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Logic Models: what, why, how?

A recent article emphasised the power of using theory to explain why improvement programmes work. When key components of an intervention can be identified and their theoretical contribution to final outcomes understood, causal associations can be identified and tested. Although

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Stakeholders: key to understanding context?

How should you decide which aspects of context to analyse in order to apply research to improve clinical practice? Can I suggest that stakeholders who have high interest, influence and power are best able to identify the key aspects of

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Interpreting research evidence, from there to here

A key challenge in using research in practice is knowing how to interpret and translate results. Even when we have clear results from a well designed randomised controlled trial (RCT), there is a challenge in understanding and interpreting the results.

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Why is context important in healthcare improvement?

Context is the new keyword to describe the conditions present in the environment when an intervention is carried out to improve healthcare. It is usually excluded from controlled experimental studies, so that the treatment effect can be attributed to the

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