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BLANCHARD, Carrie M  and  LIVET, Melanie. Ensuring intervention success: assessing fit as an overlooked step of the implementation process. Pharmacy Pract (Granada) [online]. 2020, vol.18, n.4, 2235.  Epub Mar 15, 2021. ISSN 1886-3655.

Ensuring fit between a service and the implementing context is a critical but often overlooked precursor of implementation success. This commentary proposes five key considerations that should be evaluated when exploring fit: alignment with needs and metrics; alignment with organizational resources and capabilities; alignment with organizational priorities and culture; alignment with reimbursement mechanisms for long-term sustainability; and alignment with the regulatory environment. Successful uptake and implementation hinges on careful planning and, most importantly, appropriate fit between the service and the implementing environment.

Keywords : Pharmaceutical Services; Pharmacists; Implementation Science; Reimbursement Mechanisms; Organizational Culture; Health Resources; Planning Techniques; Organizational Innovation; United States.

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