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Using health systems evidence to develop guidance for policy makers on health systems strengthening

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Date: 
Thursday 20 October 2011 - 14:00 - 15:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group
Contact person
Contact person: 
Simon Lewin (Contact this person)
Sandy Oliver (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Xavier
Last name: 
Bosch-Capblanch
Affiliation and Country: 
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
First name: 
Simon
Last name: 
Lewin
Affiliation and Country: 
EPOC group, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Norway
First name: 
Sandy
Last name: 
Oliver
Affiliation and Country: 
EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
First name: 
Elie
Last name: 
Akl
Affiliation and Country: 
Department of Medicine, University of Buffalo, USA
Target audience
Target audience: 
Health systems researchers and review authors, guideline developers, policymakers
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
This workshop will explore methodological issues related to the use of evidence from systematic reviews to inform the development of recommendations on health systems-level interventions. It complements a proposed workshop on methods for conducting syntheses to inform health systems policies (Sandy Oliver, EPPI-Centre, Institute of Education).

Description:
The workshop will be introduced through short (5 minute) inputs on the following topics: (1) Using GRADE to assess confidence in evidence of effectiveness for health systems-level interventions; (2) Assessing confidence in evidence on questions other than effectiveness to inform the development of recommendations for health systems-level interventions; (3) The challenges of making recommendations regarding health systems-level interventions. These inputs will be followed by facilitated small group discussion on each of these topics. The workshop will end with feedback from the small groups and plenary discussion of the methodological issues raised.