This definition is taken from the QUERI Glossary:
- A package of implementation interventions that is developed, tested, and refined by implementation researchers for dissemination to health care facilities for use in spreading a targeted best practice intervention or program.
- Toolkits often include educational material, data collection tools, pocket reference guides, decision-making algorithms, etc. Increasingly, additional elements essential for effective replication and sustained implementation are being considered for inclusion, e.g., methods for engaging stakeholders or assessing readiness; descriptions of the need for and role of a facilitator; barriers to/solutions for sustainability; and the approaches to and usefulness of formative evaluation before, during and after implementation.
- Stetler, C., Mittman, B. S., and Francis, J. Overview of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and QUERI theme articles: QUERI Series. Implement Sci 2008, 3(1), 8.