Rationale: Currently, there is no direct pathway for health sciences research to move from scholarly publications into policy and law. Although some evidence is cherry-picked by advocates and policymakers, legislation often reflects rhetoric rather than evidence. While some translational researchers study the effects of laws or write white papers summarizing the state of the evidence, we know of none who take the approach of working with investigators to leverage their research and write model legislation.
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Less than 8% of orthopaedic research originates in low and middle income countries (LMICs), despite the fact that 95% of deaths from road traffic accidents occur in these countries. Global partners of the Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology (IGOT) have asked for assistance in building the capacity to perform clinical research. This is important because:
Rationale The Program in Implementation Science has created a series of courses within the Training in Clinical Research Program that are designed to meet the didactic training needs of fellows and junior faculty, but lacks an experiential component.
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute is charged with facilitating informed choice by funding initiatives that create condition-specific registries designed to provide information necessary for patients to understand risks and expected benefits in terms of meaningful outcomes. Traditionally, registries require hiring personnel, not directly involved in the care of patients, to distribute surveys, review charts, fill in forms, and enter data into an offsite registry.