How Should We Evaluate and Use Evidence to Improve Population Oral Health?
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SourceDental clinics of North America, 63, 1, (2019), pp. 145-156
1 januari 2019
Article / Letter to editor
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Dental clinics of North America
SubjectRadboudumc 18: Healthcare improvement science RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Generating and implementing evidence-based policy is an important aim for many publicly funded health systems. In dentistry, this is based on the assumption that evidence-based health care increases the efficiency and effectiveness of interventions to improve oral health at a population level. This article argues that a linear logic model that links the generation of research evidence with its use is overly simplistic. It also challenges an uncritical interpretation of the evidence-based paradigm and explores approaches to the evaluation of complex interventions and how they can be embedded into policy and practice to improve oral health at a population level.
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