Search results

  1. 1

    Posted on: October 15, 2014 - Reports

    Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

    This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,... Final report ...

  2. 2

    Posted on: November 5, 2013 - Training Materials

    Coaching as a Tool to Support Quality Improvement Teams

    The purpose of this document is to describe the role of the coach, the installation and supervision of coaches, and the process of sustaining the culture of quality. The Integrated Family Health Project (Projet Intégré de Santé Familiale... Coaching as a ...

  3. 3

    Posted on: September 19, 2010

    Synthesis of Findings and Learning from the Field Testing of Learning System Tools: The Standard Evaluation System (SES) Team Documentation Journal, Team Synthesis Form, and Excel Results Databases

    In 2008, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) took on the challenge of improving the learning system for health care improvement. This learning system includes the processes of harvesting, analyzing, and synthesizing knowledge... ses_endline_ev ...

  4. 4

    Posted on: September 7, 2010 - Improvement Story

    Collaborative Approach to Community-based Malaria Prevention in Benin

    Date improvement activities began: April, 2007 Date of end of collaborative: June, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative aims to contribute to the reduction of child and maternal mortality rates by improving behaviors related to the... Plan USA- Benin C ...

  5. 5

    Posted on: February 22, 2010

    Results of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries

    This paper summarizes 10 years of evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. The collaborative improvement approach was designed by the Institute for... results_of_col ...

  6. 6

    Posted on: May 5, 2009 - Short Report

    Improving maternal and newborn care counseling in Benin: Operations research on use of job aids and task shifting

    The impact of counseling and the quality of services provided by both skilled and unskilled health care workers within government facilities in Zou/Collines, Benin was assessed both prior to and following the intervention trial. At both... hci_maternal_an ...

  7. 7

    Posted on: February 24, 2009 - Reports

    Comparison of two methods for determining provider attendance during normal labor and delivery: results from Benin, Ecuador, Jamaica

    The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) compared two data collection methods used to determine the number and type of providers who attended 245 obstetric cases in hospitals in Benin, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Rwanda. Each case was viewed as... pnadf971.pdf Mater ...

  8. 8

    Posted on: February 24, 2009 - Reports

    Safe Motherhood Studies—Results from Benin

    Each year, more than 500,000 women worldwide die from complications related to childbirth. With good quality obstetric care, approximately 90 percent of these deaths could be averted. The assistance of a skilled birth attendant during... beninsafemotherho ...

  9. 9

    Posted on: September 16, 2008 - Reports

    Safe motherhood studies-- timeliness of in-hospital care for treating obstetric emergencies

    The Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation developed a framework in 1993 for improving healthcare provider performance, defining nine aspects of performance. One aspect was timeliness, defined as, "the degree to which care is provided... timelin ...

  10. 10

    Posted on: September 16, 2008 - Reports

    Safe motherhood studies-- results from Benin. Competency of skilled birth attendants. The enabling environment for skilled attendance at delivery. In-hospital delays in obstetric care (documenting the third delay). [Études sur une maternité sans risque]

    Each year, more than 500,000 women worldwide die from complications related to childbirth. With good quality obstetric care, approximately 90 percent of these deaths could be averted. The assistance of a skilled birth attendant during... beninsafemotherho ...