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Table 7 Facilitators of evidence use: summary of types by theme

From: Barriers and facilitators to evidence-use in program management: a systematic review of the literature

Facilitator theme

Types of facilitator


• Access to information

• Complex intervention evaluation methods

• Targeted dissemination

Organization (Structure and Process)

• Intra-organizational linkages

• Expertise in research utilization

• Processes for integration of evidence

• Administrative support

• Operational data availability

Organization (Culture)

• Supporting evidence use

• Human resources training and rewards

• Inter-organizational collaboration

• Visible research utilization

Individual Skills

• Researcher and decision-maker focus on application


• Contact between researchers and decision-makers

• Mutual respect