Journal article

Policymakers' and other stakeholders' perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey

Joshua P Vogel, Andrew D Oxman, Claire Glenton, Sarah Rosenbaum, Simon Lewin, A Metin Guelmezoglu, Joao Paulo Souza

HEALTH RESEARCH POLICY AND SYSTEMS | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The DECIDE framework was developed to support evidence-informed health system decisions through evidence summaries tailored to health policymakers. The objective of this study was to determine policymakers' perceptions regarding the criteria in the DECIDE framework and how best to summarise and present evidence to support health system decisions. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of a diverse group of stakeholders with health system decision experience from 15 countries and the World Health Organization. We asked about perceptions of criteria relevant to making health system decisions, use of evidence, grading systems, and evidence summaries. RESULTS: We received 112 respons..

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