Research and Evaluation

The USAID ASSIST Project supports country-led research and synthesizes learning across country programs on topics such as the validity of improvement-related data, sustainability and institutionalization, scale-up, and cost-effectiveness of improvement activities. The ASSIST Research and Evaluation unit provides technical support to these efforts and works to disseminate knowledge from these studies to encourage wider adoption of improvement methods.

Collaborative-level Excel Database (updated 2011)

These Excel databases have been designed to store indicator data from multiple facilities, pool indicator data from the facilities, and create run charts of the pooled indicator data. They will automatically update the time scale of run...

Team-level Excel Database (updated 2011)

A key component to both the site-level Documentation Journal and Synthesis form is the annotated graph showing the relationship between changes and results. Both the Documentation Journal and Synthesis forms include a hard copy template in...

Evaluation of the Latin American and Caribbean Maximizing Access and Quality Exchange

The evaluation was intended to inform the design of future exchanges by documenting the impact of the LAC MAQ Exchange on the spread of MAQ concepts and approaches in the participating countries. The specific objectives of the evaluation...

The Niger QAP / BASICS joint project: final evaluation

This document reports on the final evaluation of the joint Quality Assurance/Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (QAP/BASICS) project in Niger, West Africa. The evaluation took place in from October 25 to November 18, 1998...

Quality assurance of health care in developing countries. 2nd ed.

This document is the first report of the research component of the Quality Assurance Project (QAP), which helps developing countries design and implement effective strategies for improving the quality of health care. This report describes...

Scaling up and institutionalizing continuous quality improvement in the free maternity and child care program in Ecuador

The present document reports on an operations research study conducted by the Quality Assurance Project (QAP) to examine the process of institutionalizing a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process within the context of the reforms...

Measuring the cost of inefficient use of laboratory resources: Ecuador

The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) investigated strategies for increasing efficiency in hospital laboratory services, an area of hospital operations that is frequently identified as high cost. The study developed measurement methodologies...

Quantifying the economic impact of using evidence-based clinical guidelines for pregnancy-induced hypertension in two hospitals

In 1999, a demonstration project of evidence-based clinical guidelines for treating pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) was implemented in three hospitals in Tver Oblast under the Quality Assurance Project/Russia. In parallel, an...

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