NICU Practices and Outcomes Associated With 9 Years of Quality Improvement Collaboratives - American Board of Medical Specialties

In this study, researchers examined outcomes from 8 NICUs regarding quality improvement collaboratives sponsored by the Vermont Oxford Network. Quality improvement collaboratives are conducted through teams implementing evidence-based practices. In their 9 year study, researchers found reduced nosocomial infection rates, increased survival rates, and sustained implementation of respiratory PBPs in the participating NICUs. However, they did not see an improvement in the BPD or BPD-free survival rate. Overall, the study highlights the benefits that could come about from participating in QI, which resonates with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirement.

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