Research in nursing, midwifery, and the allied health professions

Rafferty, Anne Marie; Traynor, Michael; Thompson, David R; Ilott, Irene; White, Elizabeth
April 2003
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);4/19/2003, Vol. 326 Issue 7394, p833
Academic Journal
Report that the United Kingdom invests very little public and private funds into published research in nursing and occupational therapy. Statement that nurses, midwives and members of the allied health professions are responsible for two thirds of the direct care for patients; Need for targeted investment; Benefits of research including knowledge generation, better decision making because of the improved information base, the development of research skills of individuals, and savings from improved working methods; Projected rate of return for the research and development spending; Funding by the British Department of Health.


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