TITLE

Tracking and understanding the utility of Cochrane reviews for public health decision-making

AUTHOR(S)
Armstrong, Rebecca; Pettman, Tahna; Burford, Belinda; Doyle, Jodie; Waters, Elizabeth
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Public Health;Jun2012, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes a new approach for tracking and understanding the use and efficacy of published Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) reviews for public health decision-making. It describes the challenges of defining and identifying the extent to which reviews are used and explains how systematic review impact is measured through interviews and tracer searches. It concludes that assessing review impact is challenging in public health due to the complexity of the decision-making processes.
ACCESSION #
75696355

 

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