Advancing coordinated care in four provincial healthcare systems: evaluating a knowledge-exchange intervention.

Academic Article


  • OBJECTIVES: This research project created and evaluated a knowledge-exchange intervention designed to facilitate an increase in organizational readiness for implementing coordinated stroke care in four primarily rural provincial healthcare systems. INTERVENTION: Knowledge brokers were linked to networks within, across and outside the provinces to support, inform and disseminate best practice recommendations for coordinated stroke care within the provincial healthcare systems. FINDINGS: The intervention increased awareness and dissemination of recommendations, which stimulated the implementation of coordinated stroke care. Similar knowledge-exchange interventions might work in other healthcare jurisdictions with similar demographics, to promote evidence-informed improvements in healthcare.
  • Authors

  • Warner, Grace
  • Lyons, Renee
  • Parker, Victoria
  • Phillips, Stephen
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • August 2011
  • Published In

  • Healthcare Policy  Journal
  • Keywords

  • 8.1 Organisation and delivery of services
  • Brain Disorders
  • Clinical Research
  • Stroke
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 80
  • End Page

  • 94
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 1