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Focused Review of Successful Quality Improvement Initiatives Aimed at Compliance With Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Child Illness Care

Publish Date: March 2016
Author: Nicole Simmons and the MCSP Child Health Team

This review of peer-reviewed and grey literature focuses on health worker compliance with evidence-based protocols, one of the eight domains of the Quality of Care framework developed by the World Health Organization. Despite the adoption of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness in 100 countries and the rapid uptake of integrated community case management, there is little evidence about ways to improve health worker compliance with practice guidelines. This paper is an effort to identify themes from the literature and generate recommendations for support of this aspect of quality improvement for the MCSP Child Health Team.