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Title: Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it?
Author(s): Grant, Aileen
Treweek, Shaun
Wells, Mary
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Issue Date: Oct-2016
Date Deposited: 23-Nov-2016
Citation: Grant A, Treweek S & Wells M (2016) Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it?. 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  Trials do not publish information about the context in which the intervention was implemented to allow the results to be transferred beyond the trial setting.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: 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:
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