|1) Length of project||6 months||12 months|
2) Convened expert panel|
Breakthrough series model calls for a planning group that identifies targets for improvement change and plans the collaborative.
|3 experts (including head of register)||8 experts (one project group with five persons, and one steering group with three persons including head of register)|
|3) Organisations required to demonstrate commitmenta||Yes||Yes|
|4) In-person learning sessions||2 days||8 days (4 × 2 days)|
|5) Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles (PDSAs)||Yes||Yes|
|6) Multidisciplinary QI Team||Not specified||Yes (patients were included)|
|7) Project responsible at unit||Yes||Yes (called coach)|
8) QI team calls|
Calls among QI team members or members in other participating organisations are common.
A mailing list with all participants was available and participants were encouraged to do so.
Coaches had the task of participating in meetings with all coaches (a phone call once a month, in total 10 times).
9) Email or web Support|
Email, listservs, or others forms of web support have become a common approach for providing ongoing support.
Done by the head of register.
Done by the project group.
8 webinars were provided.
|10) Leadership involvement/outreach||Not specified||Yes, guaranteed by the coaches|
|11) Sites collected reviewed data and used feedback||Yes||Yes|
|12) External support with data synthesis and feedback||Not specified||Yes (QI team members experienced data extraction as difficult)|
|13) Training for ‘non-QI Team Staff Members’ by experts||No||
(8 webinars were open to everybody)
|14) Training for ‘non-QI members’ by the QI team||Yes||Partly|
|Project responsibleb||One competence centre for national quality registries (A)||Two competence centres for national quality registries (B + C)|
|Information/invitation||Internal to all registering units||Open on the web|
A) Decrease of average age of registered persons (e.g. discovery of patients with osteoarthritis in an early stage)|
B) Increased number of patients with a minimum level of physical activity after one year
A) Better quality of life for persons with heart failure|
B) Decreased cases of re-admission within 30 daysc
|Costs||32 000 USD||166 000 USD|