Plans to accelerate innovation in health systems are less than IDEAL

Paul M. Wilson, Ruth Boaden, Gill Harvey

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Across health systems there is a drive to roll out innovative models of care that will deliver better value for money and improve the quality of care. Innovation in service delivery has been defined as ‘a novel set of behaviours, routines, and ways of working that are discontinuous from previous practice, directed at improving health outcomes, administrative efficiency, cost effectiveness or users’ experience and that are implemented by planned and coordinated actions’.1 Undertaking this type of innovation at scale is increasingly viewed as crucial to the long-term sustainability of health systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-576
Number of pages5
JournalBMJ Quality and Safety
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Evaluation methodology
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health services research


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