John Ovretveit

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Publications

  1. pmc Using research to inform quality programmes
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden S 40242
    BMJ 326:759-61. 2003
  2. ncbi Formulating a health quality improvement strategy for a developing country
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 17:368-76. 2004
  3. ncbi Implementation of electronic medical records in hospitals: two case studies
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 84:181-90. 2007
  4. doi Improvement leaders: what do they and should they do? A summary of a review of research
    John Ovretveit
    Health Innovation and Evaluation, Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:490-2. 2010
  5. doi Continuous innovation: developing and using a clinical database with new technology for patient-centred care--the case of the Swedish quality register for arthritis
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre MMC, Karolinska Institutet, Floor 5, Berzelius väg 3, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:118-24. 2013
  6. doi Linking research to practice: The organisation and implementation of The Netherlands health and social care improvement programmes
    John Ovretveit
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 17177, Sweden Electronic address
    Health Policy 109:175-86. 2013
  7. doi Learning from large-scale quality improvement through comparisons
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:463-9. 2012
  8. ncbi Implementing organisation and management innovations in Swedish healthcare: lessons from a comparison of 12 cases
    John Øvretveit
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 26:237-57. 2012
  9. pmc Strengthening organizational performance through accreditation research-a framework for twelve interrelated studies: the ACCREDIT project study protocol
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:390. 2011
  10. ncbi Writing a scientific publication for a management journal
    John Øvretveit
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 22:189-206. 2008

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  1. pmc Using research to inform quality programmes
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden S 40242
    BMJ 326:759-61. 2003
  2. ncbi Formulating a health quality improvement strategy for a developing country
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 17:368-76. 2004
    ..Concludes that developing countries do have the exerptise and that extra resources are needed, mostly for training and supervision. Opines that if implementation is not managed then the investment will be wasted...
  3. ncbi Implementation of electronic medical records in hospitals: two case studies
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Health Policy 84:181-90. 2007
    ..The paper provides implementers with research-informed guidance about effective implementation, contributes to developing implementation theory and notes policy implications for current national strategies for IT in health...
  4. doi Improvement leaders: what do they and should they do? A summary of a review of research
    John Ovretveit
    Health Innovation and Evaluation, Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:490-2. 2010
    ..However, the evidence is not strong, especially about how important one or more leaders actions were compared with other situational factors...
  5. doi Continuous innovation: developing and using a clinical database with new technology for patient-centred care--the case of the Swedish quality register for arthritis
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre MMC, Karolinska Institutet, Floor 5, Berzelius väg 3, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:118-24. 2013
    ..We describe and explain the development of a clinical quality database and its use for different clinical, management and patient empowerment purposes...
  6. doi Linking research to practice: The organisation and implementation of The Netherlands health and social care improvement programmes
    John Ovretveit
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 17177, Sweden Electronic address
    Health Policy 109:175-86. 2013
    ..It provides details which may be useful to others seeking to plan and implement such programmes, and also contributes to the understanding of knowledge translation and of network governance...
  7. doi Learning from large-scale quality improvement through comparisons
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 24:463-9. 2012
    ..To discover lessons from 10 national health and social care quality programmes in the Netherlands...
  8. ncbi Implementing organisation and management innovations in Swedish healthcare: lessons from a comparison of 12 cases
    John Øvretveit
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 26:237-57. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Strengthening organizational performance through accreditation research-a framework for twelve interrelated studies: the ACCREDIT project study protocol
    Jeffrey Braithwaite
    University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 4:390. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  10. ncbi Writing a scientific publication for a management journal
    John Øvretveit
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 22:189-206. 2008
    ..The paper also seeks to reduce the number of papers submitted to journals and reviewers which are really unfinished early drafts or which do provide knowledge which could contribute to reducing suffering...
  11. ncbi Quality of care for chronic illnesses
    John Ovretveit
    Karolinska Institute Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 21:190-202. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to discover the extent to which evidence-based practices and computer systems for managing chronic illness are used within Swedish primary health care...
  12. ncbi Quality collaboratives: lessons from research
    J Øvretveit
    The Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden The Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:345-51. 2002
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  13. ncbi Improving quality through effective implementation of information technology in healthcare
    John Øvretveit
    Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institute, Floor 5, Berzelius väg 3, Stockholm SE 17177, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:259-66. 2007
    ..To draw on previous research, empirical data from this study is used to develop IT implementation theory...
  14. doi The contribution of new social science research to patient safety
    John Ovretveit
    Karolinska Institutet, The Nordic School of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Soc Sci Med 69:1780-3. 2009
    ..It highlights areas which this research needs to address in its methods, presentation, and subjects studied...
  15. ncbi Understanding and improving patient safety: the psychological, social and cultural dimensions
    John Øvretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 23:581-96. 2009
    ..This paper aims to provide researchers and practitioners with an overview of how organisation behaviour research (OBR) helps to understand and resolve patient safety problems in health care...
  16. pmc Understanding the conditions for improvement: research to discover which context influences affect improvement success
    John Øvretveit
    Director of Research, Professor of Health Innovation Implementation and Evaluation, Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Floor 5, Berzelius väg 3, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:i18-23. 2011
    ..It also suggests that 'practical improvers' can make their changes more effective by reflecting on and revising their own 'assumption-theories' about the conditions which will help and hinder the improvements they aim to implement...
  17. doi How does context affect interventions to improve patient safety? An assessment of evidence from studies of five patient safety practices and proposals for research
    John C Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, MMC, Karolinksa Institute, Berzelius väg 3, Stockholm 17177, Sweden
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:604-10. 2011
    ..It could help to judge the likely success of possible improvements, given the conditions that they have, and to decide which of these conditions could be modified to make implementation more effective...
  18. doi Widespread focused improvement: lessons from international health for spreading specific improvements to health services in high-income countries
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:239-46. 2011
    ..It presents lessons from international health which could be of use to those studying, choosing, planning and progressing strategies to increase the uptake of proven or promising interventions to health services in high-income countries...
  19. pmc Evaluation of quality improvement programmes
    J Øvretveit
    Nordic School of Public Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:270-5. 2002
    ..It emphasises the important contribution which such research can make to improving the effectiveness of these programmes and to developing the science of quality improvement...
  20. ncbi Hospital quality management system in a low income Arabic country: an evaluation
    John Ovretveit
    Karolinska Institute Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 19:516-32. 2006
    ..The paper seeks to present findings from an evaluation of a quality management system implemented in a low-income country hospital...
  21. ncbi Nordic privatization and private healthcare
    John Ovretveit
    The Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenberg, Box 12133, Sweden, S 40242
    Int J Health Plann Manage 18:233-46. 2003
    ....
  22. ncbi Patient safety as perceived by Swedish leaders
    Karin Pukk Härenstam
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet and Danderyds University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 22:168-82. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to survey Swedish healthcare leaders' patient safety awareness, the priority they give to safety issues and their views on suitable safety management strategies...
  23. ncbi Leading improvement
    John Ovretveit
    The Karolinska Institute Medical Management Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Health Organ Manag 19:413-30. 2005
    ..To provide research-informed guidance to leaders of quality and safety improvement and evidence-based materials for education programmes for leaders..
  24. ncbi [Quality and shortages of patient safety--how big is the problem?]
    John Ovretveit
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lakartidningen 102:45-8. 2005
    ..This article summarises the main studies and focuses on evidence of the economic consequences of deficiencies in patient safety and quality...
  25. ncbi Sustained improvement? Findings from an independent case study of the Jönköping quality program
    John Øvretveit
    Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Norway
    Qual Manag Health Care 16:68-83. 2007
    ..There is some evidence of process improvements in a number of departments and of outcomes improvement in one department. The program is widely perceived to be of benefit and some of the explanations for this are presented...
  26. ncbi Improving rapid response systems: progress, issues, and future directions
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:512-9. 2007
    ..quot;Detect the emergency and respond to it right at the patient's bedside" sums up the focus of the recent Third International Conference on Rapid Response Systems...
  27. ncbi Learning helpers: how they facilitated improvement and improved facilitation--lessons from a hospital-wide quality improvement initiative
    Johan Thor
    Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Manag Health Care 13:60-74. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi Is health care a special challenge to quality management? Insights from the Danderyd Hospital case
    Jörgen Striem
    Danderyd University Hospital, SE 182 88, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Manag Health Care 12:250-8. 2003
    ..It is suggested that applying professional practice development approaches to improvement initiatives might help to overcome the barrier thus created...
  29. doi Case study of how successful coordination was achieved between a mental health and social care service in Sweden
    Johan Hansson
    LIME, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Plann Manage 27:e132-45. 2012
    ..One lesson for the current policy is that, where full structural integration is not possible, then client-level coordination roles in each sector are useful to connect sector services for shared clients...
  30. doi What happened to the no-wait hospital? A case study of implementation of operational plans for reduced waits
    Johan Hansson
    Department of Learning Informatics Management and Ethics, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Qual Manag Health Care 21:34-43. 2012
    ..This article reports a case study of a hospital implementation of operational plans for reduced waits, with an emphasis on the process of change...
  31. ncbi Evolution and outcomes of a quality improvement program
    Johan Thor
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 23:312-27. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi Patient claims and complaints data for improving patient safety
    Pia Maria Jonsson
    Medical Management Centre, MMC, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 21:60-74. 2008
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe patient complaints and claims data from Swedish databases and assess their value for scientific research and practical health care improvement...
  33. ncbi The quality of health purchasing
    John Øvretveit
    Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 16:116-27. 2003
    ..should be asked of providers? How can information about clinical quality, outcome and costs, be obtained in a form in which reliable comparisons can be made? Is quality accreditation or registration a good predictor of future quality?..
  34. doi An integrated health and social care organisation in Sweden: creation and structure of a unique local public health and social care system
    John Øvretveit
    The Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Health Policy 97:113-21. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi [Quality and shortages of patient safety--how reduce the costs?]
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centrum, Karolinska Institutet, Bergen, Norge
    Lakartidningen 102:232-4. 2005
    ..Understanding of the costs of both the problem and the solution would encourage more effective quality and safety improvement and provide one way of measuring the progress of an action to solve the problem...
  36. ncbi The Zambia quality assurance program: successes and challenges
    Bruno Bouchet
    John Snow, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:89-95. 2002
    ..The objectives of the evaluation were to review the performance of the Zambia Quality Assurance Program (ZQAP) and provide recommendations to help design its next phase...
  37. ncbi Client perceptions of the performance of public and independent not-for-profit primary healthcare
    Ritva Laamanen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:598-608. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi [Patient safety and quality problems--what is the cost?]
    John Ovretveit
    Medical Management Centrum, Karolinska Institutet, Bergen, Norge
    Lakartidningen 102:140-2. 2005
    ..It should be decided how a potential saving could be retained by a unit which has invested in such an intervention. The third article describes methods for estimating quality costs in health care...