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Lucie Rychetnik, Michael Frommer. National Public Health Partnership*, Melbourne, June 2002 (free as pdf file from www.nphp.gov.au).
The work leading to this publication arose out of discussion in the leading Australian committee for allocating health related research funds†. The committee considered the difficulties that can arise when established methods for evaluating evidence based medicine are used to evaluate research on public health interventions. When workshops of experts considered these issues they concluded that established methods of evidence appraisal provide a useful starting point for evaluating evidence of all types of health interventions but recommended that the methods should be expanded or adapted to take account of the specific issues in public health.
From this came the development …
↵* The NPHP is a formal Australian structure for officers of the Commonwealth, States, and Territory governments to come together to develop a joint Australian intergovernmental agenda for public health.
The National Public Health Partnership Group (NPHPG) is a subcommittee of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC). The council’s role is to support the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference (AHMC), by providing strategic advice on health issues and by acting as a forum for planning, information sharing, and innovation.
↵† National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
↵‡ This formulation of the issue is from Jerry Moller.