How come nothing changed? Reflections on the fasting-time project

Morten Hertzum*, Jesper Simonsen

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Many healthcare interventions fail to produce the intended effect. In this paper we look back at the fasting-time project, which aimed to shorten patients' preoperative fasting times. However, the project failed to achieve this effect, even though it had been identified and prioritized by the clinicians at the studied hospital. A set of mutually reinforcing factors collectively explain why the project failed to produce change. The four main factors are: lack of urgency, risk aversion, day-to-day busyness, and lack of managerial commitment at the department level. The simultaneous presence of these factors complicates efforts to counter them.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelDigital Personalized Health and Medicine - Proceedings of MIE 2020
RedaktørerLouise B. Pape-Haugaard, Christian Lovis, Inge Cort Madsen, Patrick Weber, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Philip Scott
Antal sider5
ForlagIOS Press
Publikationsdato16 jun. 2020
Sider971-975
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781643680828
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 16 jun. 2020
Begivenhed30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020 - Geneva, Schweiz
Varighed: 28 apr. 20201 maj 2020

Konference

Konference30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2020
LandSchweiz
ByGeneva
Periode28/04/202001/05/2020
NavnStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Vol/bind270
ISSN0926-9630

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