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Title: Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? (Editorial)
Authors: Grant, Aileen
Treweek, Shaun
Wells, Mary
Contact Email: aileen.grant@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Citation: Grant A, Treweek S & Wells M (2016) Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? (Editorial), British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 77 (Supplement 10), pp. 554-555.
Abstract: Key points  * Research evidence from clinical trials is not being translated into clinical practice in a timely manner and this represents an enormous waste of resources and missed opportunities.  * Trials do not publish information about the context in which the intervention was implemented to allow the results to be transferred beyond the trial setting.  * Health care professionals need contextual information to be able to make the judgement ‘will it work in my setting?’  * The outcome detected in the trial could be the treatment, elements of the context, the research process or a combination of all three.  * Context is recognised as important but there is poor conceptualisation and no agreed definition.  * Funding into methodological research is urgently required to address this problem and to stop wasting up to 85% of research investment.
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2016.Volume 77, Supplement 10, pp. 554-555 by MA Healthcare. The original publication is available at: http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/hmed.2016.77.10.554

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