Ethics & equity: Implications for health systems research priority-setting
The project aims to develop urgently-needed ethical guidance on how research users and beneficiaries should beengaged in health systems research priority-setting. As a matter of justice, research on health systems should generate knowledge that is used to improve access and affordability of care for disadvantaged groups. Yet research questions often fail to reflect the major health system issues such groups face and research findings are often not used in policy and practice. Better engagement of disadvantaged groups, policymakers and other stakeholders in priority-setting can address these problems. It is anticipated that the ethical guidance will facilitate stakeholders in priority-setting can address these problems. It is anticipated that the ethical guidance will facilitate a rise in research that helps improve health systems for disadvantaged groups.
Institute of Public Health (Bangalore, India)
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