Methodology issues in implementation science

Robin Newhouse, Kathleen Bobay, Patricia Dykes, Kathleen Stevens, Marita Titler

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Putting evidence into practice at the point of care delivery requires an understanding of implementation strategies that work, in what context and how. OBJECTIVE: To identify methodological issues in implementation science using 4 studies as cases and make recommendations for further methods development. RESEARCH DESIGN: Four cases are presented and methodological issues identified. For each issue raised, evidence on the state of the science is described. RESULTS: Issues in implementation science identified include diverse conceptual frameworks, potential weaknesses in pragmatic study designs, and the paucity of standard concepts and measurement. CONCLUSIONS: Recommendations to advance methods in implementation include developing a core set of implementation concepts and metrics, generating standards for implementation methods including pragmatic trials, mixed methods designs, complex interventions and measurement, and endorsing reporting standards for implementation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMedical Care
Volume51
Issue number4 SUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Point-of-Care Systems
Pragmatic Clinical Trials

Keywords

  • context
  • implementation science
  • methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Newhouse, R., Bobay, K., Dykes, P., Stevens, K., & Titler, M. (2013). Methodology issues in implementation science. Medical Care, 51(4 SUPPL. 2). https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e31827feeca

Methodology issues in implementation science. / Newhouse, Robin; Bobay, Kathleen; Dykes, Patricia; Stevens, Kathleen; Titler, Marita.

In: Medical Care, Vol. 51, No. 4 SUPPL. 2, 04.2013.

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Newhouse, R, Bobay, K, Dykes, P, Stevens, K & Titler, M 2013, 'Methodology issues in implementation science', Medical Care, vol. 51, no. 4 SUPPL. 2. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0b013e31827feeca
Newhouse, Robin ; Bobay, Kathleen ; Dykes, Patricia ; Stevens, Kathleen ; Titler, Marita. / Methodology issues in implementation science. In: Medical Care. 2013 ; Vol. 51, No. 4 SUPPL. 2.
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