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Prioritising Responses Of Nurses To deteriorating patient Observations (PRONTO) protocol: testing the effectiveness of a facilitation intervention in a pragmatic, cluster-randomised trial with an embedded process evaluation and cost analysis

  • Tracey K. Bucknall1, 2Email author,
  • Gill Harvey3, 4,
  • Julie Considine1, 5,
  • Imogen Mitchell6,
  • Jo Rycroft-Malone7,
  • Ian D. Graham1, 8,
  • Mohammadreza Mohebbi9,
  • Jennifer Watts10 and
  • Alison M. Hutchinson1, 11
Implementation Science201712:85

Received: 14 June 2017

Accepted: 29 June 2017

Published: 11 July 2017

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14 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Jun 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tracey K Bucknall
Resubmission - Version 2
26 Jun 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
11 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13012-017-0617-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Faculty of Health, Geelong, Australia
Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, Adelaide, Australia
Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Eastern Health, Box Hill, Australia
Office of the Dean, Australian National University Medical School, Acton, Australia
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor Institute for Health & Medical Research, Bangor University, Bangor, UK
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Centre for Population Health Research, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Monash Health, Clayton, Australia