Calling on Europe to support operational research in low-income and middle-income countries

Operational research in public health is the investigation of strategies, interventions, instruments, or knowledge that can enhance the quality, coverage, effectiveness, or performance of health systems, health services, or disease control programmes. By showing what works and what does not in various contexts, operational research can provide evidence to help policy makers to adapt health interventions and services for maximum public health benefit.

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Authors: Gianluca Quaglio, Andy Ramsay, Anthony D Harries, Theodoros Karapiperis, Giovanni Putoto, Chris Dye, Ole F Olesen, Göran Tomson, Rony Zachariah

Journal: The Lancet Global Health