Evidence-Based Health Care and Public Health

3rd Edition

How to Make Decisions About Health Services and Public Health


  • Muir Gray
  • Key Features

    • New edition of a highly praised and successful book in one of the hottest areas of medicine.
    • Covers the vital areas for healthcare managers - finding and appraising evidence and developing the capacity of individuals and organisations to use evidence.
    • Pressure on healthcare services is growing - this book will be indispensable for managers making difficult decisions about the allocation of scarce resources.
    • Exceptionally well written - highly praised by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal.

    Table of Contents

    Prologue: The globalisation of healthcare problems and their solutions. Evidence-Based healthcare. Doing the right things right. Making decisions about health services. Searching for evidence. Appraising the quality of research. Assessing the outcomes found. The evidence-based organisation. Evidence-based public health. Developing the evidence management skills of individuals. The evidence-based consultation. Epilogue: Evidence-based healthcare in the post-modern era.


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    © 2009
    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the author

    Muir Gray

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, National Knowledge Service, NHS; NHS Chief Knowledge Officer; Professor of Knowledge Management, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford; Director, Better Value Healthcare Ltd, UK