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Moving To A User-Driven Research Paradigm


Gurvaneet Randhawa

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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The traditional bench-to-bedside paradigm for clinical research has been successfully used for many decades. This model of knowledge generation has led to discoveries that have enhanced the quality and length of life. The combination of changes in research practice and in healthcare delivery, growing complexity in decisionmaking, increasing use of Electronic Health Records, and growing resource constraints, necessitate a shift to a user-driven research paradigm to generate new knowledge. This conceptual framework was created to clarify the perspective of the decision-makers, and the range of factors and the variability in thresholds used to make decisions. This framework may help researchers in creating actionable information to meet the needs of decision-makers, which is needed for the transition to a user-driven research paradigm. Further, it is important to create an appropriate set of incentives to facilitate this transition to a user-driven research paradigm.
How to Cite: Randhawa G. Moving To A User-Driven Research Paradigm. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes). 2013;1(2):2. DOI:
Published on 28 Oct 2013.
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