Disseminating innovations in health care.

  title={Disseminating innovations in health care.},
  author={D. Berwick},
  volume={289 15},
  • D. Berwick
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • Health care is rich in evidence-based innovations, yet even when such innovations are implemented successfully in one location, they often disseminate slowly-if at all. Diffusion of innovations is a major challenge in all industries including health care. This article examines the theory and research on the dissemination of innovations and suggests applications of that theory to health care. It explores in detail 3 clusters of influence on the rate of diffusion of innovations within an… CONTINUE READING
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