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Empowering Sustained Patient Safety

Implementation of TeamSTEPPS for improving patient safety was examined via descriptive qualitative analysis of semistructured interviews with 21 informants at 12 hospitals.

Implementation approaches fit three strategies: top-down, bottom-up, and combination. The top-down approach failed to develop enough commitment to spread implementation. The bottom-up approach was unable to marshal the resources necessary to spread implementation.

Combining top-down and bottom-up processes best facilitated the implementation and spread of the TeamSTEPPS safety initiative.

For more info, see Stewart et al. (2015). Empowering sustained patient safety: The benefits of combining top-down and bottom-up approaches. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(3), 240-246.

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