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.