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It is estimated that 85% of healthcare research is ‘wasted’, avoidably, due to inadequacies in research design, conduct and dissemination [1]. Such inadequacies in implementing healthcare research lead to health, economic and opportunity costs. A major review investigating the use of healthcare research identified two ‘gaps’ in research translation, the first being between bench and bedside and the second relating to ‘implementing … products and approaches into clinical practice’ [2]. So, whilst we know there is a problem in this area, what can the growing field of research into implementation do to help healthcare professionals, patients and carers improve outcomes and quality of care?

More information Original publication

DOI

10.1093/rheumatology/keaa088

Type

Journal article

Journal

Rheumatology

Issue

8

Publisher

Rheumatology

Publication Date

01/08/2020

Volume

59

Addresses

Launching Fellowship: Laura Swaithes