Systematic Reviews: why do they lack policy relevance?

Systematic reviews can play an important role in supporting the introduction of evidence-based policy.  However in this Croakey article recent research by James Kite from the University of Sydney shows that often these studies fail to realise their potential to influence policy makers. His review of 153 systematic reviews of obesity prevention initiatives found that many did not contain information relevant to policy makers and/or did not appear to consider the policy implications of their findings.   Read More.