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Meeting physicians' needs: A bottom-up approach for improving the implementation of medical knowledge into practice

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This Swiss study explored the suggestions of practicing physicians (GPs, psychiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists, and diabetologists) for possible improvements of knowledge translation effectiveness into clinical practice. Results from the mixed methods study highlighted a number of barriers in regards to knowledge translation in daily practice including influence and pressure of pharmaceutical companies, non-publication of negative results, mismatch between guidelines and practice, education gaps and insufficient collaboration between research and practice. Suggestions to overcome such challenges related to improving education around evaluating scientific publications, expanding applicability of guidelines, promoting easy access to independent journals, developing collaborations and creating tools to facilitate access to medical information. [Abstract précis by PHCRIS]

Author/ Contributor
Carla Vaucher, Emilie Bovet, Theresa Bengough, Vincent Pidoux, Michèle Grossen, Francesco Panese, Bernard Burnand
Journal name and issue
Health Research Policy and Systems, 14, 49
July 2016
This Journal article also featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 11 August 2016
last updated: Aug 11 2016

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