Using principles of diffusion of innovation to improve nursing home care
- ISSN: 1057-3631
- ISBN: 1057-3631
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NCQ.0000313762.79396.ec
Principles of diffusion of innovation were used to change care provided to people with dementia in 9 nursing homes. Use of these principles was associated with increased assessment in response to behavior change, increased administration of analgesics, and a significant decrease in resident behavioral symptoms. Results of this study support the emerging consensus that diffusion of innovation is an effective model for making changes in performance of healthcare organizations.