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Are quality improvement collaboratives effective? A systematic review
  1. Susan Wells1,
  2. Orly Tamir2,
  3. Jonathon Gray3,4,
  4. Dhevaksha Naidoo5,
  5. Mark Bekhit6,
  6. Don Goldmann7
  1. 1 Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  2. 2 Center for Research and Policy in Diabetes, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
  3. 3 Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
  4. 4 South West Academic Health Science Network, Exeter, UK
  5. 5 RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  6. 6 School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  7. 7 Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Associate Professor Susan Wells, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland 1071, New Zealand; s.wells{at}auckland.ac.nz

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  • Handling editor Kaveh G Shojania

  • Contributors All authors have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published. All authors agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests SW reports grants from The Stevenson Foundation, during the conduct of the study; grants from Health Research Council of New Zealand, grants from Roche Diagnostics Ltd, grants from National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, outside the submitted work; JG reports grants from Stevenson Foundation, during the conduct of the study.OT, MB, DN and DG no competing interests

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Kaveh G Shojania

  • Contributors All authors have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and final approval of the version to be published. All authors agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests SW reports grants from The Stevenson Foundation, during the conduct of the study; grants from Health Research Council of New Zealand, grants from Roche Diagnostics Ltd, grants from National Heart Foundation of New Zealand, outside the submitted work; JG reports grants from Stevenson Foundation, during the conduct of the study.OT, MB, DN and DG no competing interests

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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