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Table 3 Stages of change in the transtheoretical model [according to 37]

From: Assessing hospitals' clinical risk management: Development of a monitoring instrument

Stage Behavioral change Adapted to measure the development stages at hospital level
(Stage 1)
Not intending to take action within the next 6 months Not yet examined
(Stage 2)
Intending to take action within the next 6 months Examined, but so far no implementation plan
(Stage 3)
Intending to take action in the next 30 days Implementation planned in the next 12 months
(Stage 4)
Made overt changes less than 6 months ago Not systematically implemented
(Stage 5)
Made overt changes more than 6 months ago Systematically implemented/
Deliberate decision against implementation