, Volume 77, Issue 4, pp 309-318

Lessons Learned in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Implications for Psychiatric Administrators

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Abstract

Factors related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) are discussed. Extensive effort is required to successfully implement and sustain EBPs that improve clinical outcomes. There is a rapid rate of discovery of new EBPs. Examples of large-scale implementations of EBPs in mental health are described with emphasis on the factors thought critical for success. The need for designing systems which can cost-effectively implement new EBPs is highlighted. Finally, the implications for psychiatric administrators are discussed.