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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • Health care provided in organizational context
  • behavior of clinicians influenced by the organizations in which they work
  • policies (e.g. P4P) vary greatly in how they are implemented and what effects they have at the local level.
  • recognition of the interconnections among components of organizations (clinical teams function within hospitals, interact with other clinical teams, —embeddedness


Context can either facilitate or impede the adoption of best practices

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