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Intervention

Organisational Intervention: Changes in physical structure, facilities and equipment

Definition

For example, a change of location of nursing stations, inclusion of equipment where technology in question is used in a wide range of problems and is not disease specific.

Effectiveness

One high quality review (Forsetlund) was identified. This review had insufficient evidence to draw any conclusions about the effectiveness this intervention on prescribing outcomes.

Summary of Overall Findings from Reviews

2 reviews that examined the effectiveness of changes in physical structure, facilities and equipment were identified and neither was assessed as being of high quality or a key review.

Summary of Findings Related to Prescribing

No high quality or key reviews were identified.

Reviews listed as "Summary Pending" will be analyzed, summarized and reported at a later date.

The findings will then be incorporated in the overall evidence summaries of the interventions they address.

Reviews Addressing This Intervention Quality Assessment Tool:
AMSTAR Score (of 11 points)
Forsetlund L, Bjorndal A, Rashidian A, Jamtvedt G, O'Brien MA, Wolf F, Davis D, Odgaard-Jensen J, Oxman AD. Continuing education meetings and workshops: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009 2:CD003030. 8 (High)
Duckers M, Faber M, Cruijsberg J, Grol R, Schoonhoven L, Wensing M. Safety and risk management interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review 2009 66 (Suppl 6):90S-119S. 6 (Medium)