The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Creating a new investment pool for innovative health systems research

TitleCreating a new investment pool for innovative health systems research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLaba, TL, Patel, A, Jan, S
JournalAustralian Health Review
Date Published10/2016
ISBN Number0156-5788 (Print)<br/>0156-5788 (Linking)
Accession Number27736634
Call Number[IF]: 0.730

Recent trends in health research funding towards 'safe bets' is discouraging investment into the development of health systems interventions and choking off a vital area of policy-relevant research. This paper argues that to encourage investment into innovative and perceivably riskier health systems research, researchers need to create more attractive business cases by exploring alternative approaches to the design and evaluation of health system interventions. At the same time, the creation of dedicated funding opportunities to support this work, as well as for relevant early career researchers, is needed.

Short TitleAust. Health Rev.
Alternate JournalAustralian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association