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Table 3 Organization and establishment

From: Evidence-informed health policy 2 – Survey of organizations that support the use of research evidence

Characteristics Organizations producing CPGs (n = 31) Organizations producing HTAs (n = 19) Organizations producing CPGs and HTAs (n = 45) Organizations supporting government policymaking (n = 57)
Type of product produced
Reported also providing direct support to policymakers for developing health policy 17 (55%) 16 (85%) 35 (78%) -
Reported also producing clinical practice guidelines - - - 17 (30%)
Reported also producing HTAs - - - 11 (19%)
Types of services undertaken in response to requests from public policymakers*
Identify primary research - - - 36 (63%)
Identify systematic reviews of research - - - 31 (54%)
Identify clinical practice guidelines, HTAs or other prescriptive research-based documents - - - 24 (42%)
Undertake short-term research projects - - - 45 (79%)
Undertake systematic reviews of research - - - 38 (67%)
Commission systematic reviews of research - - - 17 (30%)
Either undertake systematic reviews of research or commission systematic reviews of research - - - 41 (72%)
Convene expert meetings to discuss available research - - - 47 (82%)
Other - - - 18 (32%)
Type of organization
Academic institution 7 (23%) 7 (37%) 11 (24%) 21 (37%)
Disease-specific association 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
Professional association 14 (45%) 2 (11%) 4 (9%) 3 (5%)
Government agency 9 (29%) 12 (63%) 22 (49%) 22 (39%)
International agency 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (7%) 7 (12%)
Other 8 (26%) 2 (11%) 7 (16%) 18 (32%)
Source of funding*
Biomedical or other for-profit company 7 (23%) 1 (5%) 6 (13%) 6 (11%)
Government 17 (55%) 18 (95%) 38 (84%) 45 (79%)
Other 15 (48%) 3 (16%) 20 (44%) 38 (67%)
Examples from other countries helpful in establishing the organization
Yes 18 (58%) 14 (74%) 24 (53%) 30 (53%)
No 8 (26%) 0 (0%) 15 (33%) 17 (30%)
Not reported 4 (13%) 4 (21%) 6 (13%) 7 (12%)
  1. *More than one answer was possible for the question