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Examining strategies for implementing best practices in home healthcare.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19350875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Home healthcare agencies frequently strive to improve quality of care through the use of guidelines to promote best practices. A significant challenge is implementing new practices once they have been identified. Drawing on literature and interviews, this article reviews the effectiveness and feasibility of strategies used to disseminate evidence and how these interact with characteristics of the desired change and characteristics of the organization seeking to implement the change. Based on this review, suggestions are made about how agencies can promote the implementation of guidelines and how the use of best practices can be supported throughout the industry.
Stephanie A K Stock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1062-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  J Healthc Qual     Publication Date:    2009 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-08     Completed Date:  2009-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202994     Medline TA:  J Healthc Qual     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-7     Citation Subset:  H    
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diffusion of Innovation*
Evidence-Based Practice
Home Care Services / organization & administration,  standards*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
United States

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