DescriptionThoroughly updated and revised, the new edition of this accessible guide aims to outline why there is a gap between research findings and what actually happens in clinical practice. It covers a number of topics including the sources of information on clinical effectiveness and methods of information, how to close the gap between research and pratice, potential roles for lay people, the role of decision support, barriers to the use of evidence in clinical practice, the role of decision analysis, implementing research findings in developing countries and how to encourage the implementation of results from economic evaluation.
Sources of information on clinical effectiveness and methods of dissemination.
Closing the gap between research and practice.
Implementing research findings into practice: beyond the information deficit model.
Roles for lay people in the implementation of health care.
Implementing research findings in clinical practice.
Roles for lay people in the implementation of health care research.
Using research findings in clinical practice.
Evidence-based policy making.
Barriers and bridges to evidence based clinical practice.
Decision analysis and the implementation of research findings.
Implementing research findings in developing countries.
Opportunity costs on trial: new options for encouraging implementation of results frm economic eval.
Changing clinical practice in the light of evidence
Updated to indicate how the implementation of research findings is relevant to a number of NHS policy initiatives
New foreword by Professor John Pattison
Includes new and revised chapters