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Mold JW, Aspy CB, Smith PD
Leveraging practice-based research networks to accelerate implementation and diffusion of chronic kidney disease guidelines in primary care practices: a prospective cohort study.
This study was conducted to determine whether practice-based research networks (PBRNs) could increase dissemination, implementation, and diffusion of evidence-based treatment guidelines for chronic kidney disease by leveraging early adopter practices. After the intervention, the initial four PBRNs increased the use of ACEIs/ARBs, discontinuation of NSAIDs, testing for anemia, and testing and/or treatment for vitamin D deficiency. Most were able to recruit two additional practices, which also increased their use of ACEIs/ARBs and testing and/or treatment of vitamin D deficiency. The researchers concluded that, with some assistance, early adopter practices can facilitate the diffusion of evidence-based approaches to other practices.
Citation: Mold JW, Aspy CB, Smith PD . Leveraging practice-based research networks to accelerate implementation and diffusion of chronic kidney disease guidelines in primary care practices: a prospective cohort study. Implement Sci 2014 Nov 23;9:169. doi: 10.1186/s13012-014-0169-x.
Keywords: Guidelines, Innovations and Emerging Issues, Kidney Disease and Health, Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), Primary Care