The Evidence Wheel - activities to increase the benefits of practice-based research

Filling evidence gaps involves the interaction between several stakeholders, and may be seen as an ecosystem in which all parts are dependent on one another.

The process involves assessing the level of evidence of an intervention or method in a systematic review, identifying the evidence gaps, prioritizing what research questions are most important in the field, and implementing practice-based research. In the center of the wheel are patients, clients, families and professionals, who can help identify where research and systematic reviews are needed. These stakeholders are key when prioritizing research issues, designing research projects and implementing the scientific knowledge that is generated.