In medicine, as in any other field, all new interventions or health recommendations must be previously ratified before being implemented. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are the most well known instruments for transferring the latest scientific evidence to the health field.
As a result, the implementation of CPGs promotes a more efficient health system, for it places practices developed through pertinent research studies in the hands of health-care professionals and, therefore, of patients. However, this transfer of information isn’t always produced on the desired scale. As a result we have a heterogeneous health-care system where clinical practice doesn’t always contemplate the treatments and practices that, according to scientific evidence, prove more efficient.
One of the most decisive elements that curb the flow of information between research and clinical practice is the lack of a dissemination strategy adapted to the different health professionals, and to the range of scenarios they discover every day.
From this starting point, a part of the activity of the TRAM-S project (TRAnsfer of results of Medical research to decision-making in the Sanitary field) reveals a critical purpose: offering standards of dissemination and implementation of CPG that will help effectively transfer scientific evidence to health-care practice.