Recognising the influence of context and the context-sensitive nature of quality improvement (QI) interventions is crucial to implementing effective improvements and successfully replicating them in new settings, yet context is still poorly understood.
SISCC research fellow Dr. Emma Coles recently attended the Realist 2017 conference in Brisbane, Australia. In this post, she’ll tell you about her experience. On October 24th-26th, I attended the Realist 2017 conference in Brisbane, Australia, hosted by Charles Darwin University and the Northern Institute. This was my first realist conference, and I found the […]
The influence of contextual factors on healthcare quality improvement initiatives: what works, for whom, and in what setting? Protocol for a realist review Context shapes the effectiveness of knowledge implementation and influences health improvement. Successful healthcare quality improvement (QI) initiatives frequently fail to transfer to different settings, with local contextual factors often cited as the […]
SISCC are working on a Realist Review, and we’re looking for participants! We would like to hear from experts and stakeholders who are involved in supporting and delivering quality improvement, to find out how issues of context affect the implementation of improvement projects. During August and September 2017, we hope to conduct interviews with a range of people […]