Journal Article
Commentary

What to expect when you're evaluating healthcare improvement: a concordat approach to managing collaboration and uncomfortable realities.

Brewster L; Aveling EL; Martin G; Tarrant C; Dixon-Woods M; Safer Clinical Systems Phase 2 Core Group Collaboration & Writing Committee.

Evaluation of an intervention plays an important role in confirming the effectiveness of the work and the evidence it generates. This commentary reviews a process to guide evaluation teams in developing a collective understanding of purposes and scope to assure programs meet their goals. The authors illustrate how this process was used in a large-scale clinical system improvement initiative.