Creating a new investment pool for innovative health systems researchTracey-Lea Laba A B , Anushka Patel A and Stephen Jan A
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Australian Health Review - http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH15230
Submitted: 10 December 2015 Accepted: 22 March 2016 Published online: 14 October 2016
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.
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