John A. Ovretveit, PhD
Dr. Øvretveit's work is based on the belief that organization and management can bring out the best and worst in people, and that the right organization design is critical for effective healthcare. His current research examines implementation of management and organization improvements and clinical care coordination for safety and lower costs. Dr. Øvretveit's research has explored the costs and savings of quality improvements, action evaluation methods for giving rapid feedback for service providers and policy-makers to improve their services, and assessing the role of context on implementation.
- Professor of Implementation, Improvement, and Evaluation, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
- PhD, Brunel University, London, England
- Hansson, J., Øvretveit, J., & Brommels, M. (2011). Case study of how successful coordination was achieved between a mental health and social care service in Sweden. International Journal of Health Planning and Management. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/hpm.1099
- Vanhaecht, K., Øvretveit, J., Elliott, M. J., Sermeus, W., Ellershaw, J. E., & Panella, M. (2011). Have we drawn the wrong conclusions about the value of care pathways? Is a cochrane review appropriate? Evaluation and the Health Professions [Epub ahead of print].
- Øvretveit, J. (2011). Widespread focused improvement: lessons from international health for spreading specific improvements to health services in high-income countries. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 23(3), 239-246.
- Øvretveit, J., Hansson, J., & Brommels, M. (2010). An integrated health and social care organisation in Sweden: Creation and structure of a unique local public health and social care system. Health Policy, 97(2-3), 113-121.
- Thor, J., Herrlin, B., Wittlov, K., & Øvretveit, J. (2010). Evolution and outcomes of a quality improvement program. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 23(3), 312-327.
- A Different Way of Thinking about Research
- Fidelity and Infidelity
- Focus and Discipline Lead to Success
- The Costs of Implementation
- The Influence of Context in Successful Implementation