To facilitate a smooth transition from the evidence generated to practice, an innovative information technology platform featuring tools to support decision-making on SMIs for different end users will be developed and implemented on this page.
This interactive COMPAR-EU platform hosts the following products:
Interactive Summary of Findings tables (iSoF)
The main objective of this tool is to help guideline developers and healthcare professionals to find and understand the main messages from systematic reviews, and to highlight the most important outcomes (both benefits and harms), the size of these effects, and the certainty of the supporting evidence.
Evidence to Decision frameworks (EtD) and recommendations
The purpose of this tool is to help policymakers and managers to make decisions about health system or public health interventions that are targeted at a population when there are more than two available options. EtD frameworks can inform about pros and cons of each intervention being compared, ensure that the criteria that determine a decision are considered, help to structure discussion and form the bases for decisions transparent to those affected by a policy decision. Ad hoc panels will formulate recommendations for each condition using the EtD frameworks. Organisations can adopt or adapt these recommendations in their settings.
Patient Decision Aids
These tools are designed to help reaching a shared decision between a healthcare professional and a patient on the best course of action regarding treatment. These aids will be interactive, i.e. users are able to choose from a set of interactive settings the condition (and comorbidities) they are interested in, the key outcomes they want to improve, and contextual or individual factors that might influence the effectiveness of a SMI (gender, geographic area, healthcare system level, etc.).
In addition to the decision-making tools, the COMPAR-EU platform also includes other key results of the project particularly aimed at industry: A ranking of most effective SMIs (by outcome analysed and subgroups where possible), a list of the most cost-effective SMIs and a report of contextual factors influencing the implementation of SMIs. Further key results are included aimed at the research community: A catalogue of interventions (taxonomy), Core Outcome Sets, a catalogue of self-management tools, a catalogue of SMI RCTs and methodological basis of the project.