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Defining the Research-Practice Gap in Pediatrics

Abstract There is a gap between today's scientific advances and their application--between what is known and what is actually being done. This gap occurs because of the process of knowledge translation required to digest research findings for policymakers and practitioners. Studies have repeatedly shown that because of this "know-do" gap, approximately one-half of patients in the United States and Europe are not receiving care according to the most recent scientific evidence. Children are a medically unique and underserved population that stands to be most affected by this gap. Therefore, in this study, the research-practice gap in the pediatric field was calculated and discussed in the context of knowledge brokers, who facilitate oppo... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Babiar, Heather (Author) / D'Angelo, Barbara (Advisor) / Brumberger, Eva (Committee member) / Maid, Barry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Technical communication / Medicine / Ethics / Altmetrics / Knowledge broker / Knowledge translation / Pediatrics / Policy / Research
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 84 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Technical Communication 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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