Table 2

Components of the Change Process Capability Questionnaire Strategies Scale (N = 1,181 practices)

The practice has used the following strategies to improve cardiovascular preventive careAgree or Strongly Agree No. (%)
Changing or creating systems in the practice that make it easier to provide high-quality care935 (79.2)
Providing information and skills training891 (75.4)
Removal or reduction of barriers to better quality of care880 (74.5)
Periodic measurement of care quality for assessing compliance with any new approach to care816 (69.1)
Using teams focused on accomplishing the change process for improved care808 (68.4)
Deliberately designing care improvements to make the care process more beneficial to the patient799 (67.7)
Using opinion leaders, role modeling, or other vehicles to encourage support for changes757 (64.1)
Providing to those who are charged with implementing improved care the power to authorize and make the desired changes753 (63.8)
Reporting measurements of practice performance on CVD prevention measures for comparison with their peers740 (62.7)
Setting goals and benchmarking rates of performance quality on CVD prevention measures at least yearly683 (57.8)
Customizing the implementation of CVD prevention care changes to the practice632 (53.5)
Deliberately designing care improvements so as to make clinician participation less work than before623 (52.8)
Delegating to nonclinician staff the responsibility to carry out aspects of care that are normally the responsibility of physicians548 (46.4)
Using rapid cycling, piloting, pretesting, or other vehicles for reducing the risk of negative results for introducing organization-wide change in care492 (41.7)
  • CVD=cardiovascular disease.