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Table 1 Key implementation principles and examples of supporting literature

From: The demonstration of a theory-based approach to the design of localized patient safety interventions

Implementation principles Supporting literature
1. The need for management approval and ongoing support [17, 27]
2. The need for commitment among members of the target group [18, 28]
3. Use of boundary spanners [2931]
4. Mapping of guidelines onto local problems [3236]
5. Adopting the perspective of the target group [28, 37]
6. Acknowledging the complexity of changing behavior in practice [37, 38]
7. A monitoring plan [18]
8. A flexible approach that is driven by local context [37, 39]
9. Co-production and design to combine theoretical and contextual expertise [38]
10. Incorporation into established structures [3840]