Publication types

Publication type SBU AssessmentSBU Assessment – Presents a comprehensive, systematic assessment of available scientific evidence for effects on health, social welfare or disability. Full assessments include economic, social and ethical impact analyses. Assessment teams include professional practitioners and academics. Before publication the report is reviewed by external experts, and scientific conclusions approved by the SBU Board of Directors. Show all SBU Assessments in English


Publication type SBU CommentarySBU Commentary – Summarises and examines selected systematic reviews published elsewhere. Experts help the staff place the results in Swedish context. Prior to publication, the report is subject to internal and external reviews. Show all SBU Commentaries in English



Publication type SBU Evidence mapSBU Evidence map – Systematically evaluates the quality of systematic reviews in a particular field for the purpose of identifying reliable evidence and gaps in scientific knowledge. SBU Evidence Maps are generated with the help of experts in the field. Prior to publication, maps are examined by independent experts, as well as our quality and priority group and SBU’s Scientific Advisory Committees. Show all Evidence maps in English


Publication type SBU Policy ReportSBU Policy support – Identifies and presents available scientific evidence to support policy and decision making, including the development of national guidelines, at other government agencies. In consultation with professional experts, SBU staff generates supporting documentation to address the various questions that have been posed. Show all Policy supports in English


Light bulbSBU Enquiry service – Consists of structured literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. We assess the risk of bias in systematic reviews and when needed also quality and transferability of results in health economic studies. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. Show all responses in English


Fingers that holds a piece of a puzzleEvidence gaps – Identifies methods or practices for which no conclusive systematic review of benefits and harms has been published. Gaps in scientific evidence appear on the SBU website to help researchers and granting agencies identify areas that are in need of research or systematic review. An additional objective is to offer healthcare and social service providers a basis for setting priorities. Read more on evidence gaps in English


Förstasida av publikationstypen Prioritering av vetenskapliga kunskapsluckor Prioritisation 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. Show all prioritisations in English


Publication type SBU prioritisation supportSBU prioritisation support – Provides evidence-based support for prioritising of health and social services, while calling special attention to practices that are harmful or ineffective. Show all prioritisation supports in English