Competing interest statement: All authors declare that all answers to the questions on your competing interest form are ‘no’.
Quality improvement in long-term mental health: results from four collaboratives
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 379–388, June 2012
How to Cite
STRATING, M. M. H., BROER, T., VAN ROOIJEN, S., BAL, R. A. and NIEBOER, A. P. (2012), Quality improvement in long-term mental health: results from four collaboratives. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19: 379–388. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01802.x
Ethics approval: Since the quality improvement initiatives were part of daily practice and were initiated and implemented by health care organizations and not by the evaluation research team no ethics approval was required.
Funding of the study: The Care for Better programme and the evaluation study are funded by the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw 60-60900-96-005). The researchers of the evaluation study are independent from this funding organization.
Authors' contributions: A. N., T. B. and M. S. formulated the research question of this paper and developed the questionnaire. M. S. and T. B. carried out the study, performed the statistical analyses and drafted the manuscript. A. N. advised on the analyses. A. N., T. B. and R. B. formulated the overall research questions and overall study design of the evaluation. S. R. was involved in formulating the indicators for each collaborative. All authors critically revised the manuscript and have read and approved the final manuscript. All authors had full access to all of the data in the study and can take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2011
- Accepted for publication: 5 August 2011
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