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    SUPPORT Tools for Evidence-informed Policymaking in health (STP) 18: planning monitoring and evaluation of policies

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article, we address the issue of decision making in situations in which there is insufficient evidence at hand. Policymakers o...

    SUPPORT Tools for Evidence-informed Policymaking in health (STP) 17: dealing with insufficient research evidence

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article, we address the issue of decision making in situations in which there is insufficient evidence at hand. Policymakers o...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP): introduction

    Knowing how to find and use research evidence can help policymakers and those who support them to do their jobs better and more efficiently. Each article in this series presents a proposed tool that can be used by those involved in finding and using research evidence to support evidenceinformed health po...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 1: what is evidence-informed policymaking?

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article, we discuss the following three questions: What is evidence? What is the role of research evidence in informing health...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 2: improving how your organisation supports the use of research evidence to inform policymaking

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article, we address ways of organising efforts to support evidence-informed health policymaking. Efforts to link research to a...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 10: taking equity into consideration when assessing the findings of a systematic review

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. In this article we address considerations of equity. Inequities can be defined as "differences in health which are not only unnecessar...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 9: assessing the applicability of the findings of a systematic review

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. Differences between health systems may often result in a policy or programme option that is used in one setting not being feasible or ...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 8: deciding how much confidence to place in a systematic review

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. The reliability of systematic reviews of the effects of health interventions is variable. Consequently, policymakers and others need t...

    SUPPORT Tools for Evidence-informed Policymaking in health (STP) 16: using research evidence in balancing the pros and cons of policies

    In this article, we address the use of evidence to inform judgements about the balance between the pros and cons of policy and programme options. We suggest five questions that can be considered when making these judgements. These are: 1. What are the options that are being compared? 2. What are the most...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 12: finding and using research evidence about resource use and costs

    In this article, we address considerations about resource use and costs. The consequences of a policy or programme option for resource use differ from other impacts (both in terms of benefits and harms) in several ways. However, considerations of the consequences of options for resource use are similar t...