Make Research Evidence Relevant, Replicable and Accessible to end users
11:00 Tuesday July 16th, Nelson Mandela LT
Professor at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway, researcher at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services in Oslo and Acting consultant at the Department of Medicine, Innlandet Hospital Trust-Gjøvik, Norway.
I have during the past 13 years spent most of my time figuring out how clinicians can make use of best current evidence together with patients at the point of care within the concept of evidence-based health care. After having being exposed to hands on guideline development while being post doc at McMaster University (through my mentor Gordon Guyatt who co-created GRADE together with Andy Oxman) I finally came to understand the crucial value of guidelines as information resources for clinicians but also recognised some major limitations. I now spend most of my time heading a “MAGIC” team dedicated to develop innovative solutions for providing clinicians and patients with trustworthy guidelines, evidence summaries and decision aids at the point of care (). I am also a proponent for evidence-based medicine and guideline methodology for clinicians and decision-makers in health care, and I currently support numerous guideline organisations in developing trustworthy guidelines.