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Medication Research Partnership Patient-Centered Outcomes in Addiction QI Learning & Coaching Substance Abuse and HIV Care Sustaining Change After NIATx200 Using NIATx to Implement Integrated ServicesCompleted Research
Sustainability of Change within a Quality Improvement Collaborative
Multi-organizational quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) are effective strategies for implementing evidence-based practices and improving patient care.6-13 Research on the effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives to promote long-term sustainment of change is lacking, however. Moreover, we do not yet understand what attributes--organizational, innovation or environmental–are the most important contributors to the ability of organizations to successfully sustain change following participation in quality improvement collaboratives. This research study uses mixed-effects regression modeling and qualitative interviews to achieve our specific aims:
Specific Aim 1: Assess the level of sustainment of NIATx200 individual level outcomes--wait time, retention and number of admissions—during the 36 months following termination of NIATx200 supports.
Specific Aim 2: Identify attributes in the environment, in the organization and of the implemented innovation, that influence whether process improvements experienced during the NIATx200 intervention were sustained.
Project Duration: 07/01/14-06/30/17
Principal Investigator: James H. Ford II
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Ford II JH, Alagoz E, Dinauer S, Johnson KA, Pe-Romashko K, Gustafson DH Successful Organizational Strategies to Sustain Use of A-CHESS: A Mobile Intervention for Individuals With Alcohol Use Disorders J Med Internet Res 2015;17(8):e201 DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3965 PubMed PMID: 26286257. PMCID: PMC4642385.
Ford II JH; Robinson J; Krahn D; McCarty D and Gustafson D. Role of Staff Perceptions about Sustainability on Sustained Improvements (Poster Presentation). Addiction Health Services Research, October 23-25, 2013. Portland, OR.
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