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Disseminating and implementing guidelines: How feasible is it?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paula Whitty, Professor Jeremy Grimshaw


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Discusses the feasibility of disseminating and implementing guidelines in routine practice, informed by discussions with senior actors in the field of guidelines implementation. Comments about the lack of protected budgets to support guideline dissemination and implementation strategies and common strategies of using "soft money" or resources for specific initiatives to support such activities. The "opportunity costs" of strategies need to be considered. In addition there are implications for the implementation of the NHS information strategy. For clinical governance as a whole, not only is it likely that widespread cultural change is required, but also the capacity of the system still needs considerable expansion if sufficient educational activities are to become routine. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Whitty P, Thomas R, Grimshaw J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Governance

Year: 2004

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 8-10

Print publication date: 01/01/2004

ISSN (print): 1477-7274

ISSN (electronic): 1758-6038

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd


DOI: 10.1108/14777270410517665


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