|Title||Defining Research to Improve Health Systems|
|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|
|Open Access Y/N||Yes|
|Hard copy PDF Available Y/N||Yes|
|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.