Document Type : Original Article


1 Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering and Futures Studies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

4 Knowledge Utilization Research Center, University Research and Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Despite the importance and position of evidence‑based policymaking in the proper management of
the health system, studies show that the lack or improper and untimely use of evidence are still one
of the main challenges of health systems. Knowledge translation as a solution to this challenge is a
process that includes a period of time that starts of decision to choose the research topic and continue
to publish of research results, in which the interaction of the researchers and stakeholders is the key
factor and the main axis of the process. Since the recognition and promotion of knowledge translation
processes resulting from research in health system policy‑making will lead to the improvement of the
health system, this review protocol was designed to identify factors affecting knowledge translation
implementation, including barriers and facilitators of this process. Identifying these factors can be
used as a guide for health system decision‑makers and research managers in planning to select
appropriate policies for deployment of the knowledge translation process to increase the use of
research results in the health system.


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