Many public health initiatives are not supported by evidence, and many initiatives that have been shown to improve health outcomes are not put into practice. Decision support tools can help policy makers and practitioners make choices based on research evidence. This paper is an editorial describing a decision tree tool to help identify when there is sufficient evidence to support the delivery of particular services, and when there is not. The decision tree is a simple resource that has the potential to improve the impact of public health research.
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Wolfenden L, Williams CM, Kingsland M, Yoong SL, Nathan N, Sutherland R, Wiggers J. Improving the impact of public health service delivery and research: a decision tree to aid evidence-based public health practice and research. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health. 2020 Oct 1;44(5):331-2. Improving the impact of public health service delivery and research: a decision tree to aid evidence‐based public health practice and research – ProQuest