Journal Article
Commentary

Learning collaboratives: insights and a new taxonomy from AHRQ's two decades of experience.

Nix M, McNamara P, Genevro J, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2018;37:205-212.

Learning collaboratives are multimodal interventions that are often used to implement evidence-based practices. This perspective from AHRQ scientists proposes a taxonomy to describe collaboratives' distinct elements: innovation, or the type of positive change; communication among members; duration and sustainability; and social systems, or the organization and culture of the collaborative. The authors suggest that efforts to evaluate learning collaboratives or quality improvement interventions employ this taxonomy.