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ERIC Number: EJ1129550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Rapid Reviews in Health Policy: A Study of Intended Use in the New South Wales' Evidence Check Programme
Moore, Gabriel Mary; Redman, Sally; Turner, Tari; Haines, Mary
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n4 p505-519 Nov 2016
Rapid reviews of research are a key way in which policy makers use research. This paper examines 74 rapid reviews commissioned by health policy agencies through the Sax Institute's Evidence Check programme. We examine what prompted policy makers to commission rapid reviews, their purpose, how and when they intended to use them, and how this varied by agency. Policy makers commissioned rapid reviews primarily as part of planned policy processes and to identify alternative solutions to problems. Government departments responsible for multiple policy domains were more likely to commission rapid reviews for agenda setting and to test new ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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