a1 Minimal Risk, Research Ethics Board, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Guidelines support health care decision-making but continue to be underused, therefore more research is needed on how they can be better developed and implemented. The same is true of mental health care, for which there is recent growing interest in improving care delivery and associated outcomes by optimizing the use of mental health care guidelines. This editorial describes the key concepts from accumulated research on guideline implementation to suggest a number of avenues for research on implementation of mental health care guidelines.
(Online publication May 22 2012)