Another interesting piece of research around how commissioners find and use information

Knowledge exchange in health-care commissioning: case studies of the use of commercial, not-for-profit and public sector agencies, 2011–14.
Wye L, Brangan E, Cameron A, Gabbay J, Klein J, Pope C.
Health Serv Deliv Res 2015;3(19).

A research study based on interviews, observations and documentation (service providers and CCGs) from early 2011 to mid-2013 examining where commissioners get their information to support commissioning decisions. Results include:
“Local data often trumped national or research-based information.”
“Negative research evidence did not trigger discussions of disinvestment opportunities.”
“Interpersonal relationships appeared most crucial in influencing commissioning decisions.”
” Knowledge became transformed, reshaped and repackaged in the act of acquisition and through these processes as commissioners manoeuvred knowledge through the system.”

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