Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, through the Eldon and Anne Foote Trust, has funded the Australian Living Evidence Consortium (ALEC) and their research work on the living clinical guidelines research since its inception. Health is a Foote philanthropy area of interest. The Foundation was joined by Gandel Philanthropy and Ian Potter Foundation as philanthropic partners three years ago.
The clinical research areas have now extended from stroke, diabetes and COVID-19, to heart, kidney and musculoskeletal clinical areas. Their Impact Report outcomes show important results:
- In 2020, approximately 321 Australian lives were saved or life-limiting disability avoided, following a severe stroke, due to practice changes from living stroke guidelines.
- The National COVID-19 Clinical Taskforce has reviewed around 165,000 research studies and over 6,400 systematic reviews to provide almost real-time guidance to Australia’s health system to better manage people with COVID-19 illness and inform health policy decisions.
- More than $1.2 billion in societal benefits within the first year of 'practice-changing new evidence' becoming available, resulting in just two interventions in diabetes and stroke management.
- There is worldwide adoption of Living Evidence by leading health bodies including the World Health Organisation, NICE in the UK, the Wellcome Trust, and US Centres for Disease Control.
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