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Table 8 Products and implementation

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)
Versions produced*
Full version with notes/references 31 (100%) 19 (100%) 44 (98%) 46 (81%)
Executive summary 20 (65%) 19 (100%) 32 (71%) 40 (70%)
Summary of take-home messages 14 (45%) 5 (26%) 20 (44%) 25 (44%)
Separate summaries/versions for different target users 10 (32%) 5 (26%) 21 (47%) 24 (42%)
Tools for application (e.g., algorithms, flow charts) 18 (58%) 2 (11%) 26 (58%) 28 (49%)
Produce at least one of the above 4 versions 27 (87%) 19 (100%) 37 (82%) 49 (86%)
Dissemination/implementation strategies used*
Send versions of products to the media 21 (68%) 10 (53%) 27 (60%) 32 (56%)
Mail or e-mail products to target users 19 (61%) 15 (79%) 33 (73%) 38 (67%)
Produce a CD-ROM and distribute it to target users 6 (19%) 2 (11%) 17 (38%) 20 (35%)
Post to a website accessed by target users 27 (87%) 13 (68%) 32 (71%) 42 (74%)
Submit to a clearinghouse 16 (52%) 11 (58%) 17 (38%) 8 (14%)
Other 20 (65%) 9 (47%) 18 (40%) 20 (35%)
Other implementation strategies used*
Patient-mediated interventions 7 (23%) 2 (11%) 11 (24%) 8 (14%)
Provider-mediated interventions 15 (48%) 6 (32%) 18 (40%) 23 (40%)
Organizational interventions 15 (48%) 10 (53%) 18 (40%) 27 (47%)
Strategies used to develop the capacity of target users to acquire, assess and use products they produce or services they deliver*
Organize training workshops for target users 19 (61%) 12 (63%) 31 (69%) 42 (74%)
Participate in training workshops for target users 17 (55%) 8 (42%) 31 (69%) 36 (63%)
Either organize or participate in training workshops for target users 25 (81%) 12 (63%) 34 (76%) 43 (75%)
Develop a resource document for target users 19 (61%) 10 (53%) 26 (58%) 38 (67%)
Other 5 (16%) 6 (32%) 5 (11%) 5 (9%)
Involvement of target users in implementation
By participation in implementation group 15 (48%) 8 (42%) 26 (58%) 37 (65%)
By survey of views/preferences 9 (29%) 6 (32%) 18 (40%) 28 (49%)
By review of draft implementation strategy 10 (32%) 5 (26%) 14 (31%) 19 (33%)
No 8 (26%) 3 (16%) 5 (11%) 1 (2%)
Not reported 2 (6%) 3 (16%) 9 (20%) 9 (16%)
  1. *More than one answer was possible for the question