|Context/setting||Types of evidence preferred||Communication formats used|
|Universities; private sector; discipline oriented; long term time frames||Original research; peer reviewed; scientific > qualitative; basic > applied research||Academic journals; academic meetings; internet|
|Community practice; clinical management; patient oriented; short term time frames||Practical summaries; clinical applications; patient preferences; applied > basic research||Colleagues/conferences; summaries/reviews; audit/feedback; professional journals|
|Public agencies; programme oriented; population oriented; varying time frames||Practical summaries; programme evaluations; cost effectiveness; applied > basic research||Summaries/reviews; personal contacts; conferences/meetings; internet, journals, media|
|Elected fora; problem oriented; responsive to crises; varying time frames||Problem summaries; policy solutions; cost effectiveness; anecdotal > scientific||Staff briefings; personal contacts; polls; constituents; media|
So much research evidence, so little dissemination and uptake: mixing the useful with the pleasing
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