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IDEAS webinar series 2022

IDEAS webinar series in collaboration with the MARCH Centre and Centre for Evaluation IDEAS Phase 2 has focussed on understanding what works,...

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Measuring women’s experience of childbirth care

Valid methods for assessing women’s experiences of maternity care are essential to the global efforts toward providing positive childbirth...

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Operationalising effective coverage measurement

Estimating effective coverage of childbirth care requires linking population based data sources to health facility data. For effective coverage to...

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Inequalities in effective coverage measures: are we asking too much of the data?

This commentary by Josephine Exley and Tanya Marchant, published in BMJ Global Health reviews methodological constraints that limit measuring...

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Why data falsification happens

This qualitative study published in BMJ Global Health aimed to understand reasons why healthcare providers intentionally falsify maternal and...

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How context influences quality improvement initiatives

This study, published in BMJ Open Quality, aims to understand the influence of context on the choice of change concepts implemented by public...

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To call or not to call: comparing results from face-to-face surveys and mobile phone interviews

This IDEAS-led study, published in BMJ Global Health, analysed the validity of data generated through telephone interviews, when compared to data...

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How do we measure women’s experience of childbirth care?

When women go to a health facility to deliver, they expect to be looked after – to receive all the clinical care necessary to ensure their...

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Three lessons to improve quality of care for newborns in India

By the time you finish reading this blog, 71 newborns will have died globally, including 15 in India alone. By the time you finish reading this...

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Listening to Gombe Mothers

Feedback from patients about their experience of health care is a critically important step to improving quality of care.  But mechanisms for...

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