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Table 3 Potential facilitators and barriers to the use and implementation and use of KTE activities

From: Views of health system policymakers on the role of research in health policymaking in Israel

  Percentage Agree or Strongly Agree
Facilitators:  
National funders formulate their priorities and calls for proposals in response to national and regional needs. 78
National funding sources encourage KTE activities. 69
Structures and processes exist to link you with researchers 68
Policymakers have access to technical support for acquiring, assessing, and applying HSPR research 68
Funding sources (e.g., granting agencies) consider KTE activities an allowable expense 65
Personal and organizational contacts among policymakers and researchers were quite stable over time 61
Policymakers create opportunities to develop joint HSPR research initiatives with them 45
Policymakers invest financial and/or human resources in joint HSPR research initiatives with them 45
Policymakers invest financial and/or human resources in KTE activities 42
Barriers:  
Priorities in the health system draw attention away from HSPR research 43
Policymakers lack the expertise for acquiring, assessing, and applying HSPR research 31
Policymakers do not make decisions on the basis of HSPR research 24
Policymakers do not have technical access (i.e. journal subscriptions, links to research) to the appropriate databases to search for HSPR research 10