Nov 18, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219|
|Contact Name||Lori Smith|
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All will be offered in Brinkhous-Bullitt Conference Room 219 and hosted by a Research Navigator. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Paul Kerr at email@example.com.
We can envision translational research as the generation of knowledge along a continuum from new basic discoveries to clinical applications, to the deployment of new knowledge in practice, to the use of this evidence in the development of policy to govern the system's use of new evidence to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of health services. This latter end of the translation continuum -- moving knowledge from practice to policy -- uses a very wide variety of research methods and investigational strategies to accomplish two goals. First, moving practice to policy involves devising valid and reliable ways to measure practice change and its effects. Second, moving practice to policy involves creating transparent and replicable strategies for analyzing whether, and how, any given evidence-based practice change should become a new standard. This session introduces the perspectives and methods associated with determining whether practice should be translated into policy.