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Guía de capitación del facilitador: Mejorando la atención en salud

El documento Mejorando la Atención en Salud: Guía de Capacitación para Facilitadores , fue desarrollada para brindar apoyo a un capacitador en mejoramiento de la calidad a fin de que conduzca una capacitación presencial convencional usando...

Guía de capitación del participante: Mejorando la atención en salud

Este guía de capitación del participante fue desarrollado para acompañar al curso, virtual o presencial, de mejorar la atención en salud, diseñado por M. Rashad Massoud . El curso es una introducción a la temática relacionada con la...

How to Conduct a Gender Analysis

The USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender considerations in quality improvement in order to improve outcomes for all — women and men, girls and boys. ASSIST partner WI-HER, LLC developed an innovative and effective six-step approach to...

Quality Improvement in Intensive Care Medicine: Leveraging Teamwork to Improve and Optimize Care Delivery

Intensive care medicine is complex, quick-moving, and often requires the involvement of many separate actors working in concert to provide safe, quality care to patients in life-threatening or dangerous situations. Evidence-based practices...

How a Gender-sensitive Quality Improvement Approach Supports Integrated People-centered Health Services

The World Health Organization framework on integrated people-centered health services (IPCHS) supports increasing timely access to essential health services and making health care more people-centered through five strategic shifts in...

Why Economic Analysis of Health System Improvement Interventions Matters

There is little evidence to direct health systems toward providing efficient interventions to address medical errors, defined as an unintended act of omission or commission or one not executed as intended that may or may not cause harm to...

Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines for reducing health care associated infections related to surgery. The new guidelines include 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from...

Happy Stats Day 2016!

Edward Broughton

Director, Research and Evaluation, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

Ahhhh, World Statistics Day. The error that it isn’t an internationally recognized holiday is something I’ll lobby to rectify as soon as I find out who is responsible for those sort of things. Statistics not only describe our world, they rule it. They certainly rule mine. Here’s how. When I wake up in the morning, I get out of bed with care knowing there is a 1 in 4239 chance I will die from a fall involving a bed or other furniture.

Hunting the beast with five “i”s – institutionalization

Edward Broughton

Director, Research and Evaluation, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

To me, the word institutionalization rolls off the tongue the same way that fingernails roll off a chalkboard. It’s a word so long that I get annoyed with typing it when I’m well less than halfway through. So, here I’ll call it “inst.” It’s my blog – and I’m no masochist.

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