Targeted interventions 'improve bronchiolitis care'

When hospital staff need to quit low-value practices, a passive approach isn't sufficient, doctors say

Encouraging hospital staff to drop non-evidence-based practices for managing infant bronchiolitis works better when a targeted intervention is used, rather than just relying on guidelines being adopted, Australian researchers find.

doctor listening to baby's chest

Investigators randomised 26 hospitals providing tertiary or secondary paediatric care in Australia and New Zealand to either implement interventions designed to better promote evidence-based care for bronchiolitis or to maintain usual approaches to education around bronchiolitis

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