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Table 1 Summary of IS implementation review data sources

From: Tool, weapon, or white elephant? A realist analysis of the five phases of a twenty-year programme of occupational health information system implementation in the health sector

  1. 2. 3. 4.
Setting Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada British Columbia, Canada Free State, South Africa Nationally, South Africa
  IS established at a large health facility with bipartite OHS committee IS established at provincial level governed by bipartite board IS built & piloted at hospitals in province with bipartite oversight IS applied in a multi-site (349 labs) national institution
Observation Period 1986 - 1999 2000 - 2011 2007 - 2012 2010 - 2012
Data Sources
a. Articles reviewed a 18 peer review articles 23 peer review articles 4 peer review articles 1 peer review abstract
b. User surveys b Captured by participant observation Manager & front line worker surveys Pilot study interviews; survey conducted Preliminary survey
c. Key informant interviews c Captured by participant observation Interviews of managers from 2 health regions & the provincial OHS regulator Interviews of 2 OHS champions & other managers Interviews of IS & OHS managers
d. Participant-observer analyses d Researcher leading design & use; regulator perspective Researcher leading design & use; research manager Researcher co-leading design & use; research manager & coordinator; evaluator Researcher co-leading design & use; evaluator
  1. Notes: Details associated with notes a, b, c and d are provided in the Appendix.