Evaluating a Breakthrough Series Collaborative in a Swedish healthcare context
2013 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Since the mid-1990s, increased attention has been placed on quality improvement and patient safety within the healthcare context. This study aims to evaluate the use of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative methodology in a Swedish county council improvement program, comparing measurements at the beginning and after six months. A questionnaire was used, and improvement processes and outcomes were analysed. The results showed an overall large engagement in improvements, although the methodology and the facilitators were seen as only moderately supportive. Nursing educators have highlighted the importance of improvement education amongst healthcare professions, and nurses could play an active role in improving healthcare practices and patient safety.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Breakthrough Series Collaborative, Nursing, Quality Improvement, Questionnaire, Swedish healthcare
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91252DiVA: diva2:616661