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[Comment] Reducing research waste with implementation laboratories

The Lancet REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) campaign has encouraged researchers to examine how they work and make efforts to reduce waste and maximise efficiency. Research waste is undermining efforts to improve the effectiveness of health systems. A consistent finding in health services research is inappropriate variations in care and evidence–practice gaps. Implementation science—the study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice1—can inform health systems on how to reliably improve care and outcomes.

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