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Evidence Use in Health Policy Making

An International Public Policy Perspective

Editors: Parkhurst, Justin, Ettelt, Stefanie, Hawkins, Benjamin (Eds.)

  • Provides results from a large research programme of work on how to study the use of evidence from a policy perspective.
  • Addresses the political realities of policy making in health, including ministerial stewardship over and good governance of evidence, and the operation of ‘evidence advisory systems’.
  • Reflects on conceptual issues and offers a range of case studies to investigate how evidence was used.                                               
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This open access book provides a set of conceptual, empirical, and comparative chapters that apply a public policy perspective to investigate the political and institutional factors driving the use of evidence to inform health policy in low, middle, and high income settings. The work presents key findings from the Getting Research Into Policy (GRIP-Health) project: a five year, six country, programme of work supported by the European Research Council. The chapters further our understanding of evidence utilisation in health policymaking through the application of theories and methods from the policy sciences. They present new insights into the roles and importance of factors such as issue contestation, institutional arrangements, logics of appropriateness, and donor influence to explore individual cases and comparative experiences in the use of evidence to inform health policy. 

About the authors

Justin Parkhurst is Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (the LSE)’s Department of Health Policy, UK. He has conducted research on a range of global health policy issues and on the politics of evidence. He served as the Principal Investigator of the GRIP-Health programme of work.
Benjamin Hawkins is Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. His research focuses on the role of research evidence and corporate actors in health policy making. In addition, he works on European integration, multi-level governance international trade and political economy approaches to health policy.
Stefanie Ettelt is Associate Professor at the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Her work examines the tensions between structure and agency in explaining the influence of evidence and research on policy-making and health system governance, particularly from a comparative perspective.

Reviews

“The book is designed for healthcare professionals as well as an audience interested in healthcare models. It is also helpful for students taking courses in health administration and health policy. … The case study approach and the detailed information in each chapter make the book extremely interesting and challenging for readers.” (Marina Celly M R Souza, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2019)​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Studying Evidence Use for Health Policymaking from a Policy Perspective

    Pages 1-19

    Parkhurst, Justin (et al.)

  • The Many Meanings of Evidence: A Comparative Analysis of the Forms and Roles of Evidence Within Three Health Policy Processes in Cambodia

    Pages 21-49

    Walls, Helen (et al.)

  • The Role of Evidence in Nutrition Policymaking in Ethiopia: Institutional Structures and Issue Framing

    Pages 51-73

    Walls, Helen (et al.)

  • The Use of Evidence in Health Policy in Ghana: Implications for Accountability and Democratic Governance

    Pages 75-90

    Vecchione, Elisa (et al.)

  • Using Evidence in a Highly Fragmented Legislature: The Case of Colombia’s Health System Reform

    Pages 91-110

    Alvarez-Rosete, Arturo (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evidence Use in Health Policy Making
Book Subtitle
An International Public Policy Perspective
Editors
  • Justin Parkhurst
  • Stefanie Ettelt
  • Benjamin Hawkins
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93467-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93467-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93466-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06667-3
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 245
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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