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© Oxford University Press, 2013. This chapter dissects the social processes that lead to evidence being established as credible. It draws on the literature on knowledge and knowledge utilization to frame our understanding. It also presents the empirical hierarchy that exists in health care settings, explores the nature of this hierarchy, and demonstrates a hierarchy of evidence.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259014.003.0007

Type

Chapter

Book title

Knowledge to Action?: Evidence-Based Health Care in Context

Publication Date

01/09/2007