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A Framework for Scaling Up Health Interventions: Lessons from Large-Scale Improvement Initiatives in Africa
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Scale-up of complex health interventions to large populations is not a straightforward task. This article details a sequence of four steps for taking a health intervention to full scale, properties that facilitate adoption of the new ideas, and the infrastructure required to support the scale-up.
Publications
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Publications
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The Publications section includes articles, books, reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
How One Health System Overcame Resistance to a Surgical Checklist
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This article describes three mindshifts for overcoming resistance to change and provides an example of one health system that used this approach to overcome resistance to employing a surgical safety checklist.
Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit
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Download these ten essential quality improvement tools to help you with your improvement projects, continuous improvement, and quality management, whether you use the Model for Improvement, Lean, or Six Sigma.
Patient Safety Essentials Toolkit
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Download these nine essential tools to guide your organization in improving patient safety and delivering safe, reliable care. Tools include FMEA, SBAR, root cause analysis, daily huddles, and more.
Respecting End-of-Life Care Wishes
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This article presents five core principles to guide providers and health care organizations in developing more reliable systems to receive, record, and ultimately respect patients’ wishes for end-of-life care.
How-to Guide: Reduce MRSA Infection
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Improved Care for Acute Myocardial Infarction
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components that should be provided to all acute myocardial infarction patients.
How-to Guide: Prevent Obstetrical Adverse Events
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This How-to Guide describes the essentials elements of preventing obstetrical adverse events, including the safe use of oxytocin and key evidence-based care components in the IHI Perinatal Bundles.
How-to Guide: Improved Care for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
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The goal of this How-to Guide is to significantly improve care and reduce readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure by reliably implementing the recommended components of care.
How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based interventions for preventing surgical site infection for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Improving Hand Hygiene
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This How-to Guide is designed to help organizations reduce healthcare-associated infections, including infections due to antibiotic-resistant organisms, by improving hand hygiene practices and use of gloves among health care workers.
How-to Guide: Deploy Rapid Response Teams
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for Rapid Response Teams, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infections
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing surgical site infections, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Adverse Drug Events (Medication Reconciliation)
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components to prevent ADEs by implementing medication reconciliation at all transitions in care.
How-to Guide: Prevent Pressure Ulcers
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing pressure ulcers, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Harm from High-Alert Medications
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components for preventing harm from high-alert medications, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
How-to Guide: Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components of the IHI Ventilator Bundle which has been linked to prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
How-to Guide: Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based care components of the IHI Central Line Bundle which has been linked to prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
"Conversation Ready": A Framework for Improving End-of-Life Care (Second Edition)
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This white paper presents a framework built on five core principles to help health care organizations and clinicians develop reliable processes to engage patients in conversations about their wishes for end-of-life care, steward that information, and provide respectful end-of-life care that is concordant with patients’ stated goals, values, and preferences.
How to Talk to Your Patients about End-of-Life Care: A Conversation Ready Toolkit for Clinicians
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This toolkit is intended to help clinicians address some of the challenges of engaging with patients and families in end-of-life care conversations over time, with the goal of providing respectful end-of-life care that is concordant with patients’ stated goals, values, and preferences.
IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work
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With burnout and staff turnover in health care continuing to rise at alarming rates, this white paper describes four steps leaders can take to improve joy in work; a framework with nine critical components for ensuring a joyful, engaged workforce; key change ideas; and measurement and assessment tools.
"What Matters to You?" Conversation Guide for Improving Joy in Work
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With burnout and staff turnover in health care continuing to rise at alarming rates, this resource is intended to help leaders guide conversations with colleagues about “What matters to you?” — Step 1 of the Four Steps for Leaders, described in detail in the IHI White Paper, IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work.
2019 IHI Summit Keynotes
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2019 IHI Summit Keynotes
  
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