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ERIC Number: EJ1132880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Strategies to Promote the Impact of Systematic Reviews on Healthcare Policy: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Bunn, Frances; Sworn, Katie
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v7 n4 p403-428 Nov 2011
The last few decades have seen a growing emphasis on evidence-based decision making in healthcare. Systematic reviews synthesising research have been a key component of this movement. However, there is concern that such syntheses do not have the expected impact on policy with more work needed to enable us to maximise their potential. The aim of this review was to identify and evaluate potential strategies for increasing the impact of systematic reviews on policy. Such strategies may include incorporating active strategies for dissemination and knowledge transfer but more work is needed to evaluate their benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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