Prioritisation of research questions about maternal birth injuries

Prioritisation of Scientific Evidence Gaps using the James Lind Alliance Method

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Which research questions about maternal birth-­related injuries should be given priority, in the opinion of women who have suffered childbirth-related injuries and healthcare personnel working in this field? SBU was commissioned by the government to facilitate prioritisation of questions within this field. Women with birth-related injuries and healthcare personnel were invited to collaborate in prioritising relevant research questions.

The aim of the report is to stimulate relevant research and well-conducted studies into questions which are regarded as of particularly high priority. This can apply both to research in the form of individual new studies, so-called primary research, and in the form of systematic reviews, in which the results of all studies within a specific field are critically appraised and summarized. The main target groups for the report are researchers, the bodies which fund research and authorities and organisations which compile research findings.

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Prioiritisation of scientific evidence gaps Scientific evidence gaps which most urgently need to be addressed are identified using a method developed by the James Lind Alliance in Great Britain that actively engages a broad range of stakeholders, including health care and social service providers as well as service users and their families.

Published: 4/10/2019
Report no: 300
Registration no: SBU 2018/406