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Evidence-based health care: benefits and barriers

Oliver, Adam and McDaid, David ORCID: 0000-0003-0744-2664 (2002) Evidence-based health care: benefits and barriers. Social Policy and Society, 1 (3). pp. 183-190. ISSN 1474-7464

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S1474746402003020


The evidence-based policy approach – the view that social policy ought to be based upon supporting evidence that the policy works (and why it works) – is currently in vogue. In this article we reflect upon one aspect of the evidence-based approach: the use of quantitative evidence in health care decision-making. In particular, we discuss both the potential usefulness of quantitative evidence in this context, and the barriers to the appropriate use of such evidence at the decision-making level.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2008 16:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 12:46

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