Collaboratives – Report from the Health Foundation (London) July 2009 on the effectiveness of the Quality Improvement Collaborative approach

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , , |

Collaboratives / Marlies Hulscher, Loes Schouten, and Richard Grol Radboud University Nijmegen  Published by The Health Foundation
July 2009    ISBN 978-1-906461-11-9
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“This report aims to describe the effectiveness of the Quality Improvement Collaborative approach by systematically reviewing empirical studies.

Background
Across the globe, healthcare organisations are adopting collaborative approaches. They are used in different clinical areas and organisational contexts. Collaboratives represent substantial investments in time, effort and funding in the healthcare delivery system.

This report
This systematic review describes the determinants of success and failure by getting under the skin of the collaborative approach to find what really works to improve quality. This ‘black box’ analysis enables the authors to detail the determinants for collaborative success.

What is quickly apparent from the review is the paucity of evidence available on the collaborative approach to quality improvement, but what results are available suggest positive benefits from the use of collaboratives. We have reflected on this evidence in light of our own investment and what people we are working with tell us about the lived experience of working in collaboratives.”

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