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Using principles of diffusion of innovation to improve nursing home care

Kovach C, Morgan S, Noonan P, Brondino M ...see all

Journal of Nursing Care Quality, vol. 23 (2008) pp. 132-139

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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.

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  • Adult Aged Dementia/di [Diagnosis] *Dementia/nu [N

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  • C R Kovach

  • S Morgan

  • P E Noonan

  • M Brondino

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