As clinicians continue to debate the merits and limitations of retail clinics, it is increasingly clear that they are here to stay. These nontraditional sites have proliferated around the country, appealing directly to patients' desires for convenience in ways that many traditional primary care practices do not. A report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that retail clinics have increased by 900 percent over the last decade, an expansion ...

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Despite convincing results for many health care interventions, translating evidence from research into clinical practice is often challenging. Implementation barriers are myriad and complex, but a number may arise from core design issues. While real-world environments are clearly vital to the success of any intervention, many traditional research efforts are structured to remove them from the proverbial equation. In studying the impact of a new medication, for instance, a group might ...

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