Implementation is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice.

Implementation is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice. The aim is to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services and care.

90% of research resources are used in interventions and programs while only 10% is used on the implementation of the findings. Few research projects include strategies for implementation and because of that many research results are never brought into use.

Therefore it is important to have methods or techniques to enhance the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of a program or practice.

In recent years, the ambitions to close the gap between knowing and doing have been high across professions, disciplines and human service sectors.

Many provider agencies and research institutions strive to bring research and practice closer together when producing new knowledge. Substantial developments in implementation and improvement science and policy implementation mirror the great attention paid to enabling the use of research in real-world settings.

Publications on implementation

Barriers and facilitators for implementing a new screening tool in an emergency department: A qualitative study applying the Theoretical Domains Framework, Wassar Kirk, J., Sivertsen, D. M., Petersen, J., Nilsen, P. & Petersen, H. V. okt. 2016 I: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25, 19-20, s. 2786-2797

Implementing evidence-based practices in an emergency department: contradictions exposed when prioritising a flow culture, Wassar Kirk, J. & Nilsen, P. feb. 2016 I : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25, 3-4, s. 555-65 11 s.

The influence of flow culture on nurse`use of research in emergency care: An ethnoraphic study, Wassar Kirk, J. & Nielsen, P. 2015 I : Klinisk Sygepleje. 29, 2, s. 16-35