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Optimal Evidence in Difficult Settings: Improving Health Interventions and Decision Making in Disasters

  • Martin Gerdin mail,

    martin.gerdin@ki.se

    Affiliation: Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters, Health Systems and Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Mike Clarke,

    Affiliations: All-Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research, Centre for Public Health, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Queens University Belfast, Royal Hospitals, Belfast, United Kingdom, Evidence Aid, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Claire Allen,

    Affiliation: Evidence Aid, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Bonnix Kayabu,

    Affiliation: Evidence Aid, Centre for Global Health & School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • William Summerskill,

    Affiliation: The Lancet, London, United Kingdom

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  • Declan Devane,

    Affiliation: National University of Ireland Galway & West Northwest Hospitals Group, Ireland

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  • Malcolm MacLachlan,

    Affiliation: Centre for Global Health & School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Paul Spiegel,

    Affiliation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Anjan Ghosh,

    Affiliation: Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom

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  • Rony Zachariah,

    Affiliation: Operational Research, Médecins Sans Frontières- Brussels Operational Centre, Gasperich, Luxembourg

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  • Saurabh Gupta,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom

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  • Virginia Barbour,

    Affiliation: Medicine Editorial Director, PLOS, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Virginia Murray,

    Affiliation: Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England, London, United Kingdom

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  • Johan von Schreeb

    Affiliation: Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters, Health Systems and Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: April 22, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001632

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