Gavin Yamey and Richard Feachem in Evidence-Based Medicine 2011;16:97-99
Reviewed by Josefien Van Olmen
An article written by an editor and a well-known dinausor in public health, yet the content does not reveal a lot of new insights of deep analysis. Indeed, we knew that the link between research/evidence and health policy (be it local or global) is not linear, that issues are usually too complex to be answered by RCT, that there is not enough research for the most urgent issues and that policy making and implementation get a lot more inference from other reality factors than evidence alone. If you know this, than you don’t really need to read the rest.