Improvement in neonatal intensive care unit care: a cluster randomised controlled trial of active dissemination of information.

  • Acolet D
  • Allen E
  • Houston R
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Background Research findings are not rapidly or fully implemented into policies and practice in care. Objectives To assess whether an 'active' strategy was more likely to lead to changes in policy and practice in preterm baby care than traditional information dissemination. Design Cluster randomised trial. Participants 180 neonatal units (87 active, 93 control) in England; clinicians from active arm units; babies born

Author-supplied keywords

  • Body Temperature
  • Clinical Trials
  • Communication -- Methods
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • England
  • Female
  • Human
  • Hypothermia -- Prevention and Control
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases -- Therapy
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal -- Administration
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal -- Standards
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal -- Methods
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal -- Standards
  • Male
  • Outcomes (Health Care) -- Methods
  • Pulmonary Surfactants -- Administration and Dosage
  • Quality Improvement -- Administration
  • Resuscitation -- Standards

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  • D Acolet

  • E Allen

  • R Houston

  • Wilkinson AR

  • K Costeloe

  • D Elbourne

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