Using and developing the evidence base in primary health care
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Using and developing the evidence base in primary health care

Ruth Taylor Associate head of school, Robert Gordon University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aberdeen

The balance of care is shifting to the community, fiscal constraints are becoming tighter and there is a changing demographic with a growing older population. These factors, among others, require better evidence-based health care. Nurses working in primary and community healthcare settings will need to ensure that their practice is effective and efficient. They will need the skills to articulate and use the evidence base in practice, and understand why and how to develop research relevant to their practice.

Primary Health Care. 22, 1,31-36. doi: 10.7748/phc2012.02.22.1.31.c8916

Correspondence

ruth.taylor@rgu.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared