PHCRIS Infonet, Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2010, ISBN 1832 620X
SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking
John Lavis, Andrew Oxman, Simon Lewin, Atle Fretheim
This series of articles is written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programs and for those who support these decision makers. It is intended to help you ensure that your decisions are well-informed by the best available research evidence. The series presents a set of tools developed by the SUPporting POlicy relevant Reviews and Trials (SUPPORT) Project, an international collaboration funded by the European Commission’s 6th Framework.
What made these articles easy to read and immediately useful was the manner in which they were presented. The question and answer process in each article along with the realistic scenarios and the many accessible resources all contribute to making this report one of the most useful guides to assist policy making today.
The figure below provides an outline of the four broad areas covered in this series.
The report is available from: www.health-policy-systems.com/supplements/7/S1
Lavis J, Oxman A, Lewin S, Fretheim A. (2009). SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP). Health Research Policy and Systems. 7(Suppl 1):I1 doi:10.1186/1478-4505-7-S1-I1