This article focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovations in clinical practice. The authors are specifically interested in under researched questions concerning the latter stages of the creation, diffusion, and adoption of new knowledge, namely: What makes this information credible and therefore utilized? Why do actors decide to use new knowledge? And what is the significance of the social context of which actors are a part?

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health Care Management Review

Publisher

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Publication Date

07/2002

Volume

27

Pages

35 - 47

Keywords

adoption of innovations; changing clinical practice; diffusion; evidence based medicine