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Primary care financing: a systematic assessment of research priorities in low- and middle-income countries
  1. Felicity Goodyear-Smith1,
  2. Andrew Bazemore2,
  3. Megan Coffman2,
  4. Richard Fortier1,
  5. Amanda Howe3,
  6. Michael Kidd4,5,
  7. Robert Phillips6,
  8. Katherine Rouleau4,
  9. Chris van Weel7,8
  1. 1 Department of General practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2 Robert Graham Center Policy Studies in Family Medicine & Primary Care, Washington, DC, USA
  3. 3 Department of Primary Care, University of East Anglia Norwich Medical School, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
  4. 4 Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5 Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  6. 6 Research and Policy Department, the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
  7. 7 Radboud Institute of Health Research, Department Primary and Community Care, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  8. 8 Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Australian National University, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Felicity Goodyear-Smith; f.goodyear-smith{at}auckland.ac.nz

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  • Handling editor Seye Abimbola

  • Contributors FG Led the proposal, study design and research implementation. Conducted qualitative analysis, oversaw other analyses, drafted initial paper and revised. AB Involved in developing the proposal on which this article is based, is on the core project team, helped advise on methods development and contributed to consecutive versions of the article. MC Conducted qualitative data analysis, refined qualitative coding process and edited publication documents. RF Made substantial contributions to study design, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and to the draft and critical revision of the manuscript. AH Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, on the core project team, input to methods development and commented on consecutive versions of the article. MK Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, is on the core project team, had input to all versions of the article. RP Involved in developing the proposal on which this article is based, is on the core project team, helped advise on methods development and contributed to consecutive versions of the article. KR participated in initial discussions about the project and in two teleconferences, provided input into the documents. CvW Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, on the core project team, had input to all versions of the article.

  • Funding This publication is based on research funded by Ariadne Labs through Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The findings and conclusions contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request. All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Seye Abimbola

  • Contributors FG Led the proposal, study design and research implementation. Conducted qualitative analysis, oversaw other analyses, drafted initial paper and revised. AB Involved in developing the proposal on which this article is based, is on the core project team, helped advise on methods development and contributed to consecutive versions of the article. MC Conducted qualitative data analysis, refined qualitative coding process and edited publication documents. RF Made substantial contributions to study design, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analyses, and to the draft and critical revision of the manuscript. AH Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, on the core project team, input to methods development and commented on consecutive versions of the article. MK Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, is on the core project team, had input to all versions of the article. RP Involved in developing the proposal on which this article is based, is on the core project team, helped advise on methods development and contributed to consecutive versions of the article. KR participated in initial discussions about the project and in two teleconferences, provided input into the documents. CvW Involved in the bid for the work on which this article is based, on the core project team, had input to all versions of the article.

  • Funding This publication is based on research funded by Ariadne Labs through Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant. The findings and conclusions contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available upon reasonable request. All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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