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Cardiol Young. 2017 Dec;27(S6):S61-S68. doi: 10.1017/S1047951117002633.

International quality improvement initiatives.

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1Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services,Department of Nursing Patient Services,Boston Children's Hospital,Boston,Massachusetts,USA.
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3Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Frontier Lifeline Hospital,Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation,Chennai,India.
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2Department of Pediatrics,Harvard Medical School,Boston,Massachusetts,United States of America.
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4Center for Applied Pediatric Quality Analytics,Boston Children's Hospital,Boston,Massachusetts,United States of America.
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5Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Shanghai Children's Medical Center,Shanghai,China.
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7Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases,C.S. Mott Children's Hospital,Ann Arbor,Michigan,USA.
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9Department of Pediatrics,Benioff Children's Hospital,San Francisco,California,USA.
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11Department of Surgery,University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine,Kansas City,Missouri,United States of America.
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12Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery,Laso Children's Hospital,Athens,Greece.
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13Cardiovascular Surgery,Heart Institute of Japan,Tokyo Women's Medical University,Tokyo,Japan.
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14Children's National Heart Institute,Children's National Medical Center,Washington,District of Columbia,United States of America.
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15Departamento de Cardiopatías Congénitas,Fundacion Cardioinfantil,Bogota,Colombia.
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16Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery,The Montreal Children's Hospital of the McGill University - Health Centre,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
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17Department of Surgery,Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute,Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Florida Hospital for Children,Saint Petersburg,Tampa, and Orlando,Florida,United States of America.
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18Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgical Unit,University of Padova Medical School,Padova,Italy.
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19Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,University of Alabama,Birmingham,Alabama,United States of America.
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20Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology,Al Jalila Children Specialty Hospital,Dubai,United Arab Emirates.
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21Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine,Texas Children's Hospital,Houston,Texas,USA.

Abstract

Across the globe, the implementation of quality improvement science and collaborative learning has positively affected the care and outcomes for children born with CHD. These efforts have advanced the collective expertise and performance of inter-professional healthcare teams. In this review, we highlight selected quality improvement initiatives and strategies impacting the field of cardiovascular care and describe implications for future practice and research. The continued leveraging of technology, commitment to data transparency, focus on team-based practice, and recognition of cultural norms and preferences ensure the success of sustainable models of global collaboration.

KEYWORDS:

Congenital heart disease; cardiovascular care; global collaborative learning; inter-professional; quality improvement sciences

PMID:
29198264
DOI:
10.1017/S1047951117002633
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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