About this Research Topic
We are delighted to present the Emerging Trends: Strengthening Rehabilitation in Health Systems 2021 article collection. This collection showcases the high-quality work of internationally recognized researchers in the early stages of their independent careers.
These rising star researchers have been recognized by the Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences Editors for their potential to influence the future directions in their respective fields.
The work presented here highlights the diversity of research performed across the entire breadth of strengthening health systems in rehabilitation and presents advances in theory along with their application.
Areas covered by this section include, but are not limited to:
-Approaches to increase the uptake of rehabilitation by health professionals, policy-makers, and further key stakeholders;
-Development, evaluation, implementation and integration of service delivery models for rehabilitation over the continuum of care and at all levels of healthcare, including primary care;
-Evaluation of the impact of targeted health policies on rehabilitation quality, accessibility and affordability;
-Awareness and advocacy for rehabilitation;
-Establishing and strengthening networks and partnerships in rehabilitation.
-Availability, education, training and allocation of multi-professional rehabilitation workforce;
-Sustainable allocation of financial resources to rehabilitation;
-Cost of illness and return of investment studies making the economic case for rehabilitation;
-Inclusion (and use) in health information systems of suitable data for planning and allocation of rehabilitation services;
-Situation analyses and definition of priorities in selected countries using health systems assessment tools and population data (including comparative analyses within and across countries);
-Building research capacity and expanding the availability of robust evidence to inform decisions on the integration of rehabilitation in healthcare.
New articles will be added to this collection as they are published. Please note that contributions are decided by topic editors only. Please inform topic editors when you wish to submit a manuscript. Early career researchers are defined as within 10 years after completing their Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent terminal degrees.
Keywords: health systems, rehabilitation, health policy, health systems assessment, health information systems
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