Links to key papers in implementation science

Peters et al. Implementation research: what is it and how to do it? BMJ 2013; 347.

Hybrid designs: 
Curran et al. Effectiveness-implemenation hybrid designs: combining elements of clinical effectiveness and implementation research to enhance public health impact, Medical care 2012

Brown et al. An Overview of Research and Evaluation Designs for Dissemination and Implementation. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017; 38: 1–22

Context analysis: 
Flottorp et al. A checklist for identifying determinants of practice: A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks and taxonomies of factors that prevent or enable improvements in healthcare professional practice. Implementation Science 2013, 8:35

Pfadenhauer et al. Making sense of complexity in context and implementation: the Context and Implementation of Complex Interventions (CICI) framework. Implementation Science 2017, 12:21.

Implementation strategies: 
Waltz et al. Use of concept mapping to characterize relationships among implementation strategies and assess their feasibility and importance: results from the Expert Recommendations for implementing Change (ERIC) study. Implementation Science 2015.

Bunger et al. Tracking implementation strategies: a description of a practical approach and early findings. BMC Health Research Policy and Systems 2017, 15:15.

Implementation outcomes:
Proctor et al. Outcomes for implementation research: conceptual distinctions, measurement challenges, and research agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2011.

Adapting EB interventions:
Bartholomew et al. Using Intervention Mapping to Adapt Evidence-Based Interventions. In: Bartholomew Eldredge L, Markham C, Ruiter R, Fernandez M, Kok G, Parcel G, eds. Planning health promotion programs: an intervention mapping approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2016: 597–649.

Links to ongoing implementation science projects in Switzerland


Implementation of a nurse-led integrated care program for home-dwelling older people

PIs: Mieke Deschodt & Sabina De Geest, Nursing Science, Department Public Health, University of Basel


Nurse-led models of care in Swiss nursing homes: improving INTERprofessional CARE for better resident outcomes

PIs: Franziska Zuniga & Michael Simon, Nursing Science, Department Public Health, University of Basel

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