Determining policy-relevant formats for the presentation of falls research evidence
Caroline F Finch, Lesley Day, Alex Donaldson, Leonie Segal, James E Harrison
Health Policy | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2009
OBJECTIVES: Population modelling holds considerable promise for identifying the most efficient and cost-effective falls prevention measures, but the outcomes need to be in a readily useable form. This paper describes an iterative, collaborative process undertaken by researchers and falls prevention policy officers to develop such a format for falls prevention intervention evidence. METHODS: The researchers developed a draft template that underwent several iterations and improvements, through three collaborative consultations with policy officers. RESULTS: Although the researchers initially identified many key information needs, active engagement with policy officers ensured that policy requi..View full abstract
This project was funded through a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. CF was supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship and LD by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship. Mary O'Hare acted as scribe for the consultations. Pam Albany, in her role at the NSW Department of Health, encouraged the research team in developing the original project ideas and supported the early consultations. Dr. Soufiane Boufous provided useful input during this project and paper writing.