TIDieR-PHP: a reporting guideline for population health and policy interventions

BMJ. 2018 May 16;361:k1079. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k1079.


We lack guidance on how to describe population health and policy (PHP) interventions in reports of evaluation studies. PHP interventions are legal, fiscal, structural, organisational, environmental, and policy interventions such as the regulation of unhealthy commodities, health service reorganisation, changes in welfare policy, and neighbourhood improvement schemes. Many PHP interventions have characteristics that are important for their implementation and success but are not adequately captured in the original Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist. This article describes the development of a revised reporting template for PHP interventions (TIDieR-PHP) and presents the checklist with examples for each item

MeSH terms

  • Checklist*
  • Guideline Adherence*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Health Policy*
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Population Surveillance / methods*
  • Research Design / standards*
  • Research Report / standards*