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Table 2 QUERI Series articles reporting empirical studies

From: Learning from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Enhancement Research Initiative: QUERI Series

  Phase 1
Single site pilot
Phase 2
Small-scale, multi-site implementation trial
Phase 3
Large-scale, multi-region implementation trial
Phase 4
System wide roll-out
Step 1
Select disease/conditions/patient populations
Goetz et al. Implementing and evaluating a regional strategy to improve testing rates in VA patients for HIV [15]
Krein et al. Improving eye care for veterans with diabetes [14]
Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
   
Step 2
Identify evidence based guidelines
Goetz et al. Implementing and evaluating a regional strategy to improve testing rates in VA patients for HIV [15]
Krein et al. Improving eye care for veterans with diabetes [14]
Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
   
Step 3
Measure and diagnose quality/performance gaps
Goetz et al. Implementing and evaluating a regional strategy to improve testing rates in VA patients for HIV [15]
Krein et al. Improving eye care for veterans with diabetes [14]
Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
   
Step 4
Implement improvement program
Brown et al. EQUIP: Implementing chronic care principles for improved care for schizophrenia [16]
Goetz et al. Implementing and evaluating a regional strategy to improve testing rates in VA patients for HIV [15]
Krein et al. Improving eye care for veterans with diabetes [14]
Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
Brown et al. EQUIP: Implementing chronic care principles for improved care for schizophrenia [16]
Wallace and Legro. Project to increase vaccination rates in high risk veterans [9]
Sales et al. Implementing electronic clinical reminders for lipid management for patients with ischemic heart disease [17]
*Curran et al. A process for developing an implementation intervention [10]
*Bowman et al. Measuring persistence of implementation [7]
  Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
Step 5
Assess improvement program feasibility, implementation, impacts on patients, family, system outcomes
Krein et al. Improving eye care for veterans with diabetes [14] Brown et al. EQUIP: Implementing chronic care principles for improved care for schizophrenia[16]
Wallace and Legro. Project to increase vaccination rates in high-risk veterans [9]
Sales et al. Implementing electronic clinical reminders for lipid management for patients with ischemic heart disease [17]
  Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
Step 6
Assess improvement program impact on HRQoL
    Smith et al. Developing a national dissemination plan for collaborative care for depression [12]
  1. * indicates data from this step/phase referred to in a thematic paper