Letters Evidence based drug policy

Scotland’s evidence based outcomes framework for problem drug use

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h133 (Published 14 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h133
  1. Elinor Dickie, public health adviser1
  1. 1NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
  1. elinor.dickie{at}nhs.net

Evidence based decision making and public health require a mix of knowledge—contextual, experiential, and scientific evidence all have something to contribute.1 The knowledge-into-action approach recognises the need to generate new knowledge; manage and translate this knowledge through review, critical appraisal, and synthesis; and then apply it to determine effective …

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