Clinical research takes an estimated 17 years before applying it to real-world scenarios, delaying access to important discoveries and advances. CHDS faculty member Jane Kim and researcher Nicole Campos discuss the value of implementation science to lessen the lag between research and application in their commentary in the Society for Medical Decision Making newsletter. By collaborating between implementation and decision scientists, implementation science strategies and cost-effectiveness can bring clinical research more quickly to the real-world application, to improve both efficiency and health outcomes.
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Hoomans T, Severens JL. Economic Evaluation of Implementation Strategies in Health Care. Implementation Science 2014; 9: 168.
Whyte S, Dixon S, Faria R et al. Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Implementation: Is Sufficient Evidence Available? Value in Health 2016; 19: 138-144.