A huge debt of gratitude is due to health care professionals at our case study sites who gave generously of their time so that others could benefit from their experiences.

Thanks are also due to health care decisionmakers and colleagues who reviewed earlier drafts of the Guide. Their numerous suggestions improved the Guide’s quality and richness.

Special recognition is owed to Michael Harrison of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, whose wealth of knowledge and incisive comments were indispensable. We would also like to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Brian Mittman of the VA/UCLA/RAND Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior and Brian Weiner of the University of North Carolina, who served as consultants throughout the development of this Guide.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.

Suggested citation: Brach C, Lenfestey N, Roussel A, Amoozegar J, Sorensen A. Will It Work Here? A Decisionmaker’s Guide to Adopting Innovations. Prepared by RTI International under Contract No. 233-02-0090. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Publication No. 08-0051. Rockville, MD: AHRQ; September 2008.

The information in this Decisionmaker’s Guide to Adopting Innovations is intended to assist decisionmakers in health care organizations in determining whether to adopt an innovation. This Guide is intended as a reference and not as a substitute for professional judgment. The findings and conclusions are those of the authors, who are responsible for its content, and do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. No statement in this Guide should be construed as an official position of AHRQ or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, AHRQ or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services endorsement of any derivative products may not be stated or implied. None of the investigators has any affiliations or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented in this Guide.

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