Loes M T Schouten

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BACKGROUND To increase the effectiveness of quality-improvement collaboratives (QICs), it is important to explore factors that potentially influence their outcomes. For this purpose, we have developed and tested the psychometric properties of an instrument that aims to identify the features that may enhance the quality and impact of collaborative(More)
CONTEXT The apparent inconsistency between the widespread use of quality improvement collaboratives and the available evidence heightens the importance of thoroughly understanding the relative strength of the approach. More insight into factors influencing outcome would mean future collaboratives could be tailored in ways designed to increase their chances(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of a quality improvement program for improving stroke care and the determinants of success at the team and hospital levels. Method- For 16 months, 23 multidisciplinary stroke service teams participated in a quality improvement collaborative designed to set up stroke services and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives in improving the quality of care. DATA SOURCES Relevant studies through Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases. STUDY SELECTION Two reviewers independently extracted data on topics, participants, setting, study design, and outcomes. DATA SYNTHESIS Of 1104(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the lifelong health effects, costs, and cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement collaborative focusing on improving diabetes management in an integrated care setting. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Economic evaluation from a healthcare perspective with lifetime horizon alongside a nonrandomized, controlled, before-after study in the(More)
INTRODUCTION This study examined the short- and long-term effects of a quality improvement collaborative on patient outcomes, professional performance, and structural aspects of chronic care management of type 2 diabetes in an integrated care setting. METHODS Controlled pre- and post-intervention study assessing patient outcomes (hemoglobin A1c,(More)
Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement collaboratives in improving the quality of care. Data sources Relevant studies through Medline, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane databases. Study selection Two reviewers independently extracted data on topics, participants, setting, study design, and outcomes. Data synthesis Of 1104(More)
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