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A systematic review of barriers to and facilitators of the use of evidence by policymakers

Kathryn Oliver1*, Simon Innvar2, Theo Lorenc3, Jenny Woodman4 and James Thomas5

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1 School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, M13 9PL Manchester, UK

2 Faculty of Social Sciences, Oslo University College, P.B. 4, St. Olavs Plass, NO-0130 Oslo, Norway

3 Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (UCL STEaPP), University College London, 66-72 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EA, UK

4 MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK

5 University of London, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL, UK

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BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:2  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-2

Published: 3 January 2014

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Sample search strategy.

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Characteristics of included studies.

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Research checklist.

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