The Research and Development Resource Base (RDRB) is a bibliographic database of literature that began over 25 years ago as a hard copy review of about 200 papers in continuing medical education called “The impact of CME: An annotated bibliography”. The focus was the delivery and evaluation of continuing education in the health professions, also incorporating information about practitioner performance in such areas as prescribing behaviors, and health care outcomes. While initially designed around the specifics of continuing education, the field grew to include all interventions, for example, those structured to change practice behavior, optimize performance, and implement guidelines
The fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other allied health professions are covered while focusing specifically on Continuing Education and Knowledge Translation for practitioners.
The RDRB has further expanded and now houses a collection of literature for 3 distinct yet inter-related fields:
Continuing Education & Knowledge Translation
The RDRB offers information covering general areas such as the following: