Linking BPGs Use and HOBIC Outcomes in the Community

Start/End Dates: 2008 - 2011

Investigators: Diane Doran (PI), Linda O’Brien-Pallas, LeFebre, N., White, P., Wang, S., Simon, D., Carole A. Estabrooks

Funder: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Grant Amount: $476,100

Description: This study uses of the Client Care Delivery Model (CCDM) to help explain throughput processes such as BPG knowledge utilization and its impact on HOBIC nurse sensitive outcomes. The study will further examine the impact of client, nurse and system characteristics on knowledge utilization, to understand their influence on the ability to utilize BPGs and apply them in practice.

The objectives of this research is to addresses the following knowledge gaps regarding nursing in the community sector:

  1. the relationship between BPG use and HOBIC outcomes;

  2. factors associated with use of best practices such as client, nurse and organizational characteristics and supports;

  3. creating knowledge regarding environmental complexity factors in this setting such as unpredictability and complexity of clients’ needs;

  4. collecting data on utilization (dose and continuity of care) of nurses;

  5. and the impact of nursing BPG related interventions on client outcomes