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Sustainable outcomes of an improvement programme: do financial incentives matter?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Quality Technology and Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Development Department , Kalmar County Council , Kalmar and Department of Care Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Department of Care Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö and Department of Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine , Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
Nyckeln Competence Centre for Health Education, Kalmar County Council , Kalmar and Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society , Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Quality Technology and Management. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, HELIX Vinn Excellence Centre.
2013 (English)In: Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, ISSN 1478-3363, E-ISSN 1478-3371, Vol. 24, no 7-8, 959-969 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an improvement programme can contribute to positive sustainable improvements in an organisation, and whether financial incentives are driving forces for improvements. The material was all projects (n=232) that applied for funding in a county council improvement programme between 2007 and 2010. The projects were analysed as to whether they received funding (n=98) or were rejected (n=95). In addition, a categorisation of the projects intentions was analysed. Some projects were still ongoing, but 50 projects were implemented and sustained two or more years after being finalised. Implemented improvements were on different levels, from (micro-level) units up to the entire (macro-level) organisation. In addition, 27 rejected projects were finalised without funding. Eighteen of those 27 were sustainably implemented. This study indicates that there are incentives other than financial at work if an improvement programme contributes to sustainable improvements in the organisation. To encourage practice-based improvements is one way of incentivising the intention and effort to become and perform better.

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Taylor and Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles , 2013. Vol. 24, no 7-8, 959-969 p.
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quality improvement, healthcare settings, improvement programme, sustainable improvement, financial incentives
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96418DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2013.791096ISI: 000321238300016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-96418DiVA: diva2:641955
Available from: 2013-08-20 Created: 2013-08-19 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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