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Comment on "Diffusion of innovations in service organizations: systematic review and recommendations".

Milbank Quarterly (Impact Factor: 5.06). 02/2005; 83(1):177-8; author reply 178-9.
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ABSTRACT This article summarizes an extensive literature review addressing the question, How can we spread and sustain innovations in health service delivery and or- ganization? It considers both content (defining and measuring the diffusion of innovation in organizations) and process (reviewing the literature in a sys- tematic and reproducible way). This article discusses (1) a parsimonious and evidence-based model for considering the diffusion of innovations in health service organizations, (2) clear knowledge gaps where further research should be focused, and (3) a robust and transferable methodology for systematically re- viewing health service policy and management. Both the model and the method should be tested more widely in a range of contexts.

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