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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Thailand’s transition to high middle-income country status has been accompanied by demographic changes and associated shifts in the nation’s public health challenges. These changes have necessitated a signific...

    Authors: Kathleen Potempa, Benjaporn Rajataramya, Debra L. Barton, Naruemol Singha-Dong, Rob Stephenson, Ellen M. L. Smith, Matthew Davis, Ivo Dinov, Benjamin M. Hampstead, James E. Aikens, Laura Saslow, Philip Furspan, Atiya Sarakshetrin and Srijan Pupjain

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:62

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  2. Content type: Research

    Health-related organisations disseminate an abundance of clinical and implementation evidence that has potential to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), but little is known abou...

    Authors: Theresa C. Norton, Daniela C. Rodriguez and Sara Willems

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:60

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  3. Content type: Research

    Clinical research is increasing across the United Kingdom. Within the context of a shortage of nurses, trusts have struggled to maintain research capacity. In order to meet staffing demands, trusts have increa...

    Authors: Rachel Faulkner-Gurstein, Helen C. Jones and Christopher McKevitt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:59

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  4. Content type: Study Protocol

    Evidence-based reproductive care reduces morbidity and mortality for women and their children, decreases health disparities and saves money. Community health centres (CHCs) are a key point of access to reprodu...

    Authors: Erika Cottrell, Blair G. Darney, Miguel Marino, Anna Rose Templeton, Lorie Jacob, Megan Hoopes, Maria Rodriguez and Brigit Hatch

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:58

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  5. Content type: Research

    In a decentralised health system, district health managers are tasked with planning for health service delivery, which should be evidence based. However, planning in low-income countries such as Uganda has bee...

    Authors: Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Peter Waiswa and Mio Fredriksson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:57

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  6. Content type: Research

    Clinical practice guideline (CPG) activity has escalated internationally in the last 20 years, leading to increasingly sophisticated methods for CPG developers and implementers. Despite this, there remains a l...

    Authors: Karen Grimmer, Quinette Louw, Janine M. Dizon, Sjan-Mari Brown, Dawn Ernstzen and Charles S. Wiysonge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:56

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  7. Content type: Research

    The notion of ‘fact-free politics’ is debated in Europe and the United States of America and has particular relevance for the use of evidence to underpin health and healthcare policies. To better understand ho...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:55

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  8. Content type: Research

    One of the greatest challenges that countries face regarding the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for child health regard the actions required to improve neonatal health; these int...

    Authors: Peter Waiswa, Monica Okuga, Lydia Kabwijamu, Joseph Akuze, Hanifah Sengendo, Patrick Aliganyira, Patricia Pirio, Claudia Hanson and Frank Kaharuza

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:54

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    There is increased awareness of the negative impact of large multinational corporations – the ‘industry’ – on public health. These corporations have established different types of relationships with a number o...

    Authors: Elie A. Akl and Assem M. Khamis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:53

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  10. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it came to the authors’ attention that a funding source was omitted. This Correction article shows the updated Funding section.

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:52

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2018 16:41

  11. Content type: Research

    Pakistan has one of the highest infant and child mortality rates in the world, half of these occurring due to vaccine-preventable diseases. The country started its Expanded Programme on immunisation (EPI) in 1...

    Authors: Zaeem Haq, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Nhan Tran, Assad Hafeez and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:51

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  12. Content type: Study Protocol

    Many initiatives have been taken in the Islamic Republic of Iran to promote evidence-informed health policy-making (EIHP). However, these initiatives are not systematic. Since the implementation of EIHP is not...

    Authors: Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Reza Majdzadeh, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Farideh Mohtasham, Mahsa Mohseni, Leila Doshmangir and John Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:50

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    To increase the uptake of research evidence in practice, responsive research services have been developed within universities that broker access to academic expertise for practitioners and decision-makers. How...

    Authors: Peter van der Graaf, Janet Shucksmith, Rosemary Rushmer, Avril Rhodes and Mark Welford

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:49

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  14. Content type: Research

    To date, efforts to measure impact have largely focused on health research in high-income countries, reflecting where the majority of health research funding is spent. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of ...

    Authors: Rebecca Dodd, Shanthi Ramanathan, Blake Angell, David Peiris, Rohina Joshi, Andrew Searles and Jacqui Webster

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:48

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Platform for Innovation in Medical and Health Technologies (ITEMAS) is a network of 66 healthcare centres focused on fostering innovation in medical and health technologies as an essential tool for increas...

    Authors: A. Moreno-Conde, Carlos Luis Parra-Calderón, S. Sánchez-Seda, G.A. Escobar-Rodríguez, M. López-Otero, L. Cussó, R. del-Cerro-García, M. Segura-Sánchez, L. Herrero-Urigüen, N. Martí-Ras, M. Albertí-Ibarz and M. Desco

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:47

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  16. Content type: Research

    South Africa is considered to have the highest prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) globally. Nevertheless, the extent to which the South African government has responded to the high FASD preva...

    Authors: Babatope O. Adebiyi, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang and Anna-Marie Beytell

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:46

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  17. Content type: Research

    Priority-setting partnerships between researchers and stakeholders (meaning consumers, health professionals and health decision-makers) may improve research relevance and value. The Cochrane Consumers and Comm...

    Authors: Anneliese J. Synnot, Allison Tong, Peter Bragge, Dianne Lowe, Jack S. Nunn, Molly O’Sullivan, Lidia Horvat, Debra Kay, Davina Ghersi, Steve McDonald, Naomi Poole, Noni Bourke, Natasha A. Lannin, Danny Vadasz, Sandy Oliver, Karen Carey…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:45

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  18. Content type: Research

    Accountability is increasingly being demanded of public services and is a core aspect of most recent frameworks of health system strengthening. Community-based accountability is an increasingly used strategy, ...

    Authors: Rakhal Gaitonde, V. R. Muraleedharan, Miguel San Sebastian and Anna-Karin Hurtig

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:44

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  19. Content type: Study Protocol

    Racism is difficult to discuss in the context of Swedish healthcare for various cultural and administrative reasons. Herein, we interpret the fragmentary nature of the evidence of racialising processes and the...

    Authors: Hannah Bradby, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Sarah Hamed and Beth Maina Ahlberg

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:43

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  20. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health challenge worldwide. Implementing policies to cope with this challenge requires commitment from all stakeholders at various levels, and all necessary ...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour, Alireza Rezvanian, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi and Soudabeh Vatankhah

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:42

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  21. Content type: Research

    Evidence generation partnerships between researchers and policy-makers are a potential method for producing more relevant research with greater potential to impact on policy and practice. Little is known about...

    Authors: Anna Williamson, Hannah Tait, Fadi El Jardali, Luke Wolfenden, Sarah Thackway, Jessica Stewart, Lyndal O’Leary and Julie Dixon

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:41

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  22. Content type: Research

    Research shows a significant gap between healthcare research and evidence-based healthcare policy and practice. Knowledge translation (KT) has an important role in addressing this gap by bolstering evidence-in...

    Authors: Denise Thomson, Stephanie Brooks, Megan Nuspl and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:40

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  23. Content type: Research

    In April 2016, the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) hosted an innovative, 2-day conference called Praxis 2016. RHI aimed to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to develop solutions for overcoming the cha...

    Authors: Heather L. Gainforth, Kristy Baxter, Justine Baron, Emilie Michalovic, Jeffrey G. Caron and Shane N. Sweet

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:39

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  24. Content type: Research

    Contextualising evidence to inform policy-making is increasingly recognised as key to developing and implementing effective health policies. Creating a one-stop shop for evidence is an approach that can facili...

    Authors: Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Etienne V. Langlois, Henry C. Uro-Chukwu, Jeremiah Chukwu and Abdul Ghaffar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:38

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  25. Content type: Opinion

    Those running well-organised health research systems are likely to be alert for ways in which they might increase the quality of the services they provide and address any problems identified. This is important...

    Authors: Rebecca Moran, Jennifer Butt, Simon Heller, Jeremy Hinks, Lynn Kerridge, Mark Samuels and Stephen Hanney

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:37

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  26. Content type: Research

    High-quality evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is rarely available and relevant for health policy decisions in low-resource settings. In such situations, innovative approaches are needed to gene...

    Authors: Regis Hitimana, Lars Lindholm, Ingrid Mogren, Gunilla Krantz, Manasse Nzayirambaho, Jean-Paul Semasaka Sengoma and Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:36

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  27. Content type: Research

    Event-based social media monitoring and pathogen whole genome sequencing (WGS) will enhance communicable disease surveillance research and systems. If linked electronically and scanned systematically, the info...

    Authors: Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson and Gwendolyn L. Gilbert

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:35

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  28. Content type: Commentary

    There is a growing body of research on the role of social accountability in bringing about more accessible and better-quality healthcare. Here, we refer to social accountability as “citizens’ efforts at ongoing m...

    Authors: Victoria Boydell, Heather McMullen, Joanna Cordero, Petrus Steyn and James Kiare

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:34

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  29. Content type: Commentary

    Every healthcare encounter involves some form of communication and there is growing recognition that effective health communication is central to the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare. Conversely, poor...

    Authors: Rebecca Ryan and Sophie Hill

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:32

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  30. Content type: Research

    In Victoria, Australia, emergency calls requesting an ambulance have been increasing at a rate higher than population growth. While most of these calls are for genuine emergencies, many do not require an immed...

    Authors: Kim Borg, Breanna Wright, Liz Sannen, David Dumas, Tony Walker and Peter Bragge

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:31

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  31. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes a large number of deaths annually worldwide. Policies play an important role in regulating healthcare agendas and prioritising of health-related issues. Understanding t...

    Authors: Masoud Behzadifar, Hasan Abolghasem Gorji, Aziz Rezapour and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:30

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  32. Content type: Review

    As India’s accredited social health activist (ASHA) community health worker (CHW) programme enters its second decade, we take stock of the research undertaken and whether it examines the health systems interfa...

    Authors: Kerry Scott, Asha S. George and Rajani R. Ved

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:29

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  33. Content type: Review

    The successful initiation of people living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in South Africa fomented challenges of poor retention in care and suboptimal adherence to medication. Following evidence of...

    Authors: Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Zaida Orth and Brian van Wyk

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:28

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  34. Content type: Review

    Within the context of the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally, there is limited evidence on how researchers have explored the response to chronic health needs in the context of health p...

    Authors: Lana Meiqari, Tammam Al-Oudat, Dirk Essink, Fedde Scheele and Pamela Wright

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:27

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  35. Content type: Review

    There is increased interest in using narratives or storytelling to influence health policies. We aimed to systematically review the evidence on the use of narratives to impact the health policy-making process.

    Authors: Racha Fadlallah, Fadi El-Jardali, Mohamed Nomier, Nour Hemadi, Khurram Arif, Etienne V. Langlois and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:26

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  36. Content type: Research

    Although research participants are generally interested in receiving results from studies in which they participate, health researchers rarely communicate study findings to participants. The present study was ...

    Authors: Christopher R. Long, Rachel S. Purvis, Elizabeth Flood-Grady, Kim S. Kimminau, Robert L. Rhyne, Mark R. Burge, M. Kathryn Stewart, Amy J. Jenkins, Laura P. James and Pearl A. McElfish

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:25

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  37. Content type: Review

    The persistence of health inequities is a wicked problem for which there is strong evidence of causal roots in the maldistribution of power, resources and money within and between countries. Though the evidenc...

    Authors: Katrina Marie Plamondon and Julia Pemberton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:24

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  38. Content type: Research

    There are an estimated 80,100 female sex workers (FSWs) in Ukraine, of whom 7% are living with HIV. Early HIV diagnosis continues to be a public health priority in Ukraine as only approximately 54% of people l...

    Authors: Anna Tokar, Jacob Osborne, Kateryna Slobodianiuk, Dirk Essink, Jeffrey V. Lazarus and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:23

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  39. Content type: Research

    To progress towards universal health coverage (UHC), each country will have to develop its systemic learning capacity. This study aims at documenting how, across time, learning can feed into a UHC policy proce...

    Authors: E. Akhnif, J. Macq and Bruno Meessen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2019 17:21

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  40. 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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  41. Content type: Research

    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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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