Qualitative or quantitative evidence synthesis is a powerful tool for providing funders with essential information. In it, all the scientific knowledge surrounding a specific innovation or treatment is collected and summarized in an easy-to-read format.
As a funder, you need information about the clinical and economic value of innovations. A trade-off between costs and appropriate outcomes must be made for different patient groups. However, clinical scientific research often does not meet the requirements for this decision-making. A wealth of information is already available through the scientific literature, spread across sometimes hundreds of articles and countries. However, as an organization, you usually do not have the time or the knowledge to access this information. That’s why a well-executed evidence synthesis is essential. You can use it to confidently base and justify your decisions.