Increasing compliance with maternal and child care quality standards in Ecuador.

@article{Hermida2002IncreasingCW,
  title={Increasing compliance with maternal and child care quality standards in Ecuador.},
  author={Jorge Hermida and Mar{\'i}a E Robalino},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of hospital quality assurance interventions on compliance with clinical standards, availability of essential drugs, client satisfaction, and utilization. DESIGN Quasi-experimental, prospective study with four intervention hospitals and four control hospitals. All eight facilities were purposively selected and of comparable complexity. SETTING Ministry of Health secondary care facilities in Ecuador. INTERVENTIONS Facility-based quality improvement teams… CONTINUE READING