Characteristics of guidelines that affect uptake in clinical practice: Results of a realist review on guideline implementability

M. Kastner, L. Hayden, J. Makarski, L. Durocher, A. Chatterjee, L. Perrier, E. Estey, M. Brouwers & O. Bhattacharyya
Background: Guidelines have the potential to facilitate implementation of evidence into practice but this has not been consistently achieved. Optimizing the intrinsic characteristics of guidelines may be one way of increasing their impact. Objective: To conduct a realist review to understand[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]