Protocol 201: A NIDCD-Funded MultiSite Clinical Trial in Swallowing Departments of Medicine & Surgery, Sections Geriatrics, Gastroenterology and Otolaryngology University of Wisconsin-Madison Evidence based practice has become a popular theme in health care today. The notion is that scientific evidence, not tradition or conventional wisdom, should ultimately govern the selection of our interventions and the delivery of our ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2000
Protocol 201: A NIDCD-Funded MultiSite Clinical Trial in Swallowing
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  • JoAnne Robbins
    Madison VA Hospital, Departments of Medicine & Surgery, Sections Geriatrics, Gastroenterology and Otolaryngology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Article   |   July 01, 2000
Protocol 201: A NIDCD-Funded MultiSite Clinical Trial in Swallowing
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 2000, Vol. 9, 2-3. doi:10.1044/sasd9.2.2
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), July 2000, Vol. 9, 2-3. doi:10.1044/sasd9.2.2
Departments of Medicine & Surgery, Sections Geriatrics, Gastroenterology and Otolaryngology University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evidence based practice has become a popular theme in health care today. The notion is that scientific evidence, not tradition or conventional wisdom, should ultimately govern the selection of our interventions and the delivery of our health services. In some quarters, evidence-based practice is synonymous with randomized clinical trials (RCTs). It is not, although there are some who argue that the RCT is the only really valid and reliable standard for scientific evidence on which practice should be based.
The above words are a summary of Dr. Gerben De Jong’s remarks presented at the closing Plenary session of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s 1998 annual meeting. The theme of ACRM’s meeting in Seattle was “Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: Building Bridges Between Payers, Providers, and Consumers.” It is in keeping with the philosophy of a need to create a culture conducive to the development of evidence-based rehabilitation practice that the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Research Group (NIH) submitted and received funding for the first NIDCD-funded multisite RCT in Dysphagia Intervention. I have the privilege of serving as Study Chair of the investigation. The University of Wisconsin/ VA GRECC Swallowing Research Laboratory that I direct in Madison serves as the Central Laboratory for this project.
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