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Table 3 Origins of sustainability frameworks/models/theories for acute care settings

From: Identifying relevant concepts and factors for the sustainability of evidence-based practices within acute care contexts: a systematic review and theory analysis of selected sustainability frameworks

First author Year Country of origin Name of F/M/Tl Methodological approach used Basis or field of study derived from Recommended setting for use Context level Target audience
Buchanan et al. [25] 2005 UK Sustaining Organizational Change Framework (SOCF) Focused Systematic Review -Organizational (orgal) change theory
-Management (Mgmt.) and total Quality Improvement (QI) theory
Recommended for different types of change and different contexts—organizational settings providing health and human care services (p. 189) Unit or organizational level Researchers concerned with organizational change (p. 190)
Racine [42] 2006 USA Model for Sustaining Innovations in their effectiveness (MSI) Focused Systematic Review -Diffusion of Innovation theory
-Orgal and Mgmt. theory
For use in health and human service innovations and related contexts, (p. 357, 381) Unit or organizational level Blueprint (p. 382) for funders, grantors, researchers and practitioners (p. 356-7)
Maher et al. [39] 2010 UK NHS Sustainability Model (NHS SM) Bayesian subjective research co-production approach to identify and rank factors -Orgal and Mgmt. theory Healthcare settings and service innovations (p. 5 of guide) Project or initiative level Inter-disciplinary researchers and practitioners (p. 5)
Slaghuis et al. [40] 2011 Netherlands A Framework and a Measurement Instrument for Sustainability of Work Practice in long term care (FMIS WP) Literature review of the concepts “routinization” and “institutionalization” -Theory of routines Applicable to multiple settings and service organizations in and out of healthcare including hospital care, long-term care (p. 323) Department or organizational level Researchers and practitioners seeking to measure if changed practices are sustained (p. 314)
Chambers et al. [34] 2013 USA Dynamic Sustainability Framework (DSF) Literature review of the concepts “voltage drop” and “program drift” -Ecological theory Recommended for a broad range of healthcare service interventions and a myriad of clinical organization and community settings (p. 125) Project or initiative level Researchers, policy-makers, practitioners (p. 117, 123-4)
Fox et al. [43] 2015 Australia Sustainability of Innovation Theoretical Framework (SITF) A synthesis of theoretical propositions from an integrative review featuring 2 frameworks: Greenhalgh et al 2004 and Chambers et al. 2013 -Diffusion of Innovation theory Broad range of healthcare service innovation in several contexts including nursing contexts (p. 73) Unit or organizational level Researchers (p. 70 ,74)
Fleiszer et al. [13] 2015 and 2016 Canada Sustainability of Healthcare Innovations Framework (SHIF) Concept analysis of ‘innovation sustainability” -Theories from multiple disciplines (health, social services, public healthy, mgmt.) Diverse frontline acute healthcare nursing settings (2016, p. 215) Unit level Inter-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, administrators (p. 1484–5)
Frykman et al. [41] 2017 Sweden DCOM Framework with Realistic Evaluation (DCOMF) Integrative review combining an organizational framework grounded in psychological theory with Realistic Evaluation -Psychological theory of applied behavior analysis Complex changing healthcare context such as emergency depts (p. 76) Organizational level Researchers and inter-professional practitioners (p. 64, 76)