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Sharing Medicine
September 2017

Sharing Knowledge for Health Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • 2Department of Medicine, St Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(9):1243-1244. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2080

The effective care of patients begins with accurate knowledge about the benefits, harms, and appropriate context of clinical interventions. But health care has been slow to move from traditional modes for generating, synthesizing, and sharing knowledge. Much of the current architecture of knowledge generation and dissemination has remained unchanged for decades. Frequently, this means that efforts of primary researchers and systematic reviewers fail to change practice in a timely and effective way.

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