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Effectiveness of collaborative improvement: evidence from 27 applications in 12 less-developed and middle-income countries
This article in BMJ Quality and Safety analyzes 27 quality improvement collaborative in 12 countries. The study analyzed data on provider compliance with standards and outcomes related to maternal, newborn and child health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria and tuberculosis. The authors concluded that collaborative improvement can produce significant, sustained gains in compliance with standards and outcomes in less-developed settings and merits wider application as a strategy for health systems strengthening.
Franco LM and Marquez L. (2011) "Effectiveness of collaborative improvement: evidence from 27 applications in 12 less-developed and middle-income countries." BMJ Qual Saf 2011;20:658-665.
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