Improving use of research in state health policy development

June 2007
State Health Watch;Jun2007, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p7
The article discusses the importance of a strong communications channel between medical researchers and policy-makers at the state level. According to Jack Meyer and Tanya Alteras from Health Management Associates, the improvement of the health system can be significantly accelerated if this is achieved. A four-stage research and policy-making framework is presented by Meyer and Alteras which starts with a good understanding of the scope and extent of the problem.


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