Alberta Hip and Knee Replacement Pilot Project: Changing the Provincial Model of Hip and Knee Care
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This case examines methods to incorporate the best evidence into clinical practice. More particularly, it considers the issue of knowledge translation from the perspective of implementing an evidence-based hip and knee care pathway in Alberta, Canada. A secondary problem would be bringing together multiple stakeholders with different incentives to implement a large-scale health care change.
- To understand the strategic process involved in translating evidence-based research into clinical practice.
- To explore knowledge translation models that can be used to implement change in complex health systems.
- To understand important dimensions of evaluating positive changes in health care models.
- To provide an example of an innovative health care delivery system that focuses on patient-centered care.
- To understand effective ways of reallocating resources in the management of a complicated health process to increase effective surgeon utilization, improve patient outcomes, and manage wait lists.
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