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    Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters

    Gerdin, Martin and Clarke, Mike and Allen, Claire and Kayabu, Bonnix and Summerskill, William and Devane, Declan and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Spiegel, Paul and Ghosh, Anjan and Zachariah, Rony and Gupta, Saurabh and Barbour, Virginia and Murray, Virginia and von Schreeb, Johan (2014) Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters. PLoS Medicine, 11 (4). e1001632. ISSN 1549-1676

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    Summary Points N As for any type of health care, decisions about interventions in the context of natural disasters, conflict, and other major healthcare emergencies must be guided by the best possible evidence. N Disaster health interventions and decision making can benefit from an evidence-based approach. N We outline how systematic reviews and methodologically sound research can build a much-needed evidence base. N We do this from the standpoint of Evidence Aid, an initiative that aims to improve access to evidence on the effects of interventions, actions, and policies before, during, and after disasters and other humanitarian emergencies, so as to improve health-related outcomes/

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Optimal Evidence; Difficult Settings; Improving; Health Interventions; Decision Making; Disasters;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16485
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 14:36
    Journal or Publication Title: PLoS Medicine
    Publisher: Public Library of Science
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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