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Finding the best examples of healthcare quality improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20977994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to summarise the current state of healthcare quality improvement literature focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.
METHODS: Conventional methods of searching the literature were quickly found to be inadequate or inappropriate, given the different needs of practitioners in sub-Saharan Africa, and the inaccessibility of the literature.
RESULTS: The group derived a core list of what were deemed exemplary quality improvement articles, based on consensus and a search into the "grey" literature of quality improvement.
CONCLUSIONS: Quality improvement articles from sub-Saharan Africa are difficult to find, and suffer from a lack of centrality and organisation of literature. Efforts to address this are critical to fostering the growth of quality improvement literature in developing country settings.
Authors:
Constance Liu; Joseph Babigumira; Allan Chiunda; Achilles Katamba; Ilya Litvak; Lakisha Miller; Imelda Namagembe; Juliet Sekandi; Andrea Seicean; Sinziana Seicean; Duncan Neuhauser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality & safety in health care     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1475-3901     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Saf Health Care     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136980     Medline TA:  Qual Saf Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-9     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. constance.liu@gmail.com
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