Factors associated with sustainability of 2 quality improvement programs after achieving early implementation success. A qualitative case study.

@article{Ament2017FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with sustainability of 2 quality improvement programs after achieving early implementation success. A qualitative case study.},
  author={Stephanie M C Ament and Freek Gillissen and A. Moser and Jos{\'e} M C Maessen and Carmen D Dirksen and Maarten F. von Meyenfeldt and Trudy DEM van der Weijden},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={
          1135-1143
        }
}
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES Sustainability of innovations is a relatively new concept in health care research and has become an issue of growing interest. The current study explored factors related to the sustainability of 2 multidisciplinary hospital-based programs 3 to 6 years after achieving early implementation success. METHOD An exploratory qualitative study was conducted into 2 implementation cases, an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program for colorectal surgery and a short-stay… CONTINUE READING
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