Trauma quality improvement in low and middle income countries of the Asia-Pacific region: a mixed methods study

H T Stelfox, Manjul Joshipura, Witaya Chadbunchachai, Ranjith Ellawala, Gerard Michael O'Reilly, Thai Son Nguyen, Russell Lindsay Gruen

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Quality Improvement (QI) programs have been shown to be a valuable tool to strengthen care of severely injured patients, but little is known about them in low and middle income countries (LMIC). We sought to explore opportunities to improve trauma QI activities in LMIC, focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. A mixed methods research study using both inductive thematic analysis of a meeting convened at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia, November 21-22, 2010 and a premeeting survey to explore experiences with trauma QI activities in LMIC were used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1978 - 1992
Number of pages15
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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