Intervention: Implementation

The definitions published from the QUERI Glossary in Implementation Science do not include a foundational definition for Intervention.

The QUERI Glossary defines Implementation Intervention:[1]

A single method or technique to facilitate change and thereby adoption of best practice recommendations; e.g., an opinion leader, electronic clinical reminder, or interactive education program. It is also referred to as “uptake” or “adoption” or “change” interventions.


  1. Stetler, C., Mittman, B. S., & Francis, J. Overview of the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) and QUERI theme articles: QUERI Series. Implement Sci 2008, 3(1), 8.