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Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK

Francis, Daniel, Turley, Ruth Louise, Thomson, Hilary, Weightman, Alison Lesley, Waters, Elizabeth and Moore, Laurence 2015. Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK. Journal of Public Health 37 (1) , pp. 172-174. 10.1093/pubmed/fdu089

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Abstract

Systematic reviews, through the synthesis of multiple primary research studies, can be powerful tools in enabling evidence-informed public health policy debate, development and action. In seeking to optimize the utility of these reviews, it is important to understand the needs of those using them. Previous work has emphasized that researchers should adopt methods that are appropriate to the problems that public health decision-makers are grappling with, as well as to the policy context in which they operate.1,2 Meeting these demands poses significant methodological challenges for review authors and prompts a reconsideration of the resources, training and support structures available to facilitate the efficient and timely production of useful, comprehensive reviews.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Information Services
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1741-3842
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68362

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