Implementation science: how to jump‐start infection prevention

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Nov;31 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):S14-7. doi: 10.1086/655991.


Implementing evidence‐based infection prevention practices is challenging. Implementation science, which is the study of methods promoting the uptake of evidence into practice, addresses the gap between theory and practice. Just as healthcare epidemiology has emerged as a paradigm for patient safety, infection prevention may serve as a clinical model for implementation researchers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Evidence-Based Practice*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Safety Management