Theoretical frameworks to support research of health service innovation

Fox, Amanda, Gardner, Glenn, & Osborne, Sonya (2014) Theoretical frameworks to support research of health service innovation. Australian Health Review, 39(1), pp. 70-75.

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Health service managers and policy makers are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of innovations implemented in health care settings. The increasing demand on health services requires that innovations are both effective and sustainable however research in this field is limited with multiple disciplines, approaches and paradigms influencing the field. These variations prevent a cohesive approach and therefore the accumulation of research findings in development of a body of knowledge. A theoretical framework serves to guide research, determine variables, influence data analysis and is central to the quest for ongoing knowledge development. If left unaddressed, health services research will continue in an ad hoc manner preventing full utilisation of outcomes, recommendations and knowledge for effective provision of health services. The purpose of this paper is to provide an integrative review of the literature and introduce a theoretical framework for health services innovation sustainability research based on integration and synthesis of the literature. Finally recommendations for operationalising and testing this theory will be presented.

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ID Code: 77619
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Health services research, Innovation sustainability, Theoretical Framework Development
DOI: 10.1071/AH14031
ISSN: 1449-8944
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 CSIRO
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2014 23:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 22:31

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