Title

Translating guidelines into practice via implementation science: An update in lipidology

DOI

10.1097/MOL.0000000000000835

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-1-2022

Publication Title

Current Opinion in Lipidology

Volume

33

Issue

6

First Page

336

Last Page

341

ISSN

9579672

Keywords

clinical practice guidelines, implementation science, lipidology, translation

Abstract

Purpose of reviewGuidelines provide recommendations for clinicians based on the best available evidence and informed by clinical expertise. These recommendations often fail to be utilized by clinicians hindering the translation of evidence into practice. The purpose of this review is to describe novel ways in which implementation science has been used to improve translation of guidelines into clinical practice in the field of lipidology.Recent findingsWe searched PubMed for articles related to guideline implementation in lipidology published in 2021 and 2022. Identified articles were categorized into three domains: first, poor uptake of guideline recommendations in practice; second, implementation science as a solution to improve care; and third, examples of how implementation science can be incorporated into guidelines.SummaryThe field of lipidology has identified that many guideline recommendations fail to be translated into practice and has started to utilize methods from implementation science to assess ways to shrink this gap. Future work should focus on deploying tools from implementation science to address current gaps in guideline development. Such as, developing a systematic approach to restructure guideline recommendations so they are implementable in practice and aid in clinicians' ability to easily translate them into practice.

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