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Journal Article
Review

Are quality improvement collaboratives effective? A systematic review.

Wells S, Tamir O, Gray J, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2018;27:226-240.

Health care organizations frequently join collaboratives to address numerous quality and safety challenges. Examining the evidence regarding the effectiveness of such collaboratives, this systematic review concluded that although the studies generally reported improvements in processes of care and clinical outcomes, less than one-third of the studies included met specific design characteristics.