Exploring Innovation and Quality Improvement in Health Care Micro-Systems defines and describes health care micro-systems and analyzes characteristics that enable specific micro-systems to improve the quality of care provided to their patient populations. This study reports on structured interviews used to collect primary data from 43 micro-systems providing primary and specialty care, hospice, emergency, and critical care. It summarizes responses to the interviews about how micro-systems function, what they know about their level of performance, how they improve care, the leadership needed, the barriers they have encountered, and how they have dealt with these barriers.
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|Conclusions and Directions for Further Research and Policy||57-61|
|Appendix A: Example of Thin and Thick Description for Quantitative Analysis||65-66|
|Appendix B: Letter of Invitation||67-68|
|Appendix C: Rosters||69-70|
|Appendix D: Pre-Interview||71-73|
|Appendix E: Telephone Interview||74-85|
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