Practice based research: lessons from the field

Heal, Clare F., Veitch, Craig, and Preston, Robyn (2008) Practice based research: lessons from the field. Australian Family Physician, 37 (4). pp. 381-384.

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Background: the authors sought to describe the process of conducting a successful randomised controlled trial in a primary care setting and identify enabling factors and barriers.

Methods: descriptive report of methods used to conduct a randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of allowing sutures to be wet and uncovered in the first 48 hours following minor excisions.

Results: the trial identified several enabling factors and barriers to conducting research in a primary care setting. The project described in this article was successful because a group of general practitioners sought to answer an interesting question which was relevant to their clinical practice and which had not been answered by current evidence.

Discussion: the findings are likely to assist groups seeking to conduct practice based research in the primary care setting.

Item ID: 5887
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: practice based research; general practice; research in primary care
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