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Tools for decision-making in public health : [publication] : Fourth Futures Forum of High-Level Decison-Makers, Brussels, Belgium, 16-17 June 2003 /

by Futures Forum for High-level Decision-makers (4 ; 2003 ; Bruxelles).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: [Futures Fora].Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2003Description: 15 p. ; 30 cm.MeSH subject(s): Public Health Administration | Public Health | Health Policy | Decision Making | Decision Support Techniques | Evidence-Based Medicine | World Health Organization | EuropePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ProceedingsSummary: The Fourth Futures Forum brought together decision-makers and senior advisers from fourteen western European countries. The focus of the meeting was on the scope, use and limitations of evidence-based recommendations as tools for decision-making in public health. Participants agreed that the need for informed decisions had never been greater.[…] Population health is determined by a wide range of social, economic and health services factors. As, such, evidence-based recommendations must embrace an equally wide range of research methods, including qualitative studies, social surveys and process evaluation. In addition, despite the growing evidence base for effective public health, this is frequently not translated into clear recommendations for public health decision-making. It is proposed, therefore, that guidelines for evidence-based recommendations for policy should be further developed to inform public health decision-making. [WHO]
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The Fourth Futures Forum brought together decision-makers and senior advisers from fourteen western European countries. The focus of the meeting was on the scope, use and limitations of evidence-based recommendations as tools for decision-making in public health. Participants agreed that the need for informed decisions had never been greater.[…] Population health is determined by a wide range of social, economic and health services factors. As, such, evidence-based recommendations must embrace an equally wide range of research methods, including qualitative studies, social surveys and process evaluation. In addition, despite the growing evidence base for effective public health, this is frequently not translated into clear recommendations for public health decision-making. It is proposed, therefore, that guidelines for evidence-based recommendations for policy should be further developed to inform public health decision-making. [WHO]