New initiative asks for input on systematic review questions
The South African Initiative for Systematic Reviews on Health Policies and Systems has asked stakeholders in the research and policy communities for their suggestions about topics or issues that are currently regarded as being of a high priority to health systems and policy development. These suggestions will help to inform the formulation and prioritisation of questions around which systematic reviews will then be conducted.
The initiative has received funding from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and will be based at the Health Systems Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. Its plan is to conduct systematic reviews of a range of high priority health systems and policy questions. However, the initiative will not undertake reviews of clinical questions or of questions related to the accuracy of diagnostic tests.
Stakeholders have been asked to submit their ideas by 15 July 2013.
- Click here to read more about the initiative, the types of questions it intends to address and the information and suggestions requested from stakeholders.
- Click here for guidance on how to frame questions and suggestions in ways that are more likely to make them answerable in a systematic review research format.