The role of economic evaluation in dissemination and implementation research

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This chapter presents an overview of how D & I research can be evaluated from an economic point of view. Dissemination and implementation imposes costs upon knowledge purveyors, provider organizations, public health organizations, and payers (including governments). However, whether these added costs will result in improved service delivery and, perhaps more importantly, client outcomes and improvements in population health remain as open questions. If emerging studies reveal that defined implementation strategies are more cost effective than “usual” implementation, then policymakers and service providers will need to resource these added costs of implementation in order to assure the success and sustainability of high-quality health services over the long term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Science to Practice, Second Edition
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780190683214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Cost–benefit analysis
  • Economic evaluation
  • Implementation cost-effectiveness ratio
  • Outcomes
  • Time horizon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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