The Role of Economic Evaluation in Dissemination and Implementation Research

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This chapter presents an overview of how dissemination and implementation (D&I) research can be evaluated from an economic point of view. It begins with a brief review of economic concepts followed by a discussion of cost and outcome estimation from a D&I perspective. Using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative as a case study, a suggested approach is outlined to costing this implementation strategy and comparing its costs versus a "usual" implementation. Finally, observations are provided regarding the implications of economic evaluations for the field of D&I research in particular, and for policy in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Science to Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199933242
ISBN (Print)9780199751877
StatePublished - May 24 2012


  • Breakthrough series collaborative
  • Cost estimation
  • D&I
  • Economic evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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