A framework to harness the power of quality collaboratives to improve perinatal outcomes

Patricia A. Lee King, Danielle Young, Ann E.B. Borders*

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Abstract

The Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative developed a framework for successfully engaging teams and implementing statewide obstetric and neonatal quality improvement (QI) initiatives. This framework includes: (1) engaging hospitals to create an environment of improvement; (2) motivating hospital teams to facilitate change at their hospital; and (3) supporting hospital teams through the 3 pillars of QI - collaborative learning opportunities, rapid-response data, and QI support - to achieve initiative goals and improve outcomes for mothers and newborns. Utilizing this framework, the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative Severe Maternal Hypertension Initiative engaged teams and achieved initiative goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-620
Number of pages15
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

Keywords

  • collaborative learning
  • obstetric quality improvement
  • perinatal outcomes
  • perinatal quality collaboratives
  • quality improvement support
  • severe maternal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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