Effects of quality improvement collaboratives

Lindenauer, Peter K.
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1448
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study investigating collaborative efforts to improve medical care quality. The author notes the development of an improvement model by the U.S. Institute for Heathcare Improvement that applied to various aspects of medicine and notes how quality improvement collaboratives attempt to improve performance through the sharing of best practices and professional development. The author describes an improvement collaborative to reduce cases of infections following operations. The author notes limitations to the study such as a lack of controlled study design and the aggregation of research data.


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