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Intervention

Professional Intervention: Tailored interventions

Definition

Use of personal interviewing, group discussion (

Effectiveness

One high quality (Baker) and one key review (Shaw) were identified. Findings from these reviews show tailored interventions to be generally effective for improving appropriate care and prescribing behaviours.

Summary of Overall Findings from Reviews

2 reviews that evaluated the effectiveness of tailored interventions were identified. Of these, 2/2 high quality/key reviews with a sufficient number of studies to draw conclusions found this intervention to be generally effective.

Summary of Findings Related to Prescribing

2/2 high quality/key reviews with a sufficient number of studies to draw conclusions found this intervention to be generally effective for improving prescribing outcomes.

Reviews listed as "Summary Pending" will be analyzed, summarized and reported at a later date.

The findings will then be incorporated in the overall evidence summaries of the interventions they address.

Reviews Addressing This Intervention Quality Assessment Tool:
AMSTAR Score (of 11 points)
Baker R, Camosso-Stefinovic J, Gillies C, Shaw EJ, Cheater F, Flottorp S, Robertson N. Tailored interventions to overcome identified barriers to change: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 3:CD005470. 9 (High)
Thomas RE, Russell ML, Lorenzetti DL. Systematic review of interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates of those 60 years and older. Vaccine 2010 28 (7):1684-701. 7 (Medium)