Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews.

@article{Althabe2008StrategiesFI,
  title={Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews.},
  author={Fernando Althabe and Eduardo F. Bergel and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Cafferata and Leah Gibbons and Agust{\'i}n Ciapponi and Alicia Aleman and Lisandro D Colantonio and Alvaro Rodr{\'i}guez Palacios},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          42-60
        }
}
There are many systematic reviews of continuing education programmes and educational strategies for quality improvement in health care. Most of the reviewed studies are one-off evaluations rather than impact evaluations with long-term follow-up. There are few systematic reviews of organisational, financial and regulatory interventions, and few high-quality studies. These interventions are probably as or more important than educational strategies, although they are less well evaluated. Few… CONTINUE READING
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