In healthcare, implication refers to the consequences of something. Not the medical side effects, but things that occur that are up to the doctors and nurses to resolve – including diseases, medications, and procedures. To understand what these implications are, it’s important to understand the disease in question, the medication used, or the procedure involved.
Implication is something which is suggested or happens indirectly – it’s not intentional. If you forgot to leave the gate closed and the dog got out, you would be guilty by implication. It has many different senses and it’s usually something that is used in the plural. Implications in healthcare are consequences that can happen in the future. If there is something that’s wrong in a prescription of a medication or a diagnosis of a disease, there will be implications for the doctor(s) involved.
Not all implications are bad ones, of course, but in healthcare, it often leans towards the negative over the positive. Doctors and medical staff have to be accountable for their actions, decisions and their abilities to impart medical wisdom. They have to consider the wider implications of their actions, and the development of new medical techniques, medicine, and more are going to implicate new doctors.
Research in healthcare is vital, but research implications are basically the conclusions drawn from your results and explained. Doctors and researchers in the medical fields must explain how their findings can be important for policy, practice, or theory. They are the specific suggestions made with regard to further and future research on a particular topic. There are also social implications to consider in healthcare and research. Implications can state what individuals and groups should do with the research once they have completed it.
Some examples of this are the implications (both positive and negative) of the platform economy in healthcare. Implications in your healthcare company practice, for example, can mean discussing findings and what they may mean for individuals who are working in the same field of study. Consider what people are doing in your field and the implications for practice that also involve discussing how information can be delivered.
Wider implications in healthcare often relate to the most important, or the most general parts of a situation at hand. Theoretical implications in healthcare means that your findings are either confirming a theory, or they’re debunking said theories. Your findings have to be in line with a theory to which your research is based, and is confirmed. Otherwise, it’s falsified.
Healthcare is a huge industry and there has to be more positives than negatives for it to work for everyone. If there are issues with the doctors and nurses and they are implicated in a medical malpractice, this means a bigger problem for a healthcare company overall. It’s vital for healthcare company leaders to be aware of what could implicate their staff in malpractice in the healthcare sector. Training then becomes a vital piece of the puzzle in ensuring that all staff members are able to meet implications with ease.