Evidence for Health: From Patient Choice to Global Policy is a practical guide to evidence-informed decision-making. It provides health practitioners and policy-makers with a broad overview of how to improve health and reduce health inequities, as well as the tools needed to make informed decisions that will have a positive influence on health. Chapters address questions such as: What are the major threats to health? What are the causes of poor health? What works to improve health? How do we know that it works? What are the barriers to implementation? What are the measures of success? The book provides an algorithm for arriving at evidence-informed decisions that take into consideration the multiple contextual factors and value judgements involved. Written by a specialist in public health with a wealth of international experience, this user-friendly guide demystifies the decision-making process, from personal decisions made by individual patients to global policy decisions.Read more
- Explains why evidence is useful, how it is produced and how it should be communicated, helping readers make informed decisions about health
- Addresses decision making from the personal decisions that individual patients make about their own health to global policy decisions that can impact the health of millions of people worldwide
- Provides an algorithm that uses a series of questions for arriving at evidence-informed decisions, putting the concepts of evidence-based decision making into practice
Reviews & endorsements
"This practical guide to evidence informed decision-making helps readers by clarifying and defining the notion of evidence, the creation of it, and its use for improving health. This book is unique because it is written for front-line health workers, policy-makers, global health decision-makers and researchers. The author is a policy-maker and researcher who cares deeply about individual patient care."
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"Evidence for Health is a highly accessible and practical guide for knowledge translation as it relates to global health policy creation and interpretation. Over the course of seven chapters, a thorough exploration of the levels of evidence and how they are produced and used in health decision making is explained. What is more, although [this book] is a guideline, it is also a call for change."
Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association
"This book is unique because it is written for front-line health workers, policy-makers, global health decision-makers and researchers … Excellence requires that we all use evidence effectively. This book has the potential to help us use it better and to understand how others use it in their lines of work. For those who are not completely sated by this book, Andermann provides numerous excellent sources for the interested reader."
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- Date Published: February 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107648654
- length: 220 pages
- dimensions: 233 x 156 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.36kg
- contains: 48 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
About the author
2. Strategies for improving health
3. Understanding how decisions influence health
4. Producing evidence to inform health decisions
5. Facilitators and barriers to using evidence
6. Making evidence-informed decisions
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