Frugal Improvement and Spread: Doing More with Less
USAID ASSIST Director Dr. M. Rashad Massoud and Research Director Dr. Edward Broughton joined with Dr. John Ovretveit of the Karolinska Institute to deliver this Learning Lab at the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, held Dec. 7-10 in Orlando, Florida.
The session addressed the issue that time taken away from clinical work to implement improvement initiatives does not always pay back, and changes that were cost-effective in pilot sites may not remain cost-effective at all sites when spread. It showed how significant improvements can be made with limited resources.
Using real-world examples, the session showed how projects in both developed and developing countries ensured their return on investment and spread valuable improvements with few resources and via underdeveloped implementation structures.
Presentations by Dr. Massoud and Dr. Broughton may be downloaded below.