Practice-Based Partnerships: Connecting Clinicians and Researchers to Improve Patient Outcomes reviews the current healthcare climate and discusses the importance of comparative effectiveness research to establish the value of athletic training (AT) services, as well as to optimize patient outcomes. The focus of the DVD is on the vital practice-based partnership of clinicians and researchers collaborating to improve patient care. The DVD describes the role of both the researcher and the clinician in practice-based partnerships and highlights the requisite knowledge and skills for each entity to engage in practice-based research and patient outcomes assessment, respectively. The DVD emphasizes the practice-based research network model as a means for conducting point-of-care research to evaluate the end results of AT services and the patient-oriented assessment model as a means of comparing the effectiveness of different AT services.
Among the topics covered:
• Disconnect between research and clinical practice
• Comparative effectiveness research
• Practice-based research networks: advancing athletic training research and patient care
• Athletic training practice-based research network
• Clinicians are paramount: implementing a practice-based approach to improve patient care at the point-of-care