Wednesday, September 23, 2009

[EQ] Program in Policy Decision-Making - Systematic Reviews

Program in Policy Decision-Making

Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 
Canadian Population Health Initiative and the Canada Foundation for Innovation


·         To conduct empirical research on how the general climate for efforts to link research to action, research-production processes and systematic efforts to link research to action (including push efforts, efforts to facilitate user pull, user-pull efforts and exchange efforts) foster or hinder the use of research evidence in healthcare management and policymaking

·         To conduct empirical research on the public policymaking process and the factors that influence it, which include ideas (research evidence, other types of information and values), interests, and institutions

·         To regularly update a systematic review of the factors that influence whether and how research evidence is used in public policymaking

·         To derive concrete implications for research funders, research organizations, knowledge brokers, and policy decision-makers about how best to foster the use of research evidence in healthcare management and policymaking

Systematic Reviews constitute the best-available evidence on a topic
 – the research has been identified, selected, appraised and synthesized in a systematic and transparent way to inform decision-making.

The database was last updated on 30 June 2009 at:

Key words:

Governance arrangements  (57)
Financial arrangements       (70)
Delivery arrangements       (874)

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Electronic databases containing research evidence            

Electronic databases containing synthesized and appraised research evidence

Research funders pioneering new ways to facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange

Research organizations and researchers studying knowledge transfer and exchange

      In patient/consumer decision-making environments

      In clinical decision-making environments

      In policy decision-making environments

Knowledge brokers working together to facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake

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