Safe care saving lives Project
While the government has introduced social insurance and funded upgrades of public healthcare infrastructure, there has also been an overwhelming growth of private investment in the sector. The result – more families today have access to hospital based care than ever before. National, state and private programs have all achieved successes in reaching healthcare targets. However, assuring high quality of care remains a universal challenge. There remains a lack of uniform standards and regulatory measures for healthcare in India. Healthcare in India requires reforms to strengthen care delivery mechanisms. In keeping with a focus on quality of care and neonatal/perinatal morbidity and mortality, we announced the Safe Care, Saving Lives Initiative. The project aims at establishing a Quality Collaborative across all Aarogyasri-network healthcare facilities providing newborn care services. It also identifies causes and implements strategies to tackle leading causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the Labor Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Aarogyasri-network healthcare facilities. The project also aims at improved quality of obstetric and newborn care services provided to realize cost savings by perinatal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Aarogyasri-network healthcare facilities.
At hospitals, process, intermediate outcome, and outcome data are generated and reported. This data is generated at the hospital level but used at various levels like the project and state level. The data has to be complied, analyzed, and presented in a scientific manner in monitoring, evaluation, building best practices, and evidence generation. The project currently covers twenty five hospitals in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. The project will eventually cover eighty five hospitals in the near future.
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