At the request of the Packard Foundation, the Population Council organized a meeting at its office in Washington, DC, on December 16, 2014, to establish links with key stakeholders interested in quality of care, and to refocus attention on challenges in measuring and monitoring diverse dimensions of quality of care. Thirty experts from donor, service, and research organizations participated. This summary report, based on the deliberations at the meeting, is intended as a preamble to the formation of a community of practice for advancing quality of care agenda globally. The key message is that improved quality in service delivery is an end in itself; it may also lead to other desirable outcomes that would be an added bonus. The objectives of the meeting were: Establish links with key stakeholders interested in quality of care. Review past and ongoing research on and experience with quality of care. Identify key indicators for routinely monitoring quality of care. Identify priority areas of work on this theme.
Population Council. 2015. "Summary report of the measuring and monitoring quality of care meeting," report of a meeting sponsored by the Packard Foundation. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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