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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).
Wandling MW, Minami CA, Johnson JK, O’Leary KJ, Yang AD, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Development of a Conceptual Model for Surgical Quality Improvement CollaborativesFacilitating the Implementation and Evaluation of Collaborative Quality Improvement. JAMA Surg. Published online September 07, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2817