Key elements for success

 

The successes, obstacles, and lessons learned from other collaborative initiatives should be used to guide the development of new initiatives, which integrate the tenets of quality improvement with those of CDM Quality Care.

 

Commitment and ownership

  • It is apparent that commitment and ownership are key strategies that underlie success.

Use of a robust evidence base

  • It is important to use a robust evidence base to support and guide the development of effective treatments, programs and/or approaches to improving the quality of patient care and the delivery of services.

Plan and develop a consistent evaluative approach

  • It is also important to plan and develop a consistent evaluative approach to guide the collection of data (process of care delivery and practices, hospital and patient-oriented outcomes) recorded in comparable formats.

Build strategic partnerships

  • It is essential to build strategic partnerships that provide comprehensive support as part of the philosophy of continuous quality improvement.

Build on the successes, obstacles, and lessons learned elsewhere to guide the development of new initiatives.