Reaching agreement in uncertain circumstances: The practice of evidence-based policy in the case of the Swedish National Guidelines for heart diseases
2015 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
This paper explores the practice of evidence-based policy (EBP) in a Swedish healthcare context. The study focused on how policymakers in the specific working group, the Priority-Setting Group (PSG), handled the various forms of evidence and values and their competing rationalities, when producing the Swedish National Guidelines for heart diseases that are based on both clinical and economic evidence and are established to support explicit priority-setting in health care. The study contributes to the theoretical and practical debate on EBP by illustrating how the practical tensions of coming to agreement were managed, to a large extent, through deliberation and by creativity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Evidence-based policy; priority setting; economic evaluation; group judgement
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Other Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121280DiVA: diva2:853074