The paths from research to improved health outcomes

Glasziou, Paul; Haynes, Brian
March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, pA8
Academic Journal
The article states that evidence-based medicine aims to provide clinicians and patients with choices about the most effective care based on the best available research evidence. Surveys of clinicians suggest that a major barrier to using current research evidence is the time, effort, and skills needed to access the right information among the massive volumes of research. Clinicians need clear and efficient strategies to sift, digest, and act on new research likely to benefit their patients. The article views that evidence-based medicine should not just be concerned with clinical content but also with the processes of changing care and systems of care.


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