Links to key papers in implementation science


De Geest et al. Powering Swiss health care for the future: implementation science to bridge “the valley of death”. Swiss Medical Weekly 2020. DOI: 10.4414/smw.2020.20323

Peters et al. Implementation research: what is it and how to do it? BMJ 2013; 347. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f6753

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. DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3182408812

Brown et al. An Overview of Research and Evaluation Designs for Dissemination and Implementation. Annu Rev Public Health. 2017; 38: 1–22. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044215

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. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-35

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. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-017-0552-5

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. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0295-0

Bunger et al. Tracking implementation strategies: a description of a practical approach and early findings. BMC Health Research Policy and Systems 2017, 15:15. DOI: 10.1186/s12961-017-0175-y

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. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-010-0319-7

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:

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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