How to run an effective improvement collaborative

John Øvretveit*

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States that the NHS is using a “collaborative” method as part of its plans to carry out widespread improvements in care. Explains that a collaborative is a group of practitioners from different sites who meet periodically to exchange ideas and methods of making changes while maintaining quality. Gives ten suggestions for leaders who want to run an effective collaborative. Concludes that, by following these suggestions, a successful collaborative is not certain, but that waste of time and money will be less likely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Improvement
  • National Health Service
  • Service quality


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