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There are record-setting numbers of people living in settings of extreme adversity and they continue to increase each year.
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There is evidence that continuity of care - increasingly a focus of maternity care policy in the UK - contributes to improved outcomes. However, uncertainty remains about which models of care are most...
Health workers' experiences of collaborative quality improvement for maternal and newborn care in rural Tanzanian health facilities: A process evaluation using the integrated 'Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services' framework.
Quality Improvement (QI) approaches are increasingly used to bridge the quality gap in maternal and newborn care (MNC) in Sub Saharan Africa. Health workers typically serve as both recipients and impl...
Health care teams may be used to improve quality in the primary care setting. Absent in the extant literature on health care teams is knowledge of how physicians seek to deploy this innovation on an e...
Something important seems to have been lost that once made adversity in the health care workplace tolerable or even enjoyable. Many of the same tasks that used to be surrounded by fun no longer have t...
The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the biomedical, the biopsychosocial, and the social humanistic theories of health and to propose a framework for integrating the latter into he...
The present study focuses on the quality of care and how the health executives can bring it to a central place in their management. A training-action has been set-up at the Health Executiv...
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of individuals to change their phenotypic status when exposed to environmental variations. However, whether the plastic changes show differential susce...
Maternal Adversity Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment (MAVAN) project is a prospective community-based, pregnancy and birth cohort of Canadian mother-child dyads. The main objective of MAV...
The prevention and control of lifestyle-related non-communicable chronic diseases, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disorders, that share common risk factors, has now become ...
this project seeks to: validate results of ACP framework pilot study in a larger randomized controlled trial (rates and quality of ACP documentation) prior to using participatory design to...
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
A framework through which the United Kingdom's National Health Service organizations are accountable for continually improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. (Scally and Donaldson, BMJ (4 July 1998): 61-65)
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.