Approaches to Improving Healthcare Delivery by Multi-Stakeholder Alliances

Health care providers are increasingly engaging in a variety of quality improvement (QI) efforts, and have been encouraged to do so by the growing number of pay-for-performance programs and QI resources available. Some have suggested that in order to stimulate meaningful and sustainable improvement that impacts the population in a given region, QI efforts need to advance from organizational-level initiatives to multi-level (individual, group, organization, and system), communitywide approaches.