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McMaster Health Forum | Impact - Evaluate Innovations

 

Our evaluations have informed the work of many health-system leaders seeking to make more consistent use of the best available research evidence in strengthening their systems and in getting the right programs, services and drugs to those who need them, and the work of many researchers seeking to evaluate innovations in supporting evidence-informed decision-making. 

Following are four broad categories of examples of our evaluative work (with links to the peer-reviewed publications based on them).

Developing conceptual frameworks to guide efforts to support evidence-informed decision-making about health systems

  • Identifying five questions that should be asked when communicating research evidence

Milbank Quarterly

  • Outlining a broad array of efforts to support evidence-informed decision-making

Bulletin WHO

Positioning systematic reviews as a key input into evidence-informed decision-making about health systems

  • Emphasizing how systematic reviews can be used to address the many questions policymakers and stakeholders may have about a pressing health-system challenge

PLoS Medicine

Systematic Reviews

  • Creating the world’s most comprehensive source of systematic reviews about how to strengthen health systems

Health Res Policy Syst

  • Profiling the global stock of systematic reviews about health systems governance, financial and delivery arrangements

Health Res Policy Syst

Conducting empirical studies (and systematic reviews of studies) of efforts to support evidence-informed decision-making

  • Describing findings about how implementing our processes can support evidence-informed actions to address priority health-system issues (e.g., childhood cancer, chronic pain, multimorbidity)

Pain Res Manag

Healthcare Policy

J Cancer Policy

  • Documenting the views, experiences and intentions to take evidence-informed actions among those who have participated in our processes

Bulletin WHO

  • Synthesizing the findings of others’ evaluations of efforts to support evidence-informed action

Cochrane Database SRs

Building capacity to support evidence-informed decision-making among thousands of health-system leaders and researchers, and sharing our approach

  • Describing the approaches that can be used to support evidence-informed decision-making

Health Res Policy Syst


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