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Statewide quality improvement initiatives improve pediatric asthma

July 24, 2017

The use of statewide quality improvement learning collaboratives can improve asthma care, with the amount of physician rated well-controlled asthma increasing from 59% to 74%, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“Previous reports, particularly those concerning pediatric primary care, have been limited to single settings or single coordinating entities working with multiple sites with centralized quality improvement operations, thus limiting the potential for sustainability and diffusion,” Judith C. Dollins, MPH, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and colleagues wrote. “The facilitation of statewide QI efforts would ideally result in improved care and outcomes at the population level and foster sustainable QI programs at the state level.”

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Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

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