Work mostly by CE other than CORE (for which, see : www.coresystemtrust.org.uk)
The terms were popularised by a hugely influential monograph: Cochrane, A. L. (1972). Effectiveness and efficiency. Random reflections on health services. Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust. My own Zotero database note about the book, from 1999 says:“The book that changed my life in so many ways I suppose!entered years after the fact, must have read it in 1979 I think.”I’d be more critical now but it was a tour de force.
CausalityControlled trialsRandomised controlled trials (RCTs)EffectivenessEfficiencyHealth economicsPractice Based Evidence (PBE)
In some ways our book is firmly based in the idea of practice based evidence which is largely about data from routine practice not from research but the distinctions between these three terms run right through the book.
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