Implementation science: understanding the translation of evidence into practice

Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Oct;195(4):283-5. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.065565.


This editorial summarises what is known about accelerating the transfer of discoveries in the health sciences into implementation in routine clinical practice. Three phases are described: adoption in principle, early implementation, and persistence of implementation. Facilitators and barriers to the implementation across these phases are discussed.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods*
  • Humans