Dan O’Neill - Effective Dissemination - Building an ‘Evidence to Impact’ Strategy Q&A

February 22, 2017

Q&A from Dan's talk at the Veterinary Evidence Today conference, Edinburgh November 2, 2016.

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Dan O’Neill - Effective Dissemination - Building an ‘Evidence to Impact’ Strategy

February 22, 2017

When a piece of ‘evidence’ is generated in the research environment and almost nobody hears about it, then can we really still call it a piece of ‘evidence’? Does evidence only become evidence once it is used; and until then, is it just a piece of insignificant information? As we inexorably travel through the EBVM era, we must increasingly prioritise effective dissemination of evidence. This paper will use the VetCompass Programme at the Royal Veterinary College as a case study to explore a strategic dissemination plan and examine routes for effective dissemination.

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 Dan O'Neill - Effective Dissemination - Building an Evidence to Impact Strategy

Veterinary Evidence Today
Edinburgh, 1-3 November 2016

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Annette O’Connor - Is the Simplicity of the Evidence Pyramid Actually Detrimental for Understanding Evidence?

February 16, 2017

The evidence pyramid for assessing the efficacy of interventions under real world conditions has been used in various forms for many years, and to a lesser extent the pyramid has been used for assessing evidence for disease risk factors. While acknowledging minor differences, many pyramids list the following information sources for interventions in decreasing order of “validity”: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials, randomised controlled trials, cohort studies, case control studies, case series and case reports.

In this presentation Annette discusses the validity of the evidence pyramid on the interpretation of evidence from primary research. She proposes a new way to think about evidence from primary studies using the framework for classifying epidemiologic studies proposed by Pearce (2012) based on incident and prevalent cases. This would also result in a rethinking of the current evidence pyramid.

 

Veterinary Evidence Today
Edinburgh, 1-3 November 2016

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Pam Mosedale - Joined up Clinical Governance: Learning from our mistakes

February 1, 2017

This podcast discusses how a significant event can lead to the practice examining what happened, looking at the evidence base, revising protocols & auditing implementation of the new protocols. A significant event is an event thought by anyone in the team to be significant in the care of patients or the conduct of the practice.

 

Veterinary Evidence Today
Edinburgh, 1-3 November 2016

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