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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
Information • 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
Interaction • Contact between researchers and decision-makers
• Mutual respect