Local opinion leaders effects on professional practice and health care outcomes
RHL practical aspects by Sguassero Y
FIRST CONTACT (PRIMARY CARE) LEVEL
At the primary health-care level in under-resourced settings, identifying local opinion leaders can be time-consuming and difficult. Further research is needed to assess the effectiveness of opinion leader-led interventions at this health-care level in both developed and developing countries.
REFERRAL HOSPITAL (SECONDARY CARE) LEVEL
More studies on this issue should be conducted to assess the effectiveness of opinion leader-led interventions at the secondary care level in developing countries.
AT HOME OR IN THE COMMUNITY
This document should be cited as: Sguassero Y. Local opinion leaders: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes: RHL practical aspects (last revised: 8 September 2007 The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization.