Trauma Quality Improvement in Low and Middle Income Countries of the Asia–Pacific Region: A Mixed Methods Study

@article{Stelfox2012TraumaQI,
  title={Trauma Quality Improvement in Low and Middle Income Countries of the Asia–Pacific Region: A Mixed Methods Study},
  author={Henry T Stelfox and Manjul Joshipura and Witaya Chadbunchachai and Ranjith N. Ellawala and Gerard O’Reilly and Thai Son Nguyen and Russell Lindsay Gruen},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={1978-1992}
}
Quality Improvement (QI) programs have been shown to be a valuable tool to strengthen care of severely injured patients, but little is known about them in low and middle income countries (LMIC). We sought to explore opportunities to improve trauma QI activities in LMIC, focusing on the Asia–Pacific region. We performed a mixed methods research study using both inductive thematic analysis of a meeting convened at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia, November 21–22… CONTINUE READING
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