Developing and Evaluating Communication strategies to support Informed Decisions and practice based on Evidence

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 258583
EC contribution
: € 2,999,312.10
: 60 months
Starting date
: 01/01/2011
: Communication, Research into practice, Quality of evidence, Strength of recommendations, Clinicians, Patients, Policymakers, Guidelines
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Clinical practice guidelines can help health professionals, patients and policymakers to make evidence-based decisions about health care but they are developed inconsistently and may not be optimally presented to assist different decision-makers.

  • The GRADE Working Group, which includes key guideline developers in Europe, has spent a decade developing an approach towards developing and presenting healthcare recommendations. This approach is now widely used in Europe and across the world.
  • DECIDE will build on this work and improve the communication and uptake of evidence-based recommendations. Specifically, we will develop and evaluate strategies for disseminating and supporting the uptake of guidelines by the key stakeholders who determine what happens in clinical practice.

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