Project Methodology 3

Health Evidence Bulletins - Wales (logo)

Aims and objectives

Part I: Methodology

Stage 1 Defining the task
Stage 2 Searching for information
Stage 3 Grading the evidence
Stage 4 Assigning the evidence to statements
Stage 5 Internal Review
Stage 6 Producing each Bulletin
Stage 7 External review
Stage 8 Disseminating the Bulletins

Roles and responsibilities

Part II: Appendices

1. Checklist of information sources
2. Some search strategies used in the Project
3. Type of evidence classification
4. Evidence form
5. A systematic review
6. A randomised controlled trial
7. Another interventional study (eg before-and-after design)
8. An observational study (eg cohort, case-control)
9. Additional questions for a qualitative study
10. Skeleton chapter for the Bulletins
11. Quick reference sheet for critical appraisal teams

Barker J, Weightman AL and Lancaster J
Cardiff: Department of Information Services UWCM, 2000

Department of Information Services
University of Wales College of Medicine
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4XN
United Kingdom

Tel: +2920 745142
Fax: +2920 743574

Project Director:


Dr Edward Coyle
Director of Public Health
Gwent Health Authority

A project supported by the Health Authorities in Wales

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