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Evidence, policy and practiceCritical perspectives in health and social care$
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Jon Glasby

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423191

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

‘Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results’ (attributed to Albert Einstein)

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(p.118) (p.119) eight Conclusion
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Evidence, policy and practice
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Jon Glasby

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0008

This concluding chapter provides a brief summary of key themes and issues. The different chapters have repeated key messages about the limitations of traditional rational models of policy formation. This book advocates a model of what may be described as ‘evidence-informed’ or ‘knowledge-based’ policy and practice in which researchers and policy makers interact at an earlier stage; policy makers, researchers and managers pay more attention to the process of implementation and to the importance of local contexts; and academic rigour and policy relevance are seen as often being two sides of the same coin rather than necessarily being in conflict with each other.

Keywords:   policy formation, social care policy, health care policy, evidence-based policy, knowledge-based policy

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