Building interorganizational knowledge for evidence-based health system change

  • Lemieux-Charles L
  • McGuire W
  • Blidner I
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Effective health services rely on a foundation of research-based evidence. While quality care improvements are dependent on the application of evidence, incorporating them into practice may be challenging. This article presents the results of a study of the diffusion of a complex evidence-based innovation initiated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Innovation diffusion
  • Inter-organizational learning
  • Knowledge utilization

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  • Louise Lemieux-Charles

  • Wendy McGuire

  • Ilsa Blidner

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