The Improvement Collaborative Approach


The Rebuilding Basic Health Services (RBHS) project has been committed to promoting quality of care through a process of continuous quality assurance (QA). Examples include supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) to develop both the Basic and Essential Packages of Health Services (BPHS and EPHS, respectively), and conducting a baseline study to measure compliance with the BPHS standards at RBHS- supported facilities. In addition, RBHS succeeded in building MOHSW capacity in the development of inpatient clinical standards and rolling them out through the introduction of an improvement collaborative (IC) in four RBHS-supported hospitals in August 2013.