ACCESS Health’s work on the “Safe Care, Saving Lives” quality improvement program was featured as four case studies in the WHO and MoHFW-led “Quality Equity Dignity, Compendium of Case Stories from India’s Health System”. The report is now available to read.

The case studies are as below:

Case Study 5: Program Leanings from Safe Care, Saving Lives, a quality improvement initiative.

The objective of this section of the study was to compare challenges and solutions for implementing Safe Care, Saving Lives programme in teaching and non-teaching hospitals.

Case Study 15: Use of web-based platform for collecting and analyzing quality improvement data in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The objective of this section of the study was to develop an online information technology platform to assist in the collection, collation, analysis, and dissemination of Quality Improvement (QI) data from the Safe Care Saving Lives Programme.

Case Study 21: A Cluster Approach to strengthen newborn referral in Telangana

The objective of this [portion of the study was to identify reasons for high referrals in the cluster and to develop a replicable referral strategy to streamline referrals to improve neonatal outcomes.

Case Study 25: Quality Collaborative to improve perinatal and newborn survival in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana This section of the study has multiple objectives. To establish a quality collaborative across all Aarogyasri network healthcare facilities that provide newborn care services; To identify the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the labour room and neonatal intensive care units of Aarogyasri network healthcare facilities, and to implement strategies to tackle these causes; To improve the quality of obstetric and newborn care services provided in Aarogyasri network healthcare facilities; And to reduce costs by decreasing the neonatal mortality rate by 15% by 2018 in the Safe Care Saving Lives programme associated hospitals.

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