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Realist review--a new method of systematic review designed for complex policy interventions.

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Evidence-based policy is a dominant theme in contemporary public services but the practical realities and challenges involved in using evidence in policy-making are formidable. Part of the problem is one of complexity. In health services and other public services, we are dealing with complex social interventions which act on complex social systems--things like league tables, performance measures, regulation and inspection, or funding reforms. These are not 'magic bullets' which will always hi...

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10.1258/1355819054308530

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of health services research and policy More from this journal
Volume:
10 Suppl 1
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
21-34
Publication date:
2005-07-01
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EISSN:
1758-1060
ISSN:
1355-8196
Language:
English
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pubs:504302
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uuid:fe0efc2c-6a84-4cd0-b4d2-adda4884d476
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pubs:504302
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504302
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2015-03-13

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