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Translational research for primary health care


Bell, E and Westert, GP and Merrick, J, Translational research for primary health care, Translational Research for Primary Healthcare, Nova Science Publishers, E Bell, GP Westert, J Merrick (ed), USA, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-162417409-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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'Evidence-based policy' and 'evidence-based practice' are described in this book as 'defining terms of our age', commonly used in health and many other sectors. Yet, as this collection also details, efforts to develop better healthcare must too often rely on an incomplete or poorly aligned evidence-base that does not properly capture the contextual complexities of health policy and service development. In the frontline of primary healthcare, such evidence into policy-and-service divides are particularly concerning. Policy-makers want and need evidence that addresses 'whole-of-service' and 'systems-wide' issues to do with state and national health reform agendas.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:translational research, medical care, research, medical policy, policy evaluation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Primary health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Bell, E (Associate Professor Erica Bell)
ID Code:126166
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2018-05-25
Last Modified:2018-06-04

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