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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 7-9

Commitment to collaborate: The value of establishing multicenter quality improvement collaboratives in Saudi Arabia


1 Department of Quality and Patient Safety, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, USA
2 Departments of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, King Saud University, Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Intensive Care Services, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 King Fahd General Hospital; Saudi Critical Care Society, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Critical Care Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Intensive Care, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
8 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Yaseen M Arabi
Department of Intensive Care, Respiratory Services, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences King Abdulaziz Medical City, ICU 1425 PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_22_17

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Healthcare organizations around the globe are increasingly turning to multicenter quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) to improve patient care and outcomes. Despite the increase in demand and popularity of establishing multi-organizational QICs, there is limited evidence of these collaboratives in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle Eastern region. This article highlights the main components of successful QICs, recommendations to ensure successful QICs, and implications for establishing future collaboratives in Saudi Arabia.


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