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Table 2 Types of diffusion research

From: Introduction of safety and quality standards for private health care providers: a case-study from the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Type Main dependent variable Frequency in diffusion publications (%)
1 Earliness of knowing about an innovation by members of a social system 5
2 Rate of adoption of different innovations in a social system 1
3 Innovativeness of members of a social system 58%
4 Opinion leadership in diffusing innovations 3%
5 Diffusion networks < 1%
6 Rate of adoption of innovations in different social systems 2%
7 Communication channel use 7%
8 Consequences of an innovation < 1%
9 Others 22%
  Total 100%
  1. Note: Based on analysis conducted by Rogers [29]