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The role of a prospective public health intervention study register in building public health evidence: proposal for content and use

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posted on 2007-09-01, 00:00 authored by Elizabeth Waters, Naomi Priest, R Armstrong, S Oliver, P Baker, D McQueen, C Summerbell, M Kelly, Boyd Swinburn
Evidence-informed practice is a key component of public health and the focus of much discussion, of which the nature of evidence and how it is best gathered and appraised has formed a large part. Prospective registration of trials is now a key component of rigour and quality in clinical research and has been supported at an international level through the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Program. This paper discusses the scope and benefits of trial registration in clinical research, including greater transparency and reduced publication bias. It then considers the potential for a Prospective Public Health Intervention Studies Register specific to the needs of public health and aspects to be included in such a register. It is argued that this initiative has the potential to facilitate increased global cooperation and efficiency in the production of high quality evidence and ultimately in improved health outcomes for populations.

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Journal

Journal of public health

Volume

29

Issue

3

Pagination

322 - 327

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Location

Oxford, England

ISSN

1741-3842

eISSN

1741-3850

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Oxford University Press

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