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Crossing the quality chasm in resource-limited settings

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2012
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Title
Crossing the quality chasm in resource-limited settings
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-8-41
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Authors

Duncan Maru, Jason Andrews, Dan Schwarz, Ryan Schwarz, Bibhav Acharya, Astha Ramaiya, Gregory Karelas, Ruma Rajbhandari, Kedar Mate, Sona Shilpakar

Abstract

Over the last decade, extensive scientific and policy innovations have begun to reduce the "quality chasm"--the gulf between best practices and actual implementation that exists in resource-rich medical settings. While limited data exist, this chasm is likely to be equally acute and deadly in resource-limited areas. While health systems have begun to be scaled up in impoverished areas, scale-up is just the foundation necessary to deliver effective healthcare to the poor. This perspective piece describes a vision for a global quality improvement movement in resource-limited areas. The following action items are a first step toward achieving this vision: 1) revise global health investment mechanisms to value quality; 2) enhance human resources for improving health systems quality; 3) scale up data capacity; 4) deepen community accountability and engagement initiatives; 5) implement evidence-based quality improvement programs; 6) develop an implementation science research agenda.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Qatar 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 92 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 28 28%
Student > Master 17 17%
Other 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 6 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 48%
Social Sciences 15 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Environmental Science 3 3%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 12 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 October 2013.
All research outputs
#2,507,604
of 14,020,675 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#401
of 719 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,933
of 248,657 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#36
of 62 outputs
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