Implementation Science

(The H4-Index of Implementation Science is 39. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
The updated Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research based on user feedback331
Implementation science should give higher priority to health equity182
The Implementation Research Logic Model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects178
Evaluating and optimizing the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR) for use in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review152
Conceptualizing outcomes for use with the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR): the CFIR Outcomes Addendum147
A systematic review of empirical studies examining mechanisms of implementation in health142
Rapid versus traditional qualitative analysis using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)133
The FRAME-IS: a framework for documenting modifications to implementation strategies in healthcare126
How and under what circumstances do quality improvement collaboratives lead to better outcomes? A systematic review99
Towards a comprehensive model for understanding adaptations’ impact: the model for adaptation design and impact (MADI)87
Champions in context: which attributes matter for change efforts in healthcare?81
Nudge strategies to improve healthcare providers’ implementation of evidence-based guidelines, policies and practices: a systematic review of trials included within Cochrane systematic reviews73
Implementability of healthcare interventions: an overview of reviews and development of a conceptual framework67
A scoping review of full-spectrum knowledge translation theories, models, and frameworks63
Barriers and facilitators influencing the sustainment of health behaviour interventions in schools and childcare services: a systematic review63
Barriers and facilitators to shared decision-making in hospitals from policy to practice: a systematic review60
Implementation science in times of Covid-1960
Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: a call for the reporting and alignment of implementation strategy use with implementation outcomes in clinical59
Testing a theory of strategic implementation leadership, implementation climate, and clinicians’ use of evidence-based practice: a 5-year panel analysis57
A pragmatic method for costing implementation strategies using time-driven activity-based costing57
Quantitative measures of health policy implementation determinants and outcomes: a systematic review55
Knowledge translation strategies for dissemination with a focus on healthcare recipients: an overview of systematic reviews54
The use of the PARIHS framework in implementation research and practice—a citation analysis of the literature53
Building capacity in dissemination and implementation science: a systematic review of the academic literature on teaching and training initiatives52
Coincidence analysis: a new method for causal inference in implementation science50
Factors influencing the implementation of screening and brief interventions for alcohol use in primary care practices: a systematic review using the COM-B system and Theoretical Domains Framework49
Strategies for effective dissemination of research to United States policymakers: a systematic review48
Do providers use computerized clinical decision support systems? A systematic review and meta-regression of clinical decision support uptake48
The effectiveness of continuous quality improvement for developing professional practice and improving health care outcomes: a systematic review46
Barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based guidelines in long-term care: a qualitative evidence synthesis46
Addressing health disparities through implementation science—a need to integrate an equity lens from the outset45
Translational framework for implementation evaluation and research: a normalisation process theory coding manual for qualitative research and instrument development45
Promises and pitfalls in implementation science from the perspective of US-based researchers: learning from a pre-mortem44
Clinicians’ attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators to cancer treatment clinical practice guideline adherence: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature44
Understanding the implementation of evidence-informed policies and practices from a policy perspective: a critical interpretive synthesis41
Lessons learned about the effective operationalization of champions as an implementation strategy: results from a qualitative process evaluation of a pragmatic trial41
Revisiting concepts of evidence in implementation science40
Cost data in implementation science: categories and approaches to costing40
Forms and functions of bridging factors: specifying the dynamic links between outer and inner contexts during implementation and sustainment39
Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators and strategic behavioural analysis of interventions39