Relevance in the real world without sacrificing rigor

Implementation research

Relevance in the real world without sacrificing rigor PLOS Med The need for implementation science in health is now broadly recognized, and a working understanding of the qualities that make an implementation study “good” is needed more than ever before. As defined by Mittman and Eccles, implementation research “is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice, and, hence, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services. It includes the study of influences on healthcare professional and organizational behavior” (PLOS Med, volume 14, issue 4, April 2017).

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