Application of dissemination and implementation science frameworks to surgical research

Jeniann A. Yi*, Ali Hakimi, Ashley K. Vavra

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A statistic often quoted is that <15% of research is translated into practice and routine adoption of novel research findings can take up to 17 years. Dissemination and implementation science is a field of research focused on studying and developing approaches that can increase the uptake of such innovations, thereby reducing the significant time lag between scientific discovery and widespread adoption. As such, it can have a major clinical impact by increasing the utilization of proven innovations in routine clinical practice using systematic frameworks to implement, disseminate, and evaluate the successful application of evidence-based practices. Herein, we discuss the background and theory of implementation science, major frameworks and considerations for study design, and current examples of its application in surgical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-463
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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