Simon Lewin

Summary

Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. pmc Implementing nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART) in South Africa: a qualitative process evaluation of the STRETCH trial
    Daniella Georgeu
    Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, University of Cape Town, George Street, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
    Implement Sci 7:66. 2012
  2. pmc Policymakers' and other stakeholders' perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Australia
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:19. 2013
  3. pmc "Communicate to vaccinate": the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination
    Natalie Willis
    Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:23. 2013
  4. pmc Integrating HIV care into nurse-led primary health care services in South Africa: a synthesis of three linked qualitative studies
    Kerry Uebel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:171. 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications39

  1. pmc Implementing nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART) in South Africa: a qualitative process evaluation of the STRETCH trial
    Daniella Georgeu
    Knowledge Translation Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, University of Cape Town, George Street, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
    Implement Sci 7:66. 2012
    ..This study was conducted alongside the trial to develop a contextualised understanding of factors affecting the implementation of the programme...
  2. pmc Policymakers' and other stakeholders' perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Australia
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:19. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine policymakers' perceptions regarding the criteria in the DECIDE framework and how best to summarise and present evidence to support health system decisions...
  3. pmc "Communicate to vaccinate": the development of a taxonomy of communication interventions to improve routine childhood vaccination
    Natalie Willis
    Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3086, Australia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:23. 2013
    ..This paper reports on the development of the 'Communicate to vaccinate' taxonomy...
  4. pmc Integrating HIV care into nurse-led primary health care services in South Africa: a synthesis of three linked qualitative studies
    Kerry Uebel
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:171. 2013
    ..However, how best to do this is poorly understood. This study documents different factors influencing models of integration within clinics...
  5. 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?..
  6. 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?..
  7. 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?..
  8. 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?..
  9. 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?..
  10. 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?..
  11. 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
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  12. 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...
  13. pmc Guidance for evidence-informed policies about health systems: assessing how much confidence to place in the research evidence
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    PLoS Med 9:e1001187. 2012
    In the third paper in a three-part series on health systems guidance, Simon Lewin and colleagues explore the challenge of assessing how much confidence to place in evidence on health systems interventions.
  14. pmc The growth of a culture of evidence-based obstetrics in South Africa: a qualitative case study
    Karen Daniels
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Reprod Health 8:5. 2011
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  15. 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
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  16. pmc Provider experiences of the implementation of a new tuberculosis treatment programme: a qualitative study using the normalisation process model
    Salla Atkins
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:275. 2011
    ..Using the normalization process model as an analytic framework, this paper aims to explore staff perceptions of a new TB treatment programme modelled on the ART treatment programme...
  17. pmc Building capacity for antiretroviral delivery in South Africa: a qualitative evaluation of the PALSA PLUS nurse training programme
    J Stein
    University of Cape Town Lung Institute, George St, Mowbray 7700, Cape Town, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:240. 2008
    ..The evaluation was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial measuring the effects of the PALSA PLUS nurse-training (Trial reference number ISRCTN24820584)...
  18. 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?..
  19. pmc Use of qualitative methods alongside randomised controlled trials of complex healthcare interventions: methodological study
    Simon Lewin
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 339:b3496. 2009
    ..To examine the use of qualitative approaches alongside randomised trials of complex healthcare interventions...
  20. doi request reprint Ritual and the organisation of care in primary care clinics in Cape Town, South Africa
    Simon Lewin
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:1464-71. 2009
    ..As such, rituals act to reinforce asymmetrical relations of power between different constituencies, and to strengthen conventional modes of provider-patient interaction...
  21. 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?..
  22. pmc 'Communicate to vaccinate' (COMMVAC). building evidence for improving communication about childhood vaccinations in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a programme of research
    Simon Lewin
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Olavs plass N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Implement Sci 6:125. 2011
    ..The aim of this project is to build research knowledge and capacity to use evidence-based strategies for improving communication about childhood vaccinations with parents and communities in LMICs...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Lay health workers in primary and community health care for maternal and child health and the management of infectious diseases
    Simon Lewin
    Preventive and International Health Care Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Box 7004 St Olavsplass, Oslo, Norway, N 0130
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD004015. 2010
    ..For other health issues, evidence is insufficient to draw conclusions about the effects of LHWs...
  25. 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?..
  26. doi request reprint Nonrandomized studies are not always found even when selection criteria for health systems intervention reviews include them: a methodological study
    Claire Glenton
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:367-70. 2013
    ..We explored how many EPOC reviews consider and identify nonrandomized studies, and whether the proportion of nonrandomized studies identified is linked to the review topic...
  27. 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...
  28. 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?..
  29. 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?..
  30. 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?..
  31. 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?..
  32. 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?..
  33. 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?..
  34. pmc Translating research into policy and practice in developing countries: a case study of magnesium sulphate for pre-eclampsia
    Morten Aaserud
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, Box 7004 St Olavs Plass, N 0130 Oslo, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:68. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the factors that might affect the translation of randomised controlled trial (RCT) findings into policies and practice in developing countries...
  35. 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?..
  36. pmc The emergence of community health worker programmes in the late apartheid era in South Africa: An historical analysis
    Nadja van Ginneken
    Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 71:1110-8. 2010
    ..These prior experiences and lessons learned could usefully inform policy-making frameworks for CHWs in South Africa today...
  37. pmc Staff training and ambulatory tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a cluster randomized controlled trial in South Africa
    Simon Lewin
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 83:250-9. 2005
    ....
  38. pmc Still too little qualitative research to shed light on results from reviews of effectiveness trials: a case study of a Cochrane review on the use of lay health workers
    Claire Glenton
    Department of Global Health and Welfare, SINTEF Society and Technology, Oslo, Norway
    Implement Sci 6:53. 2011
    ..In a Cochrane review on the effects of using lay health workers on maternal and child health and infectious disease control, we identified 82 trials. These trials showed promising benefits but results were heterogeneous...
  39. pmc Completeness of reporting of setting and health worker cadre among trials on antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy: an assessment based on two Cochrane reviews
    Rachel Harper
    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, Oslo, Norway
    Syst Rev 2:42. 2013
    ..This study aims to determine the completeness of reporting for trial setting and cadre among trials included in two Cochrane reviews on iron and folic acid supplementation for women during pregnancy...