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Locally based research and development units as knowledge brokers and change facilitators in health and social care of older people in Sweden

Nystrom, Monica Elisabeth; Hansson, Johan; Garvare, Rickard and Andersson Bäck, Monica LU (2015) In Evidence & Policy 11(1). p.57-80
Abstract
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 analyses of archival data on aims, activities and outputs of R&Ds focusing on care for older people the authors argue that Local R&Ds have potentials to act as knowledge brokers, change agents and researchers, but these overlapping roles need clarified strategies and enactment of a variety of skills.
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knowledge broker, knowledge transfer, research and development, health, and social services
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Evidence & Policy
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11
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57 - 80
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Policy Press
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1744-2648
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10.1332/174426514X14098428292539
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  author       = {Nystrom, Monica Elisabeth and Hansson, Johan and Garvare, Rickard and Andersson Bäck, Monica},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {57--80},
  publisher    = {Policy Press},
  series       = {Evidence & Policy},
  title        = {Locally based research and development units as knowledge brokers and change facilitators in health and social care of older people in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426514X14098428292539},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2015},
}