Knowledge Translation Case Studies
Researchers Publish Study on SBIRT Effectiveness
Rockville, MD – Researchers at RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center published a report, “Screening, Behavioral Counseling, and Referral in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse,” which is available online at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK99199/.
The researchers assessed the effectiveness of screening followed by behavioral counseling for adolescents and adults with alcohol misuse in primary care settings. The study found that behavioral counseling interventions improve behavioral outcomes for adults with risky/hazardous drinking, and that the best evidence of effectiveness is for brief multi-contact interventions.
AHRQ Publishes Report on KT
Reston, VA – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a final report exploring the feasibility of creating and managing an AHRQ learning collaborative to facilitate sharing of knowledge and expertise among the program directors and current and former trainees from the T32 health services research training programs sponsored by the agency.
“Collaborations have become necessary for organizations performing complex work, with emerging technologies and rapidly changing environments,” wrote the researchers. “The rapidly changing field of health services research necessitates knowledge transfer and translation among health services researchers spanning multiple disciplines and housed in a number of organizations representing the public and private sectors in academic, medical, public health, and numerous other settings.”
To read the full report, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/legacy/fund/training/learningcollab/
Case Studies Illustrate Use of Health Services Research
New Report Provides Examples of Pathways for Translating Results into Action
Washington, D.C. – Findings from well-conducted health research can help policymakers improve health care delivery, control costs, and enhance quality of care. But few studies examine in depth how this occurs and the processes involved. A new report from Mathematica Policy Research presents seven case studies illustrating examples of different ways selected research findings have been moved to the policy and practice realm.
To see the full report, go to: www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/pdfs/health/AHRQ_casestudies.pdf