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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308034
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a National Research Agenda for Improvement Science
Author(s):
Stevens, Kathleen R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Alpha
Author Details:
Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, stevensk@uthscsa.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background: The key function of the National Institutes of Health-funded Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) is to advance the science of quality improvement, safety, and efficiency through transdisciplinary research addressing health care systems, patient-centeredness, and integration of evidence into practice.  Research priorities are crucial in order to steer this new field.  To establish the first national priorities, academic and practice scholars systematically reached consensus on improvement research priorities in order to ensure that research resources would be applied to the nation’s most urgent knowledge gaps in improvement science.

Methods: Consensus on the research agenda was accomplished in three phases. First, an online survey reflecting 33 research topics categorized into nine dimensions of quality and safety was developed for gathering input regarding importance of the topics.  Second, the survey was used to gather data from a broad group of stakeholders representing multiple health care disciplines, academicians, and clinicians. Consensus was formed using a Delphi approach.  An expert panel considered stakeholder survey results, their own ratings, and were guided through multiple iterations toward consensus.  

Results: Analysis of survey data showed variations in stakeholder respondents’ impressions of the importance of the 33 quality improvement topics. Ultimately, the expert panel outlined four broad topics considered to be top improvement research priorities, accompanied by descriptions and examples.  

Conclusion:  The process led to stakeholder-based national consensus on priority topics in the new field of improvement research. The four ISRN research priorities – care coordination and transitions, high-performing clinical systems and microsystems improvement approaches, evidence-based quality improvement and best practices, and a culture of quality and safety – reflect national priorities for research studies that build improvement science.

Keywords:
Research Agenda; Quality Improvement; Improvement Priorities
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating a National Research Agenda for Improvement Scienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Kathleen R.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen R. Stevens, RN, MS, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, stevensk@uthscsa.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308034-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Background:</b><b> </b>The key function of the National Institutes of Health-funded Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN) is to advance the science of quality improvement, safety, and efficiency through transdisciplinary research addressing health care systems, patient-centeredness, and integration of evidence into practice.  Research priorities are crucial in order to steer this new field.  To establish the first national priorities, academic and practice scholars systematically reached consensus on improvement research priorities in order to ensure that research resources would be applied to the nation’s most urgent knowledge gaps in improvement science. <p><b>Methods: </b>Consensus on the research agenda was accomplished in three phases. First, an online survey reflecting 33 research topics categorized into nine dimensions of quality and safety was developed for gathering input regarding importance of the topics.  Second, the survey was used to gather data from a broad group of stakeholders representing multiple health care disciplines, academicians, and clinicians. Consensus was formed using a Delphi approach.  An expert panel considered stakeholder survey results, their own ratings, and were guided through multiple iterations toward consensus.<b>  </b><p><b>Results:</b><b> </b>Analysis of survey data showed variations in stakeholder respondents’ impressions of the importance of the 33 quality improvement topics. Ultimately, the expert panel outlined four broad topics considered to be top improvement research priorities, accompanied by descriptions and examples. <b> </b><p><b>Conclusion:  </b>The process led to stakeholder-based national consensus on priority topics in the new field of improvement research. The four ISRN research priorities – care coordination and transitions, high-performing clinical systems and microsystems improvement approaches, evidence-based quality improvement and best practices, and a culture of quality and safety – reflect national priorities for research studies that build improvement science.en_GB
dc.subjectResearch Agendaen_GB
dc.subjectQuality Improvementen_GB
dc.subjectImprovement Prioritiesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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