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evidence-based medicine, innovation diffusion, interorganizational learning, knowledge utilization



  1. Lemieux-Charles, Louise
  2. McGuire, Wendy
  3. Blidner, Ilsa


Effective health services rely on a foundation of research-based evidence. While quality care improvements are dependent on the application of evidence, incorporating them into practice may be challenging. This article presents the results of a study of the diffusion of a complex evidence-based innovation initiated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.