Designing and implementing research on a statewide quality improvement initiative: the DIAMOND study and initiative.

@article{Crain2013DesigningAI,
  title={Designing and implementing research on a statewide quality improvement initiative: the DIAMOND study and initiative.},
  author={A. Lauren Crain and Leif I. Solberg and J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer and Kris A. Ohnsorg and Michael V. Maciosek and Robin R Whitebird and Arne Beck and Beth A Molitor},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={e58-66}
}
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate a rigorous methodology that optimally balanced internal validity with generalizability to evaluate a statewide collaborative that implemented an evidence-based, collaborative care model for depression management in primary care. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Several operational features of the DIAMOND (Depression Improvement Across Minnesota, Offering a New Direction) Initiative suggested that the DIAMOND Study use a staggered implementation design with repeated cross… CONTINUE READING