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BMJ. 2000 Apr 22;320(7242):1107-11.

Evaluating "payback" on biomedical research from papers cited in clinical guidelines: applied bibliometric study.

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Policy Unit, Wellcome Trust, London NW1 2BE. jgrant@wellcome.ac.uk

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To develop a methodology for evaluating the impact of research on health care, and to characterise the papers cited on clinical guidelines.

DESIGN:

The bibliographic details of the papers cited in 15 clinical guidelines, developed in and for the United Kingdom, were collated and analysed with applied bibliometric techniques.

RESULTS:

The median age of papers cited in clinical guidelines was eight years; most papers were published by authors living in either the United States (36%) or the United Kingdom (25%)-this is two and a half times more than expected as about 10% of all biomedical outputs are published in the United Kingdom; and clinical guidelines do not cite basic research papers.

CONCLUSION:

Analysis of the evidence base of clinical guidelines may be one way of tracking the flow of knowledge from the laboratory to the clinic. Moreover, such analysis provides a useful, clinically relevant method for evaluating research outcomes and different strategies in research and development.

PMID:
10775218
PMCID:
PMC27352
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