The use and impact of the online community in a national quality improvement campaign (U.S.)

2 Feb 2011 | Partners in Care

A study, reported in BMJ Quality & Safety, reports on a longitudinal study of the D2B Online Community (sponsored by the D2B Alliance, a campaign to improve heart attack care). Many organisations used the online community for information exchange and found it helpful, despite a lack of association with performance improvement, suggesting what benefits there are may not directly link to performance.

Nembhard, I.M., et al. (2011). Understanding the use and impact of the online community in a national quality improvement campaign. BMJ Quality & Safety, 20, 68-75.

To read the abstract of this paper and for information on accessing the full text, go to http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/20/1/68 or contact your local or organisational library for assistance.

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