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Table 5 Focus

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)
Domains from which topics are selected*
Primary healthcare 26 (84%) 18 (95%) 38 (84%) 41 (72%)
Secondary healthcare 25 (81%) 18 (95%) 33 (73%) 29 (51%)
Tertiary healthcare 20 (65%) 18 (95%) 32 (71%) 26 (46%)
Public health (i.e., health is the objective) 14 (45%) 15 (79%) 33 (73%) 50 (88%)
Health public policy 8 (26%) 9 (47%) 21 (47%) 38 (67%)
Domains in which service is provided*
Characterizing the problem - - - 42 (74%)
Identifying potential solutions to health problems - - - 47 (82%)
Fitting solutions into health systems (i.e., governance, financial and delivery arrangements) - - - 43 (75%)
Bringing about change in health systems - - - 50 (88%)
Target users*
Patients/public 18 (58%) 13 (68%) 32 (71%) -
Physicians 31 (100%) 17 (89%) 43 (96%) -
Other types of healthcare providers 24 (77%) 15 (79%) 35 (78%) -
Healthcare managers 18 (58%) 18 (95%) 36 (80%) -
Public policymakers 18 (58%) 19 (100%) 37 (82%) -
Public policymakers in health departments - - - 50 (88%)
Public policymakers in other departments - - - 36 (63%)
Public policymakers in central agencies (e.g., executive branch) - - - 44 (77%)
Stakeholders - - - 45 (79%)
Involvement of target users in selection of topics or services undertaken
By participation in priority-setting group or working groups 18 (58%) 13 (68%) 28 (62%) 50 (88%)
By survey of views/preferences 14 (45%) 6 (32%) 20 (44%) 35 (61%)
By review of draft list of priority topics or draft reports 15 (48%) 5 (26%) 21 (27%) 43 (75%)
No 6 (19%) 2 (11%) 7 (16%) 0 (0%)
Not reported 1 (3%) 1 (5%) 1 (2%) 3 (5%)
  1. *More than one answer was possible for the question