Leatherman S, Ferris T, Berwick D, Omaswa F, Crisp N. The role of quality improvement in strengthening health systems in developing countries. International Journal of Quality in Health Care. 2010 Jun 12:1-7. [Epub ahead of print: 10.1093/intqhc/mzq028.]
Health care leaders and improvement experts representing 15 countries met in October 2008 to catalyze the adoption of quality improvement (QI) methods to improve health care quality in resource-poor settings. This paper describes the evidence used to frame deliberations, the proceedings, and a proposal for incorporating QI methods into plans for strengthening health systems.