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

Implementation science: how to jump‐start infection prevention.

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Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, University of Michigan Medical School, 300 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0429, USA. saint@med.umich.edu

Abstract

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.

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