* View the original project
** View the publication in JAMA Network Open
We formed a scaling team that coordinated the scaling and supported the local teams of the new hospitals. The team promoted the project within the networks of all stakeholders, and on national conferences. We presented the project for interested healthcare professionals, and advised them on how to conduct the intervention in their hospital. All hospitals that are currently reducing inappropriate laboratory testing are participating in the learning collaboration. In the meetings, local teams share successes, discuss challenges and compare data.
The intervention consists of creating awareness through education and feedback, intensifying the supervision of young doctors with regard to laboratory testing by experienced specialists and changes in protocols and (electronic) ordering systems.
There are currently 20 hospitals participating in the learning collaboration. In 2023 we will be able to present results from the participating hospitals.