Remme 2010 defining research improve HS

Title Defining Research to Improve Health Systems
Format Publication
Authors Remme, J.H., Adam,T., Becerra-Posada,F.., D’Arcangues,C., Devlin, M., Gardner, C., Ghaffar, A., et al.
Journal Name (if applicable) PLoS Medicine
Date Published 2010
Open Access Y/N Yes
Hard copy PDF Available Y/N Yes
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001000
Abstract Research has an important role to play in strengthening health systems to improve system performance and public health impact.
- The multiple definitions of operational Research, implementation Research, and health systems Research creates confusion and negatively affects the credibility and progress of the research.
 - The aim of this paper is to present working definitions of operational Research, implementation Research, and health systems Research to provide greater clarity for non-specialists, scientists, policymakers, and donors working to strengthen health systems.