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Table 4 Round 2 modified Delphi survey results for importance and feasibility of additional and rephrased factors

From: Implementation of government-directed policy in the hospital setting: a modified Delphi study

Survey questionsLevel of agreement
Policy characteristics
 Where valid and reliable evidence is available, how feasible is it to ensure policy requirements/actions are supported by valid and reliable evidence when developing policy for implementation?88.9%
 Where valid and reliable evidence is not available, how important is it for proposed changes to be assessed/tested for unforeseen consequences and/or acceptability?88.9%
 Where valid and reliable evidence is not available, how feasible is it for proposed changes to be assessed/tested for unforeseen consequences and/or acceptability?66.7%
 How important is clinician perception that a policy will benefit patient care/outcomes for policy implementation?77.8%
 How feasible is it to consider clinician and decision-maker perception of whether a policy will benefit patient care/outcomes when developing policy for implementation?88.9%
Outer setting
 How important is the alignment of policy actions and outcomes with other externally developed requirements for policy implementation?100%
 How feasible is it to ensure required policy actions and outcomes do not contradict other externally developed requirements during policy development?88.9%
Inner setting
 How feasible is it for hospitals to consider roles and responsibilities before commencing policy implementation?66.7%
 How feasible is it for hospitals to undertake internal system and infrastructure assessment to identify potential local factors that influence policy implementation?100%
 How feasible is it for hospitals to establish organisational lines of accountability for implementation outcomes when developing policy for implementation?100%
 How feasible is it for hospitals to consider organisational stability when planning for policy implementation?55.6%
 How important are clinical leaders/professional peers (both formal and informal) in facilitating policy implementation?100%
 How feasible is it for hospitals to identify potential clinical leaders/professional peers that may influence implementation before commencing policy implementation?88.9%
Implementation process
 How feasible is it for hospitals to quantify and build capacity for implementation before commencing policy implementation?66.7%
 How important is the identification of change/s required to move from current practice to proposed practice?100%
 How feasible is it to consider the change/s required to move from current practice to proposed practice and consider this transition when developing policy for implementation?100%