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Recognizing rhetoric in health care policy analysis.

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Critiques of the 'naïve rationalist' model of policy-making abound in the sociological and political science literature. Yet academic debate on health care policy-making continues to be couched in the dominant discourse of evidence-based medicine, whose underlying assumptions--that policies are driven by facts rather than values and these can be clearly separated; that 'evidence' is context-free, can be objectively weighed up and placed unproblematically in a 'hierarchy'; and that policy-maki...

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10.1258/jhsrp.2007.006029

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of health services research and policy
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
40-46
Publication date:
2008-01-05
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EISSN:
1758-1060
ISSN:
1355-8196
URN:
uuid:a9e1eeba-afa9-4c14-a3bf-1a39811e9c23
Source identifiers:
504207
Local pid:
pubs:504207

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