Improving effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better translation of science into practice

Scott, Ian A. and Glasziou, Paul P. (2012) Improving effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better translation of science into practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 197 7: 374-378. doi:10.5694/mja11.10365


Author Scott, Ian A.
Glasziou, Paul P.
Title Improving effectiveness of clinical medicine: the need for better translation of science into practice
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 2012-10
Year available 2012
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.5694/mja11.10365
Open Access Status
Volume 197
Issue 7
Start page 374
End page 378
Total pages 5
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract

Published research evidence does not automatically diffuse into clinical practice but requires active processes of translation that start with clinicians’ awareness of the science and end with patient adherence to the recommended care.

Many barriers thwart the uptake of valid and clinically important research into practice, with cognitive, motivational and sociological factors on the part of health professionals being among the most important.

Encouraging clinicians to question the level of scientific certainty underpinning clinical practice and to actively seek evidence that may better inform clinical decisions is a priority for improving health care effectiveness.

Although there are effective strategies for improving translation of research into practice, implementing them requires agreement between and buy-in from professional and managerial stakeholders. 
Keyword Acute Coronary Syndromes
Health Care
Practice Guidelines
Decision Support
Practitioners
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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