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Local opinion leaders: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Clinical practice is not always evidence-based and, therefore, may not optimise patient outcomes. Opinion leaders disseminating and implementing 'best evidence' is one method that holds promise as a strategy to bridge evidence-practice gaps. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of the use of local opinion leaders in improving professional practice and patient outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched Cochrane EPOC Group Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled ...

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Flodgren, G More by this author
Parmelli, E More by this author
Gattellari, M More by this author
O'Brien, MA More by this author
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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Issue:
8
Pages:
CD000125
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:6e027d8d-b177-4066-bbb8-ee2249274eee
Source identifiers:
200286
Local pid:
pubs:200286

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