Increasing the generalisability of improvement research with an improvement replication programme

John Øvretveit, Laura Leviton, Gareth Parry*

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Abstract

If a quality improvement is found effective in one setting, would the same effects be found elsewhere? Could the same change be implemented in another setting? These are just two of the 'generalisation questions' which decision-makers face in considering whether to act on reported improvement. In this paper, some of the issues are considered and a programme of research for testing improvements in different settings is proposed to build theory and practical guidance about implementation and results in different settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i87-i91
Number of pages5
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
Volume20
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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