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By ISQua Thursday. Jan 10, 2019

Editor's Choice Papers

We have two Editor's Choice papers from the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Volume 30, Issue 9, November 2018

 

Implementation science in low-resource settings: using the interactive systems framework to improve hand hygiene in a tertiary hospital in Ghana

https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzy111 [Open Access]

BRIANNE KALLAM, CHRISTIE PETTITT-SCHIEBER, MEDGE OWEN, REBECCA AGYARE ASANTE, ELIZABETH DARKO, and ROHIT RAMASWAMY

Quality issue

Low-resource clinical settings often face obstacles that challenge the implementation of recommended evidence-based practices (EBPs). Implementation science approaches are useful in identifying barriers and developing strategies to address them.

 

 

Longitudinal variation in pressure injury incidence among long-term aged care facilities

https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzy087 [ISQua Member Acces or Paid Purchase]

MIKAELA JORGENSEN, JOYCE SIETTE, ANDREW GEORGIOU, and JOHANNA I. WESTBROOK

Objective

To examine variation in pressure injury (PI) incidence among long-term aged care facilities and identify resident- and facility-level factors that explain this variation.

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