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BMJ. Aug 12, 1995; 311(7002): 444–446.
PMCID: PMC2550500

Case study evaluation.

Abstract

Case study evaluations, using one or more qualitative methods, have been used to investigate important practical and policy questions in health care. This paper describes the features of a well designed case study and gives examples showing how qualitative methods are used in evaluations of health services and health policy.

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