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Improving population health; the uses of systematic reviews
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    Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Executive Summary -- Key Messages -- Introduction: The Potential of Systematic Reviews and ...the Limitations -- Traffic Safety Interventions: Successes and Setbacks-Implementing the Evidence Saves Lives -- Tackling Youth Drinking: Collaboration Counts-When the Evidence Engages Communities -- Tobacco Control: The Long War-When the Evidence Has to Be Created -- Obesity: Dealing with Uncertainty and Complexity-When There Are Gaps in the Evidence -- The Mental Health Aftermath of the Tsunami: Levels of Chaos-When the Evidence Is Not Relevant or Applicable -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE): Lessons Learned-When the Evidence Is Lacking -- The Washington State Institute for Public Policy: Connecting Policy and Scienc-When the Infrastructure Supports Evidence -- Conclusion and Recommendations of the Authors of This Report -- Notes -- References

    "The CDC and the Milbank Memorial Fund commissioned this report in order to explain the methods and uses of systematic reviews to a broad audience. Incomplete or erroneous information about systematic reviews continues to be published in the media and distributed by groups trying to influence policy. Some of the misinformation that is circulated by researchers in other fields and health journalists can be attributed to their not understanding the rapidity with which the field is advancing." p. v

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-65).

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    by Melissa Sweet and Ray Moynihan. ; Produced in Collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ;
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