The cultural politics of 'Implementation Science'

Boulton, Richard, Sandall, Jane and Sevedalis, Nick (2020) The cultural politics of 'Implementation Science'. Journal of Medical Humanities, ISSN (print) 1041-3545 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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Despite the growing profile of ‘implementation science’, its status as a field of study remains ambiguous. Implementation science originates in the evidence-based movement and attempts to broaden the scope of evidence-based medicine to improve ‘clinical effectiveness’ and close the ‘implementation gap’. To achieve this agenda, implementation science draws on methodologies from the social sciences to emphasise coherence between qualitative and quantitative approaches. In so doing, we ask if this is at the expense of ignoring the dominating tendencies of the evidence-based movement and consider if some of the methodologies being drawn on should be considered irreconcilable with evidence-based methodologies.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Depositing User: Richard Boulton
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 10:33
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 15:05

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