Best strategies to implement clinical pathways in an emergency department setting: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

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Title: Best strategies to implement clinical pathways in an emergency department setting: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
Authors: Jabbour, Mona
Curran, Janet
Scott, Shannon D
Guttman, Astrid
Rotter, Thomas
Ducharme, Francine M
Lougheed, M Diane
McNaughton-Filion, M Louise
Newton, Amanda
Shafir, Mark
Paprica, Alison
Klassen, Terry
Taljaard, Monica
Grimshaw, Jeremy
Johnson, David W
Date: 2013
Abstract: The clinical pathway is a tool that operationalizes best evidence recommendations and clinical practice guidelines in an accessible format for 'point of care' management by multidisciplinary health teams in hospital settings. While high-quality, expert-developed clinical pathways have many potential benefits, their impact has been limited by variable implementation strategies and suboptimal research designs. Best strategies for implementing pathways into hospital settings remain unknown. This study will seek to develop and comprehensively evaluate best strategies for effective local implementation of externally developed expert clinical pathways.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31661
http://www.implementationscience.com/content/8/1/55
DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-8-55
CollectionLibre accès uOttawa - Publications // uOttawa Open Access - Publications
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