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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]