This session will address the issue of improving quality of pediatric care. It will emphasize pediatric primary care and draw on the experiences of the US Agency for International Development’s Health Care Improvement Project in low and middle income economies. It will address the issue of quality in health care, the methodology for improving health care quality and use several examples to illustrate how improvements can be made and what results can be obtained. Following the session, participants will be able to:
Articulate what is meant by quality pediatric care.
Discuss the principles of improving health care quality.
Explain how to integrate discipline specific knowledge into the organization of care in order to improve quality of care.
Describe examples of quality improvement in pediatric primary care.