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new methodologies for EBM?

Trisha Greenhalgh opened the 1st Realist Evaluation and Synthesis conference in Liverpool last week with the question Should we align realist methodology and evidence-based medicine? She surveyed the audience to reveal a lot of uncertainty. She referred to the RealEBM

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Posted in Evidence-Based Medicine, methodology, RealEBM, realist review

Using clinical guidelines critically to define and measure best practice

Busy clinicians don’t have time to search for and appraise research articles; however many do use clinical guidelines to inform their practice. At the same time, we know that clinical guidelines do not always synthesise the highest quality research evidence

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Posted in best practice, clinical guidelines, knowledge translation

Does research knowledge change clinical practice?

When we teach clinicians the skills of  evidence-based practice (EBP), we encourage them to search for and critically appraise research  evidence to answer their clinical questions. Then, we expect them to apply this research evidence to improve their clinical practice,

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Posted in change, complex interventions, evidence-based practice, implementation, knowledge translation, organisation, sustainability, using research

Knowledge translation insights from management

Knowledge translation (KT) in healthcare is often criticised for being too linear. However, a lot of clinical research and healthcare literature is conceived and expressed in a linear fashion. Therefore, it is often challenging to recognise that the translation of

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Posted in evidence-based health care, implementation, information, knowledge, knowledge translation, learning, management

how much can you modify interventions without changing them?

This is a common and challenging question. Most often, research is done with a specific population of patients and the actual intervention may or may not be well described, especially when we are referring to complex or behavioural interventions. The

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Posted in behaviour, change, implementation