Development of training for medicines-oriented policymakers to apply evidence

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Colquhoun, Heather L., Helis, Eftyhia, Lowe, Dianne, Belanger, Denis, Hill, Sophie, Mayhew, Alain, Taylor, Michael John and Grimshaw, Jeremy M.. (2016) Development of training for medicines-oriented policymakers to apply evidence. Health Research Policy and Systems. 14(1), pp. 1 - 9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0130-3
AuthorsColquhoun, Heather L., Helis, Eftyhia, Lowe, Dianne, Belanger, Denis, Hill, Sophie, Mayhew, Alain, Taylor, Michael John and Grimshaw, Jeremy M.
Abstract

Health systems globally promote appropriate prescribing by healthcare providers and safe and effective medicine use by consumers. Rx for Change, a publicly available database, provides access to systematic reviews regarding best practices for prescribing and using medicines. Despite the value of the database for improving prescribing and medicine use, its use remains suboptimal. This study aimed to develop a training program for five medicine-focused organisations in Canada and Australia to facilitate the use and understanding of the Rx for Change database.

KeywordsKnowledge user engagement; Evidence-informed; Systematic reviews; Integrated knowledge translation; Prescribing medicines; Rx for Change
Year2016
JournalHealth Research Policy and Systems
Journal citation14 (1), pp. 1 - 9
PublisherBiomed Central Ltd
ISSN1478-4505
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-016-0130-3
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84984639506
Open accessOpen access
Page range1 - 9
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
Publisher's version
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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