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Implementation Science: How to Jump‐Start Infection Prevention

Sanjay Saint , MD, MPH, Joel D. Howell , MD, PhD and Sarah L. Krein , RN, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. S1, Papers from the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare‐Associated Infections (November 2010), pp. S14-S17
DOI: 10.1086/655991
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Implementation Science: How to Jump‐Start Infection Prevention
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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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