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Feb. 19, 2018

Health Services Research Spending and Healthcare System Impact

Region: Americas Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Strengthening governance and accountability, Creating an enabling environment Source: International Journal of Health Policy and Management

The challenges associated with translating health services and policy research evidence into practice are many and long-standing. Indeed, those challenges have themselves spawned new areas of research, including knowledge translation and implementation science. These sub-disciplines have increase our understanding of the critical success factors associated with the uptake of research evidence into (system) practice. In that regard, building on Canada´s recent Strategy for Patient Oriented Research would seem to offer consideravle promise. The "modest" proposals offered by Thakkar and Sulivan seem less likely to bear fruit.