How to get research into practice: first get practice into research.
The current model for most international health service research is based on the assumption that the research community discovers solutions and then tries to market them to busy decision-makers and practitioners. This editorial argues that the aim should not be to perfect techniques of feeding results to decision-makers, but to start from the perspective of the decision-makers even before devising the questions. This means getting practice into research. Some key considerations are outlined.
Walley, J.; Khan, M.A.; Shah, S.K.; Witter, S.; Wei, X.L. How to get research into practice: first get practice into research. Bulletin of the World Health Organization (2007) 85 (6) 425-426.