The Critical Care Research Network: A Partnership in Community Based Research and Research TransferJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (2000)
The objectives of this study were to present a short history of the Critical Care Research Network (CCR-Net), describe its approach to health ser- vices research and to summarize completed and current research projects. In doing this, we explored the question is this research network accom- plishing its goals? We reviewed the medical literature to identify studies on similar types of Networks and also the evidence supporting the metho- dology used by CCR-Net to conduct research using MEDLINE, HEALTHSTAR, CINAHL and the keywords network and health care or healthcare, benchmarking and health care or healthcare, and research transfer or research utilization. We also reviewed the bibliographies of retrieved articles and our personal files. In addition, we summarized the results of studies conducted by CCR-Net and outlined those currently in progress. A review of the literature identified studies on two similar net- works that appeared to be succeeding. In addition, the literature was also supportive of the general process used by CCR-Net, although the level of evidence varied. Finally, the studies conducted to date within CCR-Net follow the suggested methodology. At the time of this preliminary com- munication CCR-Net appears to have adopted a valid approach to health services research within the area of Critical Care Medicine. Further direct evidence is required and appropriate studies are planned.
Citation InformationSean P. Keenan, Jennifer D. Kossuth, William J. Sibbald, Claudio M. Martin, et al.. "The Critical Care Research Network: A Partnership in Community Based Research and Research Transfer" Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice Vol. 6 Iss. 1 (2000) p. 15 - 22
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