Effective health services rely on a foundation of research-based evidence. While quality care improvements are dependent on the application of evidence, incorporating them into practice may be challenging. This article presents the results of a study of the diffusion of a complex evidence-based innovation initiated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Louise Lemieux-Charles, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario.
Wendy McGuire, M.S.W., is Project Coordinator, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Ontario.
Ilsa Blidner, M.A., is an Evaluation Consultant, Ilsa Blidner Consulting Inc., Toronto, Ontario.