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Quality circles for quality improvement in primary health care: Their origins, spread, effectiveness and lacunae– A scoping review

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Quality circles or peer review groups, and similar structured small groups of 6–12 health care professionals meet regularly across Europe to reflect on and improve their standard practice. There is debate over their effectiveness in primary health care, especially over their potential to change practitioners’ behaviour. Despite their popularity, we could not identify broad surveys of the literature on quality circles in a primary care context. Our scoping review was intended to identify possi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0202616

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
ORCID:
0000-0001-6718-6821
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-5384-4157
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
12
Pages:
Article: e0202616
Publication date:
2018-12-17
Acceptance date:
2018-12-04
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ISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:954730
URN:
uri:e7833baa-d0da-4723-8eff-239820070f35
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uuid:e7833baa-d0da-4723-8eff-239820070f35
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pubs:954730
Language:
English

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