We know more about the effectiveness of chronic care itself than we know about how to implement these effective practices and care models. The result of this mismatch is that too often the implementation of inherently good innovations fails. Luckily, this is recognised as a problem and we are beginning to use methods which combine implementation with research so that we can more quickly improve care and learn about what works best for whom and where. This report presents a synthesis of what a diverse group of experts across the European Union see as research priorities to speed up and spread improvements to chronic care. It will contribute to the future EU Research Agenda and also seeks to stimulate research funding for rigorous and timely implementation research in chronic care. But it is also of immediate use to improvers and researchers across Europe for the insights and discussions about implementation, chronic care and improvement science and practice.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 603246
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Ovreveit, J., Huijsman, R., Bongers, I., & Bloemendaal, M. (2015). Better implementation of improvements in chronic care. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79476