Effectiveness-implementation Hybrid Designs: Combining Elements of Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Research to Enhance Public Health Impact

Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD, Mark Bauer, MD, Brian Mittman, PhD, Jeffrey M. Pyne, MD, and Cheryl Stetler, PhD
Med Care
March 2012

The authors examine how hybrid study designs can address the gaps in the translation of health care research to health care practice and health care promotion. The study proposed three approaches and assessed their potential for further consideration in speeding the transition and translation from research studies to health care practices and education.