Whose evidence counts? An exploration of health professionals' perceptions of evidence-based practice, focusing on the maternity services.

@article{Stewart2001WhoseEC,
  title={Whose evidence counts? An exploration of health professionals' perceptions of evidence-based practice, focusing on the maternity services.},
  author={Mary Stewart},
  journal={Midwifery},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={279-88}
}
OBJECTIVES to gain an insight into how health professionals in the maternity services define evidence and how they perceive different types of evidence are valued in maternity care. DESIGN using a qualitative approach data were collected by semi-structured interviews: the content of each was analysed thematically. SETTING England. PARTICIPANTS a purposeful sample of ten midwives, two obstetricians and one research nurse. FINDINGS definitions of evidence vary widely among health… CONTINUE READING

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