10. Development and selection of strategies for improving patient care

  1. Richard Grol,
  2. Michel Wensing,
  3. Martin Eccles and
  4. David Davis
  1. Richard Grol1,
  2. Marije Bosch2 and
  3. Michel Wensing1

Published Online: 28 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118525975.ch10

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

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

How to Cite

Grol, R., Bosch, M. and Wensing, M. (2013) Development and selection of strategies for improving patient care, in Improving Patient Care: The Implementation of Change in Health Care, Second Edition (eds R. Grol, M. Wensing, M. Eccles and D. Davis), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118525975.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department IQ healthcare, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

  2. 2

    National Trauma Research Institute/Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470673386

Online ISBN: 9781118525975

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Keywords:

  • change strategies;
  • diagnostic analysis;
  • patient care;
  • strategy selection

Summary

Ideally, strategies or measures which correspond as closely as possible to the results of the diagnostic analysis will be chosen and enacted. This chapter focuses on the complex matters and provides some guidance about developing or selecting strategies for change and ensuring they match the characteristics of the innovation, target groups and setting to create the most effective intervention possible. Systematic and rigorous methods are needed to enhance the linkage between identified barriers and change strategies. The chapter explores several of such methods. In order to select the best strategy for the change at hand, it is recommended to supplement the problem analyses with the use of scientific literature on effective change in patient care.