The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and knowledge translation: turning best evidence into best practice

Can J Cardiol. 2004 Oct;20(12):1195-8.


Care gaps, the discrepancy between processes of care recognized as best practice and care provided in usual clinical practice, exist in cardiovascular disease. Knowledge translation, the process of turning best evidence into best practices, has the potential to reduce care gaps. As the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society is committed to knowledge translation. The present article describes how knowledge translation builds on the constructs of continuing medical education and continuing professional development; what can be done to improve knowledge translation; and what the Canadian Cardiovascular Society is currently doing about this.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / standards*
  • Education, Medical, Continuing / trends
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Male
  • Ontario
  • Problem-Based Learning / standards*
  • Problem-Based Learning / trends
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Societies, Medical