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Table 2 External facilitation tasks during on-site visits

From: Key components of external facilitation in an acute stroke quality improvement collaborative in the Veterans Health Administration

  % of time reportedly spent on facilitation tasks (on-site visits) (n?=?5)
Facilitation tasks Stroke-QUERI facilitators Industrial engineer (IE) facilitators
  (Implementation researchers) (VERC VA-CASE)
  022001 022003 022005 022002 022004
a. Monitoring the status of the teams’ progress ~5% ~25% 40%–50% 50% 60%
b. Providing information to the teams 25% ~10% 30% 25% 15%–20%
c. Providing support (being a sound board, providing guidance) 10% ~75% 75%–80% 25% 50%
d. Identifying activities to be done 25% 25% 50%–60% 50% 30%–35%
e. Providing referrals (connecting people to people, connecting people to information 15% 5% 25% 25% 20%
f. Identifying resources 5%–10% ~5% 30% 25% 0%
  1. Note: each facilitator was asked to estimate time from 0%–100% for each task; therefore, their total time may be more or less than 100%.