Seven Ways For Health Services Research To Lead Health System Change

Seven recommendations for expediting and improving the HSR research cycle:

1.  Keep promising ideas moving forward. 

2.  Design initial studies with the end (dissemination and implementation) in mind. 

3.  Explore principles of adaptive design for HSR. 

4.  Leverage “natural experiments” and different research models. 

5.  Fast-track low-risk research. 

6. Share data sooner. 

7.  Align incentives with health system needs.

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Joel Kupersmith and David Atkins, May 30, 2013