Improving the health of populations - evidence for policy and practice action.

Journal of evidence-based medicine

PubMedID: 21349019

Ramírez G. Improving the health of populations - evidence for policy and practice action. J Evid Based Med. 2009;2(4):216-9.
The evidence-based movement has greatly improved how health scientists review literature. It has also resulted in improvements in the conduct and reporting of primary studies. Its impact in the practice of clinical medicine has been greater than in public health, both in terms of practice and policy decisions. In order to substantially improve population health, there needs to be a paradigm shift in academia - evidence should be guided by the needs of practitioners and policymakers in terms of relevance and timeliness.