The context within which evidence-based recommendations are considered, as well the political and health-system environment, can contribute to the success of recommendation implementation.
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Patients as well as providers must take responsibility in improving healthcare, but human fallibility can impede success. The Schaeffer Center fosters supportive and effective ways to improve the decision-making of all parties for healthier results.