The CoP evaluation process is structured as inclusive and systematic. Iterative performance data feedback provides a mechanism to monitor changes in care processes and practices across regional hospitals. Other CoP evaluation measures do not assess the impact of intervention on patients’ outcomes but provide an assessment of the likelihood that the intervention will achieve its intended outcomes in four domains: innovations at the practitioner level, the KT methods, culture of collaboration, and the factors linked to endorsement of changes at the organizational level.
The CoP Evaluation Tool provides a framework for assessing these important ‘soft’ measures of organizational context and cultural setting. The tool is based on theDelphi approach and is built according to the current methodological standards of clinical guidelines appraisal for research and evaluation.