Appendix A Study Committee's Site Visit Guide

General Protocol For Site Visits

STEP 1: Develop general field visit guide for use by all teams at all sites

  • list topics to cover (see list I below)
  • list questions to ask (see, "Possible Questions for Site Visit Interviews" below)
  • select sites

STEP 2: Pre-visit contact

  • make arrangements for visit (time, place, hotels)
  • ask for documents on study issues ahead of time (see list II below)
  • identify people to interview on site (see list III below)

STEP 3: Team preparation (conference calls)

  • teams review documents, match to questions, identify gaps/ areas in need of on-site questioning
  • make final decisions regarding individuals to interview on-site

STEP 4: Generate customized site visit protocol

STEP 5: Conduct site visit

  • kick off introductory meeting with CEO/CIO and all actors
  • follow up with one-on-one interviews

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