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Cohort study
Implementing evidence-based practices improves neonatal outcomes
  1. Shoo K Lee
  1. Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Shoo K Lee, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, 600 University Avenue, Room 19-231D, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X5; sklee{at}

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Translating scientific evidence into evidence-based practice in the ‘real world’ has been challenging for many reasons, ranging from the lack of generalisability of results from highly controlled clinical trial situations to barriers arising from organisational, cultural and personal factors.1 Yet, it is critical that we overcome these barriers if we are to really improve patient outcomes. In particular, evidence for efficacy of implementation of evidence-based practices on a large scale has been lacking. In this study, the authors prospectively examined a large cohort of infants (n=7336) born preterm (between 24+0 and 31+6 weeks gestational age) in 335 …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.