A Collaborative Approach to a Chronic Care Problem.

  title={A Collaborative Approach to a Chronic Care Problem.},
  author={Jennifer Y Verma and Jean-Louis Denis and Stephen Samis and François Champagne and Maureen O'Neil},
  volume={15 Spec No},
Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) are popular vehicles for supporting healthcare improvement; however, the effectiveness of these models and the factors associated with their success are not fully understood. This paper presents a QIC in the Canadian context, where provincial healthcare systems have historically faced difficulty in transcending their structural and political limitations as well as moving from reactive models of care (prioritizing illness treatment in a hospital-reliant… CONTINUE READING