2022 APR 21 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News — New data on managed care is presented in a new report. According to reports from Oslo, Norway, by the editors of NewsRx, the research said, “To identify factors perceived by local government employees as affecting the implementation of a municipal public health plan. Qualitative individual interviews (n=13) were carried out.

Our news reporters got a quote from the research of the University of Oslo“Participants were sampled in three districts of Oslo municipality, Norway, and asked about their experiences with an ongoing implementation of the Oslo Public Health Plan (2017-2020). The conceptual framework of public sector projectification – an increasing reliance on the organization of political projects – informed the study. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research was used to facilitate data coding and subsequent thematic analysis. Facilitators of implementation included factors perceived to support flexibility, including adaptability of the plan to the local context, and factors perceived to allow structure and control during the implementation process, such as articulation of specific goals and a shared understanding of public health work. Barriers were mainly related to complex aspects of the plan, such as the need to involve multiple stakeholders and levels of governance, and tensions between the time-limited implementation process and permanent organizational structures. This study demonstrated how research-based methods can be used for the evaluation of an implementation process in a local community. It identified the determinants of implementation using a pre-determined taxonomy of operationally defined factors that could influence implementation.

According to the editors, the research concluded: “However, while implementing a time-bound public health plan may be considered ‘action’ in relation to multidimensional and complex issues, research additional information is needed to determine whether the implementation of the plan has a long duration. -term impact on the surrounding organization and, possibly, on public health outcomes.

This research has been peer reviewed.

For more information on this research, see: Local Public Health Projectification In Practice: a Qualitative Study of Facilitators and Barriers To a Public Health Plan Implementation. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health2022:140349482210804. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd.1 Olivers Court, 55 town road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications – http://www.sagepub.com/; Scandinavian Journal of Public Health – sjp.sagepub.com)

Our journalists inform that additional information can be obtained by contacting Heidi M. Nilsen, University of Oslo, Health Management Department and Health economicsCP 1089, N-0317 Oslo, Norway.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for this additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948221080402. This DOI is a link to a free or paid online electronic document, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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