Getting research into practice

HEALTH INFORMATION FORUM (HIF)

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2004

Lessons from medical research may take years to get through to the frontline of healthcare. This is exacerbated in developing countries where there are difficulties in dissemination and barriers that prevent healthcare providers acting on new findings. Furthermore, most biomedical research is in high-income countries, and the results are not necessarily applicable in low-income countries. This meeting explored these issues through three short presentations (on dynamics and barriers, systematic reviews and recent changes in healthcare information and emerging challenges) followed by small-group and plenary discussion

Meeting:HIF meeting on getting research into practice in developing countriesLondon27 January 2004 Notes:Health Information Forum is a series of thematic workshops, providing a neutral forum for discussion, debate, and sharing of ideas and experience among providers and users of health information. The workshops are open to all, and representation by colleagues in developing countries is enabled by the organization of study visits. Distant colleagues can also contribute by email, satellite audiocasting, and videoconferencing 

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