What is a research derived actionable tool, and what factors should be considered in their development? A Delphi study

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Research article
What is a research derived actionable tool, and what factors should be considered in their development? A Delphi study
Research findings should be disseminated appropriately to generate maximum impact. The development of research derived ‘actionable’ tools (RDAT) as research outputs may contribute to impact in health services and health systems research. However there is little agreement on what is meant by actionable tool or what can make them useful. We set out to develop a consensus definition of what is meant by a RDAT and to identify characteristics of a RDAT that would support its use across the research-practice boundary.
Authors: Susan Hampshaw, Jo Cooke and Laurie Mott
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2018 18:740
Published on: 27 September 2018