Discrepancies Between Evidence-Based and Real-World Practices

On average, it takes 17 years before new innovation is disseminated into clinical practice. How can cardiothoracic surgery change that statistic and speed up the process? Juan A. Sanchez, MD (St. Agnes HealthCare Baltimore) moderates a discussion with Michael S. Kent, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), Kevin W. Lobdell, MD (Carolinas HealthCare System), and W. Chance Conner, MD (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, PA – Austin) about why there is a gap, strategies for implementation, and quicker adoption by the end user (hospital, clinician, etc.).