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Is it worth engaging in multi-stakeholder health services research collaborations? Reflections on key benefits, challenges and enabling mechanisms

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Hinchcliff, R and Greenfield, D and Braithwaite, J, Is it worth engaging in multi-stakeholder health services research collaborations? Reflections on key benefits, challenges and enabling mechanisms, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 26, (2) pp. 124-128. ISSN 1464-3677 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzu009

Abstract

Multi-Stakeholder Health Services Research Collaborations (M-SHSRCs) are increasingly pursued internationally to undertake complex implementation research that aims to directly improve the organisation and delivery of health care. Yet the empirical evidence supporting M-SHSRCs' capacity to achieve such goals is limited, and significant impediments to effective implementation are identified in the literature. This dichotomy raises the question, 'is it worth engaging in M-SHSRCs?' In this paper, we contribute to the narrative evidence-base by outlining key issues emerging from our substantial collaborative experience in Australia. Key benefits, challenges and mechanisms that may enable effective implementation of M-SHSRCs in other contexts are highlighted. We conclude that M-SHSRCs are worthwhile and succeed through significant financial, temporal and emotional investments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:certification/accreditation of hospitals; external quality assessment; health system reform; implementation research; knowledge translation; quality improvement
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Greenfield, D (Professor David Greenfield)
ID Code:110810
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2016-08-15
Last Modified:2017-10-20
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