Option 1 “[…]a deliberately initiated process, in which agents intend to bring into operation new or modified practices that are institutionally sanctioned,and are performed by themselves and other agents […who] act to modify a social system.”[1]

Option 1 (refined from Option 2): Efforts designed to get interventions and related products into use via appropriate activities; the vehicle by which an intervention is assimilated into an organization[2].


  1. May, Carl. Towards a general theory of implementation. Implement Sci 2013, epub ahead of print.
  2. Damschroder L, Aron D, Keith R, Kirsh S, Alexander J, Lowery J.: Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implement Sci 2009, 4(1):50.