Improving surgical care for children through multicenter registries and QI collaboratives

Grace E. Hsiung, Fizan Abdullah*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The role of the healthcare organization is shifting and must overcome the challenges of fragmented, costly care, and lack of evidence in practice, to reduce cost, ensure quality, and deliver high-value care. Notable gaps exist within the expected quality and delivery of pediatric healthcare, necessitating a change in the role of the healthcare organization. To realize these goals, the use of collaborative networks that leverage massive datasets to provide information for the development of learning healthcare systems will become increasingly necessary as efforts are made to narrow the gap in healthcare quality for children. By building upon the lessons learned from early collaborative efforts and other industries, operationalizing new technologies, encouraging clinical-community partnerships, and improving performance through transparent pursuit of meaningful goals, pediatric surgery can increase the adoption of best practices by developing collaborative networks that provide evidence-based clinical decision support and accelerate progress toward a new culture of delivering high-quality, high-value, and evidenced-based pediatric surgical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-306
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Health services research
  • Learning healthcare systems
  • Pediatric collaborative networks
  • Pediatric health
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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