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Health policy research: successes and challenges
  1. Claire Lemer1,
  2. C Ronny Cheung1,
  3. Russell Viner2,
  4. Ingrid Wolfe3
  1. 1Department of General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of General and Adolescent Paediatrics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Child Health, Evelina London Children's Hospital, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ronny Cheung, Department of General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK; crcheung{at}gmail.com

Abstract

This review seeks to explore and explain what health policy research is and why it matters, through pooling the evidence and providing case examples. Alongside examining the types of research involved, and their rationale the paper identifies the challenges taking part in this sort of research may create. Finally the paper suggests how to make clinical research more accessible to policy makers.

  • General Paediatrics
  • Health Service

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