Improved delivery of cardiovascular care (IDOCC) through outreach facilitation: study protocol and implementation details of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care

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dc.contributor.authorLiddy, Clare
dc.contributor.authorHogg, William
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Grant
dc.contributor.authorWells, George
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, Deri C
dc.contributor.authorAkbari, Ayub
dc.contributor.authorDahrouge, Simone
dc.contributor.authorTaljaard, Monica
dc.contributor.authorMayo-Bruinsma, Liesha
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Jatinderpreet
dc.contributor.authorCornett, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-18T10:57:29Z
dc.date.available2015-12-18T10:57:29Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-27
dc.identifier.citationImplementation Science. 2011 Sep 27;6(1):110
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-6-110
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/33890
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background There is a need to find innovative approaches for translating best practices for chronic disease care into daily primary care practice routines. Primary care plays a crucial role in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. There is, however, a substantive care gap, and many challenges exist in implementing evidence-based care. The Improved Delivery of Cardiovascular Care (IDOCC) project is a pragmatic trial designed to improve the delivery of evidence-based care for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care practices using practice outreach facilitation. Methods The IDOCC project is a stepped-wedge cluster randomized control trial in which Practice Outreach Facilitators work with primary care practices to improve cardiovascular disease prevention and management for patients at highest risk. Primary care practices in a large health region in Eastern Ontario, Canada, were eligible to participate. The intervention consists of regular monthly meetings with the Practice Outreach Facilitator over a one- to two-year period. Starting with audit and feedback, consensus building, and goal setting, the practices are supported in changing practice behavior by incorporating chronic care model elements. These elements include (a) evidence-based decision support for providers, (b) delivery system redesign for practices, (c) enhanced self-management support tools provided to practices to help them engage patients, and (d) increased community resource linkages for practices to enhance referral of patients. The primary outcome is a composite score measured at the level of the patient to represent each practice's adherence to evidence-based guidelines for cardiovascular care. Qualitative analysis of the Practice Outreach Facilitators' written narratives of their ongoing practice interactions will be done. These textual analyses will add further insight into understanding critical factors impacting project implementation. Discussion This pragmatic, stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial with both quantitative and process evaluations demonstrates innovative methods of implementing large-scale quality improvement and evidence-based approaches to care delivery. This is the first Canadian study to examine the impact of a large-scale multifaceted cardiovascular quality-improvement program in primary care. It is anticipated that through the evaluation of IDOCC, we will demonstrate an effective, practical, and sustainable means of improving the cardiovascular health of patients across Canada. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00574808
dc.titleImproved delivery of cardiovascular care (IDOCC) through outreach facilitation: study protocol and implementation details of a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2015-12-18T10:57:29Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderLiddy et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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