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Evidence case studies

These evidence case studies illustrate how using evidence can positively influence a number of aspects of commissioning – in these cases focusing on health services.

Knee - evidence case studies

What is the evidence for clinical effectiveness of patella resurfacing with total knee replacement?

Emotional distress - evidence case studies

Evidence for an out-of-hours service in mental health to support people in emotional distress

Back pain - evidence case studies

To review the clinical efficacy of injection therapy for treating low back pain

Over prescribing - evidence case studies

Over prescribing for older people

COPD - evidence case studies

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

iCBT - evidence case studies

Use of computers and mobile phones in the treatment of depression or anxiety


Why should we make evidence-informed decisions?

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You can find more case studies about finding and using evidence on the Evidence Works toolkit.

You can also read some evaluation case studies here.

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Evidence Works toolkit

This online toolkit is a complete guide to finding, appraising and applying evidence.

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Evaluation case studies

Our evaluation case studies illustrate how carrying out a service evaluation can positively influence an improvement project.

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