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Månsson, Jonas; Lundin, Christofer – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
In this paper we investigate the effect of difference in outcome definitions on the result of impact evaluations. The Swedish workplace practice programme is evaluated, using matching methods. The key findings are that changing how the outcome is defined has a considerable influence on the results of the impact assessment. From the results of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Program Evaluation, Organizational Objectives
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Eckard, Nathalie; Nedlund, Ann-Charlotte; Janzon, Magnus; Levin, Lars-Åke – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This paper explores the practice of evidence-based policy in a Swedish healthcare context. The study focused on how policymakers in the specific working group, the Priority-Setting Group (PSG), handled the various forms of evidence and values and their competing rationalities, when producing the Swedish National Guidelines for heart diseases that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Evidence Based Practice, Best Practices
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Nyström, Monica Elisabeth; Hansson, Johan; Garvare, Rickard; Andersson-Bäck, Monica – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
This article investigates the role of locally based research and development units (R&Ds) focusing on health and social services. Nearly 300 local R&Ds are funded by the Swedish government with the intention to facilitate knowledge transfer and development of high quality and effective health and social care organisations. Based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Services, Social Services, Older Adults
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Sager, Morten; Eriksson, Lena – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
In this article we describe and diagnose ailments suffered by the so-called "medical insurance decision-making support tool" that was published in 2007 as part of a major reform of the Swedish social insurance. Through document studies and interviews the guideline is analysed and compared with a reference case, a guideline within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Insurance, Decision Making, Interviews
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Alexanderson, Karin; Hyvönen, Ulf; Karlsson, Per-Åke; Larsson, Anne-Marie – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2014
The article describes and analyses some preliminary working methods for user involvement in child welfare. The models are based on the results of a national project in Sweden where children and young people have been involved as informants. How experiences and viewpoints from children and young people can be a source of knowledge in child welfare…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Evidence Based Practice, Models, Caseworker Approach