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Evaluating interventions aimed at promoting information utilization in organizations and systems.
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PMID:  19377345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This paper presents a theoretical and practical framework for evaluating interventions aimed at promoting information utilization in organizational decision-making. The framework integrates three distinct yet complementary theoretical perspectives on information utilization in politico-administrative systems: (1) the literature on evaluation utilization, (2) current thinking on knowledge transfer (KT) in the health policy field and (3) approaches derived from the analysis of lobbying in political science. Our analysis calls into question the relevance of effect analysis in evaluating organizational or policy-level KT initiatives, but also suggests dimensions that should be explored when evaluating KT initiatives. We conclude that there are probably trade-offs to be made between the effectiveness of KT and the scientific robustness and validity of the information transmitted.
Damien Contandriopoulos; Astrid Brousselle; Nonvignon Marius Kêdoté
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Healthcare policy = Politiques de santé     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1715-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Healthc Policy     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  2013-07-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101280107     Medline TA:  Healthc Policy     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-107     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2008 Longwoods Publishing.
Researcher, Department of Health Administration, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC.
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