Finding Common Ground: Harmonizing the Application of Different Quality Improvement Models in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Programs

Publish Date: October 2010
Author: USAID Health Care Improvement Project, Youssef Tawfik, Mary Segall, Edgar Necochea, Troy Jacobs
Language: English

This paper attempts to systematically review and compare quality improvement (QI) models that have been applied extensively in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) or are potentially effective models for MNCH programs.The paper identifies the models’ essential elements in an attempt to find common ground: a place where those who apply different QI models can discuss them with a common language and understanding. Such common ground can demonstrate the similarity of the various models and hence facilitate dialogue and coordination among partners, donors, and stakeholders who use or support the different models.

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