This Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) report summarises the work of a 90-day research and development project looking into network theory for healthcare improvement. It includes a literature review on the topics of network theory, network terminology, and social network analysis. Network experts from across many disciplines offer their views on the subject. The report presents a draft framework for an “enhanced network”.
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Network Theory: IHI 90-Day R&D Project, February – April 2011, Final Summary Report. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), July 2012. 19p.