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Translating Evidence into Practice 1998

Conference Summary


The following summaries are from the conference "Translating Evidence into Practice," which was hosted by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), in Washington, DC, July 27-29, 1998. Conference themes included evidence-based medicine, changing clinical behavior, the Internet and implementation, meta-analysis, and legal issues.


Introductory Remarks: How AHCPR is Making a Difference
right pointing triangle arrow Opening Remarks: Priorities of the Surgeon General
right pointing triangle arrow Keynote Address: Clinical Judgment and Evidence-based Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Using the Internet to Improve Knowledge Diffusion in Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Implementation: 10 Years of Success and Failure

Session 1. Pooling Research Results: Benefits and Limitations of Meta-Analysis
right pointing triangle arrow The Contributions of Meta-Analysis to Effectiveness Research
right pointing triangle arrow Advantages and Limitations of Meta-Analysis
right pointing triangle arrow Pooling Research Results: Benefits and Limitations of Meta-Analysis

Session 2. Shifting Standards of Evidence? From Coverage to Case Review to Court
right pointing triangle arrow Evidence and Coverage of Medical Technology by Health Care Plans
right pointing triangle arrow Independent Medical Case Review: Is There Common Ground Between Decisions for Populations and for Individual Patients?
right pointing triangle arrow Shifting the Standards of Evidence: The Courts and Scientific Evidence

Session 3. Computer Support in Evidence-based Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Computer Support in Evidence-based Medicine: Bringing Guideline-Based Knowledge to the Point of Use
right pointing triangle arrow Computer Support in Evidence-based Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Computer-Supported Preventive Care for Children

Session 4. Discipline-Specific Approaches to Evidence-based Practices
right pointing triangle arrow Resources to Facilitate Evidence-based Practice
right pointing triangle arrow Discipline Approaches to Evidence-based Practice
right pointing triangle arrow Dilemmas and Realities of Evidence-based Dental Practice
right pointing triangle arrow Development of Practice Management Guidelines for Trauma

Plenary Session
right pointing triangle arrow President's Quality Commission Report and Recommendations on Evidence-based Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow International Perspectives
   right pointing triangle arrow Translating Evidence to Practice: Models for Evidence-based Implementation
   right pointing triangle arrow Toward Evidence-based Implementation: The Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group
   right pointing triangle arrow The French Clinical Guidelines and Medical References Program
right pointing triangle arrow Changing Behavior To Improve Quality of Care
   right pointing triangle arrow Clinical Judgment and Physician Decisionmaking
   right pointing triangle arrow The Role of Information Systems in Improving Decisionmaking
   right pointing triangle arrow Changing Behavior to Improve Quality of Care

Session 5. Clinical Practice Guidelines: The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and Structured Reviews
right pointing triangle arrow The National Guideline Clearinghouse™: Overview of ECRI's Technical Approach
right pointing triangle arrow Development of a Structured Appraisal Framework and Its Application in the UK

Session 6. Linking Evidence Reports to Practice Improvement
right pointing triangle arrow Making Continuous Quality Improvement a Routine Part of Primary Care Practice
right pointing triangle arrow The Stroke Prevention Policy Model: Linking Evidence and Clinical Decisions

Session 7. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decisionmaking
right pointing triangle arrow Is the Societal Perspective in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Useful for Decisionmakers?
right pointing triangle arrow The Once and Future Application of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
right pointing triangle arrow Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decisionmaking in Health Plans

Session 8. Selling Evidence-based Medicine in the Medical Marketplace

Session 9. Grading the Evidence
right pointing triangle arrow Grading Articles and Grading Evidence: Issues for Evidence-based Practice Activities
right pointing triangle arrow Efforts to Grade Evidence Should Be Based on Evidence Lessons from Research on Randomized Controlled Trials
right pointing triangle arrow Grading the Evidence: The Consumer's Point of View

Session 10. Submitted Abstracts
right pointing triangle arrow From Policy to Clinical Practice Guidelines: Developing Evidence-based Guidelines in the Absence of "Evidence." Practice Guidelines on Screening for Prostate Cancer in the Province of Quebec
right pointing triangle arrow Putting Evidence to Use in Care of the Elderly
right pointing triangle arrow Janet Mentes, Ph.D. (candidate), R.N., C.S., GNP, Project Director, RDDC, Department of Nursing, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
right pointing triangle arrow Perioperative Antibiotics in Non-Emergent Bowel Surgery: A Quality Improvement Project

Session 11. Using Information as a Tool for Change
right pointing triangle arrow Integration of Guidelines into Real Time Clinical Tools
right pointing triangle arrow The ABCs of Benchmarking: Achievable Benchmarks of Care

Final Plenary Session
right pointing triangle arrow Evidence-based Medicine: Academic Jobs Program or a Solution to Cost Quality Challenges Facing Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Problems in the "Evidence" of Evidence-based Medicine
right pointing triangle arrow Update: Evidence-based Practice Centers™ (EPCs), Task Force on Preventive Health Services, and Putting Prevention into Practice

Closing Remarks

Page last reviewed January 1997
Internet Citation: Translating Evidence into Practice 1998: Conference Summary. January 1997. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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