Feature BMJ Awards 2014

UK Research Paper of the Year: evidence that matters

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2944 (Published 28 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2944
  1. Trish Groves, head of research
  1. 1The BMJ, London WC1H 9JR, UK
  1. tgroves{at}bmj.com

The UK Research Paper of the Year category recognises outstanding research by one or more UK authors that has potential to considerably improve health and healthcare. Trish Groves describes the shortlisted papers

The shortlist for the Research Paper of the Year award comprises five quite different studies, none with the same design. Four studies were conducted in the UK; one in Africa. Four looked at the effectiveness and safety of medicines, and one at a high tech diagnostic tool. Which paper will the judges deem to have the greatest potential to help doctors make better decisions about practice, public health, or research methodology and to improve health outcomes for patients or populations? Which is truly outstanding?

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