Journal article

Global initiatives for improving hospital care for children: State of the art and future prospects

Harry Campbell, Trevor Duke, Martin Weber, Mike English, Susanne Carai, Giorgio Tamburlini

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Deficiencies in the quality of health care are major limiting factors to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for child and maternal health. Quality of patient care in hospitals is firmly on the agendas of Western countries but has been slower to gain traction in developing countries, despite evidence that there is substantial scope for improvement, that hospitals have a major role in child survival, and that inequities in quality may be as important as inequities in access. There is now substantial global experience of strategies and interventions that improve the quality of care for children in hospitals with limited resources. The World Health Organization has developed a t..

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