Quality Improvement: Why it’s not turfing the RCT to the long grass

We’ve started to publish a fair few quality improvement reports in the Archives recently, aiming for 1200 words, 5 references and a readable SQUIRE-compliant paper that gets across the key messages about how a #QI project was undertaken. These aren’t trials, don’t have control arms, and may suffer from significant publication bias. (It’s not surprising to […]

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More than numbers: The biology of complex interventions

“Yes” said the slightly cross voice, clearly meaning ‘no’, not ‘yes’ … “Yes, I can see how that might be nice to know, but what we actually care about is ‘does handing out the information sheets actually get the parents to do the right thing?’ ” [A mildly fictionalised account of a research group encounter] Sometimes it’s tricky to […]

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