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Improving care at scale: process evaluation of a multi-component quality improvement intervention to reduce mortality after emergency abdominal surgery (EPOCH trial)

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Background Improving the quality and safety of perioperative care is a global priority. The Enhanced Peri-Operative Care for High-risk patients (EPOCH) trial was a stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial of a quality improvement (QI) programme to improve 90-day survival for patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in 93 hospitals in the UK National Health Service.

Methods The aim of this process evaluation is to describe how the EPOCH interve... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13012-018-0823-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-7014-4793
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ORCID:
0000-0002-8664-3001
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Funding agency for:
Shaw, SE
Publisher:
BMC Publisher's website
Journal:
Implementation Science Journal website
Volume:
142
Issue:
13
Publication date:
2018-11-13
Acceptance date:
2018-10-05
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EISSN:
1748-5908
Pubs id:
pubs:943731
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uri:a55c2a25-172a-4a13-b0ce-87fdca16d59f
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