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Views of health system policymakers on the role of research in health policymaking in Israel

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2016
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Title
Views of health system policymakers on the role of research in health policymaking in Israel
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13584-016-0088-1
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Authors

Moriah E. Ellen, Einav Horowitz, Sharona Vaknin, John N. Lavis

Abstract

The use of research evidence in health policymaking is an international challenge. Health systems, including that of Israel, are usually characterized by scarce resources and the necessity to make rapid policy decisions. Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) has emerged as a paradigm to start bridging the "know-do" gap. The purpose of this study was to explore the views of health system policymakers and senior executives involved in the policy development process in Israel regarding the role of health systems and policy research (HSPR) in health policymaking, the barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence in the policymaking process, and suggestions for improving the use of HSPR in the policymaking process. A survey and an interview were verbally administered in a single face-to-face meeting with health system policymakers and senior executives involved in the policy development process in Israel. The data collection period was from July to October 2014. The potential participants included members of Knesset, officials from Israel's Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, health services organizations, and other stakeholder organizations (i.e., National Insurance Institute). The close-ended questions were based on previous surveys that had been conducted in this field. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Descriptive statistics were conducted for close ended survey-questions and thematic analysis was conducted for open-ended interview questions. There were 32 participants in this study. Participants felt that the use of HSPR helps raise awareness on policy issues, yet the actual use of HSPR was hindered for many reasons. Facilitators do exist to support the use of HSPR in the policymaking process, such as a strong foundation of relationships between researchers and policymakers. However, many barriers exist such as the lack of relevance and timeliness of much of the currently available research to support decision-making and the paucity of funding to support research use. Suggestions to improve the use of HSPR focused on improving dissemination of research findings and ensuring that the research was more relevant and timely. This research demonstrated that health systems policymakers in Israel perceive having strong relationships and collaborations with researchers however there is room for improvement, e.g. partnering in research projects to ensure relevance and use. Furthermore, health system policymakers seem to be interested in receiving relevant research in a more useable format and are open to using research in decision making.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 21%
Student > Bachelor 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Unspecified 4 12%
Researcher 4 12%
Other 8 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 9 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 24%
Unspecified 5 15%
Social Sciences 4 12%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 6%
Other 5 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2016.
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#723,504
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Outputs from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#9
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#33,124
of 265,747 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
#1
of 15 outputs
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