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By Sodzi Sodzi–Tettey | Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017
The lessons from this project are clear. When leaders create a burning platform for change, and when frontline workers are empowered to measure and improve the care they deliver, the QI approach makes a difference.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Quality Improvement, Mortality Reduction
By Jeff Rakover | Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
The world has seen dramatic improvements in maternal mortality in recent years. From 2000 to 2015, the global death rate fell by more than a third for complications during pregnancy or childbirth. A notable exception to this trend? The United States.

 

Tag(s): Perinatal Care, Triple Aim for Populations, Mortality Reduction, Patient Safety, Maternal and Child Health
By Derek Feeley | Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
A recent study asserts that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. While the article has spurred controversy over its estimate of unnecessary hospital deaths, the fact that there are many more instances of harm caused by medical error than deaths has not gotten enough attention.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Mortality Reduction, Adverse Event, Leadership, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Joelle Baehrend | Friday, Jun 17, 2016
At IHI, we took a moment to reflect on 100,000 Lives Campaign and what remains to be done in patient safety.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Campaign - 5 Million Lives / 100,000 Lives, Mortality Reduction
By Sodzi Sodzi–Tettey | Friday, Apr 17, 2015
Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, MD, MPH, is IHI Director of Project Fives Alive! in Ghana. In this post, he talks about some challenges and lessons learned from using data to support the project’s work across Ghana to reduce mortality of children under five years of age.

 

Tag(s): Improvement Capability, Quality Improvement, Data and Measurement, Data Reporting and Analysis, Large-Scale Improvement, Maternal and Child Health, Mortality Reduction, Project Fives Alive! in Ghana, Ghana, Africa, Africa
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