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Implementation science: how to jump-start infection prevention.
Saint S, Howell JD, Krein SL. Implementation science: how to jump-start infection prevention. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2010 Nov 1; 31 Suppl 1:S14-7.
Implementing evidenceand#x2010;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.