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Understanding why quality circles work in primary health care: a realist approach about how, why and under what circumstances they work

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Quality circles and similarly structured small groups are commonly used in primary health care in Europe to reflect on and improve standard practice over time. They are a complex social intervention in the fast-changing system of primary health care. Many controlled trials and reviews have documented their positive effects on behaviour change. As effect sizes vary, I sought to understand how and why quality circles achieved their results by using a realist approach.

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Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Research group:
Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM)
Role:
Author
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6718-6821

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Sub department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Research group:
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5384-4157
Institution:
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Research group:
School of Health & Related Research
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
Janet Harris ORCID iD https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0754-7223
Institution:
Bond University, Gold coast, Australia
Division:
MSD
Research group:
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5690-1997
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Programme:
Medbase, a network of health care centres providing primary health care in Switzerland (https://www.medbase.ch)
Funding agency for:
Rohrbasser, A
Grant:
DPhil in Evidence Based Health Care: Weiterbildungsvereinbarung 16.5.2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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