The influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practices

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323291
Title:
The influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practices
Authors:
Bourke, Jane; Roper, Stephen
Citation:
Bourke J, Roper S. The influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practices. Health Policy 2014 May 29 [published online - article in press]
Publisher:
Health Policy
Journal:
Health policy
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323291
DOI:
10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.05.004
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S016885101400133X
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The benefits of the availability and use of medical equipment for medical outcomes are understood by physicians and policymakers alike. However, there is limited understanding of the decision-making processes involved in adopting and using new technologies in health care organisations. Our study focuses on the adoption of medical equipment in Irish general practices which are marked by considerable autonomy in terms of commercial practice and the range of medical services they provide. We examine the adoption of six items of medical equipment taking into account commercial, informational and experiential stimuli. Our analysis is based on primary survey data collected from a sample of 601 general practices in Ireland on practice characteristics and medical equipment use. We use a multivariate Probit to identify commonalities in the determinants of the adoption. Many factors, such as GP and practice characteristics, influence medical equipment adoption. In addition,we find significant and consistent evidence of the influence of learning-by-using effects on the adoption of medical equipment in a general practice setting. Knowledge generated by experiential or applied learning can have commercial, organisational and health care provision benefits in small health care organisations.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
ISSN:
01688510

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBourke, Janeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoper, Stephenen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T10:46:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-17T10:46:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationBourke J, Roper S. The influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practices. Health Policy 2014 May 29 [published online - article in press]en_GB
dc.identifier.issn01688510-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.05.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323291-
dc.descriptionThe benefits of the availability and use of medical equipment for medical outcomes are understood by physicians and policymakers alike. However, there is limited understanding of the decision-making processes involved in adopting and using new technologies in health care organisations. Our study focuses on the adoption of medical equipment in Irish general practices which are marked by considerable autonomy in terms of commercial practice and the range of medical services they provide. We examine the adoption of six items of medical equipment taking into account commercial, informational and experiential stimuli. Our analysis is based on primary survey data collected from a sample of 601 general practices in Ireland on practice characteristics and medical equipment use. We use a multivariate Probit to identify commonalities in the determinants of the adoption. Many factors, such as GP and practice characteristics, influence medical equipment adoption. In addition,we find significant and consistent evidence of the influence of learning-by-using effects on the adoption of medical equipment in a general practice setting. Knowledge generated by experiential or applied learning can have commercial, organisational and health care provision benefits in small health care organisations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Policyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S016885101400133Xen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health Policyen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL EQUIPMENTen_GB
dc.titleThe influence of experiential learning on medical equipment adoption in general practicesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHealth policyen_GB
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