John Lavis

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Guidance for Evidence-Informed Policies about Health Systems: Linking Guidance Development to Policy Development
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 9:e1001186. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of the international forum on evidence informed health policymaking: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 27 to 31 August 2012
    Justin Neves
    McMaster University, PPD CHEPA, 1280 Main St, West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 12:14. 2014
  3. pmc Assessing availability of scientific journals, databases, and health library services in Canadian health ministries: a cross-sectional study
    Grégory Léon
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Centre, Hôpital St François d Assise, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:34. 2013
  4. pmc Knowledge translation of research findings
    Jeremy M Grimshaw
    Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, Box 711, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:50. 2012
  5. pmc Community-based organizations in the health sector: a scoping review
    Michael G Wilson
    McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:36. 2012
  6. pmc Use of health systems evidence by policymakers in eastern Mediterranean countries: views, practices, and contextual influences
    Fadi El-Jardali
    Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Room 107C, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:200. 2012
  7. pmc What supports do health system organizations have in place to facilitate evidence-informed decision-making? A qualitative study
    Moriah E Ellen
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    Implement Sci 8:84. 2013
  8. pmc A scoping review about conference objectives and evaluative practices: how do we get more out of them?
    Justin Neves
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:26. 2012
  9. pmc Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania
    Steven J Hoffman
    McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Malar J 10:363. 2011
  10. pmc Use of health systems and policy research evidence in the health policymaking in eastern Mediterranean countries: views and practices of researchers
    Fadi El-Jardali
    Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon
    Implement Sci 7:2. 2012

Detail Information

Publications79

  1. pmc Guidance for Evidence-Informed Policies about Health Systems: Linking Guidance Development to Policy Development
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS Med 9:e1001186. 2012
    In the second paper in a three-part series on health systems guidance, John Lavis and colleagues explore the challenge of linking guidance development and policy development at global and national levels.
  2. doi request reprint Evaluation of the international forum on evidence informed health policymaking: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 27 to 31 August 2012
    Justin Neves
    McMaster University, PPD CHEPA, 1280 Main St, West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 12:14. 2014
    ..This study evaluates the International Forum on Evidence Informed Health Policymaking (EIHP), a three-day meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2012, to determine the success of the meeting based on pre-determined objectives...
  3. pmc Assessing availability of scientific journals, databases, and health library services in Canadian health ministries: a cross-sectional study
    Grégory Léon
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec Research Centre, Hôpital St François d Assise, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:34. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Knowledge translation of research findings
    Jeremy M Grimshaw
    Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, 501 Smyth Road, Box 711, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:50. 2012
    ..what should be transferred; to whom should research knowledge be transferred; by whom should research knowledge be transferred; how should research knowledge be transferred; and, with what effect should research knowledge be transferred?..
  5. pmc Community-based organizations in the health sector: a scoping review
    Michael G Wilson
    McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:36. 2012
    ..This information can be used in further investigations about the ways in which community-based organizations can be engaged in health system decision-making and the mechanisms available for facilitating or supporting their engagement...
  6. pmc Use of health systems evidence by policymakers in eastern Mediterranean countries: views, practices, and contextual influences
    Fadi El-Jardali
    Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, Room 107C, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:200. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc What supports do health system organizations have in place to facilitate evidence-informed decision-making? A qualitative study
    Moriah E Ellen
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
    Implement Sci 8:84. 2013
    ..Healthcare organizations can implement tools and infrastructures to support the use of research evidence to inform decision-making...
  8. pmc A scoping review about conference objectives and evaluative practices: how do we get more out of them?
    Justin Neves
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:26. 2012
    ..This review provides conference evaluators and organizers a simple resource to improve their own assessments by highlighting and categorizing potential objectives and evaluation strategies...
  9. pmc Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania
    Steven J Hoffman
    McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Malar J 10:363. 2011
    ..Malaria prevention is a particularly compelling domain to study evidence/practice gaps given the proven efficacy, cost-effectiveness and disappointing utilization of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)...
  10. pmc Use of health systems and policy research evidence in the health policymaking in eastern Mediterranean countries: views and practices of researchers
    Fadi El-Jardali
    Department of Health Management and Policy, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon
    Implement Sci 7:2. 2012
    ....
  11. pmc Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative
    Sharon E Straus
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:127. 2011
    ..This challenge has resulted in the development of implementation science or knowledge translation (KT) and the resulting need to build capacity in both the science and practice of KT...
  12. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 10: Taking equity into consideration when assessing the findings of a systematic review
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S10. 2009
    ..Are there important considerations that should be made when implementing the option in order to ensure that inequities are reduced, if possible, and that they are not increased?..
  13. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 1: What is evidence-informed policymaking?
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S1. 2009
    ..Evidence-informed policymaking helps policymakers gain an understanding of these processes...
  14. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 8: Deciding how much confidence to place in a systematic review
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S8. 2009
    ..Was the search for relevant studies detailed and reasonably comprehensive? 4. Were assessments of the studies' relevance to the review topic and of their risk of bias reproducible? 5. Were the results similar from study to study?..
  15. pmc SUPPORT tools for evidence-informed policymaking in health 18: Planning monitoring and evaluation of policies
    Atle Fretheim
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S18. 2009
    ..These are: 1. Is monitoring necessary? 2. What should be measured? 3. Should an impact evaluation be conducted? 4. How should the impact evaluation be done?..
  16. pmc SUPPORT tools for evidence-informed policymaking in health 11: Finding and using evidence about local conditions
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S11. 2009
    ..How should the quality of the available local evidence be assessed? 4. Are there important variations in the availability, quality or results of local evidence? 5. How should local evidence be incorporated with other information?..
  17. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 12: Finding and using research evidence about resource use and costs
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S12. 2009
    ..What evidence is there for important impacts on resource use? 3. How confident is it possible to be in the evidence for impacts on resource use? 4. Have the impacts on resource use been valued appropriately in terms of their true costs?..
  18. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 2: Improving how your organisation supports the use of research evidence to inform policymaking
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S2. 2009
    ..What strategies should be used to ensure the use of systematic and transparent methods for accessing, appraising and using research evidence? 5. What strategies should be used to ensure adequate capacity to employ these methods?..
  19. pmc SUPPORT tools for evidence-informed policymaking in health 6: Using research evidence to address how an option will be implemented
    Atle Fretheim
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S6. 2009
    ..What strategies should be considered in planning the implementation of a new policy in order to facilitate the necessary systems changes?..
  20. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 15: Engaging the public in evidence-informed policymaking
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S15. 2009
    ..What strategies can be used when working with civil society groups to inform and engage them in policy development and implementation? 3. What methods can be used to involve consumers in policy development and implementation?..
  21. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 17: Dealing with insufficient research evidence
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S17. 2009
    ..Has inconclusive evidence been misinterpreted as evidence of no effect? 3. Is it possible to be confident about a decision despite a lack of evidence? 4. Is the option potentially harmful, ineffective or not worth the cost?..
  22. pmc Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt, and apply research evidence: a survey of Ontario's HIV/AIDS sector
    Michael G Wilson
    Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:54. 2011
    ..To better support CBOs to find and use research evidence, we sought to assess the capacity of CBOs in the HIV/AIDS sector to acquire, assess, adapt, and apply research evidence in their work...
  23. pmc Effects of an evidence service on community-based AIDS service organizations' use of research evidence: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Michael G Wilson
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:52. 2011
    ..Our objective is to evaluate whether this 'full serve' evidence service increases the use of research evidence by CBOs as compared to a 'self-serve' evidence service...
  24. pmc Determining research knowledge infrastructure for healthcare systems: a qualitative study
    Moriah E Ellen
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:60. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Interventions encouraging the use of systematic reviews by health policymakers and managers: a systematic review
    Laure Perrier
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael s Hospital Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:43. 2011
    ..Systematic reviews have the potential to inform decisions made by health policymakers and managers, yet little is known about the impact of interventions to increase the use of systematic reviews by these groups in decision making...
  26. pmc Community-based knowledge transfer and exchange: Helping community-based organizations link research to action
    Michael G Wilson
    Health Research Methodology Program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:33. 2010
    ..SUMMARY: Through this type of strategy, use of research evidence for CBO advocacy, program planning, and service delivery efforts can be better facilitated and continually refined through ongoing evaluations of its impact...
  27. pmc Reliability of a tool for measuring theory of planned behaviour constructs for use in evaluating research use in policymaking
    Jennifer A Boyko
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:29. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  28. pmc Climate for evidence-informed health systems: A print media analysis in 44 low- and middle-income countries that host knowledge-translation platforms
    Andrew Cheung
    College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:7. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  29. pmc Translating research into policy: lessons learned from eclampsia treatment and malaria control in three southern African countries
    Godfrey Woelk
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, PO Box A178 Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:31. 2009
    ....
  30. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 16: Using research evidence in balancing the pros and cons of policies
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, P O Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S16. 2009
    ..How confident can policymakers and others be in the estimated impacts? 5. Is a formal economic model likely to facilitate decision making?..
  31. pmc Bridging the gaps among research, policy and practice in ten low- and middle-income countries: Development and testing of questionnaire for health-care providers
    G Emmanuel Guindon
    National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Lao People s Democratic Republic
    Health Res Policy Syst 8:3. 2010
    ....
  32. pmc Bridging the gaps among research, policy and practice in ten low- and middle-income countries: Development and testing of a questionnaire for researchers
    David Cameron
    National Institute of Public Health, Vientiane, Lao People s Democratic Republic
    Health Res Policy Syst 8:4. 2010
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Supporting the use of health technology assessments in policy making about health systems
    John N Lavis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:405-14. 2010
    ....
  34. pmc Effects of an evidence service on health-system policy makers' use of research evidence: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, Hamilton, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:51. 2011
    ....
  35. pmc Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries: a survey of researchers
    John N Lavis
    McMaster Health Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 182:E350-61. 2010
    ..We surveyed researchers in 10 countries about their involvement in such efforts...
  36. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 3: Setting priorities for supporting evidence-informed policymaking
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S3. 2009
    ..Does the approach incorporate an explicit process for determining priorities? 4. Does the approach incorporate a communications strategy and a monitoring and evaluation plan?..
  37. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 5: Using research evidence to frame options to address a problem
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S5. 2009
    ..What adaptations might be made to any given option and could they alter its benefits, harms and costs? 6. Which stakeholder views and experiences might influence an option's acceptability and its benefits, harms, and costs?..
  38. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 9: Assessing the applicability of the findings of a systematic review
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S9. 2009
    ....
  39. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 7: Finding systematic reviews
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S7. 2009
    ..These are: 1. Is a systematic review really what is needed? 2. What databases and search strategies can be used to find relevant systematic reviews? 3. What alternatives are available when no relevant review can be found?..
  40. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 4: Using research evidence to clarify a problem
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S4. 2009
    ..What comparisons can be made to establish the magnitude of the problem and to measure progress in addressing it? 5. How can the problem be framed (or described) in a way that will motivate different groups?..
  41. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 14: Organising and using policy dialogues to support evidence-informed policymaking
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S14. 2009
    ..Does the dialogue engage a facilitator, follow a rule about not attributing comments to individuals, and not aim for consensus? 6. Are outputs produced and follow-up activities undertaken to support action?..
  42. pmc Examining the role of health services research in public policymaking
    John N Lavis
    McMaster University, Institute for Work and Health, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
    Milbank Q 80:125-54. 2002
    ..Results from an exploratory study on the use of health services research by Canadian provincial policymakers illustrate these issues...
  43. pmc Do Canadian civil servants care about the health of populations?
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 93:658-63. 2003
    ..This article describes Canadian civil servants' awareness of, attitudes toward, and self-reported use of ideas about the determinants of health...
  44. pmc Is there a gradient in life span by position in the social hierarchy?
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Health Sciences Centre, Rm 2D3, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Am J Public Health 93:771-4. 2003
  45. pmc How can research organizations more effectively transfer research knowledge to decision makers?
    John N Lavis
    McMaster University
    Milbank Q 81:221-48, 171-2. 2003
    ..Research funders can help research organizations take advantage of these opportunities...
  46. ncbi request reprint Use of research to inform public policymaking
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Lancet 364:1615-21. 2004
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Towards systematic reviews that inform health care management and policy-making
    John Lavis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 10:35-48. 2005
    ..To identify ways to improve the usefulness of systematic reviews for health care managers and policy-makers that could then be evaluated prospectively...
  48. ncbi request reprint Research, public policymaking, and knowledge-translation processes: Canadian efforts to build bridges
    John N Lavis
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 26:37-45. 2006
    ....
  49. pmc Working within and beyond the Cochrane Collaboration to make systematic reviews more useful to healthcare managers and policy makers
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Healthc Policy 1:21-33. 2006
    ....
  50. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP)
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Political Science, McMaster University, 1200 Main St, West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:I1. 2009
    ..Additional information resources are listed and described in every article. The evaluation of ways to support evidence-informed health policymaking is a developing field and feedback about how to improve the series is welcome...
  51. pmc SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP) 13: Preparing and using policy briefs to support evidence-informed policymaking
    John N Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, HSC 2D3, Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
    Health Res Policy Syst 7:S13. 2009
    ..Does the policy brief employ a graded-entry format? 6. Was the policy brief reviewed for both scientific quality and system relevance?..
  52. ncbi request reprint Partnership experiences: involving decision-makers in the research process
    Suzanne Ross
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:26-34. 2003
    ..e. decision-makers) in the research process, and decision-makers' experiences with the research process, including their assessments of the benefits and costs of the involvement, and their recommendations for facilitating it...
  53. ncbi request reprint Ideas at the margin or marginalized ideas? Nonmedical determinants of health in Canada
    John N Lavis
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:107-12. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Measuring the impact of health research
    John Lavis
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:165-70. 2003
    ..These actions, coupled with on-going refinements to the proposed assessment tool as research evidence evolves, would take us a long way towards assessment and accountability in the health sector...
  55. doi request reprint Impact of clinician judgement on formulary committees' recommendations in Canada
    Mark Oremus
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1E9, Canada
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:98-105. 2010
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Canadians confront health care reform
    Julia Abelson
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:186-93. 2004
    ..But they appeared more receptive to two-tier care and for-profit delivery for the newer and rapidly expanding domains of home care and high-tech care...
  57. pmc Payments for care at private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton
    CMAJ 170:1817-24. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mortality between private for-profit and private not-for-profit hemodialysis centers: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    P J Devereaux
    Depatment of Medicine, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    JAMA 288:2449-57. 2002
    ..There has been extensive debate about whether the profit status of these facilities influences patient mortality...
  59. ncbi request reprint Does free complementary health insurance help the poor to access health care? Evidence from France
    Michel Grignon
    Department of Economics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Health Econ 17:203-19. 2008
    ..The significant effect among those who enrolled voluntarily in the free plan was likely driven by those with no previous complementary coverage...
  60. pmc A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing mortality rates of private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 166:1399-406. 2002
    ..To inform this debate, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the mortality rates of private for-profit hospitals and those of private not-for-profit hospitals...
  61. pmc Bridging the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries: a survey of health care providers
    G Emmanuel Guindon
    Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 182:E362-72. 2010
    ..We surveyed health care providers in 10 low- and middle-income countries about their use of research-based evidence and examined factors that may facilitate or impede such use...
  62. ncbi request reprint Parallel payers and preferred access: how Canada's Workers' Compensation Boards expedite care for injured and ill workers
    Jeremiah Hurley
    Department of Economics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University
    Healthc Pap 8:6-14. 2008
    ..In this paper we document the development of these strategies and discuss their implications for physicians, patients, government and the provincial public insurance plans...
  63. doi request reprint An international survey indicated that unpublished systematic reviews exist
    Andrea C Tricco
    Chalmers Research Group, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:617-623.e5. 2009
    ..To determine the frequency of unpublished systematic reviews (SRs) and explore factors contributing to their occurrence...
  64. ncbi request reprint Is position in the occupational hierarchy a determinant of decline in perceived health status?
    Cameron A Mustard
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Ave, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5G 2E9
    Soc Sci Med 57:2291-303. 2003
    ..A more robust measurement of the characteristics of labor market experiences would be expected to improve understanding of the relationship between work and health in this sample...
  65. pmc Assessing country-level efforts to link research to action
    John N Lavis
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 84:620-8. 2006
    ..The fourth element addresses approaches to evaluation (how support is provided for rigorous evaluations of efforts to link research to action)...
  66. pmc Income inequality, household income, and health status in Canada: a prospective cohort study
    Christopher B McLeod
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Public Health 93:1287-93. 2003
    ..This study sought to determine whether income inequality, household income, and their interaction are associated with health status...
  67. pmc Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE
    Nancy L Wilczynski
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 171:1179-85. 2004
    ..We undertook to develop and test search terms to retrieve from the MEDLINE database HSR articles meeting minimum quality standards...
  68. ncbi request reprint What is the evidence for parenting interventions offered in a Canadian community?
    John D McLennan
    Departments of Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
    Can J Public Health 97:454-8. 2006
    ..This study examines the evidence base supporting parenting interventions offered in a Canadian community and, in so doing, illustrates a community assessment mechanism that could be applied routinely for other psychosocial interventions...
  69. ncbi request reprint Are we expecting too much from print media? An analysis of newspaper coverage of the 2002 Canadian healthcare reform debate
    Patricia A Collins
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Robert C Brown Hall, Room 7230, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Soc Sci Med 63:89-102. 2006
    ..Finally, the dominance of governmental actors provided these actors with numerous opportunities to persuade the public...
  70. ncbi request reprint Research use in children's mental health policy in Canada: maintaining vigilance amid ambiguity
    Charlotte Waddell
    Mental Health Evaluation and Community Consultation Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2250 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T1W6
    Soc Sci Med 61:1649-57. 2005
    ....
  71. doi request reprint Supporting the delivery of cost-effective interventions in primary health-care systems in low-income and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews
    Simon Lewin
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Lancet 372:928-39. 2008
    ..The evidence base needs urgently to be strengthened, synthesised, and taken into account in policy and practice, particularly for the benefit of those who have been excluded from the health care advances of recent decades...
  72. ncbi request reprint Research-practice gaps in child mental health
    John D McLennan
    University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:658-65. 2006
    ..To present a framework for classifying research-practice gaps to increase clarity in the discourse on evidence-informed practice and policy as it applies to child mental health...
  73. ncbi request reprint Use of evidence in WHO recommendations
    Andrew D Oxman
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, PO Box 7004, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Lancet 369:1883-9. 2007
    ..We examined the use of evidence, particularly evidence of effects, in recommendations developed by WHO departments...
  74. doi request reprint Effects of policy options for human resources for health: an analysis of systematic reviews
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 371:668-74. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify all available policy options to address human resources for health in such countries, and to assess the effectiveness of these policy options...