Application of research findings to clinical care has been advocated to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. This article discusses a method to evaluate the translation of research findings in support of evidence-based care. An exemplar of a brief intervention in primary care for high-risk drinkers is used.
Department of Nursing, Daemen College, Amherst, New York (Dr Hyman), and Department of Nursing, Niagara University, New York (Dr Crosby).
Corresponding Author: Zena Hyman, DNS, RN, 4380 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors thank Drs Powhatten Woolridge and John Gillick for their support.
Accepted for publication: April 4, 2009.