ECDC Scientific advice provides a summary of primary evidence acknowledging uncertainties to support informed decisions and actions at the Union and country level in relation to public health measures to prevent and/or control communicable diseases.
Systematic reviews answer a defined question or a set of questions, using pre-specified eligibility criteria and a structured and clearly documented methodology to minimise bias when identifying and collating the evidence.
Public health guidance
A public health guidance sets out options for prevention and control of communicable diseases based on a comprehensive and systematic synthesis of the current knowledge.
Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat.
Evidence-based methodologies for public health
8 Sep 2011 - This report explores how methods of evidence-based medicine (EBM) can be applied in public health in the field of infectious diseases. It addresses questions related to giving evidence-based advice in situations where there is little evidence and shortness of time. Moreover, the need for adaptation of EBM tools for a public health setting, the usefulness of existing guideline development tools and the use of consensus methods in a setting of evidence-based public health are also examined in the report, as well as future challenges and research needs.