Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8123
SADANA, Ritu e PANG, Tikki. Current approaches to national health research systems analysis: a brief overview of the WHO health research system analysis initiative. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.2, pp. 351-362. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232004000200012.
This article introduces the WHO health research system analysis (HRSA) initiative as an input to the World Health Report 2004 on health research, "Knowledge for Better Health". Section 2 presents the HRSA conceptual framework for operational description and analysis of national health research from a system rather than sector perspective. Section 3 summarizes research projects addressing contemporary cross-national issues, aiming to: provide answers to key questions, further explore contested areas within systems, and improve decision-making on research investment options. Section 4 summarizes the comprehensive country studies on research systems. Section 5 outlines a pilot study on methods for 18 comprehensive country studies, including Brazil, Chile, and Costa Rica. Section 6 concludes that the pilot study and eventual main phase to describe and analyze national health research systems will demonstrate WHO's commitment to strengthening capacity in partnership with countries.
Palavras-chave : Health research systems; WHO; HRSA.