Building the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research: Social Science Matters

Published on 23 August 2011

Following the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Montreux in November 2010, PLoS Medicine commissioned three articles on the state-of-the-art in Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). Three Policy Forum articles, authored by a diverse group of global health academics, critically examine the current challenges to the field and lay out what is needed to build capacity in HPSR and support local policy development and health systems strengthening, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

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Gilson, Lucy, et al. "Building the field of health policy and systems research: social science matters." PLoS Medicine 8.8 (2011): e1001079.

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