Implementation Science Toolkit for Clinicians: Improving Adoption of Evidence in Practice.


Journal Article (Journal Article)


Clinicians are often familiar with quality improvement (QI) and evidence-based practice (EBP) processes, which provides guidance into what evidence should be implemented; however, these processes do not address how to successfully implement evidence.


Clinicians would benefit from a deeper understanding of implementation science, along with practical tools for how to use these principles in QI and EBP projects.


We provide a brief background of the principles of implementation science, an overview of current implementation science models and a toolkit to facilitate choosing and using common implementation science strategies. In addition, the toolkit provides guidance for measuring the success of an implementation science project and a case study showing how implementation science strategies can be used successfully in clinical practice.


Using an implementation science toolkit for designing, conducting, and evaluating a QI or EBP project improves the quality and generalizability of results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reynolds, SS; Granger, BB

Published Date

  • January 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 33 - 41

PubMed ID

  • 36413644

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-8646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-4625

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/dcc.0000000000000556


  • eng