Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[EQ] Global Health Interventions: A Review of the Evidence

Global Health Interventions: A Review of the Evidence

University of California San Francisco and the Kaiser Family Foundation, 2011



Background Methodology



….. An effort to provide policy-relevant and accessible information on the efficacy (the "what works") of key global health interventions, including the strength of the evidence.

It is a web-based tool that summarizes findings for a range of prevention and treatment interventions designed to reduce the risk of death and disease in the developing world. Information is presented by health condition and in several formats, including a narrative overview, a key findings table, and a logic model…”

The primary goal is to translate empirical evidence on the effects of interventions into a quantitative synthesis that is technically accurate while being concise and accessible to non-technical audiences. Global Health Interventions: It examines both prevention and treatment for each health condition, with a particular focus on data with the most potential relevance for policy and an emphasis on health outcomes (e.g., deaths and disease incidence) over process measures (e.g., satisfaction with services or adherence).

Findings are presented in three parts:

·         Key Findings Table: for each prevention and treatment intervention type, indicates the risk reduction and strength of evidence for mortality, morbidity, and other indicators.

·         Overview: provides background information on the health condition; summary epidemiology; review of Key Findings (What works?), and future directions.

·         Logic Model: a graphic of the mode of disease acquisition and progression, indicates the location of opportunities for prevention and treatment interventions.



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