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  1. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak made it clear that despite the potential of science, technology, and innovation (ST&I) to positively impact healthcare systems worldwide, as shown by the rapid ...

    Authors: Renan Gonçalves Leonel da Silva, Roger Chammas and Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:104

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Transforming a health system into a learning one is increasingly recognized as necessary to support the implementation of a national strategic direction on quality with a focus on frontline experience. The app...

    Authors: Diana Sarakbi, Nana Mensah-Abrampah, Melissa Kleine-Bingham and Shams B. Syed

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:102

    Content type: Review

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  3. The Food, Environment, and Health (FEH) program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) aims to improve the health of low- and middle-income country populations by generating evidence, innovati...

    Authors: Hayley Pelletier, Leah Bleecker, Victoria Sauveplane-Stirling, Erica Di Ruggiero and Daniel Sellen

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:101

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. Public health advocacy strategies facilitate policy change by bringing key health issues to the forefront of public and political discourse, influencing decision-makers and public opinion, and increasing polic...

    Authors: Emalie Rosewarne, Michael Moore, Wai-Kwan Chislett, Alexandra Jones, Kathy Trieu and Jacqui Webster

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:100

    Content type: Research

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  5. To evaluate the performance of the patient clinical complexity level (PCCL) mechanism, which is the patient-level complexity adjustment factor within the Korean Diagnosis-Related Groups (KDRG) patient classifi...

    Authors: Sujeong Kim, Byoongyong Choi, Kyunghee Lee, Sangmin Lee and Sukil Kim

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:98

    Content type: Research

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  6. The concept of “intersectionality” is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research...

    Authors: Daniel Holman, Sarah Salway, Andrew Bell, Brian Beach, Adewale Adebajo, Nuzhat Ali and Jabeer Butt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:97

    Content type: Research

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  7. The chronic nature of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and costs associated with long-term care can result in catastrophic health expenditure for the patient and their household pushing them deeper into poverty ...

    Authors: Joseph Kazibwe, Phuong Bich Tran and Kristi Sidney Annerstedt

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:96

    Content type: Review

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  8. Over the past decade, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has implemented multicomponent interventions to increase the uptake of sex and gender in grant applications. Interventions included manda...

    Authors: Jenna Haverfield and Cara Tannenbaum

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:94

    Content type: Research

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  9. Foreign aid continues to play an essential role in health sector development in low-resource countries, particularly in terms of providing a vital portion of their health expenditures. However, the relationshi...

    Authors: Tomas Jezek and Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:93

    Content type: Research

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  10. In Canada, the Eurocentric epistemological foundations of knowledge translation (KT) approaches and practices have been significantly influenced by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) KT definiti...

    Authors: Chloe Crosschild, Ngoc Huynh, Ismalia De Sousa, Eunice Bawafaa and Helen Brown

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:92

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Current incentive programmes are not sufficient to motivate researchers and policy-makers to use research evidence in policy-making. We conducted a mixed-methods design to identify context-based policy options...

    Authors: Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Reza Majdzadeh, Elham Ehsani-Chimeh, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Sima Nikooee, Ata Pourabbasi and John Lavis

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:91

    Content type: Research

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  12. The implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in mental health care confers many benefits to patients, and research into factors facilitating the implementation of EBP is needed. As an important factor a...

    Authors: Katharina Szota, Jonathan F. B. Thielemann, Hanna Christiansen, Marte Rye, Gregory A. Aarons and Antonia Barke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:90

    Content type: Research

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  13. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Brown, Brandi M. White, Walter J. Jones, Mulugeta Gebregziabher and Kit N. Simpson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:89

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:77

  14. Sexual and reproductive health problems significantly decrease quality of life in survivors of breast cancer. The best approach is to provide services according to evidence-based guidelines developed based on ...

    Authors: Solmaz Roshandel, Minoor Lamyian, Seyed Ali Azin, Shahpar Haghighat and Eesa Mohammadi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:87

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  15. Pakistan has made slow progress towards reducing the newborn mortality burden; as a result, it has the highest burden of newborn mortality worldwide. This article presents an analysis of the current policies, ...

    Authors: Jamil Ahmed, Carmen Huckel Schneider, Ashraful Alam and Camille Raynes-Greenow

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:86

    Content type: Research

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  16. Implementation of evidence-based care remains a key challenge in clinical practice. Determining “what” to implement can guide implementation efforts. This paper describes a process developed to identify priori...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Lynch, Chris Lassig, Tari Turner, Leonid Churilov, Kelvin Hill and Kirstine Shrubsole

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:85

    Content type: Research

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  17. Fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) have a strong need to improve the capacity of local health workers to conduct health research in order to improve health policy and health outcomes. Health researc...

    Authors: Rania Mansour, Hady Naal, Tarek Kishawi, Nassim El Achi, Layal Hneiny and Shadi Saleh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:84

    Content type: Review

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  18. In response to the “know–do” gap, several initiatives have been implemented to enhance evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM). These include individual training, organizational culture change management, and...

    Authors: Nasreen S. Jessani, Anke Rohwer, Bey-Marrie Schmidt and Peter Delobelle

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:82

    Content type: Research

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  19. While leading AIDS organizations expect faith and health collaborations to play a crucial role in organizing and scaling up community-based HIV services, it is unclear how this can be realized. Little primary ...

    Authors: Martha T. Ndlovu-Teijema, Maarten O. Kok, Sabine L. van Elsland, Hilleen Smeets, David Barstow, Lyn van Rooyen and A. M. van Furth

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:81

    Content type: Research

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  20. Breast cancer is a common disease in Tunisia and is associated with high mortality rates. The “Instance Nationale de l’Evaluation et de l’Accréditation en Santé” (INEAS) and the Tunisian Society of Oncology de...

    Authors: Lara A. Kahale, Hella Ouertatani, Asma Ben Brahem, Hela Grati, Mohammed Ben Hamouda, Zuleika Saz-Parkinson and Elie A. Akl

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:80

    Content type: Research

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  21. Globally, increasing numbers of higher education institutions (HEIs) in non-English-speaking countries have adopted English as a medium of instruction (EMI), because of the perception that this provides opport...

    Authors: Christiane Horwood, Sphindile Mapumulo, Lyn Haskins, Vaughn John, Silondile Luthuli, Thorkild Tylleskär, Paulin Mutombo, Ingunn M. S. Engebretsen, Mala Ali Mapatano and Anne Hatløy

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:79

    Content type: Research

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  22. Physical activity recommendations are reached by only a small part of the population. A common problem is that research findings on public health-related topics such as physical activity promotion are oftentim...

    Authors: Laura Wolbring, Anne Kerstin Reimers, Claudia Niessner, Yolanda Demetriou, Steffen Christian Ekkehard Schmidt, Alexander Woll and Hagen Wäsche

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:78

    Content type: Research

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  23. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was created to increase access to primary care, improve quality of care, and decrease healthcare c...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Brown, Brandi M. White, Walter J. Jones, Mulugeta Gebregziabher and Kit N. Simpson

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:77

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:89

  24. All prevention efforts currently being implemented for COVID-19 are aimed at reducing the burden on strained health systems and human resources. There has been little research conducted to understand how SARS-...

    Authors: Valéry Ridde, Lara Gautier, Christian Dagenais, Fanny Chabrol, Renyou Hou, Emmanuel Bonnet, Pierre-Marie David, Patrick Cloos, Arnaud Duhoux, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Lola Traverson, Sydia Rosana de Araujo Oliveira, Gisele Cazarin, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Laurence Touré, Abdourahmane Coulibaly…

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:76

    Content type: Study Protocol

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  25. One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the inter...

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

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:75

    Content type: Research

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  26. Research nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are members of an important emergent profession delivering clinical research and, in the United Kingdom, have been the focus of considerable investment...

    Authors: A. McNiven, M. Boulton, L. Locock and L. Hinton

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:74

    Content type: Research

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  27. Various interventions have been undertaken in Iran to promote evidence-informed health policy-making (EIHP). Identifying the challenges in EIHP is the first step toward strengthening EIHP in each country throu...

    Authors: Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Farideh Mohtasham, Mahsa Mohseni and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:73

    Content type: Research

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  28. Lack of access to essential medicines presents a significant threat to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in sub-Saharan Africa. Although it is acknowledged that essential medicines policies do not rise...

    Authors: Alison T. Mhazo and Charles C. Maponga

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:72

    Content type: Review

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  29. The number of published economic evaluations of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is notably scarce. Limited local evidence could have a major impact on the implementation of economic evaluation recomme...

    Authors: Saja H. Almazrou, Shiekha S. Alaujan and Sinaa A. Al-Aqeel

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:71

    Content type: Research

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  30. Viral pandemics have had catastrophic consequences on population health and economies. The Philippine government intends to establish the Virology Institute of the Philippines, one of the key areas of which wi...

    Authors: Reneepearl Kim Sales, Joseph Oraño, Rafael Deo Estanislao, Alfredo Jose Ballesteros and Ma. Ida Faye Gomez

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:70

    Content type: Research

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  31. Health and medical research funding agencies are increasingly interested in measuring the impact of funded research. We present a research impact case study for the first four years of an Australian National H...

    Authors: Mitchell N. Sarkies, Suzanne Robinson, Tom Briffa, Stephen J. Duffy, Mark Nelson, John Beltrame, Louise Cullen, Derek Chew, Julian Smith, David Brieger, Peter Macdonald, Danny Liew and Chris Reid

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:67

    Content type: Research

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  32. Pakistan is among a number of countries facing protracted challenges in addressing maternal mortality with a concomitant weak healthcare system complexed with inequities. Sexual and reproductive health and rig...

    Authors: Qudsia Uzma, Nausheen Hamid, Rizwana Chaudhri, Nadeem Mehmood, Atiya Aabroo, Ellen Thom, Karima Gholbzouri, Ramez Mahaini and Nilmini Hemachandra

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):62

    Content type: Case study

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  33. Self-care strategies for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) include practices, tools, and strategies for people to manage their health. Access to SRH services has increased in the Eastern Mediterranean Regio...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Heather Abela, Tarek Turk, Samantha Parker and Karima Gholbzouri

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):57

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  34. The World Health Organization 2019 WHO consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health: sexual and reproductive health and rights includes recommendations on self-administration of injectable contrac...

    Authors: Anne Ammerdorffer, Mark Laws, Arinze Awiligwe, Florence Erb, Wallada Im-Amornphong, A. Metin Gülmezoglu, Lester Chinery, Briana Lucido and Manjulaa Narasimhan

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  35. In Lebanon, HIV is concentrated in both native and refugee communities of men who have sex with men (MSM). For over 10 years, the National AIDS Program (NAP) has offered HIV voluntary counselling and testing t...

    Authors: Ismael Maatouk, Mostafa El Nakib, Moubadda Assi, Patrick Farah, Bertho Makso, Clara El Nakib and Alissar Rady

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  36. Self-care interventions offer a solution to support the achievement of three goals of the World Health Organization (WHO): to improve universal health coverage, reach people in humanitarian situations, and imp...

    Authors: Luna El Bizri, Laila Ghazi Jarrar, Wael K. Ali Ali and Abdifatah H. Omar

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):49

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  37. Innovative people-centered care modalities including self-care interventions offer an opportunity to ensure continuity of healthcare services during COVID-19 and in post-COVID-19, as well as contribute to the ...

    Authors: Hala Abou-Taleb, Nada Mohamed, Karima Gholbzouri, Elisa Scolaro, Inaya Ezzeddine, Souhail Alouini, Heba Hagrass, Magdy Morshed and Neil Datta

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19(Suppl 1):45

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 1

  38. Frontline managers and health service providers are constrained in many contexts from responding to community priorities due to organizational cultures focused on centrally defined outputs and targets. This pa...

    Authors: Maria van der Merwe, Lucia D’Ambruoso, Sophie Witter, Rhian Twine, Denny Mabetha, Jennifer Hove, Peter Byass, Stephen Tollman and Kathleen Kahn

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:66

    Content type: Research

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  39. Injuries, the cause of an estimated 4.5 million deaths annually and many more disabilities worldwide each year, are the predictable outcome of particular circumstances. One of the most effective ways to preven...

    Authors: Puspa Raj Pant, Julie Mytton, Milan Raj Dharel, Amrit Dangi, Writu Bhatta Rai and Sunil Kumar Joshi

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:65

    Content type: Research

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  40. Globally, women constitute 30% of researchers. Despite an increasing proportion of women in research, they are still less likely to have international collaborations. Literature on barriers to knowledge transf...

    Authors: Soha El-Halabi, Ronan McCabe, Birger C. Forsberg, Devy L. Elling and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:64

    Content type: Research

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  41. With innovation in service delivery increasingly viewed as crucial to the long-term sustainability of health systems, NHS England launched an ambitious new model of care (Vanguard) programme in 2015. Supported...

    Authors: Paul Wilson, Jenny Billings, Julie MacInnes, Rasa Mikelyte, Elizabeth Welch and Kath Checkland

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:63

    Content type: Review

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  42. A group of clinician-scientists and managers working within a Dutch academic network, experienced difficulties in clearly defining the knowledge broker role of the clinician-scientists. They found no role clar...

    Authors: Margot Barry, Wietske Kuijer, Anke Persoon, Loek Nieuwenhuis and Nynke Scherpbier

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:61

    Content type: Research

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  43. Implementation research (IR) can play a critical role in the delivery of disease control interventions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The growing demand for IR training has led to t...

    Authors: Pascal Launois, Dermot Maher, Edith Certain, Bella Ross and Michael J. Penkunas

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:59

    Content type: Research

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  44. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s physical and mental health. Quarantine and other lockdown measures have altered people’s daily lives; levels of anxiety, depression, substance use, self-harm and sui...

    Authors: Claire McCartan, Tomas Adell, Julie Cameron, Gavin Davidson, Lee Knifton, Shari McDaid and Ciaran Mulholland

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:58

    Content type: Commentary

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  45. The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the resilience of healthcare systems, and their ability to cope efficiently and effectively with unexpected crises. If we are to learn one economic lesson from the...

    Authors: Laurence S. J. Roope, Paolo Candio, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Helen McShane, Raymond Duch and Philip M. Clarke

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:54

    Content type: Commentary

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  46. Effectively bridging the knowledge–policy gap to support the development of evidence-based policies that promote health and well-being remains a challenge for both the research and policy communities. Communit...

    Authors: Lidia Maria de Oliveira Morais, Jill Kuhlberg, Ellis Ballard, Katherine Indvik, Solimar Carnavalli Rocha, Denise Marques Sales, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Nelson Gouveia, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:53

    Content type: Research

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  47. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand had almost depleted its critical care resources, particularly intensive care unit (ICU) beds and ventilators. This prompted the necessity to develop a national ...

    Authors: Aniqa Islam Marshall, Rachel Archer, Woranan Witthayapipopsakul, Kanchanok Sirison, Somtanuek Chotchoungchatchai, Pisit Sriakkpokin, Orapan Srisookwatana, Yot Teerawattananon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:47

    Content type: Research

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  48. Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting every country. Small countries, however, face distinctive challenges related to their health system governance and their ability to implement effective health systems’ r...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Elena Pallari, Natasa Terzic, Ala’a Alkerwi and Árún Kristín Sigurðardóttir

    Citation: Health Research Policy and Systems 2021 19:43

    Content type: Research

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