Authors: Jon Glasby, Vidhya Alakeson and Simon Duffy
This new policy paper from the University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre argues that the NHS has become too dominated by quantitative and medically orientated notions of what constitutes valid evidence, and suggests there needs to be a shift in focus from services to outcomes.
The publisher is the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.
Policy Paper 16: Doctor knows best? The use of evidence in implementing self-directed support in health care © Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham 2013.
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