Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

10.6 Using the evidence base to determine how recommendations should be implemented.

Using the evidence base to determine how recommendations should be implemented - Framework for recommendations - Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

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Not all recommendations have a solid evidence base relevant to the Australian context. Some of the recommended strategies are currently in practice in Australia or internationally but have not been formally evaluated, while others have been implemented and reviewed in environments that are not fully applicable to the Australian context. Therefore some recommended strategies should be implemented as research projects or require testing and evaluation prior to future consideration of full implementation.

Generally speaking, where there is a solid evidence base which is relevant to the Australian context, the report recommends implementation. Where strategies are in practice in Australia or elsewhere but the evidence base is limited or a strategy is not well tested n the Australian environment, testing is suggested. Where there is a strategy that has not been evidenced or where there are identified issues which need further consideration, ongoing investigation is recommended.