• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Monday 20th July, 2015

How Australia’s decision makers use evidence

In a study of Australian local government, public health decision makers said that they relied more on community views than on research evidence, and more on data produced internally than that published in peer-reviewed journals. What stops them from making decisions informed by more academic evidence?Respondents told researchers that a major barrier to using evidence was the lack of time. Low acc…

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