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Title: Evaluation of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) sepsis VTE collaborative: Short report
Authors: Tarrant, Carolyn
O’Donnell, Barbara
Martin, Graham
Bion, Julian
First Published: 2-Jul-2015
Publisher: University of Leicester
Abstract: From summary: The collaborative is an increasingly popular approach to improvement in healthcare. The most widely used model is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) ‘Breakthrough Series collaborative’ (BTS) model, 1 in which a community of practitioners use continuous quality improvement methods to achieve improvement towards specific aims, supported by a core of expert faculty. There is evidence that collaboratives can be effective as an approach to improvement, but their effectiveness is likely to be partly dependent on their particular organisation and structure, and the programme context. Although some consensus has been reached about the factors that influence the success of a collaborative approach, a lack of empirical evidence persists about how the approach can be optimised. We report a summary of findings from a qualitative evaluation of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) sepsis VTE collaborative.
ISBN: 978-0-9933380-1-4
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Report
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2015. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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