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The relationship between organisational characteristics and the effects of clinical guidelines on medical performance in hospitals, a meta-analysis

Rob Dijkstra1*, Michel Wensing1, Ruth Thomas2, Reinier Akkermans1, Joze Braspenning1, Jeremy Grimshaw3 and Richard Grol1

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1 Centre for Quality of Care Research-117, Radboud University, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

3 Ottawa Health Research Institute, 1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9, Canada

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BMC Health Services Research 2006, 6:53  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-53

Published: 28 April 2006

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Studies to implement guidelines at hospitals. The reviewed studies are listed with details on type of study, setting, target, number of patientes, intervention strategies and post study percentages on the primary outcome measure.

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