Improving patient care :the implementation of change in clinical practice
- au: Richard Grol, Michel Wensing, and Martin Eccles.
- Publish: Edinburgh ;New York : Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann 2005.
- 出版年: 2005
- sb: Patient Care Management , Health Planning , Health Planning organization & administration , Patient Care Management organization & administration , organization & administration , Organizational Innovation
- ISBN: 075068819X , 9780750688192
- ps: Includes bibliographical references and index
- ref_id: 000112530
- type: 圖書
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In the field of health care, a very large number of valuable insights, procedures and technologies become available each year. These come from well planned scientific research or careful experiments and evaluation in everyday practice. As many of these innovations are not adopted into daily practice, at the expense of improved patient care, it is crucial to understand how sucessful implementation can be achieved. This book examinines the process of introducing change and innovation into practice. With chapters on identifying problems in the implementation, selecting strategies, effective implementation of policies, and evaluation of the success of the changes, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all of the elements involved in the successful implementation of change. Aids the implementation of various changes including: the adoption of clinical guidelines; new procedures, technologies, care programmes and preventative programmes; care protocols, care pathways or processes that may lead to an improvement in patient care ['best practices']; removal of undesirable routines and variations in the care provided. All recommendations are based upon scientific evidence, careful evaluation or on good experience in practice - thus, on innovations that are firmly established as being able to contribute to better care for patients.Evidenced-based approach meets the need to learn from available evidence.Practical examples support readers who learn through experiences.Gives particular emphasis to implementation of clinical guidelines, one of the most important aids to achieving optimal care for patients.Demonstrates how any future implementation of clinical guidelines is an important part of their generation.Explains the importance of target group involvement in initial planning and delivery.Outlines helpful and unhelpful factors in the success of implementation of change and describes cost-effective strategies for overcoming them.Describes the role of firm organisation in planning and systems for evaluation.Takes the perspective of the implementer although includes discussion of the impact of change through the eyes of the target group.Translates principles and models to practice by providing action plans.Generalizable approach widens the book to all sectors of healthcare management.