Supporting the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care

The spread challenge: How to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care | Horton, T. , Illingworth, J. , & Warburton, W. | Health Foundation

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How to spread new ideas and effective practices from one organisation to another to
improve care and reduce unwarranted variations in performance is one of the central
challenges facing the NHS. This report  investigates the factors affecting the successful uptake of innovations in healthcare.

The report is presented in the following sections:

  • Chapter 1 gives a brief overview of the ‘replicability problem’
  • Chapter 2 looks at why the complexity of many health care interventions poses challenges for spreading them
  • Chapter 3 considers some approaches to codifying complex health care interventions in ways that can support effective replication
  • Chapter 4 looks at the initial spread process and at how early adopters generate new learning about an intervention as they implement it in new contexts
  • Chapter 5 looks at some consequences for the design of large-scale spread programmes
  • The conclusion draws out the implications for policymakers and those overseeing
    spread programmes.

Full report: The spread challenge: How to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care

 

 

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