dias, Hazel Barrett, Anne Nobels, Kaiyan Pei, Anna Galle…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:123

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  24. Content type: Commentary

    Implementing research findings into healthcare policy is an enduring challenge made even more difficult when policies must be developed and implemented with the help and support of multiple ideas, agendas and ...

    Authors: Pernelle Smits, Jean-Louis Denis, Johanne Préval, Evert Lindquist and Miguel Aguirre

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:122

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    Clearly stated national recommendations for physical activity (PA) are available in many nations. Yet, their impact on national level policy-making might be considered modest at best. This paper analyses the a...

    Authors: Alfred Rütten, Karim Abu-Omar, Sven Messing, Mayra Weege, Klaus Pfeifer, Wolfgang Geidl and Verena Hartung

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:121

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  26. Content type: Research

    The perspectives of mental health consumers and carers are increasingly recognised as important to the development and conduct of research. However, research directions are still most commonly developed withou...

    Authors: Michelle A. Banfield, Alyssa R. Morse, Amelia Gulliver and Kathleen M. Griffiths

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:119

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  27. Content type: Opinion

    The potential use, influence and impact of health research is seldom fully realised. This stubborn problem has caused burgeoning global interest in research aiming to address the implementation ‘gap’ and facto...

    Authors: Kate Beckett, Michelle Farr, Anita Kothari, Lesley Wye and Andrée le May

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:118

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  28. Content type: Research

    Participatory research approaches improve the use of evidence in policy, programmes and practice. Few studies have addressed ways to scale up participatory research for wider system improvement or the intensit...

    Authors: Alison Laycock, Gillian Harvey, Nikki Percival, Frances Cunningham, Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews, Kerry Copley, Louise Patel and Ross Bailie

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:117

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  29. Content type: Research

    A review of research priorities completed by WHO technical units was undertaken. Results of the mapping were recorded in a database that was used to generate analysis and compare research priorities and the di...

    Authors: R. F. Terry, E. Charles, B. Purdy and A. Sanford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:116

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  30. Content type: Research

    India recently launched the largest universal health coverage scheme in the world to address the gaps in providing healthcare to its population. Health technology assessment (HTA) has been recognised as a tool...

    Authors: Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Songyot Pilasant, Abha Mehndiratta, Laura Emily Downey, Francoise Cluzeau, Kalipso Chalkidou, Alia Cynthia Gonzales Luz, Sitaporn Youngkong and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:115

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    The European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean regions have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional Summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1999, an...

    Authors: Teresa Corral, Mónica de Román, Antonio J. Gómez-Núñez, Bruno Mourenza, Cristiane Quental, Stephanie Splett-Rudolf and Rafael de Andrés

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:114

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  32. Content type: Research

    Deliberative dialogues are increasingly being used, particularly on the African continent. They are a promising interactive knowledge translation strategy that brings together and leverages the knowledge of di...

    Authors: Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:113

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  33. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In 2016, three researchers published a report where they concluded that systematic reviews from my institution, the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, are of little use for health policy decis...

    Authors: Atle Fretheim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:111

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2016 14:15

  34. Content type: Review

    The importance of accessible mental health treatment is a global concern, particularly when one in five people will experience a mental health problem in their lifespan. This is no less important in Ghana; how...

    Authors: Eric Badu, Anthony Paul O’Brien and Rebecca Mitchell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:110

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  35. Content type: Research

    Cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary partnership research is considered one of the most effective means of facilitating research-informed policy and practice, particularly for addressing complex problems such as ...

    Authors: Sonia Wutzke, Samantha Rowbotham, Abby Haynes, Penelope Hawe, Paul Kelly, Sally Redman, Seanna Davidson, Jackie Stephenson, Marge Overs and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:109

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  36. Content type: Commentary

    Decisions regarding the regulation of individual medicines differ from country to country. In the case of Relenza, Mulinari and Davis (Health Res Policy Syst 15:93, 2017) have suggested that these inconsistencies...

    Authors: Tracy Merlin

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:108

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:98

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:100

  37. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) objects to the fact that we occasionally refer to one of its senior ex-employees by name. However, names of individual MPA assessors, Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

    Authors: Shai Mulinari and Courtney Davis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:98

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    The Commentary to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:108

    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:100

  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    Conducting and/or disseminating research together with community stakeholders (e.g. policy-makers, practitioners, community organisations, patients) is a promising approach to generating relevant and impactful...

    Authors: Femke Hoekstra, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Veronica Allan, Anita Kothari and Heather L. Gainforth

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:107

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  39. Content type: Research

    This paper reports on an online platform, People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni), as a means of enhancing access to master’s level public health education for health professionals. Peoples-uni...

    Authors: Sanjeev Sridharan, Madeleine Bondy, April Nakaima and Richard F. Heller

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:106

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  40. Content type: Research

    Priority-setting (PS) for health research presents an opportunity for the relevant stakeholders to identify and create a list of priorities that reflects the country’s knowledge needs. Zambia has conducted sev...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri, Corinne Schuster-Wallace and Pascalina Chanda-Kapata

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:105

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  41. Content type: Opinion

    Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) flows from the premise that knowledge co-produced with decision-makers is more likely to inform subsequent decisions. However, evaluations of manager/policy-maker-focused...

    Authors: Sara A. Kreindler

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:104

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  42. Content type: Research

    Issues with the uptake of research findings in applied health services research remain problematic. Part of this disconnect is attributed to the exclusion of knowledge users at the outset of a study, which oft...

    Authors: Jennifer Baumbusch, Sarah Wu, Sandra B. Lauck, Davina Banner, Tamar O’Shea and Leslie Achtem

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:103

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  43. Content type: Research

    To describe the implementation, main intervention areas and initial results of the Integrated Strategy for the Promotion of Healthy Eating (EIPAS) in Portugal.

    Authors: Pedro Graça, Maria João Gregório, Sofia Mendes de Sousa, Sónia Brás, Tatiana Penedo, Telmo Carvalho, Narcisa M. Bandarra, Rui Matias Lima, Ana Paula Simão, Francisco Goiana-da-Silva, Maria Graça Freitas and Fernando Ferreira Araújo

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:102

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  44. Content type: Research

    Knowledge syntheses that use a realist methodology are gaining popularity. Yet, there are few reports in the literature that describe how results are summarised, shared and used. This paper aims to inform know...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Boyko, Barbara L. Riley, Cameron D. Willis, Lisa Stockton, Dana Zummach, Jon Kerner, Kerry Robinson and Marie Chia

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:101

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  45. Content type: Research

    Integrating sustainable responses to intimate partner violence in health care is a persistent and complex problem internationally. New Zealand holds a leading role, having established national health system in...

    Authors: Claire Gear, Elizabeth Eppel and Jane Koziol-Mclain

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:99

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  46. Content type: Proceedings

    This paper describes the process and outcome of a consultative exercise undertaken to develop a medium-term agenda for the next decade, and to identify a short list of immediate priorities for health equity re...

    Authors: T.K. Sundari Ravindran and Tanya Seshadri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16(Suppl 1):94

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1