Towards a framework for evaluating and grading evidence in public health

Thomas Harder, Muna Abu Sin, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Coignard Bruno Coignard, Helena de Carvalho Gomes, Phillippe Duclos, Tim Eckmanns, Randy Elder, Simon Ellis, Frode Forland, Paul Garner, Roberta James, Andreas Jansen, Gérard Krause, Daniel Lévy-Bruhl, Antony Morgan, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Susan Norris, Eva Rehfuess, Alex Sánchez-VivarHolger Schünemann, Anja Takla, Ole Wichmann, Walter Zingg, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

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The Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health (PRECEPT) is an international collaboration of public health institutes and universities which has been funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2012. Main objective is to define a framework for evaluating and grading evidence in the field of public health, with particular focus on infectious disease prevention and control. As part of the peer review process, an international expert meeting was held on 13-14 June 2013 in Berlin. Participants were members of the PRECEPT team and selected experts from national public health institutes, World Health Organization (WHO), and academic institutions. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the draft framework and its application to two examples from infectious disease prevention and control. This article introduces the draft PRECEPT framework and reports on the meeting, its structure, most relevant discussions and major conclusions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-736
Number of pages5
JournalHealth policy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Evidence-based health care
  • Infectious diseases
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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