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BACKGROUND Determinants of practice are factors that might prevent or enable improvements. Several checklists, frameworks, taxonomies, and classifications of determinants of healthcare professional practice have been published. In this paper, we describe the development of a comprehensive, integrated checklist of determinants of practice (the TICD(More)
BACKGROUND In the previous version of this review, the effectiveness of interventions tailored to barriers to change was found to be uncertain. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of interventions tailored to address identified barriers to change on professional practice or patient outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY For this update, in addition to the EPOC(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a review of reviews on the impacts and costs of telemedicine services. METHODS A review of systematic reviews of telemedicine interventions was conducted. Interventions included all e-health interventions, information and communication technologies for communication in health care, Internet based interventions for diagnosis and(More)
BACKGROUND The assumption underlying tailoring is that implementation interventions are most helpful if these effectively address the most important determinants of practice for improvement in the targeted setting. The aim of the Tailored Implementation For Chronic Diseases (TICD) project is to develop valid and efficient methods of tailoring implementation(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of tailored interventions to implement guidelines for urinary tract infections in women and sore throat. DESIGN Unblinded, cluster randomised pretest-post-test trial. SETTING 142 general practices in Norway. PARTICIPANTS 72 practices received interventions to implement guidelines for urinary tract infection and 70(More)
BACKGROUND This paper extends the findings of the Cochrane systematic review of audit and feedback on professional practice to explore the estimate of effect over time and examine whether new trials have added to knowledge regarding how optimize the effectiveness of audit and feedback. METHODS We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled(More)
BACKGROUND A cluster randomized trial of tailored interventions to support the implementation of guidelines for sore throat and urinary tract infection found little or no change in the main outcomes, which were antibiotic prescriptions, use of laboratory tests and use of telephone consultations. There was great variation between the practices in the change(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify case definitions for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), and explore how the validity of case definitions can be evaluated in the absence of a reference standard. DESIGN Systematic review. SETTING International. PARTICIPANTS A literature search, updated as of November 2013, led to the identification of 20(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe how the SUPPORT collaboration developed a short summary format for presenting the results of systematic reviews to policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS We carried out 21 user tests in six countries to explore users' experiences with the summary format. We modified the summaries based on the results and(More)
OBJECTIVES Telemedicine applications could potentially solve many of the challenges faced by the healthcare sectors in Europe. However, a framework for assessment of these technologies is need by decision makers to assist them in choosing the most efficient and cost-effective technologies. Therefore in 2009 the European Commission initiated the development(More)