Collaborative quality improvement to promote evidence based surfactant for preterm infants: a cluster randomised trial.

@article{Horbar2004CollaborativeQI,
  title={Collaborative quality improvement to promote evidence based surfactant for preterm infants: a cluster randomised trial.},
  author={Jeffrey D. Horbar and J. Harrison Carpenter and Jeffrey S. Buzas and Roger F. Soll and Gautham K. Suresh and Michael B. Bracken and Laura C. Leviton and Paul E. Plsek and John C. Sinclair},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={329 7473},
  pages={1004}
}
OBJECTIVE To test a multifaceted collaborative quality improvement intervention designed to promote evidence based surfactant treatment for preterm infants of 23-29 weeks' gestation. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS 114 neonatal intensive care units (which treated 6039 infants of 23-29 weeks gestation born in 2001). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Process of care measures: proportion of infants receiving first surfactant in the delivery room, proportion receiving… CONTINUE READING