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Research Letter
December 2016

Development of a Conceptual Model for Surgical Quality Improvement CollaborativesFacilitating the Implementation and Evaluation of Collaborative Quality Improvement

Author Affiliations
  • 1Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, Chicago
  • 2Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 4Department of Hospital Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(12):1181-1183. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2817

Participation in quality improvement (QI) collaboratives has helped hospitals improve outcomes and decrease costs.1,2 As such, state-level surgical QI collaboratives have become increasingly common. However, the optimal design of an effective collaborative and its key drivers of success remain unclear. Our objective was to create a conceptual model of a surgical QI collaborative to facilitate the development, implementation, and systematic evaluation of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC).

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