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1-2 July 2015, Nottingham Conference Centre
The Health Services Research Network (HSRN) took place at the Nottingham Conference Centre on Wednesday 1st – Thursday 2nd July.
HSRN Symposium presents the leading edge of health services research in a multidisciplinary programme:
Delegates had the opportunity to hear and discuss current issues and potential new methods to improve patient care.
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Two important papers and some bedtime/holiday reading...
Demystifying theory and its use in improvement. BMJ Quality and Safety Davidoff F, Dixon-Woods M, Leviton L, Michie S.
Very useful paper aimed at practitioners to help ‘demystify’ the role of theory in the design of their improvement initiatives, but also helpful for researchers studying these initiatives and underlines the importance of understanding practitioners’/policy makers’ implicit or explicit programme theories.
Using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) in systematic reviews ...7 Thomas J, O’Mara-Evans A, Brunton G
Very interesting paper attempting to move the field forward in relation to systematic reviews of complex interventions to address the question: can we identify which intervention from a range of potential ones
might be relevant in particular contexts? Using a worked example of a review of community engagement in public health and health promotion interventions, it applies a technique developed in political science and
historical sociology, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), to identify the most promising interventions and
the ‘active ingredients’ within them.
And finally: have recently finished reading Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch – brilliant, kaleidoscopic tale, full of Dickensian characters that stay with you the whole time you’re reading it and long after you’ve finished. Take it on your next holiday!By Naomi Fulop -Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management, UCL
I came across Helen Baxter recently and we had a really interesting conversation on Experience Based Design (EBD). It struck me that this approach is similar to ours and that Community Reporters can be a key part for the capture part of the…Continue