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Title: A policy effectiveness-feasibility loop? Promoting the use of evidence to support the development of healthy public policy
Authors: Unwin, N.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Society for Social Medicine abstracts
Citation: J Epidemiol Community Health September 2010 Vol. 64 Suppl 1
Abstract: This project aims to: (1) describe the frequency of news coverage in mass media related to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) draft or final guidance; (2) analyse the types of evidence and sources of information that was quoted in the news; (3) compare whether the patterns of coverage differ between media. Design A survey of news articles related to decisions made by NICE’s Health Technology Appraisal committees was conducted. Relevant news articles were retrieved from websites of major UK news media. Inclusion criteria were: (1) news articles related to specific NICE decision(s); (2) articles were written by a reporter/ writer/editor of the news media. Articles that mentioned NICE for other reasons, columns and readers’ letters were excluded. Setting Major UK news media, including national newspapers and news channels. Samples News articles published during 2007e2008 in 13 different sources of media including tabloids (Daily Express, Daily Mail, News of the World, The Mirror, The Sun), broadsheets (Independent, Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times) and news channels (BBC, ITN, Sky News and Reuters)
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