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Table 3 Questions concerning recommendations and summaries

From: The use of evidence in public governmental reports on health policy: an analysis of 17 Norwegian official reports (NOU)

Question A
In making its recommendations, did the committee clearly state how it weighed up health needs, effectiveness, resources and values?
No Partial   Yes  
The committee does not state how it weighed up health needs, effectiveness, resources other values. The committee made some explicit statements, but these are not sufficient for a full understanding of how the committee reached its conclusions. There was an explicit evaluation of health needs, effectiveness, resources and values
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Question B
Is the summary clearly structured, and can non-professionals easily understand it?
No Partial   Yes  
The content of the report is not clearly described. The summary is difficult to read, unstructured, or does not provide a good account of the content (too long, too short). The content of the report is, to some extent, presented in the summary, but there are some shortcomings in clarity (difficult language) and structure. The summary is either too long or too short. The summary is easy to read and and well structured. The summary is neither too long nor too short.
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