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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 695729, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/695729
Research Article

Improvement Research Priorities: USA Survey and Expert Consensus

1Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
2Steering Council Member, Improvement Science Research Network, USA
3Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden

Received 2 March 2013; Revised 3 June 2013; Accepted 25 June 2013

Academic Editor: Deborah Vincent

Copyright © 2013 Kathleen R. Stevens and John Ovretveit. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

This survey was used to gather stakeholder input to establish consensus on research priorities in improvement science. The survey contains 33 improvement topics organized into 9 categories using a Likert scale of 1 to 4 on the construct of “importance.” It was designed from stakeholder input and systematically refined to be used online. Items and categories were initially identified from an environmental scan to identify improvement topics and categories.

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