Implementation Science

(The TQCC of Implementation Science is 15. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
The updated Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research based on user feedback483
Implementation science should give higher priority to health equity216
The Implementation Research Logic Model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects202
Conceptualizing outcomes for use with the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR): the CFIR Outcomes Addendum180
Rapid versus traditional qualitative analysis using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)158
The FRAME-IS: a framework for documenting modifications to implementation strategies in healthcare147
How and under what circumstances do quality improvement collaboratives lead to better outcomes? A systematic review105
Champions in context: which attributes matter for change efforts in healthcare?96
Towards a comprehensive model for understanding adaptations’ impact: the model for adaptation design and impact (MADI)93
Implementability of healthcare interventions: an overview of reviews and development of a conceptual framework82
Nudge strategies to improve healthcare providers’ implementation of evidence-based guidelines, policies and practices: a systematic review of trials included within Cochrane systematic reviews79
Barriers and facilitators influencing the sustainment of health behaviour interventions in schools and childcare services: a systematic review75
Barriers and facilitators to shared decision-making in hospitals from policy to practice: a systematic review71
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 clinical64
A pragmatic method for costing implementation strategies using time-driven activity-based costing63
Quantitative measures of health policy implementation determinants and outcomes: a systematic review63
Implementation science in times of Covid-1963
The use of the PARIHS framework in implementation research and practice—a citation analysis of the literature61
Building capacity in dissemination and implementation science: a systematic review of the academic literature on teaching and training initiatives59
Coincidence analysis: a new method for causal inference in implementation science58
Promises and pitfalls in implementation science from the perspective of US-based researchers: learning from a pre-mortem57
Barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based guidelines in long-term care: a qualitative evidence synthesis55
Addressing health disparities through implementation science—a need to integrate an equity lens from the outset55
Strategies for effective dissemination of research to United States policymakers: a systematic review53
Translational framework for implementation evaluation and research: a normalisation process theory coding manual for qualitative research and instrument development53
Do providers use computerized clinical decision support systems? A systematic review and meta-regression of clinical decision support uptake52
Clinicians’ attitudes and perceived barriers and facilitators to cancer treatment clinical practice guideline adherence: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative literature52
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 Framework52
Revisiting concepts of evidence in implementation science51
Understanding the implementation of evidence-informed policies and practices from a policy perspective: a critical interpretive synthesis48
Lessons learned about the effective operationalization of champions as an implementation strategy: results from a qualitative process evaluation of a pragmatic trial48
Cost data in implementation science: categories and approaches to costing46
Forms and functions of bridging factors: specifying the dynamic links between outer and inner contexts during implementation and sustainment44
Implementation science issues in understanding, collecting, and using cost estimates: a multi-stakeholder perspective43
Costing the implementation of public health interventions in resource-limited settings: a conceptual framework41
Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators and strategic behavioural analysis of interventions41
Effectiveness of training methods for delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies: a systematic review40
Advancing understanding and identifying strategies for sustaining evidence-based practices: a review of reviews40
Barriers and facilitators to implementation of evidence-based task-sharing mental health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review using implementation science frameworks39
A scoping review of de-implementation frameworks and models35
Avoiding unnecessary hospitalisation for patients with chronic conditions: a systematic review of implementation determinants for hospital avoidance programmes35
Implementation outcome instruments for use in physical healthcare settings: a systematic review34
Contracting as a bridging factor linking outer and inner contexts during EBP implementation and sustainment: a prospective study across multiple U.S. public sector service systems34
Effectiveness of guideline dissemination and implementation strategies on health care professionals’ behaviour and patient outcomes in the cancer care context: a systematic review34
Systematic review of experiences and perceptions of key actors and organisations at multiple levels within health systems internationally in responding to COVID-1931
Where is “policy” in dissemination and implementation science? Recommendations to advance theories, models, and frameworks: EPIS as a case example30
Attitude theory and measurement in implementation science: a secondary review of empirical studies and opportunities for advancement30
The relationship between first-level leadership and inner-context and implementation outcomes in behavioral health: a scoping review29
Changing behaviour, ‘more or less’: do implementation and de-implementation interventions include different behaviour change techniques?29
Designing provider-focused implementation trials with purpose and intent: introducing the PRECIS-2-PS tool29
Unpacking the intention to action gap: a qualitative study understanding how physicians engage with audit and feedback29
Trends in guideline implementation: an updated scoping review29
Assessment of the quality of recommendations from 161 clinical practice guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation–Recommendations Excellence (AGREE-REX) instrument shows28
Towards a taxonomy of behavior change techniques for promoting shared decision making27
Results of the CHlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing implementation intervention to improve evidence-based nursing practices for prevention of central line associated bloodstream infections Study (CHanGing 26
Translating Medicaid policy into practice: policy implementation strategies from three US states’ experiences enhancing substance use disorder treatment24
Use and effects of implementation strategies for practice guidelines in nursing: a systematic review24
The reporting checklist for public versions of guidelines: RIGHT-PVG23
Cost analysis in implementation studies of evidence-based practices for mental health and substance use disorders: a systematic review23
Six practical recommendations for improved implementation outcomes reporting23
How effective are social norms interventions in changing the clinical behaviours of healthcare workers? A systematic review and meta-analysis22
Ten years of implementation outcomes research: a scoping review22
Implementation science in maternity care: a scoping review22
Implementation strategies and outcomes for occupational therapy in adult stroke rehabilitation: a scoping review22
Implementation strategies to improve statin utilization in individuals with hypercholesterolemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis22
Measurement of sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives: the sustainment measurement system scale21
Does coaching matter? Examining the impact of specific practice facilitation strategies on implementation of quality improvement interventions in the Healthy Hearts in the Heartland study21
Extending analytic methods for economic evaluation in implementation science21
A scoping review of frameworks in empirical studies and a review of dissemination frameworks21
Barriers and enablers for deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists in older adults: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies using the theoretical domains framework21
Effects of de-implementation strategies aimed at reducing low-value nursing procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis21
Clinical decision support improves the appropriateness of laboratory test ordering in primary care without increasing diagnostic error: the ELMO cluster randomized trial20
Iowa Implementation for Sustainability Framework20
Examining fidelity in the INFORM trial: a complex team-based behavioral intervention20
Meta-review of implementation determinants for policies promoting healthy diet and physically active lifestyle: application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research20
Alignment in implementation of evidence-based interventions: a scoping review19
Development of an intervention to facilitate implementation and uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening19
Evaluation of measures of sustainability and sustainability determinants for use in community, public health, and clinical settings: a systematic review19
A systematic review of evidence-based practice implementation in drug and alcohol settings: applying the consolidated framework for implementation research framework19
Strategies for de-implementation of low-value care—a scoping review19
Why do they do it? A grounded theory study of the use of low-value care among primary health care physicians18
The effects of a prolonged exposure workshop with and without consultation on provider and patient outcomes: a randomized implementation trial18
Provider REport of Sustainment Scale (PRESS): development and validation of a brief measure of inner context sustainment18
Understanding adaptations in the Veteran Health Administration’s Transitions Nurse Program: refining methodology and pragmatic implications for scale-up18
Implementation of clinical practice changes in the PICU: a qualitative study using and refining the iPARIHS framework17
A citation analysis and scoping systematic review of the operationalization of the Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM)17
Determinants of using children’s mental health research in policymaking: variation by type of research use and phase of policy process16
Effect of collaborative quality improvement on stillbirths, neonatal mortality and newborn care practices in hospitals of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India: evidence from a quasi-experimental mixed-16
Tracking implementation strategies in the randomized rollout of a Veterans Affairs national opioid risk management initiative16
Economic evaluation of a web-based menu planning intervention to improve childcare service adherence with dietary guidelines16
A step toward understanding the mechanism of action of audit and feedback: a qualitative study of implementation strategies15
Evaluation of a program for routine implementation of shared decision-making in cancer care: results of a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial15
Cost-effectiveness of the Adaptive Implementation of Effective Programs Trial (ADEPT): approaches to adopting implementation strategies15
Pharmacist dispensing of the abortion pill in Canada: Diffusion of Innovation meets integrated knowledge translation15
Optimising and profiling pre-implementation contexts to create and implement a public health network intervention for tackling loneliness15
Examining the complementarity between the ERIC compilation of implementation strategies and the behaviour change technique taxonomy: a qualitative analysis15