The use of evidence in decision making during public health emergencies

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The use of evidence in decision-making
during public health emergencies. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019

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This report is based upon a workshop (expert consultation) on 5–6 December 2018. The workshop sought to identify and address the links between scientific evidence and decision-making in public health emergencies, and to address the key challenges faced by public health experts when advising decision makers.
Mechanisms and actions identified during the workshop for overcoming barriers to evidence-based decision-making included strengthening knowledge transfer; improving networking between actors and disciplines, and developing effective approaches for promoting the uptake of evidence in public health decision-making.