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April 30, 2020
Defining and conceptualizing outcomes for de-implementation: key distinctions from implementation outcomes
This article conceptualizes de-implementation outcomes and how they may differ from implementation outcomes.
Prusaczyk, B., Swindle, T., & Curran, G. (2020). Defining and conceptualizing outcomes for de-implementation: key distinctions from implementation outcomes. Implementation Science Communications, 1, 1-10.
April 3, 2020
Strategies for Disseminating and Implementing COVID‐19 Public Health Prevention Practices in Rural Areas
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in this single-author paper I provide guidance to public health officials on disseminating public health prevention information to rural communities, based on the literature.
Prusaczyk, B. (2020). Strategies for Disseminating and Implementing COVID‐19 Public Health Prevention Practices in Rural Areas. The Journal of Rural Health.
March 4, 2020
Understanding transitional care provided to older adults with and without dementia: A mixed methods study.
This study looked at the different roles social workers and nurses played in delivering transitional care to older adults with and without the dementia in the hospital. The key finding was that they had distinct and non-overlapping roles that should be taken into account when designing for dissemination of other types of care processes.
Prusaczyk, B., Fabbre, V., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2020). Understanding transitional care provided to older adults with and without dementia: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Care Coordination, 23(1), 14-23.
January 22, 2020
Implementation and Sustainability of a Pharmacy-Led, Hospital-Wide Bedside Medication Delivery Program: A Qualitative Process Evaluation Using RE-AIM.
This project was an evaluation of a pharmacy-led hospital program that delivered patients' discharge medications to their bedsides before they left the hospital. We interviewed stakeholders about their experience implementing the program and their thoughts on its sustainability.
Prusaczyk, B., Mixon, A. S., & Kripalani, S. (2020). Implementation and sustainability of a pharmacy-led, hospital-wide bedside medication delivery program: a qualitative process evaluation using RE-AIM. Frontiers in public health, 7, 419.
June 18, 2019
Differences in Transitional Care Provided to Patients With and Without Dementia.
The main takeaways from this study are that older adults with dementia who are discharging from the hospital are significantly less likely to receive education about things such as their diagnoses and follow-up care than patients without dementia. Importantly, this was true for patients and their caregivers - meaning hospital providers were less likely to educate the caregivers of patients with dementia than the caregivers of patients without dementia.
Prusaczyk, B., Olsen, M. A., Carpenter, C. R., & Proctor, E. (2019). Differences in Transitional Care Provided to Patients With and Without Dementia. Journal of gerontological nursing.
August 29, 2018
Networks of hospital discharge planning teams and readmissions
In this study, we used network analysis to analyze the discharge planning teams for older adults in the hospital and their relationship with hospital readmission. We found that perhaps there is such a thing as too much communication, which could be leading to miscommunication or errors that lead to patients being readmitted.
Prusaczyk, B., Kripalani, S., & Dhand, A. (2019). Networks of hospital discharge planning teams and readmissions. Journal of interprofessional care, 33(1), 85-92.
July 3, 2018
Letting Go: Conceptualizing Intervention De-implementation in Public Health and Social Service Settings
In this paper, led by Dr. Ginger McKay, we lay out a conceptual framework and considerations for de-implementing practices in public health or social service settings.
McKay VR, Morshed AB, Brownson RC, Proctor EK, Prusaczyk B. (2018). Letting Go: Conceptualizing Intervention De-implementation in Public Health and Social Service Settings. Am J Community Psychol. doi:10.1002/ajcp.12258
May 25, 2018
Measuring the Delivery of Complex Interventions through Electronic Medical Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Here we offer guidance for any researcher who seeks to use electronic health record data to study the current delivery or implementation of a care process in the hospital. Short answer: use a qualitative, content analysis mentality, not a clinical chart abstraction mentality.
Prusaczyk, B., Fabbre, V., Carpenter, C. R., & Proctor, E. (2018). Measuring the Delivery of Complex Interventions through Electronic Medical Records: Challenges and Lessons Learned. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes) , 6 ( 1 ) , 10 . DOI:
April 15, 2018
Rural Health Networks: How Network Analysis Can Inform Patient Care and Organizational Collaboration in a Rural Breast Cancer Screening Network
My first network study and my first rural health study! In this study, we used network analysis to study how breast cancer care providers were coordinating patient care in a rural area. We found that it's all about location, location, location - providers in the same county were far more likely to share patients than providers in other counties, even when those "other county" providers were part of the same health system.
Prusaczyk, B., Maki, J., Luke, D. A., & Lobb, R. (2019), Rural Health Networks: How Network Analysis Can Inform Patient Care and Organizational Collaboration in a Rural Breast Cancer Screening Network. The Journal of Rural Health, 35: 222-228. doi:10.1111/jrh.12302
July 26, 2016
Informed consent to research with cognitively impaired adults: Transdisciplinary challenges and opportunities.
My first first-author paper! Together with an orthopaedic surgeon, an emergency medicine physician, and a medical ethicist, we discussed how the exclusion of older adults with cognitive impairments in research studies has led to a dearth of evidence-based practices for this important population. We offer suggestions on how to obtain informed consent for researchers who wish to include these individuals in their studies.
Prusaczyk, B., Cherney, S. M., Carpenter, C. R., & DuBois, J. M. (2016). Informed consent to research with cognitively impaired adults: Transdisciplinary challenges and opportunities. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(1), 63-73.
June 7, 2015
Using segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series data to assess colonoscopy quality outcomes of a web-enhanced implementation toolkit to support evidence-based practices for bowel preparation: a study protocol.
Led by Dr. Alex Ramsey, this study protocol (PI: Dr. Rebecca Lobb) walks through how we conducted our study on implementing split-dose bowel prep for colonoscopy patients by targeting physicians and nurses with online training, a toolkit, and reminder materials, as well as a patient-facing brochure. The toolkit logo was created by yours truly and I'm quite proud of my graphic design skills!
Ramsey, A. T., Maki, J., Prusaczyk, B., Yan, Y., Wang, J., & Lobb, R. (2015). Using segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series data to assess colonoscopy quality outcomes of a web-enhanced implementation toolkit to support evidence-based practices for bowel preparation: a study protocol. Implementation Science, 10(1), 85.
Other Published Work
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November 18, 2019
Under the D&I Science Big Tent, Everyone Benefits
In this blog post, I explain how the exchange of methods, strategies, and ideas across substantive areas and settings is critical to advancing learning in implementation science.
May 22, 2019
Tips for Communicating Evidence to Policymakers
In the second of a two-part blog series for AcademyHealth, I offer three tips to increase the likelihood your work will reach policymakers.
May 15, 2019
In the first of a two-part blog series for AcademyHealth, I describe the Congressional Research Service and how policymakers rely on it for evidence relevant to policymaking.
April 13, 2016
Inherent Challenges to Conducting D&I Research in Aging
In a blog post for the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, I discuss why the fields of gerontology and geriatrics have been slow to come around to dissemination and implementation research.