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Diffusion of innovations in service organizations: systematic review and recommendations.
This article summarizes an extensive literature review addressing the question, How can we spread and sustain innovations in health service delivery and organization? It considers both contentExpand
Realist review - a new method of systematic review designed for complex policy interventions
Evidence-based policy is a dominant theme in contemporary public services but the practical realities and challenges involved in using evidence in policy-making are formidable. Part of the problem isExpand
The challenge of complexity in health care
This is the first in a series of four articles Across all disciplines, at all levels, and throughout the world, health care is becoming more complex. Just 30 years ago the typical generalExpand
Storylines of research in diffusion of innovation: a meta-narrative approach to systematic review.
Producing literature reviews of complex evidence for policymaking questions is a challenging methodological area. There are several established and emerging approaches to such reviews, but unansweredExpand
Diffusion of Innovations in Health Service Organisations: A Systematic Literature Review
This is a systematic review on how innovations in health service practice and organisation can be disseminated and implemented. This is an academic text, originally commissioned by the Department ofExpand
RAMESES publication standards: realist syntheses
BackgroundThere is growing interest in realist synthesis as an alternative systematic review method. This approach offers the potential to expand the knowledge base in policy-relevant areas -forExpand
Coping with complexity: educating for capability
This is the last in a series of four articles Recent high profile scandals in the United Kingdom have highlighted the changing values by which the National Health Service is judged.1 The publicExpand
Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology
Background Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children's language problems affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of aExpand