Barriers to Use of Evidence in Policy: A New Systematic Review

The relationship between policy and science leaves much to be desired. Policy decisions don't always reflect the best scientific evidence available for a variety of reasons. An updated systematic review was published that explored these barriers in an effort to understand the greatest obstacles in integrating science and policy. According to the systematic review that … Continue reading Barriers to Use of Evidence in Policy: A New Systematic Review

Guidelines International Network Webinars

The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) partners with Kaister Permanente to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site. The above is posted from the AHRQ Weekly Digest bulletin, … Continue reading Guidelines International Network Webinars

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation "Open educational resources (OER) are … Continue reading Open Educational Resources

PubMed Health–A Growing Resource for Clinical Effectiveness Information

PubMed Health, from the National Library of Medicine, contains more than 5,000 systematic reviews and summaries of systematic reviews undertaken or updated in roughly the last ten years.  In addition to helping users find the evidence that could answer their questions about effects of health care and Pubmed Health also helps them understand what they find. … Continue reading PubMed Health–A Growing Resource for Clinical Effectiveness Information