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Table 4 Missing and new elements of facilitation in relation to facilitation as described in the literature

From: Following a natural experiment of guideline adaptation and early implementation: a mixed-methods study of facilitation

Activities for which no documented evidence was found in the case-audit data of being performed by recognized facilitators New activities identified as performed by recognized facilitators
Interpreting baseline data and providing feedback/insight into performance gaps
Creating an open, supportive, and trusting environment conducive to change
Linking evidence implementation to patient outcomes
Acknowledging success, recognizing and celebrating achievements
Displaying and generating enthusiasm at the start of the project
Thinking ahead in the process
Taking on specific tasks
Being available as needed
Ensuring group remains on task and things are not missed