Learning Log 25 – Professional Reading: MetaQAT Paper

Date: 18th August 2016

Number: 25

Significant Experience: Professional Reading of: http://www.publichealthjrnl.com/article/S0033-3506(15)00437-0/abstract

What Happened?:A colleuage shared the following paper: Rosella L, Bowman C, Pach B, Morgan S, Fitzpatrick T, Goel V. The development and validation of a meta-tool for quality appraisal of public health evidence: Meta Quality Appraisal Tool (MetaQAT). Public Health, 2016, 136:57-65 which I have read

So What?: This paper focuses on a key aspect of my role the appriasal of public health evidence. It presents an interesting (CASP-esq) approach that is better suited to Publis Health needs. I have also shared it with wider intelligence colleauges.

Now What?: I shall now use this new framework to help me better appraise evidence which will increase my impact within the organisation by improving the quality of the decision making support.

When & Where?: Office – 18th August

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