HSRU Knowledge Synthesis

Many questions about health care interventions can be addressed most efficiently using existing knowledge.

Knowledge Syntheses, incorporating modelling and economic evaluation, primarily aim to provide reliable summaries to

  • identify ‘proven changes’ that should occur within the health services, and
  • identify gaps where further research is required 

Our Knowledge Synthesis team work over a wide range of subject areas and produce systematic reviews which inform decision makers and clinical experts across a wide range of healthcare interventions.

Our projects are generally multidisciplinary involving partners from a range of institutions and include mixed methods and multi-method project designs.  Patient involvement in our research is actively encouraged particularly through integral involvement of consumer groups.

The Knowledge Synthesis theme has well established links with policy makers, those who deliver services and service users.

Our Knowledge Synthesis theme is divided into the following sub-themes: