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    Use of health systems and policy research evidence in the health policymaking in eastern Mediterranean countries: views and practices of researchers

    Limited research exists on researchers' knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) in the eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). This multi-country study explores researchers' views and experiences regarding the role of health systems and policy research evidence in health policymaking in the EMR, including the ...

    Evidence brief: enhancing patient transitions from treatment in regional cancer centres to survivorship in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant community

    Cancer can be seen as a chronic disease that requires long-term efforts to address the late effects of treatment and to maximize the health outcomes of survivors. Clinicians, experts and healthcare system leaders in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region of Ontario, much like those working in other ...

    Optimizing clinical practice in Ontario based on data, evidence and guidelines

    Optimizing clinical practice based on data, evidence and guidelines is a challenge faced in every health system around the world. The way the challenge manifests itself at the level of the patient has been remarkably consistent over time: tough decisions made at the intersection of clinical expertise, pa...

    Evidence brief: supporting rapid learning and improvement across Ontario's health system

    Ontario has both a health system and a research system that are increasingly aiming to support rapid learning and improvement. Yet, Ontario's health system still faces complex challenges, such as reducing emergency-room wait times, ending hallway medicine, improving support for people with mental health ...

    Issue brief: addressing the integration of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare settings in Canada

    Nurse practitioners are ‘registered nurses with additional educational preparation and experience who possess and demonstrate the competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures within their legislated scope of pract...

    Evidence brief: expanding uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports across Ontario

    An assessment of what is is known about problems related to expanding the uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of expanding the uptake o...

    Matching form to function: designing organizational models to support knowledge brokering in European health systems

    Most existing organizational models for knowledge brokering comprise a set of design features that reflect an evolving effort, typically by researchers and research organizations, to balance a variety of competing objectives such as independence and relevance. These design features are rarely selected to...

    Evidence brief: Improving end-of-life communication, decision-making and care in Ontario

    Improving end-of-life communication, decision-making and care has been identified as a pressing health issue in Ontario (and in Canada more generally), as evidenced by recent research,(1;2) public opinion polls,(3) expert panels and commissions,(4-6) and a high-profile legal case,(7) which have revealed ...