Evitah progress

EViTAH STUDY PROGRESS

Stage 1 & 2: Development, dissemination and training in use of the ReAD-iT.

Stage 1 & 2 of the EViTAH partnership project involved the development, dissemination and training in use of the ReAD-iT.

The ReAD-iT is a principle based decision-making framework to assist allied health managers and clinicians to achieve the most effective service setting, profile and focus of allied health services in the future. Importantly, the framework aims to promote transparent decision-making and support the translation of evidence into practice.

EViTAH Study Progress

The ReAD-iT is now available to help decision makers to understand and make evidence-based decisions regarding the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health services they are considering allocating resources towards.

For more information visit: http://www.readit.health.vic.gov.au/Version2/

Stage 3 & 4: Policy Recommendation & Implementation

Stage 3 & 4 of the EViTAH partnership project involves:

  1. Identifying an allied health evidence translation priority area;
  2. Conducting of systematic review towards this priority area and;
  3. Developing of evidence-based policy recommendation document to inform practice change.

The first randomised controlled trial in an allied health evidence translation priority area will commence in July 2017. This will evaluate how to best assist allied health managers to translate evidence into practice through resource allocation decisions.

Method

Design: Parallel cluster randomised controlled trial across Australian and New Zealand health services.
Control Group: 12-month usual practice wait-list to receive evidence-based policy recommendation document.
Implementation Strategy 1: Evidence-based policy recommendation document.
Implementation Strategy 2: Policy document and support from an expert knowledge broker.

FAQs

How can my health service get involved?

Health services will be invited to participate in the first evidence translation randomised controlled trial in 2017. Please contact the project team for further information: MED-EViTAH@monash.edu

Can I suggest an allied health evidence translation priority area in the future?

Allied health professionals will be invited to suggest allied health priority areas for evidence translation into practice. Please contact the project team to ensure your contact details are up to date: MED-EViTAH@monash.edu

I'm interested in performing a systematic review for an evidence translation priority area.

Interested clinicians will be paired with an academic to perform a systematic review to inform subsequent evidence-based policy recommendations. Please contact the project team to ensure your contact details are up to date: MED-EViTAH@monash.edu