Improving Patient Care: The Implementation of Change in Health Care, Second Edition

Improving Patient Care: The Implementation of Change in Health Care, Second Edition

Editor(s): Richard Grol, Michel Wensing, Martin Eccles, David Davis

Published Online: 28 JUN 2013

Print ISBN: 9780470673386

Online ISBN: 9781118525975

DOI: 10.1002/9781118525975

About this Book

As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality of patient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do just that.

 Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides a structure for professionals and change agents to implement better practices in health care. It helps health professionals, managers, policy makers and researchers to assess new techniques and select and implement change in their organizations. This new edition includes recent evidence and further coverage on patient safety and patient centred strategies for change.  

 Written by an international expert author team, Improving Patient Care is an established standard text for postgraduate students of health policy, health services and health management. The strong author team are global professors involved in managing research and development in the field of quality improvement, evidence-based practice and guidelines, quality assessment and indicators to improve patient outcomes through receiving appropriate healthcare.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Principles of Implementation of Change

    1. Chapter 2

      Theories on implementation of change in healthcare (pages 18–39)

      Richard Grol, Michel Wensing, Marije Bosch, Marlies Hulscher and Martin Eccles

  2. Part II: Guidelines and Innovations

  3. Part III: Assessment of Performance

    1. Chapter 7

      Quality and safety of care: the role of indicators (pages 115–136)

      Jozé Braspenning, Rosella Hermens, Hilly Calsbeek, Gert Westert, Stephen Campbell and Richard Grol

  4. Part IV: Problem Analysis

  5. Part V: Strategies for Change

    1. Chapter 12

      Educational strategies (pages 197–209)

      Michel Wensing, Cornelia Fluit and Richard Grol

    2. Chapter 13

      Feedback and reminders (pages 210–223)

      Trudy Weijden, Michel Wensing, Martin Eccles and Richard Grol

    3. Chapter 14

      Patient-focused strategies (pages 224–239)

      Marjan Faber, Trudy Weijden, Glyn Elwyn, Michel Wensing and Richard Grol

    4. Chapter 15

      Organizational implementation strategies for change (pages 240–253)

      Michel Wensing, Miranda Laurant, Mariëlle Ouwens and Hub Wollersheim

    5. Chapter 16

      Patient safety and risk prevention (pages 254–268)

      Marieke Zegers, Hub Wollersheim, Michel Wensing, Charles Vincent and Richard Grol

  6. Part VI: Organization and Evaluation

    1. Chapter 20

      Impact of implementation strategies: controlled studies (pages 304–323)

      Trudy Weijden, Martin Eccles, Jeremy Grimshaw, Marion Campbell, Craig Ramsay and Richard Grol

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