Increasing value and reducing waste in stroke research

Berge, Eivind and Al-Shahi Salman, Rustam and van der Worp, H. Bart and Stapf, Christian and Sandercock, Peter and Sprigg, Nikola and Macleod, Malcolm R. and Kelly, Peter J. and Nederkoorn, Paul J. and Ford, Gary A. (2017) Increasing value and reducing waste in stroke research. Lancet Neurology, 16 (5). pp. 399-408. ISSN 1474-4465

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Stroke represents a major burden to patients and society, and resources spent on stroke research must be used efficiently and produce good value in terms of improvements in human health. However, there are many examples of poor value from stroke research funding, which result from the way in which stroke research has been chosen, designed, conducted, analysed, regulated, managed, disseminated, or reported. In a project including a survey and a symposium and involving stroke researchers in the European Stroke Organisation we have sought to identify sources of inefficiency and waste, recommended approaches to increase value, and highlighted examples of best practice in stroke research. Recent evidence suggests that progress has been made, but there is room for much improvement, and stroke researchers, funders and other stakeholders might consider our recommendations when planning new research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Authors on behalf of ESO Trials Network Committee.
Keywords: Stroke research; prioritisation, design, conduct, analysis, regulation, management, accessibility, reporting, REWARD campaign;
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 08:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:48

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