Identifying the knowledge-to-action gaps

Alison Kitson, Sharon Straus

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- Identifying the knowledge-to-action gap is the starting point of knowledge implementation and should involve rigorous methods and relevant stakeholders.
- Strategies for needs assessments depend on the purpose of the assessment, the type of data, available resources, and whether the needs are subjectively versus objectively measured.
- Needs assessments can occur from the perspective of the population, the provider organization, or the health care provider.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Translation in Health Care
Subtitle of host publicationMoving From Evidence to Practice
EditorsSharon Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, Ian D. Graham
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex, UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9786612117763, 9781444311730, 1444311735
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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