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Developing and Evaluating Communication strategies to support Informed Decisions and practice based on Evidence

Objective

Objective: To improve the dissemination of evidence-based recommendations by building on the work of the GRADE Working Group to develop and evaluate methods that address the targeted dissemination of guidelines.

Background: Healthcare decision makers face challenges in understanding guidelines, including the quality of the evidence upon which recommendations are made, which often is not clear. Guidelines are also typically developed as a one-size-fits-all package. By developing and evaluating targeted dissemination strategies, DECIDE aims to increase the use of evidence-based interventions in a sustainable way and to reduce the use of interventions where benefits are uncertain.

Methods: GRADE is a systematic approach towards assessing and communicating the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations. It has been developed to address the weaknesses of other grading systems and is now widely used internationally. The DECIDE consortium, which is composed of members of the GRADE Working Group, will further develop this approach to ensure effective dissemination of evidence-based recommendations targeted at the key stakeholders (healthcare professionals; policymakers and managers; patients and the general public) who determine what happens in clinical practice. We will collect stakeholder input from advisory groups, consultations and user testing. This will be done across a wide range of health systems in Europe. The targeted dissemination strategies that are developed will be evaluated in randomized trials, refined and used and evaluated with real guidelines developed by the DECIDE partners and other guideline developers that we support.

Expected results: Dissemination strategies for recommendations that have been rigorously evaluated in diverse settings, support the transfer of research into practice, and are adapted to real-world healthcare systems.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 183 465,20
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Rattray (Dr.)

Participants (12)

NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 594 390,50
Address
St Olavsplass 2
0130 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Oxman (Prof.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'HOSPITAL DE LA SANTA CREU I SANT PAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 779
Address
Calle Sant Antoni M Claret 167
08025 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hilda Herrero Bertora (Ms.)
Associazione per la Ricerca sulla Efficacia della Assistenza Sanitaria Centro Cochrane Italiano

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 545,10
Address
Via Fra Cristoforo 14/D
20142 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Liberati (Prof.)
ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 327 346,39
Address
Meibergdreef 15
1105AZ Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tineke Kranendonk-Van Der Ploeg (Ms.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 238 692,04
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
A. Metin Gulmezoglu (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 228
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Holger Schunemann (Prof.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 550,50
Address
Level 1A City Tower Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Judith Thornton (Dr.)
HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 317,92
Address
South Gyle Crescent 1
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Duncan Service (Mr.)
KUSTANNUS OY DUODECIM
Finland
EU contribution
€ 121 871,22
Address
Kalevankatu 20
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Liira (Dr.)
AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 285,70
Address
Borgo Santo Spirito 3
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marina Davoli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 840,53
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Slater (Mr.)
NHS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Hillside Crescent - Elliott House 8-10
EH7 5EA Edinburgh
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robin Harbour (Mr.)