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    SUPPORT Tools for Evidence-informed Policymaking in health (STP) 6: using research evidence to address how an option will be implemented

    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. After a policy decision has been made, the next key challenge is transforming this stated policy position into practical actions. What...

    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) 5: using research evidence to frame options to address a problem

    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. Policymakers and those supporting them may find themselves in one or more of the following three situations that will require them to ...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP). 4: using research evidence to clarify a problem

    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. Policymakers and those supporting them often find themselves in situations that spur them on to work out how best to define a problem....

    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...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed Policymaking in health (STP) 11: finding and using evidence about local conditions

    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. Evidence about local conditions is evidence that is available from the specific setting(s) in which a decision or action on a policy o...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 13: preparing and using policy briefs to support evidence-informed policymaking

    Policy briefs are a relatively new approach to packaging research evidence for policymakers. The first step in a policy brief is to prioritise a policy issue. Once an issue is prioritised, the focus then turns to mobilising the full range of research evidence relevant to the various features of the issue...