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Better Solutions for Complex Problems: Description of a Model To Support Better Practices for Health Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative Version 02.12.09

The model described here defines better practices as plausible, appropriate and well-executed actions associated with processes likely to have the greatest impacts on reducing current and future burdens of disease. The model recognizes that what is "best" will be subjective, situation-specific, and changing over time. The main components of the model require interactive collaboration between research and practice and are grouped into (1) building on existing knowledge from work done in the past, (2) taking sensible action in the present, and (3) contributing to the wisdom of the future. [author's abstract]