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Impact of NIHR HTA programme funded research on NICE clinical guidelines: a retrospective cohort

Impact of NIHR HTA programme funded research on NICE clinical guidelines: a retrospective cohort
Impact of NIHR HTA programme funded research on NICE clinical guidelines: a retrospective cohort

Background: It is vitally important that there is a connection between health research and clinical practice. Indications as to the impact of the research on evidence-based practice and policy can be obtained by tracking the use of outputs of health research, especially its use in clinical guidelines (CGs). This study aims to assess the proportion of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) CGs citing National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) studies and the impact of evidence from those studies on the included NICE CGs.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study assessing the proportion of NICE CGs from all NICE CGs issued between April 2001 and April 2012, which cited evidence from studies funded by the NIHR HTA Programme and the impact of those studies on the CGs as the primary and secondary outcome measures.
Results: Of the cohort of NICE CGs (n = 122), 3 (2%) CGs were based on previous NIHR HTA reports and would not have been issued in that form without those NIHR HTA studies, 90 (74%) included evidence from NIHR HTA studies, and 29 (24%) did not include evidence from NIHR HTA studies. The impact of NIHR HTA evidence on NICE CGs varied in the type and quantity of data used.
Conclusions: Findings suggest that NIHR HTA funded research impacts on clinical guidance from NICE and hence is well connected to both clinical practice and policy.
Keywords: Impact, Health Technology Assessment, NICE, Clinical guidelines
impact, health technology assessment, NICE, clinical guidelines
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Turner, Sheila
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Bhurke, Sheetal
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Cook, Andrew
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Turner, Sheila
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Bhurke, Sheetal
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Cook, Andrew
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Turner, Sheila, Bhurke, Sheetal and Cook, Andrew (2015) Impact of NIHR HTA programme funded research on NICE clinical guidelines: a retrospective cohort. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13 (37). (doi:10.1186/s12961-015-0025-8).

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Background: It is vitally important that there is a connection between health research and clinical practice. Indications as to the impact of the research on evidence-based practice and policy can be obtained by tracking the use of outputs of health research, especially its use in clinical guidelines (CGs). This study aims to assess the proportion of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) CGs citing National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) studies and the impact of evidence from those studies on the included NICE CGs.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study assessing the proportion of NICE CGs from all NICE CGs issued between April 2001 and April 2012, which cited evidence from studies funded by the NIHR HTA Programme and the impact of those studies on the CGs as the primary and secondary outcome measures.
Results: Of the cohort of NICE CGs (n = 122), 3 (2%) CGs were based on previous NIHR HTA reports and would not have been issued in that form without those NIHR HTA studies, 90 (74%) included evidence from NIHR HTA studies, and 29 (24%) did not include evidence from NIHR HTA studies. The impact of NIHR HTA evidence on NICE CGs varied in the type and quantity of data used.
Conclusions: Findings suggest that NIHR HTA funded research impacts on clinical guidance from NICE and hence is well connected to both clinical practice and policy.
Keywords: Impact, Health Technology Assessment, NICE, Clinical guidelines

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Submitted date: 10 March 2015
Accepted/In Press date: 21 July 2015
Published date: 22 August 2015
Keywords: impact, health technology assessment, NICE, clinical guidelines
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 381087
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381087
ISSN: 1478-4505
PURE UUID: f33136f0-4543-418e-be0e-b788ecb017c7
ORCID for Andrew Cook: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6680-439X

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2015 13:56
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:07

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Author: Sheila Turner
Author: Sheetal Bhurke
Author: Andrew Cook ORCID iD

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