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This article focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovations in clinical practice. The authors are specifically interested in underresearched questions concerning the latter stages of the creation, diffusion, and adoption of new knowledge, namely: What makes this information credible and therefore utilized? Why do actors decide to use new knowledge? And what is the significance of the social context of which actors are a part? This article first appeared in Health Care Management Review, 27(3), 35-47.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/HMR.0b013e3181c88e79

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health Care Manage Rev

Publication Date

01/2010

Volume

35

Pages

2 - 12

Keywords

Clinical Medicine, Delivery of Health Care, Diffusion of Innovation, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, United Kingdom