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Table 1 Qualitative Data Collection Plan

From: The protocol-guided rapid evaluation of veterans experiencing new transient neurological symptoms (PREVENT) quality improvement program: rationale and methods

FOCUS OF INQUIRY DATA PERIOD METHOD PARTICIPANTS
Structure: TIA protocol; TIA providers
Process: how clinical teams use data to improve quality; local context
Formal, semi-structured, qualitative interviews Baseline
6 months into active implementation
12 months into active implementation
Sustainability
Audio-recorded & transcribed interviews Providers who care for and support patients with TIA
Structure: Team composition
Process: Team formation; impact evaluation; action planning
Observations of team kickoffs for active implementation After baseline at the start of active implementation
Structure: Clinical providers’ attendance and participation
Process: Community of care interactions; implementation progress
Observations of Virtual Collaborative Calls Monthly 1 Hour Calls
Structure: Local front-line providers involved in TIA care
Process: Team dynamics; implementation progress; use of data
Observations of facility visits Post Visit Debriefings Audio-recorded & transcribed interviews & field notes
Structure: Role and service of key informants
Process: Use of implementation strategy; implementation progress
FAST* template: a rapid, systematic method for capturing key concepts across data sources Project Duration FAST Template
Structure: Facility team members engaged in quality improvement
Process: Facilitation contents and dose
External Facilitation Tracking Sheet FAST Template and Facilitator notes Providers who locally adapt PREVENT to improve quality of TIA care
  1. *FAST refers to the Fast Analysis and Synthesis Template [41]