An impact assessment of Health Technology Assessments conducted by NHS QIS
Vale, L. (HERU/HSRU), Goh, T. (HERU) Reid, J., Tucker, J., (Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen) Caldow, J. and Kiger, A. (Centre of Academic Primary Care, University of Aberdeen)
It is important to understand the determinants of the uptake of research findings by policy-makers. An important factor is the way in which results are disseminated. This study sought to provide a better understanding of the impact of different dissemination strategies by conducting research that:
- described the current method of dissemination of HTAs by NHS QIS;
- summarised existing evidence on the effectiveness of this method in comparison with other methods of dissemination;
- evaluated the specific methods of dissemination employed by NHS QIS;
- identified the effects of the dissemination on target services; and
- identified the effect of dissemination on other related services and on research.
Caldow, J., Goh, T., Kiger, A., Reid, J., Tucker, J. and Vale, L. An impact assessment of Health Technology Assessments conducted by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Report to NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. January 2006.