Opinion Leaders: Effect on Health Care Practice and Evidence Use
Resource: Local Opinion Leaders: Effects on Professional Practice and Health Care Outcomes (PDF, 77 KB, 2 pages)
This summary by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation highlights the strong impact opinion leaders have on how much research evidence health care professionals use in clinical practice. This document supports Key Driver 6: Nurture leadership and create a culture of continuous learning and evidence-based practice by suggesting ways to identify opinion leaders and encourage greater use of research evidence.
Institution of origin: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Author(s): Doumit G et al.
Copyright information: © Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Acknowledgements: Original article: Doumit G et al. 2007. “Local opinion leaders: Effects on professional practice and health care outcomes.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD000125. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000125.pub3.
Publication date: March 2008