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Implementation Science: How to Jump-Start Infection Prevention

  • Sanjay Saint (a1) (a2) (a3), Joel D. Howell (a2) (a4) (a5) and Sarah L. Krein (a1) (a2) (a3)
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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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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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