Table 1

Example of the operationalization of one of the five indicators used to measure the capacity for innovation
Availability of technologies (4 items) - Availability of advanced information technologies (computerized nursing chart);
- Automative drug distribution system (e.g. Pyxis));
- Therapeutic nursing plan implemented and widely used;
- Availability of basic equipment (patient lift; electric beds, alternating-pressure mattresses, sphygmomanometers)
This marker was rated “strong” for a unit when three of the four identified tracers were assessed as being present in the unit based on interview transcripts

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Dubois et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:286   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-286

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