De-implementation

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Abstract

“De-implementation” refers to processes for the deliberate removal, reduction, restriction, and replacement of established interventions, programs, and services. It is increasingly recognized as a requirement of evidence-based healthcare. In some ways, de-implementation is simply the reverse of implementation, and therefore, much of what we know about implementation science can simply be applied “in reverse”. However, de-implementation is also different in some crucial respects. The evidence to support removal of an established practice is often limited, and this adds to the wider challenges of convincing patients and other affected parties of the necessity and benefits of the proposed change. De-implementation is, therefore, more likely to experience resistance than other change processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImplementation Science
Subtitle of host publicationthe key concepts
EditorsFrances Rapport, Robyn Clay-Williams, Jeffrey Braithwaite
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter60
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781003109945
ISBN (Print)9780367626112, 9780367626136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2022

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NameRoutledge Key Guides
PublisherRoutledge

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