In this section, we present ‘Evidence to Decision (EtD) Frameworks’ used by the COMPAR-EU panels to formulate recommendations for the selected interventions for four chronic conditions: type 2 diabetes, obesity, COPD and HF.

EtD frameworks include three main sections that reflect the main steps in going from evidence to a decision: formulating the question, making an assessment of the evidence, and drawing conclusions. The research evidence was reviewed within the different working packages and by several COMPAR-EU partners. Results were presented to disease specific COMPAR-EU panels who conducted judgements leading to recommendations on SMIs interventions compared to usual care.

EtD frameworks inform users about the judgments that were made and the evidence supporting those judgments by making the basis for decisions transparent to target audiences.