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What is Evidence Informed Health Policymaking?

Martha Gerrity, MD, MPH, PhD
Center for Evidence-based Policy
Oregon Health & Science University

This presentation, by Martha Gerrity from the Center for Evidence-based Policy (CEbP) at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), discusses the use of evidence for making health policy decisions. Methods of analyzing evidence (e.g., systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, observational studies) to determine its quality are described. Also discussed are key questions which should be asked when reviewing evidence.

This presentation was made to the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) on March 22, 2012.  This video is being posted for use by the HERC and its subcommittees as well others who might benefit from a primer on this topic.