The PARiHS Framework

This article, written in 2004 by Jo Rycroft-Malone of Bangor University in Wales, provides an overview of the Promoting Action on Implementation Research in Health Services (PARiHS) framework. According to PARIHS, successful implementation depends on the dynamic interplay of three factors – the quality of evidence being used; how receptive the context is to an intervention; and the type of change facilitation that is required. The framework focusses on organisational change, and all three factors are weighted equally. This article will be most relevant for researchers, and those interested in implementing public health interventions.