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Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2010 Jun;8(2):79-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00166.x.

Systematic review of practice guideline dissemination and implementation strategies for healthcare teams and team-based practice.

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School of Nursing, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. jennifer.medves@queensu.ca

Abstract

AIM:

To synthesis the literature relevant to guideline dissemination and implementation strategies for healthcare teams and team-based practice.

METHODS:

Systematic approach utilising Joanna Briggs Institute methods. Two reviewers screened all articles and where there was disagreement, a third reviewer determined inclusion.

RESULTS:

Initial search revealed 12,083 of which 88 met the inclusion criteria. Ten dissemination and implementation strategies identified with distribution of educational materials the most common. Studies were assessed for patient or practitioner outcomes and changes in practice, knowledge and economic outcomes. A descriptive analysis revealed multiple approaches using teams of healthcare providers were reported to have statistically significant results in knowledge, practice and/or outcomes for 72.7% of the studies.

CONCLUSION:

Team-based care using practice guidelines locally adapted can affect positively patient and provider outcomes.

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