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QI Initiative Increases the Frequency of Vaginal Delivery
This article describes an IHI-led Breakthrough Series Collaborative that engaged hospitals in Brazil in four key interventions implemented with QI methods which were associated with increased vaginal delivery, suggesting that this approach may help address the global C-section delivery epidemic.

Taking Action Against Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being
A National Academy of Medicine report compiles what’s known about the causes and extent of burnout among clinicians especially. The message of the report is clear: an epidemic that’s approaching nearly one out of every two physicians deserves an "all-hands-on-deck" response and serious exploration and piloting of possible remedies. Join IHI for the March 11 virtual program, Finding and Creating Joy in Work.

The Key to Simplifying Small Tests of Change
Conducting a small test of change can seem simple, but quality improvement teams often take on too much, too quickly. In a short video on IHI's YouTube channel, IHI faculty Kathy Duncan shares a surefire tip for supporting a team in the testing stage of improvement.

Make Change by Inviting Others to Lead
In an IHI Blog post, Charlotte Arvidsson, cardiologist and resident in general practice in County Jönköping, Sweden, describes how she learned to share leadership to achieve change in the health care system.

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