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Table 3 Set of process measures

From: The European quality of care pathways (EQCP) study on the impact of care pathways on interprofessional teamwork in an acute hospital setting: study protocol: for a cluster randomised controlled trial and evaluation of implementation processes

Process measures Typology Description Instrument Respondents
Adherence to the complex intervention Implementation parameter Process adherence parameter measuring the extent to which the evidence-based key interventions were actually implemented. Process-follow-up files Study coordinator
Project team composition Implementation parameter The composition of the project team: size and professional groups that are part of it. Process-follow-up files Study coordinator
Project satisfaction Implementation parameter Satisfaction with the implementation process. Process-follow-up files Study coordinator
Project meetings Implementation parameter Number of meetings the project team organised during the implementation process. Process-follow-up files Study coordinator
Facilitators and barriers Implementation parameter What facilitators and barriers were encountered during the implementation process of the care pathway? Semi-structured interviews Study coordinator and stakeholders of the management and team
Pathway effectiveness Implementation parameter How did the implementation of the care pathway affect patient care and teamwork? Semi-structured interviews Study coordinator and stakeholders of the management and team