Using Quality Assessment to Improve Maternal Care in Nicaragua

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This case study describes how health care providers in Nicaragua worked together to improve the quality of obstetric care at their health centers and health posts. They began by measuring the extent to which staff performed according to standards, and once aware of the quality gaps, they formed quality improvement teams and used rapid team problem solving to implement quality improvements so that health care providers could perform according to standards. Continuous monitoring showed their success in meeting the standards and improving health outcomes (2003, 11 pages).

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