Renewing Policy to Support Evidence-Based Health Care

Ferlie, Ewan, Dopson, Sue, Fitzgerald, Louise and Locock, Louise (2009) Renewing Policy to Support Evidence-Based Health Care. Public Administration: An International Quarterly, 87 (4). pp. 837-852.


Health systems internationally have developed policies to support evidence-based health care (EBHC) for over a decade. As this article shows, the time is ripe to reviewcurrent policy frameworks in an evidence-based manner. We summarize key themes deriving from qualitative research on the UK EBHC implementation and draw out implications for policy renewal. Our diagnosis is different
from current UK NHS (National Health Service) policy since we stress local capacity building rather than top-down frameworks, standardized tools and guidelines. As other jurisdictions demonstrate alternative EBHC policy frameworks, more international comparison and mutual learning is needed.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: public administration, qualitative research, evidence based medicine
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 10:19
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 17:52

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