Simple rules for evidence translation in complex systems: A qualitative study

BMC Medicine
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Research article
Simple rules for evidence translation in complex systems: A qualitative study
Ensuring patients benefit from the latest medical and technical advances remains a major challenge, with rational-linear and reductionist approaches to translating evidence into practice proving inefficient and ineffective. Complexity thinking, which emphasises interconnectedness and unpredictability, offers insights to inform evidence translation theories and strategies. Drawing on detailed insights into complex micro-systems, this research aimed to advance empirical and theoretical understanding of the reality of making and sustaining improvements in complex healthcare systems.
Authors: Julie E. Reed, Cathy Howe, Cathal Doyle and Derek Bell
Citation: BMC Medicine 2018 16:92
Published on: 20 June 2018