Improving Uptake of Key Perinatal Interventions Using Statewide Quality Collaboratives

Clin Perinatol. 2018 Jun;45(2):165-180. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2018.01.013. Epub 2018 Feb 28.


Regional and statewide quality improvement collaboratives have been instrumental in implementing evidence-based practices and facilitating quality improvement initiatives within neonatology. Statewide collaboratives emerged from larger collaborative organizations, like the Vermont Oxford Network, and play an increasing role in collecting and interpreting data, setting priorities for improvement, disseminating evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and creating regional networks for synergistic learning. In this review, we highlight examples of successful statewide collaborative initiatives, as well as challenges that exist in initiating and sustaining collaborative efforts.

Keywords: Evidence-based practice; Neonatal medicine; Quality improvement; Statewide quality collaboratives.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Neonatology / organization & administration
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Perinatology / organization & administration*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Improvement*