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Introduction

Jon Glasby

in Evidence, policy and practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847423191
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302254 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the growing tensions in the relationship between policy and evidence, at a time when policy and practice are trying to be more ‘evidence-based’. It considers how evidence influences policy (if at all). It then sets out the aims and approaches of this volume. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: evidence; health care policy; social care policy

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