Stakeholders

We warmly thank our active group of stakeholders for evidence-based decisions  (EBD-AGS).

Stakeholder involvement is critical in every aspect of our EBD-PBRN and in every activity of our EBD Study Group.
In the context of evidence-based decisions, our research group conceptualizes Stakeholders as the key-Deciders and the key-Users of the best available evidence in health care.  Therefore, both our EBD-PBRN and our EBD Study Group rely extensively on consultation, feedback and guidance from our active group of stakeholders for evidence-based decisions
 (EBD-AGS).

Our EBD-AGS comprises patients and patient groups, patient family members and caregivers, health care providers (medical doctors, physician assistants, general dentists, specialists [orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists]), residents and fellows, graduate [Master's and doctoral degree], and undergraduate students, academicians, community and church leaders, and normal healthy members of society concerned about improving health care effectiveness, insurance carriers, and relevant professional associations. Contact us if you would like to be considered for participation in our EBD-AGS.

Through active, intense and regular communication and consultation with our EBD-AGS, we seek to advance the inter-relation between translational research and translational effectiveness, and between research (i.e., statistical) significance and practical (i.e., clinical) relevance. 

Examples of recent contributions by the EBD-AGS to the pursuits of our EBD-PBRN and our EBD Study Group are:
 - revision and expansion of tools and instruments for assessing quality and the reliability of clinical relevance
- optimization of protocols for the dissemination of the best available evidence across the reange of stakeholders
- translational research and translational effectiveness for "neglected" diseases, such as cancer of the soft palate (nasopharyngeal carcinoma), which afflict many globally

To serve stakeholders of evidence-based health care, the best available evidence is obtained by means of systematic process of research synthesis.  The outcomes of research synthesis research are published in the form of scientific reports called systematic reviews and clinically relevant complex systematic reviews.  In order to facilitate the utilization of the the consensus obtained in the process of research synthesis, and described in these reports, critical summaries (aka, evidence reviews) are also produced to aid the health care provider in making evidence-based clinical decisions.  Often, critical summaries are further translated into plain lay language summaries for the purpose of increasing the health literacy of patients and caregiver, thus empowering  to participate actively in the decision-making process for care. Critical summaries and lay language summaries are also useful to other groups of stakeholders, such as as insurance companies in the process of decision for coverage, or clinical practice owners and managers in the process of elaboration of business plans, etc.
Below, we provide a sample of the recent critical summaries and lay language summaries produced by this EBD-PBRN.  Before submission for publication, the materials listed here were examined, edited, vetted and approved by our EBD-AGS.   
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