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Problems and promises of innovation: why healthcare needs to rethink its love/hate relationship with the new.

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Innovation is often regarded as uniformly positive. This paper shows that the role of innovation in quality improvement is more complicated. The authors identify three known paradoxes of innovation in healthcare. First, some innovations diffuse rapidly, yet are of unproven value or limited value, or pose risks, while other innovations that could potentially deliver benefits to patients remain slow to achieve uptake. Second, participatory, cooperative approaches may be the best way of achievin...

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10.1136/bmjqs.2010.046227

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
BMJ quality and safety
Volume:
20 Suppl 1
Issue:
SUPPL. 1
Pages:
i47-i51
Publication date:
2011-04-01
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EISSN:
2044-5423
ISSN:
2044-5415
Source identifiers:
215681
Language:
English
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pubs:215681
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uuid:d06aebcb-568d-4edd-9dcb-c072dd6eebb9
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pubs:215681
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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