Grant A, Treweek S & Wells M (2016) Why is so much clinical research ignored and what can we do about it? (Editorial), British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 77 (Supplement 10), pp. 554-555.
- 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- Trials do not publish information about the context in which the intervention was implemented to allow the results to be transferred beyond the trial setting.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.
|Authors||Grant Aileen, Treweek Shaun, Wells Mary|
|Publication date online||10/10/2016|
British Journal of Hospital Medicine: Volume 77, Issue Supplement 10