Implementation science researchers at NIHR ARC South London and the University of East Anglia have developed a free online repository to help anyone implementing new ways of delivering healthcare to better understand and measure the outcomes of these changes.
The new resource, the Implementation Outcome Repository, brings together 55 instruments that have been developed and tested in physical healthcare settings to assess the success of new ways of delivering healthcare services.
The 55 instruments were identified through a systematic review of the research literature. The researchers then carefully evaluated each instrument, assessing its precision and accuracy and how easy it is to use in practice.
The repository is designed for anyone working on projects to implement changes in healthcare, including researchers, healthcare staff, managers, patients and service users, who want to quantitatively measure the outcomes of implementation.