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Table 6 Examples of impact of research outcomes on health policy and provider behaviour

From: A systematic evaluation of payback of publicly funded health and health services research in Hong Kong

Local hospital/health service level
Improved reporting of unintentional child injury cases and liaison between the Hospital Authority Informatics and Accident and Emergency departments
Improved liaison between the Education and Manpower Bureau and the Hospital Authority Child Psychiatry Services to address identification and treatment for children/adolescents at risk of suicide
Hong Kong-wide level
Improved protocols and pathways for monitoring treatment progress and readiness for discharge from hospitals
Development of a programme protocol for the Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board
Translation and validation of more than 17 internationally recognized questionnaires and scales into Chinese
Provided scientific evidence to support the Hong Kong Tobacco Control Legislation
International level
Research outcomes used in the support of Helicobacter pylori management guidelines (Maastricht-2 and Maastricht-3 Consensus Reports)
Research outcomes guided Occupational Health Surveillance programmes in China and were influential in the inclusion of smoking as a health hazard for workers in China
Inclusion in the Cochrane meta-analysis for the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Review Group and Injury Prevention for Runners