Evaluation of a training program for medicines-oriented policymakers to use a database of systematic reviews

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Colquhoun, Heather L., Lowe, Dianne, Helis, Eftyhia, Belanger, Denis, Ens, Brendalynn, Hill, Sophie, Mayhew, Alain, Taylor, Michael John and Grimshaw, Jeremy. (2016) Evaluation of a training program for medicines-oriented policymakers to use a database of systematic reviews. Health Research Policy and Systems. 14(1), pp. 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0140-1
AuthorsColquhoun, Heather L., Lowe, Dianne, Helis, Eftyhia, Belanger, Denis, Ens, Brendalynn, Hill, Sophie, Mayhew, Alain, Taylor, Michael John and Grimshaw, Jeremy
Abstract

Suboptimal prescribing and medications use is a problem for health systems globally. Systematic reviews are a comprehensive resource that can help guide evidence-informed decision-making and implementation of interventions addressing such issues; however, a barrier to the use of systematic reviews is their inaccessibility (due to both dispersion across journals and inaccessibility of content). Publicly available databases, such as Rx for Change, provide quick access to summaries of appraised systematic reviews of professional and consumer-oriented interventions to improve prescribing behaviour and appropriate medication use, and may help maximise the use of evidence to inform decisions. The present study aims to evaluate a training program to improve attitudes towards, confidence in skills, intentions to use, and use of systematic review evidence contained within Rx for Change.

KeywordsEvidence-informed; systematic reviews; integrated knowledge translation; prescribing medicines; Rx for change
Year2016
JournalHealth Research Policy and Systems
Journal citation14 (1), pp. 1 - 8
PublisherBiomed Central Ltd
ISSN1478-4505
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0140-1
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84988486911
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 8
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
Publisher's version
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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